Nowadays it’s more common for a business to have their own websites than it is not to. Generally speaking, as a result of this, consumers tend to be turned off by companies that don’t have one. Therefore it’s important to have a web presence even if you have a small business. Especially because a website gives your business credibility as it puts the business out there and makes itself known. Modern consumers expect it, and it instantly gives businesses credibility. Other than credibility there are a few more reasons why small business should have a website and that’s what we are going to talk about on this post.
SEO is one of the most misunderstood and misinterpreted terms in the world of digital marketing. SEO’s unfair characterization as a kind of alchemy over the past decade has caused many otherwise savvy business people to devalue its importance as part of a good, solid marketing plan for small, mid-sized, and even large businesses.
I find this extremely unfortunate because SEO is a very viable marketing outlet that can bring your business more qualified leads and customers.
Moreover, studies have shown that SEO can have a better ROI than traditional forms of marketing like TV and print ads. Like any other marketing method, SEO isn’t magic, but it provides a business visibility, branding, web traffic, a high ROI, credibility, and insight into customer behaviour.
Toys R Us, for example, they didn’t look into the future, and they made the wrong investment. They laughed in the face of SEO and the advantages of having an online presence and now SEO gets the final laugh.