Month: July 2016

Is your HTTPS setup causing any SEO worries?

Google stated that sites using HTTPS will be given only a slight ranking boost, many websites have experienced losses due to improper execution.

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Google making a push for sites to move to HTTPS, and many of them have already started to include this as their SEO procedure. Recently google analysed that about 34 percent of the Google search results are HTTPS. It’s a green signal, as more sites are becoming secured.

A lot of sites have migrated to HTTPS but have not done it correctly and may be flowing downwards in  HTTPS ranking boost. Some have also created more problems on their sites by not migrating correctly.

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How to build brand for business through online

Online Branding is very important for businesses. Indeed, many corporate brands try to look more like small firms in order to appeal to consumers that prefer to support independent brands.

businessonlineThey recognize the link between successful businesses and strong branding and aspire to build a brand that emulates similar success for themselves. And they understand that branding is not just a logo or how their business is perceived externally. But too few realize that successful brands have  branding at the heart of the business. So much so that in many ways you could almost substitute the word brand for business.

Branding is a way of defining your business to yourself, your team and your external audiences. It could be called the business’ “identity”, but only on the understanding that it embodies the core of what the business is and its values, not just what it looks and sounds like. Customers of all sorts of businesses are so savvy today that they can see through most attempts by companies to gloss, spin or charm their way to sales.

The benefits that a strategically defined brand can bring are the same as when people fall in love with each other. When customers connect emotively — because they share the same values and beliefs of a brand — it leads to higher sales and better brand differentiation. It also leads to loyalty, advocacy and can even protect your price in times when competitors rely on promotional discounts to drive sales. It can also give you the ideal platform from which to extend your offering or range.

Here are tips on how to successfully implement branding for your business.

1.   Start with defining your brands.

Review the product or service your business offers, pinpoint the space in the market it occupies and research the emotive and rational needs and concerns of your customers. Your brand character should promote your business, connect with your customer base and differentiate you in the market.

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