Bord Bia Marketing Support Package

Bord Bia Announce Marketing Support Package

Bord Bia has announced it has released a Marketing Support Package to 250 client companies to the value of over €2million.

This Marketing Support Package has been awarded in an effort to support Irish companies experiencing difficulties in the wake of COVID-19. Eligible businesses included food, drink and horticulture (edible and amenity) producers, who are client companies of Bord Bia, with a turnover greater than €100,000 and less than €25m in 2019.

“Our goal is to ensure that the Irish food and drinks industry has ready access to every support Bord Bia can provide in order to navigate the change brought about by this crisis,” said Tara McCarthy, CEO of Bord Bia, at the openin of the grant application process.

The Marketing Support Package will cover 70% of approved expenditure for these companies, up to a specified limit and up until December 2020. The awarded companies went through an application process and have already been notified. The Marketing Support Package covers activities such as:

  • Website design
  • Development of E-Sales/Marketing and On-Line activities
  • Purchase of published reports and market information
  • Marketing consultancy costs
  • Design and origination of POS material
  • Design of packaging, labels and brochures
  • Quality Consultancy
  • Quality Training and Audit Costs
  • Nutritional analysis
  • Market research visit
  • Participation at trade fairs and exhibitions and related costs
  • In store tastings

If your business has been awarded a grant and you are looking at the best ways to maximise your Marketing Support Package, talk to our Digital Marketing experts here at WebResults. Call us for a no-obligation chat, or fill out our contact form and we will call at a time convenient to you.

Don’t let the grant go to waste and make your money work for you.

Full Press Release available at bordbia.ie.

Trading Online Voucher Scheme 2020

 

The Local Enterprise Office has set up a scheme to help small businesses trade online, which is so important in this current climate.

The Trading Online Voucher Scheme offers financial assistance of 90% up to €2500, alongside training and advice to help your business grow and trade online. The training and assistance they provide will help you get your site, eCommerce platform or marketing strategy up and running, and send you on your way to selling and advertising online.

The financial support can be used for new payment systems, booking systems, developing an app, or anything you need to begin your online sales journey. If you have already applied and received a Trading Online Voucher, don’t worry! You can now apply for a second one to help with any upgrades you need.

To be eligible to apply, you must attend the online workshop ‘Trading Online Grant Information Session’ on the LEO website. If you have missed your local workshop, you can attend another workshop in a different region. If you would like to attend one of these workshops, click your local office below for information, (please look for the Trading Online Grant Information Session)

Dublin City Council

South Dublin County Council

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Council

Final County Council

Wicklow County Council

Meath County Council

Kildare County Council

Louth County Council

Click here to search for your local LEO

 

If you would like some more info on this scheme, please see the Local Enterprise Office website here.

Call or email us today for your free consultation and find out how you can use this voucher to boost your online presence and sales.

webresults digital mentor programme

What Is The Digital Mentor Programme?

Over the last 15+ years, we have designed and redesigned our Digital Mentor Programme to meet the ever-changing needs of businesses. 

The Digital Mentor Programme is plan of action that consists of four pillars:

  • Support
  • Structure
  • Accountability
  • Results 

WebResults works with your business to devise a relevant digital marketing strategy based on your business objectives and market. We then identify KPIs that are aligned with the results you want to see from your business’ marketing activities. We work with staff within your business to execute the digital marketing tasks, with agreed timelines and build the roadmap to achieve success.

webresults online coaching

 

How long does the Digital Mentor Programme last?

The Digital Mentor Programme runs for a minimum of 6 months, though many of our clients are still with us after several years. You stay as long as you are getting results and learning.  It involves setting out clear daily/weekly tasks and having phone or email support as you work through these tasks. We then schedule regular calls to track progress, monitor performance, set out tasks and next steps ensuring progression for the individual and growth for the organisation.

How does it work?

The programme commences with a fact-finding session over the phone where we set out to understand your business objectives and your team’s goals. We look at your existing profile on the web, establish what needs to be done in order to achieve your objectives and set out an action plan and roadmap to ensure we see success within the given time frame. We then go through this with you in detail and agree realistic timelines with you.

 

Our programme management system ensures you have full visibility on all tasks and time spent by both us at WebResults and your team, and it is always clear what tasks remain outstanding and what is completed, including the time each task took. It ensures that the time is being best spent on where you can get the best results. The latest versions of all shared files and information are also stored in this same system, providing easy access to all materials all the time.  

What areas will I focus on?

The programme focuses mainly on SEO, social media marketing and analytics, but is adapted to use the activities that are most relevant and important to achieve your digital marketing business objectives and your market. Google Ads is not included as part of the programme, ask us about our Google Ads Management services if you would like more info.

Digital Mentor Programme

This structured, measurable and transparent programme brings the digital marketing skills and expertise your business needs, in-house, to deliver ROI and the best results in your marketplace.

 

The Covid-19 pandemic presents huge challenges for many businesses, not just to drive revenue but also to manage teams remotely. The digital mentor programme is adapted to enable your business to build your profile, drive new leads or sales where your best revenue potential exists, using a proven structure. We have over 20 years business experience and digital marketing experience and will help you rethink your digital marketing strategy and put the most effective measures in place for your business to survive and thrive. Talk to us today and give your business a kick start through our Digital Mentor Programme.

Web Analytics Explained

 

Web Analytics can be defined as the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of Internet data for the purposes of understanding and optimising Web usage. In essence, it is all the information gathered from your website, to be used as a basis for future optimisation. 

Web analytics tracks so many different types of website data and analysing these will help you to make informed decisions on website design and optimization, and ultimately maximises your return on investment (ROI). 

Some of these are:

Page Views: Called ‘hits’ or impressions a lot of the time. This metric will show you the amount of times your site has been viewed within a certain timeframe.

Entry and Exit Page: This will show you what page a visitor landed on and what page they left your site from. It is a good metric to look at as it may help you understand why people are leaving your site.

Bounce Rates: This is the percentage of ‘single-page’ sessions, which refers to the amount of people that visited your site but left without interacting with it.

Locations: This shows where the users are viewing your site from. It can be very useful for marketing and strategic purposes.

Device usage: This shows whether a user is viewing your site on a desktop or mobile device. Again, this can be very useful for marketing purposes, and can also indicate whether your site is mobile friendly, which is critical to modern-day internet businesses and websites.

Organic vs. Paid Sessions: This metric will show you how users got to your site, whether they clicked one of your ads or just simply found you through the Google search. This is important in terms of developing your channels and identifying where you are getting the most return.

Search Queries: This shows what people are words people are searching that bring them to your site, it is very useful when adding keywords or negative keywords. 

Users by gender or age: These metrics are both very useful for marketing as it will help you design your ads appropriately.

 

Web analytics takes out any guessing you may have done in the past and shows you exactly who is visiting your site, what they do when they are there and how they ultimately got there. Keeping track of your web analytic is so important to stay relevant and on top of your respected sector. 

What does a PPC agency do? – Here are 5 things a PPC agency should do for your business.

A PPC agency is there to take all the weight of Pay Per Click ads off your shoulders, and this is not just exclusively setting up a Google Ads campaign for you. It should include all of the ad strategies, design, SEO and the constant analysis of how your ads are performing.  Agencies will do this by taking care of the following tasks on your behalf:

 

  • Keyword Research

Understanding how people are searching for products or services is essential when it comes to PPC. An agency will keep up to date on these ever-changing trends to make sure potential customers will see your ads when they search for a product or service you provide. 

 

 

 

  • Landing Page Design 

 

A landing page is the first page a potential customer sees when they click an ad. These pages are the most important part of a website as they are the deciding factor on whether the consumer stays (and potentially converts) or leaves the site as quickly as they’ve arrived. Designing these pages is an art which PPC agencies should have mastered. A strong landing page will increase your sales and therefore your ROI.

 

  • Targeting Channels

 

Deciding where you want to advertise can be extremely important depending on your product or service, whether this is Google Ads, Display Ads or Social Media. A PPC agency will be able to decide what channel is the best fit for you. 

 

  • Competition Analysis

A PPC agency should always be looking at what your competitors are doing, whether this is the type of ads they are running, the keywords that is giving them the best results or where they are advertising. Keeping on top of the competition is essential in discovering any potential gaps and how to optimise them to increase your ROI.

 

  • Campaign Optimisation

 

Constant monitoring of your campaign structure and optimising based in your top performing keywords is a must. Think of it this way, if 15% of your keywords are bringing in 90% of your business then you would want to focus most of your budget on them to maximise your ROi

 

The overall main goal of a PPC agency is to get your ads to where your customers will see them, which should then increase your sales and therefore overall profits. 

If you are interested in talking to WebResults about your Google Ads or Social Media Ads call or email us today for a free account review and find out what we can do for you.  

PPC trends – 4 things to expect in 2020

 

As you are probably aware, Google love to keep us on our toes! It is important to keep on top of these changes in order to make sure you are getting maximum from Google. Here are 4 trends that we believe will become more prominent in 2020.

 

  1. Much more Automation in Google Ads

Having computers do the work for you sounds great, doesn’t it? While this may be true to some degree, PPC advertisers need to be careful about how far they go with this. This will be the year that we need to meet AI head on and use it to drive ourselves forward. If not, your business could fall behind and end up playing catch-up.

 

Google Ads has been encouraging advertisers to let them take the reigns on their campaigns. This is helpful to a certain degree. What you have to remember is that Google want as many clicks as possible, because at the end of the day, it’s how they make their money. So, what we advise is to not give them complete control. Create your own Google Ads custom rules to optimise bids, budgets, marketing lists, etc. and that way, you can use automation to ensure you get the best value for money.

 

  1. Optimisation score now includes Display campaigns

Starting in December of last year, Google Ads have expanded their optimisation score to include Display campaigns, as well as Search and Shopping campaigns. It works in the exact same way as previously with scores ranging from 0% to 100%. An optimisation score of 100% means your campaign is running to its full potential.

This change ties into the increased volume automation in Google Ads and, as said before, it can be incredibly helpful for advertisers but only when used correctly. Don’t get sucked into thinking everything Google recommends is for your benefit. Remember, Google wants to make money too.

  1. Improved Audience Targeting/Segmentation

Audience targeting or segmenting refers to the ability to choose who exactly sees your ads depending on their location, age, sex, buying habits, clicking habits and a whole range of other factors. With the help of ever-improving AI, Google Ads is making this a lot more efficient and therefore, they have made it a lot easier for PPC advertisers to target exactly who they want.

In 2020, Google Ads will continue to grow their machine learning which will help us create highly personalised ad campaigns and improve your target market strategies.

 

  1. Rising CPCs (Cost-Per-Click)

One negative trend that we expect to see for 2020 is an increase in CPC.  Google has 5.6 billion searches per day, and this number is only growing. Thus, using Google Ads as your main marketing tool is essential. SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages) are becoming more competitive and organic searches becoming harder to find. This means that big corporations will simply increase their spending on keywords and therefore, drive up the average CPC for everyone else.

 

Google’s forever changing trends can be a bit daunting to get your head around. If you find yourself stuck, confused or overwhelemd, maybe it’s time to think about outsourcing to an agency. If you choose the right one, we guarantee you will see an increase in productivity and ultimately an increase in ROI.

If you are interested in talking to WebResults about your Google Ads account, call or email us today for a free account review and find out what we can do for you.

All getting a bit too much? Here are 3 reasons why you should consider outsourcing your Google Ads management.

 

 

Managing your Google Ads takes time and dedication. As you grow, this workload is only going to get bigger and bigger. So, maybe it’s time to outsource it to a dedicated Google Ads company such as WebResults. Here are some things to keep an eye on if you want to maximise your ROI. 

 

  • Time

 

 

 

As I just said managing your Google Ads takes up a lot of time and effort. As your business grows you may be finding yourself dedicating too much time to your Google Ads management. Advertising online is essential but running a business involves so much more than just that. Outsourcing the maintenance and management of your PPC management could free up essential time you could be dedicating to getting new clients and therefore growing your business.

 

 

  • Cost

 

 

While you may think the resolution to your problem is just hiring a new in-house marketing manager, it might not be the right fit. Sit back and evaluate it. You hire one new marketing manager, pay them a salary, benefits etc. You may have to train them in on your systems and they may have to get up-to-date with Google Ads. If you outsource this to an agency, they will have multiple people working on your account, they already know their systems and they are already Google Ads experts. This is something you will have to take some time to calculate but more often than not it can work out costing the same amount and again it will free up your precious time.

 

 

  • Falling Behind

 

 

In reality most SMEs are outsourcing their digital marketing management. Keeping on top of all the constantly changing trends and strategies is what will keep you ahead of the competition. Specialised agencies will always be on top of these ever-changing trends and therefore should keep you competitive. At the end of the day, they are experts.

 

So, whether you’re finding yourself using up too much precious time, spending too much or falling behind your competitors, you really need to take a step back and think “should I just get an agency?”  If you choose the right one,we guarantee you will see an increase in productivity and ultimately an increase in ROI.

If you are interested in talking to us about your Google Ads account, call or email us today for a free account review and find out what we can do for you.

How To Increase Website Traffic

How To Increase Website Traffic

You have just got your new website and now you find yourself waiting for the influx of traffic followed by all those new leads or orders.

Unfortunately, a shiny new website is no guarantee of any sort of traffic to your website.

So how do your drive high quality traffic to your website. Read some of our top tips for increasing your website traffic to make the process a little easier for you.

1.       Set up Google authorship. Google authorship is up there as one of the top traffic strategies of 2014. Sign up to Google plus with your personal profile and then create rel=author on your own website. This will help your articles gain authority in the search engines.

2.       To get immediate targeted traffic to your website consider investing in Google Adwords. This is Google’s advertising platform and is a sure way of bringing in targeted traffic to your site along with increasing sales as a result. Keep your Adwords campaign very focused in order to get the best results.

3.       Ensure that you have social media profiles set up for your business. Now, before you rush out and sign up to every social media platform out there. Pick the most suitable platform for your target customers and start with this first. It is better to have one social media platform active and performing well rather than spreading yourself too thin across too many platforms.

4.       Content. Writing great content is a must in 2014. Create a guide, an infographic or post from an expert such as a guest post.

a)      Do your keyword research and make sure you target relevant search terms.

b)      Optimise the post including an image, Meta tags and H1 tags.

Make your activity a habit. Start slowly building your profile and engagement with your target market. Be focused on your target terms and you will start to see results in your rankings within Google. At WebResults we have helped many businesses from SME’s to multinationals implement their digital marketing campaigns successfully. Contact us now to find out how we can help you on 01 2071872 or email info@webresults.ie.

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How To Increase Website Traffic

How To Increase Website Traffic

You have just got your new website and now you find yourself waiting for the influx of traffic followed by all those new leads or orders.

Unfortunately, a shiny new website is no guarantee of any sort of traffic to your website.

So how do your drive high quality traffic to your website. Read some of our top tips for increasing your website traffic to make the process a little easier for you.

1.       Set up Google authorship. Google authorship is up there as one of the top traffic strategies of 2014. Sign up to Google plus with your personal profile and then create rel=author on your own website. This will help your articles gain authority in the search engines.

2.       To get immediate targeted traffic to your website consider investing in Google Adwords. This is Google’s advertising platform and is a sure way of bringing in targeted traffic to your site along with increasing sales as a result. Keep your Adwords campaign very focused in order to get the best results.

3.       Ensure that you have social media profiles set up for your business. Now, before you rush out and sign up to every social media platform out there. Pick the most suitable platform for your target customers and start with this first. It is better to have one social media platform active and performing well rather than spreading yourself too thin across too many platforms.

4.       Content. Writing great content is a must in 2014. Create a guide, an infographic or post from an expert such as a guest post.

a)      Do your keyword research and make sure you target relevant search terms.

b)      Optimise the post including an image, Meta tags and H1 tags.

Make your activity a habit. Start slowly building your profile and engagement with your target market. Be focused on your target terms and you will start to see results in your rankings within Google. At WebResults we have helped many businesses from SME’s to multinationals implement their digital marketing campaigns successfully. Contact us now to find out how we can help you on 01 2071872 or email info@webresults.ie.

Filed under: Organic Search Rankings, Search Engine Optimisation, SEO, Web Marketing, web marketing management Tagged: How To Increase Website Traffic, ranking, search engine optimization, seo tips

How To Increase Website Traffic

How To Increase Website Traffic

You have just got your new website and now you find yourself waiting for the influx of traffic followed by all those new leads or orders. Read more