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SEO to Page 1 with just $1,000 over 2 months (for startups and sole-props) As everyone will know by now, SEO is a long-term play.

SEO to Page 1 with just $1,000 over 2 months (for startups and sole-props)

Unfortunately, this also means you’d have to pay monthly SEO fees for 6 to 12 months before you website gets into Page 1. 24 months X $800 (average cost for solid SEO) = $19,200. That’s not something small businesses can readily invest. Thankfully, there are shortcuts. People in digital marketing always say “it depends”. Your domain URL is at least 5 years oldYour website has a lot of text content or you are willing to writeYou are active on social media (FB, LI, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube etc)You are in a “weak” space You might be thinking “how can any weak space be worth it?”

Well, here’s an example of a weak space. 2,900 searches per month, in the super competitive MEDICAL space, worth $6.50 per click. Learn SkillsFuture marketing and save $5000 for your business? This article is specifically written for small business owners, struggling businesses, startups and new property agents.

Learn SkillsFuture marketing and save $5000 for your business?

I recently had a casual conversation with my brother-in-law over Christmas dinner. 6 tricks for SMEs to get featured on newspapers and events. In our Asian society, brand trust plays a huge role in successful sales.

6 tricks for SMEs to get featured on newspapers and events

As I’ve mentioned before, it’s impossible to tell who’s good and who’s not if you lack expert domain knowledge. If you ask me today to hire a nuclear scientist, I’d pick based on their presentation skills and how well they can convince me. Is the guy I picked really the best? I don’t know. Even if they explain their thesis and math to me, I won’t be able to understand it. Things like that happen in corporate hiring all the time. Does an interview with Channel News Asia help your business? Recently, a few different friends got featured in the local press.

Does an interview with Channel News Asia help your business?

Shortly afterwards, I’d get an SMS or Facebook message from them asking for my opinion. “Hey Nate, I just got covered on Straits Times, but results were not what I expected. Can you help me analyze it?” And these are not normal people. These friends range from seasoned corporates (ex C-level execs and directors) to experienced business people. Still, results were below expectations. $0 SME Marketing That Surprisingly Works in Singapore. If any of you have read THAT previous post of mine, you’d probably know by now that hiring digital marketing agencies in Singapore is hard.

$0 SME Marketing That Surprisingly Works in Singapore

Any agency can claim good figures (“Increased revenue by 30%”) etc. But: If you spend $5,000 on marketing, you’d always see an increase in sales. That’s nothing amazing. However, that increases in sales doesn’t mean you earn more than $5,000 back. Nate Wang - Digital marketing and SEO company. Nate Wang - Digital marketing and SEO company. With the economy not looking good for 2016-2017, I’m noticing changing trend in the inquiries I get. 2015 – “Nate, we have plans to expand the business.

Nate Wang - Digital marketing and SEO company

Help us formulate a plan to dominate the industry!” Ranking Singapore’s Top 10 Digital Marketing Choices. First of all, some of you will be wondering what the SAF army ranks photo has to do with Singapore digital marketing.

Ranking Singapore’s Top 10 Digital Marketing Choices

Simple. Absolutely nothing. So now that that’s out of the way, let’s begin the article properly. Previously, we learned a little about how we can more effectively spend our marketing budget. Now, we’re going to actually break down and rank the different digital marketing channels one by one. #1 Remarketing (Google + Facebook) Nate Wang - Digital marketing and SEO company. Despite many marketers complaining about budget, business owners and departments aren’t really that stingy.

Nate Wang - Digital marketing and SEO company

As a business owner/marketer myself, my knowledge on marketing helps me know that very often, it’s not a case of “too little budget” but rather, “too much money available”. When managing big budgets in the past, I often thought to myself, “How the hell am I to spend this when most of my marketing options are useless!?” Likewise, how do you know your marketer is spending your money wisely? We generally look at 4 things: CapacityCost-effectivenessEfficiencyFocus Capacity Regardless of which industry you’re in, there will always be more and less effective methods. 5 Things Business Owners Say That Kills Sales. As a business owner, you’d want to do your best to improve the number of enquiries you get online.

5 Things Business Owners Say That Kills Sales

5 Factors To Decide Digital Marketing Investment. Since I published a rather radical (by Singapore’s standards) $0 marketing approach, eager business owners and fellow marketers have been wanting to find out how I decide which businesses I invest in.

5 Factors To Decide Digital Marketing Investment

“Nate, what do you look at before investing on digital marketing for a business?” For readers who haven’t read the last article, I basically help businesses grow through the internet, by investing my own expertise, team and resources, in return for a cut of the profits/equity. As such, I need to be very careful about the agreements I accept. For every bad investment I make, I can lose quite a bit of man-hours, money and even people.

Nate Wang - Digital marketing and SEO company. Hire a Hotshot Marketer In Just 4 Questions. Or Watch Them Burn. Digital marketers are the craze in Singapore. Everyone wants a digital marketing magician on their team. We often see news saying we don’t have enough. But a quick search on LinkedIn shows tens of thousands of digital gurus, each eager to ride on the digital wave and secure the next high salaried role. As a CEO or hiring manager, how do you pick the real deal out of so many similar looking candidates? SMEs Wasting Money on Digital Marketing in Singapore? What a Digital Agency in Singapore tells you “You have to agree. Today, everyone is online. 3 Methods Salespeople Use to Influence Business Owners.

As a business owner or GM of a company, you’d no doubt have come across your fair share of digital sales proposals. Selling advertising on websites and networks is one of the most lucrative forms of business in today’s internet world. Digital marketing is probably the most powerful medium right now. But do you know that over 90% of marketers you meet are clueless about measuring performance? And over 82% of marketing campaigns result in losses? There are many ways to analyze and evaluate marketing plans. But one surefire way to waste marketing dollars is to believe the most 3 common methods digital salespeople use to influence you into signing a deal. Impressive numbers. Nate Wang - Digital marketing and SEO company. A client of mine was recently approached by ESPN. Do Singapore SMEs Overpay for Websites to Web Design Company? Singaporean businesses are paying up to $5000 extra to design their company websites.

3 Secrets Your Digital Marketing Agency Is Hiding. Why Customers Ignore Your SEO? SEO Agency in Singapore. Improve Your Company. 5 Tricks to Hiring a Solid Web Design Agency in Singapore. Why Your Website Struggles to Get Customers. Medical SEO/Clinic SEO: Don’t lose your Singapore doctor’s license. Seriously? Digital marketing too expensive for SMEs. 70% of companies planned to increase their digital marketing spend in 2015-2016. 78% of companies now have some form of social media.

And why not? According to a report by ST, Singaporeans spend at least 3 hours on their phones daily, with 71% checking social networks at least once per day. List of cheapest SEO companies in Singapore: Pros/Cons of each. 3 dangers of hiring an SEO agency in Singapore. Many modern SMEs here want to try SEO. Nate Wang - Digital marketing and SEO company. Nate Wang - Digital marketing and SEO company.