Rolando is a primarily residential neighborhood located in the Mid-City Region of San Diego. It borders the 94 Freeway to the south, and of course La Mesa to the east. This neighborhood is effectively two: it is divided by University Avenue by two sections, Rolando Village to the north, with Rolando Park located at the south. The neighborhood is home to two elementary schools: Henry Clay Elementary Rolando Park Elementary While Rolando is mostly residential, it does have a good degree of retail at the north end of the neighborhood on El Cajon Boulevard, including such restaurants as Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen, Papa John's Pizza and Chuy's Taco Shop. An excellent outdoor experience can be found at Clay Neighborhood Park, which does have a lot of space for running around, playing with the kids and just enjoying the lovely San Diego sunshine. Everybody's gotta eat, of course, and Rolando does have a decent share of grocery stores, including the University Halal Market to the south, which specializes in African and Middle Eastern Products, plus halal meats. At the northern tip, there is a Vons, as well as a Smart & Final Extra! If one is looking to get a package somewhere, meanwhile, checking in on the USPS office here is also a pretty excellent idea. As it does border College Avenue to the West, you can take a variety of buses and choose either Route 856 and 936. Up on El Cajon, meanwhile, you can take bus number 1, which is a pretty massive route that ends at 63rd and El Cajon. Also on College Avenue is the all important Planned Parenthood on College Avenue, which has provided women and men with extremely low cost medical and family planning services. This is one of those places that people will want to check out, as there are not currently a ton of other medical facilities in the area. Meanwhile, if you're looking for places to worship, Rolando does have a few folks covered, and features not only the Seminole Drive Church Of Christ, but also La Mesa Apostolic, the latter of which is oddly NOT located in La Mesa, but on College Avenue. As this neighborhood is basically residential at its heart, there are a variety of single family homes as well as some apartments located not only in the middle of Rolando, including the Dorado Plaza Apartments, and of course plenty along the major routes bordering it, including the Belmont and Dalton Apartments. Starting at Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, you can get to Clay Neighborhood park by using a couple of paths, both of which are less than a mile. From there, heading south and a small drive on University Avenue will get you an interesting selection of Groceries at University Halal Market. Heading east on University will get you where you need to be!
Rolando is a primarily residential neighborhood located in the Mid-City Region of San Diego. It borders the 94 Freeway to the south, and of course La Mesa to the east. This neighborhood is effectively two: it is divided by University Avenue by two sections, Rolando Village to the north, with Rolando Park located at the south.
All Systems Go Marketing, a digital marketing firm based in La Mesa, California that specializes in local SEO for HVAC and home service businesses, has published a new blog post about local search intent and how business owners should look at it. The post discusses the changes to local SEO post-COVID 19 pandemic, and why local SEO may be more valuable to small businesses than ever.
According to the article, Google has maintained an almost singular market share of local business searches, with over 86% of the volume taking place from that search engine. The only thing surprising about this is that older engines still maintain some kind of footing when it comes to search.
"The decline of sites like Bing and Yahoo started as far back as 2005, and some of the numbers that come up for these Google competitors with recent studies are only shocking because they still manage any percent at all," said Craig Wright, owner and spokesperson for All Systems Go Marketing. "It seems like every time new numbers come out, search experts strain to find out who the magic 'final fraction' of non Google users are. It's a tiny group, to be sure."
Wright suggests that when it comes to local businesses taking advantage of attracting free customers to their location via Google search, most business owners are deeply unaware. Many consider what is known as the "maps pack ranking" to be somewhat of an anomaly, and something that is available only to advertisers that spend thousands of dollars with Google. This is a myth, notes Wright.
"Google local search optimization is a double edged sword when it comes to many companies, particularly when it comes to home service and HVAC businesses," says Wright. "On one hand, everyone wants to be prominently displayed in the maps-pack, but few take advantage of the opportunity, instead opting for older, less effective marketing strategies."
The article notes that local search may indeed have gained importance during the worldwide pandemic, particularly as areas are locked down and people are seeking basics and goods and services from providers that are closer to home. Meanwhile, many sectors have seen deep, harsh reductions in local searches, particularly restaurants, which have been closed in locations all around the world.
The current search environment is competitive, but in the end it is looking like when it comes to purchasing goods, local retailers may find themselves in severe trouble.
"It's safe to say that Amazon.com has become one of the most known brands in the world thanks to the lockdowns and pandemics over the past year," said Wright. "Local retail is not only finding it difficult to differentiate its offerings from the behemoth that is Amazon, but it often has such razor thin margins that competing directly is a terrible way to go."
On the other hand, home service based businesses have for the most part added significant business during the pandemic, especially as so many middle to upper income workers find themselves locked down in their homes seven days a week.
"We've seen clients that have doubled and tripled their business over the past year, and their larger industrial suppliers are actually having trouble keeping up with demand," said Wright. "I think it's fair to say that home service businesses like HVAC, roofing, fencing and renovations are rare bright spots in a business world where an increasingly small number of corporations have taken over other sectors."
All Systems Go Marketing offers a wide variety of digital marketing services to HVAC and other home service businesses throughout North America. The company can be contacted via their website.
All Systems Go Marketing, based in La Mesa, California, has published a new blog post on their website exploring how a business may appraise reviews generated from SEO efforts. The post offers guidance on how to proceed and what to know regarding reviews as well.
So, your local business has gotten reviews. What now? Are those reviews supposed to be good? Would you need to engage with them? Are they relevant to your local SEO efforts?
Are reviews that important?
Your business will benefit if you have a healthy amount of reviews, a good portion of it on the positive and if the keywords and your location are included in the reviews. Also, anonymous users are not allowed to post online reviews for businesses in Google, so as a business you can be ensured of the veracity of the reviews. Finally, to prove the point that the volume of reviews is important when Google implemented its "no anonymous user reviews," businesses that lost a significant amount of reviews because anonymous reviews were removed fell down search engine rankings.
How about negative reviews?
Having said that, Google Search Quality Evaluators have guidelines that remind them to be cautious about one or a couple of negative reviews. After all, one experience of a customer with a rude cashier or a salesperson does not really prove that the company is a fraudulent one. This is also why the number of reviews for your local business is important. If you have 26 reviews for your business and 3 of them are negative, you can't really ignore the 23 good comments. Be that as it may, these negative comments, although a very clear minority, should be professionally addressed by the company.
So, how to deal with these negative reviews?
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All Systems Go Marketing, a digital marketing company in the San Diego area, has published a new page on their website that details the benefits of local SEO to service based businesses.
The company is offering a 90 day guarantee on its Local SEO services, an uncommon move for digital marketing companies at a time when many digital marketers are offering a "wait and see" approach to local positioning.
"Executing on Local SEO has always been a monster part of our business," said Craig Wright, Owner and Sales Manager at All Systems Go Marketing. "Certainly, offering an in your face guarantee is not something we do lightly. But the fact is, 95% of the time about 10 minutes of research will tell us with complete certainty what we are able to do for the client."
All Systems Go Marketing also offers national SEO for businesses that need it, but often the costs can far exceed the benefit now that much of search has a local component to it. Going forward, with the majority of searches taking place on smart phones, the local aspect of a search is expected to be all encompassing.
"While our client base has always been made up of smaller brands looking to go National, it became clear around 2015 that these opportunities were fading fast in a lot of industries," said Wright. "Certainly when we began in 2001 the search market was split up into a lot of parts, but with Google dominating the search market all over the world, when they speak, you have to listen!"
According to recent studies, 97% of consumers use Google to find local businesses. Outside of advertising, being listed in local search is the most consistent way to put a brand in front of paying customers. Still, many small business owners assume that there is no possible way that their business will be listed at the top of the local search listings, perhaps due to long standing myths.
"It's really kind of amazing that small business owners on one hand use Google every day to find local businesses, and yet never think about researching what it would take for them to rank," said Wright. "People assume that Google provides these listings to high spending advertisers or to companies that they somehow prefer, but in fact the whole setup is algorithm based. The idea that there are companies that somehow receive 'preferential treatment' is ridiculous."
While Google is working hard to ensure that there are as many advertisements on a search screen as possible, this does not limit the effectiveness of being listed locally in what many call the "Google Maps Pack". In fact, there are literally thousands of markets across Canada and the United States where there are no ads at all, and results in the Maps pack have by far the best visibility.
What's more, studies show that consumers tend to trust the Google Maps Pack far more than they do advertisements, which is the kind of authority that every local brand should be looking to exploit.
"Like it or not, 'Ad Blindness' is only getting worse for consumers as they feel as if they are constantly being advertised to," said Wright. "A local business that has the profile to be ranked in the maps pack doesn't feel like an ad, which creates implicit trust from the get-go."
While any business can rank in the Google Maps Pack, the results tend to be algorithmically generated. Fortunately, there are signals that a business can provide through their MyBusiness listing to ensure that they are well represented when local consumers are looking for their service.
"Local businesses that are not ranked in Google for local searches are missing out on monstrous amounts of customers," said Wright. "Fortunately for our clients, we've been able to help!"
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All Systems Go Marketing, an SEO company from California, has published a blog post offering tips for those managing a business’s SEO strategy and social media platforms to get the best out of their efforts.
ASGM says that the biggest pitfall while managing a business’s online marketing is compartmentalizing the efforts across multiple fronts. The trick, according to the blog post, is to bring the disparate worlds of SEO and social media together and have them work in conjunction with each other. It is necessary to leverage both these solutions because they offer a vast opportunity for any business, especially when it comes to lead generation. It is often better to spend the time and effort in growing and building a following organically than acquiring it through brute force means like buying leads. The former leads to less dependency and brings the market to the creator, business, or service provider.
Social media is a great way to send a message to the entire world about the brand’s core identity. It helps create a rapport with the customer by giving them an accessible platform for getting in touch. It is essentially the face of the company. A lot is riding on getting the image exactly right as a good first impression can go a long way. SEO on the other hand is a way for the business to carve out a niche for itself. SEO makes sure that when users search for a query, the business’s resources that can help answer those questions, show up at the top of their search result. This can be implemented by thorough site optimization and a clear content strategy.
The blog post says that the best way to harmonize both these strategies is to follow a few simple guidelines. The first is to fill out all the social media profiles on the biggest platforms. When creating a brand, it is important to go where the consumers are. So there should be an effort to create a consistent profile across all the platforms where the target users are. This will go a long way towards creating visibility. Most importantly, it gives the company a place where they can engage with their audience. Answering questions and learning from the community is an important step towards building trust.
The next step is to share as much content as possible on social media as possible. This content will be shared and appear in many customers’ feeds, possibly introducing them to the business. There is also the possibility of the content going viral which will bring more eyeballs to the business’s core product or service. As the content becomes more popular and as people start to link back to them, it will create subject matter authority for the business. Here, the blog post mentions the power of inbound links and their effect on growth. Another thing to remember is to use social media as a syndication platform, a launching pad for all the company’s content. Once strong social signals go out it will help build the brand’s image.
Finally, the blog post mentions networking with influencers to get broader coverage. Companies should not underestimate the strength of a strong social connection. It will boost the company’s marketing efforts. When social media links bring in traffic from external sources, it also increases viewership on other parts of the company’s digital presence. For example, a tutorial video could lead a user to a company’s landing page which can then be used as the start of a sales funnel. The compounding effect of social media marketing is very lucrative.
A spokesperson for the company says, “All Systems Go Marketing is a digital marketing services company that has been in operation since 1999. Our mission is to create profits for our clients. Our methods are based on the latest social marketing research, proven search engine performance, algorithm analysis, and real results. If you are struggling to get started with building a digital brand, our years of experience will no doubt prove useful to you.”
There was a time when Facebook was considered the silver bullet in online marketing. In the late 2000s to the early 2010s, you will be in a bind if you look for a business that hasn't found success or hasn't benefited from using this social media to market their business. It was pretty much the heyday of Facebook, so everyone, including businesses who hitched their wagon to it found a lot of positive effects in using the platform for their online marketing efforts. Businesses were quick to form an audience with Facebook users and actually interact with them through their pages, so the engagement was very effective, resulting in more brand loyalty.
But of course, as with any other business, things change, things get complicated, and things will never be the same again. Facebook became a business that saw the opportunity of profiting from businesses that use their platform by restricting the organic reach of the business' posts so these brands have no choice but to invest more in paid advertising. Facebook has gotten embroiled on data security concerns and lately on issues alleging the platform to promote the proliferation of fake news. Various businesses actually staged a boycott, cutting their Facebook advertising budgets, which although wasn't that successful, signaled a huge problem with the platform. On the users' side, Facebook's reputation has gotten a beating with its involvement in the previous elections and the surfacing of so many pages peddling fake information.
Are small businesses getting hit?
With the various issues Facebook must face particularly in the areas of security and authenticity of its user database, the platform has no choice but to constantly upgrade its security efforts. There have been regular efforts (monthly or weekly, it seems nowadays) for fake accounts to be taken down and pages related to these fake accounts to be disabled. While these efforts are well and good, small businesses may have become victims of this. As recently as November 2020, business pages of some small businesses have been blocked by mistake by AI algorithms that mistake content on these small business pages as offensive ads. With their pages unusable during the biggest sales events of the year, businesses struggling from the effects of the pandemic yet took another hit that has caused them so much anew.
Effective use: Facebook Groups
With Facebook's pages being strictly (and in a lot of cases erroneously) policed by artificial intelligence algorithms, small businesses might want to look for other venues in the platform to seek the right audience and engage with them. One good idea for this is through Facebook Groups. Groups usually get moderated by its own administrators and members also get screened, so the chances of interacting with more authentic accounts who are genuinely interested in topics of that particular Facebook group is better.
So, how about your own biz's FB page?
If your business doesn't have a dedicated page yet, it is high time you should have one already, or you might get duped by someone who already made a page with your business name, maintained it for years already and will sell it to you at an exorbitant price. With the concerns mentioned earlier, just exercise control over maintaining your page. Make sure that the quality of your page is consistently high so that it doesn't become a platform of followers with fake profiles and users from content farms who proliferate fake news.
If you have decided in making Facebook a major platform of your marketing efforts, get in touch with us.
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Unless you’ve been living under the rock, you've probably heard of the app TikTok. Even in this pandemic where most of the world's population has been under varying degrees of lockdown, TikTok has been making waves in the tech world, with the pandemic actually furthering its popularity. Despite the app being embroiled in a lot of controversies, with actual countries (e.g., India) banning its use in their territories and President Trump also threatening to stop its use in the USA, TikTok's popularity has not waned, if not gone stronger. To think that only a few years ago, it was a promising app, but not as huge as it is today. From 13 million videos being uploaded when it was still Musical.ly in 2014, the number of uploaded content pieces has dramatically increased with its user base growing by close to 800% today.
With millions of users uploading millions of videos every day and being seen by millions of other users who are in the app just to consume videos, it would be a mortal sin for online marketers to ignore the audience in this app and not use it to promote their businesses. Of course, the potential for advertising businesses in the app is huge, something that has not escaped the observation of various businesses who have actually found success in using the app for their online marketing efforts. Moreover, the app itself has realized this promising facet of its business, so much so that it has TikTok For Business, a platform for businesses to use exclusively for them to maximize the app for their marketing efforts.
So, now, the question is, should your business also jump on the TikTok bandwagon?
TikTok for Business: An Intro
Simply put, TikTok For Business is a sort of one-stop-shop for marketers to use the app as an advertising medium. By using this platform, there is no need to make a thorough, planned strategy as the platform will instead help business with going through the entire process, including the creation of ads, itemization of budgets, effectively reach target audiences, and interpretation of campaign data. So, the goal of TikTok for Business is to help businesses with the technical side of using the app so they can give more attention to creating more effective content. TikTok for Business makes all types of advertising available for businesses and depending on the data, businesses can then decide on which type or form they could use to be more effective in amassing a larger audience and engaging with them.
The Variety of Advertising Options in TikTok
You might think that advertising in TikTok is boring and does not offer a lot for business marketers since the platform pretty much only hosts videos. However, TikTom for Business encourages businesses to make these videos in five different formats, making the platform way more exciting than it seems to be. Businesses can roll out TopView ads, which appear once daily when users open their apps for the first time that day. There are also In-Feed ads that appear on the For You page of users, branded hashtags that businesses can use to generate content from the app’s users based on the hashtag they promote, brand takeovers wherein the app features only one brand daily and that business takes over everything -from top view ads to branded hashtags so users will only be exposed to that business the entire day, and Branded Effects where 2D, 3D, or AR images of a business can be used and included into user’s TikTok videos.
Is it right for your HVAC business, though?
With the app's current popularity with most businesses, it must be tempting to say the least for HVAC business to join the bandwagon and ride in the app's popularity to benefit them. Just don't forget that this decision ultimately depends on whether your business goals are in line with the benefits and outcomes you might reap from advertising on TikTok.
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All Systems Go Marketing, a digital marketing agency based in La Mesa, CA, wants to advice businesses not to neglect their blogs, despite their apparent decline in popularity because of the rising interest in social media and videos. According to them, blogs continue to be valuable in SEO efforts and in boosting the ranking of a website in the search engine results. An important reason is that blogs are unique due to a number of reasons. These reasons include the flexibility afforded by blogs such as their ability to contain other content formats, such as videos and infographics; the fact that there are still a substantial number of blog followers; and the observation that blogs can offer some kind of intimacy with a brand or business.
Craig Wright, owner of All Systems Go Marketing, says, “Blogs are still an integral component of your online marketing mix and should never be disregarded. Have a look at your blog, put some life into it, and be amazed by the results. Let us help you bring more customers to your business even in these troubling times.”
One way to increase the impact of a blog for digital marketing is to use social media to promote blog articles. This is actually a no brainer because most people, especially during the current pandemic, are finding comfort in using social media networks while staying at home. It is therefore a good idea to use a business’ social media pages to promote certain blog entries. People will likely read those blog entries if they have been posted on social media. And chances are, they will make some comments about the articles and they may also start to follow the blog and continue reading articles from there. They may even share some blog articles on their social media and the number of people reading the blog may grow exponentially.
An important advice to follow in using a blog to promote a business online is to ensure that it has a unique personality. This can be done by using a redesigned logo, creating a new tagline, or applying a new website template. It is also a good idea to respond to comments to let people know that the business has personality and this can make the blog be noticeable among the crowd.
Another way to make a blog work in helping to promote a busines online is to make sure that its content is varied. If it only contains long text articles, blog visitors may soon get bored. Other forms of content should be used to ensure that readers continue to be interested. Using videos, infographics, listicles, and other forms of content can add spice to the blog and ensure that people are motivated to visit the blog and digest some of its contents.
Meanwhile, All Systems Go Marketing is an SEO company that was established in 1999 and since then, they have been working with small and mid-sized businesses to help them enhance their online presence and get more customers. In 2015, they decided to focus their efforts exclusively on the HVAC industry. While their personnel have changed through the years, they continue to focus on boosting their clients’ profit by providing the latest SEO methods, the latest social marketing research, search engine algorithm analysis, and genuine results.
HVAC contractors who will use the services provided by All Systems Go Marketing will be paying for performance, unlike with other SEO companies that ask for substantial upfront fee. They will assess the HVAC website and the current situation of the contractor and offer a true assessment of what can be done. Only a small upfront cost will be asked before they begin their services. And because they also believe in the importance of accountability, they don’t offer long-term contracts with lock-in requirements. This means that clients can simply stop whenever they want without worrying about any consequences.
Those who are interested in the digital marketing and SEO services provided by All Systems Go Marketing may want to check out their website, or contact them on the phone or through email.