Should you have a Google Business Listing ?

Should you have a Google Business ?

Since you definitely want to be found on the web, your business really needs a Verified Google Business (GMB). In addition to having an up-to-date customer friendly, and search optimized engine (SEO) website , AS Consulting simply supports using GMB, given Google controls approximately 75% of the search (engine) market. Google My Business is a FREE & simple to use tool for listing your business on Google. It's invaluable for marketing!

The Advantages of a Verified GM Listing are:

  • Online Business Directory including all relevant biz data.
  • All data in the verified listing is clickable.
  • All of the Business Data is properly displayed on any device.
  • It's available to both local and online
  • You can post photos and videos about your business.
  • Access to Google metrics on your business
  • GMB drives targeted traffic to your website
  • Customers can read and write reviews.
  • FREE

GMB offers the best single digital location (or locations) to list all of your data and information, while displaying images and videos of your business. Plus, as an added benefit, the service also helps your local website address to appear in search engine results, Google maps and Google+ pages and searches. Why Google? Because it is where most go to find your business! AS Consulting offers help to Clients with the Google My Business as well as Local Rank Services to help Clients boost their Business and Profits. But, if you have plenty of free time, and want to arrange your Google Business Listings yourself, you can also do that by clicking here to claim your business listing and take the 1st step. You’ll be taken through the whole the process to finally be listed – and this may include a verification call which YOU both manage and control.

If you would prefer AS Consulting to help you boost your business' Sales and Revenues by Managing and Ranking your GMB on the 1st Page of Google Search, please email us at simon.weiner@asconsulting.top

Simon Weiner CEO
Simon Weiner, CEO AS Consulting

 

4 Robot Chat Bots that can make your e-business life easier

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4 Robot chat bots that can make your business life easier.

We have identified 4 major Robot Chat Bots that can make your e-business life easier while incorporating new tech. They are: –

SUPPORT ROBOT CHAT BOTS

This employee NEVER takes a day off! Here's a smart way to save your business $1,800 this year or get back 90 hours or more of your time and free yourself to do something more productive instead… In a recent Promote Labs survey over 70% of web business owners said they spend an average 15 minutes per day answering support and pre/post sale questions. It's not HUGE but it does stack up fast and as your business grows so do the demands on your time. Support comes with a cost too. If you outsource: 15 Minutes Per Day @ $20 Per Hour = $1,800 a year.

If you do it yourself: It's 90 hours you could be doing more productive tasks. Which means – A Robot Chat Bot built to handle support will save you money or give you back LOTS of time! Here's just a few ways a bot can help:

– Keep customers happy with 24/7 ‘always there' support.

– Save time by answering repetitive or common questions.

– Reduce refunds by helping frustrated/confused buyers.

– Save costs of live chat or help-desk services fees.

– Minimize support staffing costs.

And unlike support staff, your robots won't get tired, they won't arrive late at the office and they'll never call in sick. You could teach your bot to answer common questions like: “Do you have set up instructions/videos” “How can I access my products/downloads” “How do I install this app/software” “How do I reset my password?” “Where are the set-up instructions?” “How do I unzip a file” “Do you have an affiliate program” “Can I get a discount” “How much is shipping to … ” And potentially thousands more…

That's why training a support bot will likely be an ongoing process but you only ever need to answer a question once and then they know as much as Google.  Once you've saved an answer, the next time your bot is asked that question it will know how to reply and respond accordingly. And that's an easy way to create a great first impression!

SALES ROBOT CHAT BOTS

Boost Conversions & Sales With A Bot… As you already know, typical sales conversions fall somewhere between 1% – 5% – That means, even on a good day, 95 out of every 100 people who visit your site will leave empty handed… It sucks! We’ve come to expect it – It’s a ‘norm’… but it doesn’t have to be. If you work hard to bring traffic to your site (or pay for the privilege) all those visitors leaving empty handed is a HUGE waste of time and money.

A ROBOT CHAT BOT CAN HELP IN DIFFERENT WAYS.

Here’s two of them:

ANSWERING PRE-SALES QUESTIONS:

 No matter how good your sales copy, it will never answer every question your prospects have. They’ll have lots, all racing round their mind while their mouse finger hovers over your buy button. The more questions left unanswered, the less likely you’ll ever get to see their cash. Answer their questions immediately. End doubts right on the page and remove any resistance to speed your buyers through to a completed sale.

There’s an added benefit too – Because your bot saves unanswered questions (and all chat logs) you’ll be sitting on a GOLDMINE OF DATA and insight you’ve never had before. With a Bot, you can use this valuable intel to tweak your sales pitch or restructure your offers making them even more attractive.

OFFERING INCENTIVES TO GET SALES: 

Sometimes even the best offers need a little ‘something extra’ to tip people over the buying line. Set up your Robot Chat Bot to ‘bribe’ visitors into buying right now.  You can pre-load your bot with questions and answers along with custom greeting messages.  So why not set the tone with an incentive? Train your bot to offer special bonuses, discount coupons, free shipping, two for ones, extended guarantees, trials or other perks that you know will encourage visitors to take action right there and then. If you leave visitors to go away and ‘think things over‘, then most likely you’ve already lost the sale.

A Robot Chat Bot is the PERFECT way to implement this tactic making the visitor feel special and rewarded.  Using a Robot Chat Bot also works better than just offering a perk somewhere on your page where it will be easily missed. It certainly doesn’t feel like an ‘extra’ to your visitor because everyone gets it. But when it’s offered by Robot Chat Bot it feels real, it feels special in the same way when a salesman in a store adds something extra to ‘sweeten the deal’ for you in person.

FEEDBACK ROBOT CHAT BOTS

Need Visitor Feedback?  Don't use a poll use a bot… If you're an affiliate, blogger or if you sell your own products online, listen up because this will show you how to get all the valuable feedback you need from visitors and how to instantly turn that feedback into revenue and money in the bank! How does it work? Simply train your bot to ask an opening question (the bot's greeting message) like this: “Thanks for visiting, what topics should I write more about on my blog?” Or. “What other types of products would you like me to review for you?” However, your visitor responds, their answer will be saved to your dashboard as an “unanswered” question.

For you that's INSTANT MARKET RESEARCH! To complete the bot's set-up, you simply set a fallback reply (the response your bot gives when it doesn't know the answer) to “Thanks, I'll pass that information on – Have a great day” That's it! Collect all the info you need and it takes no longer than 5 minutes to set everything up.

BUT WAIT A SECOND… Because your bot is smart you can also train it to reply to certain responses – So, let's look at that same conversation again: BOT:  “Thanks for dropping by, what topics should I write more about on my blog?” YOUR READER:  “More on list building would be great” BOT:  “Thanks for letting me know.  You might like free report about list building (URL)”

SEE WHAT JUST HAPPENED THERE?

Thanks to the Bot, not only do you know what your readers are most interested in, but the next time someone comments that they want more on ‘list building' your bot can instantly direct them to other posts, landing pages to grow your list and even paid offers relevant to their needs.

And at the same time, you are increasing the levels of engagement and the value you provide to your visitors you are also monetize responses with links to paid products, affiliate offers or lead magnets to grow your list with. If your visitors ask about a topic and you don't have any resources to recommend, then it will revert to the fall-back response and thank them for their feedback. “Thanks, I'll pass that information on” If up to now you've been using survey forms or polls to gather market research, then I'm guessing the light bulb just went off over your head about how much a Bot is (and why it needs to be on your blogs and websites like yesterday)

TRAINING ROBOT CHAT BOTS

Boost Conversion with A ‘Training' Robot Chat Bot. We've been talking about the different ways you can use Robot Chat Bots technology to power up your business – We've already covered sales*, support* and feedback gathering*, now we're looking at TRAINING… How does it work? Now this type of bot is going to take a little longer to set up than most because you'll want to pre-load it with lots of information, but the rewards will be worth it.

Here's what you do:  Pre-load your Robot Chat Bot with lots of questions and answers about a specific topic or curriculum. Your bot doesn't have to know everything to start, but lots of pre-loaded questions combined with ongoing questions from your users will ensure it will quickly become an “expert” with massive ROI potential.

Here are just 6 examples of what a bot can do:

– Give advice and support to new parents.

– Can teach how to house train a puppy.

– Guide customers through complex instructions.

– Teach your readers how to bake a cake.

– Train site members how to use Facebook.

– Train users how to launch their products.

That list is limitless! You could easily build an entire business around your smart assistant/teaching bots and charge for access. You can use a training bot to:

– Boost engagement and make your site sticky.

– Boost your product sales.

– Be a membership perk to increase stick rates.

– Be part of a high-ticket coaching program.

– Make targeted affiliate recommendations.

Your visitors, customers and members are ALREADY waiting for this! The real beauty of this is that your users are essentially talking to you, asking you questions -It's just that now “you” can have multiple simultaneous training sessions and “you” can have them 24 hours per day, seven days per week and 365 days per year… even when you’re on vacation and lazing by the pool. Please go to the following links for more detailed information on the Robot Chat Bots: – Support Bots Sales Bots Feedback Bots Training Bots And make your e-Business Life easier.

Simon Weiner CEO
Simon Weiner, CEO AS Consulting

 

Virtual Marketing Agency – AS Consulting

REPUTATION INTELLIGENCE: Reputation Monitoring for Small and Medium Businesses

EXERCISE MORE CONTROL OVER YOUR REPUTATION.

Your reputation is what you say about yourself and what others say about you. Every day, customers are talking about your business online, whether on Yelp, TripAdvisor, Google+, Facebook, blogs or elsewhere. This chatter has a direct impact on your revenue — it’s time you join the conversation because 90% of customers say buying decisions are influenced by online reviews. Thankfully, Reputation Intelligence gives you enhanced control over your online presence by helping you correct online listings, respond to reviews, benchmark yourself against competitors and much more.

LISTINGS MENTIONS REVIEWS REPORTS

Verify the accuracy of your online business listings across review sites, directory sites and social networks. Inconsistent listing data can lead to poor placement in search engine results. Compile mentions from unstructured sources including news sites, blogs and social networks and highlight the most positive and negative mentions using automated sentiment analysis. Pull in results from major review websites to view overall scores and see which keywords your customers are using to describe your business. Executive reports break down how your business is faring in online conversations and gives you actionable information. Alerts are also sent every time a new mention is found.

1http://marketingland.com/survey-customers-more-frustrated-by-how-long-it-takes-to-resolve-a-customer-service-issue-than-the-resolution-38756

REPUTATION INTELLIGENCE: Reputation Monitoring for Small and Medium Businesses

BENEFITS ? Hear what your customers are saying about your business on review sites, blogs and social networks ? Ensure your online listings are consistent across the Internet ? Monitor your employees’ activity on social media ? See how your online presence compares to your competition ? Receive regular, actionable reports that help improve online presence ? Easy to use

73% lose trust in brands due to inaccurate local business listings. 2 Monitor, manage and build your online reputation today! http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2338839/73-Lose-Trust-in-Brands-Due-to-Inaccurate-Local-Business-Listings-Survey

PRESENCE BUILDER

Online Presence Building for Small and Medium Businesses ESTABLISH A STRONGER ONLINE PRESENCE.

With so many different services on the web, it’s easy for small businesses to be overwhelmed. Additionally, on top of maintaining a Facebook page and a website, you need a mobile site, blog, etc. Plus, you need to ensure your data is accurate on hundreds of different listing sites. Presence Builder can unify your brand so you only need to create and maintain one set of common data across desktop, mobile and social platforms. Meanwhile, Listing Distribution (optional) will ensure your data is consistent and accurate across 300+ popular sources because more than 20% of Google searches are performed on a mobile device. 

LISTING DISTRIBUTION

Build a responsive location page for your business to ensure that your location information is searchable and mobile-friendly.   Distribute your business’ information to the four major data providers, who will distribute your listing to 300+ sites, including search engines, review sites and directories.

1 http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/responsive-design-list

PRESENCE BUILDER

Create, simplify, and sync your entire online presence

BENEFITS Location Page: ? Provide customers with a mobile-optimized location page ? Enhance your search engines presence ? Easy to build Listing Distribution: ? Maintain a consistent, accurate online presence to enhance local search rank 61% of people have a better opinion of brands when they offer a good mobile experience. 1 Monitor, manage, and build your online reputation today! 1 http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/responsive-design-list

SOCIAL MARKETING

Social Media Marketing for Small and Medium Businesses.

SPEND LESS TIME WHILE DRIVING BETTER RESULTS.

Social media marketing is successful when you are constantly posting updates and having real-time interaction with your clients. However, who has time for all of that? What you need is an easy-to-use tool that streamlines your social media marketing needs. Thus, social Marketing publishes content, finds real-time leads, and searches for content. Additionally, with Social Marketing, businesses can build loyal followers and revenue through the use of social media. 13% higher lead conversion rates when generated from social media. http://offers.hubspot.com/2013-state-of-inbound-marketing

SOCIAL MARKETING

BENEFITS

? Interact directly with new customers and expand your audience ? Discover and republish content to engage with your social audience ? Respond to clients on your multiple social platforms from one place ? Monitor multiple Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn and Foursquare accounts from one easy-to-use location ? Compose and post to all of your social media platforms from one location ? Schedule your content and have it publish at a later date 85% of fans of brands on Facebook recommend brands to others, compared to just 60% of average users.

Customer Service Generating Leads Building Fans Monitor, manage and build your online reputation today! 2 http://www.syncapse.com/value-of-a-facebook-fan-2013/#.U9gcRPldV8F LISTING DISTRIBUTION Building your online presence IMPROVE LISTING CONSISTENCY ACROSS MORE THAN 300 SITES.

Listing Distribution submits your business listing to the four major data providers: Factual, Acxiom, Infogroup, and Neustar (Localeze). Together, these data providers are referenced by over 300 online listing directories. However, you can optimize your listings for three factors that impact local search rank: the number of online citations, the popularity of sources they appear on, and the accuracy and consistency of listing information. Simply activate your Listing Distribution, and watch as your listings improve over time. Monitor, manage, and build your online reputation today!   http://www.google.ca/think/research-studies/what-users-want-most-from-mobile-sites-today.html LOCATION PAGES Mobile and Desktop-Friendly Websites for Local Businesses

LOOK GOOD FOR CONSUMERS AND SEARCH ENGINES.

According to Google: “It turns out that you can lose more than the sale with a bad mobile experience. A site that's not designed for mobile can leave users feeling downright frustrated, and these negative reactions translate directly to the brands themselves.” Google's right. Additionally, 52% of all local searches are done from a mobile device. Thus, no matter the size of your business, a mobile-optimized website is crucial. Thankfully, with our Location Pages, your customers can easily find your location, contact information, and so much more! 

Responsive design allows for the location page to adjust to the size of any screen. You no longer have to worry about your customers having a bad browsing experience. Your location page will look great on any screen they use! Link your current website, Facebook page, Twitter account, Youtube Channel, and RSS feeds through your location page to help guide your customers through all of your media channels. Easily add/remove pages, edit content, add images and change designs. With this easy to use design, you can keep your location page up-to-date and accurate without dreading the editing process. Analytics are available via downloadable CSV files to show: ? Unique visits ? Page Views ? Image Clicks ? Map Clicks ? Phone Calls ? Referrals ? … and more!

http://www.socialmediatoday.com/content/10-mobile-search-statistics-showing-past-and-predicting-future-infographic DIGITAL AGENCY with Concierge

EXERCISE MORE CONTROL OVER YOUR REPUTATION.

Local businesses love the idea of Reputation Management. Thankfully, they understand the advantage of engaging with their customers on social media, and they know how important it is to have accurate business listings. However, they’re too busy running their business to maintain a good web presence. 

That’s where we come in — using Concierge, our Digital Agency LISTINGS SOCIAL REVIEWS REPORTS http://www.hubspot.com/marketing-statistics DIGITAL AGENCY with Concierge

BENEFITS ? Eliminate the stress of daily social tasks ? Focus on your business, not logging into multiple social accounts and review sites ? Additionally, See regular reports that illustrate the value of your digital agency ? Correct your listing information so customers can find you ? Plus, Your customers won’t have to wait for responses on social media- 25% of small business owners spend 6-10 hours a week on social media 2 Let us take care of your online reputation while you focus on your business

Social Marketing – Social Media Marketing for Small and Medium Sized Businesses

Grow your small or medium sized business with social media

 

Social media marketing is successful when you are constantly posting updates and having real-time interactions with your customers. However, who has enough time for that? Thankfully, we offer a tool that streamlines all of your social media marketing needs with marketers. Thus, you don't have to search for anything better. Social Marketing helps you publish content, find real-time leads and interact with your online audience. Finally, you can build loyal followers (and revenue). Additionally, you can do this all without wasting your time.

Generate new leads and customers Find leads based on social activity in your area and engage them with the click of a button! Finally, discovery Marketing is the fastest way to find red-hot business opportunities through social media.

Build a loyal following and fan base

Thinking up new things to say on social media can be difficult. Thankfully, Social Marketing helps local businesses create compelling social posts that people want to tune into.

Respond to customer feedback

Stay up to date with your social activity and see what people are saying about you—all from one dashboard. Consequently, you can hear the latest buzz and respond directly to customers from one place. 

Compose posts to popular social channels

Finally, compose and post content across all of your platforms from one location. Plan and compose future posts, too, then sit back and watch as we take care of them for you.

Benefits

  • Interact directly with new customers to expand your audience
  • Discover content and republish it to engage with your audience
  • Respond to clients on multiple social platforms from one place
  • Monitor Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn and Foursquare accounts from one easy-to-use location
  • Finally, compose and post content to all of your social channels, as well as schedule content to publish at a later date

 

1http://webbiquity.com/social-media-marketing/106-more-amazing-social-media-and-marketing-statistics-for-2014-and-2015/ 2http://www.syncapse.com/value-of-a-facebook-fan-2013/#.U9gcRPldV8F

Presence Builder – Online Presence Building for Small and Medium Sized Businesses

Establish a stronger online presence with Presence Builder

  With so many marketing tools on the internet, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. For example, on top of maintaining a brand and a mobile-friendly website, you’ve probably been told you need a blog, a Facebook page, a Twitter account and roughly a million other things. Thankfully, Presence Builder is here to help small and medium sized businesses. With one tool, you can unify your online presence to the point where you only have to maintain one set of data across your desktop, mobile and social platforms. Consequently, this cuts down on the amount of time you need to spend on work. Meanwhile, Listing Distribution will ensure your data is consistent and accurate across 300+ websites.

Look good for search engines with Location Pages Build a responsive location page for your business to ensure that your website is easily findable, easy to read, and mobile-friendly.

Climb to the top of Google with Listing Distribution

Firstly, send your business’ information to the four major data providers, who will distribute it to 300+ sites, including Google, Yahoo!, Bing, and hundreds of other search engines and online directories.

Fix your social media data with Profile Sync

Then, ensure your Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare accounts are synced with your most up-to-date information.

Benefits:

Location Page:

  • Firstly, gain more traffic with a stronger web presence
  • Display store hours and contact information
  • Design and share your own coupons
  • Give customers a better browsing experience with a mobile-optimized website

Listing Distribution

  • Then, maintain a consistent, accurate online presence to enhance local search rank

Profile Sync

  • Finally, keep all your social profiles up to date with the click of a button

 

 

 Establish a stronger online presence with Presence Builder