Crockett Dunn, LLC

Crockett Dunn, LLC

helping your presence work for your business

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give,” or, Winston Chrchill & Search Engine Marketing III

Enjoyed our riffing on Confucius? You’ll love this: Ladies and Gentlemen, Sir Winston Churchill will now address your needs for Search Engine Marketing!

Amazed that a man whose heyday was several decades before there was an Internet has so much to say on the topic? This will take four installments:

  1. “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”
  2. Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
  3. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
  4. “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.”

Today, #3:

At CDLLC we’ve been building web sites for a long time- since the WWW was just a little baby. And we’re proud of our work. Some of our clients have sites designed with very simple purposes in mind, while others are quite complex, and broad in their scope. But one thing they all have in common is that they look good . . . to the person or company they represent.

Hopefully, of course, they also look go to the people who stumble upon them.  And people that we drive there with SEM efforts. But since others’ reactions are tricky to gauge, the way a web site looks really does have to reflect the personality of the party displaying their corporate personality before anything else.

The problem with this is the potential for your web site to become a vanity project.

How do you create a web site without it becoming just an advertisement?  How do you create a website that attracts people rather than talking at them?

The answer is simple.  Be honest.  Share information.  Just like life, you gotta give to get.

So whether it’s a newsletter, website, or blog, share, share, SHARE knowledge and information.  Similar to this new world community and global economy we are living in, the days of business information protectionism are limited.

Offer something to your prospective target.  In doing so, you get to prove your expertise while increasing the likelihood of winning business… and loyalty.

To echo what we said in our previous post. Publish, publish, publish. Tell people what you know about the things they’re interested in, and keep your target audience in mind, rather than writing to existing customers and vendors already in your industry.

People will notice.

-Crockett Dunn

-Jeff Yablon
Chief Operating Office, CDLLC
Answer Guy Central Business Support Services


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