How Mini Storage Market Themselves These Days

online-marketing-techniquesMini storage in Hong Kong has exploded over the past ten years. Traditional marketing methods such as radio and magazines are no longer as effective as they were once – customers are becoming smarter and instead of relying what an advertisement tells them, they demand useful, legitimate information before they make a purchase decision. The competitive market landscape has driven these companies to the online world for new marketing strategies.

If you go online and search for mini storage, you will find that most of these companies are using SEO services. SEO stands for search engine optimization; it refers to the process of enhancing the visibility of websites on search engines. You may find yourself wondering why I know they are using SEO services – it is rather simple to find out. If you look at their meta titles and description, you can sniff out a clue or two; they are usually filled with relevant keywords and their length are limited to 153 characters. With SEO, companies’ website content is also optimized with the right amount of length and relevant keywords. The key here is to make it as natural as possible instead of simply spamming your site with keywords that you find relevant. In recent years, Google has developed a series of rules and algorithms to punish spammers whose website rankings will suffer. In order to rank higher on search engines, you website has to become a trusted, legitimate source of information that can actually benefit users.

Another common strategy used by these companies is paid search. Different from SEO, you have to pay search engines such as Google and Yahoo an amount of advertising fees for placing your ad at the top positions above organic search results. Regardless of your website’s level of trust and legitimacy, you can outrank any of your competitors as long as you are willing to pay more. When a customer clicks on your ad, you only pay for what that specific keyword is worth. The price range of keywords differs, depending on how competitive your industries are and how much you are willing to pay to outbid your competitors. Compared to SEO, paid search costs a lot more money in the long run because the cost of clicks are becoming increasingly expensive. But if you need quick results and traffic, paid search is the way to go.

Many mini storage businesses have adopted the above two marketing strategies to stand out from the crowd. Traditionally when we think of SEO, we think of it is an IT-related industry. But with the gradual transformation and development of search engines, it has become as content-driven as ever. Of course, technical IT skills are also very much alive and important to the entire process, but the value of content is key to many successful cases of SEO.

3 Reasons Why E-commerce Exploded

Shop-Online-And-Save-Money-With-These-TipsEasy and fun. These two words make a fairly accurate description for many online shoppers. These days you can sell just about anything online and people will find and buy them. Here are three reasons why e-commerce has exploded over the years.

First, like I said earlier, it is fun and simple. For a procrastinator like me who has got nothing better to do, I like going online and look at pretty clothes and shoes and eventually make my wallet suffer. You add an item to shopping cart and choose your payment and shipping option, and bam you are done under five minutes. Making a trip to the store can be quite a bit of a hassle sometimes; it takes forever for you to look and finally pick out something that you like. And don’t forget the long lines outside the fitting rooms especially on the weekends. Whereas in the online shopping world, even if you do not like the shirt or dress you ordered, you can always ship it back and return it for free, which takes about ten minutes in the mailroom to finish the entire process. You do the math.

Secondly, you can find rare products in the online world. Let’s say you’re looking to buy handmade necklaces for your unique, exotic outfit, you probably would not know where to look in the mall because all you can think of are the big brand names that sell regular, basic-looking accessories. Small-time boutique stores with specialized offerings can really stand out on the internet as an option if its website has enough exposure on search engines and is easy to find. Alternatively, simply go to e-commerce platforms like eBay and Amazon and you can easily find sellers who are offering what you are looking for. The internet has made it so much easier for consumers to find any products these days, saving us a great deal of time and effort compared to traditional brick and mortar shopping.

Finally, from a seller’s point of view, e-commerce is nothing but convenient and cost-effective. You can have your store up and running twenty four hours a day anywhere in the world, breaking all the barriers to maximize your revenue. It allows you to measure results easily and constantly fine-tune your sales approach with tools like Google Analytics that helps stores owners analyze users’ decision-making behavior online these days. It helps you understand and target your audience much better.

Next time you want to buy handmade earrings online and are a bit hesitant, remember that they might not be easy to find after all in the mall. Save yourself some time with your computer and internet and I assure you will score a pretty pair to go with your outfit.