Michigan Digital Marketing

Marketing for Michigan

We stay up-to-date on the latest website, email, and social media marketing trends for our Michigan marketing clients to help them implement effective strategies.

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Michigan Digital Marketing Consultants

We've been offering to assist Michigan-area businesses and corporations strengthen their online marketing for more than 18 years. As a full-service digital marketing company, we have multiple internal teams focused on every type of internet marketing service your Michigan small business may require. This is not true of all digital marketing companies throughout Michigan, since most only have a single group of SEO, PPC, or social media professionals. For those online marketing agencies in Michigan, turnaround times are extended while they search for web designers or specialized marketers, explain your requests over email, wait for the work to be completed, review the work to see if it matches the request, then play the middle person to any change requests you may initiate.

To help attract new audiences and boost brand awareness, our Michigan-focused digital marketing experts help clients with SEO strategy, white-hat link building, paid search advertising, social prospecting, public relations, and influencer outreach.

With regards to converting customers and driving revenue, we can help with conversion rate optimization, email / SMS marketing, social media advertising, funnel development, lead generation, and more!

Let's talk about what our digital marketers can do for your Michigan business! While we offer complete internet marketing services to Michigan small businesses, we can augment the marketing department of your large corporation to fill in any gaps. See what our digital marketing programs can do for Michigan websites.

What is Digital Marketing for Michigan Businesses?

It's pretty simple: Michigan digital marketing is all about advertising products or services through online channels like websites, search engines, social media, email, and mobile apps.

Most Michigan business owners think of digital marketing as another phrase for search engine optimization or paid advertising. While both of those services are used in internet marketing, neither fully explain the depth of a modern online marketing program for Michigan-based businesses.

In today's digital marketing world, there are dozens of internet marketing strategies that all work together to help you boost visibility in Michigan and across the United States.

For example, the best digital marketing services in Michigan will include tactics to:

  • Drive traffic to your digital assets (websites, apps, sales funnels, etc) by using SEO, social media marketing, affiliate marketing, or paid advertising.
  • Boost Michigan business revenue with landing pages, sales funnels, and conversion rate optimization.
  • Analyze how visitors navigate your digital assets to figure out improvement areas, retargeting opportunities, and conversion rates.
  • Build trust in Michigan by using content marketing, video production, link building, reviews, and social proof.
  • Build and nurture relationships through email marketing, SMS marketing, and social media management.

Our digital marketing agency is happy to provide Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Sterling Heights, Taylor, and Troy with professional internet marketing services.

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Our Digital Marketing Services for Michigan Small Businesses

For Michigan businesses, we're a team of digital marketing specialists who bring diverse knowledge and experience to the table. Take advantage of our past experience in more than 100 business industries throughout Michigan, and the rest of the United States, to help drive traffic and improve conversions across your digital assets.

SEO Strategies for Michigan Small Businesses

For your Michigan website to rank on the first page of search results for competitive phrases, take a holistic approach to SEO. This means reviewing your technical, on-page, and off-page search engine optimization, since all three aspects of SEO work together, to show value to search engines.

Oftentimes, we find issues with page speed, content quality, and backlink profiles when we take on new clients in Michigan. All of these SEO problems can be solved with technical, on-page, and off-page SEO. Here's what each Michigan SEO service offers:

  • Technical SEO services for Michigan businesses involve things like page speed, site security, XML sitemaps, site architecture, structured data, and broken links. These impact how Google reads and traverses your content, and how visitors interact with your Michigan website. You typically need the assistance of Michigan web developers to improve technical SEO issues since they are often related to the platform or theme used on your website. We have an internal team of web developers that can work within platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Magento, Shopify, BigCommerce, and Laravel.
  • On-Page SEO for Michigan websites includes factors such as content silos, content writing, internal linking, keyword research, competitive analysis, frequently asked questions, page titles, meta tags, images, and videos. If you improve these on-page SEO factors, search engines will better understand the value of your content and recognize you as an authority in Michigan or the whole of the United States. Also, it will help increase important metrics like "time on site" for your visitors, which shows search engines you gave them something they liked. It's never too late to start creating content for your online marketing campaign in Michigan.
  • A big part of Michigan SEO involves your backlink profile which includes the number and quality of backlinks pointing to your website, the naturalness of your anchor text and link velocity, the authority and relevancy of your links, social signals, and a lot more. It is important to build natural backlinks to your website's homepage and interior pages to help search engines understand your Michigan website and content is deemed worthy of third-party recognition.

The important takeaway is to understand you can't focus on just one or two areas of search engine optimization in your Michigan digital marketing strategy. A fast website that doesn't have content or backlinks isn't likely to rank on page one of search results. The same is true for other scenarios where two areas of SEO have been optimized, but one was neglected. Ensure that your Michigan competitors (and national competitors) can't just pass you by completing all the SEO checklist items.

Michigan Link Building Campaigns

We've discussed off-page SEO briefly, but it's worth mentioning again since Michigan business owners don't usually understand this part.

When you look at the first page of search results for competitive keywords and long-tail phrases, you're almost always going to find big retailers in product-specific search results, and long-time service providers in local Michigan search rankings. If you further review the exact pages of these search results you will often find the number of backlinks to those pages is far greater than your own relevant pages. That is because search engines use backlinks to determine how authoritative your website and content are on a particular subject.

In order to improve your own pages, you have to build quality backlinks to your home page and interior pages with white-hat SEO link building services. It is critical to see this as a long-term endeavor for your Michigan digital marketing strategy. Don't get too hyped up about this for a few weeks and then move on to something else. Being inconsistent with link building is a major reason why you might not ever see the placement you require. It's important to develop a link-building strategy that boosts quality backlinks from relevant pages and social media accounts to your Michigan website. The most important thing to do is keep your Michigan website's backlink profile natural by not overdoing exact-match phrases, buying lots of backlinks from private block networks (PBNs), or doing anything else that's black hat.

We utilize a number of white-hat link building techniques in our Michigan digital marketing services, including:

  • Utilizing the "Skyscraper Technique" to build a bigger, better version of a ranked content article from Michigan competitors.
  • Creating in-depth articles for third-party websites as a guest post, with a link back to your Michigan website.
  • Reaching out to high-authority websites to suggest content improvements to existing articles that may have become outdated, or didn't cover a specific topic relevant to your Michigan business.
  • Replying to HARO requests from journalists looking for expert opinions and feedback.
  • Getting your website listed in industry-specific directories by scanning Michigan competitors (or national competitors) to find their most valuable business listings and NAP (Name, Address, Phone) citations.

Michigan Small Business Online Reputation Management Services (ORM)

Your online reputation in Michigan and beyond is an important trust factor search engines use to determine rank positions, and your target audience uses it to make purchasing decisions. This is true for all types of purchases and decision-making, ranging from the selection of a local service provider in Michigan, the purchase of a product on an ecommerce store, and even the selection of a physician or attorney for a personal matter. People love reading about the positive experiences, and sometimes even more about negative experiences, that others had with your Michigan brand.

For local service companies in Michigan, we can help you develop a review generation program within your digital marketing to increase the rate at which past customers leave reviews for your business. This often involves collecting reviews on Google My Business, UpCity, Yellow Pages, Angie's List, Yelp, and other online review collection websites.

If you run an ecommerce business, we can help with the collection of product reviews and company reviews. For an ecommerce business, it is important to collect reviews for both the quality of your products and the customer service experience of your Michigan storefront. Online shoppers in Michigan want to know the product they are purchasing is of sufficient quality or utility, but they also need to know you will be there to fulfill the order and answer questions after the sale.

For the reputation of professional service providers, such as Michigan doctors or Michigan attorneys, we can help establish protocols within your online marketing campaign for the collection of testimonials to ensure prospects always see a positive image of you. This includes review generation, reputation monitoring, online reputation repair, survey campaigns, and social media growth for your Michigan website. In some cases, even SEO can be used to help curate the best possible first-page results for your online reputation in and around Michigan.

The risk of ignoring your online reputation is the loss of long-term business, which often isn't noticed until significant damage has been accumulated. Take control of your online reputation today to ensure you always put forth a better image than your local competition.

Content Marketing Strategies for Michigan Small Businesses

Most Michigan businesses use content marketing as a means of attracting, engaging, and retaining a high-interest audience by creating and sharing relevant blog articles, instructional videos, case studies, white papers, and other digital media. This digital marketing approach for Michigan websites helps establish your company as an industry thought leader, while also helping you dominate organic search results and the attention span of your target audience.

When your target customers in and around Michigan begin to identify your brand as the source of valuable advice or guidance you will find it is easier to guide them through your sales funnel. We help Michigan digital marketing clients put together the right content marketing plan for their specific business industry and goals.

It is important to identify your target audience before starting a content marketing plan. This will help you understand the best media format for the content, whether that be informative blog posts, detailed case studies, informal whitepapers, best-in-class listicles, or drip email campaigns. It will also help you determine the best delivery method, which can be from social media, search results, or some other medium.

We often help implement content marketing strategies that involve blog content, infographics, podcasts, videos, email campaigns, whitepapers, case studies, surveys, webinars, checklists, listicles, and lead magnets. We particularly like using the case study method because it is a powerful tool for showing expertise as a Michigan digital marketing service provider. These are all effective ways to market content if you implement them correctly within your Michigan business.

Social Media Advertising Services for Michigan Small Businesses

The use of social media ads in Michigan digital marketing involves paid ads being run on social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, LinkedIn, and Instagram. These social media channels offer a quick and effective method for connecting to your target audience by allowing you to select interests, behaviors, and demographics. However, the downside can be the added cost of setting up the campaigns, creating landing pages, building out sales funnels, and performing conversion rate optimization to ensure the paid ads function as a proper lead generation or sales generation tool for your Michigan company.

By leveraging the data sources of social media platforms, advertisers are able to hyper-target their audiences to deliver personalized content based on demographics, behaviors, interests, and other factors. While this is an enormous opportunity for most established Michigan companies, it can be an expensive method for businesses that aren't ready to take full advantage of social media advertising.

We help Michigan small businesses and large corporations build out the necessary sales funnels and lead generation tools to make the most of their social media ads. We also recommend putting in place plans for conversion optimization and retargeting within these Michigan digital marketing services, both of which will help improve the return on ad spend you see within your campaigns. Let's not forget to mention the freshness of your ad creatives. When running a social media marketing campaign, you have to be mindful of ad decay and ad fatigue to prevent your campaigns from becoming stagnant and suffering from degraded performance.

Search Engine Marketing Services for Michigan Small Businesses

The use of Michigan search engine marketing in digital marketing involves paid ads being run on search engines like Google and Bing. You will find that Google Ads and Bing Ads offer a quick and effective method for connecting your Michigan business to an engaged audience that is actively looking for your products or services. The downside is the cost of setting up an effective and scalable paid advertising campaign, which often involves the creation of landing pages or sales funnels that are optimized for conversion opportunities.

We help businesses of all sizes build out the necessary landing pages and funnels to generate leads and grow revenue, which makes paid advertising a cost-effective Michigan digital marketing strategy. For any search engine marketing campaign in Michigan, we recommend creating a plan for retargeting and conversion rate optimization to improve your return on investment.

Sales Funnel Development for Michigan Small Businesses

A sales funnel, or purchase funnel, is the visual representation of your customer's journey with your Michigan company. The illustration of a sales funnel, which is often referred to as a marketing funnel or revenue funnel, looks just like a physical funnel you'd use to pour a liquid into a container. The top of the funnel is always larger because it illustrates the large number of potential customers that might interact with your Michigan business. The funnel narrows at the bottom to represent the various exit points within the sales process. Naturally, the bottom of the funnel is the smallest part because it represents the number of people who actually converted through the generation of a lead or the sale of a product.

The development of a sales funnel for your Michigan business is more difficult than the explanation of its concepts. For example, some of the most successful sales funnels produce millions of dollars of value each day for their Michigan businesses. To develop a sales funnel that produces value for your Michigan business, you have to put thought into the goal of the sales funnel and the type of sales funnel you want to implement.

There are numerous types of sales funnels, including self-liquidating funnels, automated webinar funnels, lead magnet funnels, premium client funnels, free plus shipping funnels, affiliate sales funnels, and dozens of others to consider. When you work with one of our digital marketing specialists, you will have an experienced digital marketer to bounce ideas off to help you determine the best type of revenue funnel for your business. Alternatively, if you don't have an interest in being involved in the process, we can research more about your business and industry to determine the best funnels to explore and test within your Michigan digital marketing campaign.

Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) for Michigan Small Businesses

There is almost no reason to neglect conversion rate optimization within Michigan digital marketing services. This is a critical aspect of any type of online marketing in Michigan since it directly impacts the ability of the marketing service to provide value for the small business or large corporation paying for the marketing service.

Boosting conversion rates can have a huge impact on your bottom line. Before you pursue a CRO strategy, it is important to understand what it is, how it works, and how to evaluate the service. This is a time-intensive process that involves plenty of iterative research and testing. What makes it most difficult is the CRO strategies that work for one Michigan business might not work for a different Michigan business, even when both are in the same industry.

The most common CRO strategies include reducing form fields on contact forms, testing different call-to-action phrases, creating attractive headlines, implementing a sense of urgency, fixing mobile website issues, improving page speed, adding exit-intent popups, defining value for the visitor, and adding trust and social proof signals.

True conversion rate optimization for Michigan websites can become much more complex. To really dive into CRO, we have to fully understand your business offer, your competitors, the strengths and weaknesses of your value proposition, how visitors are currently interacting with your digital assets, your online reputation in Michigan, and many other factors.

Email Marketing Services for Michigan Small Businesses

You can use email marketing within a digital strategy to increase brand awareness, generate website traffic, drive sales and revenue, bring awareness to your social media profiles, engage past customers, and gain valuable information about your target audience.

We help our Michigan digital marketing clients use Mail Chimp, Campaign Monitor, and Constant Contact for their email marketing campaigns. These are robust email marketing tools to create subscriber lists, segment your audience, and even develop email marketing drip campaigns.

The most important part of email marketing is developing a plan to increase your subscribers. We help Michigan email marketing clients build and nurture their email marketing lists by implementing email collection opportunities within lead magnets, exit-intent popups, checkout processes, squeeze pages, referral programs, affiliate programs, and numerous other methods.

Lead Generation Strategies for Michigan Small Businesses

For local service providers in Michigan, the most important part of an inbound marketing program is lead generation. Not everything can be sold on the internet. For a lot of products and services, a phone conversation or in-person conversation is needed to close the sale. For these types of business industries, Michigan lead generation tactics are going to be critical.

There are many types of lead generation strategies to consider, all of which have been tried and implemented by our digital marketing team at some point in the past. The most common lead gen strategies include the creation of helpful content, retargeting past website visitors, nurturing past contacts with email marketing, engaging visitors with live chat, developing free tools for visitors to use, creating referral programs and affiliate programs, creating video content that can be shared online, setting up free webinars for visitors to attend, and offering helpful downloadable content in a lead magnet.

For most digital marketing campaigns where lead generation is a primary goal, our team will develop and implement one or more lead gen strategies in your digital assets to test what works best for your Michigan small business.

Video Marketing for Michigan Small Businesses

As a full-service digital marketing firm for Michigan, we have our own in-house video production and video marketing department. This has been extremely helpful for content marketing strategies that required creative video assets. More importantly, we've used our video production department for the creation of video ads on YouTube and video marketing within Facebook Ads campaigns. There are many great applications for video production within your Michigan digital marketing strategy. You can use videos to demonstrate unique products, teach new concepts, and improve visitor duration. You can also implement videos within Michigan digital advertising campaigns to bring life to paid campaigns.

Why You Should Invest in Digital Marketing for Your Michigan Website

You're going to have to think about marketing in Michigan if you manage a business that sells something. There are many reasons to consider Michigan digital marketing services over other, more traditional, marketing strategies. Let's go over some of the great reasons to implement a digital marketing strategy within your Michigan business:

  • It's often more affordable than other forms of marketing because it can be started low and scaled according to success.
  • With the use of valuable reporting tools like Google Analytics, you can get better insights into how many visitors interacted with your brand, how long your marketing efforts kept their attention, and if you were able to bring them back to your website in the days, weeks, or months after their first interaction.
  • There's no shortage of phones, tablets, and desktop computers in Michigan. Choose a marketing format and medium that enables you to reach your target audience anywhere they go in Michigan, and beyond.
  • With digital, you can update it a lot more easily than with print, billboards, television ads, or radio commercials.
  • In Michigan, online marketing is one of the best ways to engage users. Good luck getting people to comment, like, or share your non-digital advertisements throughout Michigan!

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How to Develop Michigan Digital Marketing Programs

It's important to create a plan with measurable business goals before beginning a digital marketing campaign for your Michigan-based business. You want to ensure everyone involved understands the ultimate goal of the Michigan digital marketing service to prevent spending time on ideas that won't positively impact the business.

With a clear set of business goals in place, you can move on to identifying a target audience. You need to know who you are targeting in Michigan or beyond. This helps you tailor your Michigan digital marketing efforts to platforms your audience engages in and that you use messaging that resonates with your target audience.

Now that you know your business goals and your target customer, you can make an informed decision about their needs and search intent. You'll be able to focus on the right keywords for your Michigan digital marketing and align your content marketing strategy to your audience's needs.

You should make search engine optimization your first priority if you're planning on using it eventually within your Michigan digital strategy. In digital marketing, search engine optimization moves the slowest. The improvements you make to your website, your content, and your backlinks can take weeks or months for search engines to fully recognize and have an impact on your rankings.

This is a great time to consider paid advertising for your Michigan business and its digital assets. It's best to create a landing page or sales funnel instead of sending paid traffic to your homepage, product page, or service page. Most paid advertising campaigns in Michigan that have high bounce rates and low conversion rates make the mistake of sending traffic to a page that isn't optimized to convert a cold audience. Use splash pages and sales funnels to lead Michigan residents to your lead generation goal.

As soon as your Michigan website gets traffic, you should think about how to keep in touch with those visitors. Some people won't convert on the first visit to your website, landing page, or sales funnel. Consider building an email list, sending SMS alerts for new offers, or setting up tracking pixels to retarget Michigan website visitors.

When all of these Michigan digital marketing strategies are in place you are ready to enter the testing and optimization phase. This involves constantly measuring the success of your campaigns, looking for areas of improvement, and even trying new ideas that you read about in case studies or white papers. In every aspect of your Michigan digital marketing campaign, you should be optimizing conversion rates.

Why Choose WebCitz for Your Michigan Internet Marketing Services

Whether you're a small Michigan business or a big corporation, we want to be your internet marketing partner! There are many factors to consider when researching Michigan digital marketing agencies. With more than 18 years of experience, you know you can trust the Michigan internet marketing strategies we suggest for your business. Michigan digital marketing tactics like these are often what we use for our own lead generation. In fact, you are likely visiting our website from Michigan because of the effective implementation of our own internet marketing campaign.

Our online marketing agency should be your choice for your Michigan small business because you feel we are the right team. Here's why we suggest our digital marketers for your Michigan marketing:

  • Our agency has been around since 2004, so we have over 18 years of experience.
  • We get most of our leads and new clients in Michigan from our own online marketing campaigns.
  • You likely found our website in Michigan after performing an online search for a service we offer.
  • We do not outsource Michigan internet marketing services since we have our own marketing team.
  • Call us during regular business hours, and you'll probably get an answer within a few rings!
  • We have extensive experience in WordPress, WooCommerce, Shopify, BigCommerce, and Laravel for any Michigan online marketing strategies that involve website changes.
  • We offer ecommerce marketing services to help online retailers reduce ad costs and increase return on ad spend in their digital ads.

We hope you keep our internet marketers in mind when it comes time for you to start looking for Michigan internet marketing agencies. Let us know if you have any follow-up questions, or if you want to start a discussion with the friendly staff at our internet marketing agency.

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