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Link: Rhymes with ‘Don’t make the bride think.” – Your listing – Part 2

Links

Update your link!

Directory links are the rapid path to an inquiry for your business. Or at least they should be.

The ‘code’ for the link to your site ‘hides’ behind the name of your business, aptly underlined to indicate that it is an ‘active hyperlink.’

Most businesses that advertise on BridalSpectacular.com and other wedding website directories provide products and services for events, other weddings.

It’s commonplace to set the directory link to point to the welcome page of your website. That would not be the best linkage.

There are two superior options:

  1. Link, directly, to the wedding section of your website. Don’t ask the bride to make even one choice on the welcome page of your website. Take her, directly to Weddings on your side.
  2. Create a Landing Page, specifically, as a gateway-welcome page from your directory listing. If you are running 5, 10, or more listings for separate online ads, duplicate the Landing Page and customize that page for each source ad. Customizing the welcome to the particular source (BridalSpectacular.com, Facebook, etc.,) is a way of personalizing the connection between bride (prospective customer) and you.

Taking the anonymity and the indirect path to your wedding information show you as more thoughtful and precise than many competitors.

Don’t believe me? Go to any directory category on any website, and click on a dozen company links. I’ll bet you find that all but a couple of them haven’t made that incremental improvement.

It only takes a couple of minutes to update the link. Take the time.

Andy Ebon

Andy Ebon
Wedding Marketing Expert
The Wedding Marketing Blog

Bridal Show Follow-Up: Official Guilt Trip

Chocolate: Another potential guilt trip

Chocolate: Another potential guilt trip

If you exhibited in Veils, Tails & Cocktails, this past Friday, you now have access to all the hot leads from the event.

This isn’t just a nickname, these leads reflect opt-in choices by brides, indicating what products and services they are seeking. If the bride is at the beginning of her engagement, she is likely looking for most everything. If her wedding day is nearer, she may be looking for fewer services.

Right or wrong, statistically, brides generally are not looking for videographers, early in the wedding planning process. They look closer to their wedding day.

So, if you’re a videographer, and you download the hot leads, you can predict, more exactly, which brides have more urgency to buy a service such as yours. If they are looking for a videographer and their wedding day is, for example, within 120 days, Voila!, you have a SIZZLING lead.

So here’s the deal… Don’t tell anyone that ‘I don’t do leads!’ There is money on the table and it is either yours or it will belong to someone else.

It’s the old game of musical chairs. The music has stopped. Stand around long enough, and you’ll be left without a chair.

You’re not standing around, are you?

Andy Ebon

 

 

Andy Ebon
Wedding Marketing Expert
The Wedding Marketing Blog

Search Engine Optimization is Vital for Your Website Success – Read This Great Article by Andy Ebon

Always in search of articles on great SEO tips myself, today I was excited to see Andy Ebon is currently doing a series of articles on this topic.  So this easily fit into my “Article of The Week Category”  Stay tuned as Andy shares more on this subject in the next couple of weeks.  I know I will! Find his article at this link: Just How Important Is A Top 10 Search Engine Position Ranking (SERP)?

The Las Vegas wedding market is one of the toughest markets in the US to stay on top of the search engines for the key words “Las Vegas weddings” and if you are able to get there it is my hope that you will also serve great content.  There is nothing more disappointing than to find someone through the top ten listings on a particular search word and then be disappointed that what you need is not there. A Google search of Las Vegas weddings is particularly skewed in that it serves up mostly chapels and that is not the only thing  Las Vegas brides and grooms are searching for when they put in those keywords.  I look forward to hear what tips Andy offers in his future articles to see how to break the barriers!