Holy cow, is it 2013 already?!?
As Team Eminent SEO moves into 2013, we look back at the last year and reflect on what we did well, what we struggled with and what needs to change.
Jenny Stradling, our CEO, wrote a blog post related to an internal survey she conducted to get the team involved on making improvements going into the new year. She mentions in the post how important feedback from your team is, “I think that in order to have an effective team and productive teamwork, you have to continually get feedback, have group and individual discussions and integrate team ideas wherever possible.”
You can read the full post here: Why Teamwork is Important and Why We (Eminent SEO) Love Our Work
Business New Year’s Resolution
We all make personal resolutions at this time of year – resolving to finally go on that diet or hit the gym regularly, perhaps you want to travel, quit smoking, spend more time with your kids… all good, positive goals. But what about your company resolutions? Perhaps you have a company vision and maybe you even have a detailed mission statement that breaks down exactly where you want to take your company this year. Or, maybe you don’t.
Someone smart once said “A goal without a plan is just a wish”.Think about it. If you are looking to market a new product, raise awareness for your brand, dramatically improve company revenues… it’s not enough to have the vision, you have to have a plan.
First, you have to know what you want – be specific. Saying “I want to make more money” isn’t enough. You need to detail out exactly what you want. Think it through. Write it down.
Second, you have to develop a strategy that you can put into motion. How else are you going to get what you want? It would be nice if what we wanted simply fell into our laps, but unfortunately it doesn’t work that way. If you want to achieve a specific goal, you have to have a solid plan.
Third, put that plan into motion. If you aren’t sure how to reach your goals, reach out – have a team meeting, discuss your plan with the members of your company or others that you trust. Or, reach out for expert help. If you know what you need to do but don’t have the time, know how or in-house staff – hire someone who does!
Forth, start, implement, track and adjust. Knowing what you want, developing and plan and putting it into motion is a nice start – but even the best business strategy can fail. External sources can interfere, life can get in the way – don’t worry! It’s important to remain open minded and flexible. Keep an eye on what is happening and if something isn’t working, don’t be afraid to change course!
Is SEO on Your “To Do” List this Year?
Well if it isn’t, it should be. SEO is an important part of any online marketing strategy. If you think SEO is dead, well you are wrong. Read more on why SEO will never die and get some free tips on how to do SEO the right way here:Why SEO is Not Dead
Grow Your Business in 2013
We hope that you’re enjoying your new year so far! If you are looking for expert help in growing your business in 2013, give us a call (800) 871.4130– we develop custom business marketing strategies that increase revenues and exceed your goals.
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I gave up sugar for 2013
This is a fantastic and informative post! I feel it is so extremely important to have SEO in ones business plan! And I just love this “A goal without a plan is just a wish”!