Stern PR | 1 in 5 Heard of SEO!

Susan Stern OmahaBy Susan  L. Stern
(Internet, USA) —  Can you answer this question definitively – Do you know what SEO is? Turns out – 1 in 5 Americans – have heard of Search Engine Optimization, i.e., SEO…according to a survey by Matt Cutts, a senior software engineer at Google. In other words, that means 4 in 5 people – do not – know what SEO means. Cutts’ survey sample involved 1576 people, using Google Consumer Surveys, a new research service.

The survey found gender differences, too. The number of men and women who have heard of SEO stands apart. Interestingly, the research found that nearly 25% of men heard of SEO, with 16% of women aware of same.

Definition: SEO is the professional process of attempting to achieve 1st page Google, Bing & Yahoo ranking for your Omaha business website and/or directory listings.

What does that tell us Omaha internet marketers? “We need to inform the businesses we represent about the absolute necessity of having a regular SEO plan of action in place to build and maintain top search engine placement rank. That is, where your website or online directory listing appears on Google, Bing & Yahoo,” emphasizes Susan Stern, Stern PR™ Omaha.

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Omaha Internet Marketer Susan Stern Stern PR™ did her own informal, unscientific survey and found the same results as the Google Pro – that companies seem to be in the dark about SEO. “You can’t just have a website coded correctly to appear on the 1st page of Google. You have to constantly refresh the website content writing, the graphics (coupons), keywords, and take extra measures like write industry articles on your business blog, add website coupons or a news feed and have your SEO professional promote your online video commercial in mass monthly. On the latter note, Forbes Insight published in December 2010 found that 59% of senior executives prefer to watch video instead of reading text, if both are available on the same page,” notes Susan Stern, a Marketing Consultant in Omaha, Nebraska.

The fact that only 1 in 5 people, an estimated 20.4% of Americans have heard of SEO based on the Google study is astonishing. “Cause it’s something that every business needs to achieve website search engine success,” summarizes the Omaha Internet Marketer.

Additional Statistics. Website business owners must understand that SEO is a high stakes game that you must win. After all, if your company website sits in the top tier of search results, you may experience a big traffic and sales increase.

Another study was released in September 2011 by the Pew Internet & American Life Project that found that 58% of those surveyed search the internet for information before buying products and services, with most users only viewing the first page: Google, Bing and Yahoo search engines.

How do search engines determine which websites go where? A site’s position on Google, Bing & Yahoo is based on a mathematical formula, an algorithm, which give high rankings to sites coded correctly, packed with viable keywords and more. In terms of outsourcing your SEO, Marketing Consultant Susan Stern, Stern PR™  in Omaha offers suggestions.

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The SEO professional you hire needs to regularly make updates:

**Write Industry-related journalism/PR articles on Business Blog

**Swap out & re-design online website coupons

**Write Social Media updates: Twitter and/or Facebook

**Website Keyword analysis, competition analysis, keyword implementation & reports

With 4 out of 5 people unaware of what SEO is, that is a tell-tale sign that website business owners need to get educated on SEO, at least learn the basics, before you outsource these tasks to an internet marketing expert. When all is said and done, in today’s internet-driven technology age, regular, i.e. monthly search engine optimization is as essential as having a company website.

Call Susan Stern, Stern PR™  in Omaha now to enroll in a monthly SEO plan.

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About the Author:  Susan Stern, Stern PR™ , Marketing Consultant in Omaha, Nebraska specializes in website design, website copywriting, search engine optimization, video internet marketing, videography and photography, graphic design, traditional marketing, public relations and advertising. Learn how Susan Stern can help your business achieve marketing success on & offline.

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(Omaha, NE)  —  It’s an ethical dilemma. One obstacle an Omaha marketing firm faces is considering to take on clients that directly compete with another. “Recently, I have made the tough decision to turn down a potential business client because the company directly competed with an ongoing customer of mine,” states Susan Stern of Stern PR™ Omaha. While Stern PR™, a marketing firm in Omaha, NE, does not sign non-compete agreements, in terms of ethics, Omaha Marketing Consultant Susan Stern feels a sense of loyalty to the clients she serves and prefers to keep them happy and not create waves.

“I have never faced this ethical issue before. Two clients who compete – simultaneously seek my Omaha marketing expertise. So, I gave the conundrum some thought. I weighed the pros and cons. Technically, if I were to take on both clients in the same business for website design & SEO work, the one who pays more for my search engine optimization services, for instance, would end up in a better spot on Google, Bing & Yahoo. In other words, the more financial investment a client commits increases the time I spend on the company’s SEO, the better their results. That doesn’t seem right,” notes Susan Stern,  an up-and-coming marketing consultant in Omaha, Nebraska.

Omaha marketing consultant Susan Stern espouses strong business ethics. “I am a straight shooter. I am not going to sell you something your company does not need. As marketing consultant to your business, I will not pressure you either. I will always look out for your best interest,” says Susan.

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Stern PR™…Start Ups

(Omaha, NE)  Technically, if you have a business plan, Stern PR™ Susan Stern, a marketing consultant in Omaha, Nebraska can make it become a reality. Help you focus. Give a valuable opinion. Put the plan into action!

“I’ve done it before, and I’ll do it again. A company comes to me, just starting up or has a clip art logo, and I help them launch their business plan, marketing-wise. Boom, done.Takes a couple weeks. I’ll unveil ‘total image marketing’: Logo. Slogan. Website. Video. Local print marketing. Registration with the state & BBB if industry neccesary. Check local, state and federal laws based on industry. I then create their legal contracts, mission statements, brochures, business cards, advertisements, etc. On your best behalf, I help cover your Aspen, Colorado, as I say,” remarks Susan Stern, owner of  a one person Omaha marketing firm.

I did this labor-intensive, creative & technical work for – A Hammer for Hire™ – Waterloo, Nebraska. A quick deadline. For instance.

Stern PR™ Susan Stern handles all the details.

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2012 Video Debut!

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(Omaha, NE)  — The wait is no more! The Stern PR™ Susan Stern 2012 video of services is here! Thus far, the reviews are great!

Every year, Omaha Marketing Consultant Susan Stern unveils a public portfolio showcasing the wide variety of projects to be proud of. Reminder. Omaha’s Stern PR™ offers everything that a business needs in terms of Omaha Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations & Journalism – on & offline.

“People don’t care, and may not realize the labor-intensive effort for creative & SEO-friendly video production the Stern PR™ way – done right! For example. For my own production, it took 60+ hours. Creatively. I start by shooting the video with a professional grade, high-definition & high-resolution video camera. I do same with high-resol still cam. Then, I transfer to my computer – a custom high ram, best processor, highest storage capability on-the-market 2012, an all-in-one touch-screen, flat screen, best graphics card desk top. And, no, it’s not a MAC. It’s a grand PC. Yet. reasonably priced. An IBM company created-system, on a side note.

Back to Video 101 by Stern PR™.  I first choose the golden soundbites, video, etc. I had already edited in my head during shooting, so I know approximately know where to go on-the-time line – for that choice excerpt. Forward, it takes hours as I manipulate each video frame-by-frame, interspersed with custom video effects, transitions, panning & more. Do this. Change that.

I pick & choose the right music bed – in my vast commercial-purchased video library.  I comb through several dozens of songs & bits – for the right track.

Once music is chosen, I place it on the – edit bar of-  my industry-level video production program.  I then lay down my voice-over. I zoom in each minute audio frame and edit-out breaths. Clean up copy. Import new media. Redo. Playback. Revise. Lay down new Susan Stern voice-over tracks. Render. Examine. Revise again. Re-edit. Whew!

When all is said and done. I download to appropriate video sharing sites. Redo. Redit. Delete old. Download again. Perfect. I then draft keyword rich for SEO description, title and tags after extensive research & analysis involving competition search engine 1st page placement. This is the entire process. Stern PR™. Pre & post production.

As for Stern PR’s 2012 Video Debut, time invested maxed out at 60+ hours,” stresses Susan Stern, Stern PR™, Marketing Consultant Omaha. “I worked some overnights. Many, many hours. Eventually, I get to the point – where I just know the production is great. I publicize it!”

Susan Stern is so enthused. ” Gotta be candid. I got the ‘itis’.  I think I am gonna immediately produce some – informative – Stern PR™  mini-videos, asap too.”

Stern PR™ offers the same enthusiastic commitment/passion for clients – corporate videos for websites, training, boardrooms, trade shows and for a sales pitch! “Like a reporter as I use to be, I research. Learn, the product/service of each client I represent. It’s not complicated, for me. In fact, I’ve impressed one client in particular, he tried to hire me as sales director. No thanks. Much appreciated. I’ll stick with marketing consulting. Anyhoo, back to the passion of Stern PR™, I then streamline a company’s image via corporate video  – complete with an ear-soothing, eye-catching slogan & entire name-branding – on & offline.”

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So, sit back for 1 Min :30 second. Then, call Susan Stern today.

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Stern PR™ Gives Back!

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(Stern PR™ Susan Stern)  —  Omaha Marketing Consultant Susan Stern Stern PR™ makes it a top priority to give back to the community in the form of organizing events for the Elk Creek Crossing Omaha HOA and handling marketing tasks at Omaha’s Friedel Jewish Academy.

“I love doing things for others. I figure, why not use my graphic design and video production expertise toward philanthropy. So, for several years I have handled the Friedel Jewish Academy End-of-Year Video production, a labor intensive production that received high reviews! I am also frequently called upon to shoot professional photos, create graphic design & copywriting mailers for the school, gratis. It’s fun and feels great to give altruistically,” notes Susan Stern Stern PR™ Omaha.

Great Reviews Susan Stern Stern PRAs for the ECC neighborhood association, Susan Stern of Stern PR™ passionately strives to stand by her slogan, ‘Serious Strategy Really,’ handling the website content maintenance, copywriting, photography and video. Few neighborhoods in Omaha offer an up-to-date neighborhood website like the one for ECC. Stern PR™ offers these services for next to nothing. Check it out here.  

Susan Stern also spearheads events for families. “A couple of gal friends of mine are getting ready to organize the ECC neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt – a popular extravaganza that has grown over the years. So the upcoming holidays are gonna be really fun,” says Susan.

If your non-profit organization needs Omaha marketing expertise, i.e. help, for little or no cost –
Contact Susan Stern Stern PR Superior Service. “Serious Strategy Really!”

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Stern PR™ Video Debut

(Omaha, NE) — Attention, attention. The Susan Stern Stern PR™ 2012 Video is on the editing floor & ready for a public debut – the week of March 20! “I am super excited about publicizing this all-new video production. It shall contain the latest examples of my Omaha marketing work for such companies like Best of Omaha’s Heartland Lawns, CKF Consolidated Kitchens & Fireplaces, All Clear Windows, Snell Heating & Air Conditioning, among other great local businesses,” says Susan Stern Stern PR™.

“I am especially proud of some of the equipment upgrades in which I have invested – from a high-definition professional video camera, a few extra still camera lenses, top-notch pro lighting equipment and some superior computer software, that makes my job a heck of a lot less complicated and more polished. Clients seem to love the clarity of both my videos and photography. Good equipment is a wise investment.”

“Looking back, I remember starting my marketing business on a shoe-string budget with no extras. You know, with an ok, do-the-job, low-resolution video camera, and a computer that held hardly any memory. Boy, did it crash a lot. I still worked around it – and through it. It’s a fond memory. That said, thank goodness those good old days are behind me. Since then, thanks to great customer reviews of Stern PR™, with clients returning again and again, I am on my 4th computer, but this one has a superior processor and plenty of memory. So, I am crossing my fingers, that this may last several years.”

So, stay tuned for the debut of the all-new ‘Stern PR Video of Services 2012’

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Online Reviews 4 Biz

By Susan Stern

(Omaha, NE)  —  Stern PR Omaha’s Susan Stern offers tips on how business should deal with negative reviews online. Stay calm, act professional, respond and move on. Notes Susan, “the best advice I can give is to remember the old adage “customers are always right.” So that means, politely reply to poor online reviews in this way:

  • Thank the reviewer for taking time to provide feedback
  • Apologize to the reviewer, rectify problem and invite customer back if their gripe is legit
  • Offer a partial or full refund if situation warrants
  • Don’t reply to abusive reviewer – just ignore them, flag the complaint for removal or consultant with an attorney
  • Don’t offer them an explanation or excuse
  • If online reviewer is a fake, say from a competitor with a fictitious name, mention that no customer exists & invite them to call
  • If online reviewer with a personal gripe opts to defame or slander, call he or she out on it. Reply professionally. Consult w/Attorney

Another suggestion. Periodically run a Google, Bing and Yahoo search for your company online, to not only keep track of what people are saying, but to reply immediately to reviews – good and bad. Adds Susan Stern, “remember to never argue with the customer. ‘Cause yes, even though we may not feel this way, as business owners, we need to embrace the doctrine to treat each customer with respect, i.e., the customer is always right…

Even when they’re wrong. 🙂

Good luck!