Now that 2015 is coming to a close, our team has been talking about all the exciting things that have happened at SiteWit this past year. We have worked very hard to improve existing products and release new ones that help each one of our users get one step closer to their goal.
Here are some of the things that happened this year:
Our team grew
This year has been a year of growth, and our team has added some very valuable members. Stacey (Financial Controller), Bill (Support Developer), Mikayla (UI/UX Developer), Ngoc (Software Developer) and Gabriela (Marketing Coordinator) joined the team over the course of the year to work on projects and opportunities that would contribute to the company’s growth. It has been great having them on board!
Released an E-Commerce Product
One of the biggest projects this year involved bringing online merchants a product that would help them advertise their products and store on Google in just a few easy steps. Online merchants select what products and categories to advertise, and SiteWit builds smart ads that will help them get found by people already searching for them. SiteWit constantly optimizes their campaign to ensure they get the best results for their money. SiteWit’s e-commerce product was released on the Ecwid platform, and it has been a great experience so far.
Launched Give Coupons – Sell More for Wix
SiteWit’s Give Coupons – Sell More app was released on the Wix App Market to give business owners the ability to offer their website visitors unique coupons using on exit and timed popup offers. Website visitors are also able to contact the business owner, find the business location, and call them from the popup modal on the website. This helps business owners generate leads right from their website. Business owners can then contact visitors, schedule follow-ups, and keep track of progress using our Mobile CRM app to turn visitors into customers.
Launched a Weebly App
Our SEM product has seen some great progress over the past year, and the team has worked very hard to launch an app on the Weebly App Center that would give Weebly users the opportunity to market their business on Google, Bing, and Yahoo seamlessly. In just a few easy steps, Weebly users are able to build their campaign, purchase it, and manage it. SiteWit optimizes the campaign on a daily basis to ensure the business owner gets the best results for their money.
Released the SiteWit Mobile App
The SiteWit mobile app was released a few weeks back for iOS and Android. SiteWit users are able to keep track of their campaign right from their smartphone while they’re on the go. They can check their campaign performance, view their best performing keywords, and monitor their spend in just a few minutes.
This year has been a year of growth, and 2016 is going to be even better! Our goal is to ensure small business owners reach their goal, and we will keep working hard until we get them there.
We wanted to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our users for letting us be part of their journey. SiteWit would not be where it is today without your business.
Happy new year!
The holidays are a great time to thank all our customers for their business. We have learned a lot from them, and it’s been exciting and very insightful.
We recently got to know G&K Fitness Medics, a fitness equipment sales and service provider to both residential and commercial markets. They opened their doors to Peoria, Illinois and the surrounding areas in 2012.
Ever since they opened their doors, G&K Fitness Medics has been helping people by guiding them in choosing the right fitness equipment, directing them on how to repair their equipment, and giving them tips to motivate them into living a healthy lifestyle. They recently had a website redesign and wanted to achieve a greater web presence.
“With more and more people turning to the Internet to find what they need, it is an absolute must for a business to have a web presence in order to compete and stay in business. We have over twenty years of passionate experience exercising, eating healthy, and researching the industry, so building web presence is a great way to share that experience in an effort to help motivate and direct people wanting to get started with living healthy lifestyle.”
G&K Fitness Medics chose to do search marketing to reach people everywhere that are interested in exercising and living a healthy lifestyle. They want to focus on those that are passionate about health and exercise, and those that are just starting out.
“We hope to be a great website that people can get to easily for fitness and exercise instruction, whether it is for equipment, repairs, or diet and exercise tips. We hope reaching more people will lead to greater sales.”
To help them get to their goal, we like to ask how their experience with SiteWit has been so far. This helps us improve our product functionality and their overall experience. When asked about their experience, G&K Fitness Medics had the following to say,
“SiteWit has helped us to use a service that we previously had very little knowledge of. With a very user friendly interface we were walked through setting up our first campaign. We immediately noticed an increase in traffic to our website and an increase in service calls. It has greatly expanded our reach, not only with a local web presence but a nationwide web presence. The SiteWit dashboard gives us great insight into the traffic that our site is getting, where the traffic is coming from and what people are searching for in our industry. It is a service that is well worth the investment.”
Thank you G&K Fitness Medics for all your insightful feedback and for giving us a chance to learn more about your business. We are very grateful to be a part of your journey and hope we can help you reach your goal.
Building a beautiful online store is one of the last steps in becoming an online merchant, and it is definitely one of the most exciting. After getting everything else set up, they are finally ready to take their products live and start receiving orders. It can be frustrating, however, to see that the number of visitors is not as high as initially expected. SiteWit and Ecwid have partnered to give online merchants the chance to advertise all their products and categories online to get them in front of potential customers that are already looking for their products!
SiteWit’s new app on the Ecwid App Market lets online merchants build a campaign in just a matter of minutes. They are able to select what products and categories they want to advertise, and we build smart ads that will get their products and categories in front of the right people. Our engine will fully automate their marketing campaign to make sure they are getting the most out of their marketing budget! Our engine will automatically pause ads for out-of-stock inventory, resume ads for inventory back in stock, and ensure that their budget is distributed more efficiently.
Store owners on Ecwid will be able to:
- Advertise their store, products, and categories on a major search platform: Their ads will appear on the first page of search results.
- Reach the right customers: We choose the best keywords and build effective ads that will drive more qualified customers to their store.
- Save time: Store owners can save hours per week by allowing us to fully automate their marketing campaign.
- Get the most out of their marketing budget: We run about 50,000 mathematical algorithms that surface the campaign’s best performing keywords to get the best visitors for the store owner’s marketing budget.
Ecwid was founded in 2009 to enable small businesses to easily add online stores to their existing sites. It is now the world’s most popular ‘add-on store builder’ for small businesses.
Read more our partnership on Small Business Trends here
It’s that time of the week again! Learning about our customers and getting feedback from them is great. It gives us the insight we need to constantly improve our product and their experience.
We’d like to introduce you to Dan Mar Co., a food safety company based in Texas that utilizes certified organic direct food additives to control microorganisms and enhance food flavors.
“We provide technical validation steps, in-plant technical support and proven intervention with pathogen control in the food manufacturing industry.”
The small minority-owned business opened its doors in the year 2000 to provide food safety interventions in the industry. The company likes to make sure all business matters are handled with professionalism, integrity and the utmost discretion. Their work has resonated in the industry, and they were recognized and nominated for supplier of the year in 2011!
“At Dan Mar Co., over 80% of our suppliers are small businesses or woman-owned, with 50 employees or less. When you support Dan Mar Co., you support a certified small minority run business.”
Dan Mar Co. realized that in order to market their niche company, they had to find a marketing tool that helped them target their niche customers, such as quality control managers, in a unique way. As a result, Dan Mar Co. chose to market the business online through SiteWit. The company is looking to increase sales, get training, and assess product needs.
Thank you Dan Mar Co. for taking the time to tell us your story. We will keep working very hard to help you reach your goals!
We’ve had a very good week so far! We released our new Mobile App, our Display product has seen some great progress (Psst… It’s almost ready!), the White Label demo’s have gone very well, and so much more!
Take a look at some of the things our team got done this week:
– Made changes to the Mobile App page
– Created a mock up for a potential new preview page
– Made changes to purchase FAQ/CSS
– Added sub-menu to code item
– Added code to update last sync date on the dashboard
– Pre-demo run-through
– Released Android SiteWit App
– Continued working on adding features to the app
– Test the app with James and Chris to fix bug
Great job, team!
We love learning about our customers and their businesses. Getting to know them has been fantastic! We try to understand their needs and goals to find ways to ensure their success.
We have the pleasure to work with Affordable Antiques and Collectables, an antique dealer that sells antiques, jewelry, and collectables to the trade and public on market stalls, antique fairs, and online.
“I have been dealing for over five years now, started it with next to nothing. I love the process of buying, researching and selling antiques. Each item is unique and has an engaging back story that is wonderful to learn about. ”
Affordable Antiques and Collectables has a beautiful collection of antiques on its online and eBay stores, and it wanted to build and expand the business in the digital age. The best way to find new customers and drive traffic to its website and stores was to advertise online.
“My goals are to keep attracting sellers of fresh stock to find me and, eventually, have a nice stocked shop on my website. I need to build my business first, so I need more visitors to my site before that happens.”
Affordable Antiques and Collectables is targeting potential customers who have an interest in buying or selling antiques. It has a special interest in attracting estate agencies, will and family lawyers, people needing house clearance services and people who are downsizing and wanting to get rid of items.
Thank you Affordable Antiques and Collectables for sharing your story with SiteWit, we are very grateful to be a part of your journey!
“Antiquities are… some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.” – Francis Bacon
Visit their website: http://www.affordableantiquesandcollectables.co.uk/
Like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/affordableantiquesandcollectables
It’s a big day here at SiteWit. Our mobile app is now available for iOS and Android!
Our team is always looking for ways to improve our products and come up with new tools that will help you get new customers while you focus on growing your business. Small business owners like yourself tend to have very busy schedules and are always on the go. You may not always have time to sit down and check on your campaigns, which is why we are bringing your campaigns right to your smartphone.
Our new mobile app provides an easy and effective way to keep track of your online marketing directly from your smartphone. You can view your website stats, see your best performing keywords, and monitor your spend in just 5 minutes! You will be able to:
– Keep track of your online marketing campaigns
– See unique visitor stats for your website
– View your best performing keywords
– Check how many people clicked on your ad
– View your CPC, CPA, and campaign performance
– Monitor your monthly spend
- Download the mobile app for iOS or Android here
- Enter the verification code provided on the screen into the mobile app within the hour.
- Choose and confirm your own PIN code.
- Choose the account you want to manage.
- Manage your marketing on the go!
Keep track of your online marketing with ease – anytime, anywhere.
Congratulations to our team for all their hard work!
We are always looking for more ways to help our customers get new customers while you focus on growing your business. SiteWit will be releasing a new tool very soon that will help you build your online presence, retarget your current website visitors, and find new visitors!
Our new display campaigns will help you advertise like a big business and reconnect with your clients on top quality websites, such as Facebook, CNN, New York Times, and many more! Showing your banner ads in these major websites will maximize your branding, boost your marketing efforts, and increase your sales!
How does it work?
A visitor will come to your website through your SEO, SEM, and other online marketing efforts. When they are browsing on Facebook, CNN, and other major websites, your banner ad will show up to increase brand awareness and bring visitors back to your site. SiteWit will also analyze your current customers and website visitors and find new, potential visitors with similar characteristics who are more likely to convert. We show them your banner ad, they visit your website, and you get new customers!
Our visual wizard will help you set up your campaign in just a few steps, and we will automatically build appealing banner ads that you are able to customize. Once you finalize your ads and purchase the campaign, your ads will be live! We will optimize your campaign and get you high quality visitors for your marketing dollars.
We will keep you updated on its progress and on how you can get started once it’s released (Psst…it’s very soon!)
We’d like you to meet Painting UR Way, a family-owned and operated business in Anaheim Hills, California, that offers a new way to relax, socialize, and explore your inner creativity with friends and family. Their artists guide you through a step-by-step process of re-creating a work of art, while you add your own stroke of individuality. The great thing is, no artistic talent or training is required.
They opened their doors for their first painting session on January 31, 2015 working with HMHB to celebrate their first session. Along with the continued and unending support of family members and friends, the matriarch of the family, Amelia Huckabee, and her three children: Jessica, Nicholes and Ondriah run the day-to day-operation of the business.
The Corona, California-based family takes great pride in bringing to Anaheim, California an amazing entertainment venue that allows its patrons creative and artistic expression.
“It’s less about learning how to paint and more about relaxation, social interaction and self-expression. We provide everything: paint, aprons, canvas, as well as beverages for sale. You leave with your own work of art – without any stress or mess.”
Painting UR Way has just recently decided to market their business online. Although their business has been steadily growing, they want an avenue that would help them reach a wider audience of customers.
“We have customers who live in the city around the block who still comment they didn’t even know we were here. We have to reach those customers to get them in the door.”
Their focus is on giving their customers a relaxing and entertaining experience. They target individuals over 21 in Orange and Riverside Counties who are interested in a unique entertainment experience.
We like to gather as much feedback as we can to make sure they have the best experience. When asked about their SiteWit experience so far, Painting UR Way had the following to say:
“My experience has been limited. I just added the app last week. I do like the stats screen and I am looking forward to seeing how the campaign we have going adds traffic to our website and in turn drives customers into our studio.”
Thank you, Painting UR Way, for taking the time to tell us about your business. We are very grateful to have you on board and to be part of your exciting journey!
If you are in the Anaheim Hills area, don’t forget to visit them for a great painting experience!
The holidays are around the corner, and now is the time for business owners to appear to all those holiday shoppers looking for the best gifts. It is a highly competitive time of the year, and business owners work very hard to craft holiday marketing strategies that will help them stand out and increase their sales. There are many things you can do to make sure you also drive sales by appealing to all those holiday shoppers.
Here are four tips that will help you gain exposure and sell more this season:
1. Plan and Start Early
Did you know that 20% of consumers start their holiday shopping in September? That’s why starting early may be the best way to tackle the holiday season and get more exposure! SEO can take time to update and refresh rankings, so planning ahead and crafting your content early will help you gain exposure right when holiday shopping starts. You can build a strong holiday marketing strategy by choosing the right keywords, creating the best content, and making appealing ads!
2. Create a Seamless Mobile Experience
It is no surprise that more and more shoppers choose to do their holiday shopping, read customer reviews, and compare products through their mobile devices. This year, it is estimated that over 45% of online holiday traffic will come from mobile. That is why you should make sure that your website, store, and user interfaces are mobile optimized. Giving shoppers a quick and seamless navigation can be make a difference when choosing to make a purchase.
3. Build Seasonal Paid Search Campaigns
Paid search is one of the most important ways to increase brand exposure during the holidays. Shoppers constantly search for the best gifts, make product comparisons, and look for the best prices on search engines. That is why ad impressions see a 50% boost during the holidays! Building a seasonal campaign, adding some holiday keywords, and making creative descriptions and headlines can help you stand out, especially if you use holiday sitelinks with a specific holiday landing page!
4. Use Available Data to Make Strategic Decisions
Last year’s data is fully available, and you can use it to make sure you craft the best holiday marketing strategy. Do some research to find out what keywords worked best, how much they cost, and which ones may work well for your products and services. Having this information can help you put together a strategy that will get you in front of holiday shoppers and ensure an increased number of conversions.