Which One Will Your Online Business Invest In?
What Surveys Have Found
44% of Google Search is local business related. That means your prospects are searching for you online even if you have an offline local business. And that’s almost half of all Google Search.
If you don’t have your own website, you are wasting all that traffic. And you’ll also want to make sure that your site is mobile friendly or responsive.
In a recent internet retailer conference, Econsultancy asked 100 senior decision makers what they are likely to invest in. 59% of respondents indicated they want to make the greatest investment on their websites, followed by 35% on mobile and 22% on social networks.
This is not surprising to those who understand the importance of having your own online asset This is your home base where you can send people to from the different social networking sites.
In a recent poll I sent out to my subscribers, I have found that investing in online websites top the list (amidst setting up social media presence).
Your Self-Hosted Website Is Your Only Online Asset
Yes even in 2012. Having a self-hosted website just mean having your own brand name as your domain, your own personalized website.
Instead of QuickMuscleRelief.WordPress.com, you can now have QuickMuscleRelief.com. It is with your brand name has your web address and is hosted on your server. This is yours. Nobody can take it away from you.
Having a strong social media presence can not to be neglected but these can never replace having your own website.
There are a at least 3 reasons why you need to have your own website
– Your clients expect you to have one
– You want to be found by people looking for your on local searches
– It gives your business credibility
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