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Cultivate Your Local Reputation with Customer Reviews!

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This spring and summer, the peak season for a lot of our clients, was one of uncertainty in 2020.  As we enter the slower part of the year, now is the time to evaluate where you can strengthen your marine business and set yourself up for success going into 2021. Regardless of industry, there’s nothing more valuable in growing your business than customer referrals and testimonials. Facebook, Yelp, and TripAdvisor, arguably the Internet’s largest social-local platforms for reviews and research, tout a combined 485+ million monthly users, dominate in local search engine results, and have the ability to shut down…

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Ignoring Your Dated Website? It’s Hurting Your Business More Than You Know.

By | Custom Content, Industry News, Internet Marketing, Marine Marketing, Pay Per Click Marketing, SEO Marketing, Social Media, Website Design | No Comments

 We all have those things we own where we say “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it”. Your website might technically function but, in reality, if it has been over 5 years since you have updated your website – your website is costing your business BIG bucks. More often than not, most of us think of our websites like our favorite old pair of shoes! Even though they are dated or could be performing better, we’re attached to them. Another big factor is the cost of investing in a website redesign. We totally understand that a website redesign is no small task…

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CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT PART TWO | On-Going Website Maintenance & Marketing Strategies Drastically Improve Business

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In part one of this series on Mainsail Yacht Charters, we talked about how on-going site maintenance has drastically improved user experience. If you haven’t read it already, jump on over and give it a quick read. Our custom integration with Central Yacht Agent really pushed his user experience to the next level and the access to instant information, while never leaving his site, drastically improved his conversion rate! In part two of this series, we see how our marketing team continued to work with Kevin to ensure, with the upgrades to the site, that his marketing strategy was being updated as well…

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CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT PART ONE | On-Going Website Maintenance Ensures Cutting Edge User Experience

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Websites are not printed marketing materials. You cannot just launch them and walk away. Your website, regardless of when it was designed, needs to be incrementally improved over time. What is needed is a maintenance schedule to ensure the best user-experience you can! Long time client, Mainsail Yacht Charters, is a great example of exactly how on-going maintenance cannot only give customer’s a better experience, but can increase business rapidly! Over the last few years, we have continued to work with Kevin to ensure his website has the most modern technology guaranteeing a better user experience. More specifically, over this past month, we…

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Boost Bookings with Customer Reviews!

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Regardless of what your marine businesses is (fishing charter, yacht charter, broker, boat insurance, etc), there’s nothing more valuable in growing your business than business than customer referrals and testimonials. Yelp and TripAdvisor, arguably the Internet’s largest social-local platforms for reviews and research, tout a combined 485+ million monthly users, dominance in local search engine results, and and the ability to shut down businesses over night. It’s no wonder Yelp and TripAdvisor are crucial to your business! Potential customers are actively looking at what your current customers have to say about you, your service, and the on-the-water experience they are going to receive. Here are a…

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Your Website Not the Online Booking Tool You Thought it Would Be?

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Is the fishing charter boat in the slip next to you getting more business even though you have a new website and are regularly posting fishing reports? With Google on a mission to deliver the best search experience ever you cannot just HAVE a website to say you have one, call it a day and go fishing. On top of having fresh great content that reaches out to your potential, current and past customer base, you need a solid online marketing strategy that builds brand awareness. You must have a solid online marketing strategy that focuses on organic (learn more about SEO or search engine optimization here)…

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Red Flags You Haven’t Found the Right Internet Marketing Company

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Each month I inevitably get a call from a new client or a prospect I have been working with that says “XYZ told me they can do this!” There are thousands of Internet Market Companies out there but just like with anything there are a few rotten apples in the bunch. If you have been sucked in by a great sales pitch though here are 4 red flags that should make you question their ability and force you to continue to research them or your other options. “We Guarantee!” – Run! Don’t Walk Away. And know 100% that no one…

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The Effects of Weather on Your Ad Spend

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Since we have been working with marine professionals for more than 15 years we know all too well how quickly weather can effect a captains charter schedule. Our marketing professionals certainly don’t have any control over the calm waters but we certainly do over your Google Adwords spend. The Charternet team can run a script that allows for the adjustment of your bids based on current weather conditions allowing our fishing charters, divers, sailors, etc. to scale back during inclement weather, saving that budget to bid more aggressively when the time and weather are right. How is it possible –…

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Important Email Information – Non-Hosted Email Alert!

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Important:  Email Forwarding & Website Form Notifications Please note based on recent universal email regulation changes, Charternet urges you to review your email policies and account forwarding set-ups. If you are using non-hosted email, such as Gmail, Yahoo, etc. there are circumstances in which email will not be delivered or forwarded.   If you do not make the business decisions with respect to email please be certain to forward this message to the appropriate person in your office. Non-hosted providers such as Gmail, Yahoo, etc. may begin blocking your message because of the following: Volume of emails being sent each day by the same “from” email address…

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