Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Why limit your digital marketing to a smart phone or a laptop?
Beyond Big Marketing, a Chicago marketing firm, teams up with Precision Research to promote their focus group recruiting website. Their qualitative and quantitative research facility is conveniently located near the airport and just minutes from Chicago.
What better place to spread the word than on a digital billboard right near O’Hare airport?
Check out this digital sign on Interstate 90. Better yet why don’t you visit www.opinionwizard.com and sign up? Everybody can use a few Grants or maybe even a few Benjamins. Get paid for your opinion at www.opinwizard.com.
Tuesday, 4 June 2013
We are always looking for ways to communicate more effectively with our customers. Recently we came across invisionapp.com. This is a combination of a project management tool and a website presentation tool.
The great thing about this app is that it allows you to establish links to flat files to replicate actual code and the client comments feature is excellent. I encourage anyone developing websites for their customers and want to resolve most navigation and design issues to take this product for a spin. If you are looking to get a new responsive website OR a Scrolling website, give us a call at 312-437-4332 and we’ll tell what Google likes best and why.
Monday, 13 May 2013
Websites are just one component of communication with your customers. Nobody knows your customers better that you do. MTC Voyager understood that they needed a better way to communicate to their customers. Beyond Big Marketing understands that the magic of new media includes making websites drivable by the Clients if they so choose.
We believe websites are like new cars in some ways. We build it and you take it where you want to go.
Austin Monroe, Sales and Marketing Manager for MTC Voyager explained it well when he said…
“Big Beyond Marketing and Voyager collaborated throughout the design and construction of our new website. Mark kept an open ear for what we felt needed and efficiently converted these ideas with his own input to develop an exciting and impactful website. This website is producing three times as many online inquiries compared to the previous site. The greatest part about working with Big Beyond Marketing is the framework they created allows us to change the website with ease.”
If you have ideas on how you want to start the conversation with your customers and how to keep the conversation going, give Beyond Big Marketing a call. 312-437-4332
Monday, 22 April 2013
Whole Body Vibe, a Seal Beach Health and Wellness Spa wanted a Brand Critter to help promote their juicing programs. Juicing is good for your whole body health. Owner Kimba Fonte-Tule, founder of Whole Body Vibe Studio knew she needed a fun way to promote their juices and she found Beyond Big Marketing here in Chicago.
Meet the Juice Guy. If you are looking for a new brand image or maybe a Brand Critter, Give us a call at 312-437-4332.
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Beyond Big Marketing teams up with MTC Voyager to build an exciting new website.
Client collaboration is a new trend in website builds at Beyond Big Marketing. Clients want to be more involved in the process and that helps speed development while keeping costs down.
www.mtcvoyager.com has a great gallery and a dealer locator that automatically finds locations closest to your IP address.
Built on a wordpress format, the site is easily edited by the Voyager marketing team. The gallery is easy to navigate. Adding new products and pages is simple. As clients become more computer savvy, it’s important to get them more deeply involved in the marketing plan and website management. If you are looking for a marketing partner that will include you in the process, look no further. Contact Mark at www.beyondbigmarketing.com
Friday, 1 March 2013
While the chart below may look like a scary sledding hill, it really is a frightening look how hackers can hurt your website traffic. Hackers from all over the world are targeting websites that are not updated and managed. They are adding code that steals your rankings.
Here’s 4 ways to minimize that risk and stop it from happening again.
1. Monitor your site regularly for code updates and changes. You can review your source code from your browser and look for any odd copy in the header.
2. Remove the offending code and change passwords to your site and email that might be compromised.
3. Monitor your website rankings and if you see any unexplained rankings drops, contact your marketing agency.
4. If you use wordpress update your theme and plugins.
Losing Keyword rankings can be a real slippery slope
If this sounds like like a lot to manage when you are busy running your business, just give us a call Beyond Big Marketing @ 312-437-4332 and we’ll do a site security audit for you free of charge.
Monday, 11 February 2013
We recently posted about the problems with WordPress sites being hacked. This has become a big problem for several Chicago businesses. It is extremely that Chicago marketing agencies are vigilant with their client’s website security.
Recently a prospect who spotted our recent post contacted us regarding their WordPress site. They had recently seen a drop in rankings. We looked at their source code and found that they had been hacked and hidden code in their header was hurting their rankings and Google was no longer indexing their pages.
We found hidden files in folders of their ftp site that was broadcasting code to their website headers. What makes this code so evil is that it is not visible on your site so it’s difficult to detect and when you finally realize what has happened you’ve already lost business.
Contact Beyond big Marketing and we’ll perform a hacker check on your site for FREE.
If we find a problem we’ll provide a quote to fix it and make sure your site is as secure as possible.
Friday, 25 January 2013
WordPress is a great tool for small to medium-sized users businesses. You can create a website that is functional and professional. We should know. Several of the sites Beyond Big Marketing develops are built in WordPress.
There is a disturbing trend on many of WordPress sites however. Hackers are determined to break into websites and drop code in the headers that gives them links and harms your websites search rankings. Google can even delist your website. Here’s an article on how it works and how you may get punished even though you may be the victim of a third party hacker. It is so important to use strong password generator to keep your site secure.
Google will find the renegade code, notify the owner and usually it’s too late.
You are delisted and then you have to go through a long process before you are reconsidered.
How do you avoid the negative impact of having your site hacked? Click the link above and there’s a tool you can use or you can contact us and we’ll monitor your site for any suspicious activity. Beyond Big Marketing wants your business to succeed.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Here’s an opportunity to take a minute and thank our fighting men and women for their commitment to our freedom around the holidays.
Just post a quick thank you note on our facebook page and we’ll send it along to a soldier with a Free cup of Joe.
Share it on your page and we’ll keep sending coffee for each unique post. Hey if you are really in the spirit, Like our Facebook page too. Happy holidays from Beyond Big Marketing.
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
Google only wants relevant and current content to rank highly for search. They are also chopping down the available page space on pages by ads and also by Google+ page listings. You can curse your downward slide and blame Google. But you might take a moment and ask yourself, “when was the last time my marketing agency updated my search strategy?”
We are looking to raise the bar.
The time when competitors rankings are on the slide is exactly when the time is right to strike and make a search plan that adapts as Google does. Do you want to be the Wolf or the Sheep?
Call Beyond Big Marketing. 312-437-4332. We’ll have you howling sooner that you think.