There’s no doubt about it! Info-Graphic video WORKS, ie, views to your posts increase, at least, five-fold but I have witnessed an 800% increase in click-throughs on sales or name capture pages over the past few weeks.

One Estate agent, for example, was getting four or five clicks on a ‘standard’ movie video per month but their new info-graphic videos (the ones Marketing Bugle produce) which replaced the old-fashioned video, got 42 click-throughs during the first four days.

A pub/restaurant website started getting enquiries from people using their online forms when they had never been used before … simply by using an info graphic video to encourage people to contact them in order to book a meal.

Radio DJs have gained more listeners by showing the viewer what’s coming up on their shows by using Info-Graphic or Whiteboard scribe videos.

This proves it can work for any niche, no matter where or what they are.

One Facebook page collects a regular 35 to 135 views on their standard posts of text and or images over a number of weeks. But since placing info-graphic (or Whiteboard scribe) videos in posts, the view rate is around 400 to 600 in just THREE days, on average.

Radio Radio …

Any online radio station out there really needs to contact Marketing Bugle to arrange a series of this type of video for your Social Media posts as they have proven VERY popular with listeners and proven to increase awareness of your scheduled shows or the whole station’s output.

In recent tests listener figures have increased right after the viewer count on our videos have brought in more readers.

How Come?

Because the video ‘speaks’ to the eyes and ears, breaking down barriers to people’s understanding and, hence, the videos can convey complex information very simply.

The drawing aspect helps with ‘viewer completion’ with the person mentally guessing what is being drawn in front of them. This helps them remember what was seen even a long time after viewing it.

The viewer will also complete what is being drawn. Two dots and a curved line, for example, give the impression of a human face smiling even though the rest of the face isn’t drawn yet, so the simplicity works on many levels no matter how informed or intelligent the viewing person is.

During experiments over the years, it’s been proven that these Info-Graphic videos or Whiteboard scribes teach a person successfully, above and beyond what an ‘ordinary’ presentation can achieve.

It does get a little scientific but, all we really need to know is, you’ll get more customers after using this type of video in your marketing strategies than by using any other method.

It’s now affordable to smaller businesses too so, no excuse not to, at least, give it a go.

To view some demo videos, view our Info-Graphic and Whiteboard scribe demo page here.?

It got to the stage where nothing surprised me when it came to new products or services from the team at Marketing Bugle.  We've had QR Codes before anybody really knew what they were, SMS Text Customer Loyalty systems and now .... wait for it, 360 degree Virtual Tours.  But, it has to be said, it's not like all the others out there ... it's affordable for a start.

Current customers of Martyn Brown, Viva! Mobile and Marketing Bugle are often asked if they would like to pilot a new programme which is about to be launched across the land and, eventually, the offer will go out to anyone who may be interested.  However, in the case of Virtual Tours, there was a queue of people ready and willing to try out the brand new product.

Virtual Tours are nothing new of course but, you can bet your bottom dollar that Marketing Bugle will do something unique to make the product better for those who come on board through them, rather than anyone else.

?Estate agents have been offered, and occasionally used, Virtual Tours to show a potential viewer of a property around each room and the gardens.  It's as though you are stood in the room turning around 360 degrees and, therefore, the temtpation to book a viewing is stronger than ever, as opposed to looking at some still images or reading the write up about each property, which simply leave most people still wondering.

The price has always been, and still is in most cases, very high and, therefore, Virtual Tours have always been something of a luxury to present.

Marketing Bugle can now photograph local business premises and properties, edit the presentation and then upload to a web page or Facebook very quickly.  A QR Code is associated with each presentation and videos are also produced as well as the actual Virtual Tour.  The whole package is a fraction of the price charged by those who have been doing it for years but, now, it's available to all.

Info spots can be added to the Virtual Tour along with 'Hotspots' that take you from one room to another when clicked or tapped upon.  They run on computers and mobile devices, too.

For more details, visit Done For You Internet who are running the pilot scheme.  More details will follow once fully launched in a few week's time.?

Marketing Bugle can now help out local businesses with a newly improved special type of marketing. These are Facebook ads whereby we can find the exact person you are looking for to buy from you and have your advertisement placed right in front of their eyes on their pages.

Because you only appear in front of those who are genuinely interested in your product or service, your response rates are much higher than you can expect from your conventional advertising.

Using specialist software to find your target audience, Marketing Bugle then send your pre-defined advertisement through the Facebook system ensuring that you stay within your pre-determined budget. You only pay for where it is shown so there’s no waste by your ads appearing in front of those who are not suitable for your service or product.

Facebook ads have proven perfect for building relationships with potential customers so, when they are ready to buy, they buy from you. They are great for sending visitors to your website or Landing Page. Rather than directly selling ‘off the page’ Facebook ads are for building awareness or recommendation.

Marketing Bugle can design your ads, create campaigns and run them for you on a monthly basis.

Facebook, Ideal for promoting local business

Training & Tools For Agents

Training is now being put in place for the pilot agents to work with Viva! Mobile’s SMS Text Message marketing programme.

We are currently building a member site where agents can have all of their marketing tools in one place and be able to access the main Dashboard to control their agency.

There will be a monthly fee for use of the Dashboard which controls the complete SMS system and a small fee for each advertiser/client’s customer each month.

Agents can charge whatever they like as it depends on how much of the programme they are using for their customers. Obviously some customers will want just the basics while others will want a number of add-ons.

As a bonus, we are also making the selling of websites available for agents to pass on to their customers. This will be a good upsell for anyone involved.

Websites that are available include
the following specialist niches:

New Fitness Website For Agents To Make Available To Their Clients

Agency Pro

Our Agency Pro theme is perfect for your professional agency, consulting business, or any business looking to display their portfolio and services in a sleek and professional manner. This theme is highly customizable and comes with several useful widgets to help you connect with potential clients, and clients alike.

Clean and Flossy

Our Clean and Flossy theme is perfect for any business that offers on location services such as dentist offices, doctors’ offices, chiropractic offices, and much more! This theme provides an easy to customize structure and features many built in widgets that allow you to easily and beautifully showcase your business and convey information.

WP Fitness Club

Our WP Fitness Club theme is the ultimate WordPress theme for Health Clubs and Personal Trainers!

WP Fitness Club will give you a great tool to attack the health club and personal improvement class industries!!

Takeaway Food Outlet Genie

Our fast food theme is the ultimate WordPress theme for Takeout and Delivery Restaurants!

With WP Takeaway Food Outlet Genie, you'll be able to define a project for your restaurant clients that won’t overwhelm them and the price won’t make their eyes glaze over!

Directory Suite

Our Directory Suite theme is the perfect WordPress theme for creating directory websites for niche industries such as Restaurants, Accountants, Community Business Listings and more! This theme is highly customizable, and comes with several useful widgets for any type of business directory. The theme also comes ready to display and manage special events in the community. You can have featured listings as well and integrate to a third-party shopping cart to generate income.

Hotel & Guesthouse

Our Hotel and Guesthouse theme is the perfect WordPress theme for creating websites for Hotels, Motels, Inns, Bed and Breakfasts and more! This theme is highly customizable, and comes with several useful widgets for businesses in the accommodations industry to display and manage all of their information and events. You can book rooms through the theme's simple interface or integrate to a third-party booking engine.

DJ & Night Club

Our DJ and Night Club theme is the perfect WordPress theme for creating websites for Local Night Clubs, Bars, Pubs, Entertainment Venues, Bands, DJs, and more! This theme is highly customizable, and comes with several useful widgets for businesses in the Entertainment Industry to display all of their information and events.

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... Websites To Sell

The Very Popular Car Dealership Website Theme

Lead Bravo

Our Lead Bravo theme is the perfect WordPress theme for creating high converting and attention grabbing landing pages, squeeze pages, and lead generation websites. This theme is highly customizable, and comes with several useful widgets to help generate leads.

Agency Professional

Our Agency Professional theme is perfect for your professional agency, consulting business, or any business looking to display their portfolio and services in a sleek and professional manner. This theme is highly customizable and comes with several useful widgets to help you connect with potential clients, and clients alike.

Real True Pro

Our Real True Pro theme is perfect for any estate agent or rental property agent. Beautifully showcase properties for sale or for rent with our easy to customize, feature packed theme.

Auto Mall – Car Dealer Agency

Our Auto Mall Car Dealer Agency theme is perfect for new car dealers used car dealers alike. It includes several custom widgets such as a vehicle loan calculator and a vehicle search widget, that help you easily build a website for local car dealers.

Swift eCommerce

The Swift Commerce theme is an easy to use eCommerce theme that allows you to create simple online stores in just minutes.

Tasty Place

If you have a restaurant, Tasty Place is the theme for you! Beautifully showcase all of your menu items, a featured menu with your most popular or newest menu items, and your specials with our Tasty Place theme. Tasty Place was created specifically for restaurants, offering many custom widgets that provide everything one could need for a restaurant website.

Highlights

Highlights is the perfect theme for any business offering on-location services, such as a hair salon. It has a built in booking system, several custom widgets, a large homepage slider to display images, and more! This is the perfect theme for you to effectively and efficiently promote your business online.

Photographic Hero

Our Photographic Hero theme is perfect for photographers, or any business that needs to display a lot of images in a beautiful, clean, and efficient manner. This theme is perfect for easily displaying your work, while providing important information about yourself and your company to clients and potential clients alike.

DJ, Nightclub, Radio theme

You will need to change your password on a number of popular websites in order to be totally save from the recent Heartbleed attack.

http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-bug-websites-affected/

This is a full list of sites and how they were affected.

You Get More With Marketing Bugle

Bigger & Better Hosting with Marketing Bugle

No More Limitations For Your
Business Website

Marketing Bugle continue their upgrading for customers by adding more speed and wider bandwidth for those hosting websites on the Marketing Bugle servers.

We have always given the fastest speeds possible on the given server but now we are literally moving to a brand new server that offers the best facilities for all users.

So not matter which type of website you are running, there will be no longer any issues when you get higher traffic rates all at once.

We can now also offer a dedicated server just for your website with a unique IP address along with a whole range of services for those who require the more powerful solution.

Marketing Bugle also continue to add new website themes to their packages with five new, content ready, blank themes and the forthcoming fitness them due to be launched over the next few days.

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New Fitness Website On The Way

Although Marketing Bugle have come up with new, blank, themes for WordPress over the past few weeks, it’s been a while since we brought out a new theme made especially for a particular niche.

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes and build an amazing site for the health and fitness niche. These can be:

They are feature and benefit rich and yet easy to use. Readers can book for membership or classes and, as expected, are perfect for any size screen as they are totally mobile responsive.

More details will follow by the weekend and we will have a demo website for you to view as well.

We Can Build You The Best Fitness
Website Available

Website Them For Health Clubs, Martial Arts Schools, Personal Trainers, Arts and Crafts Schools and Many More!

  • Health Clubs
  • Martial Arts Schools
  • Personal Trainers
  • Arts and Crafts Schools
  • Many More!

Oh, doesn’t it just make your business life easier when you can type just one short article and then post it to EVERY single Social Media account that you run?

Of course … anything that saves time, saves money.

Once upon a time, Marketing Bugle (or ‘Working Hours’ as the business was named back in the 1990s) automation was the way forward but, in more recent times, it simply doesn’t do the job intended.

People in general are clued up to marketing techniques and, when they see your automated messages on Facebook, then on Twitter then on LinkedIn, then on Google+ etc. etc., they become ‘ad-blind’ and soon start to completely ignore your messages.

Online software like, Hootsuite is all very well but it needs to be used sensibly.

Back in the early days of Internet Marketing (when Marketing Bugle was a monthly business magazine) everything was quickly automated so that repetitive tasks were outsourced to either automatic programs or to other countries for other workers to deal with.

It used to work and work well. Responses were high and sales followed suit.

However, today, try your automation out now … the responses are practically zero. You need to engage with your potential customer or readers and build a relationship, manually.

It really is worth having one of your staff members spend dedicated time to Social Media tasks as it can make all the difference. Sales do come, no, not right off the page but eventually. And you’ll find that, once a person has purchased from you once, they’ll do so over and over again.

You need to post quality messages, answer questions, give useful information that people can use to their benefit. In the end, when they are ready to buy, they buy from you.

It is no good building a smart looking blog if you can’t keep it up. You need to post quality content on a regular basis. Search engines will like this as well and so rank you higher for your correctly chosen keywords.

Try a few months of manually posting your comments, messages and articles and spot the difference … the difference being, you will get sales.


It's All About Building Relationships ...
Get Sales - Try MANUALLY Posting Your Social Media Content

Marketing Bugle has added new software to its portfolio of products in order to get websites ranked even quicker and remain stable throughout.

So many sites have not adapted to the search engine’s ‘algorithm’ changes and, as a result, they are dropping from the rankings like flies.

So many businesses put their trust into any old SEO company to do their online marketing for them but, after a while, things start to be ill-effective and, most often, without the business really noticing this decline as they are so busy working in their business.


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Search Engine Databases Can Hold The Secret Of Your SEO Planning

How Come?

Google does not rank websites, it ranks PAGES. It sets rules or processes that form its Algorithm. If your site falls foul of these rules, it earns less ranking points, so to speak and, therefore, won’t display as high in the results pages, when a reader performs a search, as a site that does conform to the rules.

So what once may have earned ‘Google love’, may not be appropriate any longer … however, your SEO company will probably still be applying the same old rules to your pages as it’s always done.

Eventually, you find your website sliding down the results pages. It’s not a simply case of altering what is going wrong to correct it but a case of keeping up, at all times, with these algorithm changes and having the right tools in place to use together with the expertise required. Few SEO companies do this for their customers, they just leave them where they were after the initial fee was paid. This may sound harsh, but it is something that we here at Marketing Bugle have noticed over and over again. SEO is ongoing, as you may know, month in, month out all year BUT, it needs to be constantly updated and corrected using up to date tools and by people who know what they are doing rather than performing ‘just another day job task’.

Our most recent addition to our research tools allows us to carefully monitor things at all times and, what’s most important, keep up with the ever-changing rules that are set by the search engines on the Internet.

Bing, Google, Yahoo and so on change these aforementioned algorithms every few months with ongoing updates during the weeks in between so, it’s a must to keep working on your online marketing rather than in pockets of time frames or, even worse, ‘automated’ systems so that one believes things are being performed effectively when they could be doing more harm than good.

Our keyword research now uses no less than six major sources to make suggestions in each website niche.

Competition data is vital if you are to rank as well as your competitors or even out-rank them altogether. Marketing Bugle can now do this very efficiently.

Planning your keywords for onsite SEO or Pay Per Click campaigns can be a very long and complicated process but, when performed correctly, can achieve tremendous results. Marketing Bugle do this using up to date tools while others continue to use old and tired programs that simply don’t produce the most effective keywords anymore.

Analysing keywords to produce our in depth SEO reports helps discover the most popular and highest converting products so you have a head start on your competitors. Find out what they are using and where (while out-ranking your on the results pages) so you then know what you need to be doing.

Finding articles and ideas for your website, blog or Social Media platform can be very difficult. Writing it yourself would take valuable time and resources so, we have the tools to find related content including articles, videos, images and more. We also have a tool that finds out what questions people are asking about your kind of product or service, so that you’ll know what to give visitors when they visit your website pages.

All of the above is just the tip of the iceburg but it covers some of the most important aspects of Search Engine Optimisation.

Marketing Bugle have been working with SEO since the mid 1990s so, nobody has more experience.

Contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation about your company’s digital marketing.


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