FAQs (107)

FAQ's contains a list of frequently asked questions about Make it Active and the marketing services that we offer. In addition, there are general answers to questions pertaining to marketing, seo/search engine optimization, website design, and graphic design services.

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Questions about Online Marketing and SEO (Search Engine Optimization).

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Questions about Website Development.

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Questions about Graphic Design and Marketing Collateral.

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Google Street View Virtual Tour FAQs (5)

Questions about Google Street View Virtual Tours for the New England Region, including New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and Massachusetts.

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What does "PUSH" Marketing stand for?

Nobody has ever asked this, so in full disclosure, this is simply an explanation in case anyone has ever wondered about our use of PUSH in our marketing materials. In fact, we don't usually use the word PUSH, rather, our marketing slogan spells it out...

Make it Possible, Make it Unique, Make it Simple, Make it Happen... Get it? PUSH!

The concept of PUSH goes far beyond the idea of "Push Marketing," which is a marketing technique; In fact, our idea of PUSH is far beyond that concept. When we work with a business, we do everything in our power to make it Possible for them to grow, by using creative and Unique designs, with a clear and Simple message. Ultimately, we want to make it Happen for any business that we work with. We strive to help businesses grow using sound strategies that work, rather than costly mistakes that don't. So whether we are talking about our slogan, or actual practices, Make it Active, LLC is always interested in using the right technique for right job, and we always stick by our motto!

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Does Make it Active have a resellers permit?

When setting up an account with new vendors, it sometimes gets frustrating when they are in another state; as they don't always have information about taxes in all 50 states. This frequently asked questions page is to address this question when we are setting up a resellers account with any of our vendors.

The state of New Hampshire does not have a state sales tax. We also do not have an income tax. So, we would not have any kind of sellers permit, as it is not legally required in our state. Here is a detailed response from our state government which the state has suggested we refer vendors to when they have questions about state resellers requirements:

New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration

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How far in advance should we hire a tradeshow consultant?

Tradeshows take lots of research, planning, and the preparation the first few weeks alone can be a full time job; especially if you need a booth, graphics, brochures, promotional materials, etc. We recomend hiring a consultant no more than 90 days prior to a show. While we can accommodate businesses with less notice, the costs go up significantly due to the time it takes to put everything together in such a short amount of time. There are are many deadlines to meet, each aspect of a tradeshow has deadlines. Freight should be received no later than a certain date, otherwise your company could incur additional charges with the tradeshow management group at the actual tradshow. This is why it is imperative to meet deadlines to avoid a constant state of emergency, which usually happens if you have fewer than 90 days to prepare for the tradeshow.

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Why use an SEO Agency from NH?

Make it Active, LLC is located in Dover, NH, the Seacoast of New Hampshire; However, we do business with companies throughout the country. In fact, we work with a few multi-national corporations. The location of the SEO Agency you use is unimportant; what is important is that they know how to perform global, national, and local SEO. Since our company is in NH, one of the most business-friendly states in the country, our prices are very competitive with SEO companies in some major surrounding cities such as Portland, ME, Boston, MA, and even NYC. 

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Why should we choose Make it Active over a large SEO Agency in Boston?

We have been asked this only once, so I'm not sure I would consider this a "frequently asked question." Nonetheless, we felt it was a good question to answer in general, for prospective clients. One business owner said that a company from Boston stated "they were better, simply because being from a big city, they knew SEO better." If that's the case, our company being from both Los Angeles, and having an office in the Bay Area/Silicone Valley in the 90's must make our us the most knowledgeable  SEO company in New England! The truth is, SEO has little to do with where your company resides, and has more to do with long term knowledge about the industry.

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Why is SEO a separate charge from Website Design?

SEO (Search Engine Optimization), and Website Design are 2 completely different things; though they are closely related. Website design involves developing a website, which includes designing the buttons, images, and overall layout of the website. This is done when the website is new, but often times there are maintenance updates, as well as content updates. Maintenance updates, such as the latest security updates from Joomla, or Wordpress, involve updating the software to ensure that the website is secure, and likely to protect your website from being hacked. Content updates involve your content being updated as needed, such as adding an event or latest news to the website, adding a new employee, adjusting the hours, etc. SEO on the other hand involves some of the above, but there is more to optimizing a website for search engines than just the initial design, and content updates. For example, as an SEO agency that deals with dozens of customers ever year, there are many tasks that are ongoing. There are many back end tasks, some simple, some more complex, that help ensure you are not only up to date, but also that your content doesn't affect your rankings. Everything from missing content (a deleted page), to a slow server can impact your rankings, thus hurting your search engine optimization efforts. Search Engine Optimization involves a process of doing all the right things, to achieve the right results. There is no single thing to master SEO. Ultimately, it involves learning a process; a process that everyone does differently, with some more successful than others. Our process has been proven repeatedly, which is why we have such a high customer retention rate.

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Does SEO guarantee I will sell my product or service?

There are never guarantees that more visitors means more customers. There are lots of things at play, the landing page, how you drive customers to your product, whether it is online, or at your business location. Generally speaking, more visitors to your website often correlates with more customers, and in my experience, it is closely related. However, there are cases when someone is selling a product or service, that could be above market value, poor name recognition, etc. and they are not seeing the same success. I have seen one client go from being nowhere on search engines such as Google, to being 4th place, consistently, on all key terms, within 2 months of us working with them. However, this individual in particular was promoting something available at a later time, and some might assume that just because they are so high on search results, they should have customers immediately. Think of it as getting a new retail location; it can look great, you can even post ads to get customers in, but it's up to you, your website, and your branding to actually sell the products.

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Our store/office/business is small, would we benefit from having a Virtual Tour?

We often hear something like this: "My store is old... my office is small... we have nothing that customers would care to see online!"

We have spoken with thousands of businesses throughout NH, ME, VT, and MA, and have discovered that most small businesses don't think they need a virtual tour, and when they in fact want one, they worry it will make their business somehow look worse. Most businesses get excited by the thought of giving customers the chance to see their business online, and sign up once they realize what we are talking about. However, many believe their business is too small...old... or just worry if it won't look good for their particular business. However, one thing we always try to get across to potential clients, is that even if nobody ever views your tour (which is simply not the case, tours are often viewed much more than business photos), you would still benefit from having a virtual tour done because it helps your business appearance on Google, and since our tour rank is high, you bennefit even more by having Make it Active, LLC do a Google Virtual Tour for your business!

Think of it as a full page ad in the phone book (if you are old enough to remember phone books). Full page ads always showed your customers what you wanted to show them, rather than simply a business name and phone number. That is how Google Street View tours should be thought of.

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What causes my search engine ranking to drop?

Unfortunately, there are so many individual causes of you to lose rank or drop in place on search engines, there is no one single cause. Sometimes you simply have more competition under certain search terms. You could have been penalized by circumventing systems. You may have outdated content, while other websites offer more refreshing updated content. Your website might not be search engine friendly... There are so many reasons, the most important thing is that you have an online marketing agency like Make it Active, LLC, helping ensure you get on top (or as close to the top as possible), and stay there.

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