We’re very excited about our growth here at Longevity Graphics. We have welcomed many new faces to our team – the most recent being Cristina – a new Administrative and Personal Assistant at Longevity Graphics. Cristina will be covering for Eva while she is away on maternity leave.

To help introduce her to our clients and followers, read below for a brief Q and A.

1.What are your hobbies and interest?

I enjoy doing many things. I love to read and I try to do this whenever I have some free time. My favourite writers are Hermann Hesse and Mario Vargas Llosa.

I also enjoy painting in acrylic. I’m not a professional painter, but my family thinks I am very good at it.

Watching movies and documentaries on Netflix, going for walks among nature or by the ocean, watching my son’s soccer games, and listening to music are some other things that keep me busy in my spare time.

2. What do you bring to Longevity?

I bring my easy-going personality and a positive attitude, along with some previous office experience (having worked in retail, the automotive field, and construction).

3. Why did you get into the industry?

I have always enjoyed learning and trying new things. Website design was just the next point on my list! I find the entire process to be very interesting and I hope I’ll learn as much as I can about it while working for Longevity Graphics.

4. What is your favorite part of the work you do?

I enjoy the variety of the job – no two days are ever the same. There is always something new to do and something new to learn.

5. Any words of wisdom that you would like to share with our readers?

Don’t take life too seriously. Just be happy.

To connect with Cristina, you can email her directly at [email protected].

Longevity Graphics specializes in Web Design and Online Marketing in Coquitlam. Contact us to learn how we can help you grow your business. We offer a 1-Hour FREE Consultation.

It’s frustrating, isn’t it? You’ve exceeded your customer’s expectations and they’re full of praise. So, then why won’t they write a review?

Happy customers are typically open to the idea of writing a review. On the other hand, unhappy customers are far more motivated to write a negative review. However, both of these customers are in the minority.

A majority of customers never leave reviews. There’s a variety of reasons why they choose not to, but it all comes down to a few common barriers. How do you get more customers to leave reviews? You must eliminate the barriers.

Some of the common barriers include:

  • Customers don’t remember what exactly you did
  • They find it too hard to write a review
  • They don’t know what to say

Customers don’t remember what you did

When you’ve done your job correctly, customers have a tendency to be happy, then forget. However, if you make a mistake or do you job incorrectly, customers never forget.

Humans are always on the lookout for problems. This stems back to an important survival mechanism that we have depended on since we were born. Research shows that we’re far more attuned to the negative events that take place in our lives than we are to the positive events.

How can you ensure your customers remember the great product or service you provided them? You must ask customers for their feedback immediately or shortly after they’ve purchased.

It’s too hard to write a review

Great! You have a customer who’s willing to write a positive review about their experience with your company. Now, you have to make the process straightforward and easy for them. If they’re unable to find the right profile and it’s too time-consuming, they’re going to give up. In order to address this issue, you must make the process ridiculously simple for them.

Here are some instructions you can provide them with:

  1. Write your review
  2. Copy the text
  3. Click on the URL provided
  4. Paste your review and select a rating
  5. Click submit

Customers don’t know what to say

The biggest barrier by far is that many customers simply don’t know what to say. Rather than struggling to write a review, they choose to do nothing.

We recommend guiding customers. Now, what does this mean? If you ask the right questions, you’ll provide your customers with the fuel they need to write an amazing review. Here are some example questions you can start with.

In the case of a new website design, we would ask:

  • How satisfied are you with the front-end design of your website?
  • How satisfied are you with the usability of your website?
  • Would you recommend Longevity Graphics?
  • Was our team knowledgeable and professional?
  • What would you rate us out of 10, based on overall performance?
  • Would you be willing to do a Google Review for us?

Do you want more Reviews for your business and for your website to appear higher in local search engine queries? Ask us how we can get more Reviews for you!

Welcome Fabrizio

A New Addition to the Longevity Graphics Team

Fabrizio

Online Marketing and website design are fast growing and ever-changing industries. With a passion for high-end design, expertise and customer service, the Longevity Graphics team continues to grow. We have welcomed many new faces to our team over the past two years – the most recent being Fabrizio – a new Internet Marketing Coordinator at Longevity Graphics.

To help introduce him to our clients and followers, read below for a brief Q and A.

1. What are your hobbies and interests?

In my spare time, I like hanging out with friends, going out for ethnic food, running to keep fit, and practicing meditation (it really helps you to be happier and calmer). I also love reading articles on the internet. What kind you ask: literally everything – from online newspapers to Wikipedia articles.

2. What do you bring to Longevity Graphics?

I have gained valuable experience in a variety of fields, including Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), landing page design, marketing campaign management, and customer service. I value transparency and clear communication with both my fellow colleagues and my valued clients. Accountability and integrity are my compass at work.

3. Why did you get into the industry?

My interest for the communications industry has taken me from journalism to digital marketing. As these are both such diverse fields, my understanding and desire to learn allows me to keep expanding my knowledge.

4. What is your favourite part of the work you do?

I like working with clients from various industries and taking responsibility for the project at hand.  From the planning phase to project execution, and I take pride in the work I do.

5. Any words of wisdom that you would like to share with our readers?

Don’t be afraid to question the obvious and the rules in order to get results.

To connect with Fabrizio, email him directly at [email protected].

Our team is made up of local, industry experts that help our clients achieve real results online. If you are looking to increase revenue from online leads, get in touch with us now. We offer a 1-Hour FREE Consultation on all of the services we provide.

Welcome Kelvin

A New Addition to the Longevity Graphics Team

We’re very excited about our growth here at Longevity Graphics over the past two years. We have welcomed many new faces to our team – the most recent being Kelvin – a new Web Developer at Longevity Graphics.

To help introduce him to our clients and followers, read below for a brief Q and A.

Kelvin

1. What are your hobbies and interests?

In my spare time, I like to listen to music and watch movies/TV shows at home. I also like to go camping, crabbing, and hanging out with friends on the weekend.

2. What do you bring to Longevity Graphics?

I have worked as a web developer for a few years now. During this time, I have had the opportunity to work on many interesting projects. My goal with each project is to create a website that the client is proud to share with their friends, family and of course, clientele.

3. Why did you get into the industry?

I chose to pursue Computer Sciences in University because I knew I was passionate about working with computers. The more I studied computer programming, the more I loved it. It’s like playing a game – you are instructing the computer to follow your command to achieve the desired goal.

4. What is your favorite part of the work you do?

My favourite part of the work I do is being able to dive into interesting projects. I like to keep myself up-to-date with modern web technology to always improve my programming skills.

5. Any words of wisdom that you would like to share with our readers?

You’re never too old to learn.

To connect with Kelvin, email him directly at [email protected].

Our team is made up of local, industry experts that help our clients achieve real results online. We specialize in online marketing services and website design and development.

If you are looking to increase revenue from online leads, get in touch with us. We offer a 1-Hour FREE Consultation on all of the services we provide.

Digital. 2016

Digital. 2016

We are excited to announce that Longevity Graphics’ Owner and Creative Director, Lindsay Viscount, will be a speaker at Digital. 2016. Lindsay will be presenting on the topic of WordPress Marketing Strategies to Enhance Website Conversions.

What is Digital. 2016?

Digital. 2016 is a new marketing conference that will provide those in attendance with advanced marketing strategies and tactics from a variety of world-renowned and local top-tier speakers including Lindsay Viscount, Steve Dotto, Bosco Anthony, Jonathan Christian, Tod Maffin and more.

This isn’t just Marketing 101 – The focus of this conference is digital advertising and paid traffic methods with true conversion strategies that work. The nature of this content is targeted to small and medium-sized businesses, marketing agencies and consultants two focus their business on digital marketing. Digital 2016. will welcome entrepreneurs, seasoned marketers, business owners and executives who want to learn more about intermediate to advanced marketing – without covering the basics.

The conference will run two tracks of presentations. The first will run in the theatre and will feature keynote speakers and panel discussions. The second will be a breakout session boardroom for a more intimate, hands on approach to the topics. The content will be focused on advanced marketing methods that have been proven to deliver results. Proven methods, unique tactics and innovative new strategies will be discussed throughout the conference.

Lindsay’s presentation will take place from 2:10 PM – 2:40 PM

Where:

Anvil Centre – 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6

Learn More:

To view the schedule for Digital. 2016, click here.

To view the presenters for Digital. 2016, click here.

To register to attend Digital. 2016, click here.

Discount code:

We found a discount code online from Soho. This discount code will provide you with 10% off your ticket for Digital. 2016. Click here to take advantage of this offer.

Students:

Discounts are available for both secondary and post-secondary students who have taken a class in the past 2 semesters. Student and enrollment verification may be required. Please contact [email protected] for your student access code.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Longevity Graphics is a leading web marketing agency that helps business owners grow their business. Since 2001, we have been been building successful web site designs and implementing internet marketing strategies, by providing across-the-board internet services to businesses looking to take advantage of their online marketing potential. We provide a 1-Hour FREE consultation

BC Day 2016

BC Day 2016

BC Day 2016 is almost upon us. What will you and your family be getting up to this long weekend? If you’re still unsure, we have compiled a list of fun, local activities.

As always, we have to ask, what will the weather be like in Greater Vancouver this BC Day Long Weekend? It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful, sunny weekend.

Vancouver:

Vancouver Canadian’s at Home
Nat Bailey Stadium, Vancouver
July 29 at 7:05pm, July 30 at 7:05pm, July 31 at 1:05pm
Cost: $18-$25

8th Annual Vancouver Pride Parade
Davie Street, Vancouver
July 30 at 12pm
Cost: Free

0th Annual Powell Street Festival
Powell Street, Vancouver
July 30-31
Cost: Free

Honda Celebration of Light – USA
English Bay, Vancouver
July 30 at 10pm
Cost: Free

Surrey/White Rock/Delta:

67th Annual White Rock Sea Festival
East Beach and the White Rock Pier, White Rock
July 29-31
Cost: Free

Richmond Night Market
8351 River Road, Richmond
Weekends from 7pm-12pm
Cost: General Admission $3.25

Tri-Cities/Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge:

Coquitlam Kinsmen International Craft Beer Festival
Coquitlam Town Centre South Field, Coquitlam
July 30-31 from 1pm – 9pm
Cost: General $40, VIP $65

Fraser Valley:

30th Anniversary of Brigade Days
Fort Langley National Historic Site, Langley
July 30 – August 1

If you’d rather get away this weekend and explore our beautiful province, then check out Vancouver Trails. The website provides you with great information on the difficulty and time of trails all over Greater Vancouver and beyond.

The team from Longevity Graphics wishes you a happy and safe BC Day Long Weekend 2016!

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Online Marketing and website design are fast growing and ever changing industries. With a passion for high end design, expertise and customer service, the Longevity Graphics team continues to grow.

Ashley Scott is a new addition to the Longevity Graphics team in the Marketing and Sales Coordinator role. To help introduce her to our clients and followers, read below for a brief Q and A.

1. What is your experience prior to joining the Longevity Graphics team?

I graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley’s Bachelor of Business Administration program with a concentration in Marketing in June 2015. This program gave me the opportunity to work with a great group of like-minded marketing professionals as well as companies in the local community. After graduation, I worked for the local newspaper in my community, in a marketing role.

2. What are your hobbies and interests?

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time outside and exploring local trails in the Lower Mainland. Just this past weekend, I hiked the Buntzen Lake trail – I highly recommend it. I also enjoy growing my skill set with Photoshop and working on my latest art project. Recently, this has been scrapbooking pictures, ticket stubs, and everything I collected from my travel adventure to the United Kingdom and Europe.

3. What do you bring to Longevity Graphics?

I am an extremely positive, hardworking, and driven individual. I believe that I will fit in perfectly with the Longevity Graphics team! My university education, combined with the hands-on marketing experience I have obtained over the years, will allow for a smooth transition into this position.

To connect with Ashley, email her at [email protected]. To get in touch with the Longevity Graphics team in regards to online marketing services or website design and development, get in touch with us through our website. We offer a 1 hour free consultation on all of the services we offer.

Family Day 2016 is taking place on Monday, February 8, 2016 in BC.

Are you and your family looking for fun activities to take part in on Family Day 2016?

We have done the research for you. Here is a list of activities in Vancouver and across the Lower Mainland that are sure to be fun for the whole family. Best part, most of these venues offer free activities, which are sure to put a smile on everyone’s face.

Family Day 2016 Activities

Make the best of Family Day 2016 by planning ahead and taking part in some of the above activities.

SEO benefits may be something you have heard a lot about if you’re a business owner, but do you really know and understand what they are?

Not to worry, our SEO benefits breakdown will help you understand the basics.

What is SEO?

SEO benefits

SEO or Search engine optimization is a set of rules that a website or blog owner can follow to optimize their website for search engines and, as a result, improve their search engine rankings.

Have you wondered how some websites rank higher than others in search engine results such as Google, Bing or Yahoo?

The answer is SEO efforts.

The SEO world is ever changing and often impacted by a number of factors such as algorithm updates by the search engines. Google is frequently updating their SEO algorithm to ensure that the search results on their platform best meet the needs of the users.

Google’s goal is to make sure they place the best results at the top of the page because they want the users, like you, to have the best experience using their product, much like you want your customers to have the best experience using your products or receiving the services you provide.

So what are the SEO benefits and how can they help you increase your sales?

SEO benefits

  • Put you ahead of your competition.
    • Search engine optimized websites rank higher than those that are not optimized, even if you and your competitor provide the same service, the SEO content will rank better.
  • Most search engine users choose one of the suggestions on the first results page, so being there will increase visits to your website and sales.
  • User experience and usability are improved with good SEO practices and help your visitors have a good overall experience on your website.
  • Search engines are a trusted source for users to generate the best results for their search. Ranking well confirms to your customers that you are a trusted source as well.

Understanding the SEO benefits and how they can impact your business is only the first step in helping you increase the traffic to your website as well as sales.

How can you help your website or blog rank well in search engine results?
There are a number of ways to achieve this. Most business owners often outsource SEO services to a marketing company that they trust such as our company, Longevity Graphics.

While outsourcing is a great decision for some businesses, in some cases there are other options that are better suited. SEO training by Longevity Graphics is a great investment for those companies or business owners that would like to complete the SEO on their own. A crucial investment, in this case, is ensuring that proper SEO training is received for best results. If implemented incorrectly, the efforts can have the opposite effect and hinder your rankings.

Longevity Graphics SEO training is the best local SEO training in Vancouver. It teaches business owners like you how to generate more leads and increase sales from your website.

We have worked with business owners like you for over 15 years helping them rank at the top of the search engine results page for their keywords. When it comes to SEO, we have learned what works and are excited to share our strategies with business owners like you.

Learn from our local SEO experts how to get your website ranked on the first page for your keywords, helping you increase sales.

Learn more about the training or sign up now. Our first class starting February 1st has been sold out. Don’t miss your chance to increase sales and generate more leads for your business, sign up for our March 2016 class.