Updating Your Address without Destroying your Google Ranking

A young businesswoman moving in office, getting new work place

If you are planning to move your agency, here are some tips to prevent your Google ranking from becoming a disaster. Now, before you get excited and make these changes weeks before your actual move, you should know that premature address changes are against Google guidelines and could cause a lot of issues in the … Read more

Get Your Website Noticed

Website Updates

Since Safeco started offering a website grader for insurance agents, many members of our network have started to reach out for suggestions on how to improve their Google standing and overall web traffic. We created a list of the most common things independent agents can update that can not only improve your Safeco score, but … Read more

Merry Social Media Marketing Ideas

social media marketing ideas

2020 is FINALLY wrapping up, which means everyone is rushing to wrap up loose ends and close out the year on a high note. If your social media creativity is as empty as my grandma’s cookie jar, try focusing on having fun this holiday season. The great thing about the winter holidays is that they … Read more

IA Moving Checklist

Moving independent agency new location

So you’ve decided to relocate your agency which means you are primed for big revamp, and I’m not just talking about redecorating your office. Whatever the reason may be, moving presents a great marketing opportunity to expand your prospecting and connect with current and past clients. Moving is stressful, but your marketing shouldn’t be which … Read more

Is Twitter Useful for Small Businesses?

Using Twitter as a lead generator

The first complete form of Twitter had its debut in 2007 at the famous South by Southwest music conference in Austin, TX, and it initially had trouble developing a revenue stream because, unlike other social media platforms, there was no opportunity for banner advertisements (Britannica.com). Fast forwarding to today, the platform boasts 330 million monthly … Read more

Social Media Contest Ideas

Social media contests for insurance agents

Everyone is preaching about how quickly social media can boost your visibility, but nobody is showing you how. Inspired by our upcoming class on Digital Touch Points (part of the ASNOA U Virtual Road Trip) lead by Communications Assistant Madeline Smith, we’ve put together the top five easiest social media contests guaranteed to spice up … Read more

Bootstrap Marketing for IAs

Bootstrap marketing techniques

You’ve heard by now the importance of investing in marketing for your agency, but 1) who has the time to launch several successful marketing campaigns and 2) where would you find the money to pay for them? The good news is that it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg to build … Read more

Google My Business for IAs

Google my business page

The internet is not easy, we know, but something that could make or break a sale is your Google My Business page. More and more people go straight to Google when researching insurance agencies, and if you’re agency’s information isn’t accurate or easily readable, that will most definitely dissuade clients from reaching out.   Here is a brief checklist of ways … Read more

Target Marketing for IAs

Target Marketing Strategies

Target marketing is smart marketing, and if your agency isn’t using these five strategies already, we’ve got news for you: chances are you’re working too hard for too little payoff. But how can you find target markets?   Here are five opportunities to look into:  Take a look at clients you’re currently serving and examine your book of business. Do you write a lot of restaurants and contractors? Maybe you’ve had a lot of success providing life … Read more

The Digital Customer Experience

Agents should focus on their digital customer experience.

The age-old question, “how do I get more leads, generate more sales, and help more customers?”     Agents are asking that question more frequently, especially in the current market. We believe Independent Agencies can enhance their lead-generating capabilities by leveraging a digital customer experience, regardless of whether we are social-distancing or back to business as … Read more