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Gay Aida

SEO Specialist Social Media Manager Award Winning Blogger

About me

Hello

My name is Gay Aida

SEO Specialist

I started working online since 2009 as an Internet Researcher, and that's when I got curious on how search engine works. In September of 2010 I started my SEO training. Since then, I've been doing SEO service to clients here in the Philippines and abroad. Now, I've been working as a SEO specialist for almost 7 years, and offering Social Media Management for 4 years.Do you have an online marketing needs for your business?

services

Search Engine Optimization

I provide SEO services for entreprenuers who needs and wants their business to be found on search engines like Google. (Know More)

Website Development

Customized, design, and install wordpress websites for clients who wish to have their very own website. (Know More)

Social Media Management

Manage social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to reach out to more potential customers. (Know More)

Education

B.S. Information Technology

University of Cebu - Banilad
Banilad, Cebu City, Cebu Philippines
2004-2009

San Agustin Institute of Technology

High School
Valencia City, Bukidnon
2000-2004

Bukidnon Faith Christian School Inc.

Elementary
Valencia City, Bukidnon
1993-2000

experience

SEO Specialist

September 2010 - Present

Freelance

Internet Researcher

2009- June 2010

Hotels Combined (Australia)

Marketing Manager Assistant (OJT)

2008

Globe Telecom (Cebu)

Computer Maintenance

2006 - 2009

Interneconnectivity Computer Solutions

Skills

SEO

Onsite Optimization 90%
Offsite Optimization 95%
Local SEO 85%

Websites

Development 85%
Design 80%
Optimization 90%

Social Media

Facebook 85%
Twitter 80%
Instagram 75%

35

WEBSITES

797

COFFEE CUPS

28

DEALS CLOSED

26

HAPPY CLIENTS

Blog

5 Benefits of Social Media

5 Benefits of Social Media
Today, many people are continually realizing the benefits of social media. It is widely used to maintain personal connection with family, friends, colleagues, clients, as well as old acquaintances. Many businesses also promote their brand and effectively interact with their clients through social media. Here are five of the top benefits of social media:

Creating Awareness

Social media is widely used as an easy way to get the name of your brand, your organization, or a personality into the minds of a wide audience. Almost everyone uses social media these days, and it has become very easy to open up an account on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Youtube, Linkedin, Instagram, etc. at no costs.

These networks are a excellent platform where you can make announcements for new products and services, any rewards and recognition, as well as products upgrades and enhancements. Through them, you can spread the word more easily and at no costs at all! Be sure to add in some expert advice and engage your audience in conversations, making sure you don’t overdo it.

Interaction With Clients And Prospects

Presence in social media platforms allows your business to stay in touch with your clients, to essentially learn about their wants, problems, needs, and to effectively communicate solutions. You can ask them questions to effectively identify exactly what they think about your product, and what they are looking for. When combined with survey tools, social media platforms can be the best place to identify current trends, and market your products to potential customers. In addition, they offer a platform to check what exactly your competitors are doing, and this can give you an edge in getting ideas for new products.

Exposure

Posting new content in social media platforms frequently will increase your online exposure, since search engines often pick these updates and include them in their search results. In this case, your website can rank higher, and therefore generate more traffic. You may essentially reference your website in the various social media platforms to increase the traffic directly. All these are aimed at increasing your online exposure by promoting your brand or business name, and increasing your site’s ranking in search engines.

Relevant and frequent updates in blogs, websites, and social media platforms will also help you generate more targeted traffic to your site. You can promote your various products by writing articles about them. These will attract the audience interested in the product, and they just might purchase them from you.

Creating Partnerships

Through social media platforms, you can find new suppliers, vendors, and many business opportunities, and easily keep in touch with your partners. You will find that some of these partnerships happen naturally, and most of them will enhance your business and expand it significantly. Partnerships can result in sales, marketing, acquisition of raw materials, qualified staff, technological updates, etc.

Besides creating partnerships, social media networks are a great place to learn all sorts of information to help your business grow. You essentially have access to management advice, marketing strategies and information, customer service advice, as well as personal improvement information. Finding these is as easy as just using the hash tag (#) symbol to search for words or phrases. All information under the searched hash tag appear in one place, and you can browse through the lists to find the information you want.

Building Trust and Reputation

This is a very important aspect for businesses, especially those involved in long sale cycles and multiple interactions with clients. Since customers prefer to buy from businesses they know and trust, social media platforms offer the platform where businesses can individually interact with their clients, and get them to like their brand or products. Using social media networks is a convenient and fun method through which you can nurture lasting relationships with your clients, and thereby improve your trustworthiness and credibility.

The benefits of social media platforms are much more and can help your business grow and find new customers when used appropriately. Through these, you can identify the various needs, complaints, as well as purchase drivers of your customers. All these will help you to develop good relationships with them, resulting into a loyal, and satisfied customer base, which translates into a healthy business for you.

How to Use Blogging to Boost Your Freelancing Career?

Now, let's continue the talk or the more detailed discussion my talk at the Payoneer Forum Cebu 2015 on September 26, 2015. To those who was there, I apologize if I wasn't that clear that day, I was very nervous that day. I'm not really used with that kind of huge crowd, I even freak out with a small crowd, how much more with that?

How to Use Blogging to Boost your Freelancing Career by Gay Aida Dumaguing SEO Specialist Cebu Travel Blogger

Anyway, we've previously talked about "How Blogging Can Boost Your Freelancing Career?" and this time around, we'll be talking about how can we use blogging to boost your freelancing career. Actually, the answer is there at the previous post. But then, to clarify and really highlight to you guys how you can do this, then here you go!

Please refer to the slide that I've presented at the Payoneer Forum Cebu 2015.


Your Blog is Your Resume.

First time setting up on creating your blog, you'll be overloaded with information. On what to do first, tips on doing it, how to start, and so on. But don't forget to have a page wherein an employer or anyone can easily find your resume. Do advertise yourself and what you do. Do let them know what you do. Put a link going to resume page, so that they'll know who you are and what you do, and if you're that person they're looking for.

If you notice this website, if you go to my homepage, you'll actually see my resume right away. And I get a lot of great feedback to potential clients who are looking for someone like me, or for me!

But again, please avoid posting personal info online. Just highlight your expertise, your portfolio, your testimonials, your previous and current projects, and so on. Anything that can help them be attracted to you, don't forget to include a professional photo - no sexy photo please.

Show Your Expertise.

Through a blog post, you can show your expertise. Like for example, if you're in a real estate industry you can blog on "5 Tips on Finding Your First Home as a Newly Wed Couple", or "Tips on Finding the Best Location for Your Condo". Show off what you know, let them and make them love you with your post, and sometimes, people find you awesome that they'd want you to speak on events such as the Payoneer Forum Cebu 2015. Yeah, speaking of.

Post About Yourself.

I do encourage you to post a bit about yourself from time to time. Don't be too shy about it. It can be anything like your latest adventure, what's the latest from you, what's your latest achievements, your works, finished projects, are you busy lately? Have you been doing fitness lately or diet maybe?

Actually, I know a blogger that do blog about making money, then one day he posted about his fitness journey, and showing us that how much he have lost lately. And a lot of his readers actually appreciate that, they loved it actually that they even say "hey! Post more about yourself, there's too much money talk here in the blog, we want to get to know you!" and yeah, he did post updates more about what he have been up to other than making money online.

So, that pretty much it! That's what I can leave you guys today with. If you have any questions on blogging, on being a freelancer, then please do comment below or send me a message through my contact page and I'll try my best to answer your questions quickly.

Thanks for dropping by!

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PORTFOLIO

Here are a few of my previous and some current clients. Not all are published.

Her website is about motivating her readers to be more fit. Her success story? Through SEO a brand found her online through our keyword and hired her as a model for a product and shoot an advertisement with them in the US.

Bridget Taylor

FitnessMotivationToday.com

This car rental company based in Cebu is now one of the preferred and premier car rental company in Cebu.

Cebu Trip Rent a Car

CebuTrip.com

They're now the top travel agency in Cebu, getting more bookings than other travel agencies. From getting an average of 900 visits a month, they're now getting an average of 6,000 visits a month.

Cebu Trip Tours

CebuTripTours.com

It's a 6 months project that results in doubling the traffic after just 4 months.

Trevor Page

JavaVideoTutorials.net

An Australian custom closet designer that has SEO done before but didn't worked out.After 6 months in working with her, I was able to double the traffic, from 800 visitors to an average of 2000 visitors a month.

Sally Hart

cleverclosetcompany.com.au

This is a two years project with the client. I started with them getting an average of 3,000 visitors a month, and after 2 years they're able to get an average of 15,000 visits a month. The project ended because they're happy with the ranking and want to focus more on paid marketing campaigns.

Hush Anesthetic

hushanesthetic.com

Gay Aida Dumaguing
+63-915-884-7979
Cebu, Philippines

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