This category will feature articles about new and upcoming trends in digital marketing, to keep you up to date with the most relevant and interesting ways to get in touch and reach your end-users, fans, or customers.
Are you leveraging Google Ads to drive customers and sales to your local business? Creating ads on Google Ads (formerly Google AdWords) platform work really well for local businesses.
After all, Yelp’s research shows that 86% of consumers use the Internet to find a local business and 29% of consumers search for local businesses every other week.
Large companies like Wal-Mart, OfficeDepot, and McDonald's have acquired hundreds of thousands of customers via their highly-targeted local ads.
But don’t be moved by that, small businesses are running profit-generating ads every day on the same platform. So what are you waiting for?
As users’ behavior and needs change, SEO has also changed. Many tactics that used to work have now been outdated as smart engines got smarter.
Despite these changes, digital marketers need to get their website on the first page of search rankings. Why?
Because that's where the opportunities for targeted traffic and more customers spend the majority of their time on. According to HubSpot, 75% of people do not scroll past the first page on a Google search result.
To deliver an effective marketing campaign, you need to plan ahead and make improvements along the way. If your campaign is well-executed, your business will definitely generate leads and customers.
If you approach your campaign without a proper strategy to execute it professionally, you’ll waste both time and money.
According to HubSpot, 28% of salespeople do not think their organization’s marketing strategy is effective. Results matter. If your campaign fails to deliver the right results, you may not be motivated to do it again.
If you’re serious about marketing and growing your business using digital marketing strategies, then you need a marketing budget. You simply can’t do without it.
Most small business owners think they don’t need a budget because they assume that their investments are too small.
But that’s not true.
Funny enough, the core reason why your investment may seem small is lack of effective planning, or not creating a budget. You just spend money and accept anything as it comes.
Don’t run your business like that.
A budget helps you to build a firm structure around your marketing investments so that you can get good returns on them as well as increase their worth over time.
That said, let’s discuss some best practices for setting an effective marketing budget that facilitates sustainable business growth.
Marketing automation is a powerful way to keep in touch with your prospects and customers, especially via email.
But the question is, how do you go about it without pushing the wrong button that would lead to unsubscribes?
How many emails do you think your prospects and customers receive daily? 10? 20? 50? More.
According to the Radicati group, an average of 196.3 billion emails were sent and received daily in 2014 and that number is expected to rise to 227.7 billion in 2018.
Years ago, you could just stuff your post with keywords, buy links, and land on Google’s first page for a search term. Today, that would see your web pages penalized or totally removed from search results.
SEO is now about providing value for your visitors. And it usually begins with On-Page Optimization. If you want to rank high on search engines today, everything you do from email marketing to social networking to copywriting must be to provide value for your visitors.
Then you’ll improve your search rank. There's no shortcut about it. In this post, I’ll be showing you vital tips to achieve better ranking through copywriting.
Digital marketing gets better every day. Because marketers are always looking for better means to convince and convert customers. They are looking for new strategies and refining the old ones so that they can have a competitive advantage in business.
You know that this “advantage” would mean more customers, which results in more profits and a better business. Isn't that what you want?
As exciting as this may sound, a study by SmartInsights found that 49% of organizations have no clear digital marketing strategy. Furthermore, HubSpot reveals 39% of marketers think their organization’s marketing strategy isn’t effective.
This is why you need to improve upon your strategies in 2018 to get your business ahead of the tough competition.
That being said, I want to show you some of the proven digital marketing strategies that will bring real results this year.
Have you ever completed a BuzzFeed-like online quiz in order to find out how you “rank” or “score” compared to others who also participate in the quiz? Chance are you’ve taken at least one of these types of quizzes. It’s our human nature to want to participate in these types of quizzes to see how we stack against others, or simply out of the curiosity to find out the “secret” or “answer” that the quiz promises to solve.
Most people wouldn’t spend too much time deciding whether or not to take a quiz online, as they’re usually short, fun, and easy to complete - plus they come with the reward of knowing your result upon completing it. Yet, if that same quiz was called an “online form”, or “survey”, then most people might think twice before deciding to commit their time and attention to completing such form or survey. Even if the actual quiz or survey had the same questions, the fact that one is labeled as a quiz automatically breaks the barrier people have to complete it. Why? Because in most instances the quiz becomes a game, and a challenge, rather than a “task” you have to complete.
So you’ve closed another sale, feels awesome right? Good for you!
Now that you’ve managed to convince someone to become your client and invest their hard-earned money with you, it’s time to deliver on your promise (Whatever you offered them). Once you’ve acquired a new customer, it is your job to continue to build earn their trust. To do so, you’ll have to learn more about your customer’s needs, challenges and goals; and to learn more about them you’ll have to do more work.