Understanding what a customer sees and experiences on their journey with your business is arguably the biggest challenge marketers face. When analyzing their behavior, we may wonder why customers leave tabs open for hours just to close them or why they take several steps to get from point A to B when it should only take one. But with the right tools, taking hold of this key information is possible, propelling your business forward with a greater understanding of your customers and therefore an opportunity to optimize your customer experience.
Social media is taking an increasingly larger portion of any marketing strategy, where, as of 2021 - there are 3.96 billion people using some form of social media. It’s an ever-expanding landscape that allows for a multitude of interactions where influencers are partnering with brands for paid promotions, and brands are leveraging influencers to boost their brand awareness.
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If your business is currently struggling with low-quality leads or non-existent leads, a demand generation campaign may be the solution. A demand generation campaign is ideal for businesses that have identified a need that their audience isn’t aware of. Through a demand generation campaign, an audience will better understand what their pain points are, and consequently why your solution is the best fit for their newly found issue.
Effective marketing can only begin with a carefully planned marketing strategy. Unfortunately, most businesses aren’t able to reach their full potential because they lack a clear marketing strategy. A marketing strategy should be a clearly defined long-term plan, one which outlines quantifiable goals and key steps towards how to define your business amongst competitors and generate brand awareness.
Discovering exactly what your digital marketing strategies and marketing campaigns need, and exactly how to develop them will help you make the most of your business and boost overall revenue.
The meteoric rise of digital marketing only proves the importance for businesses to understand how to effectively measure their success. We've discussed what the best marketing tactics for lead generation and marketing strategies for small companies are, but how can we actually know whether these strategies have worked or not?
This is where Digital Marketing Metrics come in. Metrics are the tools we use to measure the effectiveness of marketing campaigns. You can capture these metrics through analytic tools such as Google Analytics, HubSpot Analytics, and SEMrush. This is not to be confused with your business Key Performance Indicators. Key Performance Indicators track the performance of your business, whilst metrics are an indication of how effective your processes are. All KPIs are metrics but not all metrics are KPIs.
An advantage of understanding how to read metrics is that you are often able to see the impacts of your marketing campaigns in real-time, as opposed to traditional marketing campaigns, where the results were often not seen until months to potentially years later.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one of the most important tactics for marketers and business owners looking to boost their website traffic. Optimizing your website pages, images, and blog posts help to ensure that your website is visible to more people. Search Engines like Google don’t know who you are, or how great your products are. All they can do is match users up with websites that include the key terms they are searching for. SEO involves embedding these terms into your website, increasing the chance that potential customers will find you.
One of the easiest, cheapest, and most effective ways to optimize your website is through blog posts. These should be well-written- long-tail forms of content that contain keywords that are relevant to your company, products, and what users will be searching for. There are so many benefits and hacks when it comes to writing well-optimized blogs and boosting website traffic. In this post, we discuss the importance of blogs and their effects on SEO.
Brands currently face the post-pandemic challenge of competing for consumer engagement in a densely populated digital space. Here are 6 tools to get up to speed.
Many brands struggle to harness the lightning strike that is highly engaging content and those who, often fail to see it hit twice in the right place. Even when engagement appears to be high for some brands on their social media handles and other interactive networking platforms, it can be faked using bots. As a result, the importance of developing authentic engagement in the marketplace and on the street has never been higher. The difficult task many modern brands face is to consistently replicate this while building a strong emotional connection over time between their brand and their customers.
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