Marketing, whether it’s digital or traditional, is usually an investment of some kind. It costs money to make money, right? That’s not entirely true, but it’s not entirely false, either. Marketing is an investment for everyone involved, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s always a monetary investment. If you do it right, certain forms of marketing can cost you nothing. Now the issue is:
Marketing is a necessary asset for any business to receive more brand recognition and sales. If you haven’t created a marketing plan you may be a little overwhelmed at the various options for digital marketing at your disposal. While no one marketing platform is deemed “the best”, we’ll go over the ones that your business will benefit the most from.
Google Analytics is a tool essential to any serious marketing plan. You can follow site visitors from the moment they enter your site to the time they leave. Rather than going about your marketing efforts blindly, you can finetune your plan to make it increasingly effective each day. The trick is to understand what Google Analytics can do and use it in a way to provide the most information. Let's explore some of the best practices for using Google Analytics.
You’re thinking about building a website, but you’re not sure if doing this is guaranteed to get you more sales. Maybe you already have a website built but haven’t done anything more to it, and it doesn’t seem to be paying off. The famous quote from Field of Dreams states: “If you build it, they will come.” This isn’t in reference to building a website, it’s about building a baseball stadium to get people to come to a tiny Iowa town.
Email is still one of your best tools for keeping customers happy and coming back again and again. I know what you’re thinking: “Email is so outdated!” But it’s really not! While social media is important and having a website is a necessity, email is a familiar thing that people feel comfortable with. They don't feel pressured, it is the most likely place to find personalization, and it is versatile. Any small business should concentrate on creating and maintaining an active email list. Trust me. It’s truly beneficial in the long run.
No matter where your internet travels take you, you see ads. These ads are often based on your past search history and purchases. This type of targeted advertising helps other businesses reach people who are most likely interested in a particular product or service. As a business owner yourself, you probably know that you need ads in order to compete on the same level as your competitors. Knowing which ads to use, however, can take some learning.
Online marketing is anything you do that brings online brand awareness to potential customers. A good marketing plan is one that benefits your efforts. Read below to see what those benefits are!
Benefits of Online Marketing:
Growth Potential - Exposure is one component of good marketing; the more people you reach the greater your number of potential customers. Be sure to target your audience strategically, so your business is exposed to the right people in the right areas and maximize your opportunities for new clients.
Today's businesses can't grow to their greatest potential without a social media presence. That is a fact everyone knows. What we found is that not everyone understands that each social media interaction is not equal. You need to know what will help and hinder your growth as a business. To help clear up that confusion, we offer you the following insight.
Small businesses work hard to stay competitive online, where the entire world is a potential customer base. Even if your target audience is within a defined area, online presence is necessary to be found. You also know that having a website doesn’t necessarily mean that you will have people visiting. How, then, can you increase your chances of future customers finding you among the sea of small businesses? Read on to find out.
A marketing plan to guide daily operations in a business is more important than a business plan for most businesses. Operating without a marketing plan limits you from being intentional in your messaging and company branding. This leads to lack of focus and confusion in the market. A marketing plan further helps your business track both good and bad results, even in financing.