You may or may not be familiar with the phrase Content Marketing, yet you visit content marketing sites every time you access the Internet. When you visit news sites, entertainment sites or blogs like this, which offer business advice, you are visiting a site that uses content (useful information) to market itself. Content Marketing can successfully be used to market any type of business and it is unbeatable when it comes to attracting new clients, sales leads, inquiries and subscribers.
One cool feature is the heat maps that lets you know where visitors are spending time on your site. It also will let you know what’s up with your sales funnel; such as in what state of the funnel you’re losing people.
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This strategy revolves around giving a prospective customer information about your product or service, as well as information in general. Everyone is trying to sell, but those that can inform are more likely to get sales. People will attribute a certain level of expertise to a company, and this instills confidence in the consumer. Content marketing in the past was often done with printed brochures and guide books, but today, this can be done articles and other forms of information on a business’s website.
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PPC advertising is about running multiple tests, selecting the top performers and then doing it again. Once you find an ad group that is achieving your margin targets, you can begin to scale up. Start slowly at first and never make a sudden, massive leap in your spending.
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Every time your business does something newsworthy, don’t hesitate to shoot off a press release—maybe folks will pick up on it. They’re a powerful media tool to use to help generate publicity, and having free distribution of them is a bonus. There are dozens of websites out there that you can use for your press releases, such as PRLog and 24/7 Press Release.
Localytics is a unique tool that integrates elements such as user insights marketing automation, and smart targeting, into a single platform to drive user engagement. It’s used by some of the biggest companies in the world and certainly lives up to the hype.
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Customers are often researching online and then buying in stores and also browsing in stores and then searching for other options online. Online customer research into products is particularly popular for higher-priced items as well as consumable goods like groceries and makeup. Consumers are increasingly using the Internet to look up product information, compare prices, and search for deals and promotions.
Before the Internet, small businesses only had a few ways to market their products cheaply, through methods like printing out fliers or sponsoring little local events. Now there are all kinds of opportunities out there on the Web—you just need to know where to look.
Once you’ve enticed people onto your email list and warmed them up with great content, you can automate the entire process. Subscribers should receive a welcome email, a multi-message onboarding sequence, and an occasional “newsletter.” Every now and then, as circumstances warrant, you can drop in a powerful offer that they’ll already be inclined to go for.
So, you might be wondering at this point, what this has to do with you and your marketing? The most successful businesses ALL use the same power of attraction I just highlighted, in order to attract sales, clients readers or customers. The most successfully marketed businesses gain the attention and interest of potential clients by making themselves attractive.
Hobbies and interests. Speak to customers and people who align with your target audience. If you’re a fashion brand, for example, it’s helpful to know if large segments of your audience are also interested in fitness and well-being, as that can help inform your future content creation and partnerships.