Affordable and easy to use Web Intelligence Tools can be also used to automatically scan the Net daily and provide you with a list of these Social Networking opportunities. For example, you can use “Google Alerts” www.GoogleAlert.com to find online discussions and blog posts related to your product or service allowing you to provide input on these topics as well as posting links back to your website. Google Alerts allows you to easily and consistently reply to blogs and news features. You’ll enjoy seeing your posts bring in new business.
The whole idea of digital marketing can be a very important aspect in the overall communication between the consumer and the organisation. This is due to digital marketing being able to reach vast numbers of potential consumers at one time.
If you’ve only got an hour to invest, the American Marketing Association offers a series of Digital Marketing eLearning Certificate modules that cover Social Media Marketing, Email Marketing, Web & Digital Analytics, Content Marketing and Mobile Marketing. An Online Advertising module is in the pipeline, scheduled to be launched in May/June 2016.
I have worked with thousands of businesspeople and found something amazing. The owners of under performing businesses almost always work just as hard, and sometimes even harder, than the owners of successful ones. At first glance, this doesn’t seem to make sense – until you dig a little deeper and realise that the reason hard work is getting them nowhere, is that they mistake movement for progress.
Cross-platform measurement: The number of marketing channels continues to expand, as measurement practices are growing in complexity. A cross-platform view must be used to unify audience measurement and media planning. Market researchers need to understand how the Omni-channel affects consumer’s behaviour, although when advertisements are on a consumer’s device this does not get measured. Significant aspects to cross-platform measurement involves de-duplication and understanding that you have reached an incremental level with another platform, rather than delivering more impressions against people that have previously been reached (Whiteside, 2016). An example is ‘ESPN and comScore partnered on Project Blueprint discovering the sports broadcaster achieved a 21% increase in unduplicated daily reach thanks to digital advertising’ (Whiteside, 2016). Television and radio industries are the electronic media, which competes with digital and other technological advertising. Yet television advertising is not directly competing with online digital advertising due to being able to cross platform with digital technology. Radio also gains power through cross platforms, in online streaming content. Television and radio continue to persuade and affect the audience, across multiple platforms (Fill, Hughes, & De Franceso, 2013).
Plus, an unlimited amount of users can use Google Drive, whereas Dropbox charges per user. Drive also offers Google’s amazing search capabilities (handy for searching for files or folders) and a whole host of apps (like DocuSign).
IFTTT (IF This Then That) is a service that allows you to create chains of simple conditional statements, called applets. These “if this then that” applets are triggered by a wide range of other web-based services at the choice of the user. Some of the web-based services that work with IFTTT include Gmail, Google Drive, Facebook, Twitter, Fitbit, and much, much more.
6. Buffer: Buffer is seriously the simplest tool for “buffering up” content and having it automatically scheduled and shared across Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Their growth story is super impressive, and they have one of the best blogs around productivity-related topics.
It’s important to realize that social media can be just as useful as Google in directing traffic to websites. While fans for a page don’t necessarily equate to customers, Facebook’s utility as content distribution network makes the platform as useful as search ads on Google or video ads on YouTube. Investing in both forms of paid advertising can produce good returns for a business.
It all starts with having your own website and from there you can have a platform to build an audience while learning vital skills that will massively increase your social reach and income like SEO, growth hacking, conversion optimization, copywriting and email marketing.
Consider investing in video production and video advertising via platforms like YouTube, which is currently the second largest search engine after Google. Having a marketing presence on YouTube gets your business in front of potential customers who more readily digest video content versus text or audio.
Some of the people in the second group will use your information and have a go at doing the job for themselves, whilst others in the group will see that they need expert help, and some of those people will hire you.