Today’s businesses need an online marketing strategy to succeed. While every business’s strategy may look a bit different, there are some common threads that hold most of those successful strategies together.
If you didn’t already know, this week is National Small Business Week. This week celebrates all small businesses and what they do for consumers, the economy, and the country. And now that today’s consumers rely more on the Web to find and choose local businesses, online marketing has become a high priority on the list of things SMBs need to do.
Pretty comprehensive list. What about adding one more intuitive collaboration tool – Comindware Project (http://www.comindware.com/solutions/software-for-project-manager/ ). This nice solution with drag’n’drop interface, automatic saving, document version control and predictive Gantt-chart takes the chaos out of team collaboration and helps teams get clarity on their everyday projects, tasks, documents, discussions and deadlines.
Choosing the Key-Words to target can often be difficult. It’s daunting, and sometimes people don’t search what you think they should. Choosing your keywords is a foundational process to make… Read More
If you like to browse, sort and find your own path in your spare time, Lynda.com’s smorgasbord of Marketing Training + Tutorials might be right for you. This isn’t a structured course and doesn’t result in a certification, but at just $24.99 per month, its price point makes it a good choice for beginners testing the waters (you’ll pay more to access downloadable assets).
Search engine optimization cannot be underestimated in the world of constant Googling. Pick up a book or head over to an online how-to-guide on SEO and make sure your site is primed for performance on search engines.
All three steps are important, but the third step – acquiring keyword optimized in-bound links (IBL’s) – is the most important step. Unfortunately, most people don’t understand this or just do this step all wrong. The best ways to acquire in-bound links to your website are:
Marketing funnels work by guiding customers through a process that starts with a very low commitment (such as downloading a free report), and then gradually ‘warms them up’ and exposes them to higher-priced offers as they become more familiar with your brand, and develop trust in you.
One of the major changes that occurred in traditional marketing was the “emergence of digital marketing” (Patrutiu Baltes, Loredana, 2015), this led to the reinvention of marketing strategies in order to adapt to this major change in traditional marketing (Patrutiu Baltes, Loredana, 2015) .
As you know Facebook is the biggest Social Network the world with an average of 25.5 Billion visits per month, average session duration of 16 minutes and 5 seconds and an estimate of 14.36 scrolls per visit.
Chris Soames has a another post here on the main sites for competitor benchmarking. You will probably have to fall back on Alexa or Compete today which don’t tend to give realistic estimates outside of the US. I have also have an in-depth post recommending many other online competitor benchmarking tools.
What I usually do is… if I see a website I don’t recognize, but I want to click on it, I’ll Google that website first. If a lot of stuff comes up and I like what I see then I feel a little safer visiting the site.
For social-media services, many providers offer in-house analytics suites for free or a small fee. Other services offer external analytics that may provide additional insights over in-house solutions. Notable examples of each include:
The digital revolution has led to a titanic shift in the landscape of the marketing communication, while also creating new opportunities for businesses to reach and engage consumers through smart, social, and mobile media technologies. In this course, … more
Publicity is one of the best forms of marketing because it’s free, and it sets you up as an expert in your field. The difficult part is getting media to notice and interview you. While you can have a PR plan that includes sending press releases on a regular basis, there are a few free resources that make easier to find media outlets that need your expertise.