Many marketers still treat email marketing like a numbers game — blasting thousands of emails to a tout-le-monde type list. This approach is not only a waste of time and money. It can alienate valuable subscribers, who quickly tire of irrelevant content and offers. At best, they’ll start to ignore your emails. At worst, you’ll lose valuable subscribers who are never coming back.
As the capabilities of SEO have increasingly become more diverse and robust, marketers now have access to an extremely sophisticated set of tools for the engagement and conversion of online searchers. The latest is the meteoric rise of the focus on semantic search: which uses highly structured “schema” markup to align SEO with the actual intent behind individual searches. Even with these advanced tools at your disposal, it’s more crucial than ever to remember:
As with other media and marketing channels, you need to adopt field-proven strategies to maximize your results from social media. Here are some valuable ways to generate interest, inquiries and leads — in order to grow your business and enhance your bottom line.
Why templates aren’t the bargain they appear to be... In the not-so-distant past, the typical company website simply functioned as an online brochure. For very small businesses still willing to settle for this limited functionality, a pre-designed template could possibly get the job done. However, it’s not really viable for a sizable company with more complex needs.
When modest sized companies start out with pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, there’s a natural tendency to bid on broad keywords they feel will attract the most leads. Keywords like “financial services”, “travel”, “marketing agencies” and so forth.
Over time, a brand promise can lose it impact and uniqueness. This doesn’t happen overnight, but slowly over time. Suddenly your market has become highly commoditized
Lead Optimization & Conversion: 4 of 4. The key to website improvement is to leverage data and analytics in your decision-making. This enables you to find and focus on optimization opportunities with the most potential to transform your lead/conversion funnels. Here are a few ideas to consider.
Lead Optimization & Conversion: 3 of 4. "Visitor intent" is a new buzzword for the time-proven value of getting to know your prospects. For all our gains in technology, there is nothing more powerful than augmenting hard data with human feedback. Here are a few suggestions.
According to Cisco, mobile devices now account for 55% of all global internet traffic as of the end of 2014. In fact, mobile traffic grew by 69% in 2014 alone, and is expected to grow tenfold by 2019. But here’s the real kicker. On April 21, Google is changing its algorithm to prioritize mobile-friendliness as a worldwide ranking signal. This major ranking shift is designed to provide mobile users with more relevant and timely results. It also means, if your site isn’t mobile-friendly, its Google ranking will be suddenly downgraded as of April 21.