Effective Digital Marketing Strategy For Business Owners
Have you integrated your digital marketing strategy with your marketing activities yet?
Do you know how to even design a digital marketing strategy which can help your business grow exponentially?
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Marketing has always been at the center of all businesses because it can be described as a process which brings customers towards the business. Earlier, marketing was simply informing potential customers about the products & services of the business with the help of newspaper ads, hoardings and pamphlets et-cetera, which is not just expensive, but also ineffective at times. The digital era brought upon a new form of marketing, Digital Marketing, which simply means marketing with the help of internet & technology. It can amplify the results if the strategy is just devised perfectly.
Digital marketing can also be described as a form of marketing with the objective of capturing potential contacts & converting them in sales, with the help of different digital tools. It is believed that digital marketing is the best form of marketing and can significantly return way more than what was invested initially i.e. higher ROI (return on investment).
An effective digital strategy shall have a defined goal and all the tools shall be directed towards achieving that goal. The following are some of the elements to formulate an effective digital marketing strategy:
Content drives marketing!
But good content is not everything i.e. if you create good content and then you expect visitors to just show up & engage or interact, is simply lame. Good content requires a good strategy i.e. plans like editorial calendar, social media plan, optimization, customer engagement, conversions and many more. A good content strategy ensures target audience to see the content and preferably like it. Always know where & whom are you addressing to before creating content. Knowing the goals & KPIs help to measure success achieved by different marketing efforts.
SEO is the Key to Digital Marketing
Every digital strategy keeps SEO as their main component because it helps the business get traffic. A good content is not just reader-friendly, but also search engine friendly. It is a belief that if Google cannot find your content, no one else can either. A SEO plan includes the following:
- Keyword Search- Keywords are basically search terms/ phrases used by the customers into search engines to find information about different products & services. A good content needs to incorporate relevant keywords to rank high on search engines result pages (SERPs) because it will enable the business to get more traffic. You can even use paid ads to enable users to directly land on your webpage.
- Link Building- It is basically requesting other quality websites (similar content) to link to a page on your own website with specific keywords to increase credibility and traffic.
- Social Networking- Social media and forums are at their peak now. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat et-cetera has grown out of the ‘only socializing website’ title to even a bigger platform for businesses to market their products & services. It can be effectively used by you to share content with a larger customer base and attract more consumers to your business. It can be used to increase customer interaction & loyalty with the help of good-engaging content.
Inbound Marketing over Interruption Marketing
Interruption marketing is basically all the paid ads on Google or Facebook et-cetera. They are sponsored content which is mostly ignored by the generic users. While inbound marketing helps you to get organic visitors because of the credibility and the fact that the content is something of the user’s interest. It might not be as easy as it sounds, but it is surely worth it.
Websites & Mobile Apps
It accommodates the landing pages, webpage content, website architecture, mobile app design, security & coding and various other elements. The landing pages and website content need to be optimized to achieve the goals of the business. It should have a user-friendly design/ interface, bug-free and should be able to function smoothly to not just attract the users, but also to retain them. Registrations allow you to gain information about the users, which can help in marketing the products & services, according to his/ her interests. It increases the leads and the chances of conversions. It should have a systematic inventory management option, an appropriate content management system & an easy-to-navigate design/ interface and good content.
Implement a Strategy & Stay Ahead of Your Competition
As soon as you devise a strategy, you can implement it to boost your sales. Always staying up to date about different tools and marketing tactics allows you to stay ahead of your competition. Social media plans, blogs, press releases and guest blogs et-cetera allows you to aware your customers about your products & services and expect them to make a purchase. There is no golden rule of strategy formulation, but the above points are essential elements to devise the perfect plan and achieve your digital marketing goals.
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