Have you set up a new website for your business? Want to make sure that it has the impact you need for success? A website with no online marketing effort is a little bit like a car with no wheels.
Online marketing comes in a variety of forms and each one has its own set of benefits and plus points. Not only is there the decision to make on which online marketing is right for you, but you also should look at social media and how it can work best for your target audiences.
To help you to decide the right path for you, I have summarised the best online marketing strategies and how they could work for you.
No matter which online marketing option you go for, if you have a poorly designed and functioning website then you are unlikely to attract customers and get conversions. Make sure your website is easy to use, interesting and visually appealing. With clear conversion goals and a standout purpose.
Any business setting up a website should be aware of SEO and how best to optimise it. SEO is Search Engine Optimisation uses keywords to point visitors in the direction of your website, simply by making you more visible on search engine results. SEO can most certainly make or break your business and is never something you should ignore. I deal with businesses that thrive on a good Google position – and don’t do any advertising.
Gone are the days when you can simply send out an email newsletter to your subscribers. Now this aspect of online marketing requires you to target particular needs of your clients and create a personalised approach to your campaign. To use this tool to the best effect you will need to look at the purchasing habits of your customers and use this information to develop a strategy. Talk to your customers – don’t sell to them.
Share your expertise
Like to think that you are an expert in your particular industry? If you do then harness these expertise and get articles or news stories written by you on other websites. Not only will you have another outlet to advertise, but in doing this, possible customers can see you as a place to be trusted.
We already know that keywords are vital in promoting yourself online, what you might not realise is that blogging is a great way to consistently use these targeted keywords. However, a word of warning, your blog shouldn’t become a place whereby you cram in as many keywords as possible. Instead it should be used to connect with your customers, share advice and showcase that you really do know what you are talking about.
Although it is somewhat of an online marketing tool, such is the power of social media that it deserves its very own marketing strategy. One of the greatest powers that social media gives you is the ability to target your audience.
Many of the social media platforms allow you to specifically target your key demographic by a variety of factors. This includes age, location and interests. Once you know who you want to appeal to then you can begin to tailor your posts to draw in customers. Use social media to unveil a new product or service, let customers know that you have a promotion coming up or perhaps give them access to competitions or giveaways.
Social media can transform a business, giving you a tool with which you can communicate with your customers with ease.
Not only this, but online marketing as a whole makes sure that you are visible and that you are bringing in new leads and sales all without anyone having to visit a physical store.