Digital marketing is any kind of marketing that is geared towards smartphones, laptops, tablets and basically any other device that is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi. Traditional marketing will focus on radio, TV, print and film, whereas when it comes to digital marketing we want to be thinking about apps, websites, blogs, social media, email and online content.
YES YES YES. You don’t have to replace your traditional marketing efforts with digital ones, but it is 2021 and if the word digital doesn’t come into your marketing strategy then your business will not thrive. It really is as simple as that.
Search Engine Optimization is the practice of using on-page and off-page tweaks and tactics to ensure that your page ranks higher on search engines. An example of one of these tactics is making sure that this blog is a minimum of 1000 words because that’s what Google prefers.
Keywords are the words and phrases that searchers use- usually on a search engine. These are the words that we use when looking for pages, images, videos, blogs, any kind of information or content on the web really. These keywords need to be strategically inserted into your pages and content.
A website that sits stagnant for long periods of time, without any new or fresh content, is nothing more that an online brochure for your company. A successful website will interact with consumers and provide new and up to date information and content. Also, in terms of SEO, Google much prefers a website that is consistently updated. There’s no specific time limit on updating your website, just make sure it stays relevant.
A blog is the most commonly used platform for sharing marketing content. In fact, in 2019 55% of marketers say that blogging is their number one marketing priority. This is because blogs appeal to consumers by providing them with entertainment and relevant information. Blogging can be used for literally any business, from a local fashion boutique to a law firm to a construction company. So in a nutshell, yes, we definitely recommend having a blog.
Facebook? Aim for once a day and definitely no less than 3 times a week. Instagram? Once or twice a day. LinkedIn? At least twice a week and no more than once per day. Twitter? This one is a bit more varied but generally anywhere from 3-30 tweets. When it comes to blogging, you should definitely be thinking of weekly posts.
Inbound Marketing is a term which was invented by HubSpot. Here’s what they have to say about it:“Inbound marketing is a business methodology that attracts customers by creating valuable content and experiences tailored to them. While outbound marketing interrupts your audience with content they don’t want, inbound marketing forms connections they’re looking for and solves problems they already have”Outbound marketing is the Television advert that interrupts your TV show regardless of who you are and what your needs are. By contrast, inbound marketing is the helpful “How To” blog that you found through your own organic Google search.
Firstly, you should be focusing on the social media platforms with the most active users. These are (in order), Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. Next, you need to determine where your target audience spends their time and educate yourself on the demographic. What are their behavioral patterns? What kind of content do they prefer? How does social media influence them as a consumer?
Definitely! You should never assume that because social media has become so hugely popular, that it’s enough to solely focus your digital marketing strategy on social platforms. There are more active email accounts than active accounts on any social media in the world. Email marketing is more private and often feels more personal to the consumer. Most people are consistently tuned into their email, checking it multiple times a day and constantly seeing notifications appear on their mobiles, laptops and tablets.
The reason marketers love video so much is online consumers love it. More than a billion hours of video are consumed on YouTube each day. Video is a flexible and engaging content format. It’s easy to share across multiple platforms. Smartphones and digital editing have made it far easier to create video, so the potential for a high ROI is great.
Websites should be designed to invite and entertain users, not push them away. The only way to attract and maintain users is with a good web design. The homepage should be visually appealing, easy to understand, and clear of any annoying pop-ups. If the homepage is bad, the user will exit the website rather than continue exploring. The web design should also allow for easy navigation and fast load speed without blurry images or extensive copy.
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