Whichever way you look at it, content marketing is a broad subject but regardless of industry, business type or size, quality content remains essential. The way we search for information has literally paved the way for smart marketing strategies and when it comes to content marketing, it’s all about engagement and conversions.
The secret lies in creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content. Any good online marketing strategy should be designed to attract and retain loyal customers while educating them in the process. Get this process right and the results will speak for themselves with more prospects becoming customers.
Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising is one of the most measurable forms of advertising but it only works with effective copywriting. PPC ads allow advertisers to track an advert’s activity from the moment a lead clicks the link through to conversion.
PPC ads were first small text ads with static images but a lot has changed since the early days. Today, you can include animated images, multiple products, videos and much more into your paid ad. It is, without a doubt, one of the fastest and most direct ways of driving qualified traffic to your website.
There is a so much information on the internet aimed at start-ups and small businesses including marketing strategy advice. Looking beyond those guides promising you the world for a few measly pounds, there isn’t just one right solution. Unless you are the one in a million lucky businesses with the ‘perfect product’, at the perfect time and in the right place, you need a sound marketing strategy.
Start-ups and small businesses survive and thrive across many industries and we’ve worked with several ourselves. At the same time, there are some that unfortunately fail to find the right business model that can generate returns on a regular basis. Two of the biggest stumbling blocks for SMEs and start-ups centre around marketing where there is either too much or too little of it!
Online reputation management is becoming increasingly important for businesses around the world and the way you handle yours is pivotal. Putting it plainly, online reputation management (ORM) means taking control of online conversations between your business and potential customers.
While one should never expect bad things to happen, anticipating certain situations is a given. In business, things break or need tweaking which you can fix later but that approach doesn’t work for your online reputation. You should always give your company’s digital presence enough time and attention before a crisis hits.
People give feedback in different ways and when handled incorrectly, could harm your business. Many new and existing customers rely on online reviews from other customers when buying products and for that reason, it is essential to maximise positive reviews without ignoring negative ones. You need to handle negative reviews in such a way that it won’t put others off. Here, we look at four ways in which you can protect and improve your business.