Managing your online reputation in four simple steps

Managing your online reputation

Online reputation is becoming increasingly important for businesses, so the way you handle yours is critical. Feedback can be given in many different ways, and if it’s not handled well you could be doing your organisation a big disservice. New and existing customers rely on reviews from other customers when they buy products, so it’s vital that positive reviews are maximised and negative ones are not left to languish in a way that will put others off.

Establishing and maintaining a good reputation will not only increase sales but will help turn loyal customers into online advocates, which will further bolster your brand. Following these four steps will help you improve customer sentiment when it comes to your brand, products and services. Continue reading

5 Profit Pulling Analytics Reports to Regularly Review

analytics reports on pc screenWeb analytics tools collect and report data on how people interact and engage with your website. Understand these metrics will enable you to identify your most effective marketing channels and help you to gain a competitive advantage.

Reviewing the following 5 analytics reports will enable you to improve your overall customer experience, and increase sales.

1. Referring Sites Report
Knowing which websites and search engines refer traffic to you and what pages of your website they link to, will enable you to guide your content marketing strategy. It will also help you to allocate your ad budget effectively.

2. Content Engagement Report
Measuring visitor engagement is key to turning website visitors into leads. Knowing which topics and articles command the most attention and social shares, will give you direction for achieving your content creation objectives. Continue reading

Save Your LinkedIn Data Before It’s Too Late

LinkedIn DataWhilst, LinkedIn announced back in September that very soon there are going to be some major changes, it looks now that those changes are not only imminent but could have a big impact on your existing data.

Should you be scared?

I remember not so long ago how LinkedIn, without warning, wiped out several years of hard work for us and our clients when we had built-up a high ‘expertise ranking’ through answering questions on LinkedIn when they were removed and eventually replaced with endorsements.

Similarly, I’m sure many of you will recall when recommendations on company pages were wiped out without much notice (April 2014). Luckily we wrote an article at the time and grabbed several years testimonials and placed them here and others did the same to avoid losing that data forever!

I’m not scaremongering for the sake of it, as I believe that during the ten years we have been active on LinkedIn it has been a major source of leads for us and our clients and that’s why I think it is worth taking action now. Continue reading

5 Best Practices of Marketing Automation

marketing automation nurturingWhen it comes to sales, the competition is high in every industry, but in today’s digital world the competition is only getting tougher. Website visits to review product or service recommendations and a company’s reputation are all completed digitally before a customer decides to buy or visit your store if the purchase is not online. So you need to have the attention of those customers before they even start their buying process and then work out how to turn those visitors into leads, and leads into new customers.

Successfully delivering appropriate messages will help you to inform customers and then lead them step-by-step through their buying cycle; this is where marketing automation becomes extremely valuable. Marketing automation enables you to set up a workflow of highly personalised marketing messages designed to convert website visitors into leads, and then your new leads into paying customers. Continue reading

5 Advanced Techniques to Sky Rocket Your Email Marketing

email marketing headerEmail marketing continues to be one of the most effective ways of connecting with your audience –regardless of the device they use. The following five best practice techniques will highlight new opportunities to publish targeted email messages that build customer loyalty and increase sales.

1. Targeting and Segmentation
The foundation of an effective email marketing plan is to better understand your customer by developing buyer personas. Understand their personal circumstance, lifestyle and buying habits. You can then create appropriate groups and segment your email list accordingly. Continue reading

How to get the perfect Digital Marketing Mix

digitla marketing mix diagramAre you concerned you’re not achieving the best online results for your business?

Are you overwhelmed with the seemingly limitless choice of digital marketing options?

Then let’s simplify how to achieve the best digital marketing mix which will take your online results to the next level.

The following best practice digital marketing methods will generate growth by building on four key areas of focus:

  • insightful market research
  • effective customer acquisition
  • value added communications
  • lasting brand loyalty.

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