As with most types of businesses, when it comes to successful inbound marketing and SEO strategies, you need the right tools for the job. More importantly, you must fully understand how to best implement those tools in order to be successful. For local businesses, one of those all-important tools is Google My Business.
Before we go into detail about what Google My Business is, here is a light-hearted look at how pranksters have manipulated some listings to great (and funny) effect.
As you may already know, PPC marketing (pay-per-click) is a form of internet advertising where advertisers pay a small fee every time someone clicks one of their ads. In simple terms, it’s a digital marketing method where brands buy web visits rather than earning organic traffic.
If your PPC marketing is setup correctly, what you pay-per-click is miniscule compared to the value of the resulting web visit. In other words, if you pay £2 for a click which results in a £400 sale, you’ve made a hefty profit.
While your PPC marketing campaigns should be proactive and well-organised, remember that the data you collect comes from real interactions with real people. For any marketer, being able to truly understand this is an essential part of the job.
Search engine marketing, also known as SEM, remains an incredibly powerful way to grow your business in a competitive environment. There is no denying that, in today’s digitally savvy world, there are millions of businesses vying for the same attention. This means that online advertising has never been more important to nearly any type of organisation. Put simply, search engine marketing is ideal to better promote your products or services while growing your business.
For many, SEM ranks above SEO but they are both essential components to your overall online marketing strategy. There is no magic formula to continuously achieve top spot in search rankings and if you think you can artificially boost rankings, think again. Google, Bing and other search engines constantly combat old methods to ensure search results are relevant and fair.
Marketing automation as we know it has transformed considerable since its infancy in 1992. Today, it is an incredibly powerful method of reaching audiences from around the world with personalised messages. Furthermore, the introduction of modern social media tools and software have made it easier to maximise digital marketing efforts.
If combining marketing automation and social media has been so successful, what about Artificial Intelligence (AI)? It’s certainly one of the major contributing factors behind the scenes of success. While marketing automation makes it easy to carry out repetitive tasks, AI brought new life to marketing automation software. Simply put, it brought about predictive analysis and advanced personalisation engines making marketing automation ‘more human’.