Competition forms part of our daily lives whether we like it or not and your business is no different. Regardless of your products or services, you need to perform a Competitor Analysis to see who you are up against. In Digital Marketing a Competitor Analysis is an extremely multifaceted process looking at more than just your competitor’s website. A good analysis includes identifying their entire online presence, the actions they take and the techniques they use.
Seeing as you will be competing with other businesses to find potential customers, ask yourself these questions. What can you do to get your product or service in front of the right people before your competitors? What do you do better than them? More importantly, what is the competition doing to stop potential customers from finding you?
An effective competitor analysis should be a comprehensive document outlining all the key elements. In this article, we will show you what to look for and why it’s so important to understand your competition. You can often do the surface level analysis on your own but you need certain tools and expertise to do a deeper competitor analysis.
Many businesses know they need a new or updated website but struggle to articulate what they need in terms of website SEO. Customers use search engines to gain access to the internet which means your business’ website must be optimised. Considering that Google’s search engine runs 3.5 billion searches every day, targeting this audience is a real no-brainer. However, getting your website SEO just right requires a strategic and necessary approach regardless of your website’s topic.
The primary goal for a business is to make it as easy as possible for their customers to find them. While paid search works wonders as a short-term solution, especially for specific campaigns, you cannot succeed without effective SEO. This includes on and off-page SEO, keyword research, backlinks and Domain Authority among others.
SEO or Search Engine Optimisation has been a vital cog in the digital world for some time. Although we’ve all probably heard so-called experts claim that SEO is unnecessary, it couldn’t be further from the truth. SEO is possibly one of the greatest marketing tools available, at least in terms of ROI.
Good on-site SEO combined with quality and relevant content distributed across your online channels will generate organic search results. Continue reading →
Most digital marketers know by now that General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will take effect in May 2018. It will directly impact and disrupt email marketing while email 3rd party data is likely to fall away completely. As this new European regulation impacts data profiling, you need to comply with the new requirements before you’re allowed to send personalised and targeted emails.
In addition, changes in email filtering at ISP levels are set to rewrite deliverability rules as we know it. Continue reading →