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.
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.
When you think of content marketing, what comes to mind first? Content marketing is not just about writing blogs, social media posts or creating viral video content, it’ about storytelling. In fact, the concept of content marketing has been around longer than the internet. Particularly good examples include comic books such as Marvel and the effective storytelling in movies, especially the Star Wars saga.
In modern day content marketing, the internet has created a plethora of opportunities. Social media and websites are top of mind but it can also include ebooks, infographics and whitepapers, jokes or motivational quotes. Whatever form of content marketing you implement, you need a content marketing strategy. Continue reading →
Search engine marketing attempts to increase visibility and relevant traffic to a brand’s website primarily through paid advertising (PPC). It goes hand-in-hand with organic SEO and can be extremely effective for increasing website traffic. With more consumers researching and shopping for products online, search engine marketing has become even more crucial.
You may recall that we looked at SEO in Part 1 and Part 2 of the blog series. Today, we hope to shed some light on search engine marketing and how to best implement these strategies. Continue reading →