Social media has matured as a marketing channel over the years and is often paired with other channels like websites, blogs, videos and more to accomplish a specific business goal. I believe there are essentially six social media goals worth considering.
When it comes to content marketing there are three primary goals, search engine optimization, customer retention, and authority. In this post, we explore the three content marketing goals as well as review the content marketing strategy types so you can develop a solid content marketing strategy that will pay dividends for your business.
Naively many entrepreneurs think all traffic is the same. They use advertising to get in front of a prospect and then ask for the sale before they have even had the opportunity to build a rapport. It is important to understand that not all traffic is created equal and that the goal should not be to get the sale up front but to convert all traffic to owned traffic where you can control when and what message they see.
Persons of influence get lots of unsolicited requests to connect every day. Most of these requests are totally self-serving for the requester and have no benefit to the influencer at all. As a result, most influencers have a tendency to filter out these requests. But there is a way to get the attentions of an influencer and it is free.
Some recent research has caused me to completely rethink my marketing strategy. For years, I have heard that email marketing has a greater Return On Investment (ROI) than social media marketing. However, with my social media fans measured in the thousands and my email subscribers measured in the hundreds, I was sure that trying to […]
Recently, I have been exploring my analytics and revisiting my Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s). What began to dawn on me as I attempted to make actionable sense of all this data was that I was falling into the same trap that most businesses owners do when looking at their social media performance. Many of my […]
What I find interesting is that most first time entrepreneurs do not want to offend anyone with their viewpoint. They think that they are avoiding creating enemies by not having a polarizing opinion. In their mind, they think this somehow gives them a better chance at success. Furthermore, they consider people with strong opinions and […]
Social media companies love to say they have the magic formula to increase your followers. This is a classic example of quantity over quality. It is often easier to affect quantity metrics then quality because they are easily manipulated to achieve what looks like positive results. Unfortunately, many metrics like page-views or downloads are just […]