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.
At its core, content marketing is the creation and distributing of online material that will attract the attention of a prospect. By design, content marketing exists to help the prospect come to know, like and trust you. Once they trust you, they may come to buy from you but not before. This post looks at five more forms of content marketing.
Many new businesses are starting to find content marketing indispensable. At its core, content marketing is the creation and distributing of online material that will attract the attention of a prospect. This post looks at five popular forms of content marketing.
Many new businesses find content marketing strategy indispensable. At its core, content marketing is the creation and distributing of online material that will attract the attention of a prospect. By design content marketing exists to help the prospect come to know, like and trust you. Once the prospects trust you, they may come to buy from you but not before. Sounds simple but the devil lies in the details.
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.
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 […]
When it comes to growing your business, there are three essential engines of growth: 1. Paid Engine of Growth: Most entrepreneurs consider this the only engine of growth. Often this takes the form of paid ads on websites or advertising on T.V. to attract lots of eyeballs to your product or service. The more targeted […]
When you have a free product or service with high amounts of traffic, platform advertisers become interested in subsidizing your free product or service by paying you a fee to share their advertisements. Free products generate high platform traffic and increase the attractiveness of your platform to advertisers. Freemium users get basic functionality for free. […]
Is social media just another way to separate a business owner’s money from the business? Small business owners hear that to be successful these days they have to have a social media presence. I remember with the advent of the Internet business owners were told that to be successful they needed to have a web page. […]