Connecting your email marketing with other channels is the ultimate way to track engagement and the assists that lead to the eventual conversion. Do you have a clear ROI metric?
Testing is the lifeblood of running a successful website. Without experimentation, there is no way to tell whether your online marketing efforts are paying off. Read on to learn the two types of testing you’ll see referenced most often.
Your brand is the soul of your company. When you can clearly state your company’s benefits and back up your brand’s key conversion points, you will close more deals. Online branding requires many headlines and scraplines (mini statements that summarize your UVP, unique value propositions) because users scan and skim a webpage very quickly and your key points need to stand out clearly. Keep a notebook of all your ideas, since you may find that each page could have its own mini scrapline defining not only a keyphrase, but also the page’s reason for being. The more concise your mini statements are, the more quickly customers will “get” what you do and your unique value proposition.
The Persuasion Architecture method of creating personas was developed by Bryan and Jeffrey Eisenberg of Market Motive, and is based on the Myers/Briggs behavioral studies adapted by David Keirsey in the 1950s.
There are many ways to break visitors into groups.It takes creativity and brainstorming to do it well, but in the end your customers will enjoy your site more if they feel like some of the content is specifically for them. Many studies have shown significantly increased conversion rates when personas are considered when writing content for a website.
Be aware that there are various stages of the buying cycle. Map out marketing actions to make them more successful, then dive into making site adjustments. Ask yourself these questions to increase your conversion rate.
Another great tactic to increase conversions is to make your “about us” page better, since so many people will check it out to see who you are and what you’re all about. We see this consistently in analytics for many sites.
If you really want to be in the top search results, you need to consider being listed and ranking well in Google+ Local, in addition to other factors.
Pundits estimate that anywhere from 40% to 60% of searches have a local intent. With mobile continuing to boom, local search remains very powerful and critical to many businesses.
Marketing takeaways from the infamous $45,000 potato salad Kickstarter, including lessons to be learned from this bizarre viral project. Potato salad, anyone?