Content is king, and like a boss, the king has reigned supreme for a while now. And it makes sense. Content is a powerful thing. Essentially employed as the brands ambassador, content communicates the company’s vision and mission at every turn, all the while capturing the attention and imagination of its target consumer.
If content is done right it will pique both interest and click through action. This means sales. Eventually, if you keep doing it right and find your way into your consumers heart, you will win brand loyalty. Bingo, Cha-Ch’ing, viola and bulls-eye. Brands want the loyalty only a consumer can provide, and that is nurtured by entertaining, informative, creative, pertinent, tailor-made content.
Nobody wants to run from a hard sales pitch. Those days are long gone. Content is no longer long, boring articles with no breaks, or headings. It now comes in easy-to-digest, informative, entertaining, personalised, bite-sized pieces. Content is morphing into, and incorporating, many new forms of media as well; such as animation, white boards, videos, live videos, memes, photos etc. All of these variations add interest and engagement to the content, making it unique and personalised, spawning a …
Regardless of the size of your business, an effective online marketing strategy is essential in the modern age. In fact, research from Regalix suggests that 86 percent of businesses plan to increase their marketing budget this year, with video content, SEO, PPC and social media all ranking high on the list of priorities.
However, the current online marketing landscape presents robust challenges. For instance, it is estimated that 200 million internet users now have ad-blocking software installed, while click-through rates for both display ads and emails are falling year on year. With this in mind, here are some top tips to improve your online marketing.
1. Mobile optimisation is now essential. Marketing experts have been hammering this point for years, but Google searches originating from mobile devices have now overtaken those from desktop computers for the first time. This means that your website and advertising methods should be designed with mobile users as a top priority.
2. You should set up your local Google+ page. Doing so can bring about a number of benefits, especially for businesses where local custom is important. Make sure you include your business’ address, phone number and other contact information so that you appear in …
Great content for your site matters a lot as it helps in maximising your online visibility and accelerates lead generation. Today there are numerous ways to boost the odds in your favour when it comes to great content. To reach a wider audience, you need to craft your information and data to effectively reach your target audience in a way that clearly makes it stand tall among the huge online crowd.
Recommended strategies for winning content include, but not limited to:
Knowing your Audience
Understanding your buyer is critical. This can be achieved by creating content that connects with them easily both emotionally and intellectually. If for example you are dealing with baby clothes and accessories, obviously you’ll want to mostly target younger women.
Entice your Reader
Aim to entice the reader using an alluring title that quickly grabs their attention, inspiring them to move ahead and click on your content (click-baiting). Popular terms that are click-worthy include “Top Ten” or catchy phrases such as “This Will Blow Your Mind.”
Invite and Engage Viewers
To directly connect audiences to your brand, design ways of inviting and engaging viewers. This way they get to become more synonymous with what you are …
Successful marketing’s more than just a presentation of facts! Website content must sparkle like a gemstone, engage customers and reinforce brand.
But flowery writers beware! The best content’s actually very simple. The web’s a place for users to achieve goals and, faced with considerable choice, if you fail to capture your audience, a mouse click will direct them away to your competitors.
Your customers will quickly assess your site, deciding whether or not to stay. Attention-grabbing headlines matter but most users are content scanners for key words and phrases. Complicated writing and clever meanings are hard to understand, jargon’s mystifying but perhaps the biggest offender are boastful/clichéd claims rooted in your own opinions.
Don’t be fooled, however, into thinking your text should be so simple it’s boring. There’s a skill to making a simple message engaging and attention grabbing. For example:
“We buy and sell used cars” isn’t as engaging as “We’re wizards in the second hand car market” yet the messages are basically identical.
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Keywords, titles and tags are attractive to search engines but there’s a skill using them. Keyword stuffing in your text is penalised by Google as duplicate content. Google likes …