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2018 Digital Marketing Strategies

2018 Digital Marketing Strategies

Today a solid digital marketing strategy has become the new bread and butter of day to day business.  Your business’s success depends on the right type of digital strategy, and the right type of strategy can in turn lead to higher sales, new customers, and long-term growth.

Here are 4 tips to optimize your digital marketing strategy.

1. Prioritize customer needs over bells and whistles.

While your team is consumed with building your web presence and developing your product or service, it’s easy to lose sight of the customer you want to target. Look at how you can make improvements in user experience these improvements will increase conversion rates, and retargeting can pay huge dividends — tighten up the mousetrap first, then boost your efforts by complementing with a targeted adwords campaign. You’ll acquire and retain customers more cost-efficiently and save money for higher-risk marketing strategies.

2. Audit and update your SEO more often

You may know your product or service is great, but is it reaching all the people it could be? Search engine optimization can significantly help your brand reach the people who want what you’re offering. Industry experts recommend updating your SEO once a quarter; after all, Google updates its algorithm more than 500 times a year. Find the keywords that are making your business gain or lose traction in the search engine cycle in order to make your brand as discoverable and searchable as possible.

3. Make your marketing MOBILE

Even if a desktop version of your website looks great, be sure to check that it translates across devices. Consumers expect cohesion across platforms, and the better accessibility you provide your audience, the more likely those users are going to purchase.

Remember that authenticity reigns supreme in any of these strategies. Once you have that, an online presence allows you to connect with your audience in ways previously unknown and build a brand that they’ll continuously want to engage with.

4. Blogging as a lead generation tool

Speaking of SEO: Posting new relevant and valuable content will drives traffic to your website, while also increasing your ranking in search engines. In fact, marketers who blog are 13 times more likely to experience positive return on investment, and companies that blog generate 67 percent more leads than those who don’t.

Each post you create is one more webpage indexed on your website, making it more likely customers will find you when searching online. It also indicates to the search engines that your website is generating new content, which will help your content move to the top of search engine results. Further, blogging gives your brand a voice, and 91 percent of clients say they are more likely to purchase from a brand that is authentic rather than generic.

 

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