Consumer Search Behavior You Can Profitably Act on Today

Do you know the benefits of consumer search insights? As a marketer, manager, or marketing executive, you should understand the importance of adjusting your search marketing strategy to the realities of online search behavior. The consumer search behavior insights that you can profitably act on today include investing more time and resources in SEO, focusing SEO efforts on Google search, and creating better content for the keywords that you are targeting. Oh, and don’t forget to target trending phrases such as “best” or “near me.” Continue reading “Consumer Search Behavior You Can Profitably Act on Today”

4 Ways to Boost Advertising Performance and Eliminate Waste

1) Identify and Understand Your Target Audience

An inordinate amount of money can be spent on pay per click (PPC) advertising like Google ads, but using these methods just to get visitors to your website isn’t going to benefit you in the long run. The objective isn’t to get as many random visitors to your site as possible. The goal to draw the right visitors to your website.  

For example, let’s say you sell collectible baseball cards online. Obviously, not everyone who searches the web is looking for vintage baseball cards. Yet there are many internet users who are looking for cards to add to their collections. Our goal then becomes finding ways to put your site out there to make it easier for card collectors to find and access. You will want to understand what these card collectors are looking for and what their needs are to be successful. … Continue reading

10 Things To Do For Marketing Success

DirectiveGroup 10 Year Anniversary

“Our job is to connect to people, to interact with them in a way that leaves them better than we found them, more able to get where they’d like to go.” – Seth Godin

 

Alright, we are kicking off our 10-year anniversary content series with a post on 10 Things To Do For Marketing Success.

Let’s get in to it!

Know Your Customer

Successful marketing starts with an intimate understanding of your customer. What does she want? What is she trying to avoid? What keeps her up at night? These are all questions, you should know the answer. If you don’t, it’ll make communicating in a compelling way much more difficult.

If your marketing isn’t working and you didn’t take the time to get to know your customers. Start with an empathy map. It will help you quickly flesh out important insights about your customer that will … Continue reading

Mobile Page Speed: Why It Matters More Each Day & What You Can Do About It

As mobile device usage continues to grow, it’s becoming more important for businesses to optimize for mobile page speed. With competing websites only a few taps away, a slow browsing experience can result in you losing valuable leads and customers. But the competition isn’t the only thing you need to worry about. In this article, you’ll learn the core reasons why mobile site loading speed so important and what you can do to optimize your site faster mobile loading times.

Consumer Behavior Dictates the Importance of Mobile Site Performance

According to Statista, mobile devices now account for 51.2 percent of all traffic worldwide. This trend is expected to continue as faster mobile devices and Internet speeds become available. And it’s not just about how many people are accessing the Internet, it’s also about how they’re using it. Another study showed that mobile devices account for 34.5 percent of eCommerce sales … Continue reading

What to Expect When You Hire a Good Digital Marketing Consultant

When you hire a Digital Marketing Consultant, you should be able to expect a certain level of service, knowledge and expertise. Here are just a few things your Digital Marketing Consultant should be able to bring to your business.

Thorough – and Understandable Reporting:

One of the best things about digital marketing, is that having access and tracking success and for a website and online advertising traffic is significantly easier than traditional marketing activities. However, collecting, curating, and comprehending this mountain of data can be overwhelming without the proper experience and expertise. Your Digital Marketing Consultant should not only be able to provide you with this data, but also be able to interpret, explain it to you, and develop a plan based on having measured your marketing efforts.

Responsiveness and Accessibility:

Your Digital Marketing Consultant should be responsive to you when you make a request or have a question, and … Continue reading

Create Landing Pages That Get Your Visitors At Hello

If you are looking to build your business and are struggling to get people to visit your site, then clearly no one’s buying into your story. What you need is to identify the conversion technique that will have potential customers running to your site to give you their email addresses! A well-crafted landing page can do the trick. And the best part is that it doesn’t take long to create and promote.

A landing page is technically a web page that is served up as a destination for visitors that arrive on your site from an ad. It isn’t just a gateway; it also provides information about a particular offer or resource that’s relevant to your target audience. A landing page is focused on the offer, whether it is promoting a webinar, or a free trial, and it encourages people to take action and submit their information in a form … Continue reading

An Overview Of LinkedIn Ads For B2B Marketing

LinkedIn has a large user base of more than 467 million users, which has been steadily increasing each year.  What started out primarily as a platform to bridge the gap between recruiters and job seekers in 2003 has since grown into a top lead generating social network for B2Bs.  Besides creating a company page to connect with industry professionals and also publishing and promoting engaging content on LinkedIn, B2Bs should definitely look to take advantage of LinkedIn ads to target their ideal buyers.  

A lot of companies across different industries have ventured into LinkedIn ads lately to reach their ideal customer and advertise their products, services and content.  About half of B2B buyers use LinkedIn when making purchasing decisions. LinkedIn has continuously made improvements in its available offerings, from ad types to introducing new features for precise targeting and more concise reporting.   

What Are LinkedIn Ads? 

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Review Management – The Strategic Foundation for Your Business

Whether you sell to businesses or direct to consumers, local or international, to ensure your business success, you must establish a foundation of customers who believe in your products/services and are willing to share their opinions with others.

Over time your relationship with these customers grows broader and deeper, separating you from your competitors and making it much easier for new customers to choose your business.

This thought process is the foundation for review management. And understanding why a review management initiative should be at the top of your marketing checklist is pivotal to your success.

See What Your Customers See

Take a moment to do a search—the way a prospective customer might—for the type of product/service your business offers.  For example, if you are a kennel owner, type in ‘dog kennel’ and the city you are in.

  • Does your company come up on page one of the search results?
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6 Major Elements Of An Expertly Designed PPC Landing Page

PPC is short for pay-per-click, wherein advertisers have to pay a publisher, like Google, a given fee each time someone clicks on their ad. These ‘Sponsored Ads’ are displayed on the search engine results pages whenever a user does a search for their relevant keyword(s). The idea is to leverage PPC ads to drive targeted search engine traffic to an optimized PPC landing page and prompt an action. These specially designed landing pages have strong call-to-action and inspire the visitor to click on the CTA button to take specific actions such as Buy Now, Subscribe, Email Us, Call Today, etc.

Over 60% of users with the intent of purchasing a product find PPC ads most relevant to their search and are more likely to click on it instead of organic search results. Users reaching your landing page by clicking a paid ad are 50% more likely to click on your … Continue reading