Mastering the Basics of Digital Marketing
An effective digital marketing plan isn’t complicated, but it relies on a foundation of basic tools. Let’s get to it, shall we?
Tell your customers a story that they can relate to. Once you understand what your brand stands for, your digital design and content should be consistent in clearly identifying your brand across all channels, including website, mobile apps, social networks and email.
Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
A high average of consumers uses a search engine to find information on products or services before buying. Creating original content that is informative and useful to your potential customers is important. SEM helps promote your website by increasing the visibility in search engines through paid advertising. You only pay for this when someone clicks your website.
Basically, you need to frequently update the information on your website to ensure that content is optimized for email contact, different browsers and mobile devices. So it would be wise to set up a blog, and reach out to other bloggers and webmasters to feature your content on their site.
Social media helps you to get communicate first hand with your customers. Social media plays a big role in getting your customers to talk about yourself and your business without costing too much. Determining which social media platform to choose from is very essential in reaching your potential consumers and being able to use this platform to its fullest potential.
Facebook is the most well known social media platform in the world, available in most countries. For the businesses based on visual, Pinterest works better. For those based on information, Twitter may be a good choice. You have to invite customers’ visitors to sign up for your newsletter, follow you on Instagram, or Fan you on Facebook to build an active customer relationship.
Converting to Sales
Now, Converting online leads into Sales is very challenging and the results may not be as what you have planned, but in order to make a sale, you must have a strong relationship with your customers. Nothing beats trust in this world. So, gain their trust in you and your product and make sure to keep a close relationship for you to do so.
After all that has been said and done, it is time to check how effective your approach was by making a month-end report. You will need to check what sites or platforms that had the most traffic and the conversion rate. There are softwares that can help you with this and most of them are free. This will help you a lot figure out what you lack and which site or platform that needs a little push.