If you really want to sell your product or services online, you can't rely on traditional sales and marketing/branding efforts alone. The sale often goes not to the business with the best marketing or even the/ best offering, but instead to the business who has won the market's trust and appreciation via useful content.
Effective inbound marketing campaigns can’t be crafted out of the spare time and minimal knowledge of one of your current employees. Squeezing marketing tasks into their already busy schedule can cause problems for their productivity and for your marketing effectiveness.
Inbound marketing follows a step by step process to create visitors, leads, customers and promoters of your brand and offerings. It’s a tall order to start with strangers and move them all the way to active promoters who recommend your brand to other people. There are five major steps involved:
What counts as good content marketing for a mid-level budget? Your strategy should employ a balance of your strengths (speed and focus on good content) while avoiding things that businesses with large budgets might do better (such as trying to cover every aspect of your market’s concerns).
If you’re ready to get started with inbound marketing, you need great content. But you don’t have to start from scratch. You probably have more existing content than you realize.
If you’re marketing online, you know these things:
According to Customer Think’s research, 56% of B2B businesses are increasing their marketing spending on social media this year. This means that the chances your competitors are growing mature, lead generation social programs is very high. You owe it to the growth of your company to consider how social fits into your marketing plan, and how you can leverage it.
If your business doesn't have a big social media presence, chances are you've been advised to get one. And while there has been a certain amount of hype around “going social”, there is also a very concrete reality behind the hype.
Content is King. It's been said so many times that it's almost become a cliche—but it's still true. And it's especially true when you're selling to other businesses.
Managing inbound marketing can take a lot of time to do it right. Luckily (or in some cases unluckily), there are several services ready to help you handle everything from strategy to content to social media. In this month’s roundup we take a look at some essentials to outsourcing digital marketing and some mistakes to avoid.
Google’s Panda update has taken quite a few sites for a ride in the rankings – and if you’re still feeling the impact, it’s time to take a look at your website’s content. Even if you didn’t get dinged by the update, the writing on Google’s wall is clear: great content and social activity are playing a big part in your website’s rankings.
I’m going to be honest with you – inbound marketing takes work. It gets results, but it takes work. And that might be work that your team doesn’t have time to do. Whether it’s improving your site wide SEO, redeveloping your website or creating compelling content, you may need some outside help to create inbound marketing success.
Facebook has 1.06 billion monthly active users so it makes sense to spend time marketing there. But with all the changes Facebook has been through lately, it can be frustrating to get a foothold on the platform. Latest of which are the updates to the News Feed.