For both service-based and product based business it can seem like things have slowed down or have come to a halt. Many businesses early on have experienced that and have either closed down or are struggling right now. But the reality is that, things haven’t really slowed down. Rather, there has been a shift in where we ought to be focusing on.
Every day one of our clients ask ‘When will my site be on google’s first page?’. Seo’s of ‘questionable’ repute will frequently ‘guarantee’ first page results in just weeks – but is it realistic? What impact does the content and keyword selection play in this? In short – how long does it really take to get to page one?
Many marketers live in the moment instead of plan ahead for their digital marketing strategy. But is that really the best approach? The best digital strategist think it isn’t. A more strategic planning approach to marketing and digital marketing improves a brand’s likelihood of success in the future. Not that you can’t get results from an ad hoc strategy, but you can get far more from a strategic approach.
Let’s talk about the three ways businesses tend to use their websites and how most of them are doing it wrong. So there are three ways businesses tend to use their website. Number one, they use it as a business card. Number two, they use it for marketing or number three, they use it to replace sales people.
If you’re an entrepreneur, then online marketing is surely a part of your marketing strategy. If not, it definitely should be. But the question is, what strategies should you use to manage your online marketing for the most impact?
Here are a few areas where you should focus your online marketing efforts.