Create a Facebook ad with engaging content that speaks to your target customer. What do they want? Are they looking for more information about something? Is there a question or pain point they need help answering? Your lead magnet should be solving one of these needs. Therefore, your ad needs to clearly call out that need, and then effectively explain how and why you have the solution.
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When using big data for price setting, companies need to remember that they may already have plenty of unused data at their disposal, such as customer preferences and general economic information. The challenge is how to derive valuable insight from this information. For example, does your pricing strategy consider what products a particular customer has purchased over the last five years? What is their disposable income? How much can they afford to pay for a product? Additionally, does your pricing strategy consider macroeconomic indicators like quarterly GDP growth rate, inflation rate, exchange rate, interest rate and government spending of the countries you operate in? Incorporating these insights will lead to better pricing decisions.
Every ESP will give you tools to create an opt-in form for your site. Generally speaking, the less information you ask for (at this initial stage, at least), the better. The more information you ask for, the less likely your prospect is to complete the process. You’ll obviously need to ask for an email address, and I also highly recommended that you ask for a first name so you can personalize your emails. However, asking for any information beyond these two fields can decrease conversion rates significantly without adding much valuable data.
People will leave your website without converting into an email subscriber. But in that very moment when someone decides to leave, you have one last opportunity. An exit offer or exit email pop up will be presented to visitors at the exact moment that they attempt to leave your website. This gives you one last chance at selling an individual on your newsletter and one last opportunity to capture their email.
And this is why creating a free tool as your lead magnet can be so effective. Sites like Pingdom and Buzzsumo have become go-to stops for businesses looking to get a quick overview of site speed or social buzz respectively. Every time visitors use the free tool, they are reminded of how much more data will be available when they upgrade to premium.
I think what Brian and the testers are missing is that 15k is neither big enough to be impressive nor small enough to be inviting. It’s not a number that works effectively as social proof, and while I can’t test it out myself, I believe, based on evidence for social proof around the web, that DIYthemes would have had much better success with a combined number in the 50k+ range as mentioned above.
If your needs are more pedestrian, try a simpler solution. Direct Response, for instance, performs simple conversion tracking and is much more affordable. There’s also an open source Web analytics tool called AWStats that tracks traffic, referrers, and other data. If you use Google or Overture to target users by sponsoring keywords, you can measure sales with their free conversion-based tracking tools.
HubSpot is an especially good choice for small business owners with little or no experience in internet marketing. To start with, HubSpot offers a truly free product, in addition to more robust and affordable paid options, that allows access to a broad set of tools. That's a major benefit when you consider that some enterprise-level marketing solutions can cost thousands per month. It's also a complete CRM, and some of the tools it offers include:
The definition of “high-quality” changes depending on the niche, industry, type, or target audience. Let’s assume you have a piece of content in mind about “How to tie a tie,” all you have to do is search what your competitors have. After you do that, you’ll look for ways to make your content more interesting, entertaining and educating. When you consistently publish high-quality content on your blog, you’ll begin to see a lot of visits on a daily basis which helps you collect more emails.
Socioboard is a social media management platform for businesses and brands, aimed at helping them with lead generation, customer support, marketing and engagement. You can connect up a range of accounts including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn to manage them from a central dashboard. The free version offers scheduling features, CRM and reporting tools for up to 5 profiles. (Suggested by Rupak Som)
Apester is a handy free tool for creating interactive content like quizzes, which can liven up your content marketing with some fun and engaging pieces. We’ve been using it here at ClickZ and Search Engine Watch to power challenges such as ‘How well do you know these 25 SEO abbreviations?‘ and ‘Can you decipher these marketing and business buzzwords?‘
Understanding the basic demographics of your customer is the first step in the audience creation process. Your next step should be to understand your customers’ lifestyles, purchase behaviors, and current interests. By truly knowing your customer, you are then able to build out a multi-channel targeting strategy comprehensive of not only basic demographics and past behavioral data, but current behavioral trends that lead to individuals who are in market for a product or service. This reduces irrelevant marketing to individuals who may have the demographic characteristics, but are not yet in market. Overall, creating a relevant target audience saves media spend by focusing on targeting tactics that have a higher potential for success.
Sometimes this just means cashing in on some old favors, other times it means we’ll share one of their lead magnets on our account too. Sometimes we’ll work out a deal where we’ll do five caption shoutouts of their account in return for them sharing just one of our lead magnets or something similar. If necessary, sometimes we’ll even pay money to have them share one of our promotional posts.
There are tons of websites and publishers out there that cater to your audience -- and larger portions of it. Guest blogging for these websites helps you expand your contact list to this audience. When creating content as a guest blogger for another website, include a call-to-action, as well as a link in you author byline, for readers to subscribe to your site's blog or email newsletter.
Average content can’t bring a lot of visitors to your blog. You need content that has the power to generate hundreds or thousands of visits every month for many years to come. Only high-quality content can do that. It will help you rank in search engines, naturally attracting high-quality inbound links that will help you rank even further. It also builds trust, credibility, and authority with your audience.
Big data enables companies to better target the core needs of customers by developing rich and informative content. Let’s understand how it helps companies collect data about customer behaviors. One example is cookie files. They collect information about customers’ activities as they browse the internet, generating personalized data in the process.
Ever since I first time heard that you can get free traffic from a thing called Google, I wanted that. But, I had no idea where to start. And what was even worse, every “great” tip I’d receive from an “experts” was a complete BS that only sounds nice, but could never be used by real businesses. Most of those things are considered black-hat now. That’s how “great” those tips were.
Bryan Harris used this strategy to grab 600 emails subscribers from a blog post on Jon Acuff’s blog. Compare those results to a blog post like this one, posted to Jon Morrow’s more popular website Boost Blog Traffic. This post received over 200 comments and 500 shares in the first few weeks but only drove 40 subscribers for the author, Kevin Duncan.
I’ve tested the Welcome Mat and Smart Bar apps as well but they didn’t produce anywhere near the conversion rate of the List Builder and Scrollbox apps (note: that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t test them on your site… it’s just that they didn’t perform that well on our site with the setup we used so we removed them so not to distract the visitor too much while we figure out new ways to test them).