For one, traffic is expensive. You’re going to need to invest either your time or your money into generate more website visitors. And anyways, your end goal shouldn’t be just to drive traffic — traffic alone isn’t a smart measure of success. Instead, you should aim to generate leads and customers. And so, you should make sure you’re prepared to take full advantage of any traffic you’ll receive.
If you’re serious about growing your business, building a healthy email list should be one of your top priorities. When it comes down to it, your list is one of the only online assets that you have 100% control over. Having a solid social media presence is absolutely essential (here’s why), but you’ll always be at the mercy of new and changing algorithms (think Facebook’s Edgerank). And achieving high search engine rankings is great too, but again, you’re at the mercy of changing algorithms and updates.
For instance, Geoff points out popups as potentially distracting elements on a website. He recommends their use on e-commerce sites, but less so on SaaS sites. He says, “You won’t see any pop-ups on our website. While we may miss out on some emails as a result, my argument is [that] this benefits our brand [and] our credibility, and keeps the bounce rate of our site visitors down.”
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Too many business owners and companies (continue to) treat their website as if it were a digital brochure. Your website is NOT a brochure; it’s a virtual sales rep—an economic engine capable of catapulting your business to new levels of growth. Unlike a sales rep, your website will never ask you for a vacation or leave your for a higher paying job. But like a sales rep, your website performs best when it is accurately measured and tracked; when it has clear goals, and when it is properly managed. Your website is your single most valuable marketing asset. Make sure you’re investing in it appropriately and that you have the right team in charge of overseeing and managing it.
Content Amp. Also in April of 2013, U.K.-based content marketing agency Content Amp created an impressive and visually appealing infographic featuring a wide variety of content marketing tools, with an attempt at groupings as well. While this is perhaps the best map of the content marketing vendor set I have seen, it is lacking in the number of vendors and categories covered. For example, it misses content curation tools entirely, and has a confusing category called Curated Content & Forums that includes technologies such as the commenting system Disqus, which has no relevance to curated content. The infographic is not strictly restricted to “tools” and has a category for content marketing agencies.
In most cases digital marketing is instant. You can create an ad for Google, give it a budget and start running it relatively quick if you’re a pro. With some forms of digital marketing like SEO it does take time, but it is well worth the wait when you see your business page ranking number one in Google search. To potential customers, that first result is trustworthy. It must be good if it’s ranking number one right?
socialmention allows you to search for any word, phrase or hashtag to see where people are using it across the internet. It’s useful for keeping tabs on a hashtag campaign or brand name beyond social media, as it also covers blogs, bookmarks, images and videos. You can also see whether people are using your term in a positive or negative context, its level of reach, and whether users are mentioning it repeatedly.
Typically part of a large advertising campaign to increase your brand awareness, this is generally high up in the marketing funnel. The goal of this marketing video content is to maximize eyeballs, not necessarily converting into sales straight away. Although any good brand campaign will translate into sales given enough time and the right strategy lower in the funnel.
As you already know, search engines have the power to send you thousands of visits per month. In fact, if you optimize for the proper keywords, a single page on your website could be receiving over thousands of visitors from search engines on a monthly basis. Massive traffic is why you can’t ignore SEO. While it takes time before you start seeing results, the outcome would be worth the effort.
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Marketers that want to measure the ROI of marketing projects should look for software that provides detailed analytics. While this functionality is often included in other types of marketing software, you may want to consider the in-depth reporting tools offered by best-of-breed marketing analytics and social media analytics software. Additionally, businesses that need help planning and executing marketing campaigns can consider marketing resource management software.
Mailchimp – This is the most affordable option on the market today and their email template design editor is quite feature rich. It also has a drag and drop interface. Their major downsides to Mailchimp is (a) they’re terrible, robotic customer support and (b) it feels like a lot more steps than are necessary to send a newsletter or to setup an autoresponder.
Infusionsoft provides comprehensive and cost-effective marketing and sales software for small businesses. As part of its marketing suite, Infusionsoft offers marketing automation and e-commerce tools as well as CRM. Infusionsoft makes it easier for small businesses to convert leads with its all-in-one solution. The company recently raised $54 million and acquired GroSocial for what's rumored to be about $30 million.
Yesware is an email platform which makes it easier for salespeople to manage and track emails and thus close more deals. The platform tracks email opens, provides in-email analytics as well as data on user engagement. Yesware syncs seamlessly with CRMs like Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics and Oracle CRM saving time and increasing efficiency. Yesware raised $4 million less than a year after its initial seed funding round, making it a startup to watch this year.
SendPulse is an integrated messaging platform for marketers which supports a variety of different methods, including email, SMS and web push notifications. The free version allows you to send up to 15,000 emails to 2,500 unique subscribers each month, and gives full access to advanced features like analytics, autoresponders, personalisation, split-testing and a template designer. (Suggested by Nick Richardson)
Awesome list, Pawan. I have used a good number of them, especially Outbrain, superb tool. I would like to offer one myself, Tweet Rocket. It’s a great tool for any business (or individual) who needs growth of relevant followers over a short period of time. A great tool that we use for many clients, and the results are fantastic! https://thetweetrocket.com