Anyone that knows about business will be aware of the growing importance of digital marketing. With the internet and technology playing such as huge part in our personal and business lives, a lot of marketing has now moved online. This is good in many different ways, not least because it is far more cost effective for business to use online marketing methods. It is also a simple and fast way of marketing, and can have a big impact when used properly. Continue reading “Digital Marketing Mistakes You Need to Avoid”
If you are a small business owner, you will likely find yourself competing against large global brands – this can leave you feeling disenchanted, but this is where localized marketing plays a pivotal role. Continue reading “Localized Digital Marketing – The Do’s and Do Nots”
Marketing for fitness isn’t vastly different than marketing other types of business. Your marketing strategy is still developed to generate more customers i.e. more people signing up for classes or more people booking for a PT session, and across the marketing industry, video has become a very popular marketing method.It is becoming incredibly effective in the fitness sector too. Continue reading “How to use Videos and Podcasts in the Fitness Industry”
Link building is a powerful way of helping to improve your website authority and your website ranking on popular search engines. While proper link building isn’t as easy as some make it out to be, you can still achieve successful link building through some safe white hat techniques. For those who are looking to link build the right way, here’s the top 21 tips for link building that search engine marketers can use to help improve website authority and rankings. Let’s take a look now. Continue reading “18 Tips For Link Building For Search Engine Marketing”
At this point, the viability of ecommerce as a retail method can no longer be denied. The US Census Bureau reports that 53% of all Internet users (around a billion people) worldwide have made an online purchase at least once by the end of 2016. In the US, ecommerce sales account for just 10% of annual retail revenues, but the figure is set to grow sharply over the years as smartphone and Internet adoption increases across the nation. Already, an estimated 40% of American men aged 18-34 are saying that they’d rather buy items online than wait in a brick-and-mortar checkout line. Continue reading “Basic Tips to Improve Your Online Store’s Search Visibility”
A successful marketing campaign is crucial to the success of any small business. When a company’s marketing is lacking, it is typically true that their sales are also suffering. Too often, small businesses do not have the ability to spend a fortune on their marketing efforts.
Cheap and efficient is definitely the way to maximize the resources of a small business. Take a moment to look over this short compilation of a few inexpensive marketing methods available to small business owners. Continue reading “Ways To Boost Your Small Business Marketing Campaign”
After coming up with a concept for your blog and getting all of the technical details in order, you start to post great content and feel proud of what you’ve created. The question is how do you get other people to think your blog is as great as you do? Continue reading “Tips For Bringing Traffic To Your Blog”
In the modern age, with our plethora of platforms, it can be extremely easy to miscommunicate (or misinterpret) the messages that we are sending online. When different departments of businesses aren’t in sync, this miscommunication only magnifies.
If you’re not using video as part of your online marketing strategy, you may need to think again about using this marketing method. Most of the leading organisations in the world use video to great effect and there’s no reason why you can’t use it either. Below are some of the reasons why it’s essential to use video as part of your online marketing strategy. Continue reading “Why It’s Essential to Use Video as Part of Your Online Marketing Strategy”
Video marketing is arguably one of the most effective marketing tools utilized by modern businesses. Based on statistics, video views on social networking site Facebook increased from 4 billion to 8 billion per day in 2015. Additionally, it is estimated that video increases the likelihood of online purchases by up to 64%. Continue reading “5 Creative Ways to Use Video Marketing for Your Business”
It is certainly true of many customers that when they see something visual about a product they are more likely to want to find out about it. Images on a website are often very important to making a person really feel like they perhaps could own the product, or reserve the hotel room they are looking at online. Visual images persuade potential customers to purchase and what also works is a film about the business and the items it sells. Video marketing is a very effective tool that will attract audiences to the website. This can be placed on the site and also put on social media platforms to attract consumers through this excellent medium. Continue reading “Reasons To Use Video Marketing To Attract Customers Onto A Business Website”
What makes an email marketing campaign more promising than other traditional ways of generating customer engagement? How do email marketing software and platforms like those that are provided by Activetrail.com fair against methods such as print and telesales? The answers to those questions may create a divide between some of us, but one thing’s always going to be certain: Email Marketing is more than just a trend in today’s most comprehensive digital marketing strategies, and it’s about time you stop looking away. Continue reading “How Email Marketing Platforms are Empowering Businesses Today”
There’s a big difference between being able to write an email to a friend or coworker and being able to write copy for marketing purposes. Not only will ad copy be seen by hundreds if not thousands or even millions of people, but those people all have to have some kind of emotion or idea initiated from that copy. Therefore, this type of writing takes a skill like no other type of writing you’ve experienced. So to help you become a better ad writer, whether you’re selling engineering services or shaved ice, here are three tips that will help you create marketing copy that sells. Continue reading “3 Tips for Writing Marketing Copy That Sells”
The pricing of goods by eCommerce retailers is becoming increasingly more competitive, thus forcing eCommerce retailers to make an extra effort to price their products right. Big online businesses, like Amazon, have the advantage over the smaller businesses, as they can lower their prices in order to try and drive the smaller retailers out of business. In order to survive, the smaller retailers have to develop a competitive pricing strategy for their products.
How does a small retailer go about competing with the biggest eCommerce retailers in the market today? Here are a few tips to improve pricing strategy: Continue reading “5 Ways to Develop a Competitive Product Pricing Strategy for eCommerce Retailers”
There is a bit more to setting up a website for your business than just getting it live and leaving it there. Establishing your website takes some work, and you want to make sure that you are creating a site that people will want to visit more than once. That means making sure it has everything they are looking for, and that you also ensure that you are updating often to keep them coming back for more.
So, what do you need in order to make a successful website? Well, there are a few things, some that are easier than others, and some that are cheaper than others. Continue reading “5 Tips For Establishing Your Website And Making It Successful”
In online business, we often hear about creating personas for your audience and the various groups you’re targeting with your digital marketing strategies. While having a firm grasp on these personas can make your marketing more focused and effective, there is one online persona you should constantly be working to improve upon—your own.
Creating your own online business persona is remarkably similar to creating a likeable online dating profile. You want to showcase aspects that will draw in your target market while always staying true to who you are. So to help you highlight your alluring aspects on digital platforms, here are three tips for creating a likeable online business persona. Continue reading “3 Tips for Creating A Likeable Online Business Persona”
Marketing is the key to everything. Wonder why these cosmetic brands and toothpaste peeps and those footwear people have celebrities endorsing their products and wonder why they pay wads of money in this process? Because, marketing! One needs their product or brand to go into the audience. They want it to get popular. To go viral and why, this we all know. No hiding. That is exactly why marketing people are in such a demand. Why mediocre marketers kill the whole scene and why creativity and intelligence is included in the requirements of marketers.
Usually, when the word ‘marketing’ is heard somewhere, bells ring. Yes, the traditional marketing we all are talking about. The sales person ringing us up and asking us our precious two minutes, the way they used to explain the perks of products and persuade us to buy that certain product. And generally, all of us had fake smiles plastered to our faces all the time and at times, we had even rudely told them to get out because we didn’t have time for them all. Continue reading “13 reasons why you need to start email marketing now!”
Marketing your business is important, no matter how big or small it is. Businesses don’t just magically get their names out there and gain customers, it takes a lot of work. That work includes digital and print marketing, but these things can cross over with one another, making some of the work easier.
If you aren’t utilizing every marketing opportunity available to you, then you are missing out on customers galore.So, without further ado, here are some marketing attempts that you should be using and how how they can crossover into some other creative marketing ideas. Continue reading “How Your Business Marketing Techniques Can Cross Over From Digital To Print”
Marketing your content is just as important as having content available to begin with. When you post a blog post, but you don’t bother to share it anywhere and you don’t use keywords and link building, do people ever see it? It’s kind of like a tree falling in the forest.
Just like you can stroll through the forest and see that trees have fallen, you can use analytics to see who has viewed your blog, or how many people anyway, but that doesn’t guarantee that people are really understanding what you have to say and sharing that information with others. Continue reading “Making The Most Of Your Content Marketing”
When it comes to businesses, in order to make a name for yourself you need to market. Marketing is important on a local level, but with the internet it’s easier to market more on a global level as well. The internet allows you to reach your business out to the maximum amount of people with the minimal amount of effort.
Are you marketing your business online? And, if so, are you using all of the things available to you to reach the most people? You may be missing out on some great free marketing if you aren’t using things like social media. Continue reading “How You Should Be Marketing Your Business Online”
People think that with the use of social media, press releases are as good as dead now. I am glad to say that contrary to what people think, business press releases are here to stay and their effectiveness is very important for any business owner who is aiming high.
Success does not come in a day. You will have to work extra hard and do anything within your means for your small business to grow and become a success. Therefore, forget about all claims that press releases are outdated and ineffective. Good news is press releases are adapting to the new media platforms and are helping different businesses get good publicity. Continue reading “4 Important Reasons why Press Release Distribution is good for Business”
In an independent survey conducted by Business Fundas, where we sent a questionnaire to our 20,000+ strong twitter followers consisting mainly of social media marketers, we tried to find the perceived benefits of social media marketing. The responses of the questionnaire were analyzed for understanding the perceived benefits of social media marketing and the responses of the same are demonstrated in the diagram below.
The survey was administered through not only our twitter followers but also to numerous followers and subscribers of our mailing list and finally 534 responses were collected on our questionnaire, all of who are marketing experts on social media websites and have their own online marketing venture.
The responses clearly portray the perceived benefits of social media marketing campaigns by the marketers.
From our personal analysis, it appears that today, social media marketing can become even more fruitful to reach out markets for small businesses targeting social consumers and probably investments on marketing through social networks like Facebook are more likely to generate better results. Also targeted advertisements in search engine (since that is where most consumers first turn to for information query) are also more likely to impact sales conversion figures.
However, bigger firms are more likely to benefit from greater brand awareness, greater brand recall and greater brand association from investments in social media marketing. So purely from a Branding Exercise, social media marketing makes sense to larger consumer focused service providers or product marketers.
By the way, did you read our article on how to attain success in Social Media Viral Marketing?
Marketing to kids and teens can be a bit of a sticky situation. Depending on who you talk to, they could have some very passionate feelings about the ways in which youth are being advertised to and how it’s affecting their view of themselves and of the world. While this is an issue worth contemplating, there’s no denying that marketing to kids and teens is going to happen, whether it’s direct or indirect. So if you have a business that could be used by kids or teens, it’s important to know strategies to successfully and ethically market to them. Continue reading “3 Tips for Successful and Ethical Marketing to Teens”
If you think that simply sharing some wise words on social media or posting a well researched interesting blog article is all you need to attract new customers and keep your old ones coming back for more, you may be wrong. People like to watch videos, see colorful photos in high resolution, and they even enjoy reading and sharing infographics. Continue reading “Using Video, Photos, And Infographics To Market Your Business”
Chances are you have hear the old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words.” If this is true, then 60 seconds of a video is worth 1.8 million words. Chances are you already know how important videos can be in terms of your marketing efforts. They can help to increase your engagement, increase click-through rates and even go viral. The key to reaping all these benefits is to ensure your video follows the proper marketing rules to ensure they help you achieve all the aforementioned goals. Continue reading “Better Video Marketing: How to Make the First 10 Seconds Count”
In today’s digital age, video marketing has moved from television to the Internet. You no longer need to purchase air time to get your videos in front of an audience of millions. With video production more affordable than ever, you can’t afford to pass up on the benefits of this visual medium. Check out these popular video marketing strategies and see which suits your business best. Continue reading “5 Ways Businesses can use Video Marketing”
When it comes to most resourceful promotional platforms among social media networks, Twitter is undoubtedly one of the most frequented zone. Almost every entrepreneur, all over the world, is taking to Twitter marketing to boost up his company’s branding online. The popularity of a Twitter account is measured by the number of followers it has earned as a considerable number of followers enhances the quality quotient of the account- and also prompts the followers to retweet your tweets- thereby earning your account more exposure. Continue reading “How Can You Get A Kickstart For Your Twitter Account?”
It can easily be said that videos are a dime a dozen nowadays – from corporate videos to personal videos to music videos, the web has it all (and then some). If you are aiming to promote your own video, you have to make it interesting enough to get noticed. But apart from this, you have to engage in a number of strategies for marketing your video to the right people and the right audience. Continue reading “Top Five Strategies for Marketing Your Web Video”
Startup companies are becoming more and more common. Many people are trying their hand at entrepreneurship, and with the many benefits to owning your own business, there’s no wonder why. Although starting a business may be a dream, it’s important to remember that a lot of hard work needs to go into making the company successful. Continue reading “3 Great Ways to Great Ways to Growth-Hack a Startup”
Instagram is fast becoming one of the most highly used and trafficked sites on the Internet. Aside from the ease of use and the sometimes hilarious pictures, there is a great deal of information that can be learned from a business perspective as well. Continue reading “Business and the Rich Kids of Instagram: What’s The Connection?”