The goal of marketing is to drive business, but how do you know how much to spend on marketing to reach your business goals? As with most things, the answer is: it depends. Creating a marketing budget that works for your business depends on several factors, from the overall state of the economy to the specifics of your audience and industry. Here’s what you need to consider.
Search engine optimization (SEO) used to be fairly straightforward. Figure out what keywords people are using when searching for something related to your site, then make sure you use those keywords in your website content.
But the way people use the internet is changing, and SEO is changing and expanding to accommodate the different ways people are searching for information online. To make sure those searchers find you, make sure your site is optimized for these three search types.
If you’re looking to connect with your customers on social media, don’t make the mistake of not utilizing Instagram. More than 25 million businesses use Instagram, most of which are small businesses. More than half of major brands use Instagram, and that’s expected to rise to 71% by 2018.
With Google tweaking its algorithms almost 600 times a year, it’s hard to be 100% sure you’re using the latest SEO best practices on your site. You could be inadvertently making SEO mistakes that could cost you traffic, conversions, and revenue. Here are 15 SEO mistakes that could be hurting your site's performance, and how to fix them.
Digital marketing has evolved significantly since its birth more than two decades ago, and what worked a few years back might not work anymore. The new year is the perfect time to assess your digital marketing efforts, and make sure you’re using the most up to date methods to get the best results possible. Here are a few key dos and don’ts for digital marketing in 2018.
If you have a company, you have a brand. But a brand is more than a name or a logo—it is a detailed identity that guides everything you do as a company, from the tone of your emails to the colors on your website to how you handle customer complaints. Whether your brand is strong or weak depends on how well you have defined it, and how faithfully you adhere to it.
With more than 2 billion people worldwide using Facebook every month, having a Facebook business page is a great way to reach a large audience of potential customers. But with 4.7 billion new Facebook posts every day, how do you make sure your Facebook marketing efforts are standing out from the crowd?
If you have a website, chances are very good that more and more of your visitors are viewing your site from a mobile device, and are expecting a user experience (UX) that reflects a mobile-first mindset. Among internet users, 93% are at least occasionally viewing websites on mobile devices, and 42% of B2B decision-makers are using a mobile device during the purchasing process.
Here’s what your website needs to give your mobile audience an excellent user experience.