Rid your business of your boring “static” website. A static website that only talks about you is no longer a effective marketing tool. No one cares how great you say are if they don’t know what you can do for them. You need to transform your website into a useful tool that helps your prospects understand who you are and what you can do for them.
This can be accomplished by simply adding content marketing to your plan by incorporating a blog to your website. Creating quality, relevant content, on a regular basis, attracts your target market and positions you as the expert in your industry.
By providing helpful content, you educate your prospects, by providing valuable information, thereby earning their respect and trust
Your site must be Mobile friendly. Not later today. Not tomorrow. Right now. In 2013 mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common web access device worldwide.
Think about that for just a second, don’t take too long. Mobile isn’t happening at some point. It’s already here. Mobile is how people are using the Internet now. Your businesses website needs to support mobile access to so you don’t miss out on all those opportunities.
Responsive web design responds to the size of the device being used and there are many free and premium responsive WordPress themes available. Although a responsive theme may not be the right choice for all websites, the benefits of responsive theme design outweigh the negatives.
Take ownership, businesses need to wake up and realize they can’t hand off responsibility for their social experience to third-party sites. It amazes me how many businesses, in their call to action on their ads, direct prospects to visit them at facebook.com/yourbusinessname.
Seriously, those businesses are really paying to drive their audience to another site. A site they don’t control. A site that could change ( and have in the past) the rules about that /businessname page on a whim. It’s like advertising for someone else.
Don’t get me wrong, I strongly believe your business needs to have a Facebook Fan (business) page and be activity involved in many social media networks. I know there is tremendous value in building our social audience & engagement using social media.
However I also strongly believe that you must ultimately drive that traffic to your website, that you own and control.
Email marketing may be old but, Email marketing is not dead. If you haven’t developed an opt-in email list for your business you need to. Email marketing complements your online presence. It enables you to reconnect with people who have demonstrated they’re interest in your business by signing up for your email list.
Make it part of your content plan to create a valuable product such as an ebook, newsletter or useful tool, that people get for free when they sign up for your email list. Then develop a content strategy that continues to help your list with problems they have. Which will help to continue to develop a relationship with your subscribers who are interested in your business.
Utilizing internet marketing strategies for your business has many benefits: such as drawing increased visitor traffic to your business’s website, providing an excellent platform to provide details about new products and services, and a blog is a relatively low-cost venture, making blogging an ideal investment for even the most budget-conscious business owner.
When properly implemented, internet marketing, can be a game changer for your business in 2013. However, you can’t simply throw caution to the wind and hope everything plays out the way you’re wishing. Instead, you must devise a internet marketing strategy that uses the best resources of what today’s technology has to offer.