History has seen that marketing of a product has always been an essential aspect. This is the best way to get your brand name out and make sales. If we go a decade back, entrepreneurs used traditional marketing techniques to advertise their products. For example, ads in newspapers or magazines, T.V commercials, billboards, business cards, radios, etc. But today, there is a growing transition to digital marketing which primarily has its full focus on the INTERNET. To market the products digital marketing uses promotion techniques like social networks, own websites, etc.
Instead of having tit-bits of either of the two, a proportionate mixture of the two conventions seems apt. By combining traditional and digital marketing, you put the right ad in front of the right people and give them a reason to visit both your website and your physical store. Although both share similar goals, that is, to attract qualified customers and build brand awareness in the market yet the debate continues as to whether digital marketing is overpowering and surpassing traditional marketing or not.
One of the basic difference between the two is that digital marketing focuses on the web and the other focuses on media like print, television, radio, and direct mail. Since the former focuses on the web it is easily measurable, that is, you can find out the exact number of times your site has been visited, which page the customer liked the most, how long they surfed it and more. However, this is not the case with traditional marketing; It’s not easy to know how many people heard your radio spots or read your newspaper ad.
Digital marketing is also cost-effective as it gives your business the power to advertise effectively against larger competitors, reach a wider audience of qualified customers, generate new revenue and get the data you need to accurately measure your ROI (return on investment). In this way handling the accounts department of your firm becomes a cakewalk. But the same cannot be done using traditional marketing.
Now the period of printed sales flyer going viral is gone. These days we hardly hear any traditional technique going viral like the digital one. Like when your website content and digital ads appear on Google, Bing and Yahoo, also on the social networking site like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. your message and brand fall under the possibility of getting viewed by potential customers which will increase the effectiveness of your total marketing investment. This way the potential for the exposure increases tremendously again helping the business to prosper.
As a customer, we too get annoyed by the repeated phone calls from a particular firm or by the frequent visit of salesmen at our doorstep. This means that traditional marketing might become aggravating. But with the widespread exposure digital marketing produces many ways to target people who are interested in a particular product. Hence, Digital marketing sets a stage for customer engagement.
This will further give you the opinions of your customers, that is, the real-time results which will help in the refinement of your strategy that will lead to brand development.
In the present scenario, even if your firm does not sell online it must be found online if any customer is researching a purchase. Such is the power of digital marketing in the society. Therefore it can be concluded that digital marketing paves way for all kinds of businesses and also makes the consumers feel secured better than the traditional marketing.
Ranking organically in search engine results can be hard work which is why many businesses couple their organic efforts with an AdWords campaign. AdWords is form of PPC (pay per click) advertising which means your ads go straight to the top of the search engine above organic results. However, you have to pay for the privilege so it’s important you spend your budget wisely. As experts in providing PPC services to our clients, we’re here to share common mistakes businesses make with their AdWords budget so you can avoid them in the future.
Setting the budget too high
A lot of businesses start with unrealistic expectations of what they’ll get out of their AdWords campaign and allocate too much money in the first instance. Start small with your budget and then monitor how much your campaign increases your turnover. If it’s working well, you can always allocate more money to the budget.
Not using targeting
There are a number of targeting options available on AdWords and you should take advantage of them to get more bang for your buck so you’re not spending money where you don’t need to. For example, if you provide services in only a certain area, set your location targeting to reflect this. Otherwise, you’ll start popping up all over the internet for users who can’t use your service because they’re not in the right location.
If you don’t take advantage of the tracking options offered through AdWords, you’ll have no idea if your money is being spent wisely. Take the time to get to know how tracking works so you can keep an eye on your campaigns. If you find that a particular campaign isn’t working that well, you can pause it and focus on something else. Keeping a close eye on your tracking means that you can make the changes you need to so your budget works hard for you.
Not developing negative keywords
Your negative keywords list on AdWords is a list of keywords that you don’t want your ads showing up for. Take the time to grow your list of negative keywords so you don’t waste money having your ads show up in searches that aren’t actually relevant to your business. For example, if you have a business that provides luxury furniture, you can include phrases such as ‘cheap furniture’ and ‘budget furniture’ in your negative keywords as people who use these search terms won’t be interested in your products.
Linking to the wrong landing page
The whole point of your AdWords campaign is to increase traffic to your website to facilitate conversions. With that in mind, there’s no point spending money on ads which are going to take users to the incorrect landing page. For example, if you advertise a product in your ad, make sure the link takes users directly to that product rather than your homepage.
If you need a helping hand with your AdWords management, SEOGHANA can help. We’ll get your AdWords campaign off the ground and continually monitor the results to ensure maximum efficacy for your business. If you’re ready to appear right at the top of the search engine results, call us and we can get you started!
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In the past, many industries and businesses resorted to the monopolistic paid analogue television form of advertising and the increase demand on TV ads lead many cable networks to raise charges that come with it.
The advent of the internet shifted the desire of terrestrial analogue television to the digital platform especially in the western world which was higly a considerable trend and affordable for its operators.
In Africa the digital transition in broadcasting went through a mileage before it was potentially (or still) thriving to be accepted. Hitherto, it was able to improve both the quantity and quality of what is available on TV and to increase the number of people who will be able to watch it. The recent establishment of digital radios and television has become very accessible to media young entrepreneurs who have the passion to enter into broadcasting.
Although many advertisers are reluctant to shift a large proportion of their advertising budgets to the Internet because they still view terrestrial television advertising as the main vehicle for building a brand. The use and brand awareness on the use of digital marketing has really being an eye opener to many industries on the benefits they tend to derive by shifting to digital marketing.
You can’t deny it. Digital marketing is shifting the all-hailed traditional forms of marketing, with emphasis the number of people that used to stand in queues at the popular news stand is dramatically receding into oblivion; the over-charge cost of giant of raising and hoisting billboards by advertising companies is dwindling; the overprice form of television and radio advertising and moreover the various form of direct email or junk marketing is now beginning to be a thing of the past. People are consuming more digital content daily now! – using their smart phones, desktops computers, laptops, tablets, and more. The thing is, companies need to recognize that they need to alter their marketing strategies to adapt to this.
Why do you think that digital marketing is so important? Take SEOGHANA
, for example. Services we offer include digital marketing which utilize research, strategy, data, planning and persistence to customize each campaign. Digital marketing means that you get a custom strategy that will boost your digital channels so that your business can dominate.
Digital marketing is also more eco-friendly than more traditional forms of marketing. There is no need for any materials to be consumed which means that there is less harm done to the environment to get the name of your business out there. Your business is immediately responsible for sustainability. Today, your digital footprint is much more important than the physical footprint of your business.
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First of all for one to understand Search Engine Optimization
(SEO) and how it is impacting local businesses, let us draw the link between traditional marketing and the revolution of digital marketing. Marketing has always been the process of value exchange that is facilitated by the four Ps, which are product, promotion, placement, and price; These tools employed in enacting the four Ps are increasingly becoming digital and are now being democratized across a large number of consumers with the advent of digital tools ( smart phones, computers etc); Thus, the digitization and democratization is shifting the balance of power from traditional to digital, from firms to consumers and the result is the internet flood of businesses to stay on top and relevant in the search engine in order to appear more visible to potential customers and clients.
WHY SEO IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS
Like any other marketing method, SEO isn’t magic, but it provides a business visibility, branding, web traffic, a high ROI, credibility, and insight into customer behavior within the stipulated growth of time.
So what does this mean to your business? It means with SEO you can continually thrive well in the brand health of # Visibility,#Brand Trust, #Credibility, #Traffic, #Interactions, #Lead acquisition, #Conversions, #Customer-based targeting, #ROI, #Relevance, #Measurable and Scalable results, #Sales.
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