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A PR agency’s job is to get your story in front of the press and potential customers. It might set you back $5,000 per month. But what if you could get the same—if not better—results yourself, by using Facebook ads? Facebook ads are one of your biggest business opportunities. The targeting capabilities, the tracking functionality and the low cost of getting started means the ...
I’m going to give this to you straight. If you’re directing your hard-won PPC, Facebook, Twitter or banner ad traffic to your homepage… There is a better way. Conversion happens on landing pages. And your homepage is not one of them. Why? Your homepage is a hub. It’s a jump off point to the rest of your site’s content. A landing page is a destination. It’s where you want visitors to end up.
Want to sustain growth? It all starts with user engagement. SaaS businesses must aim to educate and entertain their users to boost satisfaction and retention. For your team, that means building a marketing strategy that keeps users engaged. You want customers to feel compelled to login to your platform in the morning, during lunchtime, and even before bedtime. You want the stickiness factor.
Steve Jobs wore one thing. Zuckerberg started doing it. And even Obama caught the bug. But why? (Beyond, you know, an apparent lack of fashion sense.) One less decision to make for these powerful decision makers. More time for everything else, according to the Zuck himself in a Q&A session. Outfit dilemma hit former Saatchi & Saatchi art director, Matilda Kahl, too.
Customer retention. It’s one of the most worthy investments a business can make. Its goal is to retain as many customers as possible. After all, a loyal customer is worth much more than a new customer. Here’s the problem: companies drive customers away with poor customer retention initiatives (or a complete lack of a customer retention strategy!).
Your customers are everywhere. They are learning about your products from display ads, researching your brand on social media, and signing up for your email campaigns to get the latest product updates. That’s why it’s important to map out how your business engages with customers across several channels.
Surveys are becoming increasingly powerful tools in the hands of professional digital and content marketers. Utilizing the power of surveys, you can collect crucial data to research your targeted audience, identify usability issues and much more. Among other things, you can use survey data to research and boost conversions. And yet, be careful. Surveys can be very dangerous.
A/B testing works… some of the time. Barely. A tiny bit. If you’re lucky. And when it does, a 1% increase to show to bosses and clients is what you’ll get. That’s a problem. Because how much time did that 1% cost you? How much effort did you exert chasing it? All that time and effort, largely wasted, when you should have been ignoring the 1% increases and focusing on the 10 ...
Big data is one of the most frequently discussed concepts in marketing today. While most marketers collect data, not all marketers consistently take action to improve their businesses based on data insights. In a study on UK businesses in the digital economy, it was discovered that only 18% of businesses relied on data and analysis when making revenue-generating decisions – de ...
The success of your company depends on the performance of your sales funnel. No matter what product or service you offer, it can significantly contribute to getting qualified leads and driving more sales. Fortunately, when it comes to optimization of your sales funnel, you don’t have to make drastic changes to see desired results.
It sounds like the premise for a new sci-fi flick: an advanced species, the Quants, arrive with incredibly deep knowledge on data from a variety of sources, and can test, manipulate and model it to confirm or disprove theories, allowing a far greater understanding of what makes people (and the decisions they make) tick. Except it’s anything but science fiction.
Remember the good old days? The 2005-era SEO? White keywords on a white background. #1 on Google. Collect your paycheck. Call it a day. Things were so… refreshingly easy. Since then, it’s becoming anything but. A few zoo animals made SEO exponentially more difficult. Then the number of competition and platforms exploded.
If you’re like most SaaS managers, you’re committed to running and growing your business. But to do that, you need to ensure you’re meeting the needs of your customers, and that includes reducing churn. With companies spending anywhere from 5-25 times more to acquire a customer than keep an existing one, reducing churn is a high priority for any SaaS manager interested in bui ...
Fear works. Except for when it doesn’t. There’s no better way to force prospects to pay attention than by striking the fear of God into them. It interrupts patterns and interests the unaware. But. That doesn’t mean it always works. In fact, in many cases using fear or negative messaging can actually backfire. Here’s why, and how to do it correctly.
Yes, maybe, or no. For reluctant buyers, they aren’t quite certain whether your product works for them. The consumer isn’t sure if the product’s features will actually help them. Tackling this segment of buyers is an issue facing most SaaS companies. The competition and the demand for the new best thing makes consumers apprehensive about purchasing.
With the launch of Campaigns this month, we have given our users incredible flexibility to create any automated, behavioral emails they can imagine. If you already have sophisticated behavioral email programs up and running, then…good news…you don’t have to read any further. However, if you are just getting started with your behavioral messaging programs, this post should really help.
Have you ever tried to take apart a high-end file cabinet? We’re talking about the kind built with such thoughtful design that it makes a room look like the “after” shot on an HG-TV home makeover show…instead of the dingy unfinished basement “before” shot. If you have, you know that taking apart a cabinet like this one is no easy feat.
If you’re familiar with the world of digital marketing – you’ve probably come across the term “marketing funnels.” And no, they have nothing to do with plastic instruments you would use in the kitchen or the smoking chimneys found on steamboats. Instead, a marketing funnel describes the journey a person takes from initially visiting your website to becoming a paying customer.
Traffic and page views are nice. But they’re limited. In a few ways. Site wide traffic looks nice on a blog post or meeting with your HiPPOs. But it’s not actionable. And it doesn’t tell you what’s going on beneath the surface. For example, you have no idea if those users are returning. If they’re subscribin’ or buyin’. Or how they compare to peeps from a year ago.
Websites don’t always work. You create them with one thing in mind. And then the opposite happens. People are supposed to click-through. And yet they stall. The worst part, is that you don’t always know why. It’s hard to explain to bosses. It’s difficult to justify to clients. Thankfully, there are a few techniques to look ‘under the hood.