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Content is basically infinite. Run a Google search for a/b testing and you can spend the rest of your life reading about it. So in this proliferation of content, it’s retention, attention, and engagement that are key for content marketers. It’s our goal to get visitors to our content, ideally more than once, and eventually get them to convert in some way.
So, you’ve tweaked your landing pages until your conversion rates can get no better, split tested every facet of your ad campaigns and collaborated with influencers in your niche to maximize your exposure. What’s next? These tactics are wonderful and can generate explosive growth, but after a while, you’ll reach a plateau.
Tactics don’t necessarily fail because they’re bad. They fail because of the context around them. The customer segment was off. The timing was bad. Or the attempt was half-assed. It all works. SEO works. Facebook ads work. Conversion optimization works. But the degree to which they deliver depends wildly on other factors.
Salespeople are at their most valuable when interacting with customers one-on-one. They are highly trained, highly paid professionals who want to convert as many leads into sales as possible. In fact, 80% of sales people think the phone (where they can sell one on one) is the best channel for closing a deal.
The most successful online stores winning at e-commerce are doing so because they’ve become absolutely obsessed with metrics. They swim in data. Every marketing and promotional decision is driving by the data. Because without data you have virtually no chance at making improvements. You don’t know what’s working, what’s failing, or even what success looks like.
Most blog posts talk about going viral. They talk about network effects and refer-a-friend tactics. They talk about switching your orange button to a green one. They talk about sending out automated, cold emails. Well, guess what? None of that works in B2B. Not at a high level. Not when you’re selling to smart, educated people.
Along with the release of the iPhone 8, Apple’s new operating system, iOS 11 and its browser, Safari 11 on desktop, are causing quite a stir among advertisers and marketers. Not for their new design or ease of use but for their release of “Intelligent Tracking Prevention” — a feature which would limit website owners’ ability to track users across domains.
LucidChart, a SaaS-based diagramming application with over 9 million users, wanted to make sure their site was more than just pretty to look at. They wanted to ensure that it was leading users down the path to purchase.. This is how they used Kissmetrics to leverage the behavioral data their users were leaving behind and increased conversions by 30%.
Getting prospects to convert to customers is one thing. But how do you get customers to buy again and again after the first purchase? This is where attentive, customer-focused emails come on. Despite some heralding the “death of email” over more modern platforms like texting and social media, good, old-fashioned email remains one of the best ways to seal the deal, engage custom ...
93% of Internet users browse the Internet on a mobile device every day. That’s 3.5 billion people who could potentially be seeing your website on their phones or tablets at any given time. It follows, then, that you should be working as hard as you can to optimize your online presence for mobile. Trust me, there’s nothing worse than having a marketing funnel that’s totally ine ...
Retention, huh? It’s like interviewing for a job and getting to the last stage of the interviews — just to realize it’s not going to happen. We spend money on getting people to our website, visitors spend eight seconds on the page and 98% will never return. Boy, that hurts It is especially painful for SaaS businesses because of their lengthy sales funnels and high acquisition costs.
You know all of those metrics you track? They’re probably worthless. I’m not saying they have absolutely no value, of course. I’m just saying they’re doing nothing for your bottom line most of the time. These are the things that you think matter, but don’t. In other words, you can track them, but don’t rely on them for real dollar value.
When it comes to reaching engaged, relevant audiences, which marketing channels truly shine? Social media? Email? Webinars? How about podcasts? “Podcasts?” I can hear you thinking, “you mean those radio shows that were popular in the early 2000s?” Sure, podcasts may have hit critical mass thanks to Apple iTunes and the iPod back in 2004, but new research is showing that small businesses and br.
It was only a matter of time. Just like Amazon, YouTube, and Netflix before it, Facebook has officially entered the video streaming game. What is Facebook Watch, and what does it mean for you your marketing strategy? What is Facebook Watch? Launched in August 2017 to select users in the U.S. via mobile, desktop and TV apps, Facebook Watch is the company’s entrée into episodic streaming video.
If you’re looking for new ways to prospect new business for your product or service, a lead magnet could be a valuable investment. A lead magnet is essentially a gateway drug or a bribe to coax your target audience into your marketing or sales funnel. You ‘bribe’ a prospect with a specific piece of value in exchange for their contact information that you can then use to nurture ...
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