5 Must-Dos to Prepare a Marketing Strategy

Marketing Stratetgy

What is ‘a marketing strategy’ and why do I need one? A marketing strategy is an integral component of any business plan – it represents your brand and potential growth. Creating a sustainable brand marketing strategy is as much about asking yourself questions, as it is analyzing the marketplace. It can help streamline your operation, boost brand awareness, and solidify your place in the market. 

Whether your goal is brand awareness, customer loyalty, lead generation and nurturing, social media, sales enablement, or all of the above, a carefully crafted marketing strategy can mean the difference between success and failure. 

Don’t just wade when you can swim—consider the following five factors to help develop an effective, winning strategy. 

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Understanding Changing Customer Needs Through Analytics

Customer Needs Through Analytics

Analytics, Customer Analytics, Big Data, Business Intelligence – we come across these terms often, don’t we? Well, all of them are synonyms of each other (you might already know this).

Analytics – as the name suggests – are tools that convey the ‘feelings’ of a customer (prospective or existing) to business owner(s) and act as a mentor while they make strategic decisions.

Now, customer behaviour could be literally anything – likes, dislikes, brand awareness, affinity for a specific product, and what not! Let me give you my own example. Recently, I was looking for a flight to my hometown. And I have the habit of checking out the offers first, then the fares. Unfortunately, there were none. So, I closed the site. And guess what! Within 5 minutes I got an offer of flat 20% OFF on airfare, from the same site.

This was a simple one; there are detailed case-studies available too.

The point is that small and big marketers alike take customer loyalty very seriously and go out of their way to cash in on it. Furthermore, retail analytics has picked up the pace and will prove to be a game-changer for the retail sector in the near future.

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4 Reasons Why No One Is Reading Your Content?

Reading your content

A study conducted by DejanSEO found that four in five people skip over content just to read the relevant sections which interested them. That’s a significant percentage of people that barely skim over your written content.  

We now live in an era where most readers like yourself are lazy.  

Pure simple fact. 

We want the answers upfront to our query. If we want an answer to something, our instinctive nature tells us to hop onto Google and ask Google the question. 

We then get presented with a whole string of search results but what really matters is the first top 3 results. Let’s say we click on the first one… and begin by reading the title and then the first paragraph. If the answer is within the title, then great! My search query has been answered and I don’t need to read the rest of your content. But on the other hand, if it’s not there then I’ll be (somewhat) forced to read further just to gauge out the answer. And it could be daunting.  

The truth is, most authors don’t know how to write for their website. They focus mainly on writing for the search engines and what they fail to realize is the fact that they should be writing for humans. Yes. Both you and I are regular consumers of content, on a daily basis.  

The amount of strain content causes for the average human soul is horrendous. That’s if we can’t find the answer within your content. So why should we stay on and read your content if it’s not interesting… at all?  

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7 Ways Social Media Listening and Analysis Can Help Brands

Social Media Listening

With an astronomical number of users that keep growing, social media has become the mouthpiece and a pivotal marketing tool for many brands. But there’s a lot more that brands can do with social media than just engagement and collaboration.

Thanks to social media listening and analytics tools, brands can tap into the vast pool of social data to enhance their overall marketing and branding functions. Here are some of the key ways savvy brands are utilizing social media to their advantage.

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20 Essential Security Plugins for WordPress Websites

Security Plugins for WordPress

Unknown too many, there are quite a few ways in which your site could encounter a security breach. One way this can happen is by using unsupported or outdated plugins and themes.

Therefore, it is crucial to keep an eye on security, primarily when working on a platform such as WordPress as they have a vast audience and hence potentially a significant amount of security breaches.

Below is a list of essential security plugins for WordPress websites. The list includes both free and paid plugins, as well as well-known popular plugins with contrasting lesser-known plugins all of which can help provide your WordPress website with varying levels of security.

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10 Fantastic UX Examining Tools That Improve Your Website Design

UX Examining Tools

Being a UX designer, it might seem that keeping your visitors busy is a harder task to accomplish. Even after a huge contribution by UX designers, users are demanding more from the interfaces they encounter. To overcome this big problem, designers are endeavoring to satisfy the users who are looking forward to having an exceptional user experience.

To improve the web designing workflow, we have picked together a list of amazing UX examining tools that are helpful in evaluating the user experience of websites. You can try these tools as your ideal website optimization weapon to get outstanding evaluation results. All these tools are poised to bring a revolution and projected to be used for many more years to come. Read More

11 Effective Ways Web Push Notifications Help Businesses

Web Push Notifications

Web push notifications are gaining immense popularity because it is an effective way to communicate with your subscribers on several devices like smartphones, desktops, tablets, laptops, etc. This latest gig has helped small and large businesses to communicate with their target audience and grow traffic.

The irony is, only a few have realized the importance and potential of web push notifications. Here are 11 crucial ways to use these web push notifications intelligently. This push notification guide can be a boon to your business.

Let’s see how.

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How Big Data Drives Your Digital Marketing Business

How Big Data Drives Your Digital Marketing Business

Over the years, the marketing world has transformed by leaps and bounds. Today, what we have before us is a “digital revolution” that is being increasingly fueled by data. In fact, Big Data is the buzzword among digital marketers now. More and more organizations and businesses around the globe are embracing Big Data to power and streamline their digital marketing strategies.

Big Data certification courses have made it easier to understand the essential tidbits of data and how it can help you transform your business for the better.  We live in a digital age, and today, with the increasing prominence of ed-tech tools and platforms, it has become far more accessible to gain relevant knowledge, than it was a decade back.

These edtech platforms offer numerous benefits over the traditional methods of acquiring skills. One clear advantage is the ability to learn anytime, anywhere. So, we recommend you to check them out and get started on your journey! 

According to the HBR 2017 Big Data Survey, organizations are leveraging Big Data as it leads to reduced expenses, open up opportunities for innovation, and scales up their revenue. Modern digital marketers are relying on data and the available numbers to drive their digital marketing decisions and strategies.

Estimates have already hinted that by 2019, the global revenues of Big Data & business analytics software will increase from $122 billion (as of 2015) to over $187 billion.

So, what does all of this mean? That data is in high demand, and data-driven marketing is the real game now.

It also means that the job opportunities in this field are always on the rise. With organizations increasingly moving to data-driven methods and technologies, they’re always on a look-out for upskilled data professionals. So, if you’re aspiring to be a successful data professional, let’s tell you – there couldn’t be a better time for you to start.

Now, let’s look at how Big Data is driving digital marketing strategies. 

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7 Important KPIs to Monitor in Google Analytics

Google Analytics

Back in the day when I was new to the Google Analytics, I would often stare at reports for hours not knowing what to do.

Until I came to know about KPIs…

Google Analytics has various metrics & dimensions, so it’s very easy for anyone (new) to get lost in a sea of reports.

But once you define your business KPIs, you now have a clear goal & know which report to look at.  

Monitoring the right metrics will help you save time & most importantly, achieve your business goals.

In this article, we’ll be looking at some of the important KPIs you can start monitoring in Google Analytics.

These metrics can help you answer questions like

1. Which channel is giving me more returns?

2. Are visitors engaging with my content?

3. What time does the user take to convert once he visits my website? & more.

But before that, let’s understand KPIs.

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How to Increase User Experience Via Clever Use of Online Forms

Forms are generally boring.

They’re like Monday mornings—dragging and tedious. The poorly created ones are irritating to users too.

Filling up forms is something one doesn’t want to do, but it’s something that needs to be done.

These days, forms are a means of paying for your online purchase, of subscribing to useful apps, or of processing your online applications like your Japan Visa.

Forms are the starting points of things pleasant and important, but how come they’re so drab to tackle?

Good news: They don’t have to be.

Thanks to today’s technology and the sheer creativity of developers, forms can be made clever, beautiful, and fun even.

Here are examples that you can draw inspiration from. Read More

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