If you don't know where to focus your marketing efforts, you need to take a look at your current customers. Create a list of your current clients and then rearrange this list. Now, you can see who brings in the most money and who is just wasting your time. By focusing on customers who bring in money and bring in referrals, the picture of your ideal client takes shape. Once you know what the ideal customer looks like, target that type of customer with all of your marketing campaigns. Focused marketing will bring in the type of clients you want to attract.
Social media is where it's at these days but for business owners, this takes on a special meaning. How business owners handle social media can really impact how people view their brand.
This article encourages marketers to use social media to build brand awareness and brand loyalty. It specifically focuses on the use of Pinterest, a pinboard-style photo-sharing website.
Digital content producers and brands bear far more marketing responsibility than they used to. Recent case studies indicate that by focusing on a few specific areas, brands that are transitioning from print and other media to online venues can improve their consumer traffic and sales turnover. Techniques examined by these studies included methods designed to increase brand uniformity across different media platforms and others that used cross-promotional techniques to support various campaigns. Other important areas of focus involved improving consumer accessibility via specific methods like pay wall elimination.The end results of these actions were increases in organic traffic, better online sales statistics and higher rates of opt-in consumer participation.
Matt Cutts and Fritz Schneider applied for a patent to protect the rights to a system created to search out hidden links three years ago. They have finally been awarded the patent, ensuring that they will continue to receive credit for this work. The system they created helps protect honest site owners from dishonest ones who try unethical methods to hide links in order to boost their page rankings. For a more thorough description of the system and how it works, readers are invited to read Bill Slawski's blog post.