Digital Inbound Marketing Blog

8 Content Marketing Tips Every Company Should Follow

Posted by David C Aaronson

Aug 14, 2013 9:06:00 PM

Content marketing is all the craze right now. Business owners, marketers and freelancers are jumping on board, to write content for websites and blogs, because there are so many benefits to doing so.

Read More

Topics: inbound marketing, content marketing, web presence

The Basics of Inbound Marketing- What Small Businesses Need to Know

Posted by David C Aaronson

Aug 6, 2013 9:12:00 PM

Inbound Marketing Since the Internet started becoming popular, marketing has continuously changed.

Read More

Topics: social media, inbound marketing, landing pages, web presence, SEO, traffic

Building Your Web Presence for Online Success

Posted by David C Aaronson

Jul 30, 2013 10:34:00 AM

If you have a business, you want people to find it, right? 

You want them to connect with you online, read the information, and call you to place an order, right? 
Read More

Topics: content marketing, web presence, marketing plan, traffic

Quality Website Traffic

Posted by David C Aaronson

Jul 24, 2013 12:31:00 PM

Walk down a busy street. Ride a city bus, subway or train for a few stops. You'll see cell phones, tablets and notebook computers, used by people surfing the Internet, juggling social media sites, answering their emails, watching videos. This is their world, and you can be part of it. Maybe you already are.

It's great to have history, impressive products and a top-notch business plan, but none of these things jacks up your Web presence. That's a whole different kind of strategy, and it's just as important as your business plan. Maximizing your Web presence across all platforms will bring you more and younger consumers who will spread the word to others in their social networks. That's a ripple you can ride to better brand recognition and more sales.

Web Presence in Social Media

Read More

Topics: inbound marketing, content marketing, conversion architecture, web presence

Talk on Social Technology; March 3, 2012

Posted by David C Aaronson

Apr 4, 2013 12:29:00 PM

I presented this talk at the International Home + Housewares Show on March 3, 2013, at the Innovation Theater in the Lakeside Center. The talk titled "Social Technologies and Digital Marketing" give insight into the many social technologies that a company may use as part of the their marketing plan.

Read More

Topics: content marketing, conversion architecture, web presence, leads

Conversion Architecture

Posted by David C Aaronson

Nov 12, 2012 3:00:00 PM

Businesses around the world spend millions on developing, optimizing and promoting their company's home pages. To ensure that money invested in your virtual store front is spent wisely and will generate increased conversion rates and subsequent profits, it is crucial to develop a sound conversion architecture.

The four main elements to consider when developing your conversion architecture include:

  • Homepage 
  • Landing Pages
  • Social Marketing 
  • Lead Nurturing

Structuring and/ or managing these elements in the correct manner will provide an effective conversion architecture designed to turn marketing strategies into success without costs spiraling out of control.

Homepage 

Unlike dedicated landing pages, which receive targeted traffic from specific channels and offer specific messages with a clear call to action, home pages have to attract traffic from a diverse, large audience. This audience then needs to be engaged and educated sufficiently to be encouraged to explore the remainder of the website. To avoid high bounce rates and make your homepage an effective part of your conversion architecture, it should contain the following vital elements.

  • Navigation - Clear and simple navigation links should be visible at the top of the homepage to provide visitors with an easy to follow path and reduce bounce rates.
  • Headline - Visitors should be able to discern what the site offers within three seconds of arriving. This requires a simple, clear and fluff-free headline.
  • Sub-headline - This should offer an original, brief and to the point description of what your company offers/ does and provide value. 
  • Benefits - Potential customers need to know why your company's services/ products are relevant to them and what advantages/ benefits they provide.
  • Features - Provide consumers with a list of your key features to create greater understanding of your services/ products. 
  • Supporting Images - The majority of visitors responds well to visual input, such as images or videos of your products/ services and clear, simple graphics. 
  • Content - Offering excellent content in the shape of a good white paper, guide or e-book will assist in generating additional leads and is vital within your conversion architecture.
  • Resources - Offering the 96 per cent of visitors who are not yet ready to make a purchase a link to a resource center with more relevant information has also been proven to increase leads.
  • Calls to Action - In order to drive conversions, your homepage should include a maximum of two or three calls to action - mapping to varying buying-cycle stages - above the fold. Additional calls to action should be placed near the bottom of the page.
  • Customer Testimonials - Including some of your best customer comments/ reviews to your homepage is an excellent indicator of trust. Add names and/ or photos to make them more realistic.
  • Awards - Awards and recognitions also form key elements of creating a good initial impression, and should definitely be displayed prominently on your homepage.

In short, your homepage should clearly answer who, what, why and where; include clear, attractive calls to action, meaningful images, graphics and proof of your value, and be easy to navigate.

Landing Pages

Dedicated landing pages are accessed by visitors following targeted links and typically have higher conversion rates than home pages, making them an essential part of your conversion architecture. Designed to get visitors excited enough about your offer to hand over information, landing pages should be free from excessive navigation and other distractions. What they do have to include is:

  • Headline explaining what's in it for the visitor
  • Clear offer/ product descriptions
  • Explanation of the offer's value
  • Minimum of one supporting image with caption text
  • Clear call to action
Read More

Topics: inbound marketing, conversion architecture, web presence, leads, traffic