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10 Reasons to Create a Simple Small Business Marketing Plan

A marketing plan outlines all the important pieces needed to successfully and consistently market your business

A marketing plan does not have to be lengthy or complicated.

Creating a simple marketing plan is something every small business should have to guide your efforts and keep you focused on your goals.

Whether you want to focus solely on inbound marketing or you want to integrate online with off-line marketing activities, there are 10 important reasons why your small business needs a realistic but simple marketing plan.

Read more here. Source: Debra Murphy 

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2017 Ecommerce Marketing Checklist

As your business’s ecommerce marketing starts anew in 2017, focus on a measurable strategy that will help you succeed

For many ecommerce marketers, the promotional year doesn’t really start with the calendar. Rather January is when you recover from the frantic holiday selling season and, perhaps, focus your attention on customer service, managing exchanges and returns, and “right-sizing” your inventory.

Luckily, Armando Roggio from Practical Ecommerce has prepared a structured checklist, including these three tips:

  • Plan to Measure
  • Develop a Marketing Strategy
  • Include Content Marketing

See the full list here. Source: Armando Roggio

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Social Media for E-Commerce Marketing

Marketers have had a notoriously hard time converting e-commerce customers via social channels, but it doesn't have to be that way, according to online merchant platform Payever

The company released an infographic that depicts how people use social media and how social media can lead to conversions.

Social networks are expected to have 2.5 billion users by 2018, according to data cited by the infographic, and they offer a huge opportunity for marketers to target based on online behavior and preferences.

Furthermore, social media advertising can be one of the most cost-effective ways to reach your audience.

Read more and see the infographic here. Source: Laura Forer

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Perfect Your Facebook Advertising Landing Page with Honeyweb, the Facebook Advertising Specialists

When it comes to Facebook advertising, your first challenge is to attract people to come and look at your landing page. The second challenge, is to convince them that your product is, quite simply, amazing

If your ad campaign has the average click-through rate of 8%, but only 12% of those people convert on your landing page, the real conversion rate of your campaign is 0.96%.

So, what do you do when your landing page’s conversion rate is too low?

Here are 10 Crucial Elements of Facebook Ads Landing Pages you need to know now:

1. Irresistible UVP (Unique Value Offer)

How are your visitors profiting from your landing page? What are they getting out of it? The tangible benefit and value of what you’re offering is what you need to focus on to get click throughs. Make sure your proposition is about the customer, not the product.

2. Must-click call-to-action (CTA) buttons

If there are no CTAs on your landing page, your client will leave without converting which is problematic. There should be clear, relevant CTAs throughout your page – and the more contrasting they are, the more likely they will attract attention and thus generate new leads. Action words (i.e. Start, Do, Claim) result in higher conversion rates, also.

3. Excellent copywriting

Forget any irrelevant information and only include material regarding conversion. Remember, your landing pages should reflect what the customer wants, don’t mislead them with unnecessary information.

4. Highly relevant images

All images are important on landing pages – they should be of high quality and contribute to the visitor’s final conversion. These graphics may even be used as visual solutions for customers’ queries.

5. Short and sweet opt-in forms

After a visitor lands on your landing page and is convinced your product is right for them, it’s your job to turn them into a customer – this is achieved via an opt-in form. In regards to asking client questions: seek the information necessary to qualify your leads and to determine their personal customer experience.

6. Undisrupted flow

A clear flow of text and images is crucial for success. It’s also important to ensure each new paragraph links (logically) from the previous one. Keep your messages consistent on Facebook landing pages, you don’t want to confuse your visitor and deter them from considering your product or service.

7. Customer testimonials

People often look for social proof before they purchase a new product, and this often comes from customer testimonials. Placing several of these on your Facebook landing page will more likely increase the trust visitors have in your brand, leading to higher leads, conversions and sales. 

8. Additional social proof

To differentiate your brand from the many others in the market which are similar in their features, evidence of branding and customer experience is needed. To gain more trust, more social proof is needed.

9. Helpful live chat

This tool answers questions put forward by visitors, and is effective in closing additional deals. It’s worth considering using a timer on live chat pop ups, to allow the customer to browse and focus on the potential of your products/services.

10. Perfect mobile experience

It’s a necessity for brands to understand the importance of mobile landing pages. As stated in AdEspresso mobile ads formed 80% of Facebook’s ad revenue in Q4 of 2016. Mobile landing pages should be direct in their message as opposed to desktop sites.   

Source: AdEspresso

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Five Email Marketing Secrets that will help Businesses Escape the Dreaded Spam Folder

We all have a love-hate relationship with our emails. It’s great because it’s instant, easy to use, and costs next to nothing

At the same time, most of us get hundreds, if not thousands of emails a month—leaving a majority of them unread.  

As a business reaching out to customers through email, how can you keep your message from getting ignored or worse, moved to the spam folder?

Here are five email marketing secrets every small business needs to know, provided by Pia Rios from Dynamic Business:

  • Play by the rules
  • Choose Quality over Quantity
  • Use Sticky Subject Lines
  • Make very click worthwhile
  • Stay committed 

Read the full article here. Source: Pia Rios 

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Write Content with an SEO mindset

One of the most important components of a web marketing campaign today is to have a content marketing strategy in place

However, not just any content will do.

To make the most out of content efforts and ensure that content not only provides website visitors with the information they need, but also attracts the search engine spiders and delivers organic traffic to the website, it must be created with an SEO mindset.

Here are 5 things that must be done in order for content to improve SEO efforts, thanks to Nick Stamoulis from Brick Marketing:

  • Content and SEO teams must work together
  • Conduct keyword research
  • Review existing keyword data
  • Produce robust content
  • Measure content performance

Read the full article here. Source: Nick Stamoulis

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Cafes, Restaurants Can Use Social Media To Improve Business

With more and more people looking to the internet to find a restaurant, bar, club or winery to visit, it’s crucial for hospitality businesses to jump on the social media wagon

Social media is particularly important for hospitality, as people generally look to their peers when they’re seeking new experiences.

Ben Fuller, chief operations officer of hospitality software and consultants ImPOS, said 45% of small hospitality businesses were active on social media last year, it was time for the rest to get on board before they got left behind.

“People want to know that the place they’re going to try is going to meet their expectations or give them the experience they want. That’s the primary reason they turn to social media. On the other side of things, businesses should use social media because it improves their Google search ranking," Fuller said.

Read the full article here. Source: Andrea Beattie 

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