With Metaverse populating the hot news section of our news feed, the immersive, next iteration of the internet is just a step away. When that happens, it would not be very pleasant to stay behind, still trying to put together the oft-taught marketing techniques to enhance your website presence while everyone steps into another generation of internet and digitalization.
This is precisely why we have compiled a list of key growth drivers you need to focus on immediately. It’s time for you to break the walls between you, organic rankings, and your target audience by revising your faulty marketing techniques and SEO strategy our way.
Develop an All-Encompassing SEO strategy
How often, if ever, do you go beyond the first SERP (Search Engine Result Page) to find the answer to your query? Of course, we expect an outrageous “Never!” here because that’s the case with almost everyone.
This is why you must focus on your organic ranking and make it to the first page. Unfortunately, most websites do not make it to the SERP because very minimal attention is paid to the SEO strategy in their marketing plan. Remember, what knocks your content towards your targeted audience is a conscious Search Engine Optimization process.
SEO is a broad term that covers a wide range of techniques, such as on-page and off-page SEO strategies, backlinking, creating and optimizing content, etc. And conducting comprehensive keyword research is the backbone of these processes—a practical SEO strategy factors in all aspects the term covers.
You can find a lot of content online to help you get started on your SEO efforts.
Invest in Paid Google Campaigns
There’s no way you can trick Google and ‘steal’ ranking for your website – there’s no shortcut to success here; if anyone sells you shortcuts, they usually categorize as black-hat SEO techniques that backfire rapidly.
However, a quick way to get noticed on Google is PPC (pay-per-click ads) marketing. You can generate clicks to your website through paid ads on Google instead of achieving them organically by employing SEO. The sponsored ads you see on the top of SERP are PPC ads. For PPC ads to be successful, authentic content that is helpful to your target audience is a crucial qualifier.
Reach Potential Customers Through the Social Media Platform
Let’s be completely honest: businesses today are to a great extent about how much they sensationalize their products/services. Saying that sensationalization has become an integral part of marketing strategy is … not an exaggeration. The right way to create a buzz around your website is by leveraging social media networks like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and even LinkedIn.
It would be best to start by building your social media presence on the social networks that make the most sense for your website/services/products. Then, to make things easier, hire a social media manager who can develop and implement your social media strategy for you.
Don’t Neglect Email Marketing
Email marketing is an excellent way to lead generation, raise brand awareness, and strengthen your relationship with your existing audience while driving traffic to your website/blog. The idea seems a little outdated, but it can increase your reach drastically if implemented strategically. When we say strategically, we mean carefully.
Flooding your audience/potential audience’s email with extra content will eventually make them unsubscribe after losing respect for you. Try to send relevant, engaging emails periodically, not daily.
Improve Website Load Speed
The digital world is synonymous with speediness and efficiency – don’t expect people to queue up and wait to ‘enter’ your website. A fast website enhances the user experience and makes visitors stay on your site longer, doubling the chances of conversion while reducing bounce rates. In fact, a website’s speed is one of the ranking factors in Google SEO.
Website speed is one of the technical aspects of SEO and is best left to web developers – however, you are required to keep this in mind when coming up with your SEO strategy.
Start Guest Blogging
Guest posting is an effective way to attract traffic from another company’s website to yours. It works by writing content for their website and using external links that lead to your website – a great way to come across as an authority figure within a particular market.
Guest blogging is a tremendous link-building strategy. Go for it and build relationships with your peers in the industry while increasing your brand awareness.
Do a Competitor Analysis
A competitor analysis will give you essential insights on the customer base of your competitor, their product, their marketing channels and strategy, and how they leverage technology. Ideally, running a competitor analysis once a quarter to once a year is a great way to out-do your direct and indirect competitors and stay ahead in the game.
You can run this analysis by identifying your competitors and analyzing their online presence. Everything comes under the analysis, from checking online reviews to talking to competitors’ customers and identifying their strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, you can develop tools for an objective overview of their performance.
Attend Conferences and Webinars
Conferences and webinars can be a good and easy way to learn about your industry, targeted audience, and your competitors. It can also help build PR and brand awareness, which can help you develop a comprehensive marketing strategy. Be on your way to implementing these tips and embark on the journey to the next iteration of the digital world!