Ever since Google released its Hummingbird update in 2013, the face of online search has changed significantly. Gone are the days where creating keyword-laden articles and blog posts is the norm. Today, you have to change your content marketing strategies if you want Google Search to positively rank your articles or blogs. But how do you exactly make your content marketing tactics more Hummingbird-friendly?
Providing your audience with good and relevant content is one of the vital ingredients of a successful social media and online marketing campaign. In fact, even Matt Cutts, head of Google’s web spam team, said himself that “good content trumps SEO.” Just take a look at the success of websites like Buzzfeed and Wikipedia. These two websites are very popular because they provide their audience with a wide variety of content that is informative, interesting, and highly “shareable” on social media sites.
Many businesses often make the mistake of focusing solely on one marketing method. Some concentrate on SEO and online marketing while forgetting the appeal of traditional marketing. Others, meanwhile, refuse to acknowledge the marketing power and reach of the Internet.
If you want to attract more customers, generate more conversions, and earn bigger revenues, you should take a holistic approach to promoting your business and creating brand awareness. According to comScore, 82% of local searchers conduct an offline follow-up via an in-store visit. This simple fact underscores the importance of creating an integrated marketing campaign that utilises both online and offline strategies.
By Sandra D’Souza
When it comes to marketing, whether online or offline, there’s a lot of human psychology involved. After all, consumers purchase products and make decisions based on a number of factors. They don’t simply buy something because someone told them to do so. As such, it is very important for a marketer or business owner to know what makes his target market tick. Otherwise, how can he create compelling content if he doesn’t know why it would be compelling to his audience in the first place?
There is no doubt that Twitter is one of the most popular and widely used social media platforms in the world today. With over 500 million people across the globe using this micro-blogging site everyday, there is no doubt why businesses, organisations, celebrities, and even government agencies are taking advantage of Twitter’s marketing prowess.
However, being successful on Twitter is not the result of filling your feeds with praise about yourself and your business or organisation. Being successful on this miro-blogging social media platform is about using content to influence and reach out to your target market. But how do you exactly use content to gain more Twitter followers and subsequently generate more sales? Here are some practical tips to help you get started.