Frequently Asked Digital Marketing Questions
Below are some of the most frequent asked questions we get.
What is digital marketing?
Digital marketing is:
Digital marketing is any kind of marketing that is geared towards smartphones, laptops, tablets and basically any other device that is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi. Traditional marketing will focus on radio, TV, print and film, whereas when it comes to digital marketing we want to be thinking about apps, websites, blogs, social media, email and online content.
Would my company benefit from digital marketing?
There are many benefits from implementing a digital marketing strategy:
YES. You don’t have to replace your traditional marketing efforts with digital ones, but it is 2019 and if the word digital doesn’t come into your marketing strategy then your business will not thrive. It really is as simple as that.
Search Engine Optimisation is the practice of using on-page and off-page tweaks and tactics to ensure that your page ranks higher on search engines. An example of one of these tactics is making sure that this blog is a minimum of 1000 words because that’s what Google prefers. Read our blog, ‘What is On-Page SEO?’ to learn more!
Local SEO is:
Local SEO is the process of optimizing your online properties to generate traffic from location-based searches. It helps businesses promote products and services to local customers when they need them.
Keywords are the words and phrases that searchers use– usually on a search engine. These are the words that we use when looking for pages, images, videos, blogs, any kind of information or content on the web really. These keywords need to be strategically inserted into your pages and content.
How often should I update my website?
Websites thrive with ongoing updates:
A website that sits stagnant for long periods of time, without any new or fresh content, is nothing more that an online brochure for your company. A successful website will interact with consumers and provide new and up to date information and content. Also, in terms of SEO, Google much prefers a website that is consistently updated. There’s no specific time limit on updating your website, just make sure it stays relevant.
Blogs are extremely effective:
A blog is the most commonly used platform for sharing marketing content. In fact, in 2020 more than 55% of marketers say that blogging is their number one marketing priority. This is because blogs appeal to consumers by providing them with entertainment and relevant information. Blogging can be used for literally any business, from a local fashion boutique to a law firm to a construction company. So in a nutshell, yes, we definitely recommend having a blog.
What is inbound marketing?
Inbound marketing is:
Inbound marketing is a business methodology that attracts customers by creating valuable content and experiences tailored to them. While outbound marketing interrupts your audience with content they don’t want, inbound marketing forms connections they’re looking for and solves problems they already have
Which social media channels should my business be using?
Picking the right social media channel is key:
Firstly, you should be focusing on the social media platforms with the most active users. These are (in order), Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. Next, you need to determine where your target audience spends their time and educate yourself on the demographic. What are their behavioural patterns? What kind of content do they prefer? How does social media influence them as a consumer?
Why is social media important?
Social media is important becasue:
Chances are your audience is active on one or more of the major social networks where billions of people spend time daily. Brands that understand the power of social media marketing and commit resources to it can boost awareness, drive traffic, interact with customers, drive sales, build loyalty, and win advocates.
Is email marketing still effective?
Email marketing is still relevant:
Definitely! You should never assume that because social media has become so hugely popular, that it’s enough to solely focus your digital marketing strategy on social platforms. There are more active email accounts than active accounts on any social media in the world. Email marketing is more private and often feels more personal to the consumer. Most people are consistently tuned into their email, checking it multiple times a day and constantly seeing notifications appear on their mobiles, laptops and tablets.
PPC stands for pay-per-click. Essentially, it’s a way of buying web traffic. Advertisers pay a fee each time one of their ads is clicked. Search engine advertising is the most popular form of PPC, however numerous channels including Facebook now offer PPC ad models.
What is native advertising?
Native advertising is:
Native advertising is a form of paid media where the ads fit the form of the platform where they’re placed. While PPC and social media ads technically qualify as native advertising, most native advertising is articles published or promoted on editorial sites. Native advertising has grown steadily because (1) it’s not ignored like display ads are and (2) it’s not filtered by ad blockers.
Buyer persona is:
A buyer persona is a representation of your ideal customer based on market research and data. Personas generally include customer demographics, behavior patterns, motivations, and goals. They should reveal insights about the buyers’ decisions including attitudes, concerns and criteria that drive buying decisions.
What is data-driven marketing?
Data-driven marketing is:
Data-driven marketing refers to having strategies and processes to leverage data to gain deeper insight into what customers want. When you understand the who, what, where, when and why of how consumers respond to your marketing efforts, you’re empowered to make better decisions and further enhance and personalize the customer experience.
What is performance marketing?
Performance marketing is:
Performance marketing focuses on programs in which you pay for performance, that is, when specific actions such as clicks, leads or sales occur. The goal is to achieve measurable conversions. Performance marketing campaigns take place in digital environments so it’s essential to have precise tracking tools.
What is a marketing funnel?
Marketing funnels are:
A marketing funnel is a model that represents the stages of a buyer’s journey from the first interaction with your brand to a purchase. The funnel metaphor is relevant because it narrows as it progresses, that is the probability of sales decreases at each phase of the funnel.
What is conversion rate optimization?
Conversion rate optimization is:
Conversion rate optimization (CRO) is the process of increasing the percentage of conversions from your digital property, typically a web page. CRO involves executing tactics to improve the elements on your site (or app) through testing. Relative to your marketing funnel, CRO focuses on moving prospects to the next stage.
What is interactive content?
Interactive content is:
Interactive content calls for action (interaction) from the prospect beyond reading, listening or watching. In return, participants receive real-time, personalize results they care about. Activities such as answering questions guides prospects to specific results in that address their problems and challenges.
Video is an effective marketing tool:
The reason marketers love video so much is online consumers love it. More than a billion hours of video are consumed on YouTube each day. Video is a flexible and engaging content format. It’s easy to share across multiple platforms. Smartphones and digital editing have made it far easier to create video, so the potential for a high ROI is great.
How long does it take to see results?
Time to see results are:
Paid digital marketing programs should create results immediately. On the other hand, programs such as content marketing, email list building, and search engine optimization require persistence and patience. You might see some results in a matter of months; however, it’s likely to be six months to a year before you realize some of your traffic and conversion objectives.
You should measure:
A practical approach to marketing metrics should include establishing which key performance indicators (KPIs) are most important for the growth of your brand. As a starting point, consider metrics that reflect your progress regarding traffic generation, conversion, and marketing costs and create a dashboard to track them monthly.