Why Small Businesses Need to Embrace Digital Marketing
In the last decade, marketing has shifted in a different sphere. With the rise of technology and social media, we got introduced to a new branch of marketing which is digital marketing.
In many ways, digital marketing is no different than traditional marketing. Digital marketing is the use of the Internet to reach consumers.
But digital marketing has replaced most traditional marketing tactics because it’s designed to reach today’s consumers online, and as we know, the digital world is so trendy right now.
Our question is: why should small businesses embrace digital marketing? A simple answer: Because it’s the future. With the rise of social media, digital marketing is a new trend.
If you’re not sure how to do this, we are about to give you some of the most efficient tips and tricks that will for sure grow your business.
So, let’s dive in. How to make a business rise in digital marketing:
1. Make a strategy
Before even starting with anything, it is a good habit to make a strategy and know what you are expecting for your business, whether it is a new, a small, or a big one. Strategies are what keep your business on track and always evolving. Also, social media strategies are what make your business pop up more, and we will talk about this later on.
2. Make a user-friendly website
Having a website is a good start. But, it doesn’t mean that you cannot succeed if you don’t have a website. However, this section is about those who want to have a website. A good and easy way to build a website is WordPress. We are not sure what your field is, however, WordPress is free and most of the themes there are free. If you want a more customized website you can hire a web developer, or now with the quarantine going on, it is a very smart idea to hire freelancers. Another way is that you can hire a digital marketing company to do all these for you. But, again, this is something you can do yourself, it just needs a little more time.
3. Search Engine Optimization
If you haven’t heard about this, no worries, it is a new technique that digital marketers are using lately. Search Engine Optimization(SEO) is a technique that helps your website rank better on Google by using link building as the main source. However, it is divided into two parts, On-Page SEO and Off-Page SEO where:
On-Page SEO is 30%
Off-Page SEO is 70%
On-Page SEO is mostly focused on the website, making sure that your website has meta descriptions, best titles for crawling, keyword research, h1 tags, etc. Optimizing your website with SEO is a very important step. There are a lot of companies that offer such services, however, if you don’t want to spend your money on this you still can do it yourself, however, it will need some time.
Meanwhile, Off-Page is focused mostly on campaigns, where you need to work on backlinks and link building more. Why is this so important? Because link building is what will get you ranked on Google. More links linked to your website, the more visitors it will bring, and this way Google will rank it higher. Ahrefs is a very good tool to use if you want to track your competitors.
4. Keep track of your competitors
Since we already mentioned that you have to track your competitors, it is important to know the reason why. You need to track your competitors to see what they are doing, and be better than them! If you have very big competitors, it doesn’t really matter that you are a small company, use it as an advantage to get inspired and become better than them.
What are some of the benefits of digital marketing?
Benefits of digital marketing:
1. It’s free
Promoting your business on social media is mostly free. Because social media apps are free. However, if you want to promote it in a more advanced way then you have to pay for the ads. But, we would advise you not to because with the right social media advertisement you can attract as many clients as you want. We also need to mention that it is cheaper than traditional marketing.
2. You connect with your customers more
By using social media, you get really close to your customers and you get to know what they like and dislike more. This way, you get to hear their feedback even in a closer way. If they don’t like something, you will know right away, and then you will make it better!
3. You can reach a bigger audience
As we know, the internet is globally spread and it is used almost in every part of the world. This way, if you are located in North America, you can reach people in Western Europe by using social media. It won’t be a problem to do so because social media does this amazing thing for you. All you have to do is keep track of what your audience loves.
We really hope that we helped you out to start your own business and be in the spotlight with our tips.