Is Your Business Making These Digital Marketing Mistakes?

Three focuses of my blog are Financial Literacy/Money and, business/Entrepreneurship and Technology. The majority of business today involves some form of technology. You can misuse these new tools so that you’re losing money instead of making money. The following contributed post is entitled, Is Your Business Making These Digital Marketing Mistakes?

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Every marketing effort should be directed towards reaching out to target audiences and raking in high ROI. But with the constantly changing and expanding nature of the digital world, finding the right target audience online is becoming less and less straightforward. Any modern digital marketing attempt requires a good dose of creativity and uniqueness to yield the right results. According to Statista, over 4.9 billion people use the internet space, representing at least 59% of the global population. And these figures highlight the need for businesses to take online marketing seriously.

Unfortunately, being present online doesn’t automatically translate into sales generation. Companies need to put the proper marketing measures in place and avoid making damaging online marketing mistakes. So, are your digital marketing strategies yielding low to no ROI despite all your efforts? Make sure you are not making these marketing mistakes online.

Not seeking professional services

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If you’re serious about taking your digital marketing strategies to the next stage, then one thing you cannot ignore is the benefits of working with a professional agency. From the right managed IT services to experienced digital marketing strategists, you’re going to need all the assistance you can get. IT, in this regard, goes beyond simply receiving reactive IT support. Making your business visible online also means exposing it to online hackers and cybercrime. IT support companies like MY IT can help your business grow with tech support while protecting it with the proper cybersecurity. A digital marketing strategist will help take advantage of SEO and analytic tools in ways that will ensure that your business attracts online traffic and boosts its search engine rankings organically.

Not evaluating your data

No matter the industry you find yourself in, you need to have the right audience metrics for it. Every serious online marketing strategy should collect the correct data, evaluate it, and understand what it means. Assessing your online marketing strategy with comprehensive data will help you know what you’re doing wrong and where you need to devote more attention. It will help ensure that your online marketing campaign is more efficient. Some metrics worth tracking include page visits and reviews, average session per visitor, and bounce rate.

Ignoring competition

You need to ensure that you always put in the measures to set your business apart from your competitors. And one of the ways you can achieve this is by tracking your competitors. That does not mean putting all your focus on what other businesses in your field are doing; it only means not taking your eyes off them completely. Believe it or not, there is a lot your business will learn from analyzing your successful competitors. For example, keep track of what they’re doing on their social media channels, and find out how you can adopt the same strategies or even better them.

Using clickbait

Clickbait is one of the most common strategies many digital marketers use to attract the traffic they want, but it can also be your enemy. It involves techniques like putting clever spins on words to make them sound appealing to online readers without containing the value they promise. Clickbait works most of the time to rake in the views you want. But if the content does not promise what your words suggest, then the chances are that you’re going to lose a lot of credibility and trust in the eyes of your target customers. And that will tarnish your brand’s reputation and make you lose a lot of customers. What you can do instead is focus on creating content that delivers real value to your audience, for example, self-help and DIY tips.

Focusing only on paid advertisements

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Depending on paid ads alone will not do the job – at least not entirely. Paid ads can help improve your brand’s online visibility within a shorter period, but the value of the content you produce will keep your target audience. In other words, paid ads do not automatically translate into sales. That is why it is a colossal mistake to devote all your marketing budget to paid ads. What you need to do is to invest in other strategies that will make your marketing more complete. For example, improving your content, sharing your story, and personalizing your communication methods are things you can do to support paid ads. However, they’re also very effective on their own.

Improving your content includes regularly updating customer-centered content that directly affects your target buyer. Take the time to find out the problems they’re facing and provide content to address those issues. Not only will this rake in the views you want, but it will also make your business look more credible.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct Examiner.com, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.

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