I can’t tell you how frequently I hear things like “I can’t afford pay-per-click” or “Social media doesn’t work.” These business owners have done some light experimentation with the channel and formed an opinion that is now used as a blanket for all forms of pay-per-click or social media. What I wanted to cover in this article is not just that each of these channels have viable marketing merit to them, but a little bit of how to make that channel work for you.
More important than the list of tips I give throughout the article is the thought process I’ll try to describe for each channel. Marketing is not following a list of tips, it is learning a thought process that allows you to analyze and adapt. So, without further adieu, let’s analyze and adapt!
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Ever since Seth Godin turned the marketing world on its head with the concept of ‘permission marketing’, the idea of attracting customer’s attention by developing a strong relationship and offering genuine value has gained momentum to the point where it now makes up the foundation of a web business’s marketing strategy. The great thing about using inbound marketing as your primary marketing strategy is that it’s win-win – your customers win by receiving quality information, added value and entertainment, while your business wins by keeping costs down, building up a reputation organically and continually expanding the amount of magnetic content on your site. Of course, although you can keep costs down, you have to put in twice as much effort to make sure that your communication really stands out from the pack, and that’s why today we’ll be looking at some of the new techniques and trends inbound marketing has to offer, to keep your strategy fresh and your audience engaged!