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A common practice for businesses that are utilizing paid search is to create landing pages specific for the content they are trying to engage searchers for. This is beneficial because it allows a business to focus on conversions instead of just having an information page.
Here are 3 common mistakes that businesses make when creating landing pages:
The three mistakes mentioned above are just a few of many common errors. When creating a landing page, a great idea would be to show the page to someone unfamiliar with the website (or business) and see if they are able to navigate and understand what the page content is about. As they work with the website, see if they are able to identify what next steps they should take. This is helpful to see how others will view your site and give you a good indication prior to launch. Once you’ve launched a new landing page, it’s important to track the results of the page and test different variations in order to improve conversion rates.
By implementing these steps, you should be able to run a much more successful paid search campaign using landing pages.
One thing’s for sure: Steve Jobs was a brilliant marketer and knew how to sell. Just think for a moment of what he did with the iPod: before Apple entered the market, MP3 players had been around for years, but nobody bought them, as they were considered clunky and “uncool”.
Then came Steve Jobs. Unlike all his competitors, who had tried to sell MP3 players by promoting their features, Jobs introduced the iPod by simply describing it as “1,000 songs in your pocket.” And that simple statement changed the business of MP3 players forever, and with it the entire music industry.
Here are some of the most invaluable lessons from one of the greatest marketers ever that business owners should keep in mind when planning a digital marketing campaign.
First and foremost, make sure you know who your customers are. The more you know about what’s in your customers’ minds, the more you’ll be able to identify the keywords they type when searching for your products or services or, in the case of a display campaign, the websites they are most likely to visit.
Then, when you have identified who your customers are, make sure you attract them at the emotional level. In other words, sell benefits and not features. Steve Jobs was a true master of this craft. He believed you can attract customers at the emotional level in two ways: by inspiring them, or by addressing their pain points. For digital marketers, this means writing better “benefit-driven” ad copy, or banner ads that speak to the heart of your target customers.
Lastly, Steve Jobs knew how to “keep it simple.” He delivered presentations that were short but incredibly powerful. – Remember, people have increasingly shorter attention spans, so make sure to keep your message brief and engaging. In the digital world, this lesson can be applied to landing pages. Does your landing page convey a brief, engaging, and powerful message that converts a prospect into a customer? If that’s not the case, then remember Steve Jobs.
The next time you plan a digital initiative, make sure to remember these timeless lessons from a true marketing genius, as they may help your business to earn a higher ROI on marketing dollars spent.
To learn more about how we can help your business succeed online, contact one of the qualified Marketing Professionals at MoreVisibility.
Search engine advertising is one of the easiest and most powerful ways to market your business online, thanks to its cost effectiveness, speed of implementation, and its ability to track and measure results.
As recent research shows, online retailers are allocating more marketing dollars to remarketing campaigns to complement traditional search and as a tool to target consumers who have already visited their website.
According to leading market research company eMarketer, there is in fact evidence that consumers do notice and act on remarketing advertising: nearly three out of five US online buyers surveyed in 2013 said that they had noticed ads for products they previously looked up.
The major takeaway finding from the research is that half of those surveyed said that they went to two or more sites in order to research their last purchase, which suggests that they took their time before buying. In those cases, a retargeted ad may have helped by keeping the product and retailer in mind while they conducted their research online.
In conclusion, remarketing advertising can be a powerful way to keep your target audience engaged as it goes through the purchasing process. To learn more about how remarketing advertising can help your business earn a higher ROI on marketing dollars spent, contact one of the qualified Marketing Professionals at MoreVisibility.