Your online marketing strategy can build your brand, personalize your business and be your 24/7 salesperson. We all know we need to increase our online presence, but how do we do it? It all starts with a solid base. Think about what you want to achieve first and then consider what resources you currently have to achieve that objective.
Here are a few basics to get started:
Your website is the central hub of your online strategy. You have a website, but is it doing anything for you? You could be bringing in free traffic by starting with a few basic SEO (search engine optimization) tactics. Ensure you have proper title tags, meta descriptions and consistent NAP (name, address and phone numbers) across all online directories.
Most importantly, keep your site updated and personal. Your business competes with large institutions with huge digital marketing budgets. One thing you have which they don’t, is a personalized site that tells your story. One of the best ways to tell your personal story is through video. Learn More.
Start promoting your site by downloading our guide: “How To Promote Your Website.”
You’ve probably heard the phrase “Content is King.” This is because your content can be engaging, informative, useful, and ultimately, make you a thought leader.
Once you’ve written content for your blog, save time by utilizing Hootsuite to schedule all of your social media posts. It is low cost and easy. Social media is a great way to stay in front of your clients without trying to flood their inboxes. Like email, you can highlight your personality which can separate you from other practices.
Don’t have time to generate content? Our web packages include an extensive content library, weekly blog postings, animated videos and SEO.
Convert visitors into prospects with a Landing Page
If you are trying to generate leads with a whitepaper or promote an event, try using a landing page built to convert web visitors into prospects. A lead generating landing page should be built for one thing, conversion. It should have a very clear call-to-action and shouldn’t have your normal site navigation or other distractors. Check out one of FIG’s landing pages.
After you build out a landing page, be sure to nurture your prospects with automated follow-up emails. Discuss this strategy with your FIG Sales or Marketing Consultant about our offerings.
Sync Your Contacts
You might have your contacts in a few different applications including your CRM and your email marketing service. Save yourself time and improve your communications by syncing the databases with an API (application program interface). API integration does require a programmer to setup, but the benefits payout in the long run; saving you time and keeping your contacts organized when you manage from one central database. In addition, you can better segment your clients for targeted campaigns.
Email Marketing and Automation
Email marketing can be incredibly effective. You can build your brand, keep clients informed and promote events easily. The key is to be effective. We discuss this on another post “3 Questions to Ask Before Clicking Send.”
Take email marketing a step further and create email marketing automations. The possibilities are endless, but I recommend keeping it simple at first. Start with a few email sequences from your lead generation landing pages that nurture your clients with follow-up emails which highlight the benefits of your practice. It is also easy to setup birthday and anniversary greetings.
Looking for content? We can help. Talk with your FIG Sales or Marketing Consultant about our email marketing service in our Elevate program.
Also Read: 5 Signs You Are Doing It All Wrong Online