By Siva Yenneti (www.twitter.com/itvibes), August 15, 2016 3:28PM | http://www.huffingtonpost.com/siva-yenneti/how-to-create-a-winning-d_b_11527800.html
It’s 2016. By now, everyone knows the importance of having a strong online presence for your brand. Business owners who swore they would never need social media now have some kind of presence on at least one, if not three or more major platforms. High-quality online content for your brand has never been more essential. How effective is your digital marketing strategy?
A powerful digital marketing strategy will connect you with your target audience and draw them to your products or services. Data shows industry-specific digital marketing drives the best results. But how do you create a winning digital marketing strategy for your industry? Your goal is to set yourself up as the leading choice in your space with the answers and solution that your potential customers are looking for.
Creating Your Industry-Specific Digital Marketing Strategy
Consider these 5 areas as you build your strategy:
Design Your Website with a view to what’s current in your industry. Know the questions and hot topics your target market is concerned with and let your content speak directly to them. Your goal is to be more than relevant to your industry. You want to engage your target clientele. Let your website’s design integrate trending topics, expected functionality, and your user’s preferred methods of contacting you. Anticipate their preferred experience and deliver it through content and design.
Content Management is vital to maintaining your edge over your competition. Trends in every industry change throughout the year, and you will find that outdated web content yields low web traffic. On the other hand, by continuing to address the current questions, concerns, and interests of your target market, you will set yourself apart as an industry expert. Enhance your brand and gain an edge on your competition by continuing to engage your target market with fresh, quality content.
Social Media is your backdoor into a conversation with your target market. A little research will reveal where in cyberspace your target audience is hanging out. Simply be there, and be visible with relevant content and targeted promotions and ads. Don’t focus only on your products and services, but also offer related content that may pique their interest. This is an opportunity for you to engage them where they are.
SEO is your road sign campaign leading potential clients to your online locations. By using industry-focused SEO strategies, you will attract people who are looking for you the moment they are looking. This is accomplished by developing a keyphrase strategy that targets people looking for information related to your industry. You will bring them right to your website and social media pages.
Data is your measuring rod for your strategy’s effectiveness. Track and analyze all your data on an ongoing basis while researching and tweaking your strategy to keep current with changes in your industry. Discard what doesn’t work. Focus your future efforts on enhancing what does work. Remember, you cannot afford to just set it and forget it when it comes to digital marketing. It is essential to tweak your strategy continuously to remain current with industry changes.
Keep Them Coming To You
Don’t play hard to find when your target audience is looking for the products and services you provide. Set yourself apart as an expert in your field and draw them to you.
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