One of the best ways to market your brand in today’s business climate is digitally. However, without understanding the online environment, you can lose business. Consider the following flaws to avoid:
Not setting goals
Failing to set goals can leave your marketing strategy without any real drive or direction. Setting goals are necessary, not only for appreciating the direction in which your marketing strategy is headed but also for understanding if you and your team are meeting the marketing goals that have been set out. Without clear goals in place, evaluating success in your marketing plan will be virtually impossible and it is difficult to allocate responsibility for how effective or ineffective the marketing strategy is.
Failing to review
Analysing how effective the marketing strategy is extremely important; without doing so, understanding what is working best to drive business becomes difficult. Reviewing analytics in particular for digital marketing is one of the most efficient ways to discover how strong the marketing strategy is. Platforms such as Facebook and Instagram provide business pages with an analytics tool that gives valuable information about the content you are sharing. Google Analytics is another tool that can be used to analyse how many clicks and how web users are engaging with your website. There is a wide range of software that can be utilised to track how your digital marketing is faring, so do some research and choose the program that will best serve the needs of your business.
Focusing on quantity not quality
A big mistake many businesses make online in relation to marketing is posting too much content. While it is necessary to get your business seen and heard online, it is counterproductive and can be harmful to focus on posting often rather than posting great quality content. One of the quickest ways to lose followers and potential customers is to bombard them with your content, particularly if it is not of a high quality or giving them something they can’t find value in.
In 2016, internet usage on a mobile device was greater than internet usage on a desktop for the first time. This trend has continued to grow into 2017, indicating the importance of making your digital marketing strategy one that is mobile friendly. Statistics show that your digital marketing strategy is most likely to be viewed on a mobile phone and if they are not compatible you are losing potential business and in turn, losing profit.