“We’ve never had more on-call peers to advise us — from peer advisors to specialists and trend-spotters,” DeBroff notes. As we move into 2017, she predicts we will “entrench ourselves more deeply within the social web, immersing ourselves in increasingly diverse and broadening circles of discerning opinions. These influencers will powerfully inform and guide us in our consumer decisions.”
There is an answer to this buyer-driven environment: Content. Content marketing is the process of creating high-quality, valuable content to attract, inform, and engage an audience, while also promoting the brand itself. Buyers and consumers are already searching the web for answers that your brand is uniquely positioned to offer. It’s benefits are three-fold:
Maar kijk niet alleen naar de zoekwoorden die je zelf gevonden hebt. Kijk ook naar de zoekwoorden waarvoor de concurrentie hoog scoort. Kijk in de meta-tags naar de keywords waar ze op doelen en kijk naar de links die ze krijgen. De tekst die in de title-tags van de links is zeer belangrijk. Indien dit Chinees in de oren klinkt, geen zorg, dan wordt dit later nog wel duidelijk.
Go back and read the content marketing definition one more time, but this time remove the relevant and valuable. That’s the difference between content marketing and the other informational garbage you get from companies trying to sell you “stuff.” Companies send us information all the time – it’s just that most of the time it’s not very relevant or valuable (can you say spam?). That’s what makes content marketing so intriguing in today’s environment of thousands of marketing messages per person per day.
Connecting the dots between marketing and sales is hugely important -- according to Aberdeen Group, companies with strong sales and marketing alignment achieve a 20% annual growth rate, compared to a 4% decline in revenue for companies with poor alignment. If you can improve your customer's' journey through the buying cycle by using digital technologies, then it's likely to reflect positively on your business's bottom line.
Tweede voorbeeld: je verhuurt een vakantiehuis in Portugal. Dan strijd je voor de zoekterm ‘vakantiehuis Portugal’ met alle grote reisorganisaties. Pak het daarom ook specifieker aan. Bijvoorbeeld door de streek toe te voegen (‘vakantiehuis Algarve’), het dorpje (‘vakantiehuis Olhão’) of een vlakbij gelegen stad (‘vakantiehuis Faro’). Dat levert je minder, maar waardevollere (be)zoekers op.
In the 2000s, with more and more Internet users and the birth of iPhone, customers started searching products and making decisions about their needs online first, instead of consulting a salesperson, which created a new problem for the marketing department of a company. In addition, a survey in 2000 in the United Kingdom found that most retailers had not registered their own domain address.[12]These problems made marketers find the digital ways for market development.
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