Digital Marketing is communicating value to your customers using digital tools. The strategy is the same as regular marketing but the tools are more efficient, more effective, and allow you to measure, monitor, analyze, and test results better and faster than traditional tools.
Pay-Per-Click advertising (PPC) is essentially buying traffic to your website. You designate how much you will pay when someone clicks on your ad, your ads are displayed for free, and you only pay when your ad is clicked. When set up correctly Pay-Per-Click can be a very efficient marketing tool where the costs are usually negligible compared to the profits.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of increasing the visibility of a website on search engines by configuring your website to provide the sorts of things that search engines are looking for. When someone types a word or phrase into a search engine, it quickly looks through its directory of websites and displays sites in order of relevance to the word or phrase searched for.
Social media is a powerful tool for networking, discussing ideas, and sharing interests with people all over the world. Social Media Marketing (SMM) leverages the power and connectivity of social media platforms to get your brand in front of and interact with potential and existing clients in a natural and social environment.
The digital marketing funnel is a framework to help define, understand, and follow the different stages buyers pass through during the customer lifecycle. Traditionally, the marketing funnel has been understood as a linear journey—buyers predictably passed through one stage at a time moving through awareness, interest, desire, and finally action.
Conversions are actions that prospective clients take on your website that can be tracked and that you can attach a dollar value to. Making a purchase online is an obvious conversion. Filling out a ‘request a quote’ form can be a conversion. Tapping the phone number to initiate a call can be a conversion. Submitting a general inquiry form can be a conversion.