Like all branches of academics and business applications, digital marketing aims at searching better practices to work on various popular platforms. With the evolution of marketing practices and technological advancements in search engine algorithms, professionals can no longer rely on age old practices.
The consumer preferences are changing, people have chosen The internet over other alternatives such as Television. In fact, a market study by Marketing Charts reveals that between 2011 to 2014, there has been a remarkable decline in TV viewership. As per Pew survey in 2014, “87% of people between 18-29 use Facebook, 37% use Twitter and 53% use Instagram“.
Whether it’s discovering techniques to increase fuel efficiency or finding the impact of carcinogens on metabolic functioning of a rodent, every discovery begins with a query. Understanding how search engines work and how they affect your website ranking is not a one-day job. How do we create value in our practices to render a long-lasting impression on the industry? Simple. By experimenting and looking for opportunities where innovation can fit in. Before conceptualizing your strategy, you will need to understand these four basic components.
Asserting a Hypothesis
Narrow down your queries to some specific areas. You may want to raise your website’s SERP, so perhaps you will need to experiment with link-building and see how it affects your web analytics. So stick to it, instead of having a broader and ambiguous query such as how to write a good content for your blog. Having a definite and ordered inquiry will help you define your objectives in a better and clearer way.
Sort Down The Affecting Parameters
What are the factors that may influence your website’s ranking? The nature of the content, website’s design layout, page loading efficiency, SEO techniques, etc. in general impacts your website’s quality. Note them down so that you know what variables you are dealing with during the experimentation.
An effective way of understanding how a particular factor affects your website’s worth is by altering it while keeping the rest factors constant. For example, you may change your SEO techniques (without touching any other factor at all) to see if that improves your web page’s ranking.
Focussing on Strategy(and not merely on tools)
Technology is and has always been a great help to mankind, regardless of what purpose he intends to use it for. Having a ultra-modern technology may profit your website, more so when the audience is getting younger and more tech-savvy day by day. But despite all that, technology cannot overtake the value of an intelligent strategy. Focus on bringing about innovation and uniqueness in your approach.
Integrate Your Strategies With Your Consumer-Base
Every standard website has its active presence on social media sites, especially on Twitter and Facebook. You should have a strategy that caters to your audience base, and that helps the most in reinforcing your brand value. Are your customers very professional?
Then you should chalk out a marketing plan that works the best on LinkedIn. Or are your customers young teenagers? Look for an exciting plan-of-action that can be effectively executed on Facebook and Youtube. The idea is to focus on your audience’s needs and behaviors.
Why Not Experiment with New Things And Control The Results?
Most of the marketing professionals refrain from experimenting. Maybe it is because people don’t want to take risks or just don’t have enough time to try new things. But then, are we not restricting ourselves from the wide open opportunities and advantages that experimentations can provide?
In a very dynamic market situation such as digital media, new approaches are the must-have things for survival. New media channels, unique methods of expressing and exchanging information, there is a whole lot of undiscovered America that we need to find. Having a successful experiment will not just help your website or company, but also will foster in you the zeal to use the technology with an upper hand. Attaining this will take your ROI to new quantum leaps.