Many people have been told, “You need to blog!” And I agree, if you are looking to promote a business or just share an opinion, it’s the most effective way to do so with total control of your message. Now, with that said, just because you blog doesn’t mean the world will want to read it, if the quality is not there, you’re off message or not marketing it effectively.
Who’d have thought a few years ago that blogging would become a powerhouse for news, opinion and information over traditional sources in the media. As a matter of fact, DestinationCRM.com did a study in 2011 with BlogHer that shows bloggers are trusted more than a celebrity endorsement! So if you’re in business, you need to start blogging right away.
When it comes to marketing, there are many strategies and tactics, but nothing beats understanding human nature and using common sense. In a social media driven world, funny tactics, hyperbole and exaggeration will get you only so far—since sooner or later the dots will be connected and you’re out of business.
It’s amazing what a little innovation, with what may have not seemed like much at the time, can become a revolution that changed the world. Who would’ve thought the ability to send a 140-character messages, online mind you (where you can already send a full thought via e-mail to a group) would catch on. But it did!
Now that we understand the importance of your website being the absolute best it can be, when it comes to marketing effectiveness, if your site has been underperforming, you are on your way to changing that! Last week we covered the first three crucial points, now we are going to discuss the remaining four points.
So what makes a good website design? I thought you’d never ask! Let’s look at that. Now I am not going to talk about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) or the technical aspect of a website; just good design.