by Peter Wilson
Ever feel like everyone knows something you don’t? That competitors have found something you haven’t seen? No one likes to miss out when it comes to the marketplace. For a company to be successful, your marketing strategy needs to cover the basics.
The trifecta of marketing includes:
- SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
- Social Media
- Email Campaigns
SEO, social media marketing, and email campaigns are vital in any marketing strategy.
These three marketing strategies can be used on their own, however, to get the biggest results for your business, you should be using all three…together.
All three, working together can have a big impact on your marketing results.
The common thread with all three is “content.” When marketing your business, content means any information current and potential customers may want to know about your business and the products and services you offer.
The best content for marketing answers a question a potential customer may have.
Here are some content ideas for Home Service Contractors whose customers are typically homeowners:
HVAC Contractor – Why is it important to have your home heating system maintained before the cold of winter sets in?
Roofing Company – What are the pros and cons of various types of home roofing materials?
Pest Control Company – What kinds of pests should you worry about in or near your home?
Content usually takes the form of a blog post that can be posted on your website. The length of the article will vary depending on the topic, with the shortest being about 500 words, or 3-5 paragraphs.
Once the content has been created, here’s where the magic happens.
#1 SEO – Content (blog post) is posted to your website. Google then crawls your website, discovers the new content and adds it to their index of the web. When people search for that topic, Google shows them the websites with the most useful information about it. If a website consistently provides useful information, Google rewards it with higher search rankings and that website gets more clicks and visitors (a.k.a. potential customers).
#2 Social Media – Once the content has been posted on the website, it should be shared on social media. Depending on the customers, the content can be posted on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or any other social media site that might be appropriate for your services. Posts have links back to the website where customers can then explore your site and get to know more about your business. Customers who are loyal to your business will like and share the content to encourage others to use your business.
#3 Email Campaigns – Every business should be sending email campaigns to their customers including previous customers, current customers and potential customers. Emailing relevant content will build your company’s brand with potential customers and reinforce your presence with current customers. Your current or previous customers may not need the specific service that is discussed in the email at the time, but they may pass it along to their friends and family.
One piece of well written content can be used to complete the perfect trifecta in marketing. Content without a strategy to implement it through social media and email campaigns can be a waste of time, but using the trifecta of marketing can help your business be extremely successful online!
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