Posts tagged E-news
Studies have shown that there is one specific element of your email marketing campaign that if done right, can increase your conversions by 60%. And it is NOT the subject line, your email list, the graphics you use or the “From” address. Feeling a little lost? You aren’t alone! And this conversion-boosting element is often overlooked or ignored completely by most email marketers. So just what is this secret weapon?
It’s actually no secret at all. It’s your landing pages – those pages that greet your visitors once you’ve gotten them to click through your email campaign. And landing pages should absolutely be an integral part of your email marketing efforts.
Your landing page can make or break your email marketing initiatives. A good landing page will help email recipients continue through the sales process or funnel them onto the next step. Mediocre landing pages might perform at an acceptable level, giving you an inflated sense of success while you are losing out on quality opportunities to convert. And bad landing pages can be really bad – they can confuse or derail recipients to the point that they become annoyed, leave the site, or even rethink their association with your brand.
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Social networks are no doubt the “sexy” topic of the day for most marketing and promotional people, or just citizens in general. The rush to social media marketing has left some to question the continued value of email communication. What is the current value of sending an email newsletter, for example?
A few facts to consider before declaring the end of email:
First, email is still ubiquitous; almost 100% of Internet users have an email address and check it with some regularity. As mentioned in previous blog posts, this may change at some point in the future, as younger folks switch to other methods of communication, but for the foreseeable future email remains king, especially with business users.
Second, not only is email here to stay, but it’s still the preferred way to distribute information. When sharing a link with a colleague, friend or family member, most people (78%) still report that email is the primary way they would do so.
Social networks are gaining in importance for sure, and may one day overtake email – just as email has largely replaced “snail mail”, or even phone conversations. (The pros and cons of these facts are certainly up for debate, however!)
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It was recently announced that many popular search engines, including industry leader Google, are beginning to use content from social media in their search results.
The newest service to be added to organic results is Facebook. As of now only business accounts (or “Fan Pages”) are being indexed, not regular user pages. For now, that is.
Often times these real-time results are prominently featured on the first page of results. This has the potential to change web marketing strategy, as these accounts begin to compete with well established (and far more $ $ expensive) traditional websites.
Which brings me to an article I recently read, one that questioned the need to even have a website anymore. The author was being provocative; no one is advocating abandonment of your website in 2010. But just the fact that the topic came up is interesting.
The concept of a new business or brand operating w/o a standard home page at all – taking advantage of social media accounts and using other tactics like email marketing – is a completely new one.
By adding the content produced by these accounts to organic search results, the engines are taking this idea and moving it one step closer to reality. And More >