HOW TO IMPROVE WORDPRESS SITE TO GENERATE MORE LEADS

HOW TO IMPROVE WORDPRESS SITE TO GENERATE MORE LEADS

Are you part of one of those businesses who have an available website but they lack the conversion of casual visitors into permanent clients.

Look no further…

 

The following article is designed to help you accelerate your conversion process:

 

  1. MOBILE OPTIMIZATION

Fast forward into 2018, almost all the newly formed websites are mobile optimized. This is because smartphones and tablets have gotten cheaper and almost everyone uses them for casual web surfing.

If the layout of your website is optimized for mobile, a person will appreciate the coding abilities of the developer and naturally, spend more time on your website.

  1. IS YOUR CONTENT HEART TOUCHING?

A lot of newly started websites take inspiration of content from famous websites. This is good but copying their content, as it as is very wrong.

Not only search engine algorithms rank your website in lower ranks but also, your audience feel that you are not original. Why should we read your content?

When it comes to content, it should be heart touching and easy to read. Don’t go for over complicated words. Talk logic with sound reasons and people will come to your website.

  1. SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE

No matter what business you run, you should have a social media presence about it. Top social media giants such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram attract multi million active monthly users, from around the world.

If you interact with your fans, post pictures and videos about the greatness of your product. People will feel that you are serious about your business.

  1. IS YOUR WEBSITE FAST?

A good website loads in two seconds – anything more than that (particularly longer) then you are bound to lose visitors. The responsiveness greatly increases your conversion chances.

A person feels good when he/she spends time on a fast and responsive website. A good example is of Facebook and Twitter. Both of these websites are highly optimized and you

  1. TAKING HELP FROM TOOLS

There are tools such as ‘Woopra’ and ‘Google analytics’ which provide you with useful data about your website. With the data obtained, you can know about the following questions:

  • What is the average time of the day when people mostly visit your website?
  • Which countries are mostly interested in your website?
  • Which age group is spending time on particular web pages?
  • Which gender group is following your web pages for a specific duration of time?

With all the data coming your way, you can devise a marketing strategy which will bring more business for your products.

  1. DEALS AND DISCOUNTS

People love it when you give them something cheaper – how about combinational marketing? You can sell multiple products for a discounted price.

In this way, a person is facilitated to shop once whereas you get multiple revenue from a single client visit.

NOTE: It is important to refresh your deals and discounts, every once in a while, to keep your consumers interested in your product.

Creative Trends for 2019

Creative Trends for 2019

With a new year, comes new trends. Shutterstock is one of the most widely used content sites on the web. This research is based on billions of image, video, music searches, and downloads from Shutterstock customers and has been analyzed for design forecast. Their trend data is likely one of the best indicators you’ll get as to where things are headed. Creative trends that transcend the digital world. We’ll see these creative trends influence fashion, social media, graphic design, film, policy and more. 

 

Shutterstock, the stock photography company that lets creatives browse royalty free photos, vectors, illustrations, and more. From its research, Shutterstock predicts that the aesthetics of yesteryear are set to make a comeback. Some of these trends you may have already picked up on.

 An ’80s look of decadence and overindulgence is in, while cute kawaii illustrations and tempting typography are also due to hit the big time. It’s not all nostalgia and retro fonts though, as trends like Beyond Plastic highlight urgent environmental issues.

Each of the trends are backed up with some solid search stats, so you know that these are the terms that people crave. However, three creative trends for 2019 stood ahead of the pack…

01. Yesterday’s tomorrow

What’s old is new again. This trend is an optimistic redux of early-tech – a focus on what yesterday’s tomorrow looked like. It’s all about the looks and sounds that defined futurism at the dawn of the digital age, like purple, blue, and pink duotone gradients, basic vector graphics, and dreamy synth music.

02. Zine culture

In the digital age, zine culture lives on in the decentralized mindset of social media, where independent makers can share and niche groups can discover. Built on principles of collage and largely influenced by the invention of the photocopier, it’s paper cutouts, noise and grain textures, and rough-edged layers that define this trend.

03. ’80s opulence

The ‘80s is back and it’s ready to party with gold chains, animal prints, and attitude. We say forget good taste, this is about good times. Clashing is the keyword for this trend. Think leopard print and snakeskin, peacock feathers and gold chain belts, soft fur and hard metal textures.

04. Authenticly Diverse

Media trends in film and social media indicate that creatives are using more content that accurately depicts the people around us and the world we live in. As digital media makes the world a smaller place, our creative community is searching for video, audio, and images representative of cultures from varying communities around the world.

The search for minority groups across the board have gone up:

Islamic +185%

African+176%

Elderly+121%

Asain +46%

 

Check out the article in its entirety to see the incredibly well designed and informative, infographic here.

Creating The Perfect Logo

Creating The Perfect Logo

If you aren’t fortunate enough to have a graphic designer in-house or cannot hire one- fear not! We asked ours to help lead you in the right direction and get your creative juices flowing.

Start with the basics, color, and color theory. Color is what catches the eye. Learn what colors work together to compliment each other and what moods they generate. For example, studies have shown that bright orange is the best color for encouraging people to click, whereas red comes in second.

 

Complementary colors lie directly across from each other on the color wheel. They bring out the best in both colors and create a very dynamic look.

Analogous colors fall close to each other on the wheel. If you want your logo colors to be harmonious, these will work well together.

Triadic colors draw from three equal sections on the color wheel. Pick these for a stimulating and bold effect.

In sticking with the basics to start, if your logo will feature any sort of text, focus on typography. The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point sizes, line lengths, line-spacing, and letter-spacing, and adjusting the space between pairs of letters.

Before you move to your design programs, put pencil to paper. Sketching and conceptualizing. This is the single most important part of the design process. Instead of searching for various logo ideas on your computer screen, try drawing your logo ideas on paper. Drawing is a great method that will allow you to fully hash out your ideas simply because it is easy to draw various design elements without being constrained by your computer. You can erase, sketch, and let your ideas flower without any limitations. This usually leads to great logo designs.

Lastly, make sure you have an understanding of your company and how you want others to view your brand. As yourself, “Why are you here? What do you do, and how do you do it? What makes you different? Who are you here for? What do you value the most?” Conduct research on the industry itself, its history and competitors. Problem-solve first, design later. Follow trends not for their own sake but rather to be aware of them: longevity in logo design is key.

 

Guide to Affiliate Marketing for a Novice

Guide to Affiliate Marketing for a Novice

Affiliate Marketing is exactly what you think it is.

On one end of the marketing arrangement, an online retailer pays commission to an external website for traffic or sales generated from its referrals. On the other end,  this is the process of earning a commission by promoting someone else product or service. By using an affiliate link, a specific URL that contains the affiliate’s ID or username. In affiliate programs, advertisers use affiliate links to record the traffic that is sent to the advertiser’s website. This action is all part of an affiliate program.

 

This can be done through popular blogging networks, Instagram influencers,  or any way you can send an affiliate link. Think- podcaster leaving a link or telling you to use certain code at checkout for a discount. Or your favorite youtube letting you to “swipe up” to see where they got their new “favorite” product.

 

For a real-life example check out your favorite movie information center, Jamie Spencer, IMDB.com

The huge online movie database IMDb.com, has information on thousands of films, actors, and producers. So there is a great opportunity to link out to merchants who can sell the items that are being researched on the site–specifically DVDs or streaming video. On each movie page within the site, the right sidebar includes a link out to Amazon. This is done in an automated way as the link takes referrals to a search page within Amazon displaying results for the movie title or Actor.

Now to get started you will need to follow these 3 tips:

Vet All Affiliate Programs-

There are so many programs out there that will do most of the grunt work for you. But make sure you aren’t throwing your money around.

 

Find your Target Audience-

Marketers design strategies to meet the needs of the target market and use media channels and other touch points to best reach the purchaser.

 

SEO is the Key-

While affiliate links will pusher consumers and buyers to you, you can still generate traffic organically. So be sure to fill your site with valuable and engaging content!

Tailoring your Social Marketing for the Holiday Season

Tailoring your Social Marketing for the Holiday Season

Calling all digit marketers, social media managers and advertising strategists. The Holiday season is in full swing- and a recent Adroll study showed 40% of U.S. consumers begin holiday shopping in October—yet the average social cost per click is 12% lower in November and December. With social media playing an increasingly important role for retail brands, it’s time to start preparing your holiday marketing strategies if you have not already!

 

1. Get in the Holiday Spirit-

Change Social Media headers to include a festive feel. It’s good to remember not everyone celebrates the same holidays try to include them all or remember there are still secular ways to celebrate the season, take “Winter Wonderland” for example.

2. Don’t Drive Sales-

Focus on brand awareness, not sales messaging, when leveraging holidays or national observances. These days and months are opportunities to relate your company to trending topics and common events. Of course, Holiday-related sales are okay to promote, but try to broaden your message for the time of year.

3. Customizable buttons-

Customize labels depending on your website, you might want to consider changing up some of the labels to match the season. If you run an online store, you might want to replace “Buy Now” with a “Gift” or use “Santa’s List” for the wish list or your most popular products. Santa’s List even works for replacing the normal wording on your most popular posts. Many websites have fun with the theme and change their contact label into “Contact the Elves” or “Send a Message to Santa”. Get creative and use your imagination but do make sure it’s still clear what each particular label means.

4. Use festive hashtags-

Using popular festive related hashtags, or creating your own, can help get your content in front of shoppers that use Twitter or Instagram. Popular hashtags for Christmas include #wishlist #Christmas #christmasshopping especially in conjunction with the year eg. #wishlist2018

5. Festive landing pages-

If you are promoting special offers, gift ideas, wishlists or hampers on social media, it’s a good idea to direct your traffic to dedicated landing pages for customer segments.

You should customize the page to what you know about your customer, focusing on their needs and wants. Use targeted imagery and copy to help boost conversion rates. Dedicated landing pages also give you an opportunity to re-target visitors via social media or online ads.

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