If you deal with internet marketing, the terms SEO and SEM should be household names for you. But if you are new to the industry, these two may cause confusion. Some people don’t differentiate SEO and SEM at all, using the terms interchangeably, others treat them as two completely unrelated concepts. Both are quite typical misconceptions. And as always, the truth lies somewhere in the middle.
Social media are penetrating deeper in our lives as people spend more and more time online cultivating their social profiles. Just imagine, seven in ten internet users worldwide have active social accounts.
Do you think good stories are only found in books and movies? Not at all. Stories are everywhere if you think about it. Even a regular morning commute can sometimes turn into a story of its own!
Now when it comes to business, an original and truthful story can add a new facet to your brand, make it more approachable for the audience, and inspire your customers.
When buyers choose a product, they feel more comfortable if they can consult with a real person. This is the main advantage of a physical store. When it comes to online shopping, the remote consulting is achieved mostly through the phone, email or live chat. The latter is gradually becoming one of the most effective and widely used methods of online communication. Reportedly, 63% of buyers admit that they are more inclined to check out a website if it has a live chat through which they can contact a brand representative.
It’s all about useful and engaging content these days. So if you’re interested in the effective content marketing, you have plenty of options to choose from: blogs (photo blogs, video blogs, and microblogs), updates on social networks, webinars, videos on YouTube, live streaming, and more. To this variety, you can also add podcasts as they are rapidly gaining in popularity. Reportedly, 44% of the U.S. population have listened to podcasts at least once. This is a huge audience if you think about it!