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The Importance Quality Metrics for More Sales

The Importance Quality Metrics for More Sales | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
When comparing quantity metrics with quality metrics, Certainly, one is easier. But it's the other that will bring you conversions
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Robert Caruso because it explains the importance of quality metrics when measuring the results of your business's marketing efforts.

 

Understanding the outcome of your marketing strategies can help improve your conversion rates.

 

Measuring for Business Success

 

You can be successful generating more sales with the right metrics in place. I agree that many businesses fail to understand the full scope of their activities online.

 

Caruso explains what quality metrics look like and how this can affect your bottom line.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • When it comes to taking a look at digital marketing your metrics should look at the quality rather than the quantity. This will then determine your investment of time, money, and resources.

 

  • You can have a false sense of success by focusing on vanity metrics, which relies on data from activities rather than certain activities. This provides very little actionable data to measure.

 

  • If you want to increase your sales then you need to dive deeper into actionable activity such as conversion rates, time spent on your website, cost per lead, ect.

 

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Edan Joy Gelt's curator insight, March 22, 11:53 PM

What an intuitive piece about quality versus quantity.  I've actually had clients that have bought "likes" and "followers" thinking that the more followers, the better they appear as a business (power of social psychology). This fake dilution actually depletes their efforts in the social channel for a small, temporary illusion of grandeur.  The importance of a quality audience being offered quality content is what translates to the bottom line.  Likes, clicks and follows are not reflective of NOI.

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The Power of Scarcity Marketing

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Scarcity Marketing is all around us. We see it in timed and “while supplies last” offers, in emails and on TV.  This article from Wade Harman shows how you can benefit from this method.  It is another in our “Great Articles You may have missed” series. Scarcity Marketing As a marketer, you don’t think in…
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Wade Harman because it provides insights on compelling your audience to buy through the psychology of scarcity.

 

Consumers want to grab the next great product before it goes away.

 

How Scarcity Marketing Affects Buying Decisions

 

When products become a hot commodity online your customers will be more apt to make a purchase. I agree that understanding the psychology behind this can help your business leverage an effective marketing plan.

 

Harman explains the power behind this principle with the right methods to use.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • The first thing to discover is what makes your audience tick -- what are their needs and desires? Use social listening tools to discover their conversations and questions.

 

  • The fear of missing out is a powerful tool that businesses can take advantage of. When you limit something people tend to want it even more.

 

  • It is worthwhile to adjust your advertising message to show the benefits to your customers. Emphasize the opportunity they would be leaving behind if they don't take advantage of it.

 

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Learn Monetization Secrets From Top Experts

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52 of the most well respected influencers reveal their best and worst monetization secrets, in one of the most comprehensive roundup articles ever
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Mike Allton because it provides insight on how to become a successful online entrepreneur.

 

Learn the best practices of influencers making money online.

 

Best Monetization Practices of Online Influencers

 

Finding out how to make money from your website and marketing can be a challenge. I agree that you can accomplish this by learning from experts who have a proven track record.

 

Alton goes over how influencers have built their business through key monetization efforts.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Email marketing can provide a great return as this educates the readers. This can go even farther than social media marketing.

 

  • Syndicating regular content and building relationships will help you generate more income and influence. This will help frame what your brand represents.

 

  • Use micro-targeting ads on Facebook to attract influencers. This is more effective than conference sponsorships.

 

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Ulises La Roca's comment, December 23, 2016 8:31 AM
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janlgordon's comment, December 23, 2016 11:22 AM
Thank you @Ulises La Roca
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Who Really Gets People To Buy On Social Media Influencers or Early Adopters?

Who Really Gets People To Buy On Social Media Influencers or Early Adopters? | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
According to findings of a new study by the Webby Awards, Social Media platforms really do allow people to influence the purchasing activities of their connections. The strategic question remains, however: who actually gets people to buy? Some social media experts say you must win the “influencers” to your cause and make them your advocates....
janlgordon's insight:

This article is from Yahoo Small Business Advisor -  (It was originally posted on B2CommunityI) I selected it because the answer is something that all of us need to know. Is it a combination of both?

Take a look at some of the findings below:


According to  new study by the Webby Awards Social Media platforms really do allow people to influence the purchasing activities of their connections. The strategic question remains, however: who actually gets people to buy?


* The data from the Webby Awards study clearly demonstrates that word of mouth product/service endorsement remains powerful and that word of mouth influence is strong on social media platforms.


Here is the first data point:


The first data point is that 56 percent of American adults aged 18 – 44 have been the first in their circle of friends to try a new product, service or technology.


Here's what caught my attention:


We also know that “influencers” hold sway over the opinions of many social media users when making product, service or technology choices. Unfortunately, the data will not answer the critical questions small business owners and marketers must answer:


  • Are influencers and early adopters the same people for a particular product, service or technology?
  • If they are not the same people, which group has the greatest influence with prospective customers or clients?


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Neil Ferree's curator insight, February 4, 2014 3:36 PM

Social Content Marketing is no longer an Option.


Our web traffic will live or die on how well we engage in social media. Google Plus and Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest and YouTube and LinkedIn and Yelp are all part of our social sphere of influence.

Randi Thompson's curator insight, February 6, 2014 9:43 AM

Those are pretty good numbers.  6 out of 10 people are not buying products because other people have shared them.  Who would have thought?

renata mello's curator insight, February 21, 2014 11:10 AM

Can we really influence people? Should we just listen to what they have to say and tell stories and ways to help them?

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How To Transform Blog Comments into More Conversations

This post was written by Mack Collier, founder of #blogchat who has a very successful blog, and really knows what he's talking about.


Intro:


One of the big concerns for so many bloggers is getting more comments on their blog. There have been a gazillion posts written on how to get more comments, I have written a few myself.


****But I think an important distinction we need to make is that getting more comments does not necessarily equal getting more CONVERSATIONS on your blog.


At the end of the day most bloggers say ‘I want more comments on my blog!’ what they REALLY mean is ‘I want more conversations on my blog!’


This is what caught my attention:


****Help connect commenters that make complimentary or opposing points. This is a great way to cultivate conversations that I don’t think enough bloggers focus on.


****If one blogger makes a point, then another follows up with a comment that either builds on their point or offers a differing point of view, try to connect the two.


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http://mackcollier.com/getting-more-blog-comments-vs-cultivating-more-blog-conversations/


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Measuring Social Media ROI & Goal Conversions with Google Analytics 5

I ran across this extremely valuable post by Kristi Hines shared by AskKim on Unbounce blog. It's time for all of us to understand how our work is being received. Learning how to use Google Analytics 5 to measure referral traffic and conversions is crucial to success. This article is full of good information and will help to fine tune your content strategy.

 

I do agree that the focus should always be about building trust and brand loyalty through outstanding content, products and services first then ROI.

 

Intro:

 

First off, I want to preface this post with the fact that social media shouldn’t be done only with the goal of making direct conversions. Social media is about building new relationships, generating word of mouth marketing, and strengthening brand loyalty with your customers.

 

That said, I know that there are a lot of you who may be curious on the monetary value of your social media campaign, have clients that are asking the value of the social media services you provide for them, or simply want to learn more about how your social media strategy is leading to conversions.

 

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Drive More eCommerce Sales with a Better Web Design

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If you are running an online store and want to get more clients here are 10 best eCommerce web design hacks for you to increase your sales.
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Katherine Crayon
 because it shows you how your website design can impact your business sales.

 

The look of your eCommerce website directly affects your business's revenue.

 

Attract More Customers with a Better Website Design

 

To convert your leads into sales your website needs to immediately attract visitors. I agree that both optimization and design work together to achieve this goal.

 

Crayon explains 10 different ways your eCommerce business can make improvements to your website.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • You can track down your conversion problems by conducting a conversion audit. It is well worth the investment in order to find out where the holes are in your website.

 

  • A slow loading speed will drive prospects away. Make sure all of your pages load quickly and that it is easy for your visitors to find your products.

 

  • People use various devices to access websites. Find out which ones your visitors use including clicks and scrolling activity. 

 

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Drive More Conversions from Your Website Sales Page

Drive More Conversions from Your Website Sales Page | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
To attract more interested subscribers, your business needs to go beyond your website and offer a compelling sales page for your products or services
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Susan Gilbert because it provides tips to help you improve your website sales.

 

How to build a sales page that goes to work for your business.

 

Add Spice to Your Website Sales Page

 

A compelling message will capture your audience's attention and compel them to sign up for your products or services. I agree that an attractive and clear sales page will help improve your conversions.

 

Gilbert shows you what to include such as the use of videos and colorful images to spark curiosity.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Create content that is meaningful rather than just filling in space. It's important to make sure that each element counts.

 

  • Add a human element to your message. Put a real face behind your products or services. These types of sales pages tend to garner more conversions.

 

  • Videos are a good way to present your message in a fun and informative way. Keep these short and to the point in order to hold the attention of the viewer.

 

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thanks @massimo facchinetti for this.
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Build a Great Relationship with Your Instagram Followers

Build a Great Relationship with Your Instagram Followers | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Do you know who your "best" Instagram followers are? First, you need to strongly consider what makes someone a great follower t
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Jenn Herman because it provides new insights into how to better connect with your Instagram community.

 

It's important to know who your followers are more than how many.

 

Improve Your Communication on Instagram

 

Mobile audiences are looking for authenticity. I agree that you can appeal to your prospects with benefits and rewards that show them you care.

 

Herman shows how to get to know your Instagram followers better in order to provide value.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • The best type of follower can mean several things. It includes those who engage with your posts, how influential they are, and how likely they are to make a purchase from you.

 

  • If you have been using Instagram for a while take a look at the activity that has already taken place to discover who your followers are. Make sure they are intersted in what you have to offer.

 

  • Attract better followers through creative posts. Engage with your community and ask them questions. Tag specific people in your posts when mentioning something about them.

 

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Demystifying the Data Dilemma

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This article was written by Andy Capaloff for Curatti - it clearly addresses the challenges that many businesses are having with their data.


Here's a snippet from this piece:


Andy Capaloff says:


You have to frame questions well and ask for exactly what you wanted, or you would either get no answer at all or worse, the one that you asked for.


So interrogating, and stepping back from that, gathering and compiling your data becomes a matter of knowing your processes in great detail.  You are asking a computer, remember.  It is no more capable of understanding nuance than was a brilliant former colleague.


Here is a special offer from Curatti-


We're looking for 2 to 4 small businesses to submit raw data and reports you are producing, that pertain to your sales funnel.


Andy will try to highlight the problem areas that need  addressing and perhaps pinpoint holes in the data.


He will give a free analysis that may be used as a case study, completely anonymous. This will will also help him hone in on exactly where your pain points are so he can write further posts on this topic to help you utilize this information in your business.


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Geo Targeting Matches The Most Relevant Content to Your Visitor & Creates Conversions

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This article from Kissmetrics introduces the value of Geo-Targeting your web pages, as well as the immense potential in converting traffic according to geographic location.


Optimizing your website for conversion is crucial, regardless if the aim is eCommerce, newsletter registrations, advertising impressions, time-on-site or any other purpose.


Here's what you need to know:


The optimization process is data driven, much like any scientific experiment.


**The location of your visitor is sometimes far more important than his browser, screen resolution or which keyword he clicked.


**Geo-Targeting content is simple and beneficial to most websites, advertisers and publishers, as well anyone using PPC campaigns or SEO. Not only does it enable you to match the most relevant content to your visitor, Geo Targeting also serves as an excellent basis for experimenting with traffic to optimize your funnels.


Some ideas were presented here that may be tested, but the options are virtually limitless.


You should take advantage of the monitoring tools allowing you to actually browse from different countries worldwide, and to understand your competitors and market much better.


**Discover opportunities and combine such insight and true business intelligence with invaluable analytics to make your conversions soar.


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