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Here at Webdirexion we cover a lot of topics in the digital marketing world. Come here to learn about A/B testing, custom WordPress sites, content strategy, UI and UX, video marketing, social media, and a whole lot more.

Our team can help you head in the right Direxion with your business. If you are looking to build a custom website, improve your CRO, or improve your content marketing efforts, please reach out to us to learn more about what we can do. We’ll help put together a custom strategy that fits the unique needs of your business.

Using RACE Marketing to Win Customers

Virtually no one today would suggest online marketing is a simple process. With the number of competitors vying for business in every sector, the importance of developing a comprehensive strategy is increasing. That’s where RACE enters the picture.

Older Strategies No Longer Deliver the Results You Need

R.A.C.E. - the smart marketing model

R.A.C.E. – the smart marketing model

Over the past few years, there were a few marketing strategies that proved to be relatively successful. However, the marketing landscape has changed, and continues to evolve, rendering those once-useful techniques obsolete. Webdirexion recommends any organization look closely at the techniques they’re employing to build their brand and honestly evaluate the success rates of those efforts.

“We studied R.A.C.E. Marketing to up our game, and because the framework for it focuses on core digital marketing strategy and tactics,” explains Scott Frangos, founder and Chief Optimizer for Webdirexion. “I personally like this marketing model because it includes a focus on conversions — when a prospect visits your site and takes a step closer to becoming a customer.  This is the key to online success, and it’s the reason we wrote a book on CRO — Conversion Rate Optimization.”

Adopting a New Strategy Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult

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Recent Web Design Products and Why They’re Successful

Take a look at some popular websites these days and while they will all be unique, there will still be basic design and development elements present, whether you notice them or not. This includes incredibly important details like mobile responsiveness and page speed. Without these elements, your website is sure to displease your customers and end up falling behind competition that does a better job.

Instead, it is the job of design and development specialists to keep these principles in place while still designing a custom, unique website. When done well, your website should be mobile friendly, load fast, show visitors the information they’re looking for, and encourage them to become customers (just to name a few!) Some of the latest websites designed by our Webdirexion team showcase how basic principles combine with unique designs to create websites for a variety of industries.

Coffee Nut Hut

Web Design Products

An affiliate website selling coffee, Coffee Nut Hut needed an engaging and interesting website. Fast to load, this website features a simple but effective layout with photos and a background video. The main page showcases many coffee brands and provides easy links for customers to get more information. The website has a mobile-friendly design and is set up to encourage people to purchase coffee from the moment they land on the homepage. Visitors can find coffee they might like, check out more information about a particular blend, and then click to be transferred to Amazon where they’ll be able to easily purchase the coffee they’re interested in. This links the sale to the website but makes it easier for the customer to make their purchase via a trusted seller.

BlueStar SeniorTech

Web Design Products

BlueStar SeniorTech is a website designed to sell medical alerts and other technology for seniors. The main page shows information about the company as well as photos. Scrolling down lets the visitor easily see some of the highlights of their product line. This site is mobile-ready, loads incredibly quickly, and is designed to encourage more sales. It’s also designed to be easy for seniors to use to find the information or product they might be looking for. They can scroll through the options to find something they’re interested in, click to view a product description, and then click once more to add the product to their cart. The simplicity in this ecommerce-based design means even seniors can shop for the tech they might need.

GoNorthStar

Web Design Products

The website GoNorthStar is a company website designed to integrate various related blogs and to give visitors one place to find everything they might need. The website is designed to provide a tranquil feeling, to set the mood for visitors to the website, and to make it easier for the visitor to find the information they’re looking for. Mobile-ready, this website includes numerous links in the menu to make finding the right information as easy as possible. It also includes highlights from the blogs to ensure customers find the information they need and are encouraged to stay on the website longer.

Each of these websites is completely different from the others, yet they’re all successful because they include what visitors need. Webdirexion can create a website to suit any client’s needs and can customize the website for any brand in any industry. We know exactly what’s needed to create a website whether it’s a basic, informative website, a more complex e-commerce website, and anything in between! Contact us today to learn more about what we offer and what we can do for your business!

How to Strategically Use a Google Ads Campaign

You’re considering a strategy for a comprehensive digital marketing plan that you believe has great potential for boosting your site’s rankings. You’re also reviewing search engine algorithm changes, searching for high volume and low competition keywords. What might pull in an extra qualified visitor and lead to a sale? How should you use a Google Ads campaign strategically in your marketing mix?

What are AdWords?

Image courtesy of Google Ads

You may have heard of Google Ads (previously known as Google AdWords), paid marketing campaigns used to boost a site’s visibility. It’s important to learn how to use Google Ads because the goal is to have a website appear on the first page of a search engine’s results. However, for every piece of traffic the advert drives to your site, Google charges a commission on a Pay Per Click (PPC) payment model. A PPC model has become one of the most effective ways to drive traffic because it has the most significant probability of converting site traffic into much-needed sales.

According to some of the most dominant search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing, paid adverts don’t help improve search result rankings. However, creative marketers have found a way to use the data derived from the paid platforms to influence and turn around their digital marketing plans. To understand how you, too, can use the paid marketing campaign data to revamp your digital campaign, you first need to learn more about different types of paid campaigns.

Types of Google paid campaigns

1. Google search

Paid campaigns and Google searches, in particular, allow you to take advantage of keyword searches to improve your site’s visibility. However, hosting this campaign requires you first conduct extensive research on the appropriate keywords and match them up to the right advert content. It also allows for the creation of multiple keyword groups that revolve around a particular advert. More importantly, it will enable you to track the keyword performance, thereby giving you the ability to identify and drop negative and low ranking keywords. After identifying ineffective keywords, it’s best to remove them from the paid campaign.

2. Google shopping

Do you run an e-commerce outlet with the intent to get featured in sale inspired searches? If this is the case, you should invest in a paid shopping campaign. The primary difference between search and shopping campaigns is that the latter allows you to bundle your entire product list into one campaign with a single budget.

3. Video and mobile advertising

Video advertising promotes visual content by having videos displayed before, during, or after other videos. Mobile advertisements, on the other hand, work similarly to other campaigns. The only difference is that mobile advertising gets optimized for smartphone adverts.

How an ads campaign can improve a marketing campaign

Coming up with high-ranking SEO content for your blog, social media content, and marketing emails isn’t just time-consuming, it also takes a lot of trial and error that a business can’t afford. On the other hand, paid marketing campaigns gives you access to the largest pool of competitive keywords you can use to optimize all aspects of organic campaigns.

Most importantly, an analysis of your campaign performance will help you identify the best performing keywords and search phrases. Identifying keywords and phrases enables you to incorporate them into the rest of the organic digital campaigns while getting rid of other negative keywords.

Scott Frangos, founder of Webdirexion and “Chief Optimizer” notes that:

“Often your best first line of attack is with smart paid advertising for two reasons. First, it is the fastest way to get in front of motivated buyers who are actively searching with buy intent on Google or in another venue. Second, it often proves out well for ROI when your targeting is precise, and your offer and landing page compelling and synchronized with your ads.” Frangos also explains that by “smart” ads, he means that Webdirexion clients do well when, “ads and conversions are tracked and tested, and when remarketing — where an ad follows site visitors around the web — is deployed.”

The data you collect from paid advertising platforms can also come in handy when amplifying the direct marketing impact of email and social media marketing. For instance, monitoring these campaigns help you identify the demographics of your most prominent site visitors and reveal findings such as their gender, age bracket, and their geographical location. It’s in your best interest to use this information to tailor your campaign. Try targeting specific demographics and locations by increasing visibility and possible conversions.

Webdirexion develops campaigns that help businesses succeed

Perhaps you find the information in this article overwhelming and don’t have the time to learn about and set up different types of campaigns, Every business owner wants to cash in a campaign’s effectiveness but perhaps doesn’t know where to start. Leave it to the experts and let internet marketing experts at Webdirexion create highly optimized paid ad campaigns for you.

Our experience in how to use Google Ads to create and run different campaigns for our vast clientele base makes us highly qualified to pinpoint your current marketing strategies and offer unique solutions on how to achieve positive results. We also understand that while highly rewarding, running paid campaigns should not be viewed as a long-term marketing plan. In addition to setting up formidable campaigns, it’s also important to gradually and continually restructure your organic campaigns to report positive returns.

In this regard, we focus our attention on more than running your paid campaigns. Our team loops you in on the changing marketing landscape and offer insights on how to utilize ad campaign data to revamp current and future campaigns. Furthermore, we can still manage your online marketing campaigns, allowing you to focus on the more critical aspects of your business such as fulfilling sales.

What You Need to Know About CRO

Perhaps you have visitors coming to your website, but most of the visitors leave without purchasing something or signing up for more information. While the boost in visitor traffic is great, but if they’re not connecting with your business or making a purchase when they’re on your website, what’s the point of pulling in more visitors? Luckily there’s a solution: Start using CRO to get visitors more interested in what you have to offer and in the process you’ll likely bring in more sales for your business.

What is CRO?

CRO, or conversion rate optimization, is a method of tweaking a website to have higher conversion rates. Your website is already designed to convert visitors to customers, but it might not be very effective. CRO takes a detailed look at your website to see what’s working and what’s not working so you can make the needed changes to convert more visitors. Basically, it helps you get more out of the traffic to your website and can help your business grow.

How is CRO Done?

Conversion rate optimization

Image courtesy of Littledata

Once your website has a number of visitors every month and a steady conversion rate, split tests should be carried out to figure out the best techniques on how to improve the conversion rate. These tests are often called A/B tests, although there are A/B/C tests as well. The visitors to your website will be split into similar groups and shown two different but similar versions of your website.

The version with persuasion points that encourages more conversions is the one that should be used, but the testing shouldn’t end there. A series of testing is often more effective, allowing you to alter your strategy as you go based on the results for each of the split tests. When you perform a series of tests and tweak your results as you go, you can narrow down exactly what works to convert more customers. Using these techniques may significantly boost the conversion rate of your website.

“Remember, you are optimizing to compel visitors to take an option,” Scott Frangos, Chief Optimizer for Webdirexion, explains. “In 99% of smart testing, we see incremental improvements of %5 – 20% increases in conversions, and sometimes dramatic improvements of 100% or more.” Frangos says that “too often people rely on their first best guess at motivating visitors — the launch design — to be good a persuading people to take action. Just like a good sales person varies their approach, you need to always be testing to find the right calls to action.”

Why Work with Experts?

Experts can handle the testing of a website for you, which allows you to spend more time on other aspects of the business. They also will know how to handle the results properly. Results will help them narrow down how to improve the conversion rate of a website and create more conversions for your business as quickly as possible. They understand the full process and what can be done to work toward finding the higher conversion rates. Experts can also perform CRO on a regular basis to ensure you always have the highest conversion rates possible for your business.

Is your website converting enough visitors into customers or would you like to see higher rates? CRO makes it possible for you to boost your conversion rates and help your business grow. Today, Webdirexion is the top choice for CRO experts. They’ll handle all of this to give you more time to spend on handling the new growth for your business. They have dedicated experts to handle the regular testing for your website and will work to help you gain more leads, more sales, more social exposure, and a lot more.

Digital Marketing Checklist for Chief Marketing Officers

How can Digital Marketing help gather more leads?  We’ve prepared a high-level checklist to help you.

Strategic Conversions

Leads are the gold for digital marketers.

You’ve got a budget, goals, and need to prove your digital marketing campaign’s ROI. How can you show your team is meeting its objectives?  There are a lot of fancy acronyms and tactical names in this business, but in the end a company lives or dies on qualified leads your sales team can close (B2B) or buying customers for ecommerce and B2C sales.

At Webdirexion LLC, our team uses a marketing model known as “R.A.C.E.” (Reach, Act, Convert, Engage) to organize strategic thinking, the tactics that flow from it, and measurements to meet and exceed goals.

We’ve found this helps solve a lot of the challenges marketer’s face as shown on the chart at right.  Take a look at the top three challenges (Producing engaging content, doing it consistently, and proving ROI), and ask yourself how you now measure content effectiveness?  Shouldn’t you see direct results in terms of engagement and leads?  We think so.  We’ve written an eBook about R.A.C.E. strategies and tactics and will send you a copy along with a Digital Marketing checklist. (more…)

Webdirexion Launches COMP 2.0 Digital Marketing Courses Online

COMP - College of Marketing Pros - Digital Marketing Courses Online

Webdirexion has launched COMP 2.0 – the site for Digital Marketing learning online.

How do you keep your marketing skills up to date in a time of rapid change?  Digital Marketing is a vastly changing landscape and when you consider all the new SaaS vendors and consequent tactics it is more like a fast-moving kaleidoscope. For the past several years, our Webdirexion team, I am proud to say, has kept on their game by completing online marketing courses.  Plus I have a course on WordPress Content Marketing I am updating and one on Conversion Rate Optimization set to launch soon.

So, we are pleased to announce COMP (a division of Webdirexion LLC) — College of Marketing Pros — 2.0 has been launched and totally revitalized with a new UI design and over 50 new courses added.  Courses range from Advertising to Sales Funnels; Copywriting to Marketing Strategy. (more…)

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