Marketing ROI & Ways to Increase Them

There are often talks on marketing strategies and the Return on Investment involved on the various platforms. But, there’s always a confusion in the later. One simple example was about a person from Cincinnati. Yes, a very famous story that I am about to repeat. So there was a guy in Cincinnati who used to carry around a card with details of the platforms he used for his business and the ROI that was achieved. So, whenever a marketing personal approached him with a new strategy about a growing platform, he would quickly reference his dog eared card and cross check the ROI (ever changing) on the same. This is just an example of the mistakes most business pros do when checking out other options. It is very clear that ROI on platforms change from time to time and cannot be determined with a card that has been written ages ago.

Taking a few factors into consideration Urbansoft has put together a few aspects to consider while analysing your ROI.

Identify the Purchase Path:

When a product is about to go live, a very obvious strategy that all apply is to go with a bang into the industry with content that spreads word on the product. Though this is the right way to go about it, there are a certain things that you might want to look up on before you dive in head on. This will involve a lot of detective work in identifying the basic path of a customer that leads to a purchase. Firstly, the customer views your product as an advert on television or on a platform and decides to look it up a bit, then searching through search engines and reviewing people’s comments he decides to purchase a product. So it all comes down to a driving ad that will help give your customers the needed push. Catering to that again would involve sharing a lot of comments and teasers on the product months before you even go live. You might also want to screen out the best performing ones and focus on that pattern of advertising when you plan on striking the market full swing.

Identifying the Target:

Every group of individuals have a different way of viewing things. A simple example is a mommy group and a teenager group. Understanding your target and focusing your ad in that direction also, including keen identification of the platforms they use would help you get the message across a lot easier and quicker.

Another aspect to consider is identifying the group that matters. A product that is in use by all might not be attractive to all groups. For example: Group A might provide a ROI of $8 while group B $1. By identifying your primary audience and focusing on selling your product to them, will help you achieve ROI as quickly as possible when the product hits the market.

Reach & Frequency:

This involves calculating the frequency at which the ad runs on every platform, the reach that it receives and customer reactions. The interest of your target audience is bound to shoot up when they view your ad for the first time, and slowly diminishes when seen periodically. Keeping this in mind you might want to space out your ad to keep your customers intrigued.

Working Out the Price:

ROI is calculated as the money spent on the advert to the income received. If you manage to cut down on the cost you spend on the ad, you will be able to see a higher ROI. There are several ways to work around this. Try working out deals with the channels you decide to use, a TV program or a particular Television channel. I have always found that working out a deal at the beginning of the year makes a difference. There are always ways to get things done.

Identifying the Right Channel:

Based on an article in the New York Times, a consumer is subjected to more than 10,000 paid ads on a daily basis. So it’s left up to the consumer to choose what is necessary to him. The key here is understanding your customer’s needs and catering to them to increase sales, identifying lost costs platforms to increase ROI and right purchase channels to help your customer complete the sale.

I hope you enjoyed your read. If you are looking for any assistance on digital marketing and branding, please don’t hesitate to give Urbansoft a call. Please visit us at urbanoft.co.

 

Urbansoft, a Part of the Largest Technology Event of the Year – GITEX 2018

Urbansoft joins hands with GITEX to welcome you in being a part of the largest technology event in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia this 2018. Cutting straight to the chase, what’s new and happening in GITEX 2018? In this blog, we’d like to cover certain exciting features of the 5-day event, along with what Urbansoft is expected to bring to the table in the year 2018 as well.

Why Be a Participant at GITEX?

Well, if you are in the business of technology and working within the areas of the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, then GITEX is the place to be. If you are looking to make new business partnerships, view future-ready gear and anticipate on becoming a business success, then here’s the place you need to be. Why? Starting from the world famous industry names to the latest start-ups in the Silicon Valley, you get to meet them all under one roof.

What’s more? According to Gartner, the total value of the Middle Eastern and the North African Technology sector is bound to hit $168.8 billion by the end of 2020. Knowing where your opportunities lie for a better future, GITEX 2018 is one of the places you are meant to be if you want to make the most of it.

So what does Urbansoft Have in Store for You?

Urbansoft being one of the chief Web & Corporate Solution provider in the Kingdom of Bahrain is no less when compared to the other big fish in the sea.

We will be showcasing how we can help you get to the top of your industry starting with SEO, SMM and web solutions using modern techniques and expertise under website design and development. This will also include technology that focusses on Businesses development and increased productivity; including ideas on improving your return on investment using software platforms such as Microsoft SharePoint, ERPs, HRMS and so on.

Why miss an opportunity of getting a FREE consultation from our experts in person?

Let us know if you’d like us to secure a slot for a private consultation with you.

For more on Urbansoft visit urbansoft.co

 

Do Your Customers TRUST you?

This is a good question. Why? Asking you two other simple questions will tell you why. Have you ever asked an audience ‘Can I have your attention, please? ‘Follow the same question with ‘Do you trust me?’ Now, do both the answers to the questions above remain the same? If the answer is NO, then here’s why you have to work on building your customer’s trust. The secret to a success in any relationship happens to be trust. When trust increases, the level of attention in the same decreases. This is quite simple, most individuals turn their guard down when they find themselves in a trustworthy environment. The same happens when a customer trusts you. Over a period of years when you have happened to have gained the trust of your customer, he or she is willing to continue business with you based on a matter of trust. Though it’s quite obvious that TRUST is a quality to be developed in a business relationship as well, many do tend to find it hard to develop the quality. Here are a few thoughts on how you can win the trust and respect of a customer.

 

 Elements that Build a Client’s Trust:

 Be Yourself:

 It’s quite obvious that almost every individual has had a bad experience with a sale that has gone wrong. This hits the purchase rate of a customer on any product for that matter and is hard to rewind that to normal. Understanding that your customer may have already had a bad experience at least once in his/her life, it’s always better to be yourself. This could even include, providing the customer with a list of pros and cons of the service you provide or product you sell and why they have a better chance from doing business with you. The honesty in the way you carry out the sale tends to build a positive opinion in you and your brand.

Value your Customer:

One customer gained is equal to nearly 10 customers won by just word of mouth. The same comes to negative feedback but the extent of damage can be tripled. Show your customer that you value their relationship and that a relationship no matter long or short termed, hold a great importance to the brand/ company. Maintaining regular contact with a dormant customer could take your brand recognition to various levels. This could be, by sharing a greeting on an important occasion, or just a simple coupon to get the ball rolling for their next purchase. Any small gesture can go a long way.

Be Professional:

Customers always appreciate firms who go the extra mile. A business relationship is not always about the money. Not all requests by the customer need to be mentioned in the contract, you could be prepared to take a mild detour from the same with the best interest of the customer in mind. Also, taking the time to get to know the customers wants, needs, the challenges they face and the industry they are in shows that you really care.

Show Integrity:

Be ready to take a stand for what is right. You may come across situations when certain things might not just happen as per plan. But, when required to make a decision make sure that what you are doing is right. Never make promises that you can’t keep and never suggest more than what you can deliver.

However, gaining the client’s trust is only a part of the equation, but there’s more to making a business a success. This could include having the right product or providing the right quality of service that brings real value to your client’s business.

For more on Urbansoft and its service in the marketing industry visit us on Urbansoft.co

 

 

How to Boost Your Online Presence?

Did you know that most firms aren’t able to survive in today’s competition? Right from the big firms to the small, the absence of an SEO or SEM strategy in any firm is making markets take a big dip due to negligence in online presence.  A survey reports that more than 90% of users search using Google as a search engine, which indicates the importance of search engine optimization. However achieving an optimized website isn’t that easy, as SEO isn’t a one-time task, rather, around-the-clock process that is required to be performed over a period of months using careful monitoring and well-planned strategies that help increase online presence. The infographic below was designed with the intent to shed light on ways to improve your online ranking and presence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tips to Influence a Buyer’s Purchasing Decision

 The success of a product and service is dependent on a customer’s perception of the same. As multiple alternatives in today’s market keep buyers perplexed on the right decision, it could be a challenge when it comes to distinguishing one brand from another. Social media today appears to be the only hope left to keep customers engaged.

The bottom line is that everything about your brand, while incorporated successfully influences the buyer’s decision. If you are looking to hit the nail on the head, it’s high time you get smarter and learn what really works to engage your target customers. The infographic below was generated by Urbansoft to give you a heads up on the same.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Been Penalized By Google? Here’s how you recover

In a struggle to build traffic to a new website as quickly as possible, many sites have fallen prey to unethical methods. Though this may look fine in the beginning, Google does follow a few standards and so you will find yourself in a soup pretty soon. Google, taking strict action against anyone who follows in-appropriate standards, the penalty of such actions could be the blocking of your website from any SERPs which in-turn could result in a huge setback for your business. However, irrespective of the reason your site gets a thump and taking prompt action to help recover your organic search ranking is of dire need.

 

Before we get started, here are a few reasons why Google could penalize you:

 Manipulation of backlinks
 Over-optimization
 Selling or buying links on your site
 Duplicate content
 Keywords stuffing

6 Steps to Resolve Google’s Penalization:

1. Identify the Reason:

Have you ever been penalized? If yes, quickly find out the reasons behind your penalization. First of all, how do you identify if you are in trouble? One way to identify the same is based on the number of visitors to the site. Have the number of visitors to your site been dwindling down? Have your online contacts decreased? If the answer to the same is affirmative, then you’ve got your answer and yes, YOU HAVE BEEN PENALIZED. Next, use tools such as Webmaster to check if you have been hit with a penalty. Even tools such as the Penguin Algorithm could be used to view Google’s algorithm updates regarding your traffic.

2. Identify the Affected Link:

One way to get a head start in resolving the problem is by using Google’s Webmaster Tool to identify the affected links. This could be a tiresome job, but it could help you get your website up and running in a while.

3. Document the Affected Links:

Why? Well, you might need them at any time. There are situations in which you might need to submit particular links for Google’s reconsideration. Saving these for later will save you time when necessary. Tools such as webmaster provide options where these links can be saved to a document or a spreadsheet.

4. Disavow Harmed Links:

Disavow all the penalized links to indicate your seriousness to abide by Google’s guidelines. This can be made possible by using Google’s Disavow Links Tool. We suggest you consult an SEO expert for assistance if required.

To disavow harmful links;

 Upload a list of links to disavow
 Login to disavow links tool page
 Select your website.
 Click disavow links.
 Click choose file.

5. Submit a Reconsideration Request:

After clearing all the penalized links, send your reconsideration request to Google. Ensure that you’re not violating any of Google’s guidelines before sending your request. The letter must contain the right words requesting to remove the spam, or a solution to fix the problem with your website. You must also admit that you followed a wrong path to increase traffic, and this won’t happen again.

6. Wait for A Response:

Google may delay in responding positively to your reconsideration request. They may probably prolong the same to check on your response and the efforts you continue to take in complying with their views before you get a positive response. You’ll need to be patient. It may take a few weeks. If your request is denied, check if there are other links to clean up. Do the needful and re-submit your reconsideration request again.

Although it’s uncommon for Google to reconsider a site after blocking it, there are still cases where they reply positively. We at Urbansoft work with SEO, and SEM experts who practice a uniquely holistic approach towards SEM, taking into account the bigger picture to achieve better results, not just for today but for the future as well. Contact us for assistance in the same.

 

 

How to Build Your Business with Facebook Ads?

Did you know that Facebook is now viewed as the most populated platform? China is no longer the country with the largest population. Based on the world 2018 market statistics, it’s estimated that more than 2.20 billion people are active on Facebook on a monthly basis, with an increase of 13% each month. Doesn’t that identify it as the world largest market where all kinds of businesses can explore and reach their target audience?  Urbansoft has a few tips to help you avoid flying blind with no distinct idea of where to start before you spend any money on Facebook ads.

 

  • Build Your Brand:

Your brand identifies your product, your core business, and your business’s name. Your brand can be identified by sharing content in the form of blogs, reports, eBooks, newsletters, product demonstrations, news, images, videos and product reviews. These enable you to broaden your fishing nets and create an awareness that makes your brand stand out.

  • Determine New Visitors:

Identify and follow up with new visitors that are most likely to be interested in your brand. Facebook has tons of people than other platforms, from which you could easily distinguish your target customers and showcase your valuable products. Ensure to track your facebook profile visitors, to keep score on who is a visit as a viewer or as a potential buyer.

  • Retarget Website Visitors.

 Install a Facebook pixel on your website. Using that, track and target people who have recently visited your site. Retargeting is an effective strategy if you put into practice an effectively optimized strategy. In addition, build a custom audience to get the best out of your videos, or content shared on your Facebook page. Utilize this advantage to showcase your campaigns, and promote your products or services well.

  • Provide Freebies:

Your content marketing could be in the form of coupons, videos, blogs, checklist etc. You could create content that reflects as fun for your visitors. This helps to warm up cold customers and keep your business distinguished from your competitors. Try to create content that educates and influences your audience on their very first visit.

  • Convert your Visitors:

 Many companies have a huge number of likes and followers, but find it difficult to convert them into sales. However, this process can be made simple. If you adopt the right conversion technique, customers would be drawn to you like a moth to a lamp. To aid in better involvement from customers, retargeting is an excellent tool. It could convert existing visitors into buyers, and help you find new ones too.

  • Determine Your ROI:

 Investing resources in marketing is of prime importance, and increasing your ROI to meet those needs is equally important to keep your business well nurtured. The best way to set an appropriate budget without going overboard would be to measure the benefits accruing to your business from time to time.  Cost per thousand, frequency, positive feedback, click-through rate, are some metrics you can use to measure your investment’s effectiveness.

To bring success to your brand, finding new customers and increases sales for your products and services by marketing on platforms such as Facebook becomes crucial. We suggest you get an experienced marketing team that understands these marketing tools and possesses the know-how to help your business grow.

We at Urbansoft specialize in digital marketing, web development, mobile application development, product development, IT resource deployment and lot more. We work with a team of experts who lead the industry at the forefront with proven results in the areas of Internet business solutions and technologies. If you are looking for any kind of assistance, Contact us now!

 

Common SEO Mistakes and Tips to Deal with them

In areas of Business, digital content has been playing an important role in helping sites meet their horizons, and SEO has been the root cause. Thought SEO can make a difference, the technique when used carelessly can result in a huge loss, eventually affecting rankings. With many changes in search algorithms, focusing on quality and significance of content over quantity is the pillar that helps deal with SEO barriers of any sorts. In this article, experts at Urbansoft will help you identify SEO mistakes and ways to fix them when you encounter them. Let’s get started

 

  • Competitive Keywords:

If you’re targeting keywords that top companies use, your business may be star-crossed and end up ranking them. To get over this barrier, avoid keywords that are highly competitive. Rather, go for keywords that receive a decent integer of searches, but it must be tremendously appropriate for your brand.

  • Quick Results:

An attempt to acquire quick traffic to your site with Google’s regulation in mind frequently backfires. Promising a quick outcome to your clients is deceiving and isn’t wise. As an SEO expert, if you patiently derive traffic with the use of practical SEO tactics and clean backlinks, you stand a lot to gain in the long-run.

  • Long-Tail Keywords:

If you have noticed, you will obtain less traffic with a long-tail keyword than you would when you have more resolute, specific and short phrases. To fix this problem, optimize your content keeping the keywords to a minimum, but it must have a clear vision of your firm’s brand, site products, and services. You could target appropriate words about 2 to 4 words.

  • Choosing a Service Provider:

Not all SEO agencies are proficient on what they claim. Therefore, handing over your project to an inexperienced team is a big risk as you may have to start all over again. Why not do it once and for all by paying for SEO that sells? You can avoid this by conducting a quick analysis of any agent you intend to employ. See what customers are saying about them online before selecting any of them.

  • Limited Budget:

Having a massive business goal with a limited budget can slow down your SEO actions. If your aim is to obtain backlinks in tons, then listing your website in catalogs are a good idea, but they are a paid service. Having a limited budget, you may find it difficult to achieve your aim. To sort this out, seek an expert to assist you with the best service that falls within your budget range.

  • Overlapping of Links:

Too many links dilute pages which make it a hassle for your customers to take the right directions you want. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make use of links. The thumb rule of content is that you shouldn’t overload your pages with links.

Urbansoft works to benefit as many business owners in SEO as possible. We have grown step by step into an established SEO provider by helping small and big business owners achieve their goals. With proven records that have helped companies rank on the first page of Google for both National and Local keywords. On analysing your ranking and branding position in the industry and on the web, we put forth a proposal. On acceptance, we move on to on-page and off-page optimization. Contact us our experts for further guidance and expertise.

 

5 Tips that Improve Sales Conversions

One of the principal hurdles many marketers face today is being able to anticipate how customers will act when encountered by information about their product and services. Hence, making it complex to utilize a specific sales strategy effectively. Anyhow, being logical and proficient in marketing can help you think beyond the market box and understand ways to control every sort of consumer at any point in time either physically or online. Whether your sales are declining and you want to get it back on track, or you wish to move your sales performance to the apex; the facts below point out ideas to help you achieve your target.

 

  • Understand Customers Individually:

There are 3 types of buyers to reflect on, they are, the tightwads, the spenders, and the spendthrifts. All of these 3 have different views on the shopping experience completely. Identifying their specific characteristic will help you create a solution to keeping them engaged.

  • Identifying Core Values of Businesses:

You are more likely to change a customer’s decision to buy a product if they share a value with you. By exploring your potential customer’s website site, you can get an idea on their current expectation. Use that as a means to attract them.

  • Use Selling Strategies:

Certain persuasive words facilitate customers to make a purchase even when the need isn’t there. This includes terms such as, free, new, and instantly. A referral program that can encourage your existing customers to suggest your business to their friends is an excellent idea. With a promise of discounts, your customers will happily refer others. Another strategy could involve pricing competitively.

  • Make a Difference:

The fastest way to get customers and to draw in fresh attention to your brand, is to stand for something new that your competitor doesn’t have. A survey by Corporate Executive Board, USA indicates that 64% of customers have a strong relationship with a company as a result of shared value.

  • Content Strategy:

Without content, it’s impossible to educate and spread your brand stories to your potential customers. Create attractive content that builds brand trust and deliver them at the right time when your visitors are online. Do not forget to use the right keywords optimize your content on all platforms.

What more can you do?

• Make a collective effort
• Improve your CRM
• Chose the right selling platforms
• Show that quality matters
• Utilize reciprocity
• Use content or words that please customers
• Showcase your social proof
• Go Viral

Urbansoft works with clients in generating and building brand recognition via online services including Web Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Content Marketing, SEO and Mobile App development as well. Contact us for assistance TODAY!

 

How to Design a Landing Page that Turns Visitors into Customers?

When it comes to promotions and managing them, a landing page plays an important role. This is a well-known fact, as a landing page is a feature that supports every e-commerce firm who is looking to increase its online sale conversion rate. To make this possible, optimizing your e-commerce product page or web homepage plays an important role, and it falls in the category of foremost importance if you are looking to make a sale. This involves designing a landing page that is appealing at the very first sight. However, there are a few procedures involved. When you create or design the same, the landing page shouldn’t be designed only to generate traffic, but to convert visitors into potential customers. Meaning, your pages need to be crisper, more convincing, and with a clear call to action (CTA) in place.

• Meta Titles and URLs:
As much as it’s possible, make your Meta titles and URL content standard, to influence people to read further by using keywords that can fall at the top of the search engines. Using an SEO optimizer, describe your titles in a way it’ll captivate your audience’s interest.

• Contact Buttons:

Contact buttons play the role of call-to-action. This is important which gets the visitor to the next page or to buy a product. So, make sure that they are placed up front and centre and are denoted in bright flashy colours to draw the attention of the customer. This also includes your email address, phone no, buy now button, and direction to take action to others platforms of your business.

• Benefits:

Don’t forget to frontline your brand’s benefits. This is one of the keys in attracting your customers. Especially in ads, create text content or a description of the same that details your headline. This will make your ad more wholesome and helpful for the client to learn more about your product or service.

• Strategize your Ads:

Place offers and limits on the ads to make your customers jump at the opportunity. Bring on discounts and limit the period of time to the offer provided to see immediate purchases and instant results to an ad. Phrases such as, offers ends soon, limited stock and such creates the urgency to make a purchase.

• Hero Shot:

An image that helps your visitors view what it would be like to reap the benefits of your offer is termed hero short. That calls for an effective hero shot that suit customers’ interest and must be related to the product or services you offer.

• Bullet Points:
The quickest way to deliver lots of information without it looking like a chore is to help customers identify the key points of your delivery. Using bullet points, highlight and describe each and every main point in the content framework; also working at making it simple to overview your whole story.

• Build Brand Trust:

Display the key achievements your company has obtained on your website and other platforms. Reviews and recommendations are necessary to attract new visitors. In addition, ensure that your landing page looks different from your overall website, but maintain the same colours and font style for both.

At Urbansoft, our experts examine, identify pros and cons of generated client ideas, consolidate them, and put them into designs that identify them on the Web for global recognition. A website is the best platform to blog, have social interaction, project your products, services, exhibit your catalog, promote your brand and do the unthinkable; tag this with a landing page and a promotion and you have created a recipe for success.

 

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