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10 Digital Marketing Tips to Edge Out the Competition


I’ll fight anyone who says that their business can survive without digital marketing.

That too, in 2023.

As of Q2 2023, there were 5.18 billion internet users on the planet. That’s around 64.6% of the world’s total population.

If you still want to hide your business from the internet, sure, go ahead.

As for the others who’re either looking to improve your business or not sure what’s wrong with your internet presence, read on.

I’ll be sharing 10 digital marketing tips that you can use to improve your business. Yes, you can find plenty of digital marketing tips on the internet. But these are a few of the proven tips that have consistently delivered results.

Now, you don’t have to do things alone. Because, trust me, starting is difficult. It always is. The initial phase is where most people quit.

You wouldn’t want to quit on something before you’ve even started, would you?

It’s okay to ask for help in times like this. Yes, it’ll cost you. But outsourcing your campaigns will take a massive load off your shoulders and free up tons of time.

As for the tips, here they are.

Have an Optimized Website

Your website is the gateway to more exposure, leads, and sales. So, it is vital that you keep it in top shape.

When I say top shape, I don’t just mean fancy pictures or videos.

You need to have an optimized website. Because in 2023, a plain HTML website won’t do.

Your website needs to have elements that are appealing but don’t hog too many resources. Because if there’s one thing internet users hate about websites, it’s their loading times. Remember that people have lots of choices. They’d rather leave and choose a faster competitor than wait for your website to load.

Also, when optimizing a website, don’t overdo it. Just like how search engine crawlers will find well-optimized websites, they can also sniff out websites that are spammy.

Spammy here refers to using unethical techniques for ranking. Google has strict guidelines to punish websites that resort to unethical practices to boost rankings.

Remember to have a website that prioritizes your customers, not the crawlers.

Take Advantage of Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

You knew this was coming.

Your website (and your business) is missing out if you’re ignoring SEO.

SEO has tons of benefits. Some of the more notable ones include

·        Increased credibility

·        Better brand awareness

·        Improved search ranking

·        More customer engagement

·        Quantifiable results

·        Edges out competition

The average person will head straight to Google when they need to buy something. When this happens, you need to make sure your website is the one that appears at the top. SEO helps achieve this.

By creating a well-structured and indexed website with plagiarism-free, SEO-optimized content, you’ll reach the top of the rankings. Studies say that a staggering 55% of clicks are on the top 3 results alone. These positions are your targets.

SEO aside, you’ll also need to focus on content quality. Include different types of content, like images, videos, graphs, statistics, and gifs, to express your message clearly with a hint of creativity.

Conduct Customer Research

Ever heard the saying, “The customer is always right”? How about “the customer is king”? Slogans like this exist for a reason. The modern customer has lots of choices. The slightest inconvenience, and they’ll move to your competitor. Losing your customer is bad; losing your customer to your competitor is worse.

This is why customer research is essential. Irrespective of the size of your business, you need to know what your target customer base’s likes and dislikes are. Having additional information like, what type of content they consume, when they are online, which platform they prefer, what tone of voice they prefer, and what they are annoyed by the most, will be quite handy.

Don’t Ignore Social Media

As of April 2023, there were 4.80 billion social media users around the world.

That’s roughly 60% of the total global population.

As a business owner, you certainly don’t want to look the other way when it comes to social media.

One of the advantages social media has over other forms of marketing is engagement. Social media platforms are convenient bridges that brands use to connect with their customers and learn what the customers’ likes and dislikes are.

Engagement aside, the average social media user shares what they like. So, all you have to do is post a creative ad for your products or services, and your followers will do the rest.

Have a Blog

Few pieces of content are as effective as a blog. It is educational, it is fun to read, and it contributes to SEO. Try to have a regularly updated blog that has different types of content.

Having variety in your content is important to reduce the chance of stagnation. If you write too much about your products or services, the reader will stop visiting your website. Because all you have is content that markets your products or services and nothing else.

Variety, on the other hand, will work wonders for your blog. Suppose you own a landscaping business and have a blog where you regularly post landscaping tips. Along with your usual type of content, if you post about DIY landscaping projects or the health benefits of landscaping, it would be a breath of fresh air for your readers.


Or adaptability, as some would call it.

Flexibility is a term that marketers, not just digital marketers, use. This could be as simple as having a plan B or something as complex as having different marketing strategies.

In terms of digital marketing, flexibility refers to adapting to your target customer’s requirements or interests.

A good example of this would be planning and releasing campaigns based on where target customers hang out the most.

For instance, Instagram is the preferred platform for Gen Z. Instagram is also the preferred platform for influencers, and Gen Z loves influencers. This makes Instagram the perfect spot to reach the Gen Z crowd.

With the right influencer marketing strategy on the right platform, your business will get the right amount of exposure.

Don’t be a One-Hit Wonder

What I’m trying to say is, concentrate on long-term goals rather than immediate achievement.

Yes, short-term goals are important as well and may create some noise for a little while. But they’ll eventually die down, and you’ll be back to square one. This is why a long-term plan is important.

More than short-term gains, marketers should focus on customer-focused campaigns. Yes, leads and sales are what you’re expecting, but a better customer experience is important as well. Your campaigns should help your customers in every way possible. The sale or lead will follow.