Social Media Marketing: What Does It Take To Go Viral In All The Right Ways?

Posted by on May 13, 2019 in Digital Media Marketing | 0 comments

In the past, it was very hard to become famous. Thanks to social media and YouTube, however, any of us – and any of the creative things we do – can become famous literally overnight. Of all the hours of videos that get uploaded to YouTube every day, only a small percentage gets millions of views and becomes a cultural moment. What sets these videos apart?   Tastemakers, communities of participation and unexpectedness are the three key things that can make your content go viral. In 2012, Jimmy Kimmel shared a video of a rainbow that a person in the Yosemite mountain park had uploaded. The video instantly went viral because Jimmy Kimmel, as a tastemaker, alerted a huge community of the video and many of them went to check it out.   Unlike the one-way communication of the twentieth century, the community participation that social media provides lets everyone become a part of a new phenomenon. People become a part of a phenomenon by spreading it or doing something new with it, such as creating memes and parodies.   To create content that goes viral on social media, you have to focus on content that ignites creativity within a community. This creativity and interest can be used for new versions of your content, to make fun of whatever you have posted and to set a trend. People don’t just enjoy content, they participate in it. By being totally surprising and humorous, you could get your content viewed by millions of people who want to participate in what you are doing.   Need help with your social media marketing or digital marketing strategy? Then contact WSI OMS today. Please follow and like...

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How To Set Up And Build Your Presence On YouTube

Posted by on Apr 23, 2019 in Social Media Optimization | 0 comments

YouTube is a vehicle, not a destination. Many people, from online influencers to business owners, have successfully used YouTube to build their personal brands over the years. If you want to build your online presence and create more opportunities for yourself, then YouTube is a great tool to help you to achieve this goal.   Social media websites such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter are also good tools for building your brand, but the problem with these sites is that the content doesn’t always live on. Content that gets posted on these sites is only there for a moment, whereas your content on YouTube lives on in the search results. Think of your YouTube channel as your own personal Netflix. It is a body of work, not a social media feed that keeps going and going. Your content on YouTube can continue to bring opportunities to you a week, month or year after it has been posted. Here are some practical ways to build your presence on YouTube:     Show, Don’t Tell   After you have created your YouTube channel and customised the page, you need to set a schedule to start creating content. This is where you should focus on the adage “show, don’t tell.” With your website, you are limited to static web pages, but you can film everything from product demonstrations to your workshops and elevator pitch on your YouTube channel.   Being able to show the process of your work and communicate your personality in a different way is what makes YouTube marketing invaluable. It is one of the most effective ways to communicate.     Define Your Goals   Do you want leads? Do you need to boost brand awareness? Do you want 1 000 new subscribers each month? Think about your goals for this platform, so that you consistently work towards achieving these goals.     Interact With Your Community   YouTube marketing is not a one-way channel. Keep an eye on the comment section of your videos and interact with people who engage with you. You can also use your YouTube channel to crowdsource ideas. Need help with your social media marketing? Then contact WSI OMS today. Please follow and like...

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3 Reasons Why Your PPC Ads Are Failing

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in PPC | 0 comments

While pay per click advertising is certainly not easy, at the same time, there are a few simple things you can do to make sure your ad campaigns are working. However, there are a number of common pitfalls that lead companies to abandon PPC. Make sure you are not doing any of these things:     Too Many Keywords   We have seen PPC campaigns for a very specific service, such as a plumber or another professional service such as an accountant, with thousands and thousands of keywords. Many of these keywords have low search volumes and it makes PPC account management very ineffective. What you need to do is focus your campaign on keyword niches that are highly targeted and optimised, or else you will have many rubbish keywords that only generate poor traffic quality.   If you have a very large product portfolio, then you may need lots of keywords. For the most part, work with selected, targeted keywords for the best results.     Not Using Negative Keywords   You may think that match-types of your keywords are enough to ensure good traffic quality, but you must ensure that you have negative keywords in your campaign. Many campaigns only have a handful of negative keywords, but you should be building your negative keyword list on an ongoing basis. Use your website analytics to see which negative keywords are sending people to your site and include these in your negative keyword list.     Lack Of Using The Full Repertoire Of Ad Extensions   An ad extension allows you to show extra information to the user who is searching for your product. These ad extensions can be things like for instance: A bullet-pointed list, Call out extensions, An instruction snippet, and/or Your location, among other things.   There are so many different things that you can show your users which will help them to decide to choose you over your competitors. Need help with your pay per click advertising? Then contact WSI OMS for online advertising services today. Please follow and like...

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Using Gmail Ads? Make The Most Of Your Headlines!

Posted by on Feb 13, 2019 in PPC | 0 comments

If you have not used Gmail Ads before (or if it has been a while), these ads appear as unread emails in a person’s Gmail account with a little green “Ad” sign next to them. It is a great way to boost brand awareness and make sure that your message gets in front of your target audience. One thing that many people get wrong is the headlines they use for their Gmail ads. PPC specialists will know that any headline can make or break a paid search strategy, but it is even more crucial to get this right in Gmail ads.   Character Limits Keep the character limits for headlines and descriptions in mind when you craft your Gmail ads. The headline can only be 25 words and the ad’s description is limited to 90 characters. As you can believe, it can be incredibly hard to write a compelling headline and description with so few characters.   What To Write Avoid using copy that sounds like an ad. Your Gmail ad headline should read like a Gmail subject line, so writing “50% off! Free shipping. Unlimited products!” will not get people clicking. Instead, write something such as “We are giving you half price off on all our online goodies”.  The subject line should read like a natural email that a supplier, vendor or client would send you.   Use Emojis According to research by mobile marketing platform, Leanplum, emojis can boost open rates with 254%. You may not often use emojis in your ad campaigns, but Gmail ads are a place where you should consider it. However, only use emojis if they are directly related to what you are offering.   Need help with your Gmail ads or PPC strategy? Then contact WSI OMS today. Please follow and like...

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Tips For Winning With Gmail Ads

Posted by on Feb 11, 2019 in PPC | 0 comments

If you are already using a paid search strategy, then you should definitely consider adding Gmail ads to your marketing mix. Not only are these ads less competitive, but you will be able to ensure that your brand is front and centre on a platform that people monitor for hours each day. An added benefit is that if you have struggled to get your emails into your potential customers’ inboxes due to spam filters, Gmail ads will ensure that you make your way there.   If you have not used Gmail ads before, these ads show up as an unread email with a little green “Ad” sign, similar to other Google ads. Here are a few tips to make sure you boost brand awareness and your bottom line:   Target Your Keywords As with any PPC campaign, you need to choose your keywords. Some of the strategies to follow include: Keywords based on certain words or phrases, and Targeting your competitors’ branded keywords. If there are a few big name brands in your industry, you should definitely use their brand names in your Gmail ads, but be sure to make it clear why the reader should switch to you instead. If you are offering a discount or incentive, make it obvious in the subject line.   Remarketing You can target your ads by using a list of names that you have already built into your account. This is a good approach if you are trying to upsell to existing clients or if you are running a remarketing campaign.   Expand Your Email List Some people do not know about this option, but you can also upload your contact list and use similar audiences to grow your list. This is a great way to reach much more people.   Narrow Down Your Demographics If you are selling products to men aged 20 to 40, then you need to make sure you are not wasting clicks on people who do not fall into this demographic. You can use your Google Analytics to drill down into the people who are converting on your site by clicking on Audience > Demographic > Overview.   Need help with your Gmail ads or PPC strategy? Then contact WSI OMS today. Please follow and like...

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