Consumers are getting really creative about how to block out traditional marketing messages, making it more difficult to get access to these customers.
The good news is that inbound marketing takes advantage of the way people want to communicate and the way they want to discover products and services.
The premise behind inbound marketing is that people are searching online for your products and services every day; the question is whether they’re able to find your website or if they’re finding your competitors’ websites.
Inbound marketing makes it easy for people to find your site and find what you have to offer when they’re looking for it in search engines, in the blogosphere and social media.
Unlike traditional marketing where marketers push out a message far and wide, hoping it resonates with a few individuals, inbound marketing is based on a model of permission or attraction.
By creating remarkable content, optimising it for search engines and social media, and then promoting it through social media, inbound marketing creates a magnet that sucks in your customers.
Using your website as the key marketing channel, the process is consistent, repeatable and effective:
- Attract more traffic to your website
- Convert more traffic into leads
- Convert more leads into customers
- Measure and analyse each step for continuous improvement