On July 10th, Google rolled out some relatively large changes to their core marketing and analytics tools and it could affect the results you’re getting from your current digital marketing efforts through Google’s suite of tools and resources. Here’s a quick recap of the changes and what they mean for you:
Many of the firms we talk to know digital marketing works for MSPs and VARs but they feel it’s a time-consuming endeavor. Most would rather focus on serving their clients and depend on a decent website and word-of-mouth to keep them afloat. That’s not a strong plan for growth. Savvy MSP or VAR business owners know there must be marketing systems in place to produce a steady flow of leads for the business.
For many MSPs market development funds (MDF) fuel the growth of their businesses. To attract vendors with generous MDF budgets, it’s important to have an existing brand that shows you’re a serious force to be reckoned with in your market. A key to create that brand awareness is to develop a steady stream of quality content.
As a professional in the IT industry, you are aware of the importance of leveraging current technology to achieve results. But let’s face it, we often overlook the obvious. That same concept about maximizing current technology also applies to marketing your company’s products and services.
A critical component of digital marketing success is actually how your brand ‘looks’ online. For MSPs and VARs it can be a challenge to keep an eye on the details of design.
We understand digital marketing is really a means to an end. The ultimate goal is to bring in more sales to build business and get more monthly recurring revenue. As the channel changes, so must MSPs and VARs. With that said, digital marketing is perfectly positioned as a vehicle to help you get more MRR and a thriving business that’s ahead of the curve in channel marketing.
Here is the secret for how to convert traffic into leads: there is no secret. Like most things in marketing, there is no magic bullet or “hack” that just does the trick. It takes time, measurement, and adjustments to have a successful lead engine drive results. With that being said, there are a variety of tactics you can implement to start converting web traffic into sales leads for your business if you are willing to put in the time.
An essential component of digital marketing is sending traffic (visitors) to your website for added exposure. One challenge with traffic generation is ensuring you’re getting the right visitors to your site. But how do you know who the right visitors are? Plus where will you find them? And finally, what will convince them to visit your site instead of all the others in the world? Good questions. To answer them, we’ve put together a list of best practices in driving targeted traffic to your website as an MSP or VAR in the IT channel.
The marketplace for MSPs and VARS remains crowded. With the growth of cloud computing, artificial intelligence, software-defined networking and storage, and all of the other emerging technology the opportunities for growth and profitability are endless.