Before hiring a copywriter

Nasty Gal Blog

Nasty Gal Blog

Before running A/B tests, before even hiring a copywriter, you should consider adding a link to your site everywhere possible. You’ll be amazed at the difference a link can make.

Don’t miss the opportunity to drive traffic to your site from the following places:

  1. Company blog
  2. Founders’ personal blogs
  3. Guest posts
  4. Company’s social media profiles
  5. Employees’ social media profiles
  6. YouTube & Vimeo video descriptions
  7. Transactional emails
  8. Newsletters
  9. Employees’ email signatures
  10. Press kits

Have I missed any? Please leave additional suggestions in the comments.

 

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Social Media Pinball Machine

Social Media Pinball-02

Social Media Pinball-02

Once a company finally realizes the value of social, they tend to get a bit carried away and forget the whole purpose. You may get some more Facebook fans by DM’ing new Twitter followers to like your page, but you’ll most likely just annoy people. No one likes to be bounced around from place to place, especially before even seeing the value of being connected.

After you’ve spent some time building a relationship a prospect, is another like really all you’re looking for?

This is your opportunity to convert your online audience into customers by directing them to your site. Keep in mind that while a paying customer is the end goal, it’s not the finish line as loyal customers are more willing to connect with you elsewhere.

The only score that matters is your bottom line.

 

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Invite Your Friends

Invite Your Friends

Word-of-mouth is undeniably the most powerful form of marketing. While you can’t force your users to tell their friends about your service, you can do your best to delight and make it easy for them to spread the word. If your customers love your brand, or just had an experience that exceeded their expectations, they will find a way to share it. However, more often than not, you have to build in the tools that gently nudge, and even incentivize, customers to share.

There are a couple of methods to encourage word-of-mouth, but it also comes down to the way they are executed. Slapping a couple of social media icons on a physical product isn’t going to cut it.

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