Online marketing and the use of SEO have exploded. Online businesses promote their products, services, blogs, ideas, and anything else in an ever-increasing online world. However, a large majority of businesses are poorly executing their content marketing strategy and repeating the same mistakes made by others repeatedly.
Common SEO & Online Marketing Mistakes
1. Not Preparing
They say that preparation is everything, and this holds true for online marketing as well. Businesses that are not prepared with a strategy are far more likely to fall into some of the same mistakes that so many before them have made. Even those who feel that that know some information about what to do with online marketing should step back and consider if they have given enough consideration to a variety of topics that need to be considered.
Those are just a few of the things that people often forget to double check before they let their site go live. Create content that people want to read, use and share.
SEE: Consumer Intent
2. Not Setting Aside Enough Time
Online marketing and SEO are not something that you can just set and forget. Just because people are visiting your site, does not mean that you can assume that you can just leave things be for very long and everything will be fine. As a matter of fact it is exactly the opposite. You need to be doing all that you can to stay on top of things so that you do not have to worry about things falling through the cracks.
You should be able to devote at least an hour a day to looking over your online marketing and SEO projects. If you cannot even set aside this much time in your day, then your online marketing efforts are not going to go very far. It is important to always continue to filter in fresh content that is going to be useful to readers, and this means that you are going to also need to be purchasing content or writing the content yourself . Make sure that you have the time to do that.
SEE: Content Ideas Tools
3. Not Enough Money
The twin sister to not having enough time for your projects is not having enough money. Although the initial start up costs may be low, you are going to have to continue to funnel money into your online marketing projects in order to get them to work. If you think that you can get away with just a bare bones budget, you are probably wrong in that assumption. Therefore, try to do what you can to set aside the kind of money that you need to make your projects work. Give yourself some cushion on that money amount so that you do not fall short at any point in time. It is better to be safe than sorry on this one.
4. Not Asking For Help
Finally, one of the most common mistakes made in online marketing is not asking others for help. You have to remember that you are just one person and cannot possibly handle every detail of your projects. Besides this, there may be other people who are involved who are better at dealing with certain aspects of it anyway. If you can remember this and remember to include them, then you have already made some progress in the right direction.
It is so much better if you have others who are willing to step in and help. The creativity can really start to flow a lot better when there are more minds than just one working on a project.
Make sure that you do your best to avoid falling into these traps that so many before you have landed in. You will feel a lot better about yourself if you are able to avoid some of these mistakes and just move towards having an excellent website with the proper marketing.
Something I am encountering more often when undertaking local SEO is that business owners have tried to educate themselves in SEO and implement it badly, sometimes detrimentally.