Olivia here from the Shopify team.
First of all, congratulations on launching your store. This is a super exciting time for both you and your business, and we thank you for allowing us to take part in this journey with you.
If you haven't yet, make sure to check out the Shopify blog for some awesome tips based off real-time data and research. We have a tone of guides and information on running great marketing campaigns through your favourite social networking sites. Here are some of my top picks for you to read:
Each of these blog posts includes detailed information on how to run specific ads for targeted audiences, along with alternatives to increase your reach and create a loyal customer base. Feel free to bookmark these posts and re-visit them at a later date to consume all the content and get the most out of your marketing activities and initiatives.
One particular quote I love from last article above is:
A lot of promotional advice you find recommends pouring money into ads on Facebook, Instagram, or Google. But you can’t put all your eggs in the advertising basket—diversification is key to avoid diminishing returns over time.
You need to create a foundation for your online presence and focus on getting in front of the right people, quickly and efficiently.
That's not to say marketing through social media and search engines isn't important, just that it's equally viable to find a balance that works well overall.
I'd also love to hear more from you about what you have already tried, and what industry your business is in. That can definitely provide us with more clues on how you can market more effectively and efficiently, and get the most bang for your buck.
I look forward to connecting with you,
Google and Instagram ads are a great source of traffic to get sales when a proper winning strategy is implemented. I will share with you the best winning strategy to get best possible results.
For Google Ads:
Create Multiple Creatives for ads set
Do Single Interest Targeting
Make sure you have broad audience in your targeted niche
Use High Quality Images and videos
Used Best possible Content
Use Instagram zoom feature
Hope these tips will be helpful!
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Hey olivia , Hope you are doing Good , The first action you should take before engaging in online marketing or social media marketing and engagement is to look at what you're trying to promote. What are your assets? Who are your target customers? The Social Road 1.Set Business Goals: Your social marketing strategy should serve business goals. 2.Set Marketing Objectives: Define and execute marketing strategies which can serve set goals. It can be something like this Generating leads Driving sales Establishing brand identity. 3.Create Measurable Goals: Make your objectives specific, measurable, achievable and time-bound. 4.Research Competition: Research what your competition is doing as it keeps you apprised of their marketing strategies. 5.Effective Content Strategy: Create an engaging content strategy in a way that it boosts your social channels. Content and social media are synonymous to each other. And if implemented effectively, it can do wonders for your social media marketing 6.Choose channels wisely: SMBs create accounts on every social channels without researching which channel will bring the best conversion rates. So be wise when you choose the best social channels by making use of information about your customer base For Google Ads: 1. First can be to set your "Goals" Knowing approximately what you’re looking to achieve with your campaign. 2. Then, do your "Research" This is exactly where you should spent most of your time, working on a new campaign. -Mostly these 3 types of research: Keyword Research – Use keyword tools to find the most relevant keywords people are typing into the search engines to find your product/service/company. Competitive Research – Study the companies bidding on these keywords in AdWords. See who consistently is ranking at or near the top of the rankings Research Your Audience – Where are customers buying and reviewing products/services/businesses like yours online? Read their reviews. What do they love/hate about your competition? What are the deep needs/desires they’re looking to fulfill? 3. Over time, eliminate the keywords that aren’t getting clicks/conversions and expand upon the ones that are. 4. Segment It Search Network traffic is different than Display Network traffic. Segment the types of traffic that are most important to you out into their own campaigns. Give them their own budgets, landing pages, keywords, etc. 6. Go With Relevant, Unique, Proven Ads: Ad copy should: -Be highly relevant to the keywords they’re being displayed for (including the exact terms when possible) -Stand out from the competition with different offers, benefits, etc. -Reflect the messaging/offer on your landing page(s). Do let me know if you require something else Hope this info will help you !
Thanks for the mention and for sharing your comments on this thread.
I think your reply may have been directed at the original poster, @gwen929, so I am just tagging them here for visibility.