Are you interested in knowing how to use GROWTH HACKING in your business marketing plan?
Growth Hacking doesn’t have to be complicated. There are many ways to implement growth hacking strategies into your social media marketing plan. Growth hacking has become increasingly popular among all types of business. Growth hacking allows you to reach a wider audience making the chances of connecting to people who may be interested in what you are selling all that much greater.
Here are 10 simple Growth Hacks you can do !
Growth Hack #1 – Create A List
People love to share lists and be put on lists. Lists are easy to read, usually have helpful information and are popular to share. Ask the people on your list to “tweet” and Facebook share the list on their sites. Include your product, service or tool on the list. The possibilities are endless in terms of reach through social media. Check out List.ly.com to create custom lists and share through social media.
Growth Hack – #2 Ask
If you want something, just ask. When you publish a new post, ask relevant newsletters, to which you subscribe, to consider publishing your post in their newsletter. It’s not easy coming up with a significant newsletter every week and many times editors are happy to find good quality, relevant content to share with their subscribers.
Growth Hack #3 – Have Your Own Newsletter
Have you considered the possibility of making your own newsletter ? Stats from www.emailstatcenter.com say that 68% of marketers believe e-newsletters are the top email messaging tool. Emailstat also says the average list growth per quarter experienced is 12% and sites with newsletters increase their click thru rate by 9%. Thats pretty good. Maybe you want to sit down and start writing that e-newsletter and hopefully, since you shared your posts with other newsletters, you may get relevant content sent to you to share !
Growth Hack #4 – How About A Freebie
Do you know anyone who doesn’t like free stuff ? Run a product giveaway and see the interest in your site go up right before your eyes. The giveaway allows you a chance to collect names, have your site shared with others, those potential customers, and not only do you get to promote the giveaway, you get to promote the giveaway even after you give it away! It’s good PR for your business and you make someone happy.
Growth Hack #5 – Use Growth Hacking Tools
There are so many Growth Hacking Tools out there. Use these tools to measure when someone opens the emails you send, check other sites for their most effective keywords, copy color hex codes from websites, check your site for dead links and the list goes on. See Ryan Watson’s post on 10 Web Apps for the Growth Hacker’s Tool Kit for some valuable tools.
Growth Hack #6 – Learn to Recycle
Good content nevers goes bad. Reblog or re post your most popular content. There will be someone out there that didn’t see it the first time. Update any statistics and check any links included in the post to make sure they are still valid and reblog away! Use an analytic tool to find out which content had the most engagement. If you post to Twitter, use their free Tweet Activity analytic tool which shows each tweet’s impressions, engagement and engagement rate.
Growth Hack #7 – Google It
How many times have you Googled to find a product or service or to learn the latest news about that subject? Pretty convenient and easy to do. Use Google Alerts to track news or recent information on content topics and products you cover as a quick way to update older posts. Finding new content on subjects you cover gives you the opportunity to comments on a newer post which may generate discussion and can lead to an increase your traffic.
Growth Hack #8 – SEO Your Posts
A website is just that, a website. You can only fill in so many keywords on a site. To increase your SEO keep a list of your keywords to incorporate into your posts. Search engines will be able to rank your posts which boost traffic to your site.
Growth Hack #9 – Sign Me Up
Make it easy to visitors to sign up for your newsletter or blog. Add optional ways to sign up through Google, Facebook and Twitter.
Growth Hack #10 – Know What Works for Others
What works for your competitor may work for you. Find out the sites similar companies are getting referrals from, what social media networks are most successful for them. Try using tools like emailinsights.com to find email templates that are working for the business community in your industry,