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Why digital marketing should be a top priority for small businesses in 2023

This era of digital transformation offers hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs the opportunity to leverage digital marketing and other key business strategies

Why digital marketing should be a top priority for small businesses in 2023
For Pranav Jha, director, AP Web World, the Internet has no borders!

By Pranav Jha

“If your business is not online it does not exist!”

The digital world has changed everything.  In the modern era of technology, people are inclined towards digitalisation. The Internet is an essential part of our daily lives because it’s the easiest mode to seek information and 60% of users use it for communication, entertainment, and research. Reports suggest that today’s web users spend about three hours a day online taking advantage of changing landscape to discover new things like music or movies before they hit the mainstream. This era of digital transformation offers hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs the opportunity to leverage digital marketing and other key business strategies, making it difficult to capture the attention of audiences.

 Marketing via digital channels resonates with the younger generation, which forms the bulk of a business clientele. Taking this into consideration, let’s look at how digital marketing can enhance businesses in 2023.

Digital Marketing Advantage

“Internet has no borders!” A number of benefits can be derived from digital marketing.

  • Reaching a global audience
  • Reduced costs
  • Increased engagement with customers
  • An effective targeting strategy
  • A variety of content types and strategies

Digital Marketing: Importance

“Be where your clients hang out!”

As we move into the digital age, it is important for businesses to understand how digital marketing can benefit them.

The rules of search engine optimisation are constantly evolving

With most businesses now marketing online, search engine optimisation (SEO) has become increasingly important. Using a search engine to find a business’ website or blog determines whether it will appear in the results of a search. Having a good website can mean the difference between generating more leads and going out of business. Social media, SEO, and analytics are among the upskilled areas for small business owners.

  1. Social media to engage customers and retain them

As we are evolving into a digital world, strong social media engagement is a sign that you’re making an impact in the market. It’s not just about looking popular, it’s about building meaningful relationships with current and future customers, which will serve to promote your brand (and ROI) both on and offline. A super-effective digital marketing strategy, social media is becoming an increasingly important part of companies’ marketing strategies across all sectors. By using social media, you can attract prospective customers and convert them into your client.

  1. Keeping costs low

The advantage of digital marketing is that it is relatively less expensive than other modes of marketing. An expert digital marketing team can attract an audience through a variety of methods, such as content marketing, banner ads, e-mail marketing, online video ads, and social media marketing. Hence, to grow your business digital marketing is important since it utilizes multiple channels simultaneously.

  1. Business Growth Opportunity

Digital marketing can help you reach a whole new audience of potential customers. This makes it easier for your company to expand. Technology also allows you to provide personalized recommendations to your audience and target them more effectively. Also, you can increase awareness of your brand by using Google Ads. Digital marketing allows you to reach customers in different geographical locations. Reaching a global audience can lead to business expansion, sales growth, and brand awareness.

Conclusion

Thus, it can be concluded that small businesses must be on the internet and social media platforms because that is where the new customers hang out and buy from.  And thus all small businesses should take their business online with digital marketing this 2023.

The author is the director of AP Web World

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First published on: 03-01-2023 at 08:30 IST