7 Myths About Mobile Marketing
By Matt Bacak
The fact is, more and more people are using their mobile devices to surf the web, check their emails, play on Facebook, view content, etc. than ever before. The goal of any internet marketer is to be as widely available as possible and if you’re following these myths below, then you’re losing out on cold hard cash.
Myth #1: Mobile marketing is a fad. You’re simply an idiot if you think mobile marketing is not here to stay.
Myth #2: You don’t need to change your website for mobile users. Of course you do! A consumer’s experience on your website should be rewarding. Your content should be easy to view and your website should be easy to navigate. A person who visits your site should be able to find what they’re looking for fairly quickly, within a couple clicks. If they aren’t able to do that, they won’t waste their time. They will quickly jump to another site that’s easier to use.
Myth #3: You don’t need an email capture box. This is just downright blasphemy. Every single website you own, even your personal website, should have a lead capture spot on it that’s easy to spot and downright hard to ignore. Compel people to sign up for your email list by promising good quality content they’re interested in and then deliver.
Myth #4: Personalization doesn’t matter. If someone is coming to your site for the second time, is their experience different than the first time they came? It should be. Recognizing returning visitors is a way to build a relationship with them, by giving them discounts, showing them saved pages, etc. Look at it as an opportunity to deepen their trust of your and/or your brand.
Myth #5: You must have a lot of content. It’s true that content is king but it’s easy to overwhelm customers, especially mobile device users, with too much content. It’s best to give them snippets of the content so they can read a little and then decide whether or not to go further and pursue that information. But, here’s a warning- if the main purpose of your website is to sell to customers, then you want that to be evident and obvious that they are going there to purchase, not to explore. So keep that in mind when choosing what to display on your website.
Myth #6: Nobody’s going to share this stuff. You never know. Many people see something and while they may not be interested in that product or your site, they may know someone who is interesting and ready to buy. So make everything on your website easy to share on various sites like Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.
Myth #7: I don’t need to go out of my way to create an app. While this may be true, if you have the resources available to you and the clientele to back it up, consider creating an app. Lots of users enjoy the ease of using an app versus having to go to a website and log in.