Force the Change in the Automotive Industry

It is time for you, the average consumer, to take a stand!

Fellow consumer, for years we have been taken to the cleaners from the automotive industry: It is time for us to demand change in product quality and how the automotive industry conducts business! As consumers, we need to pressure the industry to change course and give us the best product and service they can or let them die – let them go bankrupt! If a few American companies survive they might just get it – they might finally understand that Americans deserve and expect more.

Do not be fooled by the stories of bad economy and poor sales! The U.S. automotive industry has done this to themselves!

I am not saying that a bad economy does not exist but they have been on this road to destruction for a long time. I used to work in an Oldsmobile, Subaru dealership: in 1986 we sold all models from both manufacturers’, please allow me to cite two models from the 80′s to make my point.

1) The Oldsmobile Cutlass Sierra wagon came with a 4-cylinder motor, air conditioning, A.M. radio, power steering, power brakes, the approximate retail price was 10k to 11k.

2) The Subaru GL wagon came with 4-cylinder motor, air conditioning, F.M. stereo, power steering, power brakes, 4-wheel drive, power windows, power locks, split rear seats, rear defrost, multi position front seats with tilt, roof rack and more: the approximate retail price was 10k to 11k.

The Olds had a reputation for having major motor problems and often would not survive past 100,000. By contrast, the Subaru was well known for surviving 200,000 miles plus with little motor troubles. In addition, there was a massive difference in standard comfort features for the same price – we sold Subaru’s at a rate of 40 to 1 compared to the Olds.

The U.S automotive industry continued down that path for several years, as the price of vehicles rose dramatically they started to use financing tactics to sell their inferior products. The inevitable happened and many of the vehicles sold failed to last the term of the loans without major repairs and the resale value of a U.S. vehicle was poor so you could not trade them in without going financially backwards.

Around 1990 U.S. automotive manufactures started to take heed, they produced some better quality vehicles and kept the prices more stable. Unfortunately, along with the better quality product came a substantial rise in part costs. Thus, repair bills began to skyrocket and continued to stay behind foreign competitors’ and their technology. Around 2000 it seemed we went downward again in the Quality department, around 2005 we started to rise some but I think it was far too little and a little too late.

In 2008 Ford Motor Company had an ad campaign on stating they now had cars that with equivalent quality of Toyota. I don’t know about you, but if I owned a Ford I would feel like “Oh great, so the Ford I bought prior to 2008 was admittedly inferior!”

U.S. automakers sponsor racing teams at a cost of millions of dollars per year: they continue to grossly overpay their executives: they have wildly exaggerated union worker compensation: and still, after at least 2 decades of foreign competitors nipping at their heels, they still stay so far behind in technology and quality. Quite frankly, I don’t understand why!

Now, after years of inferior products, higher repair bills, exuberant executive payouts, must have unions in order to work in the plants, they put their hands out for the taxpayer to bail them out? There should be no question about the answer: a resounding NO!

Thank you Mr. Ford for making the model T and further ushering in the industrial age, thank you U.S. auto manufacturing for providing good jobs for so many years: But you are a business after all and must hold to do or die like the rest of the business world!

I am not advocating Americans should buy foreign products – especially in our current economic crisis! However, the majority of the working U.S. public has a limited amount of money for automobile purchases necessitating we use that limited amount wisely. With past and current conditions in the automotive industry higher quality, better comfort, more options for the same price suggests the foreign automotive makers provide “more bang for the buck”.

(By the way, I own two American vehicles, one I am not pleased with at all and the other has so far *crossing fingers* been fantastic.)

My name is Christian Gillman I have worked in various fields of the automotive industry, Including auto sales, Auto repossessions, Auto transport, Auto detailing, I have seen the best and worst and i am more of a consumer advocate

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Importance of Social Media Management For Automotive Dealers

The need to monitor automotive dealers’ brand image online is increasingly imperative, as 75% of new vehicle buyers in 2008 used the Internet during their buying process. According to J.D. Power and Associates Automotive Internet Roundtable report, investment in high-quality digital and social media content is essential to change customer perceptions of a brand, as well to raise brand awareness and consideration levels. Social media is the latest and the fast growing marketing and communication tool online.

Social media marketing improves automotive dealers’ online reputation through building close rapport with the existing as well as potential customers. The points below discuss why social media management is important for an automobile dealer’s online marketing strategy.

Happening marketing tool

It is evident that social networking online has brought a drastic change in how we communicate online. Many of us have at least one user account in websites such as Twitter or Facebook. For this reason, many of the perceptive marketing companies are using social media to reach the customers in a ‘friendly’ tone and set an impression. As car buyers are more online savvy, automotive dealers have a great opportunity to spread out the word more easily.

Builds reputation

Auto dealers can improve their brand’s reputation by establishing their presence on social networking sites particularly by targeting the vehicle buyers. Creating profiles and fan pages often increases opportunities to interact with prospective buyers among the social media users. Car dealers can share promotional information such as photos, offers and service details with the existing consumers. Social media helps to spread this information among the people connected to those customers and increases the visibility and response.

Two-way communication

Social media is the communication platform that has interaction and information sharing as the fundamental theme. It lets consumers directly give their reviews and dealers in turn can communicate with the customers by responding on social networking sites. Feedback received helps in improving the service and performance. It is a win-win situation for both the consumers and car dealers. Dealers benefit from the existing customers spreading positive information with other prospective buyers voluntarily while consumers gain valuable information that may not be available otherwise.

Pinpoint Target market

Businesses can accurately target their potential customers with the help of their profiles on the social networking sites.

This makes easier to sieve through the large masses and save the marketing and advertising expenses that they usually spend on the much wider segments in traditional advertising.

Provides competitive edge

Car dealers can have a competitive advantage by maintaining a loyal customer base with the help of social networking media. There is a good marketing opportunity to car dealers with social media, which allows them to promote their services, cars and other related content on social networking platforms. It makes the dealer more accessible to its customers, which differentiates the dealer from the competitors.

Social media marketing strategies are becoming popular among many businesses and auto dealers are no exception. It has become an essential marketing tool to amplify your online presence and to improve business.

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A Story for the Australian Automotive Industry

Introduction to the Topic

Australia is one of only a few countries with the capabilities to design cars from scratch and manufacture in significant volumes. Car sales in Australia are also an important factor of the Australian Automotive Industry and the Australian Economy in total.

The Australian Auto Industry (A.A.I. in short) can be divided into two interrelated sectors, the Production ( Manufacturing) sector and the Car Sales (or Import-Sales) sector, both equally important for the total performance of the A.A.I. On one hand, the Manufacturing sector refers to the market conditions under which Australian Manufacturing businesses compete, by producing vehicles and related products, with the main aim of maximizing profits. On the other hand, the Sales sector refers to the market conditions under which car representative sale businesses compete, by the sale of cars and related products, having the same aim with businesses within sector one.

It is very important to state the distinction between these two sectors within the A.A.I., as we will be talking about two different market structures, business strategies, competition conditions, e.t.c. In order to analyse these market structures it would be appropriate to develop two economic models, one for each A.A.I. sector.

1.1-Analyzing the Manufacturing Sector

There is only one market structure that can best describe the market conditions in the Manufacturing sector if A.A.I., this is Oligopoly. As there are only two organizations that produce cars in Australia, and these are Ford and Holden, the competition methods and pricing strategies are based between these two organizations. The following economic model shall help define the competition and economic conditions for the Australian Automotive Manufacturing market.

The first important characteristic of Oligopoly that needs to be stated is that prices between competitors tend to be “sticky”, which means that they change less frequently than any other market structure. This statement will be explained in more detail later on, when we will be developing the Game-Theory model, as it is a very important concept of competition. The second most important characteristic is that when prices do change, firms are likely to change their pricing policies together. These two characteristics can boost up competition within the market. Firms will either try to match rivals’ price changes or ignore them. This is depended on the Game-Theory that is explained bellow.

However, the recent market conditions for the Australian Automotive Industry and the actions of the Australian Government have worsen the competition conditions and possible pricing options available for firms in the market. The production and maintenance costs for a manufacturing business in Australia are already high and rising, mostly due to lack of economic resources and advance of technology. That is, as Holden and Ford try to compete each other, given that prices tend to be “sticky”, they are forced to focus on technological advantage and marketing. Both of these business sectors produce high costs. Furthermore, the Australian government has made it clear that is unwilling to further subsidize automotive organizations in the market. All these factors stated above produce a negative effect on the competitiveness of both firms. In other words, rising costs alongside with decreased revenue push firms in experiencing lower and decreasing levels of profitability.

Profitability and the level of competitiveness are highly interrelated in an oligopolistic market structure, being the two most important factors, alongside with product differentiation, in the competition policies that the firms follow. When we say that the level of competitiveness of a firm is very low, we mean that the firm cannot react effectively to any price changes or competition changes or even changes in production costs. This may leave the firm depended on its’ competitor’s pricing and competition actions, not being able to affect the market competitiveness at all. The firm is then exposed to external danger and can be pushed out of the market, or even worse to shut production and declare bankrupt.

1.2- The Game-Theory Model for Oligopoly

The Game Theory model is used to explain the pricing and competition policies of firms in an oligopolistic market structure. Furthermore, it can show the few different competition policies based on pricing that the two firms can follow, that is High and Low as stated above. All firms in this market structure follow a Game-Theory model, although it is surely more detailed than our example, in the process of trying to forecast competitors’ pricing and competition movements and also keep track of the competition levels in the market and market share. But how does this happen?

For example, let’s say that there are four different fields, each divided in half. These fields represent the pricing strategies that Holden and Ford may use in the process of competing each other. Field A and C represent a High-Pricing policy for Holden, while fields A and B represent a High-Pricing policy for Ford. Lastly, fields B and D represent a Low-Pricing policy for Holden, while fields C and D represent a Low-Pricing policy for Ford. When both firms decide to follow a High-Pricing policy they share a profit of, let’s say, $12 million. If Holden decided to move to a Low-Pricing policy it will experience a maximum of $15 million profit, while Ford’s profitability will fall to $6 million. The exact opposite may also occur, while if both firms decided to follow a Low-Pricing policy they would realize a maximum of $8 million of profit.

What we can identify from the above example is that firms in an oligopolistic competitive market rarely change their pricing policies because this may produce a negative effect on their profitability levels. However, Holden and Ford, being the only two firms in the Australian Automotive Industry, they will focus on competing through product differentiation and marketing. That is, they will try to compete by differentiating their products, for example by producing vehicles with different features, or even base their production on technological advantage. Marketing plays an important role here, as it is the main tool that delivers and connects the customer with product. For example, if Holden introduces a new driving technology that improves driving experience and safety and produces this technology alongside with a newly designed vehicle, it is quite likely that Holden will effectively differentiate its newly designed vehicle from a relative vehicle of Ford and lure more customers in the store. Holden may also use marketing techniques to deliver this technology to the public, in the form of knowledge; hence try to boost sales without changing its pricing policy. However, it is important to state that this new technology may produce higher production costs, if not evaluated properly; hence Holden can only rely in increasing its market share to gain greater profitability. The sales part, however, will be analyzed in more extend within the next chapter of this report.

The Game-Theory is not just a theory for the Automotive Industry in Australia, it’s a fact. It shows us that auto manufacturers in Australia have based their competition strategies on all the factors stated above and as much as they possibly can on pricing strategies. They may advertise that they have low prices, but in fact their prices are very stable. If we have a close look at Holden’s or Ford’s websites, we will identify that there is a huge variety of products and each firm competes in that. However, the new market conditions stated before have greatly changed the way auto manufacturers think of the future and this in turn may change their pricing and competition policies, or even determine their existence in the market.

2.1- Analyzing the Import/Sales Sector

While the auto manufacturers are considered to be operating in an oligopolistic market structure, importing and selling vehicles or relative products is a different story. The import and sale of vehicles is the second and equally important business sector of the Australian Automotive Industry. There are many different car selling businesses and we shall only consider first-hand sales, as second-hand sales in general are not included in economics and more specifically in GDP measurements. To enter the industry hard at all as there are not many barriers to entry, however someone who is interested needs to consider of the high costs in setting up an automotive dealership. All businesses in this market are mostly based on product differentiation to compete and while prices are not “sticky”, pricing competition is set up by the market mechanism and tends not to be considered a regular phenomenon. Lastly, cost analysis and cost management play a very important role. All of the above characteristics refer to the Monopolistic Competition Market Structure. In this market structure we will focus on two phases, the short-run phase and the long-run phase, each with different competition characteristics and outcomes.

An important factor that we need to state here is that when the costs of developing a vehicle in the manufacturing sector rise, then the cost for selling the vehicle for a dealership may rise as well. This is always depended of course on if the vehicle was produced in Australia and if it was produced overseas, under what economic conditions was it produced. Price might be “sticky” for manufacturers, however prices will change much easier in this sector if needs be. Here firms will change their pricing policies if costs either rise or fall and this is always depended on the market mechanism. The amount of competitiveness along with the amount of price elasticity of demand will depend on how many rivals the monopolistic competitive firm will have to face.

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An Introduction to Automotive Credit Cards

Credit card rewards have been around for quite some time now and they are quite popular. There are many to choose from and one of the newest is automotive credit cards. These cards pair automotive manufacturers with a major credit card company. A person earns rewards towards the purchase of their next vehicle or other products from the manufacturer by using their automotive credit card.

Each automotive credit card is different and their reward programs work differently. So if a person does not have their heart set on a particular manufacturer they are best to shop around. There are also cards that now have rewards that work for any manufacturer, which may be best for an indecisive person or someone who is not sure what make of vehicle they would like to buy. Some automotive credit cards do not offer rewards towards vehicle purchases, instead they offer rewards towards the purchase of auto parts and service.

The most important thing for a person to remember about automotive credit cards is that person can not buy a car completely with reward points. The reward points are for a discount only. The discount usually ranges from $1000 to $3000. The vehicles a person can choose from vary as well. Each manufacturer chooses the particular models the rewards can be used towards purchasing. Used cars are usually not included as an eligible vehicle for the use of reward points and the cardholder is required to buy a vehicle that is new or leased.

When choosing an automotive credit card a person really needs to understand the rewards system and how it can be redeemed. They should also not forget this is a credit card and look at fees and interest rates, as well. Choosing a high interest rate card may actually end up costing the person more then they end up saving on their vehicle purchase. It is also important for a person not to get carried away and charge items they normally would not just to earn he points or, again, they could end up spending more than they save.

Automotive credit cards are great for someone who knows what vehicle they wish to purchase. They can then choose the card that suits this need. Automotive credit cards have a limit on how long points earned are good, so a person who does not use their credit card a lot may never see a good benefit. However, if a person is very careful and manages their automotive credit card they can end up saving a nice chunk of money off their next vehicle purchase.

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The Offerings With Automotive Equipment Distributors

Automotive equipments are tools, lifts, service equipments, and other pieces of machinery that are used to reduce downtime and make lifting handling heavy objects easier during the handling and repair work on automobiles. These are also used for other purposes as well. There are many automotive equipment distributors around the country. The business is highly competitive and the equipments have now begun to make their appearance online as well.

Types of Automotive Equipment

There are different kinds of automotive tools and equipments available for customers. The purchase of these depends of the need and the location where it is used.

* Auto Lift Equipment – As the name suggests, these are used to lift automobiles and other material. They allow the mechanics to gain entry into the belly of the automobile easily. The mechanics are able to stand underneath the automobile and make the necessary repairs. They are also used to clean the belly of the vehicle easily. Auto lift equipment comes in the form of two posts, four posts, parking, mid-rise, and turf. The most popular of these is the two posts lift.

* Air Compressors – This equipment consists of a pump connected to an engine. The compressors can be horizontal, diesel, gas compressors, duplex, or stack compressors. They are generally used for filling air into tyres.

* Lubrication Equipment – This is automotive equipment used to lubricate the various parts of the vehicle. They include oil pumps, grease valves, oil meters, etc.

* Service Equipment – Service equipments are a group of equipments that are used to make the servicing of the vehicle easier and quicker. The service equipments that are generally provided by automotive equipment distributors include wheel balancers, booster cables, battery chargers, brake fluid exchangers, paint, body equipment, etc. They are a class of their own.

* Tire Changers – Changing tires is always a pain. However, with the tire changing machine, this can be done easily within a few minutes. It also provides accuracy to the placement of the tire.

* Exhaust Equipment – Exhaust equipment that is approved by car manufacturers is provided by an auto equipment distributor. The exhaust hoses need to be able to withstand pressure and heat to a great extent and hence standardized products are important.

* Wheel Alignment Equipment – Most of the distributors provide wheel alignment equipments of high quality. Hunter wheel alignment equipment is one of the best and the most widely used by most companies and auto repair services.

* Other Automotive Accessories – Automobile servicing and repairs require a lot of accessories like jacks, dollies, testers, monitors, hammers, screwdrivers, etc. Automotive equipment distributors provide these in different ranges and varieties.

Nowadays, the demand for automotive equipment is on the rise because the number of vehicles coming out on to the roads is by the hundreds on a daily basis. Hence, the numbers of automotive equipment distributors are also on the rise.

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Basic Trends of Online Reputation Management

The basic thought of online reputation management is something that only big corporations need these services for damage control. But it is a wrong conception. Think again. No matter what size your business is, whether it’s a start-up or a Fortune 500 company, you require a plan in place for managing your business online reputation. Doing so can help out your business in an integer of conducts. In this write-up, we will take a look at some of the major benefits of online reputation management.

The access to a variety of online platforms is quite easy; anybody and everybody can use the login path to post negative comments about a particular company or products and services dealt in. Keeping this point into consideration, the company owners and even celebrities, often get attacked through such platforms, must stay armed with their own business strategies to diminish these types of negative impacts which they may be forced to encounter.

Well, there are a number of benefits of availing these services which are endless. Here enlisted are most important ones that help to maintain brand’s online reputation.

Higher trust

It is a well-known concept that brands with a good ORM are trustworthy and people depend on the opinions of others. This is one of the major reasons why people trust a company or person; others are possible to follow the same response. Research shows that 70% of people trust brand recommendations from friends, family and almost 70% trust consumer opinions more than paid ads.

Eliminates Negative Comments

Reputation management helps you to eliminate all negative comments and or reviews from the results. The good SEO techniques also help to eliminate all sorts of unfortunate contents and to leave the spaces for useful comments, reviews, and listings for your online business.

Cost Effective

One single negative reviews and comments not only harm your online business reputation but also have an effect on business revenues. ORM services cost businesses significantly lesser than the charge associated with the status troubles, Therefore, many companies and even persons favour spending money on managing profiles or brands online.

Improves Ranking of Your Keywords

These strategies are tailored in a manner as it will bring positive reviews for your site on the search engines. If positive results come on the top of search engines, your negative keywords would definitely downgrade.

ORM experts have several years of experience, and ample years of knowledge of search engine optimization techniques to keep the reputation management integral.

On the whole reputation management is not just about countering negative content and generating helpful reviews. But it is all about building a reputation that makes a product name or service synonymous with its core values and the main needs of its objective market. This is specifically why businesses need a good online reputation management strategy.

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Long-Tail Keywords and How to Find Them

All professional online marketers know how important it is to use long-tail keywords. This is because they know that if you want to make money online, you need to target online buyers, not surfers. And now with over 70% of organic searches using long-tail keywords, it’s more important than ever to make sure you’re using the right ones.

You see, long-tail keywords are much more specific and therefore are more targeted to the right buyers. And that’s who you want to target, buyers not searchers. And buyers are more keywords-specific about what they’re looking for.

So you need to find long-tail keywords that are:

- 3+ words

- low competition

- low search

This means that you need three or more words that have low competition from the other advertisers and low search for you, which means not as many people are searching for that exact term.

This will give you a more targeted audience, and with less competition it will help you to get your search results on the first page Google.

As an example, if you want to target buyers for the word “Shoes” this word has an extremely high search for volume.

“Converse shoes” has a medium volume.

“Women’s converse shoes” has a low volume.

“Women’s white converse shoes” is most targeted to buyers looking for this specific product.

It also connects with the right customers who are closer to the point of purchase.

And thanks to Siri and voice home Hubs, more people are searching for long-tail keywords. But the question is, how do you find long-tail keywords?

One quick and easy way is to look at competing websites for the product you’re selling and see what keywords they’re using. You can do this by right-clicking on a blank part of their webpage and from the dropdown box that appears on your computer, choose “show page source” and then use the search box in the window that opens, to search for the word “keywords.” Or if you’re good at keyword research, you should be able to read their on-page content and pick out the keywords and key phrases that they’re targeting as well as the relevant words in their content, so that you can hone in on their specificity.

Or use long-tail keyword software for better and quicker results every time. Some people are loathed to buy software to help them in their online business, but it all depends on how often you need to use it or how serious you are about your business.

Either way, you need to find the correct long-tail keywords for your own online marketing to attract buyers who are close to the point of purchase so that they buy from you and not from one of your competitors.

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How To Create Your Own Mobile Marketing Plan

Learning about mobile marketing can be very overwhelming, but just like anything else, it can also be very easily researched, learned, and applied. Now that you have found this list of tips, hopefully, you can come out a little more informed, so that you can refine your plan and become a great marketer.

Enhance your text messages with other forms of communication. Make use of multi-channel marketing. One form communication isn’t enough for today’s audience. Each style of communication has its own set of pros and cons. This is why it is best to use more than one. Try sending direct mail, e-mail and a text right before something important happens.

Only add telephone numbers from customers choosing to receive messages to build your database carefully. If you add telephone numbers of customers who have not elected to receive marketing messages, you are likely to see a high volume of complaints and requests to be removed from your list.

Understand that mobile marketing is necessary for your business. You need to have a direct method of communication with your customers, and this is an immediate way to do it. This is also a great way to truly understand what your customers are interested in, and how to cater to that.

Shop around for different companies. Mobile marketing companies all differ in their styles and methods. Finding the one that is best for your business and your customers can be as simple as visiting their websites. Never settle for the first one you find without checking out what the other companies may have to offer.

Be sure that you understand that a mobile site is not just a scaled-down version of your business, but it’s actually a summarized version. Many mobile marketers make the mistake of attempting to scale down their entire business and ultimately end up losing customers. You do not need to create two separate businesses here.

There’s no reason in the world why older media cannot make its way into your new marketing campaign. You’ll just have to rethink how this material is being presented to your customers. You’ll definitely have to think about streamlining it and making it shorter and a lot more poignant.

Because users will be viewing them on small screens, mobile advertising messages need to be brief, clear and express urgency. Every ad should focus on a call to action that tells the market to do something. Forgetting to include a call to action in your mobile advertising messages is a common mistake that beginners often make.

Make sure that any mobile apps your company releases deliver a service your customers want. If your app is something dumb or just duplicate information that could be found on your website, it’s just going to languish on the app store, unloved.

Like any other subject, the world of mobile marketing is vast and has a wealth of information available on it. Sometimes, you just need a little hint as to where to begin, so that you can get started. Hopefully, you have received that from the above tips.

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Top 10 Email Organization Mistakes to Avoid

1. Stop Sending So Many Emails

Sometimes it’s much better to handle something in person or over the phone than using email. You should learn how to recognize such situations otherwise you may find yourself buried under replies to your emails. Generally, email is great for communicating well-formulated messages that require, at most, a simple confirmation. It’s much less suitable for extended group conversations where multiple participants share their thoughts with others.

2. Start Reading Your Emails Regularly

We know that the last thing you want to do before or after work is read work-related emails, but that’s how things have to be if you want to become an efficient email organizer. Depending on how many emails you receive every day, it may take just a couple of days or even hours for your inbox to start overflowing with new, unread emails. By reading your emails regularly, you ensure that the situation never gets too out of hand.

3. Start Checking Your Emails Throughout the Day

There’s no excuse for not owning a smartphone these days. Regardless of which email service you use, there’s a way how to make it work on all major mobile operating systems. Having your email on the phone allows you to easily read new emails throughout the day, which can drastically reduce the length of your scheduled email-reading sessions, the importance of which we’ve described in the previous chapter.

4. Start Using an Email Client

Web-based email services are great because you can conveniently access them from anywhere, even when far away from your own personal computer. But even the best web-based user interface can’t rival the features and convenience of dedicated email clients such as Outlook or Mailbird. Email clients are faster, can display emails from multiple email services in a single window, support keyboard shortcuts, come with powerful spellchecking capabilities, and are available for all operating systems and devices.

We’ve already mentioned Outlook and Mailbird, which are arguably the most popular email clients for Windows, but there’s also Airmail, an email client for iPhone and macOS by Italian company Bloop SRL, Postbox, a desktop email client and feed reader for Windows and macOS written and sold by Postbox, Inc., or Mozilla Thunderbird, a free and open-source cross-platform email client developed by the Mozilla Foundation, just to name a few available options.

5. Stop Subscribing to Newsletters

Websites and companies love email newsletters because they allow them to maintain engagement and sell products with minimal effort. While some newsletters are clearly valuable, most, sooner or later, end up being ignored. You may think that it’s no big deal to subscribe to a newsletter-after all, you can always unsubscribe later-but experience tells us that things tend to become unmanageable much quicker than it initially seems. We recommend you stop subscribing to all newsletters as a rule of thumb and use other communication channels instead to receive information from websites and companies, such as social media networks or RSS.

6. Start Using Multiple Mailboxes

Why have just one mailbox for everything when you can have several and use a different one for each of the things you do. You can start, for example, with one mailbox for work-related emails and one mailbox for personal emails. Some people like to take things further and use a privacy-oriented email service such as ProtonMail for potentially sensitive personal communication and a free and convenient email service such as Gmail for web services and online shopping. Another advantage of this approach comes in the form of better security. Having some degree of separation between various activities minimizes the impact of an email breach and gives malicious hackers less information to work with.

We know for a fact that spam accounts for 45 percent of all emails sent. We also know that about 14.5 billion spam emails are sent every single day, many being some form of advertising. To say that spam emails lead to a productivity loss would be an understatement.

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Content Marketing Traffic Sources Guide Reference

It is possible to mix and match several different types to drive visitors to your site’s landing pages. Additionally, it doesn’t have the sum of traffic which you would find on Google and Bing. The ideal way to increase traffic to your site from organic traffic is to boost the range of pages on your site that can rank for your important keyword provisions. You don’t have to wonder about how to improve website traffic. Before you commence growing your site traffic, you will need to understand your present traffic stats. If you would like to truly increase website traffic, first you need to be certain your site content is optimized.

With UTM parameters it’s possible to track your traffic down to the particular email you send. In reality, traffic is just one of the simplest things to obtain in the online world. Dominating with Quora is among the best methods to develop into an authority in your industry and raise your site traffic.

Make a weekly report, for instance, to prove the efficacy of each social site you’re using to drive visitors to your website. In contrast to popular belief, there are in fact many explanations for why a session may be missing campaign and traffic source data. The traffic can be purchased for as low as $1 per 1000 so is for people searching for a whole lot of traffic for an affordable price. All traffic derived by PostBeyond can be readily separated out by developing a segment. Highly targeted traffic may be used for many purposes. Organic traffic is what the majority of marketers strive to rise.

If you’ve been in operation for some time, review your content advertising efforts and the results from it in the past year. Pick the interest based on your item of content and the industry your company is in. If you operate a web business, traffic is your lifeblood for the reason that it enables your company model to work and pay your bills. If you’re likely to put money into content marketing, it’s (hopefully) because you wish to get something tangible for your company. Content marketing is significantly more than a buzz phrase. As a result, should you plan on advertising your content on the website, make sure that you devote some time exploring Reddit first from the standpoint of a user. Whether you would like to concentrate on email marketing or you’re searching for other individuals to share your content, relationships power the range of your content.

There has to be an obvious approach to demonstrate whether your content is performing in the manner in which you require it to. By writing an excellent content, you encourage other people to link to it. Knowing where folks locate your content or your site can help you decide where to focus your efforts and investments, together with track advertising campaigns. Remember content doesn’t need to be text, if you’re into videos, video marketing is an excellent means to acquire traffic. Well, there are lots of reasons that content can fail, which range from the standard of the writing, the comprehension of the persona, to the distribution strategy. Without a thorough understanding of the value your content is providing, it’s tough to gauge whether it’s effective. Content created for the use of conversion is typically supposed to nudge a reader in the direction of some kind of action, for example, enrolling in a newsletter, taking a completely free e-course, or purchasing an item.

Think of how folks are consuming content. Content is vital to building relationships with potential clients. Along with highlighting your content, you also have to guarantee that it stays up-to-date. The content will differ based on the phase of the customer journey. eBook content should stick to some type of narrative structure, and include a great deal of good, visual design. Get to understand those who are creating innovative content whatsoever levels small, medium, and huge sites. Creating evergreen content ought to be a continuous goal for your company, therefore it’s probable you’ll use the majority of the formats at a while.

How specific varieties of content perform on various channels. Additionally, the content appears organic, or so the ad blindness which affects other kinds of advertising is significantly reduced by using Outbrain. Sharing your content out the most suitable way is important but an additional bonus is if you’re able to get your audience to share it straight from your site. You should also get your content facing new audiences. Make certain it’s simple to share your site content on social networking and that all links from your social networking posts work perfectly.

To produce sales metrics you will need to integrate your advertising platform and CRM system as you wish to track user behavior throughout the sales cycle. Shows which sources bring visitors to your site. Traffic sources enable you to comprehend where success on your website is coming from. Any readers who visit your website will just bounce out immediately and that is going to result in an ugly traffic report. You’re extending the life span of your initial content idea emphasizing expertise on such idea.

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