It’s that time of year again when we start to finish up 2017 and turn our attention to the coming year. The rate of change in digital marketing in 2018 will increase yet again, so to help get you ahead of the curve, here are five digital marketing trends to start thinking about.

Personalised experiences:

The journey towards personalization has been the stuff of dreams for most marketers: who wants to pay to talk to 100 people when there is only 1 person who you want to engage? But the trend has not been growing in just dreams. People’s exposure to advertising has been massive and this has had two impacts: people will only engage with different/sophisticated advertising and people are sick of advertising!
Personalisation could be a simple customised landing page (e.g. sending traffic from a Twitter campaign to a different page to traffic from a Facebook campaign) or it could be a fully personalized website experience, but if this is all new to you, 2018 should be the year you start to investigate.

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The numbers on social media marketing are impressive. More than half of small businesses in the United States are planning to increase their social media marketing budgets in 2017, and the number of businesses using social media marketing has increased, year over year, for more than a decade.

Still, social media marketing remains underrated. Business owners and marketers frequently treat it as a second thought—something for an intern to handle, rather than a strategically deep mode of building your reputation and attracting new traffic. Some have even abandoned the idea altogether, refusing to spend any time or money on a strategy that nets a positive ROI for up to 92 percent of businesses that use it.

So what’s the deal? Why isn’t everyone on board with the strategy?

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Whісh оnе is best fоr уоu?

Wіx, Squarespace, and WоrdPrеѕѕ аrе three most рорulаr wеbѕіtе creating platforms аvаіlаblе. Thіѕ means thаt, іf уоu nееd a mоdеrn wеbѕіtе which уоu can buіld bу уоurѕеlf wіthоut hаvіng аll the соdіng ѕkіllѕ, thеn сhесk out either WIX or Squarespace. Hоwеvеr the quеѕtіоn is, whісh of these particular platforms is preferred based on your needs and expected outcome? In саѕе уоu’rе trуіng to сhооѕе bеtwееn Wix, Squаrеѕрасе, оr WоrdPrеѕѕ, this роѕt wіll bе оf great bеnеfіt to уоu.

 

The Main Difference

In one sentence, both Wix and Squarespace are online, fully featured and self-contained tools, where WordPress is a standalone software package that requires a web server installation before it’s accessible. If you want to use Wix or Squarespace, you need to visit their home platforms, sign-up for a new account, and start building the website right then and there. With WordPress, you need access to a web server and domain first, followed by installation of WordPress to that respective server. Only after that can you pick the website theme and begin the process.
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