Using Competitor Analysis
Online competitor research and intelligence helps you gain insights into your competitors’ strengths, weaknesses, activity, visibility and more, in order to help evolve your digital marketing strategy based on factual evidence.
Your plan won’t be dictated by what your competitors are doing, but this will help shape your short term and long term strategy to identify quick wins, which makes everyone feel positive about any project or campaign.
Measure what Matters
Turning quantitative data into qualitative insights is the key to understanding not just what’s happening, but why it’s happening… benchmarking your site against those competing in your search space.
From the evaluation of the competing sites’ link profiles and visibility over phrases to their onsite customer journey and engagement, all are key components which build a picture that helps us build a successful strategy together.
After evaluating the competition to help define the strategy and activity, it’s important to monitor the competition on an ongoing basis.
We’ll benchmark their improvements, growth or decline, in comparison to yours, making adjustments to enable your strategic growth.
Additionally, if new entrants to the market or search space appear, understanding how and why allows you to adapt quickly and appropriately.
Digital Behavioural Intelligence
Online customers’ journeys, interactions and behaviours are often undervalued – they are rarely ever properly leveraged to truly understand the motivations of the audience and the learnings that can be extracted to build a picture for the future behaviour of your audience and visitors to your site.
Social media listening can help play a part in understanding behaviours and motivations. But the interactions of your digital audience, whether on your website or with your email communications, are critical.
Marketing Automation to Encourage Interaction
At Purple Imp, one of our approaches to truly understanding the digital behaviour of your audience is using our marketing automation software to analyse all interactions from all devices that your audience uses to engage with your site – their interactions, behaviours, and challenges. This can help inform not only the strategy, but onsite development to simplify the user journey and user experience.
Social Media Listening
Social media listening or social media monitoring is simply the process of identifying what is being said about your brands, product or service on the Internet. There are a variety of channels that people will use to talk about you, your products or services – from Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube to WhatsApp, Snapchat, Pinterest and more.
If you aren’t aware of what’s being said about you, you can’t manage it or leverage it.
Using social listening can also feed you competitor intelligence identifying who and how they engage, who shares their content, what conversations they’re involved in, and perhaps most importantly, what they’re missing.