While Derek Halpern’s blog about growing an online business, Social Triggers, doesn’t have marketers as its primary target audience (that would be online business owners), nonetheless it’s a good blog for marketers to follow. Since a big part of running a successful online business is digital marketing, plenty of his posts tackle suggestions on how to do it well.

The customers will have more bargaining power this is because they will be able to compare prices from different sources. For example if a customer finds a product at the New Look website which is the same as what is being sold by ASOS however at a cheaper price. They will be able to give ASOS feedback, therefore ASOS may decide to look over their prices and may reduce some of the prices which will provide them with a competitive advantage and help retain customers. The advantage of this is that the customers will have an influence on the pricing strategy used by businesses and the price of the products will be suited to them.

Some of your advertising costs can be replaced by online marketing tools, as well – and these online tools usually “pull more weight” by integrating with the rest of your online marketing program. Guest posts on industry blogs or publications, for example, can drive traffic to your site, build your reputation, and fuel conversation on social media.
Social media has been one of the fastest growing digital marketing channels for years now and continues to play a major role in brand development and customer acquisition and engagement. Social media now is a critical element to effective content marketing and search engine optimization strategies. These marketing strategies simply can’t exist well without one another.
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