Minnesota Digital Marketing

Marketing for Minnesota

We stay up-to-date on the latest website, email, and social media marketing trends for our Minnesota marketing clients to help them implement effective strategies.

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Minnesota Digital Marketing Consultants

We've been offering to assist Minnesota-area businesses and corporations strengthen their online marketing for more than 18 years. As a full-service digital marketing company, we have multiple internal teams focused on every type of internet marketing service your Minnesota small business may require. Some Minnesota internet marketing companies have only a single team of SEO, PPC, or social media pros. For those online marketing agencies in Minnesota, turnaround times are extended while they search for web designers or specialized marketers, explain your requests over email, wait for the work to be completed, review the work to see if it matches the request, then play the middle person to any change requests you may initiate.

Among the services our online marketers offer Minnesota clients are SEO, white-hat link building, paid search advertising, social prospecting, public relations, and influencer outreach.

With regards to converting customers and driving revenue, we can help with conversion rate optimization, email / SMS marketing, social media advertising, funnel development, lead generation, and more!

Let's discuss what our internet marketers can offer your Minnesota company! While we offer complete internet marketing services to Minnesota small businesses, we can augment the marketing department of your large corporation to fill in any gaps. Check out our internet marketing services and programs for Minnesota websites.

What is Digital Marketing for Minnesota Businesses?

It's pretty simple: Minnesota digital marketing is all about advertising products or services through online channels like websites, search engines, social media, email, and mobile apps.

Most Minnesota business owners think of digital marketing as another phrase for search engine optimization or paid advertising. Those two services are both used in internet marketing, but neither fully explains what a modern Minnesota online marketing program entails.

In today's digital marketing world, there are dozens of internet marketing strategies that all work together to help you boost visibility in Minnesota and across the United States.

For instance, the best digital marketing services in Minnesota will include these things:

  • Drive traffic to your digital assets (websites, apps, sales funnels, etc) by using SEO, social media marketing, affiliate marketing, or paid advertising.
  • Increase revenue for your Minnesota business through landing page creation, sales funnel development, and conversion rate optimization.
  • Analyze how visitors navigate your digital assets to figure out improvement areas, retargeting opportunities, and conversion rates.
  • Build expertise, authority, and trust in Minnesota with content marketing, video production, link building, reviews, and social proof.
  • Build and nurture relationships through messaging, email, and social media.

Our digital marketing agency is happy to provide Bloomington, Duluth, Minneapolis, Plymouth, Rochester, St. Paul, and Woodbury with professional internet marketing services.

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Our Digital Marketing Services for Minnesota Small Businesses

For Minnesota businesses, we're a team of digital marketing specialists who bring diverse knowledge and experience to the table. Take advantage of our past experience in more than 100 business industries throughout Minnesota, and the rest of the United States, to help drive traffic and improve conversions across your digital assets.

Minnesota Small Business SEO Strategies

For your Minnesota website to rank on the first page of search results for competitive phrases, take a holistic approach to SEO. You'll need to do technical, on-page, and off-page search engine optimization, because all three aspects of SEO work together.

Oftentimes, we find issues with page speed, content quality, and backlink profiles when we take on new clients in Minnesota. Each of these SEO problems can be resolved through technical, on-page, and off-page search optimization. Here's what each Minnesota SEO service offers:

  • For Minnesota businesses, technical SEO planning includes things like page speed, site security, XML sitemaps, site architecture, structured data, Open Graph tags, and broken links. The way Google reads and navigates your Minnesota site, and how visitors interact with it, is affected by these. You typically need the assistance of Minnesota web developers to improve technical SEO issues since they are often related to the platform or theme used on your website. We have an internal team of web developers that can work within platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Magento, Shopify, BigCommerce, and Laravel.
  • There are several factors involved with on-page SEO for Minnesota websites, such as content silos, content writing, internal linking, keyword research, frequently asked questions, competitive analysis, page titles, meta tags, images, and videos. Search engines can better understand your content and recognize you as an authority on the subject matter within Minnesota or the entirety of the United States when you improve these on-page SEO areas. Also, it will help increase important metrics like "time on site" for your visitors, which shows search engines you gave them something they liked. Never underestimate the value and importance of content creation within your Minnesota online marketing strategy.
  • A big part of Minnesota SEO involves your backlink profile which includes the number and quality of backlinks pointing to your website, the naturalness of your anchor text and link velocity, the authority and relevancy of your links, social signals, and a lot more. To help search engines understand that your Minnesota website and content is worth mentioning, it's important to build natural backlinks to the homepage and interior pages.

Your Minnesota digital marketing strategy can't be limited to just one or two parts of an SEO plan. If you build an incredibly fast website without useful content or quality backlinks you will likely never see the first page of search results, except in unique circumstances. The same applies to situations where two parts of SEO are optimized, but one is neglected. Make sure you're keeping track of all the elements on the Minnesota SEO checklist so your competitors can't easily bypass you in search rankings.

Minnesota Small Business Link Building Campaigns

Although we've already discussed the importance of building authoritative links in off-page SEO, it's worth pointing out again since Minnesota business owners often don't understand this part of search engine optimization.

When you look at the first page of search results for competitive keywords and long-tail phrases, you will almost always find large retailers in product-specific search results and long-standing service providers in local Minnesota search results. The number of backlinks to those pages is often far greater than the number of links to your own pages. That's because search engines use backlinks to figure out how authoritative a website is in its industry.

In order to improve your own pages, you have to build quality backlinks to your home page and interior pages with white-hat SEO link building services. It is critical to see this as a long-term endeavor for your Minnesota digital marketing strategy. Be consistent though! Don't start building backlinks for a few months and then shift your focus to some other SEO tactic for months or years. That lack of consistency is likely to prevent you from ever seeing your website in the first page of Minnesota search results. It's important to develop a link-building strategy that boosts quality backlinks from relevant pages and social media accounts to your Minnesota website. You want to keep your Minnesota website's backlink profile natural by not overusing exact-match phrases, buying tons of backlinks from private block networks (PBNs), or doing anything else black-hat.

We utilize a number of white-hat link building techniques in our Minnesota digital marketing services, including:

  • Using the "Skyscraper Technique" to get a bigger, better version of a competing article.
  • Having in-depth articles featured on third-party websites as a guest post, with a link back to your Minnesota site.
  • Getting in touch with high-authority websites to suggest changes to existing content that may have become outdated or don't cover topics relevant to your Minnesota business.
  • Responding to HARO requests from news reporters looking for expert opinions and feedback from people in your business industry.
  • Scaning your Minnesota competitors' websites to find their best business listings and NAP citations (Name, Address, Phone).

Minnesota Small Business Online Reputation Management Services (ORM)

Search engines use your online reputation in Minnesota to determine rank positions, and your target audience uses it to make buying decisions. It applies to all kinds of purchases and decisions, like picking a local Minnesota service provider, buying something online, or choosing a doctor or lawyer. People love reading about the positive experiences, and sometimes even more about negative experiences, that others had with your Minnesota brand.

For local Minnesota service companies, we can help you build a review generation program with your digital marketing to increase reviews from past customers. Usually this means collecting reviews on Google My Business, Yellow Pages, UpCity, Angie's List, Yelp, and other sites.

If you run an ecommerce business, we can help with the collection of product reviews and company reviews. For an ecommerce business, it is important to collect reviews for both the quality of your products and the customer service experience of your Minnesota storefront. Online shoppers in Minnesota want to know the product they are purchasing is of sufficient quality or utility, but they also need to know you will be there to fulfill the order and answer questions after the sale.

For the reputation of professional service providers, such as Minnesota doctors or Minnesota attorneys, we can help establish protocols within your online marketing campaign for the collection of testimonials to ensure prospects always see a positive image of you. This includes review generation, reputation monitoring, online reputation repair, survey campaigns, and social media growth for your Minnesota website. In some cases, even SEO can be used to help curate the best possible first-page results for your online reputation in and around Minnesota.

The risk of ignoring your online reputation is the loss of long-term business, which often isn't noticed until significant damage has been accumulated. Take control of your online reputation today to ensure you always put forth a better image than your local competition.

Content Marketing Strategies for Minnesota Small Businesses

Most Minnesota businesses use content marketing as a means of attracting, engaging, and retaining a high-interest audience by creating and sharing relevant blog articles, instructional videos, case studies, white papers, and other digital media. This digital marketing approach for Minnesota websites helps establish your company as an industry thought leader, while also helping you dominate organic search results and the attention span of your target audience.

When your target customers in and around Minnesota begin to identify your brand as the source of valuable advice or guidance you will find it is easier to guide them through your sales funnel. We help Minnesota digital marketing clients put together the right content marketing plan for their specific business industry and goals.

It is important to identify your target audience before starting a content marketing plan. This will help you understand the best media format for the content, whether that be informative blog posts, detailed case studies, informal whitepapers, best-in-class listicles, or drip email campaigns. It will also help you determine the best delivery method, which can be from social media, search results, or some other medium.

We often help implement content marketing strategies that involve blog content, infographics, podcasts, videos, email campaigns, whitepapers, case studies, surveys, webinars, checklists, listicles, and lead magnets. We particularly like using the case study method because it is a powerful tool for showing expertise as a Minnesota digital marketing service provider. These are all effective ways to market content if you implement them correctly within your Minnesota business.

Social Media Advertising Services for Minnesota Small Businesses

The use of social media ads in Minnesota digital marketing involves paid ads being run on social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, LinkedIn, and Instagram. These social media channels offer a quick and effective method for connecting to your target audience by allowing you to select interests, behaviors, and demographics. However, the downside can be the added cost of setting up the campaigns, creating landing pages, building out sales funnels, and performing conversion rate optimization to ensure the paid ads function as a proper lead generation or sales generation tool for your Minnesota company.

By leveraging the data sources of social media platforms, advertisers are able to hyper-target their audiences to deliver personalized content based on demographics, behaviors, interests, and other factors. While this is an enormous opportunity for most established Minnesota companies, it can be an expensive method for businesses that aren't ready to take full advantage of social media advertising.

We help Minnesota small businesses and large corporations build out the necessary sales funnels and lead generation tools to make the most of their social media ads. We also recommend putting in place plans for conversion optimization and retargeting within these Minnesota digital marketing services, both of which will help improve the return on ad spend you see within your campaigns. Let's not forget to mention the freshness of your ad creatives. When running a social media marketing campaign, you have to be mindful of ad decay and ad fatigue to prevent your campaigns from becoming stagnant and suffering from degraded performance.

Search Engine Marketing Services for Minnesota Small Businesses

The use of Minnesota search engine marketing in digital marketing involves paid ads being run on search engines like Google and Bing. You will find that Google Ads and Bing Ads offer a quick and effective method for connecting your Minnesota business to an engaged audience that is actively looking for your products or services. The downside is the cost of setting up an effective and scalable paid advertising campaign, which often involves the creation of landing pages or sales funnels that are optimized for conversion opportunities.

We help businesses of all sizes build out the necessary landing pages and funnels to generate leads and grow revenue, which makes paid advertising a cost-effective Minnesota digital marketing strategy. For any search engine marketing campaign in Minnesota, we recommend creating a plan for retargeting and conversion rate optimization to improve your return on investment.

Sales Funnel Development for Minnesota Small Businesses

A sales funnel, or purchase funnel, is the visual representation of your customer's journey with your Minnesota company. The illustration of a sales funnel, which is often referred to as a marketing funnel or revenue funnel, looks just like a physical funnel you'd use to pour a liquid into a container. The top of the funnel is always larger because it illustrates the large number of potential customers that might interact with your Minnesota business. The funnel narrows at the bottom to represent the various exit points within the sales process. Naturally, the bottom of the funnel is the smallest part because it represents the number of people who actually converted through the generation of a lead or the sale of a product.

The development of a sales funnel for your Minnesota business is more difficult than the explanation of its concepts. For example, some of the most successful sales funnels produce millions of dollars of value each day for their Minnesota businesses. To develop a sales funnel that produces value for your Minnesota business, you have to put thought into the goal of the sales funnel and the type of sales funnel you want to implement.

There are numerous types of sales funnels, including self-liquidating funnels, automated webinar funnels, lead magnet funnels, premium client funnels, free plus shipping funnels, affiliate sales funnels, and dozens of others to consider. When you work with one of our digital marketing specialists, you will have an experienced digital marketer to bounce ideas off to help you determine the best type of revenue funnel for your business. Alternatively, if you don't have an interest in being involved in the process, we can research more about your business and industry to determine the best funnels to explore and test within your Minnesota digital marketing campaign.

Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) for Minnesota Small Businesses

There is almost no reason to neglect conversion rate optimization within Minnesota digital marketing services. This is a critical aspect of any type of online marketing in Minnesota since it directly impacts the ability of the marketing service to provide value for the small business or large corporation paying for the marketing service.

Boosting conversion rates can have a huge impact on your bottom line. Before you pursue a CRO strategy, it is important to understand what it is, how it works, and how to evaluate the service. This is a time-intensive process that involves plenty of iterative research and testing. What makes it most difficult is the CRO strategies that work for one Minnesota business might not work for a different Minnesota business, even when both are in the same industry.

The most common CRO strategies include reducing form fields on contact forms, testing different call-to-action phrases, creating attractive headlines, implementing a sense of urgency, fixing mobile website issues, improving page speed, adding exit-intent popups, defining value for the visitor, and adding trust and social proof signals.

True conversion rate optimization for Minnesota websites can become much more complex. To really dive into CRO, we have to fully understand your business offer, your competitors, the strengths and weaknesses of your value proposition, how visitors are currently interacting with your digital assets, your online reputation in Minnesota, and many other factors.

Email Marketing Services for Minnesota Small Businesses

You can use email marketing within a digital strategy to increase brand awareness, generate website traffic, drive sales and revenue, bring awareness to your social media profiles, engage past customers, and gain valuable information about your target audience.

We help our Minnesota digital marketing clients use Mail Chimp, Campaign Monitor, and Constant Contact for their email marketing campaigns. These are robust email marketing tools to create subscriber lists, segment your audience, and even develop email marketing drip campaigns.

The most important part of email marketing is developing a plan to increase your subscribers. We help Minnesota email marketing clients build and nurture their email marketing lists by implementing email collection opportunities within lead magnets, exit-intent popups, checkout processes, squeeze pages, referral programs, affiliate programs, and numerous other methods.

Lead Generation Strategies for Minnesota Small Businesses

For local service providers in Minnesota, the most important part of an inbound marketing program is lead generation. Not everything can be sold on the internet. For a lot of products and services, a phone conversation or in-person conversation is needed to close the sale. For these types of business industries, Minnesota lead generation tactics are going to be critical.

There are many types of lead generation strategies to consider, all of which have been tried and implemented by our digital marketing team at some point in the past. The most common lead gen strategies include the creation of helpful content, retargeting past website visitors, nurturing past contacts with email marketing, engaging visitors with live chat, developing free tools for visitors to use, creating referral programs and affiliate programs, creating video content that can be shared online, setting up free webinars for visitors to attend, and offering helpful downloadable content in a lead magnet.

For most digital marketing campaigns where lead generation is a primary goal, our team will develop and implement one or more lead gen strategies in your digital assets to test what works best for your Minnesota small business.

Video Marketing for Minnesota Small Businesses

As a full-service digital marketing firm for Minnesota, we have our own in-house video production and video marketing department. This has been extremely helpful for content marketing strategies that required creative video assets. More importantly, we've used our video production department for the creation of video ads on YouTube and video marketing within Facebook Ads campaigns. There are many great applications for video production within your Minnesota digital marketing strategy. You can use videos to demonstrate unique products, teach new concepts, and improve visitor duration. You can also implement videos within Minnesota digital advertising campaigns to bring life to paid campaigns.

Why You Should Invest in Digital Marketing for Your Minnesota Website

You're going to have to think about marketing in Minnesota if you manage a business that sells something. There are many reasons to consider Minnesota digital marketing services over other, more traditional, marketing strategies. Here are a few reasons why your Minnesota business should embrace digital marketing:

  • It's often more affordable than other forms of marketing because it can be started low and scaled according to success.
  • By using powerful tools like Google Analytics, you can see how many visitors interacted with your brand, how long the marketing kept their interest, and if they came back to your website days, weeks, or months after their first interaction.
  • There's no shortage of phones, tablets, and desktop computers in Minnesota. Why not choose a marketing format and medium that is able to follow your target audience anywhere they travel in Minnesota, and beyond?
  • With digital, you can update it a lot more easily than with print, billboards, television ads, or radio commercials.
  • User engagement is best with online marketing in Minnesota. We wish you the best of luck getting people to comment, like, and share your Minnesota non-digital ads!

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How to Develop Minnesota Digital Marketing Programs

It's important to create a plan with measurable business goals before beginning a digital marketing campaign for your Minnesota-based business. You want to ensure everyone involved understands the ultimate goal of the Minnesota digital marketing service to prevent spending time on ideas that won't positively impact the business.

Identifying a target audience is easy once you have a clear set of business objectives. You need to know who you are targeting in Minnesota or beyond. You can then make sure you're targeting your Minnesota digital marketing to the platforms your audience is active on and using messaging that agrees with them.

Now that you know your business goals and your target customer, you can make an informed decision about their needs and search intent. This will help ensure you focus on the right keywords for your Minnesota digital marketing and you align your content marketing strategies with the needs of your audience.

You should make search engine optimization your first priority if you're planning on using it eventually within your Minnesota digital strategy. Search engine optimization is the slowest moving digital marketing tactic. Improvements to your website structure, content quality, and backlinks can take weeks or months for search engines to notice and affect your rankings.

This is a great time to consider paid advertising for your Minnesota business and its digital assets. It's best to create a landing page or sales funnel instead of sending paid traffic to your homepage, product page, or service page. Minnesota paid advertising campaigns with high bounce rates and low conversion rates typically send traffic to a page that's not optimized for converting cold traffic. A good Minnesota lead generation strategy uses splash pages and sales funnels to drive people to the goal.

As soon as your Minnesota website gets traffic, you should think about how to keep in touch with those visitors. Not everyone who visits your website, landing page, or sales funnel will convert on the first visit. Consider building an email list, sending SMS alerts for new offers, or setting up tracking pixels to retarget Minnesota website visitors.

When you have all of these Minnesota digital marketing strategies in place, you can start testing and optimizing. Monitoring the success of your campaigns, looking for areas for improvement, and even splurging on new ideas you read about in case studies or white papers. Your Minnesota digital marketing campaign should always be focused on conversion rate optimization.

Why Choose WebCitz for Your Minnesota Internet Marketing Services

Whether you're a small Minnesota business or a big corporation, we want to be your internet marketing partner! There are many factors to consider when researching Minnesota digital marketing agencies. We've got 18 years of experience, so you can trust the Minnesota internet marketing strategies we suggest. Minnesota digital marketing tactics like these are often what we use for our own lead generation. The fact that you're visiting our website from Minnesota probably has a lot to do with our own online marketing campaign.

Our online marketing agency should be your choice for your Minnesota small business because you feel we are the right team. Here are a few reasons we suggest considering our internet marketers for your Minnesota marketing services:

  • Our agency has been around since 2004, so we have over 18 years of experience.
  • Digital marketing is our main source of leads and new clients in Minnesota.
  • You probably found us in Minnesota via an online search for a service we provide.
  • We do not outsource Minnesota internet marketing services since we have our own marketing team.
  • Call us during regular business hours, and you'll probably get an answer within a few rings!
  • We're experts in WordPress, WooCommerce, Shopify, BigCommerce, and Laravel for any Minnesota online marketing campaigns that need website changes.
  • Online retailers can reduce ad expenses and get more return on ad spend with our ecommerce marketing solutions.

We hope you keep our internet marketers in mind when it comes time for you to start looking for Minnesota internet marketing agencies. If you have any follow-up questions, please feel free to send an email or give us a call to start a discussion with the helpful staff at our internet marketing firm.

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