The term ‘growth hacking’ has been making its way around the internet for a few years now.
In 2019 growth hacking is going to continue to rise in popularity and become an even more important marketing strategy for businesses.
Growth hacking entails finding low-cost or free solutions to rapidly grow one’s business/social presence/awareness/customer base in a short amount of time.
Growth hacking is the name for what businesses do when they take on the job of growing their company themselves, instead of hiring an agency.
It’s a tactic that is popular for startups and bloggers.
If you take on all of your own:
Website building & management
Social media management
Viral content creation
Sales funnel management
Then, it’s pretty likely that you are a growth hacker!
Influencer marketing and micro influencer marketing is the business of paying social media influencers to promote your products to their followers.
Influencer marketing has been picking up steam over the past year and it shows no sign of slowing down any time soon.
Consumers are becoming more and more tired of being ‘sold to’ by big celebrities in traditional advertising of TV commercials. As a result, social media influencers are becoming major players for businesses.
Working with the right influencer can be a great way to have your products seen by a whole new audience in a seemingly more ‘organic’ way than traditional advertising spots.
Instagram is the main app where most of the influencer business takes place, and Instagram is taking note.
It has been announced that Instagram is currently testing new Creator Accounts which give influencers special creator-specific features.
The ability for Internet users to be able to shop and discover items online by voice command is massive right now.
320 million users are searching using voice search, with Google stating that 20 percent of all searches have voice intent.
Siri is becoming smarter every year, too.
Furthermore, Amazon sold tens of millions of Echo (Alexa) devices in 2018 alone.
Now is the time to jump on what is becoming one of the biggest digital marketing trends.
Learn how to optimize your website for voice search, and make it part of your marketing strategy this year.
Currently, Google has its visual search tool Google Lens, which is available through the camera app in Pixel phones. This tool recognizes objects and landmarks.
Last year Pinterest launched the Pinterest Lens feature, which is a visual search tool that allows users to find out where to buy a product, simply by taking a photo of it.
Optimizing your images for Google image search and Pinterest can easily be done by naming your image file and alt text with keywords.
But in 2019 we are going to go even deeper.
Google has filed a patent on contact actually disambiguating queries which will allow a user to get information about an image on their device by vocally asking Google to search about what they are seeing.
Blogging is the ultimate growth hack for your business.
Adding a blog to your website and writing content specific to your products/services is a fantastic way to reach new customers, create engagement and awareness for your brand, and build your authority in your niche.
But more so, as these blogger’s income reports prove (some are making 7 figures a year!) blogging is big business in and of itself.
Blogging is one of those digital marketing trends that keeps on rising.
Pinterest’s popularity as a marketing tool continues to rise. It is the secret ingredient for many bloggers to grow their blog traffic, especially new bloggers.
As Pinterest is used as a quick traffic generator where big amounts of traffic can be achieved, regardless of ones DA.
Considering traditional Google SEO efforts can take a while before results are realized, Pinterest SEO results are almost immediate.
Tailwind is a Pinterest and Instagram scheduling app that is a fan favourite of marketers.
Within the app is an additional feature called ‘Tailwind Tribes‘ where members repin each other’s Pinterest pins, and help grow one another’s accounts in a form of group-power-marketing.
Tailwind’s popularity continues to snowball each year – and I don’t see that snowball melting any time soon.
Appearing in regular Facebook Live streams for your followers is a great way to build your authority and grow your business.
People like seeing a real person on social media, and putting a face and voice to a brand.
Making yourself visible in 2019 is a smart resolution to strive for, and showing up in a Facebook Live cast is a great way to do it.
Facebook live videos to consistently discuss her current offers and services, answer questions, and have open discussions about topics related to her niche.
This keeps her at the forefront of her followers and clients minds as an authority figure, while it also keeps the doors to communication open on a personal level.
Facebook Live is one of the more extroverted strategies on this digital marketing trends 2019 list.
Will you be putting yourself out there and confidently go live this year?
Email marketing is and will always be one of the best ways to make sales while building long-term relationships with your customers.
In 2018, public privacy concerns prompted the GDPR regulation, which came into effect in May.
The GDPR law and its big fines affect anyone worldwide who may run a business, email campaign or website where European visitors may visit and give their email address to.
Because of this, it is extremely important that your website has the right privacy page and legal information.
This Legal Bundle gives you a template with all the information you need.
How can you improve your email marketing strategy this year?
Prioritize your email list building efforts this year by creating some amazing new opt-in freebies.
Reward your current subscribers for their loyalty by giving them bonus material and special content.