How’s your mobile marketing working out for you? If you don’t have a campaign for mobile devices that’s separate from your standard marketing campaign, you could be missing out on a large segment of consumers. About 52% of internet traffic comes from mobile devices.
While you can use your regular marketing strategies to target people on all devices, there are a few extra steps to take that can help increase your reach to the mobile market. The following solutions will help improve your mobile marketing campaign.
Ensure Mobile Compatibility on All Devices
Before you launch a mobile marketing campaign, you need to ensure that visitors will be able to navigate your website. Test the compatibility of your website on all major mobile devices. Not only should ensure that your web pages display correctly on mobile devices, you need to ensure that forms, payment systems, and other interactive elements work properly. You can use Google Chrome or Firefox to test compatibility. Though, this isn’t always 100% accurate. The best way to test compatibility is to use the real device.
Obviously, you won’t own all major mobile devices. But, you can test the devices that you have or ask friends and family to test your site on their phones or tablets. You can also use emulators for testing. These are software applications that simulate the device that you want to test on. They’re not always 100% accurate, but they are 100x better than nothing.
You may find that there are elements that don’t work correctly on mobile devices. Remove these elements or hide them on mobile devices. You want to provide mobile visitors with a clean, easy to navigate website.
Use Paid Social Media Advertising
If you thought that people spend a lot of time on social media sites through their desktop or laptop, the numbers are even greater on mobile devices. Most mobile users stick to their favorite sites and rarely venture to unknown sites. To target these users, you’ll have to market to them on their favorite sites. This means using paid social media advertising. You can use paid Facebook ads and promoted tweets on Twitter. These ad campaigns should strictly be set for mobile devices.
Develop a Mobile Application
Creating a mobile application is an effective way to reach mobile users. Think of ideas for a mobile app that either enhances the use of your products or services or that can streamline your customer interactions. If you can’t think of any ideas, then consider creating a mobile app version of the blog section of your website. Make sure that the app automatically updates when new content gets added.
Use QR Codes in Your Print Advertising
If you have flyers, postcards, pamphlets, or other physical, print advertising, add a QR code. These square images can be scanned by almost any mobile device that has a camera and internet access.
After scanning the code, the user is automatically directed to a URL. Essentially, these are links that can be scanned and they’re free to generate.
Create Rewards or Discounts for Mobile Customers
Including special promotional offers for mobile users can help drive sales. This could be connected to the use of your mobile app. Require users to download the app before they receive their coupon.
Keep Things Simple and Direct
People on mobile devices don’t have time to mess around. You want to keep your marketing and content simple and direct. Don’t hesitate to include a call to action or shorten your content. Whenever you write sales copy for a mobile campaign, remember that less is more. Remind yourself to hurry up and get to the point.
Mobile marketing is becoming a crucial part of modern online marketing. Don’t forget these suggestions.