During this summer I will share some best practices on how to become a customer company and how Salesforce CRM can help you optimize your marketing strategies. This first post is about how you generate more leads, since few things are more vital to a business than generating leads and future sales. And it doesn’t have to be as hard as it sometimes feels. Here are some great tips on how to become a customer company and connect with your customers in a whole new way.
Get to know your audience
If you haven’t by now, it’s time to take your marketing to the next level. Today, companies have to be more social than ever to create engagement and likeability.
- By using a real time channel such as Twitter, you can capture leads by promoting your products and services, but most important, you can build relationships with both clients and prospects.
- To know what to tweet about you have to do your research. Don’t underestimate the faithful old servant, your website, to find out what your prospects are interested in. By using Web-to-lead forms you can automatically capture information from visitors who already have an interest in your business.
- Although, there is a few things to keep in mind before you create a form. Define what information you want to collect, consider where you should place the form and how much information is legitimate to ask for.
- As soon as you have these parts in place, don’t be afraid to multiply your forms to capture different types of information!
Optimize and evaluate
But there is one problem, it doesn’t matter how great your website is, if just a few knows it exists.
- Make sure to be where your prospects are looking by using for example Google Adwords.
- To further search optimize your website there are also some great apps to use. Check out the AppExchange app SEO for Salesforce which automatically connects to intelligence data through Google Analytics. With the app you can also track your lead origins and report by search engine, keywords and campaigns through your entire sales cycle.
- And remember! Evaluate your lead sources to see which one performs the best and gives you the best results.
By following these best practices you will soon increase the flow of high quality leads and at the same time build up your database of valuable information.
Customer Company Tour Nordics 2013
Sign up for a day packed with exciting new sessions and breakthrough technologies during Customer Company Tour Nordics 2013. Come and meet us the 15th of October at Grand Hotel in Stockholm. Sign up here!
Take a look at the keynote from the Customer Company Tour last year with JP Rangaswami talking about Business is Social: