For most businesses, a website is a large component of their marketing efforts. For some, it’s the single biggest contributor to sales. Even if you only depend on your website to generate some of your leads, it's a crucial part of your overall business strategy.
Many businesses have found the reality of using and managing social media accounts far more challenging than they expected. Fortunately, it's entirely possible to master social media and generate new business if you use self-discipline, creativity and some management skills.
If you doubt the value of creativity, consider Super Bowl ads. The ads people like and talk about the most, the ads worth the millions paid to air them, are the most creative, clever ones. They touch people in some essential way, accomplish the advertiser’s goals and are examples of creative marketing at its best. People value creativity and cleverness.
Just as in a brick-and-mortar store, window-shoppers are nice, but buyers pay the bills. Website optimization is a scientific process designed to figure out the characteristics of your target demographic(s), attract prospects to your website and convert them. Who are the best prospects? What do they like and dislike? How can the user experience be improved?
Whenever you decide to build something, you need a plan. Before the first shovelful of dirt is moved to lay a foundation, you've completed a set of blueprints for the finished building. A sitemap works similarly when building a new website.