Digital marketing is a part of digital advertising which uses digital technology like computer networks, cell phones, handheld devices and other digital devices and platforms to advertise products and services to consumers. This type of advertisement is very effective since the target audience is all over the world and can reach them from any corner of the globe. A lot of time and money can be spent by the company selling its products and services through digital means. A company has to pay only for those consumers who visited the company’s website through its digital marketing efforts and not for those people who contacted the company by email or telemarketing. Digital marketing also has lesser investment requirements compared to other forms of advertising.
Digital Marketing has several types including social media platforms, content-based marketing, data-driven marketing, affiliate marketing, and mobile marketing. Social media platforms include the Facebook page, Twitter accounts, MySpace, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other social media platforms. Content based digital channels include blogs, e-newsletters, podcasts, blogs, wikis and podcasts. Data driven digital channels include pay per click ads, Google AdWords and affiliate marketing. These digital channels are effective when used in combination with each other and when used alone they can be quite effective but when used in a combination of these channels prove to be more fruitful.
Companies often use the data driven digital strategy in order to get closer to their consumer, which helps in providing personalized services. The digital marketing experts take care of choosing the right keywords that can be used for promoting the products of the company. After selecting the keywords, they can upload the ads on the relevant sites and channels in such a manner so that when the visitors click on the ads they are directed to the company’s website. When the visitors are directed to the website, they find the product they were searching for and decide whether to buy it or not.