Digital marketing for an eCommerce company presents a wide variety of challenges. The opportunities for revenue-generating inbound traffic are seemingly endless with new additions regularly. It’s no surprise that many businesses become overwhelmed with the complex, time-consuming work required to implement and optimize the right types of campaigns to contend in their industry. Not all businesses have the resources for a digital marketing specialist or a social media manager, nevermind a full-blown data analytics team.
There are a myriad of options for marketing tools to assist beurgening eCommerce firms. We’re going to exclude Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, and Google/Bing Ads which are known necessities. For this list, if forced to choose just 5 tools to market an eCommerce business in 2020, here are the selections:
#1: Mageworx – SEO
Mageworx is a popular SEO module that currently works with Magento and Shopify platforms. They offer a full suite of add-ons (that do cost extra) to help merchants optimize their website for maximum traffic. The add-ons include faceted navigation landing pages, canonical URL settings, schema markup, and much more. Improve your site’s indexation and rankings with this advanced SEO module.
#2: SEMrush – SEO, Reporting
SEMrush is an excellent tool that can be used for both research and maintaining a site crawl campaign to assist with ongoing search engine optimization. It can be used for keyword and competitor research, as well as a checklist of necessary on-site improvements including, but not limited to, broken links, duplicate content, slow page load times, and broken images. SEMrush is our favorite SEO utility but there are several other valuable SEO tools available for eCommerce marketers to utilize.
#3: Klaviyo – Email
Email is an extremely important revenue-generator, especially in eCommerce. Klaviyo’s automation and interface are pleasant and easy to use. This tool makes setup enjoyable while driving improved results. Automate prospect and customer communications using customer lifetime value, lifecycle stage, and other metrics to make messaging relevant and timely.
#4: GoDataFeed – Feed Management
Google has made their shopping results, also known as product listing ads, extremely prevalent for commercial queries. The bottom line is that if you’re in eCommerce and not in Google Shopping, you’re leaving money on the table.
A great tool for feed management is crucial to maximizing revenue, it creates the ability to provide necessary product data from an eCommerce website to marketplaces like Google Shopping. Manual feed management can be a challenge unless your product catalog is very small. GoDataFeed not only saves your team a ton of time, it also helps optimize your feed(s). Modify and enhance thousands of feed attributes in seconds with a powerful and easy to use rules engine.
#5: Hootsuite – Social
Managing an eCommerce company’s social media strategy and understanding what is moving the needle can become a complex enterprise. Hootsuite is a social media management tool that allows a merchant to schedule social media posts, track how people engage with posts, manage multiple accounts from one dashboard, and much more. Rather than switching back and forth between different social media accounts trying to do everything throughout the day, a merchant can get it all done at one time with this great tool.
Make the Most of Available Tools
There is a wide range of tools available to online marketers— this is only a glimpse of some of our favorites. The key is to start with a few of the essentials, master them, and then start exploring others. By doing this, marketers and merchants can learn which tools provide the most value, and which ones they prefer over others.
If you’d like to learn more about online marketing and marketing tools that can help your eCommerce business, please contact us at any time.