Editors’ Note: We’ve found one more — possibly the most important — thing to consider when encouraging your customers to refer their friends to you. This blog post now goes to 11. See below for item #11 and learn how to move from affinity to advocacy.
Trust is one of the most important factors in maintaining a successful relationship with your customers. It can boost sales, give your company an edge over the competition, but above all – it is the driving force behind brand loyalty.
The problem is, brand-customer trust cannot be established with the press of a button. With all the spam and phishing scams floating around, how do you let your audience know they can feel secure and comfortable doing business with you?
When you’re looking to scale your customer acquisition channels in order to grow your business, it can be tough to know in advance which platform will bring your site enough high-converting traffic to make a difference to your bottom line.
Even if you have killer content on your site and blog and you study your site analytics – so you know exactly which channel is bringing in the money – the question is how you get more and better traffic. Finding new channels inevitably involves some testing and learning, but you can always new test channels faster, be more flexible, and leverage existing customer data to plan your next testing hypotheses more efficiently.