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3 ways to maximise Google, Facebook and Instagram in 2019

01 February 2019 Greg McCutcheon

Each month, approximately 19 million Australians use Google Search, 1 million access Facebook and 11 million access Instagram. That makes these platforms fantastic sources for generating new leads for your agency.

This is why digital marketing is a critical part of every marketing strategy today, and here are the three ways to get the most from these platforms.

1. Powerful targeting

Google and Facebook are so powerful that they have proved a better resource than real estate portals for many agents wanting to reach in-the-market buyers.

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Sophisticated tools are available and allow you to refine your targeting precisely to reduce the cost per lead.

This means you can reach the right people based on your location, buyer segment, campaign goals and more. However, you must get the process right to succeed.

2. Strategic approach

Generating leads is all about being strategic. Lead generation only takes place after businesses nurture the audience and engage. Spamming digital platforms for leads will only damage your brand and reputation.

Agencies must draw in and nurture prospects by providing value through relevant, creative and/or informative content. Timing is also crucial. For example, it’s a bad idea to advertise for leads on high-profile holidays as news feeds are flooded and people’s minds are elsewhere. Although, bear in mind, it is a good time to advertise during the holiday period as more people are online whilst on leave.

3. Use the digital funnel

The process of generating leads on digital channels occurs over multiple stages, depending on your campaign outline and goals. Over a three-month period, you may have two posts each month with the following goals over three stages:

• Awareness - Involves targeting a specific audience with tailored content to generate views and impressions.
• Intent - Involves refining and re-targeting your audience, generating clicks and building followers.
• Action - Further refining and re-targeting your audience, generating leads and appraisal requests.

The key objectives of the first two stages is to warm the market, build followers and begin delivering value. Once you have generated trust and awareness, you can generate leads in the action stage.

3 ways to maximise Google, Facebook and Instagram in 2019
Plezzel Greg McCutcheon
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