– You’re doing online marketing, but you’re finding that it’s really hard to get results no matter what you do. Hey everyone, I’m Neil Patel. And today, I’m going to break down seven online marketing mistakes that you need to stop. (bright music) Before we get started, make sure you subscribe to this channel. That way, when we release more videos like this, you’ll get notified. You’re probably wondering, you’re doing all these things, but why aren’t you seeing results? Well, even if you’re doing the right things, if you’re also doing the wrong things at the same time, it’s going to hurt you and it’s going to avoid you from getting the results that you deserve. So question for you, how many of you are not seeing the results that you want? If you’re not seeing the results you want, leave a comment below with no. If you’re seeing the results that you want, leave a comment below with yes. Mistake number one, not collecting emails.
Anytime you have new content or products or services that you want to sell, then you can notify ’em through Subscribers. The reason tip number one, not collecting emails, and tip numbers on getting more push notification subscribers are really important is because you need to build a brand. And this gets you into the third mistake. See, Google doesn’t want to rank sites that aren’t brands. Why is this? There’s a issue out there called fake news. That’s why they’re pushing brands over anything else. And it’s not just going to be Facebook and Google. Eventually, it’s going to be Twitter and LinkedIn and all the sites out there. So when you get people back to your site seven times, you’re much more likely to build a brand. It’s called the Rule of 7 in marketing. So with your site, you want to provide amazing user experience. And when you provide amazing user experience, create a great product, create a great service, it’ll help you build a great brand over time.
The fourth mistake you’re making is not interlinking. You may notice on Google, I’m ranking for terms like online marketing on page one. You’re probably wondering, how did I do this? Lot of it comes down to interlinking. In my sidebar, I link to my most popular pages of content. When I write blog posts related to online marketing, I link back to the online marketing guide that talks about what online marketing is. By having all these links, it helps me rank higher. The fifth mistake I have for you is just focusing on text-based content. The future of digital marketing is moving to video. It doesn’t mean you should stop doing text, it means you should also be doing video. When you do video, you’re going to get more traffic ’cause everyone’s lacking it. LinkedIn wants it right now, YouTube wants more of it, Facebook wants it, Instagram even wants it.
Why is this? They want to crush the television networks. You look at things like the Oscars or traditional movie theaters, they’re not doing as well. You look at traditional TV, they’re going to get crushed, why? It’s because of Facebook, it’s because of Google, it’s because of Netflix. So if you’re there creating that video content, you can be part of it and you’re going to get extra traffic because they want as much help as possible to crush these big, old school companies. The sixth mistake that you’re making is you’re only sticking to a few marketing channels. Marketing is competitive now. People raise venture capital, hundreds of millions of dollars, just so they can compete in marketing and sales. You need to do more than one or two or three marketing channels. The more you do, the better off you’re going to be. The seventh mistake I have for you is not asking for the sale. Whether it’s a lead or whether it’s getting people to buy your product, there’s nothing wrong with asking people to buy from you.