There is no shortage of categories and subcategories within the scope of marketing. It almost makes you dizzy just trying to figure it all out, but for now we’re just going to focus on digital marketing. Digital marketing is essentially marketing any product or service over the internet. That being said how you go about doing digital marketing the right way is slightly more complicated.
So here are the basics of digital marketing:
Digital marketing can be broken down into its own sub categories that include SEO or search engine optimization, banner advertising, PPC advertising, email, RSS, blogging, and social networking. Again it is promoting or selling anything on the internet and there are plenty of ways to do that. Let’s look at what the average business owner uses to promote his business.
Search Engine Optimization is simply promoting your website until it takes the top position in the search engines. Now there are several search engines, Bing and Yahoo but the only one most care about is Google. Almost 80% of search traffic comes from Google so that makes them king of the castle when it comes to search. Source. Optimizing and promoting your website is no easy task either and most businesses will either have an inhouse team to take care of that or work with a digital marketing agency. Here is a video explaining why you should work with a digital marketing agency.
Social Media Marketing
Social media is the next most used tool for businesses to promote their products and services online. This is using sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn just to name a few.
Social media marketing is an art unto itself, and for the unaware business owner it can seem a waste of time. First many rely too heavily on Facebook and the organic reach on Facebook is terrible. Second there is a method to posting effectively on any social network, which means you need to post frequently and at the right times of day. Most business owners lack both the time and the knowledge, and in the long run you’re far better off using a digital marketing agency.
Now we’ve come to the last tool that is most often used, and that is Pay Per Click marketing. Those are the little ads you seen on the search results page when you Google something. You pay Google to show your ads every time someone searches for one of the keywords that you have ‘bid’ on. PPC can’t get extremely expensive if not handled the right way, you spend too much money on vague keywords that don’t express buying intent. PPC isn’t a viable long term strategy and you’re far better off with SEO.
That’s digital marketing basics all summed up for you.
To custom build or to buy a pre-built PC. It is a tough question for PC lovers. The option of assembling your own PC has always been available since PCs came into the market. Although some people prefer to buy, the advantages of building a PC are enormous. Here are some of the reasons why your next PC should be custom built.
Selection of parts:
A custom built PC is a sum of parts specifically selected by you to suit your needs. You get to be as specific as you want in choosing the CPU, motherboard and other components which is not the case when buying a pre-built PC. Basically, you design your own PC. In some cases while buying, there might be the option of customizing but the selection of the parts still does not lie with you.
A pre-built PC will be branded and its components will also be branded. However, there are many components being manufactured that are high quality but not branded. They perform just as well as their branded counterparts at half the price if not less. When you build you can choose these options.
A custom built PC allows you the option of upgrading the hardware should you need to. You are able to ensure the use of your computer for years by this upgrading. A bought computer will not give you the option of changing parts in case of a problem. The only option is to buy a new machine.
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Since you are buying each component separately, each comes with its own one year warranty. You never know when an electrical surge will fry a computer’s components. If a part is not functioning well and you open up your PC, you still have the full warranty for the individual part that’s not working. Pre built PCs do come with warranty. However it is only effective if you use the PC as per their instructions. Should they feel that this wasn’t the case the warranty becomes void.
With building your PC you learn everything from scratch about how to assemble the parts which helps in understanding how the PC works. In case of a problem you can repair your own PC since you now know what each component does. You effectively cut out repair and maintenance bills.
Designing and custom building a PC makes that computer more personal than you can imagine. It will serve you for years to come while reminding you of what you can achieve should you put your mind to it.