I was on a discovery call recently with a potential client, an international business owner. He is in the food subscription business, and wanted to start doing some SEO. He had been spending about $20k to $30k every month on Facebook and social media campaigns and wanted to understand how he could leverage search engine optimization to help him gain more traction and increase sales.
When I started looking at his market, we quickly realized that he’s in a business where people are not immediately looking for a subscription box service. It’s more of an impulse buy on part of the consumer. This equates to a low demand for his solution even though it’s a good one.
When there’s little to no demand for your business or the solution your company offers, this means people are not searching for you or your business solution on Google. It is in this case where SEO is not likely going to work in the typical way. SEO campaigns will work, in terms of finding the key words, then binding those words that have search volume to increase rankings and get traffic. In this case, there is not one specific key word that has the ability to focus on gaining traffic.
With that said, we figured out his target audience and who would buy his subscription food service. We then developed a content marketing strategy that would add value to his customer when they’re looking for specific needs. We turned his target audience into a media hub for his food delivery service by focusing on consumer needs and wants.
As an advertiser, he has a product by teaming up with other companies and putting products together to sell. Now, just by talking about their products online they will in turn advertise his product. This way, it’s a free way for him to get traffic to his audience and advertise his product to them. That’s going to work tremendously well for his business.
Your business may not be the typical business that has keywords with search volume baked in with demand. That’s not to say you can’t also find your audience and target some trigger points to meet their actual needs to solve a problem they didn’t know they had. Using campaigns or events on various scales where people are looking for specific products you work with, and then showcase your product, to get more sales that way.