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Effective SaaS marketing ideas to try in 2021 (with examples)

The SaaS landscape can be a complex place for marketers to navigate, that’s why we have put some ideas together to help you with SaaS marketing. 

How is SaaS marketing different? 

Unlike marketing a physical product, such as a car or watch, SaaS marketing can be difficult as you’re selling something that’s intagangable, people can’t see it, and we as humans like to see and touch things. 

In addition to that, you’re not even taking a one off payment for it, you’re either asking for payment every month, quarter or year.

On top of that, they now have a product that is ever changing due to software updates and product changes.

SaaS marketers must adopt a more comprehensive approach, considering how their image, sales cycle, customer service, and customer retention all impact their overall marketing strategy.

Easy Sign-ups & Visible CTAs 

When it comes to designing or restructuring your website the one of most important factors is the ability for your user to easily identify and interact with your CTAs across site. 

You can have the best content in the world, the fastest website or the coolest product but if people can’t easily figure out how to interact with your business then they are quickly going to disappear offsite.

The same goes for your forms, if a user navigates to your form and wishes to interact with your business and they have to fill out large unnecessary forms, you’re going to loose potential customers.

Example 

Salesforce displays at least 3 CTAs right on their homepage. The sign-up form that opens up consists of a few, simple, highly relevant fields to not scare away the prospect.

Pay Per Click (PPC) 

Pay-per-Click is a paid marketing tactic where you are charged for the number of clicks on your ad.

You can display ads on search engines or other websites using Google ads and other networks. 

The key to a successful PPC strategy is to write creative and attractive ad copy that make users want to click on your result 

Also, focus on creating a relevant landing page to provide the customer exactly what they are looking for once they have made a click with clear CTAs to successfully secure a lead. 

Example

Purple is bidding on the search query “Visitor Counter” to advertise its new visitor counting software that automatically counts visitors in and out of a venue to increase safety. 

Create and share useful content 

When it comes to creating content for your website’s blog, especially when trying to boost your SEO, it’s always important to ask yourself the following questions, is this content answering a search query? And Is this content meaningful to the user?

As neil patel says – “Writing great content is a choice”.

You can choose to put in the time and work required to create great content and build a great relationship with your customers and community or you can choose to take the easy path and write poor content – a path that ultimately will get you nowhere.

Example 

Purple often creates and shares content that is useful to their readers, even if its not product related.

They do this because they understand the value of creating this type of content and the website traffic that comes along with it.

Build a community on social media

One of the most effective ways to market on social media is by engaging with your customers through relevant content, not just about your product or service but about stuff they want to read about, things that are enjoyable and informative to read.

Not only do people want to read content they want to watch videos, according to G2, social video generates 1200% more shares than text and image content combined.

Creating and sharing polls, surveys and other interactive content allow you to understand what your customers feel about your product or brand. 

Example

Canva shows a real great example by engaging with their customers via twitter and sharing positive feedback from users. 

Host monthly webinars 

A report by GoToWebinar notes that a quarter of all webinars are created by SaaS companies. Meanwhile, the same data notes that nearly three-fourths of B2B and sales leaders cite webinars as the best method for generating high-quality leads.

Webinars and digital events are great for showcasing demos, promoting your product and likewise promoting thought leadership.

Webinars can either be presented live or downloaded for later viewing, perfect for prospects and current customers alike. 

Plus replays and highlights can be uploaded to the likes of YouTube or vimeo to help build out your channel and score search traffic at the same time.

Example 

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