Internet Marketing

How to Target Buyer Personalities and Maximize Your ROAS

Nobel Prize winning economist Daniel Kahneman states that there are two types of thinkers- fast thinkers and slow thinkers. Fast thinkers make decisions based on the information placed in front of them while slow thinkers examine all aspects of a product and utilize personal experience and previous information to influence their purchasing decision.  According to the marketing department at SiteMap, these two types of thinkers can be categorized into four personality types:

Competitive personalities are fast and logical. They want to be the first to have everything and prefer instant information as opposed to having to click through several links. Methodical personalities are slow and logical. They must thoroughly understand the product details prior to purchasing a product. Spontaneous personalities are fast and emotional. They like to shop clearance but they do not need an abundance of information to make a decision. They rely more on how the item makes them feel. Humanistic personalities are slow and emotional. They value customer reviews more than product details.

Based on the varying buyer preferences, it’s time to consider targeting these four personalities when crafting paid search ad copy. Each customer responds differently based on landing page and advertising content and design. To target all personalities through one landing page, provide a product image (Spontaneous), include thorough product details (Methodical), customer reviews (Humanistic), and use one link that sends users to the purchase process (Competitive).

For effective ads that compel all personalities to click, combine product extensions (Spontaneous), advertiser rankings (Humanistic), and concise ad copy (Competitive, Methodical). Not sure which personality to target? We suggest you create ad copy for each different personality type and track which ad copy produced the highest click through and conversion rates.

Creating landing pages and advertisements specifically designed to provide information that corresponds for each personality type increases conversion rates dramatically. Targeting personalities will revolutionize the way businesses market to consumers.



Use Blogging to Establish Credibility

A recent article in USAToday says that many businesses are abandoning blogging for Facebook posts instead. We see this as a detrimental move. While Facebook posts are extremely helpful for social customer service and brand building, blogging helps a business instill authority in their space, share useful information in a more detailed format and build long-term SEO value. Some other benefits to business blogging include:

  • Blogs provide fresh content on the site without having to update the otherwise static pages
  • Blog posts are archived and can appear in the SERPs long after the post is published while Facebook posts are a flash in the pan
  • Blog posts reach audiences that aren’t on Facebook (because there are consumers out there who don’t utilize the social network)
  • Blog content is owned by the company who writes the blog, whereas Facebook content is owned and monitored by Facebook
  • Blog posts dig into details while Facebook posts are short and sweet. A short Facebook post can promote a longer blog entry.

Blogs are useful for maintaining positive client relationships. You already have loyal clientele, but they like to be reminded that you are the right person for the task. Your blog posts establish your credibility and experience, and reassure your clients that you are in fact the best solution for their concerns. While Facebook posts connect you with your customers on a personal level, blog posts consistently emphasize your worth. Blogs promote trust, Facebook posts promote interaction. Both must be a part of your marketing strategy if you want to obtain, and maintain, a wide net of clientele.


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