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  • Writer's pictureErin Ratliff

The Numbers Don't Lie: 10 Meaningful Marketing Statistics To Support Your SEO, Content & Social Media Strategy

Understanding your Return on Investment (ROI) for different types of marketing is crucial for small businesses aiming to optimize their strategies and allocate resources effectively. In this blog, we'll look at REAL data and statistics to assess the effectiveness of various marketing tactics and explore how investing in these strategies can dramatically impact your bottom line longterm.

Content Marketing

The Stats:

  • Content Marketing costs 62% less than traditional outbound marketing (such as cold calling, paid advertising) but produces 3x as many leads (Demand Metrics)

  • Companies with regular blogs (one or twice a month) produce an average of 67% more leads monthly than companies that don’t blog. (Demand Metric)

  • Businesses that blog regularly get 55% more website visitors than businesses that don’t. (HubSpot)


The Takeaway

Educational articles or storytelling blogs have a powerful influence in creating a meaningful connection and building with an audience. Consumers would much rather get to know a company through passive but authentic and quality content rather than traditional marketing such as advertisements or cold calling. The ROI of content is not always linear, but most marketing experts agree reports that content marketing has the potential to boost brand awareness, website traffic, email opens, and generate strong leads!

Search Marketing

The Stats

  • 68% of online experiences begin with a search engine, and 53.3% of all website traffic comes from organic search. (BrightEdge)

  • The #1 result in Google gets nearly 30% of all clicks, while less than 1% of clicks will go to a site from the second page. (Backlinko)

  • 93% of companies who prioritize SEO reported that it positively impacted their ranking performance and brand awareness. (Conductor)


The Takeaway

Investing in organic search marketing proves instrumental for businesses looking to boost their online visibility and conversion rates. The competitive and ever-changing landscape of Google underscores the importance of continuous, on-going SEO efforts to improve search rankings.

Bonus Stat: It typically takes 3-6 months for SEO to show measurable results, so be patient!

Social Media Marketing

The Stats

  • 93% of all internet users are on social media (Statista)

  • 55% of consumers discover new businesses on social media. (Sprout Social)

  • 63% of consumers trust influencers' opinions on products more than what brands say about themselves. (Edelman)


The Takeaway:

Social media, platforms serve as crucial spaces for businesses to meet and connect with their target audience. These statistics affirm that a strategic social media presence can translate into increased brand exposure and visibility, lasting consumer trust, and ultimately, customer acquisition.

Wrapping It Up

By staying informed about the evolving landscape of marketing businesses can gain a competitive edge and make data-driven decisions to enhance their ROI. Of course, continuously monitoring and adapting strategies based on these insights is instrumental in achieving sustained success. If you're ready to navigate the dynamic world of marketing and maximize your ROI, I'm here to guide you. Contact me today for tailored, aligned solutions.


Erin Ratliff is a holistic business coach and organic growth & visibility marketer serving energy-sensitive, earth-loving, heart-led soul-preneurs, self-starters, and founders with the mission of personal and planetary healing.

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