Splitter elevates marketing strategyMillions of businesses use social media to build an online following and improve communication. Innovative business Splitter HQ is giving firms a new tool to add to their social media process – custom URLs. Using bespoke, short URLs can help boost a business’ professional image across platforms and ensure their links are instantly recognisable.

Around a third of the global population use social media platforms regularly, giving businesses an incredible opportunity to connect with customers and potential leads alike. In fact, content consumption increased by over 50% on Facebook between 2014 and 2016, highlighting just how powerful linked content can be for businesses across a range of industries.

Caitlin Williamson, Managing Director of Splitter HQ, said, “Social media has become a must for marketing teams across the country. But as digital marketing continues to rise so does the competition to get noticed and attract customers to click on their links. Using custom URLs is a simple, effective way to make sure that a brand’s identity is evident in every link. Not only does it help to project a professional image across all marketing channels but it means that avid readers and customers will automatically be able to identify content linking back to a business’ site, helping to drive traffic.”

As well as giving users an option to create custom URLS, Splitter HQ offers a range of tools that can be utilised for improving digital marketing. The key feature customers benefit from is the ability to redirect customers clicking on links based on a range of criteria, including device type, location, and time. The feature allows businesses to provide targeted, localised marketing campaigns through a single shared link. For firms with multiple locations or customer segments, it can be an invaluable tool for creating marketing links that reflect each section of their audience. With access to detailed real time analytics, the ability to create QR codes, and more, Splitter HQ can help businesses create marketing campaigns that are successful, supporting growth aims.

Originally posted 2017-04-26 12:55:30.

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If you’re looking for a simple yet highly effective tool for improving your targeted marketing, Splitter offers just that, detecting, analysing, and enriching your user data, without end-user interaction.

 

Splitter allows you to target users based on location, time, device, and platform, enabling the set-up of intelligent links through their cloud service, without any previous technical know-how or technical integration. Whether you need smart links for newsletters or websites, Splitter will create short reusable URLs, or QR codes for print and offline advertising.

Targeting in this way shortens your sales funnel, giving you only relevant content and insights, offering a greater ROI, and increasing conversion rates. Link management and advanced targeting like this is made possible with the Splitter dashboard, where you can generate, manage, and access each of your links and splits. You can add, edit, and share folders and information with other users, as well as checking in on your analytics.

With Splitter, it doesn’t matter what kind of device your customers are using, whether it’s a mobile, tablet, or laptop, nor which operating service it runs on, as it allows you to use the same URL, QR code, or NFC chip for all, automatically redirecting users to the correct app store or website, and allowing updates at any time.

 

Have you ever tried searching for CNN in an app store? There are so many apps with CNN’s name on them, but only one of those apps is officially theirs. Since CNN made use of Splitter’s Appsplit, customers have been able to locate the official CNN app so much faster and easier than ever before. CNN is just one of the big companies already onboard, along with Canon Inc Europe and Co Ro, to name just a couple more.

 

Splitter also offers Citysplit, a feature that gives you the ability to redirect users based on their region and city location, directing content through a short URL or QR code geographically relevant to them, optimizing user experience. You can even set a default location to direct content to your users should their location not be listed. With an impressive 99.8% accuracy on country level, 90% on regional level, and 81% on city level, Citysplit ensures the right content is getting to both your customers and clients.

 

If you’re looking to create targeted marketing on a bigger scale, you could try Splitter’s Countrysplit, working just as Citysplit does, but by country rather than city or region, giving a wider spectrum for content. With detailed real-time analytics, Splitter enables you to store all of your important statistics in one convenient and accessible place, and allowing for integration with Google Analytics and Adobe SiteCatalyst. You can store your statistics in the web analytics software you are already using, enabling detailed click tracking, real-time reporting, and separate Splitter HQ analytics within Splitter’s interface.

 

With Premium, Pro, Basic, and Starter plans available, starting at as little as £45 per month, with campaigns, various splits, basic and detailed analytics, custom domains, and ongoing support, Splitter HQ is leading the way in intelligent marketing, so who will you be targeting? Start your free trial today.
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Originally posted 2016-08-04 19:37:35.

QR codes are quietly becoming popular
QR codes are quietly becoming popular

You can walk into a shop near you, pick up a product and guess what.. It has a QR code on. There has been a myth that QR codes have died out. I beg to differ. For example, I used a QR code recently, I scanned my lottery ticket QR code and it told me my winning numbers. It saved me around 2 minutes of my time and gave me an almost instant reply.

When it comes to a QR code, it has to serve a purpose. There are many QR codes that serve little purpose. Make your QR code direct a customer to something they want to see. Something useful! You could direct them to an offer, discount voucher or maybe product information. Make the QR code save time for your customers.

Make the URL linked to the QR code short. The longer the URL the more dots there is in the QR code- which makes it difficult to scan. By using Splitter HQ you can easily shorten the link you want to direct a customer to, we will then create a clean looking QR code, which in return makes it easy to scan- Saving the customer time!

The issue with QR codes is that they can seem a chore. Think about it, your in the middle of shopping. Are you going to get your phone out to scan a QR code? Probably not. Therefore you need to entice the customer. Maybe put a line under the QR code. For instance; ‘Scan for product reviews’ or ‘Scan for offer’ make it worth the customers time. If scanning a QR code means saving money, customers will jump at the opportunity!

Finally, When the QR code is active, check on how customers are interacting with it. Splitter HQ plans offer real live analytics. So you can track how customers are using the QR code. The real live analytics feature enables you to see how many people scanned the QR code and where in the world they were, even what city they were in.

Don’t forget we offer a free trial period of 15 days. This gives you access to all the features. Give it a try. It will help your business save time whilst marketing effectively.

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Originally posted 2016-07-06 19:05:54.

This post will be kept short and sweet. Since, you are probably busy struggling to keep track of all your marketing campaigns.

So I am guessing you are reading this because of any of the below:

  • You are sick of using Short URLs that do not promote your business
  • You don’t just want a bog standard URL
  • You have. mobile app that you are struggling to communicate
  • You want to target your customers based on their location
  • you want to target your customers based on the time and date- but not lose traffic afterwards
  • you want to use an intelligent URL tool that can have several destinations
  • You are sick to the back teeth of having to wait for IT departments to help you
  • You are not all that digital savvy. You don’t have the technical knowledge.

 

If you answered yes to even just 1 of the above, then you are in the right place. Splitter HQ was formed to provide a solution to many marketing, CRM, E -commerce department’s problems. Communication.

Digital marketing is forever growing. This means targeting customers can be difficult.

Let me put this into perspective;

You have a mobile app on IOS and Android. Straight away that I going to be 2 URLs that you need to share to communicate your app. Splitter HQ found that this put customers off and sometimes the communication was confusing or looked plain awful and messy. So… What did we do? Very simply we created a Short URL that could detect the users device and then take them to the correct App Store base don their platform. Otherwise known as the Platform split. This means you can just share 1 URL instead of several.

 

A a result of this we saw that marketing the app was easier, communication improved and businesses saw a better ROI.

 

We then found that businesses wanted to do more. Digital Marketing departments wanted to target their customers base don location. So we created a Country, Region and City Split. This means you are able to have 1 URL for several cities- which then have their own unique destination. In this instance imagine you are a hotel. You have a branch in Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and London. You could use 1 URL for them all, but it would then split off based on the users location. Yet again what did we see.. A higher ROI, easier for marketing departments to communicate and also we provided detailed analytics so departments could see the location, time, date of the users being active.

 

Now this is just a few of the features we offer. There are many more, but I said I wanted to keep it short and sweet. So sign up to our FREE trial here. Have a play around, learn the benefits we can give to you and relax. We take care of all the technical stuff and make it easy for you. Crikey.. your job is hard enough!

Originally posted 2017-02-10 17:33:45.

Many are saying QR code are dying or even dead. Yes, QR codes got off to a bad start, but so did some other ideas;

 

WD-40

WD40
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WD-40 has quite a remarkable story. In 1953, a fledgling company called Rocket Chemical Company and its staff of three set out to create a line of rust-prevention solvents and de-greasers for use in the aerospace industry, in a small lab in San Diego, California.

It took them 40 attempts to get the water displacing formula worked out. The original secret formula for WD-40®—which stands for Water Displacement perfected on the 40th try—is still in use today.

 

Nintendo

Nintendo is known as the gaming company that launched an era, but it certainly didn’t start out as a success. Nintendo’s first offering, the Famicom console, had to be recalled after only a few months. Atari’s failure in the mid-1980’s left the American video game market a mess, and the Nintendo NES barely sold when it was introduced in 1985. By the end of 1986, however, two little characters named Mario and Luigi had changed the history of American gaming forever and now look.. in July Pokemon Go raised Nintendo’s value by £6 bn in 2 days!

 

They are just two examples of many where something has not got off to a good start but has succeeded eventually.  How does this link to QR codes I hear you ask..  There has to be a purpose to using a QR code because if there isn’t users will simply not waste their time, so this is definitely a rule that cannot be broken., whether that is to potentially win something, to gain discount/exclusive offer, to gain information etc.

QR codes

A good example of how to use a QR code is The National Lottery. They put QR codes on lottery tickets. After a draw you can simple scan the QR code on the ticket and it will say where you have matched the draw. Personally I think this is genius, it saves time and gives you an instant result. Not only that, it is easily usable whilst out and about.

Example of a QR code campaign being a success:

At Splitter HQ we have a customer that uses the Pro Plan. They use the QR code feature in cities around Germany. They are on lampposts, fences and in shops. The QR codes are for monthly draws to win money, some QR codes direct users to free testers/free trials and others direct them to the businesses products.  On average each QR code has 3000 scans per month (Stats fro Splitter Analytics). They are hugely popular! In conclusion if you make it worthwhile, they will be a success.

 

Ideas for QR code Campaigns

  • Create a campaign whereby a user can win something, scatter the QR codes across a city/town/country
  • Use a QR code to direct users to weekly offers
  • Use a QR code for a user to see a exclusive offer

 

Most of all the QR code needs to offer the user something.

Originally posted 2016-10-10 11:55:29.

QR codes can be a powerful marketing tool to keep potential customers engaged. But where should you be directing your customers to? There’s a whole range of options and it all depends on exactly what you want you’re marketing campaign to achieve – Want to boost customer engagement? Send them to your most active social media platform. Advertising a sale? Take your customer straight to where they can bag a bargain.

Here are ten places you can direct your customers with a QR code: 

1. To your app – If you’re talking about your app, it’s vital to include a simple, accessible way for potential downloaders to install it instantly. Whether on a billboard or a promotional leaflet, a QR is perfect for taking customers directly to the app store page they need.

2. Social media platforms – If you’re looking to build a community and boost engagement, directing interested customers to your social media platform could be the key. Encourage users to use your QR code and be part of the conversation.

3. Online storefront – Connect your physical and digital offering with a QR code. If you have a retail outlet have QR codes around so that customers know exactly where they can browse online, especially if you have a bigger range available in your digital store.

4. Product information – Some products need more information to encourage users to make a purchase than you can fit in a finite amount of space. A QR code is an ideal way to provide those extra facts and advice.

5. Offers and promotions – If you’re advertising a sale, promotion, or an offer, a QR code can be a customer’s easy was to access exactly what you’re trying to promote.

6. Photos and videos – Some forms of advertising can be static but a QR code can help bring it to life. With links to videos or photographs, you can give your customers a new perspective on your marketing and encourage them to share across social media platforms.

7. Free downloads – Engage with your customers by offering a free download that’s valuable to them. From how to guides to white papers, content that is easily downloadable can capture an audience’s interest.

8. Instructions – Do your products or services require instructions? Provide users with a digital copy through a QR code that perfectly matches on the go lifestyles.

9. Email subscription – Businesses shouldn’t underestimate the power email marketing campaigns can have. Make it simple for interested consumers and businesses alike to leave their email and register their interest in receiving updates.

10. Feedback forms – Feedback can prove invaluable for businesses that are eager to grow. Use a QR to take your customers to a place where they can leave you direct feedback.

 

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