Understanding Demographics In Online Marketing

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Demographics is one way to understand your website visitors and help guide you in important decisions relative to your digital marketing plan. The term ‘demographics’ is used to describe the individual characteristics of a user, which includes age, gender, location, and many more.

Regardless of what kind of business you run, you should be paying attention to visitor profiles, one way or another. It’s important to have a basic grasp of your audience and know who is looking at your site — and who you want to be looking — varies from business to business and from website to website. A non-profit may want to appeal to as many people in as many geographical locations as possible, with the goal of raising funds and/or awareness. A luxury auto brand may pursue an international customer base, but only within a certain income bracket — and the goal is obviously to sell cars.

Key demographics identifiers of website visitors is vital to planning online marketing strategies. These identifiers provides important insights about trends and opportunities that may exist in a market as well as within your site traffic and can help guide important decisions relative to your digital marketing plan.