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How Data-Driven Content Can Help Startups Generate Revenue

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You can get more value from developing data-driven content strategies that tap into user habits than you can just looking up whether your traffic increased or decreased month over month.

What is Data-Driven Content Analysis

As technology evolves, so does our ability to extract insights from the immense amount of data that is available to us. Data-driven content analysis is the practice of using statistical methods to analyze and gain insights from data about content, whether that be text, images, or video. By examining patterns and trends in the data, content creators and marketers can better understand their audience and optimize their messaging to achieve the desired impact.

However, be cautious when conducting data-driven content analysis. You’ll to ensure that the data being analyzed is representative and unbiased. Done correctly, data-driven content analysis can provide valuable insights that can lead to more effective communication and engagement with customers.

Ultimately, the key to a fintech startup’s ability to generate revenue lies in its ability to create compelling and valuable content that supports their product.

How do you know what’s compelling and valuable?

Use data analytics and customer insights to create targeted and personalized campaigns to get higher conversion rates and better customer retention.

Data is becoming a commodity, so how do you make it work for you?

Data used to be a mote that large organizations had, and helped them stay ahead of startups who needed to make a lot of assumptions. But with ChatGPT and scraping technology becoming more ubiquitous, that’s not the case anymore.

Simply collecting data without understanding how to apply it can lead to wasted resources and missed opportunities. That’s where the best marketers (and startups) will end up differentiating themselves.

Examples of data-driven strategies that generated positive results for startups

1. Combining PPC and SEO data: If you’re running paid advertising across Google (or even social ad platforms like TikTok or Meta) you have a ton of information that will skyrocket SEO results. If you combine your Search Term report and Ad and Assets report from Google Ads, you’ll be able to know which Call To Action (CTA) performed best for a set of keywords. Then go into your SEO data, find those keywords (or related keywords), and update the title tags of the pages that are ranking for those keywords with the CTAs from your ads. Fintech brands focused on SEO that we worked with increased organic clicks from 15% to 24% almost overnight with this strategy.

2. Using sales data to improve Marketing Qualified Leads (MQLs): The biggest gripe sales executives and account managers have with marketing: quality leads. So take the list of contacts who your sales team qualified (or even better, became customers) and create a lookalike audience in your ad targeting to get more leads just like the ones your sales team likes. This will make your ad budget more efficient.

3. Use Social Media Direct Messages (DMs) before investing ad budget: Want to experiment with audience targeting, but strapped for cash? Linkedin targeting is great, but expensive. Facebook targeting is limited. So instead of wasting ad spend, use a B2B sales prospecting tool, and start filtering down for different potential customers. Then use a Linkedin DM sequencing tool like Dripify to send out messages. After a few weeks, you’ll have a plethora of data that’ll make ad targeting way more successful off the bat, including ideal target audience, CTAs, and messaging that resonates. All for pennies on the dollar.

Final Thoughts on Leveraging Data-Driven Content to Generate Revenue for Your Startup

In today’s competitive startup landscape, leveraging data-driven content can be key to generating revenue and staying ahead of the game. But it’s important to approach data-driven content with caution and ensure that you’re using ethical and safe data collection practices.

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Jack Treseler

Jack Treseler

Jack is a serial entrepreneur with a decade of experience in digital marketing. Jack believes investing and business can be used for good, and loves helping startups scale their business (and their revenue). He's also a fan of pineapple on pizza, but we won't hold that against him.