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2019 Marketing Statistics

OR Why You Can't Just Throw Words On A Page

Pictures are pretty, but they can only do so much if a client hasn't experienced your service or held your product (or something like it) in their own hands. Even the best photo can only do so much to show quality or inspire wallet-opening FOMO.


Knowing this, why do so many business owners and entrepreneurs spend their precious time throwing words on their website just to have something there? I love bootstrappin' as much as the next gal, but there comes a time to draw that line in the sand. Do you want apathetic, one-time customers or legions of fans that swear by your product or service and spread their love to everyone they know?

If you're the kind of person that gets stirred by anecdotes and uplifting words, check out  my testimonials  and my copywriting philosophy. If you're into the cold hard facts thing, just keep reading for some 2019 copywriting and marketing statistics and my takeaways.

According to HubSpot's The Ultimate List of Marketing Statistics for 2019:

  • 90% of searchers haven't made their mind up about a brand before starting their search. 

      Takeaway: Potential clients are looking for a reason to love (or hate) you when they 

      get to your website.

  • 50% of search queries are four words or longer. 

      Takeaway: Stop trying to rank for keywords like 'barbecue' or 'art'. You won't cut

      through the existing noise to get your goodness noticed. Long tail keywords are

      where it's at.

  • 70-80% of search engine users are only focusing on the organic results. 

      Takeaway: You can't just buy your way to the top. Well, unless you're Amazon.

  • Using statistics in blog posts improves consumer trust. 

      Takeaway: Not a blog but      .

  • Over its lifetime, one compounding blog post creates as much traffic as six decaying posts. 

      Takeaway: Evergreen content is king. Also, you might want to skip the content mills.

      They're built on churning a lot of content quickly or, in other words, no time to


  • Transactional emails receive eight times as many opens compared to regular marketing emails. 

      Takeaway: Autoresponders and microcopy matter.

  • Gmail has 1 billion active users worldwide. 

      Takeaway: Email is decidedly not dead.

According to AWAI's State of the Industry 2019:

  • The average return on an email marketing investment is $44.25 for every dollar spent. 

      Takeaway: Quite simply, it takes money to make money.

  • 75% of people who find local, helpful information in search results are more likely to visit the physical stores. 

      Takeaway: Yes, even brick and mortar businesses need a website. Think of it as a

      digital storefront.

  • 76% of consumers trust direct mail for helping them make a purchase decision - much more than digital channels. 

      Takeaway: Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Make room in your budget for

      online AND offline marketing.