What’s your biggest challenge with online marketing?

Over the last few years we’ve been sharing tips, strategies and advice on how to grow your business using online marketing, on this blog and on Web Profits TV.

We really put a lot of effort into delivering the very best content we can in a format that’s easy to understand… and the feedback we’ve received to date has been great!

But we need your help…

We want to continue delivering content that helps you succeed online…

Obviously we can choose whatever topics we think will help you the most (and there’s a lot to cover) but it makes a lot more sense to find out what your biggest challenges are when it comes to growing your business using online marketing.

If we know that, then we’ll be able to deliver content that aligns with what you want to hear about most.

All you need to do is write your biggest challenge(s) in the comments section below…

The more detail you provide the better it’ll be because it will help us focus our content on exactly where you’re stuck.

Alex Cleanthous

Alex Cleanthous

Chief Innovation Officer at Web Profits

Alex Cleanthous is Chief Innovation Officer at Web Profits. With more than 10 years experience in online marketing, Alex is always on the lookout for smarter, faster and more scalable ways to achieve maximum growth with minimum spend.


  1. Andy says:

    Getting good quality traffic, and lots of it.

    October 25th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

  2. Shane says:

    We have a great SEO strategy but feel as though we could convert out visitors better. While we have tried numerous different things (button size/location, content, images, call to actions, etc), we have difficulty measuring what is effective. Split-testing certainly seems to be the way to go, but with a highly variable conversion rate (maybe 2 one day, none the next, 1 the next, etc), combined with random google bounces between spots 1 to 3, it is difficult to measure.

    October 25th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

  3. Bern says:

    My biggest challange is understanding computer jargon! Seo,google words , robot text, its all double dutch when you are not a computer guru.

    October 25th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

  4. James says:

    love your work… would like you to cover wordpress seo and how to target keywords without being a ‘stuffer’. Any seo plugins you highly recommend. Maybe 10-15 critical things you would put into a wordpress site so it did well on google… eg permalink set up etc. Thanks!

    October 25th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

  5. Megan says:

    Biggest challenges include from my pointy end of the business I deal with are ~

    – B2B: Customer education, teaching a site owner why they need to blog, social media, write great content etc.
    – Getting a solid plan for each client: with each customer being shaped differently, what works for one may not apply to another.
    – Budget constraints for the SMB
    – Keeping up with the best strategy for now: What works today, will it work tomorrow. The rapid changes are overwhelming.


    October 25th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

  6. Stuart Greig says:

    Tips and metrics for people who don’t have a product to sell. By that I mean, people who are pushing out information. For example, tourism and regional awareness.
    Yes there is a product at some point …but not one that can be readily attributed to the website as a conversion measure.

    October 25th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

  7. Jake says:

    Hi Alex,

    I started reading and listening to your blogs and am in a major learning process. I am a Triathlon coach and want to work on building that up some. However, I am not the most computer literate bloke out there. I do have a FB page (System Jake multi sport coaching) and would like to see that generate some business.



    October 26th, 2012 at 9:11 am

  8. Annelies says:

    My million dollar question is how to convert to sales. When you know you are selling the best product at the most competitive price, what needs to be done to let potential customers that this is genuine?

    October 26th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

  9. Bruce Davey says:

    I have had a company doing SEO for a while. I understand none of it.How do I know they are doing . All I have is position.
    I ask myself could they be doing better.
    I also am challenged by converting lookers to customers.
    I read and am emailed by hotshot online “experts” who seem to have some interesting info usually for outthere money making.
    eg Traffic Travis,Adam Short,Daniel Levis, noble Sumari,Richard Legg etc ar they relevant and if so how do I implement strategies.
    I also have trouble getting links.

    October 28th, 2012 at 11:02 am

  10. Jeremy says:

    How to push exposure of the website nationally.

    November 4th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

  11. Gerrid Smith says:

    It has always been leads-sales conversion.

    One has to work doubly hard on both your social media and SEO in order to reach your target. Social media daily updates and updated SEO techniques should be focused on.

    November 29th, 2012 at 11:04 am

  12. simone says:

    Regarding seo what i figure out is everyday you get to know something new which will be help to getting good rank or visibility

    December 6th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

  13. Shabbir Wajihi says:

    I am getting traffic of around 1300 visitors per month. My lead lead conversion rate is around 7%. Is there any tactics or secret weapon which I can use to pump my conversion rate to 15%.

    March 24th, 2013 at 5:29 pm

  14. Charles says:

    My biggest challenge in internet marketing is staying with it, not quitting and not getting discouraged. This should be deja vu for me, because as a former practicing Certified Public Accountant, I sweated blood to get my CPA certificate. However, this is a whole new ballgame.

    August 8th, 2013 at 4:33 pm

  15. Ronee says:

    Our biggest challenge is to post content about our food and dining experiences that will interest others. Sometimes, we wonder if reader would be interested in reading about an experience we had at a first rate restaurant.

    August 8th, 2013 at 4:35 pm