Every profession has its own jargon—buzzwords used as shorthand, often using acronyms. One reason jargon is popular in almost every profession is for speed in communication. Unfortunately, jargon is also used to create a closed, hermetic environment where only those in the know can translate the jargon into meaningful terms.
You’ve probably wondered what your company would have to do to rank in the first position in a Google search. That’s pretty prime real estate considering that companies landing in the top spot have a 200% higher click-through rate than the company that shows up in the number-two spot. So how do companies get that spot?
You’re probably very good at your job. You have an abundance of knowledge, skill, expertise, and experience, and you can’t think of any part of your job in which you are deficient. But I can name one thing in which you’re woefully lacking, and you’ll agree. You’re lacking a sufficient amount of time to do all the things you need to do to satisfy your customers.
Growth hacking is a term currently being bandied about by marketing and advertising folk. It’s one of those phrases that the average person would have a hard time defining, even though the meanings of both words being used is clear. And yet, growth hacking is all the rage and if you talk to a marketing person, they’ll suggest it for your business. So … what the heck is growth hacking?