Building a brand, marketing a business and selling products online can be extremely difficult, especially for new businesses, as competition for the attention of customers is high. However, there are ways to use your competitors to improve your content marketing, SEO (search engine optimization) and boost your own marketing efforts. Taking a little time to analyze your competitors' websites and their content can give you[...]
Unless you've been living under a rock, you have probably heard that video is going to be an absolutely critical component of content marketing in 2017. Today's content consumer doesn't want to read blocks of text; they want their content delivered on their mobile devices in a quick and engaging manner. But where do you start with video marketing when you're not sure what options are available to you? To discover your top[...]
Online shopping is continuing its rise in importance among shoppers of all ages this holiday season. With 46 percent of all shoppers saying that they plan on doing online shopping instead of going into physical stores, you have to have a solid online presence and understand how to catch as many of those shoppers as possible in order to meet your holiday shopping quotas.
If your store hasn't yet made the leap into the[...]
Inbound marketing presents the ultimate way to build up an engaged audience and a brand image that everyone starts talking about. With more power in the hands of the consumer than ever before, businesses need to work hard to build up their reputations and become thought leaders in their industries. It takes time to work your way up to recognition by way of content marketing, social media and other inbound marketing methods[...]
Accounting for almost a quarter of the total population and being more likely than any other age group to adopt new technologies, millennials present the most lucrative market of all. Young adults are also the driving force behind the changing consumer habits that are shaping the business world and, recognizing this, successful marketers are making millennials a priority or, at the very least, working to understand what[...]
According to industry leaders, 70% of revenue for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) comes from local clients and businesses, though most sales come from referrals rather than from pursuing solid leads. Customers seek local vendors for products and services because it's convenient, so it's crucial for you to implement strategies that help you grow locally. Here are 10 facts about approaching local leads that can help[...]
Google Removes Right Column PPC Ads for Desktop Searches; Time to Adapt Your Online Marketing Strategy
As of February 19, 2016, Google stopped showing ads on the right hand side of its search results pages.
Google will now just show ads at the top and bottom of search results page. However, it may increase the number of top ads from three to four if the search query is "highly commercial".
The phrase “highly commercial queries” is vague but Google stated that this will equate to approximately 2.5% of[...]
One of the savviest moves you can make as a business owner is to understand the importance of content marketing ROI. While some brands are churning out content in the hopes that something sticks, smart business owners are stacking the ROI odds in their favor. Knowing which steps to take to improve the success rates for your content allows you to double-down on the actions you know will work for your brand. If you want to[...]
The speed of the internet means marketers are constantly looking to anticipate new trends. Trends can be subtle changes or noticeable shifts, but the clear advantage is for those that can act swiftly. While many marketers seek out methods and tactics that are brand new, most trends are based on proven methods that have worked across all types of businesses. A current trend, helping to achieve success for established[...]
If you want to improve your business outreach efforts this year, you can't beat the benefits of business blogging. Not only does business blogging boost your SEO, it also feeds your social media marketing efforts and fills your customer acquisition funnel too. If you've hesitated to begin a business blog for fear of having nothing to say, it is helpful to approach blogging by considering the different types of blog posts at[...]
Your online business has been steadily growing all year. You're pleased with your current rate of sales, but know you need to pick up the pace if you want to reach your yearly sales target. Rather than just hope your sales totals are up over Christmas, you can take the bull by the horns (or should that be reindeer?) and maximize the chances of a phenomenal holiday selling season. If you incorporate the following five[...]
There is no denying that videos are one of the most powerful tools in an online marketer's arsenal. A video's ability to engage viewers and elicit an emotional response is second to none. With an exceptional video, you can build your brand presence, generate tons of leads and even perform better on the search engines. However, before you start the cameras rolling, you need to know exactly how to create that kind of video.
A new era is being formed and is opening all kinds of possibilities and results for marketing. Instead of buying ads, email lists, sending direct mail or other traditional marketing methods, inbound marketing focusses on creating compelling content strategies, advanced search engine optimization and active social media management to better position your company to be the ideal solution your customers are searching for, all[...]
Over the past few years, technology has enabled professionals and organizations to take their business to a whole new level. Marketing automation is one such advancement. Marketing and sales teams have been scrambling to understand and leverage this new technique to their advantage. The reality is that automating the marketing process is not a single technique. Instead, it is a number of techniques and technologies[...]
The digital age opens up all kinds of possibilities for marketing and advertising. Inbound marketing uses social media to promote businesses and their products. Sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and others which allow people to connect with each other are also powerful marketing and advertising tools.
The idea behind inbound marketing is to pull in customers by establishing a lively and informative social media[...]
Marketing videos are a very powerful way to engage your potential clients and get visitors interested in what you are selling. Good videos can also increase your brand recognition and assist in lead generation. A successful video marketing campaign will help you gain targeted customers who come back to your site repeatedly, provided you use the right strategies.
The challenge is in knowing which strategies to use to[...]
Despite the online marketing world's current obsession with social media, email marketing is still as important as ever. A well-maintained mailing list can bring your company a lot of business and greatly boost customer retention. However, it is often difficult to get people to sign up for your mailing list. Here are a few ways to get people to sign up to receive your emails.
The Opt-In Box
The opt-in box is the simplest[...]
Do you have a fantastic new product that you're ready to start selling? Making money from your product is a great goal, but sometimes launching a new product can be difficult. Fortunately, there are a number of ways that you can market your products online that will quickly lead to great results and an increase in sales.
1. Write guest posts for bloggers
Did you know that many consumers turn to blogs as a way to find out[...]