As a marketer, one of the most effective things that you can do online is to utilize the hashtag to expand your market reach. A strategic use of hashtags can vastly improve your SEO, your discoverability, amplify your brand and target your specific audience across all of your social media channels. Read more
Want more email subscribers – and more leads? The single best way to get them is to offer a lead magnet – a free incentive for joining your email list. Lead magnets are also called “sign up incentives”, “sign up offers”, “ethical bribes”, “freemiums”, “content upgrades”, and many other terms. They can be a report in PDF format, a series of emails (aka an autoresponder), a coupon, or even a free half hour of consulting – though we’ll get into all that in more detail later. For now, just know Read more
As a small business owner, you are always striving to increase your online visibility. You want to get in front of as many people as you can and continue to do that. There are many different ways of doing that and in this post we are going to have a look at how blogging can help you. Read more
Have your ever looked at your mobile email marketing statistics? Email marketing these days is in large part mobile marketing, people open and read their emails on their smartphones and tablets while watching TV, on the road, on vacation or even during business meetings. And this goes for both personal and commercial emails. Read more
Search engine traffic is more of a winner-take-all endeavor than most of us realize. Just look at clickthrough rates for search engine results: The page that sits in the first position for a search query gets 32.5% of all the clicks for that search. The site just behind it – in the very respectable second position in the results – gets about half that much traffic, with just 17.6% of clicks. By third position, you’re down to 11.4%. Anything below 4th position and you’re below 10%. Ouch.
Is your audience in love with your content? Or do they read it only when there’s nothing more pressing to do. If your readers aren’t hooked on your content, you may be setting the bar too low. On today’s content-saturated Web, people ignore average content. They need more from you. They need your best. They need content that grabs them by the throat.
Pinterest marketing is a fairly new concept even by social media standards. Pinterest’s growing popularity as a major social network, however, means that this pin board sharing social simply cannot be ignored as a powerful marketing avenue. Indeed, the very introduction of this new Analytics tool goes to show just how much marketers are using the site, and user demand is dictating a more thorough overview of how potential customers are interacting with your pins. Read more
For a brand whose marketing messages can get in front of thousands of people, the impact of a “small” mistake can be enormous. Think about it, not only is there a chance of making a bad impression (or a real brand damage), but mistakes can also have a direct influence on conversions. So as a marketer you want to reduce the number of possible (high impact) mistakes.
With 68.5 % of consumers planning to celebrate Halloween, it is another great occasion to plan and run a successful email marketing campaign. We offer 7 tips on how to make the most of your email marketing efforts in October and generate high ROI. Read more
Ever wondered if you should include a first name field in your opt-in forms or not? Some marketers use it, and some don’t, but there’s actually considerable dispute about whether the name field helps or hinders long-term list profitability. Read more