Your social media campaign almost invariably can be broken down into two distinct categories – your organic efforts, and your bought efforts. The aim of both games is of course first to get more ‘likes’, followers, engagement and connections, and from these to go on to acquire actual conversions in terms of subscribers and of course sales. Read more
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Webinars are a great but for some reason under-used tool for the purposes of content marketing. If you think about the best ever blog post that you’ve written, something that was at once deeply informative, entertaining, paved the way for some new thinking within your industry, drove an unprecedented amount of traffic to your website, and was most likely directly responsible for a few conversions to boot… Read more
I’m a big fan of Pinterest. Not only as a social media marketer, but as a general user, too. It’s the site that I turn to for inspiration when I’m in the (possibly low) mood for a bit of retail therapy. As a social network, there is one thing that Pinterest absolutely nails – appearance.
Metrics matter. That’s a fact. And thank goodness – with the billions that have been spent already on big data, not to mention the trillions and trillions that will follow, they had better matter. Otherwise, what’s it all for? Read more
SEO is a hard game that’s getting harder all the time? Do you remember the good old days when you’d just cram as many keywords into your blog posts and be done with it? Well, I’m sure you do remember those days, though I hope you weren’t actually one of those very naughty individuals who partook in such questionable practices. Read more
Social networks can be rather fickle. What’s trending now will probably not be trending in another day or even hour’s time. It’s a phenomenon of the modern internet that is, for a social media marketer at least, both a bane and a boon. Read more
Search engines are pretty sophisticated things these days and can handle quite a lot of technical challenges. In fact, there are some people out there who think that fussing around with your URL structure does nothing to help your SEO. I’d disagree (it’s a Domain Authority ranking factor for goodness sake), and so would a lot of other SEO professionals. Read more
Do you use YouTube as part of your social media strategy? If you’re not, then you really should. Video promotion is becoming ever more important in this digital age. It goes without saying that attaching an eye-catching image to your blog post will immediately improve its chances of being read and shared on social media. But, increasingly, even these picture-perfect posts are being overlooked in favour of the even more passive information transmission – video. Read more
Last year 56% of marketers were embarking upon content marketing without a plan. As any blogger who has floundered down this path will tell you – this way madness lies. Creating decent content for your blog is not an easy thing. Read more
Metrics, metrics, metrics. Nearly every marketer is obsessed with the numbers: how many sales? How many hits? How many social shares? Normally, you will have software installed that keeps a close eye on all of these figures (plus a lot more besides) and turns them into a very handy visual (usually a graph) that displays all the peaks and troughs over the past few days, weeks, months and years.