17 Ways to Create Content that Drives Engagement on Facebook

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Your ideal client and customer is on Facebook – that is true for most businesses. Yes, your fans and non-fans, they are already spending time on Facebook. They use it for personal reasons. They spend time following what their real life friends and family are up to, clicking on ads, engaging in groups and following business they buy from. And if you capture their attention, these people can be a big help spread the word about your brand.  Read more

7 Irresistible Content Topics Your Audience Will Love

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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.

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Klout Me In: Why You Need to Know Your Score

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As influencers, online marketers, and people who count all the engagement that comes in – we need to remember that we also need to know where we as people (or a business) stand. Most marketers and businesses focus on analytics, not really looking at what could jumpstart their campaigns, what content is worthy of re-sharing (and remember, recycling is good!), and which people are worthy a follow. So, where does one start? Klout. Read more

6 Easy Ways to Get Great Testimonials

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Ever seen a sales page for a major Internet Marketing training course? Did you notice the dozens of testimonials? There’s a reason the guru used up all that valuable space on their sales page: Testimonials are a marketer’s secret weapon.  There’s a mountain of marketing studies to back this up, but I’ll stick to just three of the choicest examples.  Read more

How to Create a Simple Autoresponder Series to Keep Your Leads Hot

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As a small business owner, you should be building your email list – you get that. You worked hard to nail your ideal customer profile and you spent hours creating that perfect opt-in offer that is working like gangbusters. Is your work done? Not by a long shot. You still need to make sure that the people who just signed up to your email list are indeed the right fit for your business (and not freebie seekers) and that they stay subscribed long enough to make a purchase. Read more

The Definitive Guide to Blog Commenting

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When was the last time you commented on a blog post? Yesterday…a week ago? A month ago? Despite all you have to do, you might want to squeeze in even 20 minutes a week to write a few good blog comments. Done right, they can get you more results than just adding a few more tweets to your Twitter feed.  Read more

Why Your Brand Needs Infographics 

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Your content marketing strategy may well be already in full swing: you’re producing regular, informative blog posts and sharing them throughout your social networks; your email list has been growing gradually and your monthly newsletter is being generally well distributed and talked about. But is there still something missing? Read more

How To Create a Convincing Email Marketing Newsletter

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When it comes to email marketing, plain text emails are, if not quite a thing of the past, then certainly on a downwards spiral. The trend these days is to jazz up the email newsletter with some images, illustrations, groovy fonts, and funky layouts. The idea is simple – with so many emails coming through as just words on a screen, yours simply need to be lively so that they jump out at your potential clients, grabbing their attention amidst the endless black and white chatter.  Read more