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

9 Blog Design Tweaks That Will Increase Your Email Signups

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You blog for business – I get it. You spend hours creating high-quality content on your blog because you want to stand out from the crowd and catch the attention of your ideal reader. You understand people hardly buy information products or coaching on the first encounter and that you need to slowly make this newly acquired audience like and trust you. Your main focus is on content marketing, and for that you need them to hand over their contact details – their email address. 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

25 Productivity Hacks for Email Marketers

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Managing an email program is no small task, even if you’re a pro. Depending on whether you’re working for a large or small company (or yourself) you may have designers, writers, directors, customer service, and a dozen other things to manage. Or, if your shop is small, you may get to wear all those hats.  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

Are You Making These 7 Rookie Mistakes in Your Guest Posting?

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Sometimes there are various thoughts that go through our head when we think of guest blogging, like: “Guest blogging doesn’t work anymore,” “Guest blogging is a huge waste of time,” “I tried publishing on other blogs before but I never got a response,” “I guest posted on a leading blog but it resulted in only a handful of subscribers,” “Guest posting? I don’t even know where to publish or even get started. It all seems so complicated.” Do any of these statements resonate with you? Read more

Increasing Frequency: How to Properly Do an Email Spree

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Every marketer should figure out the ideal number of email campaigns to send. You might go for a base frequency of monthly or weekly email updates, depending on the relationship your target audience has with your brand. With the exception of senders who already have very high frequency of multiple sends per week, an increase in the total number of emails per subscriber can have a direct positive effect on your bottom line results.  Read more

10 Ways to Reduce the Bounce Rate on Your Website

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Bounce rate seems like a straightforward metric, but the moment you scratch it’s surface, things get murky.  Even the definition is murky. The Google Analytics help center defines bounce rate as “the percentage of single-page sessions (i.e. sessions in which the person left your site from the entrance page without interacting with the page).” That seems pretty straightforward, until you learn that your Google Analytics reports don’t precisely reflect that definition.  Read more