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Why Bad Websites And Poor Social Media Efforts Are Silent Killers For Businesses

Why Bad Websites And Poor Social Media Efforts Are Silent Killers For Businesses

We tell our customers that networking, a business card, and internet marketing should be their top priorities to grow their businesses and that all other forms of marketing are luxuries. Luxuries that can produce results, but luxuries none the less. After you meet a prospect at a networking event, the first thing they are going to do is check you out on LinkedIn and then check out your company’s website.

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Social Proof Tips – How To Get Good 3rd Party Online Reviews By Using A Strategy, Some Tools, And Tactics…

Social Proof Tips – How To Get Good 3rd Party Online Reviews By Using A Strategy, Some Tools, And Tactics…

Social media, search engines, and popular review sites allow consumer opinions to travel faster and reach further than ever before. Reviews are modern day word of mouth (eWOM) marketing posted on sites like Yelp, Google+, Angie’s List, and more. Reviews are easily seen and shareable and are probably the most important aspect of marketing for small and local businesses who don’t have large brand advertising budgets. Good reviews will affect people’s decision to buy from your business and will increase your search engine rankings.

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What’s The Best Way To Reach Executives? 75% Of Them Watch Work Related Videos Each Week!

What’s The Best Way To Reach Executives? 75% Of Them Watch Work Related Videos Each Week!

Videos cut through the digital noise of the internet by requiring a viewer’s full attention. In a minute, sometimes less, a video can convey a message that will take paragraphs and paragraphs to explain. Content marketing began with text blog posts but will now morph into text blog posts with video and maybe even an infographic. The content simply has to be better since there is more competition on the internet. Those who know how to use text, video, and images together and separately are going to be those who

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Social Media Is Just One Piece of the Marketing Puzzle… Don’t Forget About Blogging, Websites, Video, And Online Reviews

Social Media Is Just One Piece of the Marketing Puzzle… Don’t Forget About Blogging, Websites, Video, And Online Reviews

As social media because more noisy, frustrating, and expensive, businesses will start concentrating on their owned digital assets more. Businesses don’t own their space on social media channels and some have found this out the hard way as organic access to the feeds slowing disappears. The website and the blog become the library for a company’s owned content and distribution of that content will more and more be driven by email and niche social media channels and groups/communities inside the larger social media channels.

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Why Word of Mouth Marketing Alone Isn’t Enough To Get Past a Prospect’s Exploration Phase These Days…

Why Word of Mouth Marketing Alone Isn’t Enough To Get Past a Prospect’s Exploration Phase These Days…

Word of mouth marketing is still a small business’ number 1 way to generate more business. Referrals from current customers and warm leads from your strategic partners will still be the way most relationships start. Now put yourself in your prospects shoes for a minute. Someone just told you about a company and how they can help you. What will you do? You will check them out online if you’re like 9 out of 10 people! Probably 10 of out 10 in 5 more years.

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Getting Leads From Your Online Efforts Depend Upon These 5 Key Pieces Of The Internet Marketing Puzzle…

Getting Leads From Your Online Efforts Depend Upon These 5 Key Pieces Of The Internet Marketing Puzzle…

Content – Content is King. Nothing works online without it. Websites, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media, and Email marketing will have no effect without it. Prospects and customers are scouring the internet looking for ways to improve their businesses and content is the way to get them interested in your products and services. Once you prove that you are a thought leader, those decision makers will keep coming back, sooner or later they will do business with you.

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The Best Ways To Use Web Videos And Why You Need A Marketer And Not Video Technician To Produce Them

The Best Ways To Use Web Videos And Why You Need A Marketer And Not Video Technician To Produce Them

When you think of corporate videos, do you think about very creative and entertaining videos? We bet not! Those boring old style profile and testimonial videos are yesterdays news and not the way you want your company to use it’s video budget for the the future. The best way to use web video today is to focus on your customer’s problems and to keep them entertaining and educational, always showing your company’s personality in the process.

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Animated Explainer Videos: How They Clarify What Your Solutions Can Do For Your Customers…

Animated Explainer Videos: How They Clarify What Your Solutions Can Do For Your Customers…

Explainer videos are short online videos used to explain your company’s product or service. Explainer videos are extremely popular to those trying to understand a product or service in 30-90 seconds. They are also very popular with companies because they increase conversions at a crazy rate compared to normal blogs or page content. These animated explainer videos allow for unlimited creativity and allow easier edit if they need to be update for some reason.

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Tips For Using Video In Your Website, Social Media, And Email Marketing To Generate, Nurture, And Close Leads

Tips For Using Video In Your Website, Social Media, And Email Marketing To Generate, Nurture, And Close Leads

Video marketing works best when you show the right video to the right person at the right time. To do this you need to know when a lead is kicking the tires and when they are interested. You have to develop strategy that lays out when you should send specific leads specific videos to get them closer to buying your product or service. To create this strategy you need to know the stages of sales funnel for your leads. The 3 main stages in your sales funnel are lead generation, lead nurturing, and lead acquisition. Using

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Small Business Lead Generation – How To Attract The Right Online Leads And Convert Them Into Customers And Advocates

Small Business Lead Generation – How To Attract The Right Online Leads And Convert Them Into Customers And Advocates

Companies and people buy different today! An average decision maker does most of their buying research online long before making contact. For companies to be contacted, they had better have a good online strategy to produce and deliver the content that decision makers want during the research phase. The following four strategies are the building blocks where small businesses must focus their efforts to attract the right online leads and convert them into customers and advocates. Attracting the Right Website

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The Future Of SEO As Google Continues Their Quest To Give The Best Answers To Specific Questions

The Future Of SEO As Google Continues Their Quest To Give The Best Answers To Specific Questions

Not getting found online can break a business in this day and age. Optimizing your website and social media channels are the way you get found online. The way you optimize your website and social media channels is to provide educational content to those in need of it. This content needs to be in many forms (blogs, audio, video, etc.) and integrated through social media with the intention to convert into customers those who are reading the content. With that said, anybody who tells you that SEO is dead is just “Loony Tunes.”

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