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  • 24 Instagram Marketing Tools for More Followers, Likes & Sales

    As Instagram marketing becomes less of a choice and more of a necessity for your business, it can be frustrating to have yet another social media account to post content to and promote – especially because Instagram is in a league of its own with its focus on image-based content, less room for text, and a limited ability to link to your website.

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  • 33 CRO & Landing Page Optimization Stats to Fuel Your Strategy

    Let’s talk optimization. Marketers spend a huge portion of their time planning, implementing, and executing tests, and analyzing the results. We’re always looking to get those target metrics lifted just a little bit more – figuring out the best subject line for a great open rate, the best CTA and creative pairing to get a click through, trying to shave a second off your websit ...

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  • Most Expensive Keywords, Ad Hacks & More Top Posts from June

    Summer is finally here! June was sunny and warm for those of us in the northeast, and we finally got our fill of vitamin D. Though the month flew by, it was an exciting couple of weeks for us at WordStream! We completed a lot of cool projects that we shared with you. In case you missed it, here are our top ten posts from the month of June. 1.

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  • WordStream Named a Top 20 Place to Work in Boston!

    With fun golf outings, a winning softball team, an Xbox in the office, and an endless supply of cold brew, WordStream employees once again named WordStream as a best place to work in Boston! Our WordStream Team at the awards ceremony! While WordStream has its formal perks—great benefits, an unlimited vacation policy, great social outings, and opportunities to volunteer—employees have so many .

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  • Our Best Tweets Ever (And How to Replicate Them)

    At WordStream, we’ve taken a trial-and-error approach to social media. After I took over our accounts about a year ago, we’ve been implementing new strategies, trying out different approaches, and combing through data to see what our audience really likes to engage with. First, let me tell you: it’s been hard. We post and tweet a LOT.

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  • LOTS of New AdWords Features, & More Top Posts from May

    We survived a crazy-rainy May! Full of Star Wars memes, margaritas, Instagram’s for social-media savvy Mothers, and loads of Google announcements, we’re still catching our breath. Below is the best of the blog from the past month—don’t miss any of our (or Google’s) big changes and helpful guides. 1.

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  • 13 of the Best Instagram Ads We’ve Ever Seen

    As I was writing this post, I reached out to coworkers and friends to screenshot their favorite Instagram ads. The responses were, unfortunately, lacking to non-existent. When I kept bugging them, most responded saying that they either only saw terrible ads, or none at all. Which got me thinking… The best Instagram ads don’t look like ads at all. They look like Instagram photos.

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  • Snap Inc. Opens Advertising Opportunities to SMBs

    Starting in June, Snap Inc., the parent company of the popular mobile app Snapchat, will begin offering advertisers a suite of self-service advertising tools. For the past few years, Snap ads have been available to big brands through large media buys accompanied by a Snapchat sales rep, or third-party software providers that plug into Snapchat’s advertising API.

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  • 31 Must-Ask Interview Questions for Marketing Jobs

    Here at WordStream, we know how difficult is it to find the right person to fit a position and a team. Especially when your company is rapidly growing and you’re interviewing for multiple positions at once, it can be hard to keep up! The marketing team is hiring for several roles right now, and we were lucky enough to receive interview training from our lovely recruiter, Miche ...

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  • Best Facebook Ad Features and Other Top Posts of the Month

    April showers bring May flowers…and we are so ready for the showers to cease. After a gray and gloomy April, punctuated by WordStream Live, holiday weekends and a minor bug infestation on the WordStream marketing corner, May is almost here! In case you went back into winter hibernation this month and missed our best content, we have a recap for you! Check out our best perform ...

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  • 33 Mind-Boggling Instagram Stats & Facts for 2017

    Launched in 2010 and acquired by Facebook in 2012, Instagram has taken the mobile photo-sharing niche by storm, with no signs of stopping soon. Thinking about using Instagram to market your business? Want to become Instagram famous? Here are the coolest, most surprising Instagram statistics and facts to know for this year. Instagram Demographic Statistics 1.

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  • 16 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Find & Keep a Remote Job

    The luxury of “working from home” is turning into an expectation from employers. According to Forbes, 68% of U.S. workers say that they expect to work remotely in the future. It’s rare to find a company that wouldn’t allow you to work from bed when you come down with the flu, but it can be trickier to find a spot that would want you to work remotely 100% of the time.

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  • New Facebook Ad Benchmarks & More Top Stories from March

    We have made it through the ides of March, losing an hour of sleep (though it felt like 5 hours), and winter storm Stella. Though the temperature in Boston remains at a tepid 40 degrees, spring has sprung and brought along some nice allergies…we are ready for April! Here are our best posts from March in case you missed them while out stocking up on milk and bread prepping for ...

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  • New Free Tools: Check Your AdWords Metrics Against Benchmarks!

    Viewing on mobile? Check out our new tools here! If you’re new to paid search advertising, or just onboarding new clients with your agency, figuring out how to measure success can be challenging. We all want to create ads that have high CTRs and chart-breaking conversion rates, but a good metric in one industry isn’t necessarily good in another—in fact, it can be difficult to ...

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  • 37 Staggering Video Marketing Statistics for 2017

    As digital marketing evolves, we continue to see trends favoring video! Here are some quick and easy stats to use to convince your boss to invest in that video project, YouTube ads, or simply qualify your Snapchat habit. Video Marketing Volume Statistics 82% of Twitter users watch video content on Twitter YouTube has over a billion users, almost one-third of total internet users.

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  • 17 Hair-Raising Salon Marketing Ideas

    If you’re anything like me, it takes a lot of time, effort, and risk to find a new salon to trust with my hair. If you’re anything like my lovely colleague, Allen, you’d rather shave your own head than spend your time trying to find the perfect salon. I have such a hard time finding a good hairdresser that I often travel back to Philadelphia to get my hair cut (yes, 6.5 hours for a haircut.

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  • 7 Ways to Make Your Social Media Resume Look Awesome & Get Hired

    Social media is rapidly changing the way companies brand and market themselves as well as provide customer service. Though paid social continues to grow, organic social media management remains important as well! Since 2010, jobs with “social media” in the title tripled year over year, and the demand for these skills is not isolated to jobs with a social media title.

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  • 40 Essential Social Media Marketing Statistics for 2017

    As we start a new year, here is a look back at the world of social media. Keep these statistics in mind as you create your social media plan for 2017! Social Media Demographic Statistics 1. 75% of male internet users are on Facebook as well as 83% of female internet users. 2. 32% of teenagers consider Instagram to be the most important social network. 3.

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  • 23 Creative Advertising Ideas That Actually Work

    True life: I never had cable TV until 2015. The only time I watched TV shows was on Netflix, Hulu, or basic channels; having cable was a whole new world. When we did get cable, after the installation men explained in detail how to use the remote, I watched commercials for HOURS. Because that’s all that is on cable now, right? Almost all the commercials were funny, inspiring, or ...

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