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Have you ever used MS Word to write your blog posts and wondered if there was something more blogger-friendly out there? As a blogger, you have unique needs. More than fancy features and formatting, you want: A place to capture all of your ideas A writing tool that cuts out distractions A way to find and remove embarrassing grammatical errors.
As a marketer, you know that the first step in your marketing strategy is to attract business with your content. But, while up to 94% of small businesses are using a content marketing strategy, the majority of marketers are failing. Just because you have a plan, it doesn’t mean it’s working. To understand content marketing, you need to look at the definition.
It’s that time again. You know…time to write another blog post. But, what happens if you have no clue what you’re going to write about? Or, worse, you’re stuck with a bad case of blogger’s block. You can spend hours looking at other blogs, hopping on to Quora to see what people are asking, or just reviewing your blog’s existing content for ideas to expand on – all in an atte ...
2 billion. Yes, billion, with a B. In June of 2017, that is how many active users Facebook exceeded according to Statista. That amount is staggering, and the awe tends to compound when you hear that over 65% percent of that amount use Facebook daily. Wouldn’t you like a slice of over 2 billion users? Just imagine: 1 percent of that amount and you’re looking at more than 20 million users.
Do you know if your keyword research and optimization efforts are working? When you’re running a website that relies on revenue from search engine traffic, then being able to track specific keywords is critical. Sure, they’re only one part of the SEO puzzle, but it’s important to know how they’re performing. And for that, you need the right tools.
Just how do they do it? Hundreds of comments, thousands of likes, millions of followers – the world’s top social media accounts seem to do it all so effortlessly. Is there a secret to their success, or is it just a case of being in the right place at the right time? The truth is that it’s a bit of both. Okay, so you can’t turn back the clock and dominate Facebook in its infancy.
On April 9, 2012, the 18 month-old company known as Instagram was bought by Facebook for a cool one billion dollars. That’s a one with nine zeros behind it… Wowza! Since then, the company has hit their stride with just about everyone and their mother jumping onto the growing platform. With the increase of users on Instagram, many are seeking ways to use it as a marketing plat ...
If you’re a small business owner doing business online, the thought of not making any conversions can make you lose sleep at night. You work hard at creating your website – or the online version of your brick and mortar business – with a distinct brand and logo. You even heard that blogging can generate up to 67% more leads, so you start your own company blog.
Social media is a part of everyday life. Whether you’re using it as part of your business marketing strategy or just catching up with friends (not forgetting the cats and dogs videos of course), it’s difficult to avoid. According to research figures published in January 2016, there are now more than 2.3 billion active social media users, a 10% increase since last year.
When you think about growing your email list, a lot of advice focuses on inbound strategies. These may include opt-in forms all over your site, content upgrades placed strategically on popular content, or guest posts to bring in new traffic. But, there’s a whole arena online filled with your target audience that you’re probably ignoring. It’s social media.
When you think of using social media to promote and advertise your business, Instagram probably isn’t the first network to come to mind. Typically, you think of Facebook Ads or networking on Twitter as traditional avenues many businesses use. But, with Instagram being one of the fastest growing social media platforms in the last year or two, more and more businesses, brands a ...
What’s the best blogging platform? It’s a frequent question received here on Blogging Wizard. And with so many blogging platforms available it’s an entirely valid question. But what suits one person, won’t suit another. So to help you overcome your selection headache, we’ve compared WordPress and Blogger.
Marketing automation. If you’re not familiar with the term, it might sound like a buzzword; something that’s only for big businesses. But you’d be very wrong. If you’re not taking advantage of marketing automation in your online business – no matter the size – you’re leaving a lot of potential revenue on the table.
Do you want to gain more visibility for your business? That’s a silly question, of course you want to gain more visibility for your business. Everybody does. You’ve tried all the typical marketing tips and tricks, and they’re working, but you’re looking for something with a little extra power. That next “growth hack” that skyrockets your sales.
Mention the term Keyword Research Tools to any blogger, and they’ll most likely think of the Google Keyword Planner. It has Google on the label, so it must be good, right? Well, it’s worth checking and using for initial keyword research, but remember that the tool is, and always was, intended for Google Adwords campaigns. So, while some of the data is useful, most is irrelevant.
Visuals are the emotional foundation of your landing pages. They have the power to make your visitors walk away feeling happy, informed, motivated or reassured. And most importantly – they have the power to boost your conversions. But how exactly can you incorporate visuals into your landing pages? Unsurprisingly, there are lots of ways to use visuals – as images, videos and even GIFs.
Are you struggling to create decent looking pages on your website? Or feeling so frustrated that you’re considering hiring a web designer? Stop. Thrive Architect, the new WordPress plugin from Thrive Themes could be the answer to your problems. In this review, we’ll take a look at how easy it is to create visually impressive pages (and posts), without wasting a load of time and money.
There’s no better way to increase engagement, followers, and brand loyalty than with social contests. And for business owners and marketers, it can help with sales and the growth of your business. A social contest is a promotion aimed at your social media audience. These promotions can rapidly grow your email list in a short time and build brand awareness by allowing you to r ...
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