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Whether you call them “text images” or “text pictures” or “image quotes,” using images with text is a content marketing trend that’s not going away anytime soon. You’ve probably noticed a lot of bloggers use text images to promote their content, particularly blog posts. I also recommend doing that, as I suggested when I published the Online Visibility Challenge (ongoing, take ...
On November 26, I’m celebrating and supporting Small Business Saturday® and all the small biz owners I know, love and work with! It’s a special day created so communities can show their love for small businesses both “brick and mortar” and virtual, like mine and most of my clients. And it wouldn’t be a celebration without people like you joining us! So mark your calendar for N ...
There are over 3,000,000 blog posts published every single day. Think about that. If you’re a blogger then you know how time-consuming it is to promote your blog posts to your social networks. Yet, you also know that it’s the best way to get more eyeballs on your message, build your audience, and make sales.
I was taking a walk the other day, thinking about lead generation and how to express the concept and essential processes required to attract new leads for your business. What came to mind is fishing. It’s not an original metaphor and I don’t even like fishing, but I do understand what it takes to catch a fish and it’s a pretty good way to illustrate lead generation.
If you had told me a few years ago that I would be advising you to learn how to sell your high-end products and services over the phone, much less that I would be ultra-comfortable doing phone selling myself…well, the truth is, I would have thought you were as mad as the March Hare! And maybe even madder! Even though I had been in the marketing world for a long time, I never considered doing a.
In a recent interview on the Thriving Launch podcast, I addressed themes that will be familiar to you if you’re a regular reader of this blog…how to get seen with your online content. I talked about how to grow your following through adding value to your content and how having value and being clear on your message helps leverage your online presence.
What’s the average number of shares your blog posts typically get? Are you frustrated that your blog posts aren’t getting shared very much? You may be making a few common mistakes with your social share buttons that can be fixed in minutes! Let me explain. When I host Brag About Your Blog Day on my Facebook Page I promise to share every submitted post with my 33,000+ Twitter followers.
In The Checklist Manifesto, Atul Gawande asserts that the simple checklist is the key to taming a high-tech economy. Malcolm Gladwell in his review of the manifesto says, “…he [Gwande] is really interested in a problem that afflicts virtually every aspect of the modern world–and that is how professionals deal with the increasing complexity of their responsibilities.
You just can’t argue with the statistics. We are firmly entrenched in the age of video marketing and you ignore it at your peril. Social video generates 1200% more shares than text and images combined. (Wordstream) If you want more eyeballs on your content a.k.a your business, then you need to promote your blog posts with video.
Let’s get one thing straight: There’s no such a thing as a duplicate content penalty which existence would confirm any Google representative. There are two possible issues associated with non-original content: The removal of a search result based on a DMCA notice. Google is said to be receiving around 75 million DMCA-related takedown requests, so this issue is bigger than you may think.
Life doesn’t always go as planned or expected. I’ve been running (actually “wogging”) since 2007. I’ve had my share of trips and aches and sprains, but never any serious injuries. The worst physical injury I’ve ever experienced was a torn ACL in my right knee in 2013 that happened as I was attempting to get out of a boat on Lago de Sandoval in the Peruvian Amazon.
What’s stopping you from experimenting with live video for your business? I’ve been asking this question on various networks. It puzzles me that more people aren’t jumping onto the live video bandwagon. It’s never been easier to shoot and stream video. The only equipment required is your smartphone.
Have you ever published a blog post or status update, or video and then realized it was terrible? Maybe not the content, but the format or presentation of the content? What do you do? How do you handle it? In the case of live video, on Facebook, for example, you may not know the video sucked until after the fact. Like the video below. I’m sharing with you to share a lesson and a point.
Do you ever feel like you’re listening to a broken record when you are getting advice about social media marketing? How often have you heard and read that video is what you should be doing? Or, how important video is for connecting with your audience and that Facebook Live videos are the best way to get better visibility and reach on your Facebook page? Well, sometimes, the record isn’t broken.
Many entrepreneurs are missing an enormous marketing opportunity because they’re still not using video, or not using it consistently. Often times business owners shy away from video marketing because they assume it’s too complicated or time-consuming. But it doesn’t have to be! Here are ten quick tools, tactics and time-savers for taking the overwhelm out of video: 1.
Social media marketing (a subset of digital marketing) is evolving at breakneck speed. When I started marketing on the web in 1996, hardly anyone had a website, much less an email address. Marketing on the web was referred to as “Internet marketing” then “online marketing.” Now we are more specific and refer to “digital marketing” and “social media marketing” as strategies, t ...
As I was contemplating the year to come, I wrote in my notes that I wanted to listen more to the people in my various online communities. I was thinking about the content I want to create (blog posts, videos, ebooks) as well as programs to offer in the next 6-12 months. Now, I could just create what I THINK you want to know what I think you SHOULD know. Or I could ask you.
How often do you get a hair cut? Or, if that doesn’t apply to you, how often do you change the oil in your car? If you want to look sharp and well-groomed, you may get your hair cut every 5 or 6 weeks like I do (I have short, fine, straight hair that looks sloppy if I don’t get it cut every month).
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