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It seems every week that a social network is changing layouts and requiring new dimensions for their profile photos, the background canvas and images that are shared on the networks. Limitations for social images are a combination of dimension, image size – and even the amount of text that’s displayed within the image. I would caution against uploading oversized images to social media sites.
We’re always on the lookout for great tools and with a $5 billion industry, SEO is one market that has a ton of tools to help you. Whether you’re researching you or your competitors’ backlinks, trying to identify keywords and cocurrence terms, or simply trying to monitor how your site is ranking, here are the most popular SEO tools and platforms on the market.
Email marketing is a blood sport. In the last 20 years, the only thing that’s changed with email is that good email senders continue to get punished more and more by email service providers. While ISPs and ESPs could totally coordinate if they wanted to, they simply don’t. The result is that there’s an adversarial relationship between the two.
We recently met with a fantastic company, Viral Launch, who work with businesses selling products via Amazon. By working on both optimizing a product page and incorporating strategies to collect reviews from customers, they’re able to increase the visibility of your products in internal product searches… ultimately increasing sales exponentially.
In 2016, China was one of the most complex, fascinating and digitally connected markets in the world, but as the world continues to connect virtually, opportunities in China may become more accessible for international companies. App Annie recently released a report on mobile momentum, highlighting China as one of the largest drivers of growth in app store revenue.
We hosted a regional meeting of podcasters at our office to discuss the proliferation of video in podcasting. It was an incredible discussion – from new technology, technological challenges, to real-time social video strategies. In none of the conversations was the question asked, should we be doing video? Rather, it was all about how we can execute video to accompany the podc ...
The marketing tech space is full of great talent: strategists, content writers, omni-channel experts, designers, developers and more. However, with over 4,000 different marketing technology tools, that also means the market is highly saturated. How can you—as a qualified and knowledgeable marketer—stand out in your organization or among the other talented marketers in this spa ...
Colleague Mark Schaefer recently published a post, 10 Epic Shifts that are Re-Writing the Rules of Marketing, that is a must read. He asked marketers throughout the industry how marketing was shifting profoundly. One area that I see a lot of activity in is the ability to personalize the relationship with the prospect or customer.
It’s not always about enterprise marketing efforts, expensive platforms and integrations, and optimizing your marketing operations… for most of our country, it’s small Mom & Pop businesses who are growing their businesses online and adjusting to the digital age. That was our focus for this latest interview! Christian Painter and his wife, Katalina, are the #1 Husband & ...
These last few weeks, we’ve been analyzing all of our clients’ content to identify the content that’s driving the most awareness, engagement, and conversions. Every company that hopes to acquire leads or to grow their business online has to have content. With trust and authority being two keys to any purchase decision and content drives those decisions online.
I chuckled a little bit when I found this infographic because, as it turns out, I must be a graphic design noob. But, alas, it’s amazing finding out how much I don’t know about an industry I’ve been embedded deeply in for the last 25 years. In my defense, I only dabble and request graphics. Thankfully, our designers are far more knowledgeable about graphic design than I am.
A client we’ve developed an annual infographic strategy for was in our office this week. Like many businesses, they had gone through the roller coaster of having a bad SEO consultant and now hired a new SEO consulting firm to assist them in fixing the damage. And there was damage. Central to the bad SEO’s strategy was backlinking on a plethora of risky sites.
This is a pretty telling infographic from Sprout Social that has some deeper consequences than marketers might be willing to accept. The infographic is called 6 Social Media Trends That Will Take Over 2017 and walks through each social media channel, how consumer behavior is changing, and the advancement of technologies like artificial intelligence.
Adam Small is a good friend and we’ve partnered together on several projects. His expertise spans information technology, mobile messaging, mobile applications, customer relationship management, and email marketing. He and his wife, Kimberly, founded their real estate marketing platform – starting with simple text messaging and working through a full-featured platform for all ...
Coastal Creative does a fantastic job keeping on top of creative design trends by putting out a great infographic each year. 2017 is looking like a solid year for design trends – I love all of them. And we’ve incorporated many of these for our clients and even our own agency site. For the third year in a row, we’ve released the newest version our popular design trends infographic for 2017.
At some point many decades ago, we just began taking for granted that the average household had a radio, then a telephone, and finally a television. I believe we’re reached that saturation with social media… do we really need to quantify the impact or try to convince a business that social media is here to stay? Yeesh, I hope not.
A hot marketing trend that we’ve begun hearing more and more about are micro-moments. Micro-moments are currently influencing buyer behaviors and expectations, and they’re changing the way consumers shop across industries. But what exactly are micro-moments? In what ways are they shaping the consumer journey? It’s important to understand how very new the idea of micro-moment ...
Sometimes I scratch my head where exactly Google is going with its search console. While I do believe it’s an amazing service to detect malware on sites and prevent those sites from being listed in search results, I’m not so sure I want Google actually scanning sites looking for issues. Case in point was a premature alert that went out to me and, I’m guessing, tens of thousan ...
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