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Four ways Facebook Instant Articles will dramatically impact marketing

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Facebook announced it would open up Instant Articles -– formatted and optimized to load almost immediately -– to any publisher  without a special approval process. To make it effortless for even small bloggers, Facebook announced in a post this week that it is teaming up with WordPress for a plugin that allows us to publish from our blog directly to Facebook. Of course.

21 Fantastic Facebook Marketing Guides

Webbiquity

marketers have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. On one hand, not only is it an easy-to-use, low-cost platform with more than a billion members, but 77% of B2C companies and 43% of B2B vendors have acquired customers from Facebook, and the world’s largest social network drives 20% of all internet page views. What are the best page apps for Facebook today? Hell Yes!

15 Elements Most Successful Blogs Have in Common

Act-On

What’s on your blog? But are there blog elements you’re missing? There are a few basic components almost all successful blogs share. These are the widgets, share buttons, and other mechanics of the blog. The overall strategy is to keep people on your blog once they’re there. In other words, your blog is a soft-sell environment. Maybe a sign-up box.

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10 of the Best B2B Facebook Pages

KoMarketing Associates

Facebook has emerged as a marketing channel that’s been adopted by countless individuals and brands alike. In fact, Facebook, the world’s largest social network, now has more than 1 billion users, including about  15 million brand  pages. We chose the pages that were not only engaging, but that offered an excellent example of how a Facebook page can work for B2B companies.

Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness

blogs anymore—they’re. of the “brand blog,”. distribution channel, while Facebook was the most. out short blog posts, some brands switched their. First, Facebook and email were clearly the. topped Facebook as the most effective organic. channel, and Facebook nudged email for the top. Facebook’s paid distribution dominance shouldn’t. Marketing.

5 ways to use social media in sales even if your customer isn’t on Facebook

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When I talk to B2B sales teams, one of the biggest concerns I hear is: “but my customer isn’t on Twitter.” In fact, they rated blogs as the highest-rated source or reliable product information, even ahead of asking a friend! ” Now, look at how your sales people describe themselves in their LinkedIn profiles. Follow all these people! What do you think?

Why the economics of blogging are diminishing

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By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist When I started blogging about five years ago (back when we felt smart with dumb phones), I devoured every blog post about how to write epic blog posts. And for a while, it was good, because I followed the ‘proven’ formula of the wise ones that made money teaching others how to make money with blogging.

Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity

As it approaches one billion users, Facebook has evolved from a site where friends and family share photos to an online marketing juggernaut rivaling Google. So, as Facebook continues its never-ending stream of changes, what are the current and emerging best practices for marketing on Facebook? How can Facebook be used to support an SEO strategy? running Facebook ads).

10 Reasons Brands Fail to Convert Facebook Fans into Paying Customers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Commerce Facebook Interactive Marketing Sales Social Media Social Networking Strategy. According to HubSpot, ninety three percent of adults on the Internet are on Facebook, yet only 1% of a brand’s Facebook fans will ever make their way to the company’s main website. We know, after all, that Facebook users are a highly active and engaged audience.

Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report

Content serves as a powerful tool for sales. Sales staff are. industry metrics such as sales and leads, or. lead score • Sales-qualified leads (SQLs) • Opportunities • Search traffic • Return visitor rate Lead nurturing: Move leads. personas at each stage of their journey through the sales funnel. resources Blog, social, email Google Analytics, biannual.

3 Ways Social Media can Boost Sales Success

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Blogging Business Intelligence Communities Content Marketing Conversational Marketing Enterprise 2.0 Facebook Lead Generation Lead Nurturing People Sales Social Business Intelligence Social Media Social Networking Strategy Thought Leadership Twitter. Marketing teams provides the platform and resources to sales to be able to do this. So here are 3 reasons why ….

Convert Facebook Likes into Sales with These 4 Simple Steps

Vertical Response

Small business blogs are filled with advice on how to get more “Likes” and engagement on your Facebook Page. But is all of that engagement leading to increased sales? There’s no direct path from a “Like” to a sale, so you must master the gentle art of shepherding your fans through your sales funnel. Create Facebook-exclusive offers.

How to Promote Blog Posts: 200+ Ideas from Eight Experts

Webbiquity

Company blogs have become virtually essential, and very powerful, component of digital marketing. In addition to their SEO benefits and role in maximizing web presence for brands , blogs produce sales and leads. Which blog post promotion tactics are most effective? Is it still worthwhile to get listed in blog directories, and if so, which ones?

25 Non-Financial Benefits of Business Blogging

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While the use of blogging as a marketing and communications platform continues to grow for many organizations, you still might be facing this question from your boss — “Why are we doing this?” But there are many other tangible benefits of business blogging that might be more difficult to measure … but no less important. Helpful blog posts will.

Why Blog? The Benefits of Blogging for Business and Marketing

Hubspot

I had a co-worker email me the other day asking for a blog post about the benefits of business blogging. told her I'd shoot over one of our up-to-date blog posts about why businesses should blog and. If you're trying to explain one of the core tenets of inbound -- business blogging -- to your boss, a coworker, your mom at Thanksgiving, whomever, then send them this post.

Evangelizing a Content Marketing Program

So, naturally, she want- ed Marriott to have a blog, and she wanted Bill Marriott. read a blog from me?” blog post at a time. as sales, employee advocacy, customer service, audi- ence engagement, thought leadership, and hiring. effort between marketing and sales allows. of content to a given sale. 50 percent more sales-ready leads at a 33. brands.

5 Mistakes Every B2B Company Is Making On Facebook

Social Media B2B

While LinkedIn is often the preferred platform for B2B social media , Facebook can be the difference in the success of your marketing, if done right. In the case of Facebook, there are a range of opportunities to flip the traditionally B2C platform in your favor. Keep reading to find out how to get B2B marketing right on Facebook. 1. Letting posts get too sales-y.

How to Write Better Headlines for Your Facebook Ads

Hubspot

billion daily active users engaging on the platform, Facebook has become an obvious option for marketers looking to explore the benefits of targeted ad creation. And while Facebook's targeting options make it easier for you to get your ads in front of the people you really care about, it's ultimately up to you to do the convincing. With 1.13 Need help writing more concise content ?

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10 Fast Facts About Facebook

It's All About Revenue

Today, Facebook filed its intention to be traded on the public markets in an IPO that could value it at $100 billion. Being the resident financial document nerd, I’ve pored through the filing to pull some fascinating Facebook facts. We knew Facebook had a lot of users. But how many people are using Facebook daily is staggering: 483 million daily users as of December 2011 – a 48% increase over the year before. Facebook has gone deep into the mobile field. 425 million users took advantage of a Facebook mobile product in December. Now it’s here. The Costs.

3 Things You Can’t Do on Facebook Anymore

Vertical Response

Facebook is always making updates to its site. Since no one has time to read Facebook’s blog every day or scour through updates and guidelines, we’ve put together a list of three Facebook changes that every small business owner should know. Facebook bans like-gating. Planning to run a contest to boost the number of likes on your Facebook page?

Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program

blog came from posts that were more than a month. That entire team could stop blogging for a whole. work needed,” he wrote in a blog post. As venture capitalist and content market- ing expert Tomasz Tunguz recently wrote on his blog, “Content is one of the few forms of marketing that has. instance, found that the average post on his blog. before they went on sale?

Goodbye Promotional Posts – Preparing for Facebook’s News Feed Update

KoMarketing Associates

Facebook recently announced that they plan on making significant changes to their News Feed that could have a big impact on the number of users exposed to a company’s post. Based on the feedback received by users, Facebook has concluded that they will now limit the organic reach of posts they deem too promotional. Looking Towards Facebook Ads. Getting sales/leads.

Keep your bet on Facebook’s dominance … for now

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common question I get asked in classes is if teens are abandoning Facebook. This is usually a function of the “sample of one problem” — “Well my kids are using Facebook much less, so it must be a dying platform.” ” Or it might come from scanning headlines about Facebook’s slowing penentration among America’s youth. Stay tuned.

B2B Marketing Integration: 5 Ways to Work Better With Sales Departments

KoMarketing Associates

When I worked in-house for a large client-facing B2B company, we often were frustrated at missteps and the lack of communication between the sales department and our department, which created marketing campaigns for clients. Studies have found that sales and marketing teams often use different communication channels as well, only leading to more confusion. See One Other as People.

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Do B2B Companies Really Need to Be on Facebook?

Social Media B2B

Step 2: Facebook. And marketers wonder if they should even be on all these platforms, especially Facebook, as organic reach has deteriorated. This approach ignores several important marketing questions that B2B marketers should be asking about Facebook. 1. Increasing sales is a business goal. Are your customers on Facebook? Can a B2B company quit Facebook?

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey. Align marketing with sales: as buyers complete more of their journey online and sales pros get involved only later in the process, close. Focus marketing and sales resources within chosen vertical. normal point of sales/marketing contact. CEO, CFO, and VP of Sales/Marketing.

Generating Leads from a Facebook Fan/Business Page Engagement Strategy

NuSpark

Facebook and B2B lead generation.  Have you considered Facebook as a channel for lead generation?  Yes I know the jury is still out, but you can’t deny the power of Facebook as it relates to brand building and audience reach.  In 2011, 70 percent of B2B marketers used Facebook to share content with their networks, a 30 percent increase over the previous year.

3 Demand Generation Dangers in a B2B Blog Redesign

B2B Lead Blog

A big part of lead gen is content, and the simplest content machine on the web is a blog. The blog is our corporate thought leadership beacon, and it’s good mojo for our partners (blogroll!).  And as Neil Patel, Eloqua, Marketo and Hubspot have shown us, when B2B content is crafted correctly, it becomes a killer tool for attracting qualified prospects to your sales funnel.

Optimizing Facebook Images for Branding

WindMill Networking

Facebook posts with beautiful, quality images get more engagement. Did you know that by optimizing your blog post images for Facebook, you can maximize the number of eyeballs on your post and help to increase post shares and brand awareness? In this post we’ll dive into a number of ways businesses can optimize Facebook images […]. Mike Gingerich contributes a monthly column on Facebook. Facebook, Social Media, Online Marketing and Business Leader, Mike helps businesses improve lead capture, grow sales, and increase business effectiveness.

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Why are America’s fastest-growing companies killing their blogs?

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Are America’s fastest-growing companies shifting away from blogging as a primary social media platform?  ”Maybe” could be a conclusion based on new research examining the INC 500 from The Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts. For the first time in the five years that this research has been conducted, the use of blogging declined.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey. Align marketing with sales: as buyers complete more of their journey online and sales pros get involved only later in the process, close. Focus marketing and sales resources within chosen vertical. normal point of sales/marketing contact. CEO, CFO, and VP of Sales/Marketing.

Get Your Blog On: 4 Steps to Blogging Success

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Elaine Ip To blog or not to blog, there is no question. remember when I started my own blog in 2003, when I was an oversharing, bright-eyed teenager. It was back when Xanga was all the rage, and my blog was an outlet for me to share my day-to-day musings—what I did that day, what I was looking forward to, and yes, embarrassingly enough, who my crushes were. This

30 Awesome Blogging Guides, Tips and Resources

Webbiquity

Despite the occasional “death of blogging” pronouncements (often made, ironically, in blog posts), blogs remain the core of a robust social media strategy. The proliferation of themes, tools and plugins have transformed blogs from mere online text collections to powerful interactive, rich-media sites that can attract, engage and educate your potential buyers.

This is why I am not reading or tweeting your blog post

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Do you want to increase the readership of your blog by 400% in just one easy step? Lean in close now as I share this blogging secret: “Stop writing sucky headlines.” swiped a couple headlines from my blog reader to illustrate both good and bad examples of blog headlines. Check out B2B Marketing Sales Leads, a sales lead generation program” Ewwww.

6 Things You Could Do Right with Facebook Ads

Marketing Action

This blog post was originally posted on GoChime as “6 Things You’re Doing Wrong with Facebook Ads.” There’s a lot of uncertainty around Facebook ads. Since advertising on Facebook is a relatively new channel with a plethora of options available it can be a daunting task to get started. This is the #1 factor in having successful ads on Facebook.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey. Align marketing with sales: as buyers complete more of their journey online and sales pros get involved only later in the process, close. Focus marketing and sales resources within chosen vertical. normal point of sales/marketing contact. CEO, CFO, and VP of Sales/Marketing.

5 Uses for Your Business Blog

Writing on the Web

Maintaining a business blog is time-consuming. As you establish your blog, define your goals to determine whether to keep it alive. Below are five common uses for feeding regular content into a business blog. Raw Sales. For retailers and service providers, the most obvious reason to host a business blog is to peddle products or services. Company and Industry News.

10 Reasons why you should have an active business blog

Biznology

Blogs have been around for quite some time now. Business blogs just started to go mainstream about 10 years ago. To put things in perspective in relation to the other digital marketing extras you might have for your business (in addition to your website), Facebook was opened to everyone in 2006, Twitter also launched in 2006, and LinkedIn launched in 2003. Conclusion.

You’ve gotta blog like there’s nobody watching

Biznology

Top 9 ways to promote your blog (slideshare.net). Blogging Content Marketing Internet Marketing Social Media Marketing Academy Award Facebook Jennifer Lawrence Milan Kundera Saturday Night Live Silver Linings Playbook social media Unison AgencyIt makes me think of the poem by William W. The most successful social media artists don’t hide their black eyes, they sing them.

Facebook Releases Smart Content Tools & Improves Analytics

Vertical Response

Facebook just introduced a new set of “publisher” tools that could help get your content in front of the right people. Facebook is making that easier by allowing Facebook page owners to share a post with targeted group of followers within their fan base. Currently, this function is only available on the desktop version of Facebook. Smart publishing tool.