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The 24 Best Visual Content Creation Tools

Webbiquity

Here are two dozen tools that enable marketers to create a range of effective visual content assets, from memes and quote images to animated GIFs, maps, charts, vector drawings,  and interactive graphics. 1)   Canva. Design tool for custom images, presentations, and social media graphics. This free online graphic design tool doesn’t get much better. Pricing:  free. Wrike.

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The 15 Best Special-Purpose SEO Tools

Webbiquity

Given the importance of search engine optimization—organic search remains the top source of traffic for most B2B websites—t’s vital to use the right tools to help with various aspects of optimization, for any size website. Previous posts in this series have covered tools for specific SEO functions including content ideation , keyword research , and rank tracking. Pricing:  free.

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The 17 Best Keyword Research Tools for SEO and SEM

Webbiquity

So once you or your team have developed topic ideas, planned content , and researched those subjects,  it’s time to use keyword research tools to find the best phrases to match up searcher intent with your approach to each topic. Here are 17 of the best keyword research tools according to expert reviewers. 1) SEMrush. 15) Google Keyword Suggest Tool. and Amazon.com.

The 23 Best Content Ideation Tools

Webbiquity

What are the best tools for finding great content ideas? Here are almost two dozen of the best content ideation tools finding and capturing bursts of inspiration. An online brainstorming tool that helps develop ideas based on challenges, related adjectives, and insights. Open-source mind-mapping tool to gather ideas and structure them in logical way.  Pricing: free.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

forced to get even leaner and meaner over the past eight years. • New tech tools and big data: long gone are the days when a marketing executive could say "Half my advertising is wasted, I just don't. B2B marketers are expected to use that data, in combination with new tools for content. Tools List. B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. know which half." content.

The Six Best Google+ Marketing Tools

Webbiquity

For most websites, Google+ doesn’t drive the volume of social traffic that Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter do. As with Facebook , Twitter, and other popular networks, Google+ has also inspired its own ecosystem of tools. Sample review: The Google+ tool “I find really useful is CircleCount. But it can still be interesting place to hang out, and it may help with SEO.

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22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools

Webbiquity

As social media marketing has become ubiquitous ( 88% of marketers say social media is important for their businesses), hundreds of new tools have developed just in the past few years: tools for social media management, monitoring, measurement, automation, identifying influencers, creating graphical content, and more. No one has time to put every one of those tools through its paces.

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The 28 Best Influencer Marketing Tools

Webbiquity

Influencer marketing tools can help marketers identify the most relevant and engaging bloggers, journalists, and media outlets in their specific industry segments; reach out to them more effectively; automate low-level, repetitive tasks; and track and monitor results. Here are 28 of the best tools for influencer research and outreach. 1) Klout. ” —  PR Daily (PR Tools).

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Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity

You know the statistics : Facebook is the most popular method for sharing online content. 85% of B2B journalists are on Facebook. 61 of the world’s 100 largest companies maintain Facebook brand pages, as do 71% of B2B firms. Three-quarters Three-quarters of North American advertising agencies say their clients run PPC campaigns on Facebook. ” Ouch. Mark R.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

forced to get even leaner and meaner over the past eight years. • New tech tools and big data: long gone are the days when a marketing executive could say "Half my advertising is wasted, I just don't. B2B marketers are expected to use that data, in combination with new tools for content. Tools List. B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. know which half." content.

The 24 Best Online Writing Tools and Apps

Webbiquity

Fortunately, while not everyone can be a great writer, almost anyone can be a better writer by utilizing helpful (and mostly free) online tools. Here are two dozen tools to assist with everything from improving grammar and avoiding cliches to writing better headlines and more readable text. 1) Wordle. This is a great tool when you just need some peace and quiet.” Kitten!

The Five Best Infographic Creation Tools and Services

Webbiquity

Fortunately, there are now tools that allow even the design-challenged to produce professional-looking infographics. Here are four of the best such tools…plus services to call on if you have the budget and really want to make sure your infographics look original and great. Infographic Creation Tools. 1) Piktochart. Google Review Count:  3,600,000. ” — RazorSocial.

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The Six Best Online HR, Payroll, and Employee Scheduling Tools

Webbiquity

For example, staffing and training are critical elements in getting the most out of investments in marketing technology—which makes tools for recruiting, staffing, training, and scheduling vital to marketing success (even if HR is actually the group using these tools). Sample review: “Jazz is both an ATS and performance-management tool in a single piece of recruiting software.

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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).

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!

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

forced to get even leaner and meaner over the past eight years. • New tech tools and big data: long gone are the days when a marketing executive could say "Half my advertising is wasted, I just don't. B2B marketers are expected to use that data, in combination with new tools for content. Tools List. B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. know which half." content.

3 Top Social Automation Tools

Biznology

HootSuite is a combination of a number of useful social media management tools, including social media marketing automation, cross-posting toolks, social media response and tracking, and collaboration. Of course, needless to say, Twitter , Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Foursquare profiles. To be honest, I use ManageFlitter’s unfollow tools even more than their follow tools.

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Influencer marketing tools of the trade

Biznology

So, since blogger outreach is at the top of mind, I thought I would talk a little bit about the tools of the trade — what we use to stoke excitement about our clients! OK, now on to tools. personally love the invoicing and invoice tracking tool built in and one of my best partners uses Harvest and he makes me a lot of money ( follow the money ). My clients know it.

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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. Based on feedback from users, the social media giant released four new tools to allow business pages to reach specific people, interpret social media metrics and find content to share. Facebook has also beefed up its analytics page, Insights.

Facebook Mobile Ad Management – NEW User Friendly Tool

PWB Marketing Blog

Today Facebook announced the launch of a mobile ads manager that allows for greater management of accounts on the go. The new Facebook Ads Manager will do all of that while allowing users to view insights and even respond to alerts. Need help getting started in using Facebook ads? Advertising Facebook Facebook advertising Need to pause or resume ad campaigns?

Tools I use to amplify social campaigns

Biznology

SOCi is a platform that allows you and your team to sort through piles and piles of content from across the social mediaphere, including content on Facebook using keywords and categories in order to collect the best, most relevant, news and content that is as close to bespoke to their needs short of writing it all yourself. What is it called when you stoke your followers into a dance frenzy?

The Seven Best File Sharing Tools

Webbiquity

Fortunately, a number of file sharing tools and services have been rolled out over the past few years which speed and simplify the process. These tools make it easy and (relatively) secure to share large files with another individual, co-workers, outside vendors, or any ad hoc group for collaboration. Here are seven of the best file sharing tools according to expert reviewers.

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Should Facebook be regulated?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Should children be exposed to graphic violence on Facebook without your knowledge and consent? Facebook’s “terror policy” is pretty weak. So, for example, if a hostage is live-streaming a beheading, that’s deemed appropriate content for a Facebook live stream. Kind of a weird line, but that’s the Facebook guideline right now. Or, is it?

The Five Best Pinterest and Instagram Marketing Tools

Webbiquity

On Instagram, marketers can post high-quality photos along with captions and hashtags, and use Facebook-type features such as tagging people in photos as well as “liking” and commenting on others’ images. As with other social networks, the right tools can help marketers use these platforms more effectively. This is the tool for you!” Pricing:  free.

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Facebook Place Tips: The Next Killer SoLoMo Tool for Businesses?

Synecore

If you’re looking for new ways to capitalize on the consumer shift to SoLoMo and draw in nearby mobile users to your place of business, Facebook has you covered. In late January, Facebook announced a feature called Place Tips to help users receive contextually relevant information about nearby businesses directly in their News Feed. Facebook Bluetooth Beacon (Image credit: Facebook ).

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Facebook, You’ve Failed Us

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

There is an unsettling buzz about the future of Facebook. Some analysts report that Facebook usage is declining , or at least  slowing in some parts of the world  and if that is true, it is a problem of Facebook’s own making. The Facebook is foremost a place to connect with family and friends. Secondarily, Facebook provides a place for self-expression.

Surefire Social introduces SurePulse “webmaster tools”

Biznology

Surefire Social is about to offer an all-in-one social media, search, reputation, review, analytics tool in the form of  SurePulse , now in beta. I get to play with a lot of cool tools in my work doing social media and SEO audits and reporting. The post Surefire Social introduces SurePulse “webmaster tools” appeared first on Biznology. Seriously: easy-to-use.

What are The Most Popular Social Media Tools?

Haley Marketing

Everybody wants to be great at social media, but instead of spending dozens of hours every week making it happen, start relying more on tools that can help you drive amazing results in less time. The 14 Most Popular Social Media Tools of 2016. It may seem elementary, but before you push content to Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn…you’ll have to actually create that content.

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Five tools to help with your social media makeover

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Here are five cool tools you can use that just might deliver some new “oomph” to your social media efforts:  1. Ignite Facebook Fans. On average only 16 percent of your fans see your Facebook updates. But even if 50 percent of your fans see your Facebook updates there’s still the other 50 percent that don’t see them at all. percent. Start Using Slideshare.

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5 social media tools to kickstart your business

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

One area that we can always consider is emerging tools to help us be more productive and efficeint. Social Here are 5 great tools that you can kick-start your business in 2013: Convert Facebook Fans to customers with Agorapulse. If you’re on Facebook and you want to take it to the next level invest in a Facebook marketing platform that will help. Love IFTTT.

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13 Easy-to-Use Tools for Creating Killer Visual Content

Vertical Response

Photos account for 93% of the most engaging posts o n Facebook according to Socialbakers. Photos get 53% more Likes, 104% more comments, and 84% more click-throughs on Facebook according to KissMetrics. To help you create images that get BuzzFeed-worthy engagement, here are 13 of our favorite and easy-to-use visual content creation tools. 1. Why are we talking about BuzzFeed ?

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14 Content Marketing Tools to Help Your Business Grow

Webbiquity

wide range of online tools can help you either produce content more efficiently or get more value out of what you’re already creating. Here are several of the best paid and free tools you can use to create and promote your content in the most efficient and productive manner. With this tool you can pre-schedule times for your posts on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

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Best Social Media Management Tools for Small Business Owners

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

There are numerous tools that make populating your Twitter feed, Facebook page, and other social media outlets relatively painless, and some are completely free. Use Hootsuite to manage your Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts. If Google+ isn’t a priority for you, and your efforts are focused primarily on Facebook and Twitter, you might consider other options.

38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews

Webbiquity

Innovation is alive and well in the development of cool free and low-cost web-based tools and apps. It’s great to find a tool that automates some little process or provides a new capability you’ve been looking for, and fun to find a tool you didn’t even know you needed. There’s an app for that—or cool web tool. Cool Social Media Tools.

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The “Be-Attitudes:” Creating influence on Facebook

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

How to Become Powerful On Facebook from Mark Schaefer. wanted to let you all know that I’ve created a cool new eBook for you called “The Be-Attitudes: Creating Influence on Facebook.” Related Stories A plan to challenge the Facebook monopoly Dear Facebook. The Business Case for Buying Facebook Likes What’s next for Klout? The Be-Attitudes.

12 Time-Saving Tools for Administrative Tasks

Vertical Response

Fortunately, there are several time-saving tools and apps available that can speed up tedious administrative tasks. From making a schedule to paying your employees, you can use these tools to help your business run smoother. Track your mileage, add cash expenses and import all of your credit card transactions with this handy travel tool. Time Management. RescueTime. My Minutes.

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The 14 Best Content Planning and Research Tools

Webbiquity

There are also a number of tools that can be helpful with both content ideation and research. Here are 14 of the most useful tools for managing and executing the initial stages of content development. Best Content Planning Tools. 1) Trello. Sample review:  “Trello is a simple, yet effective project management tool following the agile development model. Pricing: free.

The best automagical Twitter following tools for your business

Biznology

Over the last few weeks, I have been sharing my tools and processes with you.  If you haven’t read them yet, be sure to check out  Social media content discovery and curation for the win ,  Your social media marketing automation solution ,  My online influencer research and engagement process , and  Tools I use to amplify social campaigns. More on that later. ManageFlitter.

The Four Best Online Survey Tools

Webbiquity

That’s what these tools are designed to do. Survey tools can be valuable in both the pre-CRM stage (asking questions of unknown website visitors to help with content, messaging, and design) and post-CRM phase (customer and prospect research). So much of marketing relies on trying to get inside the minds of buyers: what are they looking for? visiting a certain page, exit intent).

6 Handy Tools to Monitor Social Media Success

Vertical Response

Every day, people are posting 500 million tweets, 55 million Facebook updates, 5 million pins on Pinterest, 60 million pictures on Instagram, and 114 million posts on Tumblr. Many social media sites offer businesses tools to help you monitor your success – Are you taking advantage of them? Facebook Insights. Image courtesy of Instagram. Twitter Analytics. Crowdbooster.

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