The 17 Best Keyword Research Tools for SEO and SEM
JULY 19, 2016
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.
Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 2
MARCH 6, 2012
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).
How to Easily Create Custom Pin It URLs for Pinterest
MARCH 18, 2015
For one, it doesn’t allow marketers to promote pins on Facebook posts, emails, or anywhere else other than a traditional webpage. So did I -- which is why I built a Pin It URL Generator: a free tool that spits out custom Pin It URLs. You can download the free Pin It URL Generator here. How the Pin It URL Generator Works. And voilá! An Example.
Facebook Releases Smart Content Tools & Improves Analytics
DECEMBER 23, 2014
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.
The Seven Best File Sharing Tools
JULY 26, 2016
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.
Video ads: Facebook or YouTube?
MARCH 22, 2016
Video is quickly becoming a default tool for marketers around the world. For the last decade, the social option has lived almost exclusively in the land of YouTube, but since last year, Facebook has officially become a player in the video field. November 2015 marked the first month where more videos were uploaded to Facebook than posts containing links to YouTube.
31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010
JANUARY 24, 2011
Find out if the username or vanity URL you want is still available across dozens of social sites? Discover how to accomplish all of the tasks above and more using some of the coolest free and modestly priced social media and web tools released in the past year or so. Cool Social Media Tools. This tool makes unfollowing non-followers easy. powerful people search tool.
Best Social Media Management Tools for Small Business Owners
grow - Practical Marketing Solutions
NOVEMBER 11, 2012
There are numerous tools that make populating your Twitter feed, Facebook page, and other social media outlets relatively painless, and some are completely free. Shortens URLs , so you don’t have to visit bitly , tinyurl or some other site to shorten them yourself. Use Hootsuite to manage your Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts. Hootsuite / Seesmic. Tweetdeck.
5 Ways B2B Marketers Can Learn to Love Facebook
JUNE 14, 2016
Are you holding back on Facebook marketing just because you’re in B2B? It was reinforced by what felt like a bait and switch when Facebook killed organic reach. And because most everyone in B2B seemed focused on LinkedIn, I figured I could maybe just ignore Facebook. I had a Facebook page all along, of course. Next is just how plain ubiquitous Facebook is. Third?
6 Time-Saving Business Tools to Help You Get Organized
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
Here are six online tools you can use to organize all your business needs, and make this your most productive and time-savvy year yet. 1. Trello The perfect hybrid of an online to-do list and full-scale organizational tool, Trello is the ideal app for someone seeking a project management platform that’s easy to use with straightforward functionality. Evernote is free to use.
10 Valuable SEO Resources: Keyword Research, Tools, and Local SEO
APRIL 14, 2015
As noted here last week , ranking highly in search requires writing great content, making smart use of Google Webmaster Tools, and building or earning high-authority backlinks. Which keyword research and other SEO tools are most effective? SEO Keyword Guides and Tools. 70+ Keyword Research Tool Alternatives to Google Keyword Planner by Small Business Ideas Blog.
DIY: 5 Free Tools for Creating Killer Infographics
OCTOBER 8, 2012
Indeed, you can use infographics to spruce up your different online assets (and again, avoid the monotony of text-only posts), such as your website, blog, email/newsletter, or your social network pages (Facebook, Pinterest…). Are you using, or have you used of any tools not mentioned here? An infographic. Listed below are 5 free (!) Visual.ly. Easel.ly. infogr.am. Wordle.
How to Create Facebook Ads: A Step-by-Step Guide to Advertising on Facebook
AUGUST 26, 2015
When setting up a paid Facebook ad, there are a lot of boxes to be checked. billion people using Facebook and over 900 million visits every day, Facebook offers up a unique opportunity for marketers to augment their organic efforts. The Ultimate Checklist for Creating & Optimizing Facebook Ads. Facebook's ad options include: Page Post Engagements. Ad sets.
11 Content Curation Tools Every Marketer Needs
MARCH 30, 2015
In an attempt to help streamline your content curation efforts, here are 11 content curation tools every marketer needs. Here are three super simple ways to start getting in the habit of curating content without being overwhelmed by complex tools, subscription fees or convoluted dashboards. 1) Pocket. Sniply isn’t a curation tool per se. What Tool Is Right For You?
Generating Leads from a Facebook Fan/Business Page Engagement Strategy
MAY 19, 2012
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.
10 Time-Saving Tools for Managing Your Social Media Following
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
If you want to streamline your following and uncover analytics that can be used to refine your strategy, you need the right set of tools. To help, I've collected 10 tools that can help you keep on top of your social media following. All the tools vary in price and network specificity, so you're sure to find something that meets your team's unique needs. Ones that actually work.
How to Use Hashtags on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram
FEBRUARY 8, 2016
While hashtags were originally made famous by Twitter , they're now used on many major social networks, including Facebook and Instagram. Let's explore what a hashtag is, why they're so great, and how they work on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. How Hashtags Work On Twitter, Facebook & Instagram. How Hashtags Work on Facebook. How to Use Hashtags on Facebook.
7 Tools for Finding & Connecting With Influential Bloggers
MARCH 25, 2015
Then, I''ll talk about seven great blogger outreach tools that will help you connect with bloggers in your niche. Take time going through active blogs in your industry (using some of the tools I talk about later), reading media kits, searching for reviews they do, and so on. Helpful Tools for Blogger Outreach. 1) BirdSong Analytics. Tip #1: Use common sense. Blogging Daily
SocialOomph offers essential Twitter tools
JANUARY 8, 2013
I was going to write about several tools but I think I will break it down. There are some web apps that have withstood the test of time, tools that I still use and sometimes abuse. That said, here’s the secret to these articles that I don’t want you to know: I blog about my favorite tools so that I never lose them. Twitter Keyword and Hashtag Auto-Follow.
Forget Facebook; keep your fans to yourself!
JULY 19, 2012
For the last few years businesses and non-profit organizations have ridden the Facebook bandwagon. They've whole-heartedly plastered "Fan us on Facebook!" across their websites, their marketing material, their fundraising efforts, and anything else that could display a vanity Facebook URL. They have willingly made Facebook the owner of their relationship with their fans.
24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012
DECEMBER 12, 2012
Will Google+ be a “Facebook killer” or just Google’s next failed social network? It’s certainly gaining traction, with over 500 million users now on board, already half of Facebook’s total. Then again, the average Facebook user spends nearly seven hours per month on the site—compared to just three minutes for the average Google+user. You can!
24 Favorite Inbound Marketing & Digital Media Buying Tools That Don’t Include Google
JUNE 8, 2013
Tools that Cover Search Marketing, SEO, Social Media, Conversion Rate, and Content. As a digital marketing lead generation strategist and online media buyer, you just can’t have enough tools to help manage my clients’ online activities. So there are thousands of marketing tools; and am sure everyone has their favorites. For this post I just wanted to share some of my favorite media and inbound marketing tools that make my job easier, and provide efficient use of my time, so I can spend more of that time with strategy and consultation. Facebook Ads. AdReady.
11 Creative Ways to Use Live Streaming on Snapchat, Facebook Live & More
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
Live video streaming in particular has become increasingly popular as a tool for companies and groups to connect directly with their users, to gain greater product awareness, and to brand themselves creatively. 11 Creative Ways to Use Live Streaming on Snapchat, Facebook Live & More. Facebook Live. 7) Show off some skills. Snapchat. 1) Raise awareness for a cause.
24 (of the) Best Business Blogging Guides, Tips and Tools of 2011
JANUARY 16, 2012
Take advantage of free or low-cost blog tools and resources? Lee Odden defines the key characteristics to consider in terms of “branding, community, SEO, PR, recruiting and taking midshare away from your competition” with your blog including the URL, name, design and navigation. Blogging Tools and Resources. Huge List of Useful Tools for Bloggers by ShoutMeLoud.
#SMX West 2013: Top Tips, Tools & Takeaways
MARCH 15, 2013
However, instead of writing all those posts (you can check out full coverage at Search Engine Land ), I’m simply going to give the top tips, takeaways & tools I walked away with. One way to better understand your site and more importantly, understand how search engines see your site is to use “ Fetch as Googlebot ” within your Webmaster tools account. If you’re noticing site issues, think you’re being penalized, or are just curious about a URL, check out Fetch as Googlebot. Duane Forrester ( @duaneforrester ) of Bing suggested you assign a value to each of your URLs.
36 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2010
JANUARY 10, 2011
It’s hard to overstate the impact of Facebook. Having long ago passed MySpace as the most popular social network, Facebook recently replaced Google as the most-visited website in the U.S. Find out here in three dozen of the best Facebook marketing guides of last year—along with some interesting stats and even counterpoints from a few naysayers and holdouts. As A.J.
How to Craft Perfect Posts for Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter [SlideShare]
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
Select Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. To walk you through the mechanics of a successful status update on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, I developed the following presentation. Facebook Best Practices. Let''s explore Facebook-specific best practices for posting. 1) Engage fans with photos. Here''s how many marketers handle their social media strategy: Craft update.
9 Do's and Don'ts for Creating Outstanding Facebook Cover Photos [+Free Templates]
SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
When people come to your Facebook Page, where do you think they first look? I''ll give you a few hints. it''s your Facebook Cover Photo ! And since it''s so noticeable, you want to make sure you''re following the best practices for creating and optimizing your Facebook Cover Photo. Best Practices for Effective Facebook Cover Photos. 1) Do abide by Facebook Guidelines.
24 More of the Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2012
JANUARY 15, 2013
As noted in 21 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Tools and Rants of 2012 So Far a few months back, Facebook remains the 800-pound gorilla of the social networking world. It’s now exceeded one billion users, and as noted below, 80% of all businesses maintain an active Facebook presence. Will Facebook lose ground to Google+? Facebook Tips and Guides.
10 Easy-to-Use Tools for Creating Animated Images and Videos
SEPTEMBER 2, 2015
Check out the following tools that let you easily create cool animated images and video. Animated Flows If you're looking for a simple way to instruct someone on how to do something online, the following tool is super handy. 1) WhatFix. This tool is actually the one that has inspired the whole article. It is a free tool available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Price: Free.
11 of the Best Influencer Marketing Tools
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
However, finding the right influencer marketing tools can be a major challenge. That’s why we’ve provided a list of tools to help you develop your influencer marketing strategy. Followerwonk (free tool) : This tool by Moz makes it easy to find relevant influencers by topic and location on Twitter. Hootsuite’s Search Streams (free tool) : Organize influencers into lists, track what they share, and find the best influencers to partner with. 4. Check out our blog post on how to use the Google Analytics URL Builder for your campaigns. 8. return.
The Ultimate Facebook Marketing Cheat Sheet
SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
Facebook's social network domination may frequently get challenged by emerging social media platforms like Google+, but the facts remain. In fact, 41% of B2B companies and 62% of B2C companies using Facebook have acquired a customer from it. To help you stay ahead of the curve, we've put together a handy cheat sheet that businesses and marketers can use to make the most of Facebook.
How to Get a Personalized Assessment of Your Website [Free Tool]
JULY 23, 2015
Back in 2007, we launched a tool called Website Grader. Read on to learn what the new tool does and how you can get a personalized assessment of your own. Website Grader is a free online tool that allows anyone to receive a free, personalized report that grades their site against key metrics, including performance, mobile readiness, SEO and security. What is Website Grader?
13 Free Design Tools for Visual Marketers on a Budget
DECEMBER 5, 2012
There are plenty of free and easy-to-use tools out there that can make you look like a master designer! Free Color Tools. Our favorite tools are PHOTOCOPA, which allows you to upload a photo and outputs a corresponding set of key colors, and THEMELEON, a tool to design and implement a Twitter theme without leaving the COLOURLovers site. 5) Oto255. Oh, another problem?
26 Google Webmaster Tools Videos Addressing Common B2B Link Building Questions
JULY 1, 2014
What Happens When One Page Has Two Links To The Same URL? Cutts indicates that activity on Twitter, Facebook, and potentially other social sources have impact in the current (at that time) search ranking landscape but primarily in certain aspects like blog search and real-time search. What Happens When One Page Has Two Links To The Same URL? Common B2B Link Building Questions.
How to Craft Perfect Posts for Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter [SlideShare]
AUGUST 30, 2013
I don''t know about you, but I''m tired of hearing "social media gurus" compare the effectiveness of Twitter versus LinkedIn, or Facebook versus Twitter, or Linkedin versus Facebook, or whatever other comparison you bring to the table. Facebook Best Practices. Let''s explore Facebook-specific best practices for posting first. 1) Remove Links From Copy. and 3 p.m.
The Handy Character Count Guide for Blog Posts, Facebook Pages & More
JANUARY 20, 2016
Below, you'll find the short version, followed by a more detailed guide to character limits and ideal character counts for posts on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Ideal Meta Description Length: 155 characters or fewer. 2) Facebook. You can double-check the length of your meta description and title tags with this handy tool from SEOmofo. Facebook.
30 Amazing Marketing Tools, Tips & Tricks We're Thankful For
NOVEMBER 22, 2012
So I asked a bunch of marketers what tools, tricks, and tips make them salivate more than a juicy turkey, and they came up with some awesome stuff(ing). Social Media Tools. 1) Social Media Publishing Tools - It's wonderful to be able to actually enjoy your time off as a social media manager -- and social publishing tools let you do that. SEO Tools. Maybe. Enjoy!
The 39 Social Media Tools I’ll Use Today
OCTOBER 31, 2010
Also, at my social media speaking engagements hither and yon I’m often asked what tools I use. So, I took a personal inventory and created this overview of the 39 social media tools I use daily. It doesn’t have the advanced functionality of Tweetdeck (such as cross-posting to Facebook), but it’s so easy-to-use that it’s my favorite Twitter app. Smart.
Five Facebook Tips for Small Businesses
JANUARY 25, 2012
But with Facebook becoming the place you just have to be for businesses of all sizes, a little marketing know-how comes in handy. When we look at what platforms our small business customers are using for social media marketing, 94% of them are on Facebook,” Schmulen said. However, “Most small businesses are doing Facebook without knowing why they’re doing it.”. Tip #5: Measure.