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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. Time will tell.

Why Your Website Needs a Good Cleaning

B2B Marketing Unplugged

Have you been keeping your website content up to date? In 2007, the average website had 273 pages. For some of us, there’s the added horror of abandoned websites. Here’s the real issue for B2B, though: a small percentage of your customers or prospects will connect to you on Twitter or LinkedIn or Facebook but 100 percent of them will, at some point, visit your website.

Facebook, You’ve Failed Us

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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. Facebook is foremost a place to connect with family and friends. Secondarily, Facebook provides a place for self-expression. Tweet.

The 24 Best Interactive Websites of 2015

ScribbleLive

Everyone’s been raving about the popularity of web video this year, but a less talked-about form of visual content—interactive websites—can be way more engaging. These are some of the best and brightest stars in a constellation of excellent interactive websites (we’re spending a lot of time in the dark this time of year—apologies for using a ridiculous metaphor). OK, fine.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

website traffic, brand. Better targeting, retargeting, and website personalization will replace the omnivore approach. little data to having too much, leading to the rise of reporting "vanity metrics" such as Facebook "Likes". B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey. know which half."

Facebook content strategy is a time bomb for inbound marketing

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Inbound marketing earns the attention of customers, makes the company easy to be found, and draws customers to your website like a magnet. The economics of the social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn are also driven by content, but their metrics are different. And that means those posts are NOT driving people to your website like the good old link used to do. Really.

A plan to challenge the Facebook monopoly

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A very frequent question I am asked is “What will be the next Facebook?” ” For many people, the logical assumption is that a better product will come along to replace Facebook because MySpace bumped AOL and Facebook bumped MySpace and so it is inevitable something will bump Facebook in the foreseeable future. Facebook is not a “technology.”

Is The Corporate Website Dead?

B2B Marketing Insider

According to a few trend watchers, some research, and a some live examples, the corporate website as we know it may be ready for some disruptive evolution. . To put it more plainly, the corporate website may be dying a slow and painful death. Corporate website visits for most large brands is declining. Why Your Corporate Website Should Die. Coke is not a B2B Marketer.

Your website sucks

Biznology

Their sites were responsive before the responsive website was a thing. I was on a sales call with a DC-area architecture firm looking for some website love. Nothing could load the firm’s website because the entire site and all its content was hidden in an Adobe Flash blob. Also, Flash- or Graphics-based websites are not indexable by Google (and, out of pity, Bing).

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

website traffic, brand. Better targeting, retargeting, and website personalization will replace the omnivore approach. little data to having too much, leading to the rise of reporting "vanity metrics" such as Facebook "Likes". B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey. know which half."

Five Things to Consider Before Undergoing a Website Redesign

Vertical Response

Chances are, you probably put a lot of time and effort into launching your website. Your answers will help you evaluate if an update to your website is necessary. Is your website responsive? This most likely means that you’ve got people that will visit your website on one of these devices. Are you getting enough sales or leads from your website?

Social PPC: 17 Tips for Successful Ads on Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook

The Point

Foremost amongst the competition are the big three social networks: Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, all of which, to varying degrees, rely on advertising to monetize their huge user bases. Twitter and even Facebook have shown more limited success, but both can be a good fit for certain B2B companies whose target markets align well with specific interests or keywords. Facebook.

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How To Analyze and Grow Website Visits

Webbiquity

If your responsibilities including managing and optimizing website results for a small to midsized organization, chances are you’re using Google Analytics to track website traffic. Google Analytics is used on more than half of all websites. Partner websites (e.g., YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, SlideShare, Scoop.it). The short answer?

Best Website Design Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity

Website design standards continue to evolve and grow more sophisticated. Beyond the technology, website designs are becoming more visually rich, with increasing use of animation, lush photography and beyond-the-ordinary typefaces. What website design trends should graphic artists take note of? How do you know when it’s time to redesign your website? Digg this!

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

website traffic, brand. Better targeting, retargeting, and website personalization will replace the omnivore approach. little data to having too much, leading to the rise of reporting "vanity metrics" such as Facebook "Likes". B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey. know which half."

5 Reasons Why Hiring Your Facebook Friend to Build Your Website is the Worst Idea Ever

Vertical Response

You may think it’s a smart move to save by hiring someone you know to build your company website, such as your brother-in-law, the neighbor’s teen or a Facebook friend, but that’s a horrendously bad idea, one that will cost you more in the long-run. What do all these numbers mean for your website decision? A poorly built website is worse than a waste of money.

The Disruptive Technology that will Replace Facebook

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A few months ago, I published a post here with my prediction that Facebook would decline in popularity, and that it would do so, in part, because it doesn’t put users first. Some disagreed with my assertion that Facebook as a destination would become a thing of the past. When you’re the size of Facebook, the fall is a long one, so Facebook won’t disappear in the next year.

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).

Video ads: Facebook or YouTube?

Vidyard

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. Facebook has been on the rise in video for the past year. The New Adwords is Video.

B2B Mobile Websites: Prepare, but Don’t Panic

Webbiquity

More than half of my website traffic coming from mobile phones? Mobile browsing is unquestionably having an impact on website strategy, but the impact varies widely among different sectors based on a variety of factors. This is not a comprehensive study but is likely to be generally representative of B2B websites. You’ve seen the statistics: mobile browsing (e.g., Yikes!

Facebook Uses Ad Tech to Dominate the Social Advertising Ecosystem

Synecore

Not only is Facebook the biggest social network on the planet, it’s also the dominant force in social advertising. This is the upshot of a recent report issued by Strategy Analytics , which reveals that Facebook accounted for three-quarters of global social network ad spend in 2014. So Facebook is the dominant player in social media, and by extension, social advertising.

35 experts weigh-in: How we create influence on Facebook

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So I asked a few of my friends … What do you think it takes to become powerful on Facebook? Facebook forces companies and people to compete for attention pixel-by-pixel. We create outstanding visual images that people like to share on Facebook, driving traffic back to our own website.” But on the Internet, we HATE rules. We HATE structure. ” Be Visual.

5 Ways B2B Marketers Can Learn to Love Facebook

Act-On

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?

Did Facebook Just Deliver a Crushing Blow to Native Advertising?

Contently

Everyone assumes that if Facebook were to drop an anvil on media companies, it’d come in the form of an algorithm reconfiguration, a change in the revenue split on Instant Articles, or some combination of the two. But for the increasing number of publishers that rely on native advertising to make ends meet, Facebook may have already delivered a brutal blow. The tag.

A Guide to Advertising on Facebook

Vertical Response

When it comes to social media, small businesses lean heavily on Facebook. More than a billion people worldwide log into Facebook every day; 20 percent of all U.S. internet page views happen on Facebook ; and more than 40 million small businesses maintain active Facebook business pages to share photos, videos, and news about their products and services. Facebook doesn’t charge businesses to set up pages or post content, but because users see so many posts from friends and family, posts from businesses often get lost in the shuffle. © 2016, Ria Boyce.

Why Your Website is About to Become a Lot Less Important

B2B Marketing Unplugged

We’ve spent the last couple of weeks looking at the disgraceful state of most websites and a few ideas to get them back on track. All well and good, but here’s why we should be looking at an exit strategy for our websites: they are increasingly less important in our conversations with the market. Early on, we figured out websites require a lot of care and feeding.

Simple Ways to Power your Website with Social Media

Content Marketing for BI

Websites used to be easy. These days, our would-be website visitors have numerous avenues to find information. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy – especially if your website uses the WordPress platform. The simplest way to get started is to connect to the major social media outlets: Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. It’s now our job to make sure they find ours.

Will apps replace websites soon?

Biznology

Now it seems that there may be an app to replace the mighty website as a business tool. Soon, will apps take priority over websites as a business tool? Just last week, Facebook’s head of product design, Jon Lax, posed the question at the design event Semi Permanent, suggesting that websites may be a dying business. Is Simplicity the Key to Website Success and Survival?

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. Many blame their low conversion rates on Facebook: “Facebook ads don’t work.” “I

12 of the Best Facebook Post Ideas for Facebook Lead Generation

Hubspot

Most marketers know by now that Facebook is an important business tool for companies of every size and industry. But what about using Facebook for lead generation? Attracting new leads using Facebook -- leads that might eventually turn into paying customers -- is one of the most intriguing reasons to use Facebook in your marketing. Image Credit: Facebook.

7 Reasons Why Business Websites Are Still Important

Sazbean

With all the hype around Facebook, blogs and Twitter, I often get asked whether a business still needs a website. seriously) Having a good website for your business is even more important now that technologies like Twitter and Facebook make it easier for more people to find you. People search through search engines like Google or Bing, not via Facebook for fan pages.

The Anatomy of Shareable Facebook Video

Content Standard

Your social presence is solid, though somewhat dated without newer features like Facebook video or Facebook Live. Your Facebook audience’s enthusiasm seems to be waning without promotional spend. Maybe it’s time to try out some Facebook video. For many marketers, the road to pushing video content for Facebook doesn’t seem quite so clear.

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How to Effectively Use Facebook Ads + Email

Vertical Response

On the last day of Social Media Marketing World , Facebook continues to be one of the most popular trending topics of discussion. With plummeting organic reach , continuous algorithm changes and the necessary realization that you have to “pay to play,” Facebook is on everyone’s brain. “People don’t like Facebook right now. Gain Engagement.

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Your website is wearing mom jeans and shoulder pads

Biznology

And so many of your clients and brands — the ones that fill the clients , case studies , and testimonials portions of your corporate and personal website — to say nothing of your LinkedIn , Google , and Facebook profile have changed. Content Marketing is the New Website Content. I go through it, paragraph by paragraph, and write notes on what comes to mind.

Platform Push: How Big Changes From Facebook, Snapchat, and Pinterest Will Affect Marketers

Contently

Previously, publishers would post content on a website and then push out a link to distribution platforms like Facebook or Twitter. We’ve seen this change with Facebook Instant Articles, Google AMP, and Snapchat’s Discover, each of which, to varying degrees, lets publishers run content right on the platform. Let’s start with Facebook. Snapchat as TV.

9 Brands With Brilliant Facebook Marketing

Hubspot

There have been a lot of questions about Facebook lately: Are people still using it? With over 1 billion active users, it’s safe to say that Facebook is alive and well. There are tons of other rising social networks out there, but let’s be honest, Facebook really was the game-changer (sorry Myspace!). Facebook takes engagement to a deeper level than other networks can.

Why Facebook Ads Will Make You Successful in 2017 & Beyond

Hubspot

Facebook Ads are going to drive more leads for your business in 2017 than any other paid channel. You’ll need to have the right strategy and execute with agility and precision, but right now there is a massive Facebook opportunity for inbound marketers. Right now, this is the case with Facebook. Its most exciting growth has come from its network: Facebook (desktop/mobile): 1.18

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Facebook Says These Are the 15 Best Brands on Facebook

Hubspot

On April 29, Facebook announced the winners of the third annual Facebook Studio Awards -- Facebook''s way of recognizing brands and agencies from around the world creating great campaigns. The winners of this year''s Facebook Studio Awards were selected based on three criteria: 1) Craft & Execution. Use of Facebook marketing products to extend campaign reach.

10 Examples of Facebook Ads That Actually Work (And Why)

Hubspot

One average, Facebook is home to 1.18 For brands, posting on Facebook alone isn't enough anymore -- especially for ones just starting out. Sure, you can throw money at your efforts to drive people to your Facebook Page and send them to your website, but that only works if you're smart about it. So, what does optimized Facebook advertising actually look like?