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5 Simple Steps To Turn Readers Into Buyers – Content Marketing That Sells

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When your customer reaches your blog/YouTube Channel/website, where are they on their journey to their desired end result? Guest post by Tom Hunt. So you have set up a blog and social media profiles…. You are pumping out multiple articles per week and sharing them furiously…. And yes you see some small traffic spikes (though they quickly drop off when you stop posting right?). For example….

The 17 Best Keyword Research Tools for SEO and SEM

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Type in any keyword or phrase and see the top related search terms on Google, Wikipedia, Answers.com, YouTube, Bing, Yahoo!, You can also specify your language and type of search (web, images, YouTube, shopping, or news). free tool that provides suggestions for related keyword phrases in a wide range of languages, across Google, Bing, YouTube, Amazon, and the app store.

33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats

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71% said Twitter, while 54% each mentioned Facebook and YouTube. As noted in the 2016 B2B Marketing Trends report , B2B marketing strategies and practices are in the midst of significant change, driven by new technologies and evolving buyer expectations for more “consumer-like” experiences. Here are five key takeaways from this research: Image credit: e_Strategy Trends. Forbes ).

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How To Turn Video Marketing Into a Successful SEO Strategy

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YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, yet the SEO aspect is often overlooked. While doubling your search traffic from a YouTube video certainly isn’t guaranteed, the thumbnail appearing in the search results is more likely to capture the users’ attention than a standard search result. The script can actually be uploaded to YouTube as a transcript.

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34 Compelling Content Marketing Stats and Facts

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More than 70% of B2B marketers use the “big four” social media sites (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube) to distribute content. There are 100 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute. ( The Wonder of Tech ). Content marketing is now ubiquitous, with 93% of all marketers saying they do content marketing (it’s not clear what the other 7% are doing).

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35 Stupendous Social Networking Facts and Stats

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Though “social media” broadly encompasses a variety of platforms including blogs (WordPress, Medium, Tumblr), content sharing (YouTube, SlideShare, Instagram), and content curation (Scoop.It, Triberr, Paper.li), the term is nearly synonymous to many for the big social networks. Image credit: The Wonder of Tech. Facebook is of course (by far) the largest social network. TopRank ).

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This One Thing Has Become The New SEO Reputation Management Secret This Year

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And, by linking your websites (pages) to established and populated social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Slideshare, YouTube, Pinterest, and more. Guest post by Jon Rognerud. As a business and/or brand, nothing is more important than maintaining a solid reputation throughout your respective industry. What Search Engines Are Looking For? 1) High Authority Domains.

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14 Fortuitous SEO and SEM Stats and Facts

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Here’s how the spending with Google broke out: 48% spent their budget on Google Display Ads; 27%, Google+ pages; 22% spent part of their budget on remarketing; 20% used YouTube ads; 20%, Google Display Network; 13%, click to call; 12%, contextual targeting; and. 8%, mobile and sitelinks. Search remains the cornerstone of digital and content marketing efforts. Internet users.

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23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

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It presents snapshots of a handful of successful B2B social media efforts, including use of YouTube, Facebook, and even Pinterest (who knew Constant Contact maintains 100+ Pinterest boards ?). Metrics to Measure YouTube Marketing by distilled. Yet as buyers make increasing use of social media to evaluate the offerings of and engage with vendors,  expectations will inevitably increase.

48 Phenomenal SEO Guides, Tips & Tactics

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How To Use SEO To Boost Your Brand’s YouTube Channel by MediaPost. through integrating your YouTube channel with your Google+ account. If you want to create a video that is specifically for branding and getting your name in front of people, then YouTube, Vimeo, etc. As Geddy Lee of Rush sang in the band’s 1981 hit Tom Sawyer , “changes aren’t permanent.

22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools

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Erik Emanuelli offers compact reviews of free social media monitoring tools ranging from Google Analytics and YouTube Analytics to Twitter-specific tools like Tweetstats and Twitter Counter , which “is a useful service to measure some parameters of Twitter, like the followers growth rate, the average number of tweets per day, and more. Image credit: Buddy Media. Check out this post.

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83 Exceptional Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014

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YouTube reaches more U.S. “Big data” is one of the trendiest buzzwordy terms in marketing/technology/business today. 2014 B2B Content Marketing Trends–North America: Content Marketing Institute/MarketingProfs. What do 40% of B2B buyers say about LinkedIn, that only 19% say about Twitter? Which “social” brands aren’t really social at all? SocialTimes ).

36 Sensational Social Media Stats and Facts

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But YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn drive the most engaged traffic. Though social media marketing has become ubiquitous, most companies and brands still struggle to achieve their desired results. Or to accurately measure their results. Or to set the right goals to begin with. Eights years after social media marketing became a trending topic , marketers still struggle with tactics and metrics.

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What are the Best Social Networks for B2B Marketing? (Research)

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While this data set was too limited to supply precise figures, in general LinkedIn produced the largest number of leads across sites, followed by Twitter, with Facebook and YouTube also in the mix. There’s no question that B2B marketers have embraced social media. But are these efforts paying off in terms of website traffic and leads? Facebook LinkedIn Social Media Marketing Twitter

18 of the Best Content Marketing Strategy Guides of 2013

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Michael Brenner (again) lists and expands upon 10 key steps for developing a content marketing strategy, such as stepping into your customer’s shoes to understand their point of view on what constitutes valuable content, and going mulit-format—maximizing the value of your content by repurposing a white paper as a series of blog posts, a YouTube video, and a SlideShare presentation.

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103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

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There are, on average, 700 YouTube video links shared on Twitter every minute, and 500 years worth of YouTube videos watched on Facebook every day. The top five social networks used by B2B marketers to distribute content are LinkedIn (83%), Twitter (80%), Facebook (80%), YouTube (61%) and Google+ (39%). Which emerging platforms are essential (or even worth investigating)?

23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012

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The brilliant Gini Dietrich reports on research showing that marketers commonly choose the wrong time of day to post and engage on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, as well as to send emails. YouTube Marketing Tactics. lessons in launching a branded YouTube channel by iMedia Connection. ” The ultimate guide to video marketing on YouTube by iMedia Connection. ** 5 STARS.

21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)

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steps to rank your video higher on YouTube by iMedia Connection. Jon Whiting lists seven tips for improving video rank on YouTube. ” While this post isn’t an exhaustive guide to YouTube SEO, it’s a great start. The use of social media and social networks for marketing has rapidly advanced in the past few years from the “should I do it?” 90% of Inc.

18 Expert Guides to Using Google+ for Business

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After all, Google+ is now the second-largest social network ; it’s more business-oriented (and less about sharing pictures of friends and grandkids) than Facebook, and more flexible than Twitter; it’s important for SEO (though not in the way you may think–see below); and it’s connected to everything else Google (Gmail, YouTube, Maps, News, etc.), Using Hangouts?

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23 Terrific Email Marketing Guides

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Jeff Bullas suggests 10 ways to grow your opt-in email list, from the common (offer a free ebook, or use a pop-up box–which he concedes is annoying, but they work anyway) to the less obvious (do some guest blogging, use annotations in YouTube videos, or use SlideShare Pro (“the premium version of Slideshare…offers a pop up box to capture emails and leads”). Howard J.

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20 More of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides and Tips of 2013

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YouTube Marketing Guides and Tips. How to Optimize Your YouTube Video for Maximum Traffic by jeffbullas.com. Making the case that YouTube is much more than “the world’s foremost provider of cute kitten videos, guest author Courtney Gordner explains how the video sharing site fits into overall social media marketing strategy and how to optimize YouTube videos for search.

101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

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The second-most popular tier includes YouTube, blogging and LinkedIn. As of January 2013, the five largest social networks based on active monthly users were: Facebook (1 billion), YouTube (800 million) and Google+ (343 million) followed by Twitter and LinkedIn with 200 million active monthly users each. 61% use YouTube and 39% Google+. How do top executives use social media?

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

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Looking at five leading social networks (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+ and Pinterest), Fortune 100 company names are mentioned more than 10 million times per month. To accommodate different product lines, business units and geographies, the average Fortune 100 company now maintains 10 official corporate Twitter accounts, 10 Facebook pages and eight YouTube channels. Pingdom ).

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The 14 Best Content Planning and Research Tools

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Displays your Google search history across devices, including YouTube searches. With 93% of B2B marketers now using content marketing to build brand awareness and generate leads, success going forward will require producing higher-quality content —not just more of it. Those decisions will start with your company’s content strategy and collaboration between marketing, PR and sales.

102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

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Worldwide, 86% of companies have a presence on Facebook and Twitter, while just over half use YouTube and Linked and only slightly more than a third have a presence on Pinterest and/or Google+. After that, it falls off sharply; 61% use YouTube, 39% are on Google+, 26% utilize Pinterest (really?) What do buyers really want from social media marketers? Earnest Agency ). 4. eMarketer ).

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29 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Infographics of 2013

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Shannon Johnson presents an excellent collection of resources to help curate content for Twitter (or other uses), ranging from Feedly (which lets you follow pretty much anything—blogs, #topics, vimdeo and YouTube channels, tumblrs, comics, recipes, news sites, podcasts, magazines and more) to StumbleUpon. There are 9,100 tweets posted per second; one billion tweets every five days. Why?”.

6 Reasons a Blog Should be the Center of Any Social Content Strategy

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You can post a video on YouTube, pin an infographic on Pinterest, upload a presentation to SlideShare, and embed any of these in a blog post. Despite the many business benefits of blogging , it remains an underutilized tactic. Recent research shows that only 37% of the Inc. 500 fastest-growing companies and just 35% of the Fortune 100 enterprises maintain blogs. Fresh content. Flexibility.

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33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far

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Mark Walsh reports the findings of an Altimeter Groups study showing that “global corporations are now struggling to manage an average of 178 business-related social media accounts, spanning Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Foursquare, among others…Social media has often been harnessed haphazardly for marketing, sales, customer support and product development. Get a dog.

Search and Social Lessons from the Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference

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While there’s no video of his keynote available, his YouTube channel will give you some sense of how Neal can wake up an early-morning crowd in a packed ballroom. Last month’s Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference opened with a blast of presentational energy from Neal Rodriguez. The conference, hosted by Marty Weintraub ‘s agency, aimClear, was an impressive affair.

The Six Most Irrational Social Media Concerns of Brands

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For our favorite example, we suggest checking out “The Social Media ROI Conversation” on YouTube. Note: the following is an excerpt from the book The Social Employee by Cheryl and Mark Burgess. Reprinted with permission. The first step toward transitioning to a culture full of empowered social employees is to address some of the most common concerns brands face when considering going social.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

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Her duties include establishing a social media framework and standards for revising company guidelines and policy, creating and lead training workshops for internal employees on strategic social media communications, and overseeing day-to-day operations of social media communications including LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube. That will be our top focus for next year. kishau.

19 More Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

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how to set up a Facebook page for lead generation  and methods for generating email leads through Facebook ), Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest. 30+ Ways To Use YouTube Effectively by Small Business Trends. Image credit: KISSmetrics. This follow-up post answers several more, such as: what are the best social networks for b2b social media marketing? Thank goodness!).”

34 (of the) Best Google+ Tips, Tactics and Guides of 2011

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You use Google as your search engine, Chrome as your browser, YouTube to watch videos, and Google Reader to read blogs. Google+ (or Google Plus) is many different things, depending on who you ask. It’s the fastest-growing social network ever. It’s the tool Google will use to beat Facebook. It will fundamentally change SEO. It’s appealing, but too late. Image credit: SEOmoz.

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

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Jackie Cohen reports on research showing that 47% of users say they are “explicitly concerned” about their privacy on Facebook (versus just 15% who are explicitly unconcerned), and that “people feel more confident about privacy on YouTube more than Facebook, and thus trust the video sharing site more.” What common mistakes should marketers avoid? ” The solution?