The Eight Best Social CRM Tools
APRIL 6, 2017
According to Google Trends , the average number of monthly web searches for the phrase “social CRM” quadrupled from June 2009 to June 2011.
The 24 Best Visual Content Creation Tools
DECEMBER 6, 2016
The original meme generator, online since 2009, where you can create, for free, as they put it “Bluntly offensive statements and careless advice with animal icons.”
12 Lessons I’ve Learned from Writing 1,000 Blog Posts
OCTOBER 18, 2016
The New York Times reported back in 2009 that 95% of blogs are abandoned, and there’s little evidence that state has changed much since then.
Small Business Marketing Optimization Tips for 2016
DECEMBER 8, 2015
In 2006 and in 2009, John was awarded the Technology Executive of the Year, and the Titan of Technology awards by the CTA. Guest post by John Oechsle.
Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1
NOVEMBER 28, 2011
companies are currently using blogs for marketing purposes, up from 29% in 2009 and just 16% in 2007. In addition, 12% of respondents were using blogs as a social tactic, nearly double the figure from fall 2009.”
Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2
FEBRUARY 7, 2012
But after rapid growth in 2009 and 2010, the study found that “There has been little or no change in the number of companies using corporate blogs (0%), Facebook (2%) and Twitter (2%) in the last year.”
Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010
JANUARY 17, 2011
54% of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) were using social media to promote their businesses as of September 2010, double the number using these sites in December 2009. More than half (53.5%) of marketers currently use social media as part of their marketing strategy, up from 45% in 2009.
55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010
FEBRUARY 7, 2011
If 2009 was the year many marketers puzzled over, poked at and pondered incorporating social media into their marketing mix, 2010 was the year of diving in. According to a HubSpot study, 71% of marketers viewed Twitter as a useful marketing tool last year, up from just 39% in 2009.
36 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2010
JANUARY 10, 2011
Best Facebook Marketing Tips and Guides of 2009. 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.
Eight Factors to Consider When (Re)Launching a Business Blog
NOVEMBER 21, 2011
According to Small Business Trends and HubSpot , the percentage of businesses with blogs has increased from less than half in 2009 to nearly two out of three in 2011. Over the last decade, business blogs have gone from being a novelty to a leading-edge practice to an essential element for any company seeking to optimize its presence on the web.
The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise
JUNE 6, 2011
What’s most interesting is that Umair made this statement in June, 2009 when Twitter had recorded approximately 2.5 Since 2009, we have seen revolutionary wars and unspeakable natural disasters.
Nine Expert Marketing Strategy Guides
JANUARY 9, 2013
In the spring of 2009, the notion that digital would account for the majority of marketing budgets within just a few years seemed like a laughable proposition.
Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010
JANUARY 12, 2011
Among her findings: “While most agencies didn’t link to their social media channels on their website in 2009, 83% included this on their home page in 2010. Social media marketing, online PR and SEO are three tactics that are all powerful on their own, but have far more impact when used in a coordinated, synergistic manner. How can you amplify and extend new releases through social media? Optimize company news for SEO benefit?
Best New B2B Marketing Blogs – The Blog Tree (Infographic)
SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
The Blog Tree: New Growth cheers about 60 active, insightful blogs launched (or significantly re-engineered) after January 1, 2009. The best B2B marketing blogs are once again creatively presented by marketing automation provider Eloqua and JESS3 in this year’s Blog Tree. It’s gratifying to see that Webbiquity sprouted a leaf this time out.
50 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Stats, Tips and Tools of 2010 (So Far)
OCTOBER 5, 2010
Awareness of Twitter has exploded; 87% of Americans said they were “familiar with” Twitter in a poll taken earlier this year, versus just 5% in 2008 and 26% in 2009.
Best Email Marketing Tips, Tactics and Metrics of 2010
FEBRUARY 21, 2011
2009 Email Marketing Metrics Benchmark Study by XDXY eMarketing Tips. While social media is the flashy show horse of online marketing, email remains the solid workhorse.
Best Google AdWords Tips and Tactics of 2010
JANUARY 28, 2011
According to recent research from eConsultancy, “Paid search consumes the largest portion of online lead generation budgets, accounting for 28% of spending (in 2010), up from 22% in 2009.
Is your website a top performer — or a black hole for sales and marketing?
JUNE 28, 2012
In 2009 and 2010, Lisa was recognized as one of the top five “Most Influential People” in sales lead management, and in 2011 was named one of the Top 20 Women to Watch in sales lead management. Guest post by Lisa Cramer.
Review: Six Small Business CMS and Web Marketing Systems
AUGUST 29, 2011
Though the product had issues in its original incarnation, Adobe has fixed many of these issues since acquiring it in late 2009 and continues to invest in product development. What’s the best web content management system (CMS) for your small business? Should you look at something beyond a CMS—a web marketing system (WMS), that provides additional functions like customer relationship management (CRM) and email?
The Ultimate List of The Best WordPress eCommerce Plugins
OCTOBER 10, 2012
Last updated: May, 2009. Last updated: August, 2009. Last updated: November, 2009. What’s better than getting an expert’s opinion on the best ecommerce plugins for WordPress? How about getting the opinions of 10 experts!
Best of 2009: Social Media Marketing, Part 1
JANUARY 10, 2010
Another noteworthy post from this publication is Facebook is a Personal CRM for Baby Boomers , in which Daniel Flamberg reports on an Accenture study showing that in early 2009, “boomers posted a 59 percent increase in use of social networks; a rate of adoption 30 times faster than any other age group. 11 Reasons You Can’t Ignore Social Media in 2009 by Digital Labz. 7 Social Media Predictions for 2009 by Search Engine Watch.
Book Review: Marketing in the Age of Google
APRIL 27, 2011
While those figures are now a couple of years old, it’s astounding that as recently as early 2009, more than half of small businesses still lacked a basic web presence. • “Most prepurchase activity involves generic terms and…brand searches tend to happen only close to purchase..
Genoo Aims to Shake Up Marketing Automation Market
FEBRUARY 14, 2010
Note: this post was originally published on the WebMarketCentral blog in September 2009. Marketing automation / demand generation software enables marketers to build microsites and use content marketing to capture leads and nurture them through the buying process. Companies evaluating established providers such as Marketo , Eloqua , Silverpop’s B2B Engage and HubSpot would be well-advised to check out a relatively new contender as well— Genoo Marketing Automation.
How to Get Coverage in Blogs – Really
MARCH 22, 2010
But in 2009, the volume of pitches began to rise dramatically. B2b marketers and PR pros know that getting coverage in an industry-specific blog is highly beneficial. Blog links are valuable for SEO. Relevant blogs can drive targeted direct traffic from the blogger’s social media sphere of influence. And coverage from independent bloggers enhances a company’s reputation and credibility. Numerous bloggers have written about how to pitch blogs, such as B.L.
Best Marketing Strategy Insights of 2009
APRIL 26, 2010
Jodi Harris summarizes highlights from Mandalay Entertainment Founder and CEO Peter Guber’s keynote speech at the 2009 Entertainment Marketing Summit advising marketers to overcome resistance to change, create memorable stories and great content in order to motivate prospects. What strategies and tactics should you employ to maximize business results online? What are the leading marketing thought leaders saying about marketing strategies in 2010?
Best WordPress Tips and Tools of 2009
APRIL 29, 2010
Which tactics and plugins provide the most powerful SEO boost for a WordPress blog? Which tools are best for Twitter integration? How can you make WordPress easier to use for non-technical content contributors? What plugins and techniques should you use to truly personalize your blog? Find the answers to these questions and more here in the best posts and articles about WordPress from last year. Must See SEO Guide for All WordPress Bloggers by wpbeginner.
Best of 2009: SEO Tips, Part 1
JANUARY 10, 2010
Which factors are really most important in search engine rankings? How do search engines treat different forms of keywords? How can you get the most of out of Google’s free webmaster tools to improve rankings? What other tools are worth checking out for keywords, linking and website analysis? Find the answers to these questions and others here in more of the best SEO blog posts from this year. Guide to Search Engine Ranking Factors by HuoMah SEO Blog.
Best Social Media Stats and Market Research of 2010 (So Far)
SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
30% of social media users access a social media site “several times a day, up from 18% in 2009. 85% view company blogs as “useful, while 71% said the same for Twitter (up from just 39% in 2009). 2009 Twitter Demographics and Statistics Report by iStrategyLabs.
Best Email Marketing Strategies and Tactics of 2009
APRIL 20, 2010
MarketingSherpa’s 2009 Email Awards Gallery: Get Inspired by These Exceptional Campaigns by MarketingSherpa. for every dollar spent on it in 2009″ and “a November 2009 survey of B2B marketers found that email marketing was likely to see more spending increase than any other form of online marketing bar website development..
Best Social Media Stats and Market Research of 2009
MARCH 31, 2010
Searchers Using Longer Queries in 2009 by Small Business Search Marketing. in 2009, while 4-word searches increased from 13.3% For companies, email newsletters still rate as the tactic offering the highest tangible improvement (67%) but a whopping 44% – almost double the percentage from 2009 – have discovered that social networks helped increase their online customer engagement. in 2009 to 11.3%
Best of 2009: SEO Tips and Tactics, Part 2
JANUARY 19, 2010
Find the answers to these questions and many others here in more of the best SEO articles and blog posts from 2009. Maybe not everything , but Matt Peterson here reviews the results of a panel discussion on SEO Ranking Factors in 2009 from the SMX Advanced 2009 event, with commentary on what works now for SEO-as opposed to what used to work-from experts like Rand Fishkin, Marty Weintraub and Danny Sullivan. SEO Ranking Factors for 2009 by WebProNews.
Best Random but Interesting Posts, Articles and Resources of 2009
MAY 20, 2010
There’s no magic to linking to a YouTube video, but want to know how to link to a specific point, by minute and second, in a video? How can you make the most of those last few minutes before delivering an online presentation? What exactly is “Web 3.0? Beyond standard content like case studies and white papers, what other information formats work best for b2b lead generation and nurturing? You may think of multitasking as easy or difficult—but is it unethical?
Best Web Analytics Tools and Tips of 2009
MAY 18, 2010
There’s a great scene from the original Cannonball Run in which one of drivers hops into his Ferrari convertible, rips the rearview mirror off of the windshield, tosses it out and then says to his startled co-driver, “What is behind us—does not matter. In the world of analytics, all information is, by its nature, backward looking (you can’t measure what hasn’t happened yet).
Best Business Blogging Tips of 2009, Part 2
FEBRUARY 23, 2010
Discover the answers to these questions and others here in the final batch of the best articles and blog posts on business blogging from 2009. How can you develop a steady stream of new topic ideas to write about on your blog? Attract more blog traffic? Which WordPress plugins are most essential? Which highly successful blogs should you emulate, and what can you learn from them? What common blogging mistakes should you avoid?
Best Web and Landing Page Design Tips of 2009
APRIL 14, 2010
Discover beautiful site designs inspired by nature, mind-blowing microsites, and beautiful icon sets. Find out how to make landing pages work harder and increase conversion rates. Learn which attributes to double-check before launching a new site, mortal web design sins to avoid, and how to create a custom 404 error page. Yes, you’ll see all of this and more here in the best website and landing page design tips and techniques of the last year.
Best Search Engine Marketing Tips of 2009, Part 2
APRIL 7, 2010
While more than 80% of companies now use paid search in some form (primarily AdWords), many of these programs are under-optimized and not delivering the results they could be. How can search marketers use techniques like testing and keyword match types to improve results? How important are branded terms in paid search? Does PPC advertising help with branding? How can you use demographic and geographic targeting to improve results?
Best Interactive PR Articles and Blog Posts of 2009
APRIL 5, 2010
Interactive PR, sometimes called social PR, is a combination of search-optimizing press releases, creating social media releases through tools like PitchEngine , blogger outreach and the use of social media to promote company news and announcements. Though the ability to distribute press releases online has been around for more than a decade, it’s only in the last few years that tools and techniques for combining PR with social media have really emerged, and they continue to evolve.