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Four online marketing metrics to obsess about

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Like every new blogger, my dream of success meant getting a business superstar to share my content online. One of my blog posts was tweeted by marketing superstar Guy Kawaski , who has a Twitter following roughly the size of France. Social shares. Social shares.

31 Expert Guides to Maximizing Online Brand Visibility – WPO

Webbiquity

Today’s WPO model emphasizes the importance of fusing a solid content strategy with a comprehensive online distribution strategy in order to maximize brand visibility and credibility. How can social, PR, SEO, and online advertising efforts be coordinated to maximize brand visibility?

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The future of blogging and online publishing

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Still … If you haven’t looked around our business lately, you might be missing out on truly cataclysmic changes on the social channels that affect online publishing, content marketing strategy, and personal branding.

The state of earned media blogger outreach

Biznology

I’ve been doing earned media blogger outreach as a profession since 2006 and a lot has changed. To be frank, there are a lot of bloggers with their hands out looking for pay to play these days that it can feel a little daunting.

Visible Expert? Interview with Online Marketing Pioneer Bryan Eisenberg

Hinge Marketing

This video interview is with Bryan Eisenberg, a Visible Expert in online marketing. Related Stories The Road to the Top: Personal Branding Examples in Professional Services How to Build Your Brand through Community Service Branding as a Super-Cooperator Using Social Media.

6 Tools for Automating B2B Social Media Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

Social media can be overwhelming, especially if you’re a B2B marketer, because it can be a struggle to find things to share. Once you’ve started creating a strategy , it’s time to find content to share, schedule it, and monitor what is being said about your brand online.

Four online business rules that don’t exist any more

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A few days ago, I was working my face off in my creative cave, realized my social battery was drained, and decided to join a bar meet-up in my hometown of Berlin. I had a chance to talk to online entrepreneurs from all over the world and listened to their unique business stories.

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The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity

Although content marking is now a nearly universal practice—with 93% of B2B marketers using content marketing— half of all marketers still rank “producing enough content” as one of their top five challenges. A social network / curation tool for images.

7 Tools for Finding & Connecting With Influential Bloggers

Hubspot

The blogosphere has been a major online marketing medium for years now. Bloggers are trusted voices who can bring in customers and help you build your community. Reaching out to potential blogger is a more intricate process nowadays than it was even five years ago.

Six Tips to Beat the Wintertime Blogger Blues

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During the holiday season, theorectically a time of cheer and togetherness, I always see an increase of Grinch-like behavior on my social networks, in the office or even waiting in line for coffee. Keeping social networks sane. Keeping social networks sane.

Five ways to help your product market itself online

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If you sell a web app or a software product that has web elements, it’s time to consider how your product can help market itself. More and more we’re seeing marketing built into products, allowing the code to do some of the advertising work for you. 1) Perfect Social Prompts.

The Beginner's Guide to Small Business Marketing Online

Hubspot

According to Forbes , 80-90% of consumers research purchases online before buying. Whether you're in the process of launching a new business or already have one, having an strong online presence for your brand is extremely important. Why do I need social media accounts?

The Secret Ingredient to Effective B2B Content Marketing Performance

KoMarketing Associates

KoMarketing has been writing about the value of content marketing for years. In CMI/MarketingProf’s latest B2B Content Marketing Report , 89 percent of B2B marketers surveyed indicated that they are currently using content marketing tactics.

5 Underutilized LinkedIn Features B2B Marketers May Be Missing Out On

KoMarketing Associates

LinkedIn has been found to be the most effective social media lead generator for B2B marketers, with 60-80% of those surveyed (depending on the study) stating that they have gotten real leads from the platform. To find this job listing, I entered the keywords remote and marketing.

Social Media: 3 Things Teenagers Can Teach Business About Getting It Right

Writing on the Web

It seems that the younger the employee, the more frequently they use social media. While it is still relatively easy to find baby boomers who have no social media accounts, it’s tough to find a millennial without at least one online profile.

10 Reasons to Develop a B2B Blogging Strategy

KoMarketing Associates

With the end of the year rapidly approaching, and 2016 planning underway, business owners are assessing where they are with respect to B2B search engine marketing goals and objectives. Provide content for distribution in social media platforms.

The 14 Best Content Planning and Research Tools

Webbiquity

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. Showcase reviews: Online Marketing Institute. Showcase reviews: Buffer Social.

23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity

Though the use of social media and social networks for marketing is now nearly ubiquitous, and 78% of companies have dedicated social media teams, many marketers sill struggle with certain aspects of social marketing, such as formalizing strategies and measuring results.

Best Website Techniques for Greater Online Lead Generation

Hinge Marketing

Generating new leads is among, if not at the top, of most Marketers priorities, this has not changed. Every year, more and more companies are finding and vetting potential service firms online. Impact of Online Lead Generation on Growth and Profitability.

Social Business Success Starts at the Top

Writing on the Web

Smart business tweeters know that the social network is a great tool in promotion, brand recognition and customer interaction. The same goes for other social media sites – ( Facebook , LinkedIn , Google+ ) the number of them growing by the day. Social Media for Busy Business Bloggers.

Online Persuasion: How to Write to Create Desire

Writing on the Web

When writing online , how can you appeal to readers’ emotions on a business-oriented site? Online persuasion works best when you appeal to both the logical and emotional centers in the brain. Many online content marketers misunderstand what it means to “appeal to emotions.” Effective content marketers, however, follow a unique, almost hidden pattern: Grab the audience’s attention ? Blog this on Blogger. Related posts: Online Persuasion: Creating Desire.

Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

Social media has fundamentally altered the practice of public relations. And as any blogger can tell you, PR pros understand this, as witnessed by the incredible increase in blogger outreach “pitches&# from corporate PR departments and firms over the past two years. Of course, there’s more to (successful) blogger outreach than just pitching, and there’s more to the new practice of social PR than just blogger outreach.

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3 Things Your Social Media Team Should Know About SEO

KoMarketing Associates

One of the biggest challenges we hear about in the world of marketing is around the idea of silos. As businesses (and marketers), we need to make sure we are breaking down these silos to see the bigger picture. Enter search and social. . Social Media’s Impact on Search.

50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity

Social media marketing has gone well beyond the hype stage and is now mainstream business practice. Still, questions remain: how do I use social media most effectively across the enterprise? Which social media monitoring tools should I use? Social Media Tools.

What Were The Most Effective B2B Marketing Tactics of 2015?

KoMarketing Associates

Even though many B2B marketers are already looking ahead to 2016, it’s may be worth recognizing the accomplishments of the past year. Because a component of your B2B marketing strategy certainly needs to focus on leveraging the experience gained executing tactics and campaigns that worked well. In an effort to shed light on how marketers tackled challenges and made strides in 2015, we spoke to a group of industry leaders across the B2B marketing space.

5 Ways to Get Readers to Respond

Writing on the Web

You spend a lot of time writing content on your blog but if the only comments you get are from people looking for free marketing, maybe it’s time to revise your content strategies. Here’s a guest post from Chris Peterson at Straight North integrated marketing services in Chicago.

5 Things Machiavelli Would Do With His Competitors’ Twitter Profiles

KoMarketing Associates

While competitors may seem intimidating, marketers fail to realize there are opportunities lying discretely in their online footprint. ” Instead of being consumed by the existence of a threat (IE, the competition), opportunistic marketers will turn such to their advantage.

Anyone with a New Idea is a Crank Until the Idea Succeeds

Webbiquity

Although the framework has been for the most part enthusiastically embraced (and dozens of people have downloaded the framework white paper ), a few people on Twitter questioned the need for a “new” marketing concept. Content Marketing. Inbound Marketing.

But Everyone Else is Doing It: Why There are So Many Illegal Social Media Contests

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As an attorney turned educator, I frequently address groups about the legal aspects of social media and marketing. The sea of rules and regulations that marketers, brands and bloggers must navigate is largely uncharted, and sometimes frightening.

My 20 top social media marketing, search, and reputation business articles

Biznology

They cover Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Online Community Management, Online Reputation Management (ORM), and Social Media Marketing (SMM). Learn to lower your social media inhibitions. Are there nudie photos of you online?

Social advocacy marketing gains legitimacy

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Possibly no trend has captured the attention of marketers more than the opportunity to tap into the emerging group of Citizen Influencers. This week, another start-up in the brand advocasy space, Branderati , was acquired by social media marketing/analytics company Sprinklr.

Can the Onion Theory bring social media lurkers into the light?

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Can deeper personal disclosure seduce silent social media lurkers into joining our conversation? Mark Schaefer and I have been on a seemingly endless quest to understand dark social media, gray social media , and the people who may love your company but stay in the shadows.

8 Key Changes In Google Search B2B Marketers Should Know

KoMarketing Associates

” Per research from Eyetools and search marketing firms Enquiro and Did-it, the vast majority of eye tracking activity during a search happens in a triangle at the top of the search results page. Did we miss something significant in your B2B marketing endeavors?

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5 Traffic-Driving B2B Blog Topic Ideas

KoMarketing Associates

This is often a common problem for many bloggers and marketers in almost every industry. Try setting up free Google Alerts for common terms in your field, or use a site like SocialMentio n or Google News to see what is making the rounds on other news sites and social media.

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity

Though social media marketing is now used in about 90% of companies, techniques, platforms and best practices continue to evolve. Increase use of video marketing? What will likely be the hot trends in social media over the next couple of years? Marketing Pilgrim ).

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What To Do When B2B Content Marketing Efforts Hit a Proverbial Wall

KoMarketing Associates

There are times when a content marketing initiative’s results seem to plateau. This may happen with every online marketing program, be it content development, SEO performance, or building a presence in social media. B2B Online Marketing Blog Content Marketing

Key Takeaways from MarketingProfs’ #ContentBootCamp

KoMarketing Associates

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending MarketingProfs’ Content Creation Boot Camp, a pre-conference workshop kicking off the 2014 B2B Marketing Forum. This is an age-old question for content marketers. I think that’s part of what makes content marketing so exciting!