I find that on training courses, the tools I recommend to help marketers are always popular, especially the free tools… At a course I was asked for a list of “essential tools” for digital marketing, so here they are…
I’ve been following Marcus for the last few years and his story about turning his swimming pool company around back in 2008 using content marketing is one of my favourites. Marcus brought some real interesting perspectives to what he though was wrong in the car business. If you aren’t reading his Sales Lion blog you need to start.
Thank’s for share informative post, As I am a beginner in SMM. I always thought that SMM is best for branding and it’s ROI thanks for adding to my knowledge although I knew few of them I want to appreciate for some tips that I know here.
PS: I disliked how paid courses are set up in Coursera–I’m a bright person with excellent reading comprehension, but others in the class were scoring very low, yet giving positive reviews in the comments… and so a lot of people were failing the classes when they should be getting a B average. And people were scoring others really low and giving them ridiculous feedback that proved they didn’t understand the material themselves. No thanks on the ignorant masses making sure I don’t pass a class I’m paying for… good idea on paper, but between the complicated scoring set-up and the propensity for others to want to feel superior (even based on gender, ethnicity, etc.) it simply did not work well.
Buffer offers both free and paid plans for social media management. Under the free plan you can connect one profile per network including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and Instagram (Pinterest is available in the paid plan). If you have both a Facebook profile and fan page, you can only connect one of them to Buffer. Buffer also allows you to schedule 10 posts per network ahead of time. With Buffer you can set up your posts in advance and then go on with the rest of your day and week knowing your posts will go live at the scheduled time. Other cool features include a browser extension and mobile app, image creator and video/gif uploader, and URL shortener,
This advocacy platform differentiates itself because of its campaigns. You’ve got several campaign objectives going from generating brand awareness to getting feedback from your advocates and even co-create products with them! This platform really focuses on two-way communication to foster sustainable relationships with your advocates.
Thank you! This is indeed an amazing list of tools! Some of my personal favourites are ProofHub for project management and collaboration, google drive and dropbox; freshbooks for invoicing and piktochart. Overall we are extremely happy and satisfied. ProofHUb, being a great collaboration tool has made collaboration amongst team members extremely easy.
If you read this far and you’re still getting all your work done in tedious spreadsheets, email threads and unstructured meetings, give Podio a try. It’s free for a team of five. You can also read more about how we use our own product for running marketing.
Our team uses this all the time to share resources, files and create and update spreadsheets. Unlike Dropbox, in which you pay for the amount of storage space you can use, Google Drive is free. And the storage limit is huge – 15 GB. Did I mention it’s free?
“Travel-related brands need to ensure their web pages intelligently link to related content throughout their site, so searchers can easily find relevant content and background to help them compare and decide on their travel plans.
Other types of internet marketing approaches with great potential to grow your business include email marketing, an approach based on establishing direct communication with customers or potential customers, and affiliate marketing, an approach where you allow others to promote your products and get additional traffic to your website. Lead generation is also introduced as it is necessary to understand this concept to obtain relevant contacts and target those, who are most likely to become your customers. Steps for developing a successful internet marketing strategy incorporate all the types of internet marketing activities into an approach that is based on the business’ needs and distinctive features, allowing you to adapt your own strategy so that you are most likely to achieve your goals. You should follow this guide to develop an internet marketing strategy that uses the potential of all types of marketing activities.
Display advertising is a powerful marketing tool, strengthened by new platforms like mobile, new video opportunities, and enhanced targeting. In this course, you learn how display advertising works, how it is bought and sold (including in a programmatic environment), and how to set up a display advertising campaign using Adwords by Google.
Google Adwords has been around for more than 15 years. That’s 15 years of the brightest minds in the world figuring out exactly how much money can be extracted from it and building systems to take advantage of those numbers. You probably aren’t going to be stumbling across get-rich margins while working your way through an Adwords tutorial.
Marketing creates an avenue of exchange between a business and a customer, note Alvin J. Silk, author of “What Is Marketing?” Businesses use various marketing tools to communicate information, stimulate customer interest and motivate action. An integrated marketing approach applies several tactics to engage customers and build business.
Each project goes through a series of intense, strategic planning sessions between our team and yours to work out the requirements and tactics necessary for a successful delivery. Together, we’ll approach your needs from a variety of angles, identifying options on how to tackle even the most difficult of challenges your company faces. By consistently following this methodology for each of our dozens of clients, we’re able to provide clients large and small with actionable solutions and tangible results.
Guest posting is basically getting your content published on another blog. The content you’re reading right now is a good example. This is a guest post on DentistryIQ.com. The beauty of guest posting is that you get exposure and you provide great content for the blog at the same time. Here are a couple sites where you can connect with bloggers and accomplish guest posts.
I’ve noticed over the years that with smaller businesses, the most pressing marketing question on their mind is, “What should I be prioritizing?” And what that really translates to is budget limitations. What they are really saying is, “I have a tight budget. What should I do first?”
thanks. I agree having a blog works well but I believe people are sick and tired to see blogs around the world with the same or very similar titles and content. I think people should avoid making blogs because there is more than enough.
It’s important to realize that social media can be just as useful as Google in directing traffic to websites. While fans for a page don’t necessarily equate to customers, Facebook’s utility as content distribution network makes the platform as useful as search ads on Google or video ads on YouTube. Investing in both forms of paid advertising can produce good returns for a business.
The great news is that there are plenty of free online marketing courses to get you up to speed in no time. You can learn skills and implement them in your business quickly and effectively and then watch your leads, sales, and profits grow.
Enter in a page URL and this free SEO tool will tell you the keyword density of all the phrases on the page. Find out how strong of a keyword message your content is sending with the Keyword Density Analysis Tool. Get hard numbers on your content ratios to find out if you need more or have too much. Use this tool to ensure a solid balance of keywords within your content, and to match the right to the right pages.
You’re a small business. You need to market your products and services to establish yourself on the market and edge ahead of competitors. Though your marketing budget doesn’t stretch too far. Fortunately, there is a whole host of free marketing tools that small businesses can benefit from. Here’s 50!