The Hemingway App is geared towards cleaning up content. It analyses your content and delivers simplified, color-coded alerts when you use complex and lengthy sentences, a passive voice and unnecessary adverbs.
Well written article for the small business that is looking for creative ways to market without breaking the bank. I would add QR codes to this mix since they can lead back to a video, website or automatically call a business once scanned. They can be found free of charge on many sites. Any business that has a small budget can also implement mobile marketing with short codes and keywords again some sites allow for the first 50 texts free and then after that you will have to pay, but you can also find companies that offer it relatively cheap. Lastly you can add your business to local business directories for free in most cases. Good luck and never give up on your dream…
Google Analytics is indispensable for monitoring the results of your (or your clients’) website traffic and where that traffic comes from. The graph view is especially handy to visually see when your website traffic goes up and down so you can better understand how to capitalize on the actions that caused traffic to increase.
Hi Suzanne. I have not tried Nimble or Nutshell. No insights on them vs Insightly now. I chose it from its organic placement, reviews, and ease. Do you have any insights on the benefits of these over Insightly?
If you’re a blogger then you will find this course very helpful. helpful. The instructor Frankie Madden who is a User Experience Consultant covers how to engage online readers through web design, writing style, structure and search engine optimization.
There are plenty of semantic and technical issues to be aware of when it comes to SEO. But if you keep your site well-structured, then the main issue you need to focus on is effective content. Search engines tend to reward sites that follow their vision, which is to connect users with the exact type of content they are searching for as quickly as possible.
In simple terms, a strategy is just a plan of action to achieve a desired goal, or multiple goals. For example, your overarching goal might be to generate 25% more leads via your website this year than you drove last year.
Earlier this year, Google began giving small ranking boosts for websites that have gone mobile-friendly. We suspect Google will give AMP pages similar treatment in the future, so it should be a high priority to implement one or both in 2017.
While Litmus offers some outstanding features on their paid plans (cough…Builder…cough), they also provide free email tools that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without. That’s why they take the next three spots on our list.
Knowledge, experience and insight are indispensable when crafting and maintaining brand image online. It takes both strategy and technical skill to market on the Internet, which is why we’ve put together this list of Internet marketing tips from 21 experts and additional information about how you can learn more from each one.
Ann Smarty is co-founder of Viral Content Buzz and before that was editor in chief at Search Engine Journal, an industry leading SEO blog. She is a branding manager at Internet Marketing and founder of MyBlogGuest, the Internet’s first guest blogging community. She has guest blogged for Mashable, SEOMoz, Internet Marketing Ninjas, MakeUseOf, Social Media Examiner and MarketingProfs.
If social media is the fun and unpredictable uncle of the marketing family, then email is an old, reliable grandparent. Sure, it might not be as cool, but it has been proven effective and addresses a very important need. Besides, they’re more similar than you might think.
The ability to use social media to get people’s attention, build an engaged audience and express your personality is becoming an essential digital skillset in the 21st-century knowledge-based economy.
SEO, or search engine optimization, allows your website to rank higher in search engine results pages for searches related to your business, products, and services. This helps you reach every single one of the goals we mentioned above.
Thanks Megan for sharing these wonderful resource. I have been in this digital marketing space for quite long. Thanks Larry for wonderful platform.I do agree with you about there is no specific course on online marketing. No wonder we live in a world where there is no specific course to teach this skill. I think the industry body should come with something for all. But seeing exponential growth of this industry. Since, we are moving to mobile world, the next step would be taking the online marketing to the mobile platform. That search will be narrowed.I am fascinated about the word “search””. Because, the entire online marketing is about “searching”” for things.ThanksAjish
This new social media course taught by Wharton Professor Jonah Berger and author of the best-selling book “Contagious: Why Things Catch On” teaches you the key ideas and concepts behind viral marketing and crafting content that inspire people to share it with their friends.
Major companies are increasingly using brand storytelling in their marketing, knowing that stories are the best way to create an ongoing emotional bond with consumers. With these free online courses, you can find out how to create a stand-out brand and use narrative to sell through brand storytelling.
To create an effective DMP a business first needs to review the marketplace and set ‘SMART’ (Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Relevant and Time-Bound) objectives. They can set SMART objectives by reviewing the current benchmarks and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of the company and competitors. It is pertinent that the analytics used for the KPIs be customised to the type, objectives, mission and vision of the company.,