Paid-distribution content is also gaining steam as more people visit YouTube to find out about new and established brands. Here’s a neat infographic by Contently that gives a breakdown of the different video ad formats, as well as tips on shooting and editing the perfect YouTube video.
HubSpot Academy offers certification and training courses to teach people how inbound marketing and HubSpot software work. Classes are often taught by marketers at HubSpot and are made up of video lessons, quizzes, and tests. Most HubSpot Academy classes are available free of charge, and if you pass the certifications, such as the two below, you get a nifty certificate and badge to share on your social media profiles. Check out mine on LinkedIn:
You can completely avoid the hassle of page layout, video editing knowledge, or a CMS and start creating content that looks remarkable immediately. For example, we use Spark Page at HubSpot to create some of our online guides and promote them with Spark Videos and Posts. You can too!
For those unsure if social media is right for you or for your business, this class is a great way to dip your toes in and start small with social media marketing. Who knows, you may find that social media is just right for you!
This course is also a part of a Online Marketing Challenge from Google. Students that plan to take the Online Marketing Challenge are encouraged to complete the Digital Marketing Course first. Marketers looking to learn everything there is to know about Google (and advertising), this is a great place to start!
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Affiliate marketing – Affiliate marketing is perceived to not be considered a safe, reliable and easy means of marketing through online platform. This is due to a lack of reliability in terms of affiliates that can produce the demanded number of new customers. As a result of this risk and bad affiliates it leaves the brand prone to exploitation in terms of claiming commission that isn’t honestly acquired. Legal means may offer some protection against this, yet there are limitations in recovering any losses or investment. Despite this, affiliate marketing allows the brand to market towards smaller publishers, and websites with smaller traffic. Brands that choose to use this marketing often should beware of such risks involved and look to associate with affiliates in which rules are laid down between the parties involved to assure and minimize the risk involved.
This is a great comprehensive list of content marketing tools! There are two platforms that I use and love that are not included. One is Salesfusion (salesfusion.com) – I use this because their platform integrates with my Salesforce CRM and makes email marketing easy. The other tool that I recommend is SumAll (sumall.com) for social media management and listening.
Create videos of people using your product, how-tos or people vouching for your product. You can launch these videos via your website, You Tube, Vimeo, Facebook or other places in order to draw interest to your website.
Drag the Readability bookmarklet to your toolbar to convert any content on the web into a simple, easy-to-read format with an estimate of how long it’ll take you. Also check out the other bookmarklet options here, including one that sends longer content to your Kindle to read later.
Find a study that relates to your industry and polish it up. Highlight the most important or interesting parts of the study, add images, crank out some charts, and make your own thoughts and predictions based on the data.
Given the frequency at which new technologies and software are developed, it can be overwhelming to try to keep up your knowledge by only reading blog posts and ebooks. That’s where self-paced online learning comes in.
The quote above comes from an article on his website titled Increase the Persuasive Momentum of Your Conversion Funnels. Persuasive momentum refers to the progressive decision-making process that aligns your customers’ goals with your business goals. That there are three elements to persuasive momentum; relevancy, value and a call to action. In order to increase conversion, Eisenberg says you must address needs at every step in the buyer journey.
This course does a deep dive into the five steps for better visual communication. These components include creating ideas and applying them to your design, communicating ideas effectively within the design, and having consistent design look and feel.
Not only will being on Google My Business allow you to rank better in local search, but it will allow you to connect your YouTube account, update business/holiday hours, and even upload pictures to brand your business.
But marketing automation is where Bitrix24 really shines. Bitrix24 can automatically send subscription renewal notifications a few days before the subscription expires. It can assign incoming leads to specific managers based on selected criteria. Bitrix24 can capture leads on your website. It can automate multiple sales funnels. It can even accept payments for you.
What a great list. I bet you’re going to be updating this list soon coz there are a lot more cool Content marketing tools springing up recently. Like the SEO Analysis tool, serpstat.com that I now use in combination with SEM Rush
When I started out, I pitched SEO packages to local business owners that I met through networking, which is a good way to start building result-oriented business case studies that show the ROI (return on investment) that has been generated from your efforts. Once you have those and you can prove you consistently get results, you’ll be completely indispensable because nearly every online business succeeds or fails based on the quality of their digital marketing (and people who are really good at it are rare).
We are proud to show off some of our clients who have trusted us with their company goals and beliefs to create impressive brand identities that work across various different platforms. Weather it is digital/print based marketing collateral, or if it is big data analysis and reporting, we pride ourselves in taking the initiative to custom create a marketing plan suited for the company’s purpose.
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There’s a consistent trade-off in PPC. The longer a channel exists, the better it is understood. This means more documentation and in-depth directions for you to follow. It also means more competition and lower margins.