12. Make Your Website Mobile-Friendly – The 2014 Local Search Study from Neustar Localeze found that nearly 80% of local searches on a mobile phone ended in a purchase. If you’re website isn’t mobile-friendly, you are missing out on these local consumers.
Wow how to add to such a list… esp Paul Parson’s 100+ tools! Hmmmmm… I don’t think anyone’s mentioned Annie Cushing’s amazing google sheet of free SEO tools https://goo.gl/Nbn90 or the guys that built the insanely cool BuiltVisible Content Strategy Tool http://goo.gl/DMK1gt. Not to mention using Jame Todd Rubin’s http://www.jamierubin.net/going-paperless/ method of content curation with Evernote and IFTTT to steal Kevan Lee’s public Feedly list! 😀 😀 😀
It helps you find the right decision makers and their emails without paying for a LinkedIn premium account or spending hours on using a plethora of different email finding tools. You just simply chuck in a company name, domain name or person’s name and the tool finds the right people. You can use HeadReach to find professionals in your field to do a roundup post, for content promotion or to find the right people in charge of a popular outlet. For example, you can search for all editors at TechCrunch, Forbes and Entrepreneur magazine via a single search.
Arguably, there’s no more versatile tool for online marketers than Evernote. Whether it’s research notes, resources, or to-do lists, Evernote makes the research and outline process of content writing a breeze.
The great thing about this series of online marketing webinars is that no registration is required to sign up and you can view all five of the videos at your own convenience. And we’d love to hear what you think of these webinars in the comments below!
Simply Measured offers tools that provide data on your social media engagement. The tools are free to use, although you’ll be asked to mention them in social media in return for the report. You can get information from all major social networks including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram, and Pinterest.
“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.
Marketing starts right in as you are finished with researching and writing your content. Creating helpful content for your readers is one thing, getting your information over the internet needs more efforts on your end. To improve your online marketing efforts, you will require these right tools to make things simple for you on the promotional aspects.
This informative resource hosted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides a more in-depth view of marketing roles and the qualities candidates should possess. These include strong analytical skills, creativity, decision-making, interpersonal skills and management experience.
Marketing professionals rely on clearly defined goals to determine the course of action when placing a product in the market. Leveraging research to learn more about your target audience is the main subject of this third online course in the Marketing Strategy certificate program. In this course you will learn how to be an intelligent consumer of information when it comes to marketing research and analysis, so you can become a more effective decision maker. You will first look at marketing research, including the purpose and goals of research, how to balance the ideal with reality in doing research, and how to apply the six stages of research to a marketing situation.
No coding skills are required and maybe the coolest feature it has is the sharing option. You can share a report in just two clicks whether with email or just send a link to somebody or a group of people.
Participants will learn the basics of inbound marketing, SEO, landing pages, blogging, conversion optimization, lead nurturing, and email marketing, as well as how they all work together for a cohesive and more effective inbound marketing strategy. After the certification exam, graduates receive a badge for their résumé or LinkedIn profile to show they’ve expanded their marketing skills with HubSpot Academy.
12. Google Analytics: It has its letdowns, but given that it’s free, it’s still an incredibly good tool. The devil is in the details when it comes to subdomain tracking, event-based conversion tracking, filters and custom variables. There’s a lot of outdated information out there on the web, so pay attention when you’re searching for some of the more complex issues.
Now that you have an SEO optimized website, you have to figure out all the other different ways to bring people to it. There are tons of different options and platforms you can use to drive traffic to your website.
A recent study found that the majority of consumers encounter multiple erroneous sites in their daily internet browsing. There are few faster ways to lose a customer than having them drive to the address listed on the website, only to find that the business has moved across town.
If you are currently viewing a browser window, pressing Ctrl + U will convert the current page into it’s raw html equivalent (the code behind the page). This is useful for many reasons but you probably won’t have need of this one for a while.
No matter whether you cater to B2B or B2C, one thing is a fact: Your prospects go online when they have problems to solve. Don’t be afraid to help them solve those problems … in fact, get in the habit of providing significant value to prospects before making a cent. This builds the trust you need to position your business for later sales, especially if you have tough competition.
Create an insight-driven, engaging relationship between your customers and brand. Use the customer decision journey to create buyer personas and messaging across touchpoints to influence customers when, where, and how it matters most.
One of the major changes that occurred in traditional marketing was the “emergence of digital marketing” (Patrutiu Baltes, Loredana, 2015), this led to the reinvention of marketing strategies in order to adapt to this major change in traditional marketing (Patrutiu Baltes, Loredana, 2015) .
One of my favorite features of Mavenlink is that you assign tasks to others (either clients or those within your organization), assign a deadline and see when they’ve started and completed said task.
^ Jump up to: a b Van Niekerk, A (2007). “Strategic management of media assets for optimizing market communication strategies, obtaining a sustainable competitive advantage and maximizing return on investment: An empirical study”. Journal of Digital Asset Management. 3 (2): 89–98. doi:10.1057/palgrave.dam.3650070.
Asana helps you get your work done faster. With easy to read progress reports for projects, the ability to turn conversations into tasks, and even project templates, it helps your team focus on your current priorities and increases productivity.
I’d love to hear from you about the free tools you’ve found most helpful and how you’ve put them to good use. Feel free to add any thoughts at all in the comments below. I’m looking forward to chatting!