Knowing how to write well is an important skill for just about anything, but knowing how to write for the web is a whole different ball game. It takes clear and concise copy to gain the attention of your readers in just a few seconds.
For most websites, it takes several months for SEO to kick in and achieve the goal of search engine visibility. Another key factor to remember is how unique your site is. If there are hundreds of sites like yours, then the chances of beating those sites in search rankings are reduced. The best way to stand out from the crowd is to base content on very unique keyword phrases that your competitors missed. If you are the only business in your city offering your type of niche, then it’s very advantageous to use your city name as a keyword.
Hey Brian, was just about to chime in here with the same info—this course used to be free (including all Coursera courses) with an optional upgrade to the specialization, but there was a recent change. I also told my social media interns about the course and that it was free; they were the ones that alerted me that it no longer was. Looks like Northwestern University in particular no longer allows taking courses that are part of a specialization for free on Coursera. I think some of the other specialization courses are the same now—even if you try to take them individually and without a certificate, they are no longer free. Too bad, because yes, when I took the course a few months ago, it was free and GREAT!
Another MOOC resource site, Canvas offers free online courses on a range of topics. While currently there are no courses that deal explicitly with online marketing, check back to see new offerings. Some courses that may interest online marketers.
Partnering with another business means twice as much notice. If you’re partnering with an industry-relevant business, you’re getting introduced to a whole new audience related to your niche. People pay big money for that kind of access!
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As a marketing team spread around the world — from the West Coast in the US to the East Coast in the US to Canada, to the UK and Singapore, we always keep an eye on the latest marketing and productivity tools to help us stay connected and do our best work. Our team also […]
These days, you need photos for everything you do — websites, blog posts, social media posts, emails. It’s a visual world, and it’s a fact that posts with photos get more likes, shares, retweets, comments, and links, than posts without images. The good news is, you can get very good stock photos for free. You just need to know where to look…
For example, if your business focuses on the business-to-business (B2B) segment, then using LinkedIn instead of Instagram will likely be the more appropriate social channel to include in your online marketing strategy.
An affiliate or associate program doesn’t make sense for every business. However, if you do use these, you can quickly see your marketing efforts improve without needing to do much yourself. With an affiliate program, people who believe in your company can share your information and grow your market on a commission-based platform.
Everything PR. In January of 2013, Everything PR put together a list of 100 Content Marketing tools. While it’s one of the most comprehensive lists, I have seen, it doesn’t strictly list “tools” in the sense of technologies. Many of the entries are resource sites and blogs such as the Content Rules Blog, or events such as Content Marketing World 2013. While such resources can be helpful for marketers, they are not strictly tools. The list also makes no attempt to organize and group tools together.
4. HootSuite: HootSuite is probably the most advanced, business-targeted social media dashboard and management tool. It comes with a range of features across all the major social networks. New: there is now also a Hootsuite – Podio integration available!