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!
Chances are, you’ve played or are at least aware of the augmented reality game that’s taking the mobile world by storm — Pokemon Go. But aside from being a fun and successful app, Pokemon Go can actually provide some useful digital marketing lessons to other businesses, as Jilesh Varma shares in this Blurbpoint post.
Jayson DeMers is the founder and CEO of AudienceBloom, an SEO agency. He also founded Crackerize.com, a lyrics-humor website. The quote above was taken from a Search Engine Watch article by DeMers titled 5 Ways to Use Your Competitors to Gain SEO Momentum. By limiting niche and region, objective, useful articles will stand out competitively in search rankings.
The most important metric for studying the effectiveness of your keywords involve number of visitors, particularly from your target regions. Another essential metric is bounce rate, which tells you what percentage of your visitors left your site after viewing one page. Heatmaps, which are software tools that measure which sections of web pages get the most attention, indicate how well your SEO is constructed. Studying these analytics will help your revise your web pages and content, based on what is working and what isn’t.
For example, you might decide to run a campaign sharing some of your best-performing gated content on Twitter, to generate more leads through that channel. That campaign is part of your strategy to generate more leads.
We are proud to introduce our brand new Skillshare class on social media advertising! This is a follow-up to our first Skillshare class (above) and will cover everything marketers and businesses need to know about succeeding with social media ads.
While there was a time when small businesses thrived through word-of-mouth, technology-savvy consumers are at an high. And your business can’t afford to dismiss making your online presence known.
I applaud your initiative in putting together a list like this. The research going into it had to have been gruesome. However, as you point out, it is not exhaustive. Just as an example: you missed MailChimp which is one of the most used email platforms; DrumUp which I use in addition to Hootsuite as a scheduler because of the ease of scheduling posts to a Facebook business page; Medium is an excellent blog publishing platform; and more. Not a criticism of your work, which I love because it points out options I have not yet explored. More a reminder to everyone else that no list like this is exhaustive.
If you aren’t already using Google Analytics, now’s the time. This powerful analytics platform is among the best on the Internet. It comes packed with thousands of metrics and can be used to track highly specific and relevant conversion goals. Connect it to your WordPress site and get the stats that matter with the Google Analytics by MonsterInsights plugin.
Slack is a powerful messaging app that allows you and your teammates to quickly message back and forth without the hassle of email. But it’s not just AOL instant messenger 2.0. Slack has powerful features and integrations that make it possible for you to integrate all of your other daily tools — like Trello, Gmail, Giphy, and so many more — right where you’re already communicating. You can start channels between different teams or just chat with specific colleagues. Slack makes remote and in-person work possible and easier than ever.
For business owners using WordPress we have a free plugin called SkyStats (https://skystats.com). We consider it an all-in-one business dashboard for WordPress. SkyStats integrates Twitter Analytics, Google Analytics, and Facebook Insights into the WordPress admin. Great for any marketer that wants to see this type of business data in a single view.
Similar to Facebook Page Insights, Facebook Audience Insights gives you inside information on your prospects. However, rather than focusing on your own audience, you can get insights into the audience of your competitors.
Google Alerts allows you to discover the social media platforms that are driving traffic to your site. Every time your brand or keywords are mentioned, you’ll get a notification. It’s a powerful tool, and it’s free to use.