3. Include Target Keywords in Your Ad – Use keywords in both your headline and text ad copy that match or are closely related to the keywords you bid in order to help your ad show up in search results for those terms.
If you manage multiple social media networks for multiple clients, HootSuite is a GREAT tool. You can use the scheduler to pre-schedule your posts for a specific date and time and you can preview how it will look.
These are awesome Brian! I’ll be adding a few of them to my digital marketing resource guide http://www.themissionmarketer.com/digital-marketing-resources/ . I have a ton of Buffer resources on there, always great content from you guys!
All the marketing and social automation tools are included – but what about the creative that’s necessary to fuel these tools? It seems like ‘creative collaboration’ could be its own bucket — a blend of production and collaboration. Please check out Hightail (https://www.hightail.com/)
As I was researching this post for 2015 I noticed a new ‘Tool on the Block’ for keyword analysis – check out KeywordTool.io. It’s like UberSuggest, but with better formatting – I often use this to show how local consumer behaviour differs, for example I was giving a training workshop to a Shredders manufacturer – quite a different term en France par example:
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Rapportive is one of the neatest social media tools you’ll encounter. It lets you view social media profiles and activity – namely LinkedIn – directly in your Gmail inbox. You can use this information to enhance and leverage your network.
Google Data Studio (beta) turns your data into informative dashboards and reports that are easy to read, easy to share, and fully customizable. Dashboarding allows you to tell great data stories to support better decisions.
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7. Bit.ly: A classic. Use it together with Google’s or HubSpot’s URL builder to make sure you track all your campaigns properly. It would be a shame if you couldn’t tell whether your social campaigns result in traffic and conversions or not.
Google offers a ton of analysis for free. The challenge is getting it set up and figuring out how to best use it because the amount of data you can collect is overwhelming. At the very basic though, you can add the analytic code to your website, and get information such as page views, top pages on your website, source of traffic, and demographics of the people who visit your site.
All businesses, no matter how small, should have a website. It can be extremely basic, but it should contain the fundamental information customers – especially future customers – need and want to know.