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.
Some of the most popular modules from the Google Analytics Academy include Digital Analytics Fundamentals and Google Analytics Platform Principles. Both of those courses will give you a solid foundation of how to implement data into your strategy and how you can use the platform to best inform your decisions moving forward.
Stream music and video — with pCloud you can stream any music or video file in it’s full quality (as long as our internet is good enough) on any device you want as long as it’s in your account. You can also access it offline of course as long as you marked the files for offline use.
1) Minimize – Clicking this button will minimize the screen, meaning you will no longer see your browser but it will not close the application. Your browser is still running and you can get it back on the screen by finding it’s icon in the bar at the very bottom of your computer screen and clicking it.
Include a link to your website (where applicable) – On Facebook include a link in the ‘About section’, on Twitter and Pinterest in the ‘Web site Section’, on Google+ in the ‘Contributor to’ section. In other words, do use your social media profiles for SEO purposes as well.
But when you need to dig into the code to find errors or make subtle tweaks, the what-you-see-is-what-you-get editors available with most major ESPs can be difficult to use. Sublime Text color codes your HTML files to make it easy to find what you’re looking for.
Users are much more likely to “like” and share content that includes some imagery. Short text tweets should be transformed into eye-catching graphics with the same message. Writing a blog post with plenty of stats and facts? Consider turning it into an infographic, one of the most-shared forms of content. And just about any blog post will be more powerful with a short video.
Blogging is a win-win strategy. Pprovide useful or entertaining (or both) content to your readers and they, in turn,will get to know you and your product better. You can promote your business brand even more effortlessly after your blogging establishes you as an expert in your sector.
Voice search has doubled over the last year. As voice search accuracy continues to improve, this function will evolve from a modern convenience to a necessity. Its growth will cause significant changes to the way online marketing is done.
If making your site responsive or mobile-friendly is not an option, you can add Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) to your website. AMP helps mobile web pages load more quickly by using open-source code, prioritizing content and supporting custom targeted ads. Google has begun prominently featuring AMP pages in their content carousels to give users the most up-to-date answers to their queries.
I can recommend it – it’s a simple appointment scheduler that synchronizes with your Google/iCal/Outlook calendar so that your customers could see when you’re available and book a meeting. Once they schedule one, it is automatically put in your calendar, so you don’t need to do anything except for sharing a link to your meeting in e-mail or on your website 🙂
Study.com offers an affordable option to online students who want to earn academic credit but would like to forgo the significant expense associated with enrolling in a traditional postsecondary course. For a small fee, registered members can watch short, illustrated video lessons and assess their mastery of the course material with multiple-choice quizzes. Each course also includes lesson transcripts, and both formats can be used to earn an alternative form of college credit.
While not a social media “class” in a traditional sense, Buffer’s Week-of-Webinars covers everything from content curation to social media analytics to getting your content seen in the Facebook News Feed.
Significant amounts of referrals usually do NOT “just happen” so use “referral marketing systems” – techniques and tools that you can easily integrate into your business that will proactively generate referrals. For example, just concentrating on providing outstanding service will result in happier clients who will talk favorably about your business and refer new business to you. Consider setting up “joint-ventures” with other companies that could provide you with potentially lucrative partnerships and be sure to share the wealth with them. Start an “affiliate program” for your website to get other sites to send visitors to you. Give every customer who purchases from you five 10% discount cards that they can give out to their friends and watch the referrals roll in. Think of the up-side profit potential if you could integrate 5 new referral systems into your business and/or website!
Module 2 of our class features Professor Peter Fader, who will focus on concepts related to Customer Centricity. In an economy that is increasingly responsive to customer behaviors, it is imperative to focus on the right customers for strategic advantages. The coming weeks will provide the foundation needed to build a customer centric outlook. If you want to read more about Professor Fader’s views on customer centricity, feel free to follow him on Twitter (@faderp). He regularly shares relevant perspectives and readings there.
Copyright Clarity. Discusses myths and misinformation about copyright law and fair use. Definitely useful for learning when you need to ask permission to borrow content, how to use Creative Commons licensing responsibly, etc.
The quote above comes from a ConversionXL article by Tommy Walker titled How To Calculate & Increase Customer Lifetime Value. Walker states that many businesses focus on transactional customer value, and in doing so forget to invest in the post-conversion experience. He recommends determining customer lifetime value and improving customer experience by offering a better post-purchase experience. says Internet marketers should view every customer interaction as an opportunity to improve loyalty, find ways to build habits around your product, make it easy for customers to connect and “incorporate customer feedback to improve everything from user experience to product features & design.”
From a marketing perspective social media is becoming more and more important, however many businesses are unsure whether embracing social media has improved the bottom line as it is difficult to correlate social media marketing activities with increased sales. According to Business 2 Community:
Thank you, it is a very good list. I can see many of the resources that are available. MNU is a new startup that offers online education for marketers but also the tools many of the tools needed for digital marketing. May be beneficial for some readers to be aware of also.
A wonderfully varied group of people. Digital Marketing students tend to come from various backgrounds: architecture, publishing, design, and entrepreneurship. These students are often looking to apply digital marketing skills to their current jobs or to switch careers into the marketing world.
The content of this course was prepared by Tim Soulo, the CMO at Ahrefs, in cooperation with Kathryn Aragon, content strategist and consultant. The beautiful voice you will hear in the videos belongs to Kathryn.
YouTube provides a free way to distribute creative promotional videos, but in order to succeed you must put up content that people want to view and are relevant to your business—a simple ad will not work. A Flickr profile can also help by giving you one place to compile all the photos for your business, and allows you to link back to your website.
Executing this command will select all of the text in an open document or text box. This is very handy when you want to select a large amount of text but don’t want to have to scroll through a whole document to highlight it all.
Gary Vaynerchuk says that in order to be effective, you have to market like the year you actually live in. In five years, marketing will be different, and what is successful now may not work. Doing things the way we’ve always done things is not always effective, so marketers need to do what works right now. In 1997 Vaynerchuk was selling wine with an email list while most companies were still using fax. When Google Adwords came out, he was the first to advertise to people searching for “wine.” He was able to grow his store from a $3 million business to $60 million with his innovative tactics and by using current marketing.
Sharon you are right. Up until now, “marketing software” has focused solely on retention marketing and brand awareness. But what about acquiring new leads and customers? I have not seen a platform that completes the circle.
DeMers recommends researching competitor link strategy in order to see where they are building links and the type of links being used. Likewise, you can research competitors’ social following in order to mirror it, or even engage directly with competitors online. DeMers states that you can gain SEO momentum by watching what your competitors do, seeing what works and doesn’t, then using that as inspiration. For example, look at their content strategy and see what kind of topics they are writing about, which ones get the most comments or social shares, and how readers are reacting to the content.
Can you tell me what’s with my approach ??? And I am not making any money out of blogging, I love marketing albeit the traditional side , don’t know much about the seo stuff and all this online marketing, but please can you just tell me one thing if I focus on, for like a month I would see some results ??? please help me… check my blog and see if it really worth it…
Promotion is the aspect of marketing that involves delivery of company, brand or product messages to target customers. Several tools are used by companies to aid the delivery of both paid and unpaid promotional methods. Each tool contributes a different way to reach customers and achieve communication objectives.
I’ve noticed over the years that with smaller businesses, the most pressing marketing question on their mind is, “What should I be prioritizing?” And what that really translates to is budget limitations. What they are really saying is, “I have a tight budget. What should I do first?”
Our new Digital World is dramatically changing the way in products are created, promoted, distributed, and consumed. Although these changes have been revolutionary, we still live in an Analog (or physical) World. For example, even today, over 90… more
Collectively, we had a chat with the companies most probably qualified to fulfil our high standards and sought online. More or less every seller – a digital marketing agency, or perhaps more exactly – offered thoughts seeing how we’re able to run our marketing strategy on digital platforms to us. By way of example, Instagram concentrates an excellent deal on pictures coupled with a brief explanation. A microblog such as Twitter efficiently airs short messages in the person to everyone, while it does that. A site, however, can definitely include added info plus cartoon / videos contained for better effect – these attributes are often not inaccessible when seen using computer or a notebook, but actually must be mobile optimized to receive the best user experience.
Thank you Megan for a great list of course. Surely I’ll choose one and took class eventually. Online world is very competitive and we need to become intelligent for us to learn new things. Taking up an online marketing training course is good idea to be on top.
An effective marketing department will choose to focus on either demand generation or lead generation as the primary business-driver. Startups and rapidly growing companies tend to concentrate on lead generation strategies that focus on capturing the information of potential buyers. This session will discuss how messaging, promotions, and navigation paths are designed to funnel individuals through a form and into your database creating new contacts for your marketing and sales team to pursue.