From Vidyard’s live feature to its studio content creation products to its free tool – ViewedIt — Vidyard is an excellent tool if you’re a marketer looking to jump on the video bandwagon and start integrating video into all of your content.
Get the most bang for your buck (though technically it’s free, so not exactly!) with this course/challenge from Google. You’ll cover everything from the basics of digital marketing, fundamentals of SEO, search and display advertising, social media, basic analytics, video, and more. It’s one of the most comprehensive trainings out there, perfect if you’re looking for something all-encompassing on a single easy-to-use platform.
The key to developing a great product is exclusiveness. Your product should be unique and not be in competition with hundreds of other similar products. You must give your potential customers exactly what they want. Develop a high-quality product that fills a void to increase your chance of success.
15. Awesome Business Cards. Get yourself some snazzy business cards, then give them to every person you lay eyes on. Every handshake should come with a business card. The more people who find out about your business, the better – even if it’s just a quick glance at a business card.
Online marketing is a major investment for any brand, big or small, but that doesn’t mean it has to entail a massive financial investment. Thanks to a variety of free tools, you can piece together a stable marketing strategy without a huge marketing budget.
Though this is a “curated” list, Curata really helps with persistent search where you are researching and staying on top of a specific topic over a long period of time, as opposed to one time act of curation. So for example, if we wanted to build a newsletter, site, etc… about product updates of the tools in the above list over a long period of time, Curata would be tremendously useful.
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Digital marketers study how visitors use your site and determine what areas need improvement. Many times it may simply be that you need to do deeper research on less competitive keywords. “London restaurants,” for example, isn’t going to work as a keyword phrase on its own because it puts you in competition with too many other establishments. If you add a unique adjective that describes your niche, then you have a good chance of getting high rankings for those keywords.
Email is an effective marketing channel, especially at the conversion and retention stage of the customer journey. In this course, you learn how to create an email marketing strategy, create and execute email campaigns, and measure the results.
Marketing yourself effectively can seem like a daunting task for today’s small business owner. There are so many tools and platforms to choose from that it is hard to know where to begin. The most important things to remember are to set reachable realistic goals with your strategy, provide people with helpful content, and to make sure you stick to best practices.
I like Manychat mainly because it is very easy to use. They have a visual drag`n`drop builder makes it easy and fun to setup your Facebook Messenger bot. No programming required — just connect your Facebook page to ManyChat and you`ll be up in no time.
Another major problem is the lack of meta descriptions, which tell the search bots what your web pages are about. While you are not required to include these descriptions, they certainly help clarify your keywords. Page content needs to be built on relevant keywords that correspond with the theme of your website. If your site tries to be “all things to all internet users,” Google might get suspicious that you’re invading their unique position. You also need to make sure that all your links are relevant to your site’s theme. Swapping links with random sites that have nothing to do with your site can draw penalties.
Tommy walker leads the marketing team for Shopify and hosts the Inside the Mind, a video series on YouTube about online marketing strategy. He used to be an editor for ConversionXL and also founded Social Filter, a social media marketing framework.
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