If you’ve never used IFTTT, then you’re missing out. IFTTT is a tool that lets you instigate targeted actions based on an “if this then that” format. It can be integrated with hundreds of different tools and social media networks, which makes it super powerful.
Instantly find passages under 140 characters with Save Publishing, a handy bookmarklet that highlights tweetable passages on your screen. Post to Twitter with one click (or Buffer simply by highlighting a passage and clicking the Buffer extension)
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:
Typeform is the tool you need to try if you’re looking for new ways to interact with your prospects and customers while giving them a positive, human-centered experience. Typeform isn’t just another survey tool. It’s a conversational, interactive typeform that feels more interactive than a standard form. Use it to host survey content, lead forms, or even create content with it by putting together quizzes and more.
Thanks for these ideas. I have just started a new online business so, this post is like a boon for me at this stage. I am following these ideas properly and email marketing was the best from the list. I started email marketing using MailGet and getting good results. Thanks again.
Canva helps you create beautiful photos with easy drag-and-drop technology. Select one of their countless templates or choose a blank design pre-sized for the platform of your choice. You can even customize the branding section so you always have your colors, fonts, and logos available.
Social media is an extremely important part of your online presence. So much so that e-commerce sales from social media grew by over 200 percent in 2014. Not only does it allows customers to engage with your brand, it’s also a great way to grow and maintain your brand’s reputation.
How we use Google Analytics: As a social media marketing team, we appreciate the ease with which we can see traffic from the different networks (Acquisition > Social > Network Referrals). We can check the engaged reading time by looking at Time on Page. And for the real-time stats of who’s on our site right now, we can simply click on Real-Time > Overview.
Each of our programs uses an advisory board to review content, guide design and recommend updates to ensure the program remains current as the field of study evolves. By tapping the minds of the top thinkers, doers and leaders in the field, we offer a transformational learning experience. The following individuals serve as the advisory board for this program.
This SEO tool will generate all possible combinations of two separate lists of search phrases. Find new ways to promote your website and reach your audience, when you broaden your keyword horizons. Use these phrases to modify and create new content, as well as to optimize title tags, URL’s and internal linking structure. For a new insight into your keyword prospects generate combinations to kick start the brainstorming process.
Simply Measured offers tools that provide data on your social media engagement. The tools are free to use, although you’ll be asked to mention them in social media in return for the report. You can get information from all major social networks including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram, and Pinterest.
is a great free tool for checking your domain and page authority and also for checking how many links you are getting and from which source. You can also check your competition. But the free version only gives you 3 reports per day. Signing offers unlimited reporting on all your links, keywords and competitors.
Marketing is a constantly changing field, with new technologies and techniques influencing the way marketers work every day. This collection of free online courses will enable you to keep up with the latest trends in marketing and give your marketing career a boost.
Great list Pawan. Reminds me of the massive infographic done by MarTech last year (http://chiefmartec.com/2016/03/marketing-technology-landscape-supergraphic-2016/), but a bit more manageable to consume!
Dan leads Business Operations at Udacity. He has an MBA from Stanford. He was previously an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Bertelsmann, has worked at a mobile marketing tech startup, and has served clients in various agency roles.
About this course: Video marketing is making a huge splash online and on social media. But one thing what we consistently hear is that marketers aren’t quite sure where to start. Yet, videos have the potential to engage an audience in new and exciting ways – Just look at BuzzFeed Tasty for an example of the power of video!
When it comes to understanding how people are using your website—A/B testing, user testing, that sort of thing—there are some really fantastic paid options that can give you lots of insights. There’s also Peek, a free tool from User Testing that lets you see and hear a five-minute video of a real person using your website.
I use many of these and glad to discover some news ones too. I’m preferring Post Planner over Buffer. I find it easier to use, finding new content and scheduling it easily, with the app mixing the types of content for me in post order (by my rules) even if I don’t add them that way. I’m a big fan of Wistia, Salesforce, Canva, Unbounce, Mixpanel… so many good recs here. I’m going to check out Medium.
Chris Soames has a another post here on the main sites for competitor benchmarking. You will probably have to fall back on Alexa or Compete today which don’t tend to give realistic estimates outside of the US. I have also have an in-depth post recommending many other online competitor benchmarking tools.
Whatever you do, but never go into PPC under the misguided judgment that you’re recently going to target on several keywords, think of some copy, write them, and then watch the money pour in- A long way from it really. With PPC, the whole objective is to transform latent users into engaged prospects and then engaged prospects into purchasers.
Just published my online course in Viral Marketing for free. I decided I had earned enough on it. It has been up for about a month, have about 1200 participants from about 40 countries. WordStream is used as one of the tools in the maintenance and monetization phases of the viral process. If possible, I would love to write a guest post on how to use keyword research in order to make content go viral.
This is a handy little tool, courtesy of Google, that tells you when your brand is mentioned online. You can even have it alert you when your competitors are mentioned. Pretty helpful for knowing who’s talking about you on the Web.
Marketing 101 goes over the basics of marketing, including the five P’s, product, promotion, price, place and positioning. These materials incorporate online tutorials, Web content and audio instructions to help students learn about the subject. Common course topics include goods, services, needs, wants, customer research, business research and estimating market size.
Well written article for the small business that is looking for creative ways to market without breaking the bank. I would add QR codes to this mix since they can lead back to a video, website or automatically call a business once scanned. They can be found free of charge on many sites. Any business that has a small budget can also implement mobile marketing with short codes and keywords again some sites allow for the first 50 texts free and then after that you will have to pay, but you can also find companies that offer it relatively cheap. Lastly you can add your business to local business directories for free in most cases. Good luck and never give up on your dream…
Paid-distribution content is also gaining steam as more people visit YouTube to find out about new and established brands. Here’s a neat infographic by Contently that gives a breakdown of the different video ad formats, as well as tips on shooting and editing the perfect YouTube video.
The quote above comes from a CIO article titled 8 Expert Online Marketing Tips for Small Businesses by Jennifer Lonoff Schiff. In it, Skuba states that webinars could have a 70 percent rebound effect, both from broadcast viewers and other individuals. Content-rich, relevant webinars could also potentially maintain attention because they are more interactive. Just make sure they are well-organized and hosted by an experienced speaker.