This awesome (or should we say huge?) set of classes from the one and only Neil Patel is a great place for marketers looking to learn about a huge variety of online and digital marketing tactics. Class topics range from beginner SEO and content creation strategies to advanced social media, email marketing and paid advertising.
The free version of Open Site Explorer is incredibly resourceful. Use it to analyze links and quickly identify which inbound links are leading to your site. Not only does this show you where your most valuable pages are, but it helps you make future insight-based decisions.
It’s 2017, and it’s likely that most business owners have the same resolution for the new year; increase revenues and profits for their business. However, just like that plan to lose 20 pounds, turning goals into resolutions doesn’t make them any easier to accomplish. It will take strategy and effort to accomplish any resolution, so here are four tips for business owners who want to increase their traffic and profits in 2017.
Organic SEO is maybe the most powerful way to achieve this, for small business owners. In short, by optimizing your website and content, you can organically (or naturally) become easy to find. The process is something you can learn to do and, with the right software, it’s pretty easy. It can also be extremely effective. For example, without paying anyone for advertisements, thousands of people find Jim’s Marketing Blog every week, at the exact point when they’re looking for marketing tips or marketing help.
Look at Facebook interactions and Facebook activity for a URL. This free tool brings two great Facebook information streams together on one page to give you insight on who is talking about and recommending pages relative to the URL. Try it when you’re logged into Facebook and when you’re not to get two different perspectives.
As one of the most popular sites for online education, Coursera has many offerings, including free online marketing courses. Check ‘em out. Even if you don’t see anything you like, check back every now and then – new classes are always being added.
This social media course from course platform Canvas Network has ended but you can still sign up and get access to all the course activities, assignments and videos to study at your own self-directed pace.
What it does is give you an estimated traffic of a website, what are the sources of that traffic, what are the countries, a basic idea of the keywords that the websites ranks for and some other cool stuff.
Yoast’s higher end premium services are certainly not free. But the company does offer some freemium services — including a free version of its SEO tool. Optimize your business’s website to the maximum with Yoast. From providing SEO software to assistance on writing meta descriptions, Yoast will provide you with the tools to improve your website.
Holy smokes, what a comprehensive list! Thanks so much for sharing. I use Kuia ( http://kuia.com ). It’s like an all in one marketing tool. It has exit intent pop ups, a smart social share button, nice looking lead capture forms, and stuff like that. Could be an awesome addition to next list.
Of course, you need to make sure that your contest or giveaway abides by the rules of the social network you are using. For example, Facebook mandates that every contest must use a third party application to track participants. Don’t forget to summarize and publicly post summaries of your charity drive. Transparency and legality are the cornerstones of a positive image. Without them you’re essentially a giant on clay feet.
Content Focus and Commitments. What types of content will you create? How often will you post? Where will you post? You have to nail down these foundations so you can create content with consistency and quality.