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A Simple And Clear Intro On Content Marketing

A Simple And Clear Intro On Content Marketing
A Simple And Clear Intro On Content Marketing What is content marketing? The best way to promote your product and make it known amongst the right target audience is enroute content marketing.  Creating relevant and useful content spun around with your product or service serving as the focus point will yield the desired results within a short span of time. What would be the desired result? Of course, it is profitable customer action through undivided engagement. The information you provide must be comprehensive in supplying all the necessary details that will encourage the customer to make his buying decision without an iota of doubt in his mind. Your product/service should always aim at offering a holistic solution in the long run rather being a temporary relief measure. Read the following: A great resourceful article from Modelfa.com whose main purpose is to support financial advisors as they grow sustainable businesses, increase their visibility, and change their clients’ lives. Email Marketing for Financial Advisors: Best Practices for 2019 – Model FA 09.05.19 | Graham Gardner | Market Summary: Email may not have the cutting edge, high-tech appeal of some of the other marketing tactics. However, when done right, email marketing for financial advisors can be remarkably effective. In order to build a productive email campaign, advisors should begin by examining the needs of their audience.   Why Content Marketing? It is but mandatory to create a website that speaks for your product or service and helps the business to sell by itself. So, what are the elements that you should focus upon while creating this online tool that will attract thousands of audience? BLOG – Do have a blog for your website. Concentrate on quality as well as quantity. More the content, more the traffic. SEO- This is the most important entity when it comes to better search engine ranking. You have to showcase your presence in the market when the user types in the keyword while going for a product buy. Maintain a strict schedule for blogging – consistency is the key to survival. Encourage social sharing on your blog- original content always finds its way into the social media circle and once your content gets positive impressions, no looking back. Try to provide innovative information in your press release and don’t forget catchy headlines are good catches.     Ok now… What not to do? Don’t be too salesy…you know what I mean… try to impress the audience with your informative and educational content and do not explicitly promote your brand. Lead the buyer through all the goodness your product/service has to offer and let the buying decision be the natural choice. Tailor the content that will be an apt solution for the challenges and issues your target audience is facing rather than creating generalized information. I tell ya… it works like a charm. This can be done only after proper research on the interest and preferences of your target demographics. Though SEO is an integral part of the search engine rankings… “Keywords can definitely not become kings.” If you go overboard with keywords and not focus on the content, people will find it artificial and the message will not cut across. Don’t give monotonous content…develop a content marketing strategy with a right balance between text and visuals. Know what the audiences expect from you and give it consistently. There should be a natural flow in your content and the tone should match the mood of the prospective buyer....
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Semalt Expert: How To Evaluate SEO Performance

Semalt Expert: How To Evaluate SEO Performance
How To Evaluate SEO Performance Most e-commerce managers are obsessed with rankings. They are always searching on Google for something to indicate that their rankings are getting better. When they notice changes in the search engine results, they assume that their search engine optimization (SEO) program’s performance is flawless. Unfortunately, this is not always true. Frank Abagnale, the Customer Success Manager of Semalt Digital Services, explains the real factors that influence your website’s ranking and performance. Competition: What else is ranking? Nowadays competition has outgrown the conventional organic search tactics used by competitors. Every e-commerce company owner wants the site to outrank their business rivals in order to improve visibility, get clicks and make a sale. However, most search queries set off elements in the search results that draw away attention from conventional organic results and push listings down the page. Personalization: Who is ranking? Today, rankings are highly customized to an extent that there are no longer impersonalized rankings for most searches. Basically, the rankings a consumer sees on his iPhone will be different from the rankings you see on your tablet or computer. As a result, no one can ever say with certainty “We rank first in Google!” Normally, rankings are customized based on: Location. This is the most common factor that influences personalization of rankings. When search engines determine the location of the user using a cell signal or device’s IP address, they deliver customized search results. Device usage. Rankings that appear on smartphones are not the same as those appearing on a desktop or tablet. Mobile devices usually get links into apps. As a result, sites with mobile-friendly experiences will rank higher. If a consumer is searching for something on the iPhone, the results will be very different from what appears on your desktop results. Search history. Every time you log into the search engine’s account, the search engine gets access to all your search history. A perfect example is when you log into your Gmail account on your computer, the search engine logs into your Google account and Google search. This information is used to customize the search results appearing on your device. Social behavior. Using platforms such as Twitter and Google+, Google gets full access to your social behavior. This explains why some content from brands or friends is displayed in your search results, but is not displayed when other people initiate search queries. Demographics. Search engines place every user into a demographic group using their past behavior to deliver highly targeted ads. Based on the factors stipulated above, you now understand how search engine results are customized. These factors give a preview of why ranking report tools are likely to return impersonalized data for a consumer even when your ranking tools indicate that you are ranking first for your most valuable keyword. A prospect may not see the same results from their end which means that they not likely to buy from you. This means that if a rank reporting tool cannot give accurate data to help your business generate income, then it is not a reliable tool to indicate performance. Representation: What keywords to choose? Tracking rankings means you choose a set of phrases and keywords that you would like to rank for and plot the performance of your site in ranking for those words. The phrases you choose have the potential to change the appearance of your performance. Most of the time, companies find it easy to use phrases and keywords they are already ranking for including their brand or words with low competition. This usually makes it appear as if their SEO performance is flawless even when it is not. On...
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The Best Blog Traffic Building Techniques

The Best Blog Traffic Building Techniques
The Best Blog Traffic Building Techniques Launching a blog might be easy but running it successfully is a tough call and you might want some serious, genuine insights on the inside secrets. Hence this post on “The Best Blog Traffic Building Techniques” which will serve as a kick starter to find your easy way through. 1. Identify Your Target Reader Your task is to find your target reader and then identify the social networks that reader prefers. Content marketing success starts with knowing how to find your target audience. After all, how can you begin creating content before you know who your audience is? Good content marketing takes time. You can’t afford to waste that time with content that isn’t perfectly focused on your target market. You need to find who your people are. But how? It’s true that great content tends to naturally attract an audience. It does not, however, guarantee that it will be the best audience for your brand. That means visitors that are likely to: a. Connect your content to your product. b. Buy your product because of your content. Blogging Like a Professional to Generate Revenue Defining who your real audience is will help you focus not only on creating great content but on creating the right content. It makes it easier to create content that makes you an authority in your industry, rather than creating content for its own sake. Before you can create content that resonates, it helps to know your intended audience (as well as who they are not). An audience definition should ideally connect these three things: 1. Your product or service 2. Your main audience demographic 3. Your content’s mission 2. Determine The Traffic Potential Of Target Social Networks From my experience, the social media sites that send the most traffic to blogs in general are: 1. Facebook 2. Twitter 3. Google+ 4. Pinterest 5. LinkedIn The results vary depending on your target reader. If your blog post is more oriented around professional readers and business you might have more potential traffic from LinkedIn and Google+. If your target reader is more visual it might make more sense to focus exclusively on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. Once you start getting traffic from social networks you’ll be able to evaluate the traffic to determine if your target reader is visiting your blog. In your analytics, watch bounce rates on your posts. Segment out traffic from social media networks. You’ll be able to determine if traffic from certain networks provide better traffic than others. 3. Ways Of Driving Country-Specific Traffic Top level domain extensions like .com and .org usually rank higher on global search engines, but in order to have your blog or website target a specific country, buying a country-specific domain is always a good idea. You may notice that most Aussie bloggers are using the .au domain extension, and they rank pretty high in Australian Google. Similarly for India, you can target .in or .co.in as your domain extensions with good results in India. For traffic from the U.K. (United Kingdom), grab a .co.uk domain extension for the best results. 4. Google Webmaster Tool Geo-Targeting Google Webmaster Tool, a free tool from Google for bloggers and webmasters, will be very helpful to a blogger or webmaster seeking country-specific traffic. This tool allows you to set which country your website is targeted to, which helps you get traffic from that targeted country. Log in and verify your website in the Google Webmaster Tool, and under Configurations > Settings you can specify which country you wish to target. 5. Curate Top Posts in a SlideShare Video LinkedIn uses a short Slideshare...
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Why Inbound Marketing is Crucial to B2B Success

Why Inbound Marketing is Crucial to B2B Success
Why Inbound Marketing is Crucial to B2B Success Business consumers continue to reject traditional marketing strategies, while they are more interested in collecting info and learning about products before they buy without all the pressure of a regular sales pitch.     Pic Courtesy : Hubspot Kindling the interest is the best bet to reach a customer and begin building a relationship that will be rewarding down the line. The important thing is that inbound marketing makes it apparent that you care about their needs and want to guide them through the decision-making process.   Click this link to view and save popular Infographics on Inbound Marketing. Things You Didn’t Know About Inbound Marketing As we have moved into another fresh year, it is the right time to consider  your inbound marketing efforts.     What is Inbound Marketing? It is a marketing technique that focuses on helping your customers find you rather than going out to get your audiences’ attention. It is not about shouting out loud and propagating your product/ service’s unique selling propositions. It is about providing value to your customers – something that gives them information or is beneficial to them. It is about looking at various avenues for content marketing and driving traffic to your site. It is about channelizing blogs, podcasts, eBooks, videos, ezines, SEO, Social Media Marketing and all other types of content to invite  your customer.  Content marketing is the trend and doing it right is essential and not a choice.     Read this blog post on B2B Marketing Strategies that will help small business owners to capture the millenial market through content-driven lead generation. B2B Marketing Strategies – Triple20 What is the right way to market to millennials? That’s a popular topic since millennials are the largest demographic group in the United States at approximately 80 million people. This means traditional marketing strategies are evolving to be more in sync with the changing preferences that this demographic shift brings. Creating Content that brings Huge Traffic + ROI Break down your content marketing strategy Pretty much any good content marketing strategy has some combo of these goals: Raise brand awareness Generate more search traffic (target specific keywords) Improve search rankings (get backlinks) Drive email subscriptions / generate leads That’s how you should approach content marketing. Focus on three or four main types of content: Social-viral content (drives traffic, builds awareness) Evergreen content (keyword-focused, performs well in search) Link-earning content (generates links from other sites and publishers) Lead-gen content (upgrades or downloadable pieces in exchange for email address) Each piece you publish should help you PULL OFF at least one of your goals, but it doesn’t have to accomplish all of them. Pic Courtesy: Inbound Marketing Landscape Capturing search traffic Evergreen content is purpose-built for search. It’s there to GIVE answers to search queries or give guidance on particular topics that are often searched by a target market. Today’s Investment, Tomorrow’s Profit The investments you make today in THE FORM of helpful resources for your customers through blogs, email content  more actually turn into long term profits. The information you have compiled will continue to be searchable for all clients in the future and will continue to earn returns on a consistent basis. When done right, your web presence can be your single best salesman. What’s the Difference between Content Marketing and Inbound Marketing?   Both types of marketing occur online. Both CONCENTRATE on building  lasting relationships with leads, prospects, and customers. And they’re both focused on the creation of valuable content that educates and entertains audiences. Content marketing can improve brand awareness and visibility, generate leads, nurture leads, and ultimately convert them into...
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Keep Making Awesome Viral Content

Keep Making Awesome Viral Content
Keep Making Awesome Viral Content “The first lesson in constructing viral content is having the strength, courage, and self-confidence to get in touch with your own feelings, thinking about what profoundly affects you. Ultimately virility is all about helping others express their reluctantly shared feelings while doing so from a safe distance.” Ken Poirot, Go Viral!...
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