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    5 Steps to Develop Your Social Media Content Calendar for Better Inbound Marketing

    Your audience spends time on social media. At this point, that statement is true regardless of your industry, target demographics, and geographic location. It also leads to a natural conclusion: you need to promote your business on social media....

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    Email Marketing: Tips to Build an E-mail List Fast

    Though many believe that e-mail marketing is a thing of the past, the truth of the matter is that, e-mail can really help you grow your business. Not only can you stay in touch with customers that already love you, you can also reach new ones....

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    How to Write a Blog Post

    What is Blogging? A blog is a place to publish and promote new content related to your industry. A blog composed with the reader in mind will attract new visitors and for that reason alone convert those visitors into leads....

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    The Importance of Predictable Inbound Marketing Content

    When most people talk about inbound marketing, the primary emphasis is either on SEO keywords which are very customer-centered or on thought-leadership which is very content-centered. These are both important aspects of inbound marketing, it's true. Of course you want your content to both organically generate helpful SEO and provide a real thought-provoking and educating service to your leads but in the dozens of inbound marketing articles we've read (and written) in the past several months, it should be noted that a single key element is hardly ever mentioned - Consistency....

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    SEO Best Practices

    The prime objective of any SEO best practice is to make every page on your website as user-friendly as possible. Keep in mind that visitors are viewing your website for a reason, whatever that reason may be. Your job is to manage the functionality of your website in such a way as to make it easy for visitors to navigate from one page to another, obtaining whatever information they are searching for....

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    Common SEO Mistakes To Avoid

    Search engine optimization (or SEO) needs to be important to business owners when they are trying to grow their business and working on a marketing campaign. You need to make sure that your business gets in front of as many people as possible, but be careful that you don't overdo it....

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    Building a Stronger Customer Relationship with Videos in Email

    Digital marketing is a challenge faced by every business, organization, and independent professional in the modern world. These days, if you have your own website, you're probably also manicuring your SEO, building a social media presence, and running a mailing list. The current challenge appears to be honing and optimizing the tools available or developing new techniques that will become the cutting edge. One of the ways to do this is by turning a tool that everyone is familiar with to new and engaging use with the customers. Videos are incredibly popular right now as a form of inbound marketing. But what about using them for your outbound email campaigns?...

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    8 Steps to Optimize Your Emails for Inbound Marketing Success

    Building an inbound marketing strategy for your business has to be comprehensive. You need to make sure that you have the right lead magnets, and use social media in the right way for your unique audience. But just as social media and search engine optimization matters, so does email....

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    Branding or Rebranding: Start the New Year on the Right Branding Foot

    Millions of people start the new year with a list of resolutions designed to create healthier, fitter versions of themselves. Consumers purchase gym memberships and pay diet program fees in order to reinvent, or rebrand, a better version of themselves for the new year. The new year is a great time for businesses to take a closer look at their own brand. The best way to begin the process is to revisit what branding means, why it's valuable, and how rebranding is sometimes a great idea.   ...

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    5 Personal Ways to Increase Your Email Marketing ROI

    With the introduction of so many new ways to communicate from live chat to SMS, to social media messaging, there's been a crazy 'rumor' flying around that email marketing is dead. For anyone who's actually connected to the business world, this idea is laughable. Email is still the most used form of communication between professionals, in part because it's not as casual and trendy as the more recently introduced styles of communication. While you can reach out to your target audience on Twitter and Facebook, contacting them directly on their phones with text messaging and emails is still the most reliable way to reach customers when they're ready to think about your business. The key to connecting with your customers is to make sure your emails are enjoyable to open, offer your customers value, and effectively tempt them back to your business....

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    5 Tips to Adjust Your SEO Strategy for 2018

    The field of search engine optimization never stands still. Google, the most popular search engine in the entire world, continues to make adjustments in order to ensure a consistent, positive, and successful user experience for anyone using it to find the information they need....

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    5 Advanced Tips that Go Beyond the Basics of Inbound Marketing

    Frequent readers of this space know about the importance of inbound marketing for any business. Through tactics like social media and SEO, you attract your target audience to your website organically. While there, they convert to leads, which you can nurture towards becoming customers. It's a natural process that flows better, and is better integrated with your audience's preferences, than its traditional 'push' marketing alternatives....

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    Rebranding? 10 Things To Think About Before Changing Your Company's Name

    Considering a rebrand for your company? It might be just what you need to jump-start sales and reach new levels of success as a business. But it's a big undertaking, and deserves a lot of thought. If you are thinking of rebranding — or even just changing your company's name — take a moment to think through these ten things to make sure you're on the right track, before taking the plunge and reintroducing yourself to the market under a new name.  ...

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    Powerful Ways to Create an Email Campaign

    Email is not about click and open rates anymore. Does it help your ROI to know when or if an email was opened? Not unless there is an impetus provided that inspires some type of action by the reader....

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    Simplifying SEO: Keywords, Subdivisions and Adding Value to Your Customer’s Life

    When you're running a small business, every little bit counts. If you can manage to improve traffic to your website by even 10%, that can mean a significant increase in the number of customers for your business. But in order to get those 10% more potential customers to come to your website and read your content, you have to have an SEO strategy....

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    4 Ways to Get Maximum Exposure for Your Business Online

    With all of the talk about how to leverage social media to market one's brand, we should not forget the importance of good ol' fashioned Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Even though the internet and how most of us use it seems to be constantly changing, some of the most tried and true methods for driving traffic to your business have continued to be effective. Here are four of the ways people still are able to drive significant traffic to their business websites:...

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    Reasons To Work With a Marketing Agency

    Marketing, in any form, can be complicated and quite time consuming. Even though most business owners know that, many still struggle to spend time and money on marketing, no matter how much they want to grow their business....

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    Forming a Customer Profile to Tailor Your Online Presence to Your Customer’s Needs

    If you run a small business, you can grow your customer base by coming up with a digital marketing campaign. There are many options open to you, from email marketing to inbound marketing....

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    7 Tips to Help You Enhance the Customer Journey

    Nowadays, the customer journey often begins on social media. It may also begin with a recommendation made in person. Or it might start with one of several outbound methods: TV ads, print ads, internet ads, email marketing etc....

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    Laying the Foundation for an Inbound Marketing Campaign

    There are a few things you can do for an inbound marketing campaign before you actually plan a strategy or talk to a consultant. Think of it like doing some basic mobility work and eating well before you start training for a marathon. If you lay a solid foundation with the following tips, you'll have a much smoother start to your campaign:  ...

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