Using Marketing Automation And Social Media To Grow Your Audience

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Every marketer would agree that social media has become an even bigger factor for lead generation. While platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are incredibly powerful for content sharing, brand awareness and generating business, don’t forget marketing automation. There are several fantastic apps that can do more than just send emails. It’s all about creating and spreading good quality content, generating an interest and measuring ROI.

While having 10 000 Twitter followers is great, it doesn’t mean much if nobody engages with your brand. Knowing what content to post, how to share it and to who is essential for growing your audience. It all comes down to employing social media marketing automation tactics that will help generate leads, increase conversions and accurately measure results. Continue reading

6 Content Marketing Tips To Increase Conversions

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More people are searching for things they want online and in order to stand out, you need content that converts. No matter what type of content you want to publish, you need a good content marketing strategy. In 2018 and beyond, just having content is not enough. Fact is, creating content with no clear goal or added value in mind could harm your business.

You need content that encourages your audience to take action and, at the same time, adds value. The difference between good and great copy is a clearly defined content marketing strategy that takes into account your needs, wants and abilities. This will make your content easier, quicker and cheaper to create.

It’s important to have clear goals and measures in place for content marketing. Avoid simply producing content because you think you should. All content should have a purpose whether it’s lead generation, driving referrals to your website, brand awareness or data capturing. Continue reading

How White Hat SEO Could Harm Your Business

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Looking at SEO in more detail reveals ‘black hat’ and ‘white hat’ tactics. For anyone not familiar with these terms, black hat SEO is “bad” or disingenuous while white hat SEO is “good” or ethical search engine optimisation. Adding to the mix is ‘grey hat’ SEO which is somewhere between manipulative and virtuous but still capable of reaping massive rewards.

While not all black hat SEO tactics will hurt your online business at the moment, it may do so in the near future. That’s not all though as several white hat techniques can actually have serious consequences if you don’t implement them correctly. White hat techniques may have the best intentions for the internet and user but it’s not always as simple as ‘black or white’. Continue reading

Affiliate Marketing Blog Series Part 7

Affiliate Marketing

If you’re a marketer or someone with industry knowledge, you should have a good idea what affiliate marketing is. For those who don’t, affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing where an online retailer, for example, pays affiliates commission for every visitor that they refer to their website to buy products. This relationship helps the business to get more organic leads interested in what they have to offer.

Affiliate marketing overlaps with several other Internet marketing tactics as affiliates often use regular advertising methods. Some methods include organic search engine optimisation (SEO), paid search marketing (PPC), email marketing, content marketing and display advertising. Sometimes affiliates use less orthodox techniques including publishing reviews of products or services offered by a partner. In essence, affiliates are not subject to the business’ marketing tactics and are free to promote products as they see fit. Continue reading