9 Steps to Creating Good Content for Your Brand

Writing good content is crucial to delivering value and creating thought leadership for your brand. 

9 Steps to Creating Good Content for Your BrandContent marketing is a key element of today’s marketing landscape. It’s vital to create and share valuable free content in order to attract customers and turn them into repeat buyers and brand evangelists. The content you produce should be closely related to what you sell — your job is to educate people about your brand and products so they get to know, like, and trust you enough to do business with you.

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Email Still Trumps Social Media for Online Marketing

Email marketing wins more online customers than Facebook and Twitter, but it lags behind organic search.

Email drives online shoppingThe customer acquisition landscape is constantly in flux. The introduction of disruptive technologies and tools over the last few years has spawned enormous changes in online marketing. But a recent report from Custora, maker of a predictive analytics platform, reveals that online retailers are winning new customers via traditional email marketing at quadruple the rate they did four years ago. The good old-fashioned marketing method still provides the biggest bang for the buck when it comes to reaching and retaining high-value customers online.

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4 Ways Twitter Helps SMBs [Infographic]

A mutually beneficial relationship between SMBs and their Twitter followers drives brand ROI and consumer value.

4 ways Twitter helps SMBsPeople who follow small to medium-sized businesses feel more engaged with them and are more likely to purchase from them, recommend them, retweet their content, and share positive experiences about them with their networks, according to a report from Market Probe International.

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Google Plus SEO: The Business Benefits

Google Plus offers business opportunities available nowhere else.

http://www.pamorama.net/2013/06/16/a-beginners-guide-to-content-marketing-infographic/The social network run by Google — the gateway to your business — is a game-changer. It ties together several Google products and delivers many rewards for brands. Vic Gundotra, the head of Google+, has said, “It’s really the unification of all of Google’s services, with a common social layer.” Google+ places a heavy emphasis on search engine optimization (SEO), which differentiates it from other social media networks like Facebook and Twitter. 

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The Importance of Brand Recommendations in Your Marketing Strategy

Knowing why and how consumers use recommendations will help you create more effective marketing programs.

Facebook likes are viewed as recommendations by consumersAccording to research conducted by Nielsen, we know that 92% of consumers report that “word-of-mouth and recommendations from people [they] know” are the leading influence on their purchase behavior. Only 37% trust search engine ads, and just 24% trust online banner ads. They trust their friends and family the most when looking for brand recommendations. But what types of recommendations carry the most weight?

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Create “Perfect” Posts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ [Infographic]

Get more social media fans and create engagement! Follow these 17 guidelines when you post on social networks.

Social media conversationsIs there any such thing as a perfect social media post? Each social network has a specific set of expectations, limitations — and pros and cons. And each one is constantly evolving in terms of potential. A one-size-fits-all strategy just isn’t feasible. This makes it more challenging for brand marketers whose goals are growing their fanbase and creating engagement around relevant content. So what’s the best strategy to engage followers and attract new ones on each site?

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The 4 Most Effective Twitter Calls to Action

What should I tweet?

4 Most Effective Twitter Calls to ActionThis is one of the most common questions that brands ask. Data from a recent study conducted by Optimal indicates that Twitter delivers a smaller — but more active — audience than Facebook. But Twitter is less understood as a marketing channel, and many social media marketers are unsure about what to do when it comes to executing well-planned promotional strategies on the platform. So what can you do to jumpstart a Twitter initiative using 140 characters or less?

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