2018 was a big year for digital marketers across the board. For the most part, it’s a fair assessment that the Google Algorithms more or less dictate how we formulate our strategies. In some cases, depending on the industries we are working with, changes to Google’s algorithms sometimes require us to throw out the playbook and start from scratch.[Read more…]
We are in the final days of the holiday marketing push. Make no mistake about it, holiday shopping started early again this year. But starting early rarely means finishing early when it comes to holiday shopping. Most shoppers aren’t willing to skip the holiday sales just for the chance to say they finished their shopping early. So, it’s not too late if you’re still trying to get eyes on your product or service.[Read more…]
Now the world’s second largest search engine, YouTube processes a staggering 3 billion searches a month. As such, it has become an indispensable element to any SEO campaign. The sad reality today, however, is that many digital marketers fail to recognise the SEO potential of YouTube and treat it like any other social media site. [Read more…]
For modern businesses – and this includes blogs, eCommerce, etc. – connecting with customers through social media is probably the single most effective way to expand online. Given that daily Facebook visitors grew by 6% from 2015 to 2016 (to equal more than 1.6 billion users), and roughly 75 percent of Facebook users in the US visit the site at least once a day, it’s clear that people’s use of social media continues to grow year after year, both in the number of users and the time they spend using it. [Read more…]
Data analytics is a valuable resource for your content marketing efforts. Analyzing data can tell you a lot about your audience. Professionals often start successful marketing campaigns by using data to develop audience personas. When you analyze your readers, you can group them into certain types according to factors like what they already know about your product and how they feel about the economy. Suddenly, you have a useful way to develop content that targets different groups of people. [Read more…]
In 2017 it has become even more obvious that the future of online marketing is bright because the latest technologies have enabled marketers to reach unprecedented numbers of potential clients. The number of social media users was also rising in 2017, which resulted in an increased number of brands that decided to advertise on social media.
The Filmora team has carefully monitored booming social media trends, and they used the information they’ve collected to produce an infographic that clearly shows which trends on social media will dominate the coming year. Have a look at the graphic below to find out all the essential information you will need to create your social media marketing strategy for 2018. [Read more…]
If you had to take a guess, how many emails do you think are sent every day? One million? Ten million? One hundred million?
You wouldn’t even be close—not by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, every day, people send close to 200 billion—yes, that’s billion with a “b”—emails. That equals about half the day for the average working person—so well over two hours for someone with an eight hour work day. That might explain why we are on our computers and smart devices, it seems, all the time. [Read more…]
In the ever-expanding world of branded content, catering to what your audience wants has never been more important. Space is crowded everywhere you look: Social feeds are flooded with links (and tricky algorithms to boot), influencers are accepting more and more partnerships, and a proliferation of blog content means you better be the best resource for anything you are putting online.
Content marketing provides a huge opportunity for many businesses to bring in new clients and keep existing clients returning. The leads that quality content can generate are invaluable for the businesses who get them. Unfortunately, a lot of that huge opportunity is a missed opportunity because businesses aren’t getting the results they want from content creation and marketing. Though the majority of businesses do some kind of content marketing, their efforts and their results often do not match up, leaving businesses frustrated or down on the content marketing process. [Read more…]
Facebook may have 1.7 million users, Twitter 313 million, and LinkedIn “only” 106 million, but any self-respecting blogger or content marketer knows that the last network cannot be ignored. That is, if you want to build a professional brand that will help cement your credibility in your chosen field.
The general consensus is that LinkedIn is the professional’s social network, something which anyone can surmise with a perfunctory look at the platform.
It is thus a pity when new bloggers – or some experienced ones – fail to take advantage of LinkedIn. Sure, they have an account. They fill out their profile. And then they leave it at that. Perhaps they check in once a month or so – when they get a connection request or when someone endorses them.
If this is you, then you are missing out on the benefits that LinkedIn can bring you and your blog. [Read more…]