12 Critical Elements Every Homepage Must Have Check out this excellent infographic from the inbound marketing experts at HubSpot highlighting the essentials for an effective website home page. Calls to action are one of the most powerful and yet unused tools businesses fail to use.
Have you ever figuratively or literally kicked yourself for not taking advantage of an opportunity to get in early on something good? Like buying Google stock in 2004 at $85 a share. In case you are dwelling under a rock somewhere, the current price is $523 a share as of this blog post. That early … More Promote Your Business with Instagram – Tips and Tricks
Writer’s block is just half the problem for many content writers. What to do after you’ve found the intriguing topic and put the words together in the most compelling blog post may have been challenging enough. But social media can’t promote marketing content without some help, so you still have some work to do if you … More If Your Blog Post Won’t Promote Itself…Do These Things
Facebook Drives the Most Traffic to Publishers [CHART]. Does anyone know how these social media sites rank for driving traffic to self published ebooks? Please share any insights you have in comments below.
By Scott Hornstein The true power of social media is untapped. The surface is barely scratched. Why? Because we’re missing the point—social media, like every other medium, has got to sing for its supper. If it’s not making us money, why are we doing it? We have been treating social media as an anomaly, somehow … More Measuring Impact of Social Media on the Business
Before social media was a glint in anyone’s eye, people had ways of abbreviating. I remember hand painting tennis racket covers with “10 IS NE 1?” Maybe it’s because of Twitter that symbols are increasingly embedding themselves in our everyday lexicon. BRB, LOL, IMHO, LMFAO, which is also a wildly popular band are standards. I … More GR8 Abbreviations for Tweeting
Psst! Over here! I’ve got a secret to let you in on. You can create your own, very targeted listening device on LinkedIn! I KNOW! Think of the power you can wield if you hear about the issues your prospects are having before your competition hears about them. In his post, “How to Use Social … More What Secret LinkedIn Tools Are You Missing Out On?
Urgent and Not Important Tasks. Don’t waste your time on them. Not important and urgent tasks should never be done. Resisting the temptation to check off another item on your To Do list can be difficult. It’s satisfying to complete tasks, but ultimately short-sighted to finish something that’s urgent, but not important. Your time is a precious resource and … More Never DO These Tasks
“Good real-time marketing doesn’t feel like marketing, but feels like a favor enhancing the relationship.” I like that. It sounds so…nice. All warm and cozy. Like a friendship I get to choose. And that’s the point, really. As a human being, I like to choose with whom I spend my time…and my money. I feel … More Warm and Fuzzy Customer Relationships
Is the image to the left moving, or it static? This is one of thousands of illusions that trick our brains into incorrectly processing something we see. Apple, the company that built its reputation for exquisite design, uses such trickery to give advertisers access to your iPhone use. Yeah, you read that right. Apple’s iOS … More How Apple Sneaks Into Your Private Life