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A Millennial’s Guide to Snapchat for Business

The age of Snapchat is upon us. Snapchat currently boasts 100 million active users, surpassing Twitter. Since its inception in September 2011, Snapchat has transformed from a “not so Disney” platform to one of the most effective methods to market and reach various demographics. As a social media marketer for your business, Snapchat provides an incredible opportunity to target millennials who account for 70% of all Snapchat users.

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9 Tools That Make a Real Impact on Your Digital Marketing

It’s almost impossible to keep up with the array of tools available for digital marketing these days. There are a million and one choices when it comes to keyword tools alone. They all make grandiose claims about what they can deliver and unfortunately, more often than not, they don’t live up to those claims.

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5 Essential Tips for Improving Your Client Relationships

Client relationships are the glue, magic, and sometimes the safety net of every account. If you’re unable to build rapport with a client, then it’ll be that much harder keeping them on board.

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The Definitive Guide to Google SERP Updates: 2016 Edition

Understanding How Google’s Most Recent SERP Updates Can Help You Win at SEO in 2016

 

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6 Psychological Principles You Should Definitely Be Using in Your Marketing

Back in high school, psychology was my favorite class. I loved learning about what goes on inside the brain. Cognitive bias, or the tendency to think or act a certain way outside our rational way of thinking, is one of the concepts I found most fascinating. And guess what? As grown-up marketers, understanding a few of these behavioral psychology concepts can be highly beneficial for all of us. 

One of the most important tools of marketing is to understand the audience we are trying to reach and persuade. These cognitive concepts allow us to better understand whom we’re talking to and predict how they will act. Keeping them at the forefront of your mind during creation of your marketing strategy will make for a much smoother, more effective message. Thank you, psych professor! 

Let’s go back to the classroom – here are six psychological principles to keep in your back pocket.

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Bing Tracking: Why and How To Use Bing’s new UET Tag

Bing Recently announced that Bing Campaign Analytics would be going away. Officially, this shift begins in
 May, and it will be completely removed by the end of October. Bing’s UET Tag is the new kid on the block, with shiny shoes, and a better understanding of how things work. If you haven’t already, you should switch to UET as soon as possible because of its improved ability to support both conversion tracking and remarketing.

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How Voice Search Will Shape the Future of Digital Marketing

“Ok Google… show me how voice search will shape the future of digital marketing.”

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Content Creation Doesn’t Have to Suck

Whether you’re new to digital marketing, wanting to emerge as a thought leader in your industry, or needing to get serious about your organic search results, you’ve most likely heard the phrase ‘content marketing.' There are numerous ways to drive traffic to your website today - PPC, programmatic advertising, remarketing, social media, etc. But it’s content marketing that emerged as the one strategy that’s capable of doing so many great things for your business, including improved visitor engagement, credibility, thought leadership, organic rankings, organic traffic and conversion rates. Now, aside from being a total and complete pain in the a*s to execute well, there’s no reason not to take content marketing seriously.

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8 Tricks That Will Transform Your Website Into Your Best Salesperson

Does this scenario sound familiar?

You're preparing to launch your company's new website that is months, if not, years overdue. Sales teams anxiously await by the phones, ready for all of the new customers you're anticipating the snazzy new website will bring in. Launch day finally comes AND THEN........

Nothing. 

We hear about situations like this all too often. Having a great-looking website is definitely something to boast about. However, if that traffic isn't converting visitors into customers, then your website is almost useless. In fact, many business owners consider their website their #1 sales and marketing asset, working around the clock to increase awareness and generate new customers. So it’s no longer a question of whether or not your site looks good, but how hard it’s working for your business to generate sales.

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Before You Consider Inbound Marketing, Consider This.

Access to better data and analytics is reshaping consumer and client expectations for the products and services we buy and the partners with which we work. Thanks to Uber, we now expect on-demand local travel with real-time data and analytics as to ETA’s, routes, and fares. Electronic banking applications have almost eliminated our need for visits to the bank and have created expectations for instant mobile deposits, transfers, and fund growth insights.

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