Cost of Online Reputation Management

Do you know what people are saying about you online?  Traditional marketing has always known the value of word of mouth marketing.  Today the internet, well, more specifically search engines, has made knowing what people are saying about you even more important than traditional word of mouth marketing.  Why?  Because 88% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations.  So, if your reputation isn’t managed well it could be very costly.  And, did you know that what people say about you online impacts your search results?… Continue Reading

5 Website Security Tips To Put In Place

From time to time, team members will share their views stimulated from a piece by an industry thought leader. Here, our Director of Content and Social Media Marketing, Michelle Keyser, discusses an article by Lunarpages,   “5 Website Security Tips to Put in Place”.

Let me ask you…..if you have a physical store, do you have some sort of security system in place?  Surely you do.  Otherwise you run the risk of theft of your physical products.  Website security is equally as important as physical security systems are for on-site stores.  This article written by Lunarpages goes into detail on the 5 top website security practices you should employ today to protect your business—and your customers.  What I like most about this article is that the tips are pretty easy things that you can do today.  Here is a link to the article for your reading pleasure.… Continue Reading

Effective Time Management Tips To Increase Productivity

“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” –William Penn

Let’s face it, our lives are hectic. We find ourselves engaged in a constant battle trying to balance our professional and personal lives. Most of us find it a real struggle trying to find time for personal commitments, with looming deadlines, big and small projects to finish, emails to reply to and long hours at work. With more responsibilities and demands both at home and work, we always feel rushed off our feet, trying to catch up. The common complaint is- so little time and increased pressure to do more. So how can we manage our time better so that we do things for the right reason and in the right way? The simple answer is –Time Management.  It is THE mantra for staying focused and composed when the world around you is chaotic. … Continue Reading

Rank Higher In Search Engines With Paid Search Advertising

As the web continues to grow, an increasing number of websites compete for the same digital real estate on search engines and they compete using search engine marketing tactics (SEM) that can be either paid or organic. A well optimized website can help your business to rank high in organic searches and appear on the first page of search engine results, but organic search tactics are rigid and you can’t control how far or how fast your website will move up in the rankings. This is why a website can benefit immensely from paid search advertising. … Continue Reading

7 Must-have Metrics for Google Analytics

Google Analytics is an amazing tool that every business with a website can take advantage of. This works by collecting data on how your visitors are using your website.

 BUT… simply using this tool blindly will not help you receive any insights into your audience. You need to be able to know what key analytics are related to the operations of your business, and then set goals on the analytics you want your organization to have.

 Listed below are the 7 must have metrics for Google Analytics that your business needs to track and set goals for:

 Traffic Source

 This metric is all about how people get to your website. Are they typing in your domain directly into the browser? Have they been referred to your website from another website? Maybe it was from a social media channel? Or they found your website based on your specific Ad Words.

 It … Continue Reading

Ep. 113 – Create A Successful Marketing Campaign

In this episode of Actionable Marketing In Minutes we talk about creating a successful marketing campaign.

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Ep. 112 – Free Tools You Can Use Today

In this episode of Actionable Marketing In Minutes we highlight some free marketing tools you can use right now!

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3 Reasons Why Your Brand Will Fail

From time to time, team members will share their views stimulated from a piece by an industry thought leader. Here, our Director of Content and Social Media Marketing, Michelle Keyser, discusses a Brand Strategy Insider article by Geoffrey Colon,   “3 Reasons Why Your Brand Will Fail”

 

When I first came across this article by Geoffrey Colon I thought, wow, this guy is a major downer.  But when you read what he has to say you’ll see that the image I chose to represent this article is actually exactly what Geoffrey discusses.  Through failure we learn and get stronger.  This article goes through 2 important shifts brands need to make if they want to be successful and learn from their mistakes.  If they don’t they will fail.  One of my favorite things that is said in this article is” Data, analytics and everything else written about in quantified modern marketing … Continue Reading

7 Tips to Using Google Trends More Effectively

10 years ago it seemed as if Google Trends was the answer to every marketing question. However, recently Google Trends seems to be a last thought. Why? I’m not sure, but I would guess that it has to do something with the shiny new technology tools that are pouring out of the woodwork. Personally, I think Google Trends is currently underrated and should be a top tool used by companies.… Continue Reading

5 Ways to Use Content to Build Authority: Ready To Live Like A King?

More and more companies are appreciating the value that a content marketing strategy brings to their overall success.  A study by the Content Marketing Institute (CMI) states that 75% of the most effective enterprise content marketers have a documented strategy. By comparison, only 11% of the least effective have a documented strategy.  The adage “Content is King” is still holding true; but I propose a new interpretation on the old phrase.  A King has authority and influence over his people.  Effective content marketing could make you a King (influencer) over your people (your target market).  Here are 5 activities that you can implement today to help raise your royalty level.… Continue Reading