Knowing Facebook’s Rules Can Improve Your Business

These days, there are standards for everything. Facebook, for instance, has their own set of community standards and terms of use. These standards are there to protect the consumer and the business. In many ways, it’s intended to police the consumer, putting the kibosh on hate speech and trolling. Luckily, it is to the benefit of business owners and social media managers alike.… Continue Reading

4 Tips To Optimize Videos For YouTube Search

Creating and marketing videos for your brand or business is a great way of getting noticed today in both YouTube and Google search. YouTube makes the ideal host for all your companies’ video content as it ensures your product, service or mission gets watched and shared by more visitors. YouTube is presently the second largest search engine processing more than 3 billion searches monthly. With 800 million unique users monthly on the YouTube site and over 900 million hours of video watched each month, it is a huge traffic source. YouTube is a Google produce (Alphabet Inc.) so YouTube videos are integrated into Google search results. The reach of YouTube videos keep increasing, despite competition from Facebook Live or Instagram Stories.… Continue Reading

4 Email Marketing Strategies To Speak To Millennials

No marketer worth his salt can afford to ignore the Millennials, as they will soon become the majority audience for everyone and they have more than $200 billion in annual buying power. If you are still in the dark, it may be time to know more about this generation, what they like and dislike and how best to reach them. This generation of Millennials born between 1981 and 2000 values technology, authenticity and are more open to promotion and advocating for products or services through social media. But if you want to grab their attention, you need to reach them in a setting where they are more willing to engage with your message. Surprisingly, it’s email! Studies show that checking emails is the most common online activity among Millennials and nearly half of the millennial generation often use the bathroom while reading through their email! In fact, email may be … Continue Reading

Loyal employees are worth MUCH MORE than their weight in gold.

From time to time, team members will share their views stimulated from a piece by an industry thought leader. Here, our Director of Paid Marketing, Kim Figor, discusses an article from LinkedIn by contributor, Oleg Vishnepolsky “Loyal Employees Are Worth Much More Than Their Weight In Gold.”

Although I’m commenting on a specific article by Vishnepolsky, before I go any further, I am compelled to mention that in my opinion, Vishnepolsky does an amazing job communicating, in a meaningful way, the value and importance of loyal employees in many of his articles. Some of you may be wondering, “Do loyal employees still exist?” I know I grew up hearing that loyal employees are a thing of the past.

Interestingly, these same people also admitted that they believed the reason is that loyal companies did not exist any longer either. Saying it aloud, this concept is starting to sound … Continue Reading

How to Target Audience with B2B Facebook Ads?

While search is always considered as a great way for reaching as many visitors as possible, Facebook is also an effective way for attracting the audience who are interested in buying the products and/or services you’re offerings, however, they may not be aware that you exist there.

Facebook ads are generally used for B2C purposes, but you can run B2B ad campaigns to achieve the growth of your business, as those ad campaigns have also started performing well on this social networking website. Running an ad campaign on Facebook is an excellent way for bringing your brand in front of your target audience, helping you to expand your business visibility and increase the ROI.

Wondering how to generate quality leads with B2B Facebook ads? Look at the below given points:

Lookalikes

Despite the business you’re mainly involved into, lookalike target audience is likely to perform better and exceptionally well than … Continue Reading

How to Crank Out a Fascinating Idea in 60 Seconds or Less

From time to time, team members will share their views stimulated from a piece by an industry thought leader. Here, our Director of Paid Marketing, Kim Figor, discusses an Inc. article by contributor, Sally Hogshead “How to Crank Out a Fascinating Idea in 60 Seconds or Less.”

If I were a betting woman, I would be willing to bet that most people, if not all, struggle from time to time in coming up with ideas on topics to write about or the topic might be there, but the words escape them. I know for myself, this is true. Many times, the most difficult task of writing is deciding what to write about. This task becomes even more challenging for me when I’m up against deadlines.

Of course, more times than not, the reason I’m up against these deadlines is that I couldn’t decide what to write about, so … 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