Killer demand gen strategy, Part 3: Facebook advertising

If you’ve been keeping up with this series, you’ve got your audience defined and designed creative to match . You’ve constructed smart Google Display Network campaigns to get those users pouring into your funnel. Now let’s talk some of the most powerful targeting capabilities of all.

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Killer demand gen strategy, Part 3: Facebook advertising

How to amplify your content marketing with influencer-driven writing contests

The purpose of a content marketing campaign is almost never a boost in sales: People who want to consume and share information rarely intend to buy. Content marketing is mostly about  influencing the influencer , i.e. those people who can impact your customers’ buying decisions.

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How to get started with Twitter advertising

Twitter can be an effective platform to advertise your business. Here’s how to create the perfect ad for your campaign objectives. Twitter counts a total number of 328 million monthly active users, with more than 500 million tweets sent each day

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What are the SEO benefits of social media?

How does using social media benefit your efforts with SEO ? Back in 2008, Search Engine Watch published the article ‘ Social Media and SEO – Friends with Benefits ‘, and I’d highly recommend reading it back now for a stark reminder of how far the digital world has progressed in the last nine years. Some of the key statistics and points featured in the article (although contemporary at the time) may seem somewhat archaic in 2017: Facebook having 140 million active users (when they are now over 2 billion ) LinkedIn having 30 million users (less than 10% of their current user base ) Popularity of now defunct social platforms like Digg (which sold for just $500,000 back in 2012) MySpace being mentioned in the same breath as Facebook, LinkedIn, Reddit and Twitter (ha!) Use of ‘SEO friendly’ anchor text when linking from social profiles ( ahem … ‘ money keywords ’) Nobody could have guessed what social media would become in such a short amount of time

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How to optimize your ad campaigns for consumer behavior on Facebook and Google

Facebook now accounts for 65% of total social network ad spend and is expected to reach $36 billion in 2017, while Google saw a 17% increase in revenues from 2014 to 2015.

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6 lesser known tools to power your content marketing

It seems like a small selection of tools just keeps traveling from article to article these days. Opening a freshly-published article on a popular blog, I feel like I’ve already read it, because I know all the listed tools.

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The collision between PR, content, and SEO: How to make it work for you

The full power of the digital marketplace was realized less than a decade ago. Suddenly, customers had seemingly limitless access to engage with brands –– to voice their criticisms and critiques, or to become super fans. The importance of a website presence, blogging , social media posts and the other aspects of building an online brand seemed to sound the death toll for traditional communications and marketing strategies, like public relations.

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What is Google Stamp and what will it mean for marketers?

Google is set to launch a competitor to Snapchat Discover , known as Google Stamp. This new product will bring with it a host of opportunities for publishers and advertisers alike, but it brings with it some challenges too.

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6 ways to market your local business online (beyond Google Maps)

Local businesses have lots of great opportunities to use digital channels to their advantage. Here are a few actionable ways to promote your local business online apart from the most important (and the most obvious) one:  Getting verified on Google Maps

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