6 Simple Strategies to Explode a Site’s Content Share Count

With so much content floating around on the web, it’s all the more important to figure out practical techniques to share content and get an audience to spread it like wildfire. Effectively communicating with an audience comes from engagement and concepts like this help brands as they create their own content on their website and social media sites. The more a company applies tips to their social media and content strategy, the more likely they will get their audience to share their posts and spread the word. Wondering what strategies to apply to explode a site’s content share count? Join us for our free webinar training to get the scoop and below we give you 6 tips so you can get a headstart on knowing how to promote your content and in the process get plenty of social shares! 1. Add sharing buttons to your blog posts It may seem obvious, but many people forget to add something that makes it a lot easier for an audience to share your content – sharing buttons! Quicksprout[…]

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10 How-To Videos That Really Work (And Why)

Have you ever learned how to do something with the help of an internet search? The answer is most likely a resounding “yes.” Most recently, I taught myself how to fold a fitted sheet with a helpful video from homemaker extraordinaire, and friend of Snoop Dogg, Martha Stewart. Videos are an especially compelling way to learn how to do something online because, well, the video shows you exactly how to do it. I’m not alone here, either — most customers would prefer to watch a marketing video rather than seeing an ad. So if you’re among the 45% of marketers who are adding video content to their strategy this year, there could be a lot of value in making videos specifically for those in your audience who are trying to learn how to do something, too. In this post, we’ll explore just how popular these searches are on YouTube and other platforms, and what you can learn from eight how-to videos about how to make great teaching videos of your own. How-To Video Searches Are[…]

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The 5 Most Overlooked Benefits of Social Media

Most brands take a stab at social media expecting to see significant results. While securing a loyal audience is possible, it will take time to gain new customers. Revenue generation may not happen right away because it takes time to build momentum online. It’s only natural to be skeptical about social media marketing. However, during our free webinar training, we offer advice on how to get the results you’re looking for, and below, we divulge how your efforts are paying off.  1. Tap into recent trends  Social Sprout says if you’ve been tapping into the latest trends, then it’ll likely work to your advantage in the future. There are considerable benefits to staying on top of current trends. If this is something you’re not already doing, make a point of starting now.  Simply put, social media is a potential goldmine of business intelligence. How so? For starters, think about the transparent nature of social media. We’re able to see unfiltered, real-time conversations between consumers and brands alike. If you want to know what a brand[…]

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Ways to Become an Influencer Who Brings in a Steady Stream of Income

In every industry, there are people known as influencers. Influencers attract all of the attention and opportunities, and they typically make more money. They also focus on improving how many followers they have on social media. The more people who follow them, the more likely they will get paid by companies who want them to advertise their products. Becoming an influencer also has other benefits, such as promoting a new business. We explain during the free webinar training, how becoming an influencer in a particular market can help a new business grow and make more money. Wondering how to become a powerful influencer that brings in a steady income? Check out some tips from the experts below:  Business recommends motivating others, exuding confidence, and continuing to focus on developing your skillset, to name a few ways to become more influential.   Exude confidence. No matter the risk of success or failure, a leader exudes confidence and courage in situations that others may question. Employees may fear a decision’s outcome but willingly support it when they witness[…]

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The 19 Best iPaaS Vendors for Any Budget

As your business grows and evolves, you’ll inevitably find yourself adding more applications to your growth stack. If those applications run on different platforms and can’t communicate effectively, you’re going to run into issues with data loss, duplication of efforts, and bottlenecks that slow your team down. iPaaS — which stands for Integration Platform as a Service — helps you connect the tools and systems that power your business in one place, so information can be shared without high-maintenance, one-off integrations or manual data entry. We wrote a deep dive on iPaaS here if you’d like to learn more about the basics, view a complete glossary of iPaaS terms, and better understand what iPaaS can potentially offer your business. If you’ve decided you want to invest in iPaaS but aren’t sure where to start, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll go over some of the best iPaaS vendors, so you can discover one that fits your company’s unique needs and budget. Let’s dive in. 1. Dell Boomi Acquired by Dell in 2010,[…]

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The Best Forum Software for Creating an Online Community in 2019

In the Internet’s 40-year history, forums haven’t lost their importance. Today, forums are still significant opportunities to build an online community, and allows your audience to connect in a place where they know their interests are shared. The importance of creating and growing an online community is becoming more and more apparent for businesses — in fact, increasing engagement through communities can result in up to a 25% increase in revenue. This is where forum software comes into play. Forum software can be particularly useful because it allows your customers to interact with each other in a smaller circle than they could via social media. For instance, let’s say one of your customers has a very unique problem with your product or service, and posts about it on your forum. That post is much easier to find on your business’ forum than in the Twittersphere, where millions of users are talking about a million different things. Even better, maybe another forum user has faced that same problem and can answer their question before your service[…]

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