14 Essential Tips for an Engaging Facebook Business Page

Whether you’re setting up a brand new Facebook Page for your brand, or you just want to make the most of your existing one, it’s probably a smart move — Facebook is home to nearly 2 billion monthly active users. It should be easy enough, right? Just slap together a photo, a couple of posts, and expect the leads and customers to roll on in, right? Wrong. If you’re not creating a Facebook Page with a comprehensive strategy to get noticed, Liked, and engaged with, the chances of actually generating leads and customers from it are pretty slim. For example, you can’t just choose any picture — you have to choose one that’s the right dimensions, high-resolution, and properly represents your brand.  But it doesn’t end there — so we compiled the tips below to make sure you’re creating an engaging page that takes full advantage of everything Facebook marketing has to offer. Listen to an audio summary of this post:   14 Facebook Business Page Tips Don’t miss this live virtual event with Facebook[…]

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45 Essential Social Media Marketing Statistics for 2019

Social media is everywhere. For many people, social media is used daily for entertainment, socialization, and even news consumption — myself included.  Additionally, over the last two decades, it has risen as one of the primary marketing channels.  With over 40% of the world’s population on social media, it’s critical your business devise an effective social media strategy to reach your intended audience. But whether you’re pitching a social media campaign to your boss or deciding which social media platform your business should put paid advertising behind, it’s vital you use data to support your efforts.  Here, we’ve compiled a list of 45 essential social media stats to ensure you know where to focus your marketing efforts in 2019 to get the highest ROI.  Social Media Marketing Statistics/Data 2019  42% of the world’s population uses social media. That’s 3.2 billion users worldwide. (Emarsys) To break it down, 90.4% of Millennials, 77.5% of Generation X, and 48.2% of Baby Boomers are active social media users. (Emarketer) 54% of social browsers use social media to research products.[…]

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6 Essential Video Marketing Ideas for Small Businesses

We’re gonna give it to you straight: video marketing is a big deal. It’s engaging, it works on a variety of digital platforms, and it’s not as expensive as you might think. Plus, video marketing helps you take advantage of YouTube traffic. Did you know YouTube is the second-most-popular search engine in the world? We won’t wax on about the importance of video marketing because that’s probably what brought you here. The trick is finding creative, interesting video marketing ideas while driving sales. For great marketing videos, you need to start with an idea and a plan. Now’s the time to start, considering 80% of web traffic next year is expected to be videos. Try these ideas on for size. 1. Keyword Research If you’re struggling to generate topics for videos, keyword research can be your savior. Look into investigating the most-searched keywords and phrases in your industry. As you research, consider prioritizing keywords that aren’t as competitive so you’ll have a greater chance of ranking on the first page of results and use those[…]

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5 Essential SEO Tips That Have Helped HubSpot Become an Organic Powerhouse

Throughout all of 2017, HubSpot experienced something that had never happened before — our blog’s monthly traffic flattened. Even worse, it started to decline. So after months of stressing over the mysterious cause of our blog’s traffic plateau, we decided to sit down, chug a bunch of coffee, and find the culprit. What we discovered is that our editorial strategy of brainstorming topics and relying on our intuition to determine our audience’s content preferences didn’t suffice anymore. And coupled with almost every social media platforms’ unwillingness to direct users off their website and the ever-growing mountain of emails piling up in people’s inboxes, we decided to pivot and focus our energies on the channel that has consistently generated the majority of our blog’s traffic for its entire existence — organic search. Today, almost a year after we implemented our organic-only strategy, we’ve exceeded the majority of our monthly traffic goals and even broke some monthly traffic records. Needless to say, we’re thrilled (and relieved) that our new organic-only strategy fueled our traffic boost and shattered the great traffic plateau[…]

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