How to Create a Successful Blog Strategy: A Step-by-Step Guide

Did you know that 55% of marketers say blogging is their top inbound marketing priority? Did you also know that these marketers are 13x more likely to see positive ROI than marketers who don’t invest in blogging? Over the last decade or so, businesses have increased revenue, improved brand awareness, and boosted conversions with valuable written content published for their target audience and customers. The key here is that their blog content is valuable — it isn’t enough to simply have a blog; there has to be a purpose or reason for its existence. So, how can you create and maintain a successful blog that provides your target audience with worthwhile and high-quality content, all while building your business’s reputation as an industry thought-leader and expert? The answer is with a blog marketing strategy. Before we review the steps to your blog marketing strategy, let’s take a look at how to create a successful blog first. These steps are a necessary part of building your blogging strategy — after all, you need to ensure you’re creating[…]

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10 Laws of Social Media Marketing to Tap Into a Powerful Strategy

Learning how to leverage the power of social media can increase subscribers and an audience in a huge way. But tapping into that power is challenging without a lot of experience. That’s where our free webinar training comes in handy. Take the time to attend and come away with social media tips that’ll help build a foundation. Serving customers and a brand will improve the bottom line. The 10 laws of social media marketing that we discuss in this article will help develop an online site and prep it for online success. Cleverism starts us out by discussing the law of empathetic listening. You can’t push out content and products expecting an audience to bite right away. You have to earn their trust and learn what they like and dislike. Listen and pay attention, and you’re more likely to secure a strong customer base. The Law of Empathetic Listening Social media is a two-way street. If you want great self-outreach, you must allow for the outreach of others too! Try to pick out sometimes going[…]

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The Qualities of a Powerful Word-of-Mouth Marketing Strategy

Many businesses think that if their product or service is spectacular, it will speak for itself; they’ll need very little marketing effort for it to take off. But in reality, any companies that seem to have achieved remarkable growth in this manner do indeed have phenomenal products. But it only appears to have been achieved with little or no marketing effort because their fame and fortune was won through word-of-mouth marketing. Aside from the fact that the companies that benefit from word-of-mouth marketing appear to catapult from nothingness into fame and fortune, this marketing strategy is appealing because it is relatively inexpensive. But successful word-of-mouth marketing takes work and serious marketing savvy, leveraging many components of inbound marketing like product marketing, content creation, and social media marketing. If you’re trying to achieve success for your product or service with a word-of-mouth approach, make sure your campaign includes these qualities so you can effectively create buzz around your product from the ground up. Need inspiration? Scroll down for a successful word of mouth marketing example. Word[…]

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How to Rescue Your B2B Content Marketing Strategy

There are few companies out there that don’t realize the necessity of having a strong content marketing strategy. It has become a tactic many marketers and executives accept as essential to compete in today’s markets and build relationships with potential customers. And recently, the big content question for many B2B companies has advanced from “Should we produce content?” to “How do we produce quality content that can help us increase traffic and ROI?” As a result of the reign of “King Content,” we’ve entered into a thriving and competitive environment where writers, designers, and managers have opportunities to develop their skills and make a living in corporate environments. You can see this in the inbound marketing job growth in just one year below: These opportunities also mean the content landscape is increasingly competitive, and targeted audience attention is harder to capture and occupy. If you’re producing written, video, or audio content, keep reading to ensure you’re not leaving money on the table with underperforming deliverables. And keep your eyes peeled for 3 actionable tips you’ll[…]

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Emergency Alert: Reassess a Content Strategy Before it Causes Damage

Coming up with a content marketing strategy gets difficult. It’s essential to understand an audience and know what makes them tick. It’s also imperative to publish high-quality content so that an audience will hopefully share that content. Sometimes it takes a lot of time to write and promote content, and the ultimate goal is to convert an audience and make some money. In fact, we often talk about the techniques to apply to make a living online on our free webinar training. So how do you improve your ignite your site’s traffic with irresistible content? Below are some growth hacks to apply so you can get the traffic you need to make your site succeed.  Contently says that while developing your content strategy it’s important not to bury an audience persona. What does that mean exactly? Well, you need to pay attention to your buyer’s journey and figure out what they are or aren’t responding to. Use that knowledge to your advantage.  Audience personas can get sidetracked based on false myths and assumptions: Facebook doesn’t[…]

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26 Ideas for Your 2019 Small Business Marketing Strategy

Whether you’re in the process of launching a new business or already have one, having a strong online presence for your brand is extremely important. In fact, 97% of people learn about local businesses online more than anywhere else. Small business owners looking for a way to track ROI and brand awareness need digital marketing. Not only is digital marketing a must-have for promoting your products or services, but optimizing your online assets is also critical to your business’ overall success. For local businesses, it’s equally as important to have essential and updated information readily available for potential clients. If you’re a small business owner with little experience in online marketing, this might all sound like a foreign language to you. Have no fear — we’ll go through what all these words mean, and why you should care about them! In this post, we’ll help you build and optimize your marketing strategy using inbound marketing, setting you up to attract new clients and ultimately grow your business. Organic traffic (someone finding you on their own[…]

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