Why Placing Ads In Blogs Can Be A Negative

Why Placing Ads In Blogs Can Be A Negative

The idea of creating a blog and living off advertising is tempting. Many have tried it. But unfortunately when you decide to gain capital by inserting those first ads and announcements, things aren’t that simple. Money does not usually flow as one hopefully predicts, especially for small businesses. Bloggers end up getting discouraged and questioning whether this strategy is worth it – and rightfully so. We’ll explain here why placing ads in your blog might not be the best approach to take.

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How Facebook plans to take over content

How Facebook Plans To Take Over Content

Mark Zuckerberg and his team have always had a long-term vision for Facebook, a vision that seems to expand with every passing year. This platform is increasingly close to becoming an all-in-one social media outlet so that our online experience, especially when it comes to content, develops mainly within this blue and grey social media dominator.

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Content Marketing in Australia: 2016: What you need to know

Content Marketing in Australia 2016 Report: What you need to know

It’s that time of year when many marketing groups release predictions for 2016 and wrap up 2015. There’s one piece of research that we look forward to getting stuck into each year, the Annual Content Marketing Survey of Australian marketers from the Content Marketing Institute and ADMA.

So what did we learn this year?

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Why Content Marketing Works for "Boring" Businesses

Why Content Marketing Works for “Boring” Businesses

Do you run a new-age, uber-cool, Instagram-worthy SaaS business? If so, you probably find content marketing a breeze.

Or do you run an accounting firm, lawn-mowing business, or a cleaning service?

“Content marketing? Oh yeah, it’s not applicable to my business…”

If this sounds familiar, we need to sit down for a little chat.

It may surprise you to learn the number of businesses in the “not so fun” category pulling off content marketing. You’ll even find some doing it with flair.

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7 Ways to Increase Sign-ups on Your Landing Pages

7 Ways to Increase Sign-ups on Your Landing Pages

Landing pages are a crucial part of the modern marketer’s battle plan.

With numerous tools now available to attract customers, you need somewhere to direct them that encourages conversions – without it, the tools will inevitably fail.

Enter landing pages.

Today, they’re easier to make than ever. Providers like Unbounce, LeadPages, and Instapage, let users create almost unlimited pages for a monthly fee.

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The 5-3-2 Formula For Social Media Posting

The 5-3-2 Formula For Social Media Posting

When structuring or automating your social media marketing strategy, do you have any set formulas to test out? More often than not, especially for businesses that are taking that first step, there isn’t any guaranteed rule books to go by.

However, there are formulas out there that have proven to be very effective. This article will present you with the 5-3-2 formula for posting content via your social media outlets. This formula is very adaptable and can be personalised according to your industry.

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How to Create 10x Content for Your Business

How to Create 10x Content for Your Business

The term “10x content” was first coined by Moz’s very own Rand Fishkin back in May 2015 during one of his Whiteboard Friday videos titled “Why Good Unique Content Needs to Die.” Ever since then, 10x content has become a popular discussion topic among content marketers all over the world. And rightfully so – it embodies a new successful content strategy for 2015 and beyond. So what exactly is 10x content and why should you include it in your own content strategy?

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Content Distribution: Where do you start?

Content Distribution: Where do you start?

Today, more than ever, your customers are immune to traditional advertising methods. They record TV shows so they can fast forward ads, and they skip over newspaper and magazine advertisements without a second glance. People hardly lift their eyes from their phone long enough to see your ad on a train station billboard.

So how do we get their attention? Modern marketers know the smart money is on content marketing.

In case you need a refresher, content marketing is providing real value to your customers by way of producing useful readable, watchable or hearable media.

High-quality podcasts, blogs, e-books and videos are all examples of content.

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Twitter goes beyond 140 characters

What to expect when Twitter goes beyond 140 characters

There’s no doubt that the 140 character limit for Twitter posts has been its long established trademark ever since it first launched in 2007. However, when it comes to social media platforms, Facebook has been known to (every once in a while) apply a major adjustment or update to its platform – and it usually works and keeps its many users and social media marketers on their feet.

Now, it seems like Twitter might be turning to this same strategy and finally looking beyond 140. According to a recently published article by Re/code, this long-standing character limit might be expanding.

So what will this mean for digital marketers? And what is the reason behind Twitter’s need for change? If this change does happen, you’ll want to be prepared for it, and be ready to integrate this update into your social media marketing.

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5 resources to make you an Inbound Marketing Maverick

Five Resources to Make You an Inbound Marketing Maverick

I consider inbound marketing to be the true champion of digital marketing. But for many businesses it can be plain overwhelming.

If you are new to inbound marketing, here are a few high-level resources that will quickly bring you up to speed.

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