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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Growthverse

Growthverse: The interactive tool for finding marketing tech solutions

Marketing is a finicky beast.

We’re reaching our customers on different media, on different platforms and on different devices. A contact here, a contact there. Focusing on core metrics, conversion rates, and a defined message – and all this while also trying to run our company.

You’ve looked into solutions from Marketing Automation through to Content Marketing. And you’re wondering if it’s worth the cost, and the time.

It can seem like a face-in-your-palms mess, but thankfully there is some respite.

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Does Targeted Advertising Work in 2015?

In 2015, online advertising has increasingly become targeted to users – even Apple may be aiming to do this based on your wallet’s capacity. In response, many consumers have turned to ad blockers and tracking protection tools to limit their exposure to online ads.

So if targeted marketing is becoming more personalised, why are more users turning to ad blocking tools? And why is the trend from consumers today to block the very ads that marketers thought they desired?

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Instagram

How to Get Started with Instagram Advertising

Instagram is rolling out its much-anticipated advertising platform. You’ll soon see an increase in the number of advertisements in your news feed, from companies big and small – and as a marketer you’ll have the opportunity to run your own Instagram advertising campaign. So how does it work and why should you be part of it?

June of 2015 saw the release of the Instagram’s advertising service and it will be available to the public at the end of September. With an active user base of over 300 million, when it does go public, it will become one of the largest advertising platforms available. Continue Reading

Backlinks

To Backlink or Not To Backlink in 2015?

Are backlinks essential to a high SEO ranking? Ask most marketers and they will probably answer yes. Backlinks are important, but the emphasis should be on the quality of the link, not the quantity.

A backlink is a link from an external website that brings a user to your webpage. Having links to your page has always been seen as good thing, and a sure-fire way to get your rankings up. Almost all SEO consultants will affirm the power of backlinks, yet in 2015 it’s not as simple as it used to be. So the questions is: to backlink or not to backlink? Continue Reading

marketing automation

The Rise and Rise of Marketing Automation

So you’ve got your marketing strategy up and running—or is it walking?

You’re doing a few email campaigns here and there, maybe a social media post or two…

It’s going okay, and by all means if you’re chasing just “okay” then kudos to you. You’ve achieved your goal. But if you’re ready to take the next step and really build some momentum, then it could be time to look at marketing automation for your business.

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Why Local Search Engine Advertising Should Be Part Of Your Local Marketing Plan

Why Local Search Engine Advertising Should Be Part Of Your Local Marketing Plan

Are you considering local search engine advertising but not sure if it’s right for your business?

In 2015, a growing number of businesses are using this method to reach consumers, especially local ones, and are successfully generating new leads and conversions. So how do you get a piece of the action?

In this post we explain what search engine advertising is, how it works and give you the knowledge you need to use it effectively for your business.
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Digital Marketing Data for Business

How You Can Make Digital Marketing Data Work For Your Business

When it comes to digital marketing, data has become the go-to source for decision-making – but is this an effective strategy?

Customer data can be the key to figuring out how to best reach potential buyers. It’s safe to say that data acquisition and analytics are now an important part of the marketing strategy for any business. Knowing how to best evaluate, assess and implement such data acquisition and analytics has never been as critical as it is now.
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Apple Patent Digital Marketing

How Apple’s New Patent Could Improve Your Digital Marketing

Digital marketing is an essential part of business – and we should always be looking for ways to improve our strategies. The competition in the digital world to uncover the next great thing is hotting up – and Apple has made a bold statement with their latest targeted advertising patent.

We’ve all had that creepy moment online – when an ad pops up and you realise that you’re the target, based on your searches or clicks. When consumers access information online, brands refine their offers and marketing strategies, and target them to prospective customers. Apple’s new patent takes this a step further. Continue Reading

YouTube

Should YouTube be Part of Your Inbound Marketing Plan [New Research]

Video advertising is the latest marketing battleground on the internet.

Brands are showing a strong interest in using videos as an access channel for consumers. For inbound marketers it’s obvious that the big names on the web are battling to take or maintain the lead in video viewing.

As interest for video content increases at a tremendous scale, it’s important to keep in mind that “online” no longer just means “on a computer”. It can now mean on a smartphone, a tablet, or other connected device.

This article will talk about YouTube’s recent success stats divulged by Google and some information on the expenses of video content marketing to help you get on that video content bandwagon well informed.

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