Azhar Ahmed

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Facebook is probably tracking you whether you use it or not — and it doesn't really give you a choice

Even if you've never signed up for Facebook or have logged out of your account, the social networking company is likely tracking your virtual movements — and it doesn't offer any way for you to opt out.<p>Facebook tracks users who visit apps and websites that have incorporated services like its "like" …

Privacy

4 Reasons to Invest in Content Marketing, and How to Create an Effective Strategy [Infographic]

Are you considering investing time and money into a content marketing strategy for your business? Want to better understand the benefits, and how …

Marketing

3 Ways to Improve Your Content With Digital Assistants

If you want your content marketing to walk the walk, you had better learn to talk the talk.<p>For marketers, it’s important to avoid developing a one-track mind. Content in any form can be great, sure, and your strategy needs consistency. But concentrating too much on any one medium could cause you to …

A digital-media veteran spent $350,000 to fly hundreds of publishers to Whistler, Canada and recruit them to battle Facebook

During one of the final ski weekends of the season, 250 people gathered atop Canada's Whistler Mountain.<p>They squeezed together while a photographer climbed up on nearby lodge's deck. An attendee waved a black flag with a white diamond key — the symbol of a digital media startup called Maven— while …

Social Media

How To Do Instagram Influencer Marketing Right: A Six-Point Checklist

I’ve noticed over the years that there’s been a shift in where influencer marketing is executed. First, it focused mainly on blogs, and then it moved on to YouTube. Now it’s all about Instagram, which seems to be a favorite among influencers. Quintly reports that a user’s follower growth rate is …

Marketing

How to boost your content discovery and promotion strategies

In part one, we looked at how to use search insights to supercharge your content production strategy. In this concluding part, we'll examine how to …

Here are 11 Digital Marketing Buzzwords to Know and Love in 2018

Well, it’s 2018, so now's the time to get your marketing plan in place, if you haven't done so already.<p>To help, we think you'll need to be aware of …

Marketing

20 Top Social Media Tools to Try in 2018

Now that 2018 is here and in full swing, you might be looking for new social media tools to add to your marketing stack.<p>According to Scott Brinker of …

Infographics

Create a Successful Content Marketing Plan for Your Personal Brand

Content marketing is an important element for your personal brand in which your business can establish itself as a trusted expert in your niche. It’s …

Marketing

YouTube Partnered With Creative Agencies to Tell 6-Second Versions of Classic Tales at Sundance

Last January, YouTube used Sundance as a forum to pitch its six-second ad format to brands. That’s continued this year, with YouTube returning to …

Search Engine Optimization Services | Search Engine Marketing Services India

Hire a SEO Expert<p>Our SEO experts are available for creating a stunning result and drive traffic for your business. Hire a SEO expert today.<p>Hire SEO …

How to Scale Your Lead Generation Through Blogging

I’m a big proponent of blogging.It doesn’t matter what business you have or what industry you’re in, blogging can be used as a lead generation …

Marketing

27 Top Content-Marketing Tips Backed by Data [Infographic]

Which marketing tips can provide the most help? The ones backed by real, actionable data.<p>Data doesn't lie, and it tells us things like this: …

Marketing

Get 2018 started with an updated multi-channel digital marketing strategy

<b>Did you know that 15 years ago the average consumer used two touch-points when buying an item, while consumers today run through an average of almost</b> …

Marketing

The Definitive Guide to Removing Duplicate Content from Your Site

In soccer, the ref holds up a red card when he or she notices a penalty. With Google, the penalty for duplicate content can completely destroy your …

Engines

Content Marketing 2018: The Only Way Going Forward For New Age Marketers

Seth Godin says, “Content marketing is the only marketing left” and I am a firm believer of this statement. The way entire marketing ecosystem has …

Marketing

4 Simple Ways to Grow Your Brand on Instagram

Instagram is one of the most widely used networks today.<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>Having a smart mobile marketing strategy is an important part of building your personal brand online. Leveraging your social networks to their fullest potential is also important for …

King? 3 Reasons Why (And How) Interactive Content is the Future

Whatever instincts got ‘expert’ content marketer, Mark Schaefer, to identify long ago the position we find ourselves today was definitely one of a …

Adidas, Nike, Under Armour Lead in Influencer Marketing

It has never been more hip to look casual, and celebrities have taken an active role in capitalizing on the athleisure trend, spearheading the …

Why Your Followers Should Be Producing Most Of Your Social Media Content

How much time do you spend working on content for your social media campaign? Typically, you’ll be researching, drafting, scheduling, publishing, and following up—all in addition to working with your core content team so you can write and distribute on-site content as well.<p>If this sounds like you, …

Marketing

100 Marketing Skills That Build Great Marketing and Sales Careers | Inc.com

Marketing has become incredibly complicated: Different methods, different outlets, different ways to accomplish goals... most marketing professionals must be Jacks and Jills of many trades.<p>Why skills do you need to add to your marketing toolkit? Good question -- so let's ask someone who knows for …

Marketing

19 Experts Explain Why Your Website Isn't Bringing in Customers

There's no shortage of reasons your pages aren't finding their target markets or inspiring visitors to convert.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>They told you to build a website, so you did. They told you'd you get customers if you had a website, but that hasn’t …

Influencers A Rising Trend

According to research firm L2, presented by Cara Salpini, influencers are widespread throughout many retail sectors, and 70% of brands across …

Storyteller, content owner or thought leader: which content strategy is right for you?

There are three types, or stages, of a digital content strategy: content owner, thought leader and storyteller. Depending on your brand and your …

Marketing

Answers to the Top Questions Asked During the B2B Influencer Marketing Webinar

While undeniably popular, there remains a trove of unanswered questions about influencer marketing in the B2B technology space. It’s certainly all …

Marketing

7 Mobile SEO Tips You Need Right Now

Most searches are done on a cell phone and it’s time to put a mobile SEO strategy in place. Here are 7 tips you need to help you get started.<p>Did you …

The Future of Content and SEO: 5 Trends Every Marketer Needs to Know

Content marketing is at a critical inflection point. For it to serve as the fuel and infrastructure for modern marketing departments, some things …

Marketing

Marketers Are Boosting Their Site Traffic 300% With These SEO Best Practices

Photo-Mix / Pixabay<p>When it comes to search engine optimization these days, it’s far from enough to simply produce great work. Whether you’re sharing …

How To: Get More From Your Content Marketing | Articles | Chief Digital Officer

Content marketing has been a part of business for decades. From Jell-O’s free recipe book distributed in 1904 to Lego’s Brick Kicks Magazines in the …

13 Fantastic Places to Find Background Music for Your Video Content

Many experts predicted that 2017-2018 would be the “age of video marketing on social media” and the data is showing that they were overwhelmingly …

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