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6 Ways To Boost Your Social Media Campaign Using Power Words - #infographic

<i>This is a guest post by Ethan Harvell.</i><p>Words have power. By using the right words in your advertisement, social media updates, blog posts, marketing …

Conditional Inbound Marketing: Making If, Then Statements Work For You

Not a week goes by I don’t see both the good and bad in inbound marketing. We either work with, or have close relationships with, companies seeing …

Marketing

When Social Media Campaigns Flat-Out Work: What to Learn from Taco Bell, Newcastle, and Target

Social media has brought new opportunities and new challenges for companies seeking to connect consumers with their brands. Platforms like Twitter …

100-Plus Awesome Free Things for Salespeople and Marketers | Inc.com

One of Guy Kawasaki's "reality checks" for entrepreneurs is the question "What can we beg, borrow, or lease that we are buying?" However, as evidenced by Kawasaki's own new product Canva, the Web has lots of entirely free and free-to-try resources.<p>I built this list specifically for salespeople and …

A Look At How Car Brands Are Effectively Using Social Media

While everyone knows social media is a valuable medium for customer engagement and lead generation, most industries still don’t know how to effectively use networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to unlock these benefits. However, if you look closely enough, you can find some …

Social Media

12 Tools to Help You Optimize Your Social Media Marketing Results

Strategy gives you direction, but tools help you get there quicker, says Ian Cleary, founder, RazorSocial at Social Media Marketing World. Once you …

How to Build a Content Calendar for the Next Three Months (Even in Boring Businesses)

There shouldn't be anything arbitrary about your company's content calendar. In fact, you should be planning 3 months ahead (at a minimum!). There …

4 Ways Brands Can Tell Compelling Stories With Content Marketing | Inc.com

From cave paintings to long-form journalism and 140 character tweets, humans have the insatiable thirst for stories and compelling content. Our love of stories and content can never be cured, not even by the internet. In fact, the rise of the internet's ubiquity in everyday life created a need for …

Seth's Blog

Direct marketing is outbound, measured and designed to pay for itself.<p>So, the catalog you get in the mail, or the Fuller Brush man. The idea was to …

Marketing

9 Productivity Tools I Use to Run My Company

Around here, we always have a lot of balls in the air. The Convince & Convert Consulting division provides digital business counsel to some of the …

Priority List: 13 Audiences to Target Using Facebook Ads

Not sure which groups of people you should target with your Facebook ads? Here's a priority list of 13 audiences you should consider targeting and …

How Hiring a Journalist Can Improve Your Content Marketing

The world is full of snappy writers who can garner traffic, clicks, and “likes” that give a short-term lift to your promotion. But it’s getting noisy …

10 Essential Tools That Every Startup Needs

Building a startup is a long-term affair and getting your minimum viable product off the ground sooner rather than later has become a prerequisite, …

AB testing - The Complete Guide

The Complete Guide to A/B Testing<p>What is A/B Testing?<p>A/B testing (sometimes called split testing) is comparing two versions of a web page to see …

AdWords

How To Do Your Own 5-Minute SEO Audit

White Hat SEO Case Study: How To Get a #1 Ranking

Today you’re going to learn how Emil rocketed his site to the #1 spot in Google.(You’ll also see how he turned this #1 ranking into $100k in monthly …

Google Search

The 8 Types of Images That Increase the Psychological Impact of Your Content - Copyblogger

The importance of using images in blogging goes far beyond “looking nice.”<p>It’s actually <i>deeply</i> psychological.<p>For one thing, your brain (and your …

Top 25 Free SEO Tools for On-Page Optimization | SEJ

In a world of Panda and Hummingbird, it is getting more and more important to get your on-page SEO right. You might have a fantastic outreach, a …

Logo Optimization: A Local SEO Stealth Tactic

When local businesses look to beef up their SEO game, they’re often looking for some clever technical trick. But, one of the simplest and most …

5 Cool Things You Can Do For Free on Alexa

2 minute read<p>If you have been searching for free, easy-to-use web analytics tools, then look no further. Alexa offers several powerful and insightful …

Internet Marketing Tools: Free SEO Tools

Internet Marketing Ninjas is a full service SEO company that offers everything you need to succeed online, all in one place. We provide you with a …

The Inbound Marketing Kit You've Been Waiting For [Free Download]

Want to learn inbound? Here's a collection of HubSpot's most popular guides, templates, and free downloads on attracting, converting, and nurturing …

The Advanced Guide to Link Building – Chapter 9

Find What's Out There<p>The worst thing you can do is cover a topic that's already done to death. And while almost every conceivable subject has been …