Best practices, recommendations, and tips for digital marketers

5 tips to successfully promote your loyalty rewards program

Regardless of whether you’re about to launch a loyalty rewards program or already have an existing one, promotion is everything. Loyalty rewards programs can help grow your business. In fact, consumers who engage in high-performing loyalty programs are twice as likely to increase their frequency … Continue reading “5 tips to successfully promote your loyalty rewards program”

10 tips to improve your brand’s online reputation

If you’re not keeping tabs on your brand’s online reputation, you could be shooting yourself (or at least your brand) in the foot. An online reputation comprises various strategies to shape the world’s perception of your brand online. If handled correctly, you’re able to build … Continue reading “10 tips to improve your brand’s online reputation”

How to set up Google Alerts to stay in the know

Knowledge is power. And Google Alerts can notify whenever specific terms are published online. Wouldn’t you like to know when someone publishes something related to industry news, products, your business, competitive businesses or even just you as a person? Fortunately, Google Alerts are easy to … Continue reading “How to set up Google Alerts to stay in the know”

12-step website security checklist for beginners

Website security matters now more than ever. In fact, there have been about 300 percent more cybercrimes reported to the FBI since the COVID-19 pandemic began. It’s clearly not just about building trust with your customers. Data breaches can also result in stolen data and … Continue reading “12-step website security checklist for beginners”

How to grow backlinks to boost your SEO using HARO

Quality backlinks support any strong SEO strategy, but have you used HARO yet? SEO stands for search engine optimization. Simply put, it’s all about consistently showing search engines why your website should be shown above other websites when users search queries that are related to … Continue reading “How to grow backlinks to boost your SEO using HARO”

Facebook or Instagram: Which is better for marketing your business?

It might not be an age-old question, but many small businesses often ask which is better for marketing: Facebook or Instagram? Unfortunately, there is not a one-size-fits-all answer. Sharing about 4 billion users across the two social networks, the opportunities on both are immense. Of … Continue reading “Facebook or Instagram: Which is better for marketing your business?”

7 tips to improve your website’s domain authority

Many factors come together to make or break your search engine optimization (SEO), including your domain authority. In a nutshell, the higher your domain authority, then the more likely your website will rank higher in search engine results and generate more organic traffic. Domain authority … Continue reading “7 tips to improve your website’s domain authority”

7 tips to write an author bio that gets noticed

Author biographies are an opportunity to personally connect with your blog readers. There are more than 500 million blogs out of 1.7 billion websites, and about 409 million people view more than 20 billion pages each month. Your goal as a blogger is to stand … Continue reading “7 tips to write an author bio that gets noticed”

4 tips to market your brand on Reddit

The idea of marketing on Reddit might make many businesses nervous, but rather than avoid the platform, why not embrace it as an opportunity? Reddit has traditionally considered itself the “front page of the internet.” In other words, it’s a network of communities where users … Continue reading “4 tips to market your brand on Reddit”

6 tips to create brand loyalty for your business

While attracting new customers will always matter, you can’t forget about your existing customers (and building up their loyalty to your brand). Just a 5 percent increase in customer retention can lead to at least a 25 percent increase in profit. Fortunately, while consumers do … Continue reading “6 tips to create brand loyalty for your business”

14 of the best chatbot builders for small business

With digital marketing and customer service both needing to be more real-time than ever to serve consumers, chatbots are more popular than ever. You’ll find at least 300,000 chatbots on Facebook alone (and climbing). In fact, about 53 percent of consumers are more likely to … Continue reading “14 of the best chatbot builders for small business”

5 tips to create a brand style guide for your business

Branding directly impacts the success of a business online, so you’ll want to consider creating a brand style guide if you don’t already have one. Think of a brand style guide as the rulebook for how your business presents itself to the world. This includes … Continue reading “5 tips to create a brand style guide for your business”

5 tips to get started with AR shopping for your business

Augmented reality looks to be the next frontier of e-commerce, but are you ready for it? AR shopping capitalizes on an enhanced version of the physical world around you that involves digital visual elements, sound and other sensory stimuli. These features offer customers deeper and … Continue reading “5 tips to get started with AR shopping for your business”

3 reasons to consider using AR shopping for your business

Online shopping only continues to increase in popularity but has traditionally been a limited sensory experience when purchasing, especially when compared with brick-and-mortar stores. Enter AR shopping. Think of Augmented Reality (AR) as an enhanced version of the real world around you. This technological experience … Continue reading “3 reasons to consider using AR shopping for your business”

9 tips to create engaging Instagram Stories

No longer the “new kid on the block,” Instagram Stories represent an opportunity for every brand to connect in additional ways with its target audience. Launched in 2016, Instagram Stories allow you to multiple images and/or videos in a vertical format, where you can layer … Continue reading “9 tips to create engaging Instagram Stories”

5 tips to create an effective mission statement for your business

Successful digital marketing incorporates sharing the story of your brand, sharing what you do, how you do it and why. To help nail down the focus of your story and the purpose of your business, you should consider creating a mission statement. They work externally … Continue reading “5 tips to create an effective mission statement for your business”

Branding: 9 expert tips to build your brand from scratch

Depending on your experience, creating a new brand from scratch can either be really fun or really stressful.  Or both. But branding can be done step-by-step in a thoughtful way that results in something that connects with the customers you’re seeking. A brand consists of: … Continue reading “Branding: 9 expert tips to build your brand from scratch”

4 tips to grow your SMS text message marketing subscribers

With SMS text message marketing continuing to grow in popularity, every business should work it into its digital marketing strategy. But with strict opt-in procedures required, you can’t leap into your first text message campaign before you have a confirmed subscriber list (regardless of how … Continue reading “4 tips to grow your SMS text message marketing subscribers”

10 best practices for SMS text message marketing

Text messages should be part of your digital marketing strategy. About 85 percent of consumers in one study say they want to receive text messages from brands.  And when done right, businesses can see SMS response rates of about 45 percent (while email marketing shows … Continue reading “10 best practices for SMS text message marketing”

What is 10DLC? Plus, 4 reasons why you should use it

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, SMS text message marketing has only increased in popularity. This resulted from overall increased texting among consumers. In fact, about 50 percent of people sent more texts during the height of the pandemic. Of course, pandemic or not, the value … Continue reading “What is 10DLC? Plus, 4 reasons why you should use it”

11 best practices to help you grow your social media followers

Social media is a key part of any business’s digital marketing strategy, but are you seeing enough followers and engagement on your accounts? About 3.6 billion people worldwide were using social media in 2020, and that’s expected to grow to about 4.4 billion by 2025. … Continue reading “11 best practices to help you grow your social media followers”

5 tips to optimize your Facebook Pixel

The key to any digital marketing strategy involves testing, tracking and refining based on the data. When it comes to Facebook and Instagram ads, you must incorporate the free-to-use Facebook Pixel to obtain the best data tied to your campaign performance. The Facebook Pixel is … Continue reading “5 tips to optimize your Facebook Pixel”

7 advantages to automating your workflow

Workflow automation allows you and your employees to save time on administrative and repetitive tasks, so they can focus on more important business goals.  In addition, automating your workflow helps you avoid the issues associated with manual work, such as human error. Many stages of … Continue reading “7 advantages to automating your workflow”

12 SEO marketing tips for beginners

Search engine optimization, also referred to as SEO, is critical for every website, but it’s also achievable, even for beginners. SEO is all about ensuring that your website content ranks high in relevant search engine results. Of course, the higher you land in search rankings, … Continue reading “12 SEO marketing tips for beginners”

8 tips to make your event marketing better

Understandably, event marketing is a broad strategy that can be used within your digital marketing, based on the events you may or may not be hosting. But for businesses that do host or attend any sort of event (in-person or online), it’s critical to think … Continue reading “8 tips to make your event marketing better”

Instagram or Facebook Reels: 7 best practices for small businesses

With the increasing popularity of Reels (particularly on Instagram), small businesses should take note as part of your social media marketing strategy. Reels is a feature where users can create and share fun, short videos using a catalog of music and other media. More specifically, … Continue reading “Instagram or Facebook Reels: 7 best practices for small businesses”

Reels: What it is and 3 reasons why you should use it for your business

Reels is among the new features you’ve likely noticed on either Facebook, Instagram or both. It’s definitely how Facebook (which owns Instagram) is attempting to combat the popularity of TikTok, a newer social video app that is exploding among younger audiences. As of 2021, Facebook … Continue reading “Reels: What it is and 3 reasons why you should use it for your business”

14 biggest mistakes businesses make on Instagram (and how to avoid them)

With more than 1 billion active monthly users, Instagram clearly holds an appeal for brands looking to reach key target audiences. But on the fourth-largest mobile app, it can be all too easy for brands to make very public mistakes. The following are the 14 … Continue reading “14 biggest mistakes businesses make on Instagram (and how to avoid them)”

7 ranking factors to know about the Facebook Algorithm

Facebook is still the largest social media network today. As of the second quarter of 2021, Facebook had about 2.89 billion monly active users. At the core of the platform is the news feed, which is controlled by the Facebook Algorithm. The Facebook Algorithm controls … Continue reading “7 ranking factors to know about the Facebook Algorithm”

7 tips to create a social media policy for your small business [plus examples]

In this ever-evolving age of technology, a social media policy is critical for any small business. However, many small businesses don’t have one. While 74 percent of adults use social media, about 73 percent of companies don’t have an official social media policy. This opens … Continue reading “7 tips to create a social media policy for your small business [plus examples]”

6 biggest mistakes businesses make on LinkedIn (and how to avoid them)

LinkedIn remains a popular social media network for professionals and B2B marketing in particular. The platform offers the ability to create a free personal profile, as well as a Company Page to represent your larger brand, LinkedIn currently has 722 million users, which does make … Continue reading “6 biggest mistakes businesses make on LinkedIn (and how to avoid them)”

Personal, Creator or Business: Which Instagram account is right for your brand?

Instagram is a vital marketing platform for many brands. Are you using the right account type? The visual-first social media app boasts more than 1 billion users worldwide. More women use Instagram than men, and the majority of users are between 25 and 34 years … Continue reading “Personal, Creator or Business: Which Instagram account is right for your brand?”

10 tips to encourage more user-generated content

User-generated content should be part of your overall digital marketing strategy. Why? About 85 percent of consumers think that visual user-generated content (UGC) is more persuasive than branded photos or videos. UGC is unpaid or unsponsored social media posts that consumers share about a product … Continue reading “10 tips to encourage more user-generated content”

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