What the Future Holds for Social Media Marketing

What the Future Holds for Social Media Marketing

At this point, few people would argue that social media marketing is a passing fad. It’s here to stay. But… that doesn’t mean it’s not changing. The truth is that social media marketing is not the same thing it was just a few years ago. And, it probably won’t be the same as it is today in a year or two. Like everything else in digital marketing, it’s in a near-constant state of flux. So, with that in mind, let’s look at where social media marketing is now, where it…

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How Social Proof Can Give You An Edge Over Your Competitors

How Social Proof Can Give You An Edge Over Your Competitors

Do you offer a worthwhile product or service? You know you do! But how can you convince the people in your target audience of its worth? That’s the purpose of marketing. It’s your job to prove your product’s worth. There are all kinds of ways to prove that a product is good. Remember the old Coke vs. Pepsi taste tests? That’s one example of proof. But, in these days of social media marketing, by far the most popular and impactful kind of proof is social proof. What is social proof?…

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Here’s What You Need to Know About the Latest Google Updates

Here’s What You Need to Know About the Latest Google Updates

When it comes to marketing, Google’s the 800-pound gorilla in the room. Impossible to ignore and if you can get it on your side, you’ll be better off than you would if you tried to fight it. Every marketer knows that Google’s algorithms are proprietary. For that reason, using Google as a marketing tool can be tricky. You’ve got to make your best guess about what will work in most cases. That said, every once in a while Google does marketers a solid and releases information about updates. That’s what…

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5 Tips to Get the Most from Your Local Business Blog

5 Tips to Get the Most from Your Local Business Blog

Blogging is still one of the best ways to drive traffic to your website and attract new customers. But are you making the most of your local business blog? Maybe not. If you’re not, the big question is what should you be doing? The answer starts with numbers and ends with specific advice. So, let’s dig into some statistics, and then we’ll look at 5 tips you can use to put your blog to work for you. Blogging by the Numbers A massive study of blogging, which reviewed 912 million…

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