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5 of the Best Social Media Lead Gen Techniques

I have worked with B2B advertisers for nearly my entire PPC career. During this time, social platforms have introduced several great features for B2B advertising and lead generation. Below are a few of my favorite lead gen tactics for paid social platforms. We will be looking at Facebook and LinkedIn exclusively because these are two […]

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Google’s John Mueller on Social Bookmarking for Links

Google’s John Mueller on a Webmaster Hangouts answered a question about social bookmarking for links tactic. Google’s Mueller offered insight into how Google treats low quality link building. What is Social Bookmarking for Links? Social Bookmarking is a variation of forum spamming. The idea behind is that social media websites contain “authority” and that by […]

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Building Links Through Social Responsibility

A number of years ago, I conducted a rather ambitious research project to find out how consumer preferences were affected by a brand’s social stance. While I certainly didn’t conclusively answer whether a brand should take a stand, I did come to one concrete conclusion: A brand that takes a social stand almost always sees […]

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5 Tools to Track Your Brand Mentions on Social Media

Imagine a beautiful world where every one of your customers tells you what they think of your brand in complete honesty, and even those who don’t want to be your customers tell you why it is the case. And even though the truth might hurt sometimes, this scenario is a dream come true for marketers […]

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7 Types of Social Proof to Grow Your Ecommerce Sales

What are the strongest factors that influence your customers to buy? Social proof, first introduced by Robert Cialdini in “Influence“, is one of the most impactful drivers of consumers’ purchase decisions. As an ecommerce site, socially-reinforced trust signals can help you: Increase conversion rates. Improve the trustworthiness of your brand. Increase consumers’ confidence in transacting […]

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A Complete Guide to Social Media Customer Service

Social media was created with the idea of dialogue in mind, so it’s not surprising that more and more users choose it as the main channel of communication with brands. According to a study by J.D. Power, 67 percent of consumers have used a company’s social media site for servicing; therefore, having a social customer […]

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3 Steps to Conjure Content That Performs in Search & Social

You’ve poured hours of blood, sweat, and tears into producing your last piece of content. You wrote, edited, and rewrote until it conveyed exactly the message you wanted. You carefully placed images, video, and text to make it as visually appealing as possible. You painstakingly analyzed the top posts on BuzzSumo to help craft the […]

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How (and Where) to Add Social Media Buttons to Your Site for More Engagement

With social shares on content down 50 percent since 2015, it’s feeling like a lost cause to even consider social media in your content plan. And we’ve all heard the age-old “social sharing buttons are dead” statements. Just like we’ve heard for SEO, content marketing, PPC, and just about every other marketing tactic that still […]

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Why Social Media Marketing Is Crucial for Your Local Business

How many people do you think use Facebook actively every month? Your estimate might actually be low. Let’s talk about the numbers: Statista reports that the number of Facebook users in the U.S. (as of October 2018) had reached a whopping 204 million users. Combine this with the fact that the overall U.S. population is […]

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Social Media Surpasses Traditional Newspapers as a Primary News Source [STUDY]

For the first time, more US adults are saying they regularly get news from social media compared to newspapers. In a study from Pew Research Center, 20 percent of US adults say they often get their news from social media, while 16 percent turn to newspapers. That means social media is now the fourth most […]

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