Perhaps one of the biggest buzzphrases in the world of content marketing seems to be, “SEO content writing.” Of course, it’s important to make sure search engines can index your website, but your content needs to appeal to people as well.
Instagram is one of the most popular social media channels at the moment. With different features focused on helping users share their visual content to followers, the platform allows businesses to build a more vibrant community to engage with their respective brands.
In fact, the Instagram train is more than picking up steam. The number of brands predicted to use Instagram as part of their social media strategy in 2017 is 70.7%, edging out Twitter for the top spot. [Read more…]
With over 500 million monthly active users, bloggers and marketers continue to increase their adoption of Instagram in their promotion strategies.
According to statistics, about 48.5% of businesses use Instagram for marketing, and this number is expected to increase to 70.7% by the year 2017. Moreover, 75% of users interact with brands and visit their websites – making Instagram one of the best social media vehicles for increasing blog traffic. [Read more…]
Don’t you sometimes wish that all you had to do was to write and publish posts? Brainstorm ideas, create articles that you yourself would read, and hit that publish button.
These days, it seems that that’s not enough – especially if you’re blogging for business purposes, like startups and small businesses. It doesn’t matter if you’re a startup founder or a small business owner – having a blog is a crucial part of your strategy.
That being said, simply setting up a blog for your startup and not considering it as an integral part of your business is a waste of your time. You might as well not create a blog in the first place. [Read more…]
Social media has been one of the most powerful lead generation channels for online businesses and blogs. It establishes a two-way communication and maximises engagement with a highly targeted audience; you get to hear their valuable feedback and you get to promote your content. [Read more…]
In a dynamic and highly competitive industry, you simply can’t afford being left behind with last year’s trends, tactics, and strategies. The very least your business can do to survive is to become aware of the current trends that may influence the industry – no matter how significant the impact may be.
But of course, you should always focus your efforts on those that will yield maximum results. In the case of social media marketing, you should prioritize keeping up with the most relevant social media trends and industry shifts, especially when it comes to the major social platforms in 2016. [Read more…]
Blogging is not limited to writing and hitting the publish button anymore. Sure, you can do that, but you’re being lazy and irresponsible as a blogger if you do.
With the Internet overflowing with content, we know that bloggers cannot – and should not – sit back wait for eyeballs. Social media is the game changer. The way you handle your social media campaign can be the deal maker or breaker for your blog.
As such, it is critical that you know social media platforms, their ins and outs.
There are so many case studies, surveys, and statistics shared all over the place that it can be confusing at times. To help you gain some focus, here is the ultimate social media cheat sheet for 2016. [Read more…]
Social media and blogging are a match made in heaven. Integrating the two is the best way to raise brand awareness and increase traffic on your site. However, that’s only possible if your posts get shared. For some brands, getting content to go viral is simple – their reputation alone seems to drive traffic. On the other hand, some need to work a little harder if they want them to be shared.
Fortunately, it can be done if you’re willing to put in the effort. Getting more views that generate leads and increase search engine visibility is possible if you’re willing to apply a few tips and tricks. [Read more…]
The marketing landscape has changed over the years, and with the explosion of social media, marketing has also taken on a different turn.
Social media influencers are now being “targets” of brands who want to broaden their reach. With influential people endorsing a brand (via sharing, for example), the chances of acquiring new readers, customers, and followers are higher.
While SEO continues to refer the most traffic to sites and blogs, social media is not far behind. In fact, in December 204, social media has usurped SEO as the top referring channel to websites with 31% of referral traffic coming from Facebook, Twitter, and the like.
While the sample size is small, this study is nonetheless indicative that social media has become a marketing conduit for bloggers to help not only drive more traffic to their blogs, but also increase your conversion rate or ROI!
If you’re still stuck with your ways of optimizing your blog for search engines, maybe it’s time to change with the times by including social media as part of your marketing agenda. To help guide you which tools to use or focus on for this channel, the social media statistics featured below should give you a better understanding on the kind of marketing strategy to prepare for.