Inbound Marketing Blog

Considering Trying Snapchat Ads? Read This First

Posted by Laura Stroup on Aug 10, 2017 3:22:00 PM

It seems like Snapchat is becoming more popular every day, but is it an effective way to advertise your business? In this article, we’ll look at two of the biggest issues advertisers are currently facing with Snapchat ads.

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Topics: Business Marketing

Messaging Apps and Chatbots Are on the Rise

Posted by Dustin Miller on Jun 30, 2017 12:36:00 PM

The Rise of Messaging Apps

I’m willing to bet that even if you don’t use them yourself, you have probably have heard or seen something concerning the current messaging app craze. Apple iPhones have iMessage and Google has SMS Messenger for Android devices. However, even these two companies are evolving their messaging apps in an effort to keep up with consumer demands. Apple has kept up with the use of stickers and games and will soon offer an option for paying friends who bought you lunch, all within a single app. As for Google, the Android SMS Messenger recently added the option to merge with Facebook’s Messenger app to allow a singular experience for users, so you don't have to go back and forth between different screens to send texts or messages.

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Topics: Web Design, Business Marketing, Web Development

Why Consider Rebranding?

Posted by Diane Campbell on May 31, 2017 2:48:36 PM

Every company needs to update its branding from time to time. Here are five reasons you should periodically revisit your branding choices and consider the benefits of an update.

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Topics: Business Marketing, branding

3 Times You Should Hire a Professional Content Writer

Posted by Jamie Pfeiffer on May 1, 2017 11:16:00 AM

If you run a successful business, you know you watch every penny that you spend on hiring third-party help to take care of your company's various needs. Frequently, companies engage professionals like bookkeepers, accountants, and attorneys, who are skilled in specialized areas vital to your business. You may not have considered hiring a professional content creator, but here are three situations in which engaging an outside writer can benefit your business.

 

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Topics: Content Creation, Blogging, Web Design, Business Marketing

Advertise on YouTube with the TrueView Platform!

Posted by Diane Campbell on Apr 20, 2017 3:45:00 PM

Are you using video content to promote your brand? If not, you’re missing out on the opportunity to generate awareness of and interest in what you have to offer. According to Google, nearly half of internet users seek out videos related to a product or service before visiting a physical location. By providing what these users are looking for online, you gain a willing audience for your ads and an effective platform for showcasing the value you offer. Google reports that 53% of smartphone users feel more favorable toward companies that provide instructional video content, and 48% are more likely to buy from those companies.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Content Creation, Business Marketing

Inbound Marketing Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Posted by Jamie Pfeiffer on Apr 10, 2017 4:13:00 PM

As the weather gets warmer, runners pour out into the streets to participate in 5ks, 10ks, half and full marathons. As I trotted along and clicked off the miles in my first road race of the year, I thought about how inbound marketing is like preparing for a long race.

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Topics: Social Media, Inbound Marketing, Content Creation, Business Marketing

Why Doesn't My Business Show Up First On Google Maps?

Posted by Diane Campbell on Apr 2, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Showing up on Google Maps can provide your business a lot of great exposure. It gives your brand prominent placement in local search engine results, can alert users to your presence in the area when they’re using Google Maps itself, and can even offer convenient directions to your location.

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Topics: SEO, Business Marketing

5 More Ways to Come Up with Blog Topics for Your Industry

Posted by Diane Campbell on Mar 15, 2017 9:22:00 AM

We recently gave you five ideas for generating blog topics for your business. Now that you’ve had a chance to give those a try, here are five more! Consistently creating new, engaging website content that’s valuable to your target customers is a powerful way to attract strangers to your brand, build trust and authority, and lead them down the path to becoming loyal customers and brand ambassadors.

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Topics: SEO, Blogging, Business Marketing

5 Ways to Come Up with Blog Topics for Your Industry

Posted by Diane Campbell on Mar 14, 2017 9:02:00 AM

Blogging is an essential part of any successful inbound marketing campaign. It’s a way to continuously add fresh, relevant content to your company’s website—without making navigation cumbersome for your visitors. This gives your site the power to climb the ranks of search engine results so your potential customers can find your business easily when searching for information related to your industry. But how do you keep coming up with topics to write about? Finding topics that will engage your intended audience can be challenging, but there are several ways to stoke the fires of your imagination and come up with new topics that your readers will love. Start by thinking about these five ways of structuring your ideas. Soon, we’ll follow up with five more!

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Blogging, Business Marketing

5 Ways Your Brand Strategy Can Overcome Social Media Burnout

Posted by Jamie Pfeiffer on Mar 6, 2017 10:23:00 AM

These days, more and more people are taking a break from social media. Whether it’s because of frustration with content, concern about spending too much time online, or a variety of other health and social reasons, many users are reducing the time they spend on Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms. If your business communicates with customers and potential customers using social media, you may worry about this trend. How do you adjust your social media marketing strategy to overcome this shift?

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Topics: Social Media, Content Creation, Blogging, Sales and Marketing, Business Marketing