For reviewing on-page markup like headings and also mobile screen resizing I find Chris Pederick’s Web Developer Toolbar for Chrome and Firefox essential. The Moz Toolbar is better from an SEO POV. Here’s an example of the overlay to show our ‘semantic markup’:
Businesses in the digital age are now being found straight from the mobile phone. You just pull out your handy dandy pocket computer, google a keyword, and there you go! Exactly what you’re looking for.
Let’s think with our shopper brains for a moment. You’re shopping online, add some items to your shopping cart, and go to check out. As you enter your billing address, you realize that you left your credit card in the kitchen. It’s midnight and you’re exhausted. You decide to put off your purchase until tomorrow. Then you totally forget. You’ve contributed to the phenomenon that online merchants call “shopping cart abandonment.”
Deliver targeted information and offers to your prospects, and move them down the conversion funnel with smart, attractive landing pages. Act-On’s intuitive tools let you create responsive landing pages and forms like the pros – without needing specialized training.
The company was founded in 2008 and initially sold its software exclusively through Cisco, which provided $2 million in funding. It has raised an additional $74 million and its platform, according to reviews, is best suited to small and medium business.
Social Mention – Very similar to TalkWalker Alerts, Social Mention is a media listening tool that shows in-depth insights into phrases/discussions on the web. Tracking brand name shows the reach, strength, and passion that users are having with brand names. It also shows sentiment analysis (whether users are referring to your suggested phrases with a positive or negative sentiment. Another cool feature includes what other keywords are used in discussions with your brand. For Smart Insights our top keyword is ‘marketing’ …that’s always good to know!
One of the most frequently dropped buzzwords in digital marketing, content marketing is essentially storytelling for your brand. “Content” can be virtually anything with a clear message: a series of attention-grabbing images, videos, blog posts, or news items.
It is an essential activity every business should do. You need to stay on top of all your mentions, both positive and negative. If you get a negative mention in any forum, you must know it so that you can do something about it as soon as possible. Sentione is helpful in finding leads and other business opportunities by using keywords that your audience uses. It also keeps track of industry news and trends.
SMMU Local Marketing offer 8 training modules on internet marketing strategies, with access to webinars and streaming videos. Features: 8 sessions, online videos, audio MP3s, transcripts, cheat sheets, live Q&A, guest expert webinars, immediate access, and is very important to do because as I said Facebook has massive amounts of data for every one of us and based on those events it can create a profile of you perfect buyer so you can get the best ROI for your ad spend. Also, you can create lists with people that are similar to your perfect buyer which is called Lookalike audience.
Oracle Marketing Cloud. In December of 2012, Eloqua published an infographic called the Social Business Shift. While it’s a nice graphic, it doesn’t strictly focus on content marketing; it instead focuses on tools with a social component such as Kiva and Kickstarter for crowd funding, or Taleo for talent sourcing.
An email marketing list would be good to start building. Get on your website and create a page where people can sign on. Transmit out messages wherever you can that you’re offering this mailing list, and tell people that you’ll include some kind of a dismiss for signing up. For instance, you may be able to offer people free shipping as long as they sign up and then pertain one friend. Whatever you can afford to give to people, you should because then they’re more likely to sign up to get marketing contents from you in their inboxes .
I think it’s safe to say that iContact is not user-friendly. Its biggest problem is its interface. I’ve used the tool and faced some issues, ranging from blacklisting email contacts to the image upload damper.
Similar to Facebook Page Insights, Facebook Audience Insights gives you inside information on your prospects. However, rather than focusing on your own audience, you can get insights into the audience of your competitors.
Game advertising – In-Game advertising is defined as “inclusion of products or brands within a digital game.” The game allows brands or products to place ads within their game, either in a subtle manner or in the form of an advertisement banner. There are many factors that exist in whether brands are successful in their advertising of their brand/product, these being: Type of game, technical platform, 3-D and 4-D technology, game genre, congruity of brand and game, prominence of advertising within the game. Individual factors consist of attitudes towards placement advertisements, game involvement, product involvement, flow or entertainment. The attitude towards the advertising also takes into account not only the message shown but also the attitude towards the game. Dependent of how enjoyable the game is will determine how the brand is perceived, meaning if the game isn’t very enjoyable the consumer may subconsciously have a negative attitude towards the brand/product being advertised. In terms of Integrated Marketing Communication “integration of advertising in digital games into the general advertising, communication, and marketing strategy of the firm” is an important as it results in a more clarity about the brand/product and creates a larger overall effect.
Built for small- and medium-sized sales and marketing teams, Infusionsoft offers tools for managing customer relationships from contact to conversion. They serve users in a variety of industries from health care to hospitality.
It’s important to realize that social media can be just as useful as Google in directing traffic to websites. While fans for a page don’t necessarily equate to customers, Facebook’s utility as content distribution network makes the platform as useful as search ads on Google or video ads on YouTube. Investing in both forms of paid advertising can produce good returns for a business.
Chaim’s Favorite Little Known Social Media Tools: In a world where everyone is abuzz over influencer measurement and engagement systems like Klout or PeerIndex, I’m going to give you two other tools that are a little under the radar and which we find to be pretty helpful when identifying influencers in different areas.
Lumen5 is an incredibly useful tool that enables you to turn your blog posts into videos. It is so easy to use that it will take you literally a few minutes to create a short engaging video from any link. Lumen5 leverages AI to match the content of your article with related images enabling you to create a slideshow type of video with text overlays.
Don’t look at Eloqua unless you’re really going after enterprise-level software and you have the budget for it. Now, if you do, Eloqua is a great option, especially if you like having a lot of guidance from your technology vendors. You should also consider Eloqua if tight CRM integration is important to you.
You’ve probably heard that, when it comes to search engine optimization (SEO), content is still king. And one of the best ways to keep your site relevant for search engines is to consistently and frequently publish high-quality web content. In other words, keyword stuffing is out, and creating compelling content that people are eager to promote is in.
Encompasses automation of internal marketing processes. These include budgeting and planning, workflow and approvals, the marketing calendar, internal collaboration, digital asset creation and management and essentially everything that supports the operational efficiency of the internal marketing function. Typically these systems require a CRM or COM administrator to set up a complex series of rules to trigger action items for internal sales and marketing professionals to manually process (designing files, sending letters, sending email campaigns). This type of system increases marketer’s ability to deliver relevant content to relevant individuals at relevant times. Limitations may apply, based on the human resource capacity of an organization and their level of commitment to the tasks as they are assigned.
Imagine you’re preparing to launch your latest product. It’s a huge project involving everyone, from your app developers to your social media manager. Quip lets you “@mention” each user as they become relevant.
For social-media services, many providers offer in-house analytics suites for free or a small fee. Other services offer external analytics that may provide additional insights over in-house solutions. Notable examples of each include: