Online Presence

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5 Video Types That Improve Your Marketing

Video content is a hot topic in marketing circles. We’ve been seeing studies for years now that video is the way people want to consume content. Search engines continue to reward businesses with video on their homepage with additional traffic. So if you haven’t yet embraced video, now is the time to start.

Oftentimes when people think of video marketing, they think of social media content. While there’s certainly a great case to be made for using video on social platforms (and lots of ways to do it!), incorporating video across other marketing channels is just as essential.

Here, let’s take a look at the five types of video content that can be added to any business’s marketing system. This will allow you to tell your brand story in a dynamic, engaging way.

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Eman Burashid5 Video Types That Improve Your Marketing
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Stay Top Of Mind With These Virtual Tools

When this global pandemic first started, many of us were discouraged by the limitations it brought about. Despite the understandable struggle, we suggest you see this as a new opportunity to accumulate some new skills by getting comfortable using an array of virtual tools to stay top of mind with clients and customers as they get to know virtual you.

First of all, there are many ways to create engagement with all of the tools we have available today but here are some of our favorites. Although nothing beats in-person for connection, there’s still much that can be done virtually.

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Eman BurashidStay Top Of Mind With These Virtual Tools
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3 Affordable Tools To Help You Deliver Your Online Course

In these trying times brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, business owners all over the world have turned even more so than ever, to online platforms. If you are a consultant or educator, and find the online scene daunting, here are 3 affordable tools that can get you started on delivering online your courses online.

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Eman Burashid3 Affordable Tools To Help You Deliver Your Online Course
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5 Design Elements for a Small Business’ Successful Landing Page

There are many elements you’ll need to create the perfect landing page; many of which will depend on your personal goals. But to be successful, every landing page must have these basic design elements.

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Eman Burashid5 Design Elements for a Small Business’ Successful Landing Page
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The Key to Ranking Your Business in Google

For local businesses, showing up on page one is a must – showing up in the Google 3-pack (or whatever it is called this week.) can be the difference between thriving and merely surviving.

All Google products evolve as they find ways to make search better and, let’s face it, make more money from that fact.

There are a handful of factors that Google uses to decide what sites to show when a person searches for a local business.

While there are several factors involved in that decision, today I want to talk about the linchpin of the local listing game – your Google My Business Page.

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Eman BurashidThe Key to Ranking Your Business in Google
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How To Get Leads With Only $100 via Facebook Ads

Facebook ads are an incredible way to generate exciting new leads for your business. There are nearly 2.5 billion monthly active Facebook users worldwide, meaning that you have the opportunity to reach a huge audience if you play your advertising cards right.

The other benefit to the platform is the relatively low cost of advertising. Across industries, the average cost per click for Facebook ads is $1.72. It’s entirely possible for a small business to get great results spending only $100 per month on Facebook ads.

But the secret to getting the most out of a small investment in Facebook advertising is creating really effective campaigns. And to generate leads using Facebook ads, you need to take a step back and revisit everything you think you know about advertising.

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Eman BurashidHow To Get Leads With Only $100 via Facebook Ads
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How LinkedIn Can Help Grow Your Network

LinkedIn is a powerful tool for small businesses looking to grow their network, boasting 660 million members worldwide

Because it’s a business-focused social network, having a presence on the platform is a necessity for those running B2Bs. But B2C businesses can thrive on LinkedIn as well. Since the network is all about business, many users are going there to seriously look for solutions to a problem they have (unlike Facebook or Instagram, where they might just be going to look for cute pet photos).

If you understand how to use the platform effectively, it can help you grow your network and get ahead of the competition. Here’s how you can do it.

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5 Benefits of Using a Social CRM System

One of the trickiest things about social media is that there are multiple platforms you need to keep up with. Just about every business should have a presence on “the big four” (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn). And for certain businesses, additional platforms like SnapChat or Pinterest might make sense.

When you’re juggling customer information that’s coming in through your website, your email, your customer service numbers, and all of your social channels, if you don’t have a system to keep it all straight, you’ll want to pull your hair out!

That’s where a customer relationship management tool (AKA, CRM) with a social component comes in. A social-friendly CRM allows you to track all brand interactions in one place. This provides tremendous value to your business.

Let us walk you through the five biggest, but least talked-about, benefits to using a CRM system with a social component.

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How Social Media Works For Your Customer Journey

Your social media marketing can sometimes feel separate from your other marketing efforts. After all, social media is about engaging with fans and having a little bit of fun with your brand, is it really a place where you should be thinking about the customer journey?

The fact of the matter is that all of your marketing efforts should be shaped around your customer journey, and that includes social media. And yes, there is a way to fit social media into each stage of the customer journey without resorting to sales-y posts or spammy messages.

Here’s how you can incorporate social media at every stage of the customer journey, from know, like, and trust to try, buy, repeat, and refer.

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Eman BurashidHow Social Media Works For Your Customer Journey
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Why Having Important Backlinks Is Just Like Networking

Obtaining backlinks is an important part of building out your SEO strategy. When you have a fair number of backlinks from reputable sites, it signals to Google that your site is reputable, too. By establishing yourself as a trustworthy presence on the web, you’ll find your pages getting prioritized in Google’s rankings, ahead of your competitors that are relative unknowns in the Googleverse.

But the prospect of having to round up backlinks can be intimidating. How do you get people to link out to your content, anyway? Well, in many ways, it’s a lot like networking. Here, I’ll show you how to apply your existing networking skills to your backlink building efforts.

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Eman BurashidWhy Having Important Backlinks Is Just Like Networking