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  • How to Encourage More User-Generated Content

    How to Encourage More User-Generated Content Consumers trust user-generated content (UGC) more than sponsored content because it’s believed to be more genuine and honest. One report found that 85% of users feel that user-generated content is more persuasive than photos or videos. If you haven’t gathered much UGC, it’s time to start. You don’t want to ...
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  • 5 Marketing Mistakes to Avoid as a Small Business

    5 Marketing Mistakes to Avoid as a Small Business There’s a reason why brands spend so much time creating their marketing plans. Marketing can make or break a business. Small businesses don’t have as much money to work with, so they tend to be more limited on the things they can do. Because of this, some ...
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  • How Does Social Media Impact SEO?

    How Does Social Media Impact SEO? The question of whether or not social media affects search engine optimization has been talked about for a long time. The short answer has always been yes, social media DOES have an impact on SEO. How much of an impact is not clear. Fortunately, we’re learning more about this relationship ...
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  • 3 Great Reasons Why Businesses Need Social Media

    3 Great Reasons Why Businesses Need Social Media Social media has significantly changed the way businesses do business. The telephone opened up new opportunities, but not the way social media has. Each day, we’re learning new ways to incorporate social media into our lives, whether it’s reading the latest news, connecting with colleagues, sharing photos with ...
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  • Creating CTAs That Actually Convert

    Creating CTAs That Actually Convert Calls to action may be small in size, but they can make a huge impact. Emails with an effective CTA get 371% more clicks than those without. Before you give all of your attention to the headline and body of your content, make sure that you save some for the CTA. ...
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  • Four Ways to Humanize Your Brand

    Four Ways to Humanize Your Brand Consumer-brand trust is more important than ever. Even so, many consumers don’t really trust the brands they interact with. Rather, they see them as businesses out to make money, even at the expense of loyal consumers. Fortunately, there is a solution to the problem, and it involves humanizing your brand. ...
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  • New SEO Trends: Fresh Ways to Optimize Your Website

    New SEO Trends: Fresh Ways to Optimize Your Website Each year, SEO goes through major changes. What worked last year may not work this year. What worked five years ago would be considered spammy today. The only thing you can count on is change. As we get ready to round out the year and move into ...
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  • 3 SEO Secrets You’ll Be Glad We Told You About

    3 SEO Secrets You’ll Be Glad We Told You About It’s not easy to get your site to rank well on Google, but it continues to be the ultimate goal for web owners. A website that ranks well in the search engines is trustworthy, relevant and credible – at least that’s what it indicates to users. ...
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  • 5 Ways to Personalize Your Social Media Campaign

    5 Ways to Personalize Your Social Media Campaign Social media gives you the opportunity to reach customers and connect with them in a meaningful way. This is a huge advancement from the traditional billboards and newspaper advertisements that only went so far in establishing strong relationships with customers. Yet positive rapports don’t just form overnight. You ...
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  • What are the Benefits of Podcasting?

    What are the Benefits of Podcasting? Are you trying to make deeper connections with your audience? If so, it’s possible that podcasting can help. Businesses thrive when they work person to person. Podcasting is one more channel that helps you connect with your audience and establish yourself as a trusted source. It may seem a bit ...
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