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    • 3 Content Marketing Trends You Need to Know in 2023

      When it comes to attracting and converting customers, content marketing is one of the most effective tools you have. In 2023, we can expect content marketing to evolve. From various content formats to different social media platforms to a greater adaptation of AI technology, there is plenty to keep content marketing alive and well. As ...
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    • Tips for Getting to Know Your Customers Better

      Customers are integral to your brand’s survival. You need new customers to keep growing your brand, and you need existing customers to become loyal advocates for your brand. This is why it’s important to get to know your customers – who they are, what problems they are trying to solve, what they love (and don’t ...
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    • What are Some Examples of User-Generated Content

      User-generated content (UGC) is an effective way for marketers to increase brand awareness and show the human side of their brand. The benefit in UGC is that it’s created by someone else, such as a customer, advocate, employee or social media follower, so it bears more weight than other types of marketing. Even though UGC ...
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    • What Social Media Metrics Should I Be Focusing On

      Social media strategies must be measured properly to ensure they are working as you expect them to be. But you’d be surprised by how many marketers don’t look beyond the Overview tab – and you might be one of them! Your Overview tab has plenty of great stats you’ll want to keep track of, but ...
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    • Top 5 Reasons Why Your Google Ads Aren’t Showing

      Imagine publishing a Google Ads campaign and then realizing that you’re not getting any impressions or clicks. There’s a good chance that your ad isn’t showing and that’s why there’s no engagement. While this sounds bad, it’s not actually a huge deal. There are several reasons why this could be happening, and easy ways to ...
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    • How to Organize Blog Posts So They’re Easy to Read

      Have you ever read through a blog post and found it difficult to read? Maybe it was because the paragraphs were too long, there were no subheadings to break up the content or no images to support what you were reading. Whatever the case, hard-to-read blog posts are not enjoyable, causing people to leave the ...
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    • Newsletter Topic Ideas to Kick Up Your Email Marketing Campaigns

      Sending email newsletters to your customer base is an excellent way to stay in touch, build long-term relationships and generate sales. But like other marketing strategies, creating newsletters can get dry over time. Many people struggle to come up with new topics and content to engage their audience. Fortunately, we have some newsletter ideas that you ...
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    • 3 Types of Links that Matter Most for SEO

      Links are an important part of search engine optimization, or SEO. Building links is one of many tactics used in SEO because it signals to Google that your site is a quality resource. Sites with more backlinks tend to rank higher on the search engines, too. What you may not know is that there are ...
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    • Steps to Take When Your Business Website Goes Live

      Launching a website is a big deal, but the hard work doesn’t stop here. Once your website is live, you will need to concentrate on creating good content and improving the user experience. Being a hands-on website owner allows you to keep moving forward and keep gaining traction with the search engines. Fortunately, there are ...
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    • Get Ready for Small Business Saturday With These Ideas

      With more than half of Americans saying they will shop on Small Business Saturday, it’s important that your business is prepared! The purpose of Small Business Saturday is to encourage people to shop small during the post-Thanksgiving weekend. Doing so supports local economies and helps small businesses compete with larger retailers. This year, Small Business ...
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