5 Ways to Improve Content Marketing for any Business

Posted by on May 06 2013 | content, digital marketing, Online marketing

Content marketing implies gaining a substantially higher following on online platforms, with an aim to benefit business.

These five techniques will help to uplift the performance of your web content and social approach.

1. Allies
Symbiotic functioning for mutual achievement of goals is effective. Website partners exponentially increase visibility and improve ad impression, as well as provide better page rankings.

In content marketing, a potential business partner can be from another industry, but should merge with a common ideology. For instance, a website of footwear reviews would team up with a foot care specialist or footwear store.

A few criteria for choosing a partner are:

  • They have considerable traffic and cater to needs of a similar demographic in a different manner.
  • Feature articles, guest posts, and alternative methods to enrich content visibility. Trade guest posts, run product features, and seek creative new ways to expose your content to a broader audience.
  • Utilizing online means to implement relevant advertising that boosts audience segmentation and target acquisitions.

2. Platforms
Establishing a presence on every social media site, is a waste. Building and developing the same on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or LinkedIn, should be done in addition to using referral sites and fresher networks where exposure is higher. Inbound traffic and search engine rankings improve when sharing buttons are available.

Produce content ideally suited for newer platforms of huge referral potential. For instance, Pinterest is image specific. Creating top-quality visuals with artful or creatively witty copy would work well.

  • Refresh your existing content by transforming each form into another periodically. For example, turn a past blog post into a video or a past video into a single visual graphic of data.

3. Audience Empowerment
Giving the audience this ability means getting them to work for your cause. Content marketing means allowing the audience to keep the campaign alive as it permeates different levels of the market. Nike, with the #makeitcount campaign, for instance, superbly carried out this requirement.

  • Allow audience to communicate through the brand. Sharing any information is encouraged and appreciated. It helps build brand reputation and goodwill among consumers.

4. Earning Share-worthy Status
Simple language, a casual and assertive approach, and insights on trending topics, all attract fundamental human actions towards content marketing.

  • Streamlined content, which requires a glance to gain a gist.
  • Using confirmations of online shares or hosting a sweepstakes for most shares from a first level.

5. Extract Useful Data
Uncovering facts about the habits of the target audience, their rate of engagement, participation, and preferences, depends on analytics and scrutiny of data. With the help of online tools, this can be done easily.

Content marketing requires comprehensive effort and purposeful performance. Including these five strategies along with social modes enables faster goal realisation and revenue generation.

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5 Influences that Facebook has on your Professional Life

Posted by on Mar 16 2013 | digital marketing, Facebook, Social Media

Keep in mind the fundamental maxim that work is where you go to do specifically assigned tasks, using your trusted expertise for remunerative value. Your personal life could impact this stability if mismanaged.

Facebook shares a majority of a person’s persona and reputation is created or portrayed, through online content. Ranging from simplicities such as posting music you enjoy, liking a status that used crude humour, or adding a friend, each action should remind you that you are accountable. Here are some instances of its influence.

  1. Character Testament: You may be a rising talent or a messy wildfire, depicting your social status in disarray could adversely impact your chances at employment. Depicting interests as different to those of the firm you work at, or being insulting, and abusive all carry severe negative consequences. Additionally, a visible social media butterfly will stand a better chance, as it offers a prologue to character as a possible co-worker. Keep your page clean with information you can always speak comfortably about.
  2. Professional Networking Opportunities: Although LinkedIn and related sites are primary sources of professional online contact, Facebook shouldn’t be abused for frivolous causes. The circles of people you are in contact with on a casual basis are the precedent for the opportunities they afford you. A ‘Pay-it-Forward’ format ceases to exist when there’s an understanding to assist whenever possible.
  3. Privacy and Misinterpretation: Ensure your profile invisibility in Google search. While 37% of employers saw profiles, 12% agreed that wanted to reveal candidate ineligibility. This is incorrect viewing of your information. Streamlining extensive friend lists into distinct, specified lists is also highly useful. Displaying an ability to handle your account is an elementary part to indicating your adeptness at managing your work as well.
  4. Communication: Socially, you may speak and communicate differently. Habitual poor grammar and unduly, lethargic communication should not be conveyed to employers. In a concise manner with language that suffices to surpass critique, write and talk conscientiously. Cultivating the activity augments the person’s own communicative abilities as well.
  5. Overcompensation: While your accomplishments may be notable and respected, Facebook should not become a shrine to your greatness, where ‘friends’ gather and witness your inspirational quotes or clever repertoire of comments. Do not downplay what you have done either. Maintain an earnest outlook with a focussed mentality to assuage any doubts that the market may have.

Handling a Facebook account is simple enough if you concentrate on developing yourself. Moreover, the rewards of having personal and professional lives apart are in excess. You may not be able to keep them that way, but allowing them to co-exist is the way forth.

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Social Media: Boon or Bane?

Posted by on Mar 06 2013 | digital marketing, Social Media, Uncategorized

Sauntering past the yawn inducing jargon of the technological era having encompassed our very lives, we reach the crux of social media and its being imperative to usage in every sphere.

Social media is often littered with requests for Emergency Blood Donors, Homes for Adopted Pets, Work Opportunities, and numerous related criteria that cement the fact that it does indeed, provide considerable possibility for every need.

This writer can testify in smaller, rarer circumstances, where a hugely popular musician offered an old acoustic guitar, free of cost, to anyone who had the will to learn how to play, as the musician himself delivered the instrument, with a pleasant smile and an endearingly self-condescending demeanour.

Those who deign networking as a time-consuming, frivolous activity couldn’t be more misinformed. With the scope of the internet, it only grows more relevant and useful. We are inclined to believe that with such means, we can meet most ends.

While around 36% of social media content posted by us is brand-related, 75% of businesses felt duly obliged to acknowledge this. Simultaneously, we must be aware of how we have the power to utilize the same for our own development.

LinkedIn, currently the world’s largest professional network with 160,000,000 registered users, is the pinnacle of work opportunity webs. Listing proud past achievements, bearing arduously earned endorsements, and hosting histories of work-related accomplishments, it supports the professional aspirations while integrating an infinite network of talent, ability, skill, and experience.

Skillzot uses a Pay-it-Forward format which brings together participants for the exchange of taught skills, while tutoring others in core competencies. This basic mentality compels our attention toward our self worth and target setting.

Even in social media networks with a more casual recall, there are connections for causes of all kinds. Multiple startups compete with established firms for the pick of the lot, giving the potential employee the boon of choice. Particular professions and selective skill sets that often have an edge over the rest include Voice Over Artists, Actors or Models, Graphic Designers, Illustrators, Coders. To be fair, the playing field has never been as equal and the onus is on us to exploit this trove of opportunity.

How do we do this?

Building a solid profile with crisp depictions of our decorated works, simplistic interpretations of completed folios, along with substantiated recommendations by respected names, is the need of the hour. Keeping an ear to the ground, an eye out for the smoke signals, whichever form of communication you can visualize, we undertake to satiate these requirements with our own.

Imbibing this indicative ideology of strengthened foundations and reinforced structures for applications, our outreach scales peaks of unnecessary pedantic, while maintaining decorum and procedure. Understanding and realizing our own ability is essential to achieve this, and with the time we frequently and poorly invest, we can do much more.

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How to Hire & Retain Talent in 2013

Posted by on Feb 04 2013 | digital marketing, Online Reputation

Whilst companies make every effort to ensure they hire only the best for developing their applications, writing their content or designing a marketing strategy for a product, there are always some loopholes unattended. And there are certain departments or positions for which companies spend considerable resources, but not much emphasis is made on hiring the best talent or for that matter, retaining it.
 
Training of the Junior Level Employees
 
Let’s say you are hiring SEOs. To start with, you must have highly qualified and experienced SEOs working for you already. At the same time, a good investment should be made into hiring new talents who have the potential to assist your organization after being properly guided. Building a pipeline for talents would serve you well in the long run. If you promote people within, that would mean occupying of senior positions by talents you are sure of, a reduced transition time and it would also mean making savings on budget.
 
Hiring
 
Your company needs to have its presence felt on the social networks – LinkedIn being the most important. When an SEO at mid-level or senior level is looking switch companies, he/she is seeking to work for a brand that would look good on her resume. Not only to their work experience, but they are also looking to increase value to their own brand as a professional. Make sure as a potential employer, yours appears to be a lucrative place at work at.
 

 
Environment within Your Organization
 
You are the boss alright, but you are drawing your force from the employees that work under you, particularly those who report directly to you. They would expect to be you to keep them abreast with the moves your company is making, the direction it is likely to take for the next quarter. Keep them in the loop.
 
Maintaining a corporate culture in the company that gives employees a chance to indulge themselves not only in work, but also in some fun activities, enjoying happy hours and organizing mini cultural programs would do well to drive away some mental clogs that keep developing from time to time.
 
Whilst there are many technical bullet points to keep in mind while hiring talent, when you talk of corporate environment, it also means hiring employees for your organization that don’t make a bad company.
 
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Top 5 Ways to Advertise Your Business on LinkedIn

Posted by on Nov 12 2012 | digital marketing, writing

Today the world is revolving around the internet. And if you have no clue about how to promote your business, then LinkedIn proves to be the best professional tool. LinkedIn is a lot like Facebook but this networking site has a professional bend. It is a great site for are looking for work and are trying to build a professional network to expand their business.

Though LinkedIn has gained popularity, a number of business owners avoid their company pages on this site. It is still somewhat new for people. So, understand the dynamics and get started to advertise your business online with a few tips and tricks to promote your company.

Introduce your Business: Introduce your business by creating a company profile, so that others can subscribe to it. This page will include a description of your business, the services you offer, know-how and contact information so that others can easily reach out to you. Creating a company profile proves to be very important as it will give the clients an information about the services you offer.

Subscribe to Groups: Joining groups that are related to your business and actively participating in discussions, giving feedbacks can help in advertising your business. You can subscribe to maximum 40 groups. Talk about your work and update posts which can interest the customers and clients.

Track Public Reviews & Give Instant Response: Linked In Buzz gives you a chance to track public reviews about the company. In case of any negative comments, you can instantly respond through this service and resolve any bad review. Answering questions on the LinkedIn forum is another way of gaining popularity thereby helping you in generating clients and escalating your credit ability.

Post Vacancies: LinkedIn helps in hiring the most suitable person for your company. Hiring is a great sign of positive growth of the company and creates a positive image about your business growth.

Reach out to your Targeted Audience: Worried about marketing your business? LinkedIn DirectAds provides you with a solution. It is an excellent marketing tool to reach out to your targeted audience globally and create a positive image of your business.

All Linked In Users longing to become business icons take a look at these different aspects and utilize the endless benefits of LinkedIn. For consultation on this and other aspects of digital marketing, talk right to the experts.

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