Monday, September 29, 2014

Featured Report: Social Media Holiday Marketing Trends for 2014

Marketing Sherpa Blog

Lead Generation: How to build your own list
Sept,26,2014
by: David Kirkpatrick
Last week’s MarketingSherpa B2B Newsletter case study — “Lead Generation: Content and email combine for high-quality list building” — covered an effort by cloud replication and disaster recovery startup company, CloudEndure. The overall basis of the campaign was a process created by CloudEndure’s Vice President of Marketing, Ramel Levin, before he joined the startup. This process Ramel called BYOL, or “build your own list.”The case study features some of the steps involved in Ramel’s lead gen idea, but since he developed it for a company he worked for before joining CloudEndure, the exact steps he took in putting the process together were not part of the case study.  Read More



Dex Media
Social Media Holiday Marketing Trends for 2014 [Infographic]
Sept,24,2014
by:  
It’s true, the 2014 holiday marketing season is already here! The majority of businesses are probably already in full swing planning out holiday campaigns and sales. And social media has become an important tool for businesses and brands for driving sales and extending reach. Our friends at Offerpop put together this great infographic that details the social media aspect of holiday marketing, here are some standout stats Read More


ProBlogger

5 Unique Ways to Increase Your Blog Traffic

Sept,22,2014
by: Zach Radford.
Today, you don’t gain blog traffic by paying for backlinks or by swapping them like the old days. Instead, you need to focus on creating quality content that is beneficial to your visitors. We know that. But how do you do it? And do it consistently? The content should solve main problems faced by your reader. It should be actionable, specific and relevant to the audience. If you do this, your audience will come to trust your site, and visit it regularly looking for new content. They will also engage with you, which helps you to improve your blog. To that end, here are five new ways of looking at increasing your blog traffic. Read More


Socialmediolopis

Understanding the Life Cycle of Social Media
Sept,24,2014
by: Michael Cohn
Just like anything else in life, social media has a definite life cycle. That life cycle has several critical elements and one feeds off of the other. It goes around and when the life cycle has reached its end, it starts all over again. Your responsibility is to understand how it works and to maintain the momentum indefinitely. Read More  

KaratBars International


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Friday, September 26, 2014

Featured Report: How to Make Social Commerce More Appealing

e-Marketer

How to Make Social Commerce More Appealing

Sept,26,2014
by: Staff
Social commerce isn’t new, and Twitter’s recent announcement of an in-tweet “buy” button is yet another effort to fuel customer purchases via social. But how many digital buyers in the US actually take the final leap on a social platform? Not too many, according to August 2014 polling by Harris Poll for DigitasLBi, which found that just 5% of US adult internet users had made a purchase on a social network such as Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. Based on the research, better security measures could motivate social networkers to buy through a social platform. Fully 42% of users said they would be more likely to make a purchase via social if they knew their credit information was secure, while 38% said knowing their purchase wouldn’t be shared would increase their likelihood of completing such a transaction.  Read More



Inc.com

Getting The Work Done When You're Small
Sept,26,2014
by: THOMAS GOETZ 
Almost by definition, startups start small. It's a classic formula for success: a small team with a big idea and everyone working hard to make something great. But in practice, a small team has its limits. Deciding what to do, and who does what, is harder than it sounds. The upside of a small team is that it creates a useful constraint. Limited manpower gives your team focus, forcing you to concentrate on must-haves rather than nice-to-haves. Amazon's Jeff Bezos calls this his two-pizza rule: Any team that needs more than two pizzas for dinner is too big. Bezos fears the groupthink inherent in large teams. Small teams not only avoid it but also make decisions more quickly, respond faster, and have tighter feedback loops. Read More


Forbes.com

4 Best Practices For Generating More Leads On LinkedIn
Sept,25,2014
by: Charles Gaudet
LinkedIn is expanding fast. The networking site recently submitted a proposal to city officials in California for the development of several new buildings. This newly proposed space could hold up to 4,000 employees, which is a significant jump considering that LinkedIn currently employs about 5,000 people. The company has grown so quickly because they’ve revolutionized the way employees find jobs and the way businesses network online. At the same time, they have cleverly monetized user data by giving recruiters access — for a price. Read More


Social Media Examiner

Advanced Blogging: How to Go Big With Your Blog
Sept,26,2014
by: Michael Stelzner
Do you have a blog for your business? Are you ready to take your blogging to the next level? To explore how to build your blog readership, I interview Darren Rowse for this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast  Listen to podcast.

KaratBars International





Welcome to Karatbars



Learn More About Karatbars!
Karatbars is an amazing opportunity that makes buying gold affordable AND offers an exciting way to earn a substantial income by sharing this program with others!Karatbars AdvantagesKaratbars International was founded in 2009, now in their 5th year, open in 120 countries and growing - The timing is perfect! Karatbars gold is assayed by the LBMA (London Bullion Market Association) - Certified for purity and weight!

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A variety of collector Karatbars cards available, including a Vatican approved card with Pope John Paul II - Karatbars make great gifts! Company will buy your gold back from you and sell it at market value, and put your funds on your Karatbars Mastercard! No Enrollment Fee - Unlike so many other companies, with Karatbars there is no cost to become a member! Building wealth with gold!  You decide… To truly understand what you now have access to. visit our website Start Here






Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Featured Report: 6 Tools You Could Be Using To Make Your Business Better


HubSpot

The Difference Between Content Marketing and Inbound Marketing (and Why It Matters)

Sept,22,2014
by: Joe Chernov
During a 1967 post-fight interview with Muhammad Ali, legendary sports broadcaster Howard Cosell said to the fiery champ, “You’re being extremely truculent.” Without pausing to catch his breath, Ali replied, “Whatever ‘truculent’ means, if that’s good, I’m that.”
I’ve always thought Ali’s response was the coolest quip in sports history. Yet somehow I’d forgotten all about it until a couple years ago, when someone asked me to explain the difference between “content marketing” and “inbound marketing.”  I suggested she let others fret about terminology and instead focus on creating awesome stuff that doesn’t even feel like marketing in the first place. In other words, if it’s good, be that.  Read More

Small Business Trends

6 Tools You Could Be Using To Make Your Business Better
Sept,23,2014
by: Sujan Patel
We all know the standard tools that make a business run like it should. An accountant and bookkeeping system, inventory or project management software along with phones and computers to get things done. However, there are a few lesser known types of tools that, when implemented, can make a major impact on your business and its bottom line. Read More

The Telegraph

The real story behind Facebook 'likes'
Sept,24,2014
by:  Lauren Davidson
If Facebook likes are anything to go by, Shakira is the world’s favourite person (closely followed by Cristiano Ronaldo and Eminem), Coca-Cola is the world’s top brand, Vin Diesel is more loved than Harry Potter and the Yes campaign won in the Scottish independence referendum. At least one of those things is not true. In fact, when it comes to Facebook likes, quantity is no indication of quality - or even reality - according to new research from University College London and other institutions.  Read More


Small Biz Club

5 Processes Every Small Business Owner Should Automate Today
Sept,23,2014
by: Staff
As a small business owner, you know that there are tools out there to help you maximize your efforts. Automation is a forceful way to win the attention game and ensure that you are spending your time growing your business rather than using your time to complete repetitive tasks. If you have not automated any of these tasks, it is now time to liberate yourself and do the work to automate these processes.   Read More


KaratBars International





Welcome to Karatbars



Learn More About Karatbars!
Karatbars is an amazing opportunity that makes buying gold affordable AND offers an exciting way to earn a substantial income by sharing this program with others!Karatbars AdvantagesKaratbars International was founded in 2009, now in their 5th year, open in 120 countries and growing - The timing is perfect! Karatbars gold is assayed by the LBMA (London Bullion Market Association) - Certified for purity and weight!

Highest quality 999.9 gold currency bullion - Peace of mind knowing you own the very best gold! Refer others if you like who purchase gold and earn commissions - Create your future by helping others succeed and earn free gold! Commissions paid weekly to your personal Karatbars Mastercard  - No waiting for monthly checks in the mail, it's automatic each week! You decide how much gold you want and when you want it -You're in control, no minimum requirement, no autoship! Choose free gold storage at High Security and Bonded Prosegur or have it shipped directly to you - Rest easy knowing your gold is safe and secure until you want it shipped  directly to you!

A variety of collector Karatbars cards available, including a Vatican approved card with Pope John Paul II - Karatbars make great gifts! Company will buy your gold back from you and sell it at market value, and put your funds on your Karatbars Mastercard! No Enrollment Fee - Unlike so many other companies, with Karatbars there is no cost to become a member! Building wealth with gold!  You decide… To truly understand what you now have access to. visit our website Start Here






Monday, September 22, 2014

Featured Report: How to Shape Up Your Small Business Finances This Fall


DEX Media

Study Finds Personal Relationships Affect Small Business Operations
Sept,17,2014
by:  
A joint study commissioned by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and Ink from Chase, found that personal and peer relationships have a significant impact on how owners run their businesses. Conducted by the research firm Braun Research, they surveyed 580 women and 481 men who are owners of U.S. small businesses (having fewer than 100 employees).  Read More


Social Media Examiner

How to Increase Your Facebook Conversions Using Google Analytics
Sept,22,2014
by: Antonio Calero
Do you want to improve your Facebook conversions? Have you considered combining the power of Google Analytics with your Facebook Insights? Comparing this data can help you find Facebook fans who are most likely to convert.  Read More


All Business Experts

How to Shape Up Your Small Business Finances This Fall
Sept,15,2014
by:  Nellie Akalp
When you are running a small business, things like balance sheets and long-term planning often take a back seat to the daily needs of your customers. As an entrepreneur myself, I know how it feels when you either have more work than you can handle or you’ve got to spend your days figuring out how to drum up more business. As a result, many small business owners do not have a firm grasp on their financials. Some businesses simply don’t keep records throughout the year and instead tally everything up come tax time. Others are disciplined about keeping good records, but then never actually look at the numbers to learn about their business.Read More



e-Marketer

Mothers Get Social on Smartphones
Sept,22,2014
by: Staff


What are today’s mobile mothers doing when they’re tapping and scrolling on their smartphones? According to July 2014 polling by BabyCenter, they’re likely texting or logging on to social media.

Nine in 10 US mother smartphone users surveyed said they used their phones at least daily to send texts, while 79% said they accessed social media via such a device once a day or more. No other activity came close, with third-place games drawing in 42% of expectant females or mothers with children under age 9.  Read More





KaratBars International





Welcome to Karatbars



Learn More About Karatbars!
Karatbars is an amazing opportunity that makes buying gold affordable AND offers an exciting way to earn a substantial income by sharing this program with others!Karatbars AdvantagesKaratbars International was founded in 2009, now in their 5th year, open in 120 countries and growing - The timing is perfect! Karatbars gold is assayed by the LBMA (London Bullion Market Association) - Certified for purity and weight!

Highest quality 999.9 gold currency bullion - Peace of mind knowing you own the very best gold! Refer others if you like who purchase gold and earn commissions - Create your future by helping others succeed and earn free gold! Commissions paid weekly to your personal Karatbars Mastercard  - No waiting for monthly checks in the mail, it's automatic each week! You decide how much gold you want and when you want it -You're in control, no minimum requirement, no autoship! Choose free gold storage at High Security and Bonded Prosegur or have it shipped directly to you - Rest easy knowing your gold is safe and secure until you want it shipped  directly to you!

A variety of collector Karatbars cards available, including a Vatican approved card with Pope John Paul II - Karatbars make great gifts! Company will buy your gold back from you and sell it at market value, and put your funds on your Karatbars Mastercard! No Enrollment Fee - Unlike so many other companies, with Karatbars there is no cost to become a member! Building wealth with gold!  You decide… To truly understand what you now have access to. visit our website Start Here






Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Featured Report: Beacons Land on Retailers' Holiday Wish Lists


e-Marketer

Beacons Land on Retailers' Holiday Wish Lists

Sept,16,2014
by:Staff
eMarketer projects that US retail sales will increase 5.0% in the core holiday season of November and December in 2014, an improvement over last year’s growth of 3.4%. This stronger overall retail climate, along with long-term trends toward digital commerce, will drive US ecommerce sales up 16.6%, compared with last year’s growth of 15.3%, according to a new eMarketer report, “Holiday Shopping Preview: Ecommerce Grows as Brick-and-Mortar Stores Embrace Digital.”  Read More






INC.com

Trying to Get Press Coverage for Your Small Business? Here's How
Sept,18,2014
by:  JAYSON DEMERS 
The internet has made it possible to create news releases that spread across the globe, but it's important that businesses not completely lose sight of traditional marketing media. Although consumers aren't turning to newspapers, TV, and radio as much as in years past, there's still a substantial audience for each of these media, giving small businesses a prime opportunity to gain customer business.
Local PR efforts are important whether a business has a storefront or operates solely online. Hometown media outlets are always looking for great stories about nearby businesses, especially if those businesses are doing something exciting and innovative. By reaching out to local reporters through an old-fashioned news release or story pitch, your efforts can reach customers who might not have otherwise known about you.  Read More

The Guardian 

Pay to play: the end of free social media marketing?
Sept,15,2014
by: David Moth
Marketers have been complaining for some time that organic reach no longer exists on social media and that brands have to pay for adverts if they want to engage with their target audience. These rumblings have been growing louder over the past 12 months, particularly in regards to Facebook, which some marketers claim is now little more than a glorified advertising network. However, it could be that Twitter will also become a so-called ‘pay-to-play’ network for marketers, as it recently hinted at plans to implement a news feed-style algorithm . Read More



Yankee Group 


Mobile Apps Still Fail the Privacy Test
Sept,15,2014
by: Raúl Castañón
Privacy and mobile apps just don’t seem to go together. A new study finds that most mobile apps still request too many permissions and fail to adequately explain how they collect and use users’ personal information.

PCWorld reports the study of 1,211 popular apps was conducted by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network and carried out by 26 privacy enforcement authorities in 19 countries. It found that a third of apps requested overly excessive permissions, beyond what they need to function properly. In addition, platform-specific issues, such as Android’s all-or-nothing mechanism for granting app permissions, further exacerbate the issue. One in three tested apps provided no privacy information beyond permission requests, and an additional 24% didn’t explain how the collected information was used or disclosed. Sixty percent offered too little information prior to download, and 40% didn’t tailor their privacy policies to be read on smaller mobile screens. Read More






KaratBars International





Welcome to Karatbars



Learn More About Karatbars!
Karatbars is an amazing opportunity that makes buying gold affordable AND offers an exciting way to earn a substantial income by sharing this program with others!Karatbars AdvantagesKaratbars International was founded in 2009, now in their 5th year, open in 120 countries and growing - The timing is perfect! Karatbars gold is assayed by the LBMA (London Bullion Market Association) - Certified for purity and weight!

Highest quality 999.9 gold currency bullion - Peace of mind knowing you own the very best gold! Refer others if you like who purchase gold and earn commissions - Create your future by helping others succeed and earn free gold! Commissions paid weekly to your personal Karatbars Mastercard  - No waiting for monthly checks in the mail, it's automatic each week! You decide how much gold you want and when you want it -You're in control, no minimum requirement, no autoship! Choose free gold storage at High Security and Bonded Prosegur or have it shipped directly to you - Rest easy knowing your gold is safe and secure until you want it shipped  directly to you!

A variety of collector Karatbars cards available, including a Vatican approved card with Pope John Paul II - Karatbars make great gifts! Company will buy your gold back from you and sell it at market value, and put your funds on your Karatbars Mastercard!No Enrollment Fee - Unlike so many other companies, with Karatbars there is no cost to become a member! Building wealth with gold!  You decide… To truly understand what you now have access to. visit our website Start Here






Friday, September 12, 2014

Featured Report: Experts Tell All: The 20 Laws of Sales & Marketing


Marketing Land 

Survey: 53 Pct. Like New iPhone, 33 Pct. Want The Apple Watch
Sept,10,2014
by: Greg Sterling 
Following the Apple announcements yesterday Toluna QuickSurveys conducted an online poll of 1,000 Americans about their reactions to the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch. The survey showed a positive reaction to the new iPhones but less enthusiasm for the Apple smartwatch.
Overall 53 percent of survey respondents said they liked the new phone’s design, but 27 percent gave it a thumbs down and 20 percent weren’t sure or had no opinion. The two favorite iPhone features were faster WiFi and the phabletty screen size of the iPhone 6 Plus. Read More


The Next Web

Google is pushing product ads to third-party e-commerce sites for more ‘contextually relevant results’]

Sept,09,2014
by: PAUL SAWERS
With Shopping Campaigns, Google lets merchants organize their online product inventory within AdWords, helping them create customized campaigns replete with tools to track a campaign’s performance. Now, the internet giant is inviting retailers to opt their campaigns directly into Google’s e-commerce partners’ own search results on their own sites. In real terms, this means merchants can have their own Product Listing Ads (PLAs) show up when a consumer is seeking for similar items on e-commerce sites across Google’s Search Network, which include heavyweights such as Walmart, as part of its new AdSense for Shopping.    Read More


SocialMediolopis 

3 Steps to Becoming a Content Marketing Master
Sept,11,2014
by: Stanford Smith
How do you create content that sticks in your audience’s mind? How do you offer a thought that defines the conversation for an entire industry? There are over 363 million search results for the term "content marketing," but add the word mastery to the term and the search results plummet to 4 million results. Only one result uses the term “content marketing mastery,” leaving me to wonder: if everyone wants to know how to do content marketing, why aren't we talking about how to do it well? I hope to correct that with a three-step process you can start today. Read More



HubSpot

Experts Tell All: The 20 Laws of Sales & Marketing
Sept,11,2014
by: Hannah Fleishman
The businesses that build valuable relationships with leads, prospects, and customers are the ones that have an inspired sales and marketing strategy. It's one thing to follow rules and best practices, but creating brand interactions that are thoughtful, memorable, and unique is how companies like Apple have built a community of evangelists.The problem is, 'get inspired' never seems to make it on to our to-do lists. There's always another blog post to be written, one more call with a prospect to log, and one more meeting to get through. Taking time to seek out and dive into content that gets our creative juices flowing usually falls to the wayside because it doesn't help us check off a box.  Read More  



KaratBars International





Welcome to Karatbars



Learn More About Karatbars!
Karatbars is an amazing opportunity that makes buying gold affordable AND offers an exciting way to earn a substantial income by sharing this program with others!Karatbars AdvantagesKaratbars International was founded in 2009, now in their 5th year, open in 120 countries and growing - The timing is perfect! Karatbars gold is assayed by the LBMA (London Bullion Market Association) - Certified for purity and weight!

Highest quality 999.9 gold currency bullion - Peace of mind knowing you own the very best gold! Refer others if you like who purchase gold and earn commissions - Create your future by helping others succeed and earn free gold! Commissions paid weekly to your personal Karatbars Mastercard  - No waiting for monthly checks in the mail, it's automatic each week! You decide how much gold you want and when you want it -You're in control, no minimum requirement, no autoship! Choose free gold storage at High Security and Bonded Prosegur or have it shipped directly to you - Rest easy knowing your gold is safe and secure until you want it shipped  directly to you!

A variety of collector Karatbars cards available, including a Vatican approved card with Pope John Paul II - Karatbars make great gifts! Company will buy your gold back from you and sell it at market value, and put your funds on your Karatbars Mastercard!No Enrollment Fee - Unlike so many other companies, with Karatbars there is no cost to become a member! Building wealth with gold!  You decide… To truly understand what you now have access to. visit our website Start Here