In the Know – The Web Solutions Blog
We have more than 20 years of experience in digital marketing, but we’re still learning every day. With our In the Know blog, we’re happy to share that knowledge with you.
Creating valuable content for your target audiences is a great way to promote your thought leadership, improve search engine rankings, and attract and retain customers. But creating content is just the first step—getting that content in front of your audience is just as important, if not more so. After all, your content won’t do you any good if no one sees it. Here’s how to make sure your content gets seen.
Using your employees in photos and videos—in everything from social posts to annual reports to product demonstration videos—is a great way to show your company’s personality. But using photos or other personal representations of your employees might get you into trouble if you don’t understand the risks and take steps to protect yourself.
Short for application, an app is a program designed for use on a mobile device. Many of us use apps every day, and the growing popularity of all different types of apps can make businesses who don't have one feel like they should be jumping on the app bandwagon. But not every business needs an app, and there's a lot you’ll need to think about and understand before you decide whether building an app is the right decision for your business. If you do decide to create an app, the next step will be to choose which type of app offers the best combination of functionality and cost. Here's what you need to know to choose the best app for your business.
When you have both a Facebook profile for yourself and a Facebook page for your business, it’s easy to get confused—and to confuse your customers in the process. Use these 10 tips to keep your Facebook identities straight.
LinkedIn is an excellent way to establish a professional identity for your company on social media. A LinkedIn company page lets you promote company news, showcase your products and services, connect with prospective employees and customers, and enable your employees to act as ambassadors for your business. Here’s what you need for a successful LinkedIn company page.
Email isn’t the hot new thing in digital marketing, but it still delivers better results than any other marketing channel. In a 2016 survey by Ascend2, top marketing professionals named email as the most effective online tactic for lead generation, and with a return of $44 for every $1 spent, email has the highest ROI (return on investment) of any marketing channel. Here are the essentials your email marketing campaign needs to succeed.
It may seem like Twitter is getting all the action these days, but social media users spend more time on YouTube than any other social media platform. Despite YouTube's popularity, only 6% of small businesses have a YouTube channel according to the 2017 American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor. Here’s what you need for a successful YouTube channel to promote your brand and build your business.
We’ve all heard about big companies being hacked (Sony, Verizon, HBO), but cyber criminals are increasingly targeting small businesses with scams that don’t involve hacking at all—instead, they use fraudulent emails to fool you into doing the work for them. Here are three of the top email threats for small businesses, and how to guard against them.