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8 Ways to Use Online Reviews to Power Your Business

8 Ways to Use Online Reviews to Power Your Business

Online reviews are crucial for any business. According to a 2017 survey by BrightLocal, 93% of consumers read reviews to determine the quality of a business. Reviews raise your profile, generate trust, give you the opportunity to learn more about your customers, make one-on-one connections with them, and increase traffic to your business. Use these 8 methods to make online reviews work in your favor.

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6 Reasons You Should Start a Podcast to Promote Your Business

6 Reasons You Should Start a Podcast to Promote Your Business

Podcasting is one of the fastest-growing content types, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Not only is it relatively easy and low-cost to launch a podcast, it opens up an entirely new way to reach your audience, personalize your brand, and grow your business. Here’s why you should consider starting a podcast:

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Spring Clean Your Marketing for 2018

Spring Clean Your Marketing for 2018

It may not feel like it right now, but it’s spring, time to clear out the cobwebs in your marketing for a fresh new start! A successful marketing plan has a lot of moving parts, and chances are that no matter how diligently you try to keep up, some of your marketing efforts have collected some dust over the past year. In the spirit of spring cleaning, here are 9 things you can do now to improve your marketing efforts.

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Are You Making These 5 Common Content Mistakes?

Are You Making These 5 Common Content Mistakes?

There’s no question that content marketing works. According to Demand Metric, content marketing costs 62% less than traditional marketing and generates three times as many leads. But like any type of marketing, content marketing needs to be done right to be effective, and there are several pitfalls that can keep your content from reaching its full potential. Make sure your content marketing isn’t guilty of any of these key mistakes.

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How Visual Search Will Revolutionize Online Shopping

How Visual Search Will Revolutionize Online Shopping

When’s the last time you made a purchase based solely on a written description of an item, without seeing at least a picture of it? If you want a particular haircut, are you more likely to try to describe it in detail to your hairdresser, or simply bring a photo to your appointment?

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How to Use Google Posts to Promote Your Small Business

How to Use Google Posts to Promote Your Small Business

If your small business has a verified Google My Business listing (and it should), you now have a new tool to reach potential local customers with fresh, relevant content about your business. Google Posts, once only available to a small group of organizations, are now available to all small businesses using Google My Business.

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7 Cool Content Ideas to Boost Your Social Media Engagement

7 Cool Content Ideas to Boost Your Social Media Engagement

Running out of ideas for interesting social media posts? There’s no question social media is an important marketing tool for businesses, but it’s not always easy to come up with something fresh and different to keep your social media audience interested. Give your social media posts a makeover for 2018 with these 7 content categories that are proven to increase shares and conversions.

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How to Use Live Video to Promote Your Business

How to Use Live Video to Promote Your Business

The popularity of live video is exploding. More than 8 billion people watch Facebook live videos every day, and that doesn’t include live videos on YouTube, Twitter, or Instagram.

While celebrities and individuals account for a lot of live video traffic, businesses are also jumping on the live video bandwagon. Not only is live video a great way to reach customers and personalize a business brand, live video gives businesses a low-cost way to increase engagement with their target audience. According to Facebook, users spend triple the amount of time watching live videos compared to prerecorded, and comment 10 times more.

Here’s how to make live video work for your business.

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Is Your Website Optimized for These 3 Key Search Types?

Is Your Website Optimized for These 3 Key Search Types?

Search engine optimization (SEO) used to be fairly straightforward. Figure out what keywords people are using when searching for something related to your site, then make sure you use those keywords in your website content.

But the way people use the internet is changing, and SEO is changing and expanding to accommodate the different ways people are searching for information online. To make sure those searchers find you, make sure your site is optimized for these three search types.

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