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.
Your Facebook Business page is the social face of your company. Make sure you’re engaging your audience and presenting your brand in the best light with these essentials for your company Facebook page.
At Web Solutions, every new site we build is optimized for mobile, and we've updated many of our older sites to make them mobile-friendly. We’ve also written several blog posts about how important mobile optimization is for modern websites, but there's still a lot of confusion out there about what it means to have a mobile website, how they're built, and what technology and design approach they use. Here are some key mobile-related terms, and what they mean for you.
So you want a new website and you need to choose a content management system (CMS)—a software platform that lets you easily manage and run your website. You’ve heard a lot about choosing an “open-source” CMS, but what does that even mean, and why should you care?
Here at Web Solutions, we build countless websites. All of them have different designs and functionality, but most have four behind-the-scenes elements that we recommend including on every site. They're not flashy, but they're important. Here’s what they are and why we include them.
A landing page is used to convert visitors into leads by completing a transaction or collecting contact information. When you create a call to action on your website, a link in a marketing email, a social post, or a PPC ad, the goal should be to take people to a designated website page to learn more. Whether the action is purchasing a product, signing up for a free trial, downloading a report, or requesting more information, the role of the landing page is to turn interest into action.
When it comes to marketing, email rules. Studies show email is the best way to build brand awareness, acquire new customers, and get the most bang for your marketing buck. But like all marketing, you’ll be more successful if you know what you’re doing. To get the most out of your email marketing campaigns, avoid these common pitfalls.