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3 Reasons Your Social Media Presence Sucks

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Social media has been hailed time and time again as the new (which is a bit out of date now, really) big player in marketing and brand engagement. Then again, the reality of the situation has shown that the vast majority of brands, individuals, and even social media managers don’t actually find themselves successful in…

Redeveloping the Headline – How to Generate and Narrow Down Headline Ideas

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Ever wondered how professional copywriters, ad agency creatives, and online marketers arrive at killer headlines that draw readers in and have them pulling out their wallets like nobody’s business? Wonder no more, because today, we’ll be taking a look at exactly how many of those headlines come to be. The Process One of the things…

SEO Doesn’t Look Like It Did Last Year

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A perfect search engine optimization strategy has been the stuff of dreams since, well, the beginning of search engines. Since that time, SEO has gone over so many facelifts and iterations that seemed to completely reinvent what it meant to maintain “best practices” when it came to search engines. As recently as a couple years…

5 Ways to Increase Click-Through Rates with Killer Meta Descriptions

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You can increase traffic to your website in one of two ways. The first is to improve your page rankings on the search engine results for your keywords. The second is to improve your click-through-rate (CTR). Most Internet marketers focus on the first approach. But improving CTR can provide you with huge results, especially since…

Give Before You Take – A Brief Exploration of Value in Internet Marketing

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Most anyone reading this is going to be familiar, at least in some abstract way, with the concept of “value.” The concept of value, or utility derived from content, products, or other offerings, is not unique to IM, however, and those working across a variety of markets, both online and offline, have to be keenly…

Is Email (Finally) Dead?!?

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For years, people in the tech industry have been predicting (or lamenting) the death of email as a form of communication. “Kids don’t use email anymore.” “There are better, faster and more effective ways to interact with other people, such as texting and social media.” “I know people who don’t even have an email address.”…

Amazon’s Unmanned Delivery Drones One Step Closer to Lift-Off

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Many people in the tech industry can remember exactly where and when they were when they first heard about Amazon’s plans to use unmanned flying drones to deliver products to their customers in as little as 30 minutes from when they were ordered online. When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos first unveiled the plan to Charlie…

What the Girl Scouts Can Teach Us about Internet Marketing

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Did you buy Girl Scout cookies this year? If so, you aren’t alone. An estimated 200 million boxes of the delicious sweet treats are sold every year. The Girl Scouts have been selling cookies as a fundraising tool for more than 100 years. But it was only recently that they extended their marketing efforts online.…

Introducing Weibo, the ‘Twitter’ of China

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Despite having the world’s largest population and the second-largest economy, social media in China hasn’t taken off as quickly as it has in other developed countries. Part of that has to do with the Chinese government. Although it may not be as strict as it once was in terms of censoring the content it allows…

How Important Are Reviews to Conversion?

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It’s no secret that most people today use their mobile devices to search for the products and services they want. Recommendations from their social media contacts are important, but even more influential are the reviews that accompany product descriptions on Amazon, Yelp!, eBay and other popular sites. How important are reviews in the online decision…