Are You Really Integrating Social Media with Email?

January 9th, 2012

by Daniel Hadaway

Recently, I’ve been hearing ads on the radio for a national company that provides email distribution software for small businesses. This company has made a name for itself by spending big bucks on traditional advertising promoting their online software to send email newsletters. Now I’ve heard their ads before, but this one stuck out in my mind, for one big reason.

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Pick the Best Marketing Medium for Your Business

December 20th, 2011

Social Consumer Infographicby Daniel Hadaway

If you’re planning to begin marketing your business online, there’s a chance you’ve got a plan laid out for all the different types of marketing you’d like to utilize. It’s important to note, however, that while most businesses will see success from all online marketing channels, different types of online marketing lend themselves more favorably to specific vertical markets.

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Want Your Paid Search Ads to Perform Better?

November 18th, 2011

Mobile Optimized Websites

by Daniel Hadaway

In September, Google announced a new factor for landing page quality score that they will be considering when serving up paid search ads. This new factor is whether or not the website for the advertiser is mobile-optimized.

If your website is mobile-optimized, Google is more likely to show your ad higher up in the paid search listings. Google will be determining the quality of your site’s mobile experience based on several factors including: Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Save Your Ads from Holiday Competition

September 9th, 2011

by Marcus Snyder

As crazy as it may seem, the holiday season is almost here. Right now, advertisers everywhere are getting ready to blast consumers from every angle, including online search campaigns. So, what does this mean for us?

The Skinny: It means that now is the time to optimize our campaigns to make sure that our ads aren’t lost in the impending barrage of our competitor’s campaigns. What has traditionally worked well in the past may not be good enough to compete during the holiday madness as the cost of bids are driven up, which can potentially push an ad’s page position down.

The Fatty: Saving a campaign begins and ends with smart campaign management and optimization. Here are some things to watch out for as well as some possible resolutions:

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Writing Copy that Sells

April 19th, 2010

vrmbThe Vertical Response E-mail Marketing blog has a great article on writing e-mail ad copy that sells. They share some great, easy-to-implement tips for getting more out response out of your customers via e-mail.

The tips provided actually would work equally as well for blogging, or even website copy… So be sure to check it out!

Have a look for yourself at the link below:

Writing E-mail Marketing Copy That Sells

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How Do They Know You Want Doggy Toothpaste? (Behavioral Targeting in Ads)

March 30th, 2010

dogAre you ever on a webpage, and out of the corner of your eye you notice an ad that seems to be custom made for you? You might be on a website that shares great recipes, but the ad is for toothpaste for dogs. Toothpaste for dogs may be strange enough in its own right, but what really intrigues you is that you were just searching for some doggy toothpaste the other day. How do they know you’re interested in toothpaste for dogs?

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Increase Your Brand Loyalty by 79 Percent

March 27th, 2010

Public Relations is a tricky task to manage. Over-engage, and people start to tune you out. Under-engage, and your PR doesn’t really have an effect, thus defeating the purpose. Plus, finding and then interacting with your customers and clients can be time-consuming and fruitless. It’s a tough job, but it’s vital to the success of your business!

While we aren’t purporting to have a magic wand that will solve all of those challenges, we did recently gain insight into an interesting study that shows not only where effective PR is taking place, but also where great marketing is taking place.

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Styling Web Links and How it Applies to You

February 13th, 2010

link icon b&w2Smashing Magazine has a great article on best practices for styling web links. It’s really a great read, so be sure to check it out.

After reading through the article, we realized that many of the principles driving these best practices are excellent principles for your business to follow in its online presence.

Here are a few of the best practices discussed and how they relate to an effective web presence:

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Make the Sale – 3 Tips for Maximizing Landing Pages

January 25th, 2010

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So you’ve got a killer online display and paid search campaign; or maybe you’re starting to gain traction with an email marketing campaign. Congratulations, you’ve managed to create interest in your product or service and motivate prospects to do something very difficult: take action!

Your next challenge is to motivate your prospects to actually buy into your product or service. If the links in your other marketing campaigns are directing customers to the home page of your website, chances are you aren’t seeing the results you’d like from your marketing campaign.

But don’t worry! You can get the results you want through the use of a well-crafted landing page…

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