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10 Marketing Graders to Make Your Site Better, Faster, Stronger

Marketing graders are handy tools to have around, evaluating and grading your website to help you improve your marketing performance. Today we’re looking at 10 awesome marketing graders that will help you get a sense of how far you’ve come down the marketing road, and where you should focus your gaze next to improve your marketing campaigns across the board. 1. Nibbler Nibbler is a marketing...
May 18, 2015
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The Marketing Funnel Ice Cream Cone: Turning Leads into Customers

What is a Marketing Funnel? The marketing funnel is the path users take during their journey with you, from introduction to, ideally, conversion. You are trying to get users to a specific destination, and in order to get them there, you’ll need to leave signposts and rest houses along the way to keep them on track. Let’s face it, funnels can be awfully boring (unless we’re discussing the fried...
May 07, 2015
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7 Secrets For Crazy Clickable Social Media Buttons

They come in many styles, they come in many colors; they come in many sizes, and you’ll need them to get followers. Ok, that rhyme may be a bit of a stretch, but I never claimed to be a gifted poet. When it comes to social media sharing buttons, your choices are as abundant as shades of paint at Home Depot (call me crazy, but ‘spring meadow green’ and ‘neon celery’ look exactly the same to me...
April 23, 2015
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35 Radical Real Estate Marketing Tips

  The real estate industry has had some interesting ups and down over the past decade - NAR (National Association of Realtors) membership hit its all-time high back in 2006 with 1,357,000 realtors before dropping dramatically with the housing financial crisis. However, since its rock bottom in 2012 (with 999,000 members), it has been steadily increasing, and with nearly 1,100,000 members in...
April 16, 2015
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14 Marketing Skills to Add to Your Resume in 2015

Digital marketing moves very quickly, and as a modern marketer, you’re probably gaining new skills by the handful. But what marketing skills capture an employer’s eyes in 2015? What sets their hearts a-thumping? What makes them say, “We need to hire this one!” Today we’re sharing 14 enticing marketing skills to add to your resume in 2015! (And if you're looking for a job now, check out our jobs...
April 07, 2015
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The 21 Best Productivity Tools to Add More Hours to Your Day

If time is money, productivity is like that Apple stock you bought decades ago – it has the power to make you a very rich Scrooge McDuck. I remember when I was younger feeling totally befuddled by the vast shelves of self-help books about time management. It all sounded like a capital snore fest. That all changes when you begin to realize just how valuable your time is; and with more ways to...
March 26, 2015
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17 Stars Who Made Social Media Careers Out Of Goofing Around Online

Ready to turn you smart phone pitter-pattering into a social media career? Social media stardom could just be a few tweets away if you’ve got the right stuff. Today we’re celebrating 17 social media celebs who started off as just lowly social screen junkies like us. Do any of these social starlets sound a bit like you? Maybe you’ll be the next big thing (but...I  wouldn’t bet on it. Sorry)....
March 18, 2015
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How to Make a Rocking ‘Contact Us’ Page: 21+ Tips, Tricks, and Examples

Did you know that for many sites, the contact page gets more page views than any other section? It’s true, especially for agencies and contractors. While many sites throw up a contact us page as a quick after-thought, you should be dedicating a lot more time and care to your contact page because, for many brands, it’s the beginning of your relationship with potential customers. Today we’re...
March 11, 2015
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The Ultimate A-Z Marketing Buzzwords Bible

Marketing is a field rife with buzzwords – some are valuable and have merit, while others make us LMAO. We’re covering the A-Z list and scoring the marketing buzzwords on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being the most bearable and 10 being words that desperately need to be sent out to pasture.   Actionable Analytics. For more than just the sake of analytics, “actionable analytics” provides data and...
February 23, 2015
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17 Best Practices for Crafting Crazy-Effective Call-To-Action Buttons

What Is A Call-To-Action Button? Call-to-action (CTA) buttons are the buttons you use in your website and on your landing pages to guide users towards your goal conversion. It's the part of the landing page that the user needs to click in order to take the action you want them to take. CTA buttons can vary in style and size depending on your goal conversion and website style. Some common...
February 20, 2015
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