11 Ways to Drive Growth with 10X Better Marketing Webinars

On May 3, 2016
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Need to grow your business fast? Have you considered webinars as part of your marketing strategy?

Marketing webinars are critical for doing lead generation and sales for B2B (business-to-business) or software at scale.

Of course, webinars are hardly new. Many companies do them and have been for years. But many businesses do webinars incredibly poorly. I'm sure you’ve experienced a terrible webinar first hand – and probably not too long ago.

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Don’t let the same thing happen to your business! Webinars CAN be awesome. Here are 11 tips to help you get 10x more output from your webinars and generate tons of leads and sales.

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9 Easy Ways to Improve Your Marketing Resume

On May 2, 2016
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I’m not going to mince words: Hiring kind of sucks.

First, if I’m hiring for a marketing role, that usually means someone on my team is moving on, and that’s bittersweet. It’s great to see people I’ve worked with grow and try new things, but it’s also sad to see them go. Second, and worse, hiring takes up a ton of time. It can be so hard to find the right person!

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The struggle is real

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Google Maps Joins the Search Network, and Other Top Stories From April

On April 29, 2016
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Aside from the sadly defunct Google Reader (a loss I and many others grieve to this day), Google Maps is my favorite Google application. Although many people take the near-continual improvements to Google Maps for granted, something that many marketers did not expect was for Google to incorporate Maps into the Search Network, a move that the search giant made to many people’s surprise earlier this month.

 Best of the WordStream blog April 2016

The news of Google Maps’ inclusion in the Search Network made waves on the WordStream blog in April, but it was far from the only topic of conversation that had marketers talking. Check out our 10 most popular posts from April and catch up with everything else that’s been going on in the world of digital marketing.

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5 Ways to Get Tons of Low-Cost Conversions on Facebook

On April 28, 2016
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Lots of advertisers wonder if Facebook advertising really works. Take a look at these numbers: 85% of new WordStream users are already advertising on Facebook; Facebook ads get 22 billion clicks a year, and those ads reach a total of 1.6 billion active monthly users. It’s clear Facebook is an attractive channel for advertisers—that many users can’t be wrong.

In 2016 it’s a must-have channel for any serious online marketer. I mean, just look at all the data on user growth and revenue at Facebook.

 Facebook conversions average revenue per user

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7 of the Best Value Proposition Examples We’ve Ever Seen

On April 27, 2016
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Your business’s value proposition is arguably the most important element of your overall marketing messaging. A value proposition tells prospects why they should do business with you rather than your competitors, and makes the benefits of your products or services crystal clear from the outset.

Unfortunately, many businesses either bury their value proposition in buzzwords or trite, meaningless slogans, or don’t bother highlighting it on their site and in their marketing campaigns – or they don’t figure out what it is at all!

 Value proposition examples

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The Complete Guide to Facebook Video Ads

On April 25, 2016
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If you're one of the 1 billion active users on Facebook, then you’ve likely noticed a recent surge of video content taking over your News Feed. And if you’re anything like me, you’ve found this content shift enhances your Facebook browsing experience in most instances.

More and more marketers are becoming aware of this powerful content format, and are quickly hopping on board the video trend to give their viewers what they want. Even more powerful than providing a resonant brand experience is the fact that videos convert. According to Adobe, shoppers that view videos are 1.81X more likely to purchase than non-video viewers.

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Google Maps Now Considered Extension of Google’s Core Search Site

On April 22, 2016
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Just this week, Google announced their third big change of the year—Google Maps now officially falls under the umbrella of the Search Network, rather than being bundled in with Search Partners. In addition, only ads with location extensions enabled will be eligible to show.

Initially, the rollout will only apply to the Google Maps Android app, but it will be extended to the iOS app and the desktop site later this year.

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How A Safari Travel Specialist Achieved Wild Results with AdWords

On April 22, 2016
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Africa is one of the most exotic places on Earth. Often referred to as the Cradle of Civilization, Africa is a truly immense continent that boasts some of the most diverse and dramatic landscapes in the world, along with many of the planet’s most iconic animal species.  

 Go2Africa Customer Spotlight Carlien Parsons

Go2Africa’s Carlien Parsons at ‘Giraffe Manor’
(and no, this image was not altered in Photoshop)

Established in 1998, South African travel agency Go2Africa has been helping people realize their dream of seeing this incredible continent first hand for almost 20 years. When it came to using AdWords to find new business, however, they needed a little help themselves.

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Learn How to Make Your Landing Pages 247% More Awesome

On April 21, 2016
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Okay, so we may have taken a little creative license with the statistic in the headline, but proper landing page optimization can have a huge impact on your conversion rates. Your landing pages serve a purpose. They introduce your audience to special content, events, and opportunities. A good landing page must prove to a consumer that the content behind it is valuable and worthy of their email address.

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