23 Facts to Pull Out When Someone Says Content Marketing Doesn’t Work

On April 17, 2017
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There are few guarantees in life beyond death and taxes, but one thing’s for certain – some people love to dunk on good ideas.

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Case in point, content marketing. Despite being a reliable, proven way to drive traffic to your site and increase leads and sales, some people just can’t help but talk smack about content. It’s too hard, it doesn’t work, there’s no point – all favored arguments of the content marketing naysayer.

Shame they’re all false.

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The Retirement of Google Site Search: An Advertiser’s Survival Guide

On April 14, 2017
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If you’re one of the thousands of sites using Google Site Search (GSS), you may have heard that Google is retiring the product later this year, and you’re likely wondering what’s happening to your in-site search tool.

Short answer: it’s being replaced with Custom Search Engine (CSE), and you’re being opted into the new tool come April 1, 2018. This change has sparked the attention of the SEO and SEM communities alike, and there are definite pros and cons to this change for both sites and advertisers.

google site search sunset

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16 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Find & Keep a Remote Job

On April 11, 2017
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The luxury of “working from home” is turning into an expectation from employers. According to Forbes, 68% of U.S. workers say that they expect to work remotely in the future. It’s rare to find a company that wouldn’t allow you to work from bed when you come down with the flu, but it can be trickier to find a spot that would want you to work remotely 100% of the time.

Whether it’s to feed your travel addiction, assuaging relocation fears, or the office is simply in an undesirable location, working remotely can be a great solution. In this post, I’ll outline a few ways to find a remote job and how to optimize for productivity once you land it.

Find and Keep a Remote Job

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7 Powerfully Effective, Non-Obvious Ways to Market a Product

On April 6, 2017
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Pop quiz: After perhaps the most successful product marketing campaign in history, this company’s stock price skyrocketed from $9.08 to $16.23, a 78.7% increase. The campaign turbocharged sales 36% year-over-year. And the company grabbed 42% more market share.

Ultimately, the company won a “Grand Effie” at the 39th Annual Effie Awards by unanimous decision. And today, this company keeps a tight stranglehold on its market-leading position.

Figure out the company yet?

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11 Ways to Turn Prospects into Customers

On April 4, 2017
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11 ways to turn prospects into customers using adwords and facebook

A nurture program is a necessary component of any business’s digital advertising strategy. It doesn’t matter if you’re peddling alpaca flannels on a one-page Shopify site or you’re hunting boomers in need of retirement savings management, nurture can help grow your brand and your bottom line.

Sometimes (most of the time) people just aren’t ready to convert, to purchase your product or become a bona fide lead, after your first interactions. Depending on your industry, it could take minutes or months to close a prospect. In that time, there’s very little you can do to stop a prospect from being swayed by your competition. That very little is called nurture.

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How to Write a Case Study Prospects Actually Want to Read

On April 3, 2017
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The case study has long been a staple of marketing departments everywhere.

However, despite the prevalence of marketing case studies and their potential impact, most of them are dull, boring, and forgettable.

 How to write a case study

In this guide, I’ll outline everything you need to do to write a case study that prospective customers will actually want to read. We’ll cover the structure and content of a typical case study, as well as common pitfalls to avoid and things to think about before you sit down to put proverbial pen to paper.

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