19 Marketing Conferences You Can't Miss in 2017

On January 13, 2017
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Nothing beats a great marketing conference. Whether you'll be speaking or attending, marketing conferences offer tons of amazing opportunities.

Marketing Conferences 2017

If you want to learn tons of new things that will help grow your business in 2017, then you should plan to attend a marketing conference. Plus, you can meet or reconnect with lots of super smart people at conferences – people who can help you in your career.

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4 Simple but Powerful Tactics for Writing Compelling Ad Copy

On January 12, 2017
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If you want to grow your business online, what is the one thing you need the most?

Traffic.

And for most businesses, the fastest way to get more traffic is through advertising.

Digital advertising is a game of inches. Small changes in your ad response rates can trigger massive improvements in your profitability. When you’re paying Google and Facebook tens of dollars for a single click, it’s crucial that you write ad copy that can push and persuade people.

advertising copywriting

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5 Sneaky Reasons Your CTA Button Text Scares People Away

On January 11, 2017
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You’ve done all the hard work: You pay for traffic. Create compelling headlines to lure people in. Design beautiful landing pages to wring out every last conversion.

And yet at the moment of truth, when it’s time to click or buy or join or submit…they bounce.

Your call-to-action button copy should be reinforcing whatever it is someone is about to receive. It should be an afterthought, ideally. A nonissue you don’t have to worry about. But instead, it’s literally scaring people away.

CTA BUTTON COPY

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How to Use Social Proof in Your Ads & Landing Pages

On January 10, 2017
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Do you remember the first time you saw someone wearing UGG boots? You probably gasped with disgust, thinking “oh man, those things are ugg-ly!” Fast forward a couple months later when you purchased a pair. Why did you do this? The answer is social proof. Every fashion website you visited raved about them, and your favorite celebrities were photographed wearing them in every gossip magazine. How could you not jump on the bandwagon?

Social Proof Guide

This story demonstrates the power that social proof can have to influence a buyer to purchase.

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9 Crazy Predictions for SEO in 2017

On January 9, 2017
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It's January, which means you've probably read about 200 expert predictions on the future of SEO in 2017 by now. But if you stick with me, I promise this post won't be like any of the other SEO predictions posts you've seen so far. You know...

2017 seo predictions

When it comes to making SEO predictions, a lot of experts take the safe route. We all know mobile SEO is going to be increasingly important. Talking about the obvious is always safe.

I think it's time for a few more bold predictions – nine of them in fact. These SEO predictions will be a bit more out there – maybe you could even call them a little crazy.

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Google Is Changing How Call Extensions Show in 2 Weeks – Here's What You Need to Know

On January 6, 2017
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Google announced yesterday that starting on January 19, AdWords will also begin to show local searchers the local phone number of that advertiser’s address as it’s listed in their Google My Business account, regardless of how they’ve set up their call extensions. That means that if you’re using call tracking or another number phone in your call extensions, that call extension number will no longer appear alongside your ads on the local SERP with your location extension.

view location extensions metrics in adwords

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3 Woefully Underused, Crazy-Effective PPC Landing Page Tips

On January 4, 2017
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A thoughtful account structure and irresistible Expanded Text Ads are great, but without fine-tuned landing pages, it’s all for naught. If your landing pages are underwhelming and underoptimized, you’re paying for prospects to click on ads and, outside of a captivated minority, head back to the SERP unimpressed.

Of course, there could also be instances in which your landing pages, in keeping with your ad copy and account structure, are phenomenal, but, for who knows what reason, you’re still not seeing conversions turn into customers.

ppc landing page tips

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