4 Marketing Mistakes Small Business Should Avoid

Marketing Mistakes
Poor marketing is one of the top 10 reasons small businesses end up closing their doors. Strong marketing and sales strategies can have a massive effect on the success of the business overall.

Most small businesses create social media pages, advertise with local papers, and create a website and think that most of the advertising is done. They neglect to make the most of the digital outlets available to them. This could be out of ignorance of what is available, or it could just be that they are hesitant to spend too much money on marketing. Regardless of the reason, neglecting a strong sales and marketing campaign can be crippling to any business.

It is important to remember that money has to be spent in order to make larger profits. Large corporations figured this out, and that is why so many of them have large and successful marketing campaigns.

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Knowledge is Power: How to Monitor Media Reputation and Impact on Business

Media Monitoring
There is an information explosion happening around us like never before. Every second there are millions pieces of information being created and consumed. They come from all different sources and media. Whether it is tweets, photographs, videos, articles or any other form it as become nearly impossible to keep up with this surge in information for any business. Just Google your business name and find out how many links you get for your business. Some links will be good, some bad. Some will be true, while others may not be.

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Harness the Power of Social Media to Improve Customer Experience

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Managing customer interaction online should not be confined to just addressing complaints. Small business owners miss important opportunity to build long-term relationship with their customer in doing so. Business owners should look into interacting with their customers on a regular basis via social media. This will not only help them keep pulse on what their customers are thinking, but also will increase their sales and profit. Customers are interacting with the businesses online in search of quick and effective response. That is what small businesses need to harness.

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Savvy Tips to Drive Per-Inquiry Advertising Success

Pay per click advertising
Pay-per-click is still one of the more common investments within a content marketing strategy, and for good reason. Compared to other types of advertising investments, this is among the easiest to manage, track and refine over time, thanks to increasing integration of metrics systems into major search engine product offerings.

However, while a rudimentary per-inquiry advertising program can be enough to drive at least some conversion rates, taking these initiatives to the next level can have more substantial benefits to the business over time. After all, leaders will be looking for high returns on investment in the modern Internet marketing arena, and more refined approaches to pay-per-click can yield stronger results.

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Visually Inspired: How to Optimize Images to Attract Consumers to Your Website

How to Optimize Images for Website
If you have started to work on your SEO but you are still in the early stages, a lot of what you have read will probably be focused on the written content of your website. You may have heard that images cannot be read by the search engine spiders, and that you should therefore focus on written content.

While written content is the most important factor, you may well want to include images on your website, and if you do, you should make sure you optimize them. Optimizing images properly can help your site to get more traffic from both the standard search engines and the image search engines. So, how can you optimize images? Here are some tips:

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How to Improve Sales with email marketing services

Email marketing
The internet needs to be utilised to the full potential by businesses in all industries if they are to succeed. Online marketing is the most powerful form of marketing, and in order to use it properly you will need to employ the services of an internet marketing company which can use email marketing, search engine optimisation and other techniques to improve your business’s prospects.

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7 Facebook Advertising Mistakes that Kill Marketing Campaign

Facebook
Facebook advertising is gaining momentum as a viable option for many businesses. Paid advertising can put your content and business in front of more people, generate leads and sales and build your social media following.

The problem is for every successful Facebook advertiser, there is another one who claims Facebook ads are a waste of money and don’t get results. That’s most likely because they made one (or more) of the following mistakes and killed their own advertising campaign.

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Why Social Media Marketing is a Must for Small Businesses

Social media
Social media marketing is an essential part of the current business culture. Every business that takes marketing seriously has to use social media accounts to create better marketing opportunities. Social media can affect how customers view your brand, and it is wise to learn how to make that happen.

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Infographic – Best Cities for Business Conferences

Best Cities for Business Conference
As with any event, business conferences require intensive planning and coordination. From lodging to executive travel arrangements, there are endless number of items you need to take care of. One of the most important pieces of the puzzle is to determine where to host the conference. Each city has its own nuances. The infrastructure, culture, weather all play an important role in the success or failure of these events.

Certain cities stand out as popular destinations for business conferences. The Infographic below shows five of the best cities around the world for hosting conferences.

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How can Small Businesses Promote Products with Regifting

How Small Businesses can Promote Products with Regifting
While the practice was once frowned upon, more people have acknowledged regifting as socially acceptable. Some items lend themselves better to the process, but for the most part, consumers are both happy and willing to accept any products that have been regifted. Companies can take advantage of this growing trend by distributing promotional products that are both useful and attractive to customers. Once considered considered tacky or tasteless regifting is no longer considered a taboo.

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