Social Media and Network Accounts
Perhaps not very surprisingly, a recent report by Nielsenwire found that Internet users now spend more time on social networks than on any other website category. And the B2B buyer of today is able to pick and choose where and how to consume information online, making it more difficult to control the brand message. You are beholden to what is written and said about you via social media, whether you like it or not!
For marketers, this means it’s no longer a question of whether or not to use social media, but how to create compelling content, generate leads, and accurately measure their social ROI – something that has been quite difficult to do up to this point (and also the reason why some companies balked at using social media earlier in the game).
But marketers must master all aspects of social communication, from creating website content that engages potential customers and drives leads, to supporting these SEO-related/organic efforts with paid advertising using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and a number of other important social networking and bookmarking services. If you aren’t currently using social networking sites to a fairly high degree by now, you have ALREADY fallen behind your competition quite a bit. Companies that More >
At Hat Trick Associates, we have talked at depth about the continued power of email marketing. In a 2012 study in fact, 74% of respondents said that email was still their preferred method to receive commercial communications. But that doesn’t take into account that many people do NOT associated interaction with some brands and companies via social media as “commercial” communications, like they would a coupon or special offer, and that number (that 74%) is admittedly in a terminal decline downward. What does this mean? Well, your email list is still a very good way to get web content to your prospective clients and customers or current ones…and a “clean” list of email addresses of those you do business with or would like to still has tremendous value to your organization. But social media as a marketing strategy is no longer an afterthought, and for many businesses it has become “the” place that the bulk of their marketing can and should be applied.Social Media Web Content Trends
This also doesn’t take away from web content SEO needs, and the fact that your homepage, overall website More >
There are always many business owners, marketers and others who wish to improve their writing skills as they create and distribute their web content online, and even for those that don’t plan on making writing a profession, there are still good ways to hone your skills to become more effective with your ability to communicate via the written word. Here are 3 good ways to evaluate your writing skills.
Write the Article, Then Come Back in 2-3 Days
A great way to know if your writing is at the highest level is to write about a topic that you’re passionate about, and then step back and leave it for a bit. Come back later to review what you’ve created two to three days later. You can’t truly evaluate the quality of your written piece if you review it right after you finish writing. The tendency to be emotionally attached to your own web content writing is too strong at this point, and can affect your judgment on the piece. If you write a blog, publish your article or essay, and then come back to it when your emotional connection has subsided. This can allow you to be in a better position to make More >