Customer reviews are the "social proof" that encourages people to join in on something. It's one thing for you to tell people to sign up for a campaign, but it's another thing for your happiest customers to say it too. Publish your best reviews from communities like Yelp right to your website. This adds genuine value to your landing pages when people are on the fence about submitting their contact information. 
Awesome list, Pawan. I have used a good number of them, especially Outbrain, superb tool. I would like to offer one myself, Tweet Rocket. It’s a great tool for any business (or individual) who needs growth of relevant followers over a short period of time. A great tool that we use for many clients, and the results are fantastic! https://thetweetrocket.com
To get more Web traffic and leads, you need to continually optimize your visit-to-sale conversion rate. The more effective your company’s sales process is, the more marketing options you have. If all other things are equal (average revenue per sale, gross margin, etc.), a company that converts twice as many Web visits into leads can afford to pay twice as much per click or visit. Being able to pay more per click or visit allows you to bid higher in the PPC listings and spend more on SEO—both of which ultimately result in more traffic and leads.

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Wow, ultimate list indeed! Thank you for this! You might also want to add MyConversionBrain ( http://www.myconversionbrain.com ) to this list. I find their lead management and conversion automation platform very easy to use. It’s an ideal interface for me, as I’m not too savvy when it comes to technology! 🙂 I think, the best feature of MyConversionBrain is that they’re based on Intelligent Marketing. They’re able to track leads and identify the person behind it, their geo location, ip address etc. so you’ll know if a competitor is sending out fake enquiries. Knowing more about the people who visit my site allows me to understand what they need. I even get alerted when a person comes back to my site, which makes our follow-up’s much organized. Lots of great features to help me boost the ROI on my marketing investments. MyConversionBrain has incredibly improved my small jewelry business, and I know it’ll also do wonders for other businesses too, especially the small business ones. 

We’re in a whole new era. Gone are the days when you could afford to ignore the internet. If you want to achieve success, regardless of your industry, it’s imperative to have a sound online marketing plan in place from day one – a strategy that leverages the power of social media, uses search engine optimization to drive traffic, and makes good use of the media marketing advancements that are out there.
People like more choices, so consider creating subscription levels that let people sign up to receive content that’s relevant to them. For example, if you sell widgets and tax advice, provide three options on your opt-in form that allow users to sign up to receive info about widgets, info about tax advice or both. Further customize by allowing them to designate how frequently they’d like to hear from you — weekly, monthly or only when something really special is going on. People may be more likely to sign up for your email list if they have some control over the content they’ll receive.
Now if there isn’t anything out there like this….its a huge miss!! Maintaining a company’s website press coverage is a time consuming, mindless job really….all you are doing is taking an abstract from an article someone else wrote about your organization (Newspapers/magazines/television/blogs etc), and creating a link for the reader to read the original article. But however time consuming the job is, it is important to keep the information current, relative, and timely for a lot of reasons and for a nonprofit could mean the difference between getting further press coverage or not.
Your tip about CTA’s really hit the spot. I’ve been noticing that some of our competitors are using wordy yet highly specific buttons like ‘Get My Free Consultation Now!’ or ‘See Other Works From ____’. I was skeptic at first, but reading your logic behind it, it makes sense. I’m looking forward to implementing this on my own sites. Thank you, Brian.

Act-On isn't a CRM, but it is a solid choice for small and growing companies who want to provide their sales teams with information allowing them to focus on prospects that are most ready to buy. The Act-On platform offers tools to help your team with email and newsletter marketing, media prospecting, web page optimization and lead management and conversion efforts. Particularly notable is Act-On's simple CRM integration, which can make it a good tool for businesses who want to start small, focusing on lead-management capabilities and grow their marketing efforts over time.
Online marketing is usually a long-term endeavor. For this reason, it’s critical that you maintain your focus over the long haul. This means setting attainable goals -- both short and long-term -- and not being swayed or distracted by irrelevant trends or fads. It means staying on task and seeing your plans through to completion, even when those around you may be trying new strategies and shifting course. While it’s certainly important to remain flexible and adaptive, changing your focus frequently can significantly eat into your productivity and leave you in a constant state of flux.

A head turner of a resources list, Pawan, and an indicator of just how much work has to be done to rise above the noise level engendered in all those divergent channels. I, personally, have chosen an infinitely easier task of creating a Social Publishing Complex, where the authors/publishers will benefit from the use that I’ll put to your gigantic (and SUPER well-researched) resource on content marketing tools. Thanks again.
قد اصبحت شركة نقل اثاث بالقطيف وبالخبر افضل شركات نقل اثاث بالدمام وافضل شركات نقل العفش بالقطيف الخبر والجبیل لاننا: لدینا فى شركة نقل اثاث بالقطيف وبالخبر افضل الامكانیات العالیة والقویة للحفاظ علي العفش والاثاث من الخدوش والصدمات القویة المفاجئه اثناء عملیة النقل نستطیع ان نوفر لك خدمة شاملة وقویة وجودة عالیة جدا لعملائنا الكرام و نتمني ان نصل بخدماتنا الي افضل جودة لننال رضاء عملائنا جمیعا شركة نقل عفش بالجبيل
We suggest starting with two types of free offers. One top-of-the-funnel, educational piece of content like an ebook, and one middle-of-the-funnel offer to let someone speak with your sales team to get a demo or a quote or a free consultation or whatever works for your specific business. By having these two types of offers on your website, you can capture potential leads and convert customers that are in different stages of the buying process.
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Thank you, Pawan! You’ve done a really great job! That’s what I’ve been looking for! All key content marketing tools that deserve your attention are brought together in this article. I would definitely recommend it to my colleagues. The info is exposed in clear and concise manner! The list of tools is incredible! You can test and choose the one which will meet your needs in full. This list is a real find for a digital marketer. Thanks again, Pawan for doing this. This is awesome! I’ll be waiting for some new cool posts from you!
Your blog provides a great way to build a personal relationship with customers and prospects — and to gather their email addresses. Consistently end blogs with a call to action that encourages readers to sign up for your email messages. Require blog visitors to provide an email list in order to leave comments, and set it up so that they have to actively opt out if they don’t want their email address included on your mailing list.
socialmention allows you to search for any word, phrase or hashtag to see where people are using it across the internet. It’s useful for keeping tabs on a hashtag campaign or brand name beyond social media, as it also covers blogs, bookmarks, images and videos. You can also see whether people are using your term in a positive or negative context, its level of reach, and whether users are mentioning it repeatedly.
To find the best internet marketing tools for small businesses, we began by talking to business owners themselves, as well as some of the professionals who advise them. Due to the highly strategic nature of marketing, however, none would speak on the record about the products they use or how they use them. Off the record, though, we did get some helpful details about their choice of internet marketing software, what features are most important, how they go about choosing a provider, what they like about their internet marketing software, and what they would change. It turns out that cost, scalability, ease of use and customization are the things they consider most important. Customer support and robust help desk performance also were key factors in their choices.
If you’re using landing pages for lead generation, then you need to direct traffic to those key pages. The truth of the matter is that a significant amount of traffic will never make it to those landing pages. You need to direct them to those pages. To achieve this, use a navigation call to action. This can be done with a pop up, sign up bar, or a slide in window so you have complete control over how you engage your visitors.
If you are committed to growing your organization, but struggling to map out the process using digital marketing, here are the steps you’ll want to take. Some of these apply to your organization as a whole and not strictly to digital marketing. However, they are key areas we see many small businesses and nonprofits haven’t clearly defined. Just posting on social media won’t get you the results you want if you haven’t defined your strategy.
Wistia is a video hosting service for businesses, which came highly recommended by local SEO expert Greg Gifford in his Brighton SEO presentation on going beyond local SEO. It provides detailed analytics, engagement graphs and heat maps to show exactly how users have interacted with a video. The free option only supports three videos, but you can upgrade from $10/month to one of its paid options.
Why It Is Important: “We used to have a long process of content research, creation, design, revisions, etc. It has now been streamlined to allow anyone on our team to”design” a lead magnet for our clients. This tool has well-designed templates to choose from, you can customize colors, layout, etc… and it makes it way easier for our copywriters to put together the entire lead magnet. This speeds up the launch process and saves us money.
Being able to communicate effectively is critical to online marketing success. This doesn’t mean you have to be an expert writer or speaker; it does mean you need to clearly and professionally convey your thoughts and expectations to clients, prospects and members of your team. It also requires an ability to listen and actually hear what others say, and to connect, engage and think about things from someone else's point of view.
When I think about the brands I like best, like J. Crew, Spotify, and SoulCycle, I know I’m not a loyal brand advocate because of their products alone. I can get cheaper clothes, music, and groceries from plenty of other places. Ultimately, I’m a brand advocate because I believe in what they promote and I feel invested in their stories, like SoulCycle’s: “We aspire to inspire. We inhale intention and exhale expectation.” I relate to their brand messaging.

The best part about email marketing is that you can set up an email campaign to automatically send emails to your customers. These are called email automations. You can set up welcome email automations welcoming your customers or giving them a discount for their first purchase. This is a great way to get them in the door to try your product out. You can also send abandoned cart emails that will email customers when they leave something in their carts. This method of retargeting customers is something that many large companies do to capture those missed sales.
It is important to create content in a way that is engaging and relevant to your audience, but also time-efficient for you. Repurposing older content and creating evergreen content–content that is always relevant–should be part of your plan. What do you have already? What questions are you answering most frequently for your customers and prospects? Be human. People want to connect with people, so don’t be afraid to add some personal elements. Spotlight a team member or customer, share what you are doing in the community, or add a few fun elements to your content like contests, polls, quotes, or celebrations.

Once people have shown an interest in you on the web, on social media or in person, how do you keep the conversation going? Make sure you are getting their information so you can contact them directly. Another report this year from Adobe found that email is still far and away the preferred channel for communication from businesses, even for millennials.
Why It Is Important: “It controls our complete project management. This tool gives us a clear view of outstanding projects and allows us to organize them in any way we desire. It is also a great place for us to collaborate with team members in the same area. We can create repeating tasks for team members, lay out calendar events, store all meeting & client notes, create templates for future tasks, and review project statuses.”
The best part about email marketing is that you can set up an email campaign to automatically send emails to your customers. These are called email automations. You can set up welcome email automations welcoming your customers or giving them a discount for their first purchase. This is a great way to get them in the door to try your product out. You can also send abandoned cart emails that will email customers when they leave something in their carts. This method of retargeting customers is something that many large companies do to capture those missed sales.
Thanks so much for all the advice and your down to earth ‘get on with it’ attitude. I am one of your total newbie followers who has got on with it (slowly and a bit methodically). Thanks to you and Jennifer Ledbetter I.ve got my first project up and running. Grim on kw research and soe – too busy working out wordpress, html text links, hoplinks, blah blah blah!

5. Make sure your website content is focused on your customer's needs and interests, not your company. A common mistake that companies make on the Internet is focusing their Internet marketing text too much upon themselves. Visitors are more interested in learning about how your products or services can benefit them than about hearing about how wonderful you are or learning about the history of your company. Unlike other media, on the Internet you have very little time to communicate your company's unique selling proposition (USP). The most effective websites are those that quickly answer the question "Why do I need this product/service?" Here's a quick test- does your Internet marketing copy use words like "we", "us", and "our" more often than words like "you" and "your"? If so, your copy may be too self-centric. A change in focus would likely help you to better connect with your visitors.


The offer’s landing page needs to be very concise. Be clear about what the offer is, why it’s valuable, why they ought to take advantage of it now, and include a short form with their contact info so you can start tracking them as a lead. Once that’s done, you can begin communicating with them by email to usher them along to the next stage of their decision-making process.
We’re in a whole new era. Gone are the days when you could afford to ignore the internet. If you want to achieve success, regardless of your industry, it’s imperative to have a sound online marketing plan in place from day one – a strategy that leverages the power of social media, uses search engine optimization to drive traffic, and makes good use of the media marketing advancements that are out there.
Eventbrite is a widely-used and effective event hosting platform which allows you to create an event, invite attendees, manage tickets and registrations and promote your event to a wider audience. While it’s only free if your event is free to attend, there are fairly low fees for paid tickets, which you can often pass on to buyers as part of the event registration.
Inbound marketing refers to creating digital content that draws customers in with the information they actually want, rather than going out and trying to grab their attention with cold calling, print ads, billboards, or shrieking. Instead, you’ll be using all of your digital channels, including your website, blog, email lists, and social media accounts, to bring potential customers to content that aligns with their goals.
The options are endless and that’s why digital marketing should be at the top of your list when creating a marketing strategy for your business. In the end it will save you time, money and the headache of jumping through hoops to get your business into a magazine or on a billboard. You can start your digital marketing campaign right now without even moving from your computer! If you are new to the digital marketing world, we recommend getting help from a professional. Contact us with any questions you may have, and we’ll help you start growing your business with a curated digital marketing strategy.
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Vocus is a leading cloud-based marketing software which helps with customer acquisition and retention by making it easier for marketers to reach out via social media and other online media channels.  Vocus offers a comprehensive suite of tools which integrate social media marketing, search marketing, email marketing as well as effective PR. Vocus reported 2012 revenue of $170.8 million, a 49% increase from the previous year.
If you want to start small with a pretty basic email marketing software that will give you some room to grow, this could be a good fit for you. Campaign Monitor offers a free trial and then a basic service that costs as little as $9 a month for the ability to send 2,500 emails to 500 different recipients. Once you reach the level where you'll need the Premier Plan it starts to get more expensive, though. You'll be able to send unlimited emails to 50,000 recipients for a monthly charge of nearly $1,000. For more recipients than that, you'll have to get a custom quote.

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And this is why creating a free tool as your lead magnet can be so effective. Sites like Pingdom and Buzzsumo have become go-to stops for businesses looking to get a quick overview of site speed or social buzz respectively. Every time visitors use the free tool, they are reminded of how much more data will be available when they upgrade to premium.
Powtoon is another tool that lets you easily create animated, professional videos of your products or services, presentations or tutorials. Founded in 2012, Powtoon is known for having an incredibly easy-to-use and intuitive interface that guides you through each step of the video making process. You can also painlessly export your video to YouTube in just a couple of clicks. Powtoon even states that its users have experienced an astounding 300% increase in engagement.
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Think like an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs are not paid for their time. They’re paid for the value they bring to the marketplace. It takes time to create products and services and set up systems to deliver value, but once you do, you’ll be in a position to start generating revenue. Internet marketing is no different. As a marketer, you are not paid for the time you spend creating various marketing campaigns, you are paid for the results your campaigns produce. If you don’t produce results, you don’t make money.
Altimeter. In April of 2013, Rebecca Lieb of Altimeter started a list of 15 content marketing vendors. We were flattered to have Curata included in the initial list. More recently, Altimeter has published a content marketing vendor landscape which includes over 100 content marketing tools. However, the list does not include some of the broader categories we have included here.
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