There’s an old saying that when the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem tends to look like a nail. Fight that kind of thinking as much as you can. Your plan may call for expertise you don’t have, or actions you aren’t very good at. So make some room in your plan to partner with someone else. If you’re great at connecting with customers but lousy at technology, find a partner whose strengths and weaknesses perfectly complement yours. Believe me, that person is out there and wants desperately to work with you.
I actually do a weekly plan every Sunday. I write down 3 things I would like to accomplish in the following week and evaluate my accomplishments every week. I try to write down simple stuff I can complete. For example, I have a business providing online accounting software for small businesses. SEO is very important to the success of the website. I would spend 1 hour a day on SEO, whether it is reading articles and commenting on them or writing my own blog posts and articles. I must admit that it is nice to have a “free day” once in a while where I don’t think about work at all. Both my business partner and I find this “free day” to be very refreshing.
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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Wow, this is the most comprehensive list of tools i’ve come across. Thanks for pulling it together! One more category you may want to consider is something like “agency sourcing tools.” There are a number of platforms out there, including http://www.AgencyLoft.com, which are designed to help marketers find and connect with marketing agencies. Just a thought. Thanks! Oh, and I just bookmarked this page!
All the tools suggested in this article are really effective. Thanks for sharing the list of quality tools for blog marketing which support them in blog marketing. I’ve read it thoroughly, I’m a tool-lover and I surely must try some of the tools which are new to me. Actually a few I require to look into; well most really. That’s a nice (and of course along) list of tools which can be applied to larger efficient marketing, for blogging. I am a newbie and often meet the problem of coming up with the new content though, but some of the tools that you stated above were pretty helpful for me.
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!
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.
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.