Every ESP will give you tools to create an opt-in form for your site. Generally speaking, the less information you ask for (at this initial stage, at least), the better. The more information you ask for, the less likely your prospect is to complete the process. You’ll obviously need to ask for an email address, and I also highly recommended that you ask for a first name so you can personalize your emails. However, asking for any information beyond these two fields can decrease conversion rates significantly without adding much valuable data.
Brian , your every post is like a book, I always read your post and try to find a few questions to ask .. but to be honest your posts are that comprehensive that, I don’t find a question to ask because you left nothing unexplained ! I wonder how long you take to prepare a post like this, I probably would take a whole year ! 🙂 Good luck Brian. you are a magician of IM strategies.
In other words, asking people for something as soon as they land on your page is annoying and a bit assuming. The goal of lead capture is to invite people who like what you’re doing to come back. This is why I set my popups to show up between 20-40 seconds after a visitor has arrived. If a visitor has been reading your content for more than 20 seconds, he or she is interested in what you’re saying and probably intrigued to know who you are.
One of his readers in Costa Rica Yeison began a blog mytanfeet.com which is entirely about Costa Rica. In less than 6 weeks this guy who could not write English properly had his blog featured on two newspapers and earned $350. Over 90% of bloggers don’t make a cent. Currently, it does over $1000 every month. And they have gone on to launch one of the first multilingual marketing blogs yeisonkim.com.
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Thanks Pawan! this is a great list! However, you forgot about VIDIZMO’s digital asset management system. They provide you with a fully brand-able portal for your digital asset management; never hurts to get that extra bit of branding out there does it? Apart from that, these guys also closely work with Microsofts Azure Cloud which, from what I hear, is one of the top cloud service providers out there. You guys might want to check them out for your next list.
Having just seen Life of Pi, it occurs to me that online marketing for small businesses is like being that young man in a tiny boat at sea. You have a set number of things you can use to survive and thrive – a net, a spear, resilience and creativity. Use them all and get to safe shores. You may even find you can outrace the big cruise ships in reaching your customers.
You need more visitors to your website to build a massive email list. Blogging gets you more visitors. You need more inbound links to rank on search engines. Blogging helps you get more inbound links. You also need more pages to collect more emails. Blogging helps you create more indexed pages. So you see why you shouldn’t ignore blogging in your marketing strategy.
When using big data for price setting, companies need to remember that they may already have plenty of unused data at their disposal, such as customer preferences and general economic information. The challenge is how to derive valuable insight from this information. For example, does your pricing strategy consider what products a particular customer has purchased over the last five years? What is their disposable income? How much can they afford to pay for a product? Additionally, does your pricing strategy consider macroeconomic indicators like quarterly GDP growth rate, inflation rate, exchange rate, interest rate and government spending of the countries you operate in? Incorporating these insights will lead to better pricing decisions.
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!
Marketing starts right in as you are finished with researching and writing your content. Creating helpful content for your readers is one thing, getting your information over the internet needs more efforts on your end. To improve your online marketing efforts, you will require these right tools to make things simple for you on the promotional aspects.
This is especially effective of course if the content you’re sharing is relevant to your own business, and if you’re sharing it to or with a group of your target audience. If you share highly relevant content on Facebook and your target audience clicks on it from your Snip.ly link, chances are they’ll also be interested in your content and opt-in offers. Use Snip.ly to add calls to action to all of the relevant content you share.
Hi Kal, thanks for your comment. I am not sure what happened to those people whom you mentioned in the comment. Are they alright? I guess, as the writer I am at liberty to include marketers whom I like or have interacted with. For this post I have included only those marketers with whom I have some level of interaction. Harsh for example wanted to hire me for his blog. I have known Matthew Woodward since the time he started his award winning blog and so on.People like Frank Kern are so busy that they won’t even notice if I have written about them and they don’t actively blog too, I guess.
However, the targeting available in social media and search engine advertising can make it a great value. You can reach exactly the right people, and measure the effectiveness of your campaign with more precision than traditional advertising channels. Google Adwords and Facebook Ads are two of the biggest advertising platforms, but your organization may benefit from more specialized or smaller platforms as well.
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I’ve seen all the video marketing stats and, yet, the numbers never cease to amaze me. I mean, I never thought video could take off how it has, but I am loving it. It is such a great tool for marketers of all sizes, especially the smaller businesses and brands. Anyway, I really love lists like these because you, as you know, you can never have too many tools to make a variety of several different types of videos.I have tried Powtoon and Renderforest and really like them. But I look forward to trying more on this list but would love to add another one here, if that’s cool. I’ve been using slide.ly/promo and they have footage that you can choose from. They have a ton of stuff including animated clips too. Thanks again for this great list.
If you are a small to medium sized business you need to take advantage of everything digital marketing has to offer. Beating out large competitors is difficult enough. Don’t make it harder on yourself by using outdated marketing methods. There are countless reasons why digital marketing always wins versus traditional marketing. Digital or online marketing allows you to engage with your fans, keep your costs down and builds trust with your customers.
The most successful companies online are those that establish themselves as THE authority for what they do in their respective markets. Over an extended period of time, there is no marketing substitute capable of trumping genuine authority. With “traditional media,” big brands have a huge advantage because they can afford to “rent” access to a target audience from the few companies that control it. In the new media world of the web, this is no longer the case.
To get started, find the top 5 -10 content pages on your website and create a custom Content Upgrade for each post. Once that’s done you can continue on down the list until you have a Content Upgrade for every page on your site that receives a good amount of traffic each month (note: ‘good’ is in context of your website, your traffic and your business – for some businesses it’s 100 visits per month on a content page, for others it’s 1,000).
Many people believe that marketers with the biggest email lists make the most money. This is not necessarily true. The size of your list is not as important as the relationship you build with your list. Make sure you have a system in place that converts your website visitors into email subscribers. Then, give your subscribers a ton of value that helps them solve their problem. This helps you to earn their trust over time. When they trust you, they will buy from you. Your relationship with your subscribers is more important than the number of subscribers you have.
An extensive social discovery platform for professional events, Lanyrd is great both for publicising your own event and finding other events at which to network, learn and make contacts. It allows attendees to share videos, slides and podcasts after the event, with remote tracking features so that anyone who couldn’t make it can follow along remotely.
Filmora also comes packed with an extensive music library, overlays, filters, and texts to help make your video stand out. To get started, just upload content from your preferred device and start editing. While there are a lot of video editors available, Filmora’s intuitive interface makes this is one of the easiest and effective editors marketers can use. There’s also inspiring instructional and tutorial videos to help you get the most out of Filmore.
Clipchamp Create is one of the most generous free online video editing tools I’ve found in my research. The free plan lets you create unlimited video projects, gives you access to all basic editing tools, and allows you to export your videos in 480p output resolution without watermark! (There’ll be a watermark if you use the stock footages, which I thought is reasonable.)
Matt Ackerson founded AutoGrow (Petovera Inc.) in 2010 as a conversion-focused web design agency. The company has since worked one-on-one with over 500 customers and clients to create their sales funnels. Matt is a graduate of Cornell University. He and AutoGrow have been featured in Techcrunch, Forbes, Inc, Venture Beat, Mashable, and Popular Science among others. He and the team write in-depth articles on digital marketing, sales funnel design, and also offer an advanced funnel training course here on AutoGrow.co
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.
But affiliates can be very guarded when it comes to their mailing list, we can’t blame them because we jealously protect our own email list too. When it comes to asking someone to promote you over their highly valuable email list you have to make sure that you’re offering them and their audience something that’s worth their time. Which is why we we strove to make sure our lead magnets were as valuable as possible so that their audience wouldn’t see this cross-promotion as spam, but something that’s worth their time.