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4 uses of Artificial Intelligence (AI)in Digital Marketing

Let’S quickly look at some of the typical problems faced by digital marketers. If you are a digital marketer, you will agree that when you launch a campaign across digital media, you have a very little idea about who reades your ads or clicks on them.

So if you have a click-through rate of 1 %, it also means that 99 % of the remaining audience has decided not to click on your ads, for reasons known only to them. This leads to high cost per acquisition and subsequently huge amounts of marketing losses for brands, for example, the other day I posted one of my properties for sale on a website that aggregates real estate properties and from that day onwards the same site started.

Displaying me ads on Facebook for buying my own property, poor quality leads is the greatest cause of rift between the sales and marketing teams. You may be launching a digital campaign to reach out to adult working females, but may end up getting leads from students. If there’s anything that annoys people more than seeing 50 display ads per day from one company, it is seeing the same ads after they have made a purchase.

Maybe somewhere else most of the consumers are fed up with irrelevant content. I see foreign language ads on Facebook when I travel and get ads for categories that I don’t shop. In recently when I was surfing for some old hindi songs, I was shown an ad for a food supplement that is used only for women. So friends, there are numerous other marketing problems that you may be dealing with. However, with the help of artificial intelligence, you think of overcoming those problems and increasing the productivity of your marketing Spence.

The first use of AI in marketing is in improving your targeting using machine learning. You can reach out to the right audience at the right time and location today. Ai systems such as IBM’s Watson and Microsoft, Azure can comb through vast reams of data such as email, clicks, interests, age, location, web sites, visited shopping habits and comments, and conversations on social media customized algorithms are created, which automatically gives close to this audience and then suggests The most relevant audience for displaying your ads.

These insights can be used to create incredibly accurate, 360-degree profiles of existing and future customers. Ensuring that you only target consumers who already have the propensity to buy from you chat BOTS can be used for a variety of purposes. In marketing it can be used to get excellent quality leads chat, BOTS are hosted, live on web sites and powered by a virtual agent engine. Natural language, processing or NLP, which can be lumped in with artificial intelligence, allows a chat, bot application to understand human speech or text messages, including discerning intent.

The chat bot is programmed to understand and respond to online queries and requests. Chat. Bots can also collect pre-sales documents from prospects and gather hot leads in the simplest application. A sentiment analyzer will tell you. If the opinion exists by people about your brand or product is positive, negative or neutral. Did you know that you can customize a chat bot conversation to help the chat? Bots respond to a user sentiment? This technique delivers a smarter and more human-like artificial intelligence which can respond as per the emotions.

People show in a written chat, conversation UX experts and developers can also use this tool and find out what products and features are missing, the mark by analyzing negative emotions and product reviews, depending upon which machine learning model one uses. The efficiency of the analysis varies from 90 to 95 %, for example. Deep forest decision tree model based on neural networks is the latest machine learning model and claims to have the highest accuracy in sentiment analysis.

The fourth use of AI is in predictive analytics. The basic principle on which it works is that a customized system is set up which collects and cleans data, identifies different patterns and predicts the occurrences of unknown future events. During campaigns, you can improve the quality of your leads through predictive analytics with predictive lead scoring. An algorithm is created, considering different information such as lead field and behavioral data, social information, demographics, etc.

From there, the lead scoring algorithm then comes up with a formula that will automatically bucket your leads so that you can easily identify the most qualified ones. This will help you get much higher conversion rates and reduce your cost of client acquisition. Predictive analytics is also used for customer segmentation and sending customized messages to each segment as per their behavioral traits.

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INSTAGRAM MARKETING STRATEGY FOR 2020 & BEYOND | Adam Erhart

If you do it right, it can also be one of the most profitable investments ever and that's why, in this post, I'm going to be breaking down an Instagram marketing strategy that will not only work today but will serve you for years to come. Let's get to it: This marketing idea is not some cheap sleazy idea, that's going to allow you to buy followers or just fake your way to success.

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So, if that's what you're looking for you're going to be sorely disappointed by this article, but on the other hand, if you want to build a real Business, develop a loyal following and learn skills that will serve you for years to come. Well then, this is for you and you're going to want to stick around because that's what this article is all about: a strategy that is so simple and yet so hard that even the most battle-seasoned social media marketers fear the challenge.

I am a pilot

I'm talking about mastering the six pillars of Instagram marketing, but before we dive in. First a story to tie this all together. Years ago, I used to be a Business jet pilot and when you're a pilot, the sole goal or the sole way that you build experience and essentially ascend the ranks of the pilot hood. Is to build hours. They're called hours because they're the number of hours that you spend flying a plane more hours equals more experience which tends to equal more dollars.


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This is great in theory, and the goal of every new pilot is to build up as many hours as quickly as possible, but there does come a problem if and when you decide that you want to leave the aviation industry and start a business or even get a different job. A job that is outside of aviation, nobody cares about your hours. Like literally nobody. I don't think anybody has ever asked me how many hours I've flown. That's, because hours are non-transferable and they're really only relevant to the aviation industry.

Now, that's not to say that everything I did in aviation is non-transferable after. I learn some incredibly valuable skills that really set me up for success when it came to starting my own business and building up a number of different, very successful agencies for one. I learned that I had to be a hundred percent accountable and that's what I now demand from my marketing, ensuring that it's a hundred percent accountable to what I want it to do.

Operating procedures are valuable

I also learned the importance of following systems setting up procedures and standard operating procedures or SOPs and their value in running a Business. I'm also now able to beat pretty much anybody at flight simulator yeah, I'm kidding on that one, I'm pretty much terrible at the flight simulator. There's basically, no transference from flying a real plane to flying flight simulator turns out real planes, and games are very different how they fly and that's why, in this post, I don't want to equip you with non-transferable skills, skills that are only going to last.

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The Instagram Platform

You inside the Instagram platform – rather I want to give you a number of different skills that you're going to be able to take across all of your marketing across all of your Business and across any new social media network. Whatever comes up again. But it's not just about the future. It's also about the present and that's why, when you learn and when you master when you deploy the skills that I'm about to share with you now. Your Instagram marketing results have nowhere to go, but up so with all that said, let's dive right in.

Marketing videos with Instagram 

The first Instagram marketing pillar, that you need to learn how to create a video. You need to love these videos and master them. Probably no surprise that people love video, whether we're talking about it in the feed, whether we're talking about in Instagram stories, whether we're talking about it with lives which we're going to cover later. People just like consuming video. This is why, if you want your Instagram to grow, if you want to attract more people to your Business, if you want to build up an authority brand or anything like that, you're going to need to create more and ideally better, video content as often and as much as possible. I appreciate it is a little overwhelming to start, especially if you've never done video content, but fortunately it doesn't have to be overly produced.

Hollywood style, cinematic productions or anything like that. You can literally just grab your phone hit record and start there. Seriously, we've seen a huge change and a really positive trend away from hyper polished in just amazingly beautiful video and towards more raw and authentic and real videos. So don't let technology or your lack of editing or your lack of a really expensive camera or any of that stuff? Stop you from again just grabbing your phone hit and record telling your story.


 

 


Post audio content

Alright, the next pillar is a little bit weird, because Instagram isn't necessarily known for this, but I'm talking about audio and audio content. We're already starting to see this trend on other social media blogs, whether we're talking about YouTube or even face people are reading articles, but they're not really reading they're, just listening to the audio stuff. This is why learning to use and to leverage, audio content inside Instagram and, of course, on other platforms later as well, is a really valuable skill to have now.

microphone for audio content

I can already hear some of the kickback I mean, after all, Instagram isn't a podcast. It's not really an audio blog, it's pretty visual. Well, fortunately, there are companies that allow you to take audio clips and create audiograms, or essentially those things that you might see in your feed, sometimes which are really just kind of squiggly lines showing off sound waves with maybe a simple picture, or maybe even a web address in the background, or if even that sounds too complicated, you could just make a post and then really focus in on the audio and on the content and on the words or the music or whatever. The message is that people are going to hear with their ears instead of with their eyes. I guess you don't hear things with your eyes anyway.

Text within your posts

Let's move on to the next pillar, which is all about text, probably no secret here, but the text is one of the greatest skills that you could ever hope to master when it comes to marketing because it's been around forever. I guess. That's totally not true something around forever. It's been around for thousands and thousands of years and the written word well. That's certainly been around since the Gutenberg press really made it available to everybody, but let's not make this a history lesson.

Rather, let's just focus in on the importance of text and its value in Instagram and, of course, on other platforms as well. I'm talking about the captions that you write with your posts, I'm talking about any of the titles or the captions that you put on your stories anytime, that you're using words the written word or the typed word. I guess! Well, that's all text-based marketing and it's so really effective and really easy to do. Of course it's harder to master and that's why you want to spend some time practicing really honing your craft, trying to write captions that are more descriptive and more enthralling and more interesting and get people to take a certain action. And the same can be said when we're talking about stories trying to write more compelling titles or compelling the smaller captions and really trying to say a whole lot more in a whole lot less just because you don't have that much space.

High-quality photos are a must 

Okay, let's move on to the fourth pillar, which is what Instagram is known for and that's all about really high-quality images. When it comes to Instagram. There is no shortage of different ideas and inspiration that you can get from what kind of images are going to work best for you and for your Business. We can use things like quote cards. We can use stock photos, ideally not, but you could use them.

You can take your own shots, you can get professional shots done, you can have graphics made. You can have pretty much anything that you can think of made up into an image or into a graphic for posting. This gives you a huge amount of creativity and the ability to really test all sorts of different stuff to find out what style resonates best with you and with your market and with your Business and with your feet in general.

Just remember that one of the most important things that you could ever hope to do with your images is to really grab someone's attention to catch their eye and to pull them in, so that they'll eventually read your caption, where you can do the rest of your convincing and your persuading and your influencing that's huge, like important. The point of your image should be to stop the scroll.

Stop somebody from just mindlessly whipping, through their feed, get their attention, get them to read your caption, so you can do your influencing and your persuading they're now just like. There are thousands of different styles and ideas that you could use and draw inspiration from. Well, there's an equal amount of tools and software and ways to design these from free tools like found on Google to paid tools like Photoshop. You really just have to pick whichever is going to work best for you, your budget and your Business.

Instagram Live

All right. Let's talk about the next pillar, which is one of the most frightening of all for people, and that is IG, live or Instagram live. Essentially, the ability to hit live and then go live to the whole world, or at least to your following. This is one of the greatest tools that you could use when it comes to building up your brand and building up your self-confidence, because, especially when you're first getting started, hitting that live button is terrifying.

I remember the first time I ever went live on. Periscope, which rested soul is now gone. I remember hitting that live button and feeling immediate fear, immediate dread and my mouth going dry as a cotton ball. It was not my proudest moment, but I recovered had a sip of water and carried on through, even though I think, like three people maybe showed up to it. The point is, is that it started to build up a habit and a routine, and it started to allow me to realize that this wasn't so scary and it was actually kind of cool really fun.

It's also amazing practice for thinking on your toes and developing the ability to answer questions on the fly and really to engage in risk with your community and with your followers. If you ever have any desire any intention to get into something like public speaking or putting on workshops well, this is a great way to practice in a pretty low risk and safe environment because follows fills, you can just turn it off.

Hey, where'd, Adam! Go all right: let's talk about the next pillar, which is DMS or direct messages. Now Instagram has one of the best DM platforms available today and it's really growing in popularity, especially as we're reading organic reach, meaning the stuff that you put out there, just not seeing the same amount of people well as that sort of declines. The importance of building up connection and community and having those conversations in the DMS is growing in importance.

The important thing that I want you to take away when it comes to using direct messages when it comes to DMS is that this is a very valid feature to have real, genuine conversations with real people. This is not a great place to automate and throw in BOTS and throw in all sorts of fake marketing materials, rather to allocate as much time as is reasonable to have conversations with your tribe, with your following with your audience and with your customers.

A lot of business can and will continue to go down in the DM. So if that's part of your strategy make sure to spend some time there. Alright, the next thing you're going to want to do is to check out the article. I have linked up right here on Instagram marketing for small business, which is going to give you even more strategies so check that out now and I'll see you in the next episode. Consistency: clarity and congruence consistency means that you're applying a regular schedule, meaning you're posting regularly you're checking

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Digital Marketing for Beginners: 7 Strategies That Work

Today, I'm going to share 7 digital marketing. Strategies that I have personally used and gotten results with, And if there's only one thing that you take away From this article, it's to not try all of these at once. Instead pick one of these strategies: experiment, and master the blog before moving on to the next, Let's get to it. So before we dig into these strategies, you need to make sure that you're adopting today's mindset of the consumer.

Today we live in a "content" first world. People are looking for information before they buy, so you need to put yourself in the buyer's shoes, rather than allowing yourself to get blinded by how great you think your products and services are. The mentality you need to adopt is to help people, rather than trying to cold, sell them. When you help people solve problems through free and valuable content that is relevant to your business. You reach larger audiences and build trust. The best part is that you get the opportunity. To show people how your products and services can help them solve their problems and fulfill their desires and needs.

BLOGGING!

Alright, so the first internet marketing strategy is blogging with SEO. Isn't writing about what you did today, or even something nobler like an epiphany, you had. This kind of content can work well if you have an existing and loyal audience. But for most of us, we just want to get more traffic leads and sales. We need to intentionally target problems that your target audience wants to solve In the world of blogging. This whole process can be summed up as a technique called a keyword, "Research". Let me show you two clear-cut examples of how keyword research works.

In the first example? Let's say you sell physical products like computer parts and accessories. What do you think future customers might be searching for in Google. Probably questions like why is my computer so slow. How to build a computer,? How to speed up a computer? These are all very real problems that people are looking for solutions to? Ahrefs' Keywords Explorer, tells us exact search queries get tens of thousands of searches each month. Now the best part about these specific queries, Is that you can help people solve their problems while integrating products from your store? In the content, "Why is my computer so slow?" It could be a hard drive, CPU or ram problem. So you should be blogging about fixing a slow computer. That will help readers diagnose their problems.

Don't forget to offer product solutions within your post "How to build a computer'' would be a super easy plug for any computer components. They're already showing intent to build, so it's unlikely that they've already purchased parts and peripherals. 

Alright, here is the second example. Let's say: you're a real estate agent and you're compensated when someone buys sells or rents a property Now the thing that most agents do is boast. About how many homes they've sold or how they won an award that you nor I have never heard of. My point is that the average buyer or seller doesn't care and to prove my point, no one is searching for things like which realtor won the most awards in New York. But again, potential customers are looking For solutions to their problems. Problems like how to invest in real estate. How to buy a house? What credit score is needed to buy a house? And again, these all have the potential to attract a massive audience By ranking in Google for something like "how To invest in real estate?'' Now attracting potential buyers with deep pockets and they likely have intent to buy Content on "How to buy a house?'' would likely require the work of an agent at some point which could be you. "What credit score is needed to buy a house'' Is a great way to show that your knowledge and intentions go beyond making a sale. The best thing about blogging for SEO is that once you rank you'll be getting free, consistent and passive traffic from Google. If you're new to SEO.

Keyword Research

On doing keyword research that grows traffic and revenue, as well as an article on how to write A blog post with SEO in mind, for now, let's move on to the second strategy: Which is to invest in article content specifically on YouTube. YouTube is the second most visited search. The engine in existence To top that off article carousels nearly doubled, In 2017, in Google's search results, Video isn't just the future. It's the present and the same principle of helping potential Customers work for the article too. When people go to article search engines like YouTube, they're, looking to find answers to their questions. For example, if you bought a so-called "new iPhone X" on eBay, you might search for "Phone X, unboxing'' and see if all of the contents. Are in the box And according to Ahrefs' Keywords, Explorer 108,000 searches are happening each month globally on YouTube alone.

For this keyword, this article that you're reading right now was chosen because I can see that people are specifically looking for digital marketing. Tutorials for beginners To come up with topic ideas that people are searching for in your niche head over to Ahrefs' Keyword, Explorer switch the search engine to YouTube and search for a broad keyword in your niche. Let's use "makeup'' as an example.

Now "makeup'' as a standalone keyword, isn't a problem. So, let's go to the questions report where you can see popular questions. People are searching for your topic and right away. You'll see great topic: ideas, Like, "how to clean makeup brushes'' and how to cover acne with makeup. Now when you're, creating these articles, try And keep the fluff out and pack in as much necessary value as possible doing this has helped us grow our YouTube views to over 150,000 views per month and best of all, since all of our articles show how our SEO tools can help it's led to thousands of new paying leads and customers specifically mentioning that they found us through YouTube. Most of our article growth was done through Youtube SEO so I'll leave links to a tutorial to help you rank your articles and get more views. Next up is social media marketing, Rather than covering every social media network.

I want to pass on a couple of important tips that will help you grow your social blogs. The first is to focus on just one social media, Blog when you're, just starting It takes time to build a following, But numbers aren't everything. What you want is a loyal following When you dip your toes into every possible Social media network out there, your attention gets divided and the results get diluted So which social media marketing blog do You choose That leads us into the second tip, which is to go where your target audience is.

And cater to the platform, If you have to choose just one social network, it's not about choosing the one with the Most active users, It's all about understanding the audience. That'S there and if you can serve the reason for them being there, You need to think about why someone Is logging into the specific social media network, For example, people usually go to YouTube. To learn how to do something or to be entertained, But Facebook is different.

Think about it. Have you ever logged onto Facebook, hoping That you would see an unboxing tutorial Or better yet have you ever opened your Facebook App hoping you would find a limited time offer that's 97 % off only for the next 37 minutes? Probably not People don't check Facebook with a credit card in hand. People like and share helpful things. Interesting, shocking or funny, So if you are going to try and bring people Into your world present your message as a story article or something else that will Likely stand out from the endless feed of vacation vanity shots Pinterest, on the other hand, is primarily a Social search engine where people can control what they want to search for The primary intent of users on this platform.

Is to get inspired, learn things and plan to do things So create content that caters to their intent. For being there, So if this is your audience, take advantage, Of a less competitive landscape from both ads and organic perspective, Speaking of ads, that's the next digital marketing. Strategy on the list for today, When it comes to paid advertising, please do not Throw your money blind into an ad network, because you read that it was good.

What works for one person won't necessarily work for the next person Instead think about the ABCs of paid advertising. A is for audience B is for budget and C is for commerciality. We'Ve already covered the audience part. You want to engage on social networks where Your target audience hangs out The Budget is the next one. Bloomberg reported that Google and Facebook Own a combined 58 % of the 111 billion dollar market Now the way ads work are usually based on auctions, The more advertisers there are, the more expensive It gets for you and I So let's say you're in the ultra-competitive Industry of conference calling, If we search for that keyword in Keywords, Explorer with Google set as the search engine you'll see that the cost per click from Google Ads is $ 20.

If you have an ad budget of let's say $ 1,000 per month, then, you'd only be able to get 50 clicks before your budget was depleted. Instead, you can do two things. The first option is to look for keywords that Have a lower cost per click Just go to the Phrase match report to see. All keywords in our keyword database that contain your target keyword Next set a filter to only show keywords that Have a maximum cost per click of something lower like $ 5 From here, you can filter through the list.

And see if there are some more lucrative opportunities rather than spending $ 20 per click, This one for a “ conference call app'', might Be good since it's a quarter of the price Another benefit. Is that the reason behind The searcher's query is more clear. Someone searching for this is looking For an app that does conference calls, whereas someone searching for just “ conference Call'' could be looking for many different things.

The second thing you can do is an experiment. With less popular ad platforms, where your target audience might be, Finally is commerciality. Now all major ad platforms can bring Roi for their advertisers, Otherwise, they wouldn't exist, But you have to find a way to bridge the gap. Between the intent of the platform and how you monetize your products And the solution is going to be content, For example, let's say you sell boutique furniture And think that Pinterest will be a good platform to run some ads.

In my opinion, it wouldn't be a good idea. To advertise a bunch of links to high-end furniture like couches and dining tables, Instead, blog posts could work well. Here, since people log on to Pinterest mainly to get inspired and learn new things, Here's what that bridge might look like Pinterest ads would be the discovery tool You pay them money and they'll show your pin. The bridge would then be a helpful blog post.

On, let's say: “ 11 Interior Design Tips For Your Living Room That Won't Break the Bank.'' And within that content you could showcase your products where it supports the tip you're. Speaking of Nail, the ABCs of paid ads and increase your chances of actually converting your hard-earned dollars into ROI Next up is one of my favorites and that's podcasts. Now there are two ways to look at. Podcasts First are to create your own and the second Is to be interviewed on someone else's podcast, Creating your podcast can be great for Brand and building an audience, But if you're just starting it can take Quite a bit of time to get any sort of traction Getting interviewed on.

Podcasts are a different story. Podcasters are always looking for interesting. People to interview, Even if you don't have a ton of experience, In the online world, your offline experiences and expertise could be a great way to land Yourself a position on a popular podcast. Now, if you don't know which podcasts you Should approach an easy way to find opportunities is to look at your favorite podcasts and find Someone in your industry that has been interviewed Looking at the podcast page for Entrepreneur, On Fire, you'll see this episode with Jim Kwik.

Now, if we click through to the interview You'Ll notice, two things: The first is that the guest's name is in the title. This is very common for the podcast. Interviews. Second, is the link on the page? The host will almost always link to the guest's Home page in the show notes, Knowing this we can use a tool like Ahrefs' Site Explorer to find all podcasts they've been interviewed on So I'll enter in jAlso Set the search mode to a URL search, so we can find pages that are linking specifically To the homepage, Once the overview page loads go to the backlinks Report which will show you all of the pages that are linking to this URL. Finally, let's use the Include search and Type in Jim Kwik And to keep our results super relevant. I'm Going to set the filter to search for his name only in the titles of the referring pages, And we now have around 120 podcasts.

We can Pitch to get interviewed So filter through relevant podcasts and pitch The host as to why they should interview you and the value you can give to their audience Next on the list is email marketing. If you've ever looked into email marketing, then you've probably heard people claiming That “ email is king.'', But I promise you that once you get into it, You'Ll quickly discovers that it's not as turnkey as online gurus make it sound And don't get me wrong.

Email marketing is great, But first you need the traffic to get email subscribers. It also requires opt-in forms to turn a visitor Into a subscriber, In my opinion, email is a great long play. To build a connection with your audience and even sell high ticket items, So my tip for you on email marketing is quite simple. First focus on building your email list from day one It's important and you might as well collect Emails from interested people from the start, even if it's not a substantial list, But be realistic with your goals and as you build Your audience put more time into your email list and see how it can serve your business.

The final strategy is to use forums and Community boards, Community forums like Quora Reddit and Facebook Are great promotion blogs But before you go off and start posting links, To your product pages, there are a few things you need to understand, And these are all based around the unspoken Rules of spam First, don't promote your products or services. Pages within these groups, users on these platforms intend to learn Not to be sold to directly Instead think of these networks as a place, To share your expertise, build relationships and help others Second use links to your content sparingly.

If you're constantly posting links to your Blog and have justified in your head that this is non-promotional, then you're most Likely wrong Links can be more appropriate based on the network you're posting on, For example, Quora generally, has longer answers and linking to your content, where it supports your point is a good idea. Facebook groups, on the other hand, are a different Story, Let's say: you're a real estate agent and you Join a “ first time, homebuyers'' group on Facebook.

If someone asks a question like “ I'm looking to buy my first home and was wondering if I can even get a mortgage?'' Now, if every agent on that group posts links to their website, can you see how spammy that could get? Instead, it would make sense to post a link. To someone else's affordability, calculators or offer introductions to blenders, The point is that helping first will go a Lot farther than self-promotional content that can taint your reputation Now.

I'd love to hear from you, Which digital marketing strategy do you think Is most effective in online marketing? Let me know in the comments and if you enjoyed This article then make sure to like share and subscribe for more actionable SEO and Marketing tutorials So keep grinding away focus on one marketing. Blog before trying the next and I'll see you in the next tutorial

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Introduction To Marketing | Marketing 101

So, if you’re interested in learning the Latest and greatest marketing strategies, tools, tips, tricks and tactics. You are reading the right blog post. Alright, let’s talk marketing something I love to do. As I fell in love with marketing years ago. I first got interested in figuring out why people buy and act the way they do and later how to influence and persuade. Essentially affect human behavior, Because whether you have a business or not marketing happens pretty much every day.

Anytime you try to convince friends or family to see a certain movie or eat at this restaurant or not that. Basically, try to convince them to do anything. Marketing is happening Also. Marketing is really important to understand because you are constantly being marketed to by everyone from everywhere. From something as simple as someone trying to sell you a pair of shoes. Or something a lot, bigger like buying a new house or moving across the country or even changing careers. All of this requires and uses marketing.

So with all that said, let’s Dive into it. But first, let’s cover what marketing is not so once we’ve got that Clear we can cover exactly what it is. Now, I know when I first got involved with marketing my understanding was pretty limited. I didn’t really have a clear picture of exactly what marketing was. So, I also kind of fell prey to the notion that marketing was advertising. Well in reality, marketing isn’t advertising advertising is marketing.

Let me explain. Basically, marketing is a Major business function. That’S made up of a bunch of other parts, one of which Of course is advertising, but there’s also a ton. Others like PR market Research, social media content, marketing search engine marketing or search engine Optimization pricing and pricing, psychology, copywriting and one of my Personal favorites direct response or direct response, marketing and quite a Few more So saying that marketing is just advertising and kind of like saying That finance is just taxes or HR is just hiring people or legal is just not Getting sued Sure these are all important, but there Just one piece of the entire puzzle: This is why, if you’re just getting started in Marketing can seem pretty overwhelming, which is why my suggestion is to find an Area that you find interesting, fascinating, like say, social, media or Content marketing start there really get some roots and branch out later.

Alright, So now that we’ve got that covered, what exactly is marketing Well as I’ve Just covered, you know that marketing is made up of a bunch of different sub Segments things like content, marketing, email, marketing and social media, all the Things we talked about, But what exactly is the nature of marketing, which sounds Like some kind of documentary “ The Nature of Marketing” on this week’s episode of The Nature of Marketing Well, one of the first things you learn in any first-year Marketing course is the four P´s of marketing product price place and Promotion Product being the details around whatever product or service is Being sold Price being the price kind of obvious, but there’s obviously a lot more That goes into it than just that Place is where the products being sold and Promotion we’re just kind of the fun stuff.

This is essentially how you’re Going to sell more of the product and what you’re going to do to get the word out. About your service, and while all of that is accurate and true and the four P´s do Make up a part of marketing? Well, I prefer a simpler, easier to understand. Definition, Marketing in its most basic sense, is communicating value to your Customers, It’s essentially answering the question of your customers “.

Why should I Care?” Marketing helps people solve their problems by clearly defining and Delivering solutions and really explaining the benefits of the solution. So they can get better results. Marketing is about connecting with people Understanding their pains and their problems and their frustrations making Them feel understood so that you can position your business as the solution. To their problems, and essentially just make them feel better and marketing is a Really powerful force As anyone that’s been in business for any length of time.

Can tell you it’s not always the best product or service that wins. In fact it Rarely is rather it’s the product or service with the best marketing, Like it. Or not, that’s just kind of how it works, which is why having good marketing is Just so important, So my favorite definition of marketing is that it’s Communicating value to your customers, but there’s another side entirely: that’s Rarely talked about, but still equally powerful and that’s creating value for Your customers, You see marketing, can create value and Your marketing, in and of itself, can be valuable.

An example could Be a blog post that helps someone out even before any money has changed hands. Or an advertisement, someone sees that brightens their day and makes them laugh. Whether they choose to buy or not or the way that a product or service is Delivered the packaging, let’s say which is so luxurious and over-the-top – that it Makes the customer feel special just for having purchased it? You see economics, Assumes that people make buying decisions rationally, logically and with Perfect information, but this is rarely pretty much, never the case.

We as humans, Are emotional often highly illogical and rarely have the full set of facts when Making any decision, which explains why marketing is so important and so Powerful, After all, if we made all of our purchasing decisions based solely on Logic and utility and the value we would get from these products. Well, the entire Luxury goods market wouldn’t even exist, but not all marketing is created.

Equal You see when it comes to marketing like when it comes to pretty much anything There’S good marketing and there’s bad marketing. Bad marketing is all of the Reasons that marketing gets such a bad reputation, It’s that hype, spammy Over-The-Top sleazy salesy icky kind of marketing that we all know we’ve all Seen and nobody likes It’s the stuff that looks cheap, makes people feel dirty. Even just looking at it and promotes bad products or bad services that really Helps nobody It’s the fake, countdown timers.

You sometimes see on websites, the Going-Out-Of-Business sales that never end and the pushy promotion of useless Products, That’s bad marketing. Good marketing, on the other hand, helps Customers achieve their goals, makes them feel better about themselves and has the Power to truly change the world, So my question to you is: What kind of marketer Do you want to be That that was a rhetorical question, If you say the bad Guy, I got nothing for you, but if you say the good kind – and I know you did then Make sure to check out this article right here, which I’ve got linked up on the Page, which is going to give you even more practical and effective marketing, Strategies to help take your business and your marketing to the next level and Way beyond that, Alright, so thanks so much for reading make sure to check out That article now and we’ll catch you next time on The Marketing Show

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Free Website Creation: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Free website creation is a great method for small business to expand their digital footprint. Before I get started. Please note, if there is a price tag on your time then this strategy is not free. It is free in the sense that you don’t have to use a credit card to utilize the concept in this post. As per the title of this blog post states. What is the good, the bad, and ugly when it comes to free website tools?

Drilling down free website creation

Free website creation

The Good

Out of all the tools I have played with. By far, the easiest tool to use is Google My Business. That’s right, Google has now dominated the world of free when it comes to business web pages. This tool not only gives you a free web page it gives you a free listing on their network. There is no need to know any coding. Just follow the steps and you should be good to go. Now, if you need Google My business help. There are a lot of companies out there that will help you out.

The Bad

There are only a couple bad things about these type of free services. The first is that you do not have a domain name (web address) that reads only your brand name. Typically, free resources show your brand name and their brand name. This is how they advertise their brand. However, if you are willing to put down some cash. You can purchase your own domain name from them. When you do make a purchase it is super easy to connect to the free site that you have built. The second point is that you are limited to how much functionality you can have on your site. This can make it difficult to really show what your brand is about.

The Ugly

The only ugly thing about free web pages is that you do not have much control on what the site looks likes. They are also full of advertisements, banners and other branding material that can and will distract your potential clients to do something else then buy into your message. However, some of the companies are better then others when it comes to advertisements. It is best to experiment so that you can see how they place advertisements on their platforms.

Here are the Top 5 resources for your business to help build your digital footprint and increase your search ranking.

Google My Business
WordPress
WIX
Weebly
Brave Net

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Does Your Digital Marketing Research Pass The Test? 1 Thing You Can Improve On Today!

Digital Marketing Research is an ever-changing game that online marketers are constantly attempting to win and scale. Following the latest trends, trying to figure out the newest apps and social platforms, and keeping up with their development is a full-time gig. In the last decade digital marketing has become a necessary evil for business to explore, create and execute. We have designed, created, deployed and seen successful campaigns and ones that have fallen flat. When starting out we tripped over a ton of mistakes. It is natural and we have always gotten back up to hack at it again. The one thing that we have gained from all of our work is the one fact.

Digital Marketing Research is a must!

The first is Know your audience!

Where do you go to do that? There are many paid services that will give you a ton of data on where to put your digital content, ads and promotional information. However, there is one tool out of the many tools we use that works the best and when starting out your online marketing campaign. The most useful and important tool to then is Google ads Keyword tool! It is free and is easy to use, once you get a hang of it.

Google’s Keyword tool

This is a free service from Google when you open a Google ads account. This tool has some powerful features and will make a difference in your efforts to spread you brand around the virtual world. If you are not sure how to use the Google keyword tool. Check out the video below.

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Finding The Right Guidance To Improve Your Digital Footprint

When building your business, you will need to acquire a lot of information to ensure that you are doing everything right. However, when there is so much information that exists in physical books and across the internet. It can be difficult to pinpoint exactly where the ‘correct’ information is. More often than not, even when you find what you’re looking for. You might ask how reliable it is? Can I trust this source? This can be a difficult task, so how do you find the best guidance? Especially when it concerns improving your digital footprint.

What Is A Digital Footprint?

Digital footprints are the trails you leave behind on the internet, either actively and intentionally through social media or passively through the data you share as a business. This includes every blog post you publish and every social media update you make. These digital footprints play a huge part in the running and the future of your business. Your online reputation can be shaped by the digital footprint you leave, so it is worth considering how to improve yours.

Why Is It So Important?

As a business owner, one of your top priorities is marketing your business and attracting customers through increasing your outreach and building your digital presence. The success of this can make a difference between a company succeeding and not. In recent years digital footprints have started to play an ever-increasing role in marketing strategies, specifically in regards to online marketing. With an ever-increasing number of businesses operating digitally, for somebody to find your website, it can be similar to searching for a needle in a haystack. Even with the right marketing techniques in place, if you don’t increase the size of your digital footprint, you could still be missing out on big opportunities.

There are many ways that you can increase your online presence. This includes creating content for your website that is shareable on other platforms and engaging for your target audience, posting on your social media sites regularly, or you could even blog yourself. Combine this with original, interactive content that is consistent, and your digital footprint will start to increase, and you should see more traffic.

What Help Is Out There?

Another concern for any business is understanding what help is out there. Fortunately, you can employ experts to do all of this for you. Your time is precious if you run a business, or carry heavy responsibility. However, it is more than just a case of reaching out to experts; you also need to ensure that you understand the level of expertise and guidance these experts can offer you. This can help you determine exactly how they will help you improve your digital footprint and boost your business to meet its full potential, and this means doing some research.

Guidance From Allshouse Design

Reputable services such as Allshouse Design can provide you with not just relevant, but more importantly, current, useful and accurate information. It will help you understand digital footprints more and the effect that it has on your company, as well as provide information on how to keep increasing it.

Where To Find Them

Allshouse Designs has written a blog post that provides all the answers to any of the key questions you might have. It also discusses the topic of having a website that delivers the best service for your customers. It will get you thinking about if your website is mobile friendly. The blog also delves into the importance of using the right social media platforms to increase your web presence and sustaining your future by having consistently great content on your blog.
The article will help you understand improving your digital footprint in a simple yet informative way and ensure that you are kept up to date with 2019 trends, and will put your business above the rest.

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Like4Like.org? Have You Tried It? Here Is My Review.

If you have no idea what like4like.org is. You are in for a treat. With over 20,000 Like 4 Like members. You can’t go wrong. Once you are apart of the community. You will see your social media stats rise. I know because I have been a member for about a year and have seen results. It is a great tool to help get the word out and boost your rankings with in your preferred social network.

Free Social Media Marketing
This community is full of business owners, musicians, webmasters, retailers, acts, personalities, video tutorials, bloggers, models, actors, athletes and more! 

What is Like 4 Like.ORG?

Like 4 like is a well built social media exchange community that runs on the cloud. Which is awesome because you do not need to download any software. All you need to do is create a user name and password. Oh, I almost forgot the best part. You do not need any cash to get started. That’s right, it’s free!

The proof

Below is a snap shot of insights of one of my Facebook business profiles. These result are from just spending 1 hour liking, sharing and commenting with in the Like4Like network. As you can see the traffic flows rather quickly.

like4like review stats

 

Tips for Like4Like.org

Now I have been a member for about a year and I have learned a bit of how to play on platform. If you are not careful or do not follow the rules from the developers. You may be banned from your favorite social media platform. Yes, I have been punished by Twitter and Facebook. They will typically turn off  your liking and or sharing functions for a period of time. It is their way of making you aware that you are not allowed to abuse their network. If you think about it. It really does save their integrity. Below are two pieces advise that you should read so that you do not get banned or punished.

  1. Look at what you are sharing on your profile. Like 4 Like gives you the opportunity to view what you are sharing on your profile before you share it. I highly advice you look before you leap. I lost an entire twitter profile because I was not paying attention to what I was sharing.
  2. Do not get greedy! Space out the time spent liking and sharing. If you go to fast you will be punished. They will basically turn off the ability to like stuff if you go too fast or you do too much in a short period of time. SLOW DOWN! VERY IMPORTANT!
  3. Have at least one profile on several different social media networks. This way you can make exchanges on different networks in one session. It will help slow you down and will decrease the chances of being banned.

How to make the most out of Like4Like.org

The developers of Like4Like have made it so that it is very difficult for robots to gain access to their system. So all of the exchanges are made by humans. Well it appears that all of them are. You can really gain a lot of traction if you start interacting with the people liking and sharing your content. It is very important to realize that you need to connect with people. The L4L community only gets your foot in the door and that is all.

Optimizing your social media profile

To really gain all the good stuff that happens when using Like4Like.org. You need to build awesome attractive social media profiles. Here are some tips you should really practice.

  1. Upload a Profile Picture! Your face is the best.
  2. Fill out the about or description section! Tell people about yourself , use emojis and have a good call to action with in the description.
  3. Fill in where you are from! The developers of L4L give you the ability to target people depending on location. Just put your country in.
  4. Make sure to fill in your interest. This will give others a brief idea about what you like. Making it easier to connect with you.

Referral program

Like 4 Like has an awesome referral program. If you are into affiliate marketing then this would be a good program for you. I have to ask if you do decide to join their community. Please use the links that I provided with in this blog post. This way my L4L profile will be awarded.

Buying social media interactions

You can log onto the site and purchase points for social media interactions. I have done this and have found that sometimes the points spent doesn’t add up to how many interactions that appear on my social media profiles. Some of the likes and shares will disappear after you get them. They are most likely deleted by Facebook, Twitter and or YouTube. It started to get real bad when they started deleting accounts off their networks. Also some community members will delete their interactions afterwards as well. I think it’s because they don’t want the content they liked in the social media feed. If you are not adventurous with your content because you refuse to see anything different in your feed. Like4Like is not for you. The reality is that after some of the purchased points or the points that you get in exchange. Will be spent on social interactions that disappear.

So if you have a hard on for every point, then this is not for you. I have been using the system for a long time and have seen some like and shares quickly appear and shortly drop off. Maybe hours or days after they show up. However, majority of the social media interactions do stick. This is clearly Facebook, Twitter and YouTube’s policing. They have to do this so that the like button does become point less.

Report violators

The developers of the L4L have put I. A system to report violators. Yes, there is rules and if you do not follow them. Points are taken away or your account get banned. I highly suggest you read the rules and expectations before paying in the community. Also always report violators it help the community.

The cons

1. Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are known to drop social interactions after they are completed by community members.

2. You can be banned from Youtube, Twitter and Facebook if you are abusing their tools.

3. Every point earned may not see a return.

4. You still have to interact with people via messaging, or comment to really make useful connections.

5. A social media profile that likes or shares your content may not be complete and look fake.

6. Some of the social media profiles that community member are using to interact with are not used or barely monitored. Kinda like shell accounts.

Tips to avoid the cons

1. Slow down! Do 5 to 10 minute sessions at least a half hour apart.

2. Populate your social media profiles with content. Images and posts. Do not just post links to crap on your wall. That looks spammy.

3. Read the rules and exceptions of community

4. Write awesome comments

5. You get better results if you have people like your posts. Then invite them to like or subscribe to your page.

6. Stick with the community over time. You are rewarded free points the more work you put into it.

The value

I think you should think of this community as a window. A window into another community or even another world. A world that you may have never seen. It is no secret that a digital bubble is created around you the more you use your social media profile. You will be around people like you and you see the same content over and over. After time you no longer see out of the bubble. Like4Like.org will bypass that bubble. I know you will see some crazy stuff on the platform. I really enjoying going through Sound Cloud. There is so much music out there in the world and it is freaking cool.

Feel free to leave any questions or comment about Like4Like.org.

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Yeah it’s 2019…

Hello to our 1000 followers! Thank you for clicking that follow button! Matt and I really do appreciate it and hope that you will find something useful in what I am about to write about. With that said, it is time for a 2019 Update!

The 2019 Update is here!

Yes, it has been a while since I have created a post on this great blog of all things internet marketing. Yes, I called it “great”. Is it just me or is this word seem to be over used in the last two years? Anyway, Matt and I have had a wonderful 2018. We meet some awesome people along the way and finished up a bunch of projects for businesses all around the world. Man, I love doing this work. It is so rewarding to help people with their internet business presence.

Big thank you to our new 2019 clients

A big thanks to the teams at Image Crane Service and Swick and Son. We had a blast building your websites and will continue to keep them up to date as the internet grows and changes.

We have also completed the most difficult transfer. Allshouse Designs is now on WordPress. Matt and I are truly loving it. Our search ranking are shooting up and will continue to dominate our chosen keywords. Watch out, Allshouse Designs will be everywhere. Yes, those are fighting words. Eventually the competition will learn from us. It may take a few more years, but we will inspire and lead with greatness. Maybe not, just felt like typing that because I can.

Well if you have read this far. Thank you, because I ask one more thing from you.  It is simple and just a click away—- 2019 update for Allshouse Designs.

May 2019 bring your dreams to a reality.

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Undeniable Proof That You Need Website Management Services

In the world of modern business, a strong web presence is vital. While several components will contribute to the company’s overall online image, there’s no doubt that creating a great website is the main priority. Frankly, a professional website management service is the only way to guarantee success in the crowded environment.

What Is A Website Management Service?

Once upon a time, the average company website was little more than a digital business card. Nowadays, though, they need to provide visitors with so much more. The idea of simply building a static website will no longer cut the mustard, and the ongoing management will play a pivotal role in ensuring that the website continues to make a big impact.

A lot of work is involved in keeping a company site up to scratch, but professional website management service will take care of all aspects. These include;

  • Graphic design
  • Programming and coding
  • CMS management
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Copywriting
  • Digital protecting
  • Social media management
  • E-commerce platform installation
  • Performance analysis
  • And more.

Essentially, then, a website management service ensures that your business site meets professional standards time and time again.

Benefits and cost of website management on a balance scale

10 Benefits Gained From Using A Website Management Service

While it can be tempting to take on the challenge yourself, having your website and online presence managed by Allshouse Designs will aid the cause in a whole host of different ways. Here are just 10 rewards to be gained from taking this route:

  1. Save Time: Building and running a website requires a lot of hard work; work that will distract you from actively managing your business operation. Having a team of experts to take control of those web assignments on your behalf will save valuable time.
  2. Save Money: Outsourcing this part of the operation will save money (and not only because time is money) as you’ll no longer need the extra space or equipment for on-site staff. Likewise, a website management service will find the best solutions with regards to hosting and other features.
  3. Stay Active: Form the client’s perspective, nothing tops the frustration of constantly seeing 404 website errors. Something as simple as choosing the wrong hosting platform could spell disaster, especially if you don’t notice it. With a website management service behind you, this won’t happen.
  4. Increase Security: Online data hacks are perhaps the biggest threat to your business. From SSL certificates to DDoS attacks, the experts understand how to prevent the various dangers that could impact the business and its clients. Better still, the quick responses will contain the damage.
  5. Express Personality: Consumers want to use companies that ‘get them’. The experts know how to tailor a website management service to suit specific audiences. This can range from choosing the right layouts to creating engaging content that encourages interest and participation.
  6. Boost Visibility: Your website cannot be a success if nobody knows it exists. From on-page SEO to external marketing methods, a website management service gives your business the best shot at soaring up the Google rankings to attract increased traffic and sales figures.
  7. Embrace Integration: Furthermore, a website management team will integrate ideas such as social media posting and PPC management to ensure that all web content reaches the target market from all directions. This can truly take your web game to the next level.
  8. Stay Relevant: Let’s face it; the online arena is still in its relative infancy, and the goalposts continue to move each year. Taking on the web management process yourself is likely to mean following the trends. Using a web management team ensures that you’ll be ready to set them.
  9. Rectify Mistakes: By analysing the website’s performance, management teams won’t only focus on the positives. They can quickly identify where the site is underperforming before making the necessary upgrades to put things right. Persisting with it yourself would see those limitations stay.
  10. Maximise Appearances: Above all else, it’s very easy to spot a website that has been created by an amateur. A professional service will ensure that your site creates the right impression time and time again while the backend CMS can aid load times and ensure the site looks great across all devices.

 

Verdict

In today’s modern world, the company website has the potential to be your business’s most vital marketing asset. Given its significance to your operation, getting it wrong simply isn’t an option. If you want to ensure that yours hits the mark today as well as for many years to come, a website management service is absolutely essential. Making that investment could be the smartest thing you’ll ever do.

Contact us to find out more about what can be done for your business.