How to Choose the Most Link-Worthy Data Source for Your Content

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Posted by Domenica Fractl has produced thousands of content marketing campaigns across every topic, and for the past seven years, we’ve been keeping track of each and every campaign in order to refine and improve the content we produce on behalf of our clients. In my last post for Moz, I explained how to set realistic digital PR expectations for your content based on your niche. In this topic, I want to dive a little bit deeper into the data and share insights about how the source of your content can be just as important in determining how your content will perform. In this analysis, I looked at 1,474 client content campaigns across six different data source categories: Client data Social media Participatory methods Publicly available data Survey Germ swab It’s important to note that there are countless other data sources that we use for content campaigns every day at …

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How I Drove 231,608 Visitors to My Site Using This New Channel

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Just like any marketer, we all fear what we can’t control. And sadly, for years, a lot of our future is being determined by algorithms. From social sites to search engines… they all have algorithms. Heck, you even have to deal with them with things like email. When you send marketing emails, you can bet that there is a good chance that they will end up in the “Promotions tab.” Now sometimes these algorithms do adjust in your favor, but we all know that’s rare in the long run. But what if there was a way you could drive consistent traffic, not have to deal with algorithms, and not have to spend money on ads? There actually is. And I bet you’ve never used it before. Here’s the best part, it’s generated me more than 231,608 visitors and it automated and free. 🙂 How so? Alright, check this out. Every …

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How to Use Instagram Filters in Paid Social Media Campaigns

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One billion – that’s how many people use Instagram each month. With such a huge, highly engaged audience , you can bet the competition between brands is tough. This is why small details can make all the difference, and Instagram filters could play a part in making your social media campaigns more successful . What are Instagram Filters? Everywhere you look, marketing advice says you need high-quality images to succeed on platforms like Instagram . But what if you’re not a professional photographer? This is where Instagram filters can be a game-changer for your marketing and particularly your paid social media campaigns—they can make your images look as sleek as if they’d been professionally shot. Here’s an example of an unfiltered image vs. its filtered twin: Not only do Instagram filters make things look cleaner, but they also allow you to edit your image with one click. Where most editors …

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How to Use Email Images to Boost CTR

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Email is one of the most effective marketing campaigns out there — in fact, the average ROI of an email campaign is 122% . For those who aren’t afraid to take a few extra steps, email images will spice up your campaign and help your email campaign stand out. I’m going to show you how to leverage images in email the right way. Email Images: Yes or No? You can use email images, but should you? I want to start by asking a few questions, because these will help you determine if using email images helps or hurts you. Read these and answer yes or no: Do my images support my brand? Have I optimized the image size? Am I using the right number of images? Am I properly using image alt tags? Are my emails easily accessible? Chances are you may not even know the answer to all these …

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How to Choose the Most Link-Worthy Data Source for Your Content

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Posted by Domenica Fractl has produced thousands of content marketing campaigns across every topic, and for the past seven years, we’ve been keeping track of each and every campaign in order to refine and improve the content we produce on behalf of our clients. In my last post for Moz, I explained how to set realistic digital PR expectations for your content based on your niche. In this topic, I want to dive a little bit deeper into the data and share insights about how the source of your content can be just as important in determining how your content will perform. In this analysis, I looked at 1,474 client content campaigns across six different data source categories: Client data Social media Participatory methods Publicly available data Survey Germ swab It’s important to note that there are countless other data sources that we use for content campaigns every day at …

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The New Way to Chat With Your Visitors

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Marketing has evolved into an omnichannel approach. This means you can no longer just go after one channel to succeed. Back in the day, companies like Facebook grew into billion-dollar businesses through one channel. Facebook used email to grow and they did it by having you invite all your contacts to join Facebook. Yelp was also similar . They grew into a multi-million dollar business through one channel… SEO . Dropbox grew through social media. If you tweeted about Dropbox, they would give you more space. These marketing approaches worked well for all of these well-known companies, but what’s wrong with them? The law of shitty click-throughs What worked for Facebook, Yelp, and Dropbox were all great strategies, but over time, all good marketing channels got saturated and stopped working like they used to. As Andrew Chen puts it, first it works and then it doesn’t . It really is …

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More than 80,000 vape users have quit using this free text-based tool

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Truth Initiative’s “Tested on Humans” ad campaign generated more than 367 million video views. The 21-year-old nonprofit best known for its bold anti-smoking ads is rising to meet the vaping crisis. Truth Initiative’s “Tested on Humans” campaign last summer (in which anthropomorphized animals expressed concern that humans are being used as guinea pigs to test the effects of vaping) generated more than 367 million video views. Read Full Story

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How to Use Events to Optimize Your Facebook And Google Ads

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Your website is bustling with activity. Visitors are constantly interacting with it. But are you taking full advantage of everything that’s happening on your website for your paid marketing? Every interaction a visitor has with your website… a pageview, a click… can be used to better understand your audience . And when you understand your audience you can target them in a smarter way, and get more bang for your buck from your paid campaigns on Facebook and Google. Both Facebook and Google refer to these user interactions as Events . They allow you to track them using a tracking code installed on your website. What Are Events ? Events are user interactions that don’t involve loading another page on your website. In e-commerce, the prime example of an event is Add to Cart. Another event can be filling out a field in a form, as opposed to a form …

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New Biden campaign ad fights Trump BS fire with Trump BS fire

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In response to President Trump using Dr. Fauci’s words out of context, the Biden campaign did some selective quoting of Trump himself. One of the most common new hobbies over the past four years has been for critics of President Trump to retweet his old tweets that directly contradict something he’s said or done on any given day. There’s always a tweet, right? Last month, the Biden campaign used a 10-second clip of President Trump during a rally speech saying, “If I lose to him, I don’t know what I’m going to do. I will never speak to you again . . . . You’ll never see me again.” Read Full Story

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Google Ads Mistakes to Avoid — Best of Whiteboard Friday

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Posted by DiTomaso Contrary to popular belief, SEO and PPC aren't at opposite ends of the spectrum. There are plenty of ways the two search disciplines can work together for benefits all around, especially when it comes to optimizing your Google Ads. In this informative Whiteboard Friday episode from last Spring, MozCon speaker and Kick Point President Dana DiTomaso explains how you can harness the power of both SEO and PPC for a better Google experience overall. Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high-resolution version in a new tab! Video Transcription Hey, Moz readers. My name is Dana DiTomaso, and I'm President and partner at Kick Point . We're a digital marketing agency way up in the frozen wilds of Edmonton, Alberta. Today I'm going be talking to you about PPC, and I know you're thinking, "This is an SEO blog. What are you doing here talking …

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