According to HubSpot's 2020 "Not Another State of Marketing Report", Facebook Ads produce the greatest ROI over Google Paid Search and Instagram for more than one in three marketers. In 2020, over three million businesses utilized Facebook ads, but you can bet that many struggled to get their ads approved.
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Welcome to our April edition of the Social Media Snapshot! Every month we try to catch you up with a brief overview of what's been happening in the social media world as it pertains to businesses. This month, we're taking a look at all of the updates and new tools that various social media platforms have released- some of which we are very excited about!
Welcome to our March edition of the Social Media Snapshot! Every month we try to catch you up with a brief overview of what's been happening in the social media world as it pertains to businesses. This month, we're taking a look at new features on various social media platforms and why Clubhouse may just be a passing social media fad.
Keeping up with Google can sometimes be tricky—the search engine giant is constantly updating in an effort to improve searcher experience. They are not always forthcoming about what sorts of changes are in the works, nor do they give away any behind-the-scenes info that illuminates why or how they evaluate any one specific thing. Instead, we get the occasional blog post about core updates or changes to Ads, in addition to Q&A sessions with people like John Mueller, Google's Search Advocate, or Danny Sullivan, Search Liaison. Rarely is anything concrete, and sometimes info feels contradictory to best practices or what SEOs actually see in their work.
Welcome to our February edition of the Social Media Snapshot! Every month we try to catch you up with a brief overview of what's been happening in the social media world as it pertains to businesses. This month, we're taking a look at new LinkedIn tools for company pages, newly released data on social media trends, enhancements that have been made to protect social media users on different platforms, and why you shouldn't rule Pinterest out of your social media marketing strategy if you are a business-to-consumer (B2C) company.
Are you feeling a little behind the times because your business hasn't figured out how to set up and use social media correctly? You're not alone. In fact, many businesses didn't see the value in social media until the Pandemic hit and it suddenly became their business' lifeline. Now, many are still struggling to figure it out and may not have the budget to hire professionals because, well- it's the Pandemic. While social media definitely requires a lot of work if you're going to see a great return from it, there are certain things that are essential to your success that are non-negotiable (like Facebook's Community Standards and Advertising Policies) and others that you can do yourself (like social posting, social profile optimization, setting up an ad account, and utilizing social media insights)!
Did you know that 93% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations? If someone uses the Check-In function on Facebook when they visit your business, they are telling their friends on social media that they are currently at and enjoying your services or products. This results in free advertising, increased brand awareness, and is essentially an endorsement from that user. That’s why the more check-ins you can garner on social media, the better!
Unfortunately, gaining followers on social media sites just isn't what it used to be, and the landscape is constantly changing. So how do you win a game that seems so easy to lose? The answer is: strategy, budget, and social media savviness.
One of the most important things to remember about follower building is that there are two types: organic and paid. It used to be MUCH easier to get organic engagement from users, but now we need to work smarter.
With more than 2 billion websites in the world and 2 trillion searches a year, Google has its work cut out for them when it comes to connecting users to the information they need. How does it manage all of that? With a complex set of algorithms, of course.
Here's what you need to know about Google's search algorithms and how they impact SEO.
Social media is an incredible tool that allows you to connect instantaneously with users all over the world in the blink of the eye. Increasingly, businesses are utilizing social media as a way to connect with clients and prospects. However, what many professionals don't realize is: it’s all too easy to commit social media taboos and not even know it!
Why does this matter? Because, believe it or not, you can be penalized, or receive flak or kickback from these, and you definitely want to avoid that. Read on to discover six of the most common taboos we've identified that can harm you.