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A Short & Sweet Guide
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A Short & Sweet Guide

If your website is like a house, then your website’s URL is like that house’s address. It defines where your website lives online, similar to how your home address determines where you live in a neighborhood, helping your visitors easily find your site. URLs also help Google understand what your website's pages are about. (more…)
Not Sure When to Send Emails? The Answer is Simpler Than You Think
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Not Sure When to Send Emails? The Answer is Simpler Than You Think

By Kelly Forst July 27, 2021 Discover the best time to send emails to your subscribers. Use this knowledge to boost open rates and drive results. You may have heard it a million times before. But it’s true: There’s no one best time to send email.That’s because at its core, email is communication. And communication requires two parts: the sender and receiver.And every email has a unique group of receivers. Every audience is different.Plus, if the receiver isn’t in the right frame of mind to process your message, you might as well be talking to yourself. Like any form of communication, your emails are going to have more of an impact if you use timing to your advantage.  In this post, we’ll take a closer look at how email send times can impact y...
Content Repurposing – Here’s How to Do It
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Content Repurposing – Here’s How to Do It

Content repurposing is like insurance. Call it "marketing insurance," if you want. It's there to pick up the slack on the days or weeks when you just don't have the time to create marketing collateral and other content. Content repurposing is taking a piece of marketing content and turning it into something else—for example, taking an article you published in a trade magazine and turning into a series of blog posts for your company website. Simple, right? Why repurpose content? Two reasons. First, it saves you time because you won't always be scrambling to create content from scratch. Second, repurposing content helps you promote and amplify that piece of content further. It gives your content more mileage because you're using different forms to get it in front of mor...
5 Steps to Promote and Sell Online Courses
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5 Steps to Promote and Sell Online Courses

By Kelly Forst July 23, 2021 Discover the benefits of creating and selling an online course, as well as practical tips for successfully promoting your course to boost sales. As a business owner, you’ve probably accumulated a lot of valuable industry knowledge over the years. What you might not realize is that people are often willing to pay good money for that type of knowledge. Have you ever thought about creating and selling an online course to share your expertise with the world? If not, then you could be missing out not only on some profits — but on the opportunity to become an industry leader as well.Benefits of selling an online courseThere are many benefits to creating and selling an online course, regardless of the industry in which your b...
Grow Your Income with Subscriptions & Payment Plans
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Grow Your Income with Subscriptions & Payment Plans

By Kelsey Johnson June 30, 2021 Get more customers without doing more work when you offer monthly fees and payment plans — now available through AWeber Ecommerce. As an expert, you shouldn’t lower your prices in order to make more money. That’s simply the wrong direction to go in.First of all, the cost of what you offer is worth the value (otherwise no one would have bought it). Plus, you have profits to make — that’s the point of having a business.But what happens when you price out people who need, want, and deserve what you sell, just because they don’t have the cash immediately?Let’s look at an example. Jen has a high-value, expert-level marketing course. It’s 28 hours of content over 10 videos. The people who take it have 100% satisfaction in...
Dynamic Backlink Management
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Dynamic Backlink Management

Backlink-building is huge for SEO. As one of the top-ranking factors in Google's algorithm, building the right backlinks can make or break your online visibility and, in turn, your website's organic traffic. So how can you strengthen your efforts to build and manage links for long-term success? Employ a more dynamic backlink management strategy. What is dynamic backlink management? Dynamic backlink management means taking a holistic approach to link-building.Rather than building links only one month at a time, you can operate a strategy that promotes constant growth and prioritizes healthy links over cheap ones. By doing that, you'll keep your SEO strong for the long run. Here are four tips that can help you be more dynamic with your backlinks. 1. Kno...
How to Grow Your Email List with Instagram
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How to Grow Your Email List with Instagram

By Kelly Forst July 6, 2021 Discover the value of Instagram for your business, not just as a social media marketing tool, but a platform for growing your email list. As a small business owner, you already understand the importance of optimizing your marketing budget. And while there’s no denying that Instagram and other social media sites can be excellent platforms for marketing your small business, what many business owners don’t realize is that they can actually use these tools to grow their email lists as well.So, what are some of the advantages of Instagram as a marketing tool and how can you harness its power to grow your email list? We’ve got you covered with some marketing tips and tricks geared specifically towards small business owners like you....
Intent Data is the Future of B2B Marketing
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Intent Data is the Future of B2B Marketing

In 1999, Seth Godin started a movement. His premise was simple: People hate to be interrupted, but that's exactly how traditional marketing operates. TV commercials, magazine ads, pop ups, banners, and even billboards work primarily by first interrupting someone, and second (hopefully) holding their attention. Here's the problem: People want to listen to their favorite songs—not ads. They want to watch their favorite shows—not commercials. They want to see the blue sky—not billboards. ...and don't even get me started on the tragedy that is the modern recipe site. In the traditional "interruption-marketing model," we begin with annoying our prospects and then trying to win their favor back. Seth proposed a ...
How to Build Marketing Funnels with Email
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How to Build Marketing Funnels with Email

By Kelly Forst June 23, 2021 Understanding the marketing funnel will help you transform prospects into loyal customers — who will then refer you to their friends. You could spend hours designing and writing a compelling email series that explains the amazing benefits of your product. But if you don’t have a start-to-finish plan for connecting with your subscribers at every stage of their customer journey, you’re wasting your time. Thankfully, there’s a marketing tool that can help you figure out how to communicate with your prospects and customers whether they’ve just joined your list, or they’ve been long-time customers. It’s called the marketing funnel.What is the Marketing Funnel?The marketing funnel is a tool that helps you visualize t...
A Complete Guide to Color Wheels & Color Schemes
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A Complete Guide to Color Wheels & Color Schemes

When you're sifting through your News Feed, what tends to catch your attention? More likely than not, it's YouTube videos, pictures, animated GIFs, and other visual content, right? While text-based content is always important when seeking answers to a question, creating visuals such as infographics, charts, graphs, animated GIFs, and other shareable images can do wonders for catching your readers' attention and enhancing your article or report.I know what you might be thinking: "I don't know how to design awesome visuals. I'm not creative." Hi. I'm Bethany, and I will be the first to tell you that I'm not naturally artistic. And yet, I found a strength in data visualization at HubSpot, where I've spent most of my days creating infographics and other visuals for blog posts. So, while I...
Upselling and Cross-Selling Online After the Sale
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Upselling and Cross-Selling Online After the Sale

By Kelly Forst June 18, 2021 The selling process shouldn’t stop when someone purchases from you. In fact, it’s only just beginning. The selling process doesn’t end when the initial sale is made.Otherwise, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity for additional income. That’s because of a principle called the Pareto Principle — or the 80/20 rule — saying 80% of a business’s revenue comes from 20% of its customers.And while your numbers may not match this exactly, there’s some truth to it. Most of your revenue likely comes from a small set of loyal customers.While loyalty is an important factor contributing to that 80% of revenue, it’s not the only factor. Applying smart selling principles online can make a big impact on your bottom line. Tw...
You Don’t Have an Email Marketing Strategy: Here’s How to Make One
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You Don’t Have an Email Marketing Strategy: Here’s How to Make One

Email Marketing is a pillar of digital marketing. Not only is it one of the oldest forms of digital marketing, it has also proven to be the most effective in terms of converting views into revenue. As a marketing professional and/or successful business owner, you probably know this.Even so, do you really appreciate how valuable email marketing can be for your business? With appreciation comes dedication and a commitment to the time, money, and development necessary to create a strategy that not only delivers results, but also seamlessly integrates with your overall marketing plan.I’ll give you an incentive to develop your own email marketing strategy. I’ll tell you a story of how a free email newsletter turned into $27 million. It’s the story of The Hustle.The $27 Millio...
How to create a landing page in 8 steps
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How to create a landing page in 8 steps

By Kelsey Johnson June 11, 2021 Getting more sales doesn’t have to be rocket science. Learn the 8 steps to build a landing page in under an hour. Creating a landing page is easier than ever these days, but it can still be intimidating to get started. Like most entrepreneurs, you may be concerned about time.“How long is this going to take? Will it even be worth it?”Answers: It can take less than an hour. And yes, it’s worth it.But let’s start with why you want a landing page in the first place. High consumer expectations and increased competition makes sales hard. Larger companies have been using targeted marketing for years now, changing how your customers expect to be treated.In fact, “80% of consumers are more likely to make a purchase w...
Content Marketing Metrics to Measure Results
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Content Marketing Metrics to Measure Results

Most marketers seem to be taking it on faith that their work is effective: Only 35% of marketers say they think it's "very important" to know the return on marketing investment (ROMI), according to a survey from HubSpot. But that same survey found that 91% of marketers are confident that their campaigns are influencing revenue. If marketers don't understand the ROI of their marketing efforts, they can't possibly know that those efforts are benefiting the bottom line. That's especially true with content marketing, which is inherently a long-term investment: A single piece of content doesn't necessarily lead directly to an increase in sales, which means there's no simple formula for determining content ROI. But just because measuring content marketing ROI isn't always ea...
Build, Grow & Scale a Direct-Sales Business with Social Media
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Build, Grow & Scale a Direct-Sales Business with Social Media

By Kelly Forst June 7, 2021 How this entrepreneur bloomed into a thriving coach helping others live their dreams. It used to be about long commutes, stressful corporate jobs and constant anxiety.Not anymore.Now, Brenda Ster runs a thriving coaching business helping online entrepreneurs and direct sellers create authentic relationships online.Oozing energy and passion on the latest episode of The FWD: Thinking Show, Brenda speaks about finding your ideal client, knowing where your community exists and connecting authentically with people online.Take me to the episode nowFinding your zone of geniusCreating content on social media is about more than understanding your audience. It’s more than being everywhere at once. It’s about doing...
4 Effective Email Marketing Strategies Post-Covid
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4 Effective Email Marketing Strategies Post-Covid

Email has been around for 50 years now, and it's still a viable marketing strategy—provided you know how to pique the interest of your prospects. When the pandemic and economic uncertainty of 2020 changed the business world, many marketers redoubled their email efforts, focusing on a channel they could control. About 36% more marketing emails than usual were sent during the stay-at-home summer, HubSpot reported. Considering that substantial increase, you might think that audiences grew tired of full inboxes. But the same HubSpot report found that marketing email open rates remained at 10-20% above average. Marketers will undoubtedly continue to capitalize on the current success of email campaigns. Moreover, increasing investments in tools such as Outreach, SalesLoft, an...
Get More Sign Ups with 2-Step Landing Pages
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Get More Sign Ups with 2-Step Landing Pages

By Kelly Forst May 28, 2021 A jam packed landing page can scare off visitors. Control how you display your sign up forms with a 2-step landing page. To sign up, or not to sign up?That is the question that everyone who visits your landing page will ask themselves.And a few things will make or break their decision.One thing that can scare them off? An overwhelming amount of information on your landing page. It’s a fine line to walk. Too much, and your visitors could feel overwhelmed. Too disorganized, and they won’t understand what you offer them. Too little, and you may not state your case well enough to encourage the sign up.Finding the right balance of content on your landing page is a crucial step to get more sign ups. And with 2-step la...
How Marketers are Staying Up-to-Date in the Era of the iOS 14 Update
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How Marketers are Staying Up-to-Date in the Era of the iOS 14 Update

Ever since Apple CEO Tim Cook officially announced the new privacy features included with the iOS 14 update in December of 2020, the marketing world has been plotting our adjustments and strategies for operating under these new guidelines. We had time to prepare, and we did. But now iOS 14 is active, so we get to observe real-life examples of how familiar brands are evolving under the iOS 14 update marketing impact. Just a quick refresher on iOS 14 developments: Apple announced a new privacy initiative last year that gives users the option to opt-out of IDFAs. IDFAs (Identifiers For Advertisers) are third-party trackers that report data about user activity back to the advertisers. The operative effect of this change is a much smaller population of iOS users who will be susceptib...
New Menu Navigation Makes AWeber Easier and Faster
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New Menu Navigation Makes AWeber Easier and Faster

By Meghan Nesta May 25, 2021 Give the new menu navigation a whirl and zip around your AWeber account with ease. We are updating navigation menus in AWeber. Plus, the majority of AWeber is now fully mobile responsive so you have a great experience whether you use a computer, tablet or mobile phone.You have a busy business to run, and marketing your business is just one small part of your day.We are making these changes to give you an even better marketing experience with AWeber, so you can get back to focusing on your business.Some of our customers have already been trying out this new menu across different devices and browser types and have had great things to say.“I like that it sticks to the side, I can switch to something else without ...
How to Create a Profitable Amazon Marketing Strategy for 2020
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How to Create a Profitable Amazon Marketing Strategy for 2020

Amazon is everywhere. There’s no getting around it: From small sellers to large enterprises, getting your products noticed — and purchased — means you need a marketing strategy that lets you make the best use of this online ecommerce behemoth. (more…)
The Ultimate Guide to Infographics
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The Ultimate Guide to Infographics

Did you know that people retain 65% of the information they see, but only 10% of the information they hear? Also, people follow directions 323% better with a combination of text and illustration than instructions without illustrations. That's why, as a marketer, it's important to display information in a combination of visual and text, in an easy-to-consume way.A great way to do that is through infographics. If you've wanted to create and publish an infographic, you've come to the right place. I know you might be thinking, "I'm not a graphic designer" or "I've never made an infographic before." But you're not alone. And that doesn't mean it can't be easy for you to learn. In this post, we'll take you through everything you need to know about infographics, from what they are to what ki...
It’s Just Marketing: You Can Stop Using the Word “Digital” Now
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It’s Just Marketing: You Can Stop Using the Word “Digital” Now

Imagine your marketing efforts led to a $3 billion contract for your company. What would that campaign look like? Would it be full of Super Bowl ads, massive postcard mailing campaigns, TV commercials, billboards, and magazine spreads?Would the message be conceived by a genius of marketing methodology, a pillar of the advertising industry who crafted a message so perfect, so undeniably inventive and clever that no decision maker could refute it?OR… would it be some goofy engineer with a twitter account, a genuine interest in his company’s objectives, an aggressive and highly public development strategy, and a willingness to share information (both good and bad) with the world?To the consternation of every old-school marketer in the business, it’s the latter.SpaceX, f...
Summer GIF Guide — New GIFs for 2021!
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Summer GIF Guide — New GIFs for 2021!

By Kelly Forst May 5, 2021 Free for our favorite blog readers! Download your favorites and use them in your summer email promotions. One quick way to increase your email marketing results: Add a GIF to your message.GIFs can increase click-through rates by 42 percent and conversion rates by 103 percent, according to data from Marketing Sherpa. (Plus, they’re fun to send and receive!)Unfortunately, it can be expensive to buy creative, high-quality GIFs, and creating your own animated images can be frustrating and time consuming.That’s why we wanted to make it super simple for you. Our AWeber designers made these brand new, FREE summer GIFs. Download one, two, or all of them, and use them in your summer email promotions.You may remember some of ...
How to Sell B2B: Ways a Marketing Team Can Profit
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How to Sell B2B: Ways a Marketing Team Can Profit

Even as B2B marketers breathe a sigh of relief from the peak of the pandemic's early disruption, for many, their work to recover and readjust is just beginning. Buyers are coming back, according to data released late last year from Google; in even better news, more than half of B2B buyers report COVID-19 won't have any influence over their software purchasing decisions. The picture isn't completely rosy, however. Although B2B buyers seem willing and eager to spend, marketers are struggling to keep up in the altered marketplace. Nearly half (45%) of marketers surveyed said their first foray into digital advertising happened during COVID-19—not exactly a simple time to launch untested campaigns into unproven channels.And though buyers may have spending p...
25 of the Best Free WordPress Themes for Bloggers in 2021
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25 of the Best Free WordPress Themes for Bloggers in 2021

As a blogger, you want your website to reflect your unique voice and style. You also want visitors to have a positive experience navigating your site — that is, reading posts with ease, searching for topics of interest, and discovering other content that makes them excited to return. A WordPress blogging theme can help you achieve the exact look, feel, design, and layout you envision, without the need for coding. (more…)
Everything You Need to Know About Starting a Blog
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Everything You Need to Know About Starting a Blog

By Kelly Forst May 3, 2021 Don’t let blogging intimidate you. Get started in a few easy steps. Whether you love writing — or hate it — blogging can be a powerful growth engine for your business.But if you’ve never had a blog before, starting can feel overwhelming. There’s so much to think about: writing, SEO, keywords, site maps, web hosting — the list goes on.That’s why I wanted to speak to Ben Cummings — Founder and Creator of Blog with Ben — on the latest episode of The FWD: Thinking Show. Ben breaks down blogging and makes it easy for small businesses and bloggers to make a living blogging online. Plus, Ben reassures listeners that starting a blog isn’t as overwhelming as you might think. Let’s get into the conversation. Listen to the ...
Split Test Subject Lines to Maximize Open Rates
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Split Test Subject Lines to Maximize Open Rates

By Kelly Forst April 20, 2021 Morning Brew reached 1,000,000 opens with this split testing strategy. Plus, learn how you can do it in AWeber. Stuck between two subject line ideas?It’s impossible to know which will yield the best results without running a split test — commonly called an A/B test. A split test gives you real feedback on which subject line your audience was more drawn to opening.This is how the most successful marketers optimize their open rates. Take Morning Brew, for example. Morning Brew is a popular newsletter with more than 2.5 million subscribers. Their daily newsletter includes business and tech news of the day written for a business-minded millennial audience. In August 2020, Morning Brew hit a major milestone — 1,000,000...
6 Ways to Actually Track Social Media ROI| DigitalMarketer
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6 Ways to Actually Track Social Media ROI| DigitalMarketer

Despite how great the latest marketing tech stack gets, it always feels like there’s room for attribution improvement.We’d know exactly how someone went from finding out about your brand to becoming a happy customer in a perfect world. But it’s not that easy. You know this by now, having realized that tracking social media ROI can be really difficult.Can you confidently say that you know your social ROI?If you said no, you’re with the majority of marketers trying to figure it out (including us!). Here’s what we’re doing to track social media ROI and *attempt* to get the right attribution.#1: Clicks to Website by SourceLet’s start with the basics of website visitors. When someone clicks on your website, they’ve engaged with your brand. They’ve shown a clear intere...
2 Steps to Get Repeat Sales with an Etsy Newsletter
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2 Steps to Get Repeat Sales with an Etsy Newsletter

By Jessica Snavely April 16, 2021 Building an email list and staying in touch with past customers can be the key to unlocking more repeat sales. Over the past year, the number of sellers on Etsy grew 61%. Whether you are a part of that 61% — or have been an Etsy seller for years — there’s now a lot more competition for customers’ attention on Etsy.That’s why building your own audience outside of the platform is so important.But it can be hard to find the time. After all, as an Etsy seller, you wear a lot of hats.From building product pages that get found, to all the nuance that comes with running a successful ecommerce business, it’s hard to find the time to engage with your existing customers.But if you don’t, you’re leaving money on the ...
Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Social Media Marketing
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Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Social Media Marketing

Companies are making big money on social media.And you can too.The trick to social media marketing is knowing the foundations of what makes it work so well. Making money for your business is a huge pro (and what might be your goal on paper), but social gives companies an opportunity that was harder to come by before smartphones became our best friends.With social media, you can develop a relationship with your audience in a way that wasn’t possible before Facebook went viral. We get to use social media to talk to our audience and show them we really know our stuff. The right social media marketing strategy speaks to your cold, warm, and hot leads on one platform.And that’s what leads to revenue.When people see you as more than a company with a fancy logo and more...
A Marketer’s Quick Guide to Dynamic Ads
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A Marketer’s Quick Guide to Dynamic Ads

Remember when you'd go to the mall, see something you liked, but then leave without it? Then you’d leave the mall and think about it the whole drive home, wondering if you made the right decision until you forgot about it. That was until you saw someone else with the exact item we wanted. Ah, the good ol’ days. (more…)
7 Steps to Create Your First Online Challenge
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7 Steps to Create Your First Online Challenge

Have you seen someone running an online challenge and used your marketing brain to realize they were strategically growing their audience and getting customers?That happened to us a few months ago, so we ran our own challenge to see what the fuss was about. Let’s just say things went really well. Our challenge brought in 8 figures in revenue and we realized you needed to be using them too.Online challenges work because they align with why digital marketing exists in the first place. Digital marketing helps you acquire new customers, build lists, and position your brand. It also helps your customer avatars consume your content and actually get results (before they even hire you or buy your products!). We love digital marketing because it creates highly engaged and super l...
8 Top Brainstorming Techniques to Help You Write Killer Emails
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8 Top Brainstorming Techniques to Help You Write Killer Emails

By Kaleigh Moore March 30, 2021 Never waste time trying to think of a topic when you should be writing! I can’t think of anything to write.Sound familiar? Of course it does. It’s one of the top reasons our customers give us for letting their email marketing flatline. They just run out of ideas or topics to write about.Even pro writers come up with major email block. Ann Handley, co-founder of Marketing Profs and the popular book “Everybody Writes,” only sent two emails to her subscribers in 2017. (In fact, the lack of communication was her catalyst behind revamping her entire newsletter strategy.)But when your emails stall, you can’t make connections with your subscribers. You can’t sell. You can’t gather feedback from your audience. You’re leavin...
How to Overcome Email Marketing Fatigue
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How to Overcome Email Marketing Fatigue

Email fatigue is a real thing, especially with the continuing pandemic.Email marketing is far from dead, but it is getting harder and harder to get your branded emails opened and clicked.What is Email Fatigue?As the name suggests, email fatigue is when a person doesn’t want to read emails and feels more willing to delete, unsubscribe or send emails to spam.Email fatigue is something just about anyone feels from time to time.Gone are the days when people would diligently click each and every unread email in their inbox to read what is inside.Gone are the days when people would actually be looking forward to receiving a new email.These days a full inbox is nothing new or exciting. And it has been getting worse.Back in 2017, two thirds of Americans felt ...
Community-Based Marketing (CBM) in 2021
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Community-Based Marketing (CBM) in 2021

It would be easy to blame struggling B2B marketing efforts on the pandemic or the reduced budgets that have resulted from it, but the uncomfortable truth is that traditional marketing tactics are becoming stale and ineffective, and they need refreshing. If every B2B marketer is following the same playbook, it's time to develop a new play. Community-based marketing (CBM) can be that play. Digital communities have undergone a resurgence in recent months, and so introducing CBM into your strategy can help you gain the attention, action, and loyalty of prospects and clients. What is community-based marketing, and why is now the right time for it? By now, we're all well versed in the concept of account-based marketing (ABM), so where does CBM fit in?Communit...
Increase Impressions, Engagement, and Clicks on Your LinkedIn Company Page
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Increase Impressions, Engagement, and Clicks on Your LinkedIn Company Page

You’ve heard LinkedIn is an engagement gold mine.Maybe Gary Vee convinced you it was a good idea, or you heard a few too many people talk about how LinkedIn was their number one source for finding B2B clients.LinkedIn is talked about as an underrated platform. Like TikTok, LinkedIn posts can actually go viral (take the hint Facebook and Instagram). The thing is, you’re not going viral on a platform with all types of users.You’re going viral on a platform where everyone is there to talk about business. Hence, the goldmine.As a B2B business, we can’t ignore the potential of LinkedIn. DigitalMarketer’s Senior Social Media Manager, Shannon Goodell, has been strategizing and implementing on LinkedIn. Recently, she stumbled on some serious success.Over two million impr...
Digital Marketing Stats to Inform Your Strategy in 2021
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Digital Marketing Stats to Inform Your Strategy in 2021

By Kelly Forst March 17, 2021 Data is a powerful tool, but finding it can be a pain. So we did the work for you. How do you know if you’re doing the right things to market and grow your business? Answer: reference digital marketing stats to inform your own strategy.But, it can be difficult — and quite honestly, annoying — to try to find the answers you need. Especially when you have a busy business to run!So, to help you cut through the clutter, we compiled tons of helpful digital marketing stats in one place.FREE REPORT: AWeber’s 2021 Digital Marketing Report for Small Businesses and EntrepreneursEmail Marketing StatisticsEmail marketing is the most commonly used digital marketing strategy among small businesses and entrepreneurs to prom...
34 of the Best Office Pranks & Practical Jokes to Use at Work
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34 of the Best Office Pranks & Practical Jokes to Use at Work

If you've watched the TV show "The Office" as religiously as I have, the classic "stapler in Jell-O" trick surely sounds familiar. It's pretty much what the name describes: Simply make a batch of Jell-O, but make sure your colleague's stapler is hidden inside the mold. It's a classic prank. But what other, less conventional pranks are out there to add some kicks to an otherwise average day at the office? (more…)
How to Host a Wildly Successful Weekly Marketing Call
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How to Host a Wildly Successful Weekly Marketing Call

One of the most valuable things you can do as a marketer is to lead the department through a weekly marketing call. If done well, this call can rally the team together, identify potential issues before they explode, and build a deeper relationship with one another. This in turn can transform your marketing department from scattered fire fighters to calm, successful, and effective marketers.The first process you need to inspect in your marketing department is:Is the Marketing Department Doing Too Many Things?I can’t think of any organization I’ve consulted with as a fractional CMO where the marketing department was doing too few campaigns. Instead, every organization seems to be committed to completing a year’s worth of marketing campaigns “as soon as possible.” This may ...
Why You Should Clean Your Email List (and How to Do It)
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Why You Should Clean Your Email List (and How to Do It)

By Kelly Forst March 9, 2021 Want to run a successful marketing campaign? Then it’s time to clean house. You built up your list of subscribers. Now it’s time to remove a bunch of them. Because a clean email list can work wonders. In fact, cleaning your email list can improve three key metrics: deliverability, open rates and click rates. The better these metrics, the more successful your email marketing campaign will be.That’s because a smaller list of engaged subscribers — people who actively read and interact with your content and brand — are more valuable than a larger list of subscribers who never open your content.In fact, lists with numerous inactive email addresses typically have higher rates of bounces, spam complaints and unsubscribes than...
75 Subject Line Ideas to Wow Your Subscribers
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75 Subject Line Ideas to Wow Your Subscribers

By Kelly Forst March 2, 2021 The subject line is a first impression. Put your best foot forward. Here are 75 subject line ideas to help improve your open rates. They say don’t judge an email by its subject line, but let’s be honest: We’re always keeping an eye out for the best of the best. After all, the subject line is the first impression your message has on its recipients and can help you improve your opens and clicks.That’s a lot of pressure for a seemingly short line of text.While there is no secret to the perfect subject line, there are a few words and phrases that can help get more eyes on your emails.Create a sense of urgency in your subject lineGetting people to take action from your email can be difficult. There’s a lot that goes int...
How 2 Questions Helped This Marketing Agency Make $100,000 in 90 Days
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How 2 Questions Helped This Marketing Agency Make $100,000 in 90 Days

In March of 2020, Reneé Boudakian, co-founder and owner of Rubicon Marketing and DM Certified Partner, found herself in the same situation you did. Wondering if her business would be able to ride out this unpredicted storm. It turns out that her business was not only able to survive, but it became a better version of itself. In 90 days, Reneé was able to secure $100,000 from offers that didn’t even exist at the start of 2020.Yes—you read that right. The offers she launched to have a 6-figure quarter weren’t even part of her business pre-pandemic. Using the Customer Value Journey and 2 essential questions, Reneé was able to maneuver through the end of 2020 with a strategy we’re excited to share with you.Before Reneé put the Customer Value Journey to work, her agency’s...
Improve Your Click-Through Rate: 14 Powerful Tactics
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Improve Your Click-Through Rate: 14 Powerful Tactics

By Kelly Forst February 22, 2021 Get your readers to take action. Here’s how to make subscribers want to “click” every single time. People spend a lot of time worrying about their email open rates, but there’s another email metric that’s just as important — click-through rates.Click-through rates reveal how many subscribers clicked a link in an email, as well as how many times they clicked it. What is a good email click-through rate?This is a tricky question to answer. Email marketing benchmarks vary widely among industries, business size, audiences, and more. To better understand small business email marketing benchmarks, we conducted research asking survey respondents to self-report their click-through rates. Here’s what we found. Wh...
9 Sponsorship Packages Tips for Virtual Events
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9 Sponsorship Packages Tips for Virtual Events

One of the major concerns for event organizers as they shift from in-person to virtual events is how to drive maximum revenue through sponsorship packages. Unlike the established patterns of in-person events, creating sponsorship deals for virtual events is relatively uncharted territory. You will need to approach the process creatively to offer exciting value propositions to sponsors. To secure sponsor commitments, your offerings should be tailored to creating experiences that enable sponsors to achieve maximum brand awareness, qualified-lead generation, sales, and relationship-building. You can achieve those goals by re-evaluating the various aspects of your event. As a co-founder of a virtual event platform that works with enterprises and B2B companies to create memo...
5 Things to Do Right Now to Help Your Business Survive the iOS 14 Update
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5 Things to Do Right Now to Help Your Business Survive the iOS 14 Update

“Pretty much everything goes through chaos, but in chaos there’s opportunity.”That’s how Scott Desgrosseilliers, founder of Wicked Reports, sees the upcoming iOS 14 update. Things will change as Apple starts to ask users if they want their data tracked by apps—and marketers have to learn to be okay with that.Yet, we’re a savvy bunch. We know just because changes are on the horizon, that doesn’t mean it’s the end. We’ve lived through platform shifts, algorithm changes and have already questioned whether we need to make a dancing TikTok video to be relevant.Bring on the changes.With Scott’s help, we’re going to show you the 5 things to do right now to help your business survive the iOS 14 update. First, let’s talk about what the update means for iOS users.Here’s Wh...
Email Segmentation: 7 Simple Steps to Get Started
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Email Segmentation: 7 Simple Steps to Get Started

By Kelly Forst February 10, 2021 Everything you need to know about segmenting your email lists to increase opens, clicks and increase subscriber engagement. Email segmentation makes it easy to sort and filter subscribers into relevant groups and send them content they care about. In fact, it’s key if you’re aiming to improve your open and click through rates: Studies show that sending personalized content can result in 6x higher conversion rates.Yet nearly 70% of brands aren’t even scratching the surface of targeting and personalization.It could be that you don’t know how to segment your audience. Or maybe you’re not sure what type of content to send them once you’ve sorted them into groups.If you’re new to email segmentation, we’ll break down the...
3 Tools to Build an Effective B2B Marketing Sales Funnel
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3 Tools to Build an Effective B2B Marketing Sales Funnel

Are you managing a B2B business that needs more leads?If you’re still reading this, I bet you’re nodding in agreement.Everyone needs more leads, and hence everyone needs a more effective sales funnel.New Challenges B2B Businesses Are FacingAs the web-based marketing is growing and maturing, so do both challenges and opportunities for B2B businesses.On the one hand, more and more brands need services, so there’s definitely a growing demand for B2B businesses, especially now that the COVID-triggered digitalization is disrupting the global economy.Experts are realizing this and have started monetizing their personal brands by providing services. Hence the fast-growing competition.As the competition is becoming more complex and diverse, so do B2B customers....
Email Split Tests You Can Set Up in 1 Minute
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Email Split Tests You Can Set Up in 1 Minute

By Kelly Forst February 4, 2021 Take the guesswork out of email marketing with 9 split test ideas. In marketing, sometimes you don’t know what works until you try. Thankfully, with email split testing, you can easily find out what content your subscribers prefer and send messages that get more opens, clicks, and sales.Too often, people focus almost exclusively on subject line split testing. They optimize their subject lines and boost open rates. However, they rarely split test the content inside their emails.This is a big mistake. After all, a high open rate doesn’t matter if subscribers don’t read the content inside your email and take action.There are simple email content split tests that can have a big impact, like these 9 easy split tests bel...
4 Tips for Crafting Your Perfect Website Homepage
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4 Tips for Crafting Your Perfect Website Homepage

In the past few years, there’s been a debate about the importance of your website’s homepage.With the variety of ways people navigate the web, some argue that website homepages are seldom the first thing people see anymore. From social media ads that link directly to your landing page or links that go directly to blog content, it’s easy for people to totally circumvent your homepage entirely when they visit your website.But despite all of that, we would argue that your homepage is still extremely important.It’s possible that your homepage isn’t the most profitable part of your website. But, when correctly designed, your homepage is definitely the most powerful part of your site.It’s true.It is a lot easier now to get people directly to your sales or landing pages...
“Target Hours” Change the Game with Service ROI: How to Find & Implement Them
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“Target Hours” Change the Game with Service ROI: How to Find & Implement Them

When you run a service-based business, like a marketing agency, it’s not clear how many hours you spend working on specific tasks.Designing a website doesn’t always take 12 hours and 47 minutes. Sometimes it can take less, and other times it can take astronomically more (ask us how we know).That’s when things get weird. Figuring out how long you spend on the different services you offer can be tricky, which leads to a lot of unknowns.What service is your profit-driver?Which service do you think is your profit driver, but actually isn’t?What service do you need to remove from your offers because it’s eating up too much of your team’s time without enough revenue to compensate?This is the stage of service-based business (or agency life) where you wonder, “Why are things...
Sell Digital Products Online in 4 Easy Steps
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Sell Digital Products Online in 4 Easy Steps

By Kelly Forst January 22, 2021 Turn your passion into a paycheck by selling digital products. Plus, get inspired with 12 product ideas to sell online. “To make money, you have to spend money.”It’s such a common phrase in business that I had to Google who originally said this. Turns out, we can trace this quote all the way back to Titus Maccius Plautus, who lived around the year 200 B.C.Well, here we are, more than 2000 years later, and it’s still true — to an extent. Scaling and growing a business without increasing expenses is a tough puzzle to solve. Thankfully, it’s not impossible. There are ways to do it without making a huge investment. One of the best ways for entrepreneurs to scale and grow is through selling digital products.  ...
19 Brilliant Examples of Holiday Marketing Campaigns
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19 Brilliant Examples of Holiday Marketing Campaigns

Every year, as soon as Halloween is behind us, it seems like the floodgates open. Without warning, there are holiday marketing campaigns everywhere, with countless businesses rushing to cash in on a spending frenzy. There are holiday emails, social media posts, and TV ads — oh, my. It might seem like holiday marketing is out of control. But some brands do it very, very well. (more…)
Landing Page vs. Website: All Your Questions, Answered
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Landing Page vs. Website: All Your Questions, Answered

By Kelly Forst January 14, 2021 Trying to figure out whether a landing page or website is better for your marketing campaign? Let this be your guide to getting your business online. “Do I need a website? What should I use a landing page for? Do I need both?”If you’ve asked these questions, you’re not alone. Like all online entrepreneurs, you want to set yourself up for success right away.Carving out a place for your business on the internet is a great way to start building your audience. But there is more than one way to do it.In this blog, I’ll share the similarities and differences between landing pages and websites, how to choose which is right for you, and how to get started. Landing Page vs. Website: DefinitionsWhat is a website?A...
How to Build a Content Marketing Funnel to Drive Sales
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How to Build a Content Marketing Funnel to Drive Sales

Every marketer should live by the funnel. After all, why are we producing content? To generate leads, drive sales, and build authority. But those things will happen only if the marketing funnel is fleshed out into a workflow that plans every step the customer will take, from discovering content to converting. The problem is that 68% of companies don't measure sales funnels, according to Salesforce. But businesses require clear and optimized funnels for content marketing to perform and drive the bottom line. That's what I'm going to cover in this article: proven steps for driving sales and leads with an effective content marketing funnel.1. Start at the top and work your way down Many marketers make the mistake of starting and finishing at the top. They ...
How to Optimize Your Content Strategy for Lead Generation
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How to Optimize Your Content Strategy for Lead Generation

Digital marketing has evolved far beyond publishing regular blog posts and broadcasting them through brand-owned channels.It used to work pretty well about a decade ago but it will hardly produce just about any results these days.We live in the era of an always multitasking, ever-moving consumer who is hard to impress. These days most brands were forced to up their content creation game and start producing in-depth and interactive content, investing into video creation and designing original graphics.However it is not enough. While content quality is fundamental, your content strategy will fail to have any impact on your company’s bottom line unless it is optimized for capturing and nurturing leads.Step 1: Optimize for the Customers’ Journeys, not Just KeywordsEv...
4 Ways to Grow your Blog with Web Push Notifications
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4 Ways to Grow your Blog with Web Push Notifications

By Kristin MacLaughlin January 6, 2021 Drive more traffic to your website, increase engagement to reach more people, and make more money with web push notifications. Learn four of our favorite ways AWeber customers are using web push notifications. Every blogger knows growing a list of engaged followers takes time and effort. Even if you have a loyal readership, growth plateaus are not uncommon. If you find yourself in a growth rut, you may need to jump-start your interactions with your readers. You could develop awesome lead magnets or other incentives to entice them to give you their email address. Or you could try a different approach altogether.What if there was a new way to connect with the visitors and get them to your website, even those who ar...
Lead Magnets to Grow Your Email List: 22 Brilliant Ideas
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Lead Magnets to Grow Your Email List: 22 Brilliant Ideas

By Kelly Forst December 30, 2020 Need ideas for your lead magnet? Read this post to get 22 of them. If you want to maximize your email list growth, you need a lead magnet.A lead magnet is something you give people when they subscribe to your email list. And really, it can be anything – as long as it’s something your subscribers want.The only problem?Sometimes, it can be really difficult to come up with an idea for your lead magnet.You may struggle to figure out what your audience would want. You may worry that it’ll be too time consuming to create a lead magnet. You might doubt that your ideas are any good. Or, you may just be out of ideas.So what can you do about it?Check out these 22 brilliant lead magnets. Not only will you get prov...
The Best Free Graphic Design Software for Marketers and Beginners
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The Best Free Graphic Design Software for Marketers and Beginners

When it comes to website success, what you see is what you get. While compelling text, blog, and social media content can help set your brand apart from the competition, the visual appeal of your site is the first thing users see when they follow backlinks or click through on search engine results. (more…)
How It’s Changed and Where It’s Going in the Next Decade
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How It’s Changed and Where It’s Going in the Next Decade

A sound content marketing strategy is one of the better ways a business can help shape its brand identity, garner interest from prospects, and retain an engaged audience. It lets you establish authority in your space, project legitimacy, and build trust between you and who you're trying to reach. (more…)
How to Develop a Niche Marketing Strategy that Drives Growth
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How to Develop a Niche Marketing Strategy that Drives Growth

As of March 2020, over 804,390 businesses in the U.S. were less than one year old. Combine that with the 31.7 million small businesses vying for customers, and the competition seems even more fierce. So how can you possibly create a marketing strategy that stands out? Diving into a specific niche is the way to set your business apart. (more…)
Build Custom Email Templates with AWeber’s Smart Designer!
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Build Custom Email Templates with AWeber’s Smart Designer!

By Kristin MacLaughlin December 28, 2020 The AWeber Smart Designer is a game-changing email marketing feature that allows content creators and small business owners to automate email template design — create your own branded email template in seconds. If you are looking to achieve brand consistency across your marketing assets and get instant brand recognition, you should give AWeber’s Smart Designer a try.AWeber’s Smart Designer is a free, intelligent design assistant that lets you automatically create an amazing-looking, branded email template in seconds. That’s right: seconds!  In a snap, AWeber’s Smart Designer analyzes your website or social media account for logos, imagery, and colors, and then automatically builds a gallery of ready-to-use, cus...
How to Design a Pitch Deck that Doesn’t Suck
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How to Design a Pitch Deck that Doesn’t Suck

The pitch deck is a staple of modern entrepreneurship — folded into the startup survival process. As a growing business, how compelling and intriguing yours is can be the difference between getting the capital you need to get off the ground and getting buried before you have the chance to make something of your company.An exceptional pitch desk is a solid asset for any business looking to secure funding and take that next step. But a mediocre one is easy to pass over and can undermine how cutting-edge or viable your company actually is. Every entrepreneur needs to have a solid grasp on the concept, so here, we'll get a more definitive picture of what a pitch deck is, review some of the information you need to include in yours, go over some programs you can use to construct one of your...
No website? Get your business online with landing pages
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No website? Get your business online with landing pages

By Kelly Forst November 6, 2020 Tell your story, promote your business, and collect email addresses with a landing page. Plus, see our top 5 tips to create a high-converting landing page. Starting a new business or a side project is always exciting. But knowing where to start can sometimes be confusing.Many people think they need to build an elaborate website with your story, products or services, blog, and other navigable pages before anything else. It’s what makes the idea feel “real.” And while that can feel like a concrete first step, the truth is your time and money is better spent building relationships, networking, and setting up the necessary infrastructure for your business.The process of building an entire website can be time-consuming ...
The 2021 Email Marketing Best Practices Guide
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The 2021 Email Marketing Best Practices Guide

By Sean Tinney November 9, 2020 Email marketing is one of the best ways to communicate with your audience. But in order for your emails to be successful, there are certain strategies you need to follow to improve your chances of success. Sending emails can feel intimidating at first. It may even cause some “email anxiety” (yeah that’s a thing). But sending emails doesn’t have to be complicated or scary if you follow some basic email marketing best practices.As you go through this list of best practices for email marketing, you won’t see guidelines about how many emails you should send, or how long your email needs to be, or the optimal length of a subject line. The truth is, that while these are all great and important questions, the answer to these q...
Save Time Writing Emails with 12 Pre-Written Email Campaigns
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Save Time Writing Emails with 12 Pre-Written Email Campaigns

By Kristin MacLaughlin November 11, 2020 Easily import a proven and tested autoresponder email campaigns in just a few clicks. We did the work for you with these 12 pre-written email campaigns. Once you select your email marketing provider, you have everything you need to send awesome emails. There’s only one thing left to do: get started! The sooner you start writing and sending emails, the sooner you can build lasting relationships with subscribers. Writing quality content – and doing so consistently – is one of the biggest challenges for anyone who sends emails and is also one of the most important. According to research 49% of consumers said that they would like to receive promotional emails from their favorite brands on a weekly basis.That m...
How to Get Noticed Online: 5 Steps to Brand your Landing Page
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How to Get Noticed Online: 5 Steps to Brand your Landing Page

By Kristin MacLaughlin November 18, 2020 Learn 5 easy steps you can take today to start building your brand identity in your emails, on your landing page, and beyond with AWeber. What does having a “strong brand” mean to you?For some, images of mega corporations like Apple or Starbucks come to mind. Others may think of brands that align with their values, like Bombas or TOMS. Regardless, I’m willing to bet you thought about a large, recognizable brand — which is why small businesses can have a hard time creating a strong brand identity. Unlike larger corporations, you don’t have a team of brand experts to help you maintain and create your brand. You may feel that branding is reserved just for Fortune 500 companies. You may not have a website and f...
Use Email Marketing to Create and Drive Traffic to Your Content
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Use Email Marketing to Create and Drive Traffic to Your Content

By Sean Tinney November 19, 2020 Creating and delivering content that your audience raves about is no easy feat. Here’s how photographer Jared Polin uses video content to build his audience and drives traffic with email. Jared Polin went from unknown Youtuber to one of the biggest names in photography.His journey began in 2008, when Polin filmed a video of himself talking about his camera gear. It was awkward. He was visibly uncomfortable in front of the camera. But he kept going.He created another video. And another, and another.In 2010, he launched his website Fro Knows Photo to show off his photography expertise and land some freelance jobs. His following back then was non-existent, but he kept creating.Slowly, people began to notice. They ...
Content and Topic: How to Rank on Search Engines
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Content and Topic: How to Rank on Search Engines

When setting out to write, most people have a topic in mind. But you need to organize your thoughts and do more research before you press "publish." For content marketers, a common goal is to rank for certain keywords in search engines. Promoting on social media and via email can give content a great boost, but if you want long-lasting visibility, ranking in the search engine results pages (SERPs) is a must. To do that, you need the best, most relevant on-site B2B content. And that's not always easy to come by. Here are some tips on how to create content that ranks.Investigate your topic Creating great content is a balance of trusting your instincts and confirming them with research. Before committing to a certain route for your content, have a plan for...
How to Create a Holiday Marketing Campaign: A Step-by-Step Guide
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How to Create a Holiday Marketing Campaign: A Step-by-Step Guide

The malls are decked with holly, your inbox is filling up with holiday-themed promotions, and you've deemed it socially acceptable to start listening to your favorite holiday playlist on Spotify... or maybe that's just me.  Either way, the holiday season is here, and marketers are gearing up to finish off the year strong. But just like shopping for gifts, planning your holiday campaign is something you don't want to shove off until the last minute. (more…)
What You Need to Know About Switching Email Marketing Tools
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What You Need to Know About Switching Email Marketing Tools

By Nikki Meyer November 20, 2020 AWeber’s free migration services make it quick and simple for you to move your content and subscribers from another email marketing tool. For the past 22 years, we have helped more than 1,000,000 small business owners, entrepreneurs, and content creators connect and build relationships with their audiences through email marketing. And in that time, one thing has become abundantly clear: small business owners have a lot on their plate and wear a lot of hats. So when it comes to moving from one email service provider to another, it can seem daunting to begin the process, whether it’s due to a lack of resources, time, or expertise.That’s why AWeber’s team of email marketing experts are available around the clock to he...
The Benefits of Peer Review Site Subscriptions
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The Benefits of Peer Review Site Subscriptions

All marketers know that most of the research that goes into a buying decision happens online, long before any interaction with a salesperson. As consumers, we do that research every day, but so do business professionals who make technology decisions for their company. In addition to visiting your website, prospects will check how your products are rated on peer review sites, such as G2, TrustRadius, and Gartner Peer Insights. Chances are your products are already listed on those sites, and you may already be getting positive reviews for free. But for many tech companies, paying to subscribe to such sites has become a critical part of the B2B channel mix. Peer review site subscriptions can become a significant source of new leads and referrals. They can provide insight ...
20 Holiday Email Subject Lines to Inspire Merry Messages
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20 Holiday Email Subject Lines to Inspire Merry Messages

By Kelly Forst November 25, 2020 ‘Tis the season to optimize your email subject lines. Here’s our checklist for making sure your subject lines get noticed this season. Plus, see 20 examples of festive subject lines from real brands. The holiday shopping season is in full swing! And that means everyone’s on the lookout for the best deals from brands they love.But shopping may look a bit different in 2020 than it did in year’s past. Instead of shopping at brick-and-mortar shops this year, many could turn to the internet as their preferred shopping method.In fact, many holiday promotions have already begun. And people are already scouring their inboxes for the best offers.So how can you compete for attention in subscribers’ inboxes this busy online ...
21 Tips to Improve Your Email Marketing Effectiveness
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21 Tips to Improve Your Email Marketing Effectiveness

How can you boost the effectiveness of your email marketing efforts? A few good starting points are to focus on ensuring email deliverability, improving open rates, reducing unsubscribes, and executing technical optimizations. An infographic (below) from Tech.co explores those four key areas and provides 21 tips for marketers who want to improve in each. The piece focuses on actionable and proven advice, such as authenticating your domain, rewarding loyal openers, segmenting your lists, and using alt text.Check out the infographic:  
Understand Email Tagging: First Step to Segmenting Audience
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Understand Email Tagging: First Step to Segmenting Audience

By Kristin MacLaughlin November 30, 2020 5 easy ways to start using tags today so you can send targeted emails that help you achieve higher email open and click rates, better email deliverability, and more sales. It’s no secret that sending personalized emails is the best way to make sure the right content gets delivered to the people who want it most. But to understand personalization, we first need to understand tags. But what are tags and how do you use them? Getting started with tags can seem a bit overwhelming at first, especially if you have not used them before or have grown your lists without tags.Thankfully, there are several easy ways to update your list to utilize tags that will help you build deeper connections with your audience and ultim...
3 Professional Development Plans for Innovative B2B Marketing Teams
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3 Professional Development Plans for Innovative B2B Marketing Teams

The pandemic has given B2B marketing leaders a golden opportunity to rethink the culture of their marketing teams. Rather than worrying about how to recover, B2B marketers should be thinking about how to get stronger. Culture change takes time, but one of the best ways to start is by integrating new steps into your employees' professional development plans. After all, you are what you measure: Campbell's Law posits that if a raise or corresponding value judgement is solely dependent on meeting a sales quota, employees will sacrifice their other job responsibilities—team management, skill development, and so on—to meet that quota. If you integrate innovation into development plans, and subsequently into employees' annual reviews, you can start holding them (and yourself)...
Email Marketing vs. Social Media: Which is Better?
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Email Marketing vs. Social Media: Which is Better?

By Kelly Forst December 2, 2020 TLDR: Instead of focusing on which is better, learn how to combine the power of email and social media for a powerful marketing strategy. Email marketing vs. social media.“Email marketing is dead.”“That social channel is old news.”How many times have you heard phrases like this, pitting tried and true marketing channels against each other like gladiators gone to war?I know my answer: too many to count. So called ‘experts’ have a bad habit of killing off marketing channels that have been around a while in favor of the ‘latest and greatest’ tactics and tools. But there’s a reason those older channels have been around so long. They work. This was the narrative that came on the scene when social media w...
Drive More Referrals with the New Marketing Funnel
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Drive More Referrals with the New Marketing Funnel

By Kelly Forst December 7, 2020 Small business marketing expert John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing joins The FWD: Thinking Show to discuss the Marketing Hourglass™ and how small businesses can apply it to their business. In the first 5 minutes of this episode of The FWD: Thinking Show, John Jantsch — Founder of Duct Tape Marketing — said something that could shock a lot of marketers.“As marketers, we’re not in charge of getting people to buy from us or creating demand,” said John.But as he went on, his meaning became more clear.“We need to organize our buyers’ behavior and create content that addresses that behavior.”Jantsch created the concept of The Marketing Hourglass™ to explain how marketers can organize their buyers’ behav...
How To Train Your Content Creators To Create Viral Content
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How To Train Your Content Creators To Create Viral Content

Yes, it’s possible to train your content creators to create viral content.If you’re creating content right now, but it’s not getting the numbers you were looking for… we know exactly what’s going wrong.You don’t know your customer avatar well enoughYou’re not creating content for the right parts of the Customer Value JourneyYou don’t know the difference between a viral article and an average articleWith virality on her resume, DigitalMarketer’s General Manager Erin MacPherson knows what it takes to get traffic and conversions. Even though it might seem like you’d start with the content, we’re actually going to take it a step back first.First, we need to know who your content is for.After that, we’ll make sure you’re creating the right content based on where your ...
The 10 Best Ways to Use Landing Pages
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The 10 Best Ways to Use Landing Pages

By Sean Tinney December 9, 2020 You don’t have to be the greatest marketer in the world to promote your product or service. In fact, many of our customers at AWeber are business owners just starting out by selling on marketplaces like Etsy or Amazon. Some are content creators, bloggers, or podcasters who have ideas to share with the world. Others are restaurant owners, local shop owners, mechanics, and so much more.While it sounds like these business owners are very different, they all have one major thing in common.They want more people to know about their business. And while it can sound like a big task, increasing brand awareness doesn’t have to be difficult. You just need to make it easy for your customers to find you and take the desired act...
Outsourcing Product Marketing Content: A Guide
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Outsourcing Product Marketing Content: A Guide

First of all, yes, product marketing content can be outsourced effectively. Many freelance contractors are capable of understanding your complex product and creating essential content—from whitepapers to sales enablement collateral—to help drive revenue. Wait, you say, Why not just hire another product marketer? Two reasons: outsourcing is cheaper, and it can produce more content. Most product marketers get pulled into so many meetings and deliverables with engineering and product management that writing falls by the wayside. That frustrates demand generation and sales teams that are waiting for content. A good product marketing contractor can focus on your content needs, and create spectacular content, without the interruptions that plague in-house product marketers. ...
How to Get Better Open Rates with Email Preheaders
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How to Get Better Open Rates with Email Preheaders

By Sean Tinney December 14, 2020 Want more of your subscribers to read your emails? Then you must pay attention to your email preheader. Less than three seconds.That’s the average amount of time you have to capture a subscriber’s attention in his or her crowded inbox. Talk about a short window.So what’s an easy way to make an impact and stand out? Include an email preheader in each message you send. When viewing a message in your inbox, an email preheader — also known as the Johnson Box or preview text — is a snippet of text shown next to or underneath the subject line.The email preheader length will vary by device and which Internet Service Provider (ISP) like Gmail or Yahoo! subscribers use. However they are typically between 50 ...
The DigitalMarketer Podcast | Episode 131: How To Break Into High-Ticket Offers with Dave Albano of Joza Marketing
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The DigitalMarketer Podcast | Episode 131: How To Break Into High-Ticket Offers with Dave Albano of Joza Marketing

Scared to raise your prices, but know that it’s time? This week’s guest is going to put your fears at ease. In this episode, founder of Joza Marketing and ELITE Coach Dave Albano talks about how to break into high-ticket offers, why it doesn’t have to be scary, and gives you a peek into his strategy sessions with his clients.RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODEWP EngineThe $20,000 Email TemplateJoza Marketing ResourcesJoza MarketingBook a Strategy SessionDave on FacebookThanks so much for joining us this week. Want to subscribe to The DigitalMarketer Podcast? Have some feedback you’d like to share? Connect with us on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Apple Podcasts not your thing? Find us on Spotify, Stitcher, or TuneIn. Share3434 Shares
4 Steps to Plan Your Email Marketing for the New Year
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4 Steps to Plan Your Email Marketing for the New Year

By Kelly Forst December 15, 2020 Get your email marketing ready for the new year with these 4 tips. See what worked, what didn’t, and how you can improve your email strategy. Phew, what a year!I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels 2020 was quite the whirlwind. I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly looking forward to a fresh start.The global pandemic brought about unforeseen challenges for small businesses — and many felt the impact on their marketing. In fact, of the 79% of marketers who have a content marketing plan, 70% adjusted their plan due to the global pandemic.So as we look forward to a new beginning, reflecting on the year behind us can give us a lot of insight. Spend some time before the end of the year to take a step back and r...
[UPDATED] 101 Best Email Subject Lines
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[UPDATED] 101 Best Email Subject Lines

Welcome to the 8th annual installment of DigitalMarketer’s 101 Best Email Subject Lines!Within this post, I’ve got 101 PROVEN, swipeable email subject lines that are yours for the taking. And if you’re one of our email subscribers, there’s at least a 20% chance that you played a role in determining what made the list. If that applies to you, please prepare for a little déjà vu. 🙂Though you’re currently reading one of the most aptly titled blog posts of all time, you’ll find more here than just subject lines. I’m going to break down the 8 components of every good subject line AND you’ll get an analysis of our top 10 performing subject lines of 2020.That way, when you’re finished with this post, you can:1. Start deconstructing and reproducing the elements of YOUR b...
How to Use Email Marketing Automation
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How to Use Email Marketing Automation

By Kelly Forst December 17, 2020 Ready to get started with email automation? Read this post to learn what it is and how to use it. “Email automation.”You hear the phrase again and again.Email automation is powerful stuff, but if you’re new to the email marketing game, you probably have a few questions about it. After all, automation can increase leads, conversions, and revenue, and it can save you time. The stats prove it:Automated email messages average 70.5% higher open rates and 152% higher click-through rates than other marketing messages, according to Epsilon Email Institute.So, to help you get a better grasp on what it is, why it’s important and how it can help you get the incredible results you want, here’s a quick guide to email au...
Ring in the New Year with Free, Animated Email Templates
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Ring in the New Year with Free, Animated Email Templates

By Kristin MacLaughlin December 21, 2020 A New Year’s email campaign is a perfect opportunity to connect to your audience, offer a special end of year discount, and share how grateful you are for their support. So much time and energy goes into strategizing, planning, and executing Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and holiday email promotions. But have you thought about what happens when the gifts are wrapped and shopping is done?Well, the holidays aren’t quite over just yet. The New Year celebration brings yet another new opportunity to meet your year-end sales goals. Plus, running a New Year email campaign can be a great way to connect with your customers and thank them for their patronage this year. To help you save time this holiday season, AWeber...
The 6 Most Common Subject Line Mistakes to Avoid
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The 6 Most Common Subject Line Mistakes to Avoid

By Sean Tinney December 23, 2020 Want to improve your email open rates? Here are 6 subject line mistakes to avoid and how you can fix them to improve your email engagement. Advertising legend David Ogilvy once said, “Five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.”Like a headline for a blog post or news article, the subject line for your email needs to capture people’s attention and convince them to open your message. A subject line can make or break the performance of your email, so it’s important to spend extra time crafting one that’s memorable and effective.Good subject lines get to the point, create a sense of urgency and are relevant to the su...
How to Effectively Engage Your Audience Through Email Marketing
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How to Effectively Engage Your Audience Through Email Marketing

December 22nd, 2020 Marketing Kevin George Gone are the days of Spray and Pray email marketing. You cannot do those once customary ‘Email blasts’ to every subscriber on your contact list. The email marketing landscape has changed rapidly, thanks to the ever-increasing demand for personalized messaging. Striving for higher ...