Did an Oopsie? Here’s How to Manage a Social Media Crisis

A social media crisis is common yet it can break a brand’s reputation in minutes. There are numerous factors that could cause it such as catastrophic marketing fails but most of the time, it springs from inappropriate content posted online or action is done by a celebrity, public figure, or brand.

Bad news spreads on the internet like wildfire and waiting for a social media crisis to go away on its own will never help: once it’s out there, it’s out there for good. Social media marketing fails, no matter how long ago, have a chance of resurfacing even at the slightest provocation or reminder.

Remember United Airlines’ drag and drop incident with Dr. David Dao? It still feels recent but that issue is almost two years old already! And so is Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi ad gaffe which spawned parodies and garnered enough backlash that the video was taken down almost immediately.

Social Media

PR blunders are unavoidable, and social media platforms can be a great tool to help manage it.

Here are a few tips to help you quell down public outrage should your brand be in hot water.

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Understand Google’s Page Speed Insights or Suffer in SEO

Google Page Speed

Most webmasters understand the importance of website load speed for users. Countless studies have shown the correlation between how fast a page loads and online conversion rates.

This significance has increased dramatically with the rise of mobile internet browsing. Today, 64% of smartphone users expect a page to load in less than four seconds.

Because of this growing expectation of fast page loading, Google has recognized its importance in providing a satisfying user experience.

This has prompted them to use mobile page load speed as a ranking factor within their search algorithm. And with Google rolling out mobile-first indexing last year, put simply, your website will suffer in SEO if your core pages load slowly.

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13 Clever Ways to Repurpose Content Like an Expert

Are you creating tonnes of content and yet struggling to get the desired results? In 2018, only 20% of B2B marketers rated their content marketing approach as very successful. 

Content Marketing

Its hard for content marketers to scale up while producing quality content.

A smart technique to squeeze the most out of existing content efforts is to repurpose it. 

Content repurposing is the art of repackaging current content by presenting it in an all-new way. With a plethora of content marketing channels and types, repurposing helps amplify content performance. Here are some benefits of repurposing content: 

Improved Search Rankings 

Creating many versions of a content piece helps target specific niche keywords. These adaptations have the potential to get more backlinks and publicity for the business. 

Get More Reach 

There are occasions when a piece of content is terrific but does not reach a large number of people. If it’s a blog post then it won’t have access to an audience that frequents YouTube, for instance. Re-doing content ensures users can see it across online channels. 

Showcase Niche Expertise 

Creating several variations of a content piece helps strengthen authority in a niche. Repetition can earn visibility as well as brand recall.

Not sure how to weave content repurposing into the marketing mix? Here are ways to reuse content assets like an expert:

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4 Tips to Upgrade Your Online Marketing

Online Marketing

Nowadays, developing a remarkable marketing strategy is harder than it looks. Of course, you’ve seen that brilliant ad on Facebook, and it seemed easy to reproduce. However, the reality is always different.

Crafting a high-performance online marketing strategy implies more factors. The person who develops it, the team which helps, the marketplace’s condition, the budget involved, and most importantly, the purpose of the digital strategy.

In today’s post, I’m sharing 4 important tips to upgrade your online marketing performance and take your business to the next level.

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5 Common Google Ads Mistakes That Can Wreak Havoc on Your Campaigns

As a Google Ads consultant by trade, much of my time is spent auditing and optimizing poor-performing accounts. In short, I tend to encounter many of the same Google Ads mistakes time and time again. And 90% of the time, they’re common mistakes can be fixed in just one or two clicks.

Call it a “mistake” or just simply not knowing, there are many features to Google Ads that can hide beneath the surface. Simply being aware of certain settings and options can help you actualize a more efficient and successful PPC campaign, which is the name of the game with Google Ads. 

To help you get the most out of your Google Ads account, below I share five of the most common Google Ads mistakes I find on a regular basis.

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Generating Quality Free Backlinks for Your Ecommerce Website: Important Aspects to Consider

Ecommerce Backlinks

Search engine algorithms continuously get better by dictating the best SEO practices and punishing the wrong ones. But there are few practices that are never outmoded. Quality backlinks are one of them. If you are running an eCommerce website with the ambition of getting on top of the search ranks, backlinks will be irreplaceable. E-commerce sites that need to target Google search rank for more traffic and sales, find backlinks even more crucial for their SEO strategy.

But only backlinks cannot make a substantial effect on your search rank. It is the quality and relevance of those links that matter most. So the real concern will be about finding quality backlinks for your e-commerce site. Before explaining this let us see what backlinks are and how to differentiate good links from the bad ones.

What Precisely are Backlinks?

External Backlinks

Backlinks are nothing but the websites that allow your website link to get published and remain accessible so that anyone by clicking on them can navigate to your website. Such links are published by the websites to enhance relevancy and make the user experience better. This also shows that other quality websites consider your website to be relevant and important for a certain context.

Let us explain how backlinks work really. For example, when a reader reading on Turkish lamps on a website can come across your website link and by clicking on that he can come to your store selling Turkish lamps. If your e-commerce store is found to be relevant and useful for certain products and related contexts, other websites can give you backlinks from their web pages.

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6 Reasons Why Video Belongs in Your Content Marketing Plan

Content Marketing

People all around the world watch more than 1 billion hours of video every day, and this number is rising steadily. According to the latest research, YouTube is already the second most popular site in the world (no one beats Google), with over 23 billion monthly visits and 300+ hours of video uploaded every minute.

Clearly, the video is incredibly popular, and the reason for that is pretty simple: it encompasses all content types – images, music, text – and combines together two things that catch our attention most: sound and movement. No wonder that video is a proven tool for increasing customer engagement, increasing sales, and helping people make better buying decisions.

If you need more proof, here are some reasons why you should include video in your content marketing along with some pretty convincing evidence.

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Why Video Marketing is the Future of Content Marketing

Video Marketing

In this mortal world, nothing remains forever. We can see a lot of changes with the passage of time. Be it our eating items, clothing pattern, living style, or technology, everything keeps on changing constantly. 

Undoubtedly, technology has changed each and every aspect of our lives and in the last few years, digital media has gone under a lot of transition. If we particularly talk about Content Marketing, starting with print media or Television, we can see a lot of change. 

The marketing trends keep on changing every year. In the marketing world, video marketing has become a trendsetter and it is also not wrong to say that the future lies in video marketing. Even adding video to the Search Engine Marketing campaign can also impact ranking. This is the reason many reputed companies like Mondovo recommends video marketing for delivering better SEO results. 

Youtube has become the second largest search engine after Google. It has received more than 1.5 billion logged in user monthly. 

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How to Succeed via #Hashtag Marketing

Hashtags

Since 71% of social media users use hashtags, this social feature is a powerful tool that marketers can leverage in many different ways. The smartest hashtag marketing strategies will provide tremendous benefits for the business that implements them, the primary positive results being:

  • Improved brand awareness
  • Improved brand reputation
  • Improved content quality and value
  • Effective content segmentation and personalization

Obviously, the better the strategy the more potential results. Social media marketing is no longer a “should” but rather a “must” for every business, marketer, or entrepreneur who dreams for successful brand exposure and positioning.

If you’re wondering how to succeed via hashtag marketing, you’ve landed on the right spot.

In today’s post, I’m sharing essential hashtag marketing strategies and tips that’ll help you stand out from the crowd and outperform the rest of your competitors.

Don’t waste your time, or mine – implement what you learn here and take your hashtag marketing campaigns to the next level!

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Lost your Google Search Rankings? Tactics to Recovery using the “Rank Drop Quadrant”

Google Search Ranking Drop Quadrant

“Sean, I can’t find my site ranking anymore in the Top 10 in Google for ‘florida luxury homes’. What happened to my search rankings suddenly? Why have my Google rankings fallen so dramatically!”

“Why has traffic to my site suddenly dropped? I can’t find my site anywhere on Google?! What’s happening?”

Ask anyone who’s worked in the field of SEO for more than a couple of years and it’s more likely than not that he/she would’ve got an email like this from a client. You could find yourself in the same boat at any time and you want to be best prepared for it!

The world of SEO is complex and always subject to change. Nowadays, it’s become a fine art and requires a balance of both technical and creative strategies.

Google updates its search algorithm multiple times in a year with possible incremental changes happening every day. As an example, way back in February 2012, they made 40 updates to their algorithm within a single month.

Here’s an infographic on the 9 Major Google Algorithm Updates Every SEO Webmaster Must Know.

So, you see, there’s a lot of scope for change, and as such, it stands to reason that there are always random fluctuations in the SERPs. It happens all the time: one day your rankings are sky-high, and a few days later, you drop a dozen or so positions and your revenue starts to plummet.

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