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6 game-changing ways AI can help optimize reputation management

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Your company's online reputation can make or break your business. Before you even get a chance to connect with your customer, they have already Googled your business, read your online reviews, and judged you accordingly.

Reputation management allows you to take control of the information that appears about your company online. It is crucial for driving business to your company.

7 min read

Top Apps to Help You Build A Killer Brand on Instagram

Both Facebook and Instagram have become effective marketing tools for brand awareness. However, when it comes to user engagement, Instagram has twice the opportunity. In fact, 68% of users on Instagram engage with brands regularly while only 38% of users on Facebook regularly engage with brands. On average, Instagram has 58 times more engagement for each follower as compared to Facebook.

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How to rank on Google’s first page without violating the rules

Getting on Google's first page is not a walk in the park. You must be willing to put in lots of hard work while keeping a close eye on ever-changing rules and algorithms. If you let your guard down, you risk having your page fall off the first pages altogether. If that happens, you’ll have a hard time getting people to click your link because most people don’t click past the first page of Google search results anyway.

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5 Easy Ways to Boost User Engagement and Retention

Growing your business is no small task. You may have an excellent website, product, and customer service, but still aren’t meeting your customer engagement and retention targets. The five ways to boost user engagement are:

  • Send push notifications
  • Fast-track signup forms
  • Personalize content 
  • Offer a customized rewards program
  • Ask for feedback

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Maximize Social Media Marketing - Gain Wider Reach and Earn More Leads

How do you maximize social media for business? Social media has become a major part of most people's lives, so where do you start when trying to get people's attention? 

Nearly half of the global population (45%) actively use Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. That is equivalent to a staggering 3.5 billion people using these platforms each day. One key driver for the popularity of social media is its accessibility on mobile devices.

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Optimize your website with these 7 SEO points

Search Engine Optimization techniques are necessary for any website to generate traffic and reach your target audience. Even if we don’t realize it, the information we click on during a Google search is the direct result of the SEO work that somebody put into making that site rise in search results. SEO is the process of gaining website traffic by implementing a variety of techniques used to rise in search engine rankings.  

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4 surefire Ways to Improve Your B2B Content Marketing

Understanding your niche is the first step to owning your Business-to-Business (B2B) content marketing strategy. Today’s market is constantly changing, and it can be difficult to gain footing, even if your business is already established. Because of this, you have to be ready to adapt your content marketing strategy to succeed in various circumstances.

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Inside the Instagram algorithm and how to beat it in 2020

Gaining followers on Instagram is as much of a science as it is a testament to your great content.

If you want to gain more followers on Instagram, then you need to understand how the Instagram algorithm works. Before you jump on to this platform and expect to get huge returns, it is important for you to know how, exactly, you can beat the Instagram algorithm.

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9 Ways to Use Instagram Marketing to Boost Sales

Businesses today, no matter how small or large, are struggling hard to come up with more innovative ideas to increase engagement and sales. Instagram offers brands the perfect opportunity to market their products or services and attract a wider audience. In 2020, more and more businesses will use Instagram as a shopping tool and long-form video platform to meet their conversion goals.

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Your Ultimate Technical SEO Checklist for 2020

To rule the e-commerce business, the first and foremost step is to take care of technical SEO aspects. All too often, e-commerce business owners neglect this crucial step while designing their website, and if they do, profits suffer. Keep your technical SEO top-of-mind with this handy checklist and watch your web store soar to the top of search engine results.

This is the best place to find complete information on technical SEO. You will find easy, yet effective steps that will optimize your website. Before we dive into the details of improving your technical SEO, we’d like to start with a quick overview of SEO, and what it means for your e-commerce store.

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Keyword Research: How to do it and why it matters

Before we begin, congratulations on starting your new website. We want you to know that you made the best decision that will help you expand and reach out to your prospects and unique target audience. That is the first step.

The next step is to make your website visible to both the people who will be consuming your content and to the search engines that will be ranking it. To do this, you need to do keyword research. In this guide, we are going to show you how to conduct comprehensive keyword research to help you rank higher in your SEO.

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How to crack the code to viral marketing posts

Viral marketing has changed the way that businesses or people promote themselves online. Anything from video clips, e-books, or images can be used to virally promote -- or destroy -- a brand. Viral marketing campaigns have struck particular success on social media platforms and YouTube. 

Take, for example, You-tuber Jenna Marbles. Back in 2010, she posted her first video: “How to Trick People Into Thinking You’re Good Looking.” The YouTube audience, although not very size-able at that time, blew up with excitement. Within several hours, her video went viral, and today it has almost 70 million views.

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A CEO's guide to reputation management

Reputation and brand matter a lot in business these days. People are quick to judge you on the basis of your reputation and online presence before making any decision related to business, including business deals and investments.

A CEO acts as the face of a business and company. Therefore, the reputation of a CEO is closely linked with that of a company. CEOs these days are under constant pressure and are scrutinized for their online presence. High usage of social media for multiple purposes is also a reason for that.

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Planning a content strategy is nothing, implementation gets results

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“Traditional marketing talks at people. Content marketing talks at them.”

-Doug Kessler

A great content marketing strategy includes both the creation and distribution of helpful, relevant content that is easy to digest and remember. This will drive people to buy your products, visit your restaurant, or, from a reputation standpoint, create a favorable picture of you online.

Both pieces of a content marketing strategy are equally as important, so why do so many marketers fall short in developing a great content marketing strategy? One of the significant reasons is the lack of understanding of how important implementation is. 

Here are a few key elements of an effective content marketing strategy:

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How to Use PPC to Help with Your Online Reputation Management

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There are times when it's a good idea to integrate a little bit of purchasing power into your reputation management activities, especially if you're a business owner. Running a pay-per-click (PPC) campaign can often be an excellent addition to your overall reputation management strategy because it helps you "own" the first paid positions when someone Google's your brand.

We often think of building a solid website, setting up a Facebook page, and placing a few posts as the key components of reputation management. While those are definitely important, there are other avenues to improve your reputation across third-party review sites, social media, and other digital platforms.

When implemented properly, a PPC campaign can help you:

  • Effectively reach your target audience
  • Generate profit much faster
  • Counter negative reviews

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10 ways your online reputation can help you reach influencer status

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The amount of clout or influence you hold online and your reputation can feed off of - and disrupt - each other. Your online influence will determine how much trust people place in you and is an important aspect of any reputation management strategy. This includes brands as well, since brands typically want to work with people who have large followings and engage with their followers on a regular basis. 

Influencers have established credibility online because of their large audience and reach on social media. They have changed the ways brands market online and are proof that just about anyone can gain a following and promote products within their niche. 

But how do you start from scratch on your road to becoming an influencer? A huge part of reaching the coveted influencer status is to build your online reputation. Give people a reason to follow you on social media by making sure that what they see about you online is positive.

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How creeping reputation problems leech profits

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It happens slowly. First one bad review, no one really notices. Then an article quietly penned by a competitor shaves off a few percentage points of profit. The sales team gets yelled at. The marketing team calls for a bigger budget, but still it happens. Over time profits soften and all because Google search results have been slowly, even imperceptibly, getting worse.

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How positive and negative reviews affect business revenue

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A single negative review can case your business to suffer revenue loss. The popularity of online reviews on different e-commerce sectors has grown significantly over the past decade. Since many businesses have swapped from the traditional method of selling goods to online selling, online reviews have transformed the way business is conducted.

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The Benefits of Establishing Your Brand

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The benefits of establishing your brand are:

Think of your favorite company. What’s the first thing that comes to mind? It’s probably that company’s logo, or an image representing them as a brand. The image of a logo or a name that comes to your mind when you are thinking of buying something is branding.

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How to Promote Your Website for Free

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With the emergence of social media, blogging, and ecommerce, one has to wonder whether having a website is still relevant and necessary in 2019. Well, let us save you the suspense - yes. Having a website, especially if you are running a business, is still as crucial as ever if you are interested in reaching your target audience and/or customers. In fact, when searching for products and services online, 30% of consumers will not consider a business that doesn’t have a website. On top of that, the majority of your audience will still find your website through search engines, as opposed to discovering it on social media or through email marketing.

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Steps to build your niche using content

A content strategy is the creation and promotion of unique information to a specific target audience. The benefits of content marketing include improving brand image, brand awareness, generating organic links to a website, increasing sales and social engagement, and more.