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3 Secrets to an Effective Inbound Marketing Campaign
Utilizing effective inbound marketing properly is an excellent way for you to build your business, as well as to get traffic by the masses into your website. There are a number of different ways in which this can take place, but as with anything, there are always going to be some secrets which will help you to get more traffic. Here are 3 different ways that you can use inbound marketing in order to ramp up the visitors to your own website, and to increase your bottom line.
Content Syndication – The new buzzword is tribal syndication, but you may be a little bit confused as to how this actually works. With this type of syndication, you are actually part of a network of marketers that are working in a related niche. Because there are many power marketers that are involved with tribal syndication, the amount of traffic that gets pushed around can be overwhelming. At times, this type of syndication can work within the same network, such as twitter to twitter or Facebook to Facebook. At other times, however, you can cross the line and push people from network to network.
Search Engine Marketing – SEO has received a lot of attention over the years, and this is not without good reason. As a matter of fact, many online businesses owe their existence to search engine marketing, regardless of whether it is free traffic that they are getting from the search engines or paid. The big secret to this is to target your keywords properly, and from there you can really expand in almost any direction that you want to go. Because people are very focused with what they are doing online, target what they are searching for and you can grab a piece of that traffic and send pre-warmed leads to your website through the search engines.
Social Media Marketing – Welcome to Web 2.0. Even though social media websites have been around for quite some time, their popularity has just recently hit critical mass. When you take part in social media marketing, such as what can be found on Facebook or twitter, you can really achieve quite a following in a short period of time. Many of these social media networks utilize their own internal search engine frequently, and you can be part of this by optimizing your social media marketing in order to attract those that are interested in what you have to say.

Utilizing effective inbound marketing properly is an excellent way for you to build your business, as well as to get traffic by the masses into your website. There are a number of different ways in which this can take place, but as with anything, there are always going to be some secrets which will help you to get more traffic. Here are 3 different ways that you can use inbound marketing in order to ramp up the visitors to your own website, and to increase your bottom line.

Content Syndication РThe new buzzword is tribal syndication, but you may be a little bit confused as tohow this actually works. With this type of syndication, you are actually part of a network of marketers that are working in a related niche. Because there are many power marketers that are involved with tribal syndication, the amount of traffic that gets pushed around can be overwhelming. At times, this type of syndication can work within the same network, such as twitter to twitter or Facebook to Facebook. At other times, however, you can cross the line and push people from network to network.

Search Engine Marketing – SEO has received a lot of attention over the years, and this is not without good reason. As a matter of fact, many online businesses owe their existence to search engine marketing, regardless of whether it is free traffic that they are getting from the search engines or paid. The big secret to this is to target your keywords properly, and from there you can really expand in almost any direction that you want to go. Because people are very focused with what they are doing online, target what they are searching for and you can grab a piece of that traffic and send pre-warmed leads to your website through the search engines.

Social Media Marketing – Welcome to Web 2.0. Even though social media websites have been around for quite some time, their popularity has just recently hit critical mass. When you take part in social media marketing, such as what can be found on Facebook or Twitter, you can really achieve quite a following in a short period of time. Many of these social media networks utilize their own internal search engine frequently, and you can be part of this by optimizing your social media marketing in order to attract those that are interested in what you have to say.

Google photographers are available to shoot photos of your business and will appear in a business’ Place Page to help users who are searching for more information about your business. This is an excellent opportunity for you to expose your business and do so with the help of Google.

Interior photographs are a great way to show potential customers how your store or office looks. You have the ability to display your business photos on Google Local and get discovered by your neighbors as well as Google. Go ahead and stand out from the competition. Who wouldn’t.

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I’d be happy to assist any local business owner in the Twin City Metro area (Minneapolis/St Paul) build their online presence and start with the Google Place Page today. Email me at Lisa (at) Lisa Saline.com or call 952-884-3293

Outbound and Inbound Marketing

Using outbound marketing in order to get leads and customers has been around for quite some time, but you might be surprised with exactly how easy it is to incorporate some of your outbound marketing into inbound marketing. As a matter of fact, when you do this properly you can have the best of both worlds because you’re going to be getting leads from your outbound efforts, and leads from your inbound efforts as well. Here are a few ways that it can be done.
If you regularly run television or radio ads, you can convert these over a format to be used on the Internet. This is especially beneficial whenever you are using television ads, as online video is such a hot item now. By posting these with related keywords and a well written blurb on websites such as YouTube, you would be surprised with how much traffic you are able to receive. The reason why this is the case, is because YouTube is the second largest search engine, behind its parent company Google.
If you take part in trade shows or off-line seminars, you might want to start inviting your attendees to view an online webinar. Webinars are an excellent way for you to continue contact with an individual, and you may even enjoy switching them over to electronic contact, as it can be more convenient. Not only that, recorded webinars are an excellent way for you to grab additional visitors from the search engines, or from viral traffic campaigns.
If you’re using print ads, make sure that you always include your URL in the ad. Many people that read these ads are connected at all times, either through their computer or through their cell phone. It is perfectly natural for them to type in a URL whenever they see it, and curiosity will often be motivation enough for them to do so.
Whenever you do flip somebody over to your website through a print ad, always make sure that you offer them something free in exchange for their email address or other personal information. In this way, you stop the tire kickers from simply viewing your website and then clicking away. Rather, you now have a new potential customer that you can market to regularly.
There are many other ways that you can use your outbound marketing efforts and change them over to inbound marketing success. By integrating both of these into your business, you will be able to take it to a much higher level.

Using outbound marketing in order to get leads and customers has been around for quite some time, but you might be surprised with exactly how easy it is to incorporate some of your outbound marketing into inbound marketing. As a matter of fact, when you do this properly you can have the best of both worlds because you’re going to be getting leads from your outbound efforts, and leads from your inbound efforts as well. Here are a few ways that it can be done.

If you regularly run television or radio ads, you can convert these over a format to be used on the Internet. This is especially beneficial whenever you are using television ads, as online video is such a hot item now. By posting these with related keywords and a well written blurb on websites such as YouTube, you would be surprised with how much traffic you are able to receive. The reason why this is the case, is because YouTube is the second largest search engine, behind its parent company Google.

If you take part in trade shows or off-line seminars, you might want to start inviting your attendees to view an online webinar. Webinars are an excellent way for you to continue contact with an individual, and you may even enjoy switching them over to electronic contact, as it can be more convenient. Not only that, recorded webinars are an excellent way for you to grab additional visitors from the search engines, or from viral traffic campaigns.

If you’re using print ads, make sure that you always include your URL in the ad. Many people that read these ads are connected at all times, either through their computer or through their cell phone. It is perfectly natural for them to type in a URL whenever they see it, and curiosity will often be motivation enough for them to do so.

Whenever you do flip somebody over to your website through a print ad, always make sure that you offer them something free in exchange for their email address or other personal information. In this way, you stop the tire kickers from simply viewing your website and then clicking away. Rather, you now have a new potential customer that you can market to regularly.

There are many other ways that you can use your outbound marketing efforts and change them over to inbound marketing success. By integrating both of these into your business, you will be able to take it to a much higher level.

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Feb
23

Have you used Dot Spots?

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I found this awesome new tool that allows you to comment on any content on the net. Once you create a “dot” you can add additional relevant text, links to blogs and video. It’s been a great tool for exposing one of my clients to target readers of various news posts and articles. A Dot that is connected to one paragraph will be syndicated to all other relevant paragraphs in articles scattered around the web

How is a dot different than a blog post?

Dots can they be connected to quotes or text and be placed in context of news sites. They can’t be voted on. Finally, blogs are not designed for ad-hoc collaboration, so anyone can help improve each entry. A dot is designed to make it easy to do all these things.

Watch this video on how Dot Spots works.

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