This post shares 3 simple web metrics to help find the 20% of stuff controlling 80% of your online business because online only Pareto can hear you scream.
Use these three simple metrics to find your long tail:
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Banksy, a grafitti artist, is a powerful social marketer. Banksy's art blew up New York teaching ten online marketing lessons for those wise enough to see including:
Are people racing around NYC to see your latest work? If no then steal some social marketing tips from one of the world's best - Banksy.
Over Planning Can KILL Your Content Marketing
We see a lot of experts, gurus and people who should know better sharing yesterday's advice. We've read thousands of words about the importance of goal setting, planning and objectives for content marketing.
People talk about creating content marketing calendars and planning everything to within an inch of your life. Good luck with that. Might have worked 3 years ago, but today's social / mobile / connected world means you need to become a NOWIST.
This Curagami post embeds the influential Joy Ito TED talk about becoming a Nowist by pulling from the network to meet demand. Your content needs to do the same.
AND You need to digitally listen. We riff a few paragraphs about what it means to digitally listen such as FOLLOWING those who follow you, Retweeting and curating content from your customers and brand advocates.
Next time you read 1,000 words on planning your "content calendar" STOP and read this Curagami post so you don't over plan your content marketing.
Great post and insight by @Martin (Marty) Smith sure to help you with your content marketing.
New SEO's invisible Giant uses magician tricks such as Google's floating filter bubbles, social media's disappearing act & friends you never knew you had.
Wow, what a day for Invisible Giants. After my Haiku Deck account went down taking the fastest "views" deck we've ever created into the void we received a dramatic lesson in almost every "Invisible Giant" idea discussed.
TIME and the growing importance of "near real time" response was absent. Not anymore (lol). Wrote up what happened today as an example of "Invisible Giant" values and just how our online marketing world is turns on a different axis now.
Jeff Fromm in a great post for TBJ makes Curagami's tactical marketing is dead argument beautifully. Social Media Marketing is dead & here's what's next.
As we consume more and more content via our mobile devices, both content marketing and social media marketing strategies need to be re-examined.
The end user, your consumer now has Notification Distraction, be it from a game or text message your content has limited engagement time of these devices. Getting a share has become even harder.
Connecting content to product engagement is the new marketing.
After Google's algorithm changes content is KING, context QUEEN. Online merchants who "match the hatch" of content to customers create advantage. Winning this advantage takes courage.
Courage because when one revolution happens things get crazy. When three revolutions are happening simultaneously its time to get in the basement with water and a year's supply of canned goods.
Instead of doing that we suggest reading about how content, commerce and social media can contribute to one another on CrowdFunde our startup dedicated to helping websites, brands and companies tap wisdom of crowds.
Today, around the world more people have mobile phone subscriptions than have access to electricity and safe drinkable water. Today, almost a third of the world's population uses the internet (a 528.1% growth since 2000!
So what are we doing with all the time we spend online, and how do we know all that time is being spent in useful ways?
For many of us, the internet is among the first things we experience after we wake; in fact, 75% of users are online before 9 a.m. Over 75% of people in the US own a laptop, 53% a smart phone, and 31% a tablet. Email is the most common action performed by people on their laptops, while search is the top action for mobile phone and tablet users. 72% of people like to play games on their tablets while 70% use their mobile phones for social media. Where do we use these devices? 72% of people use their mobile phones while traveling, and 64% use them in restaurants and coffee shops. As for tablets, 88% of people use their devices in the living room, 79% in the bedroom.
Find more statistics and data at the infographic or article link.
Digital marketing has become one of the most focused on streams of marketing in the last few years. Three of the biggest digital marketing issues include social network marketing, mobile, SMS marketing, and content marketing. Here’s a brief look at each:
As a marketing, you can rely on social media to connect, engage, and build relationships with current and potential customers.
Mobile marketing is a term that covers several different methods of marketing through mobile devices. Mobile marketing can take several different shapes but one of the most popular is SMS marketing.
Content marketing is the development of interesting and helpful materials to engage customers and clients. Examples of content can be blogs, infographics, online tools, YouTube videos etc.
This infographic displays some eye-opening statistics about these 3 digital marketing streams and might get you thinking more about including these streams into your marketing mix.
As it turns out, social media and search go hand-in-hand...
From Facebook and Twitter, to Pinterest and MySpace (yes, it still exists), social media users are often on the search for… something.
For marketers, understanding the searches that lead to improved engagement is critical.
To that end, Azntaiji Multimedia and SocialRadius have produced a new infographic highlighting exactly what so many of us are searching for.
It is hard to believe that in a digital world where people are so connected, it still seems to be completely difficult for businesses to use that to their advantage to more efficiently maximize their ROI. Companies continue to spend on banner ads instead of on the people who can really make a difference in the way people purchase.
This infographic should help researchers and advertisers see what great potential there is in the power of social media and general online influence. Bloggers, tweeters, and Facebook champions really can be wise investments; read more at the article link.
Know thyself is great Internet marketing advice and this post helps explain how to define your Unique Selling Propositions and Unique Customer Aspirations.
How are you and your business different?
A quick search on Linkedin for "website designer" shows 300,000+ people who do the same thing I do. So how do you set yourself up as "different"? Try building on your other interests and experiences to strengthen your USP or Unique Selling proposition.
Setting up a new Twitter profile or Facebook Page can be a time-consuming process, especially when it comes to working out the sizes of all the images you need to make your channels – or those of your clients – stand out from the crowd.
And what about the other social platforms, like Pinterest and Google+? Wouldn’t it be great if somebody could put all of this information on a single page?
Earlier this year we looked at a very thorough social media sizing cheat sheet from those nice folks at LunaMetrics and now, not only have the team at LunaMetrics revamped the look of their graphic, they’ve also updated the content so that it now includes all the latest social media sizing information for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.
See the infographic for all that essential sizing details...
The Internet offers so many more possibilities for small businesses than ever before. The online marketing opportunities are limitless, and it can be done with the social networks that you use everyday.
So, 'Why Build Your Brand Online?' The answer is simple, because that’s where everyone is. People are going to look for information about your business all hours of the day, everyday. Give your customers the opportunity to see your brand and message at all times. Let them develop a loyalty to your business via the Internet, and the increased opportunities for revenue rewards will likely soon follow.
By developing your brand online, you are able to use a vast array of measurement tools to get to know your audience. You can see what messages, and which types of media get the most responses from your customers, as well as, what times of the day get the most activity from your Facebook Fans and hits on your website. From these measurements, not only can you better brand your message based on your customers, but you can give them the voice to support your business to others. Tailoring your message to your customers is vital to building your online brand.
Learn more about online branding and more tips for business development through social media at the article link...
Want to create an attractive infographic but don’t have the budget to hire a professional designer?
Then you should try using an infographic-creation tool.
If your small business is looking for an eye-catching and easy to comprehend way to teach, inform, and inspire others about its products and services, infographics might be a good solution. Infographics can be more effective and memorable than other ways to present data, making them particularly effective for online audiences.
To create an infographic, you should make a list of possible ideas that you want to get across, create the initial draft or skeleton, color scheme it, and research your content from authoritative sites. Then it’s time to select your design platform.
Read about three online tools that can help you create stunning infographics...
What if I said that almost a quarter (23 percent) of Facebook users check their account five or more times each day, Twitter users are 33 percent more likely to be Democrats or – sorry Foursquare – that 74 percent of Americans are unfamiliar with the concept of ‘checking in’.
These, and several other amazing social media statistics, can be found in the infographic on social media statistics...
But how does a video go from one view to millions?
Check out the infographic for more information...