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What Is Evergreen Content and Why Does It Matter?

Danielle Elliott May 17, 2018 2:00:03 PM

I'm sure you've heard the phrase "evergreen content" before. Especially if you deal with content marketing, SEO, or honestly any kind of web marketing. Or maybe you've been told that your site needs to have this type of content in order to thrive. So what exactly is evergreen content and why are they so good for Search Engine Optimization? Today we're going to take a look at the basics of evergreen content, how to write one, and why incorporating them into your blog strategy is essential to any content marketing strategy.

An Uncommon Google Analytics Report That Will Increase Your Blog's Traffic

Danielle Elliott Mar 22, 2018 2:00:48 PM

Uncommon Google Analytics That Will Increase Your Blog's Traffic

Search engine optimization is a lot like a Rubix cube. You have to get the pieces just right to succeed at it. But the thing with SEO is that it is a field that can be challenging because it's always changing. However, there are best practices that are pretty constant. And if you follow them, you can improve your organic visibility. But since Google's algorithm is ever-evolving, most people will overlook a lot of what can cause one site to outrank another site.

10 Tips To Expand Your Reach On Facebook

Danielle Elliott Mar 20, 2018 2:00:34 PM

10 Tips To Expand Your Reach On Facebook

Social media is one of the most important marketing tools today. In fact, it's so integral that you need a solid campaign in order to grow your followers, your audience and to expand your reach on Facebook. But the trick in all this is knowing where to start because it isn't always easy. Especially if you are like the majority of people and are self-taught in the art of social media.

Learn How To Run A Successful UGC Hashtag Contest

Danielle Elliott Feb 27, 2018 2:00:38 PM

Are you looking for an easy way to build a bigger following on social media?. One of the best ways to do this is to collect UGC (user-generated content) as a way to up your marketing game. User-generated content hashtag contests are incredibly important at the moment. And for good reason. They're simple to run and have this awesome way of getting shared A LOT. It's also a lot easier to manage than some other kinds of promotions.

How To Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile

Danielle Elliott Feb 22, 2018 2:00:27 PM

Does your brand have a LinkedIn profile? More often than not, the answer is no. In fact, a lot of brands are missing the boat by not having a LinkedIn company page. Whether you're a small brand or a large business (heck - even bloggers!) a LinkedIn page can be a huge benefit to your awareness. A LinkedIn company page can serve a variety of functions, in addition to your personal profile. There really are a lot of benefits when it comes to having a LinkedIn page for your brand.

5 Ways To Maximize Your Brand's Instagram

Danielle Elliott Feb 13, 2018 12:43:28 PM

Instagram is one of the fastest growing social networks out there. In fact, in the past 12 months, their active users went from 600 million to 800 million! As for Instagram Stories, it's up to 300 million daily active users! This is great news. Especially for brands that use Instagram as a way to build brand awareness and communicate with their followers. However, with these increased numbers, it means that there has also been interested from brands of all kinds.

Digital Marketing Trends of 2018 - What You Should Know

Danielle Elliott Jan 23, 2018 2:00:29 PM

Digital marketing is growing bigger and bigger. Rumor has it that by 2020, the U.S. will more than likely hit $113.18 billion! Which is double the amount from just two years ago. A lot of it has to do with all the emerging technologies. Not to mention all of the varying platforms. But what does this mean for brands? It's simple really. If they play their cards right, they'll see an increase in ways they can connect with current and future customers alike. However, when it comes to digital marketing, the trick is to know which platforms offer the best opportunity. For both your brand AND your audience.

How You Can Make Money With Your Blog

Danielle Elliott Jan 17, 2018 9:14:22 AM

How To Make Money On Your Blog

Have you ever wondered about whether or not you can actually make money off of your blog? If so, this post is for you! If you've daydreamed about monetizing your blog, but worried it might not work, I'm here to tell you something good. You CAN make money off your blog. Thankfully, we're sharing a few different ways you can do just that. First of all, there are different "types" of blog income. There are good ones and bad ones. Generally, the income you make from your blog will fall under one of the following options:

Instagram's New Hashtag Follow Feature

Danielle Elliott Jan 16, 2018 2:00:23 PM

That's right! You can finally follow hashtags on Instagram. This is great news. Especially for brands and bloggers alike. Honestly, it's awesome for anyone who uses Instagram as a way to promote their content! This is perfect for people who consistently use hashtags as a way to find new accounts on Instagram. As a brand, it helps you reach a wider audience. Which is why it's incredibly important to use hashtags whenever you post your content. Because it can really make a difference.

Social Media: Is It Necessary To Grow Your Business?

Danielle Elliott Jan 11, 2018 2:03:42 PM

Social media can be overwhelming. You have to figure out the times to post, the type of content, and interact with your followers. All of that can seem a little insane. Especially when you consider you need time to actually run your business. So a lot of people look for ways in which to lighten their already heavy load. Avenues like content calendars can help, but over time you might begin to wonder if it's all worth it.