Google Posts – Think Conversion, Not Optimization – Greg Gifford

If you’re looking for another way to increase traffic to your website, boost sales, and engage with your audience – and really, who isn’t – then Google Posts may be the best new thing you’re not currently using. They’re free, easy to use, and drive traffic to your website or landing page.

Greg Gifford from SearchLab stops by to gives us the facts about the creative ways you could be using Google Posts, and why you should be using them to get a leg up on your competition (who probably isn’t using them).

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How to Differentiate Yourself Online and Off – Forrest Dombrow

How to Differentiate Yourself Online and Off – Forrest Dombrow

All customers want and expect certain things from the businesses they conduct business with, good service, efficiency, and friendliness, just for starters. But what else can you, as a product or service provider, do to make sure you stand out from your competition? In other words, what makes you remarkable?

With the help of Forrest Dombrow, we dig into what businesses can do to differentiate themselves from their competition.

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What You Need to Know About GA4 – The Next Google Analytics – Chris Mercer

What You Need to Know About GA4 – The Next Google Analytics – Chris Mercer

Like an aging car, as it gets older, you start adding things to it to keep it fresh. The same can be said for Google Analytics. Google has rolled out Google Analytics 4 as the future gold standard when it comes to measuring your brand, including clicks, views, etc.

On today’s episode, our friend Chris Mercer returns to the show to tell us what every marketer needs to know about the new GA4, how it differs from Google Universal, and how it will change the way you’re measuring your marketing efforts.

 

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How to Generate a Year of Content in Just One Day – Shaina Weisinger

How to Generate a Year of Content in Just One Day – Shaina Weisinger

We’ve heard this enough that it’s a permanent script running through our heads, “Content is king.” But how can we keep things fresh and interesting and engaging to our audience so it’s not the same old stale blog posts that we’re pumping out week after week?

Luckily for us, Shaina Weisinger from Repurpose Home, is here to share her strategies and ideas for repurposing content in a thoughtful, creative, and strategic way. Including her “7 by 7” method that she promises will help get you a year’s worth of content to share.

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The Expert’s Guide to Google My Business in 2021 – Ben Fisher

If your goal is to get more customers – and really, who isn’t trying to do that – then you need to be discoverable. Search is digital, even if you run a brick and mortar shop. Your customers are first going to go online to look for you, so the pressure is on you to make sure they can find you.

The place to start is with your Google My Business account. Google is the ultimate at search referral, and your GMB account will help you get top results, improve your SEO, and provide access to analytics that will help you fine tune your paid search strategy. GMB expert Ben Fisher is here to help us navigate the constantly changing Google, as well as run through the do’s and don’t’s of GMB, so we can hopefully avoid risking a suspended account!

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The Pros and Cons of Marketing Automation – Kelsey Jones

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In the world of marketing, we’re constantly planning, coordinating, managing, and measuring all of our campaigns, which includes many repetitive tasks performed across multiple channels. Thankfully, there are a plethora of all too eager tools out there designed specifically to help you automate most of these tasks. No doubt we’re all using a few here and there to help us get a leg up and increase productivity. But what areas are best when it comes to taking advantage of these shortcuts, and which are better left to human touch? As Editor-in-Chief at Neilpatel.com, Kelsey Jones joins us today to give the lowdown on which tools she and her fellow staff are using to automate their systems and processes, and which tasks she still completes the old fashioned way.

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Why Most Content Marketing Sucks (and what to do about it) – Will Francis

Why Most Content Marketing Sucks (and what to do about it) – Will Francis

Just what is the secret to creating great content? This is something every marketer wishes they knew the answer to. What it does not mean is to create insane amounts of content and throw it up on every platform possible – quantity does not equal quality in this equation.

If you’re a technology, digital, and social media expert like today’s guest Will Francis, you will start adopting a more practical approach when it comes to your content marketing.  Remember, you don’t need to be on every platform to get traction on your content – and you shouldn’t. Less content with higher quality to it can still earn you loads of eyeballs. And don’t forget to get creative in your repurposing efforts! In today’s episode, our guest will give you practical advice and some great actionable tips to turn your marketing content into leads and sales.

 

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Why You Need Microsoft Ads Now – The “Bing Ads” Breakdown – Lisa Raehsler

When most people think of search, what immediately comes to mind for most advertisers and marketers is usually Google. But don’t dismiss the power of Microsoft’s Bing. What many don’t realize is that Microsoft actually gets much farther reach than they think, thanks to Microsoft powering a plethora of other search engines as well (AOL, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, etc).

Microsoft ads and strategy expert at Big Click Co., Lisa Raehsler, is here to remind us not to forget the power of Microsoft search, with over 13 billion global searches, including being a leader in the voice search realm. This episode is all about what you’re missing out on by not utilizing Microsoft ads.

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The Psychology Behind Successful Websites – Wes McDowell

The Psychology Behind Successful Websites – Wes McDowell

As marketers, we all wish we had that magic crystal ball that could tell us exactly what out clients want. Well, there is a way we can put ourselves in our customer’s shoes by zeroing in on their emotional needs. Because the truth is, most people buy based on emotion over logic. 

Today’s guest, Wes McDowell, helps small businesses do exactly that by incorporating psychology into their websites. Find out how using certain wording can encourage a sale to go one way versus another, and how honing in on a few areas can really make all the difference.

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The Right Way to Work with Influencers – Jason Falls

The Right Way to Work with Influencers - Jason Falls

In this current world of social platforms like TikTok and Instagram, we’ve all no doubt seen the influencer marketing boom hit like a ton of bricks. Celebrities, and even once unknowns, are thrust into celebrity courtesy of their ability to influence their large group of followers, are called upon by brands and companies to collaborate to market products and services.

But Jason Falls, digital strategist, and author of Winfluence, cautions us to ask ourselves, do you just want people posting about you, or do you want them to influence an audience? There is a difference, and today we’re going to learn all about influencer marketing versus influence marketing.

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