6 Steps To Building A Massive Audience With Content

Creating and curating the best quality content on a consistent basis, that is timely and relevant for your audience, is the first step towards successful content marketing. From there, you can build a significant audience over time, make appropriate offers, and generate revenue. It sounds a lot easier than it is! Fortunately, there’s a formula you can follow! My buddy, Joe Pulizzi — founder of the Content Marketing Institute, discovered several similarities used by some of

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Top Ten Questions: How To Create The Perfect Social Media Marketing Mix

By the year 2020, more than 85 percent of all buyer-seller interaction will occur online. And not just online, but through video and social media. This is huge! It’s crucial to the success of your business that you stay on top of the ever-changing social media landscape, particularly on Facebook. By 2020, only 15% of sales interactions will be outside of social, mobile, and video #influencerchat pic.twitter.com/2RnapMtVHr — Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) May 6, 2015 In

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Top Five Facebook Marketing Mistakes – And How To Fix Them!

If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed by the constant changes on Facebook and frustrated with a lack of solid results, you’re not alone. Many small to medium size business owners – even Fortune 500 companies – find it challenging to properly reach their fans and struggle to measure real monetary results from their Facebook marketing efforts… You’re more than likely making many, many mistakes on Facebook every single day that are costing you money… simply because

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24 Highly Useful Facebook Marketing Features, Tips and Tactics

Facebook’s big news this week is the introduction of an interactive feature called Instant Articles. Currently launching with just nine major media partners, this feature is bound to see significant growth with more publishers coming on board to create fast-loading, highly visual, experiential articles. (My favorite part about this announcement is the fact that publishers can sell ads in their articles and keep the revenue!) Meantime, while the new Instant Articles feature starts to gain

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10 Awesome Instagram Posts To Boost Your Business

I’m always raving about Facebook (especially with the exciting news lately!). However, for this week’s issue of The Social Scoop, I thought I’d put the spotlight on a different platform: INSTAGRAM! Instagram is one of the fastest growing social networks this year, with over 300 Million monthly active users. (Yes, it’s owned by Facebook!) At first glance, Instagram does have a more informal nature. (I tend to share much more personal posts on my own

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Facebook Is More Small Business-Friendly Than You Thought

Facebook’s latest efforts to support the education and empowerment of small- and medium- size businesses is a series of LIVE events around the U.S. called the 2015 Boost Your Business Program, just announced this week. There are over 40 million active small business Pages on Facebook and the company is more committed than ever to helping these small businesses to grow and succeed. In this week’s featured article, WebProNews takes a deep dive into the Boost

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Facebook Announces Live Events for Small Businesses, Featuring Mari Smith

Super exciting news! Facebook just announced a series of educational events called Boost Your Business, comprised of both half-day and 2-hour pop-up events, across the United States. With more than 40 million active small business Pages on Facebook, these events are designed to help business owners achieve greater success and growth. I am greatly honored to be hired by Facebook to co-facilitate the four half-day events, contributing my own Facebook marketing expertise and business development knowledge at each event. The

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