Web-based marketing

What to Put on Your Homepage [Content Matters Episode 18]

What content should you put on your homepage? Perhaps it’s not so obvious. If the process of planning your homepage seems a bit overwhelming, this episode of Content Matters is for you. Andy and Barry offer a thorough list of ideas for your homepage and talk you through handling the elements from top to bottom.

20 Ideas for Your Website Homepage Content [Infographic]

  Planning, creating, and publishing website homepage content is no walk in the park. In fact, it presents the most difficult—and important—decisions a digital marketer must make. Everyone seems to want to know the exact formula for getting it right. But no such formula exists. So the process of getting homepage content published often paralyzes marketers big and small, experienced…

What is a Lead Magnet? (And 10 Ways to Quickly Magnify the Size of Your Email List)

A lead magnet is a free offer you make in exchange for an email address (and possibly additional information). Lead magnets are also called: Signup incentives Signup offers Freemiums Content upgrades And many other terms One well-respected digital marketer calls them “an irresistible bribe.” Sounds seedy to me. Lead magnets are above-board and have always…

How to Write a Presentation that Converts

Have you ever wondered how to write a presentation? I’m not talking about your obligatory reviewing-the-numbers or previewing-the-game-plan decks where you may be able to get away with a set of snoozer slides. I’m talking about the presentation that stands on its own as a piece of clickass content created to inform and entertain your…

The Best Copywriters Offer Great Copywriting Secrets

I was reviewing an essay by my daughter, a high school junior, when we got to talking about what makes for great writing. It was an interesting discussion. At least I felt that way. She probably just wanted to get the thing done and turned in. I call writing my profession. She calls it a…

Digital Marketing Basics: Simplified and Comprehensive

Marketing works differently now. Push is out. Pull is in. You have to think inbound. Traditional “outbound” marketing tactics that dominated the pre-Google world are now alarmingly ineffective. We all have the power to filter out advertising and we’re not afraid to use it. The customer is in control. The communications process begins if and…

100 Ways Your Company Loses to Better Online Marketers

It’s a jungle out there. Online marketing has become a wild animal. But you don’t have to be a gorilla to dominate. Nor do you have to go ape and do absolutely everything. However, you do indeed need to understand what’s working for the leaders of the pack. I thought I’d survey the landscape and give…

Eye-Popping, Reader-Stopping, Social Media-Rocking Visual Marketing

Presenting Visual Strategies for Smart Content Marketing It’s often said, a picture is worth a thousand words. But are they worth a thousand bucks? They can be because they start conversations. They attract attention. Pictures help you tell stories. They stop web surfers and turn them into readers, which is often a crucial first step…

Conversion Copywriting: Strategies to Create a Customer Comfort Zone

  How are you feeling? If you’ve been here before and have come to know and trust me, you probably feel quite comfortable. Is it your first time? Now that’s an entirely different bale of hay. It’s human nature, right? When you arrive somewhere—or interact with someone—for the first time, you may be curious, but…

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