Top 25 Digital Marketing Articles – Week of 05/25/18

This week’s roundup, includes tips to attract customers using behavioral Email Marketing, enhance your Organic SEO efforts, and expand your Social Media presence using strategic design. Learn how to improve your Content Marketing skills, and create an effective Local SEO strategy for multi location businesses. We’ve covered all of this news and, much more, below! From the UpCity Blog: Content Marketing: Maggie Black discusses how quality Content can be repurposed to reach your SEO audience and get you to the first page of Google. Charles Musselwhite highlights the importance of having a well defined Content Marketing strategy for your business. Stephen Altrogge’s blog lists the steps to create an effective Content Marketing campaign. Onimod Global’s blog offers guidance to enhance your Content Marketing skills. Conversion Optimization: Gabriel Shaoolian offers valuable UX tips to help marketers increase Conversions and their revenue. Learn how tactics such as testing the alignment, using white […]

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Top 25 Digital Marketing Articles – Week of 05/18/18

This week’s roundup, includes tips to run an effective Email Marketing campaign, adapt your website for Google’s Mobile first indexing, and utilize Social Media for increasing conversions. Learn how to create Content for mobile audience, and increase the Organic traffic of your website. We’ve covered all of this news and, much more, below! From the UpCity Blog: Content Marketing: Lounge Lizard’s blog highlights the importance of prioritizing Content to ensure consistency and develop familiarity with the target audience. Pat Whalen offers helpful tips to create Content for your mobile audience. Rich Quarles draws special attention to the benefits of Content Marketing and discusses how it can complement the other marketing aspects of your business. Conversion Optimization: Gary Brown highlights the importance of having a lead generation strategy to attract potential customers for your business. Learn how to boost your site’s Conversion rate using images, from Souvik Banerjee’s blog. Noud van […]

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Top 25 Photo Editing Apps for Marketers

Editor’s Note: This blog post originally appeared in Jan 2014. It has been updated to reflect pricing & offering changes, as well as newly available tools and solutions. Let’s face it, you’re not going to get anywhere with social media marketing unless you’ve got some super stellar images, GIFs and memes to catch your audience’s attention. There’s just so much to look at on social media that if you’re posting bland, or even average, images you’re not going to get noticed. Social love and attention aside, do you really want to be representing your brand with images that are of less than amazing quality? No, we didn’t think so. Still, the challenge to produce photos that are worthy of viral level social engagement is a very real struggle, especially if you’re coming at it with limited photo editing experience. Lucky for you, there’s some amazing photo editing apps that take the […]

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Top 25 Digital Marketing Articles – Week of 05/11/18

This week’s roundup, includes tips to increase your business volume with CRM matching, rank your website high in Local Search, and leverage UX Design for growing your business. Learn how to improve your Content Marketing efforts, and get more subscribers for your Emails. We’ve covered all of this news and, much more, below! From the UpCity Blog: Anna Ray shares the valuable lessons you can learn from a ’90s website that became a content legend. Brennen Bliss explores the different ways that design can impact your customers’ experience. Noah Seiler  has tips on avoiding the two most common Google penalties. Content Marketing: Brennen Bliss highlights the benefits of Content Marketing case studies and offers guidance to create them. Julia McCoy discusses how strategies such as creating clickable CTAs and using keywords based on target audience’s search intent, can improve your Content Marketing efforts. Emily Sidley’s blog accentuates the merits of […]

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Top 25 Digital Marketing Articles – Week of 04/20/18

This week’s roundup, includes tips to grow your customer database in CRM, improve SEO rankings with Off page techniques, and boost the Conversion rate of your website using online tools. Learn how to influence people with Online Reputation Management, and increase the ROI of your Email Marketing campaigns. We’ve covered all of this news and, much more, below! From the UpCity Blog: Content Marketing: Ann Smarty draws special attention to keyword research trends, for helping marketers reshape their Content Optimization efforts. Learn how to create an effective Content Marketing strategy and start a blog for your business, from Lincoln W Daniel’s blog. Robert emphasizes the need for creating videos in Facebook and giving your old Content a makeover, to improve your Content Marketing strategy. Conversion Optimization: Syed Balkhi draws special attention to online tools that can help marketers improve the Conversion rate of their websites. Learn how to enhance the […]

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Top 25 Digital Marketing Articles – Week of 04/13/18

This week’s roundup, includes tips to convert your Social Media followers into customers, create an effective social CRM strategy, and improve the Conversion rate of your blog. Learn how to find the right UX or UI Designer to make your digital presence a success, and increase your Email Marketing response rate. We’ve covered all of this news and, much more, below! From the UpCity Blog: Content Marketing: Jen Kelly highlights how Content Marketing can help marketers to achieve better rankings and improve conversion rate. Maria Mora discusses how Content Marketing strategies such as developing a brand story and building a strong presence on social media can increase and ROI. John Locke emphasizes the need for creating more Content, to increase organic traffic and improve your rankings. Learn how to evolve your brand communication strategically to revamp the Content Marketing campaigns of your brand, from Mat Zucker’s blog. Conversion Optimization: Follow […]

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Four Ways to Use Video to Engage Your Brand’s Audience

There’s a reason that video marketing is so important for your brand right now. It’s engaging and captures your audience’s attention. Views on branded video on Facebook have increased 258%, and 64% 0f consumers make a purchase after watching branded video content. These numbers tell us a lot about video’s effectiveness on individual consumers, but that’s only one part of the equation. For those numbers to mean anything, your video must reach as many people as possible. This means you need to get people talking. Your video content needs to spark conversation and interaction from your audience. With the constant onslaught of content on social media, it just isn’t enough for them to watch it without saying anything. But, how do you make this happen? How can you take good video content and turn it into something that’s a great conversation starter? Here are 4 things you can start doing […]

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Top 25 Digital Marketing Articles – Week of 04/06/18

This week’s roundup, includes tips to increase revenue using Social Media, maintain a good Online Reputation, and create an effective Content Marketing strategy. Learn how to Convert more leads to sales, and improve the performance of your Email Marketing campaigns. We’ve covered all of this news and, much more, below! From the UpCity Blog: Content Marketing: Learn how to use non obvious thinking to create better Content, from Kim Moutsos’s blog. Khushi Srivastava highlights the importance of having a Content Marketing strategy to improve the sales of your business. Follow the valuable tips from Tania Brooks to create an effective Content Marketing strategy. Sharon Hurley Hall offers guidance to use keywords in your Content, for increasing traffic, leads and sales of your business. Conversion Optimization: Shawn Herring emphasizes the need to improve page speeds, target the right keywords and perform A/B testing on the pages, for improving your website Conversion […]

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Top 25 Digital Marketing Articles – Week of 03/30/18

This week’s roundup, includes tips to make the most of your Social Media remarketing campaigns, design an attractive website that is responsive, and create evergreen Content. Learn how to perform SEO keyword research for multiple Locations, and increase Conversion rates on your Thank You pages. We’ve covered all of this news and, much more, below! From the UpCity Blog: Clifford Almeida explains how to deliver up front value and close more business as a result. Know when the ‘do it yourself’ plan isn’t the best route for your agency. Grant Effinger walks us through how removing pages from Google can actually help a site rank better. Ashley Minaudo runs through the top trends to follow when marketing in the food and beverage industry. Check in on Ola Moana, our Growth Hacking Giveaway winner, as they work to unlock the time to sell. Content Marketing: Jessica Thiefels discusses how strategies such as […]

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Top 25 Digital Marketing Articles – Week of 03/23/18

This week’s roundup, includes tips to promote your brand with Social Media, improve the navigation of your website, and deal with Content saturation. Learn how to improve your Email Marketing plan, and rank your websites high in Local Search. We’ve covered all of this news and, much more, below! From the UpCity Blog: Content Marketing: Jen Saunders highlights the significance of storytelling in Content Marketing. Heidi Cohen’s blog discusses how Content saturation can negatively impact your Content Marketing efforts and offers guidance to deal with Content saturation. Kelsey Meyer draws special attention to the scenario of guest posting for helping marketers rethink and improve their Content strategy. Conversion Optimization: Nic Jolin emphasizes the need for using analytics, promoting pages that Convert and A/B testing your landing pages, to boost your CRO efforts. Learn how to use email marketing, social media and blogging to increase Conversions, from Jan Paulovic’s blog. CRM: […]

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3 Big Social Media Changes to Monitor in 2018

In addition to guest posting on the UpCity blog, WEBITMD is featured as one of the Top Digital Marketing Agencies in Los Angeles. Check out their profile here. Your goals are simple, but the tools and strategies to achieve them…not so much. 2018 will be the year that buyer-focused marketing methodologies truly take off and prove a big point: if you are stuck in a traditional SEO mindset while failing to evolve with the updates and changes made to the various platforms you use, your messaging will fall on deaf ears. The best inbound marketing agencies stay current on platform and software updates, as well as various trends paramount to successfully adjusting highly customized strategies that focus on how a brand’s customers engage with their products and services. Here are three new game-changers to be aware of as you continue to evolve your marketing strategies. 1. Facebook Messenger Can Add People to Calls in Progress Facebook Messenger […]

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Top 25 Digital Marketing Articles – Week of 03/16/18

This week’s roundup, includes tips to create an audience aligned Social Marketing strategy, improve your Conversion rate by changing the design of your website, and implement a new CRM system. Learn how to improve the performance of your Content Marketing campaigns, and rank high in the Local Pack. We’ve covered all of this news and, much more, below! From the UpCity Blog: Stanislas Walden explains how mobile apps can enhance your marketing strategy. Culture Pilot explores how to be productive using a remote workflow. John Scrivner emphasizes the importance of an SSL certificate for the performance of your website. See the RFP process through the eyes of your client. Content Marketing: Nicole Martins Ferreira highlights the benefits of Content Marketing, and offers useful tips to create Content for improving conversions. Neil Patel draws special attention to data driven Content Marketing techniques that can improve your SEO rankings. Elna Cain offers […]

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Top 25 Digital Marketing Articles – Week of 03/09/18

This week’s roundup, includes tips to gauge the success of your Social Media Marketing efforts, optimize landing pages for high Conversions, and use CRM for delivering a better customer service. Learn how to improve the performance of your Content Marketing programs, and outrank your competitors in Local Search. We’ve covered all of this news and, much more, below! From the UpCity Blog: Andrew McLoughlin from Colibri Digital shares five actionable UX tips for mobile sites. Lindsay Paige Rush of Laughing Samurai touches on the importance of data aggregators. John Surdakowski of Avex Designs discusses how fashion brands can leverage content marketing for brand awareness. Content Marketing: Scott Dubow emphasizes the need for using a compelling headline along with photos, infographics and videos to improve the performance of Content Marketing programs. Learn why it is imperative to have Content Optimization as a part of your Content strategy, from Kyle Harper’s blog. […]

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Top 25 Digital Marketing Articles – Week of 03/02/18

This week’s roundup, includes tips to improve your Social Media presence with pretty links, increase Conversions by engaging visitors, and use CRM for the benefit of your business. Learn how to create effective Content for your business, and rank high in Local Search. We’ve covered all of this news and, much more, below! UpCity News: UpCity has introduced an AdWords Summary to the platform’s reporting suite. From the UpCity Blog: We’ve got the top 25 Facebook groups to join if you’re a member of the web design community. Amanda Pope shares the best tactics for leveraging content marketing in the medical industry. Ilya Lipovich explains how to use your minimum viable product to decide whether to develop an app in iOS or Android first. Content Marketing: Eric Sachs draws special attention to the changing scenario of SEO friendly Content writing in the year 2018. Jabed Hasan emphasizes the need to deliver […]

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Top 25 Facebook Groups & Pages for Web Designers

Editor’s Note: This blog post originally appeared in June 29, 2016. It has been updated to reflect changes, as well as newly available tools and solutions. Type in the words “web design” into your Facebook browser and see what happens. Countless pages and groups pop up, but there’s no real way to differentiate one from the other, unless you dedicate an entire day to sorting through them all. Most web designers we know don’t have the luxury of that sort of leisure time. Still, Facebook is an incredible resource for professionals in the industry. The trick is finding them. Pages and groups are a great way to connect, learn and share ideas with others in the web design industry. From small businesses to those that operate on a world-wide scale, there’s no shortage of web designers and agencies to connect with. To help you, as a web designer, get more out of […]

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Top 25 Digital Marketing Articles – Week of 02/23/18

This week’s roundup, includes tips to generate revenue with Social Media Marketing, increase Conversions from your website’ organic traffic, and use CRM for inbound marketing. Learn how to improve your Content Marketing strategy, and integrate Local SEO into your existing marketing plan. We’ve covered all of this news and, much more, below! From the UpCity Blog: UpCity introduces a new Review Management Center for Top Local Agency Marketplace partners. Jen Saunders shares five ways to boost your email marketing CTR. Hope Horner gives four ways to incorporate video content into your marketing strategy. Kelly Shelton has tips on how to get executive support for SEO. Content Marketing: Ryan Esco offers guidance to create a valuable Content Marketing plan from an SEO standpoint. Chris Kirksey busts the myths related to Content Marketing and offers guidance to improve your Content Marketing strategy. Learn to create an effective Content Marketing strategy for your […]

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Top 25 Digital Marketing Articles – Week of 02/16/18

This week’s roundup includes tips to choose an influencer on social media, drive conversions by improving existing content, and analyze your competitor’s websites to generate an effective SEO strategy. Learn how to create a data driven content marketing strategy and optimize your checkout for mobile customers. We’ve covered all of this news and much more below! From the UpCity Blog: Knowmad Digital Marketing share their tips on designing your website with lead generation in mind. ATX Web Designs offer their strategies for generating winning content every time. Learn how to best leverage the links you already have with help from SocialSEO. Content Marketing: Amie Marse offers valuable tips to help marketers create content without blowing their budgets. Learn how to create a data driven content marketing strategy from Ashley Poynter’s blog. Susan Gilbert discusses ways to attract more leads with magnetic content marketing. Krishna Shastry draws special attention to the […]

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Top 25 Digital Marketing Articles – Week of 02/02/18

This week’s roundup, includes tips to increase sales with Social Media campaigns, improve the Conversion rate of your website, and protect your Online Reputation. Learn how to create a Content calendar for handling editorial processes, and achieve success with UX Design strategies. We’ve covered all of this news and, much more, below! From the UpCity Blog: Content Marketing: Danny Todd draws special attention to the challenges involved in hiring freelancers for outsourcing Content. Tom Jager discusses how strategies such as using pop ups to share Content, avoiding stock photography and making CTAs more effective, can improve your Content Marketing efforts. Kim Moutsos offers guidance to create a Content calendar that can help marketers handle editorial processes and workflow. Conversion Optimization: Follow the steps listed in Chad’s blog to improve the Conversion rate of your website, which in turn can result in higher profits. Sarah Wolterman highlights how strategies such as […]

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Top 25 Digital Marketing Articles – Week of 01/26/18

This week’s roundup, includes tips to grow your Social Media following, get more from your web traffic with CRO, and create a Reputation Management strategy. Learn how to measure your Content Marketing ROI, and make your website or blog Mobile friendly. We’ve covered all of this news and, much more, below! From the UpCity Blog: Content Marketing: Natalie Slyman emphasizes the need for establishing an editorial calendar, defining KPIs and creating data driven audience personas, to create an effective Content strategy. Learn how to measure your Content Marketing ROI, from Sharon Hurley Hall’s blog. Anurag Gupta offers useful tips for writing an appealing headline to enhance your Content Marketing efforts. Joao Aguiar’s blog provides helpful tips to write SEO friendly Content in the year 2018. Conversion Optimization: Chad Harwood-Jones offers guidance to get more from your web traffic with CRO. Krishna Shastry highlights the need for reducing form fields, avoiding the […]

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