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How to Use Free Content to Attract New Customers

Today, an astonishing 97 percent of consumers now use online media to shop locally, according to an ongoing consumer tracking study conducted by BIA/Kelsey and ConStat.

This means you have an unprecedented opportunity to attract an unlimited number of new customers to your business or organization. Fortune 500 companies pour millions of dollars into advertising on the Internet. Fortunately, you can use free content to attract new customers.

First, determine the general demographics of the types of customers you want to attract. Figure out what kind of content might interest those target demographics and tailor your content to them.

Decide how you want to provide the free content: blogs, videos, newsletters and emails are popular choices. Consider publishing a digital magazine, creating free ecommerce software, or lifestyle magazine.

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5 Steps to Creating an Email Opt-in Form that Drives Results

Before you can send out your savvy, helpful or otherwise engaging emails, you need to have someone to send them to. One of the most effective ways to gather up potential prospects is with an email opt-in form.

The form gives people the choice of signing up for your emails or not, a move that automatically helps build trust and lets them know you don’t use unsavory tactics to collect addresses.

These five steps can help you create an opt-in form that drives results, based on tips from Copyblogger and Kissmetrics.

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8 Tools to Enhance Your Social Media Marketing

Social media marketing may be all the rage, but it doesn’t have to become your life. If you’re spending too much time tweeting, searching for Facebook posts or otherwise keeping your various social media accounts relevant and current, these eight tools can help.

1. RivallQ

This analysis platform lets you keep an eye on the content marketing social media performance of any companies you want to monitor. Select the companies you want to review, save them into the system by creating a “landscape,” then check out the popularity of their latest social media posts and tweets. Knowing what works and what doesn’t for companies similar to yours can help you shape your own social media content marketing strategies.

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Simple Website Errors You Can Avoid

Got a website? Great! So when’s the last time you really looked at it – we mean really looked at it – with a super-critical eye?

You should be doing that on a regular basis. Why? Because even tiny errors – ones that are easy to overlook, especially if you’re really familiar with your site – can have a major impact on your company’s online reputation (and a major impact on sales).

Next time you have a spare hour, take this list and review your site to make sure you’re not making these critical but all-too-common website errors:

Leaving home.
When it’s time to update or revamp your website, most of the hype and excitement surrounds the home page and maybe a few landing pages, and ancillary pages like your About Us, FAQ or Contact Us pages get left behind.

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EPUB, PDF or Digital Publication?

Brochure, digital magazine, ebook: To deliver each of these content formats digitally while respecting the user experience, you'll need to select the right format. EPUB, PDF and digital publishing files all provide faithful media representations across devices, but work best for certain content types.

Ensure your project's success by learning when to use each file format.

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