How Pinterest Can Drive Additional Traffic To Your Blog

Pinterest is an up and coming social media channel that is now presenting social media marketers huge opportunity to drive increased traffic to their blog. For those who are unfamiliar with the social media channel Pinterest, it is dominantly an image based channel that allows users to post and pin their own striking and interesting images as well as pin (like) other users images that are of interest to them. It is then through these images that users can insert links to their websites / blog feeds etc. in the hope that when someone shows interest in your image they will then direct through to your blog feed by clicking on the like provided to find out more information or read about the pin.

So how can this be achieved?

Create a Pinterest blog board

Create a Pinterest board dedicated to displaying images included in your blog posts. Each time you write and publish a new blog entry as well as publishing the link on social media channels like Facebook, Twitter and Google +, make sure it becomes second nature to also publish it on Pinterest. Of course you will need to make sure that the image that you include in your blog entry is good enough to stand out on the image dominated channel. Although it might take that little bit of extra time to create that powerful image, the benefits and opportunity that Pinterest can present in terms of raising brand awareness and driving increased traffic to your blog, make that little bit of extra time seem worth it. Read the rest of this entry »

How To Use Social Media To Assist The Sales Funnel – Infographic

We would like to introduce you to Dave Landry Jr., who has very kindly provided us with an infographic. We hope you enjoy this guest post. 

People don’t trust ads. They trust their peers.

In order to grow a brand, you must maintain a social media presence as a projected 80% + of customers expect their brands to be active social participants according to a recent study. So if people trust their peers, how do you get the peers to speak of your brand?

By creating brand advocates through use of effective social strategies, as highlighted in the “Nurturing the Sales Funnel Using Social Media” found below. With statistics and breakdowns compiled by the folks behind the blog of TollFreeForwarding and Dave Landry Jr., continue reading to find out how you can combine AWARENESS, INTEREST and CONVERSION into a SALE.

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Embracing the Demand for Digital

 Digital marketing is rapidly becoming the lifeline of any business as the demand for businesses to maintain a substantial online presence is ever increasing. If your business cannot be found online then it is likely that you are seriously damaging your businesses progression. It is vital that you have a virtual / online presence that can represent and be the face of your business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In this blog entry we take a brief look at just some of the practices you should take to ensure your online presence is as effective as it should be.

Online content that is optimised with keywords

Regularly updated content

Consistent blogging

A strong presence on social media channels

Frequent email marketing

An adwords campaign (PPC) / paid search

Google Product Listings

Google analytics – to monitor strategies and improve
 
Keep an eye out for my blog entries over the coming weeks for more detail on each of these digital strategies that will help guarantee your online success and business progression.

 

How SEO And Social Media Can Create A Powerful Online Presence

For your website to stand the best chance of online success it is important that your website has not just great SEO but also a substantial social media presence. There is little point spending your time and resources on improving one of these contributing factors if you are only going to ignore the other. You need to produce a strategy that concentrates on marrying both your SEO and your management of your social media channels in order to stand the best chance of driving online traffic towards your website. This blog entry takes a brief look at both good SEO practices and social media management advice in order to help you achieve this.

Marrying your SEO and social media in terms of keyword optimisation

Keyword Optimisation – The content that you include on your website should always be optimised and be relevant to the industry that you are in. You should carry out a keyword report to find out what keywords your business stands a good chance of listing for. It is then up to you to implement these keywords into your online content so that search engines like Google can see what your website is about. Therefore when people are carrying out searches, if your content is optimised and contains phrases that people are searching for then Google will be more likely to list your website in a better position as it will see your website as being relevant to the phrase that was searched. Read the rest of this entry »

WNW Design Launch – Mycocheck Website

WNW Design are proud to announce the launch of the Mycocheck website. We have applied a clean, fresh simplistic design with easy navigation promoting a positive user experience. The banner image across the top of the site has been set on a rotation, which helps maintain customer interest. We have also integrated a contact form whereby customers can easily submit a request to the company. The website has been created with its own CMS (content management system) which allows the staff to easily edit and manage their own content, making updating the website content a quick and easy process. Read the rest of this entry »

WNW Designs Friday Blog Round Up

In this weeks blog round up we have found some great blog entries with useful information about blogging, ecommerce, social media and more.

9 Reasons Why Blogging and Ecommerce are a Match Made in Heaven – This blog entry discusses the benefits that blogging can have on your business in terms of driving your online sales.

The Future of Content – Part 1 . Recognising that there are vast amounts of content readily available online, Clay Morgan discusses the need to develop more exciting and unusual means for displaying our content. Read the rest of this entry »

Social Media Marketing – A Fundamental Business Platform

Social media is a great means of targeting a large audience by broadcasting your message, new product, company update etc. to hundreds if not thousands of people in an instant. However in order for your social media channels to work effectively and benefit your business you will need to invest adequate time and resources into your social media management.

In this blog entry I discuss how social media is becoming a fundamental business platform that should not be ignored. In addition to this, the blog entry also provides numerous tips that advise how you should be using your social media channels for your business.

Build brand awareness
Social media can your business become a globally recognised brand as social media has become easily accessible to a large number of people.In a recent blog entry by Jeff Bullas he stated that “72 % of all internet users are now active on social media.” This statistic shows the extent of the opportunity that social media presents for businesses’ to market to a large internet audience.

Particularly as a lot of internet users are now accessing their social media channels numerous times a day through their mobiles and tablets, it has become even easier for businesses to really capture attention and raise awareness of the brand by taking it right to the consumers fingertips. Read the rest of this entry »

Successful Facebook Posts In 3 Steps

There are plenty of different ways in which you can optimise your Facebook posts to ensure that they stand the best chance of success. In this blog entry we take a look at three basic ways you can achieve this.

1. Short, sweet and snappy posts


Although Facebook provides you with the opportunity to post more (longer) content than other social networking sites like Twitter, posts that are too long – often cause readers to lose interest. Instead you should write interesting posts that encourage engagement. For example you might ask your reader to like or share your post or even better click through to a product or website that you might be advertising. Alternatively you could ask a question or invite them to take part in a competition to be in with a chance of winning something simply by sharing or liking your status.

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Irresistible Blog Content – 5 Ways to Produce Content That People Will Share

There are thousands of articles and blogs posted across social media on a daily basis which makes getting your blog entry noticed a pretty difficult task! Keep reading to find out how you can write blog content that readers will not be able to resist sharing.

1. Write about something you are passionate for. If you are writing about a topic that you are not interested in people will be able to tell straight away and at that point they will probably lose interest in your blog. Make sure you convey your passion in your writing, if you really believe in the topic this should come across in your writing and you should be able to make your readers believe too!

2. Make sure your blog is well structured / organised and easy to read. If you are writing a long and complicated blog entry it is a good idea to break your content up to make it more readable. You could do this by:

  • separating paragraphs with clear headings that indicate exactly what that part of the blog is about
  • using bullet points-use images to break content up.
  • using images to break up content. Images can be striking and eye catching and can be an effective means of maintaining someone’s interest.
  • numbering paragraphs or content

3. Is the information you are providing of value? This is something you need to be continually asking yourself when you are writing your blog entry as we now live in a fast paced environment where people want immediate answers. Make sure you keep your blog short and sweet, don’t waste time babbling on about things that are unnecessary, readers will think you are wasting their time and might turn to an alternative source to get the information that they are seeking. Read the rest of this entry »

Facebook Introduces Multi – Product Ads

Facebook has introduced a new ad option that not only allows marketers to advertise one product but a huge three products all in one post! This is expected to be a huge success as marketers no longer have to focus their advertising efforts solely on one product.

The new ads are available on desktops, mobiles and tablets. On mobiles the three products are displayed in a rolling banner, with the edge of the next image being displayed down the side so that users are aware that there are more products to be viewed. In addition to this, each of the images is accompanied with a description and link so that customers are able to direct to the product on the website that it is being sold from. Read the rest of this entry »