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Content Marketing: Benefits of Hiring a Blogger

If you have a business, you need to have a blog. Not only will it help to drive more traffic to your website (leading to more sales), but your customers will get to know you better and therefore will learn to trust you, compelling them want to do business with you.

However, as is the case with most business owners, you may not feel like you have the time to devote to a blog. For this reason, you may want to hire a blogger or writer to do it for you.

Here are some benefits of hiring a blogger for your blog.

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Conversion in the Age of Multiple Devices

We’ve all heard the ancient proverb “Use the right tool for the right job”. In the present day, recent studies have revealed that this proverb is reflected in the manner in which consumers use various devices to search for and make online purchases. StatCounter, a web analytics company, compared the popularity of searches among desktops, mobile phones, and tablet searches. Desktops came in at 45.53%, mobile phones 50.71%, and tablets came in third at 3.76%. Looking at the issue in sheer numbers, it would appear that mobile devices win the popularity contest by a nose. But that doesn’t tell the whole story.

While other studies reveal slightly different results, the consensus is that mobile devices enjoy a slight lead over desktops in general. However, there’s little doubt that mobile devices are driving more and more traffic. These numbers play a big role in where advertisers place their precious ad dollars. And this is where things get a little murky from a marketing perspective.

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SEO: Setting up Shop Next to the Internet’s Main Entrance

SEO is critical in the business world today – it can help drive organisational growth, increase sales, and build your customer base. Yet it still remains an abstract concept for many business owners and entrepreneurs alike. They realise its importance, but struggle with understanding the finer details of how it works. Perhaps you too would like to learn more.

This article answers the following questions: What is SEO? How does it work? And why does it matter so much? Armed with this knowledge, you will be better equipped to make better business decisions for your company.

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Content Marketing is Like The Trojan Horse

Modern-day consumers are desensitised to advertising. From the sad soundtrack that tugs at your heartstrings to get you to donate money to a good cause… To the pulse-pounding cinematography that turns a car commercial into a miniature action movie… The audience has built up walls to resist these kinds of advertisements.

They know that whoever runs the ads is trying to sell them something, so they tune-out. They switch channels during a TV commercial break, they ignore pop-up ads online, and they let radio spots go in one ear and out the other.

Your customer base has built up walls against traditional marketing that can make getting them to listen, much less make a purchase seem almost impossible.

Until you bypass those walls, anyway. And that’s where content marketing comes in.

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How to Rank in Google’s Featured Snippets

First off, what is a featured snippet? A featured snippet is what Google decides is the best complete answer to a question.  It’s that little bit of information from a relevant website that appears first after a Google search below the ads and often above other related questions. It is also called an “answer box” because it usually answers a precise question that you searched for right away. Clicking on a featured snippet will take you to the main website so that you get more information.

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Facebook Messenger Marketing Strategy:

What’s New and What You Need to Know

Facebook have tightened the way they are managing “broadcasts” over Facebook Messenger. You used to be able to do it with programs like Many Chat, but Facebook now requires businesses to apply for “Subscription Permission” if they want to send non-promotional broadcasts. Promotional Broadcasts can’t be sent at all without paying for them as a sponsored message. Here is everything you need to know about the changes and how it’s going to affect you and your business. 

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Is Your Email Marketing Dead? Here’s How To Revive It

There was a time when email marketing was the hottest thing around. Everyone was just starting to use email, and companies were profiting off it by easily reaching their customers. However, as time has gone on, so too have the ways in which people use the Internet. While email is still popular, other methods of communication of become more prevalent, and as a result, email marketing has become less effective. 

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5 Things to Consider When Redesigning Your Website

In this digital age, businesses rely a lot on their websites to make sales, boost their market dominance, and satisfy their customers. However, you need to ensure that your website appeals to your customers and has enough information to help them make purchase decisions. If your website is not helping you reach your business goals, you will have to redesign it. Here are five things to consider when redesigning your website: (more…)

Case Study: Creating a functional & delicious bakery website

Baker’s Brew is a well established Bakery and Cafe with stores in Ballarat and Ararat. They serve all day breakfast, lunch and awesome fresh brewed coffee, as well as a large range of beautifully baked fresh bread, pies, sausage rolls, cakes, delicious award winning slices and sweet treats!

The bakery also provides a number of independent grocery stores and cafes with their fresh breads and pastries on a daily basis.

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