Facebook Marketing All-in-One For Dummies
Business , Marketing , Social Media / December 23, 2016

Reach your customers with the latest Facebook marketing strategies Facebook Marketing All-in-One For Dummies is a detailed resource for businesses, brands, and people who are interested in promoting themselves, their goods, and their services on Facebook. Fully updated to cover new Facebook features, this new Third Edition includes guidance on Graph Search, the updated News Feed design, cover photo rules, advertising changes, updated mobile apps, and more. Examples and case studies illustrate best practices, and the book provides step-by-step guidance on creating a successful Facebook marketing campaign, from setting up a fan page to analyzing results. Facebook is considered the most fully-engaged social media platform for most marketers. With more than a billion users who comment over 3.2 billion times per day, Facebook provides a ready and willing customer base to businesses savvy enough to take advantage. Facebook Marketing All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition walks you through the creation of a customized fan page, and guides you through interacting with fans and building a community around your brand. The book explains Facebook applications and Facebook advertising, and shows you how to make Facebook come alive. Learn how to claim your presence on Facebook Build pages to engage, retain, and sell…

Everyone’s An Expert (about something)
Business , Marketing / December 23, 2016

THIS BOOK is for anyone who wants more online traffic, more revenue, more followers, more attention, more interest, more donations or more influence. The paradox, of course, is that the best way to get all these things is by delivering less. This is a book about focus and meaning.   FOUR QUESTIONS How do I get more traffic to my site? How do I find what I’m looking for on the web? Where are the experts? Can I be one?

Unleashing The Idea Virus
Business , Marketing / December 23, 2016

The #1 question people ask me after reading Permission Marketing: “So, how do we get attention to ask for permission in the first place?” This manifesto is the answer to that question. Introduction If you don’t have time to read the whole book, here’s what it says: Marketing by interrupting people isn’t cost-effective anymore. You can’t afford to seek out people and send them unwanted marketing messages, in large groups, and hope that some will send you money. Instead, the future belongs to marketers who establish a foundation and process where interested people can market to each other. Ignite consumer networks and then get out of the way and let them talk. If you’re looking for mindblowing new ideas, you won’t find them in this, or any other marketing book. Guerrilla marketing, 1:1 marketing, permission marketing—these ideas are not really new, but they are thoughtful constructs that let you figure out how to do marketing better. The fact is, if we built factories as badly as we create advertising campaigns, the country would be in a shambles. This book will help you better understand the time- honored marketing tradition of the ideavirus, and help you launch your own. Questions the book answers:…

Brainwashed: Seven Ways To Reinvent Yourself
Business , Marketing / December 23, 2016

Years ago, when you were about four years old, the system set out to persuade you of something that isn’t true. Not just persuade, but drill, practice, reinforce and, yes, brainwash. The mission: to teach you that you’re average; That compliant work is the best way to a reliable living; That creating average stuff for average people, again and again, is a safe and easy way to get what you want. Step out of line and the system would nudge (or push) you back to the center. Show signs of real creativity, originality or even genius, and well-meaning parents, teachers and authority figures would eagerly line up to get you back in line. Our culture needed compliant workers, people who would contribute without complaint, and we set out to create as many of them as we could. And so generations of students turned into generations of cogs—factory workers in search of a sinecure. We were brainwashed into fitting in, and then discovered that the economy wanted people who stood out instead. When exactly were we brainwashed into believing that the best way to earn a living is to have a job? I think each one of us needs to start with that….

Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable
Business , Marketing / December 23, 2016

The cult classic that revolutionized marketing by teaching businesses that you’re either remarkable or invisible.  Few authors have had the kind of lasting impact and global reach that Seth Godin has had. In a series of now-classic books that have been translated into 36 languages and reached millions of readers around the world, he has taught generations of readers how to make remarkable products and spread powerful ideas. In Purple Cow, first published in 2003 and revised and expanded in 2009, Godin launched a movement to make truly remarkable products that are worth marketing in the first place. Through stories about companies like Starbucks, JetBlue, Krispy Kreme, and Apple, coupled with his signature provocative style, he inspires readers to rethink what their marketing is really saying about their product. In a world that grows noisier by the day, Godin’s challenge has never been more relevant to writers, marketers, advertisers, entrepreneurs, makers, product managers, and anyone else who has something to share with the world. AUTHOR: Seth Godin

52 Headline Hacks
Business , Marketing , Social Media / December 23, 2016

“A Cheat Sheet For Writing Blog Posts That Go Viral.” One of the worst ways you can torture yourself as a writer is to believe everything you do has to be original. Yes, it’s possible, but you’ll get comparatively little done, and the continuous pressure will give you a nervous breakdown. It’s far, far better to steal. No, you shouldn’t violate copyrights or willfully claim someone else’s work as your own, but the writers who make it in this business — and yes, writing is a business — are the ones who watch what’s working for everyone else and then creatively adapt it for their own. It’s not because they’re lazy. It’s because they’re busy. If you write for any serious purpose, you learn very quickly that you can’t afford to spend months or years dreaming up a daring new approach for everything you write. No one has that kind of discipline. The only way to survive is to write quickly, and the only way to do that is to take a page from the playbook of guys like Shakespeare, Jefferson, and Wilde — copying from others not because you lack genius, but because true genius is clothed in the…

How To Create Compelling Content
Business / December 23, 2016

…That Ranks Well In Search Engines. Once upon a time, there was something called SEO copywriting. These SEO copywriters seemed to have magical word skills that allowed them to place just the right keywords in just the right places, in just the right amounts, and even in the densities that were just right for miraculous top rankings. And that’s all you needed . . . or at least that’s what was advertised. There’s no doubt that the location and frequency of keywords is still important. Search engines work by keying in on the word patterns people are looking for and returning relevant content. But that’s not all there is to it. Here’s the deal . . . much of what determines the ranking position of any particular page is due to factors that are independent from the words on the page, in the form of links from other sites, social sharing, and other signals. Getting those links and other signals naturally has become the hardest part of SEO, which is why we’ve seen the mainstream emergence of content marketing as a way to attract links with compelling content. SOURCE: CoppyBlogger

The Ultimate Copy Checklist
Business , Marketing / December 23, 2016

Ask Yourself These 51 Questions To Optimize Every Element Of Your Copy. The Headline, Sub Headline, Value Proposition, Introduction, Subheads, Conclusion, Call To Action, Voice, Arguments, The “Weapons Of Persuasion” SOURCE: Coppyblogger

Copywriting 101
Business , Marketing / December 23, 2016

How To Craft Compelling Copy. Copywriting is one of the most essential elements of effective online marketing. The art and science of direct-response copywriting involves strategically delivering words (whether written or spoken) that get people to take some form of action. Copywriters are some of the highest paid writers in the world, but to become a truly proficient and profitable copy expert, you’ll need to invest time and energy in studying the craft. To truly excel as a copywriter, you may even want to consider investing in a copywriting course that can provide you more comprehensive training. If you’d prefer to get started with a free resource, this ebook is designed to get you up and running with the basics of writing great copy. Ready to get started? Let take a peek behind the curtain, and discover the real “secrets” to improving your copywriting skills as a content marketer. SOURCE: Copybogger

How to Write Magnetic Headlines
Business , Marketing / December 23, 2016

Your headline is the first, and perhaps only, impression you make on a prospective reader. Without a compelling promise that turns a browser of your content into a reader of your content, the rest of your words may as well not even exist. So, from a copywriting and content marketing standpoint, writing great headlines is a critical skill. Here are some interesting statistics. On average, 8 out of 10 people will read your headline copy, but only 2 out of 10 will read the rest. This is the secret to the power of your headline, and why it so highly determines the effectiveness of the entire piece. Remember, every element of compelling copy has just one purpose — to get the next sentence read. And then the sentence after that, and so on, all the way down to your call to action. So it’s fairly obvious that if people stop at the headline, you’re already dead in the water. The better your headline, the better your odds of beating the averages and getting what you’ve written read by a larger percentage of people. SOURCE: Copyblogger