Category: Advertising and Marketing

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Why Your Website Should Be ‘Accessible’

Do you operate a blog, e-commerce site, forum, or any other type of website? No matter which kind, you’ll want to make sure it’s accessible to everyone, including users with disabilities. According to a recent Global Economics of Disability Report, approximately 1.3 billion people in the world (18% of the population) has some type of…

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Elements of a Successful Brand Voice

What is your brand voice? Big companies like Red Bull, Coca-Cola, Google, and Microsoft are fully aware of their respective voice and how it impacts sales. However, smaller businesses and entrepreneurs often overlook their brand voice. But a strong brand voice can have a significant impact on your business, as it establishes your business as…

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Digital Marketing Trends For 2019

2018 is coming to a close, and naturally we are all in a period of reflection; contemplating our past year as well as what to expect and hope to accomplish in the coming year. At Content First Marketing, we’ve been looking at the latest digital marketing innovations and assessing the trends that we think will…

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Why You Need a Marketing Calendar and How to Create One

There’s an old saying that goes like this: “Something terrible happens if you don’t promote — nothing happens.” But, you want something to happen with your business. You want it to thrive, grow and make money. To do that, you have to promote your products and services. How Is There Time to Market When You’re…

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What Is Evergreen Content for Websites?

We all know the importance of publishing fresh, high-quality content to your website on a regular basis. It gives visitors a reason to return while encouraging higher search rankings in the process. Google even says that publishing content is the “single most important thing you can do.” While there are dozens of different types of…

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Top 10 Benefits of Video Marketing

Online videos have revolutionized the way companies promote their products. With faster Internet connections and advanced media playback software, online video is now easier to access than ever. Not sure if video marketing could help your business? Keep reading to learn the top 10 benefits it has to offer.   1. Video Is Search Engine-Friendly…

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Digital Marketing Campaigns for the Holidays

With the holiday season upon us, there’s no better time than now to optimize your digital marketing campaigns. Consumers in the U.S. spent roughly $691 billion during the 2017 holidays, up 5.5 percent the year prior. Of course, market analysts believe this number will be even higher this year, with the average shopper spending $1,007….

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Promoting Your Blog Posts Is Easier Than Ever

After creating a new post for your blog, you should work to actively promote it. Some blog posts will immediately receive traffic once published, but others may require some legwork. So, what are some effective ways to promote your blog posts? Six Ways to Promote Your Blog Posts 1. Notify Your Subscribers One of the…

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Generate More Traffic to Your Blog Posts

Traffic is a direct indication of a blog’s success. The more traffic your blog receives, the more sales/conversions you’ll make; it’s just that simple. While you can always use paid advertising to boost your blog’s traffic, a more cost-effective solution is to craft posts that naturally attract visitors.   Five Ways to Generate More Traffic…

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The 5-Step Approach for Blog Post SEO

Blogging is an excellent way for business owners to connect with their target audience. Using this platform, they can inform potential customers about upcoming products. And the way to get to that audience is to make sure they can find you easily, using SEO (search engine optimization). Blogs also provide information that’s relevant to their…

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Six Steps to Defining Your Brand

As a business owner, your brand identity is everything. It’s more than just your business’s name; it’s the way in which your target audience perceives your brand. Failure to establish a relevant, memorable brand identity is a critical mistake that will place your business miles behind your competitors. So, how do you define your brand…

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Making Facebook Work for Your Business

Think Facebook is fazed out and irrelevant for your business? Think again. Facebook is the world’s leading social media networking site, with well over 2 billion monthly users. You’d be making a huge mistake to ignore this social and FREE media outlet for your online marketing strategy. But we don’t necessarily mean marketing solely to…

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Promoting Your Business with YouTube

Have you thought about using YouTube to promote your business? Pretty good idea, considering YouTube is by far the world’s largest and most widely used video sharing website.   By 2017, there were more than 400 hours of content uploaded to YouTube each minute, and one billion hours of content watched by users every day. In…

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Supercharge Your Content With Emotions That Click With Your Buyers

Remember that Sarah McLachlan ad for the SPCA? It plays a reel of sad, injured, lonely and forgotten animals to the slow, melancholy tune of “Angel”. Talk about some strong content!   I think at this point, we’ve all seen it! And, whether you’re an animal lover or not, it strikes a chord.   Maybe…

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