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10 Things Experts Haven’t Told You about Email Outreach for Content Promotion

10 Things Experts Haven't Told You About Email Outreach for Content Promotion

If you’ve been reading other online marketing blogs, then you have probably heard about how important it is to promote your content.

Experts also recommend using email outreach as a mean of promoting your content.

I’ve sent out hundreds of emails over the past few years to promote articles on my blogs and in this article, I’ll share a few things I’ve learned that other experts don’t usually mention when they talk about using email for content promotion.

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19 Competitor Backlink and Mention Monitoring Tools

19 Competitor Backlink and Mention Monitoring ToolsOne of the biggest challenges for SEO professionals and social media marketers is getting links and social shares to their content. One way people find opportunities is to find competitors, discover which sites are linking to them and then asking those site owners to link to their site.

However, a shortcoming of this approach is that sometimes your competitors continue to get new links and social shares long after the article has been published. Being able to monitor those articles or domains for new links and social shares would help you to continuously gets links and shares to your own content, wouldn’t it?

Fortunately, such tools exist. Here are a few tools that can help you monitor your competitors for new links, social shares and content.

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19+ Popular Webinar Software Platforms and Inexpensive Alternatives

19 Popular Webinar Software Platforms and Inexpensive AlternativesAccording to a poll by E-marketer, webinars are one of the 3 most effective content marketing tactics for generating leads, along with video marketing and case studies. With webinars, you can interact with and engage your prospects more directly than with blog articles and other content, making a good platform for building engagement and selling.

Although there are many webinar software options, the quality and ability of these platforms varies greatly when it comes to reliability and being able to handle large audiences.

I’ve compiled a list of webinar software programs and here are some choices that you might want to consider.

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49 Instagram Marketing Tools to Grow Your Instagram Traffic

40+ Marketing Tools to Grow Your Instagram TrafficOver the past few years, I’ve spent a good amount of time exploring other social media networks and experimenting with marketing on them.

One social network that I’m particularly excited about is Instagram. Instagram is one of the fastest growing social media networks with over 400 million users and I’ve heard of people growing followings exceeding 100k on Instagram alone.

Additionally, Instagram’s ability to convert users into buyers seems to be higher since Instagram is based on social interactions rather than ads.

I decided to do some research on Instagram and some of the tools that people can use to manage their presence on that platform and market themselves. I’ve provided a list of tools and articles that you might find helpful if you want to get into Instagram marketing.

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E-commerce Giveaway Fail: A Case Study with Lots of Fun Lessons

E-commerce Giveaway Fail: A “Case Study” with Lots of Fun LessonsRecently, I read about how Greenbelly was able to launch their brand on a $75 budget and gather around 4,000 email addresses. I read a bunch of giveaway case studies and was inspired to try it out myself.

I decided to try out a group giveaway myself, similar to Greenbelly, to see if I could kick start my email list growth and re-launch my e-commerce blog.

I was able to get 6 other brands to participate, but unfortunately, our giveaway didn’t do nearly as well as hoped, gaining less than 100 emails. I wanted to share some lessons learned and some mistakes you should avoid if you want to run a successful giveaway.

 

Greenbelly’s success story

Greenbelly was able to launch a really successful campaign generating over 4,000 email leads and significant sales by partnering with established brands in their giveaway. They spent $75 on product and did no other marketing.

Their giveaway was a success because some of the brands that they partnered with were well established and promoted the giveaway, resulting in lots of participants. Gleam gives extra entries if people refer their friends, so this allowed the giveaway to spread even further.Read More

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