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A guide to using Quora in your B2B marketing

As a B2B marketer, you are constantly looking for new and innovative ideas to conquer­ your market. Driving customer engagement with the use of social media has become a crucial element to your marketing strategy. Social platforms like Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest have a lot to offer business in promoting their brand and products. But are you also using Quora? Let’s look at how Quora aids B2B marketers like yourself in achieving your marketing goals!

| by Deepika Gopalarathnam

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Is Your Page Load Time Affecting Your Bottom Line And SEO Results?

When it comes to waiting for web pages to load we’re all getting increasingly impatient. Back in the day of dial-up, you could wait around for hours for a page to load up. In this day and age of superfast internet connections a few seconds feels like a lifetime. Have you looked at your website page load speeds recently? If you haven’t it could be affecting your SEO search results and more importantly your bottom line.

| by Stephen Bavister

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Why Public Speaking Should Be Part Of Your Inbound Marketing Strategy

Experts have customers coming to them, they don’t need to resort to cold calling to drum up business. It can be difficult to get an inbound marketing strategy kicked-off. Building the momentum to attract leads takes a while. So what’s the solution to building your expert profile quickly? Public speaking.

| by Stephen Bavister

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What’s emotional marketing? Why is it trending?

The shifting trends in marketing technologies call for a good marketer to be in constant self-educative mode to keep in sync with today’s digital world. With countless new social media platforms available and new apps storming the market, how can you decide on the best course of action for your brand? The first question is, what kind of impact are you aiming to create for your brand on the target customer’s mind-set?

| by Deepika Gopalarathnam

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How To Segment Your Customer Database In The Right Way

Segmenting your database correctly will help you to get much better marketing and sales results from it. So once you have set up your contact database (ideally in a CRM system) and have selected all the properties that you want to collect, it's time to segment your leads based on those properties. Segmenting basically means grouping your contacts into lists that are relevant to your marketing and sales team.

| by Stephen Bavister

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How often should you post on your blog.  Quality vs quantity debate?

Why does blogging matter? To stand out from the sea of competitors, your business needs to build a solid online presence. Google's algorithm works to determine which websites are active, frequently updated, and have good quality content, and these factors influence the search engine rankings for your page.

| by Deepika Gopalarathnam

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How To Increase B2B Lead Quality From Your Social Media Traffic

Most of us in B2B marketing are tasked with driving more leads. If that sounds like you, I bet that you've been asked plenty of times whether you can deliver more leads to help meet sales targets. When the sales team ask this, what they are really asking for is more qualified B2B leads.

| by Stephen Bavister

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The importance of the Buyer’s Journey & mapping it

As a marketing manager, a key function is to engage your customers, and establish a successful relationship for your brand with them. A good way to understand what they're looking for, and what they want from you and your brand, is to map out the different stages of the ‘Buyer’s Journey’.

| by Deepika Gopalarathnam

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A List Of Free Stock Photo Sites For Blogs And Social Media

One of the challenges with content marketing, blogging and social media is sourcing decent images. It can take hours of wading through cheesy photos to find the right one. So we have created this list of free stock image sites to make your next search a bit easier and cheese free.

| by Stephen Bavister

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How to write a one minute business introduction

We all get asked what we do and most of us fumble for words when we try to explain it. We'll leave the listener no better off for asking the question and then politely listening to our feeble attempt at an explanation. Introducing your business well takes a bit of work. It can be fun though, so if you would like to sum up your business in one minute leaving everyone who hears it with a great understanding of what you do - follow these simple steps on how to write a one minute business introduction.

| by Stephen Bavister

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