All Inclusive Marketing: Leaders in Social Media Performance

affiliate marketing podcastIf you want to improve your digital strategy as an affiliate marketer, exponentially grow your profits for you and your business, then this podcast is for you. Learn from the online marketing elite to reach your growth goals.

Welcome to the Digital Strategy Insights podcast with your host Sarah Bundy of All Inclusive Marketing. The landscape of digital and social media strategy has rapidly changed, which has been trying for some, but beneficial for those who have stuck to their guns.

Listen as this week’s guest, Alina Radinsky of All Inclusive Marketing, answers Bundy’s in depth questions on the ins and outs of social media strategy. Radinsky has grown a client base as the social media manager at AIM, ranging from non-profit organisations to ecommerce businesses. She is an expert on digital and social media strategy, as well as community engagement. She is part of an industry leading team, focussing on search, digital and social media strategies.

Sit back and relax as Bundy and Radinsky discuss effective social media engagement, how to improve the relationship with your desired demographic and your SEO with social media presence.

Grow Through Social Media

Growing your business through social media shouldn’t be a minefield, and Radinsky will talk about some simple ways to get a hold on your social media marketing. With a few strategic changes you can build a loyal following through social media. Thinking about your audience will help improve your social media presence and SEO ranking.

Thinking about the social media identity attached to your business is key to ensure social media works to your advantage. Engaging with your desired demographic in a strategic way will ensure you optimise this presence. It can be as simple as paying attention to what is currently trending, using the appropriate ‘hashtags’, or thinking about who uses different social media platforms and when.

The Goal is Key

When starting to use social media you should ensure you have a solid goal in mind, whether that is the CTR (click through rate) you want or cost requisition traffic. Having a starting point such as this will make the minefield of data analysis much easier. This week Radinsky will tell us:

  • Which social media platforms are best for my business?
  • How do I cope with limited bandwith/resources?
  • Is paid advertising something I should invest in?
  • Which key metrics should I pay attention to?
  • How does my social media presence affect SEO?
  • Can I make negative feedback positive?
  • Why am I failing to engage with my audience?

Take 20 minutes out of your day to find out the answers to these question and more. This is a snippet into all the benefits you will gain learning how to strategically use search, digital and social media. This knowledge is a necessity as even more businesses are using social media as a platform to increase conversion.

Mastering social media can be the best thing you ever do for your business. Engaging with customers through social media can be the key to getting your business off the ground. The advice Radinsky and her team can provide is the best, ensuring you build a strong presence on social media.

Are you ready to master your social media presence and audience engagement? Do you want to build your business with search, digital and social media strategies? Get in touch with a quick email to Radinsky at alina@allinclusivemarketing.com.

If you want a bite-size look into how you can improve your social media performance and digital strategy, take a moment to listen to the Digital Strategy Insights podcast. Then if you want to reach out to us at All Inclusive Marketing (www.allinclusivemarketing.com), you can visit the website, visit our Facebook page at Facebook.com/trusttheexperts or follow us on Twitter @trusttheexperts.

The Enigma of Todays Social Media – Sharetize

I had an interesting meeting last week that a friend of mine in town set up between myself and a new company called Sharetize. I didn’t know what to expect and frankly I didn’t do a ton of research into them before we met, but after a run down from my friend the week before I was really curious to meet the founders.

After my meeting I found them to have the right idea of the direction buyers behave and influence each other so asked their CSO & President, James Faulkner, to send me his thoughts on the direction of social media today, how it’s changing our society and how his new platform addresses those needs.

Here are his comments in relation to my questions above:

As we all know the iterations of the internet are never-ending. This constant evolution creates a a myriad of complexities to understanding how it ticks each and every new week. As a founder of a social network marketing platform, I can tell you that I have heard all the angles, from the top advertisers in the world to the mom and pop brands. What I have come to realize is that the majority are, bless their hearts, lemmings! I respect the responsibility each and every person has, but at the same time as a culture, we have to realize that we hold the power, not the network monoliths.   (more…)

Facebook Strategies – How to Get From “Like” to Buy

This is a live blog post from the Online Marketing Summit (#OMSummit). Session presented by Kevin Ryan of Motivity Marketing

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Facebook Methodology

  • Photos and video still reign – and we like it!
  • Use meaningful photos
  • More sharing than commenting
  • links second most common media type. Status is least common
  • Potentially great for brands wanting to leverage influential word of mouth.
Three Essentials
  1. Successful brands are focusing more on a posting quality than quantity.
  2. Photos by far dominate as media type for engagement rates. Also tend to have high rates of sharing
  3. Even large pages are still gaining fans at solid rates. (more…)

Establishing Your Brand and Maximizing ROI on Pinterest

This is a live blog post from the Online Marketing Summit. Day 2. Session presented by Danny Maloney of PinLeague.

Maximizing ROI in Pinterest

What Can Pinterest Do?

  • Mobilize fan base
  • Attract new customers
  • Analytics and Data

What Pinterest Is (and Isn’t)

  • Fastest to 10 MM monthly users – now 30 MM active monthly users
  • Average 175 repins on comments
  • Its NOT about status updates. It’s about conversation and real time. The average tweet lives to about 20 mins. The average facebook page lives for about 80 minutes. The average post on Pinterest is still being tested, but it’s averaging for over a week.
  • It’s an online Pin-Board = why do people care? They express life events, home projects, shopping, gifting, education, self-identity. This is EXTREMELY relevant and important.
  • Pinterest makes Discovery and Planning social.
  • It’s brand and product inclusive (more…)

How Social Media Affects SEO

Guest speakers at #OMSummit – CatFish of BusinessSol.com. Part 2 of How Social Media Affects SEO.

Blogging Recommendations

  • Blog posts are new pages of content that can be focused on new keyword opportunities or reinforce existing targtes
  • Blog posts topics are not constrained by current site architechture
  • Blog posts provide excellent internal link opportunities
  • New blog posts create new pages that slightly increase Page Rank
  • Too many blogs are under-utilized for internal linking purposes. This should be leveraged more (ie: If you mention dog food, link back to your dog food page on your site)
  • Make sure you include your main navigation template on all your pages – if you have 1000 – 2000 blog posts of pages of content and you don’t have your global navigation in place, you could be missing out on TONS of SEO opportunity.
YouTube – Direct Impact
  • YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world.
  • Include the essential keywords in the title of your video and link back to them from your main site
  • Top listings in YouTube can drive considerable traffic
  • YouTube thumbnails also appear in regular Google / Bing search results
  • Number of views you have, number of embeds you have will impact how well they rank (more…)

Stand Out Social Marketing What’s It All About

social media standout. how to social media marketingThis is a continuation of the session at #OMSummit, Day One, from 6 Keys to Stand Out in Social Marketing.

The way we communicate has evolved. Social Media represents the largest shift in communications in human history. We are in the midst of a revolution.

Evolution of Communication

  • 1400’s – printing press
  • 1800’s – telegraph (telephone)
  • Late 1800’s – recordable media (radio)
  • 1900’s – TV
  • 2000’s – Mass Social Communication where your audience is now the content producer. Additionally, the audience is savvy and has moved from broadcast to dialog. Meaning we expect people to communicate directly with us.
Why are marketers sooooo excited about it?
Steps to Social Marketing Strategy 
1. Develop a Campaign.
2. Identify Sources
3. Develop Compelling Content and Offers
4. BROADCAST!
5. and wait… (for people to respond to it) – then RESPOND!
White paper or schedule a webinar if you’re B2B (might have a six month sales cycle)
Offers, coupons, discounts, polls, giveaways, etc if you’re B2C

6 Keys to Stand Out in Social Marketing – Part 1

social media icons how to stand outI’m currently live blogging at the Online Marketing Summit (#OMSummit) and am in the first workshop on day 1 called “Stand Out Social Marketing” presented by Mike Lewis, Author of Stand Out Social Marketing.

Here are my notes from the first part of this three hour workshop:

Here are the six stand out strategies that will make you hugely successful in the social space:

1. Pay Attention

Listen to your customers and understand them on an individual basis. Don’t be general. Speak with people and care about them. This shoudl be the heart of your social strategy. It involves paying attention to behaviours and individuals.

Key Concepts: Social Prospecting + Social Scoring
Traditionally….
  • Broadcast messages through multiple channels
  • Collect data and demographically target
  • Open stores in areas of audience concentration
  • Drive people to online or offline purchases (more…)

How Small Businesses Are Spending Time in Social Channels [INFOGRAPHIC]

People often wonder how their hours on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Linked In and Google Plus compare to others. If you’re a small business owner you may find these free channels helping your business, or depending on what you use it for, wasting your time.

Hubspot recently posted this infographic to display how other small businesses are spending their time on social media.

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What’s your time on social media like in comparison to these stats? As a small business owner what do you use it for?

Gary Vaynerchuk on Social and Mobile in Performance Marketing

Gary Vaynerchuk and Sarah Bundy on Social and Mobile in Performance MarketingWow. How many of you have heard Gary Vaynerchuk (@garyvee) speak in person? I hadn’t until yesterday and My God, what an incredible experience. I took some notes from his presentation and recorded the talk to digest it again later, but what really struck me right off the bat was his message about the shift in the way our society communicates and markets. I’ve heard it all before from a million other places – social and mobile are the ways of the future, but for some reason, it didn’t really impact me until my hour with him.

What I took from his talk is the immense opportunity of the affiliate marketing space  coming in social and mobile marketing, more so than in search and coupon affiliates, both of which are currently dominating the industry. I see a light at the end of the tunnel for those feeling stuck by over saturation and push tactics, or affiliate programs dominated by coupon and loyalty sites. (more…)

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