Weekly Content, Social and SEO Roundup (March 05 – March 12 2018)

Happy Monday!

I hope you all have a great and productive week ahead.

The past few weeks mark a huge milestone for us at Visual Contenting as we have successfully upgraded our platform to VPS (Virtual Private Server) in order to accommodate our increasing traffic lately. That said, if you visit our site from around the end of February 2018, you may see some interruption while accessing the site. In fact, the upgrading process took our site down for almost a week. Yes, it’s a long time for any online business, however, it’s well worth it.

Now we have the capability to serve more and more marketers, even when there’s a huge spike in traffic, without worrying about interrupting your reading experience. When you come to Visual Contenting, besides getting insightful knowledge from our marketing experts, you can also interact with other fellow marketers, buying/selling your services as well as looking for permanent jobs in marketing from top brands.

  • For agencies/freelancers: If you’re freelancers or agencies looking to promote your marketing services, you are free to offer your services to other fellow marketers and entrepreneurs directly from our site. You just need to create your account and submit to become our vendor.
  • For marketers: You can find your dream jobs (part-time, full-time or temporary positions) in marketing via our job board.
  • For entrepreneurs/agencies: find your team members by posting a job on our job board. If you’re looking for talents for a specific task/project in marketing, visit our marketing service page to find the right one.

OK, so below is this week’s roundup about what’s happening on Visual Contenting and from around the web.

Enjoy!

From Visual Contenting

5 Tips to Driving Traffic to Your Website While on A Budget

As an entrepreneur, having a strong online presence is critical in this digital era. Almost every business has a website nowadays. A great business website is an excellent marketing tool. However, driving traffic to your website can seem like a daunting task particularly if you are running low on a budget. Luckily, there are several low-cost ways to drive traffic to your website.  Let’s look at 5 tips to driving traffic to your website while on a budget.

Reacting to Website Failure: A Foolproof Process

Website failure can mean a significant loss to your on-line business. What to do to minimize damage? Be ready for it!

We’re sharing a proven foolproof process for mitigating website failure. Feel free to use it and adapt it to your business. Who knows when it will come in handy.

How to Sell More Products Online

Nowadays, E-Commerce is considered to be one of the fastest growing business sectors across the globe. Why not use this opportunity to build your store and reap all of the benefits of selling at least some of your products online? You are on the right track if your business is already present online. But in order to enjoy as many benefits from it as you can, there is a need to make sure that your website is properly optimized for both visitors and search engines. This article will guide you through the 7 tips on improving your sales online. They all are easy to implement and guaranteed to take your business to the next level. So, without any additional introductions, let us dive straight into it!

Common Writing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

With globalization, there is a lot of confusion between UK and USA versions of English language as a lot of words have different spellings in the two countries. For instance, the British use the spellings “behaviour” and the Americans use “behavior.” Often, people are not aware of the difference that lies between two different words which sound similar such as“effect” and “affect” or “bear” and “bare.”

The Road to Influencer Marketing

Influencer marketing is a technique used by various small and big brands, where they can promote their products or services through a person of influence. Influencer marketing was a big thing in 2017 and is only getting bigger this year.

Brands have been partnering with influencers to see their products and services reach the most engaged audiences. In an extremely competitive market age, influencers have the most access to the target audience that the brands need. Though Instagram is the best platform for running influencer marketing campaigns, other social media channels are growing rapidly too. Social media and smartphones have made influencer marketing the next big thing.

How Can You Get Amazing Stock Photos?

When it comes to talking about the message we get from photography, it is hard to express the feelings and emotions that they convey. Even if an image feels alive, however, it might not be as suggestive as the author would like it to be.

It is a known fact that photography is a hobby, but some people see it as a way to earn some extra money or even as a career. Stock photography can be an extra income source for professional and amateur photographers. If you have considered starting to sell your photos, here are some tips that will help you create the best selling stock photos.

From Around the Web

Want to Win at Social Media? Here’s What Followers Want, According to Experts at SXSW

People have a lot of feelings about social media.

Love it. Hate it. Use it for business. Build a brand on it. Quit it. Come back to it.

With so many mixed messages, how are marketers supposed to stay on top of the right way to use social media — and moreover, what users actually want from it?

Hanapin’s PPC Experts Share How to Boost Your AdWords Quality Score with Landing Pages

It’s happened to the best of us. You return from lunch, pull up your AdWords account, and hover over a keyword only to realize you have a Quality Score of just three (ooof). You scan a few more keywords, and realize some others are sitting at fours, and you’ve even got a few sad twos.

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Building My First Facebook Messenger Bot

They say you learn more through failure than success. After building bots for a few years, I’d say I definitely agree.

While I’ve had a head start, I know many businesses are thinking about bots for the first time.

That’s why I want to share ten things I wish I knew before I started. Learn from my mistakes and build better Facebook Messenger bots, sooner.

4 Integrated Content Marketing Insights From the Trenches of Online Dating

Left. Left. Left. Right. Left. No, this is not an army drill. These are the swiping habits I’ve picked up from my time online dating. Done in a split second, I can swipe faster than most people can snap their fingers. If you’ve ever dabbled with dating apps or online dating, you know that these snap judgements start to become second nature.

With the average human attention span lasting just 8.25 seconds, there’s something to be said about those snap judgements. As a marketing copywriter who’s working day in and day out to woo my audience with clever prose and charming insights, it’s my job to make a great first impression on my audience. If I fail, they’re going to move on to something (or someone) else. And I don’t want my audience dating around — I’m after that exclusive kind of relationship.

7 Totally Legitimate Ways to Make Passive Income from Your Blog

You’re skeptical.

You hear about bloggers who make money while they sleep — bloggers who take epic vacations or spend all their time with their families, and at the end of each month, they still have money coming in.

It sounds too good to be true. Especially when you’re slaving away every day and can barely make ends meet.

The 25 Best Blogs & Publications to Learn SEO in 2018

If you want to learn about search engine optimization (SEO), you’re going to have to read.

A lot.

You’ve got a lot to learn.

In fact, the best and most successful SEO professionals are those who stay up to date with all the latest developments.

You must be a student of the game, constantly learning and educating yourself.

After all, in the fast-moving world of SEO the only constant is change.

How a Luxury eCommerce Brand Generated 5,071 Email Leads

Are you a designer or luxury brand who has a policy to never publicly discount your eCommerce products?

Or do you just hate discounting your hard work?

If so, then I’m going to show you two popups that Sumo customer Android Homme, a luxury street footwear brand that hand-makes all its products in Italy, uses to generate leads without using standard percentage discounting (e.g.: 10% off).

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Every brand has its own story that is waiting to be told. Storytelling technique combined with creative design is what you need to effectively tell this story. It’s what we do at Visual Contenting. We specialize ourselves in helping people and brands visually tell their stories to the right target audience, with the right messages and at the right time. It’s time to TELL YOUR STORIES WITH PICTURES!!!