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How to Install the Facebook Pixel with Google Tag Manager to Allow You to Get in Front of Your Followers Again and Again

facebook ads websites Mar 12, 2019

What is the Facebook Pixel and why do you want to use it?

The Facebook Pixel is a piece of code that lives on your website and sends tracking information back to Facebook. You want this on your site, so Facebook can build re-marketing audiences for you. Re-marketing audiences are the key to digital marketing to get in front of your most familiar followers again and again. This is what ultimately leads to those visitors doing business with you. 

Why do you want to use Google Tag Manager to install your Facebook Pixel?

Google Tag Manager (GTM) will help speed up implementation of your tags, give more security in tag firing, and allow your pages to load faster, among many reasons. When you install GTM, you no longer have to deal with code on your website. You simply add tags from the GTM dashboard on Google.

Create and Install Google Tag Manager on WordPress

  1. Create a Google Tag Manager (GTM) account at https://tagmanager.google.com that you associate with your Gmail and...
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7 Steps to Nurture Your Followers to Keep Them Coming Back for More

Why you want to nurture your followers once they become leads

Just getting a lead into your email subscriber database is not enough. In fact, very few people who get on your list will buy something right away. They require more warming up.

Consider sending them a video welcome sequence at first, but then after that sequence is over, put them into a nurture sequence to add more value. This will help develop trust in your brand.

Content for an Email Nurture Sequence

If you are blogging (or podcasting), that's one of the most obvious pieces of content you can send to your subscribers. Take the first few lines of your blog post, put them into your email, then include a hyperlink to have them click over to your blog post.

The reason you want them to click is because you can tag that in your email marketing software, and you can track the clicks on your site if you have the Facebook Pixel installed.

Use Facebook Live Streams as Content to Email

When you go live on Facebook,...

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Software You Need to Be a Digital Marketing Pro

Why do we need special software for digital marketing?

Marketing online is different than marketing in person. You don't have the opportunity to speak to someone face-to-face, which automatically warms up a relationship.

So you have to figure out how to warm up relationships in a different way....a digital way.

Marketing to Cold Audiences

If you were at a party, you wouldn't walk up to someone you've never met and tell them about your latest offer, would you?

No! You wouldn't. You would start out with a hello, introduce yourself, and ask the other person what they do for a living or something else non-invasive, not super-personal.

With cold audiences online, you must walk through the same process of warming up to people with stories.

Digitally, the way you do this is by putting stories out in the form of social media or blog content. If you have your Facebook tracking codes, or pixels, in place, you can create baskets of the people, called custom audiences, who interact with...

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How to Grow Your Blog (and Podcast) Following with Social Media

Why do you want to grow your blog (and podcast) following with social media?

First of all, it's the fastest and least expensive way to grow a digital following. Social media is usually the first digital introduction into your business. Once you build a following, if you install tracking and use email marketing software, you can re-target ads to your blog visitors and track who opens your emails and clicks on your links.

Create a brand story

It's important to start with stories about why you do what you do.

According to Google, "A brand story is a cohesive narrative that encompasses the facts and feelings that are created by your brand (or business, if you prefer). Unlike traditional advertising, which is about showing and telling about your brand, a story must inspire an emotional reaction."

Just saying you're passionate about your business is not enough. Ask yourself, "What happened to make you start your business?" Was there a defining moment...

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The DIY Website Builder's Checklist (Or the Checklist for Your Designer) to Save You Time and Money

websites Feb 12, 2019

Are you getting ready to build a website?

When you hire a designer to put your website together or do it yourself, you should take these things into consideration before jumping in. The clearer you are in communicating with your designer and/or planning your site ahead of time, the more time and money you will save.

Website Design Checklist

 

  • Budget: How much are you willing to spend up front?
    • $500 to $1,000
    • $1,000 to $2,500
    • $2,500 to $5,000
    • $5,000 to $10,000
    • $10,000 plus
  • Design requirements: Will you provide these, or do you need any of this created or edited?
    • Logo
    • Original graphics
    • Video
  • High-quality images: Will you provide, or do you need images curated for you?
    • If you provide, are they public domain?
    • Are they your original images?
    • If not owned, do you own the image license?
    • Is your copy written and ready?
  • Copy: Will you provide, or do you need a copywriter?
    • If you provide copy, is it written and ready?
    • Is your copy geared towards sales, gamification, a journey...
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How to Build Your Website's Blog Pages to Raise Your Online Authority and Nurture Visitors

websites Feb 05, 2019

What is a blog, and how does it help my business?

A blog, or weblog, is a log of content updates on a website. Modern blogs are like online diaries of information that a person or business posts to their website. Before blogs came about in the late 1990’s, conversation threads on the Internet were how people posted new information on various topics. Those conversation threads are more like online forums today, while blogs are relegated to individual websites.

A blog page is the page of a website that gets updated with new posts to keep content relevant and fresh. Content marketing is today’s way of grabbing the attention of your readers, ideal audience, and business prospects. When you hear people talk about staying relevant in order to maintain or increase your search ranking on Google or other search site (SEO), your blog is what that refers to.

How you structure your blog page is a combination of preference and objective. You should ask yourself why you want someone...

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How to Build the Content for Your Website's Work with Me Page to Attract Buying Customers

websites Jan 29, 2019

What is a Work with Me Page?

You probably think your Work with Me page is your sales page. It is, and it isn’t.

It’s your sales page in disguise. When someone comes by your store, they are window shopping. They are admiring the beautiful shoes on display, the picture of a happy girl in her prom dress, or snow skis placed in front of a ski resort with beautiful mountain scenery.

They are not looking at all the DETAILS of the offer. They are looking at the OUTCOME of the offer.

A Work with Me page can include a program title or description that presents an incredible outcome. Show a picture of a newlywed couple that leads to a page of engagement rings, a video of a smiling family on vacation that leads to resort accommodations, or an image of a digital nomad working remotely that takes someone to a digital course.

This page gives someone a taste of the BENEFITS and VISION of the OUTCOME if someone works with you.

Call to Action

Whether you sell consulting services, digital...

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How to Build the Content for Your Website's About Page to Impress Visitors into Doing Business with You

websites Jan 22, 2019

One of the first pages that is clicked on after someone lands somewhere on your website is the About Page.

Visitors want to see who is behind the information that they are consuming. It’s possible they came in because of a blog post you promoted on social media, or maybe you gave them your business card at an event. They could have found you in a Google search, too.

In general, people are curious about people, so that’s what this page is about. It brings out your story of why you started your business in the first place, how you can help with a particular problem, or why you’re an expert in what you do.

This page is NOT your resume. Park that on LinkedIn with your job history and volunteer work.

This page is about you to a certain extent, but it’s more about your potential clients or customers. Everything must be turned around to show how you are the right fit for the person learning about you.

Essentially, this is a sales page that sells you or your...

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How to Build the Content for Your Website's Home Page to Draw Customers to You Like a Magnet

seo websites Jan 15, 2019

What are websites and why are they important?

The history of websites comes from the early 1990’s when the Internet first began creeping into our computers. Everyone had to have one! Over time, it became necessary to be considered a legitimate business, but there was a huge problem. The Internet was a disorganized mess of information that was soon to get categorized and indexed by the likes of Lycos, Yahoo, and ultimately Bing and Google, the king of all search engines.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

That’s where search engine optimization (SEO) comes into play. In order to be found online, and to not have to click through 40 pages of listings, we have to get savvy with SEO to a certain extent. Some will argue that today you really only need social media presence and some landing pages to get noticed.

I think we need both.

Social Media Channels

We do not own our social media channels, but we do own our websites. Imagine if you put all your business efforts into...

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How to Select Your Ideal Client Audience on Facebook to Reach Those More Likely to Do Business with You

facebook ads Jan 07, 2019

What is an ideal client audience and why do you want to find it on Facebook?

Facebook is the number one traffic source for generating leads into businesses today, and it's the only platform that allows you to pinpoint your targeting based on the demographics and psychographics of your ideal clients. That means that you can serve your ads to those who are most likely to consider your business when they are looking for solutions to problems or challenges.

Facebook ads are different from search ads, like on Google, in that the perfect personal profile of every person who has an account on Facebook (over a billion people in the world and over 250 million in the US) can be digitized and targeted. That means that ads will be served directly to those people you've profiled.

How do you create a digital audience on Facebook to pinpoint your ideal clients' demographics?

First of all, selecting demographics is the easiest part. Most companies know if they serve men or women and the...

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