Where to Start with Digital Marketing? Do These 10 Things First

It’s the one question I hear most often. It has various forms: Ok, but where should I start? What are the 2-3 things I should do now? What’s the first thing we should be thinking about? It’s often asked at the end of meetings about SEO, content strategy, Analytics, web design or really any topic in digital marketing.  Regardless of the industry, the audience or the maturity of the business, our recommendation is often the same… Start at the end of the lead generation process. Go to the very end of the process, to the bottom of the funnel, to…

12 of the Best AI Chatbots for 2021

Whether it’s on Facebook Messenger, their website, or even text messaging, more and more brands are leveraging chatbots to service their customers, market their brand, and even sell their products. But even though most chatbots can handle moderately sophisticated conversations, like welcome conversations and product discovery interactions, the if/then logic that powers their conversational capabilities can be limiting. For instance, if a customer asks a unique yet pressing question that you didn’t account for when designing your chatbot’s logic, there’s no way it can answer their question, which hangs your customer out to dry and ultimately leaves them dissatisfied with…

26 About Us & About Me Pages + Templates to Make Your Own

Building a website is, in many ways, an exercise of willpower. It’s tempting to get distracted by the bells and whistles of the design process, and forget all about creating compelling content. It’s that compelling content that’s crucial to making inbound marketing work for your business. So how do you balance your remarkable content creation with your web design needs? It all starts with the “About Us” page. For a remarkable About page, all you need to do is figure out your company’s unique identity, and then share it with the world. Easy, right? Of course not. Your “About Us”…

How We Increased Our Client’s Leads by 751% on Less Than £1K Per Month [Case Study]

Posted by LydiaGermanIt’s a common misunderstanding that working with a small budget for SEO means you can’t generate results. How can you possibly make enough improvements to the site in so few hours per month? Well, for us at Tao Digital Marketing, our work with Fleetcover goes to show that results can be achieved by focusing on the most important changes in the little time you have. In this case study, we’ll break down how we increased leads by 751%, keywords by 259% and impressions by 535% on a budget of less than £1,000 / $1,347 per month, equating to…

The Ultimate Guide to Branding in 2021

Products are never just products, right? Coca-Cola is more than a soda. Starbucks is more than a coffee. Ray-Ban is more than a pair of sunglasses. Glossier is more than a tube of concealer. Interacting with these products provide experiences, and we buy them with that experience in mind. Better yet, the companies that create and market them know exactly the experience they want you to have when you make (or consider) a purchase. That’s why they create a brand. From the language in their Instagram caption to the color palette on their latest billboard to the material used in…

The Ultimate Guide to B2B Marketing in 2021

Effective marketing is difficult to get right. Between creative demands, budget limits, and channel decisions, marketers have a lot to juggle when developing their marketing strategy. The biggest determinant of effective marketing, however, is your audience. If you’re not properly targeting your buyer persona, your promotions and advertisements will likely fall on deaf ears. You might as well not be marketing at all. Where target audiences vary the most, though, is between individual consumers and businesses. Some companies serve individual shoppers, while others cater to companies and organizations. Marketing to businesses is very different than marketing to individual consumers. That’s…

Study Confirms Moz Has the Largest Link Data Set

Posted by CassandraLeeAnneBacklinks continue to be especially valuable for SEO, acting as a signal to search engines that vouches for both the value of your content and the worthiness of your website. In measuring the success of your backlink efforts and informing your future SEO priorities, the data matters. Depending on the tool you use, your results can vary greatly and — in this case — the more data the better. With this in mind, we’re excited to share that Moz has the largest link data set, according to a study done by Perficient. Methodology The link index study was…

How to Create an Infographic in Under an Hour [+ Free Templates]

Wouldn’t it be great if creating infographics was as simple as writing regular old text-based blog posts? Unfortunately, making visual content like this usually takes a lot more time, effort, and let’s face it — skill — than the written word. Usually. But considering the popularity and effectiveness of visual content in marketing today, you can’t just afford to throw in the towel. That’s why we decided to take all the pain and suffering out of infographic creation. Seriously — don’t give up just yet. You, too, can create infographics that are professional-looking, high-quality, and completed in under an hour….

Nowadays, significant career shifts are as prevalent as they’ve ever been. Some people want to assume a different degree of responsibility. Some want to pursue a passion they’ve put on hold for too long. And some flat-out need a change of pace. It’s a popular course that comes with a host of challenges, several potential pitfalls, plenty of barriers of entry, and a lot of requisite hard work — especially when it comes to transitioning to a role in marketing. And if you’re making that leap, you’ll need all the help and insight you can get, so we’ve provided some…