The 11 Best Free Email Accounts and Service Providers of 2021

You need it for networking, job recruitment, downloading resources, transferring files, setting reminders, meeting with colleagues, and so much more. Even with the rise of office chat platforms, you still depend on email for a surprising number of things. But unfortunately, not every email service is completely free. And even the free ones might not be the easiest to use or have all the features you need. It can be a challenge to find an email service provider at no cost that balances the right features with usability. To help make your search easier, we put together a list of…

Outranking Tough Competitors: My One-Year Study of a Google Local Finder

Posted by MiriamEllisImage credit: Sharon Mollerus A new client comes to your digital marketing agency and says their competitors are stuck to the local packs like mussels cleaved to coastal rock. “How do we edge our way up in Google’s local finder, and find our place above the tideline? We don’t even know where to begin,” the local business owner says. The rough truth is that Google’s local search engine results often don’t make sense at first glance, or even at second or third glances. Local brands are left to puzzle out how to achieve maximum growth when they’re consistently…

Project.co Reveals Project Management Statistics & Themes They’ll Be Watching in 2021

There’s a long-established idea that creativity is somehow rooted in chaos: that structure and organization are somehow the enemy of great ideas. If it wasn’t already time to reassess that idea — then, surely, that time is now. 2020, after all, saw creative teams around the world removed (often without warning) from their offices, and scattered to home offices and kitchen tables. Most of us moved from a world of anytime, face—to—face communication to a world of video calls, email, and chat apps. And this has only amplified an idea many already believed to be true: that great creative teams…

The 6 Best Thank You Page Examples of 2021

via GIPHY … Not exactly the message you want your customers inferring from your website’s Thank You Pages, is it? Thank You pages are effective opportunities to demonstrate appreciation towards your leads, prospects, and customers for taking a desired action — and even potentially convert users or increase sales through additional CTAs.  Here, we’ll explore six different purposes of a Thank You page, along with six stunning examples of Thank You pages to inspire your own designs in 2021 and beyond.  Let’s dive in.  What is a Thank You page? Your customers and leads see your Thank You Page immediately…

Posted by CitationLabsGarrett French — founder of Citation Labs and all around link building expert — takes you on a comprehensive walkthrough of guest posting on sites supported by sales. Why is this a good strategy? How do your posts benefit these websites? How do you start and what websites do you reach out to? Watch to find out! Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high resolution version in a new tab! Video Transcription Hello, folks. My name is Garrett French, and I’m a link builder. I run Citation Labs. We have 120 employees, and we build…

With over two billion monthly active YouTube users, YouTube is an undeniably powerful channel for advertising — which means, if you’re a YouTube creator, there are plenty of opportunities for you to make money off the platform.  For instance, if advertisers pay to display ads on your videos, you can increase revenue in the form of CPM.  Along with increasing your revenue, CPM is a strong indicator that your content is valuable, and helps you identify businesses with whom you may want to partner down the road.  Whether you’ve been a YouTube creator for years or are just starting out,…

In some circles, market research is a catch-all term for asking the industry what it wants. “Do we know what the demand is for this product? Who’s even looking for our services? Let me do some market research to find out,” someone might say. But what does that actually mean? Here’s a simple definition of market research that encompasses all the possible goals of this practice, in fewer than 100 words: Market Research Definition Market research is the process of examining an industry’s buyers, the product these buyers want, and where they’re currently getting it. By engaging the right people…

14 Essential Features for Taking Payments on Your Website

There are a lot of things I used to buy in person that I now buy online. I wouldn’t call myself lazy, but it’s just so much easier to carry a box of paper towels from my doorstep into my apartment than it is to carry it down the street from my local grocery store. And I’m not alone. Whether it’s because of the larger selection, better pricing, convenience, or something else, a lot more people are buying stuff online nowadays instead of in person. Despite the growing number of online shoppers, people are still wary of the setbacks of…

4 SEO Strategies for Programmatic Sites

Posted by RoyhPlanning and executing SEO strategies for sites with hundreds of millions of pages is no easy task, but there are strategies to make it simpler. Programmatic pages are pages that have been generated automatically on a very large scale. SEO strategies for these pages are used to target multiple keyword variations by creating landing pages at that scale automatically. You’ll typically find these pages in major verticals like e-commerce, real estate, travel, and informational sites. These verticals are relying on programmatic pages to build their SEO strategy, and they have a dedicated page for each product and category….

Marketers have found that conversational experiences on landing pages (such as chatbots and live chat) convert three-to-four times more than a traditional landing page. Additionally, a report from Juniper Research predicts that by 2023, the adoption of chatbots across the retail, banking, and healthcare sectors will save businesses $11 billion annually. So, what do these conversational experiences entail and how should chatbots be incorporated on your landing pages to increase conversions while saving your team time and resources? Conversational Landing Pages In this blog post, we’ll talk about what conversational landing pages are, what makes them unique, and how to…