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Video landing pages have a video embedded, illustrating the working or value of a service or product, and they can help increase conversion

Marketers are constantly working towards improving the conversion rates of their websites. With the average website conversion rate being 2.35%, there’s a huge scope to improve this and be in the top 10% of websites with a 3-5x higher conversion rate. Only 22% of businesses are satisfied with their conversion rates. If you fall in the remaining 78% feeling that your conversion rates suck, it is high time you incorporate personalized video landing pages in your marketing strategy. As a marketer, you can no longer afford to undermine the importance of videos in capturing, holding and retaining your audience’s attention. A case study by EyeView found that adding videos on landing pages increased conversions by 80-86%. [si_blog_banner_cta] Here’s a guide to…

How we created a top 10 iTunes podcast

Podcasts aren't maybe the hottest digital marketing technique, but I've personally found them to really effective in building an audience, awareness, driving website traffic and lead generation. In this post I'll show you how I've built my podcasts and go them into the top positions in the iTunes chart, the key place to build a podcast audience. I started recording a podcast a number of years ago with no budget and no idea about podcasting. After much trial and error, the podcast became one of the world’s most popular digital marketing podcast (according to iTunes). Once I left the company I started my original podcast with, I went on to start the Digital Marketing Podcast, which is now a top 20 iTunes podcast worldwide. I'm not saying it's the Perfect Podcast, but it alliterates nicely, and I…

Video marketing has been steadily growing over the past few years and is showing no signs of slowing down

The latest social media report from Smart Insights found that 90% of shared posts on social media today are video clips. Plus, the fact that many sites are adding more features for video streaming (such as Instagram’s IGTV and Periscope for Twitter) shows that video marketing is the way to reach audiences. Experts even predict that by 2020, about 80% of consumer traffic in the US will be driven by video. [si_guide_block id="23343" title="Download our Premium Resource – Video and YouTube marketing guide" description="Our guide shows you how to review the full opportunities from video marketing whether you are a company looking to integrate video marketing more into your campaigns or a marketing agency looking to improve your video marketing services."/] Consumers are also starting to prefer videos over blog posts and other more…

The popularity of video has risen by 72% among marketers and this type of content engages audiences, so what do you need to know about video marketing?

The world is getting faster, which means few people have time or patience to read lengthy featured pieces or product reviews. Instead, the majority of online audiences today prefer to watch a video on YouTube, Facebook, or Instagram than reading lengthy content, allowing them to get all the information they need with as little resistance as possible. In 2018, the popularity of pre-produced videos rose by 72% among marketers, bringing this type of digital content to the third position. Experts predict that this number will increase even more in the future. [si_blog_banner_cta] No matter if you have a developing or an already successful business, you need to consider a bulletproof video marketing strategy to keep growing your business. Here are six key things…

Google Analytics requires a lot of know-how to make sure that the data collection process goes as successfully and as accurately as possible

Google Analytics is still one of the top tools for data collection and brands that don’t use it are definitely missing out. Although the platform seems easy to use, it requires a lot of know-how to make sure that the data collection process goes as successful and as accurate as possible. Those that are new to using Google Analytics - or those who don't have in-depth knowledge of it - should read on as we’ve got a list of the common mistakes they could be making.

Google Analytics is not on every page

Websites that have countless pages will require more effort from both Google Analytics and its users. Surprisingly, most users make the common mistake of not having the analytics script run on every page. This of course results…

Video content is quickly becoming king in the world of content marketing.

These days, it is pretty much impossible to get through a day without seeing a video. They are taking over the world. From billboards to Facebook to YouTube and even brand websites, videos are fast becoming the most important method of communication. You know those boring emails we get all the time from brands? Well now sending videos to introduce your brand or tell a story is considered email marketing best practice. Believe it or not, your audience is much more likely to watch a short video clip than read through a long body of text these days. Video content is quickly becoming king in the world of content marketing. In fact, YouTube is the second most visited website in the world with more than one billion unique monthly visitors every month. Not only that, but Youtube is also…

Right now there’s no more prime real estate for video marketing than YouTube.

The writing is on the wall and video is poised to take over cyberspace completely. Right now there’s no more prime real estate for video marketing than YouTube. This isn’t merely a clip-sharing social-media site, it’s the number two search engine in the entire world after Google. It goes without saying, then, that if you want an effective digital marketing strategy for your B2B business, it should include YouTube. Below we look at some of the most effective strategies B2B companies can implement to maximize their YouTube initiatives.

Create engaging vlogs and post regularly

If you’re a B2B that’s up to date on your content marketing strategies, that means you publish a company blog regularly. In 2019 you should absolutely be supplementing these blogs with vlogs. In these videos, you should build…

The success of your video marketing strategy often lies in the details you overlook

No one would be surprised to learn that videos have become an essential marketing tool across all industries. We’ve been experiencing sustained growth in demand for video content for quite some time now and you can see it all around. Consumers interact more with it, social platforms are switching to video-first approaches, and companies of all sizes are jumping onto the video bandwagon. [si_guide_block id="23343" title="Download our Individual Member Resource – Video and YouTube marketing guide" description="Our guide shows you how to review the full opportunities from video marketing whether you are a company looking to integrate video marketing more into your campaigns or a marketing agency looking to improve your video marketing services."/] Recent research projects that videos account for 78% of all mobile data traffic this year alone, a single data point on a…

Chart of the Week: 87% of business video views take place on desktop but what types of videos are people engaging with?

Video marketing is highly engaging and increasing in popularity, especially with the ability to share and view them via social media platforms. In fact, people are more likely to choose video over other forms of content, with 72% of people saying they’d rather use video to learn about a product or service if it is on a page alongside text. As well as being engaging, video can also help influence decisions in both B2B and B2C industries. Research from Wyzowl reveals that 79% of people have been convinced to buy a piece of software or an app by watching a video. [si_guide_block id="23343" title="Download our Individual Member Resource – Video and YouTube marketing guide" description="Our guide shows you how to review the full opportunities from video marketing…

Social video shares are king, making video one of the most powerful marketing tools in your arsenal

In case you’re not yet convinced how dominant video is on the internet landscape, here’s some compelling data. According to 2017 Cisco projections, online videos will comprise more than 80% of all consumer internet traffic by 2021. The internet has officially become a watching, rather than reading, medium. The implication: to stay on the forefront of this video binging, you need to become a strategic producer of videos for your brand. You also need to post them where your prospects’ gaze and attention will increasingly be focused: social TV apps. [si_guide_block id="23343" title="Download our Individual Member Resource – Video and YouTube marketing guide" description="Our guide shows you how to review the full opportunities from video marketing whether you are a company looking to integrate video marketing more into your campaigns or a…