Blogging

Why Inbound Marketing Is The Best Marketing Channel

Inbound marketing has been a huge buzzword over the past several years, and for good reason – it works. In fact, inbound marketing is the crux of our own promotional efforts here at Return On Now. We do little to no outbound marketing or traditional lead gen, and have had no problem growing the business…

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Return On News: Getty Images To Offer Free Image Use

Today I came across some huge news for bloggers and internet marketers alike – Getty Images is making close to 40 million of their stock art images available for free use, with only attribution to Getty as the source required. This is a big deal. A huge deal actually. Until now, the only ways to…

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How To Build A Social Media Strategy Template

Social media marketing has reached widespread acceptance in the business world heading into 2014. You would be hard pressed to find a company that does not understand the value it can bring to their business success. To get a feel for the enormity of its acceptance, consider the following statistics: 86% of marketers indicate that…

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Guest Blogging Is Not Dead

The blogosphere, message boards, and forums have been up in airs this week after Matt Cutts (Head of Webspam, Google) posted on his personal blog that “guest blogging is done.” Before you read the rest of this post, take a look at the blog post in question: The decay and falling of guest blogging for…

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Which Marketing Channels Provide the Most Value?

We’ve all witnessed the transformation of marketing in the past decade. With digital technologies have come a variety of new options for targeting and reaching out to both potential and current customers. Where we once had direct marketing, mass media advertising and similar tactics, we now have search marketing, social media, pay-per-click advertising, mobile marketing…

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Is Blog Comment Link Building Bad For SEO?

If you are like most webmasters and SEOs today, you are very careful about link building, and especially blog commenting. And with good reason. Google has gone on record speaking out against link schemes as a whole. The passage below from Google’s Link Schemes Page summarizes their overall stance on the matter: Any links intended…

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7 Simple Ways to Market a New E-commerce Website

Enjoy the following guest post focused on how to promote a new e-commerce website, courtesy of professional internet marketer Alan Lucas. The views expressed in this post are those of the author and not necessarily that of Return On Now. Creating an e-commerce site can be one of the most profitable moves you could ever…

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How to Protect Your Online Reputation

Enjoy the following guest post, courtesy of professional Online Reputation Manager Gavin Carter. The views expressed in this post are those of the author and not necessarily that of Return On Now. Your company’s online reputation is very important. Most people check online to see what reviews have been left about a company before making…

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How to Promote a Blog For Free: 25 Ideas

Although many of us blog for business purposes, not all bloggers are getting paid for their work. On the other hand, most smaller businesses need to keep expenses in check when promoting their wares. We often get questions from clients and colleagues about our recommendations for low cost or free answers to how to promote…

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DIY Link Building: Easy Ways to Do It Yourself

Even with all of the hype about changes in algorithms and how social media has become important for overall rankings, link building remains one of the most important activities in driving a successful SEO campaign. If you have budget to support such a campaign, we highly recommend you hire an external agency or resource to…

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