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Ashley Kingsey
Ashley Kingsey

5 Best Form Builder Tools to Use in 2019

What is the most versatile tool for generating leads, getting feedback from customers, and conducting market research? You must have already guessed — forms! 

As consumers, we hardly pay much attention to such seemingly insignificant things as online forms. That is, at least until we run into very annoying ones or forms that are too long or badly composed. In that case, it is hard to stay indifferent! 

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Gregory Mount
Gregory Mount

How to Determine Your Market Size: Estimating Your Business Opportunities

Knowing the market size is vital for providing your company’s management team with an objective assessment of the current market situation. It allows you, your team, and your stakeholders to see the real opportunities for business development, to identify your position among the competitors, and to plan production volumes more effectively.

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Brenda Peterson
Brenda Peterson

15 Actionable Tips for Growing YouTube Subscribers

I could start this post by explaining the importance of YouTube for your digital marketing. But there’s no need to rehash the obvious. YouTube is not just the largest video-sharing platform in the world; it is known to be the second largest search engine after Google. So if you manage to harness its power, consider yourself golden as you get access to the inconceivable audience of almost 2 billion monthly active users worldwide!

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Brenda Peterson
Brenda Peterson

How to Write an Impactful Brand Manifesto

Your brand is not just the logo slapped on your products and marketing materials. Your brand is a story, an image, a set of values, and an attitude your organization is trying to develop. It’s the standpoint you take. All these details determine how your audience perceives you, how they associate themselves with your brand, and how attached they become.

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Brenda Peterson
Brenda Peterson

YouTube SEO Guide: 10 Ways to Optimize Your Videos

Nowadays, nobody questions the power of YouTube. Video content grows in popularity year by year, and so does the platform. Realizing the potential of YouTube in generating engagement, driving traffic, and raising overall brand awareness, businesses have flooded the platform with content in attempts to reach their audience. And you know what? You should follow their example! After all, 54% of consumers admit they want to see more videos from brands they are interested in.

YouTube is not just the world’s most popular video-sharing platform. It is, in fact, the second largest search engine after Google (to which it actually belongs). That means that video content uploaded to YouTube and optimized for search can not only increase your audience engagement but also make you more visible on the internet.

But how to optimize your videos for YouTube Search? Keep reading this brief SEO guide and find out how to achieve better ranking positions for your video content.

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Marc Andreessen
Marc Andreessen

7 Instagram Trends That Will Define Your Social Media Marketing in 2019

With a billion monthly active users worldwide, Instagram boasts the popularity that allows it to define social media trends and set new directions in the development of digital marketing in general. Having such a massive global reach and using the top-notch audience targeting tools inherited from its big brother Facebook, no wonder that Instagram is a tidbit for businesses.

Indeed, Instagram can give you the exposure needed to develop your brand and drive conversions. But it is hardly possible to do successful Instagram marketing without understanding the current trends that define how the platform works today and what it will be in the near future. This is why we have picked seven definitive Instagram trends that will impact your social media marketing in 2019 and the years that follow.

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