If you’re not using Google Smart Shopping yet, this week’s guest is about to inspire you to open an account today. In this episode, Kasim Aslam gives us a deep dive into Smart Shopping on Google and why he believes it’s the best algorithm on the market right now. Listen to learn how to add Smart Shopping to your marketing strategy with Kasim’s advice for business owners and agencies.

Listen To Learn:

  • An overview of Smart Shopping and why businesses should be using it
  • Why Google’s playbook for Smart Shopping is flawed (and how you should actually use Smart Shopping)
  • How much you can expect to spend when you first start out with Smart Shopping

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The majority of people in the United States feel underrepresented in media and marketing campaigns, and there is more interest in what brands are doing to address this issue given the social changes that are sweeping the nation. Because of this, diversity marketing is becoming a cornerstone through recognizing and actively including the many different groups of people that come into contact with ad campaigns.

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Although the words ‘inclusion’ and ‘diversity’ create the image of an umbrella covering a wide audience, efforts to diversify marketing strategies must be fine-tuned to target very specific audiences and meet them in the places where they will come into contact with your brand. There are many ways to help your brand begin to effectively embrace the diversity that has gone unnoticed and underappreciated. In this post, we’ll cover three of them:

  1. Diversify your team
  2. Perform market research
  3. Let your customers’ voices be
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According to the annual Global Digital Overview Report from We Are Social and Hootsuite, 81% of internet users search online for a product or service to buy and 74% have purchased online. Without question, digital engagement and commerce is the new normal and is as relevant for B2B companies as it has been for B2C.

During the pandemic, search engines have become even more important as B2B brands and buyers alike digital transform to virtual engagement for information discovery, consumption and interaction. As a result, many companies have invested more in search engine optimization in order to capture the fast-growing opportunities to be the best answer for customers at the moment of need – when actively searching for solutions.

Best practices for SEO abound on the web including this list from SEMrush:

  1. Find Your Competitors’ Best Performing Pages
  2. Inform Your Content Strategy Using A Keyword Gap Analysis
  3. Use Digital
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Are you concerned about your site’s security and safety?

I hope your answer is yes because online presence is more fragile than many people may think.

Websites struggle with malicious attacks, unethical competitive tactics and sudden loss of traffic on a daily basis, and those threats are diverse and plentiful.

Setting up a solid monitoring routine will give you peace of mind and make your marketing strategy better informed and more predictable.

Here are five monitoring routines to set up:

1. Get Alerted When Your Site is Down

Every site however big or small will be down at some point, and there’s no way around it. Even Google and Twitter go broken at times!

What matters is how fast a brand is there to fix things and update their customers.

This is why monitoring your site and getting instantly notified when it is down is so important.

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Running a business is fraught with risks of all types, from lawsuits to financial collapse. If there is too much risk in your business model, you’ll struggle to stay afloat and you could find you have no option except to close your doors. Often overlooked as businesses put strategies in place to manage risk are the risk emanating from your marketing efforts, such as poor customer service, bad reviews, and product failure. Today, we’ll discuss managing your marketing to avoid some of the risks you face related to customers and other aspects of marketing your business.

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Managing your marketing to reduce the risk of failure

Check out the nifty graphic above showing how a brand should calculate ROI (return on investment). A key element of all your business strategies, supporting the ROI of your marketing efforts is crucial for your growth and success. Make … Read more