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B2B content marketers have faced many epic foes over the last few years. There’s the nefarious Content Shock, the demoralizing Facebook Algorithm, and the destructive Google Search Update. We have battled them all and continued to thrive.
But now we face our most fearsome foe: The Dreaded Trust Gap.
Less than half of consumers trust brands. Seventy-one percent of buyers are turned off by overly sales-y content. Buyers increasingly prefer content from industry influencers rather than brands.
It’s a daunting problem that needs a bold solution: The Guardians of Content!
In her Content Marketing World 2019 presentation, our very own Director of Digital Strategy Ashley Zeckman explained how B2B content marketers can initiate and scale up a heroic influencer content program of their own. Here are a few key takeaways.
Three Common B2B Influncer Pitfalls
If you’re just getting started with B2B influencer marketing, there are easy mistakes to make. Most of them come from trying to emulate the B2C model: Transactional, glorified sponsorship rather than content co-creation. Here are Ashley’s three most common pitfalls and how to avoid them:
#1: A Disconnected Approach
Say you have a hole in your editorial calendar, so you ask an influencer for an interview. Then you need some quotes for an infographic, so you ask a few others for a nugget of wisdom. Then you reach out on social media to a couple of folks you admire. Then you ask a different set of influencers for quotes for an eBook…
You get the picture. Instead of a strategic campaign that can build into something bigger, you have a ton of one-offs. It’s inefficient. It’s inconsistent for your audience and for the influencers you’re courting.
Instead, Ashley says, aim for a strategic, connected approach. Plan in advance which topics you’re covering, which influencers you want to include, how you’ll use the content, and your plans for repurposing.
#2: Transactional Relationships
There are two ways that influencer relationships can get too transactional. The first is asking too much too quickly, while offering nothing of value in return. Imagine you got an email from a stranger asking you to help them move. Would you do it?
Now imagine an email from a friend asking for that help, and promising pizza and beer? Relationships matter. Take time to honor your influencers, follow them on social media, promote them and their work. Help them succeed, then start with a small ask, like a sound bite for a blog post.
The second way relationships can be too transactional is more literal. If you only work with paid influencers who promote content you wrote… well, that’s more endorsement than influencer content, and it can be less likely to find an enthusiastic audience.
While you may financially compensate some influencers, Ashley says, the emphasis should always be on content co-creation. You want influencers to feel ownership of the finished product – they’ll be much more likely to promote something they’re excited to have made.
#3: Lack of Measurement
Like any other marketing tactic, influencer marketing should be able to prove its worth. Many marketers fail to build in measurement at the beginning, and end up with nothing but vanity metrics to show.
It’s important to plan for measurement before you start. Lay the groundwork for the KPIs you plan to meet, and the metrics you’ll use to show progress. And don’t forget to set benchmarks!
Here are a few of Ashley’s sample KPIs:
Planning Content and Assembling Your Heroes
Keeping those pitfalls in mind, here’s how Ashley recommends designing and implementing an influencer program.
First, determine your topical focus. The topics you plan to cover should hit the intersection of your business priorities, search demand, and influencer expertise. It shouldn’t be too tied to your products and solutions. Think more about what you want your brand to be known for.
Use the same tools you use for content research to find the key terms where there is audience demand and competitor whitespace as well.
With topics in hand, you can start identifying your influencer mix:
You’re not looking for just the people with the largest audience. Instead, focus on people who are respected in their fields, shared interest in your topics, and the ability to actually move people to engage.
It’s also important, says Ashley, to find influencers who fit your content type. If it’s an audio or video asset, look for folks who have demonstrated a willingness an ability to provide that type of content. Beyond that, influencers should be reputable, practical, with real-life experience to draw from.
When you reach out to these influencers, remember to give before you ask:
The nurturing process helps prove your own credibility to influencers, showing you’re a trustworthy partner, and hopefully sparking interest in co-creating awesome content.
The Adventure Continues (and Continues, and Continues)
The ultimate goal of your influencer outreach and nurturing should be a connected universe of content (much like Marvel’s cinematic universe). Who would assemble a hero team and disband them after one adventure? Continue nurturing relationships with your influencers and encourage them to acknowledge and support each other, too. The goal is to develop a community of folks who are always up for another mission to save the world from boring B2B content.
Ready for a heroic influencer marketing success story? See how Alcatel-Lucent drove 6-figure leads with their campaign. Looking for more insights out of CMWorld 2019? Check out these other posts featuring several of this year’s speakers:
- Create a Stellar Content Experience by Slowing Down with These Tips from Ann Handley #CMWorld
- April Henderson on Data-Driven, Empathetic B2B Content #CMWorld
- Zari Venhaus’s Framework for Gaining Executive Buy-In for Marketing Technology #CMWorld
- Lee Odden Shares His Secret to Content Marketing Fitness #CMWorld
- Carlos Abler Details How Content Marketing Can Contribute to the Greater Good #CMWorld
- 50 Content Marketing Influencers and Experts to Follow 2019 #CMWorld
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In my experience, most marketers fancy themselves as lifelong learners, taking pride in innovating their work and skill set to maximize their impact. We keep tabs on emerging trends, tactics, and tools. We follow industry leaders for their insight. We consult our internal teams and external partners for advice.
But there may be one specialty group we don’t look to for inspiration enough: The kids in our lives.
As a parent of two adorable monsters who are growing up way to fast, I’ve been reflecting a lot on how far they’ve come. Of course, I’ve realized that I’ve come far too, as both a parent and a marketer. And I’d wager that most of us have kids in our lives who have the potential to teach and remind us of some important things that can make us better humans and better at what we do.
So, what marketing lessons can the little ones in our lives pass on? Here are a few that have been illuminated for me recently.
4 Marketing Lessons We Can Learn from Kids
#1 – Foster permanent curiosity.
Lately, on the 20-minute commute to daycare, we’ve been listening to “But Why?” It’s a fantastic podcast by Vermont Public Radio. It’s just incredible. Kids from all over North America send audio clips of themselves asking the most unexpected, puzzling, and just plain fun questions. This week we learned why we laugh, why boys and girls are different, and why sugar is bad for you.
Curiosity is one of the simplest and most powerful lessons we can learn from a child. As a marketer, this makes me ask: What can we do stay curious against a backdrop of back-to-back meetings, tight budgets, and the unending barrage of emails? There’s a lot of opportunity for curiosity to creep in.
- Professional Development: Can you carve out a little time each week to drink a cup of coffee and surf your favorite industry publications for the latest news? Is there a certification or training that’s been on the backburner?
- Strategic Innovation: As you head into your quarterly or annual marketing strategy planning sessions, how deep have you dug into why you’re making your recommendations? Or better yet, have you considered other possibilities? A way to innovate?
- Reflection and Growth: We all experience our fair share of fire drills. We immediately spring into action, oftentimes without asking all the “why” questions. Furthermore, we may not take the time to look back to learn how we got there. What processes could be fine-tuned? What is the true cause of a marketing mishap? (Tip: I like to employ the Urgent Important Matrix attributed to President Eisenhower to help balance my day.)
#2 – Employ resilient trust.
When both of my babes were around 6 to 9 months old, they learned to jump into our laps, assisted by Mom or Dad’s hands securely around their waist. They were so proud of their amazing feats. And through repetition, they knew we’d always be there to catch them—even when they jumped unexpectedly.
Aided by their caretakers helping hands and guidance, kids learn new things and take risks, eventually without fear. Why? Because trust has been built.
In the marketing world, when trust is a focus, you can forge incredible bonds colleagues, clients or customers, prospects, and partners. And in a time when trust is dwindling among consumers, it’s more critical than ever.
#3 – Be coachable.
My persistent (and often stubborn) children throw puzzle pieces. They shriek or scream, sometimes when they’re seemingly unprovoked. They make mistakes. But their curious, trusting nature makes them incredibly teachable.
This magical trait is easy to lose once we hit the working world and get some experience under our belts. None of us probably think we’re perfect, but how well do you take feedback? If you want to get results for your company and your career, you need to be open to coaching.
For example, did your supervisor offer some constructive feedback? Rather than put up your defenses, open yourself up to the feedback. You can literally, open your posture (no crossed arms), face her or him directly, and show your listening. Even take notes if it helps!
Or did you get a string of bad customer reviews on social media? Acknowledge their concerns. Offer an opportunity to talk about it more in detail. Point them in the right direction to get help. This not only shows them that you want to create great experiences, but others can see your willingness to take feedback and work to make improvements.
#4 – Keep it simple.
My children never fail to remind me to simplify my life—and my marketing. Whether you’re a parent or caretaker, or you’re watching others raise their kids, we can all admit that parents over-think questions and scenarios all the time. What do I do when my kid asks me where babies come from? Why is that parent so concerned about a kid playing with a cardboard box? Am I a terrible parent for putting my kid in timeout five times today?
But the thing is: Kids often sees the world through the most basic lens. They don’t typically overthink things. They aren’t riddled with stress and anxiety.
This should be a reminder that we shouldn’t sweat the small stuff and that the simple answer is often the right answer.
For example, you could spend 45 minutes responding to a curt email from a colleague or client, and then hours or days spinning as you wait for a response. Or you could ask the person in question to jump on the phone or huddle for a quick chat. This levels the playing field and limits the potential for misinterpreting signals.
As another example, if you’re in the process of launching a major campaign, can you integrate various tactics to minimize and streamline the work? (Certainly, hiring a trusted agency partner could help with that. Wink.)
Look to the Children
If you want to be a lifelong learner, sometimes you need to go back to basics. The children in our lives can teach us some incredible lessons about curiosity, trust, coachability, and simplicity that can improve our personal and professional lives.
What’s a marketing lesson that you’ve learned from a kid in your life? Tell us in the comments section below.
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The ketogenic diet is highly effective for weight loss. However, a ‘one size fits all’ approach just doesn’t give results as fast. But what if you take it and spin it in a way where it becomes more effective for women?
Now you have a winning weight loss program for women that’s based on the science of the ketogenic diet. That is exactly what ‘Thin From Within’ is. It’s author, Brad Pilon is no newcomer to the health scene. His last book on intermittent fasting was an online bestseller… and this one is too.
However, the keto diet is much more technical than intermittent fasting. You need to know what fats to eat, what to avoid, the macro proportions and much more. It’s a given that the ketogenic diet works… but adopting it is easier said than done because you need the correct information to follow.
The moment we heard that Brad was involved, we had to take a closer look at Thin From Within. This is what we found out.
The Good Points:
1) Thin From Within targets women because men generally have it easier when it comes to weight loss. Brad took the ketogenic diet and created a plan specifically to help women shed their stubborn pounds. This targeted approach increases the efficacy of the program.
2) The program is structured in a way that will help your body to respond better. Many beginners make a mistake of haphazardly starting on a ketogenic diet. This slows down their progress.
Thin From Within has a 2-step process. In step 1 – you’ll focus on ‘microflora balancing’ where you’ll help to balance the intestinal flora. This will aid in better digestion and improved health.
In step 2 – you’ll discover metabolic rebalancing which is all about tailoring the ketogenic strategies to suit your body and weight.
There’s also a support group where you can chat with other women on the ketogenic diet. This is very helpful for getting help, tips and encouragement.
3) There is not only written material, but you’ll also get 130+ video lessons to help you learn better. We couldn’t believe we were getting so much information for such a low price.
4) Thin From Within has sold thousands of copies. Many satisfied customers have left reviews saying how the product benefited them. This is good social proof and lends a lot of credibility to the product.
5) The main product is accompanied by several useful bonuses. There’s value for money here.
6) Brad Pilon is a well-known name in the fitness industry and has impressive credentials (Masters degree in Applied Human Nutrition). His previous book ‘Eat Stop Eat’ was an online bestseller too. The man really knows his stuff, and his methodical approach to a topic is what sets him above the rest.
He’s taken the ketogenic diet with all its principles, stripped away all the fluff and unnecessary jargon and made it easy and simple for women to follow. Most beginners will have no problem understanding Thin From Within.
7) The product comes with a 60-day refund policy. In the unlikely event you do not lose any weight with Brad’s method, you can always get your money back.
The Bad Points:
1) This is an online download. You’ll need a computer to access it, but you can print it out for easy reference, if you wish.
2) As with all things, results will vary. This is a diet and exercise program. It’s very powerful and relatively easy to follow… BUT you must be consistent. People who approach it in a half-hearted manner and cheat on the program will not see success.
Should You Get It?
If you’re looking to lose weight with the ketogenic diet, Brad Pilon’s ‘Thin From Within’ is the only guide you’ll ever need. The information is accurate, effective and has been proven to work.
Over and above that, he has given you a fitness plan too. So, this all-rounded approach will help you to not only reach a metabolic state of ketosis but will also boost your metabolism so that fat loss is accelerated.
The product is very affordable and if used well, will improve your health, help you reach your ideal weight, leave you with more energy than ever before and you’ll feel great.
It doesn’t get better than this. You really should give it a try without hesitation. You’ll be glad you did. It’s not often we come across a product that delivers everything it says it will… but this one does. Highly recommended.
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There’s an oft-cited statistic in the world of technology professionals, from marketers to startup founders to data scientists: 90% of the world’s data has been created in the last two years.
This instantly-Tweetable snippet was referenced in Forbes in 2018, mentioned by MediaPost in 2016, and covered on Science Daily in 2013. A casual observer could be forgiven for asking: How could that be true in three different years?
At Fractl, the data makes perfect sense to us: The global amount of digital information is growing exponentially over time.
This means that the “90 percent of all data…” statistic was true in 2013, 2016, and 2018, and it will continue to be true for the foreseeable future. As our culture continues to become more internet-integrated and mobile, we continue to produce massive amounts of data year over year while also becoming more comfortable with understanding large quantities of information.
This is hugely important to anyone who creates content on the web: Stats about how much data we create are great, but the stories buried in that data are what really matter. In the opening manifesto for FiveThirtyEight, one of the first sites on the web specifically devoted to data journalism, Editor-in-Chief Nate Silver wrote:
“Almost everything from our sporting events to our love lives now leaves behind a data trail.”
This type of data has always been of interest to marketers doing consumer research, but the rise of data journalism shows us that there is both consumer demand and almost infinite potential for great storytelling rooted in numbers.
In this post, I’ll highlight four key insights from data science and journalism and how content marketers can leverage them to create truly newsworthy content that stands out from the pack:
- The numbers drive the narrative
- Plotted points are more trustworthy than written words (especially by brands!)
- Great data content is both beautiful and easy-to-interpret
- Every company has a (data) story to tell
By the time you’re done, you’ll have gleaned a better understanding of how data visualization, from simple charts to complex interactive graphics, can help them tell a story and achieve wide visibility for their clients.
The numbers drive the narrative
Try Googling “infographics are dead,” and your top hit will be a 2015 think piece asserting that the medium has been dead for years, followed by many responses that the medium isn’t anywhere close to “dead.” These more optimistic articles tend to focus on the key aspects of infographics that have transformed since their popularity initially grew:
- Data visualization (and the public’s appetite for it) is evolving, and
- A bad data viz in an oversaturated market won’t cut it with overloaded consumers.
For content marketers, the advent of infographics was a dream come true: Anyone with even basic skills in Excel and a good graphic designer could whip up some charts, beautify them, and use them to share stories. But Infographics 1.0 quickly fizzled because they failed to deliver anything interesting — they were just a different way to share the same boring stories.
Data journalists do something very different. Take the groundbreaking work from Reuters on the Rohingya Muslim refugee camps in southern Bangladesh, which was awarded the Global Editors Network Award for Best Data Visualization in 2018. This piece starts with a story—an enormous refugee crisis taking place far away from the West—and uses interactive maps, stacked bar charts, and simple statistics visualizations to contextualize and amplify a heartbreaking narrative.
The Reuters piece isn’t only effective because of its innovative data viz techniques; rather, the piece begins with an extremely newsworthy human story and uses numbers to make sure it’s told in the most emotionally resonant way possible. Content marketers, who are absolutely inundated with advice on how storytelling is essential to their work, need to see data journalism as a way to drive their narratives forward, rather than thinking of data visualization simply as a way to pique interest or enhance credibility.
Plotted points are more trustworthy than written words
This is especially true when it comes to brands.
In the era of #FakeNews, content marketers are struggling more than ever to make sure their content is seen as precise, newsworthy, and trustworthy. The job of a content marketer is to produce work for a brand that can go out and reasonably compete for visibility against nonprofits, think tanks, universities, and mainstream media outlets simultaneously. While some brands are quite trusted by Americans, content marketers may find themselves working with lesser-known clients seeking to build up both awareness and trust through great content.
One of the best ways to do both is to follow the lead of data journalists by letting visual data content convey your story for you.
“Numbers don’t lie” vs. brand trustworthiness
In the buildup to the 2012 election, Nate Silver’s previous iteration of FiveThirtyEight drew both massive traffic to the New York Times and criticism from traditional political pundits, who argued that no “computer” could possibly predict election outcomes better than traditional journalists who had worked in politics for decades (an argument fairly similar to the one faced by the protagonists in Moneyball). In the end, Silver’s “computer” (actually a sophisticated model that FiveThirtyEight explains in great depth and open-sources) predicted every state correctly in 2012.
Silver and his team made the model broadly accessible to show off just how non-partisan it really was. It ingested a huge amount of historical election data, used probabilities and weights to figure out which knowledge was most important, and spit out a prediction as to what the most likely outcomes were. By showing how it all worked, Silver and FiveThirtyEight went a long way toward improving the public confidence in data—and, by extension, data journalism.
But the use of data to increase trustworthiness is nothing new. A less cynical take is simply that people are more likely to believe and endorse things when they’re spelled out visually. We know, famously, that users only read about 20-28 percent of the content on the page, and it’s also known that including images vastly increases likes and retweets on Twitter.
So, in the era of endless hot takes and the “everyone’s-a-journalist-now” mentality, content marketers looking to establish brand authority, credibility, and trust can learn an enormous amount from the proven success of data journalists — just stick to the numbers.
Find the nexus of simple and beautiful
Our team at Fractl has a tricky task on our hands: We root our content in data journalism with the ultimate goal of creating great stories that achieve wide visibility. But different stakeholders on our team (not to mention our clients) often want to achieve those ends by slightly different means.
Our creatives—the ones working with data—may want to build something enormously complex that crams as much data as possible into the smallest space they can. Our media relations team—experts in knowing the nuances of the press and what will or won’t appeal to journalists—may want something that communicates data simply and beautifully and can be summed up in one or two sentences, like the transcendent work of Mona Chalabi for the Guardian. A client, too, will often have specific expectations for how a piece should look and what should be included, and these factors need to be considered as well.
Striking the balance
With so many ways to present any given set of numbers, we at Fractl have found success by making data visualizations as complex as they need to be while always aiming for the nexus of simple and beautiful. In other words: Take raw numbers that will be interesting to people, think of a focused way to clearly visualize them, and then create designs that fit the overall sentiment of the piece.
On a campaign for Porch.com, we asked 1,000 Americans several questions about food, focusing on things that were light and humorous conversation starters. For example, “Is a hot dog a sandwich?” and “What do you put on a hot dog?” As a native Chicagoan who believes there is only one way to make a hot dog, this is exactly the type of debate that would make me take notice and share the content with friends on social media.
In response to those two questions, we got numbers that looked like this:
Using Tableau Public, an open-source data reporting solution that is one of the go-to tools for rapid building at Fractl, the tables above were transformed into rough cuts of a final visualization:
With the building blocks in place, we then gave extensive notes to our design team on how to make something that’s just as simple but much, much more attractive. Given the fun nature of this campaign, a more lighthearted design made sense, and our graphics team delivered. The entire campaign is worth checking out for the project manager’s innovative and expert ability to use simple numbers in a way that is beautiful, easy-to-approach, and instantly compelling.
All three of the visualizations above are reporting the exact same data, but only one of them is instantly shareable and keeps a narrative in mind: by creatively showing the food items themselves, our team turned the simple table of percentages in the first figure into a visualization that could be shared on social media or used by a journalist covering the story.
In other cases, such as if the topic is more serious, simple visualizations can be used to devastating effect. In work for a brand in the addiction and recovery space, we did an extensive analysis of open data hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The dramatic increase in drug overdose deaths in the United States is an emotional story fraught with powerful statistics. In creating a piece on the rise in mortality rate, we wanted to make sure we preserved the gravity of the topic and allowed the numbers to speak for themselves:
A key part of this visualization was adding one additional layer of complexity—age brackets—to tell a more contextualized and human story. Rather than simply presenting a single statistic, our team chose to highlight the fact that the increase in overdose deaths is something affecting Americans across the entire lifespan, and the effect of plotting six different lines on a single chart makes the visual point that addiction is getting worse for all Americans.
Every brand’s data has a story to tell
Spotify has more than 200 million global users, nearly half of whom pay a monthly fee to use the service (the other half generate revenue by listening to intermittent ads). As an organization, Spotify has data on how a sizeable portion of the world listens to its music and the actual characteristics of that music.
Data like this is what makes Spotify such a valuable brand from a dollars and cents standpoint, but a team of data journalists at The New York Times also saw an incredible story about how American music taste has changed in the last 30 years buried in Spotify’s data. The resulting piece, Why Songs of Summer Sound the Same, is a landmark work of data-driven, interactive journalism, and one that should set a content marketer’s head spinning with ideas.
Of course, firms will always be protective of their data, whether it’s Netflix famously not releasing its ratings, Apple deciding to stop its reporting of unit sales, or Stanford University halting its reporting of admissions data. Add to the equation a public that is increasingly wary of data privacy and susceptibility to major data breaches, and clients are often justifiably nervous to share data for the purpose of content production.
Deciding when to share
That said, a firm’s data often is central to its story, and when properly anonymized and cleared of personal identifying information, or PII, the newsworthiness of a brand reporting insights from its own internal numbers can be massive.
For example, GoodRx, a platform that reports pricing data from more than 70,000 U.S. pharmacies, released a white paper and blog post that compared its internal data on prescription fills with US Census data on income and poverty. While census data is free, only GoodRx had the particular dataset on pharmacy fills—it’s their own proprietary data set. Data like this is obviously key to their overall valuation, but the way in which it was reported here told a deeply interesting story about income and access to medication without giving away anything that could potentially cost the firm. The report was picked up by the New York Times, undoubtedly boosting GoodRx’s ratings for organic search.
The Times’ pieces on Spotify and GoodRx both highlight the fourth key insight on the effective use of data as content marketers: Every brand’s data has a story to tell. These pieces could only have come from their exact sources because only they had access to the data, making the particular findings singular and unique to that specific brand and presenting a key competitive advantage in the content landscape. While working with internal data comes with its own potential pitfalls and challenges, seeking to collaborate with a client to select meaningful internal data and directing its subsequent use for content and narrative should be at the forefront of a content marketer’s mind.
Blurring lines and breaking boundaries
A fascinating piece recently on Recode sought to slightly reframe the high-publicity challenges facing journalists, stating:
“The plight of journalists might not be that bad if you’re willing to consider a broader view of ‘journalism.’”
The piece detailed that while job postings for journalists are off more than 10 percent since 2004, jobs broadly related to “content” have nearly quadrupled over the same time period. Creatives will always flock to the options that allow them to make what they love, and with organic search largely viewed as a meritocracy of content, the opportunities for brands and content marketers to utilize the data journalism toolkit have never been greater.
What’s more, much of the best data journalism out there typically only uses a handful of visualizations to get its point across. It was also reported recently that the median amount of data sources for pieces created by the New York Times and The Washington Post was two. It too is worth noting that more than 60 percent of data journalism stories in both the Times and Post during a recent time period (January-June, 2017) relied only on government data.
Ultimately, the ease of running large surveys via a platform like Prolific Research, Qualtrics, or Amazon Mechanical Turk, coupled with the ever-increasing number of free and open data sets provided by both the US Government or sites like Kaggle or data.world means that there is no shortage of numbers out there for content marketers to dig into and use to drive storytelling. The trick is in using the right blend of hard data and more ethereal emotional appeal to create a narrative that is truly compelling.
As brands increasingly invest in content as a means to propel organic search and educate the public, content marketers should seriously consider putting these key elements of data journalism into practice. In a world of endless spin and the increasing importance of showing your work, it’s best to remember the famous quote written by longtime Guardian editor C.P. Scott in 1921: “Comment is free, but facts are sacred.”
What do you think? How do you and your team leverage data journalism in your content marketing efforts?
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Have you tried filling out a contact form on a website? Boring, right?
I know. Everyone hates it.
Most of the viewers or customers are impatient when it comes to getting a reply. They want quick and interactive conversations nowadays. That is why most of the marketers lose customers because they’re still using this old method.
Today, what I’m about to show you will change everything.
We know for a fact that social media is the new revolution this days. Sadly, some websites did not take advantage of this, and they’re still using the old method of filling out a contact form. Well, that ends now.
This is the perfect software to help your customers to easily contact you through your social media accounts in just one click. Awesome, right?
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Are you spending too much on paid ads to build your email list?
I know what it means to not putting your time and money on that because we might not get real email addresses. Pretty common thing to do I know. Most of internet marketers feel like they need to create a website, paid ads, or landing page in order to get email leads.
Well… That ends today. Introducing Social Jacker!
This is a new tool that let you use powerful social media sites like Facebook to build your targeted email leads on complete autopilot.
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+ Deploy on your own website – on any number of pages you want (unlimited)
+ Create CLOAKED Campaigns – use Authority Sites to Get Your Email Leads
+ Jack any authority site & use that to build your list in 2 clicks.
+ Make Your FB Posts/Shares look just like the Original Site
+ Instant COPY PASTE and Deploy Your Campaign
+ Download HTML Code and upload anywhere to start your Campaign
+ Use our Powerful WordPress Plugin to Integrate Campaigns
+ Get Name, Email, Age, Gender, Picture of the Lead – Amazing Targeting Capabilities + Personalization
+ Send Leads to Your Facebook MESSENGER at any time (convert into real chats)
+ Instantly Send message to ANY of your Fanpages (and grab their email + user info when you do it)
+ Include “continue with facebook button” at any stage to collect REAL facebook email + other info
+ Fully AUTOMATED “answer bot” have the app answer visitor questions in real time for you
+ Define spintax enabled “replies” that reply to visitors intelligently based on keywords they enter
+ Define custom title, welcome message, bot name, thank you message, and default reply (spintax enabled)
+ Include any images you want anywhere in the app (in the title, welcome message, reply etc) either upload image, or enter any image url
+ Include any link you want anywhere in the app (in the title, welcome message, reply etc)
+ No Autoresponder needed, automatically stores all your leads and exports to CSV
OTO1 PRO Version Features
[+] Unlimited Campaigns for Unlimited Websites
[+] “Bot automated learning” – view the most common questions asked by visitors & define auto replies.
[+] “Request email back” behaviour for facebook button.
[+] Allows visitors to leave a message and expect an email back.
[+] Include any Youtube video you want anywhere in the title, welcome message, reply etc).
[+] Dashboard stats (see total optins, total impressions, daily optins, daily impressions)
[+] Allow export via various filters (for example allows exports of only men in 21+ age range)
[+] Campaign SPLIT TESTING – fully automated.
[+] Like and Share buttons integrated (so you can ask visitors to like or share any URL at any point)
[+] Auto Popup for 10x better lead capture and conversion
[+] Popup audio notification that alerts visitors and attracts them
[+] Play Custom Audio that directs visitors to take action or enter a contest etc.
[+] Auto Play intro videos and welcome videos.
[+] Full autoresponder integration (with Aweber, Getresponse, Mailit, Sendlane, Mailchimp)
[+] Full tracking stats for all campaigns (impressions, optins, optin rate, plus graph)
How Does it Work?
This is super easy to use even for newbies. Features are mostly automated. Let check some interesting articles and videos here:
- User friendly
- Get email leads on complete autopilot without website or landing page
- Responsive technical support
- Need fast internet connection
- Need to contact support if you encounter unknown issue
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Anybody who has been online this past year would have seen all the hype and drama over cryptocurrency. Everybody seems to be involved in it… and yet, there are many who are interested in it but don’t have a clue where to start.
Etherium? Bitcoin? Litecoin? Ripple? – It might as well be Greek. Over and above that, terms like blockchain, mining and tokens make things sound even more complicated. To the beginner, this can be intimidating and even overwhelming.
Thankfully, there is an online program that has become a runaway hit with thousands of satisfied customers and several positive reviews. This Cryptocurrency Codex program was created by a retired economist, Pat Kendrick. He runs the Cryptocurrency Institute to help people get started in crypto trading and see success.
It’s a course that will teach you all you need to know to start trading in crypto. Let’s take a closer look and see if it delivers what it claims to.
The Good Points:
1) For starters, the program is laid out in a systematic manner. Just by following through with the plan, beginners will understand the terminology and concepts that make up the world of crypto trading.
Knowledge is the most important factor here. You cannot go in blind with a rudimentary understanding or you’ll lose the shirt off your back. You MUST know what you’re doing… and Cryptocurrency Codex will give you the skills and insider tips.
2) The program has social proof. With thousands of customers and positive reviews, it looks like this a course that will truly help you.
3) There are several bonuses that accompany the course:
* Fast Action Bonus #1 – Ask Me Anything Private Facebook Group
* Fast Action Bonus #2 – Cryptocurrency Trading Crusher Video Course
* Fast Action Bonus #3 – Cryptocurrency Mining Mastery Video Course
* Fast Action Bonus #4 – Cryptocurrency Storage Secrets Video Course
* Fast Action Bonus #5 – Unlimited Lifetime Updates to the system
All these bonus videos, updates and access to the private Facebook group will help you to understand the trading process, and you can always get help from the Facebook group. You’re not left stranded.
4) Despite cryptocurrency being a technical topic, the modules are presented in a way that is simple and easy to understand. This will really help beginners to get a strong grasp of the fundamentals.
5) The insider tips and information such as the ’10 Crypto Commandments’ will be extremely useful to inexperienced beginners. These tips will greatly reduce their learning curve and give them an edge in securing profitable trades.
6) The hard truth is that one must be wary and cynical when faced with offers like these. Fortunately, there is a 60-day money back guarantee for this course. That immediately makes it a risk-free purchase and elevates the standing of this offer. If it was a fly-by-night operator, there would never be a refund policy in place.
7) The system shows you how to use small amounts of ‘seed money’ to generate massive returns many times over. So, you don’t need to save up thousands of dollars before you give crypto trading a try.
The Bad Points:
1) While the program reduces your learning curve, there is still a learning curve involved. It’s imperative that you take things slowly and understand the terminology and workings of cryptocurrency before risking your money. Be patient and thorough in your approach. This is not a ‘get rich quick’ scheme.
2) Like all types of trading, there is always the risk of loss. You should be mentally prepared for this and only trade with money that you can afford to lose. Do not put yourself in debt just to dabble in crypto. This is NOT gambling.
3) Cryptocurrency Codex is only available online.
Should You Get It?
There is big money being made daily in cryptocurrency trading. If you wish to be a part of it and rake in the profits, it’s best to get training from an established and proven site.
Cryptocurrency Codex will help you navigate through treacherous crypto waters and get to the point where you know what you’re doing without having to suffer any major losses.
Thousands of people have signed up for this and are getting positive results. If they can do it, so can you. Get Cryptocurrency Codex and successfully transform your seed money into profit.
Do you know that popular eCommerce sites sold over 500,000 new products everyday? Yes! They are earning billions in sales.
The good thing about this is that it opens up to affiliate business where marketers earn high commissions every single day. But I have to tell you that it is not super easy to be successful in this line of business. You need to have technical skills in building affiliate eCommerce sites. That is why others are paying designers and programmers just to get the job done.
Well… today I have the perfect solution where you don’t need to spend more.
This is a new 3-in-1 plugin that builds eCom affiliate stores in just 51 seconds. It helps you get 100% commissions on complete autopilot from Amazon, eBay, and AliExpress. Amazing, right?
Wanna know more? Let’s go check this review!
1. Add Unlimited Products to Any Site You Create
WP Commission Machine lets you import unlimited products from any of these 3 big ecommerce sites and add them to your own site – no limit to how many products you can earn commissions from.
2. Instant Ebay Import
Our Ebay module lets you find single or multiple product listing from within your wordpress site and add them as products to your site to earn commissions – instantly.
3. Amazon Product Import
The Amazon module works just as expected, enter a keyword, find the products related to it and add them all to your own site in just ONE Click.
4. AliExpress Fast Import
AliExpress is the fastest Ecom site in China and offers super low priced products that you can easily add to your own ecom affiliate site in just one click.
5. Automatic Affiliate Links
Commission Machine is smart and adds your affiliate links to each and every product added to your site on complete autopilot. You’ll never have to manually add affiliate links every again.
6. 60 Second Setup & Launch
In just 60 seconds you can setup a brand new autopilot ecom affiliate store for yourself, no hassles, no tech knowledge required. Completely Newbie Friendly.
7. Automatic Image Importing
Our awesome plugin also automatically imports the main product image and all related images to each item added to your site from the source website making each listing higher converting.
8. Automatically Fetches Reviews, Descriptions & Details
You’ll never have to worry about the details, Commission Machine gets you everything related to a product added to your site – customer reviews, detailed item descriptions and all the minute details.
9. Autopilot Import of New Products – Set & Forget Software Does It For You
This plugin is completely set & forget, which means once you set it up, you won’t have to run another setup ever again, it will automatically add new products to your categories every single day.
10. Advanced Search & Filters
Finding products to sell on your site has never been easier, with advanced filters to find products by keyword, price, ratings and many other options, you can pick the PERFECT products easily.
11. Support 7+ Countries for Ecom Sites
Many Ecom sites like Amazon cater of various countries and have separate versions of their site for each country. Worry not, our plugin works seamlessly with all those countries and you can connect to the right store based on your selection.
12. Automatic Currency Conversion
Getting global traffic? No problem, Wp Commission Machine will automatically convert between currencies for all your products so whether you visitors are from US, UK, Australia or China, they can see prices in their own currencies.
13. Intelligent Dashboard for all Products & Sales
All your sales, products and detailed stats are available in a beautiful dashboard for you to track and see everything in a single view.
14. Import Single Product by ID or ASIN
If you just want to find and import specific products (and not all at the same time) you can do that easily by searching the product by name, ID or ASIN code of the product and clicking one button.
How Does It Work?
Enter a few Niche Product Keywords to find & add your products.
Pick Your Filters & Categories to Add Your Products
Hit Submit and Your Products Are Added…Your Site is READY!
1. Helps you build instant affiliate sites for Amazon, Ebay & AliExpress.
2. Work on any wordpress theme
3. Newbie Friendly
4. Super easy to use
5. Awesome Bonuses included
6. Responsive technical support
1. You need to contact support desk for any questions
2. You need affiliate IDs for any sites you want to import products or promote from.
3. AliExpress takes a long time to approve new affiliates.
There you have it! You no longer needs 3 separate sites to earn commissions from Amazon, eBay, and AliExpress. With this software, you only one affiliate site and you’re good to go. Get your copy of WP Commission Machine here!