How do I get more likes for my Facebook page? 

Double your Facebook likesThis is a common refrain among brands looking to grow their Facebook presence. They know they should be in the space but they’re not sure whether it’s worth devoting the amount of time and energy required to grow their Facebook audience. For them, the potential for return on investment (ROI) is murky at best and not easily quantifiable.

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Content marketing is one of the most reliable and effective tactics available to digital marketers.

How to measure content marketingBrands are increasingly employing content marketing strategies to generate product awareness and drive demand. Keyword-optimized blog posts, white papers, press releases, articles, and social media content create brand awareness, inspire audience engagement, and move customers through the sales funnel from initial consideration to purchase. But how do you measure the success of each of your targeted activities?

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Social media marketing has gone visual. 

Pinterest marketingBrands are increasingly focusing their efforts on using distinct imagery to educate and engage their audiences. A picture really is worth a thousand words and Pinterest, the online pinboard, has taken center stage. Shareholic reports that Pinterest is second only to Facebook when it comes to driving referral traffic. The lifespan of a pin is the longest of any social media post, which is why it’s important to manage your Pinterest account to your best advantage.

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Keyword research is a fundamental part of content marketing. 

10 best alternatives to the Google Keyword ToolIt is an indispensable tool for developing a potent inbound marketing strategy and improving SEO. Search engines favor compelling content, but you won’t generate much traffic if you don’t include the words and phrases people are most interested in and actively searching for. Because many of the available keyword research tools are confusing and counterintuitive, the process can be challenging and time-consuming.

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These 10 social media marketing posts will help you hit the ground running in 2014! 

Top 10 social media marketing blog postsI’d like to wrap up 2013 by sharing the posts on Pamorama that resonated the most with readers this year. This list is based on page visits and isn’t limited to articles I’ve published in 2013, since some of my older posts are still popular and helpful to brand marketers. I hope you learn something new that you can put to work in your marketing initiatives next year. Many thanks to all of you for reading and sharing my content!

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Visual marketing plays an important role in brand awareness and outreach.

Social media image dimensions for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTubeBrands experience almost 50% more audience engagement when sharing an image or video on their social media platforms, which is why social networks are increasingly featuring and promoting visual content. Optimizing your visual space online is key to achieving maximum exposure for your name and your brand, and helps build your fan base.

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