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What NOT to Do on Instagram

Instagram is a magical place. You can share photos and stories with your followers, interact and engage, and advertise your brand in the most fun way possible. But are you using Instagram to its fullest potential? Even more importantly… are you using Instagram right? Now you may be thinking, hey wait a minute, I thought you just said this was supposed to be fun! But there are rules?! Not so…

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Guerilla Marketing in 2019

“Not gorilla, guerilla. Huge difference. HUGE!” — from Captain Ron (1992) Martin Short was right. There’s a huge difference between Gorilla Marketing and Guerilla Marketing. But don’t worry, the blog post that will teach you how to use primate-themed imagery and copy to market your brand is in the pipeline for next week. But until then, we’re talking about Guerilla Marketing. What is “guerilla marketing”? The term “guerilla”, particularly used…

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Understanding Google Analytics

The term “web analytics” might seem frightening to some. Data? Analytics?! Analyzing data?!? At this very moment, you may be having flashbacks to your traumatic stint in high school Statistics class. But not to fear, web analytics tools like Google Analytics make demystifying website traffic information straightforward and simple, with its user-friendly, entirely FREE, platform. What is Google Analytics and How Does It Work? Google Analytics (GA) is a completely…

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The design of your website can make or break your brand. The overall look of the site is the first thing people notice when the page opens in front of them, and first impressions are everything. But you know what’s even more important than first impressions? Second impressions. That’s because while it’s easy enough to look past poor quality graphics and odd visual design choices, it’s near impossible to ignore…

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As a small business, it often comes with the territory that you must work within the confines of a small budget. But this doesn’t mean that you have to limit your potential, especially when it comes to social media marketing. In fact, when you’re just starting out, building a presence on social media is one of the best ways to get your name out there. Therefore, it’s crucial to know…

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Some may say that the best part of creating a budget is getting it over with. And yes, budgeting may force you to confront the fact that you simply don’t have the funds to put all of your best marketing schemes into action. It’s a huge bummer having to “kill your darlings” when it comes to all of your brand development aspirations for the sake of allocating funds appropriately. However,…

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Meta Descriptions: yet another complicated element of the ever-elusive SEO. But despite its name, this is perhaps one of the more straightforward aspects of optimizing search engine results. With the right keywords and solid copy, a good meta description can land your website a top spot on Google search results, leading to increased traffic to your page. What is a Meta Description? A meta description is text within the HTML…

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How to Define Your Audience

Here at WIDSIX Written Word, we talk a lot (and I mean a lot) about how important it is to “know your audience.” But we promise this stuff’s important. In fact, it’s the very foundation of all highly successful marketing campaigns — provided you do it right. And we want to help you do it right. Therefore, this week’s blog is all about how to nail down who your audience…

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Social media contests are an amazing way to boost engagement and gain new followers. They are also just plain fun and a great way to show your appreciation to your fans. Here are some of our suggested DO’s and DON’Ts for running your own social media contest or sweepstakes! DO: Understand your audience Every good marketer knows that one of the most important elements of communications is knowing who your…

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WIDSIX Free Resources for DIY-ers

We get it, sometimes you can’t (or don’t want to) relinquish power over to an advertising agency to handle your communications. Perhaps it’s just not in the budget, or you’re not quite ready to give someone else a hand in developing your brand — it’s fine, we’re not bitter… we’ll be here when you’re ready 😉 Jokes aside, there are so many of those out there who really want to…

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