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What We Learned By Looking at 90 Days Worth of Tweets

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We’re now a couple of weeks into Q2 and some of us on the marketing team at AddThis are checking in to see what’s working and what’s not when it comes to our social media strategy.

Because we’re seeing great engagement on Twitter, we decided to take a closer look at our tweets to see if we could find trends in what was getting the most attention. Here are the 3 lessons we learned (or had reinforced) from looking at our past 90 days worth of tweets.

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More Free Photo (and Video) Resources for Your Website

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Earlier this year, we published a blog post that listed four free photography resources for website owners and designers to use on their sites. The post got a great response, so we thought we’d put together a second list. That, and we know the importance of visual content. In fact, 70% of marketers plan on increasing their use of visual images this year, so it’s something you should definitely add to your content strategy.

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Is Email Marketing Dead?

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Every once in a while you stumble across an article declaring that “Facebook is dead!” or “Email is played out” or even, “Google is no longer the powerhouse in search”. To all of those, I say phooey. There might be elements of your marketing strategy you need to re-evaluate due to changes on various platforms, but this does not indicate one method being dead. It simply means it’s evolved.

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How to Target New Visitors with a Specific Call-to-Action

welcome-barThe other week we published a blog post about seven ways you can increase conversions on your website with AddThis Marketing Tools. It was loaded with great suggestions on ways to market to users differently based on their source, behavior, and interests.

We heard from you that you loved these tactics, and that you wanted to learn more about how you could implement them with our tools. This post aims to do just that – with a focus on explaining how you can target new visitors with actions like offering a coupon code for their first purchase, asking them to subscribe to your newsletter, and more.

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5 Instagram Tips for Beginners

instagram-marketing-tipsNow with 300 million monthly users, it’s hard to ignore Instagram’s potential for your business. But keep in mind that just because Instagram exists – or any other social media platform, for that matter – doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be there. Think about the audience you’re trying to reach and what your social media marketing goals are for that particular network.

So, what’s your strategy for Instagram? Here are five tips to get you started:

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Free Online Photography Resources

Free-photography-resourcesNo matter what business you’re in today, almost everyone has a website and a blog. Photography has become one the biggest trends to create an aesthetic design no matter what the context. As a designer, I always try to use photography as much as possible, but I often need more resources than just iStock to create different looks and feels. I’ve come across numerous great resources, but I want to share with you the most hassle-free and free of cost photography resources.

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Stop Losing Traffic From A/B Testing

Stop-Losing-Traffic-From-A/B-TestingThe best websites have mastered A/B testing, but they’re still leaving a lot of performance on the table. A/B testing without personalization is like peanut butter without jelly. If option A wins a test with 60% of your audience, the other 40% of your audience who preferred option B are left out in the cold when you take it away from them. That’s a bummer and your one-size-fits all website is doing a big disservice to a large chunk of your audience. With personalization you can have the best of both worlds by showing each visitor what they want most. Your visitors will have a more engaging experience and you’ll smile when you log into your analytics dashboard and see the results.

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