Posts By: Lewis Crutch

As the administrator of Marketing Bees, Lewis Crutch manages all of the free advice and tips available here on the Marketing Bees blog as well as spending time putting together in-depth marketing related courses covering a wide range of topics including email, content and social media marketing.

8 Ways to Improve your Website’s Useability

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From a slow running website through to a rainbow of colours in the design, there are some real Mr Meaners that can dramatically reduce the useability of your website. In the infographic here, put together by marketing pro Neil Patel, he takes you through 8 of the common ways you can easily and INSTANTLY improve the usability of your website.

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What Twitter’s Buyout of Madbits Means for Your Online Brand

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Twitter has been on a roll recently. Twitter stock actually spiked when it was reported that their earnings improved. As you probably already know, Twitter is one of the hottest stocks on the stock market because a lot of people are excited about social media websites. If you don’t believe me, just look at the stock price of Facebook. Facebook launched on the stock market at a price of around $38 per share and negative press here and there saw that then drop to $20 after just 68 days…  

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The Five Most Common Misconceptions About Web Analytics

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Web analytics is probably one of the most least understood disciplines in online promotions, web development and Internet marketing. Unfortunately, it is also probably the most powerful driver of your success. If you cannot measure and plan your online projects’ success, chances are, you will fail. As the old saying goes, if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. This definitely applies to making money online.

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Is the Internet Marketing Niche a Giant Scam?

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There are many internet marketing forums and each forum has its own personality. However, as diverse as these forums may be, there are always threads that indicate an underlying disappointment or disenchantment with internet marketing. Many people express doubt and skepticism regarding the internet marketing niche. Many people say that it’s just a scam. Many people say that it’s just a money-making  scheme for people who know a couple of things to trick people who are completely clueless.

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Picking out the Right Graphics for your Blog Post

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It really does boggle the mind that so many bloggers, it seems, seem to randomly pick a picture and post it at the top of their blog post. They think that this simple act will somehow, someway, make their blog more interesting. Whether you are looking to engage your blog readers better, or you are trying to reduce your bounce rate, you should not just randomly grab pictures that might be vaguely related to the topic of your blog post. You might want to spend a little bit more time and effort and analysis as to your choice of graphics.

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Increase your Instagram Engagement by 182%

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To those of us who have failed to master Instagram, it remains a mystery but if you’ve managed to come to terms with just how simple it is to turn the odd photo into a steady stream of traffic, leads and ultimately sales then good on you. Here, Neil Patel shows you just how easy it can be to increase your engagement by 182% on Instagram.

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An Interview with SEO Pro Jordan Kasteler

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Today I interviewed Jordan Kasteler, the Senior SEO Manager for the agency, Red Door Interactive. He has been involved in digital marketing since 2001, running SEO and content marketing programs in a variety of settings. He has worked in the non-profit sector, client-side, agency-side, entrepreneurial-side, and as an independent consultant for companies such as Overstock, BlueGlass, and PETA.

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How to use Twitter for Blog Carnival Coordination?

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One of the best ways to get backlinks from high quality blogs is through a blog carnival. Blog carnivals have been around forever, they’re nothing new, however, they still work and they still deliver high value links. Still, too many bloggers abused the blog carnival concept and it’s not uncommon to see really superficial and low quality blog carnivals. It has got to the point that simply joining an existing blog carnival will end up with you losing out. It has got to the point where joining a blog carnival coordinated by somebody else will lead to you getting a low quality links.

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Use Facebook Groups To Get More Backlinks

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If you are worried about your SEO footprint, you might want to be more creative in regards to where you find your backlinks. The reality is that as Google evolves and has become harder and harder to make a dent on search engine results with cheap links, by cheap links, I think you know exactly what I’m talking about.

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Stop Spamming Google Plus!

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Google Plus, among the major social networking platforms, gets more than its fair share of online traffic myths. One of the most pervasive myths regarding Google Plus communities is the fact that if you have a lot of Google Plus friends and people share your content in their circles, chances are, Google will send more traffic your way. In other words, according to this myth, Google Plus has search engine benefits.

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