6 Benefits of Branded Forums and Online Communities

Online Communities and Forums

This week, we released a major update of our email newsletter plugin for WordPress. One of the elements we struggled with was dealing with all the different ways customers were attempting to contact us with feature requests, implementation questions, or problems. WordPress plugins have their own support forums, we had website contact form submissions, and we had tested a helpdesk. With all of that – …

How Leads are Generated through Marketing Automation

How Leads are Generated with Marketing Automation

We’ve written in-depth about marketing automation strategies, what features are critical, and the challenges with executing those strategies to drive leads. The goal of marketing automation is to bridge a critical gap between sales and marketing, ultimately driving great leads to the sales department at the right time. This helps to improve the lead quality as well as reduce the effort needed to close the …

The History of Email and Email Design

History of Email and Email Design

44 years ago, Raymond Tomlinson was working on ARPANET (the U.S. Government’s precursor to the publicly available Internet), and invented email. It was a pretty big deal because up until that point, messages could only be sent and read on the same computer. This allowed a user and a destination separated by the & symbol. When he showed colleague Jerry Burchfiel, the response was: Don’t …

How to Check Your Domain’s Rank by Keyword on Mobile and Desktop

SEO Keyword Research Mistakes

Key to a successful search engine marketing strategy is understanding the keywords that search engine visitors are utilizing to find your company. You would be surprised at how many companies I speak to that have not done any keyword research. The result of not doing research in an online marketing strategy is that your company winds up being identified for irrelevant terms – attracting the …

26 Steps to Creating a Successful Ecommerce Business in 2015

Ultimate Guide to Building Your Online Ecommerce Business

By 2017, ecommerce sales are estimated to reach $434 billion in the United States. We’ve been actually developing this site to add some ecommerce solutions and strategies after testing some automated reporting solutions last year. Much more to come in the next few months – we promise! Ecommerce Platforms developed this infographic with ecommerce strategies that will help you develop a sustainable business and focus …