Joe The Goat Farmer

How to Greenscreen a Video Pal Animation of Yourself

by Joe The Goat Farmer
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How I build a following in any niche

by Joe The Goat Farmer
For a long time I have kept a secret. Mainly because it was expensive and difficult to reproduce but not because it didn't work. What was it you might be wondering? A lot of you reading this may have learned about me through my twitter account. Reason is because before this week, I used some software that auto-follows followers of big-time marketers I know. It worked like gang-busters but when I wanted to setup other twitter accounts I had to pay a monthly fee for it. So I did and let me tell you it got expensive. But over the [...]

Best of Both Worlds: Combining Online and Offline Marketing

by Joe The Goat Farmer
If you are successfully marketing your business, you are undoubtedly doing online promotion. After all, 81 percent of shoppers go online for research prior to making any large purchase. Do not think that this means offline marketing is less important, though, because if you can combine online with offline, you can see huge gains in your local marketing strategy. Market Offline Events on the Internet Hosting an event at your business is a creative way to attract new customers. You can do everything from offering a free class to hosting local professionals for a networking event, and in the end, [...]

3 Tricks for Utilizing Social Media to Actually Increase Sales

by Joe The Goat Farmer
The goal of every advertising and marketing endeavor is to boost revenue at a business. So in essence, every step you take with social media marketing is supposed to increase sales. As it turns out, though, there are a few methods that can directly garner more sales rather than indirectly getting people more apt to buy. These are just a few of those strategies. #1 Direct Individuals to Landing Pages It is essential not to oversell to your followers, but occasionally directing them to your landing pages is essential. This gives them the chance to make a purchase, but remember [...]

3 SEO Mistakes Your Company Must Stop Making Today

by Joe The Goat Farmer
Simplicity is a virtue in most things. If you are applying this rule to your keyword targeting, though, you are going to see poor results. Keywords that target your city name and type of business certainly need to be involved, but you must focus on more than just short keywords. Here are 3 SEO slipups your corporation must stop making today. #1 Centering on Short Keywords When it comes to targeting certain keywords to optimize your website, however, there may be more harm than good. Keywords like 'Augusta Georgia Restaurants' obviously need to be incorporated in your strategy, but you [...]

Is It Ever Okay for Local Businesses to Use Content Gating

by Joe The Goat Farmer
It isn't usually smart to content gate basic items like blogs and articles. This is especially the case if you want your company to be viewed as a thought leader or you want to boost your social media following. Some content, though, is appropriate to put behind a gate.White papers, webinars, eBooks and case studies create a suitable moment when content gating is okay. Statistics show that white papers, for example, are used in business-to-business purchases over 80 percent of the time. With numbers like these, it is ok to ask for some lead information before giving out the goods.Content […]

3 Facebook Contest Mistakes Local Businesses Must Avoid

by Joe The Goat Farmer
Organizations will obviously get lots of engagement if they offer a free Xbox or iPad for a contest. As it so happens, though, this engagement might do you no good. It may seem counterproductive, but these prizes will attract multitudes of people who may have no real interest in your product whatsoever. Instead, give away a gift card to your store or at least something related.We list some of the things you should avoid if you're planning to run a Facebook contest. Check it out below.Offering an Unrelated PrizeHolding a contest where the reward is a weekend getaway, free airline […]

Firefox 0-Day Exploit

by Joe The Goat Farmer
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Stop using Firefox NOW There's a zero-day exploit in the wild that's being used to execute malicious code on the computers of people using Tor and possibly other users of the Firefox browser, officials of the anonymity service confirmed Tuesday. Word of the previously unknown Firefox vulnerability first surfaced in this post on the official Tor website. It included several hundred lines of JavaScript and an introduction that warned: "This is an [sic] JavaScript exploit actively used against TorBrowser NOW." Tor cofounder Roger Dingledine quickly confirmed the previously unknown vulnerability and said engineers from Mozilla were in the process of [...]

3 Content Marketing Ideas That Can Really Pay

by Joe The Goat Farmer
Many small business owners see video marketing as the hardest form of content marketing out there. This is often due to a lack of ideas. One consistently successful idea, though, is to film customers giving positive testimonials. Consumers who see the videos will know your clients are content. Better yet is the fact that featured customers will excitedly share the video with friends and family online.Produce ListiclesJust because you make great content doesn't imply people will click on it. After all, for every one "How to Skin a Lobster" blog a tackle shop creates, there are thousands more already listed […]