Jo Lynn Deal
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@Word Ninja I have "followers" too, and I'm one of your followers! I have never looked into converting followers to email because there are only about five, but I am sure there is a way with WordPress. It may just take some digging. For my email list, I use mailchimp. It can be added to a WordPress blog via a widget and there is a Facebook tab option too. There is a free version to get started and then it can be as low as $10 monthly. I discovered recently that WordPress has quite a few plugins that provide email opt-in. I haven't looked into it but you could Google "the best WordPress email opt-in plugins." A blog I follow uses Aweber but I don't know much about it. The good thing about MailChimp is that you can download your list into excel if you ever want to switch services.
6 days, 7 hours ago on List-building: Keep your email opt-in simple
Thanks for sharing your insight, Jennifer. I especially like the advice of starting small. The sense of accomplishment you gain from that first step will be the momentum you need to keep going.
1 week, 5 days ago on One simple change that will positively affect everything you do
Martin, I can completely relate to number five. I too follow the philosophy that this field requires lifelong learning, but I sometimes miss the old days when accomplishment was long lasting! One aspect I do love about this era of ever-changing technology is that it helps level the playing field.
1 week, 5 days ago on Six Digital Media and PR Lessons From 2013
@Word Ninja So True! Engaging employees begins with creating an engaging company culture. When I think of using a blog for employees, I think of it from an applicant's perspective or a new hire. It would be a good resource to learn about the company. You always offer the best insight!
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Social Media ROI: What is the value of a business blog? [INFOGRAPHIC]
@Word Ninja That percentage wasn't tied directly to blogs. Sorry if it seemed that way. That figure was tied to employees not knowing the direction or mission of the company, and specifically because the information isn't shared with them in any form. When I read this, I immediately thought a blog would be a good instrument for informing employees. So I included the statistic to encourage businesses to think outside of marketing for blog usage. What do you think of that idea?
Congratulations, Jason! Kate's right, what a dream team!
2 weeks, 3 days ago on #FollowFriday: Our New Paid Media Manager
Thanks for sharing our ideas, Kimberly. I loved the other article too, especially the idea of greeting guests with a warm cup of cider. That's a wonderful gesture. Your comment about Twitter rings so true for me. Just using the holiday hashtags with my posts has increased engagement tremendously. I'll check out your Twitter kit!
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Hump Day Marketing Inspiration: The Small Business Saturday Edition
Jason! Thanks so much for this. I feel like I should be getting a bill from you after reading this. You've been such a help and now I have to get to work redesigning my landing pages.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Landing Pages: The Key to Conversion
@Word Ninja @jolynndeal Great! I'm looking forward to seeing your offer. Thanks for the link, too!
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Seven ideas for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday
I can always use help with writing headlines! I've relied on Jon Morrow's headline hack guide for about a month now and am seeing a remarkable difference in the open rate. The 9 proven headlines article your found is very helpful. Heidi's site is down at the moment, but I've booked marked it for later. You always provide great information! Thanks for your hard work.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Hump Day Marketing Inspiration: 3 Posts About Headlines You Won’t Want to Miss
@Word Ninja I love that idea. You and I both offer services, so it can be challenging. But, I think you're on to something. I've even been thinking about a targeted Black Friday offer to prospective clients that are close to buying. It can put me one step closer to having them join my client base. And, I completely agree with you calling it an unholiday-like spirit. The one and only time I participated was 17 years ago and someone hit the back of my car on my way to the mall, and they took off. I hadn't even made it to the madness of the mall yet!
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Seven ideas for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday
@SavvyCopywriter Thank you! It is a great tool to help personalize a business brand. I like your ideas. We have a couple of non business related boards and they have generated a nice following. Plus, it's a really fun tool to use.
1 month ago on 15 ways to use Pinterest with your small business marketing
@LSSocialEngage Yes, it is refreshing! I feel exceptionally spoiled and blessed when I experience this level of service. It's so nice to see you here. Thanks for stopping by!
1 month, 1 week ago on Customer Experience: How one Charleston small business beats the competition
@kameel @jolynndeal Great Kameel. I will share these tips with our audience.
1 month, 1 week ago on Design to convert: 4 tactics to lower your bounce rate
@kameel What fantastic advice! Thank you for sharing your strategy. Our library is so small, but you bring up an excellent point in that it drives secondary downloads. If you can, please share the download wall you recommend. Thanks again!
@Word Ninja @jolynndeal So funny. An editorial calendar helps me stay frequent. I can build my stories over time as I come across supportive information. I also just learned about Evernote and want to look into that. It's an App I believe, but a few of my friends swear by it for story-building.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Design to convert: 4 tactics to lower your bounce rate
@Word Ninja Thank you! I fixed the link. I love having a Ninja in my network, with your ability to identify 'evil' links lurking about the cafe. Thanks for stopping by!!!
@lprevost You are very welcome, Laura. I also highly recommend reading the article by Taylor Clark. The link to it is near the bottom of my post. He had some other great tips dealing with bounce rate. I think if we follow them all, we'll be in good shape. I also received another great suggestion from @Marissa Buckley. She suggested trying just a few changes at a time, so as to better evaluate what tactic is working.
Great information, Kimberly. I know I need to be firmer with content from guest blogs. I've learned the hard way what happens when you don't have clear guidelines for bloggers. Thanks for the recap of helpful information through all of these articles.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Hump Day Marketing Inspiration: The Guest Blogging Edition
@ginidietrich @jolynndeal Even better!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on The ROI of Blogging: Brand Awareness and Reputation Generate Revenue