The Wrap – Top Inbound Marketing Posts Volume 9

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of The Wrap, HPE’s round-up of all that’s interesting in the world of inbound marketing; SEO, Content Marketing and Social Media.

In this edition we have tips on how to speed up your website, check out what your competitors are up to, and steps on how to create a competition or giveaway for your customers.

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SEO

19 technical SEO facts for beginners

Perfect if you’re new to SEO, these simple facts and tips will help you get your head around what SEO is and how even the smallest changes can help your website rank better with Google.

A Beginner’s Guide to SSL: What It Is & Why It Makes Your Website More Secure

You may have noticed some websites start with http, while others have https. What’s the difference? This handy article explains what that little extra s is for, and why you should have it on your site.

According to recent HubSpot Research, up to 85% of people will not continue browsing if a site is not secure.

How Links in Headers, Footers, Content, and Navigation Can Impact SEO

In this week’s Whiteboard Friday, SEO expert Rand Fishkin talks about links, specifically in Headers and Footers, why they are different, and how learning the details can help you build a stronger link structure.

6 Awesome Plugins to Speed up Your WordPress Site

Page speed matters. Not only is it a search ranking factor, but you’ve only got a few seconds to load a page before people move on. This article from Search Engine Journal lists 6 plugins to make your site run faster.

Content Marketing

How to Do a Competitive Content Marketing Analysis

Comparing your site to your competitors is the best way to stay one step ahead, especially when it comes to creating unique, engaging content. This article from Ellie Mirman shows you how to do an inventory of your competitors’ content, evaluate its quantity, and analyse its quality.

 Instead of blindly pumping out content, take the time to understand where the true opportunity exists to create valuable resources.

20 Examples Of Truly Engaging Interactive Content

Grabbing your audience’s attention is paramount in today’s digital world, but how do you do it? With low attention spans and the need for instant gratification, you need something that’s going to make people stop and interact with your site. Check out these 20 examples that do just that.

B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks

According to new research, B2B content marketers face significant challenges. Joshua Nite shows us how to meet challenges in communication, organisation, and ROI.

Social media

15 Steps for Creating a Successful Social Media Giveaway Contest

The rise of social media allows businesses to easily create their own contests and giveaways, and people love getting something for free! Follow these simple steps to create your own fully responsive and intuitive competition app.

One of the main reasons that people “Like” a brand’s Facebook page is so that they can either obtain a discount or win something.

8 Tips to Quickly Master Social Media For Businesses & Entrepreneurs

You don’t have to be an expert to achieve success in social media advertising. Check out these simple tips, from experimenting with video, to focusing on select networks, and you’ll soon find yourself on the way to social media success!

Emerging tech

How Brands Are Using Augmented Reality to Engage Customers

Augmented Reality is starting to come into the mainstream now, and companies are sitting up and taking notice of the possibilities.

As Apple, Facebook and Snapchat open augmented reality to the masses, brands like Ikea are cashing in on it.

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That’s it for this latest round-up! We hope you found something useful in this edition of The Wrap, and if so, please feel free to like and share with your friends.

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About Gary Ireland
With experience in everything from graphic design, telemarketing, fine art, electronic sales, teenage counseling, and digital marketing, Gary finally settled on writing as his main weapon of choice. Copywriter by day, novelist by night, he has found he is exceptionally skilled at SEO, mainly because most people don’t understand what that is.

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