12 days of Marketing Resources

With Christmas just around the corner and everyone hustling and bustling to get everything ready, as marketers we are are working hard to make sales, create content and all the other tasks needed to make sure our business will thrive during this season.

This year I would like to give to all of you my 12 days of marketing resources as my way of saying Merry Christmas.

To get you into the spirit of Christmas here is a little song to get you going

My 12 days marketing resources shared to the  “12 days of of christmas”

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me
a partridge in a pear tree

When it comes to content, its not enough to just write about anything you want, you need to write what people are wanting to read. Enter Buzzumo!
Buzzumo will quickly help you identify what content is working well and who the major influencers are.

On the second day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Two Turtle Doves

Lets face it there are only so many hours a day to get everything done so having tools to help you automate some of your work is useful

Hootesuite
Buffer

and if you are looking for yet another option here is Social Pilot where on the free account you can use up to 5 different social accounts and post 20 statuses a day.

On the third day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Three French Hens

I have yet to meet a person who doesn’t like lists for many reasons from “to do” lists, collections of favorite “things list ( example Christmas movies) or curation of things list.
Here are some great tools to help your create lists of just about anything that can be social and fun.
Listly
Google Plus collections
Pearltrees

On the fourth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Four Calling Birds

I don’t know about you but when it comes to content creation that will inspire anyone ..use quotations as a way to start a conversation with others
Quozio 
Quotes Cover 
PixTeller
Pinwords

On the fifth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Five Golden Rings

We now live in the age where content creation is now considered a basic form of marketing.

Here are a few ideas to help you get an idea for you to start writing to your audience

 Google trends is a great way to find out what people are talking about

Portent’s title maker (a free tool) that will present you with entertaining and inventive blog post titles based on your chosen topic.
Prismatic is a news reader that helps you discover content, in different media formats, that will be relevant to your interests.
Nuzzel is a cool “news from your friends” apps, letting you connect your social profiles in order to surface the stories that your circles are sharing
BuzzSumo Simply input a topic, keyword, or competitor, and BuzzSumo shows a list of posts ranked by the amount of social shares each receives.

On the sixth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Six Geese a Laying

Just as we track Santa as he travels from the North pole, as marketers we need to track every post that we create on social media to see which posts are getting our visitors come to our website.
Using URL shorteners are a great way to track your URLS.

Goo.gl
Linkis
bc.vc ( you can earn a small income with this service)
Bitly
AdFoc.us  ( earn money and an affiliate program)
QRFIN  QR code generator + URL shortener

On the seventh day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Seven Swans a Swimming

Do you remember when you learned how to swim? did you teach yourself or did you have lessons? Whether you are new to marketing or a seasoned marketer, there is always something to learn. Give yourself a gift this year and take a course or two on different aspects of marketing and help yourself for the new year

Free Inbound Marketing Course | Inbound Certification
CloudBluePrint: An e-mail marketing case study
Social Media Quickstarter 
Search and Social Media Marketing for International Business 
The Social Creators Academy  ( Brand new so get your name on the list today)

On the eighth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Eight Maids a Milking

Doing Market research is important to find out and get insights from your customers. One of the simplest ways of gaining this and other knowledge is by conducting surveys.

Survey Monkey 
Typeform 
Google Forms 
Zoho Survey
Survey Planet

On the ninth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Nine Ladies Dancing

whether we are creating an ad or creating content tailored for our readers, we need to know which keywords will be the best to use.
WordStream Keyword Tool 
Keyword Eye 
SEO Book Keyword Tool  (required free registration)
Keywords Everywhere ( Chrome Extension)
SEMRush 
Keyword Tool

On the tenth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Ten Lords a Leaping

When it comes to content adding and finding good images sure has me leaping with joy!

Free Images 
IM Free 
Pixabay 
Gratisography 
Death to The Stock Photo

On the eleventh day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Eleven Pipers Piping

Images are more fun when you make them your own ( not to mention a great way to brand yourself ) For those of you who love to get creative…

PicMonkey
Gimp 
Ribbet 
Befunky 
SumoPaint
FotoFlexer 

On the twelfth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
12 Drummers Drumming

Ha ha I bet you thought that Google, Bing or Yahoo were the only search engines online..wrong! Here are some great search engines for just about anything you will ever need for content and interest

Giphy
Scribd 
Blinkx
Quantcast 
DansCartoons 
Boardreader 
Social Mention 
Regator
Addictomatic
radio-locator 
Oamos 
PicTriev 
TuneFind
Horror Find 

 

I hope you have enjoyed my 12 days of marketing resources and that you will find some of the tools of use to you

I wish each and every one of you a very merry Christmas … Peaceful thoughts to all of you

adlandpro christmas image gif

 

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Hi Everyone, I have many interests one of them being how to market ethically when using any form of social media. My posts on the Social Media and marketing blog talk about internet marketing, blogging, advertising with a healthy dose of inspiration.

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