Categories: Digital Marketing
Google Business Profile Chat and Call History to be Discontinued on July 31, 2024

In a recent announcement, Google has informed businesses that it will be winding down the chat and call history features in Google Business Profile on July 31, 2024. This decision, while difficult, is part of Google's ongoing efforts to improve its tools and streamline its services.

The phase-out process will begin on July 15, after which customers will no longer be able to initiate new chat conversations with businesses through Google. Existing chat conversations will remain active, but customers will be notified that the chat feature will be discontinued.

Learn more about the upcoming changes, key dates, and how to navigate this transition effectively.

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Categories: Email Marketing
How to Improve Email Marketing Metrics for Small Businesses

Email marketing is a powerful tool for reaching and engaging your audience, but to truly maximize its potential, you need to understand and interpret email marketing metrics effectively. By analyzing key metrics such as open rates, click-through rates, unsubscribe rates, and conversions, you can gain valuable insights into your audience's behavior and preferences.

However, it's not just about tracking numbers – it's about using that data to make informed decisions and optimize your email campaigns for success. In this blog post, we'll explore common pitfalls in interpreting email metrics, strategies for improving key metrics like open rates and conversions, and tools for tracking and analyzing your email marketing performance.

Whether you're a seasoned email marketer or just getting started, this comprehensive guide will equip you with the knowledge and best practices you need to take your email marketing to the next level. So let's dive in and unlock the full potential of this valuable marketing channel!

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Categories: Social Media
Why Your Facebook Cover Photo Isn't Clickable Anymore: A Guide for Business Owners

As a small business owner, you've likely noticed that your Facebook cover photo is no longer clickable, leaving you wondering how this change affects your social media strategy. In the past, clickable cover photos were a useful tool for driving traffic to websites and converting followers into customers.

However, Facebook's decision to remove this feature in 2019 has left many small businesses searching for alternative ways to promote their brand on the platform. While this change may seem like a setback, it's important to understand that there are still many effective strategies for engaging your audience and driving results on Facebook.

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Categories: Digital Marketing
The Beginner's Guide to Keyword Research for Small Business Websites

Unlock the power of keyword research and watch your small business website soar to new heights! In this beginner's guide, HostingCT shares the secrets to mastering the art of keyword research. Discover how to increase your online visibility, understand your audience better, outshine the competition, and maximize your ROI. From brainstorming relevant keywords to analyzing competitors and leveraging powerful tools, we've got you covered. Learn to incorporate long-tail keywords for targeted traffic and continuously refine your strategy for optimal results. Dive into the world of SEO and take your small business to the next level with HostingCT's expert guidance. Read on to become a keyword research pro!

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Categories: Email Marketing
5 Must-Track Email Marketing Metrics to Skyrocket Your Small Business Growth

As a small business owner, email marketing is a powerful tool to connect with your audience and drive growth. But with so many metrics to track, it can be overwhelming to know where to focus your attention. In this post, we'll explore the five key metrics every small business should monitor to optimize their email campaigns:

  1. Open Rate: The percentage of subscribers who opened your email
  2. Click-Through Rate (CTR): The percentage of recipients who clicked on a link within your email
  3. Conversion Rate: The percentage of recipients who took a desired action, like making a purchase
  4. List Growth Rate: The rate at which your email list is growing, accounting for unsubscribes
  5. Return on Investment (ROI): The revenue generated in relation to your email marketing spend

By tracking these metrics and implementing proven strategies, you can take your email marketing to the next level and achieve measurable results for your business.

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Categories: Email Marketing
Email Marketing Best Practices: To Avoid Spam Traps and Keeping Your List Healthy

Email marketing is a powerful tool for businesses to engage with their audience, promote products or services, and drive conversions. However, to ensure the success of your email campaigns, it's crucial to follow email marketing best practices, especially when it comes to avoiding spam traps and maintaining a healthy email list. In this comprehensive guide, we'll discuss the essential best practices for email marketing, focusing on Constant Contact users who want to steer clear of spam traps and keep their email lists in top shape.

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Switching Web Hosts: 8 Common Fears Eased - We’ll Guide You Thru It!

Deciding to switch web hosting providers can seem like a daunting task for businesses. While the prospect of migrating hosts is understandably worrying, HostingCT has <b>proven solutions t</b>o streamline the process and keep each step running smoothly.

With the right support and expertise, switching hosting doesn’t have to be complicated or nerve-wracking. In this post, we’ll share the 8 most common concerns our clients have around transitions so you can be confident that your worries will be few with our service.

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Categories: Social Media
Measuring Your Social Media Success Metrics and Indicators

Interested in learning how to measure and track social media success for your business? Head over to the latest post on the HostingCT blog - "Measuring Your Social Media Success Metrics and Indicators."

In this post, we break down the key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics brands should focus on to evaluate the impact of their social media marketing efforts. We discuss why vanity metrics like follower counts are less meaningful today and why you should prioritize engagement rates instead.

You'll learn how to calculate your engagement rate on platforms like Facebook and Instagram, and what target benchmark rates you should aim for. We also provide tips on analyzing whether your audience is truly interacting with your content by looking at metrics like shares, comments and likes.

Understanding social media analytics is crucial for measuring marketing impact and ROI. Check out our new blog post to discover which metrics you should be tracking and how to use them to guide your social media strategy. Let us know if you have any other questions!

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Categories: Email Marketing
10 Strategies to Optimize Your Email Content for Better Search Engine Rankings

Did you know that your email marketing efforts can significantly impact your search engine rankings? By optimizing your email content for SEO, you can drive more organic traffic to your website and improve your overall online visibility.

Our latest blog post, "10 Strategies to Optimize Your Email Content for Better Search Engine Rankings," reveals actionable tips and best practices to help you create email content that resonates with both your subscribers and search engines. From crafting keyword-rich subject lines to ensuring mobile-friendliness, we cover everything you need to know to boost your email marketing ROI.

Read the full post and discover how you can unlock the SEO power of your email marketing campaigns.

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Categories: Design,Digital Marketing
Connect the Dots: Linking Google Search Console with GA4

Do you know that you can integrate data between Google Search Console and your GA4 property for a complete view of search performance?

By connecting these two free Google tools, you'll benefit from enriched attribution, unified data, and a single connected view saving time otherwise spent in manual analysis.

Check out our step-by-step instructions for linking GA4 and Search Console within 24 hours. Once connected, you'll unlock exclusive reports blending referral keyword details with on-site behavioral flows.

This seamless integration bridges the gap between fragmented search analytics and website optimization conclusions. Learn how connecting GA4 and Search Console can maximize search visibility and website performance!

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