How to Use LinkedIn’s Social Selling Index Like a Pro

How to Use LinkedIn’s Social Selling Index Like a Pro
How to Use LinkedIn's Social Selling Index

LinkedIn is a perennially underrated social media platform. It’s not always easy to quantify how effective you are on the platform though. Enter LinkedIn’s Social Selling Index.

This handy metric tells you exactly how effective you are as a social seller while highlighting how you can improve. In this article, I’ll cover everything you need to know about the tool, how to use it properly, and how to improve your score. 

What Is LinkedIn’s Social Selling Index?

Launched in 2014, LinkedIn’s Social Selling Index (SSI) measures how effective you are at social selling on the platform.

LinkedIn uses four factors to calculate your SSI:

  • establishing a personal brand
  • finding the right people
  • engaging with insights
  • building relationships

Each factor is worth 25 points. Complete them all, and you’ll get a perfect score.

There are several reasons to aim for a high Social Selling Index. For starters, a high score increases your reach on the platform. Even if the LinkedIn algorithm doesn’t directly take your SSI into account when determining the reach of posts, all of the individual factors that go into calculating your SSI help you reach a wider audience.

A high SSI can also result in more connection requests and more people following you—which establishes you as a thought leader in your industry and makes it easier to connect with decision-makers.

LinkedIn provides data to back up some of these claims. According to their Social Selling Index page, leading social sellers create 45 percent more opportunities than lower social sellers and are 51 percent more likely to reach quota. In addition, 78 percent of them outsell peers who don’t use social media.

How to Find Your LinkedIn SSI Score

It’s simple to find your SSI on LinkedIn. If you’re already logged into LinkedIn, follow the link below to see your score.

Find your Social Selling Index.

You can also access your SSI through Sales Navigator by navigating to Admin and clicking User Reporting.

LinkedIn's Social selling index dashboard

Key dashboard information to pay attention to includes:

  • your SSI score
  • the score for each of the four components
  • how your SSI compares to your industry
  • how it compares to your network

We’ll discuss what each of these metrics means in detail next.

LinkedIn Social Selling Index Metrics

As I mentioned above, LinkedIn uses four factors to calculate Social Selling Index: establishing a personal brand, finding the right people, engaging with insights, and building relationships.

But what do each of those metrics actually mean?

LinkedIn Social Selling Index Metrics

Here’s what you need to know.

Establishing a Personal Brand

For this metric, LinkedIn looks at how complete your profile is and the quality of the content you post on the platform. Do you have a cover photo, a complete job history, and recommendations? How many posts are you creating, and how many views and comments are those posts receiving?

Finding the Right People

This metric is heavily focused on Sales Navigator, making it tricky for free users to get a good score. LinkedIn wants you to use its tools to find the right people, reach out to them successfully, and create systems and automation to make the process smoother.

Engaging With Insights

Are you sharing popular content? If not, then you probably won’t score too highly in this metric. The more content you share and the more views, likes, and comments it receives, the better you’ll score.

Building Relationships

The final metric is all about network management. It’s a measure of how often and successfully you reach out to people.

How to Use LinkedIn’s Social Selling Index

Exactly how useful is LinkedIn’s Social Selling Index beyond being a vanity metric? It’s a fair question.

Some people, like Andrew O’Hearn, don’t see much value in the tool. He believes SSI is a way for LinkedIn to push Sales Navigator.

Do we really want to reinforce the ‘keyboard commando’ proclivities of some LinkedIn users who don’t often test their online assumptions in the real (face-to-face) business-related networking communities?

I think there are quite a few things you can do with SSI, however. Here are a few reasons to pay attention to LinkedIn’s Social Selling Index.

Measure Your Personal Brand

Checking your SSI is a great way to understand the strength of your personal brand and take actionable steps to improve it. After all, what gets measured gets managed, and you may not realize just how far you are behind your peers until it’s pointed out.

Because every improvement results in an increased score, SSI also provides a way to gamify the process, making you much more likely to actually do it.

Identify Areas for Improvement

You may think you’re slaying LinkedIn, but perhaps you’re not making enough new connections or posting enough valuable content. Either way, your SSI can easily highlight areas to improve.

Use It as a Benchmark

Perhaps the best use for your SSI is as a benchmarking tool. The tool automatically compares your profile to other people in your industry and your network, so a quick glance will show you where you currently stand.

You can also use your personal score to track improvements and growth as a social seller. This is exactly what Microsoft did with their sales reps. When they first onboarded users onto Sales Navigator, their median SSI was 48. After a few months of training and activity, their average SSI score increased to 56.

The impact of that increase was telling. Those with higher SSIs saw a 37-percent increase in opportunities, and every 10-point increase saw 4.3 more opportunities.

How to Improve Your SSI

It doesn’t matter what your SSI score is, there’s bound to be something you can do to improve it. Below I’ve listed five of the best strategies to improve your SSI and increase your effectiveness on the platform.

Fill out Your LinkedIn Profile Completely

The first and easiest thing you should do to improve your Social Selling Index is to completely fill out your profile. There’s a lot to do here, so here are some jumping off points to get you started.

  • add a profile picture
  • fill out your job title
  • add a helpful, keyword-rich summary
  • add your education and skills
  • request recommendations from colleagues and clients
  • add examples of your work in the featured section

You’ll be amazed at how much your SSI score can jump just by filling out your profile properly. Be careful, though. You don’t want to include so much information that your profile becomes unreadable.

Whenever you are adding information to your profile, always ask yourself whether people would find it useful.

Connect With the Right People on LinkedIn

You need a big network to succeed on LinkedIn. Remember, while quantity is important, so is its quality. That means you shouldn’t send invites to random people. Instead, you take the time to find the right people.

That means people who:

  • you know personally
  • are thought leaders in your sector
  • work in your sector generally
  • are people you buy from or sell to

The more cohesion in your network, the stronger it will be.

Use LinkedIn’s advanced search functionality to find the right people to connect with. Some of the features are only available for premium accounts, but even free users can leverage filters to find relevant people to connect with and improve their SSI.

You can also find related connections under “My Network” > “People you may know.”

Post Quality Content Targeted for LinkedIn Users

One of the easiest ways to improve your SSI categories is to post quality content. This will improve your personal brand, build relationships, and engage with other users.

Quality content can come in the form of LinkedIn posts, or you can try more advanced tactics.

Engage With Your Network and Beyond

Having a big network is important, but so is engaging with them. You need to be in regular contact with a good chunk of your network to show the algorithm you’re committed to building long-term relationships.

Don’t just spam a load of people with connection requests. Aim high and start to follow thought leaders in your industry. Engage with their content thoughtfully and try to strike up a conversation. Make sure you’re responding to everyone who comments on your posts, too.

Conversations are becoming more important than ever on the platform. LinkedIn reports a 43 percent year-over-year growth in conversations during Q3 of 2021. The more engaged you are, the higher your SSI score will be, and the more conversations you’ll end up having.

Use Sales Navigator

One of the reasons LinkedIn pushes the SSI is to encourage adoption of Sales Navigator. In fact, it’s impossible to get close to 100 without using the paid-for subscription. If you already are a Sales Navigator user, you’ll want to leverage as many of the tools’ functions as possible.

In particular, use the saved search feature to automate finding relevant people to connect with.

Social Selling Index FAQs

What is a good LinkedIn SSI score?

A good LinkedIn SSI score is 70+. Between 40 and 70 can be considered okay, while under 40 is poor.

How do I find my SSI Score?

Simply follow this link to visit the SSI page on LinkedIn.

How important is the SSI score?

A good SSI score can help boost your influence on the platform and make sure you are doing all the things you need to do to become a good social seller.

How often will my SSI update?

LinkedIn updates the Social Selling Index once a day.

How is the Social Selling Index calculated?

LinkedIn uses four categories to calculate Social Selling Index: establishing a personal brand, finding the right people, engaging with insights, and building relationships. Each category is worth 25 points.

Social Selling Index Conclusion

LinkedIn’s Social Selling Index shows how effectively you’re using the platform. Given the importance of social selling in many B2B industries, that kind of insight is crucial. It’s also a way to see how you compare to your industry rivals and find areas for improvement.

With a little more time spent crafting your profile, growing your network, and engaging with peers on the platform, you can send your SSI soaring. That can mean substantially more leads and sales. So, get out there and start making LinkedIn work harder for you.

What’s your best SSI metric?

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If you don’t remember we were testing CTR to a GMB listing. Very basic CTR test using a tool and targeting our main keywords, “print shop” and “printing”. You can check out the previous test here:

We set up a few searches a day to search our target keywords as well as some brand terms and then click through the GMB into our GMB site.

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If we are in fact seeing SERP increases from the CTR campaign at this point, then we would expect to see the same increases follow through to next week. If this is just SERP fluctuations due to the algo, then it is more likely we will not see anything definitive in our next update.

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6 Steps to Build a Single Customer View & Improve Customer Experience

<div>6 Steps to Build a Single Customer View & Improve Customer Experience</div>

Ever see those cool 360-degree cameras on red carpets at award shows?

Someone famous will stand in the middle and several cameras positioned all around will simultaneously capture pictures of the star, creating a spectacular image that gives you a 360 view of the person.

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Now, imagine if you could do that with your target audience? Capture them from all angles as they interact with your brand. With a single customer view, you can.

The issue is, many businesses struggle to know where to start.

At the end of this article, you’ll understand what a single customer view is and how to create one for your brand.

A single customer view combines data from a consumer’s behavior on web and email, social media activity, demographics, interactions with customer service, and purchase history.

Let’s go through an example of an interaction between a consumer and a brand.

A consumer, let’s call her Jazmyn, discovers a brand on Instagram. Jazmyn visits the brand’s website through Instagram and downloads a free offer. Said brand adds Jazmyn to an email list and she starts receiving nurturing emails.

After months of no interactions, Jazmyn rediscovers the brand and makes a purchase. A month after that, she calls customer service regarding an issue with her product.

In just a few months, Jazmyn has interacted with at least three departments within the company: marketing, sales, and customer service. In many businesses, every department tracks data using its own system.

For instance, sales teams often use customer relationship management (CRM) software to track their interactions with clients and prospects while marketing teams use marketing platforms and automation tools to generate leads.

This creates huge data gaps, making it difficult to understand how a user is behaving over an extended period of time beyond a single vertical. It can also lead to duplicate information, leading to dirty data.

For instance, Jazmyn might receive ads for products she’s already purchased. Or she may get a call from customer service asking about a product she’s already reviewed via email.

Having a single customer view allows organizations to build personalized interactions with consumers, based on their current stage in the customer lifecycle. This creates a better customer experience, stronger brand loyalty, and better retention rates.

When you know where your target audience is, you can make enticing offers based on their current needs. It’s personalization at its best.

Benefits of a Single Customer View

When you invest in a platform with a single customer view, you:

  • Have cleaner data – With an integrated system, you remove information silos, which often cause data duplication.
  • Gather better insights – When you have an accurate map of the customer journey, you can better understand how your campaigns are performing and identify areas of improvement.
  • Assign proper credit to the right channels – Proper attribution is a major issue when it comes to audience tracking. With an SCV, you can identify the best and worst-performing channels for future campaigns.

1. Align your data owners and your KPIs.

The first step in creating an SCV is aligning all your data owners across your organization.

It’s important to align your teams early on key targets and key progress indicators. This keeps everyone on the same page and striving toward the same goal.

So, although everyone will be working on different sections, they’ll all be contributing to the same objective. This is key in keeping everyone in the same mindset and easing the transition to a data-driven approach.

Your data owners will serve as liaisons between IT and your team, enforcing governance standards and supplying IT with the access they need.

During this process, your IT team will be instrumental, as they will need to consolidate data from multiple systems and sources.

2. Find the right tech.

The next step is finding a platform with the capabilities to support your company’s needs.

Key features to consider when searching for a platform include:

  • Usability and accessibility of software
  • CRM Integration
  • Data quality tools
  • Automation

You’ll also want to consider the size of your company and the scalability of the software. all-in-one CRM platform like HubSpot, which combines sales, marketing, customer service data to support a holistic customer experience.

3. Hire data managers.

Depending on your company size, you may want to onboard roles dedicated to data, such as data miners, data analysts, and data migration specialists.

The process of migrating data is a costly and time-consuming one that you may not be equipped for. Instead, hire experts with the knowledge and experience to do it right.

They will be essential not only during the initial building phase but also as you grow your customer base.

4. Sort and integrate all data from your legacy systems.

If you’re an established brand with a ton of scattered data, you’ll need to sort through your systems.

Start by conducting an audit of your data quality. From there, clean your data so you can start integrating it with your other systems, including:

  • Your data warehouse
  • Your point-of-sale systems
  • Your marketing automation systems
  • Your call center systems

5. Set your data governance strategy.

As you’re in the process of cleaning out old data, you’ll need a new system for new, incoming data.

This is where your data governance standards come into play. They serve as operating guidelines for retrieving, storing, and processing data.

You may wonder, what’s the difference between a data management strategy and a data governance strategy? The former refers to the actions you take to fulfill the guidelines outlined in your governance strategy.

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6. Test your processes.

The last step in this process is testing your new centralized system.

To ensure that your new environment works (i.e., that the data linkage is complete), some test data will need to be used to ensure the data is gathered, stored, and reported correctly on your platform.

This will likely be an ongoing process as your business scales and you implement new touchpoints.

The earlier your team can implement a single customer view framework, the better equipped you will be to serve your target audience. While the process can be expensive and time-consuming, it’s a worthwhile investment that will be instrumental in making strategic business decisions.

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Earwax Removal Is A Very Important Part Of Your Ear Health.

Earwax Removal Is A Very Important Part Of Your Ear Health.

Why you should have professional earwax removal

Micro suction ear wax removal is typically conducted as a private operation in UK clinics, which means you can return home immediately following the surgery.

While your ears’ natural self-cleaning system is astonishing, it is not always effective. There are a variety of reasons why some people require professional ear cleaning, and some groups require it more than others.

One explanation is that cleaning your ears with objects such as cotton buds can actually inhibit earwax from coming out naturally, as you’re pushing it further in and increasing earwax obstruction rather than removing it.

Objects or insects in the ear.

audiologistsPatients may unwittingly introduce objects or even live insects into their ears. Perhaps an insect slips into one’s ear while sleeping, particularly if one is sleeping outside, such as in a tent, which is neither pleasant nor thought-provoking.

Ear wax can also irritate the ears if cotton buds are used too frequently to clean them. Swelling and pain, redness, or pus or blood discharge are all symptoms of an item in the ear.

We always urge that you consult a physician if you believe you have an object or insect in your ear, as this can have long-term repercussions if not treated promptly.

Treatment of ear infections

While we typically do ear wax removal on a one-time basis, follow-up appointments are frequently necessary. If more appointments are required, you will be given a date and time by the audiologist before you leave the practice.

Audiologist near me

Before you depart for your visit, the audiologist will want to see you again.

Additionally, your audiologist will advise you on how to avoid future build-ups, such as by recommending annual check-ups. This would assist in avoiding long-term complications or infections.

Ear wax acts as a natural protective barrier in the ears, preventing infection and water from invading the internal structures. Normally, the ear releases this wax naturally, but some people create more than necessary, necessitating occasional physical removal through microsuction by an audiologist.

If you fall into this category, you may find that using ear drops temporarily resolves the issue.

If not, a competent and experienced audiologist can propose effective short-term therapies, as well as long-term earwax removal via microaspiration at appropriate intervals.

Certain individuals who have an abnormal amount of earwax, or who have pain, discomfort, ear infections, or hearing loss, should consult an audiologist who can diagnose and treat underlying issues.

Anyone who has an abnormal amount of earwax, or who suffers from pain, discomfort, ear infections, or hearing loss, should consult an audiologist who can rule out underlying disorders and offer appropriate treatment.

If you have ear pain or discharge from your ears, do not try home treatment,

See your GP or an audiologist who is qualified to diagnose and offer treatment to help you overcome your problem.

Many people begin by using earwax softening solutions to remove earwax. These can help soften the wax sufficiently to aid in its natural ejection from the ear, however there are numerous ear drops on the market, and certain proprietary drops can be difficult to use, particularly if the individual has sensitive skin or a skin condition such as eczema or psoriasis.

Baking soda ear drops can also be useful, however some people report experiencing a sensation of the ar being excessively dry after using them. An audiologist would offer these treatments only as a last resort until you can make an appointment with them.

For many years, individuals have used hydrogen peroxide as an effective component of earwax removal remedies. Although earwax cleaning is a typical at-home treatment, the researchers discovered that ear drops may be the most cost-effective strategy to treat earwax build-up at home in the short run.

Additionally, researchers in a 2015 Australian study conducted by a group of primary care physicians recommend ear drops as a first-line treatment to assist ears in self-cleaning.

However, they discovered that earwax irrigation, which involves the use of water to remove earwax, frequently results in difficulties. As a result, the survey stated that using ear drops generally leaves less space for error and is therefore deemed to be a safer option. However, with the caveat that, in all circumstances, professional earwax removal is the prudent course of action.

Are there any known problems caused by earwax removal with micro suctioning?

ear factsThe answer is emphatical no. Microsuction is considered to be the most effective and risk-free approach for removing earwax and is the preferred treatment. Due to the increased risk of further harming the ear’s tissue structure, all medical specialists reject the time-honoured method of water irrigation for cerumen eradication. This also increases the danger of introducing a real ear infection during the surgery.

All medical practitioners have abandoned the time-honoured technique of water irrigation for cerumen removal due to the risk of further harming the ear’s tissue structure and the possibility of developing an ear infection during the process.

What are the results of earwax removal?

When cerumen has collected, it is impossible to conduct a comprehensive hearing test. This can result in erroneous test results and obstructs the eardrum’s view. reducing your hearing care professional’s ability to provide an appropriate hearing assessment. Additionally, it poses complications if they need to take an impression of your ear in order to fit you for hearing aids.

While ear wax is a completely natural substance in healthy ears, it is extremely typical for earwax to accumulate in the ear canal, resulting in hearing loss.

People often ask, how do I know if I need to have earwax removed?
A trained audiologist would respond that sometimes you are unaware that you have earwax or experience a sense of fullness in your ears. Additionally, you may have “fuzzy” hearing. You can visit any licenced audiology facility, where an audiologist will examine your ear and determine whether you have excessive earwax or infection. If such is the case, it must be removed. For some people, earwax accumulates rapidly and must be removed on a regular basis, while others experience no problems throughout their lifetimes.

Too much earwax in the ears can cause discomfort, affect hearing and lead to infections.

Earwax removal is a very important part of earwax removal.

Never attempt to manually remove earwax with your fingers, a cotton bud, or any other instrument. This can cause harm to your ear and force the wax deeper into it. If earwax only causes moderate irritation, you can purchase ear drops from a pharmacy. Using ear drops may temporarily impair your hearing or symptoms before they improve. These can assist in softening the earwax and allowing it to flow out naturally.

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How to Create a Successful Digital Marketing Strategy (With Examples)

How to Create a Successful Digital Marketing Strategy (With Examples)
How to Create a Successful Digital Marketing Strategy (With Examples)

Many brands are just chasing the latest digital marketing trend. When social media platform X becomes popular, they’re posting on it.

For every overnight success in the digital marketing world, there are dozens of brands quietly building robust, data-rich marketing digital marketing strategies. Committing to the process of growth demands intention and consistent focus.

You don’t just want to succeed this month or this year. You want to succeed indefinitely. That’s why today we’re going to take a look at how you can build a digital marketing strategy that promotes long-term, consistent growth.

Why Should You Have a Digital Marketing Strategy?

Having a well-defined digital marketing strategy provides you with some immediate perks. Right off the bat, it provides you with a certain degree of protection. Proper planning ensures that brands are spending resources wisely.

Wasting time and money on marketing campaigns is a common brand fear, but lacking critical information about your marketing intentions and decision-making process can be an absolute nightmare.

When you develop a digital marketing strategy, you’re able to test and confirm specific marketing data points. Let’s say your latest campaign is about appealing to a particular customer behavior.

Establishing a clear digital marketing strategy lets you stress-test your marketing assumptions, which becomes especially useful when you’re targeting certain audiences.

At the same time, you’re building a foundation for continued marketing growth with your digital marketing strategy. Imagine a scenario where a brand’s first marketing push underperforms. Without an established strategy, it can be impossible to know exactly what went wrong.

Did they focus on the wrong key performance indicators, or KPIs? Did they have unrealistic goals in the first place? Was there something wrong with their competitor analysis? These questions become much easier to answer when you already have a well-defined digital marketing strategy.

4 Steps to Develop Your Digital Marketing Strategy

If you’ve never developed a digital marketing strategy, the process can feel a bit intimidating. When building your marketing strategy, there are dozens of potential metrics and techniques you could choose to focus on.

For now, let’s prioritize two key elements: clarity and experimentation. To maximize clarity, we’re going to spend time defining our target audience and establishing clear goals. When it comes to experimentation, we’re going to focus on growth and the implementation of specific marketing tactics.

Over time, your digital marketing strategy will become more complex as it continues developing. The more data you collect, the more complex your strategy will need to be. That’s why establishing a strong foundation early on in the process is so crucial.

1. Research and Understand Your Audience

Before we dive into the deep end of digital marketing strategy, we need to spend some time unpacking the concept of target audiences.

Target audiences are defined by specific data points, like:

  • gender
  • age
  • education
  • purchasing power
  • location

By targeting certain demographics, your ad budget is being spent as efficiently as possible.

Of course, this leads us into the most challenging aspect of audience targeting: properly defining your audience.

You’ll want to start by analyzing your market. Determine whether you’re operating in a well-established market or developing one. Is your industry mainstream? Who are your major competitors?

Once you’ve clearly defined your market, think about the type of customer you’re looking for. A good rule of thumb is to start with a general idea of your ideal customer, and use data points to further narrow your audience down.

For example, let’s say you’re selling high-quality hiking backpacks. You can start by determining that one of your target audiences will be made up of men that love hiking. However, by researching ages, locations, and income, you can develop a much clearer picture of your ideal customer.

A possible target audience for your product might be men, 25 to 35 years old, living in Colorado, with a monthly income of $4,000 to $6,000. Still, this is just the tip of the iceberg. If you want to truly understand your audience, you need to identify how they spend their time in the digital media landscape.

Find the most popular blogs in your industry, the e-commerce stores they shop at like REI, and the YouTube videos they watch. Keeping track of this info gives you insight into what they like to consume, which will make outreach and content creation significantly easier.

2. Set Digital Marketing Strategy Goals and KPIs

Over the years, I’ve noticed that when discussing digital marketing strategy, the concept of goal-setting is typically glossed over. This is a shame because a well-defined set of goals can empower your brand with some pretty useful perks.

Remember those two key elements we mentioned earlier, clarity and experimentation? Well, setting goals properly ensures that your digital marketing strategy is both easy to monitor and update.

OK, setting goals is important. The real question is how on earth should you be setting marketing goals?

When the average person thinks about setting goals, they tend to focus on qualitative goals. An example of a qualitative goal would be wanting to improve your brand image, or increase your brand’s position within your industry.

You can start to see the problem with these kinds of goals. Since qualitative goals are abstract, they’re notoriously difficult to measure.

I’ve found that these abstract concepts aren’t typically useful to the average brand’s digital marketing strategy. After all, if something’s difficult to measure, it’s also difficult to improve.

Instead, focus on quantitative goals. If this is getting a bit confusing, let’s try a little thought experiment.

Imagine we have two brands: Brand A and Brand B. Brand A wants to improve customer perception with their latest marketing campaign. They spend their ad budget on building content that paints their brand in a positive light and they promote their content on multiple channels.

While they manage to get plenty of traffic, they quickly realize there’s a massive issue. They haven’t learned anything concrete from this campaign. Brand A doesn’t know exactly why they received so much traffic, and they aren’t even sure how much of that traffic led to conversions. Without a focus on clarity or data collection, they walked away with no real path to growth.

Brand B had a different approach.

Instead of focusing on the abstract, they decided to find goals they could measure. Brand B didn’t just want to improve customer perception, they wanted to increase conversions on product X. Product X is responsible for 75 percent of their business, so maximizing this product’s conversion rate is a top priority for Brand B.

The goal is to improve their Product X conversion rate by five percent over the next six months. They aim to accomplish this by increasing social media post frequency, creating video ads, and writing a monthly email newsletter.

Make no mistake, Brand B started their goal-setting process by defining some abstract goals. The difference here is that Brand B went further and established tangible milestones for each abstract goal. Easy to measure, broken down into simple components to make experimentation possible.

If the goal is met, Brand B will have data showing the specific action responsible for the increase in conversions. If they don’t meet their goal, they’ll have clear information that shows which marketing components didn’t work properly. Either way, Brand B walks away with the information they need to make their next marketing campaign successful.

Establish clear, measurable goals, identify the KPIs that matter to your brand, and set goals that make long-term experimentation and growth possible.

3. Create Your Digital Marketing Strategy

Now that we’ve taken care of the basics, it’s time to actually build and implement a digital marketing strategy.

The biggest challenge here is determining which digital marketing channel to focus on. If this step stresses you out, you’re not alone. One of the reasons this decision can feel so intimidating is the fear of investing in a channel that won’t work.

Fortunately, our framework for digital marketing strategies minimizes that risk dramatically. By starting with small, hyper-focused campaigns, brands can track how effective a particular channel is without spending thousands of dollars.

Interested in paid social media ads? Set up a goal, implement a small marketing push, and determine how valuable Facebook ads are to your brand. Using that data, you can predict how effective future campaigns within that channel will be.

In fact, by using this approach for multiple channels, you’ll quickly develop a clear sense of which channels your audience responds to. Constantly test both marketing tactics and different target audiences to collect as many relevant data points as possible.

Within a year, you’ll have a collection of data points that are easy to interpret, and even easier to leverage into successful marketing campaigns.

As far as content creation itself is concerned, there are generally two schools of thought. Sometimes, your audience is looking to be entertained. If it’s brand appropriate and you feel confident in your content crafting abilities, fun content can be a powerful tool.

Maybe it’s a funny video ad, maybe it’s some memes on social media. It’s certainly not the right approach for everyone, but it’s certainly effective when used properly. Take a look at Old Spice and see how its unusual humor perfectly captures their brand voice.

digital marketing strategy old spice

Let’s say that you aren’t confident in your comedic timing, or your brand just doesn’t lend itself to absurdist internet humor. That’s where the second school of thought comes in. Educating your audience can be just as powerful as entertaining them.

To be clear, when we talk about educating your audience, that doesn’t mean educating them solely on your brand. No matter the industry, consumers have pain points that they need addressing. Typically, they’ll have industry-related pain points that you might not be a direct solution for.

Here’s an example. Let’s say you’re selling those hiking backpacks again. Could you stick to making content about hiking backpacks? Absolutely, but there’s so much more you can discuss!

If you’re selling to the hiking community, they have all sorts of questions about what kind of grills to use, tips for first-time hikers, what they should look for in a sleeping bag, etc. If you’re an expert in your field, you probably have an entire blog’s worth of content in your head right now!

A good rule of thumb is if you wish you knew about it when you first started, it’s going to be useful to someone. You don’t need a massive ad budget to connect with consumers. You just need to create marketing content that feels legitimately helpful. If you can do that, you can create truly impactful marketing campaigns.    

4. Continue Improving

Growth, particularly long-term growth, is something that brands all over the world struggle with. It’s one thing to collect all those data points. Turning them into next quarter’s marketing campaign can quickly become a frustrating experience.

Here are just a handful of the issues that brands struggle with at the end of a marketing campaign.

  • The brand doesn’t know which problems need fixing.
  • The brand doesn’t fully understand their audience.
  • The brand can’t see the value in their data.
  • The brand has too much data and can’t make sense of it all.

While you can certainly turn to the professionals for help analyzing and improving, that’s not always possible if you’re operating with a shoe-string marketing budget. 

Establishing clear, tangible goals and tracking your results makes this process significantly easier, but I’ve found that some brands struggle with the concept of long-term growth. Specifically, what growth looks like in the real world.

There’s no easy way to say this, so I’ll just say it: Growth is not always a straight line. Sometimes, you’ll invest in five marketing channels and only one of them will present you with a positive return on investment or ROI.

With each new expansion of your digital marketing strategy, you’ll identify components that work and components that don’t. Savvy brands understand this and commit themselves to the process of promoting long-term growth in their business. They’ll explore the latest social media platform. They’ll try the newest marketing channels.

This approach probably won’t lead to astronomical growth in two months, but the goal of a robust digital marketing strategy is to not stumble onto a marketing channel that delivers insane results. Why? Well, because sometimes those channels stop being effective.

Instead of looking for the marketing silver bullet, collect relevant, valuable data and slowly develop your long-term plan for sustainable growth.

Digital Marketing Strategy for E-Commerce Business Owners

When we think of e-commerce businesses, it’s easy to focus on the more technical elements of digital marketing. SEO, PPC, etc. Amazon, though, one of the world’s biggest e-commerce platforms, approaches things a bit differently.

Amazon actually has a robust social media marketing strategy, designed to inspire and engage with potential shoppers in unique, meaningful ways.

Social media marketing is about more than just paid ads and memes. For example, when your e-commerce brand interacts with customers on social media, the entire world can see how you handle both customer compliments and customer complaints.

Amazon is so committed to the social media experience that they’ve launched their own shopping social network feed. Amazon Posts allow customers to interact with brands via that brand’s feed on the Amazon app. These posts are product-related, and offer value to consumers in a familiar format. 

digital marketing strategy amazon posts

By recognizing the power that social media interactions have, e-commerce sellers can identify unique ways to interact and connect with consumers.

Digital Marketing Strategy for Small Business Owners

Creating content that’s truly impactful is rarely easy. Even massive brands like Coke and Pepsi don’t always get it right. That’s why I’m always fascinated by the way Dollar Shave Club exploded onto the scene.

In their very first video ad, Dollar Shave Club makesa compelling case for their product while also providing some incredibly entertaining ad content. As a small business, your goal is to make an impact. The problem is that most small business owners think they need a massive ad budget to compete in their industry.

Let’s clear something up: You don’t need money to be memorable. You just need to understand your brand, your audience, and what makes your product special.

Digital Marketing Strategy for Marketers

Creating stale, uninspired content is a fear that every marketer has had to deal with. Once you’ve exhausted the usual list of content ideas for your industry, it can be difficult to identify content ideas that are both new and exciting. One of the ways that clever marketers overcome this issue is by promoting user-generated content or UGC.

UGC lets the average consumer interact with your brand in a unique way. More importantly, it can inspire a piece of content that you can share with your audience. The real trick is finding an action or activity that’s compelling enough that consumers actually want to participate.

One of the best examples of UGC in modern marketing is the Starbucks Cup Art challenge. Consumers absolutely love the Starbucks aesthetic, and having a chance to contribute to that aesthetic was a fun, exciting opportunity. 

digital marketing strategy starbucks

Customers were encouraged to design their own Starbucks designs, with Starbucks promoting their favorites and even integrating some of the designs permanently.

Identify what your customers love about your brand, and find a way to give them genuine impact on its future development.

FAQs About a Digital Marketing Strategy

How can I start digital marketing?

Start with the basic building blocks of digital marketing. Understand your audience and establish clear marketing goals. Start testing and keep experimenting until you find what works!

Is digital marketing easy?

Definitely not, but it’s far from impossible to figure out! Commit yourself to the learning process and eventually, you’ll have a digital marketing strategy that can support long-term growth.

Is coding required for digital marketing?

Absolutely not! Many of the techniques you’ll need to master can be essentially self-taught, with enough patience and the right direction.

What is a KPI?

KPIs or key performance indicators, are metrics brands that track to determine how effective their marketing is. Examples include: conversion rate, bounce rate, ROI, etc.

Digital Marketing Strategy Guide: Conclusion

At first glance, the sheer depth of digital marketing strategy can be intimidating. There are dozens of different marketing channels. Plenty of metrics to track. Frankly, there’s so much to unpack it’s no surprise some brands just outsource their marketing to agencies.

If you don’t have the budget for that, or you just like having full control of your marketing, you’ll need to commit to properly create a digital marketing strategy. Luckily, getting started can actually be pretty straightforward.

Take the time to understand your audience and make sure to establish tangible marketing goals. Test your assumptions frequently and experiment until you find the right approach. Commit to the process of long-term, sustainable growth by collecting relevant, valuable data and building a robust marketing strategy.

It might sound simple, but make no mistake. If you can successfully implement these steps into your next digital marketing strategy, you’ll be in a position to outshine your competitors and create some truly powerful marketing campaigns.

What marketing channel have you had the most success with?

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Symptoms And Onset Of Viral Neuritis Or Labyrinthitis

Symptoms And Onset Of Viral Neuritis Or Labyrinthitis

Doctor’s Notes on Earache and Ear Pain

Labyrinthitis and Vestibular Neuritis: This condition is inflammatory in nature and damages the labyrinth (the part of the ear responsible for balance and hearing). Labyrinthitis is frequently associated with viral infections of the inner ear for unclear causes.

Labyrinthitis symptoms include dizziness, ear pain, ear discharge, and difficulty walking. Additionally, labyrinthitis caused by viruses is communicable. According to physicians on the website, you can relieve pain behind the ear or neck with a cold compress or a heating pad. In addition, it may assist in alleviating discomfort in the mastoid bone area caused by earache. 16.

Occasionally, ear pain is caused by an unrelated condition, such as toothache. Nerves are densely packed. Referred pain is described as pain that originates in one site but is felt in another. When combined with an earache, a sore throat may indicate tonsillitis or pharyngitis. Indeed, earache is one of the most uncomfortable symptoms of these conditions.

When was the last time you felt as though your ears were on fire? Is the anguish really transitory? Have you been told by a physician that your ears have been infection-free for an extended period of time? Migraine may be at fault. That is what I discovered after years of suffering from earaches. Since then, I’ve spoken with others who suffer from migraines.

Why Does My Ear Hurt?

Does this ring a bell? Even though I’ve seen the doctor several times and he continues to convince me that my ear is fine, my ear hurts. More frequently than you would believe. Numerous patients have expressed their dissatisfaction with this. They periodically complain of earache, eye ache, temple ache, and tooth pain. Nothing else could be the case. So you could be suffering from a temple infection.

Ear infections are frequently mild illnesses with few complications. However, certain difficulties may arise. The following conditions may apply: A ruptured eardrum is one of the most common ear infection complications. It is not painful and may provide relief from the earache. Additionally, ruptures typically heal rapidly; nevertheless, antibiotics may be necessary (if not already prescribed). The earwax cycle in your ear is continual. If this system fails, mucus buildup obstructs the ear canal. This is the earwax diagnosis.

Occasionally, it results in discomfort. Earwax can be removed with merely cotton buds or other things. However, this increases the probability of a puncture. Your ear may itch as a result of an infection. Hearing loss is transitory.

Related to Ear Infection

Aspects of the corneal epithelium to consider: Cornea, the transparent front surface of the eye, is densely packed with nerves and extremely sensitive. Even a particle of dirt can be incredibly uncomfortable in the eye. Similarly, anything that damages the cornea’s front surface may cause discomfort. When the cornea is scratched or injured, it causes significant discomfort and inflammation in the eye. Corneal degenerative diseases can also be rather painful. Eye infections can cause pain, redness, oedema, and increased sensitivity to light.

Twitching, weakness, or facial paralysis are all indications of some facial nerve diseases. It is not, however, a sickness in and of itself. Numerous factors, including impaired circulation, injury, infection, or the presence of a tumour, may contribute to the illness. Hearing loss is occasionally associated with disorders of the facial nerves. This impairment may or may not be related to difficulties with the facial nerves. The inner ear contains microscopic organs that aid in balance maintenance. It is natural for the delicate balance organs to be disturbed when an infection creates inflammation and discomfort in this area. On the other hand, infections are not necessarily the source of inner ear issues. Other forms of issues may manifest as symptoms impairing your equilibrium as well. The following balance-related symptoms may indicate an issue with the inner ear.

What Causes a Feeling of Pressure Behind the Eye? with varying degrees of intensity and location. The most often affected areas—pain associated with eye movement—are the head’s forehead, temples, and back. At the crown of the skull, a sensation of pressure and weight. Pain in the facial / “sinus” region, as well as in the jaw region.

As a result of the concomitant head tilt, neck and shoulder pain are significant (often pronounced). Neck pain is occasionally referred to as a neck headache or neck migraine. Bear in mind that these symptoms are comparable to those of sinusitis, migraines, TMJ dysfunction, and spinal misalignment. A pressing sensation behind the eyes is not always suggestive of an internal eye problem. It frequently begins in another part of the brain.

While eye disorders might be uncomfortable and cause blurred vision, they rarely cause pain. Even glaucoma, which is caused by an increase in intraocular pressure, does not induce a sensation of pressure. Infections of the eyes, such as pink ocular or allergies, can be uncomfortable but do not cause eye pressure. The sensation is frequently characterised as stinging, burning, or stinging. Pressure behind the eyes causes a sense of fullness or stretching within the eye. Tension headaches and cluster headaches are two distinct types of headaches characterised by a sensation of pressure behind the eyes. Tension headaches are the most common type of headache, affecting more than 80% of the population.

Cluster headaches are a severe type of headache that occurs in waves. Cluster headaches typically linger a few days or weeks before dissipating for months or years. Due to their placement within the skull, our sinuses have a direct effect on our eye health. If you’re suffering pressure or pain behind your eyes, it’s possible that your sinuses are to blame. While healthy sinuses are totally airtight, they can get clogged with mucus, resulting in discomfort and pain. A pressure sensation behind your eyes is the primary symptom that identifies a sinus infection rather than an eye infection. If you have an eye condition, you may experience eye pain and vision impairment.

What’s a Double Ear Infection and How Is It Treated?

When the inner ear illness labyrinthitis occurs, hearing and balance are compromised—inflammation of the labyrinth, a sensitive area located deep within the ear canal. Symptoms may include any of the following: bruxism is a condition in which the teeth grind together (ringing in the ears) decreased hearing ability. There are no specific laboratory tests for diagnosing labyrinthitis, but a thorough medical history should reveal whether or not additional intensive testing is required to confirm the diagnosis. In the case of severe nausea and dizziness, medication is commonly prescribed. However, the majority of ear infections are easily treatable if they are discovered and treated promptly.

There may be irreversible hearing loss or impairment to the organ of balance in some situations, depending on the circumstances. Viruses are most commonly responsible for outer, middle, and inner ear infections. Most ear infections, including swimmer’s ear and middle ear infections (otitis media), can be treated at home with items like warm compresses for earaches or drops of essential oils such as tea tree, ginger, or garlic oil. Discomfort, pus, drainage, oedema, and redness are experienced by people with all levels of ear pain. Learn about ear infections and the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for these disorders. Also, find out how ear tubes and medications may be able to assist you to avoid getting ear infections.

Symptoms of labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis

wax blockage of inner earAlternatively known as vestibular neuritis, vestibular neuronitis is an inner ear infection that causes nerve inflammation and eventually leads to labyrinthitis (inflammation of the inner ear canal). It is also possible that the labyrinth will become inflamed. In most cases, the virus is responsible for the infection. The sudden onset and accompanying symptoms (such as restlessness, nausea, and vomiting) are the most common manifestation. Hearing is rarely a problem. The labyrinth can be found deep within the ear. It is divided into two essential portions: The cochlea is responsible for transmitting sound to the brain.

The vestibular system is a network of fluid-filled tubes that aids in the maintenance of our equilibrium. Labyrinthitis is a condition in which the labyrinth becomes inflamed, resulting in the manifestation of symptoms. Typically, labyrinthitis develops due to one of the factors listed below: Vestibular neuritis is an inflammatory condition that damages the vestibular nerve in the inner ear, which causes dizziness and vertigo. In addition, it causes the vestibular nerve to be stimulated, resulting in a loss of balance. Ear infections caused by viruses are significantly less common than ear infections caused by bacteria in most cases.

Although balance issues have similar symptoms, treatment options are varied, necessitating a proper diagnosis by a qualified professional. As an alternative, the infection in the inner ear may have spread, or it may have remained contained within the inner ear. Many persons who are diagnosed with labyrinthitis experience dizziness, dizziness, and/or hearing loss. This is referred to as vestibular neuronitis rather than labyrinthitis. Both names are used to refer to the same diagnostic and are therefore interchangeable.

Symptoms and onset of viral neuritis or labyrinthitis

It is possible to have both vestibular neuritis and labyrinthitis at the same time. The vestibular system may be impacted. Virus infections are known to induce dizziness (a spinning sensation), lightheadedness, imbalance, unsteadiness, and, in some cases, hearing and vision problems. In both ears, there are balance control systems that work together to form a healthy balance system. When one side of the brain is sick, the messages become twisted, which causes dizziness. Symptoms of vestibular neuritis/labyrinthitis include the following: Symptoms of vestibular neuritis include a sudden onset of acute dizziness, which may necessitate bed rest in some cases. Furthermore, these signs and symptoms are frequently associated with the disorders on this list as well. Even though labyrinthitis causes damage to the inner ear’s auditory system and the cochlear nerve, it can still transmit auditory information. As a result, labyrinthitis may result in hearing loss or ringing in the ears (tinnitus).

What factors contribute to the development of vestibular neuritis and labyrinthitis? It is most usually caused by viral infections, such as the flu, or herpes viruses, such as chickenpox, shingles, or cold sores. Vestibular neuritis and labyrinthitis are also caused by viral infections, such as the flu. Meningitis and untreated middle ear infections are two more conditions that can result in bacterial labyrinthitis. Both vestibular neuritis and labyrinthitis can be prevented from recurring with proper treatment. In contrast, if the virus causes chronic damage to the inner ear and the brain is unable to compensate, the symptoms could progress to include chronic dizziness and fatigue and disorientation, tinnitus, and hearing loss, among other things (if labyrinthitis is the cause).

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How Fast Do Eyelashes Grow – How To Make Eyelashes Grow Back Fast

How Fast Do Eyelashes Grow – How To Make Eyelashes Grow Back Fast

How to Grow Eyelashes Quickly

In general, eyelashes are treated the same as any other form of hair.

Eyelashes are said to develop at a pace of only 1/4 inch every month.

If more than or equal to this number of eyelashes come off, new growth may not be seen.

The rate of individual growth is also determined by genes.

In general, specialists believe that eyelashes recover in roughly two months.

They claim that regeneration can take up to 16 weeks; however, some argue that if you do your best to maintain the hairs healthy, you may generally observe a visible “regrowth” of eyelashes every 3 weeks.

Continue reading to see how to quickly grow your eyelashes.

Growing eyelashes is quite simple, but it needs time and perseverance.

According to statistics, the average eyelash cycle lasts between 5 and 11 months.

In comparison to head hair, Eyelashes are slow-growing hairs that develop at a pace of roughly 0.15 mm/day.

Take a look at the three stages of hair development to understand how the eyelash cycle works and why it takes time to notice results:

The anagen stage is the first and most extensive.

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The hair roots lose hair, which continues to develop till the end of its life.

When the anagen stage finishes, the catagen stage begins.

The hair roots begin to shrink, and hair growth decreases.

The telogen stage is characterized by neither hair growth nor hair loss.

In addition, new hairs start to grow.

The exogenous stage:  this is a continuation of the preceding stage in which hair falls out, typically due to washing, combing, or brushing.

The pace at which eyelashes regrow is typically determined by lifestyle behaviours, health, and age.

A good eating diet will help your lashes grow again if you avoid fake eyelashes and harsh mascara.

Whether you see an unusual loss of eyelashes over a lengthy time, consult a doctor to see if you have a concealed ailment.

How long does it take to develop eyelashes?

Suppose you cut or burn an eyelash but do not injure the hair follicle or eyelid. In that case, it will typically come back in approximately 6 weeks.

It may be a different thing if you pluck one eyelash.

The eyelash may take longer to regrow.

This is because plucking one eyelash from the eyelid might disrupt the replacement process.

Suppose you don’t pluck an eyelash at the right moment and with the correct technique after the telogen phase. In that case, you’re interfering with the eyelash’s normal life process.

covid 19 symptom ear problemsSilk, mink, or synthetic fiber eyelash extensions can enhance your appearance until you need to remove them or they fall off.

In many circumstances, eyelash extensions or the glue used to adhere them to the eyelids can cause long-term or irreparable damage to the eyelash hair follicle.

If no irreparable damage occurs, the lashes that fall out after the extensions are removed should come back over time, maybe within 6 weeks.

A word of caution: if you’re a massive lover of eyelash extensions, give your natural lashes a rest every now and again.

How long does it take for eyelashes to grow?

While it may have been exciting to make a wish when an eyelash fell out as a child, losing your eyelashes as an adult is not.

Simply having beautiful eyelashes may make us feel more confident, stylish, and appealing.

Fortunately, eyelashes, like hair on your head, have a developmental cycle, so you may relax knowing they will grow back.

Learn about the hair development cycle, how long you should wait, and how to regenerate weak eyelashes.

A whole eyelash cycle can last anywhere from 5 to 11 months, according to the Department of Dermatology at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine.

Each eyelash develops differently because it is at a distinct stage of the hair development cycle.

An eyelash can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to develop. However, it is usually between in the middle.

In accordance with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, if the eyelash hair follicles are undamaged and healthy, eyelashes will regrow in around 6 weeks.

Douglas Otero, a celebrity makeup artist, and eyelash specialist told us that the time it takes for eyelashes to grow again varies from person to person.

“Everyone is unique, and lifestyle plays a significant impact,” he says.

“Your eyelashes develop faster when you’re active.”

Certain substances, according to Otero, might impede the natural growth cycle of eyelashes.

“In extreme circumstances, such as burns or more common occurrences of allergy to eyelash glue,” Otero notes, “the hairs may take a bit longer to emerge from the hair follicle.”

The manner in which the hair was shed might have an impact on eyelash growth.

Eyelashes that have not been ripped out by the roots, such as being burned in a fire or being clipped excessively short, will regrow in about 6 weeks.

Eyelashes that have been yanked out by the root or have entirely fallen out might take up to two months to regrow.

How to Grow Eyelashes Quickly

Thin, sporadic eyelashes might detract focus from your stunning eyes.

A healthy diet and topical treatments can help your lashes grow back faster and with greater volume.

Meanwhile, mascara may be employed to improve their look.

If you have abruptly lost your eyelashes, you should consult your doctor.

emp survivalUnexpected hair loss can be caused by certain conditions and drugs.

Before returning to normal eyelash growth, the underlying issue may need to be addressed.

To maintain healthy hair development in all areas of the body, your nutritional demands must be satisfied.

Consume an abundance of veggies, fruits, whole grains, and lean proteins.

Every day, take a multivitamin.

If your diet lacks the elements necessary for good hair development, take a multivitamin regularly.

Consider using an over-the-counter hair treatment.

RevitaLash and LiLash are two products that include a combination of ingredients intended to speed up the growth of eyelashes.

Every night, apply a conditioner on the base of your lashes.

It may take a few weeks to a few months before you notice thicker, thicker lashes.

Replace your everyday mascara with one that contains lash conditioner.

Look for new generation mascaras that contain a specific lipid complex or lash conditioner to aid in the development of your lashes as you use them.

Just a couple more tips to help you grow your eyelashes quicker. 

Action 1: To assist your lashes to grow, use a developer serum like Latisse.

The first suggestion is to apply a lash serum to assist your lashes in developing.

Not all serums on the market are suitable for usage.

Because this is a sensitive place of the body, you must utilize the proper item.

Today, many individuals prefer Latisse over alternative serums since it is FDA approved.

Action 2: Apply petroleum jelly to your skin every night to promote growth.

This is a reliable way to grow eyelashes overnight.

You can use any petroleum jelly that you are accustomed to. 

Apply a small coating of petroleum jelly on your lashes using a cotton swab.

You may also use your fingers if you don’t have a cotton swab.

Before applying petroleum jelly to your eyes, make sure your hands are clean. 

Apply petroleum jelly to your lash line before going to bed.

It will help you grow your eyelashes in a matter of days.

Petroleum jelly’s job is to protect your eyelashes from foreign substances in the air.

It will hydrate the region and make your lashes more noticeable.

Action 3: Apply olive and castor oil on the eyelashes.

Another method for growing eyelashes overnight is to use oil.

These oils prevent eyelashes from drying out and encourage their growth.

Olive and castor oils have been chosen for usage.

They include components and minerals that aid in the growth of eyelashes overnight.

We do not advocate using heavy oils like coconut oil.

The viscosity of coconut oil is greater than that of olive and castor oils.

Coconut oil has the potential to block the roots if applied.

Make this before applying any eye and lash products.

Step 4: Combine the egg whites with oil.

Eggs can also be used.

If you don’t mind the scent of eggs, this may be the best option.

Because of the scent, many individuals avoid using eggs.

The protein in eggs is the whole objective of utilizing them.

Protein is particularly common in the formation of hair.

It is also a fantastic alternative for lengthy eyelashes.

It will promote the growth of eyelashes.

You’ll need olive or castor oil to prepare the egg white mixture.

You may rapidly do the preceding step using this.

Distinguish between the white and yolk parts of an egg.

Combine the egg white and a similar amount of castor or olive oil.

Apply this concoction on the lash line.

It should not be applied straight on the lashes.

You may have beautiful long lashes in as little as a week if you do this.

Step 5: Put down the eyelash curler.

When you use an eyelash curler, you may be unaware of the harm you are causing.

Your lash roots are weaker than you realize.

As a result, a few strokes with an eyelash curler might set them.

Even if you do use one, you must be exceedingly cautious when doing so.

When removing your makeup, avoid rubbing your eyes excessively.

Your lashes will fall out as a result. 

Use a makeup remover and a cotton pad to gently remove eye makeup.

In certain circumstances, discontinue the practice of scratching your eyes.

6th Action: Brush your lashes every night with an eyelash brush.

You will need an eyelash brush for this.

These brushes are often brow bundles.

If you don’t already have one, you can purchase one.

Brushing your eyelashes on a regular basis promotes blood circulation to the hair roots.

Brush with a delicate brush to avoid removing the lashes.

Action 7: Every night before going to bed, massage your eyelashes.

Rubbing the eyelids is the only way to grow eyelashes.

Every day, massage the eyelids for at least 5 minutes.

If you can, massage for a more extended period of time, which will result in a much better outcome.

If you can, massage for a more extended period of time, which will yield a lot greater outcome.

Massage your eyes with your finger.

Applying too much pressure while doing so might cause eye injury.

You will see excellent improvements the next day if you rub and massage your eyes every night.

Plucking lengthy eyelashes might be challenging if you don’t know the proper technique.

To obtain long eyelashes, you must perform numerous things at the same time.

It is a good habit to apply oil and massage your lashes every night before sleeping.

Throughout the operation, be patient.

Growing eyelashes overnight might be difficult and inconvenient because you want the results the next day.

Finally, consider the following:

Eyelashes, like hair on your head, have a normal growth cycle and fall off often.

It is common for some eyelashes to fall off.

Several reasons can cause significant eyelash loss.

In most situations, eyelashes regrow on their own.

Treatment can aid persons who desire to speed up the growth of their eyelashes.

Suppose a person is confused as to why their eyelashes are coming out. In that case, they should consult a doctor to establish the underlying problem.

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Ranking a Service Area Business GMB Case Study: Local SEO for Multi-Location Company in ‘Spammy’ Niche

Ranking a Service Area Business GMB Case Study: Local SEO for Multi-Location Company in ‘Spammy’ Niche

How We Achieved Map Pack Rankings for a Multi-Location SAB 


Achieving top local rankings for companies with multiple locations presents different challenges. If these locations are near each other, potential filtering becomes an issue.

If you’re working with a multi-location company, there are specific strategies you must utilize. 

Our optimization transformed a messy, inconsistent brand into a state-dominating presence for money terms, even beating out .gov and .org sites in the SERPs. This client is now the top-ranking site state-wide for a variety of high-value terms and their individual GMB listings rank in the map pack for respective cities.

Here’s how we did it….

Optimizing Multiple GMB Listings

GMB listing optimization is included in all DFY GMB campaigns. The includes reviewing listing type, categories, description, and name. 

When we began working with the multi-location brand, they had a mix of legit and fake listings. Some were SAB and some were physical locations, which confused search engines – a brand should not have a mix of listing types. We worked with them to create consistency across listings and reverified where necessary. Once we knew the listings were consistent and following guidelines, we went to work optimizing. 


GMB Categories

When we began working with this client, they were not fully leveraging their GMB categories. During our competitive analysis, we identified the common subcategories among top-ranking listings, then implemented them on our client’s listings. 

The more relevant categories a listing has, the broader the relevance. GMB categories are one of the most important listing features as they’ve proven to impact rankings in our Mad Scientist tests. For this client we only had to add a couple categories as it’s a very specific niche. 


Watch for Filtering & Overlap

Our client has locations that are located close together. This is a common issue in multi-location SEO campaigns as listings can compete with each other that cause one to not be shown. To combat filtering, we went through each SAB listing and ensured there was no overlap of service areas. We did push the area right up to the line to maximize local relevance for the brand overall.



Citations & Brand Mentions

Strong local SEO and citations go hand in hand. Brand mentions and citations build prominence, which is one of the two big factors in local rankings. 

Because this was a multi-location business, the citation audit and cleanup was vital to ensure NAP consistency across all locations and assets. Inconsistent NAP citations may seem like a basic detail, but it is the basics that create a solid foundation for rankings.

The audit also allowed us to see which locations were lacking in citations. While every location doesn’t need to have the exact same number of citations, we wanted to make sure we were spreading the love around. Conversely, we also had to consider the competition level of each location. Bridgeport, the biggest city in Connecticut, has higher competition than a more rural city, so more citations will be needed to compete.  

After we identified the inconsistent citations, we submitted updated information. Then, began building new citations – general business citations, as well as locally relevant and/or industry relevant citations. We found new citation opportunities through detailed competitor analysis that shows common citations among competitors. These are the gaps we began to fill. 

Our process is to build citations in tiers, starting with the most impactful citations first. Once we have created all our essential citations, we then work on secondary citations. Keep in mind, secondary citations alone won’t move the needle, but they do support increased brand visibility and authority. Generally, our next step would be niche citations, but we don’t have a citation package for this niche, so we moved on to our Custom Signals to find additional opportunities. 

Tiered Links to Citations

After we built the essential and secondary citations, we used tiered links to boost the power of our citations. This tiered linking approach increases authority of citations, which then passed through to our main site. We don’t use tiered links to link directly to our client’s site. 

Using tiered links also improves indexation of citations. Most of the client’s citations were indexed quickly because of this strategy, which propped up local rankings. We also included unique descriptions for each citation to increase indexation. 



Brand Building

To build and strengthen your brand online, we include multiple branding features in our GMB campaigns – brand foundation creation and brand boosting. 


All of the above strategies combined to produce some pretty big increases. Here our some of the results of our local optimization year-over-year:

year over year improvement from web 2.0 ranker client

Local And Authoritative Website Features

To strengthen local relevance and prominence, you need to leverage all applicable website features. in our experience, the more information you can provide to Google, the better Don’t allow missed opportunities on client sites. Be sure to leverage all website features possible. For this campaign, we used:

  • Find Us Locally Section
  • County Pages
  • Local News 
  • Relevant Points of Interest

Find Us Locally

The more trust signals you can include for a brand, the better off you are. On every location page we included a “Find Us Locally” to capitalize on trusted 3rd party reviews (signals). This strategy also highlights our 3rd party reviews, which Google uses as a local ranking factor. Below is a screenshot of the local review sites we used.  

County Pages

We built local relevance for areas where the client didn’t have an address, but still served using county pages. The county page included:

  • 350-word intro using our supporting terms. 
  • NAP for each client location in the county 
  • Link to the location page
  • Industry-relevant points of Interest in the county
  • Keywords with local modifiers

We linked to each county page from the homepage of the site and included these in the main navigation. We also listed out every city on the homepage, linking to the cities with dedicated location pages. Cities without a location page were not linked. Here is an example of one county section on the homepage. 

We created 7 county pages to cover the entire state. These county pages allowed us to expand our relevance and aided in dominating the local rankings state-wide. If you’re working with a brand that has multiple locations in a county, we recommend building county pages in addition to individual location pages. 



Local News Posts

Including local news can broaden relevance by adding another layer of local content. 
You want to find local news that is relevant to your niche. For our client, they are in the legal industry so we focused on news about the court houses, state laws, local committees, and different law updates and changes. 

Relevant/Helpful Points of Interest

In addition to the local website features mentioned above, we also included relevant points of interest on each location page. Because this client is in the legal niche, we included the court house, Supreme court, court clerk office, and appellate court on respective pages. For each relevant point of interest we included:

  • Name
  • Image
  • Website
  • Address
  • Phone
  • Hours
  • Public Parking Info

Custom Tasks & Signals

In addition to our standard packages, we implemented custom tasks through our custom signals service


Outlinks To Local/Niche/Authority Sources

These sources were included on county pages, as well as other areas of the site. 

Patch Posts

We built local relevance around specific areas with Patch posts. This local hub allows you to post pictures, bog posts, events, news, and other relevant info. 

Social Sharing


SEO For Multiple Locations

In every DFY SEO campaign, we review the brand with Google’s Quality Rater Guidelines. This is especially important in restricted niches, which this client is in. This initial analysis showed any potential trust issues that could hinder the client from ranking. 

Through our work, the client was able to open additional locations, nearly doubling their business since they came on board with us. We are continuing to work with this client to further expand their reach and dominate state-wide for a wider keyword variety. 

Your main goal should be to grow with your clients. Produce enough positive results that they 

Not only will they be making more money, but they’ll have a bigger budget to invest back into their business (with your agency).

Jack Dorsey Hints at Lightning Network Integration on Twitter

Jack Dorsey Hints at Lightning Network Integration on Twitter

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Yesterday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey hinted at the prospect of integrating Lightning Network into the platform. Dorsey responded to a follower’s Tweet, stating that it was “only a matter of time” before this became a reality. Dorsey is a strong supporter of Bitcoin and has integrated it into another of his firms, Square.

Jack Dorsey Hints at Twitter/Lightning Network Integration

Yesterday, Jack Dorsey alluded to the idea of combining Lightning Network with Twitter. Dorsey responded to a follower’s tweet by stating that this was “just a matter of time.” Surprisingly, the debate began with a discussion of an app called Sphinx. The software makes advantage of the Lightning Network to transport communications between users and to process payments.

The Lightning Network is a second-layer system for facilitating Bitcoin payments. It was created in 2016 as a means of scaling micropayments. However, implementing the network concept in practise took time. Now, there are working Lightning Network implementations, albeit with certain limitations.

The integration nod may imply more than meets the eye. Bluesky, the decentralised social media protocol that Twitter is developing, may use Lightning Network for purposes other than money. As Sphinx chat does, it might be exploited to serve as the backbone of a new architecture. Additionally, this could aid in the identification of decentralised solutions to censorship issues. Twitter, for example, banned former President Trump last year, igniting concerns about the platform’s uncontrolled power.

‘Only a Matter of Time’

bitcoin fundingDorsey has made similar announcements previously. Earlier this year, the entrepreneur hinted at the possibility of integrating Lightning Network with Cash App. Cash App is a Square tool that enables clients to purchase Bitcoin directly. The reference was made in a podcast alongside Lightning Labs CEO Elizabeth Stark. The company, however, has not yet integrated Lightning Network into the app.

On the contrary, according to Bitcoin Magazine, Cash App upped the minimum bitcoin withdrawal limit from 10,000 to 100,000 satoshis in April. Nonetheless, Bitcoin remains a significant component of Dorsey’s businesses, and this is unlikely to change very soon. Dorsey has hinted recently that Square may enter the hardware wallet market.

What do you think about Jack Dorsey’s Lightning Network/Twitter integration announcement? Tell us in the comments section below.

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Benefits Of Organic Food – Reasons To Eat Organic

Benefits Of Organic Food – Reasons To Eat Organic

Reasons To Eat Organic

Reasons To Eat Organic – Benefits Of Organic Food: You may be aware of the benefits of converting from conventional, factory-farmed, grain-fed meat to organic, grass-fed beef and milk, free-range poultry, and pasture-raised pigs. Here are just a handful of the reasons why pasture-raised beef is vital for maximum health!

If you haven’t yet made an online purchase of organic food, you may be wondering why you should. There are a few strong reasons, in my opinion, why someone would choose to purchase organic things online rather than in their neighbourhood grocery shop or health food store. Convenience – Whether you are a new mother, a busy worker, or have another reason for finding it difficult to go to the supermarket, the convenience of having organic food delivered is unmatched. I use the internet to replenish my cupboard with all the nutritional, organic ingredients I need to prepare healthful meals for my family.

Are you prepared to preserve your youth, vitality, and health?
Consuming organic meals may help you stay fitter than ever!
If you’re like the majority of people, you’ve likely heard that eating organic food is healthier. Perhaps this aroused your attention. You may be on the fence about purchasing organic food, or you may be looking for reasons to make the switch. Why is organic food superior to conventional food? This is a frequently asked question. Continue reading to discover a range of possible answers to this topic.

Consumers are on the lookout for reasons to eat better and want to learn more about the origins and manufacturing processes of their food.

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Bulk Dried Food: Your Pantry Essentials

Not only do we provide high-quality dry foods, but we also supply all of your bulk vegan pantry necessities. Discover a plethora of bulk dehydrated vegetables, beans, lentils, textured vegetable proteins, and speciality soups for daily use. In comparison to the majority of cupboard supplies, dried meals can last up to two years or more when stored properly. Additionally, our vegan dried foods taste excellent from the first to the last serving since we use only the freshest, highest-quality ingredients and a proprietary gradual air-drying procedure.

Reasons To Eat Organic — Category — Read Below

The following are the best nine online organic meat delivery services, ranging from grass-fed beef to wild-caught fish and other organic meats. This article was first published in July 2017 and has been updated to reflect the most current delivery options and incentives. There are various reasons to switch from traditional factory-farmed meat to grass-fed, pasture-raised animal protein. It’s more compassionate and beneficial to the animal, more sustainable and environmentally friendly, and more nutritious and good to you!

Farmers use non-chemical methods to cultivate crops and protect the environment rather than utilising chemicals. Organic produce includes fruits and vegetables, dry pulses, cereals, meat and meat products, dairy products, eggs, honey, and some processed foods.

Organic Fresh Food Challenge

Organic food is nutritious, natural, and risk-free. It’s new and full of tremendous health advantages. The superiority of organic food remains unrivalled. However, when looking for organic foods with the best flavour, you should know which brands to buy. Insecticides and pesticides have now contaminated the whole human food chain. What options do we then have? Is consuming chemically contaminated food our only option? No, if you look around, you will find a natural gift: organic food. Organic food is becoming increasingly popular due to its purity and health benefits.

The coronavirus epidemic has increased the demand for organic and sustainable foods. Organic food sales have increased dramatically over the world as people become more aware of the value of eating nutritious foods. According to a Research Dive analysis, the worldwide organic food business is expected to generate $4,16,074,6 million in revenue by 2027. The only issue for the organic food industry is maintaining supply as demand rises more in the future. The organic food market, on the other hand, is here to stay for the foreseeable future.

Some people are making a serious effort to eat as much locally grown and produced food as possible. These delights can be found at grocery stores, farmers markets, and street vendors. They are not always certified organic. Food grown locally is more healthy and uses fewer transportation resources. Even if they are not certified organic, Mindy Pennybacker, a Green Guide contributor, says that you may routinely enquire about the grower’s practises and choose vegetables with minimum pesticide exposure that are grown within a few miles of your home.

You’re aiming to eat a healthy diet, which you know means eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. However, as you walk through the aisles of your local supermarket, examining the fresh produce, you’re faced with another decision: should you buy organic?
Organic food advocates argue that it is safer, more nutritious, and often tastes better than conventional food. Furthermore, they claim that organic farming is better for the environment and gentler on animals.

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Science-Backed Health Benefits of Eating Organic

Organic food is neither considerably healthier nor nutritionally superior to conventionally produced food, according to a recent independent study backed by the food standards organisation. However, experts and supporters of organic food have questioned the study’s findings. The study looked at published evidence from the last 50 years on crop and livestock nutrition levels from both farming systems, as well as the health benefits of consuming organic food. The findings, which were published in part today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, contradict a previous study that found organically grown food to be nutritionally superior.

Organic food is food that has not been treated or prepared with chemicals. Organic food is becoming increasingly popular as people become more aware of the benefits of chemical-free production and consuming healthy meals. Here are just a few of the countless advantages of consuming organic food.

Lower pesticide levels, as previously noted, are one of the primary advantages of eating organic. Nonetheless, contrary to popular belief, pesticides are used on organic farms. The difference is that they only use pesticides derived from natural sources, as opposed to the synthetic pesticides used on conventional commercial farms. While natural insecticides are thought to be safer, some have been related to health issues. However, if you eat organic, your exposure to hazardous chemicals is likely to be reduced.

Organic food is becoming more fashionable, but is it healthier? It is frequently more expensive and may be more difficult to locate. Is it worth the extra cost and effort to eat organic? What are some of the advantages of eating organic foods? Are there genuine benefits? Is organic food cancer-fighting? What about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? Is organic certification more important for some foods than others? Where may parents find the most recent information on organic food prioritisation? In this episode, Drs. Lena and Dean discuss these and other issues, including organic shopping tips.

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What is Organic Food?

The Kellogg Company purchased this pioneering natural food company in 2000, long before such acquisitions became commonplace. Kashi has profited from numerous years of sustained growth as a result of an increase in demand for natural and organic products. However, as competition increased, Kellogg’s faltered, and in 2012, Kashi was chastised for misusing the term “natural.” Following Kellogg’s financial contributions to the defeat of California’s mandatory GMO labelling bill – and Kashi’s pledge to eradicate GMOs from its products – the firm has altered its position.

The advantages of organic farming can be viewed from both a consumer and a producer standpoint. Organic foods have higher vitamin and mineral content. This increases the sugar content and improves the flavour of fruits and vegetables. It is considered healthy because it contains no harmful chemicals such as pesticides, fungicides, or herbicides. Organically grown food may be stored for a longer period of time than conventionally cultivated food. Crops grown organically are naturally free of disease and pests.

Organic food helps to reduce the amount of pollutants in your diet, particularly persistent pesticides.

Pesticides, fungicides, fertilisers, and weed killers are strictly prohibited in organic food production. Organic farming produces nutritious food without the use of dangerous chemicals.
Pesticides. While some organic farmers use pesticides, the majority of them are created from natural materials. The National Organic Standards Board, NOSB, and the National Organic Standards Committee must approve these natural insecticides.

Top  Health Benefits of Eating Organic Food

There are several advantages to eating organic food, some of which are obvious and others which are less so. Some of the advantages of organic food are purely personal, but others are beneficial to both humans and the environment. Important note: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not investigated or approved any of the health topics covered on sustainable baby steps. In no way are they meant to take the place of sound judgement or medical care when they are required. Whenever possible, consult with your naturopathic physician before attempting any of these or other complementary therapies.

However, confusion still exists, but to a lesser degree than in the past. Consumption uncertainty regarding the worth or benefits of the organic label has transformed customers into other brands that have muddied the waters. “I receive questions from people who want to know if an organic product is likewise devoid of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The fact that I’m staring at a can with six different seals and certificates is part of the challenge,” says Howard Atsma, Harvest Health Foods’ director of operations. ”The non-GMO seal is the most prominent and noticeable on this specific can,” says the author.

What was the purpose of the European Parliament commissioning this report, and what was the principal conclusion reached by it?
European Parliamentarians are particularly concerned about food safety and human health, which are both top priorities for them. It commissioned an investigation on the potential health benefits of organic food and farming, which was carried out by a team of experts from several countries. We conducted this study to summarise the scientific facts available on the health effects of organic food, including in vitro and animal experiments, epidemiological studies, and crop analyses, among other things.

Several people, in my opinion, incorrectly assume that organic methods are significantly more expensive. In spite of the fact that this is occasionally true, there are numerous other advantages to eating organic food. (Which we’ll get into in a minute.) Allow me to begin by defining the term “organic.” Organic food growers, processors, and merchants must adhere to a set of extremely stringent standards and regulations. In contrast to the terms “natural,” “non-toxic,” and “healthy,” the phrase “organic” is regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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