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19 conversion and content offers that generate leads
Level: Intermediate Updated: Oct 20, 2021
Through SEO best practices and great content that answers your ideal buyers most pressing questions, you're driving traffic to your website. Yet even with all of that, your ideal buyers aren't converting on your website into qualified leads that can either be nurtured or worked by your sales team. 

What do you do? What can you offer besides the usual "contact us" page to transform your website visitors into the qualified leads that will drive measurable revenue growth for your company?

If these are the questions you're wrestling with, you've come to the right place! In this lesson, you'll walk away with a deep understanding of:

  • Why you need conversion and content offers on your website, no matter what it is that you do or sell at your company
  • From checklists to sales appointments, what are the best types of conversion and content offers for businesses
  • Specifically what conversion and content offers are most effective at various stages of the buyer's journey

By the end of this lesson, you'll have a ton of ideas for different types of conversion and content offers you can create for your company that will get the biggest results – based on your goals and the unique journey of your buyers – and you'll understand how to tie them to your pre-existing content on your website.
Through SEO best practices and great content that answers your ideal buyers most pressing questions, you're driving traffic to your website. Yet even with all of that, your ideal buyers aren't converting on your website into qualified leads that can either be nurtured or worked by your sales team. 

What do you do? What can you offer besides the usual "contact us" page to transform your website visitors into the qualified leads that will drive measurable revenue growth for your company?

If these are the questions you're wrestling with, you've come to the right place! In this lesson, you'll walk away with a deep understanding of:

  • Why you need conversion and content offers on your website, no matter what it is that you do or sell at your company
  • From checklists to sales appointments, what are the best types of conversion and content offers for businesses
  • Specifically what conversion and content offers are most effective at various stages of the buyer's journey

By the end of this lesson, you'll have a ton of ideas for different types of conversion and content offers you can create for your company that will get the biggest results – based on your goals and the unique journey of your buyers – and you'll understand how to tie them to your pre-existing content on your website.

Kevin Phillips

1h 30m
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How To Optimize Your Google My Business Listing
Level: Beginner Updated: Sep 8, 2021
How important is it to you that your business shows up on Google for relevant search queries?

Extremely important, right? That question is a no-brainer.

And to make it happen, you dedicate a lot of your time optimizing your website’s SEO, improving your social media and email campaigns, and even paying for Google Ads to appear at the tippy-top of search results.

But there’s a tool, a FREE tool, that can help prospects find your business more frequently in Google Search and Google Maps (especially if you’re a local business).

Many organizations are familiar with Google My Business. They know they have to create an account, enter their physical address, and maybe upload their logo. And by doing so, prospects wanting to visit their location can get there using Google Maps.

But that is not all this tool is useful for. Far from it. Google is continuously rolling out new tools and features with Google My Business making it an extremely valuable tool in any business’s marketing arsenal.

In fact, by optimizing your Google My Business listing, you’ll increase your visibility in search, give prospects a better shopping experience, and drive more traffic to your website and social channels in addition to your front door.

And that’s what this course is all about.

In this course, you’ll learn:
  • What Google My Business is
  • Why Google My Business is important
  • How to optimize your listing
  • How to review and add images
  • How to audit and respond to reviews
  • How to create google posts
  • How to add videos
  • How to measure success using insights

By the end of this course, you’ll know how to optimize and maintain your Google My Business listing to appear more frequently in relevant search queries, provide amazing experiences for your visitors, and turn more prospects into customers.

How important is it to you that your business shows up on Google for relevant search queries?

Extremely important, right? That question is a no-brainer.

And to make it happen, you dedicate a lot of your time optimizing your website’s SEO, improving your social media and email campaigns, and even paying for Google Ads to appear at the tippy-top of search results.

But there’s a tool, a FREE tool, that can help prospects find your business more frequently in Google Search and Google Maps (especially if you’re a local business).

Many organizations are familiar with Google My Business. They know they have to create an account, enter their physical address, and maybe upload their logo. And by doing so, prospects wanting to visit their location can get there using Google Maps.

But that is not all this tool is useful for. Far from it. Google is continuously rolling out new tools and features with Google My Business making it an extremely valuable tool in any business’s marketing arsenal.

In fact, by optimizing your Google My Business listing, you’ll increase your visibility in search, give prospects a better shopping experience, and drive more traffic to your website and social channels in addition to your front door.

And that’s what this course is all about.

In this course, you’ll learn:
  • What Google My Business is
  • Why Google My Business is important
  • How to optimize your listing
  • How to review and add images
  • How to audit and respond to reviews
  • How to create google posts
  • How to add videos
  • How to measure success using insights

By the end of this course, you’ll know how to optimize and maintain your Google My Business listing to appear more frequently in relevant search queries, provide amazing experiences for your visitors, and turn more prospects into customers.

Kevin Phillips

39m
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Essential business blog topics beyond The Big 5
Level: Intermediate Updated: Oct 20, 2021
Content marketing is not only about writing great blog articles, but also about making sure you're answering the questions your audience is asking. Producing blog articles are essential to building your authority in your industry, help people make purchasing decisions, and develop trust with you. 

How much do things cost?
What are some of the problems associated with your solutions?
Who are some of your competitors?

In this lesson, taught by Senior Trainer (and Lord of the Rings superfan) Kevin Phillips, you’ll:

  • Review The Big 5 you learned fromThey Ask, You Answer and gain greater insights into the types of questions all buyers ask
  • Taking a closer look at the buyer’s journey
  • Help leadership feel at ease knowing that you, the content manager, will be able to provide content long-term

After this lesson, you will be able to immediately brainstorm over 100 blog topics to add to your content calendar.
Content marketing is not only about writing great blog articles, but also about making sure you're answering the questions your audience is asking. Producing blog articles are essential to building your authority in your industry, help people make purchasing decisions, and develop trust with you. 

How much do things cost?
What are some of the problems associated with your solutions?
Who are some of your competitors?

In this lesson, taught by Senior Trainer (and Lord of the Rings superfan) Kevin Phillips, you’ll:

  • Review The Big 5 you learned fromThey Ask, You Answer and gain greater insights into the types of questions all buyers ask
  • Taking a closer look at the buyer’s journey
  • Help leadership feel at ease knowing that you, the content manager, will be able to provide content long-term

After this lesson, you will be able to immediately brainstorm over 100 blog topics to add to your content calendar.

Kevin Phillips

57m
FREE
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6 Topics Subject Matter Experts Need to Address
Level: Beginner Updated: Jul 2, 2021
Hey Subject Matter Experts, as you can guess by the title of this course, there are 6 topics your marketing team needs your help in creating. But why do YOU need to help? Why can’t marketing just do this on their own?

In this course, we’ll answer that question and also:
  • Why these topics are important
  • Overcoming objections to answering these questions
  • Why SME participation is so important for each topic
  • How SMEs can help bring these topics to life
  • Important considerations to keep in mind while creating this content

This course is a great fit for salespeople, leadership teams, and of course, subject matter experts who care about producing high-quality content on your website to drive more traffic and give your sales team more qualified leads to convert into paying customers. We can all agree that’s important to everyone in your organization, right?

By the end of this course, you’ll have a much clearer understanding of the most critical pieces of content any business can create for their prospects, and how and WHY you, the SME, need to help create an amazing piece of content.
Hey Subject Matter Experts, as you can guess by the title of this course, there are 6 topics your marketing team needs your help in creating. But why do YOU need to help? Why can’t marketing just do this on their own?

In this course, we’ll answer that question and also:
  • Why these topics are important
  • Overcoming objections to answering these questions
  • Why SME participation is so important for each topic
  • How SMEs can help bring these topics to life
  • Important considerations to keep in mind while creating this content

This course is a great fit for salespeople, leadership teams, and of course, subject matter experts who care about producing high-quality content on your website to drive more traffic and give your sales team more qualified leads to convert into paying customers. We can all agree that’s important to everyone in your organization, right?

By the end of this course, you’ll have a much clearer understanding of the most critical pieces of content any business can create for their prospects, and how and WHY you, the SME, need to help create an amazing piece of content.

Kevin Phillips

1h 20m
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Inbounder’s Guide to Email Marketing
Level: Beginner Updated: Jul 20, 2021
You might be surprised by this fact, but email marketing has been around since before the introduction of the internet. Yeah, in fact, the very first marketing email was sent in 1978 by none other than Gary “The Father of Spam” Thuerk, Marketing Manager of Digital Equipment Corp. Gary used email via Arpanet (basically the forerunner to the internet) to promote their new DEC machines to 400 recipients. The email blast resulted in $13 million in sales. And email marketing has been a critical tool in every marketer’s tool bag ever since.

But just like with any medium of marketing, there will be marketers who exploit it and abuse it. Those who care more about open rates and click-through rates than they do about the actual people receiving their emails. And when they do this, they make the rest of us look bad.

Ultimately, the purpose of this course is to teach you how to use email marketing appropriately and responsibly so that you’re only sending emails to people who want your emails, who sign up to receive them. 

This course is a great fit for beginners just getting started and intermediate marketers tired of sending emails that don’t get opened, don’t get clicked on, or get recipients to unsubscribe or mark them as spam.

Here you’ll learn the inbound approach to email marketing. We’ll cover what email marketing is, how to keep it inboundy, benefits of email marketing, how to grow your email contact database, and the different types of emails you can send to recipients (that they actually want to open).

By the end of this course, you’ll be an inbound email marketing padawan. Not quite a Jedi master (that’s for a later course), but well on your way to saving the universe from awful emails nobody ever wants to open or read.
You might be surprised by this fact, but email marketing has been around since before the introduction of the internet. Yeah, in fact, the very first marketing email was sent in 1978 by none other than Gary “The Father of Spam” Thuerk, Marketing Manager of Digital Equipment Corp. Gary used email via Arpanet (basically the forerunner to the internet) to promote their new DEC machines to 400 recipients. The email blast resulted in $13 million in sales. And email marketing has been a critical tool in every marketer’s tool bag ever since.

But just like with any medium of marketing, there will be marketers who exploit it and abuse it. Those who care more about open rates and click-through rates than they do about the actual people receiving their emails. And when they do this, they make the rest of us look bad.

Ultimately, the purpose of this course is to teach you how to use email marketing appropriately and responsibly so that you’re only sending emails to people who want your emails, who sign up to receive them. 

This course is a great fit for beginners just getting started and intermediate marketers tired of sending emails that don’t get opened, don’t get clicked on, or get recipients to unsubscribe or mark them as spam.

Here you’ll learn the inbound approach to email marketing. We’ll cover what email marketing is, how to keep it inboundy, benefits of email marketing, how to grow your email contact database, and the different types of emails you can send to recipients (that they actually want to open).

By the end of this course, you’ll be an inbound email marketing padawan. Not quite a Jedi master (that’s for a later course), but well on your way to saving the universe from awful emails nobody ever wants to open or read.

Kevin Phillips

1h 10m
FREE
Course
Your role as a content manager
Level: Beginner Updated: Aug 17, 2021
Congratulations! You've been hired as a content manager to lead the charge of your company's content marketing efforts to drive traffic, leads, and (most of all) sales. Still, as a newcomer to your role, you likely have a few questions:

  1.  What does a content manager do?
  2.  What problems does a content manager solve?
  3.  How can I get the results needed to prove myself in my new role?
  4.  What should I be doing on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis?

If this sounds familiar, you have come to the right place. IMPACT Principal Content Marketing Trainer Kevin Phillips is here to empower you with the knowledge and tactical direction you need to feel comfortable in your new role. Also, you'll discover exactly how you fit in at your company as a key player in driving big results.

By the end of this course, you'll feel confident in your new role as content manager and will have a clear roadmap of how to establish yourself as a results-driving hero at your organization.
Congratulations! You've been hired as a content manager to lead the charge of your company's content marketing efforts to drive traffic, leads, and (most of all) sales. Still, as a newcomer to your role, you likely have a few questions:

  1.  What does a content manager do?
  2.  What problems does a content manager solve?
  3.  How can I get the results needed to prove myself in my new role?
  4.  What should I be doing on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis?

If this sounds familiar, you have come to the right place. IMPACT Principal Content Marketing Trainer Kevin Phillips is here to empower you with the knowledge and tactical direction you need to feel comfortable in your new role. Also, you'll discover exactly how you fit in at your company as a key player in driving big results.

By the end of this course, you'll feel confident in your new role as content manager and will have a clear roadmap of how to establish yourself as a results-driving hero at your organization.

Kevin Phillips

2h 09m
PRO
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Inbounder's Guide to Google Suite Tools
Level: Intermediate Updated: Jul 2, 2021
In this course, you’ll learn how to effectively utilize Google Suite tools as you continue to master They Ask, You Answer and Inbound Marketing.

Google offers a range of free tools businesses can use to learn more about how search engines and real buyers view and use their websites and assets. 

This course does not teach you how to set these tools up, troubleshoot problems, or certify you in their use. Tutorials such as those can easily be found at support.google.com.

Here you’ll learn:
  • How to use Google Search Console 
  • How to use Google Analytics

By the end of this course, you’ll have a fuller understanding of how to use Google’s suite of tools to measure and improve your They Ask, You Answer, and Inbound Marketing efforts.

In this course, you’ll learn how to effectively utilize Google Suite tools as you continue to master They Ask, You Answer and Inbound Marketing.

Google offers a range of free tools businesses can use to learn more about how search engines and real buyers view and use their websites and assets. 

This course does not teach you how to set these tools up, troubleshoot problems, or certify you in their use. Tutorials such as those can easily be found at support.google.com.

Here you’ll learn:
  • How to use Google Search Console 
  • How to use Google Analytics

By the end of this course, you’ll have a fuller understanding of how to use Google’s suite of tools to measure and improve your They Ask, You Answer, and Inbound Marketing efforts.

Kevin Phillips

2h 44m
PRO
Course
On-Page SEO & User Experience
Level: Intermediate Updated: Sep 9, 2021
When you’re trying to expand your audience, getting your content found in search engines is a must. but what if you’re following all the best practices — keywords in your headlines, related links in your copy — but still not seeing any rise in rank?

How can you conquer on-page SEO and user experience to impress the almighty Google, have users land on the first page of your target search results, and attract qualified traffic?

In this course, IMPACT Content Trainer Kevin Phillips goes beyond SEO basics to teach you how to write and optimize blog articles that will win over search engines and readers alike. These are tried-and-true strategies he’s used to help clients shoot to the top of search ranks for the better part of a decade. 

You will learn:
  • How to create content along the buyer’s journey
  • How to optimize your article copy to appear on the first page of Google (including structure, keywords, multimedia, linking, etc.)
  • How to optimize your SERP elements (i.e., titles, URLs, meta descriptions, etc.)
  • How to optimize the user experience of your blog articles

By the end of this course, you will have everything you need to start not only finding your ideal buyers at the top of their searches, but also winning them over with high-quality, easy-to-digest content. 

When you’re trying to expand your audience, getting your content found in search engines is a must. but what if you’re following all the best practices — keywords in your headlines, related links in your copy — but still not seeing any rise in rank?

How can you conquer on-page SEO and user experience to impress the almighty Google, have users land on the first page of your target search results, and attract qualified traffic?

In this course, IMPACT Content Trainer Kevin Phillips goes beyond SEO basics to teach you how to write and optimize blog articles that will win over search engines and readers alike. These are tried-and-true strategies he’s used to help clients shoot to the top of search ranks for the better part of a decade. 

You will learn:
  • How to create content along the buyer’s journey
  • How to optimize your article copy to appear on the first page of Google (including structure, keywords, multimedia, linking, etc.)
  • How to optimize your SERP elements (i.e., titles, URLs, meta descriptions, etc.)
  • How to optimize the user experience of your blog articles

By the end of this course, you will have everything you need to start not only finding your ideal buyers at the top of their searches, but also winning them over with high-quality, easy-to-digest content. 

Kevin Phillips

40m
FREE
Lesson
Blog article publication checklist
Level: Beginner Updated: Jul 28, 2021
When is a business blog article ready to publish?

Whether you’re a content manager, a business owner, or the person in charge of creating content for your business’s website, you’ve most likely wrestled with this question several times before.

As if researching, interviewing, outlining, drafting, and revising content wasn’t challenging enough, knowing when a piece of content is ready to publish can be difficult to answer.

If only there was some sort of a checklist you could use to confirm your content was ready for the world.

If you’re queued up to watch this lesson, you’re in luck because that’s exactly what we’ll cover in this series of videos.

This lesson will break down three critical areas for you to review before hitting publish:

  1. You’ll learn how to review the copy of your article for SEO and user experience
  2. You’ll learn how to inspect your multimedia for best practices
  3. You’ll learn what technical SEO elements you’ll want to analyze

By the end of this course, you’ll have the tools (and confidence) you need to ensure your content is always ready for publishing. 

When is a business blog article ready to publish?

Whether you’re a content manager, a business owner, or the person in charge of creating content for your business’s website, you’ve most likely wrestled with this question several times before.

As if researching, interviewing, outlining, drafting, and revising content wasn’t challenging enough, knowing when a piece of content is ready to publish can be difficult to answer.

If only there was some sort of a checklist you could use to confirm your content was ready for the world.

If you’re queued up to watch this lesson, you’re in luck because that’s exactly what we’ll cover in this series of videos.

This lesson will break down three critical areas for you to review before hitting publish:

  1. You’ll learn how to review the copy of your article for SEO and user experience
  2. You’ll learn how to inspect your multimedia for best practices
  3. You’ll learn what technical SEO elements you’ll want to analyze

By the end of this course, you’ll have the tools (and confidence) you need to ensure your content is always ready for publishing. 

Kevin Phillips

1h 33m
PRO
Course
4 content guides to convert leads, close deals, and delight customers
Level: Intermediate Updated: Jul 28, 2021
Content managers, are you looking for ways to attract more visitors to your website, convert more leads, close more sales and turn more customers into brand evangelists? We thought you might be – in this course, we’re going to talk about four different types of guides you can create to help you achieve those very goals.
Content managers, are you looking for ways to attract more visitors to your website, convert more leads, close more sales and turn more customers into brand evangelists? We thought you might be – in this course, we’re going to talk about four different types of guides you can create to help you achieve those very goals.

Kevin Phillips