WordPress 4.9: The Best Release Ever
Improve the way you edit code with the new and safer version of WordPress. Its new widgets will let you customize your website with better advantage and enhancements, let´s take a look at them:
Code Editing Improvements: CodeMirror
The most drastic improvement to code editing in 4.9 is that you can actually code editing control rather than having an assistance input. This sounds familiar for developers that have been using WordPress for over years, in fact the 2.8 version used to work with plugin editors. CodeMirror can help authors catch mistakes visually while typing a code with its new syntax highlighting abilities. When a linter finds an error in your code, WordPress will prompt you to fix it and allow you to save it once is corrected.
Another interesting feature is the hinting, as you start typing your code, an autocomplete dropdown will appear and you can use your keyboard to select an option.
The Gallery Widget
This upcoming release introduces us to the Gallery widget; users can now add galleries to their sidebars. The media widget allows content that was formerly restricted to be posted on your website. Widgets used for images, video, audio and galleries will migrate, but in the meantime, WordPress users will not perceive any difference.
New Changesets Enhacements
Persistently store changes via the Customizer framework, save pending changes for any number of settings and model any object in WordPress such as options, theme mods, nav menu items, widgets and even posts. When a change is requested, it will be read and applied to the response via WordPress filters.
Only authorized users can write changes for a given setting, according to its capability. All the changes will go live together in a batch save operation.
Navigation Menu Improvements
The Customizer’s menu will now let you add a page without any problems. This issue was prior listed in older WordPress versions but now has been updated for clarity. Step by step you can create a menu and to adjust any specific scenarios. The panel will simply ask you to create a menu and the process becomes more fluent. Once the menu is done, WordPress will guide you to add items and highlight the buttons if the user can´t find it after a brief time.
WordPress hardened security when it comes to prohibited actions by indicating any circumstance that is not allowed to perform. Also, the switching available roles and capabilities have moved to a new function. With this any performance can become temporary, this way roles and capability will not need to be switched.
WordPress 4.9 has come to revolutionize your developing experience with more plugins options, update language files easier and most important, no bugs!
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Avoiding The 4 Most Common Mistakes When Publishing Blog Articles
It is time to re plan your whole marketing strategy focusing on your audience and their demands. Let´s check the most common mistakes businesses do when it comes to branding and digital presence.
Being Too Sales Oriented
Of course the #1 goal for companies is to improve their sales, but consider entertaining your audience as well. Create educational and informative content that will engage to your visitors. Your audience will get to know you better showing your creative and fun side. Explicitly promoting your brand could make your consumers feel attacked at the same time they are losing interest in your company.
Not Communicating to the Proper Audience
We highly recommend on making a research on your audience interests and demands. Get informed on their challenges and motivations, and create an appropriate marketing strategy. Your audience has issues, get to know them and people will engage with your content more easily. Never focus on general topics, get specific when it comes to entertaining your audience.
Posting Too Often or Never
Content creating can be difficult when there´s a lack of time and an efficient strategy. Try to make a content posting schedule and stick to it, commitment will become your best friend. Developing a content topic strategy will make you save time and headaches, there are some days that the creativity is zero, but a list of potential topics will make your content struggle a little bit more enjoyable. Avoid random content and overwhelming for your consumers.
Getting Too Serious on Your SEO
Any content marketing strategy should start with an effective keyword research campaign, but we have a couple advices to keep in mind. Your company should communicate to people, not for Google. Remember that your potential clients are people, ley your communication be approachable. Also, link building on your content shouldn't be your main priority, focus more on topic ideas that can relate to your keyword research.
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Search Engine Optimization Trends for 2018
Lets get ready for next year digital trends by mastering your SEO strategy. Apply the right SEO with these powerful trends and tools that will help you achieve your digital goals:
Get a list of the best keyword tools of this year like Google’s Keyword Planner, Ubersuggest and Searchmetrics. You need to get informed about your industry and latest trends general with other tools provided by Google. Also, is very helpful to keep an eye on your competitors by ranking them and the keywords they are using. Focus on new keyword opportunities so you can build additional and fresh content, remember that your audience has needs and their interests are constantly changing.
On Page SEO
On this part you should re-do your whole digital strategy basing on longer content and applying relevant topics. Once your keyword research is done, add them throughout your content, it can be at the title, header, sub headers and paragraphs. Optimize your link structure by adding 2-3 links per article, of course; publish relevant blog posts within your site. Remember to ensure that your content is been properly optimized.
Your site needs to be mobile friendly in order to be accessible for everyone. On 2017,more Google searches take place on mobile devices in countries like USA and Japan. With tools like Google Developers, you can upload images and create interactive content. Rank your website on mobile search and get the best results next time someone is browsing the net.
Re-Plan your Content Marketing Strategy
Engage the curiosity of your visitors with interesting content, this way your SEO rankings will improve. We recommend tools for content ideas such as Reddit, Quora and Alltop, get inspired and create great articles using worldwide trends. Consider using effective titles and intriguing words on your content, allow your visitors to get to know you on a creative way. For your content creation and marketing, Google Trends will be your best ally; you will instantly know what’s going on your country or around the world.
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How to Improve Business to Business Communication
A full marketing strategy should be your cornerstone and a priority to help increasing leads and turning your brand into an industry influencer. Organizations that manage Business to Business (B2B) communications behave than companies that sell directly to the consumer or individual customers; therefore, your approach should be focused on the industry’s best practices and current trends.
These 5 tips will provide you with useful strategies you can implement today to transform your B2B marketing.
- Publish Testimonials
A recent study shows that 62% of companies use testimonials on their website or any marketing event. Most of the B2B buyers make purchases after reading a recommendation. Your customer’s decisions may be affected by trust issues, so we advice you to leverage any customer testimonial available so you can provide and extra peace of mind when your customers are ready to engage. Transparency is the key to any purchasing decision.
- Provide an Excellent Customer Experience
The way you approach your potential customers can be critical on B2B messaging. This means that you need a strong Social Media presence more and more now days, avoiding potential clients never reaching your company. Business to Customer approach has a different angle, their results are more underwhelmed. A successful B2B company understands current and potential client’s demands and is always developing a relationship of trust.
- Get Better Traffic by Constantly Blogging
Inform and communicate what you can do. Increase the traffic of your online channels with blogging and attract prospects providing them with interesting data. You may be surprised that 62% of B2B companies that blog generate more leads per month compared with those who don´t. Also, 43% of bloggers have acquired a client from their blog strategy. Make sure to target your content, this way you will attract those companies that are really interested in your products and services.
- Webinars and Seminars
Expose your company providing conferences and approach to those that are more likely to research online videos. Millenials tend to value more online conferences or explanatory graphics. Communicate about what your company can offer as an added value, do it with your own voice and be a useful resource of information for the upcoming generations.
- Leverage Your LinkedIn Profile
It has been stated the importance of Social Media presence, and for B2B industries it is mandatory to have a compelling LinkedIn profile. 1 out of every 3-business people has a profile on this platform and 45% of LinkedIn content readers, are C-Level Executives, Managers, etc. Boost this Social Media platform to leverage your marketing strategy and generate more potential leads easier than other social media channels related to B2B.
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Boosting Digital Presence for Siemens Partners in LATAM
Siemens established a partnership with CXGlobals to optimize the Digital Marketing landscape for their partners in Latin America. The main goal was to increase online presence through their digital channels, with a custom product Landing Page, and Search Engine Optimization for the newly created asset.
Finally, Siemens can promote solutions and campaigns with a successful social campaign.
X-Plan is a Siemens partner in Argentina with over 25 years on the development market, sales and implementation of software for Engineering, Planification and Production Control. CXGlobals helped by creating content, improve website speed and constant updating with blogs.
Another partner from Argentina that commercializes design softwares and emphasizes on analysis, robotics and digital factory. Their main area of improvement was the constant update of their website and thanks to reference links the organic traffic increased.
In this case we worked on a brand-new website and fixed broken links, also the improvement of the website´s speed was a must. We created the content and keywords implementation for this Colombian partner that also offers engineering services.
FIXPLM is the biggest Brazilian partner of Siemens with over 10 years on the market offering high technology solutions. We dedicated ourselves to create a sitemap, fix broken links and implemented a better keyword research. Also, their website is now being updated with blogs and reference link.
For this Brazilian partner, we developed strategies to increase their organic traffic such as content generation and link building with blogs. This partner offers custom made solutions for product generation.
Being the main partner of Citrix Systems and offering technological solutions, they needed a Sitemap and a keyword research implementation on their two websites.
We develop custom made solutions so our partners can have a successful digital journey and increase their deals. Are you ready to take this step? Click here and Get in Touch Today.
Arbor as an Outstanding Client for CXGlobals
Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, is driven to protect the infrastructure and ecosystem of the internet. It is the principle upon which they were founded in 2000; and remains the common thread that runs through all that they do today. Arbor’s approach is rooted in the study of network traffic. Arbor’s suite of visibility, DDoS protection and advanced threat solutions provide customers with a micro view of their network enhanced by a macro view of global internet traffic and emerging threats through their ATLAS infrastructure. Sourced from more than 300 service provider customers, ATLAS delivers intelligence based on insight into approximately 1/3 of global internet traffic. Supported by Arbor’s Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT), smart workflows and rich user context, Arbor’s network insights help customers see, understand and solve the most complex and consequential security challenges facing their organizations.
In mid-2016, CXGlobals was approached by Arbor’s marketing team, to help build the new corporate sites for Portuguese and Spanish-speaking Latin American countries.
The Problem: Need for new regional websites
As Arbor continued to expand in Latin America, they needed new websites to support this growth. The team at Arbor Networks wanted to work with a regional agency that understood the Latin American culture and that could be able to adapt, create and implement in Spanish and Portuguese.
Working together with Arbor’s Marketing team, CXGlobals were able to develop three WordPress-based Websites, with a Blog and News section, and integrated with Marketo; one of the most popular Marketing Automation platforms in the market today. Along with this, CXGlobals provides monthly support for Blog article publication and website maintenance. Reporting is provided with insights of page analytics and recommendations on how to apply best practices in digital marketing.
Words from the Team
“Our Spanish and Portuguese website project began with the evaluation of five local agencies. We certainly picked the right one! The team at CXGlobals is attentive to detail, responsive, reliable, and just a pleasure to work with!” - Paula Ellis, LATAM Marketing Manager, Arbor Networks.
Their Success is also Ours
Thanks to the combined effort of a clean, simple design, and easy to update platform, the Web sites managed to perform with the following metrics.
· The site Increased the percentage of new sessions by 66% through organic traffic alone.
· A 89% goal completion increase was achieved for the Spanish website (in comparison to 2016).
· The average session duration by visitors increased by 106% over the previous year.
· There was an 11% decrease in bounce rate.
· The site achieved a 657% increase in Goal Completions compared to same period in 2016.
· There was an increase of 75% in overall number of sessions.
5 Reasons To Share Your Content on LinkedIn
Believe it or not, LinkedIn can be a useful site for posting and get good insights. If you are wondering why your are doubting if your business needs a LinkedIn profile, specially if you are interested in engaging with other companies (B2B), check out these five advices so you can start building a full Social Media strategy that can cover your relevant audience.
1. LinkedIn can help you know your target
This Social Media platforms includes excellent insights and research tools to get a more precise target audience. You can learn on how good your posts are working, measure engagement and even create a good relationship with your audience.
2. You need to intensify your connections
Whether you have knowledge of your connections or not, you should be grateful to them and share as much content you can. It´s useful to start posting stuff about yourself and get to know you. Focus on achieving your first interaction and make an effort to generate the best first impression. Also, pay attention on who visits your page, don´t miss a chance to approach them.
3. It enhances the credibility your business needs
Remember the importance of connections? Well, those connections can lead you to a sale, employees or employers. Formality also goes hand in hand on being present on a frequent basis. Credibility equals content development. Bonus: Approach clients or businesses in a very professional way via LinkedIn.
4. Set a deal with someone from across the globe
This can´t happen on a daily basis, but business men often search for deals outside their frontiers. Maybe that very important meeting can happen via LinkedIn and your profile can show all the information businesses are searching for, of course don´t forget the follow up with the client!
5. Share you best content on this platform
When you achieve your connections and prospects is time to give your audience what they want, and that´s your original and well done content. LinkedIn will help you build your identity and demonstrate why you are the expert on certain topics. On this social media platform, you have to show you professional side and gather the ties you are looking for.
Ready to include LinkedIn on your Digital Strategies? Trust us, is the best thing you can do for an excellent digital presence.
Filter the content you want to see with Microsoft Marketing Assets
Get an easier Microsoft browsing with the new Marketing Assets platform on their Microsoft partners’ webpage.
Microsoft browsers can enjoy an easier navigation by filtering the exact type of content they need.
You can filter the articles or materials by selecting the language (only available in English for the meantime), your target market, asset type or campaign.
About the Filters
First of all the content is divided by worldwide campaigns and United States campaigns, and all of them in English. Scrolling downwards you will find maybe the most useful filter; Asset Type. Here you can choose between 20 different types of content. Faster you can find case studies, tools, events and even infographics.
Next, we have the Products & Solutions filter when you can filter you preferences a little wider. Choose the content whether you need Office or Server Solutions, Cloud platform or even Cross-Product.
Last but not least, you can also navigate thru the complete list of campaigns and filter them.
Let your Microsoft Assets browsing become more organized
Don´t miss the information that you specifically want with Marketing Assests. You deserve to be provided with the exact type of content based on your needs, get faster to that kind of material that you or your business is demanding.
Go ahead and give it a try!
5 Tips to Create Engaging Content
When it comes to create new content for your social media, it´s pretty normal to go to thru a mind blocking and the doubts whether your content is going to work or make an impact appear. It doesn´t matter if its your first time creating content or you are an experience community manager or content creator, it´s handy to always follow some tips and advices to pass thru the blocking more easily. Here are our 5 tips to make your very own engaging content:
1.Follow the 80/20 Rule.
Try to create a mixture of entertaining posts and selling posts. 80% of the content should be social that relate to your product or audience. The remaining 20% should be about the product or service. The constant post of promotions can make a negative impact on your followers and will run away from your product. If you are watching TV and there´s just commercial, there´s a big chance that you will just change the channel.
- Try to have a good posting strategy
Minimum you should post 3 times per week. Pages under 10,000 fans experience a 50% drop in engagement if they posted more than once a day. Also, it is recommended to post at the morning or after 7pm. Schedule your posts in advance to focus on content ideas.
- Get as much fresh ideas as possible
Every month should be different from the last one. Investigate about fun or important holidays, learn about hashtags and marketing activities that suit your business goals. Your business should own creative and new content , 50% of shoppers have made a purchase bases on a social media recommendation. If you want to have ideas right away check this article.
- Provide information from your web page
Updates become appealing content for your followers. But don´t try to inform everything right away, make the people want to click on your web link. Making your link stand out will increase your clickthoughts.
- Learn some copy hacks
There´s nothing written on stone on how to create a good copy, but some advices can make your life so much easier. Copies should be short, shareable, action-oriented and willing to create a conversation with followers. Your content should have elements like questions, an ask for action, images, links and emoticons (with a rational use). A video can´t be harmful once in a while.
Now, it´s your turn to put these advices on the go. Don´t get disappointed if the results don't appear right away. Content creating will always be an experiment.