Web Design, Trade Show & Marketing Roundup: April 30, 2012

Young Man Reading the Web Design, Trade Show, Marketing Roundup on a TabletEach week, we scour the web looking for fresh new articles about web design, social media, trade show exhibits and marketing that help you grow your business. Here are six great articles from last week that are must reads.

#1. Why You Need Social Media, Even If Your Customers Don’t

Social media needs to be a crucial component of inbound marketing strategies for all companies. If your customers are not on these channels, it is still critical for your brand to have a presence. Here are 10 reasons why you might want to rethink your presence on these channels.

#2. 1000 Words About Images

Another great way to have your brand discovered on Google Images search results. But how does Google index your images? Help your site’s SEO by optimizing your images with these great tips.

#3. Why Great Design is the Future of Content Marketing

As designers and developers, we can achieve great heights when we first focus on the user and what they are trying to achieve. It is not just about creating a beautiful design, it is about creating an engaging design for your audience.

#4. Another Step to Reward High-quality Sites

Search Engine Optimization can be a positive and effective way to get your website to appear higher up in the search results. Using “white hat” SEO is the easiest way to have Google reward your high-quality site. These are some great “white hat” SEO tips that will benefit your site tremendously.

#5. Lurk First (and Four More Tips on Beginners Getting the Most out of LinkedIn Groups)

Looking to attract more clients? LinkedIn Groups might be the answer. With over a million groups to choose from, you are bound to find several communities to become active in. Here are five ways you can utilize these groups to grow your business.

#6. 5 Ways to Create Highly Shareable Pinterest Pictures for Your Business

If your brand is active on Pinterest, you need to create images that tell a story and intrigue the viewer to go beyond the pin to your site. Learn how to create pictures worth a thousand words for Pinterest and start driving more traffic to your website.

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