Quick Sprout Author Neil Patel

quick sproutNiel Patel is the founder of Hello Bar and Crazy Egg and Hello Bar. He currently presents the newsworthy Quick Sprout Blog which offers an immense range of free and detailed articles that actually tell you, step-by-step, how to be successful with online marketing. His free online marketing lessons on the Quick Sprout blog are helpful for any sized organization, from the individual blogger to the magnificent international corporation. He helps major enterprise level companies such as Viacom, Amazon, NBC, General Motors and Hewlett-Packard achieve massive success with their online marketing and customer relation strategies.  Mr. Patel was also recognized as one of the youngest international entrepreneurs by the United Nations.  We recommend that you subscribe to the newsletter or feed of the Quick Sprout Blog and you should definitely read the published archives as well.  The Quick Sprout site is undoubtedly one the most robust and easily understood blogs about free online marketing lessons you will ever see.

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Infographics are amazing! Besides being one of the best ways to explain a complicated topic with ease, they make information come alive. Research found, people following directions with text and illustrations do 323 percent better than people following directions without illustrations. Maybe that’s why “infographics are ‘liked’ and shared on social media 3x more than any  [click to continue...]
Author: Neil Patel
Posted: July 21, 2017, 3:00 pm
When you hear the phrase seasonal keywords, what comes to mind? Is it Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas and general holiday-related keywords? Well, that’s definitely part of it. Of course, you’ll want to put the extra energy into optimizing your keywords for the holidays. After all, holiday retail sales during November and December brought in  [click to continue...]
Author: Neil Patel
Posted: July 19, 2017, 3:00 pm
Facebook marketing is somewhat of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, Facebook had 1.94 billion monthly active users as of Q1 2017. That’s the most users of any social network by far. On the other hand, its organic reach is lousy. According to a study by Social@Ogilvy, Organic reach has declined to just six  [click to continue...]
Author: Neil Patel
Posted: July 17, 2017, 3:00 pm
It used to be that PR and SEO were two very different marketing tactics with virtually zero overlap. With roots going all the way back to the founding of the colonies in the New World in the 16th century, PR is like a grizzled old vet, while SEO is more of a young whippersnapper with  [click to continue...]
Author: Neil Patel
Posted: July 14, 2017, 3:00 pm
Keyword research is synonymous with SEO. I remember, back in the day, when keyword research was SEO. The recipe was simple. Use the Google Keyword Tool (now known as the Google Keyword Planner) to type in a broad search phrase. Find a keyword phrase that receives a considerable number of searches with minimal competition. Stuff  [click to continue...]
Author: Neil Patel
Posted: July 12, 2017, 3:00 pm
Just like in life, there’s an ebb and flow to marketing success. That means a huge part of finding success as a marketer is being adaptable. This allows you to capitalize on trends and strike while the iron is hot. And if there’s any time of year that impacts sales and marketing, it’s the holidays.  [click to continue...]
Author: Neil Patel
Posted: July 10, 2017, 3:00 pm
Did you know that more than 500 million hours of videos are watched on YouTube each day? That’s mind-boggling! But here’s what’s really crazy. In 2017, “more video content is uploaded in 30 days than the major U.S. television networks have created in 30 years.” These two stats demonstrate just how huge YouTube and video marketing in  [click to continue...]
Author: Neil Patel
Posted: July 7, 2017, 3:00 pm
I use a lot of different tools and various software for marketing. But one of my absolute favorites is BuzzSumo. I love it! At this point, I consider it a linchpin useful for several different aspects of marketing. And apparently I’m not alone. Big name brands, such as TechRadar, TechTarget and even Rolling Stone magazine,  [click to continue...]
Author: Neil Patel
Posted: July 5, 2017, 3:00 pm
Google examines roughly 200 different factors to determine page rank. That’s a lot! But what’s arguably the most important is backlinks. Here’s a chart from Moz that shows how important links are: Backlinks have been, and continue to remain, one of the top ranking factors, making them Google’s primary form of “currency.” In March 2016, Google Search  [click to continue...]
Author: Neil Patel
Posted: July 3, 2017, 3:00 pm
No matter how much SEO evolves, backlinks remain the primary “currency” for Google when ranking websites. In fact, a November 2016 study from First Page Sage found that backlinks are still the number one overall ranking factor in Google’s algorithm: And I seriously doubt this will change any time soon. Of course, there are other critical  [click to continue...]
Author: Neil Patel
Posted: June 30, 2017, 3:00 pm
The evolution taken in place in digital marketing over the last decade is amazing. We’ve gone from horrendous keyword stuffing and “spray and pray” campaigns to incredibly smart and efficient strategies that maximize ROI. This evolution has largely been fueled by data and predictive analytics. And what I love is the power that small-scale marketers  [click to continue...]
Author: Neil Patel
Posted: June 28, 2017, 3:00 pm
I don’t need to tell you how big trust in business and marketing is. Trust is everything. You can pull every clever trick in the book, invest thousands of dollars in slick, sexy advertising and work tirelessly on conversion optimization tactics. But at the end of the day, it’s trust that leads to sales. That’s  [click to continue...]
Author: Neil Patel
Posted: June 26, 2017, 3:00 pm
Google is a treasure trove for marketers. Currently (2017), it “processes over 40,000 search queries every second!” This “translates to over 3.5 billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide.” And just look at how much Google use grew between 2000 and 2012: It’s ridiculous! And this all means one thing. Google can  [click to continue...]
Author: Neil Patel
Posted: June 23, 2017, 3:00 pm
Trust has always been important from a marketing perspective. But in my opinion, it’s never been more important than it is today. That’s because so many consumers have an underlying cynicism about brands and companies. And why wouldn’t they be skeptical? Marketing communications account for 70% of today’s spam complaints. Just think of all the scam  [click to continue...]
Author: Neil Patel
Posted: June 21, 2017, 3:00 pm
One billion hours of video. That’s how much content is viewed each and every day on YouTube! That translates to 46,000 years of content annually. Another amazing thing about YouTube is the amount of time users spend on it. Believe it or not, the average YouTube session is 40 minutes. That dwarfs the amount of time people  [click to continue...]
Author: Neil Patel
Posted: June 19, 2017, 3:00 pm
I remember when having a personal brand was reserved solely for big-name celebrities. Back in the 90s, you had to be an Oprah-level figure to have your own discernible brand. But the Internet has changed that. It’s made personal branding viable for pretty much everyone, provided you put in the time and energy. That’s why  [click to continue...]
Author: Neil Patel
Posted: June 16, 2017, 3:00 pm
The majority of people have the attention span shorter than a goldfish. When it comes to your website, it’s probably hurting you. According to HubSpot, “55% of visitors spend fewer than 15 seconds on your website.” You’d better grab their attention in a hurry. But how do you do that? By placing the most important  [click to continue...]
Author: Neil Patel
Posted: June 14, 2017, 3:00 pm
Facebook is closing in on nearly two billion monthly active users! There was even an 18% increase from 2016. If you think about the sheer size and scope of Facebook, it’s mind-boggling. And when you consider the fact that one in five pageviews in the United States occurs on Facebook, the power of this social media  [click to continue...]
Author: Neil Patel
Posted: June 12, 2017, 3:00 pm
Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Periscope. All the major social platforms are integrating live streaming in some form. Several up-and-comers, like Meerkat and MeVee, are also creating buzz. And this all means one thing: Live video is hot. Scorching hot. It seems everyone is now using live video in some fashion to connect and interact with  [click to continue...]
Author: Neil Patel
Posted: June 9, 2017, 3:00 pm
Did you know Gmail alone has more than one billion monthly active users? That means roughly one in every seven humans on the planet has a Gmail account. And that’s what I love so much about email marketing: the fact that it’s so universal and allows you to reach such a huge audience. Just think about  [click to continue...]
Author: Neil Patel
Posted: June 7, 2017, 3:00 pm