5 Blog Ideas for Joomla Marketers When There's Nothing to Write About

The thought of blogging can sometimes just make us cringe. What do I write about? Where do I begin? Why do I have to do this again? Why can't my brain focus today? Is it time to eat my lunch yet?

You may even end up wasting time just staring at the blank document wondering, how does everyone else do this all the time? How are they always coming up with fresh ideas to blog about?

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On the Grid: Tips for Grid Layouts

Grid Layouts Rock!

Nothing trumps a reliable, easy-to-use UI. No amount of killer graphics, clever landing pages, or HTML5 showboating can equal a site that displays information clearly and concisely. Grid-based layouts are a perfect tool to do that. They can present a huge amount of content at a glance, and are easy to update. But, keeping them interesting can be a challenge. Here are some tips to bring the "wow" factor.

Keep it cohesive

One of the dangers of this layout is that it can feel cluttered. You have to give it a seamless look. Grid layouts can't feel arbitrary. Your readers' attention gets scattered if the layout looks like it's thrown together. If you are using a lot of images (and it's not a news-based site), pick ones that are similar in color scheme or composition, like Canvas Magazine does with its neutral photos. Viktoria Klein uses images that are linked by color, pattern or content to add variety while still keeping the aesthetic flow.

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5 Tips To Create Engaging Facebook Posts for Joomla Marketers

Contrary to popular belief, us marketers know better than anyone that marketing isn't all glitz and glam. Some days are better than others, some days are easier than others and then you have those days where nothing goes your way.

It's happened to all of us. You think you've created the most amazing piece of content yet and for some reason it just doesn't seem to be resonating with anyone. How can this be? Why don't they like me?

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Techie - A Refined and Trendy Responsive Template

Our new Trendy & Responsive Joomla Template

Using the top trends for this summer 2014 for inspiration, Techie has a simplistic and minimalist view without loosing the full complexity your site may need. Its the template you have been waiting your next app, component, software or any other technology. It makes for a great event and corporate site too.

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Hook 'Em and Sink 'Em: Examples of Effective Landing Pages (And Why They Work)

There is no shortage of landing pages on the web. From eCommerce to news to lifestyle sites, there remain very few name brand sites that haven't caught on to the idea of directing action with strategic landing pages. 

Still, many newbies are unsure what differentiates an OK and a great landing page. While there are countless wonderful articles out there about the guidelines for creating a killer landing page, I always find it best to learn by example.

Thus, here's a look at some effective landing pages, and a quick assessment of what they're doing right:

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The Top 5 Inbound Marketing Myths - Debunked

Inbound has literally taken off since it stepped on the scene. You've probably seen it mentioned online, heard about it at conferences, and maybe even done some research yourself.

And you're not alone - the word is out about Inbound Marketing, and people are looking to find out more.

We can see this clearly evidenced on Google trends, which shows an incredible spike in search interest for the term "Inbound Marketing" over the past seven years:

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How to Pick the Right Social Networks to be Active On

As a marketer, or even a small business owner (in that case you probably play the role of the marketer too) it can be a little overwhelming when deciding which social networks you need to be active on.

So, stop stressing out and repeatedly asking yourself these dreaded questions - Do I need to be on every single social network out there? Is having a presence on all of them that valuable? Do I have enough time for all of this?

Let's talk about where you should start.

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The Best Content Download Ideas You've Missed

Those who are familiar with Inbound marketing know that content plays an essential role in the success of any campaign. 

If you're new to the world of content marketing, you may be unsure what to write about. If you're a veteran, your idea well may be running dry. 

Either way, I guarantee you'll find some inspiration in the content download ideas below:

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3 Tips for an Effective Landing Page

Whether users are browsing via mobile or desktop, having a striking and easily understood landing page is vital for your clients' site and or business. The landing page is the first exposure to the site. As such, it's your opportunity to communicate the client's brand in a way that's memorable and useful. Here are some tips for creating a useful and unforgettable landing page that enables the site's traffic to navigate it as you intended while it acomplishes your client's objectives: builds their brand, generates leads, and increases their visibility.

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Call to Action Placement on Your Joomla Website

You hear about call-to-actions all the time. If you work in this industry, you probably hear, "what's the call-to-action," "where is the call-to-action," "we need a stronger call-to-action" on a regular basis. And, it makes sense, having a fully successful website revolves around them.

The whole purpose of a call-to-action is to get your visitors to do something other than just stop by your site. call-to-actions are the link between a page with information that your visitors are interested in, to a page with a higher value offer on it to help convert visitors into leads.

But where is the best placement of your call-to-actions on your Joomla website to get those visitors to notice and take action? Let's explore.

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