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Would You Hire (Or Fire) Your Website if it Was a Salesperson?

What does your website do for your company? This could be any number of things, including: Act as a digital front door for your business Provide organic discovery from search engine traffic Host your awesome online content Strengthen your brand awareness But do you know what the most important function your website should serve? It should be a salesperson. If your website is not selling for you, then you should probably fire it. (Or at least make it into a better salesman.) Why your website should sell for you Websites are great for doing a lot of things. When used well, they can cover all of the things from that list above, and more. But selling is most important because that’s what grows your business. Any effective website is the entry point into an effective marketing funnel. Landing on your website should be the first step in their journey with […]

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[Recap] A Look Back at GreenMellen’s 2020

Are we crazy for wanting to look back at 2020? Despite everything that happened this year, there’s been a lot of good things to celebrate at GreenMellen. In the spirit of year-in-reviews that we’ve done in the past (see our posts for 2018 and 2016), we thought we’d recap some of the highlights that happened during 2020. 129 websites managed We love helping businesses maintain their WordPress websites with tasks like updates, backups, and malware scans. Over a hundred clients trust us with this important responsibility. We also launched a number of new sites during 2020—including a new version of our very own website! 1,598 support tickets solved Our fearless Web Support Manager, Natalie, cleared more than 1,500 support tickets submitted by our clients during 2020. She’s super speedy, too—responding to each ticket in an average of 26 minutes and 8 seconds. That’s because being uber-responsive to your needs is […]

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[ROUNDUP]: GreenMellen’s 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2020

There are so many different things we could say about 2020. You’ve heard all of the adjectives ad nauseum—unprecedented, challenging, bizarre, etc.  And as um… unique as 2020 has been, there were still plenty of perfectly normal things that continued to happen during this year.  One of them was that we continued to write blog posts to help your business with their digital marketing efforts. Let’s take a look back at our top 10 blog posts from 2020. Our Top 10 Blog Posts in 2020 1. How to Improve Your Marketing in 2021 You probably entered 2020 with high aspirations around your company’s marketing. You had big plans for social media and getting your email marketing back on track. This was going to be your year. Then history happened and all of your grand plans went out the proverbial window. Now that 2020 is almost over and we’re still uncertain […]

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The 6 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for the Marketer in Your Life

The holidays are quickly approaching. With the holiday season comes holiday gift shopping. And with gift shopping comes the inevitable debate around gift ideas. What should I get for this person? For those of you with marketing people in your life, we’ve got a list of gift suggestions. That could be for your friend, co-worker, boss, spouse, or maybe even yourself. There’s no end of amazing marketing people out there who need more encouragement.  1. Notebooks Even the most techno-savvy marketing professionals still rely on good old fashioned pen and paper. I personally always need a handy notebook to jot down notes or ideas on. Moleskine has become a go-to for fancy notebooks because of their high-quality and usability. Bullet Journal is another line of notebooks known for their mindfulness and productivity. Speaking of productivity, Michael Hyatt’s Full Focus Planner is an entire system built in a notebook that helps […]

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How to Improve Your Marketing in 2021

You probably entered 2020 with high aspirations around your company’s marketing. You had big plans for social media and getting your email marketing back on track.  This was going to be your year. Then history happened and all of your grand plans went out the proverbial window. And that’s OK—because 2020 happened to everyone. All companies big and small, and across industries, had to figure out how to adapt during the past year. Now that 2020 is almost over and we’re still uncertain about the future, how do we plan for marketing in 2021? What does the next year look like? And how do we create an intentionally flexible strategy that can adjust to whatever the next 365 days look like? 1. Revisit your messaging Online marketing was already oversaturated. But 2020 turned that problem up to 11—with online events, online classrooms, Zoom fatigue, and everything in between. That means […]

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