It’s already (almost) the end of 2014 – can you believe it? It’s been a big year for Team Belle, filled with big goals, new team members, new clients and a dance video that may or may not go down in history as the best thing ever.
You can’t go on any news or entertainment website this time of year without seeing some sort of “Best of 2014” list, so we figured we’d jump on the bandwagon and share our most popular blog posts from the year. These are the posts that have received the most visits, and since they’ve apparently been useful to a good number of people, we thought we’d share them here for those of you who may have missed them the first time around. So without further adieu, here they are:
Our 5 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2014
We just published this post last month and it’s already ranking as one of our top blog posts of 2014. (How do we know? Because we track the pageviews to our blog posts in Google Analytics – which is one of the 10 things we discuss in the post!) This post outlines some of the biggest mistakes we see brands making when it comes to their online marketing, and what you need to do to correct them.
Yes, your startup or small business can have a mobile app without shelling out thousands to have it custom developed. Como App Maker makes it ridiculously simple to create a basic app within a matter of minutes, and you can publish to the major app stores for a very reasonable monthly cost. In this post we provide an overview of Como and a basic tutorial for creating your first app.
RebelMouse pulls all of your social media posts and displays them in one place. It has a snazzy-looking Pinterest-esque layout which you can customize and then embed on your website, or you can just share your RebelMouse link with your fans and followers.
We’ve become big fans of PicMonkey since writing this post in February, but if you prefer a desktop photo editing program, Photoscape is a great choice! It’s free (read: not going to have all the same features as Photoshop) but it has a pretty robust set of editing options that work well for beginners or more advanced users.
Are you making the most of your Facebook Page to connect and engage with fans? In our most popular post of 2014, we list seven great apps that can enhance your Facebook marketing efforts. You can use apps to integrate your other social channels, provide e-commerce functionality, share your blog posts and accomplish a variety of other functions.
Here’s to Great New Things in 2015
What was your favorite marketing tool of 2014? It will be fun to see what new tools, social sites and apps become popular in 2015, and how brands will use these creatively in their marketing. If you have any you’d like to see us cover in our Toolkit Tuesday series, let us know in the comments or give us a shout on Twitter. Enjoy these last few weeks of the year!