Don't put that bottle of champagne away - there is more to celebrate! Today, we announce "the best of the best" in our latest Best of BuyerZone edition: The 12 Best Blogs & Sites of 2012.
This past year I had the pleasure of interviewing a lot of great business bloggers. So I went back to those bloggers and asked for their feedback on 2012. Their reflections touched on tough industry issues such as surprising trends, failed strategies, and common challenges.
In addition to their 2012 reflections, bloggers made 2013 predictions for their particular industry. And OMG: they are profound.
"I believe in my bones that within the next two to three years, the first contact that anyone has with your business will be a photo or a video.
People are so overwhelmed with data and information that they cannot possibly consume a 1,500 word article or blog post at the start of the sales cycle. You will need to chunk it down to manageable graphics or short videos that prove a value to them before they will want to find out about you or your business." - Tara.
And Karl couldn't agree more, explaining:
"Sites that engage visitors with 'how-to' video and video blurb tips on a routine basis will build stronger relationships with customers and continue to exponentially build traffic."
Bet your wheels are turning, aren't they?
Well, read on! The rest of the predictions touch on hot industry topics in marketing, lead gen, business technology, SEO, content and plenty more.
Do you have 2013 predictions to share? Include them in the comment section below!