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    A Financial Advisor's Guide To Online Video Marketing

    If I asked you when you last watched a video online, I bet it wasn't that long ago. Nielsen reports that online video viewing on social networking sites was up by 98% in 2009 and studies show that including a video on your website even helps improve its organic rankings on ...

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    Topics: facebook for financial advisors, financial advisor online marketing, marketing ideas for financial advisors, Marketing, Online Marketing, resources for financial advisors, Sales Ideas

    How Facebook Ads Can Bring You More Clients

    By Daniel Cawrey

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    Topics: facebook ads for financial advisors, facebook for financial advisors, Social Media

    LinkedIn DirectAds for advisors – how to succeed

    Most financial advisors I have been talking have heard about pay-per-click or at least have seen some of these pay per placement ads on search engines like Google or Yahoo! These ads run on a bidding system that can prove very expensive for advisors trying to compete for ...

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    Topics: linkedin directads for advisors, LinkedIn for financial advisors, Marketing, Social Media

    October 22 2010, Friday links and blogs roundup

    Weekly review of important news in the financial industry, valuable articles about online marketing and compliance updates:

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    Topics: General

    The top free tools you need to monitor your name and business online

    These days, your reputation can be boosted or destroyed with just one comment or 140 characters. Luckily, there are ways to keep track of what people are saying about you as you increase your presence online.

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    Topics: Blogging, Online Profile, Marketing, resources for financial advisors, Social Media, social media guide for advisors

    Facebook Fan page: A necessity for your social media strategy?

    You probably already have a personal Facebook account, but have you thought about bringing your business to Facebook as well? Given how personal many of our accounts are (I'm sure you've got some pictures you'd rather not share), we don't advise you to start adding potential or ...

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    Topics: facebook for financial advisors, facebook on financial websites, Financial advisor facebook profile, Social Media

    Great West Life Associate Advisor National Forum

    This past weekend, Advisor Websites' own Bart Wisniowski was fortunate to be invited to the first Associate advisor national forum hosted by our friends at Great West life. The purpose of the forum was to address the unique needs of Great West Life's top advisors through various ...

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    Topics: Bart Wisniowski, General, Great-West Life, website for gold key advisors

    Survey: E-mail marketing for financial advisors

    Financial Advisors, have you run e-mail marketing campaigns before? If so we need your input for our upcoming survey:

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    Topics: e-mail marketing for advisors, Survey

    October 15 2010, Friday links and blogs roundup

    Weekly review of important news in the financial industry, valuable articles about online marketing and compliance updates:

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    Topics: General

    How To: Build Your Email Marketing List

    If you've recently begun your career, or just launched your website, you probably don't have a large email list... yet. Email marketing should play a significant role as you build your online presence and it will go a long way to help convert your prospects into clients. After ...

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    Topics: e-mail marketing for advisors, email marketing for financial advisors, email marketing list tips, grow your email list, How-To, Marketing

    Financial Advisors: Optimize your LinkedIn Profile!

    I was just on LinkedIn creating a group and optimizing my profile.  How did optimize? Scoped out the competition! Ask yourself "When someone is searching for me/my profession, what do they type?"

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    Topics: 100% complete LinkedIn profile, Create a professional LinkedIn profile, LinkedIn for financial advisors, Social Media

    How to Increase Your Brand Presence and Get More Followers on Twitter

    As a financial advisor, you may still have your hands full with the baby boomer generation, but take note: your next generation of clients will be largely immersed in the online world. The millions of financial services professionals in North America are slowly taking their ...

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    Topics: Twitter, twitter for financial advisors, Social Media, social media guide for advisors

    October 8 2010, Friday links and blogs roundup

    Weekly review of important news in the financial industry, valuable articles about online marketing and compliance updates:

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    Topics: General

    Advisors: Increase client retention and referrals with higher yields

    Getting new clients is hard. And once you've got them how do you keep them? Attentive customer care is important but ultimately it's about delivering good results. This article describes how the covered call strategy can be used by financial advisors to attract new clients and ...

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    Topics: client referral strategy for financial advisors, covered calls for advisors, increase client retention rate, Sales Ideas

    October 1 2010, Friday links and blogs roundup

    Weekly review of important news in the financial industry, valuable articles about online marketing and compliance updates:

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    Topics: communications tips for advisors, FINRA updates, General, generate referrals as an advisor, twitter for financial advisors