Below is the roundup of some of this week’s MarketingBitz articles and blogs. MarketingBitz publishes digital marketing articles, videos and slideshows written to address the needs of small businesses.

What Small Business Owners Must do Online in 2019 (January 2, 2019)
MarketingBitz: “Content will be king in 2019 — although a different kind of king — and creating the type of quality content that Google rewards today may be the most important thing your small business does in the upcoming year.”

2019 Social Media Trends & Statistics (January 2, 2019)
Business 2 Community: “From small businesses to major corporations, every brand needs to have a social media marketing plan in 2019. Sometimes, it might even feel like every company should have their own photography staff and video production studio to keep up with the latest social trends. Yes, these things could help, but keeping your finger on the pulse concerning where your audience is and what they are now responding to is the first step.”

Why Social Media Marketing Is Crucial for Your Local Business (January 2, 2019)
Search Engine Journal: “Facebook (and other relevant social media platforms) can substantially help your local business grow. If you do it right. This begs a natural question: How exactly can your business benefit from being present on social media channels?”

How to Do Email Marketing: A Beginner’s Guide (January 2, 2019)
Business 2 Community: “Figuring out how to do email marketing is the hardest part, one that often stops people from taking the leap, but it doesn’t have to be daunting. The moment you see the results from your first send, you’ll see why it’s worth it.”

Where & How to Get the Right Reviews for Your Business (December 28, 2018)
Search Engine Journal: “Online reviews play a huge part in the modern customer’s journey. Earning reviews is a necessary part of any modern marketing strategy. But where should you get started if you want to take control and make the most of the consumer’s voice?”