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Here, you will find helpful resources to help you improve your content marketing strategies. To find a specific Marketing format, please click one of the icons below.

 

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Resources

Your Independent Website

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication– a web feed format for publishing frequent updates of site content such as news, blog posts, etc.

WordPress gives you the option to easily add RSS feeds to your website. To do this, follow the steps below:

  • Login to your WordPress admin area and go to Widgets in the Appearance section
  • Click the Add button next to the RSS widget
  • In the Current Widgets section on the right click Edit for the RSS widget
  • Type the RSS feed URL, it’s title [optional] and check what item details to display [optional]

Click Done and then Save Changes to publish the RSS feed on your blog.

How to display an RSS feed in WordPress? PDF

There are many free plug-ins that can accomplish this. Log-in to your WordPress Dashboard and on the far left side, you’ll see a menu item labeled Plugins.

Once on this page, click Add New at the top of the page. Here, you’ll access the full library of WordPress plugins.

In the search box, type in Social Feed. Here, you’ll be able to see all of the plugins available for this functionality. Before installing, make sure that the plugin is compatible with your version of WordPress.

 

 

How do I add the MedicareValue Social Media Feed to My Website? PDF

Log-in to your WordPress Dashboard. At the top, you’ll see a + New button at the top of the page. Click and select Post.

Here, you can create a new blog post. We suggest that, when posting, you do the following:

  • Copy the Blog Title where it says Add Tile
  • Copy the Blog Body and place it into the blank box
    Wordpress WYSIWYG
  • Use the entire blog or just the first two paragraphs and link to the full article on Time.Medicarevalue.com
  • Include a link to to your MedicareValue website

Pro Tip: Add a hyperlink by clicking the link symbol in the formatting bar

How do I add Time.MedicareValue Content as a blog on My Website? PDF

Your website is the online storefront for your business. Just as you would make sure the sidewalk is swept, your sign is clearly visible and your open sign is lit, you need to prepare your website for visitors.

Make sure that your site is easy to navigate the menu at the top of your page is clear and easy to understand. Also make sure your website follows in line with your existing branding.

It’s hard to overstate the importance of your website’s copy and content. This is the reason anyone will visit your website, and it will help determine where you show up in online searches. It’s what you’re shouting from the online rooftops – and there are a few specific things to keep in mind while writing or reviewing content for a website.

Download our Website Review PDF for more tips and best practices

Email Marketing

These instructions vary depending on what email service provider you use. We have outlined instructions for some of the most popular email platforms.

Microsoft Office

  • Get into the Message window by creating a new email
  • Click Insert → Signature → Signatures…
  • In the Signatures and Stationery dialog box, select the name of the signature you will add a hyperlink in the Select signature to edit box
  • In the Edit signature section, select and highlight the text you will add a hyperlink for, and click the Hyperlink button in the toolbar
  • Then the Insert Hyperlink dialog box comes out, please enter the website address in the Address: box and click OK button

Gmail

  • Click the Gear icon in the top right corner of your inbox and select Settings
  • Stay in the General tab and scroll down until you see the signature field
  • Type in your preferred text
    • Ie: Check Out Our Blog
  • Then highlight that text before clicking the link icon in the format bar
  • In the Edit Link dialog box, insert your link in Link to: Web Address then press Ok

Apple Mail

  • Open Mail and click Mail from the main menu
  • Select Preferences
  • From the Signatures tab, select the account with the signature you want to edit in the left column of the screen.
  • Select the signature from the middle column
  • In the right panel, highlight the text to which you want to add a link to your signature
  • Select Edit > Add Link and from the menu bar, or use the keyword shortcut Command + K
  • Enter the link and click OK
  • Close the Signatures window

Yahoo Mail

  • Hover over the Gear link in the upper right and choose Mail Options
  • In the left menu choose Signature. If you want a working link, choose “Show a rich text signature”
  • Highlight the text that you want to be a live link and click the link icon
  • Add your link and click OK
  • Save the Signature

How do I add a link in my email signature? Microsoft Word PDF

How do I add a link in my email signature? Gmail PDF

How do I add a link in my email signature? Apple Mail PDF

How do I add a link in my email signature? Yahoo Mail PDF

This will vary depending on what newsletter email service provider you choose. We have provided instructions on how to add photos and links with the main email service providers.

MailChimp
Add a Photo

  • In the Content section of the Campaign Builder, click Design Email
  • Click the content block you want to work with
  • In the editing page, click the Content Studio icon in the text content block toolbar
  • Click the image you want to work with
  • Click Insert
  • In the Edit Image screen, set optional image properties or add a URL to make the image a link
  • Click Save & Insert Image

Add a Link

  • In the Content section of the Campaign Builder, click Edit Design.
  • On the Design step, click a Text content block to edit it
  • Insert the text you want to link and highlight it
  • Click the link icon in the toolbar
  • In the Insert or Edit Link pop-up modal, click the drop-down menu and choose Web Address
  • Enter the click-through link in the Web Address (URL) field.
  • Click Insert

ConstantContact
Add a Photo

  • Click Images
  • Drag the image you want to use into your email
  • Use the guidelines to help you place it where you want it to be

Add a Link

  • Highlight the text you want to turn into a link
  • Click the link icon
  • Select Web Page from the dropdown menu
  • Edit the text that appears as the link
  • Paste the Link into the Link URL field
  • Click Insert

iContact
Add a Photo

  • Click the Email link in the main navigation
  • Click the My Image Library link
  • Click the Browse button
  • Select the image from your computer to upload
  • Click the Upload My Image button

Add a Link

  • Select and highlight the link text
  • Click the Text button in the toolbar
  • Click the Insert Link button in the toolbar
  • Select the URL (web address) from the drop down
  • Enter the link information
  • Click the Ok button

 

How do I add a link in my email signature? MailChimp 1 PDF

How do I add a link in my email signature? MailChimp 2 PDF

How do I add a link in my email signature? ConstantContact PDF

How do I add a link in my email signature? iContact PDF

No matter what email provider you use, you can hyperlink text to link to one of the Blogs featured on Time.Medicarevalue.com.

Microsoft Office

  • Start by highlighting the text you want to link
  • Right-click and select Hyperlink from the menu
  • Go to the insert tab and select Hyperlink
  • Press Ctrl + K

Gmail

  • Start by highlighting the text you want to link
  • Select the Insert Link icon [chain link-shaped icon]
  • The Edit Link window will openIn the Dialog Box, enter web address into the URL field
  • Click OK

Apple Mail

  • Click the A icon in the top right corner of the page
  • Highlight the text you want to link
  • Click the www button near the top-right side of the page
  • Type in the Web Address in the URL Field
  • Click OK

Yahoo Mail

  • Start by highlighting the text you want to link
  • Click the Insert Link icon [chain link-shaped icon]
  • Type in the Web Address in the URL field in the dialog box
  • Click Save

How do I send a Blog to one of my contacts? PDF

Social Media

There are two ways that you can share a blog post from Time.Medicarevalue.com.

Directly on the Blog Page

  • Select the Blog you want to share
  • At the bottom of the page, there are four icons next to Share This Post:
  • Select which platform you want to share the post on
  • A dialog box will pop up on your screen
  • Log-in to your social media profile
  • Type something into the dialog box that is related to the blog
  • Click Share

Via Hyperlink

  • Select the entire web address in the browser
  • Right click and select Copy
  • Log-in to your social media profile
  • Paste the link in the share box on the respective profiles
  • Type something into the dialog box that is related to the blog
  • Click Share

How do I share a blog on my Social Media Page? PDF

Social Media posts should include a few different elements:

  • Snippet Content of around 160-180 characters
  • A Link to the article you want to share

 

What should a Social Media Post look like? PDF

We recommend that you share 2-4 posts from Time.Medicarevalue.com per month.

Here are the best times to post on Social Media Sites:

Facebook:

  • Best times to post are Wednesday at 11 am and 1 pm
  • Safest times to post are weekdays from 9 am – 3 pm

Instagram:

  • Best times to post are Wednesday at 11 am and Friday between 10 – 11 am
  • Most consistent engagement times are Tuesday through Friday, 10 am – 3 pm

Twitter:

  • Best times to post are Wednesday at 9 am and Friday at 9 am
  • Safest times to post are Monday through Friday, 8 am – 4 pm

LinkedIn:

  • Best times to post are Wednesday between 9 – 10 am and 12 pm
  • Safest times to post are Tuesday through Friday, 8 am – 2 pm

 

What are the best times to post on Social Media? PDF

Some of the best things that you can do with your social media profile are:

• Utilize business social media accounts only.
• Adjust settings to make profile public to allow for monitoring by upline/topline
• Post at least 1-2 times per week to keep the page active
• Estimate 3-4 generic educational posts for every company specific post
• Share “Get to Know Me” posts/personal photos
• Post uplifting or motivational generic messaging
• Be generic in nature with messages to remain compliant with CMS guidelines of Communications vs. Marketing messages

Social Media Best Practices PDF

Download our Creating Video Tips PDF that includes links for some popular equipment you may be interested in purchasing if you’d like to take your video skills to the next level.

Agent Website

At CareValue, we want to continue helping you develop your brand and reputation. We are constantly developing tools that will make marketing and branding easier for you, and TIME is our newest resource to help you accomplish this.

This website is FREE for you to use to as a tool to better engage your prospective customers with your brand. Our goal is to help build our overall reputation and brand, which will add credibility to you.

We have put together an easy step-by-step guide to walk you through the process of completing an enrollment on MedicareValue during a remote or virtual consultation! You can view and download the guide here.

Marketing Materials

Generating QR codes is a quick and easy way to get people directly to where you want to send them, using their phones. It is sort of like a barcode that people can scan on their phones and a browser will open directly to the site that the QR code is generated for. To generate a QR code that sends people to your personalized MedicareValue page:

  • Visit a QR code generator site (QR-Code-Generator is one that we recommend using) and enter the URL for your MedicareValue site (https://medicarevalue/yourSEAL)
  • Your individualized QR code will be generated in the box to the right of where you entered your URL
  • Click the “Download JPG” button and save your QR code to your computer! NOTE: You may need to sign up for a free account in order to download and save your QR code when it’s finished

QR code creation guide

 

  • If you would like to create a QR code that directs people to your eSOA, simply use the URL for your MedicareValue site and add /contact-us at the end and continue with the instructions above. Example: https://medicarevalue.com/agentSEAL/contact-us 

 

If you already have an account with QR Code Generator, log in and follow the directions below:

  • Select the green “+ Create QR Code” button at the top right corner

 

  • Select “website” for a QR code type and then the “next” button at the bottom

 

  • Enter your desired URL and click the “next” button
  • You can then add some customization if you’d like before clicking the blue “Download” button

 

You are now set to use your QR code with your clients!

We have put together some talking points to ease your clients’ concerns about using Medicare.gov. You can download it here.

Yes, you can use this website url in any of your marketing activities. We also have a database full of marketing material samples that include this new website on the marketing materials we provide.

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