Beyond SEO: The Power of Brand Building
JANUARY 13, 2015
By Jeremy Durant With content creation there is an obsession with SEO—and rightfully so. But SEO—particularly around keywords and phrases—may not be the end all, be all. But once you’ve hit that goal, turn your attention to brand building. You need to start with your brand position and promise and develop a content strategy from there. This works the same with SEO.
8 Critical SEO and Digital Marketing Opportunities
OCTOBER 14, 2015
So I put together a round-up of current SEO and digital marketing trends that offer good opportunities for publishers. Site performance is something that Google continues to push, and since it affects both the on-site user experience and SEO making improvements is worthwhile. Related posts: Search Marketing Dwarfs Social Media in Interactive Marketing Budgets.
The Importance of Content Marketing When Building SEO Strategies [Infographic]
NOVEMBER 27, 2012
Earlier this month, Mai wrote an article about why you should put content marketing at the heart of your brand strategy , in which she gives a summary of the importance of content marketing for your brand. 94 % of marketers believe that the users analysis of the site’s perceived value will increase in importance as a ranking factor.
4 SEO Tactics That Damage Your Brand’s Reputation
Convince & Convert
SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
From a marketing perspective, you’ve got to feel at least a little sorry for SeaWorld for the utter devastation of its sterling brand. That’s why you must take your company’s brand integrity into consideration in everything you do, including your search engine optimization efforts. To avoid shredding your brand’s values in the process, employ “white hat” SEO practices instead.
Google Plus SEO: The Business Benefits
SEPTEMBER 7, 2013
It ties together several Google products and delivers many rewards for brands. Google+ places a heavy emphasis on search engine optimization (SEO), which differentiates it from other social media networks like Facebook and Twitter. . Google Plus and Local SEO. See my post A Beginners Guide to Content Marketing to learn more about its importance. Google Plus and PageRank.
Using Video Marketing To Boost SEO
Small Business Mavericks
APRIL 13, 2012
Is video marketing a useful SEO tool? There has long been a belief that videos need to promote your brand, and products if product orientated. The problem with heavily branded videos is the turn-off factor. For a video to do well in social media, it needs to be shareable, and heavily branded videos aren’t really shareable.
5 Ways that Social Media Impacts SEO
AUGUST 21, 2012
Here are five ways that social media impacts SEO, or more specifically search engine visibility, rankings and traffic: 1. The annotations include things like a thumbnail image or an indication that someone the user is connected to (be that a person or a brand) has shared or liked the page. This is a necessary step to combat spam but it takes away the SEO value of the links.
25 Excellent Content Marketing Tools for Your Brand
MARCH 23, 2014
Successful content marketing initiatives have many moving parts. It’s possible to spend countless hours producing something to help your brand reach the next level, only to discover that it does little in the way of improving engagement, traffic, or sales. The good news is that there are many content marketing tools available to help you streamline the process.
31 Expert Guides to Maximizing Online Brand Visibility – WPO
APRIL 29, 2014
Given all of the changes Google has made affecting organic ranking factors (asking webmasters to disavow low-quality links, reducing the value of guest blogging , ignoring links in press releases , etc.), the practice of SEO—optimizing owned content for search—is no longer sufficient for maximizing a brand’s online visibility. email marketing. Relying on organic SEO?
Don’t Ignore SEO Strategy in Favor of Content
MARCH 2, 2015
Content marketing has taken the business world by storm. If your SEO strategy is stale, it’s going to limit your visibility in the search engines. That’s why it’s important to revisit your site’s on-page SEO factors to ensure every piece of content you create is search engine friendly. It’s not difficult to implement a basic SEO strategy.
Will SEO Exist in 2015?
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
JUNE 13, 2012
SEO used to be a self-standing marketing discipline, having a well defined, generally accepted set of activities and objectives. Today, SEO is much more intertwined with other marketing activities, making it difficult to know where SEO ends and where social media, for example, begins. Google’s SEO Mindset. Great for investors … not so great for SEOs.
This One Thing Has Become The New SEO Reputation Management Secret This Year
AUGUST 4, 2015
As a business and/or brand, nothing is more important than maintaining a solid reputation throughout your respective industry. Therefore, it is imperative, as a business owner or marketer, to focus on improving and maintaining a healthy reputation in the marketplace. How do you actually do it? 1) Create Social Media Accounts For Your Brand. Guest post by Jon Rognerud.
The New Face of SEO: Content Creation Comes First [Infographic]
DECEMBER 6, 2012
Traditionally, we think of SEO as something very technically rooted. Today, SEO is changing more and more towards a creative and marketing mindset, where content creators think about their audience first by prioritizing engaging content before optimisation for search engines. This infographic by Fuzz One shows the old vs. new approaches to SEO.
20 Tremendous Digital Marketing Stats and Facts
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
Digital marketing budgets continue to rise, often at the expense of offline advertising spend. But digital marketers must continue to evolve practices as they strive to make their content an asset, rather than an annoyance, to prospective buyers. Spending on digital marketing is projected to increase by 12% to 15% on average. General Digital Marketing Stats. 1. combined.
Why Businesses Need Local SEO Optimization
OCTOBER 7, 2012
people looked up SEO on Google. million Internet users are interested in SEO every month. The interest in SEO is ever-growing. While India and the United States are expected to land in any Top 10 list of nations interested in SEO, there are a few that make you realize how competitive and diverse this industry is. The Local SEO Solution. This means that 9.1
Do Social Signals Drive SEO?
Convince & Convert
OCTOBER 30, 2014
Being the savvy content marketer you are, you now set out to to bring an audience to that post. There is so much speculation about how social media and SEO interact, but what’s the real story? Many marketers believe this to be the case, and correlation studies like like this one from Searchmetrics , or or this from one Moz, encourage that belief. What a great feeling!
How to Hire Your SEO Partner
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
NOVEMBER 29, 2011
Hiring an SEO specialist is one of the most important decisions you will make in your pursuit of online marketing success. Lawyers pass the bar, doctors have diplomas, but SEOs have nothing of the sort to give you confidence in their level of training and talent. With this in mind, the first two things you want to evaluate in a potential SEO partner are: Methodology.
Why Content Marketing Fails
MAY 27, 2015
Before I talk about why content marketing fails, I want to talk about Barbie. All that said, I’m not here to hold up Barbie Magazine as an example of a content marketing win. I’d argue if you’re thinking about doing your content marketing in the style of Barbie Magazine , you’re looking at exhibit A of why content marketing fails. This is how content marketing wins.
Branded Content: 6 Things To Remember before Publishing
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
Therefore, as a little help to content marketeers, we have made a small checklist. Just as all your other marketing efforts should support your overall business objectives, each piece of content should aim to meet specific subgoals that flow into higher-level achievements. Remember to have your marketing- and Social Media persona in mind and always have your playbook within reach.
Develop a Bare Minimum Brand Strategy
APRIL 13, 2015
When it comes to brand strategy I see this all the time—expressed by clients large and small as some variation on, “We don’t have time for brand strategy… and there’s no money for consumer research … so let’s just get to the communications, all right already?” Why and how—according to their own words and behaviors—does the brand matter to your customers and prospects.
How to Reverse Engineer Your Competitors’ SEO Strategy
Convince & Convert
FEBRUARY 15, 2016
Sometimes, the best way to beat the competition is to scrutinize what they’re doing to determine how you could incorporate similar methods to benefit your brand. For example, a supermarket and mobile phone brand are indirect competitors. Supermarkets sell numerous electrical goods—including mobile phones—alongside food and beauty products, which a smartphone brand doesn’t sell.
The Psychology of Marketing: Nine Tools You Need
FEBRUARY 10, 2016
Today’s marketers need to both understand the long-standing psychological principles that affect reader engagement and the newer tactics that allow you to use those principles more effectively. The post The Psychology of Marketing: Nine Tools You Need appeared first on Spin Sucks. Benedict Brychta looks at the tools you need to understand and use.
What Brands Get Wrong About Local Marketing Strategy
Convince & Convert
MARCH 11, 2016
Since December of 2015 , we have seen Google become more deeply involved in helping brands manage their location data in a seamless way. For multi-location organizations, accurate and updated local data in each market where the brand has a presence is absolutely critical. However, the Google My Business API can currently only take marketers so far. highlight to tweet).
SEO Strategies: Optimisation Ideas for Your Google+ Page
MARCH 23, 2012
Tweet Guest post written by Emma Tomlinson , who is the Head of Retail at Smart Traffic, a SEO consulting company based in Bristol delivering successful campaigns to both SMEs and major brands. Most of us know that social media has been playing a big role in several businesses’ Internet marketing campaign. Now, you do not have to work on it within a day.
What Famous TV Catchphrases Can Teach You About Enterprise SEO
SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
This was going to be my next enterprise SEO column for Search Engine Land but then I thought twice about using it there. I don’t want to waste it either so I’ll give it a try here. What enterprise SEO truisms can be found in famous TV catchphrases? In any case, here are eight truths about enterprise SEO as told by famous TV characters: 1. Quite a few it turns out.
Looking Back at Weird 90s Marketing
APRIL 18, 2016
With the incredibly vast amount of data, as well as innovative new tools such as virtual reality, today's marketing is very different from the '90s. However, there are many lessons marketers can learn from '90s marketing. The post Looking Back at Weird 90s Marketing appeared first on Spin Sucks.
9 Steps to Creating Good Content for Your Brand
OCTOBER 26, 2013
Writing good content is crucial to delivering value and creating thought leadership for your brand. . Content marketing is a key element of today’s marketing landscape. It’s vital to create and share valuable free content in order to attract customers and turn them into repeat buyers and brand evangelists. Think about what you know. Read, read, read. Write.
104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)
DECEMBER 2, 2014
Looking at marketing surveys and studies from the past year, a few trends are clear, among them that buyers are firmly (and increasingly) in control of the purchase cycle. In response, marketers are producing an increasing amount and variety of content to support all stages of the decision process. What do marketers rate as the single most valuable SEO tactic? SEO is #2.
SEO Copywriting: 25 Best Practices for 2014
MAY 7, 2014
To the dismay of businesses and marketers, SEO copywriting best practices do not guarantee high SERP rankings. All of them adhere to SEO and content creation guidelines. In 2014, SEO copywriting is about quality – well-written optimized content that appeals to humans. SEO has evolved. It can also improve SEO. Read SEO Copywriting Aloud. Write First.
SEO and the Stock Market: How to Profit from Google Penalties
SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
was rolled out on May 22nd, Retail Me Not’s stock dropped 10% or in other words, Google’s change helped to wipe $170 million from their market cap in a single day. The Yellow Pages however, trading as Yellow Media on the stock market, were estimated to have lost around 20% of their organic search traffic. When Panda 4.0 Since a high in April their stock has dropped 29%.
How do You Boost Local SEO?
JULY 15, 2013
Small business owners are being forced to compete against large brands with huge marketing budgets. This is why small business owners should direct their attention to local SEO strategies. Any business that gets a substantial amount of their customers locally can benefit from local SEO. Local SEO can be easy for small businesses trying to break into the online market.
SEO Copywriting Best Practices for 2015
DECEMBER 21, 2014
2014 was another fast-paced year in the world of SEO. In case it isn’t clear, last year’s SEO strategy can’t be recycled for the year to come. Here are a few data-driven observations on how SEO has changed recently, and some expert tips on how to accommodate them: Consumers Are Pickier. This includes: High-quality, informative content marketing.
6 Rules of Thumb for Successful Brand Publishing
JUNE 17, 2015
The Internet has made brand publishing ubiquitous. Gone are the days when brands required an intermediary to reach their target audience. In order to be effective, brand content must be mapped to business objectives and be appealing. Content So what could possibly go wrong with brand publishing? Nothing beats WUL when it comes to SEO! Visually appealing. Agree? 4.
SEO Metrics for Publishers: How are You Tracking and Measuring Success?
MAY 1, 2012
The technical, editorial and marketing teams are trained in SEO best practices and are integrating them into the daily workflow. When it comes to SEO publishers need to understand and effectively communicate progress and success. SEOmoz covered this a while back in a post on indexation for SEO and I thought it was a good idea. Sounds good, but are your efforts working?
16 Enigmatic Business Blogging and Other Marketing Stats
MARCH 15, 2016
As winter comes to an end, so too does the Winter Wonderland of Marketing Stats series that’s been running here over the past few months. This final installment covers some fascinating though sometimes contradictory and confusing stats about business blogging and the value of marketing. Another apparent contradiction is much more fundamental: does marketing have value?
Is Branding Or SEO More Important?
Small Business Mavericks
NOVEMBER 25, 2011
If you listen to them talk, these are the Holy Grail of online marketing. SEO is important. mean, how will you rank in the search engines for the key terms you want to be known for if you don’t employ sound SEO strategies? But you should also understand that there are some things about SEO that you can’t control. It’s important to study what you can about SEO tactics and perform your best practices. Branding, however, is something you have 100% control over. What I’m really saying is this: Build your brand first.
The Four Skills Digital Marketers Need Today
MAY 13, 2015
By Avi Levine We all know that marketing is changing, and businesses are taking note of the move online, which requires the need for digital marketers. In my work training marketing professionals, I’ve studied hundreds of job postings for marketing talent. SEO is about optimizing websites at a page and server level to generate traffic and conversion.
120 Marketing Tactics for Blogs
OCTOBER 5, 2013
Part of a good content marketing strategy, blogging helps you position yourself as an expert in your area. . Content marketing consists of producing and publishing information that builds trust and authority among your ideal customers. It Successful blogs play a pivotal role in delivering your brand message, and help drive sales without using traditional hard-sell tactics.
SEO is Dead. Content Marketing = Guaranteed SEO
NOVEMBER 12, 2013
SEO as we know it is actually gone forever. Prior to September 23rd, marketers could draw rich insights from data on the keywords that were driving visitors to their sites from Google. There’s currently no way to achieve guaranteed SEO results by achieving a coveted spot among these in-depth articles. The Only Way to Get Guaranteed SEO Results. The post SEO is Dead.
Content, Marketing and SEO
The Way of the Web
OCTOBER 19, 2011
It’s also why I’m doing an increasing amount of work to identify the brand story and narrative with a client before doing any other marketing work. If you get the brand story and a handful of pieces of content working well, then you can boost the people who are visiting it in a number of ways. Click for the large version.
58+ Resources to Master SEO Copywriting
NOVEMBER 7, 2014
If you want to be competitive as a copywriter, your work needs to be optimized for SEO. 92% of marketers say that content creation is very effective for SEO. It is definitely effective, but only if you know how to create content that’s perfectly optimized for the latest rules of SEO. If you are a newbie to the world of SEO copywriting, this is a must-read list.
Brand Experience through Web Design
MARCH 17, 2015
By Neha Bawa Developing a seamless brand experience on your website takes time, patience, and a lot of tender loving care. effective web brand experience must be both well targeted and have uniform narrative woven across every customer touch point. This is true when using it to develop any brand collateral, especially a website. How can I profile my audience?
7 Steps to Successful Content Marketing [Infographic]
NOVEMBER 30, 2013
Content marketing is a way of communicating with your customers and prospects without pitching your products or services. . Also known as inbound marketing , content marketing is non-interruptive. Ultimately they reward you by purchasing your products, recommending them to friends via social media channels and word-of-mouth, and acting as brand ambassadors. The result?