What Kind Of Tools Do Marketers Need?

Small Business Mavericks

Sometimes you pick up something at a flea market and have to guess at what it does because you have no idea why that tool exists, but it exists for a reason. It also works for tools you won’t find at a flea market. Kelsey Jones came up with 14 of The Best Paid Search and SEO Tools for Search Engine Journal, and it looks to me like they fit my list of “good tool” characteristics. I love tools.

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2 Advantages To Using Pay-Per-Click Advertising

Cody Ward

In the world of online marketing, pay-per-click campaigns are an advertising medium that marketers use on a regular basis. This method of marketing can provide a number of benefits to webmasters that you can’t find elsewhere. Pay-per-click is a marketing method that is primarily offered by search engines like Google. Pay-per-click marketing can be a highly effective way to bring targeted traffic to your site.

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The Difference Between SEO & SEM

Cody Ward

Originally posted here on USSCO Speaks blog. It’s hard to keep track of all the digital marketing buzzwords that are flying around the internet today. For those of you just starting to dabble in online marketing, we wanted to provide a quick explanation as to the difference between SEO and SEM. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, and it refers to the process of increasing your website’s search engine ranking for a specific keyword or set of keywords.

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The 6 Step Inbound Marketing Process [Infographic]

Cody Ward

I wanted to share this fantastic and easy to understand infographic I came across outlining the Inbound Marketing Process. According to their website, Impact Branding & Design is a “Creative team of inbound marketing professionals that develop and execute highly effective online marketing campaigns.” ” The Inbound Marketing Process infographic can be found on their original blog post here. “A blog gets you 55% more traffic!”

Are You Using The Best Way To Get Traffic To Your Site?

Small Business Mavericks

Marketing Pilgrim’s Cynthia Boris knows a lot about online marketing and content so she was pretty happy the other day. As she says, “ You can pay and pay but organic search still wins.” Organic Search Wins. Organic Search sends 51% of the traffic to company websites when you combine all the industries, but they do vary when you break them down. The poorest performer was Paid Search, which only sent 10% of the total traffic to sites.

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10 PPC Blogs Every Marketer Should Read

Convince & Convert

When I first started my own digital ad agency, all I had was a strong passion for marketing. ” That was when I came across these words in a Moz blog: You offer SEO, Web Design, and PPC. If there was one thing I wanted to do in my life, it was digital marketing. I didn’t just survive—I flourished, and I owe my existence to these PPC blogs. To this day, I read every single article by these blogs. Get you entire marketing team to read these blogs today!

The History of Marketing [Infographic]

Cody Ward

If you’re looking for a quick and easy Marketing 100 class then look no further than this great infographic created by HubSpot and designed by BlueGlass. Quick summary: It’s amazing to see how marketing has transformed over the years and even more impressive is the rate in which a single message is distributed instantly to millions or billions of people. Search engines jump onto the scene in 1995 and 1997. The History of Marketing From: HubSpot Marketing Software.

Firebelly at Blog Indiana

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « 5 Helpful Social Media Must Reads | Main | YouTube Tuesday: Checking In With Facebook Places » August 18, 2010 Firebelly at Blog Indiana Tweet Blog Indiana is a blogging and social media conference held in the Informatics and Communications Technology Complex on the IUPUI campus this Friday and Saturday, August 20-21, that aims "to promote education, innovation and collaboration among Indianas fast-growing social media community."

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The risk of silence on your company news page or blog…

The Way of the Web

The good news is that your competitors are handing you a massive advantage every day, week, month or even year that they leave their website dormant, particularly when it comes to news sections and blogs. Take for instance, the recent New York Times article covering the ‘secrets of search’ which led to JC Penney dominating Google results for lots of top product purchases in what appears to be the largest example of linkbuying and other ‘black hat’ practices.

Essential Tips for Choosing Best Digital Marketing Agency for Your Business

MegaBytee

The lockdown of COVID19 taught people the value of the online market. Finding the best digital marketing agency in Dubai for your business is essential these days. In this blog, we will discuss the essential tips for choosing the best digital marketing agency for your business.

The Essential Guide to Successful Intent-Based Marketing

Oktopost

The eternal question for B2B marketers is: When is the best time to sell to buyers? You can target prospects right at the start of their buying journey – after all, 83% of B2B buyers search online before purchasing, so why not reach out to them at the most valuable time? Paid Search.

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Online Ad Metrics & the Google Activate Initiative

Cody Ward

Marketers can immediately increase their campaign success by using metrics and a payment model that is closer toward the end of the sales funnel. The advertiser that only pays if they get a customer uses the CPA (cost per action / acquisition) model and is popular for affiliate marketing where publishers are willing to drive traffic to high quality brands and only expect payment when an action is completed.

What Is An Integrated Marketing Plan?

Small Business Mavericks

There is marketing and then there is integrated marketing. The latter involves a bit more strategy, though a simple marketing plan is not necessarily void of strategic planning. The difference is that an integrated marketing strategy is more involved. Typically, small businesses develop a website then think about how they are going to promote, or “market”, that website. They might do some blogging.

The Top B2B Marketing Trends for 2018 – A Meta-Analysis

Webbiquity SMM

Yet another post about 2018 B2B marketing trends? This piece compiles and analyzes the predictions of more than 100 B2B marketing professionals as published in 10 highly-ranked posts over the past month (best!). The predictions ranged from honing content marketing strategy (popular) to sales-marketing alignment (a bit old?) Here we go… Content Marketing Trends. Content marketing itself first started emerging a hot trend five years, at the end of 2012.

Best Internet Marketing Blog Posts of 2007 » Techipedia | Tamar.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This year, I present you my favorite timeless posts of 2007, complete with descriptions about each blog post (which more than quadrupled the workload for me this time around, especially because I tripled the amount of links, but I had fun!) ( Disclaimer : I’m certain that even with this list in excess of 250 links, I forgot a bunch of posts, so if you have any additional recommendations, please feel free to comment and I’ll add them!) What elements make blogs successful?

The Guide To Social Media Marketing Automation

Webbiquity SMM

There are several reasons why marketers may want to partially automate their social media campaigns. First, success with social media marketing comes with frequency (plus quality). Depending on your campaign strategy and target audience, social media marketing could be a 24×7 job. In addition, a significant portion of social media marketing is engaging with your community. Analytics – A lot of marketing is based on intelligent guesses.

Why Influencer Marketing is Creating Huge Returns for Businesses

Convince & Convert

Businesses are making a strong return from influencer marketing, generating $6.50 The poll also found that influencer marketing is the fastest-growing online marketing channel, crushing other strategies like affiliate marketing, paid search, and display. Here are some highlights from the study that can help you best use influencers to drive your business strategy: Attract Better Customers Through Influencer Marketing.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

2010 by far was the biggest year yet in the Internet Marketing realm. Here’s how I do it : I read and review hundreds — thousands — of articles yearly, on all Internet Marketing topics from SEO to social media to general entrepreneurship (new for 2010!), Since I can’t read everything written by the Internet Marketing community, I ask my Twitter and Facebook followers for their own recommendations. Blogging. Content Development/Marketing.

Firebelly VP Co-Authors Corporate Blogging for Dummies (Out Now!)

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Fridays 5 Fun Social Media Finds | Main | 5 Helpful Social Media Must Reads » August 11, 2010 Firebelly VP Co-Authors Corporate Blogging for Dummies (Out Now!) Corporate Blogging for Dummies , co-authored by Firebelly Vice President Chantelle Flannery is now available for purchase! It shares best practices of corporate blogging - including tricks of the trade, what works, and traps to avoid.

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[DIGITAL TIPS] Combining SEO And PPC To Advance Your Marketing Strategy

SocMed Sean

SocMedSean - Social.Media.Sean [DIGITAL TIPS] Combining SEO And PPC To Advance Your Marketing Strategy The world of online marketing is a dynamic and ever-changing one. A digital marketing strategy that works fine month can perform poorly in the next. Social networks change, trends change, people change…and their appetite for a specific marketing message can go out the window at the drop of a hat.

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102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity SMM

With 92% of companies now incorporating social media into their marketing efforts, it’s no longer sufficient to just “be there” on social networks. Today’s most effective marketers are optimizing content across channels, coordinating search and social marketing activities with traditional PR, and measuring their web presence and performance with sophistication. What do buyers really want from social media marketers? Marketing Charts ).

8 Successful Content Marketing Strategies

Writtent Blog

Are you sick and tired of feeling like your content marketing strategy is a whole bunch of guesswork? Even the most data-driven marketers can find themselves grappling with what to integrate next. It’s hard to make the leap if there’s little proof in your content market metrics that a new tactic will work. In a slightly surprising 2014 study from Content Marketing Institute (CMI), it turns out that LinkedIn reigns supreme. Don’t Ignore Paid.

Engagement Marketing: Owned, Earned, and Paid Media

Mindjumpers

Like Mindjumpers, he is associated with Social Marketing Forum. Owned, earned and paid media are three terms you might come across a lot these days. In fact, if you read marketing blogs, you will come across them all the time. Engagement marketing success comes from understanding it’s core basics: earned, owned, and paid media. The Forrester post pointed out how crucial earned media is for engagement marketing to work. Paid media is king.

The Essentials of B2B Search Marketing

Oktopost

If you’ve ever gone searching for information on the internet about a product you were interested in buying, you’ve replicated one of the critical parts of the B2B customer purchasing journey. As a result, having an effective Search Marketing strategy is more important than ever.

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Marketing Thought Leader: Tom Bukevicius – Principal @ SCUBE Marketing, Inc.

Cody Ward

Principal @ SCUBE Marketing, Inc. Tom is the founder and Principal of SCUBE Marketing, Inc., a digital marketing firm that specializes in PPC management and data analysis for mid-market companies. What brought you into the field of marketing (tell your story) and what makes you feel so passionately about it?: My story as a marketer can be divided into three phrases: BIRTH It all started with a hobby project – I created an entertainment website.

Learn More About Internet Marketing – Free Course

Kikolani

If you’ve been interested in learning more about Internet marketing for your blog, brand, or business, there are a ton of resources out there, from blogs to ebooks, classes to conferences. But if you want something structured without any expenses involved, why not start with a free 10 week Internet marketing course ? Everyone from beginners to advanced Internet marketers should find something that helps them improve their strategy.

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10 Simple and Reliable Digital Marketing Metrics

Convince & Convert

Although all projects are different, here are some great, mainstream metrics that I measure as a rule of thumb: 1-5: Digital Marketing Staples. Search Trends. Digital Marketing Staples. Why: Looking at your top mediums is important to measure for full-scale digital marketing campaigns. Channels to Watch: Direct: This is when people directly type in your URL to visit your site or who began to search in the omnibox but visited your site before. Search Trends.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In January of 2011, I said that I’d make our Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 subscriber only. Many loyal readers have checked in on the newsletter throughout 2011 to get both evergreen content , the content that typically embraces these monthly updates, in addition to something completely new, monthly digital trends – the stuff you use for presentations and proposals, for arguing that social media and online marketing does have a firm place in today’s landscape.

Social Media Marketing Madness [Cartoon]

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Facebook Fans Mean Business (And Are More Likely to Buy) | Main | Hook A Facebook Fan Up: Theyre Looking For Discounts » March 19, 2010 Social Media Marketing Madness [Cartoon] It has been uber busy in the Firebelly office this week. I would generally post a weekly blog roundup today for you, our readers, but I honestly have not had the time to read many posts - let alone compile my favorites this week.

10 Insightful Marketing Charts from 2015

Convince & Convert

That’s why marketers should be paying more attention to the numerous marketing charts being produced each month from every corner of the Internet. Let’s look at 10 of the more interesting marketing charts to emerge since January 2015, and what they imply for the state of marketing in 2015. Marketing Spending Plans for 2015. First, let’s look at the state of the marketing world, and where marketers are planning on spending their money. search.

How Your Competitors Will Shift Their Digital Marketing Strategy in the Next Two Years

Webbiquity SMM

More than half of companies with revenue under $50 million already spend the majority of their marketing dollars online. And roughly 70% plan to increase the share of budget devoted to digital marketing over the next two years. Understanding where your competitors are allocating their spending and how your efforts should evolve as your firm’s revenue increases is vital to your marketing success.

Social Media Marketing Checklist from SES Chicago

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Cyber Monday Is Here! What is your overall marketing strategy? What are your marketing/business goals for your social media marketing? What types of supporting marketing will you use to promote and extend the reach of the program? Main | SES Chicago 2009 Video: Were you naughty or nice?

Digital Marketing Trends you NEED to Know About

Devumi

If there’s one thing you can count in when it comes to digital marketing trends it is change. Here are 7 quick digital marketing trends that you should be thinking about right now. Digital marketing trends you can’t ignore 1: Mobile, mobile, mobile It has always been location, location, location – but that location is now mobile. Don’t get me wrong, sites like Duck Duck Go are not about to overtake Google in terms of web search popularity.

Fetching Friday the 13th – 25 Marketing Links

Kikolani

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. Blog Post Promotion is LIVE! An Introduction to Paid Search Marketing for Small Businesses – If you’re looking to boost your traffic, or you’ve lost your search engine rankings in one of the latest Google algorithm updates, then paid search marketing could be a good option for your business.

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Teens & Young Adults Prefer Facebook Over Blogs

Firebelly

Blogging by teens (ages 12-17) has been cut in half - from 28 percent in 2006 to 14 percent in 2009. Image: Pew Internet ] Chad Richards Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn Posted | Permalink Reblog (0) | | Digg This | Save to del.icio.us | TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Teens & Young Adults Prefer Facebook Over Blogs : Comments Verify your Comment Previewing your Comment Posted by: | This is only a preview.

Firebelly's Top 9 Blog Posts of 2009

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « 5 Ways to Fan the Viral Flame | Main | Social Search: Tempur-Pedic "Ask Me" Commercial » January 06, 2010 Firebellys Top 9 Blog Posts of 2009 I wanted to do a brief recap and share with you the most-viewed posts on Firebellys Digitalia blog in 2009. Why Michael Jacksons Death Gave Us "Blackbird" By The Dandy Warhols & Other Social Media Marketing Chat [September 1] 8.

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Connect The Dots Marketing

Twist Image

Candidly, they may have already disrupted our society, but they have yet to impact brands and marketing. Voice as search. In October of last year, MediaPost published the article, Gartner Predicts 30% Of Searches Without A Screen In 4 Years. About 30% of searches will be done without a screen by 2020. Will it surprise you that, according to Business Insider , Amazon is flirting with paid search on Alexa ? Searching and getting information (content, etc.)

A Marketer’s Guide to the Perfect Headline

Convince & Convert

It’s not the blog post, tool, or resource that gets shared. The headline is what you share with your subscribers, it’s what people see in search results, and it’s what gets passed around. Strategies the Best Blogs Use. Using a script, Startup Moon scraped several blogs and organized the posts from most to least shared on social networks. The business of writing headlines for landing pages is very different from the business of writing headlines for blog posts.

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5 Social Marketing Stories You Need To Read This Week

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Firebelly Work: J.C. Hart "Show The Love" Facebook Sweepstakes | Main | YouTube Tuesday: Digital Ethnography » February 26, 2010 5 Social Marketing Stories You Need To Read This Week Theres a lot going on in the social media space and so much can get lost or overlooked in your RSS feed reader. Here are 5 news items or blog posts that I wouldnt want you to miss: 1.

5 Social Marketing Stories You Need To Read This Week

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Social Media Bootcamp: Facebook For Business | Main | The New Dork - Entrepreneur State of Mind » March 05, 2010 5 Social Marketing Stories You Need To Read This Week Theres a lot going on in the social media space and so much can get lost or overlooked in your RSS feed reader. Here are 5 news items or blog posts that I wouldnt want you to miss: 1. Chad Richards is the Social Program Manager at Firebelly Marketing.