Google Webmaster Tools is a goldmine for marketing and content departments, generating an array of data that will help you craft an intelligent SEO campaign. Even if you’re already using Google Analytics, you need Webmaster Tools. In fact, I check both every day for my websites.
Webmaster Tools can give you information such as keyword ranking data, traffic trends based on content, keyword insights, and even Google Authorship statistics. The data is easy to download, so you can manipulate it to analyze trends and find opportunities.
1. Search Queries
2. Traffic Patterns
3. Keyword Insights
4. Authorship Statistics
5. Site Speed Metrics
Analytics looks at […]
If there’s one thing we heard ad nauseam in 2013 (and 2012, 2011, 2010…), it was that “content is king.” Frankly, this phrase has been said so many times that it has lost its meaning. What exactly does that mean?
Content will continue to be a key part in SEO moving into 2014. I don’t think that will ever change. But your strategy has to adapt if you’re going to keep up.
Here are five ways to make sure your content will sustain in the New Year and move you past your competitors.
1. Marketing Automation to Measure It
2. Smarter, and Personal, Content in Emails
3. Make It Available On the Move
4. Separate Content From Link Building
5. Small Tastings Mixed With Larger Portions
Since exploding onto the scene a few years back, the term ‘blogging’ has grown to encompass much more than just keeping an online ‘journal’ for your friends to read. These days most websites have a blog of some sort – and often that will be what makes up the main bulk of the site.
That’s why every self-respecting website needs a blog, and it’s why anyone with an online presence will keep one: from journalists to hobbyists and especially businesses. Having a company blog is one of the very best ways to attract customers to a company’s website, it’s great for marketing and SEO, and it’s even better for building customer loyalty.
But blogging is also a nuanced and delicate process with a steep learning curve- it takes some work to get right. If you don’t know how to make the most out of a company blog, then at best you’ll be wasting your time and far from helping you with all those things it can actually risk damaging your organisation.
This is a common problem for a lot of CEOs and entrepreneurs that have little experience in running a website or writing content, but nevertheless dive in at the deep end and start posting.
To make sure that this doesn’t happen to you and that you aren’t wasting your blog, read on and we’ll go over some of the most common mistakes that businesses make when running their company blogs. […]
For many brands, SEO, social media, email marketing, conversion, content marketing, mobile, and website design and development have been approached as independent practices for many years.
While some have always approached the digital space with a marketing perspective – applying marketing fundamentals to drive strategy, implementation, and measurement – many have handed off the strategic implementation of each channel to its perspective implementer.
As the lines blur between website user experience, publishing content, sharing on social media, and optimization for search and visibility across devices, marketers are being forced to go back to their roots. They must create, manage and own the complex multi-channel, integrated strategy.
SEO (search engine optimization) is of no value if what is being optimized doesn’t serve the customer in their quest for answers, solutions, and deals.
Because search engines care more about delivering the best result to those searching, brands shift their focus toward providing quality and relevant answers. Marketers must shift their thinking from keywords to context when developing pages, posts, updates, and conversations that put the brand in the path of customers.[…]
Basic search engine optimization (SEO) is fundamental. And essential. SEO will help you position your website properly to be found at the most critical points in the buying process or when people need your site.
What are search engines looking for? How can you build your website in a way that will please both your visitors/customers, as well as Google, Bing, and other search engines? Most importantly, how can SEO help your web presence become more profitable?
“Skipping the basics and spending all your time and money on social and ‘fancy stuff’ is the same as skipping brushing your teeth and showering, but buying white strips and wearing expensive cologne,” Shelby said.
Although the Introduction to SEO session was intended for industry newcomers, Shelby’s tips offer important reminders for even experienced SEO professionals who have been optimizing sites for years.
What is SEO, Exactly?
SEO isn’t dead and content marketing isn’t a fad. In fact, today 9 in 10 organizations market with content, and 78% of marketers believe custom branded content will become more important in 2014.
How’s Your Strategy Look? A 10 Step Guide to Help You Put the Strategy Back in Content Marketing Strategy
1) Set Goals
2) Identify Your Audience and Perform Persona Research
3) Perform a Content Audit
4) Make Blog Content That Is Thoughtful and Well-Rounded
5) Create High-Quality Video Content That Tells Your Story
6) Don’t Forget an Image Speaks 1,000 Words (When It’s The Right Image)
7) Help Your Tribe Create the Content For You
8) Lead, Attend, and Sponsor Live Events
9) Use Social Media to Talk With People Not At Them
10) Use Paid Media to Amplify Earned and Owned Media
Is your content marketing strategy […]