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Why I'm Not A SEO via @Scenttrail Now #1 on Google! TY Readers & Sharers

Why I'm Not A SEO via @Scenttrail Now #1 on Google! TY Readers & Sharers | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

Why I'm Not A SEO
Thanks to readers and those who share the first part of our 3 part Why I'm Not A SEO triptych is now #1 on Google for the term. THANKS!

Why I'm Not A SEO on Scenttrail Marketing
http://www.scenttrail.com/why-im-not-an-seo/  

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5 New Content Marketing KPIs ScentTrail Marketing

5 New Content Marketing KPIs ScentTrail Marketing | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

You Are What You Measure
The old cliché is true - in content markeitng you are what you measure. This morning my friend Phil Buckley (@1918) shared a nice compliment on G+:

"I'm always impressed by the different ways +Martin W. Smith slices and dices his data to find the actionable nuggets."

Appreciate the compliment and thought I would share a view into how my content marketing brain works (scary I know LOL). This ScentTrail Marketing Post does two things. First it shares how I created the post Phil was referring to: Content Mentions Social Mentions Study (http://martinmartysmith.com/content-marketing-social-mentions-study/ ).

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The post shares 5 New Key Performance Indicators I use to watch our content marketing at Atlantic BT (and my personal brand content under the @ScentTrail label).

5 New Content Marketing KPIs
* Daily Mentions.
* Content Type.
* Tools.
* Top 10.
* Link Efficiency Index (LE().

Use these 5 new content marketing KPIs to know if, what kinds and what tools matter to your content marketing.

What about you? Do you have cool new content marketing metrics? Share them and I will curate in and share across my social net.

Thanks and happy Friday to my Scoop.it tribe :). M

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Save The World Marketing

In a social mobile and connected time for profit companies should learn emotional storytelling from nonprofits. Nonprofits should learn viral marketing and SEO
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Easy Keyword Research Secret Worth Millions

Easy Keyword Research Secret Worth Millions | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Keywords Are Your Friends
When people ask how teams I managed made over $30M in online e-commerce I usually say we did what we were told. This is NOT to say I didn't have an amazing creative team (I did). 

Yes we could riff like jazz musicians, but we only improvised where we know there was GOLD to be found (to mix a metaphor lol). One way to know where the GOLD is in them there search marketing hills is to steal a simple keyword secret - Keyword Efficiency. 

What Is Keyword Efficiency
I stole the idea from WordTracker. I couldn't afford their tool and they weren't letting "scholarship students" in (this is on my return from Martin's Ride to Cure Cancer my bicycle ride across America when I had NO MONEY LOL).

Wordtracker's Efficiency is a valuation, a fancy algorithmic SWAG, that estimates the chances of getting your PPC money back.  My Keyword Efficiency is a ratio showing and ranking keywords revealing the priority you should attack them. 

My Keyword Efficiency is a ratio between DEMAND (I like global monthly broad match since large numbers HELP this model) and competition (documents returned on a Google search for that key). Formula is simple:

DEMAND / COMPETITION

Don't get lost in the tiny numbers. The number is only there to help you model one keyword against another. use Excel's (or Google docs) magical sort tool and you have a prioritized list of keys with BLUE OCEANS at the top and RED OCEANS at the bottom. 

Blue Oceans = you have a chance to rank especially if you go a little further out in the long tail of search (just make sure there is search demand and remember Google has been cutting back and not supporting terms with few searchers).  

Think of Blue Oceans as OVER SEARCHED and UNDER PUBLISHED. BTW, Q&A content consistently has high efficiencies ACROSS business verticals (as it does in this example from the BI vertical). 

Some Red Oceans you and your content marketing MUST swim in, so close your eyes and swim. Focus your content marketing on keys that are efficient - keys that are OVER SERCHED and UNDER PUBLISHED and life will be good :).  


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John van den Brink's curator insight, May 22, 2013 1:28 PM

Great post by Martin!