Would it surprise you to learn that some experts believe Google+ is on its way out, that MySpace is making a last-ditch attempt to re-engage users, or that Foursquare is in the middle of a radical overhaul? Late last year, I made some predictions for social media trends in my article, [...]
There may be no hotter debate in marketing today than the role of content in a business’s marketing strategy. Terms like brand journalism have popped up as the want, need or perhaps necessity to move beyond “Business Blogger” has become paramount to make content marketing more significant than just articles [...]
Word of Mouth Marketing (WOMM). Isn’t this really the original social media platform? I grew up with the famous Faberge commercial that showed a woman who “told 2 friends” about the product and how “they told 2 friends … and so on … and so on”. Hasn’t WOM always been [...]
As Google continues to evolve, so have the capabilities (and limitations) of its search engine. With algorithm updates focusing on the human perspective of search, businesses are being forced to shift away from the traditional use of SEO as a marketing tactic, and instead focus more on the content that drives it.[...]
Content Marketing Strategies Boost Website Visits By 233% and Sales Up To 15 ...DigitalJournal.comSince engaging Means-of-Production for marketing services, Skillings & Sons has seen sales increases of 12% to 15% each year.
Though Google gets roughly 3.5 billion searches a day, there are really only three types of searches that people perform -- navigational, informational, and transactional. If you want get more people to find you in search, you need to know how to…
This article is by Stephanie E. Bor, Ph.D., assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. Companies understand that they cannot control everything their customers say about them in the unpredictable, spontaneous, and potentially viral realm of social media. This leads management asking questions such as: What can I do about [...]
How much of your day is spent on recurring social media activities? Are small tasks taking up too much of your time? When you know where tools can help you most, you can decide which tools best suit your needs. In this article I'll address three…
WordStream (blog)How the 'Attention Web' is Changing Content Marketing MetricsWordStream (blog)Long gone are the days when clickthroughs and time-on-page were the most important content marketing metrics.
It’s a fair characterization to say that the state of today’s content marketing in B2B circles is a mixed bag. More specifically, there’s a great deal of bad content out there (especially on social media), and many companies who haven’t quite figured out yet how to best leverage the content they have.Even then, the data from Forrester’s own study seem to suggest that the results from content marketing aren’t quite as downbeat as the Ad Age article would suggest (though I accept that bad news makes for more compelling reading.) For example, in answer to the question “During the past 12 months, how effectively have your content marketing efforts delivered business value?”• 51% responded “somewhat effectively”• 14% responded “very effectively”...