What I love about social media is that is really levels the playing field and allows small businesses to connect one on one with their customers in an intimate way. Marketing is about building relationships with your current, past and future customers. Social media is about sharing great content to communicate in a new way.
Google doesn't reward mediocrity. It's time to take quality more seriously vs. just concentrating on quantity. Some of the old-school tactics just aren't applicable anymore and probably weren't even that good to begin with
The integration of social media signals to search algorithms is changing how search engines are performing. Studies show at least 58% of consumers go to search engines to search for something online, while 40% would then seek further decision-making help through their friends or colleagues at social media.
All-in-all, about 48% of consumers are using some forms of combining social media with search to help them in their purchasing decisions.
Why should entrepreneurs and business owners care about integrating search and social into a marketing plan? They can't afford not to. Let the statistics speak for themselves:
- 72 percent of Internet users regularly use a social network and social media marketing budgets are projected to double in the next five years.
- Every month there are more than 10.3 billion Google searches, with 78 percent of U.S. internet users researching products and services online.33 percent of organic search clicks go to the first result.
- (SocialTimes)The top four positions, generally those considered to be "above the fold," receive 83 percent of first-page organic clicks. (Brent Carnduff)
Drive more search profit by using keyword and competitive research tools, crowdsourcing, reverse engineering competitor campaign structure, monitoring competitor search activity and changes, and hiding your best keywords and ads from competition.
Athena Catedral's insight:
In the digital marketing revolution, marketing reconnaissance will give you a tactical advantage
The entire online marketing industry is still up in arms after Matt Cutt’s post on his blog title: The Decay and Fall of Guest Blogging for SEO. Guest Blogging was one of the last horizons that people considered safe for “White Hat” link building. So what now? Is guest blogging truly dead?
Great article on how to properly integrate guest posting and content marketing as a strategy while avoiding the pitfalls of poor link building and low quality posts. Contains keen observations and trends found when SEO is done wrong and great tips on how to differentiate what's spam & what's legit
Google now delivers Universal Search results—those that include a blend of links, videos, images, news, shopping listings, and map data—for 81% of all US searches, according to a recent report from Searchmetrics.
The analysis was based on data from millions of keyword searches conducted on Google.com in the United States between January and December 2013. The number of results that include Universal Search integrations has steadily increased over time and is up six percentage points from 2012, it found.
“SEO has changed dramatically in the past several years, and with increasing emphasis by Google in search quality, the Knowledge Graph and improving search quality, these changes are only likely to accelerate,” “What it means for publishers is that they need to focus their SEO strategies on where Google is going, not on ‘what works now.’
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.