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Content marketing is NOT link building

Biznology

It seems that many people are confusing content marketing with link building or portraying content marketing as “the new link building”. However, this belief is misguided, as link building and content marketing are fundamentally different. Link building and content marketing are two profoundly different strategies and each has their respective strengths and weaknesses.

From Scratch: Four (Free) List Building Strategies

Act-On

Even if you know going in, and have pitched the notion of building a prospect list … the pressure to perform is intense from the minute you start. Most marketers and agencies have more ideas than budgets, so we’re going to explore seven strategies to build a great prospect list that take a varied approach: four strategies require time, and three strategies require money.

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Should you create different social media posts for international clients?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

The CEO said he was proud of the global success of their in-house productions like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. He went on to say that local productions (e.g. French or Scandinavian productions) garnered only 20% of the market share, but that even this 20% was important. This allowed me to build up some trust with my clients. moment. You can’t.

How to Build the Best Google AdWords Campaign

Hubspot

Not only do you need to know how to build a campaign through Google’s AdWords product, you also need to know how to stand out from the crowd. This involves some financial information so that Google can get paid for each click, so be ready with all your banking credentials. You want to include enough money to make a difference, but you really don’t want to break the bank.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

to answer the question: "What do you expect to B2B marketers to be doing more of or differently in 2016?" Collaborate with industry influencers: marketers must creatively build advocacy and content amplification outside the company as well. Manage the customer experience: great content alone won't save a lousy product or cumbersome experience. employees build personal brands.

Two more Google Webmaster Tools tips and tricks

Biznology

Last week I shared a couple Google Webmaster Tools tips and tricks  with you. If you have been obsessing on your Google Analytics numbers, cruising the SEO boards, and picking through MOZ and Woorank , wondering what Google wants and needs from you while scratching your head, then let me enlighten you! Google wants you to be successful! Products. Pathetic! Events.

20 blog posts that made a difference — and why

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Social Media and the Forgotten Business Opportunity — A post about returning to our roots and considering how our online approach to connection is different than how we would act in real life. wrote a follow-up post showing how to put these questions into action for a strange product:  How do you use social media to promote a boring product? Still, this had to be said.

26 Google Webmaster Tools Videos Addressing Common B2B Link Building Questions

KoMarketing Associates

Google Webmaster Videos present a great opportunity to validate perspective on why B2B marketers should be focused on acquiring high quality, relevant links, focusing on appropriate target audiences, and understanding why certain tactics can be considered “questionable” I wanted to share some of the most appropriate findings for B2B marketers that I discovered in this blog post.

Build Your Google Plus Page Following with Topical Pages

WindMill Networking

So what if you could create opt-in subscription lists on Google+? Google+ Circles to Save the Day! When Google first introduced Brand Pages for Google+ last winter, they frequently touted Circles as Google+’s secret weapon for businesses looking to target customers and prospects via social media. Create a Google+ page for each of those topics. Right?

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

to answer the question: "What do you expect to B2B marketers to be doing more of or differently in 2016?" Collaborate with industry influencers: marketers must creatively build advocacy and content amplification outside the company as well. Manage the customer experience: great content alone won't save a lousy product or cumbersome experience. employees build personal brands.

34 (of the) Best Google+ Tips, Tactics and Guides of 2011

Webbiquity

Google+ (or Google Plus) is many different things, depending on who you ask. It’s the tool Google will use to beat Facebook. It’s Google’s latest attempt at social media, and they finally got it right. It’s “the linchpin of Google’s plan to own the entire internet” (see below for the source of that quote). ”).

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Can Google find you in your online store?

Biznology

With a little technical skill, it’s cheap and easy to build a self-running, autonomous, online store. And then, it’s cheap and easy to build a hundred more. All that money being spent on building the perfect store needs to be shifted some. No For Google, this means broken links, broken pages, ten-year-old templates. Don’t get Google wrong. lives.

Is there a “content pattern” that builds a brand?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Instead, you need something more robust, more consistent, to build a real business around your content and YouTube revealed a plan that just might be the answer. YouTube has been promoting a “3H” video brand strategy and revealed a content pattern that seemed to be the most successful in building an engaged audience for the long-term. This is how I build my business.

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How to Build Your Influencers in Social Media

Biznology

A little later this morning I will be presenting a webinar entitled  How to Build Your Influencers in Social Media. It’ll probably be a lot different than you’d expect. Here’s the secret: who the hell are you?  It all comes down to whether or not anyone knows — or cares to know — who you, your brand, your product, your employer, or your news are.

10 Easy Ways to Make Your Commute More Productive

Hubspot

But there''s good news for those of you who wish you could spend that time more productively. Check out this roundup of 10 free mobile apps that''ll make your commute more productive. Looking for other productivity tips? Read up on the science of productivity here.). 1) Create your to-do list for the day. Image Credit: Google Play. 5) Listen to a podcast or audiobook.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

to answer the question: "What do you expect to B2B marketers to be doing more of or differently in 2016?" Collaborate with industry influencers: marketers must creatively build advocacy and content amplification outside the company as well. Manage the customer experience: great content alone won't save a lousy product or cumbersome experience. employees build personal brands.

How Link Building Management Will Change in 2013 & Beyond

KoMarketing Associates

As search engines become more aggressive in dealing with links meant only to manipulate search engine rankings, SEO’s reliant on short-sighted link building strategies are suffering mightily. As uncovered in a recent news article on our site, Search Engine Roundtable ran a poll asking whether webmasters effected by Google’s Penguin update had recovered from the damage.

Looking in Google’s funhouse mirror

Biznology

Google’s the worst boyfriend in the world! However, Google’s reflection isn’t a personal slight, it’s simply an emergent fractal representing how people actually search — for you — and not how you want them to. Anyway, let’s get back to Google’s mirror. Plus, every brain listens, learns, and creates differently. Really?).

9 Different Types of Lead Magnets You Can Create Using Blogs You Already Have

Hubspot

In this article, I want to show you nine different lead magnets that you can create today by recycling content that you already have.Every blog post in your archive has the potential to generate new leads for your business so let’s make sure that your blog is a lead generating machine. 1) The Mini Ebook. Lead magnets are an effective technique for gaining a prospect's contact information.

How to Build a Perfect B2B Product Page

Hubspot

There are a number of good resources out there on how to build effective ecommerce product pages. These product pages tend to be short, highly visual, and optimized for quick purchases -- a style that matches the typical behavior of a B2C consumer. Good B2B product pages reflect the distinct way that these purchases are made, and should be designed differently than B2C pages.

How To Build Landing Pages That Convert

ScribbleLive

Approximately  96% of the people who arrive at your website are not ready to buy just yet – so a targeted landing page is essential to building a positive experience and helping prospective customers find what they need. With that in mind, let’s take a look at how to build a great landing page that converts. 1. Build trust. home page isn’t a landing page.

How to Ignore Annoying Strangers and Build an Online Community Your Way

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Spend this time building stronger relationships and making your product or service worth talking about.  2. Your success metrics will look drastically different from anyone else’s, because your customers, their needs, and your business plan will look drastically different. Communty-building community building Not making that up. No advice needed, thanks.

Creating value & new opportunity with Google Helpouts

Confluent Forms

Google +Helpouts are a new product by Google that enables "real help from real people in real time" via Person-to-Person Google Hangouts, coupled with a paid aspect allowing the service provider to provide their time for free, or at a per-minute or per-session rate. It wouldn''t be surprising if you hadn''t yet heard of Google Helpouts. So I set the rate to free.

Google's AMP: A Marketer's Guide to Accelerated Mobile Pages

Hubspot

Unsurprisingly, Google has responded to the growth of mobile search by launching The AMP Project , or Accelerated Mobile Pages. In short: AMP was designed so publishers could build web pages that load more quickly on mobile devices. It's also created a carousel of “Top Stories” in Google Search that highlights web pages and articles built with AMP. We're glad you asked.

How to Build Strong Brand Storytelling From the Inside Out

Type A Communications

In 1960, Harvard Business School professor Theodore Levitt coined the phrase “marketing myopia” to describe the short-sightedness that happens when companies focus on products and services instead of seeing the big picture of what customers really want. Tech company employees are very different from oil and gas workers in the field. January 20, 2014. It’s Not You, It’s Me.

Why B2B Marketers Must Pull Up From Boring Product Marketing

B2B Marketing Traction

For too long, B2B marketers have put products and services first, believing that all they had to do was “build it and they will come.” ” Buyers want more than a boring product or service. Note that you don’t have to be on every social media platform, but you should be branded on the majors: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+. 2. Trust.

7 Ways to Build Credibility When You're a New Leader

Hubspot

We asked a few people -- ranging from record executives to business school professors -- who have learned a thing or two about leadership, and came up with a list of ways that new leaders can build credibility. ( T o learn more, check out our free guide to leadership.). Reaching out to more people within your organization sends the message that you’re open to different perspectives.

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How To Plan And Build A Successful Content Marketing Strategy

B2B Marketing Insider

Because of this, brands must leverage content marketing to deliver the useful information necessary to educate and build trust with their audiences. Yesterday I presented to more than 600 attendees of the NewsCred # ThinkContent Webinar: “How To Plan And Build A Successful Content Marketing Strategy.” ” The mix ends up being different for every brand.

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359 Million Reasons to Join Google+

Crimson Marketing

Google+ is absolutely one of the best social media networks available to you. A lot of you plan your marketing strategies around Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, but its a detriment to you if you don’t include Google+ in your marketing mix.  You Google+ is far ahead of Twitter, and light years ahead of LinkedIn. You most likely search it on Google!

18 (of the) Best SEO Link Building Guides of 2011

Webbiquity

So—how do you build those high-quality links? What are the best link-building strategies in a post-Panda world? How can you leverage business relationships and giveaways to quickly build quality backlinks? Discover the answers to those questions and more here in 18 of the best SEO link building guides of the past year. ” Do You Practice Safe Link Building?

Building a marketing team to fuel triple-digit annual growth

Cloud Potential

In those situations, being in charge of building a marketing team – and making sure marketing works – is both exhilarating and serious. This solved the immediate problem and paved the way to building a full team. In another organization we weren’t doing well on sales training, so my first hire was a really good product marketer. Aligning sales and marketing.

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10 Free Apps Worth Checking Out on the Google App Marketplace

Hubspot

Just take a scroll through Google's Apps Marketplace. The Top 10 Free Apps on the Google App Marketplace. 1) Kami. Find it on the Google App Marketplace]. 2) Mindomo. mind mapping and concept building tool. Find it on the Google App Marketplace]. 3) Weekdone Weekly Reporting. Find it on the Google App Marketplace]. 4) SurveyLegend. Check them out below.

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Should You Optimize Content for Google AMP?

Act-On

Adopting the Google AMP protocols to your website will be the next big thing you tackle this year and beyond. What is Google AMP? It’s the product of a coalition of equals, technology companies and publishers, driven by Google. The goal is to build a more common technical core between pages that speeds up load times. Ebay  —  AMP’d up 15 million product category pages. Google  —  Launched AMP in Search web results. Google also provides a cache that can be used by anyone at no cost. Google AMP … A User Perspective. No cost.

11 Key Factors In Building Landing Pages for B2B Search Engine Marketing Initiatives

KoMarketing Associates

Why build individual landing pages? Consider testing color, font, and size, among other characteristics, when building your call to action messaging. Test out something branded, something generic, and something completely different. Consider trying out images of: Products. Products in use. People (happy people, professional people, different demographics, etc.).

12 Critical Building Blocks to a Successful Digital Marketing Campaign

Hubspot

While I don’t know what the marketers responsible for your favorite digital campaign actually did, I can say with almost 100% certainty that they spent a large amount of time researching their market, analyzing different pieces of data and building out detailed strategies that helped them blow you away through flawless execution. Find and monitor different resources for content.

Digital Does Not Mean "Just Build a Website"

Hubspot

The problem is digital facsimiles of print products are not what the customer wants. These companies follow the “if you build it, they will come” mentality. Content companies need to build products that address these three psychological needs to appeal to the digital consumer. You can use Google Analytics to measure bounce rate if you are not doing so already.

The Difference Between B2B and B2C Digital Marketing

Social Media B2B

I was tempted to write a list of seven or so ideas on the differences between B2B and B2C marketing. The method by which people find information has largely become the same, thanks to computing technology and of course Google’s drive to make vast information searchable on every level. What remains the real difference then? Product or service explanation.

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Building Your Brand With Google+

Blue Focus Marketing

Now that Google+ has been around for a few years, the benefits have come into sharper focus.  The brilliance of Google+ lies in the variety of engagement opportunities it offers.  With tools like Communities, Hangouts, and Circles, small business owners can simultaneously build broad networks while engaging customers and prospects directly. Narrowing your focus with Hangouts.

The Best Promotional Product Videos Ever (And Why They Make You Buy)

Hubspot

One of the wisest things I've ever read about product marketing came from the writer of a children's book. "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea," said Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, creator of The Little Prince. They represent a brand new company, product, or idea.

How to Build Strong Brand Storytelling From the Inside Out

B2B Marketing Insider

In 1960, Harvard Business School professor Theodore Levitt coined the phrase “marketing myopia” to describe the short-sightedness that happens when companies focus on products and services instead of seeing the big picture of what customers really want. Tech company employees are very different from oil and gas workers in the field. We’re trying to get people to buy what we sell.