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High Quality Content Sites Is What Google Wants

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There’s been an important update to the way Google runs their search algorithms , designed to weed out the number of junk content farms. For professionals who use online content to market their services, you need to keep an eye on your analytics , and continue to follow good advice for content marketing. Here’s an excerpt from Website Magazine , an article from Mike Phillips that constitues good search marketing advice: From the Official Google Blog : “ Many of the changes we make are so subtle that very few people notice them.

8 Steps To A More Effective B2B Content Marketing Program

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You are executing a content marketing initiative as part of your broader B2B marketing program in 2015. If you are a regular reader of this blog, SEO performance is likely part of the reason content marketing has become a priority as well. According to The Content Marketing Institute , at least 86% of B2B marketers are now engaged in content marketing as well.

8 (of the) Best Web Analytics Guides of 2010

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One of the great advantages of online marketing is that it’s measurable to far greater degree of precision and richness than older media like broadcast and print. How do you filter out that noise and focus on the measures that provide real guidance for improving online business results? Simple Google Analytics Tips You Should Be Using by The Daily SEO Blog.

What’s So Funny About Social Media and Online Marketing?

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From social media cartoons and contextual advertising gone wrong to dysfunctional agency-client relationships and the best (and worst) online ads, here are some of the most amusing, creative and remarkable blog posts and videos of 2009. How social media is like the seventh grade by Training Marketer. This showed up in my Google Alerts one day; a two-paragraph review of my old blog.

Inside The Busy Mind Of A Marketer

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by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this What goes on inside the head of today’s marketer? With brand awareness, nurturing of leads , managing events and even social media duties falling squarely on marketing’s shoulders, it’s no shock that marketers have much on their minds. Thankfully, Quarry shows in this visual how marketing automation can help in a number of ways. Share email.

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Feed Your Blog Automatically to LinkedIn & Twitter

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Follow these steps and automatically share your blog posts on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter and your blog traffic and online lead generation will increase significantly. About AnnaLaura Brown: AnnaLaura Brown is an online marketer who enjoys making money online and teaching others to do the same. Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Twitter.

Content Marketing Videos: Speak to Problems First

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Content marketing with videos is a key marketing tool, and it’s getting easier to do. This is key for content marketing. Why would I want that many? I don’t really, but for content marketing to work you need as much content as you can, in all forms. I use them to submit to video directories, post to YouTube , and it all counts to get found in Google searches.

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7 Ways to Format Blogs to Engage Readers’ Brains

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… I’ve added your blog to my Google reader!&# ~ Paul Pichugin “Like&# us on facebook: [link]. Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader. Content Marketing Results: 18 Ways to NOT Get Blog Traffic. What are the two most important parts (a.k.a. Most experts will tell you this: The headline.

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Content Checklist: Don’t Publish Without It

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Here’s a great checklist, just published over at the Content Marketing Institute , authored by Ahava Leibtag. The checklist is designed for digital content creators and marketing teams, but it can and should be used by anyone writing a business blog or other content for the Web. This is similar to what I write about in my ebook, Content Marketing with Blogs. Digg this!

[Chart] 90% of Visitors to EU Cookie Law Site Don’t Opt-in

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On May 25 all the countries within the European Union were supposed to enact a directive requiring anyone doing business in the region to get opt-in permission to track consumers online. But, more importantly, it demonstrates the need for businesses to clearly and compellingly explain why they want to track visitors’ online behavior to deliver only relevant content. Google Bookmarks.

Content Curation: How to Become a Thought Leader

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share these key points with anyone who struggles with writing online for their business and needs ideas for what to write. Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader. Content Marketing with Blogs: What Do You Believe? Business Blog Writing and Content Marketing: Come on, light my fire! Share this on Plaxo.

6 Writing Tips for SEO Friendly Content Marketing

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This week’s guest post by Christian Arno of Lingo24 shares 6 writing tips for writing online content that works for both readers and search engines. Use a handy tool like Google AdWords to work out which keywords are going to be best for you. Possibly the most important point in this list: Don’t forget that while climbing the Google rankings may be on your mind, if you write boring, dull and uninteresting copy, people just aren’t going to want to read it. Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader.

4 Tools for Measuring Your Online Influence

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by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this In the online marketing world, you’re only as good as the content you create and the network you share it with. It’s no wonder that so many B2B and B2C brands have intensified their efforts to grow online influence and reach influencers through social media. Measuring online influence is a difficult task at best. For the most part, marketers have been constrained to piecemeal metrics like page views, followers and likes. By using both you can get a better sense of how the different algorithms calculate online influence. 3.

Content Marketing with Stories: Better than Facts

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2007 study by Jennifer Edson Escalas , a marketing researcher at Vanderbilt University, found that people had more positive reactions to advertisements that were presented in a story form than to ads that were factually straightforward about the products. Your online content should be no different. Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz.

Why Content Marketing with Video Is Key

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Content marketing using video is a key marketing tactic if you want to get found online, get known, and get clients. As a professional speaker, it was a natural marketing vehicle for Tom. And it is for anyone who sells themselves as a service provider: executive coach, consultant, trainer, author, financial consultant, doctor, lawyer… Tom always taught that he never invested in marketing tools he couldn’t master himself. ET , you can learn from the two video marketing experts who work for Tom, Colin Martin and Marc Bullard with this free webinar.

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Content Marketing: Connect the Dots and Drive Results

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ET , I’m giving an open webinar to share my tips and tools that make online marketing manageable, especially for service professionals, solo entrepreneurs, busy consultants, coaches, etc. Time-Saving Tips for Content Marketing Results – Register to get the recording, handouts and a marketing road map. This is what content marketing is designed to do.

When Business Blogging Works Too Well…

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It’s all good, really, except for a few problems… I am quite simply more excited about creating content that markets for other professionals than I am for myself and my own  business. But here are some problems… All the while, my ranking on the Top 42 Content Marketing blogs is slipping. guess the problem is this: blogging for your business is the best darn way to market on the planet. So they call me and outsource their blogging with my services. I’m happy, they’re happy, but my own blogging and marketing suffers. Digg this!

8 Blog SEO Tips for Top Search Results

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Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader. Content Marketing Optimized for Search Engines. About Blogs Attracting Clients Content Marketing Managing Your Ezine & Blog Tasks Online Marketing Writing Great Blog Content blog marketing content marketing with blogs search engine savvy SEOWhat are the most important SEO tips for your blog to get good search results? It may be easier than you think to start getting onto the first page for keyword searches. Write at least 300 words.

Online Persuasion: How to Write to Create Desire

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When writing online , how can you appeal to readers’ emotions on a business-oriented site? Online persuasion works best when you appeal to both the logical and emotional centers in the brain. Many online content marketers misunderstand what it means to “appeal to emotions.”  How exactly do you bypass the conscious thinking brain and instantly connect with readers’ emotional centers, out of their conscious awareness? Effective content marketers, however, follow a unique, almost hidden pattern: Grab the audience’s attention ? Digg this! Analyze it ?Recommend

Content Marketing with Videos: Free Webinar

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This week, when two of Tom Antion ‘s people called me up with an offer of a free webinar on video marketing , I immediately saw the value in sharing these video tips with you. asked them to deliver this webinar exclusively for professionals who don’t have a lot of time for marketing tactics. Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz.

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[Infographic] Inside The Busy Mind Of A Marketer

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by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this What goes on inside the head of today’s marketer? With brand awareness, nurturing of leads , managing events and even social media duties falling squarely on marketing’s shoulders, it’s no shock that marketers have much on their minds. Thankfully, Quarry shows in this infographic how marketing automation can help in a number of ways. Facebook.

Marketing with Videos: What’s Wrong with the Script?

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People are still confusing features and benefits in their marketing messages. But many people aren’t clear in writing their marketing messages , confuse features with benefits, speak in jargon, and assume their viewers know what they know. His rich baritone voice can make even the worst marketing message sound good. Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks.

3 Online Marketing Tasks: Get Found, Get Known, Get Clients

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Get Found, Get Known, Get Clients" alt=" 3 Online Marketing Tasks: Get Found, Get Known, Get Clients" />. How do you check your online marketing to see where it’s working, where it needs improvement? Look at your marketing tasks as having 3 purposes: Get found: How visible are you online? Do you need to be seen online? Digg this!

4 Content Marketing Goals for a Coach Website

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How should content marketing be used on the home page of your website? Here are 4 goals of your online content: Connect immediately (by speaking to your readers’ challenges or problems). That’s a basic outline that you could follow, not just for websites, but for your blog and other content marketing pieces. Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks.

Business Blog Writing: Come on, light my fire!

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Why is content marketing and persuasion so difficult, and what can you do to set people on fire? While this business understands that its customers want security and low prices when ordering services online, they fail to ignite passion or spark action in readers. The first is by using conventional marketing rhetoric, which is what most professionals use. Digg this!

Business Blog: 4 Reasons to NOT Write Your Own

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And not because this article will tell you anything you don’t already know – rather, it will remind you of business principles that you already apply in your everyday professional work but which you forgot once you started marketing online. Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader. You’re swamped.

Engaging Content: 7 Tips to Get Readers to Think

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When it comes to content marketing , there are ways to write content so it actively markets you and your business without being “in-your-face” sales copy or boring product reviews or press releases. I’m reminded of an excellent book on creating effective website design called Don’t Make Me Think. Bonus question: How does doing this actually work to market your business?

Best Content Marketing Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010

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That’s the case because, in an increasingly competitive and noisy market, buyers care not so much about what you sell as about what you know , and what you are passionate about. Get the answers to these questions and more here in some of the best guides to content marketing of the past year. Content Marketing Strategy and Tactics. by Savvy B2B Marketing. Digg this!

Is Your White Paper a Sales Pitch in Disguise?

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I asked Laura Carlson to share with you here some important perspectives on content marketing. With all of these advancements for content marketing, it’s about time we shred the white paper. Marketing Automation Software Guide (MASG) posted an article on this topic. Many marketing automation systems have microsite building tools that allow you to create the site, modify content regularly, and track activity to measure the effectiveness of your content. Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader.

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Content Marketing Matters: What’s Your Brand Personality?

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stumbled across an interesting quote on a site that gets to the heart of content marketing matters: “Evolution tends to favor action over thinking.  “All successful marketing campaigns – whether using primeval or post-digital technologies — have responded to this phenomenon.” ~ Dr. Bob Deutsch, cognitive anthropologist, BrainSells.com. Digg this! Post on Google Buzz.

Content Marketing Tips: Find Your Online Voice

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How do you get content marketing results? This and other key tips will be discussed Wednesday April 20, 2011 on an open webinar I’m giving: Time-Saving Tips for Content Marketing Results. Register to get the recording if you can’t come at 5 pm ET , plus I’ll send you handouts, a list of outsourcing resources, a marketing road map and discount coupons for services. “Before you can truly understand your customers, you have to understand yourself,&# says author and content-marketing evangelist Joe Pulizzi. Digg this! Post on Google Buzz.

Content Rules: Insight and Originality Attracts Clients

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Content marketing works: you can publish online content – blog posts, videos, webinars and web pages – that attracts clients to you. Using content marketing , you don’t have to chase after them, spend money on advertising, direct mail, or printed newsletters. For myself, the story is less dramatic, but I overcame my computer phobias to become a blogging expert and take my business from zero to six figures in three years, using content marketing and web-based tools. ET on content marketing for coaches and other small business professionals.

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10 Fast Facts About Groupon

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Groupon officially filed to be traded on the public market. The daily online coupon company has been heavily talked about ever since it spurned high-priced acquisition attempts. million subscribers and a solid foothold in that region’s market. Keep It Online. Controversial Super Bowl ads notwithstanding, Groupon channels most of its marketing dollars online.

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7 Ways to Market to the Subconscious Brain: The Homer Simpson Guide to Content Marketing

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The Homer Simpson Guide to Content Marketing" alt=" 7 Ways to Market to the Subconscious Brain: The Homer Simpson Guide to Content Marketing" />. Content marketing and the people who write marketing messages must understand how consumers’ brains work if  they want to engage and create trust and loyalty. That doesn’t include marketing, advertising, etc.

E-Newsletter Review: How’s Your Ezine?

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You may be doing all the right content marketing things (e-newsletter, blog, articles, etc.) Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader. After a year she reported: No new clients came to her after reading it. No new sign-ups were happening (or were rare). She asked what she was doing wrong. call to action. Tweet This!

Free Phone Consulting? 4 Reasons It’s a Good Idea

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It gives me a chance to connect with clients : In an online business, I usually don’t have much contact with the clients who use my services and products. learn more about my client’s work and their content marketing needs. Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader. Email can’t do that.

How to Write a Content Marketing Blog Post

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What additional steps should smart content marketers take to get results from blogging? Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader. Related posts: Content Marketing Results: 18 Ways to NOT Get Blog Traffic. Build a Product Funnel on Your Blog through Content Marketing. Blog this on Blogger. Tweet This!

Facebook Fan Page: Top 5 Reasons to Have One

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Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader. Why Use Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn for Content Marketing? Content Marketing Online Marketing Social Media Stuff Attracting Clients content for coaches content for coaches and consultants social media marketingHope you “like&# it!

Twitter: the little bird that grew up strong

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from The Wharton School and is co-founder of the social media marketing company Miller Mosaic Power Marketing that works with clients to effectively use social media marketing for their businesses. Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader. Related posts: Why Use Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn for Content Marketing? Time-Saving Tips for Social Media Marketing. Thus I didn’t join. Another few days later I got my business partner Yael K. Her main blog is at [link]. Share this on Bebo.

A Tale of Two Websites: Good/Bad Content

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And how do you do that through your online content ? As I was reviewing two clients’ online content marketing this week, I was struck by how few professionals have well-written content that engages readers. They may not know which is best so your online site has to do some convincing and comparing. Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. ’”.

Content Marketing Tips: Get Your Stories Straight

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Good content marketing requires good storytelling. This was a theme in the wonderful book by Rosamund and Benjamin Zander, The Art of Possibilit y. I’m interested in the stories we tell ourselves, and how that affects the online content we write for our businesses. If you’re in business for yourself, you’ve got to get out there online and tell your story. Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader. Related posts: Content Marketing with Stories: Better than Facts. Tweet This!

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Blogging with Personality and Tim Ferriss

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While it’s not a new interview, there are several nuggets that are timeless. I don’t know if you’ve read Tim or not, but he’s a master at blogging and marketing his books.  Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader. Related posts: Content Marketing Tips: Seth Godin on Tim Burton.

Writing Web Content: 5 Simple Steps for Results

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Her blueprint for creating simple copy that works to market your products and services is clear. This week I wrote about how one of my clients hadn’t realized all the benefits of selling her original art-work cards online: A Simple Blueprint for Writing Web Content that Gets Results. Example: Imagine I’m writing copy designed to promote my ebook, Content Marketing with Blogs. Digg this! Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader. Why hasn’t this problem been solved? What is possible? Tweet This!