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What the slow death of B2B publishing means for marketers

Chris Koch

Meanwhile, Google, which has become the biggest ad agency of them all, gets rich by presenting hungry content seekers with links to JC Penney. Latest Post Marketing Strategy Thought Leadership Advertising B2B marketing Business Business-to-business Customer Customer Research Google ITSMA ITSMA Research John Wanamaker marketing Marketing and Advertising PublishingTry all of them.

Does integrity make you a social media loser?

Chris Koch

What a ridiculous notion, that someone’s content is worth tweeting every time. I don’t know anyone whose content I would recommend to my followers every time (and I have 135 feeds I follow in Google reader). Share and Enjoy: Latest Post Social Media B2B marketing Chris Brogan Google marketing Mitch Joel Online Communities social media management social media strategy Social network Triberr TwitterLots of people seem to be having Twitter identity crises these days. Another popular blogger, Mitch Joel, worries that he sucks at Twitter because he doesn’t follow everyone back. Do you?

Is “social media campaign” an oxymoron?

Chris Koch

Indeed, HDS initially started publicizing its contest across Twitter, LinkedIn , Google AdWords , and with media partners as well as Facebook, but soon shifted most of the budget to Facebook because response was so much better there. If you had asked me a few years ago whether the traditional marketing campaign had any place in social media I would have scoffed. Just more evidence of marketing’s old-fashioned, ADHD-driven, love-’em-and-leave-’em approach. would have had only slightly less disdain for the audience for these campaigns. You can read synopses of the programs here and here.)

6 lessons on how NOT to market to customers

Chris Koch

Thank goodness for Google—the day prior I found that he got five-stars on a health review site! Here’s the kind of pressure that social media puts on us: After not posting anything to my blog in nearly six weeks, I feel compelled to offer an explanation. Isn’t that sad? Hey, but that’s how it is. Social media are like a school of sharks; keep moving forward or sink lifelessly to the bottom. Well, I have an explanation, or an excuse, and a damned good one at that. broke my hip about four weeks ago (my bike slid from underneath me on a rainy morning on my way to work). He’s a colleague.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Coached the president of a small sales management training company to become a widely-known figure in social media, capture the #1 Google search spot, and. B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. The first generation of digital natives expects to be able to complete most of their selection process. through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey.

Where is your mobile marketing center of gravity?

Chris Koch

Dragon has been perfecting its voice-to-text abilities for decades through its PC software and MapQuest (I still prefer it to the Google Maps gorilla) has been honing its route guidance for many years. Tags: Mobile Marketing B2B marketing Foursquare Google Google Maps iPhone 3G Mapquest Mobile phone Personal computer Smartphones Twitter Image by TahoeSunsets via Flickr.

Why the volume and quality of interactions with customers has to pass for social media ROI

Chris Koch

To oversimplify it, if you want to sell more ERP software , you should use keywords like “enterprise software,” a lot on your blog so that Google associates your blog with your company’s area of expertise. Owning” a keyword term in Google searches is nice, but building traffic to your blog through references on other blogs and websites is the key to sustained, long-term growth.

Does integrity make you a social media loser?

Chris Koch

What a ridiculous notion, that someone’s content is worth tweeting every time. I don’t know anyone whose content I would recommend to my followers every time (and I have 135 feeds I follow in Google reader). Latest Post Social Media B2B marketing Chris Brogan Google marketing Mitch Joel Online Communities social media management social media strategy Social network Triberr TwitterLots of people seem to be having Twitter identity crises these days. Another popular blogger, Mitch Joel, worries that he sucks at Twitter because he doesn’t follow everyone back. Do you? That’s my list.

3 factors in winning the social media horse race

Chris Koch

Seems everyone has an opinion about Google’s G+. Others say that G+ will rule because of its integration with Google’s other tools like Android, Gmail, Docs, and its media properties like YouTube and Google Music —in other words, the colossus effect that we’ve been waiting (for so long) to take effect. When and if Google releases an application programming interface for G+, no doubt one of the social dashboards such as Tweetdeck will build G+ in. The Google+ factor: Battling for social network supremacy (prsa.org). So much so that it takes a PhD. That’s it.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Coached the president of a small sales management training company to become a widely-known figure in social media, capture the #1 Google search spot, and. B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. The first generation of digital natives expects to be able to complete most of their selection process. through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey.

Is “social media campaign” an oxymoron?

Chris Koch

Indeed, HDS initially started publicizing its contest across Twitter, LinkedIn , Google AdWords , and with media partners as well as Facebook, but soon shifted most of the budget to Facebook because response was so much better there. If you had asked me a few years ago whether the traditional marketing campaign had any place in social media I would have scoffed. Just more evidence of marketing’s old-fashioned, ADHD-driven, love-’em-and-leave-’em approach. would have had only slightly less disdain for the audience for these campaigns. You can read synopses of the programs here and here.)

Why Lead Management Automation Really Matters

Chris Koch

Indeed, research by Forbes and Google found that 80% of C-level executives perform at least three web searches per day. Tags: Lead Management Marketing Automation Automation B2B marketing Forbes Google ITSMA marketing Sales Social Media We should care more about lead management automation in B2B marketing. Maybe we don’t care enough because we’re focusing on the wrong reasons for doing it. It isn’t because the software for automating this stuff has improved, or because it’s available through the cloud so you don’t have to deal with those people over in IT. What do you think?

I don’t want to lose you!

Chris Koch

noticed the other day that it comes up right next to my new website in Google search when you’re looking for my blog. Here’s why this sucks. have to shut down the original carcass of my blog at wordpress.com because it has been dead for more than a year now and it’s starting to stink. Trouble with that is, I stopped posting on that blog more than a year ago, so it makes it look like I have given up on blogging. For better or worse, that is not the case. Just go there and click on the RSS button or fill in your email and you’ll be good to go. Tweet This Post

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We’re missing the real social media revolution

Chris Koch

Of course, I’m talking about Google, which sucks cash out of businesses just like the newspapers and magazines used to. Businesses believe they have nowhere else to go to get their messages out other than through Google paid search, so they pay through the nose for it, just like advertisers used to with newspapers and magazines. So when do we stop viewing Google as a software company and start viewing it as a media titan with a responsibility to the public? Tags: Social Media Google magazines media newspapers social media technology the future of media

Why B2B marketing will become more visual, vocal, and mobile

Chris Koch

Google is offering offices in the cloud so that corporate IT systems become little more than sync devices for all the work being done away from a desk. The mobile phone has long been an object of affection and obsession for people who like to talk incessantly. But now that mobile phones have become computers that happen to ring, they have become irresistible. There’s something about having this little device in our pocket that makes it so much more personal— dear, even—than any phone or laptop. Desktops? More than smart. And which apps really make us catch our breath? What does it mean?

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Coached the president of a small sales management training company to become a widely-known figure in social media, capture the #1 Google search spot, and. B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. The first generation of digital natives expects to be able to complete most of their selection process. through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey.

Six factors driving B2B social media marketing adoption

Chris Koch

For example, a Forbes/Google survey of 354 top executives found that more than 50% of executives under 40 maintain a work-related blog, Twitter their thoughts, and visit online social networks frequently. ITSMA research shows that 63% of buyers proactively seek information about providers themselves, and the Forbes/Google survey found that 79% of executives perform at least three web searches per day. We’re all getting constant advice—hectoring, even—about how we need to make social media a key part of our B2B marketing strategies right now. Customer factors. Marketing factors.

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Why Twitter is for old people

Chris Koch

The news, advice, and references I get each day from my Twitter “friends&# is better than any Google news or blog feed. Like many, I’m a late convert to Twitter. avoided it for defensive reasons. I’m one of those boring people that eats the same thing for lunch almost every day. So I figured I wouldn’t have much to twitter about. also figured that Twitter would appeal mostly to young people interested in flirting with one another in 140 characters or less. Twitter doesn’t just add another one of those annoying Web 2.0 Follow to learn. Think about it.

The Six Best Google+ Marketing Tools

Webbiquity

Despite its detractors , Google+ remains one of the “big four” social networks and has its share of prominent fans in the business world. For most websites, Google+ doesn’t drive the volume of social traffic that Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter do. As with Facebook , Twitter, and other popular networks, Google+ has also inspired its own ecosystem of tools.

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What content to blog for Google search success

Biznology

Expounding upon your products, services, and talent can both seriously woo Google (because Noogle AKA New Google loves long-form content these days) and also seduce your prospects into understanding that you’re not a bottom-feeder, that you’re not a commodity and that you and your products and services are worth way more than fairish market rate. What to Write? Go do it!

Two Killer Google+ Mistakes

Digital B2B Marketing

Last week WSJ ran an article entitled “ There’s No Avoiding Google+ ” on the front page. In short, it highlighted the drive by Google to make Google+ pervasive across other Google services. Here is why: There is no Google+ identity. I don’t mean a brand identity. mean Eric Wittlake, as a person, does not exist on Google+.

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Google+ is an antisocial network

Biznology

Summary: While there may be a subculture of Google+ zealots who treat Google+ like a forum instead of a social network, the majority of people who love Plus are using it, according to Michael Reynolds , as a “source of content, inspiration, and communication” – more like a reader, a place to keep up with mentors, creators, influencers, and thought leaders. Google+ did no such thing.

Google “mobilegeddon” starts today — are you prepared?

Biznology

You’re in luck if you’re on the East Coast: Google’s on PST. Rarely does Google actually warn up of an upcoming apocalypse — but they did this time : Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. Mobilegeddon Checklist: How To Prepare For This Week’s Google Mobile Friendly Update: Are you ready for Mobilegeddon?

Seven Expert Google Analytics Guides

Webbiquity

Google Analytics (GA) is the most popular tool for tracking web visits, used by more than half of all companies , including two-thirds of the Fortune 500. Why you can’t ignore Google’s new Universal Analytics by iMedia Connection. How to Quickly (and Correctly) Track Google Analytics Across Multiple Domains by Moz. Image credit: iMedia Connection. It’s very common.”

The Complete Guide to Google+ for B2B Marketing [Infographic]

Webbiquity

Google+ seems to be an enigma in the social world, the quiet kid in the corner of the room that most are afraid to interact with. In fact, Google+ can be friendly and a resource with amazing results when a respective marketer learns how to utilize it in the right manner. Google+ is all about visibility , exponentially so when it comes to B2B campaigning. Need more details?

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How to be a Google+ success

Biznology

It just occurred to me, after spending a week deep-diving into Google+ , that Plus is not a social network — or even a social layer — it’s a global reboot of the message board. There are cooler, smarter, funnier people on Google+ than we have in our own lives now. Google Plus is a Forum and Not a Social Network. That’s apparently how Google+ is set up.

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Google is a lying liar that lies

Biznology

The following list of Google lying liar lies all have exceptions to the rules. And, Google does make examples of bad actors. That’s all Google has and that’s really all you have when it comes to whether or not someone clicks on your content or not. You still need to write for robots  – Google is smart. And Google acts pretty dumb. Do it! Do it!

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How to fix Google+

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Whether you think Google+ is dead, dying, or still on the rise, one thing is certain: something has to change. Google+ was meant to take on Facebook. Facebook was capturing a disproportionate share of our personal information and Google had to do something. Their You could argue that it did that … so why is Google+ in turmoil? Do we really need Google+?

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Where does Google+ fit into your B2B Marketing plans? [infographic]

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Have you made Google Plus a part of your marketing strategy yet? After all, it’s not every day that a social media website goes to great lengths to make your business more visible, but that’s exactly what you’ll get from Google’s services. By giving every plus profile a page rank, Google makes it easier for everyone to show up online in the search engine.

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Google+ on its Third Birthday

Biznology

I have been covering Google Plus since its inception three years ago. It feels to me like a very rich, very opinionated Google has decided what the right way to do social media is and they’re going to implement this utopian vision whether or not anyone else is interested in joining — or attending — their Church of Plus. Is G+ Google’s Ellis Island ? No more.

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Google+ is an island of misfit toys

Biznology

Google+  Is Potentially Everyone. Maybe the promise of Google+ is not reconnecting with everyone you have or will have ever know – Facebook is amazing at that – maybe Google+ is designed to be the most effecting olly olly oxen free ever to exist, potentially. Does Google Know how Money Plus Is? Google+ Is Suffering from a Catch-22. Currently, Google+ is pristine.

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Google integrating G+ Pages and YouTube Channels

Biznology

Yes, Vic Gundotra is leaving Google+ and 1,200 Google+ employees are being moved to other parts of the Google , but Google+ isn’t dead. In fact, it’s becoming more and more embedded into everything that is Google. Google+ as Social Layer. If You Want to Produce Video Content You Need to Join Google+. Isn’t that interesting?

Essential SEO advice directly from Google

Biznology

This news directly from Google is old news for those of us in the SEO game. It come to us directly from Google Webmaster Central Blog  way back on Friday, May 6, 2011, but it’s becoming more and more essential to read as Google becomes more and more brutal and less and less forgiving when it comes to exiling websites that have ever wronged Google’s sense of SEO integrity.

24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012

Webbiquity

Will Google+ be a “Facebook killer” or just Google’s next failed social network? Then again, the average Facebook user spends nearly seven hours per month on the site—compared to just three minutes for the average Google+user. Many of this year’s best posts about Google’s newest social platform were written early in the year. You can!

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Google demands your papers with the Hummingbird algorithm update

Biznology

Why is Google being such a dick? Because there’s not only billions of dollars being spent of getting to the top of Google, but everything to lose — losing just one spot, going from 2nd to 3rd, to say nothing about going from a top-three organic result on Google to the fifth spot. also rock a 78 Klout score (maybe that matters to Google? Google Bourse.

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France’s Google is different than ours

Biznology

As part of that trip, I brought my unlocked Google Nexus 5 phone, my Apple iPad Air, and my x220 Lenovo ThinkPad in order to (try to, attempt to) keep up with email, business, and this blog. Google, too, doesn’t spend as much time innovating in France, from my limited, 10-day experience. One: visitors from the US cannot use Google the same way we do in the States. Right?

Spending more time on SEO than adding value to Google?

Biznology

asked him what he thought of Hummingbird, Google’s latest search algorithm, and he said: “Aside from just making sure you have all of the share and +1 buttons sorted out on your sites and committing to Google Authorship, the only thing that’s left is simple: creating content that gives value to Google.” ” Give Value to Google.

Help Google help you optimize your content for search

Biznology

It’s really hard to get Google’s attention. Google loves structured data. One way to make things even clearer is to take advantage of structured data that Google understands immediately: events, reviews, recipes, etc. Google also understands eCommerce and products and so forth, but that’s not what I do. Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes. Like this post?

18 Expert Guides to Using Google+ for Business

Webbiquity

Despite the reputation Google+ has in some circles for being the social network that everyone has joined but no one uses , marketers are increasing viewing it as a vital platform for branding and engagement. So what are the best practices for posting and sharing content on Google+? What are the best tools for analyzing Google+ activity and results? ” Google+ and SEO.

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A couple Google Webmaster Tools tips and tricks

Biznology

Too few webmasters move beyond Google Analytics , which is a pity. Google Webmaster Tools is all you really need to become a Google-whisperer. Do it for Google. There’s two ways to signify your language and location to Google and they are through the use of Hreflang Tags and through Country Targeting. Strangely enough, Google’s a little odd.