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The Death of SEO? The Evolution of Search Engine Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

Via SEOmoz : Search Engine Optimization isn’t just about “engines.” Via Search Engine Watch : Search Engine Optimization (SEO): The process of making a site and its content highly relevant for both search engines and searchers.

Do-it-Yourself Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Your WordPress.

Industrial Marketing Today

I have listed some easy, do-it-yourself (DiY) SEO tactics to optimize your WordPress blogs for search engines. Making permalinks search engine friendly – a permalink or permanent link, is a URL that points to a specific post, category or page in your blog.

10 Ways to Use Social Networks for B2B Marketing

Webbiquity

Social networks are essential for expanding your web presence —not only for creating social signals now a key component in search engine rankings, which makes your website and blog easier to find in search, but also by giving you more places to be found online. Creating your profile on each of the major social networks is a first step, but just that. This is a level deeper than the majority of more superficial social networks.

Business Value of Social Networking

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Business Value of Social Networking by Achinta Mitra on July 29, 2009 in Social Media Marketing , Social Networking Saw a very interesting video where Seth Godin talks about how useful social media is to businesses.

Seven Groups of Tools for Designing and Optimizing Websites

Webbiquity

Your B2B website and blog are the core of your content marketing efforts. Even when you publish content elsewhere—updates on Facebook, videos on YouTube or Vimeo , presentations on SlideShare—the goal is usually to drive visitors back to your website, to consume content and take action.

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50 Facts about online consumer behavior not to ignore

Biznology

97% of consumers turn to a search engine when they are buying a product vs. 15% who turn to social media. 96% of consumers have searched for product information from their mobile device. 95% of Millennials expect brands to have a Facebook presence.

Slow and steady content-creation wins the Google Search race

Biznology

Fully, generously, and even a little verbosely populating your website, your blog, your social media profiles, and your social media content is 100x more important to your success than “optimizing for search.” What content to blog for Google search success.

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The Marketer's Guide to Search Engine Optimizing Non-Written Content

Hubspot

Instead of giving search engines a title that has nothing to do with the image, rename the file with a keyword phrase that describes what the image is. Help search engines get a better sense of the story your page tells by referencing the image within your written content.

101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

Webbiquity

Okay, that statistic was made up (though probably not far off the mark), but the social media and digital marketing facts and statistics below are real (or at least from generally reliable sources). For example, 93% of marketers use social media for business. State of Search ).

How to Get Found Where Your Buyers are Looking: Web Presence Optimization

Webbiquity

With more and more purchases, for business-to-business (b2b) and high-value consumer goods, now starting with online research, it’s imperative to make your business ubiquitous when potential buyers are searching for what you sell. Provides referral visits to your website.

Search: Moving Beyond Your Website in 2013

KoMarketing Associates

When we think of SEO, we think about the big three search engines (Google, Yahoo, and Bing) and how well our website(s) perform in the results of these search engines. Questions to consider asking: Where are your customers searching for information?

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

Buzz Marketing for Technology

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. Have you made Google Plus a part of your marketing strategy yet?

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With Facebook Pages - Who needs a Website?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

They are in the middle of a very costly redesign of their B2C website and I couldn't help but ask if they had plans to set up on Facebook as well. Right now, I have Facebook on the brain. Something they call - Facebook Marketing Optimization.

How to Optimize for “Direct” Website Traffic

Webbiquity

One of the most valuable features of Google Analytics is the ability to drill into detail on traffic sources; not just how much traffic came from search or social media, but how much came from each specific search engine or social networking site.

The 26 Best All-in-One SEO Tool Suites

Webbiquity

Optimizing all of the factors that can impact search ranking can be approached in different ways. Provides organic, maps & mobile search rankings; citations, reviews, and backlinks; competitor benchmarking; and integration with Google Analytics, Facebook, and Twitter accounts.

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Your website sucks

Biznology

For the last year, I had been acting Director of Social Media at Unison , probably one of the most fashion-forward, innovative, creative, and tech-savvy web application development companies I have ever worked with. Their sites were responsive before the responsive website was a thing.

Your keywords suck and are outdated

Biznology

You probably built your website years ago by now. Then it became social media marketing, then blogger outreach, then digital PR and digital marketing. Another example is a service I offered which cleaned bad search engine results off of Google.

31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Supplement your email list with your contacts’ social network info? Find out if the username or vanity URL you want is still available across dozens of social sites? Display a feed of brand-related comments from a variety of social networks on your website?

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102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity

With 92% of companies now incorporating social media into their marketing efforts, it’s no longer sufficient to just “be there” on social networks. What do buyers really want from social media marketers? 25 Social Media Facts and Statistics.

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How the Big Social Networks Use Email to Increase Engagement

Hubspot

We talk a lot on this blog about how email marketing and social media should be integrated. It helps grow your social reach, increases email click-through rate, promotes lead generation and reconversions, and builds a better relationship between brands and companies. Facebook.

Facebook Pages for B2B Marketers: 10 Examples of B2B Facebook Page Covers

KoMarketing Associates

At the end of March, Facebook will be launching their new design for fan pages. Today we’re writing about, and providing examples of, the Facebook Fan Page cover image. Facebook Page Cover Images. Facebook Cover Image Suggestions and Recommendations.

You’re the culmination of what you’ve shared and kept online

Biznology

If you are not already part of the conversations that experts, vendors, and service providers are already having online (and I don’t mean on reddit, Facebook, or Twitter —those are way too ephemeral) then who’s going to know you?

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8 Ways to Leverage Social Media Beyond Social Networks

Hubspot

More and more marketers are recognizing the importance of incorporating social media into their marketing mix. And if you're still on the fence, consider the facts that 41% of B2B companies and 62% of B2C companies that use Facebook have acquired a customer because of it.

5 Fascinating Facebook Stats & What They Mean for B2B Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

During our last training, we discussed Facebook and what recent updates and statistics mean for our clients, and B2B marketers in general. Several of the statistics were eye opening; for anyone who thinks that Facebook isn’t for B2B marketers, it’s time to think again.

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40 (of the) Best SEO Guide, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity

Search engine optimization (SEO) is a key component in designing and developing an effective website , as well as the core of web presence optimization (WPO). Virtually everything you do on the Internet with your website can impact SEO today.”

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31 Expert Guides to Maximizing Online Brand Visibility – WPO

Webbiquity

” As indicated by the posts from Search Engine Watch and All Twitter highlighted below, that is starting to change, but only just. How can social, PR, SEO, and online advertising efforts be coordinated to maximize brand visibility?

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10 Essential Reports and Research for B2B Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

Moz’s 2013 Search Engine Ranking Factors. Moz’s biennial Search Engine Ranking Factors research gathers opinions from reputable search marketers from around the globe to better understand the complex workings of search engine algorithms.

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Search Traffic Declining? You’re Not Alone (and What to Do About It)

Webbiquity

If your website traffic from organic search has fallen over the past year, take some small solace in knowing you’re not alone—in fact, you’re in good (if not happy) company. So in order to maintain and grow website traffic, online marketing practices have to change as well.

Pinterest vs. Google+: Which New Social Network Is Worth Marketers' Time?

Hubspot

We've all gotten used to the idea of using Twitter, Facebook, and even YouTube for marketing -- even if the platforms aren't always as brand-friendly as they could be. They started as social networks meant for people to talk to people, not companies to talk to consumers.

Search and Social Lessons from the Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference

Webbiquity

Last month’s Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference opened with a blast of presentational energy from Neal Rodriguez. Among the first group of morning breakout sessions was “Using Social Media Analytics To Define ROI KPIs.” Facebook work best over lunch).

The 11 Best Social Media Campaign Builders and Ad Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity

Social media has become a core element of marketing across businesses of all types and sizes: maintaining active, optimized profiles; sharing industry-related updates; amplifying their own content; and engaging with prospects, influencers, advocates, and customers. 2) The Search Monitor.

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24 reasons SEO and social media are inextricably linked

Biznology

22% say social media. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is is the process of getting website traffic from “free,” “organic,” “editorial” or “natural” listings on search engines. 82% of internet users use search (source: Search Engine Joural).

Google Authorship is Changing the Game for SEO and Digital Marketing

Biznology

At first, it looked like a great way for bloggers and sites to promote their content and hopefully get noticed in the otherwise bland search engine results pages. To read more about this “hidden” benefit read this article at Search Engine Land. . Image via CrunchBase.

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Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity

As it approaches one billion users, Facebook has evolved from a site where friends and family share photos to an online marketing juggernaut rivaling Google. How can Facebook be used to support an SEO strategy? Facebook Marketing Tips & Techniques. running Facebook ads).

Your website is wearing mom jeans and shoulder pads

Biznology

Just a cursory search of Google’s Adwords Keyword Planner shows me that my own site, Gerr.is , shows how out of touch I am. Hell, I don’t even know if anyone refers to any of it as digital PR or social media marketing. Content Marketing is the New Website Content.

What Could Kill Google and Facebook

Webbiquity

Yet we tolerate exactly that type of behavior from leading search and social media sites every day, and even reward them with growing traffic and more of our precious time. A potential Google killer , Facebook killer or even Twitter killer may not do it with superior technology, but simply with a better user experience. Facebook. Granted, even with its never-ending UI changes, Facebook is easy enough to use even for technophobic grandmas.

How To Create B2B Website Content That Sells

Marketing Insider Group

For B2B Internet marketing and websites, the axiom is “content is king.”. Content is what people – and search engines – are looking for. Here are the nine things to keep in mind for killer B2B website content. However, most website visitors are not ready to buy from you.

15 Powerful Social Media Questions for B2B Sales

Sales Intelligence View

The InsideView Company Buzz feature provides sellers with rich social media insights and information they need to deliver the right message at the right time and to the right person at the companies they are targeting. Today’s buyers are web and social media savvy.

10 Valuable SEO Resources: Keyword Research, Tools, and Local SEO

Webbiquity

As noted here last week , ranking highly in search requires writing great content, making smart use of Google Webmaster Tools, and building or earning high-authority backlinks. But there’s more involved in generating high, and highly relevant, organic search traffic.

How B2B Marketers Can Succeed on the 6 Big Social Networks

Hubspot

It's easy to think of ways to use social media for B2C marketing. But many B2B marketers, while noting the importance of social media, have still struggled to find their footing in the social media marketing game. Alright, you probably haven't gotten that desperate, but MarketingProfs did shed some light on the issue earlier this week in its post about going B2B on social sites , and I think the topic deserves some serious attention. Social media!