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B2B Marketing: Know the Trends, Pick the Right Strategy

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While Google changes its search algorithm hundreds of times per year with Panda, Hummingbird, and Penguin rollouts, the overall trends place greater value on better-written, more relevant copy. What key tactics best fit our Marketing Strategy?

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How to Rejuvenate a Troubled B2B Brand

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Yes, you want to validate your new brand with the Google search algorithm. Two months ago, I wrote an article titled The Economic Value of Your Company Brand.

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The Economic Value of Your Company Brand

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Rounding out the list are Microsoft, Google, Coca-Cola, IBM, McDonalds, GE, Samsung, Toyota, and finally Louis Vuitton, with a brand value of almost $30 billion dollars.

B2B Sales and Marketing Trends for 2014

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With Google’s recent Panda, Hummingbird, and Penguin rollouts, simple keyword packing and volume content strategies are giving way to better-written, more relevant copy.

D-Day Marketing: The Land and Expand Strategy

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Google Apps is free for 10 users or less but upgrade charges apply after this point. Let’s start today’s post by acknowledging one important fact. It is usually much, much (did I say “much”) easier to up-sell an existing customer than it is to find a new customer.

Manic Depressive or Social Media Maniac? – by John Leavy

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Scan Google Alerts for my name and brand – respond as appropriate. Clinically speaking, a manic depressive disorder is defined by the presence of one or more episodes of abnormally elevated mood. Some manic episodes include increased energy, activity, with rapid talking & thinking, followed by sustained periods of unusual, even bazaar behavior. That would describe some social media personalities. They don’t post to their blog or text to their friends or colleagues for weeks at a time.

Where to Find B2B Leads – Part 2

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Pay Per Click – Google, Microsoft and Yahoo offer you the ability to bid for specific search terms/phrases. In a recent post, I talked about six direct marketing sources of B2B sales leads. You can view that post here. Let’s now turn our attention to nine more lead sources from two important categories – online media and pull marketing. Pull Marketing. Social Media – The big three B2B leadgen social media tools are LinkedIn, Twitter and blogging.

The Dangers of Magical Marketing Thinking

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Another example: About two years ago, I spoke with a software startup founder who told me his ambition was to be “bigger than Google.” Today’s post is about realism, which is the opposite of the magical thinking. Wikipedia defines magical thinking as “…thinking that one’s thoughts by themselves can bring about effects in the world or that thinking something corresponds with doing it.”

Where to Find B2B Sales Leads – Part 3

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Capterra offers both free and paid listings and operates much like Google or AdCenter. I hope you have found my two previous posts on where to find sales leads to be helpful. This week, I will share some ideas on how to fill your sales funnel with leads from events and content marketing. This is a sample of the possibilities but it should give you a good start. Events.

Why Your Brand Promise Must Be Specific – by Christopher Ryan

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Since I don’t have a favorite chip repairer, I did what you would expect and googled the term: “windshield chip repair Colorado Springs.” Second, rank high in the Google and other search terms for your chosen niche. In my book, articles and presentations, I often talk about the importance of a specific , compelling and differentiated Brand Promise to achieve success in B2B marketing and sales.

How to Set Up a Killer Google Analytics Dashboard

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AdWords Reports & Analytics SEO analytics data and analytics google analytics google analytics dashboardOnce you know how to create a custom Analytics dashboard, your reporting can be automated, shared, and customized for any individual's favorite metrics.

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.

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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. Except Google+.

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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.

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.

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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.

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7 Things You May Not Know About Google’s RankBrain

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Have you ever wondered how Google is able to return search results? Enter RankBrain, Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology, which aims to improve search in a vastly new way. RankBrain is a machine learning technology developed by Google.

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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. So what makes Google+ special?

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Google+ is an antisocial network

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For most, Google+ is an antisocial network. Over the last few weeks I have been writing almost exclusively about Google+: Google+ on its third birthday and How to be a Google+ success. Google+ did no such thing. ” might be what Google thought.

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+?

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How to be a Google+ success

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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.

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Google “mobilegeddon” starts today — are you prepared?

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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. Google Sites.

How and Why To Set Your Site Up for Google’s Rich Answers

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A “rich answer” is any attempt by Google to answer the searcher’s query in search results in a way not requiring a click through to a website. – Eric Enge, CEO of Stone Temple Consulting. Google is adding more rich answers to the search results every month.

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Google is a lying liar that lies

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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.

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Google integrating G+ Pages and YouTube Channels

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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.

Google+ is an island of misfit toys

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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.

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Google+ on its Third Birthday

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I have been covering Google Plus since its inception three years ago. Before I go into G+ as a social network or social media platform, let me remind you that not even Google calls G+ a social network, it calls it a “social layer” and an “authorship tool.” Is G+ Google’s Ellis Island ?

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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. Google Plus Tips, Tactics and How-To Guides.

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Slow and steady content-creation wins the Google Search race

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They’ve taken the content creation life to heart and, as I have finally been optimizing their site for Google Search, it has been a breeze because there is so much to work with. Feed Google fresh sandwiches every day instead of Christmas dinner once-a-year.

Google+ for SEO? Don’t Focus on Your Brand Page!

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Google, Plus Your World was rolled out just over a week ago, and the online world has adopted the rallying call to get onto Google+ for the SEO benefits. The problem is, Google+ Brand Pages are not the ticket to SEO success.

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Is Your Content Fresh Enough to Attract Google?

Marketing Insider Group

The post Is Your Content Fresh Enough to Attract Google? So, you publish a new blog post or how-to video twice a week – does that mean your site is fresh as a summer rose? Not to the search engines. There’s more to website freshness than posting new content.

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How do you replace Google Site Search?

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I’ve gotten a flurry of phone calls recently because Google has announced that they are withdrawing their popular Google Site Search product, which many companies—even large ones—have been using as their website search engine. The post How do you replace Google Site Search?

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What content to blog for Google search success

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Monocultures are vulnerable and true polycultural environments are much more resistant to pathogens, where pathogens are represented by the fickle and volatile shifting sands of Google’s algorithm. The post What content to blog for Google search success appeared first on Biznology.

Google demands your papers with the Hummingbird algorithm update

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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.

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Essential SEO advice directly from Google

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This news directly from Google is old news for those of us in the SEO game. It seems to me that Google’s tired of our draft work. Google seems to want us to revise our first drafts of the web. Be sure to remember that Google trades in pages.

Spending more time on SEO than adding value to Google?

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” Give Value to Google. Google Needs Copy and Content More than Inbound Links. Google Still Believes that Books Make the Library. While these beautiful sites shape change and reconfigure based on how you view them, they don’t help Google very much.

Your online reputation on Google is the direct result of the content you write on your website, your blogs, and on social media, over time

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How (and, to be honest, if) you, your brand, your business, and services, your products, and your colleagues are portrayed in a simple Google search is the most important personal and professional reputation there is. Your Google SERP is who you are, and you need to take control of it.

15 Free Resources to Discover & Learn Google Analytics (from Google)

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Getting started with Google Analytics is no small task. For those just starting out and viewing Google Analytics for the first time, it can be daunting. And, where do marketers find value in Google Analytics? To answer these and the many other questions you may have about Google Analytics, I’ve compiled a list of 15 free resources offered by Google to help you learn how to implement GA and develop data-driven marketing strategy using all the features it has to offer.

How Google Works [Infographic]

Hubspot

Ever wonder how Google manages to serve you just the content you''re looking for? So how does Google actually work? Neil Patel at Quick Sprout put together the following animated infographic to break down Google''s process for finding and serving up search results.

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Where Google Moved Your Digital Cheese

Webbiquity

update , Google has been busy moving the cheese for many marketers, webmasters and SEO professionals. Produce great content, it will attract “natural” links, and your site will end up on page one of Google.