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Lead Gen 2.0 - Social Media & Search Alone Won't Attract C-Level Buyers

Smashmouth Marketing

Social media is all the rage right now, and it should be. Lead generation in the world of b2b can be enhanced by social media, especially with early adopters, techies, and the net-gen crowd. Most have social media presence, get piped in there as well.

Lead Gen 2.0 - Social Media & Search Alone Won't Attract C-Level Buyers

Smashmouth Marketing

Social media is all the rage right now, and it should be. Lead generation in the world of b2b can be enhanced by social media, especially with early adopters, techies and the net-gen crowd. Most have social media presence, get piped in there as well.

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MarketingSherpa Marketing Summit, Kim Albee of Genoo Talks Social Media Lead Gen

Smashmouth Marketing

Mike: Kim, I've been to four conferences since May and at all four the topic du jour was Social Media, so be ready for a great session! Kim: I agree that social media has been the hot topic. We cover a different subject matter on the microsite every few months and social media garnered one of our best click-through rates for email sent to the group. It can be used along with search engine optimization strategies to drive traffic to your site.

MarketingSherpa Marketing Summit, Kim Albee of Genoo Talks Social Media Lead Gen

Smashmouth Marketing

Mike: Kim, I've been to four conferences since May and at all four the topic du jour was Social Media, so be ready for a great session! Kim: I agree that social media has been the hot topic. We cover a different subject matter on the microsite every few months and social media garnered one of our best click-through rates for email sent to the group. It can be used along with search engine optimization strategies to drive traffic to your site.

Inbound Marketing and Outbound Marketing, by Tony Soprano

Smashmouth Marketing

Studies have shown recently that most buying decisions start with a Google search. Search engine marketing (SEM), search Engine Optimization (SEO), blogging and social media strategies all contribute to solid Google rankings.

Klout innovation will power search engine results

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

In a radical turn for the company, Klout will enable targeted and specific “influencer” content creation though an initiative called “Klout Experts” that will begin showing up as the lead items in Bing search engine results. Influencers and search.

What is Social Media Marketing?

Biznology

Social Media Marketing — according to Wikipedia , “social media marketing is the process of gaining website traffic or attention through social media sites.” Driving Search Traffic to Your Company’s Website.

12 myths vs. reality on Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Biznology

A few numbers for your consideration: 80% of visitors to a website begin by typing keywords in the query box of a search engine. 42% click on the website in the #1 position on the search page. Relevance are authority are the two factors that drive search rank.

Five social media courses make one social media strategy meal

Biznology

Most social media marketing strategies are like my mum and me in Genova : we were supremely blissed-out happy with our experience of the authentic, delicious, “to the tooth” spaghetti al pesto.

The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity

Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% of consumers follow brands on social media. Standard web analytics tools provide only a very narrow view of social media activity: clicks through to your brand website. Buffer Social.

Websites and Search Engines are Far from Dead

Webbiquity

Search engines are going away. At least, those are the contentions of John McTigue, EVP of marketing agency Kuno Creative, in his recent blog post Why Websites and Search Are So Yesterday. being active in social media; and working with industry journalists, among other tactics.

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.

8 Search Engine Optimization Tips Everyone Should Know

Vertical Response

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – Three words that can seem big and scary for most people, but SEO isn’t all the fire and brimstone it’s cracked up to be. First, you need to get into the right mindset and remember: Optimize for people NOT search engines.

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

Biznology

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. Google relies on global online content to come up with its search results.

Optimizing your Videos for Search Engines

EMagine B2B Blog

YouTube is the second largest search engine on the internet. Online Marketing Search Engine Marketing Social Media YouTubeIn a recent article, a staggering statement has been made. The ramifications of that are big to your content development strategy. You should be making videos. And making them should be a priority. But there’s more to consider than the content and execution of these [.].

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

KoMarketing Associates

Basically, every content marketing asset can serve as an opportunity to be found in search results. As such, they need a unique place online, through the B2B organization’s website, to serve as a “home base” for lead generation and search visibility.

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.

23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity

Though the use of social media and social networks for marketing is now nearly ubiquitous, and 78% of companies have dedicated social media teams, many marketers sill struggle with certain aspects of social marketing, such as formalizing strategies and measuring results.

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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Mobile Search Engine Optimization Best Practices

Marketing Action

Mobile Search and Your Website. Ensuring your site shows up in search results is essential to your success; that’s obvious (or should be). As a means to drive traffic, conversions, and customers, search engines can provide immediate and long term value.

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.

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3 Clever Tactics to Improve Your Search Engine Optimization

KEO Marketing

You may already know the basics for improving your on-page search engine optimization: optimize your URLs and meta data, use H1 and H2 headings, use the keyword throughout the copy, include links from other pages, add image alt text, etc. Search Engine Optimization

What Is B2B Social Media Marketing?

KoMarketing Associates

Before it’s possible for B2B marketers to implement successful social media tactics and tools, it is essential to understand what exactly social media is and how it supports your overarching business objectives. The goal of social media marketing is to build relationships and connections with target audiences, that lead to improvements marketing performance (such as brand awareness, website traffic, leads, etc), in defined social media platforms.

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.”

Spring-Cleaning: Social Media Tips & Tricks to Organize Your Accounts

KoMarketing Associates

For social media marketers, spring-cleaning takes on an entirely new meaning. It’s no longer washing windows and scrubbing floors, but it’s organizing social audiences, reexamining the competition, and more. Reevaluate Your Social Media Goals.

Social Media ROI: Mythic or Measurable? Six Experts Weigh In

Webbiquity

Though social media marketing has now become almost a universal practice, the question of whether or not its value can be quantified with any precision remains open. Does social media marketing produce measurable ROI—and if so, how does one measure it?

3 Ways Social Media and SEO Can Work Together

KoMarketing Associates

My colleague, Casie Gillette , has touched on a few ways to break down those silos and get your B2B search and social teams working together. You can find those resources below: 3 Things Your Social Media Team Should Know About SEO. Link Building and Social Media Process.

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.

21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)

Webbiquity

The use of social media and social networks for marketing has rapidly advanced in the past few years from the “should I do it?” ” level to the current “how do I measure and optimize social media marketing efforts?” by Social-Hire.

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity

companies now use social media for marketing (though the figure varies widely based on size of company)? Or that a third (or more, depending on which study you believe) of all clicks go to the top result on a search engine query?

3 Ways To Differentiate Your Brand in Search Engine Results

KoMarketing Associates

Organic search visibility is an important component and differentiation in search engine results can be a critical factor in traffic and lead growth. This way, there is a more distinguishable match when the page ranks well for the specific keyword searched.

8 Search Engine Optimization Tips Everyone Should Know

Vertical Response

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – Three words that can seem big and scary for most people, but SEO isn’t all the fire and brimstone it’s cracked up to be. First, you need to get into the right mindset and remember: Optimize for people NOT search engines.

Jump-Start Your SEO by Combining Social Media & Content Marketing Strategies

B2B Marketing Insider

While Google has yet to affirm social media signals as ranking factors to its search engine algorithm, many search marketers would deem it foolish not leverage social platforms to support SEO strategies.

79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity

Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers. Not only do leads generated through social and content marketing cost half as much as traditional outbound-generated leads (see below), they also close at higher rate (again, see below).

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. In both cases, traffic comes from earned media as opposed to paid media.

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83 Exceptional Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014

Webbiquity

So before it gets replaced by the next trendy buzzwordy term, here’s some marketing-related big data for you: 83 valuable facts, stats, and research findings covering strategy, social media, SEO, online advertising, email marketing, content, blogging, social networking, video and more.

Can the Onion Theory bring social media lurkers into the light?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Can deeper personal disclosure seduce silent social media lurkers into joining our conversation? Mark Schaefer and I have been on a seemingly endless quest to understand dark social media, gray social media , and the people who may love your company but stay in the shadows.

103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity

As the use of social media in marketing has become ubiquitous, marketers have turned their attention to making the use of business social media more sophisticated and strategic. What role does social play in a brand’s overall online visibility?

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. Do a social media land grab! Your goal is building your influencers in social media not becoming a top influencer.

33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity

Given the widespread adoption of social media marketing practices, the “if” and “when” questions seemed to have now been resolved by most midsized and larger companies (and a lot of small companies as well). How do we demonstrate the ROI of social efforts?