Over the last few years, I’ve been increasingly amazed at how versatile and effective email marketing can be, and how few companies even begin to scratch its potential to increase business. It’s not rocket science. It’s just…talking to people. Through [...]
Search engine optimization doesn't live on an island. The success of an SEO campaign - like most other marketing disciplines - depends on the strength of the platforms and disciplines surrounding it.
Copywriters, if you think about it, are a bit like food manufacturers. We're feeding messaging to the masses, and most people are completely oblivious to the ingredients we use. But we are aware - at least we should be - [...]
Search engine optimization is one of those weird, nichey industries that's hard for outsiders to understand. Hell, with Google changing the rulebook every week, it's hard for us insiders to understand most of the time. The industry's opacity naturally leads to a lot of misconceptions. Half the world sees SEO as some kind of voodoo, a third see it as a scam full of snakeoil salesmen, and the rest think it has something to do with keywords tags and directory submissions.
They might be stereotyped as misunderstood, directionless and fickle, but when it comes to digital content, teens tweens and young adults know exactly what they want: They want to feel something. It's no secret that new media makes the biggest [...]
It seems like about every ten minutes, someone is proclaiming that SEO is dead. Or, if it's not SEO that's dead, it's an industry keystone that's gone on to a better place - like PageRank sculpting, or Press Release marketing, [...]
One of my first agency clients gave me a bit of old-timey wisdom I’ll never forget: the cobbler’s children are always shoeless. It’s such a perfect analogy for struggle many marketers – particularly digital ones – have with nurturing their own brands. We’re experts in our field, and we’re great at helping other businesses and brands articulate their stories.
Are You In A Bubble When I tell other SEOs that Tumblr is my favorite social network of choice, the responses are always a bit puzzled. "REALLY? Tumblr?", which is usually followed by a thoughtful "Hmm. Interesting." Yes, Tumblr. [...]
My first big break in the SEO industry came not as a result of a massive link building campaign, article marketing or viral reach. It didn’t come in floods of 1,000s of visitors to a single, killer landing page. It [...]