Matt Bailey discusses the foundational elements of creating a user-friendly site that will encourage users to convert. If you weren't here you missed out! It was jam-packed with info on making an intelligent site that leads users down the right path.GoalsWhen developing a … [Read more...] about Usability and Conversion Workshop – SBM Unleashed
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Though the approach of using content in marketing initiatives has become more prevalent over the past couple of years, businesses have been employing content marketing strategies since the 1800s. Today, marketers use online content to educate and entertain their audiences in … [Read more...] about Is John Deere The Original Content Marketer?
Here’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the Web. From Marketing Land: Google Shows Nearly 100 Million Unsafe Browsing Warnings Per Week The Google Safe Browsing system is designed to warn … [Read more...] about Marketing Day: June 25, 2013
Somehow they figure that the simpler tools on the market (such as Google’s free Content Experiments tool) won’t be able to handle their site. A more expensive tool, mistakenly, is assumed to yield more effective insight for testing, thereby “reducing” the … [Read more...] about The Price Of Perfection
In some ways, it’s the Who’s Who of Twitter — the Twitter Suggested Users list. These are the 241 people Twitter currently suggests that new people should follow. Below, a look at who makes it by categories, such as media or sports. Who’s getting … [Read more...] about Who Does Twitter Love? Breaking Down The Twitter Suggested Users List
From a paid search perspective, the first impression of Google Instant is alarming. On September 8, Google announced Google Instant. This new feature uses a predicated query technique to establish the user’s intent. Although part of me finds Google Instant really … [Read more...] about Will Google Instant Kill The Long Tail?
In my last column, I discussed how to create linkbait by writing about other people. Shari Thurow made a comment that fits in perfectly with an idea I had about finding ways to expand existing content and better market the byproducts of your business: “Instead of linking to … [Read more...] about Are You Taking Advantage Of Content Byproducts?
Aside from cutting back on cake, the best resolution small business owners can make this year is to invest in content marketing. Sure, maintaining a blog can be time-consuming and constantly thinking of fresh ideas is difficult. If it makes you feel any better, you’re not … [Read more...] about Why Small Businesses Must Invest in Content Marketing
The debate is over. We no longer wonder if social media is as effective for B2B marketers as it is for B2C. Of course there are many more end-consumer buyers in the world than business buyers, but it seems that B2B social chatter wields disproportionate power, especially on the … [Read more...] about How to Create a B2B Social Media Strategy
Here’s a general question for you. What lasts, in our world? What really and truly stands the test of time, avoiding the cosmic laws of entropy and decay? It sure isn’t capacitive touch screens in a home with toddlers; I’ll tell you that. Stories endure. Guy … [Read more...] about Why Marketing Revolves Around Storytelling