Reputable SEO companies can’t guarantee first-page rankings, especially for highly sought-after and competitive terms. That's because they don’t know the inner workings of Google’s ranking algorithm, they can't predict what and when algorithm changes are coming, and they don't know what the competition is up to.
Many people believe that blogs are meant only to drive people to your website. While making your website more searchable is a reason for having a blog, it is not the only reason to have a blog. You also want people to read your blog to get information about your industry. You people to connect with you on a more personal level that might lead them to buy from you eventually. You want to build your credibility in the field as an expert . You want to build trust with your customers. And, you want to build name recognition with your potential clients and customers. Brand awareness is an end result you want to get from blogs.
The big December marketing push is around the corner. But there’s no need to panic. You’ve still got time to build the kinds of lead-generating marketing campaigns that will give your brand momentum well into the new year — and beyond.
There is no such thing as a free lunch. And there is also no such thing as free marketing, even if social media accounts are free. An infographic by Focus.com uncovers some of the costs of using social media for marketing, “from staff costs to external fees, advertising and more, and discusses whether the ROI makes social media spending worth the cost,” according to an article in AdWeek by Megan O’Neill.
A new infographic from Google looks into the where, when, and why people actually get out of their homes to go shopping on the most annoying shopping day of the year, noting the important fact that Google's data isn't just relevant to shoppers, but to stores and advertisers as well.
Throughout the evolution of social media as marketing medium there’s been one question that’s persisted through all the updates and iterations and stats. That question? What’s the ROI of social? And now we're seeing the next evolution on this front, with more digital platforms providing tools to better link online marketing with offline results.
So if you're a content marketer and you haven't been maximizing your potential for visualizing data, then it's about time you started. It can be incredibly overwhelming to begin producing your own infographics . Where do you start? Is it worth hiring an agency? Or perhaps it's better to contract a designer?
Generally speaking, writers and content marketers are a pretty tough group to please. Seriously, ask any writer about this and he’ll be more than happy to talk your ear off about his biggest critic: himself. More often than not, it seems that nothing is quite as polished as it should be.