A 404 Page Not Found error usually is the last thing you want your site to serve up. But what if visitors being served a 404 error aren’t guaranteed to leave your site in frustration? Good 404 pages display a bit of personality or lighten the mood with some humor, and if they’re really good, […]
Marketing moves fast. The SEO strategies that win today – creating high-quality content, focusing on the metrics that matter to clients and investing in digital PR – are often far different than what’s come before them. Next-level marketers and SEOs know what it takes to be successful today, but convincing the powers that be within […]
Listen. We need to talk. I wasn’t going to say anything, but it’s time. Birds, bees, etc. Don’t be embarrassed – everyone goes through this. Yes, you’re totally normal. I know social media puberty is uncomfortable and awkward, but it’s gonna be OK. All the good professions have gone through this. It’s a natural cycle: […]
The No. 1 rule in SEO is to check your site for on-site search engine optimization problems. The reality is that no matter how amazing your webmaster is, there’s a 99.9% chance your site will still have some problems. Visibility is usually at the top of the list, followed by missing, incomplete or broken copy, […]
Let’s talk about every social media marketer’s least favorite subject: Social media ROI. It’s not that we can’t show off some hard numbers when someone asks us that dreaded question. On the contrary, we’re pretty much drowning in data, resources and how-tos. The best social media metrics, the worst social media metrics, how to determine […]
AJ Kohn is a brilliant marketing who probably knows a lot more about Google+ than you do. Jon Henshaw interviewed AJ to find out what Google is really up to with G+ and to also get a glimpse of what lies ahead for social media. Some of his answers may surprise you.
Photo credit: Flickr It doesn’t get talked about as much as links or on-site issues, but being able to navigate around a website is incredibly important when it comes to SEO. No user wants to click on a site only to get lost trying to find how to make a purchase (and I will take […]
When HubSpot introduced the term inbound marketing, its founders promoted the concept as the evolution of online marketing. We were told that outbound techniques like email, advertising and sponsorships were ineffective and expensive, and inbound techniques like on-site SEO, content creation and social sharing were the most cost-effective way to reach new customers. The reality is that inbound marketing is incomplete marketing – and HubSpot doesn’t even play by their own rules.
You’ve seen the articles. SEO is dead, linkbuilding is dead – everyone is ready to bury SEO right along with bulky computer towers and link farms. But SEO isn’t anywhere close to death. Those stories simply perpetuate rumors in pursuit of the cheapest form of linkbait. Adding insult to injury, they seldom even result in […]
Everyone knows content marketing works – but no one said it was easy. For content to have a serious impact on your business, you’ve got to be dedicated. You’ve got to produce relevant, informative, engaging and valuable works (be they tweets, blog entries, videos, infographics, etc.). Not only that, but you’ve also got to produce […]