Posts by Tommy Landry

2015 Content Marketing Predictions [Infographic]

Happy New Year! With 2015 having arrived, we should not be surprised to see a slew of “predictions” columns and other content items coming out. Last month, the Content Marketing Institute was kind enough to include my thoughts in their annual predictions piece. Earlier this week, a nice infographic went live on the Curata Content…

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Return On News: 100 Blogging Lessons, SEO Pitfalls, & More

It’s hard to believe that 2014 is nearly a wrap. And what a year it has been! From the sunsetting of Google Authorship and PageRank, to the digital war on Sony about their new movie The Interview, we have certainly had tons to talk about. With the year winding to a close and a short week…

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8 Books Every Entrepreneur and Growth Hacker Should Read

I brandish myself a perpetual student of life, and of business. After all, life is about making mistakes, learning from them, and growing as a result of our life lessons. For most of us, the biggest lessons come from experiences themselves. But we can take a shortcut by reading and staying up to date on…

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Inbound Marketing: The Time is Now to Get 2015 in Order

With the holiday season in full force, it can be easy to focus all of our attention on the stretch run, looking forward to some time off spent with family. Some companies even have an annual “shutdown” for the last week or two of the year, taking advantage of the holidays to take a break…

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Grow Your Business With Social Media and Content Marketing [SlideShow]

Thank you to everyone who attended the social media training yesterday at the SCORE-Austin offices. As one of three components underneath SCORE’s local content marketing workshop series, this session took a deep dive into the following topics: What is social media Why use social media for marketing What are the types of social media available…

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8 Key Characteristics of a Quality Website for Business

We like to cover more in depth topics here, such as SEO, SEM, Content Marketing, and the like. But at the core of all of these efforts is the website itself. If you are using the web to promote your business, you absolutely MUST have a quality website in place to maximize your reach out…

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LinkedIn Photo Tips: Show Your Best Face

No matter whether you are looking for a job, seeking funding for your company, pursuing prospects, or simply growing a network, LinkedIn is a great platform for extending your reach in the business world. Most professionals realize that your LinkedIn Photo says a lot about you. It astounds me to see a significant number of…

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What Marketing Schools Should REALLY Be Teaching Students

When I went to business school (more years ago than I will voluntarily admit), our marketing coursework focused heavily on the basics. For example, we spent a great deal of time digging into the Four P’s (Product, Price, Placement, Promotion). While the basics of marketing are absolutely still valid concepts to understand, the underlying techniques…

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Local Search Engine Optimization Basics [Slideshow]

This week I was honored to take part in the Austin edition of LocalU, a traveling series of training seminars that teaches small businesses how to market themselves online in their locale. If you are unfamiliar with LocalU, take time to review their website. They cover all of the key topics you might want to…

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Which Google AdWords Conversion Rate Should You Be Tracking?

After working with Google AdWords for over a decade, I’ve seen many changes rolled out to their user interface. It seems they make an update nearly every week. Earlier this year, they made a nomenclature change to how data is reported on an account’s AdWords conversion rate. In the old reporting UI, they had the following: Conversions (1-per Click) Conversions…

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