For several years now, content marketing has been a top priority for marketers. How many times have you heard the phrase “Content is King?” Well, yes, content is important. A good website should have a flow of high quality, engaging content. Freshness, after all, is a factor in how the leading search engines rank your website. But is content enough… read more →
By now, pretty much everyone in marketing should understand the value of blogging for business benefit. For those of you who are still unclear, here are the most commonly cited reasons: Reinforce your brand message and establish thought leadership in your field Provide a range of keywords and topics to help your domain rank in search Engage your target audience and… read more →
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 How to integrate content, social,… read more →
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 into the Internet. This week,… read more →
Today I presented the third installment of the Content Marketing series on behalf of SCORE-Austin at their offices here in town. It was good to see some familiar faces from my previous session, and also good to welcome in some new folks for the material. We covered a lot of ground in the class, most of it focused on high… read more →
The content management system (CMS) landscape is beyond fragmented. There are literally hundreds (possibly thousands) of CMS options available. My personal favorite is WordPress, the CMS platform we use for the Return On Now website and blog. It is also the most frequently used blogging platform today. Plugins: Why They Matter Bloggers love WordPress for a very good reason –… read more →
Social Search is a huge priority for Google, so it should be for you as well. They have gone to great lengths to make progress in figuring it out, because their own future depends on it. If you are still struggling to enhance your SERP placement, the following are some tips you can use to increase your visibility online using… read more →
If you are reading this blog post, you already understand the idea of the “blogosphere”. Heck, you are probably blogging on your own or your company’s website. It is known that blogging is beneficial to overall site health as well as SEO. But are you sure you are approaching it correctly? How confident are you that your blogging is providing… read more →
Please enjoy this guest post analyzing how Digg went from being tops in the social bookmarking race to where it stands today. By now, you have probably heard that Digg has had a rather unfortunate fall from grace. There was a time when it was a big and exciting tool that had everyone talking: The ability to browse through sites… read more →
Everyone out there is talking about social media, the new opportunities and risks, and how to best use it. In response, your peers have begun an aggressive push to figure out what the various tools, sites, and techniques can offer their business. This is a great thing, one that I’ve been cheering on since the start.
In reality, we’ve only taken baby steps toward really getting this all figured out in both a personal and business context. With so much left to learn and so many different opinions about this fast-changing area, it’s easy to get carried away with the excitement of mastering some new tricks.