Marketing Infographics, Organic Search, Search Marketing

How Long Does It Take To Rank In Google Search Results?

Whenever I describe ranking to my customers, I use the analogy of a boat race where Google is the ocean and all of your competitors are other boats. Some boats are bigger and better, some old and barely staying afloat. Meanwhile, the ocean is moving as well… with storms (algorithm changes), waves (search popularity crests and troughs), and of course the continued popularity of your own content. There are often times where I can identify gaps that allow us to walk right in and garner some organic search rank visibility, but more often it requires

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Content Marketing, Marketing Infographics, Podcasting

Podcasting Continues to Grow in Popularity and Monetization

We’ve got about 4 million downloads of 200+ episodes of our marketing podcast to date, and it continues to grow. So much so that we invested in our podcast studio. I’m actually in the design phases of a new studio that I may be relocating to my home since I find myself either participating or running so many podcasts. From its humble beginnings in 2003, podcasting has become an unstoppable force in content marketing and shows no signs of stopping — the number of active podcasts has skyrocketed since 2008. Jon Nastor 2018 Podcasts Statistics

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A/B Testing, Analytics & Testing, Content Marketing, Demand Generation, , , Instagram Marketing, LinkedIn Marketing, Marketing Automation, Marketing Infographics, Publishing, , ,

What is Direct Response Copywriting? How to Write Copy that Converts

The average article simply isn’t going to perform. I continue to be surprised as I check out topics of interest via search and social but when I begin to read the article, it’s just boring and uninformative. If you build out two landing pages with the same exact offer, I guarantee that one written by a talented copywriter will garner far more attention. On a side note, I still aspire to be a great writer. I’ve been writing for 10 years and continue to learn. Koeppel Direct’s recent infographic, Direct Response Copywriting: Crafting Copy that Converts,

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How to Calculate the Return on Your Social Media Marketing Investment

As marketers and social media platforms mature, we’re discoving a lot more about the upside and downside of investing in social media. You’ll see that I’m often critical of the expectations set by social media consultants – but that doesn’t mean I’m critical of social media. I save tons of time and effort sharing wisdom with peers and conversing with brands online. I have no doubt that my time spent on social media has been an incredible investment for my company, my publication, and my career. The issue is a matter of both expectations and

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