The Build Versus Buy Dilemma: 7 Considerations To Deciding What’s Best For Your Business

The question whether to build or buy software is a long on-going debate between experts with various opinions on the internet. The option to build your own in-house software or buy market ready customized solution still keeps a lot of decision makers confused. With the SaaS market booming to its full glory where the market size is projected to reach USD 307.3 billion by 2026, it is making it easier for brands to subscribe to services without a need to

Smarketing: Aligning Your B2B Sales & Marketing Teams

With information and technology at our fingertips, the buying journey has changed immensely. Buyers now do their research long before ever speaking to a sales representative, which means marketing plays a bigger role than ever before. Learn more about the importance of “smarketing” for your business and why you should be aligning your sales and marketing teams. What Is ‘Smarketing’? Smarketing unifies your sales force and marketing teams. It focuses on aligning goals and missions

How to Optimize Your Title Tags (With Examples)

Did you know that your page can have multiple titles depending on where you want them displayed? It’s true… here are four different titles that you can have for a single page in your content management system. Title Tag – the HTML that is displayed in your browser tab and is indexed and displayed in search results. Page Title – the title that you’ve given your page in your content management system to find it

What Are Nofollow, Dofollow, UGC, Or Sponsored Links? Why Do Backlinks Matter for Search Rankings?

Every day my inbox is inundated with spamming SEO companies who are begging to place links in my content. It’s an endless stream of requests and it really irritates me. Here’s how the email usually goes… Dear Martech Zone, I noticed that you wrote this amazing article on [keyword]. We wrote a detailed article on this as well. I think it would make a great addition to your article. Please let me know if you’re

Python: Script A Google Autosuggest Extract of Trends for Your Niche Search Keywords

Everyone likes Google Trends, but it’s a bit tricky when it comes to Long Tail Keywords.  We all like the official google trends service for getting insights on the search behavior. However, two things prevent many from using it for solid work; When you need to find new niche keywords, there is not enough data on Google Trends  Lack of official API for making requests to google trends: When we make use of modules like pytrends, then we have to

What Is MarTech? Marketing Technology: Past, Present, and Future

You may get a chuckle out of me writing an article on MarTech after publishing over 6,000 articles on marketing technology for over 16 years (beyond this blog’s age… I was on blogger previous). I do believe it’s worth publishing and helping business professionals better realize what MarTech was, is, and the future of what it will be. First, of course, is that MarTech is a portmanteau of marketing and technology. I missed a great

Duplicate Content Penalty: The Myth, The Reality, and My Advice

For over a decade, Google has been fighting the myth of the duplicate content penalty. Since I still continue to field questions on it, I thought it would be worth discussing here. First, let’s discuss the verbiage: What Is Duplicate Content? Duplicate content generally refers to substantive blocks of content within or across domains that either completely matches other content or that is appreciably similar. Mostly, this is not deceptive in origin.  Google, Avoid Duplicate

What Is A 404 Error Page? Why Are They So Important?

When you make a request for an address in a browser, a series of events happen in a matter of microseconds: You type an address with http or https and hit enter. The http stands for hypertext transfer protocol and is routed to a domain name server. Https is a secure connection where the host and browser do a handshake and send data encrypted. The domain name server looks up where the domain is pointing