Beyond The Screen: How Blockchain Will Impact Influencer Marketing

When Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web over three decades ago, he couldn’t have foreseen that the Internet would evolve to be the ubiquitous phenomenon it is today, fundamentally changing the way the world functions across all spheres of life. Before the Internet, children aspired to be astronauts or doctors, and the job title of influencer or content creator simply didn’t exist. Fast forward to today and nearly 30 percent of children aged eight to twelve

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

10 Brand Monitoring Tools That You Can Get Started With For Free

Marketing is such a vast area of knowledge that sometimes it can be overwhelming. It feels like you need to do a ridiculous amount of things at once: think through your marketing strategy, plan out content, keep an eye on SEO and social media marketing and so much more.  Luckily, there is always martech to help us. Marketing tools can take a load off our shoulders and automate the tedious or less exciting parts of

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

CodePen: Built, Test, Share and Discover HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

One challenge with a content management system is testing and producing scripted tools. While that’s not a requirement for most publishers, as a technology publication, I do like sharing working scripts from time to time to help other folks. I’ve shared how to use JavaScript to check password strength, how to check email address syntax with Regular Expressions (Regex), and most recently added this calculator to predict the sales impact of online reviews. I hope

Calculator: Predict How Your Online Reviews Will Impact Sales

This calculator provides a predicted increase or decrease in sales based on the number of positive reviews, negative reviews, and resolved reviews that your company has online. If you’re reading this via RSS or email, click through to the site to use the tool: For information on how the formula was developed, read below: Formula for Predicted Increased Sales from Online Reviews Trustpilot is a B2B online review platform for capturing and sharing public reviews

Top 3 Tech Strategies for Publishers in 2021

The past year has been difficult for publishers. Given the chaos of COVID-19, elections, and social turmoil, more people have consumed more news and entertainment over the last year than ever before. But their skepticism of the sources providing that information has also reached an all-time high, as the rising tide of misinformation pushed trust in social media and even search engines to record lows. The dilemma has publishers across all genres of content struggling