Underrated Link Building Tactics that Work Surprisingly Well

Digital marketers rely on link building as a vital strategy in search engine optimization (SEO) to increase their page rankings on the search engine results pages (SERPs). With marketers working to earn backlinks and improve site traffic, generate leads, and achieve other objectives, they have learned to turn to a number of popular methods in their toolbox. What’s a Backlink? A backlink is a clickable link from one site to your own. Search engines like

How Much are Businesses Investing in Content Marketing Strategies?

This infographic from Tamba, the Content Marketing Revolution, has just about the best collection of statistics for both B2B and B2C businesses to justify increasing their efforts and expense on content marketing strategies. Interestingly enough, almost half of all writing and design services are outsourced to content specialists. Be sure to read our in-depth post on what Content Marketing is and how to develop a content marketing strategy. And – of course contact our content

What Measures Marketers Need to Take to Succeed Online

The 21st century has the seen the emergence of so many technologies that enable us to successfully market businesses in a more integrated and impactful way compared to the past. From blogs, ecommerce stores, online marketplaces to social media channels, the web has become a public arena of information for customers to search and consume. For the first time, the Internet has created new opportunities for businesses as digital tools have helped streamline and automate

Crank Up Your Content Marketing by Identifying These 6 Gaps

I had the pleasure of doing a webinar yesterday as part of Instant E-Training’s Content Marketing Virtual Summit. You can still register for free, watch the recordings, and download the ebooks and presentations. My specific topic is on a strategy we’ve been working with our clients on for the last few years – identifying gaps in their content strategy that help them build authority and drive conversions. While quality of content is paramount to our

The State of Content Marketing 2014

Have you wondered what other digital marketers are accomplishing when it comes to content marketing strategies, including blogging, production, sharing, and measurement? Along with LookBook HQ, Oracle Eloqua has illustrated how digital marketers are responding to the demands of content strategies in this infographic. We sought to benchmark content marketing with specific insight into earned, owned, and paid media strategies— what policies marketers are following—as well as how content is mapped along the buyer journey,

Brands and Content Marketing: Beware the Hype

Michael Brito, the talented Senior Vice President of Social Business Planning at Edelman Digital (and all around good egg), recently wrote about two brands that are aggressively shifting much of their marketing focus into media centers. I find it encouraging that early corporate adopters are evolving their content marketing strategies into a much more holistic, participatory platform. Concurrent with this shift, however, there are other marketing trends that we should follow with a critical eye,