Reading Time: 3 minutes One discussion that I have every week with clients is the increasingly frustrating means of building and sustaining a successful email marketing program. Simply put, as your email marketing list grows, so do your deliverability headaches. It seems that internet service providers have abandoned any hope of rewarding best practices and just have dumb algorithms that continue to punish good senders. Case in point, one of my colleagues in the industry found Yahoo! blocking 100%
Reading Time: 3 minutes The holiday season is officially here, and it’s shaping up to be one of the biggest on record. With eMarketer predicting retail e-commerce spending to surpass $142 billion this season, there’s plenty of good to go around, even for smaller retailers. The trick to staying competitive is to get smart about preparation. Ideally you will have already begun this process, using the past few months to plan your campaign and build branding and audience lists.
Reading Time: 5 minutes One of the reasons that I wrote my corporate blogging book a decade ago was to help the audience leverage blogging for search engine marketing. Search is still unlike any other medium because the search user is showing intent as they are seeking information or researching their next purchase. Optimizing a blog and the content within each post is not as simple as just throwing some keywords into the mix… there are quite a few
Reading Time: 5 minutes In this digital age, the battle for marketing space has shifted online. With more people online, subscriptions and sales have moved from their traditional space to their new, digital ones. Websites have to be on their best game and take into account site designs and user experience. As a result, websites have become critical to company revenues. Given this scenario, it’s easy to see how conversion rate optimization, or CRO as it’s known, has become
Reading Time: 4 minutes Search engines find keywords in different elements of a page and use them to determine whether or not the page should be ranked in certain results. Proper use of keywords will get your page indexed for specific searches but does not guarantee placement or rank within that search. There are also some common keyword mistakes to avoid. Each page should target a tight collection of keywords. In my opinion, you should not have a page