Why Only 20% of Readers are Clicking Through on Your Article Title

Reading Time: 2 minutes Headlines, post titles, titles, headings… whatever you want to call them, they’re the most important factor in every piece of content you deliver. How important? According to this Quicksprout infographic, while 80% of people read a headline, only 20% of the audience actually clicks. Title tags are critical to search engine optimization and headlines are essential to getting your content shared on social media. Now that you know headlines are important, you’re probably wondering what

How to Develop a Great Value Proposition

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the constant battles I struggle with companies is to stop thinking about what they do and start thinking about why people use their product or service. I’ll give you a quick example… day to day, you’ll find me recording and editing podcasts, writing integration code, implementing third-party solutions, and training my clients. Blah, blah, blah… that’s not why people contract my services. They could get any of those services on Fiverr for a

The 15 Elements of a Highly Effective Website

Reading Time: 2 minutes Some advice is timeless, and I believe this checklist from Quicksprout is one of them. Marketers are often so busy on content production and testing that they often miss out on the baseline elements necessary for success. This infographic points to 10 elements necessary for reader engagement, search engine optimization, and social sharing: Relevance – research, write and design content to fully inform users rather than to try to play to search engines. Content Length

How to Use Google Analytics to Improve Your Marketing Efforts

Reading Time: < 1 minute Sometimes I think they should change the name of analytics to questionalytics because analytics doesn’t ever seem to provide the analysis you’re looking for… it often generates more questions. If you don’t understand the data behind the filters, segments, and charts – you may be making some terrible assumptions based on how you pull specific reports. Case in point, the folks at Quicksprout provide this alarming statistic: The infographic walks users through how to improve

How to Measure the Return on Investment of Social Media

Reading Time: 2 minutes We’ve discussed the challenges of measuring social media ROI in the past – and some of the limitations of what you can measure and how impactful social media marketing can be. That’s not to say some of the social media activity can’t be measured with precision, though. Here’s a simple example… the CEO of the company tweets on thought leadership articles, the direction of the company, and compliments employees online that are doing a fantastic