Online Marketing Terminology: The Basic Definitions

Sometimes we forget how deep we are in the business and forget to just give someone an introduction to the basic terminology or acronyms that are floating around as we talk about online marketing. Lucky for you, Wrike has put together this Online Marketing 101 infographic that walks you through all of the basic marketing terminology you need to hold a conversation with your marketing professional. Affiliate Marketing – Finds external partners to market your

The Top Content Marketing Tips for Driving More Traffic and Engagement

This week I’m back in the office from speaking in Sioux Falls at the Concept ONE Expo.  I did a keynote presentation on how companies could relaunch their digital marketing program to save time, save resources, improve the omni-channel digital experience, and – ultimately – drive more business results. Some of the advice was counter-intuitive to industry standards and best practices. However, that was sort of the point of my keynote… remarkable content doesn’t often

A Tiny Bit of Research Can Dramatically Impact Social Shares and Drive Sales

While many small businesses are abandoning Facebook, I’m always intrigued when I see something unexpected happen there for a client. Believe me, unless they’re paying to promote posts… I don’t set expectations too high. One of my clients is a family-run home services company that’s serves throughout the state of Indiana. They’ve been here for 47 years and have an incredible reputation. Recently, a hail storm hit a city just out side Indianapolis, called Greensburg.

Difference Between SEO And SEM, Two Techniques To Capture Traffic To Your Website

Do you know the difference between SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and SEM (Search Engine Marketing)? They are the two sides of the same coin. Both techniques are used to capture traffic to a website. But one of them is more immediate, for the short term. And the other is a more long-term investment. Have you already guessed which is of them is the best for you? Well, in case you still do not know, here

Paid Search Optimization: A Travel and Tourism Example

If you’re seeking assistance or paid search expertise, a great resource out there is PPC Hero, a great publication where the Hanapin Marketing shares their expertise. Hanapin recently released this fantastic infographic, the Top Ten PPC Tips For The Travel and Tourism Marketer.  While the use case is travel and tourism, these tips are ideal for any marketing seeking to incorporate a paid search optimization methodology to their PPC (Pay Per Click) strategies. With 65%

Optimizing the Path of Converting a Lead to a Customer

There’s no shortage of companies that need assistance with customer conversion. We’re all extremely busy and we’ve always been great at developing great products and services, but often fall short on providing a smooth path for a lead to be come a customer. Marketing technology provides the tools to bridge that gap and nurture those leads efficiently. In this infographic from ReachLocal, you’ll take a journey with a sales lead, all the way from its

What is Digital Marketing

We’ve had some similar infographics on the inbound marketing process, the inbound marketing ecosystem, the rise of inbound marketing and even an infographic on the explosive growth of inbound marketing. While inbound marketing focuses primarily on the acquisition of leads through your digital marketing efforts, this is an infographic from Pixaal, What is Digital Marketing? It’s quite a good infographic, but digital marketing has quite a few other elements – video marketing, to Call-To-Action design,

A Dear John Letter would have been Nice, Google!

This week, our Corporate Blogging for Dummies’ site disappeared off of Google. Gone. Without a trace. I didn’t want to do anything drastic, so I waited a day. Deep breath. Still nothing. That’s when I was pointed to an article that Google may be doing some testing and an algorithm change could be around the corner. Some sites had seen some drastic changes in their rank. Dear Google, With great power comes great responsibility. I