Content marketing is an over-used, under analyzed, ethereal KPI buzzword phrase in marketing which has gone to its logical conclusion, business owners blogging about uninteresting topics in order to connect or to keep their website fresh. Content is Not a Means to an End Years ago Google loved to rank larger websites with more content. This lead to bloggers, affiliates, and business owners churning out mediocre content ad nauseam, with the expected promise of future
How do searchers see and click on Google’s results in a Search Engine Results Page (SERP)? Interestingly, it hasn’t changed much over the years – as long as it’s just organic results only. However – be sure to read the Mediative whitepaper where they’ve compared different SERP layouts and the results within each. There’s a demonstrable difference when Google has other features included on the SERP like carousels, maps, and knowledge graph information. . Mediative
It’s drilled into you every day by marketing gurus… you don’t need to pay for clicks. Be original, write great content, share on social media – and magically the sales will come banging down your door. Or will they? I continue to preach to our audience that it’s never one medium over another, it’s how they can feed or follow one another. In the case of Search Engine Optimization versus Search Engine Marketing and Pay
Even though it’s a self-serving piece, Google Research has developed this infographic to provide evidence of how click-through rates change when an organic search result is accompanied by a paid search advertisement. Pairing up the two can help your marketing from two different angles… providing a little more real estate to click on on the search engine results page. The other reason, which may be more critical, is to displace at least one competitor!