Google Primer: Learn New Business and Digital Marketing Skills

Reading Time: 3 minutes Business owners and marketers are often overwhelmed when it comes to digital marketing. There’s a mindset that I push folks to adopt as they think about sales and marketing online: It’s always going to change – every platform is going through intense transformation right now – artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, virtual reality, mixed reality, big data, blockchain, bots, Internet of Things… yeesh. While that sounds terrifying, keep in mind that’s all to

Wooing More Buyers and Reducing Waste Through Intelligent Content

Reading Time: 3 minutes Content marketing’s efficacy has been well documented, yielding 300% more leads at a 62% lower cost than traditional marketing, reports DemandMetric. No wonder sophisticated marketers have shifted their dollars to content, in a big way. The obstacle, however, is that a good chunk of that content (65%, in fact) is hard to find, poorly conceived or unappealing to its target audience. That’s a big problem. “You can have the best content in the world,” shared

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

Content Variety and Formats Drive Results

Reading Time: < 1 minute Your audience varies. While you may appreciate a long-copy whitepaper, another prospect may simply want to review a feature list before they contact you for business. This great infographic from ContentPlus, a UK-based content marketing service, provides an overview of the variety of content offerings that exist, why they work, and some supporting data. They also have an accompanying blog post that ties it all together. Internet users have become sophisticated content consumers in recent