Whether you’re new to digital marketing or an ol’ veteran, it’s likely you consider this your Moby Dick. That one mythical beast that no matter how hard you try, you can’t conquer. Yes, I'm talking about organic search. With Google’s ever-changing algorithm and its increased focus on pay-per-click, organic search has become many modern marketers’ “Great White Whale,” but that doesn’t make it insurmountable.
When it comes to content marketing, many get intimidated (and even overwhelmed) by the idea of creating content. Writing a constant stream of new, exciting things people actually want to read isn’t easy. -- Trust me, I know. Fortunately, however, in recent years, marketers both young and old have found comfort in the warm embrace of content curation.
In recent years, Valentine’s Day has earned an increasingly bad rep. Labeled as superficial and materialistic, the day celebrating love has gotten everything but from many modern consumers. However, despite this, more than half of Americans plan on celebrating Valentine’s Day in 2018 and this engaged audience presents an extremely valuable opportunity for marketers to grab their attention and increase sales.
Growth and success don’t happen by accident. While it may seem like even the most eccentric products rise to fame and fortune these days (just look at the Snuggie), underneath their quirks often lie several critical foundational elements even Fortune 500 companies were built on.
2018 isn’t what I thought it would be. Where are the flying cars and self-tying shoes we were promised, am I right? The absence of these wonders (and I suppose some more practical items) goes to show you the future is unpredictable. As a marketer, you can try to analyze your data and forecast what needs to be done in the next year, but success relies on more than just what’s under your own nose.
Want to the know the greatest content marketing book I’ve read to date? You may have already heard of this clever novel written by Ann Handley, Everybody Writes.
Every company runs into the awkward in-between phase of “Our site needs a redesign” and “Where do we begin?” With Google’s ever-changing algorithm, the daily addition of new design trends, and constant waves of new technology, it can be tough to figure out what your new site needs and what it doesn’t.
This is a busy time of year no matter what industry you are in. Maybe you’re trying to get those end-of-the-year reports in, close some last-minute sales, or if you’re in content strategy and creation like me, typing feverishly to publish some traffic and lead gold before the clock strikes 12:00 on New Year’s Eve. But, while this is a crucial time of year for professionals, personally, it is also a very festive one when lifelong memories are often made. Are you working through this holiday weekend? Here are 14 scientific reasons to unplug this weekend -- and any weekend you can.