Ten years ago, my first published content ultimately became my first important lesson on the value of writing with authority. A simple “best practices” article for a trade magazine led to a phone invitation from the plant manager of a farm equipment company. He asked if I could meet with him to discuss the article, and I agreed to make the 87-mile trek. Continue reading The Accidental Expert – Seven Keys to Authoritative Content
The flywheel sales and marketing model was introduced as an antithesis to the traditional sales and marketing funnel model. The two have major league differences. The main difference between the two includes how the customers are treated. The “old-school” funnel model places the customer as an afterthought of any marketing strategy and really only focuses on new customer acquisition. Continue reading The Flywheel Sales & Marketing Model
Marketing can be modeled in lead-nurturing stages, including awareness creation, interest, and consideration all the way to the purchase phase. Throughout the process, marketers must be in constant contact with their leads to keep them interested and engaged. When doing this, the ultimate goal is to take the leads to the bottom of the funnel (where the lead becomes a paying customer). In this model, marketers must remain committed to effective top of the funnel marketing strategies to keep the funnel flowing. Continue reading What Does Top of the Funnel Mean?
Are you wanting to build a decent website on your own? With the right DIY website builder, it will be a breeze.
Whether you’re a business owner, writer, painter, singer, or consultant, you can build your site without coding. Thanks to these DIY platforms, technological barriers can’t keep you from going online anymore.
Everybody and their cat want to be on the first page of Google, right?
Well, maybe not everybody (or every cat).
Believe it or not, some businesses don’t need to be found on Google. Not all businesses rely on Google for their customers. Instead, they might get their customers through word of mouth, local media, or industry connections.
WordPress is a great balance of freedom and control — not as restrictive as some ‘build a beautiful website’ platforms, it still doesn’t require coding skill or IT chops. And whether you’re hiring a developer or doing it yourself, you can get a good-looking, functional website that brings in actual customers without breaking the bank or tearing out all your hair.
It’s one thing to have a broken website, but it doubly stinks to find out it hurts your website’s ability to show up in Google. In this post, we’re going to go over why having a broken website damages your ability to show up in Google. Continue reading Why Broken Websites Are Bad For SEO
There is a lot to think about when creating or redesigning a website. Some businesses get seduced by all the latest bells and whistles. They want sliders here and videos popping up there.
SEO, keywords and splashy landing pages with bright images get lots of attention and are important elements of your web content sales strategy. But, what they sometimes fail to value is the use of clear, concise language with the power to reach an audience.
Successful mobile marketing strategies don’t have to be same old, same old. And they don’t have to add up to: crunch more numbers. If you’ve considered the obvious, but you don’t have the need or budget for gigantic big-data trawls like Amazon, you probably need a more creative way to understand and implement the tools you already have, as well as a couple of additions that can give you an edge without breaking the bank.
Knowing HTML is really useful when you’re creating blog posts and web pages. It’s the only true way to work out those formatting kinks that nearly all content management systems will throw at you. Additionally, it’s also important to know because it can help you make web content that’s more accessible for people with disabilities.
When you get to the Google home page, you’re faced with an uber-simple interface and yet on the other side is a virtual library that has indexed trillions of webpages. There are so many interesting things we can learn about both the home page and the search results themselves.
We have a few clients that are currently building web applications and their main marketing websites from scratch. In some cases, they’re not using any frameworks or templates to build from (which is totally acceptable). If you’re doing something similar, be sure to use this cheat sheet to sanity check the HTML template you’ve created. Continue reading Infographic: On-Page Search Engine Optimization Cheat Sheet