Nick's SEO Blog Posts to Read for July 28

Below you will find our favorite blog posts that are related to SEO, search engine marketing and social media marketing from this past week. Please feel free to visit each, we hope you find them as helpful as we do! Engage to Increase Sales Relationship selling is all about the ability to engage to increase sales. How you attract attention and build the relationship speaks to your level of engagement and therefore is all about...

By Nick Stamoulis, 28 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Content Marketing, Organic Search, Social Media Marketing.

Signs You Are a Blog Comment Spammer

Blogs are great promotional tools. In addition to having lots of SEO benefits, they provide the blogger with an opportunity to share their opinions and make connections with others in the industry and potential clients or customers. Blogs are really the original social media.

The blog comment section allows readers to share their thoughts on the blog post and it promotes dialogue. Bloggers work hard to build a loyal readership and value their followers. If someone takes the time to comment, many bloggers...

By Nick Stamoulis, 28 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Content Marketing.

Sample B2B Content Marketing Strategy

Just about every business can benefit for incorporating a content marketing plan into their overall marketing strategy, but that is especially true for B2B companies. Good content is going to help position your company as an expert in your industry, help build you online brand presence, encourage consumer trust, drive traffic to your site and more. Step one is obviously to write great content.

This could be a webinar, an e-book, a whitepaper and more. Content isn’t just what’s on a webpage, it can be almost...

By Nick Stamoulis, 28 July 2011, 0 comments.

SEO and User Experience Have to Work Together

The overarching goal of SEO and SEM is to drive traffic to a company’s website. This can be done is various ways, but they all amount to creating numerous inbound pathways to various pages of the website. Correctly determining and implementing appropriate keywords throughout webpage content is one of the most important things a website owner can do to help promote their site.

However, when website owners start to focus on creating a website that is optimized only for the search engine crawlers,...

By Nick Stamoulis, 26 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Organic Search.

Brilliant (but saucy) viral parody of Skittles

I love great marketing and when big brands like Skittles and the likes take chances, they’re normally a huge success. This advert is a little Not Safe For Work (NSFW), and perhaps it might offend a few of you, so if you’re against anything sexual, please just skip over this.

I had a really great laugh, there’s no nudity though.

Have a watch: 

By imod.co.za, 25 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Advertising, Campaigns.

Website Development Mistakes to Avoid

Before developing an internet marketing strategy that may include tactics such as SEO, PPC, and social media, it’s important to have a strong website to market. After all, the goal of an internet marketing strategy is to increase targeted traffic to a website which should in turn result in increased sales, leads, and conversions.

Too often, companies over think the website. They want to include every little detail and confuse quality with quantity. The best websites are often simple in nature. They...

By Nick Stamoulis, 25 July 2011, 0 comments.

Social Media Timing Factors

Social media has forever changed the way businesses interact with their consumers. Social networks allow customers to express their opinions about a product or service in real time and broadcast it to their online network. Tweets and posts are shared around the world in a matter of seconds, putting your company’s name in front of an even bigger audience. Customers demand one-on-one interaction with brands, large and small, through social networks.

A well organized social media marketing campaign can...

By Nick Stamoulis, 25 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Social Media Marketing.

Content Overload: Is It Possible?

A big part of marketing yourself online is content distribution. Content marketing helps to build brand awareness, build a positive online reputation, generate sales and leads, and build links to improve SEO and visibility. Content is really anything that’s put out there on the web. It includes the content of your actual website, articles, press releases, blog posts, blog comments, videos, white papers, EBooks, webinars, email newsletters, and anything shared on social media (tweets, posts, comments,...

By Nick Stamoulis, 22 July 2011, 0 comments.

Keep an Eye on Your Analytics for Trends and Insights

One of the most important things a site owner can do is keep a watch on their site’s analytics. I don’t recommend that you scour the data daily and panic over hourly dips in traffic, but it is important to know what is going on with your site. SEO is not a set-it-and-forget it kind of thing, so routine changes, tests and general tweaking becomes a critical component of ongoing success.

But you will never know what is or isn’t working for your site unless you look at your analytics and...

By Nick Stamoulis, 22 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Data-driven marketing, Organic Search.

Nick's top Blog Posts to Read for July 21, 2011

Below you will find our favorite blog posts that are related to SEO, search engine marketing and social media marketing from this past week. Please feel free to visit each, we hope you find them as helpful as we do! Want to Build Your Email List? Follow These Steps. This post includes ways to build your email list with the help of your current customers.

The True Cost of SEO

SEO is free because all you need is an Internet connection to do it, right? Not exactly. In order to implement a good SEO strategy it takes time. First, it takes time to learn the complexities of search engine optimization. Sure, there are tons of free resources out there to learn the basics, but SEO is really one of those things that you can’t truly “get” until you actually start executing it. It takes years to truly understand the process and even then, it’s always changing.

SEO...

By Nick Stamoulis, 21 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Organic Search.

Is Your Site Optimized for Transactional Search?

If you were to look at the average search engine user, their search history would boil down to three basics types of search—informational, transactional and navigational. An informational search is when they are looking for information, perhaps the answer to a question. Transactional searches are when a user is looking to take action, they’ll use words like “buy” or “download” in their search query. Navigational searches are when a user searches by brand or product...

By Nick Stamoulis, 21 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: E-Commerce, Organic Search.

Find people on Google Plus

I came across a really useful tool this afternoon called Find People on Google Plus and guess what, that’s exactly what it helps you do. The website currently has just under 4 and a half million users who are searchable, and this tool allows you to search through all the users for a word of your choice.

I immediately performed a search on “SEO” to hopefully find some new potentials for the SEO...

By imod.co.za, 20 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Search Marketing, Social Media Marketing.