You may have missed the announcement, but if you had a MySpace account, the odds are good that your old content has been deleted.
All to often, great content is produced for a business, internally or externally, and never gets posted- not because of the content quality, but because the business’ decision makers were too busy to look it over and by the time they did, it was no longer relevant.
Since everyone and their brother calls themselves digital, it is important that you do your homework when evaluating marketing agencies. Here are a few simple suggestions I have that may help you separate the true digital agencies from the impostors…
Even though it has been with us for almost two years, Google+ is still an enigma to many businesses and some marketers. Because Google+ is so heavily interwoven in everything Google does these days, people know that they need to be present and active on the network. They just don’t know how to get started.
There are a bunch of ways to promote blog content. Here is an awesome infographic from that lays out 30 solid ways to promote blog posts.
Here is a helpful infographic from Work that lists the top 5 ways to generate backlinks to your site organically.
First and foremost, when it comes to blogging, you can never have too much quality content. The blogs with the highest subscription rates generally all post regular and often. A lapse in posting for a prolonged period can lead to a drop off in visitors, which will take a while to get back. That being said, it can be really tough sometimes to generate regular content, especially if your company doesn’t have a dedicated blogger. This is where digital public relations comes in.
There is a big misconception out there that Pinterest is only useful to ecommerce sites. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Like any other widely-used social network, just about anyone can find success with Pinterest if used creatively.
I recently found this helpful infographic from Social Triggers that dissects the “Perfect” blog post. There is a bunch of good stuff in here that gives you insights into the psychology of blogging.
Most alarming here to me is the drop-off in corporate blogging. only 23% of the Fortune 500 companies maintain a blog. In this age of content sharing, blogging is a critical online activity for all B2B companies and most B2C.
The old cliché “Content is King” has never been more true in the digital marketing world. New, fresh, sharable website content not only builds your brand and generates potential leads, but it also keeps your consumers engaged and connected to your brand.
Generating your content is tough, but once you come up with the killer blog post or case study, how do you let people know about it?
Google launched the “share” button today, which is exactly what it sounds like- a way to share a page or post directly with your Google+ circles.
In case you wanted to spruce up your blog posts with a song, album or artist, Wordpress announced recently that you can now embed Spotify and Rdio music.
A few months ago, Facebook enabled subscriptions for personal profiles. Subscribers only see what you make ‘public’ on your Facebook profile. Much like the anyone you put on your restricted list, subscribers never see any posts or wall items that you send only to friends.
The point of subscriptions is to keep popular individuals from having to create a brand page for themselves. So far, Journalists and Celebrities have really taken to the new subscription model.
This week, Facebook released the ‘subscribe’ button for websites. This button works like many of its social button predecessors, and allows you to subscribe to an individual’s public feed without having to leave the person’s site.
Autism Speaks is working on a campaign to promote autism awareness that integrates digital and traditional marketing pretty well.
The Light it up Blue campaign encourages people to show their blue on April 1st and 2nd. Their microsite gives all the details about what you can do to help offline (wear blue, host an event, change you lightbulbs to blue, etc) and online (place a banner on your site, blog/tweet about autism, change your Facebook avatar and/or status to reflect the effort, etc).
Now, with Google’s almost daily product expansion, the emergence of digital PR and a number of new deals between the various search engines and social media platforms, optimizing everything that you create digitally has become a critical step in getting your message out and your voice heard.