Blog Archives: Search Engine Optimization

October 6, 2015: At SMX East last week, I was lucky enough to not only speak on a couple panels but also catch a few sessions, network with my fellow marketers, and meet new people. As always, I learned some new things and was reminded of how smart some of the folks in this industry are.

While I couldn’t catch all the panels, the ones I did attend left me with a list of actionable tactics and a few key takeaways. In no particular order, here are the three that stood out:

1. When Google Says Jump…

Google +. Image optimization. Authorship.

September 3, 2015: Packages on Conveyor SystemsA couple weeks back, a small business owner, that had found my information through my columns on Search Engine Land, emailed looking for guidance on how to make a decision on SEO services.

They were redesigning their website. Their web developer was offering them a monthly SEO package as a component of the entire sales process. Not having researched SEO in-depth, they were reluctant to make the investment (just under $600 / month) without more information.

August 6, 2015: How do you learn SEO?

It’s something I hear quite frequently and something we are continuously figuring out here at KoMarketing as the team grows.

One of the main challenges with learning SEO is the number of facets involved in an SEO program. From technical challenges to writing requirements to communication and project management, an SEO needs to have a variety of skill sets.

napoleanNow, it’s worth noting that one doesn’t have to be an expert in everything. However, they certainly need to have knowledge of everything if they want to be successful. Why? Because SEO isn’t just one thing. Each element and each task affects overall performance.

August 5, 2015: TrustOne of the key takeaways uncovered in our 2015 B2B Web Usability Report was that trust and credibility were significant attributes required in the B2B website experience. But beyond the website, it seems like the most successful vendors establish trust and credibility across all areas of the online marketing experience, right down to the individual level when possible.

Trust is a core component of a successful search engine optimization initiative as well. Without it, your communication efforts surrounding link building and content marketing may fall flat and your message go unheard or unread.

July 9, 2015: Every two weeks here at KoMarketing we hold team trainings. We gather the SEO, content, PPC & social media teams into the conference room and spend 45-60 minutes discussing a topic related to the online marketing industry.

Team Training

The trainings help give individuals a glimpse into the other departments and keep all of us up to date on what’s happening in the industry. It’s also a nice way to get new people up to speed and let veterans share their knowledge.

If this isn’t something you are doing, I highly recommend it.

June 30, 2015: Link BuildingIn my last post, I wrote about the fact that there are two key components of successful link outreach. The first component is getting people to actually open your link requests and what elements online marketers should consider.

In this post, I want to address the second component of successful link outreach: how to increase the likelihood that publishers will actually say “yes” when you have successfully started a conversation about link acquisition.

Yes, there are elements of your email communication that increase the likelihood someone will open your message once received (see my last post). But the reality is that savvy online marketers start the communication process weeks, if not months in advance.

June 18, 2015: Oliver, circa 1967Last week I had the good fortune to participate in a content marketing meetup hosted by the team at Curata. As we discussed the history of search engine technology and ended with the importance of both content and links for SEO, the question was ultimately asked, “how do you actually get links?“.

Somewhat off the cuff, I replied “I ask for them“. While this may seem either obvious, possibly too direct, or even flippant, the reality is that in today’s SEO environment, shortcuts and short-sighted tactics designed to “game” Google’s search results in particular simply don’t work.

June 11, 2015: One of the challenges of client presentations is they are often given over the phone or through a web conferencing system. You don’t have the ability to utilize body language or see the reactions of those around you.

In turn, it’s extremely frustrating when you spend a couple hours putting something together and there is no conversation or questions around what you just said. Did they even get it?

May 19, 2015: If you’ve been keeping up with KoMarketing, you know we’ve been traveling, speaking, writing, and continuing to create and drive awesome online marketing programs for our clients. And though it’s been hectic, for me, it’s provided another way to learn and improve my skills as a marketer.

While I can’t possibly capture everything in one post, I thought I’d focus on three of the lessons I’ve learned through these various trips over the past three weeks. Enjoy!

1. Tom Brady….

Just kidding. Living here in Boston, Tom Brady is all I’ve heard about in the past week. I’ll let you decide what the lesson is there.

April 16, 2015: Late last year I wrote about important changes Google has launched for B2B marketers to be aware of (you can read that post here). Needless to say, Google continues to launch new functionality and change product offerings. In this blog post, I wanted to highlight eight key (and free) Google resources that B2B marketers should keep bookmarked for future reference.

Google AdWords Features History

Google AdWords Feature Announcements

The recent launch of Google’s AdWords Features History timeline was what prompted me to write this piece in general. With AdWords becoming such a significant part of many of our clients’ online marketing initiatives, keeping up to date on changes and enhancements is critical.

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