Link building is dead… long live link building. As much as we hate to admit it, links still matter. Whether it’s an authoritative link to help improve rankings, a link to drive traffic, a link to improve conversions or a link that just simply makes sense – we’re all searching for the best link. What’s the best link you’ve ever built or earned? I surveyed a few noteworthy link builders to get their take on the best links they’ve ever built or earned. There’s always a story behind a link, here are a few. Share your own in the comments below!
The Internet marketing world is constantly churning out new ideas and innovative strategies for promoting clients and reaching customers. Each week, Vertical Measures will be collecting the best of the best from around the web, compiling all of the finest into The Weekly Measure. We’ll be on the lookout for great new articles, covering content marketing, paid search, social media, SEO and link building, as well as highlights of upcoming internet marketing conferences and webinars, and we look forward to reading your work, posting the best, and helping you stay connected every week.
When you publish a piece of content, would you rather make a splash with towering waves rippling outwards to great lengths or a subtle wave with barely any spread? Google+ Ripples can help create the splash you need to make with your content. Ripples are defined as an interactive visual aid of the shares for a public post on Google+. It shows you the influence of a post and how it has affected the Google+ community. Through these ripples in the community, you can discover the people interested in catching the waves produced by your posts and use this to steer your content marketing.
About 58% of B2B marketers plan to boost their budget for content marketing in 2014, according to figures in the B2B Content Marketing Benchmark Study, compiled by Marketing Profs and The Content Marketing Institute. But with that budget increase, will these marketers simply pump out generic content across the board, or develop specific content for targeted audiences that will build leads and conversions?
All B2B content marketers, from SMBs to enterprise-level businesses, must learn how to best deliver targeted content to specific audiences. It’s more than just sending out a single Facebook update or a blog post, and expecting to resonate with all of your audiences. Understanding your customers, learning what drives their buying impulses, and delivering content that is relevant, contextual and appropriate will help to separate the content wheat from the chaff.
Depending on your business type, website, and goals, a remarketing (or retargeting) campaign can take many forms with greatly differing levels of sophistication. Regardless of form or function, the one thing that has become clear since remarketing was first introduced in Adwords nearly 4 years ago is that remarketing is here to stay.
As you know, remarketing is a display network targeting option that allows you to re-engage users who previously visited your site. Because these visitors have already interacted with your brand and website, they are often times further down the sales funnel than a visitor who has never been to your site before.
Based on typically strong results, we recommend that everyone run a remarketing campaign to help keep your brand fresh in the mind of recent site visitors. If you aren’t running a campaign now, no worries! Follow these easy steps and you can get a remarketing campaign up and running today.