25 Sep 2015

The Weekly Measure: Necessary Marketing Roles, Growing One’s Business Without Keywords & Choosing Social Platforms to Utilize

September 25, 2015Internet Marketing

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.

Content Marketing

Two Marketing Roles You Need (and You Probably Didn’t Even Know Existed)

two-marketing-roles-you-needPresident of Vertical Measures Chris Bird posted on The Business Journal about two necessary but relatively unknown marketing roles. Bird details the roles of the Managing Editor and and Growth Hacker, and how these roles can have a mutually beneficial a affect on one another.

Rebranding Done Right: 5 Examples You Can Learn From

Sherica Jacobs wrote about rebranding on the KISSmetrics blog. She takes five examples of rebranding done right from companies such as CVS and explains what can be learned from their successes. As a bonus, she looks at a rebranding disaster and what can be taken away from it to ensure one’s own company looking to rebrand does not go down a self destructive path.

Two Marketing Roles You Need (and You Probably Didn’t Even Know Existed)

how-to-grow-your-business-without-keywordsVertical Measures CEO Arnie Kuenn published a post containing a video about business growth. Within the video, Arnie explains a step-by-step process on how to create content intended to help businesses grow methodically for years to come. At the end of his post, he provides a link to a free download of his book titled “Content Marketing Works”, which covers the eight step process of content marketing developed by the experts at Vertical Measures.

Paid Search

Improve ANY Type Of PPC Landing Page

Will Green posted on PPC.org about how to improve any type of PPC landing page. Green provides a list of his past articles that look at subjects relating to improving PPC landing pages, microsites and more!

The 7 Deadly Sins of PPC: Sloth #ppcsins

Continuing his series of the seven seadly sins of PPC on the WordStream blog, Erin Sagin looked at the fifth deadly sin, sloth. She examines the benefits of an active PPC account as well as three solutions for lazy PPC account management within her article.

Social Media

Facebook’s ‘Dislike’ Button: Accountability and Opportunity in a World of Dislikes

On AdWeek, Susan Ganeshan discussed the impact of Facebook’s impending “Dislike” button. Ganeshan examines the opportunity this new button has for businesses to gain additional insight into the emotions of their audience and how this information can be utilized to better brand appearance and customer satisfaction.

The Social Media Shiny Object Syndrome

social-media-shiny-object-syndromeQuinn Whissen of Vertical Measures posted on Marketing Land about what she describes as social media shiny object syndrome (SMOS). She deconstructs the perceived need for businesses to have a presence on every social platform and lists eight ways to prevent or cure this hazardous phenomenon.

SEO

6 Steps to Optimize Any Social Profile for Maximum SEO Value

Ryan Erskine wrote on Social Media Today about optimizing social profiles for maximum SEO value. Using his own Twitter page as an example, Erskine lays out six default steps for building a properly optimized social profile.

Converting SEO Non-Believers: How To Overcome Objections And Get The Budget

Clay Cazier’s column on Search Engine Land covered how to convince those who lack faith in SEO to invest into the strategy. Cazier shares his advice on how to persuade those who would rather put their budgets towards other channels to fund SEO efforts.

Link Building

Brand Assimilation in Link Campaigns: Building Client Trust

Andrew Dennis published a post on the Biznology blog about brand assimilation in links campaigns. Dennis takes an in depth look at the assimilation process, but not before explaining the importance of branding for enterprise companies.

Effective Link-Building Outreach: How to Turn No Into Yes

effective-link-building-outreachVertical Measures’ own Kayla Tarantino wrote on Moz about link building strategy. Tarantino delves into signals to look for when determining whether a site is worth reaching out to, how to craft an effective outreach email, follow-up strategies and how to plan out answers to any possible webmaster objections.

10 Ways to Improve Your Link Building Efforts

Peter van der Graaf provided readers with ten actionable items to improve link building efforts on Search Engine Watch. His simple strategy improvements include advice on selecting potential partners, optimizing communication, having a calculated approach and focusing on content.

Upcoming Events

September 27-29: AMA’s Annual Marketing Conference – Austin, Texas

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September 29 – October 1: SMX East- New York

September 30 – October 2: Information Development World – San Jose, Texas

October 5 -9: Pubcon – Las Vegas, Nevada

October 5-9: Digital Dealer – Las Vegas, Nevada

1 Comment

  • Andrew Dennis Sep 28, 2015

    Thanks for featuring my post Glen!

    Cheers!