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25 Jul 2014

The Weekly Measure: Stealth Marketing, Google Shopping Campaigns & Loading the Content Bases

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.

The Weekly Measure Content Marketing

Does Good Content Help Bad SEO More Than Good SEO Helps Bad Does Good Content Help Bad SEO More Than Good SEO Helps Bad Content?Content?

David Gould presents both sides of an argument of the age old question: SEO or content? He breaks down what good content gets you versus what good SEO gives you, and provides a detailed explanation of why one can help more than the other. Which do you think it is?

Content Marketers Have No Idea What They’re Doing

Amber van Natten posts on NewsCred about a recent study saying that content marketing doesn’t work. Her conclusion: marketers are not putting in the time needed to execute campaigns properly. Van Natten then concludes with actionable tips from “content masters.”

6 Ways to Use Google Trends to Boost Your Content Creation

Arnie Kuenn of Vertical Measures posts an article on LinkedIn about a tool marketers can use to help create content. He goes over the basics of Google trends for those who are unfamiliar and then gives marketers great examples of how to use the free tool to their advantage.

What I Have Learnt From The Content Marketers Who Have Walked The Walked

Mark Masters compiled his notes up to date on the “Talking Content Marketing” project. In the slide show you’ll hear from 24 industry leaders and hear their take on the marketing world today. Get out your notepad, there’s a lot of great information in this SlideShare presentation.

Play Ball: How Your Content Marketing Plan Should Load the Bases

Over on Content Marketing Institute, Arnie Kuenn uses baseball jargon and statistics to help marketers understand what their content goals should be and how to achieve them. It’s not all about the home run; it’s about getting fans to come back to the park season after season.

The Weekly Measure Paid SearchGoogle Shopping Campaigns

Google Shopping Campaigns: What You Need To Know

Natalie Barreda posts on Vertical Measures’ blog about the upcoming move to Google Shopping Campaigns. The changes will happen in August so she goes over what exactly PPC managers need to know to properly manage their campaigns and clear up the confusion around Google Priority Settings.

The Weekly Measure Social Media

Facebook Save — A New Read-It-Later Option For Facebook Posts & Pages

On Marketing Land, Martin Beck explains a new feature on Facebook called Save. In the article he explains what the feature is, what it means for marketers and includes a link to an article written by a Facebook engineer with even more information on the topic for those social media marketers looking to go the extra mile.

Stealth Marketing: How Brands Infiltrate Vine With Product PlacementSneakyVine

With almost 40 million users and no paid advertising, Vine is a big obstacle for marketers. In his article on Mashable, Kurt Wagner explains how and why marketers are sneaking onto the social media platform in the form of product placements.

The Weekly Measure SEO

Assessing Hummingbird’s Impact On Search – 10 Months Later

Eric Enge writes a post on Search Engine Land looking back at the effects of Hummingbird and also provides some insight into the future of search and Google. His goal for the post is to “help dispel the myth that Hummingbird is an algorithm.” Head on over to see if his lengthy post does just that.

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On Search Engine Watch, Jay Taylor talks about using SEO to make sure you get the right audience to your site. In the post, he gives step-by-step instructions so that SEOs can do this on their own.

The Weekly Measure Link Building

4 Killer Outreach Techniques to Earn Links

One of the hardest parts of link building is the outreach. On Isoosi, Steve Wiideman gives four outreach techniques you can use to secure great placements as well as an example email you can use again and again.

Link Quality vs. Quantity: Why Quality Always Wins

Matthew Zajechowski wrote an article on Digital Third Coast on a subject many marketers have with clients and with each other: quantity vs. quality. In his article he goes through how to identify a quality backlink, why they are important and how to strike a balance between the two tactics.

TWM-July-Events

July 21-31, 2014: DMAI Annual Convention Las Vegas, NV

July 28-30, 2014: Search Exchange Charlotte, NC

August 11-14, 2014: ClickZ Live San Francisco, CA

August 14-15, 2014: LeadsCon New York, NY

August 18-19, 2014: Frontier International Kuala Lumpur

August 19-20, 2014: MarTech Boston, MA

August 24-27, 2014: Dialogue Conference Sweden

September 8 -11, 2014: Content Marketing World Cleveland, OH

September 30 – October 2, 2014: SMX East 2014 New York, NY

October 2, 2014: Content Jam Chicago, IL

October 6-9, 2014: Pubcon Las Vegas, NV

October 15-16, 2014: Seattle Interactive Seattle, WA

October 22-24, 2014: Information Development World San Jose, CA

1 Comment

  • Matthew Zajechowski Jul 25, 2014

    Hey Blair,

    Thanks for linking to and sharing the article I wrote. Great roundup!