The Weekly Measure: Optimized Content, Link Spam & Navigating Google

The Weekly Measure: Optimized Content, Link Spam & Navigating Google

The Weekly Measure is a collection of curated internet marketing news taken from sites all around the web. The newsletter covers the latest in content marketing, paid search, social media, search engine optimization, email marketing and link building industry updates.

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Content Marketing

Back to Basics: How to Write Effective Headlines

– Act-On


Get tips on how to write effective headlines, a compelling window into whatever you are writing.

The Future Model for Content Marketing and Media Are Identical

– Content Marketing Institute


A content business model is about the business, not just about marketing. Learn why it should be considered by most brands.

Paid Search

6 Ecommerce PPC Best Practices to Improve Your Advertising ROI

– Vertical Measures


More and more people are shopping online, and advertising platforms have taken notice, giving more on-page real estate to retail-related ads.

Is It Time to Invest in PPC for Your Content?

– Content Marketing Institute


Learn how pay-per-click marketing can work to boost your content’s success.

Social Media

Why (And How) to Buy Twitter Followers

– Search Engine Journal


Should you buy Twitter followers? This guide will explore the pros and cons of why and how to buy both fake and real Twitter followers.

3 Ways to Add Facebook Live to Your Marketing Strategy

– Social Media Examiner


Do you want to use Facebook Live for more exposure? Discover three creative ways to use Facebook Live and broadcast more often.

Search Engine Optimization

How Does Google Handle CSS + Javascript “Hidden” Text? – Whiteboard Friday

– Moz


Does Google treat text kept behind “read more” links with the same importance as non-hidden text? The short answer is “no,” but there’s more nuance to it than that.

Who Should Optimize Content: SEOs or Content Writers?

– Search Engine Land


Search engine optimization (SEO) and content marketing have a lot of overlap, but they’re still separate disciplines. Columnist Stoney deGeyter discusses who should ultimately own content optimization.

Link Building

Find Out How Much Traffic a Website Gets: 3 Ways Compared

– Ahrefs


Three most well-known ways to estimate website’s traffic compared. Plus some advice on estimating website traffic with no tools at all.

Link Spam — What’s Old Is New Again

– Target Marketing


Link spam is like the proverbial crabgrass in the digital lawn. It requires continuous attention to keep it from taking over.


Rethinking Subscriptions: Lessons Learned During the HubSpot Marketing Blog’s Email Overhaul

– Hubspot


Last month, we flipped the HubSpot Marketing Blog’s email subscription on its head. Here’s what we learned.

Improve Your Email Campaigns with These 7 Best Practices

– Campaign Monitor


Find tips to improve your email campaign. Campaign Monitor shares email marketing tactics that work best for your business and increase engagement.

Zack Jones

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