Last month, I said that SEO is the top skill for digital marketers. This might seem outrageous to one who has not read that post. Even to those who have read it, it might seem controversial. Many people in my Twitter stream are calling SEO the bane of the web. @markwschaefer, for example, recently tweeted: “SEO is the plague of the world.” How could it be a vital skill and be such a pariah? The point of this post is to counter these objections and show how SEO skills are so vital to critical web development roles.
It’s that time of the year when observers can’t resist making predictions about developments on the horizon. I hereby take up that tradition, offering up four random prognostications for where B2B digital marketing is headed in 2013. My topics include Facebook, content marketing, personal branding, and data hygiene—certainly an eclectic mix. I encourage readers to add their own. [Read more...]
Edelman recruited me because I blogged aboutWal-Mart; Rosetta Stone invited me to blog for them because I blogged about learning German; AdAge invited me to write for their DigtialNext andGlobal News blogs; blogging about social media marketing resulted in being invited bySocialmedia.biz and this blog, Biznology, to blog for them; and in the fervor of the presidential elections, I pursued column inches in The Huffington Post. In large part, I can thank blogging for most of my professional success. There is no more efficient way of expressing passion, what you know and how you think than writing it out and a blog is the perfect platform. [Read more...]