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The SEO process looks the same, for the most part, for any website owner. Small businesses and large businesses have the same goal–to improve their search engine presence in order to generate more visitors to the site. The process begins with industry and keyword research, then on site optimization, and then ongoing link building. Because enterprise organizations have more resources than smaller companies, it would seem as if an enterprise SEO campaign would be more successful. This isn’t always the case, especially since enterprise organizations often make mistakes that smaller companies do not. Here are 3 common mistakes that large corporations make during an SEO campaign.
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When blogs and social media rose to prominence about a decade ago, pundits were quick to declare that these innovations would likely spell the end of the news media. After all, the word “media” literally refers to being an intermediary (note the word “media” embedded in “intermediary”). If newsmakers could now reach their audiences directly via the Internet, what use would there be for intermediaries to carry the news? The news media, it was believed, would be one of the first industries to be “disintermediated,” a multisyllabic word for “cutting out the middleman.” Read the remainder of this entry »
Yesterday’s Biznology® Webinar by Paul Gillin was about how to prepare for and prevent social media attacks on your brand. That Facebook page you set up to promote your business might just become your biggest headache. Customers who used to suffer frustration in silence now have a voice, and they’re taking their opinions to the whole world. Customer attacks on brands via Twitter, blogs, Facebook, Change.org and many other outlets are skyrocketing, and the task of protecting brand reputation has become one of the top concerns of corporate executives and marketers.
Yesterday, Chris Abraham of Reputation.com presented our latest Biznology® Webinar about taking back your online reputation. In today’s 24-hour news cycle, crisis response is essential to every company’s communications strategy; however, after all the dust settles and it looks like you’re in the clear, what happens when all of the negative press finds its way onto Internet search? How do you prevent all this bad news from making it to the first page of Google results? Or worse, how do you scrub all the bad news that’s already made it to the top half of the first page of the search results? Is it even possible? It’s not easy – it’s really hard, actually – demanding a terrific investment of resources over time. Read the remainder of this entry »
What is the future of digital marketing? What skills will be required for the successful digital marketer? Mike Moran asked a similar question on this blog two weeks ago: Are you turning your marketing into PR? Back in the early days (circa 2004), my colleagues and I debated which function should “own” social media. As the head of global public relations, I thought it was crystal clear: the public relations function was best suited, because our strengths were in creating two-way conversations and managing risk. Not surprisingly, my marketing colleagues thought differently. Our CMO, perhaps a bit diplomatically but maybe also a bit prophetically, viewed the two disciplines as “merging.” As we look into our crystal ball, what do we see for digital marketing and PR?