Ann Smarty

  • What Were Americans Asking Google on Christmas?

    Researching niche questions is a great way to come up with awesome content that spreads, especially when it comes to timely and seasonal content. Here’s an example of question research that will come in handy for your next year’s content planning. Guys from Serpstat collected the most outstanding questions with the words “New Year” and “Christmas” for Google US.

    Ann Smarty/ Internet Marketing Ninjas Blogin Google- 12 readers -
  • Your 6-Week Checklist For Launching A Digital Product

    A good digital product is worth its weight in gold. While most content can be recycled (and indeed, recycled content may be part of your new digital product), having something stationary to offer your audience – whether that be an ebook, a webinar, a video series or anything else – is great for building brand loyalty, increasing visibility and generating conversions that your ...

    Ann Smarty/ Jeffbullas's Blog- 25 readers -
  • Here Are 7 Better Ways To Organize Your Online Connections

    I go to conferences and conventions on a semi-regular basis. Sometimes I am a speaker, sometimes an attendee. I make it a priority because it is a fantastic way to increase my networking circle while producing content and even improving my authority. Since attending events I have seen a definite upswing in my resulting profit margin and brand awareness.

    Ann Smarty/ Denise Wakeman- 16 readers -
  • What is keyword clustering, and who cares? (Hint: you should!)

    Are you still optimizing for “keyword strings”? You are not alone! The problem is, the industry is moving on, so don’t fall behind and learn to implement a smarter approach to keyword research: Keyword clustering. Single-keyword SEO has been a staple for a long time. Remember how we used to have a separate page for every tiny variation of a keyword? At that time we’d optimize ...

    Ann Smarty/ Search Engine Watch- 16 readers -
  • 5 Tips for a Winning Youtube Custom Video Thumbnail

    YouTube is one of the most useful tools for content marketing. The problem is the high number of competing videos you have to stand out against. According to the site’s statistics, 100 hours of video are uploaded on YouTube every single minute! You read that right… that is 6,000 in an hour, 144,000 hours in a day. Your best bet will always be building a consistent audience.

    Ann Smarty/ Internet Marketing Ninjas Blogin Social- 11 readers -
  • 6 lesser known tools to power your content marketing

    It seems like a small selection of tools just keeps traveling from article to article these days. Opening a freshly-published article on a popular blog, I feel like I’ve already read it, because I know all the listed tools. To celebrate “undercover” tools in the marketing industry, I picked six tools I use which I seldom or never see mentioned in other people’s articles.

    Ann Smarty/ Search Engine Watchin EMail Content- 30 readers -
  • 8 Marketing Dashboards and Alerts to Keep Your Team Organized

    Content marketing is tough to organize. First of all, it involves a lot of creative tasks and creativity is impossible to scale. Secondly, a content marketing team is often scattered all over the country (or even all over the world) because it’s tough to keep so much diverse talent under one roof.

    Ann Smarty/ The SEM Post- 11 readers -