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Do you experience the pain, frustration and overwhelm I feel when logging into Google Analytics – and you’re just buried in data. Maybe like me, you struggle to immediately connect all the dots to useful reports, outcomes and action items. My guest today told me about some things I’d didn’t even know were possible in GA – and better yet – how to apply them to better our SEO and Content efforts.
You may not know this, but when Tim Ferriss was launching his enormously successful Podcast, my guest today was one of just a few veteran podcasters Tim reached out to ask for advise. That makes sense. John’s show, EOFire, receives over 1.5 million monthly listens (and Tim’s show has crossed over 100 million downloads total).
Has this ever happened to you? You create the best 10x piece of content imaginable. (It really is 10x right?) You invest time, research and money into it. You hit publish and you know it’s going to go crazy! But then it doesn’t. That’s because “build it and they will come” is not always true. You have to build it, promote it – and then if you’re content and message is good ...
That title is no hyperbole. I don’t know what number you would guess ‘massive’ means, but Ross and his company Siege Media have grown traffic by 250,000-500,000 monthly visits for clients like Zillow, TripAdviser and ZipRecruiter. I’d call that ‘massive’! I wanted to know how they do this, so I invited him on the show to find out.
If you were to ask me: “Dan, choose an industry to build a website around to get traffic from Google” I would definitely NOT choose the medical and supplements industry. It’s super hard to get Google and users to trust you, and rank above sites like Wikipedia, WedMD. But that’s exactly what my guest, Sol Orwell did with his site Examine.
Yes, I copied the title exactly from Mark’s Moz Post. In fact that’s WHY I invited Mark to be a guest on today’s show. He wrote a post on Moz a few weeks ago that caught quite a bit of attention from the SEO community. It was actually a response to a prior post on Moz by Tomas Vaitulevicius. called “The SEO Myth Of Going Viral”. You see, Mark used to work for the agency Distilled.
NOTE: I originally wrote this for The Next Web In August of 2016. It was officially accepted… but never published (not sure what happened). Anyway, I didn’t want it to go to waste, so I’m publishing it here! This article is BOTH a podcast episode you can listen to on it’s own, OR you can consume in text form below.
This episode is packed with tools & tactics that will help you do better marketing, by having better systems. In my last year of client work – I noticed a funny pattern. The clients getting the best results were the ones that had processes in place. This is because this means they are actually executing, and actually getting work done.
Feel like your content is not earning the attention, traffic and links it may deserve? Sometimes it just needs a few tweaks in the right direction. It’s probably 80% there, but that last 20% will take it from ‘blah’ to ‘best in class’. My guest – Craig Ballantyne talks about how he has used content to earn hundreds of high quality links, converts visitors into customers and d ...
Mark my words. The future of winning educational content – lies in also being entertaining. Or, as a friend said to me once “oh, you mean wrap it in bacon.” No… not that Bacon. This bacon. OK Dan, focus… The battle for attention is fierce, and you can educate with content, but you have to engage.
This episode is for all the SEO-heads. My guest Bill Sebald of Greenlane SEO brings massive insight into the world of agencies and working with medium to enterprise scale businesses (walk in any Mall and you’re likely to see at least a few of Greenlane SEO’s clients). We talked about: The ONE thing that helped a billion dollar brand recover organic traffic ...
I asked Corbett how he originally connected with ‘influencers’ like Pat Flynn, John Lee Dumas and Andrew Warner. His answer was so interesting, I’ve been thinking about it all week – and franky – it’s changed my mindset about marketing, podcasting and even business. And that’s what I think is so great about this discussion.
Orbit Media is a Chicago web design and development company. Yet … they’ve acquired 1,200+ links, and grown traffic to over 70,000 sessions per month with content marketing … about marketing and analytics! Andy Crestodina is the co-founder of Orbit, and he’s going to tell us all about how they grew their traffic and regularly acquire so many backlinks.
Your copywriting… the words you use – can be the difference between a sale or silence. On the web … words. They’re everything! (Yes I know there’s videos and images – but your message – starts with copy). My guest today, Pamela Wilson of Rainmaker.fm (CopyBlogger) is here to save us from bad copywriting! She gets into hands on tips for improving your titles.
Have you ever struggeled with knowing where to actually reach your target customers? Or knowing what problems or friction points they hit when researching your product or service? Or what to say to them to connect and convey that you understand what they are trying to solve? Enter ‘User Journey Mapping’.
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A lot of us “do” SEO, Inbound Marketing or content creation, but it’s essential we know about everything going on in the digital space. (You may have heard this referred to as being a T Shaped Marketer). And … the NY Times JUST announced their purchase of Wirecutter – which is a site built on Affiliate Revenue (NOT ads).
Marshall is a rare voice in the SEO industry. He combines 20 years of experience doing SEO at sites like The New York Times and Boston.com, while continuing to work hands-on with SEO with some of the world’s biggest publishers and enterprise sites. I hit Marshall with all the burning SEO questions I thought YOU the listener would want answers to.
This episode covers a LOT. But despite the wide variety of topics – I realized – everything points back to branding and simple, straightforward strategies you can implement right away, that will make a difference in your company’s brand, or your personal brand. Specifically, you will learn: How to get your CEO to invest in personal branding.