In the early days of the Internet, online marketing was basically nonexistent, and websites were essentially brochures, with simple contact forms.
The hit AMC drama, Mad Men, has painted a romanticized portrait of the golden age of advertising. Brand messaging was created and signed off over drinks and cigarettes; a creative tag line was all you needed for success; and TV, print, and radio were your only options as a marketer. Cut to 2014 and the Mad Men mystique seems like nothing more than a fairytale. Print is dying, you can't smoke indoors, and online ads are limited by character counts and how large of a bid you can afford.The golden age of advertising may seem like a fantasy, but is it really gone? Not entirely. The spirit Mad Men portrays has not died; in fact, it is more alive than ever, specifically in Social Media and SEO campaigns.
Traffic is something every Internet marketer or blogger needs to survive online. It is not always an easy task and sometimes you put in a large amount of time into a post only to find out that nearly no one has viewed it. You have a great topic, an epic title and some solid content, so, where did your efforts go wrong? The Internet is a vast, busy world and with over 100 million blogs, it can be easy for your blog to go unnoticed. So where do you start? How can you attract visitors? Whether you just launched your first blog, or are struggling to grow traffic to an established one, here are some of best practices to boost blog views:
If you haven't figured it out by now, content is a very useful (and necessary) part of the wonderful world of inbound marketing. Many successful companies use content in a number of ways including videos, blogs, and infographics to improve their lead generation and to grow their businesses. For many inbound marketers however, business blogging has become one of the most effective platforms for publishing and maintaining great content.
Blogging has proven to be an extremely advantageous resource that can demonstrate to your customers your company's value. Many companies that have implemented a content strategy such as blogging, find that they are able to more effectively drive traffic to their website, convert leads, build stronger relationships with their audience, and overall generate more business for their company.
Yes! I want my marketing tactics to be less effective! said no marketer ever. There are a lot of trends emerging in the digital marketing world for 2014, and if you don't roll with the times, you'll find your company's marketing campaigns less effective. Who wants that!
Being a blogger is easy, anyone can sign up and begin writing, but to become successful at it? Now that's a skill coveted by most.
So you've begun your blogging adventure, that's great! You've probably decided to make the move from traditional advertising to content marketing as you've heard (from countless sources) how beneficial inbound marketing can be when used properly.