The Beginner’s Guide to the Competitive Matrix [Template]

Have you ever been playing a game with your loved ones and you have to look around to suss out the competition? Whether you currently own or you’ re looking to start your own business, you need to do the same thing. A competitive analysis will help you identify your competitors and research their products, sales, and marketing strategies. By doing this, you’ ll learn your place in the market, how to differentiate yourself from your competition, and how to improve on their processes. Below, let’ s learn what a competitive matrix is, and review some templates and examples. Before…

Posted by meghanpahinuiWhat is duplicate content, and why is it a concern for your website? Better yet, how can you find it and fix it? In this week’s episode of Whiteboard Friday, Moz Learn Team specialist, Meghan, walks through some handy (and hunger-inducing) analogies to help you answer these questions!  Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high resolution version in a new tab! Video Transcription Hey, Moz fans. Welcome to another edition of Whiteboard Friday. I’m Meghan, and I’m part of the Learn Team here at Moz. Today we’re going to talk a bit about duplicate content. …

RFQ vs. RFP: What’s the Difference?

Have you ever shopped for something online, compared prices, and read reviews until you knew you were making the right decision? That’s similar to what businesses do when they need to purchase something as well, except it’s a slightly more formal process. In the business world, the process includes having vendors or companies submit RFPs (request for proposal) or RFQs (request for quote) so you can compare their products and services. These documents help businesses decide which vendor they want to buy from. It’s similar to when we, as consumers, shop online and look at prices and reviews to compare,…

The Plain English Guide to Demand-Side Platforms (DSP)

As a marketer, you might be focused on creating organic content most of the time. But you should keep in mind that paid advertising is just as important. When you manage the paid ads for your business, you can go through individual ad managers such as Google Ads or Facebook Ads. However, that’s not the only option. You can also use demand-side platforms (DSP), which are automated, as a way to purchase and manage your online ads. In fact, did you know that in 2020 $46.86 billion, or 88.7% of all US mobile display ad dollars, were transacted via automated…

The Future of Advertising [Expert Predictions & Data]

In a world of banner blindness, I’m sure you’re concerned about the future of advertising. If you’re in marketing, I’ll bet it’s one of your bigger concerns. But it’s a new dawn and it’s a new day. And as technology and advertising continue to evolve, so will your strategies. Below, let’s dive into the future of digital, mobile, video, and TV advertising. Future of Digital Advertising Let’s start out with some stats: 91% of respondents agree ads are more intrusive today compared to two to three years ago, and 87% agree there are more ads in general (HubSpot) 42% of…

What is Clubhouse? [+Should Marketers Care?]

In 2020, you might have heard your favorite influencers talking about a mysterious new social media app called Clubhouse. But, unless you had a huge online following of your own, you might just be getting access to the app now. Until a few months ago, Clubhouse was a platform where big-name celebrities, company leaders, Silicon Valley investors, and some of the web’s top global influencers could have uncensored audio group chats about their lives, hobbies, work, or industries. Now, as the invite-only Clubhouse continues to gain media coverage and a growing pool of non-celebrity users, you might be wondering, “What the…

How to Write a Marketing Resume Hiring Managers Will Notice [Free 2021 Templates + Samples]

Contents of a Great Marketing Resume A great marketing resume should be well written and formatted, one page in length, define your unique value proposition and contain details of your employment and education. Depending on the company and the job, you can also add an interests and hobbies section to your marketing resume. It’s ironic, but despite knowing how to sell products and services, so many marketers have a hard time selling themselves. It can often be difficult to turn the spotlight inward, but creating a standout resume is a skill all marketers need to perfect if they want to…

19 Social Media Marketing Myths to Leave Behind in 2021

Like any major marketing strategy of the past decade, social media has had plenty of time to accumulate some big myths. And despite the fact that data has disproven a number of marketing myths today, some marketers will still hold onto a few, simply because it’s hard to keep up-to-date on what’s really going on with social media. Yes, social media landscapes change dramatically every day. However, as a marketer, it’s important to identify myth from reality in order to create an effective social media strategy.  To help you separate fact from fiction, I put my MythBusters hat on and…

The Ultimate Guide to Advertising in 2021

When you hear the word advertising, what comes to mind? Do you think of banner ads on your favorite website? Those hilarious Super Bowl commercials? The billboards along the highway or posters in the subway stations? While most of us have a pretty good idea of what advertising looks like, we often struggle to nail down exactly what it means — and how to do it well. From the printing press to pop-up ads, advertising has certainly changed with the times. Despite this, though, the need for advertising hasn’t changed, and neither have the techniques and best practices that make…

10 Steps to Blend STAT Ranking Data with Site Performance Metrics

Posted by AndrewMillerToo often, we assume that SEO best practices will work in any industry against any competitive set. But most best practices go untested and may not be “best” in every situation. We all know that tactics that worked in 2020 won’t necessarily move the needle in 2021 as Core Web Vitals (CWV) and other signals shuffle to the front. We have to do better for our businesses and our clients. I’m a data nerd at heart with lots of battle scars from 15 years in SEO. The idea of analyzing thousands of local SERPs sounded like too much…