How to Create an SEO Strategy for 2020 [Template Included]

Here’s a cliche among digital marketers: Search engine optimization (SEO) isn’t what it used to be. Here’s a true statement you don’t hear as often: Your SEO strategy for 2019 shouldn’t focus on keywords. These days, most businesses understand the basic concepts of SEO and why it’s important. However, when it comes to developing and executing a sound SEO strategy for your business, just creating content for the keywords your customers are searching for is both arduous and, well, wrong. What is an SEO? Search engine optimizers (SEOs) are people who optimize websites to help them show up higher on…

A few months ago, while I was driving to the airport, I saw a billboard for Kim Kardashian’s company, SKIMS. Then, a week or so later, I was watching Instagram stories, and I saw some influencers posting reviews for the new shapewear. The next week, while I was watching E!, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” came on, and Kim was shown modeling for a SKIMS photoshoot. I had one of those moments where I thought “SKIMS is showing up everywhere!” That’s because the company has an integrated media planning strategy. A few months after these events, when I was shopping…

Content Expansion: From Prompt to Paragraph to Published Page – Whiteboard Friday

Posted by rjonesx.We’ve all been there. You’re the SEO on point for a project, and you’re also the one tasked with getting great content written well and quickly. And if you don’t have an expert at your disposal, great content can seem out of reach. It doesn’t have to be. In today’s Whiteboard Friday, Russ Jones arms you with the tools and processes to expand your content from prompt to paragraph to published piece. Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high resolution version in a new tab! Video Transcription Hey, folks, great to be back here with you…

As marketers, we know that search engine optimization (SEO) is necessary. It helps webpages rank highly on search engine results pages (SERPs). After all, 67% of all clicks go to the first five organic search results on Google. So for traffic, SEO is a must. But have you ever considered using SEO practices for, say, informing marketing decisions? Or creating networking opportunities? Only using SEO for traffic purposes is closing the door to different ways you can use the skills you already have to inform decisions in other areas. To get an idea of the different ways to use SEO,…

Stagnant organic traffic is the last thing you want to see when reviewing metrics, but it’s an issue that every marketer deals with at some point. Those dips and plateaus in traffic can come from industry changes, how your audience digests content, the amount (and quality) of new content you’re producing, or how relevant your older content is. Sometimes, all your content needs is a little refreshing and repurposing to keep your audience interested. So to inspire your repurposing efforts, I put together some benefits and examples below. Check ’em out. Why You Should Repurpose Content One of my favorite…

Everything You Need to Know About Ecommerce Marketing

With nearly every marketing operation now taking place online, it can be tough to distinguish between the various types of digital marketing people use today. For example, take ecommerce marketing — what is it and how does it compare to practices like social media, content, search engine, and email marketing? Ecommerce marketing and digital marketing are not mutually exclusive. Ecommerce websites can use all of the above digital channels to promote a product and grow their business. This ecommerce marketing guide will explore all of the digital media available today. Ecommerce marketers can use social media, digital content, search engines,…

Facebook Ad Specs & Sizes in 2020: an Updated Guide

How many characters of text can News Feed ads have again? What about image dimensions for the Right Column sidebar? Between various image sizes and character requirements, figuring out how to optimize your Facebook ads for the various page spaces and ad objectives available to you can get pretty confusing. To take the headache out of preparing to run a Facebook ad campaign, here’s a handy cheatsheet of Facebook image ad sizes and dimensions for every type of ad you can purchase on Facebook — no matter what your ad’s objective or call to action is. Paired with using an…

40 Remote Work Stats to Know in 2020

In 2020, workplaces are embracing remote work options more than ever before. This is definitely apparent at HubSpot, where we have a quickly growing fleet of more than 300 full-time remote employees as well as partial remote options for those who work in our offices. As someone who’d never really understood the perks of remote work, my time at HubSpot has allowed me to embrace this work style. While I primarily work in office, I usually spend one or two days a week working from home. During this time, I’m able to build out content strategies, take time for analytics…

Nowadays, Amazon is the largest retailer in the world. Additionally, in September 2019, over 150 million mobile users accessed the Amazon app, making it the most popular shopping app in the U.S. By comparison, Walmart was in second place with a mere 76 million users. However, if you work for a smaller ecommerce business, you’ve likely struggled against the Goliath that is Amazon. If your products or services don’t rank at the top on Amazon, it’s easy to get lost in the mix — but avoiding Amazon altogether isn’t a good strategy either, since the majority of consumers turn to…

The 10 Best Blogging Platforms & How to Pick One

As a baseball player turned blogger, my blogging platform is just as important to me as my bat was to me back in the day. If I went up to the plate with a quality bat that I personally preferred swinging, I would feel more confident, boosting my chances of getting a hit. If I didn’t, I would most likely tap a dribbler back to the pitcher. Similarly, when blogging eventually replaced baseball in life, I discovered using a blogging platform I was comfortable with and liked, which enabled me to produce better work and results. If I didn’t, I…