SEO

Beyond Clicks: Headlines That Persuade

In the days when articles were on physical paper, headlines appeared in large type directly above the content. They were written to capture the essence of the story and, frequently, amuse with clever wordplay. While a newspaper’s main headline was written, in part, to sell copies, article headlines served to get you to read, or start reading, the article.

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Blog Headline Writing Lessons from Mega-traffic Sites

What’s one of the most simple traffic building tools that even most top bloggers don’t use? Surprisingly, few bloggers take advantage of the ability to target a separate headline for people browsing the site and people searching via Google, Bing, etc..

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Does Your Domain Say “Trust Me?”

Do web searchers pay attention to the domain where the link in the search results leads them? A few years ago, I would have said “no.” For years, I’ve operated or advised websites that ranked at or near the top for various brand names, and found many users assumed the site WAS that brand. Even the most cursory look at either the domain or the site itself would show the site to be unaffiliated with the brand, but oblivious visitors would post inquiries about customer service problems, purchase locations, and so on.

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How B2B Marketers Can Get More Leads into the Funnel via Inbound Marketing

Guest Post by: Maria Pergolino

At my previous company my success was measured by number of leads. If I hit the right number, I was in the clear. If the total lead count was high, I was awesome. If I was short of my lead goal, I had some explaining to do. Makes sense, right? More leads equals more won deals. Management could understand these metrics. It was easy for the VP of Sales to see my results via a dashboard in the CRM system. Life was good. Well, that is unless you were a sales rep. (Don’t worry. I learned the right way fast, becoming a demand generation machine!)

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Collecting Visitor Info: Reward vs. Reciprocity

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How B2Bs Can Improve SEO by Avoiding Duplicate Content

Guest Post by: Maria Pergolino

Last week I attended Search Engine Strategies in San Jose and joined in on a session about Duplicate Content. This session was very interesting, but since it was not part of their B2B track, was not focused specifically on how it affects B2B marketers.

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Proof: Headlines Are Crucial

Should you spend as much time polishing the few words of your headline as on the hundreds of words that comprise your news article or blog post? The answer may well be, “Yes!” according to a new study by OTOInsights. In an unusual combination of neuromarketing and social media research, the firm looked at how users responded to Digg entries using eye-tracking and physiological signals (heart rate, breath rate, body temperature, skin conductance) as well as traditional survey methods. What users focused on, and what they mostly ignored, make interesting reading:

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A Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Survival Guide for Marketing Managers (part 2) - Unabridged

note: this is part 2 of 2 in a series of articles on the subject of SEO and marketing, originally published at Bnet.co.uk. This piece is the unabridged version of the article.

10 steps for improving your SEO dramatically and simply

including a slideshare pictorial guide for SEO marketers (see bottom of article)

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SEO: Beyond Text

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