Link Building Tips: How to Find Blogs that Accept Comments and Links

This post reveals one of our favorite techniques for discovering social comment marketing opportunities.  When done responsibly, comment marketing on blogs and other social channels isn’t just an opportunity to create value for your brand. It’s also an opportunity to posit yourself as an expert in your niche while earning a contextually relevant link back [...]

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An Illustrated Guide to Optimal SEO Process [INFOGRAPHIC]

Several weeks ago, we guest blogged on ProBlogger about SEO Automation, discussing redundant optimization tasks that were probably best left to tools, with the goal of getting more time to focus on actual strategy and execution. We also published an SEO automation infographic that was created by our SEO for Salesforce product team, which appears [...]

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Mystery Shopper Campaigns: Which Metrics Matter?

Your sales team is your front line. They are your strikers, your power forwards and your running backs. As evidence-based marketers we spend ample time generating leads, but in the end, we can only bring leads to Sales. It’s up to the sales team to escort them through the sales funnel. Though it would be [...]

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How to Build Your Own Free Social Media Command Center [Infographic]

It’s no secret that big companies like Dell and Gatorade have teams that are dedicated to monitoring their brands. Gatorade revealed their Mission Control Center in this YouTube video and claims to be setting the stage for digital leadership by monitoring, listening and engaging with what people say about their brand. Not everyone has the [...]

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The Evolution of SEO [INFOGRAPHIC]

  SEO strategies have changed immeasurably over the past decade. In the past couple of years alone, search personalization, constant changes to the Google algorithm, the rise of social media and the demise of Yahoo have been major game changers. None will be as transformative as the change to revenue-based SEO. Put another way, corporate executives [...]

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How Evidence-Oriented Consumers Have Reshaped the Buying Cycle

As evidence-based marketers, we are constantly testing the most profitable ways to engage consumers. But consumers themselves are becoming more educated and demanding more evidence before making each purchase. The rise of evidence-oriented consumers has reshaped the buying cycle and increased the importance of quality content, social media optimization and marketing technology. In Jim Leckinski’s [...]

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Google Introduces New Social Tools as More Websites Add +1s

In the wake of launching their new social media platform, Google+, Google has just unveiled a new set of tools that will allow you to track the impact of social media sites. Google Webmaster Tools has introduced a “+1 Metrics” component that will allow you to see how +1 annotations effect your website’s click through [...]

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New Evidence That Quality Content Will Rule The Web

By now we are all familiar with Google’s aggressive push to improve the quality of its search results. So far, it has implemented ranking algorithm changes that sought to punish content farms, many of which published thousands of articles a week with the primary goal of ranking well in search results in order to display [...]

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SEM Investigation: How Does Seasonality Affect Paid Search?

  Paid search managers regularly monitor campaigns to analyze and evaluate trends, changes in performance or the effect of recently implemented optimization strategies. But sometimes it can difficult to pinpoint the exact reason for a change in campaign performance, as was the case when Evidence-based marketing investigated a recent decrease in PPC performance. Conversions Analysis [...]

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Google’s Panda Update Changes Corporate Content Strategies

This week Google announced major algorithm update that is shaking up entire business models. The update, called “Panda,” is a response to many Google users to what has been seen as an unfair advantage given to content farm sites, many of which publish thousands of subject-specific articles per week. The widely held perception that such [...]

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