We talk a lot about the Online Magazine Index – OMI – that’s a fairly accurate measure of a publisher’s Internet savvy. In subscription website publishing, you should easily have more unique visitors to your website than you have print subscribers.
If you’re not driving more Internet traffic than you are selling paid subscriptions, something’s desperately … Continue
Do digital subscriptions finally bring an end to $6, $7, $8 and $9 magazine pricing?
I’m not the first, and I won’t be the last, to comment on magazine pricing strategies in the online age. It’s a topic of burning importance to publishers, after all, now that the new digital versions of their products are in … Continue
Coming up with the right topic for a successful subscription website is usually the biggest stumbling block for those wanting to get into this business.
Choosing your site topic is a serious issue, as the topic you choose pretty much dictates your chances of success with a subscription website. However, more serious than the topic of … Continue
How big is the Martha Stewart brand? The formal name, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, pretty much says it all. And Googling the name for news of the company in the media world delivers stunning results.
Page 1 of Google results delivered nine listings from the website itself, and the usual listing from Wikipedia. One the second … Continue
The New Yorker shows that it’s not only the wave of the future, but can also remedy the sins of the past. Take a trip with me today to the Big Apple, home of The New Yorker magazine. This venerable publication, like everyone else in the industry, has struggled in the Internet era with declining … Continue
Online newsletters are the secret you’ve been searching for
If you’re looking for an easy answer to online publishing success, stop reading. We don’t have one.
We know dozens of publishers who have made online publishing a large part of their revenue stream.
At Mequoda we get about 30,000 unique visitors every month. As a niche marketing blog for publishers, that ain’t too shabby! … Continue
Best blog names contain a keyword phrase
One of the huge advantages of creating a new portal brand is having the chance to pick the name with SEO in mind.
This is our absolute favorite strategy for naming blogs and portals. In this principle strategy for choosing the best blog name we take your uber phrase and … Continue
A proven roadmap to Internet publishing success, in 90 minutes
Stop guessing: Learn the Mequoda strategies that have earned millions for others … Continue
With an online editor’s job description changing from print to digital, it’s important to understand the role for digital publishing success
In order to succeed online, publishers need to have staff that understand the digital evolution.
A significant portion of our consulting strategy relies on properly staffing an organization. If you choose the wrong staff members, or … Continue
Mequoda’s only purpose in life is to prevent any other publishing company from going out of business, ever. That’s why we offer our decades of experience, proven best practices and user-friendly Mequoda Method for digital publishing success in our three-day Internet Marketing Intensive, the definitive training course in publishing and marketing content online. … Continue
You too can build a digital publishing empire with this Mequoda marketing method
Did you ever hear the one about the small, special-interest publisher who made more than $2 million from a single, 12-page PDF?
Would you believe me if I told you that content was free?
Believe it. It’s not a fairy tale – it’s a true … Continue
Whether you’re outsourcing your Internet marketing services or building an internal Internet marketing services department, these 11 content marketing job functions are key
I’ve been running marketing services departments and companies for the better part of 30 years. Mequoda Group is an independent co-operative Internet marketing services company that currently supports 20+ client organizations. The most … Continue
How recycling, repurposing, and repackaging content can create alignment in your marketing efforts
The number of steps required to create an effective audience development plan often confuses people new to organic content marketing. One of my favorite tricks is to use the acronym ARM to help people remember that there are three distinct elements or parts … Continue
A look at email marketing statistics you must know
Email is the cornerstone of your audience development and product selling goals. An online editor’s primary responsibility is to reuse, recycle and repurpose premium information product content as free email newsletters and website posts. If you’re a Mequoda System editor, your main goal is to build the … Continue
Look no further than these 11 examples to make your landing pages wildly successful
Whether you’re selling a product or hoping to trade a free report for an email address, your landing page is where you lay it all on the line. Badly written copy, sloppy formatting and lackluster layout lead to death on a page.
But … Continue
1 Piece of Content + 90 Minutes = Millions in Revenue
You may never be Rupert Murdoch.
But you could become Consumer Reports, Morningstar, Meredith or any of the many publishers who are currently making millions from their content on the Internet by attending Mequoda’s Internet Marketing Intensive this January in New York City. … Continue
Gutenberg is dead. And you will be, too, if you don’t make the transition now to meet the public’s growing demand for digital information.
Fortunately, there is one resource, one unique program that can change the way you, your staff and your entire organization think of the Internet and help you catch up to the future. … Continue
I want to usher in 2013 by sharing some of my top articles from this past year. Each of these articles received a favorable amount of social interaction, so in case you missed them, here are my top 12 articles of 2012. … Continue
Six membership site ideas all digital publishers must follow
How to make a membership website is a topic many publishers struggle with. Membership and subscription websites can be hugely successful in generating revenue for publishers with evergreen and updated content.
However, understanding how to make a membership website is often overlooked during the planning process. Let’s take … Continue
So, you’re the keyword checker in your publishing company. Maybe you’re the editor, who writes blog posts and optimizes them for the web. Or maybe you’re the analyst who compiles the keywords for the editors and copywriters to use. Either way, your sacred title of keyword checker comes with great responsibility to help your business … Continue
Save the dates for these industry-leading training experiences!
CHARLESTOWN, MA, Dec. 19, 2012 – Mequoda Group, a leading provider of consulting, training and support services to digital publishers, has announced its 2013 training calendar. … Continue
These SEO copywriting tips will help you rank higher, attracting new audience members
SEO copywriting is a unique creature, pairing creative content with technical guidelines. To be successful at the craft, one must strike a chord with the audience members by appealing to their emotions, self interests and mind set, following keyword phrase parameters that have … Continue
Discover how Harvard University uses analytics to gain Google visibility, increase website traffic and sell premium content
Google Analytics should be every online publisher’s best friend … but most don’t have a clue how to use it.
Mequoda Group, a leading consultant to online publishers including The Motley Fool, Consumer Reports, Crain Communications and International Data … Continue
Last chance to register for today’s live webinar on crafting breakthrough sales letters
If you don’t know how to write great sales letters, you will fail as a copywriter.
This sentiment resonates even more online. Words are the key to audience development and content marketing revenues online. They are more important than ever before – are you … Continue
Three or four times a year I get to help launch a new website. Given that we use organic sources like search engines, links from referring websites, and social media to drive qualified traffic, getting those first visitors to a new website is an interesting challenge. The tips provided below will help increase website traffic … Continue
Join us Dec. 4 for Writing Breakthrough Sales Letters and receive a template you can use for creating killer direct response copy
It’s called copywriting for a reason!
All of the best copywriters steal techniques, subject lines, and calls-to-action from other writers, then they test the copy on their own audiences. … Continue
Publishing is at a crossroads. Are you ready?
No one is in business to fail. But with demand for digital content off the charts, no one can afford to put off making the transition to online publishing. Why, in just a few weeks, Newsweek will publish its last print edition ever. Are you ready to make … Continue
The Internet Marketing Intensive is characterized by the comprehension of its parts
The Internet Marketing Intensive is a holistic program. It’s designed to take all things digital, and put them in the context of your overall digital publishing strategy. This program isn’t a tactics course; it’s a strategy program.
If you must meet the needs of current … Continue
Using website analytics to determine your top keywords and then what to do with them
When a client first comes to us, one of the first questions they ask is, “What are my top keywords?” And what they’re usually talking about are the keywords they should be ranking for, but so many times we forget that … Continue
Who’s the biggest audience development success of the year in the Mequoda family – and how did they do it?
Of more than 60 Mequoda systems, one publishing website has achieved higher traffic growth than all the others during a 12-month period ending June 2012. For the fourth time, Mequoda has honored that digital publisher with … Continue
These things are what make a Mequoda System. Options you have when building a publishing website are somewhat resilient in the way that while we always grow to adapt the tools we’re working with and the architecture to stay modern, but the end-goals don’t waver. … Continue
Reserve your place at the Audience Development Summit now or miss out on two days of best practices, case studies and successful strategies for online publishing and audience development
As some watch digital strategies emerge and print publishers continue to struggle, we’ve designed a strategy for a new outcome.
The Audience Development Summit addresses the new publishing … Continue
If you’re reading this post, you’re probably looking for an Internet marketing company, agency or consultant to help with your Internet marketing strategy and execution.
Internet marketing is easy to do and hard to master.
Internet marketing companies come in all shapes and sizes. If you’re shopping for one, it’s important to find an Internet marketing company … Continue
Register now to join an elite group of publishers, CEOs, content marketers and editors as we teach how to build online audiences
If you don’t take your organization to the next digital level right now, it may be too late.
With new media options developing almost daily, and consumers demanding change, you must reach these consumers, develop … Continue
So there’s an article you want to write, and you’re diving into your Keyword Universe, a giant spreadsheet that’s filled with columns of keywords ready for the taking and for optimization. Unfortunately on this day, there are keywords you want to use, but you have no idea how much competition is out there.
The quick … Continue
Who’s the biggest audience development success of the year in the Mequoda family – and how did they do it?
Of more than 60 Mequoda systems, one publishing website has achieved higher traffic growth than all the others in the past 12 months. For the fourth time, Mequoda will honor that digital publisher with its Rocket … Continue
Take a look at these three case studies to better understand how you can combine content marketing strategy and relationship marketing strategy to sell while you sleep
3 major focal points for digital publishers
Website traffic remains fundamental to digital publishers’ success, regardless of the Internet business models they utilize.
What are you doing to drive website traffic? How are you converting this traffic to more manageable relationships?
There are three major methods digital publishers are actively using to drive website visitors and convert them … Continue
Successful publishers always utilize multiple revenue streams. Doing so offers the best opportunity for growth as brand recognition can develop through multiple platforms.
Throughout the years we’ve identified 12 ways publishers can generate revenue online. Of course, not every publisher utilizes all the available opportunities. But mixing and matching the correct revenue streams with your brand’s … Continue
Updated speakers, topics and roundtables for the Audience Development Summit 2012 – come on down!
No event is ever perfect, but we’re trying our best to achieve that for the upcoming Audience Development Summit 2012, Oct. 23-25 in New York City! We’ve added some amazing new speakers and uncovered great new information to share with our … Continue
The Mequoda Summit West 2012 highlights some advanced SEO strategies
By now, digital publishers who receive a lot of traffic through search engines have the basics of SEO covered.
It’s the advanced strategies however that can lead to even more visibility. … Continue
Do not forget the power of blockbuster SEO posts in 2012
We’ve discussed blockbuster posts before.
In fact, Don Nicholas, CEO of Mequoda Group, wrote a great article on the process of writing blockbuster SEO posts in 2011. … Continue
Mequoda’s Audience Development Summit 2012 is more than just talking heads. Not only do you learn the secrets and strategies of the leaders in Internet marketing in six eye-opening sessions, you get to pick their brains, too!
Take home proven strategies for successful digital publishing, niche marketing, content strategy, marketing digital subscriptions and more. Then ask … Continue
Three critical questions every website publisher must answer.
Who runs audience development for your organization? When a website publisher asks me to help them increase website traffic and build a loyal online audience, the first question I ask is, “Who runs audience development for your organization?” I get a wide variety of answers. At smaller independent … Continue
Having an active community is the first step in developing an audience.
The larger the community you have, the quicker your audience will grow.
The community consists of contributors who associate with your content. They will be active with your brand, from spreading your content to creating content for you.