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
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
Your editorial guide to making work days a little shorter
So you’re the new editor of a daily online blog, takes with editorial and audience development responsibilities. You might be posting five to 20 or more new blogs per week. Since online editors are the new online marketers, you’re probably tasked with a few other things … Continue
A rare opportunity to learn from the best in digital publishing
Many publishers of digital media will spend their entire careers and never meet the stars of their industry, let alone learn their secrets. This is your chance to avoid that fate. Mequoda’s Audience Development Summit 2012 delivers two of these stars, and if you’re there, … Continue
Developing new channels and partnerships gives strength to online publishers.
Offering content for little or no money puts direct emphasis on the need to have volume. To succeed as digital publishers, it’s necessary to develop a digital retail network and affiliate networks so you have more sources for selling and promoting your content. … Continue
Posting on Facebook feels like traveling to the Emerald City to visit the Great Oz. You post a blockbuster article, or a hilarious behind-the-scenes photo but yet it’s some man behind the curtain that determines who sees it. What determines your “reach” on Facebook has little to do with variables that you control.
In contrast, Twitter … Continue
The email newsletters with the highest open rates and click-through rates have some specific reasons for their success
During the month of June, we sent out 20 daily email newsletters and five Week in Review emails. Additionally, we sent out at least one promotional email each week during the month.
Recently I took a look at the … Continue
Email marketing continues to be a valuable resource online and updated statistics helps email marketers prepare accordingly
Every time I come across stats related to email marketing activity, I get excited to share them with the community. Recently I read a benchmark report from Emarsys, which looks at tens of thousands of email campaigns from over … Continue
Email marketing isn’t always easy. These days there’s so much junk email that it can be very hard to get your readers to open emails, let alone create a connection with them. With the amount of spam out there it can be very difficult differentiating a good email from a waste of time. Below are … Continue
White hat SEO techniques are complex and take time to acquire.
Kim and I teach our in-house Audience Development Workshop 10 or more times per year. And yet every time I sign a new audience development consulting client, Kim needs to remind me to schedule the workshop.
I am both a journalist and engineer by training and … Continue
Email newsletters are the ideal product for content marketing. They incorporate informative and actionable content with aligned products. These components have value to both consumer and publisher; the consume gets content they are interested in, and the publisher gets the chance to generate money through their email file.
Email newsletter marketing can create a mutually beneficial … Continue
As editors of a marketing blog, it’d be easy for us at Mequoda to shout numbers and research quotes all day long. Thankfully, we “do all our own stunts” as they say, so every bit of marketing advice we give out comes with a story of how we discovered it (or at least who told … Continue
The impact of content marketing
There was a time when I approached being an online editor purely from a journalistic standpoint. My background, comprised of editorial and marketing experience, allowed me to focus on the ways I was communicating to my audience – yet I was unsure of the impact I was really having.
This issue is … Continue
Content marketing tips to build a bigger audience
Editors speak for the brands they work for, which means they have a much better pre-existing relationship with customers than anyone else at your company. They speak directly to readers through witty blog posts, metaphoric photos, and real-time replies to comments on your blog. … Continue
An online editor’s position is very different than the traditional editor might realize. In addition to creating great content, they have to follow particulars associated with the digital environment, including content marketing and audience development strategies.
Take a look at a few of these requirements below. … Continue
Six elements of engagement for better content marketing to a very important demographic
The American writer Carl Sandburg once said, “Nothing happens unless first a dream.” In today’s digital world, many Internet marketers and audience development professionals would paraphrase this differently by saying: “Nothing happens unless engagement exists.”
That’s what we are all looking for online – … Continue
From audience development with search engine optimization, to email marketing and social media, Google displays relevancy
Getting found online is important. Fortunately, search engines have made the process much easier. And according to the Pew Research Center, more people are satisfied with search engines than ever before.
Out of all the options, 83% of respondents cited Google … Continue
17 strategic questions that your next digital publishing business plan must answer
I got a call last week from a colleague who has been thinking about launching his own digital publishing business for several years. Like most of the people who come to me for help, he has assets. Over the years, I’ve discovered that assets … Continue
Tom Gale, President, Gale Media, Boulder, Colo. and Publisher, Modern Distribution Management
What takes up most of your time these days?
I’ve spent most of the past year and a half integrating the acquisition of a market research company that focuses on industrial markets and wholesale distribution channels—the audience of our newsletter and website. This is our … Continue
Eight SIPA members tell what the single-most successful thing their company is doing now
1. More than one portfolio company I’m working with today is having success using the same process: 1) Identify very specific unmet information needs of a very specific audience, horizontal or vertical. 2) Discard any information need which cannot be addressed using … Continue
If you are unable to attend any of our live workshops, but realize the information is crucial to future success, we provide options for you.
This comes to mind as a gentleman recently reached out, informing us that he wasn’t able to attend one our of recent events of seas, but has the willingness to travel … Continue
After you have a keyword universe developed, how do you make sense of all the data? A keyword universe, which is the backbone of online marketing efforts, typically consists of hundreds of thousands of keyword phrases. Where do you rank on those terms? Which keyword phrases are the most important to your online business?
The Google … Continue
Looking to the future and acting upon it now
Thus far, content publishers have been actively discovering the best practices for digital content marketing. They’ve been analyzing their publishing assets and experimenting with how their legacy content could be used to build audiences online.
Much of this process is still the same, but there is another … Continue
Independent publishers have been struggling for more than a decade to monetize blogs, portals, and communities; digital books and magazines are changing their Internet business models from sponsor to user driven.
At our recent Digital Content Marketing Bootcamp in New York City, Kim and I were happily surprised at the number of entrepreneurs in attendance. More … Continue
In less than three months, the Mequoda Summit West 2012 will take place in Lakewood, CO.
This spring’s two-day Summit incorporates Master Classes taught by the Mequoda Team, three keynote presentations and roundtable events.
Since this Summit is only open to Mequoda Alumni who are familiar with running digital content marketing systems, you have the chance … Continue
Email campaigns fall into an interesting category for online publishers. On one hand, it focuses on great quality content and intriguing headlines, which is familiar to successful publishers.
On the other hand, there are technicalities that must be faced before, during and after email campaigns are initiated. For instance, the process of email whitelisting needs … Continue
One of the most memorable Mequoda Summit sessions I recall attending was in Napa Valley.
The session was 41 Ways to Build Email Circulation, and I, like many of the other attendees, created a detailed checklist while watching Don and Kim present the information.
One interesting note to make is that many of the 41 … Continue
The Mequoda Summit West 2012 will be a popular destination for online publishers this coming April.
Those in attendance will be Mequoda alumni who have attended past events and are running a digital content marketing system. Their goals of creating content, community and commerce through digital content marketing have set them apart from many other … Continue
The digital landscape presents an interesting predicament for online business owners. Not only do employees have to be trained in new techniques for maximizing website traffic, the process for interacting with customers needs to be addressed.
This doesn’t only involve how employees should respond to social media messages from customers, it also refers to backend … Continue
In a digital world where engagement is vastly important, video content, when used appropriately, can help boost website traffic and audience interactivity
Have you been looking for innovative ways to generate more website traffic?
By now, the use of video to present content is no secret, and it’s used with good reason. … Continue
5 actions for creating engagement discussed at Bootcamp
Online publishers and content marketers are taking numerous strides to share their engaging content.
A few of these will be discussed during our Digital Content Marketing Bootcamp in New York City on January 24th. This one-day intensive is designed to help online publishers and content marketers start, run … Continue
Legacy magazine publishers have the opportunity to develop a multi-platform strategy in 2012, which can lead to success.
Publishers with a background in print and a bulk of content are prime candidates for the world of digital, where they can create digital magazine replicas and digital magazine replica plus editions while using the Internet to … Continue
In a time when publishers have a lot of opportunity to build their subscriber file, it’s worth knowing what their audience deems valuable.
If Digital Natives are in your target audience, our Digital Native Survey shares a lot of information on the media consumption habits of Digital Natives. … Continue
Website traffic is a big part of email list creation; If new visitors aren’t arriving at your website, you won’t be generating new subscribers.
In 2012, here are a few strategies you can implement to help generate more inbound traffic.
Tips for generating more website traffic and building email marketing lists … Continue
What is the top of your audience pyramid?
At the bottom you obviously have your website, and the casual one-time visitors that land on it.
Above them you have subscribing members; those people who have found alignment with the topics you cover and the interests in their lives. … Continue
The Digital Content Marketing Bootcamp is set to kick off 2012 with a step-by-step checklist for online publishers launching, relaunching or prioritizing their online business.
This 49 step tried and true marketing and distribution plan helps online publishers stay focused in a constantly evolving digital landscape. … Continue
Successful email strategies have multiple components where all work together to create a cohesive program that helps build a list and develop relationships with users.
Although all parts are important, there are two vital actions that need to be taken if you want to prove yourself as a professional email marketer. … Continue
How productive are your products from a multi-platform strategy?
I am not just referring to how each sells individually…I’m talking about their overall productivity.
For instance, think about one of your physical content products. If it’s a magazine, you’re likely selling advertising space. If you’re selling DVDs, they are probably going direct to consumer. Is … Continue
We offer an array of services to help you master email marketing and email newsletter creation. We realize the importance of email, which is expected to grow as mobile devices gain incredible popularity.
Email isn’t just about communication nowadays; it’s a trusted primary tool used for business transactions and the storing of valuable information – … Continue
As the Internet grows, more strategies for building email circulation develop.
These strategies are either internal or external, meaning they are executed on your site or away from it. All of the external strategies use your site as a focal point, as they send traffic directly back to it.
Internal strategies for building email circulation … Continue
If your organization is like Interweave, busily determining how much of your audience is using tablet devices, what will you do with that knowledge in 2012?
If you expect to turn your best content into digital products, you will need to plan accordingly. This of course means taking into account the products that will be … Continue
Sponsorships help secure revenue for online publishers
Many publishers believe that digital content needs to be free. Acting on this belief helps publishers experience bigger audiences and higher amounts of website traffic. To generate revenue from this process, online publishers offer advertisements and sponsorships on their website, through social media and through email.
The email aspect … Continue
A one-day intensive program designed specifically for publishers teaches how to successfully start and run an online business
Mequoda Group released details that its Digital Content Marketing Bootcamp will take place on January 24th, 2012 at New York City’s McGraw-Hill Conference Center.
The Digital Content Marketing Bootcamp, limited to 25 attendees, offers online publishers the opportunity … Continue