Claim your FREE digital copy of our 13-page, illustrated2013 Mequoda Tablet Study: How American Adults Consume Magazines on Tablets now. … Continue
As Don likes to say, your magazine is not a website. And your website is not your magazine.
In fact, your subscription website isn’t even a website. It’s actually three websites: A portal, a magazine and a store. And the Mequoda Method, which is utilized by successful niche publishers both large and small, calls for deploying … Continue
Organize email marketing campaigns by creating an editorial and promotional calendar that keeps editors on track and in line with email revenue goals … 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
There are a few places you can make really good, or really bad first and last impressions in your email copywriting. Get these right and you’ll build loyalty from the start and get those subscribers to stay with you longer. … Continue
You can build email circulation over forty different ways, and we’ve got all the case studies to prove it! If you’re subscribed to our email newsletter, then you’re living proof that the tips I’m about to share actually work. One of them even worked on you … Continue
How to append email addresses to print subscribers and turn twenty cents into fifty bucks … Continue
Be careful who you follow because special-interest publishers are converting print to web subscribers better than anyone
Website usability tests are performed to determine if websites are functioning correctly. If they aren’t, users will have a hard time executing on their desired tasks, leading website publishers to fail in building rapport and generating revenue from these users. … 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.
Different strokes for different folks, and different email layouts for different business models … Continue
Stay focused, be quick, and write well
The other day my husband had to fetch a magnifying glass to read what was printed on a box of gourmet chocolate milk mix.
It was in tiny, light brown type on a dark brown background.
Write less but create powerful headlines
Which of the following headlines do you think will perform better? … Continue
At Mequoda we get about 30,000 unique visitors every month. As a niche marketing blog for publishers, that ain’t too shabby! … Continue
As online professionals, we spend a lot of our time testing, researching and applying new strategies to create “best practices”. Sometimes these practices apply to everyone and sometimes they just apply to us. It’s the “testing” part of it that’s so crucial to determine which is which. … Continue
Most publishers have three basic sets of online analytics to look at: website, email and social media. There are smaller buckets that fit into each category, but for the most part, these are at the top.
Within email analytics there are two numbers that we have the greatest ability to work with. The human element of … Continue
How easy is it to interact with your email newsletter?
Marketers can get carried away with email. Some will hide the unsubscribe link with tiny text. Others will use more calls to action than a drill sergeant. These marketers forget that people, not cash machines, are reading the email, and they should be treated well. … Continue
10 email marketing template best practices for success
With email being one of the most effective ways of marketing our products, it’s always a good time to review Best Practice email marketing templates. And while I admit this kind of cut-and-dried work isn’t as much fun for us writers, it’s still necessary to good marketing!
So contain … 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
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
Can your email management system do all this?
A Mequoda System is built as a package to be SEO optimized, full of content, withstand a ton of traffic every month, accept payments and easily distribute content through social media and email marketing. To do this, we have ongoing relationships with companies like PayPal (payment processing) and … 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
To be a responsive website designer, you must know how to design a website to be viewed effectively on any platform. For example, a responsive website design would never include flash, because around 30% of the smartphone market is carrying a flash-unfriendly phone. Additionally, you find new ways to deliver pop-up ads that don’t slide … 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
No matter how well you’re doing, you can always do better. So is your retention rate too low? Yes! If it’s not 100% (it never is) then your email retention rate could improve.
To determine your email retention rate, use this formula: … Continue
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
13 event websites that can get you listed in Google and extend your reach to the conference-going community
In person live events are a preferred medium. When a passionate user is committed to a topic, they want to go to the source; the author, guru exert that really knows the content. They want an interactive presentation. … Continue
Components all email newsletter templates should share
We’ve discovered that the best performing email newsletters — those with the highest value, as measured by producing the highest revenue per thousand — reflect a total alignment between the subject line, headline, subhead, body copy, embedded text ads, display ads, and the featured product. … 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
Use these 13 best website design tools when designing a website
The most important goal when designing a website is to figure out the main funnel that gets a visitor to complete a transaction. That transaction may be monetary (a sale) or not (a subscription to your email newsletter).
Effective website design is based on efficiency, clarity, … Continue
For every publisher who dreams of creating a subscription website, choosing the right subscription management software can be a daunting task.
When we decided to turn our webinar program into a subscription product, I was faced with the same choice that every subscription website publisher must make: which subscription management software offers the right mix of … Continue
Want to increase your average open rate by 10-20%? Follow these steps and watch your open rates grow. … Continue
Aggregating great content is just as valuable as creating great content
Content aggregation is often given a bad name, because it’s often done incorrectly.
The best content aggregators approach the process as the valuable art form that it is. Content aggregators recognize the web is all about content aggregation, and their work allows users to reach … Continue
Obvious email newsletter layout elements that publishers often forget to style
The reason you create white papers and special reports is to build a large and thriving email list. Since you’re putting so much effort into creating that list, it only makes sense that your email newsletter looks its best, right? … Continue