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Tag: digital marketers

30 Great Sources for Magazine Trends

We aim to be one of the best sources for magazine trends online, but we do it with a whole lot of help from our brothers and sisters in the industry.

Below we’ve compiled a list of the best portals, the best influencers, and the best reports on magazine trends available online. If you have more to add, please share your favorites with us in the comments.

Major Publishers Go Head First Into Video for Audience Development

Using video for audience development is more commonplace for major publishers today and this is leading to big audience gains. Today we’re visiting stories on two major publishers and how video has helped their audience development and marketing options. We also look at important news from Facebook.

How to Measure Domain Authority and Improve it without PageRank

Link-building. It seems like that term is as old as the marketable internet. Since publishers have been developing content, we have known that we need traffic to our websites, and that inbound links are the way to do it. As Google came along and trained us on their search optimization best practices, link-building became even more important because it affects how we rank in search engines and we were able to measure domain authority along the way.

Updates on Facebook as an Audience Development Tool

Many online business professionals have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. Some love the audience development opportunities from the social giant. Others are discouraged by the marketing response from it. Today we’re looking at a variety of news stories involving Facebook and how these may impact digital publishers.

Our first story looks at the expansion of Facebook’s Marketplace categories, an act that appears to be an appeal to content publishers. Search Engine Land reports, “Facebook launched its classifieds site Marketplace in October of last year. Now the company is rolling it out to more countries and adding new categories and content from (local) business owners.”

Subscription Website News: Redesigns, Revenue and Artificial Intelligence

This week’s subscription website news shines a light on new marketing initiatives and revenue generated by successful subscription services 
We’re seeing that subscription website news takes on some interesting dimensions early on in 2017.

The first story, filled with some intriguing insight for subscription and digital marketers, features Aiden — a digital marketer created with artificial intelligence.

Are You a Digital Magazine Publisher? Do You Want to Be?

Here at Mequoda, we will make you into a digital magazine publisher, and if you’re already a digital magazine publisher, we’ll make you into a better one.

All of what you’re about to read is advice we not only believe in, but advice we’ve given freely in the past. But sometimes it’s good to hear it from other sources. How many times have to told your significant other or child something, only for it to fall on deaf ears until a friend or peer says the same thing? Then, it’s suddenly Eureka! material.

But, hey, whatever it takes. We’re happy to have some reinforcement out there when it comes to content distribution, social media strategy, editorial planning, and publisher data.

What Magazine Publishers Are Reading to Get Their Magazine Industry News

Ever wondered where Kim and her team find all of their magazine industry news for our daily Digital Publishing Trends posts?

Well, I have, so I asked them for their top 5 sources – their “go-to” sites for discovering the latest and most useful news and analysis for magazine publishers. Of course, they had a hard time narrowing down their pool, so I happily let them get away with 7, which itself even proved tough given all of the high-quality coverage out there. Maybe we’ll do a part two down the road!

In the meantime, here’s a list of not only our favorites, but favorites of magazine publishers and digital marketers always on the lookout for relevant articles best practices, cautionary tales, revolving door gossip, mergers & acquisitions updates, and more. These are the sites that drive discussion and inform the decisions of executives – and help us keep the Mequoda Method fresh while continuing to offer free advice throughout the week.

The State of Publishing on LinkedIn

Publishing on LinkedIn is a practice we believe in: As a social networking service aimed at professionals, what better way to share content with digital magazine executives and digital marketers? Article shares to LinkedIn have surged 600% in the past year and a half, according to ShareThis, but that pales in comparison to Facebook, Digiday reports.
And, more to the point, LinkedIn’s platform has changed drastically in recent months.

But this isn’t the most paradigm-shifting news for publishers. Imagine a world in which Conde Nast is considered behind the times with its digital publishing strategy. Well, that’s where we find ourselves, according to Digiday. Let’s start there this week!

Growth & Success With Mobile Ads

Mobile ads aren’t just popular in America; we’re seeing mobile ad growth all over the world, especially in the money being spent on them.

Most Digital Ad Impressions Not Seen

Digital marketers are constantly trying to get the most from their digital ads. Some recent data from Google is a little disheartening to those relying on them, though.

Top Technology For Digital Marketers

Digital marketers have a lot of technical resources to help them collect and utilize data, but which technology is most valuable?

Digital Marketers Moving Towards Programmatic

Are you surprised at how quickly the adoption of programmatic advertising is moving? eMarketer is reporting on a survey conducted by Chango. According to the article, out of marketers in North America and the UK, 75% are already using programmatic ads. 18% of that includes marketers who have been using programmatic advertising for more than two years.

Where Digital Ads Are Most Effective

Do you know where your digital ads are the most effective? This is something that digital publishers and digital marketers have considered, if they have taken the effort to create and disseminate such ads.

BrandVoice Home Pages Coming For Digital Marketers

MediaPost reports that Forbes is set to launch BrandVoice home pages on October 14.

What Digital Marketers Want In Social Analytics

Social media has transformed digital marketing strategies over the years. At first, brands weren’t on board with social as they couldn’t understand how to benefit from it. Then, after social grew in popularity, many turned towards it without knowing how to actually maneuver the landscape, and did so just because others did it.

What Types of Content Marketing Gets Shared?

Content marketing isn’t the new thing anymore. Many digital publishers and digital marketers have gotten on board with content marketing, and many others plan on doing so.

Mobile Display Ads Outlook from eMarketer

In a recently released report, eMarketer surveyed digital marketers and advertisers to determine the state of mobile display advertising. Despite the expectation that mobile ad spending will increase by as much as 82.3%, there are still gaps in effectiveness and best practices. Here’s what industry insiders had to say.

The Most Interesting Email Marketing Statistics of 2012

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 largest opt-in list of subscribers possible. These subscribers will ideally buy lots of premium information products from your organization.

3 Digital Marketing Trends

Additions for your digital marketing strategy that you can implement and test quickly

Digital marketing trends can be quite broad. Digital marketers and digital publishers are looking at a digital marketing strategy in a more complex and comprehensive manner. The goal is to create a digital experience that is connected with the rest of your marketing activities, and addresses all of the digital marketing trends that are relevant to your brand and audience.

New Data on Mobile Email Marketing

Could you be building your email list easier?

It’s exciting to get new data on email marketing, specifically when it relates to mobile devices. The world of mobile has emerged so quickly that many digital marketers haven’t quite figured out how to strategically approach it.

Earlier this month I cited a few statistics on consumer email trends. These stats came from a survey conducted by The Relevancy Group in May 2012, consisting of about 400 respondents.

5 Rules We’ve Learned From Apps

Digital magazine publishing can succeed with the help of well-designed apps

Digital magazine publishing relies on app and tablet success. Fortunately, these two markets are growing quickly; global tablets are predicted to reach 760 million by 2016 and digital publishing apps are expected to account for 80% of app downloads in 2016, alongside games, social networking, and e-commerce.

MPA-IMAG 2011: Building Community is the Future of SEO

Care2’s CEO Randy Paynter shares 3 important developments in SEO, helpful for all online publishers and digital marketers

In an Audience Development panel at IMAG’s 8th annual conference in San Francisco last week, Randy Paynter from Care2, the largest online community for healthy and green living, shared three important developments in SEO.

1. Google’s Panda Update: We’ve written about the Panda Update and have offered white-hat SEO tips to help ensure your high-quality content is being found. But what and who determines if your content is “high quality”? Paynter shared a great resource straight from Google’s Webmaster Central Blog that offers over 20 questions publishers should ask themselves to answer this very question. Another important, yet potentially scary fact Paynter noted is that Google is penalizing entire sites, not just pages. So if 90% of the content on your site is “high quality”, but 10% is considered “spammy” by Google’s new standards, your entire site may be penalized.