Tag: Keyword Universe
Earlier this year, I read with something between amusement and dismay a recent piece about how the Wall Street Journal, one of my favorite news sources, is trying to do
We recently started working with a publisher who came to us looking to sell more magazine subscriptions. When we started talking about the importance of building their email circulation, the
As we continue to explore the evolving art and science of digital magazine publishing, I thought I'd take a few minutes today to do a deep dive into the technology
I've always adored SEO when it comes to content creation. After all, don't you want to write about the things people are searching for? Why would you write about anything
Over the past five years, our executive team has collaborated with publishers, both large and small, to create 35 comprehensive business plans.
Some of these plans covered the complete overhaul
Increasing your website's Google visibility and doubling or even tripling your website traffic in 12 months is a scientific process. More than 15 years ago, we created a step-by-step program
If you have an idea for a new digital magazine and are considering the many options for publishing it, the Mequoda Digital Magazine Publishing System may be the platform for
I'm going to let you in on a secret. This is the scorecard that we use at Mequoda, and the SEO scorecard we use to train our content partners on
For the past few weeks we have been discussing Blockbuster management, how to make the process faster and easier, and why it is important for your Haven system. Today, we are
Losing subscribers without gaining new ones is a universal fear for any subscription-based organization, and rightly so. When a decrease in active subscribers leads to an overall decline in revenue,
You wouldn't hire a lawn mower repairman to fix your car, so why do so many publishers seek the support and advice of consultants and web developers that have never
Adam Smith, the father of economics, believed that economic progress was most possible by the division of labor into specialist groups. That an organization could be hugely more efficient by
You probably remember the good old days when there was this thing called "article marketing." It involved marketing your articles, most often by re-publishing them as guest posts on external
How you manage, update, and optimize your blockbuster articles can make or break your organic traffic growth. Although blockbuster management is core to the Mequoda Method - and a topic
Consider the rise of talent shows on TV like America's Got Talent and American Idol. When it comes down to it, they're simply performing good old-fashioned market research. Why sign
A client used this scorecard on their blockbuster articles to improve search visibility by 34%
A blockbuster article is a piece of content on your site that attracts a significant amount
There are 201,000 people searching for the term "apple pie recipes" every month, but that doesn't mean you should break out the measuring cups and write about it, if your
What to look for in an online shopping cart system, from Haven Nexus, to Shopify to WooCommerce
Ecommerce has become a core part of any multi-platform publishing business. Even publishers who
How we're adjusting our keyword optimization best practices to accommodate changes in the Google algorithm and Keyword Planner
It had been awhile since Google played around with its search algorithms, so
As many of you may have noticed, changes have come to your Google Visibility Report.
It had been awhile since Google played around with its search algorithms, so we all knew
This dynamic duo is turning a regional parenting publication into a booming multiplatform publishing company
The Mequoda Multiplatform Publishing Hall of Fame, founded in 2006 to recognize publishing executives at the
These audience development models create marketing-qualified leads through freemiums that build larger, more monetizable email lists
“Audience development” is one of those terms that many people instinctively understand, but usually underestimate.
The book content business model can give you a variety of items to sell that can be sold digitally for a large profit
When developing strategic plans for CAROTME (content, audience,
If your audience development strategy doesn't incorporate search, you're not thinking of the long term
When you are a Mequoda publisher, the goal of audience development is to get people on
If you maintain a keyword universe like we do for our clients, you may want to follow our lead on this update
Mequoda is built on a structure of best practices. Best
All SEO keywords are not equally important—volume and competition matter!
The most effective SEO keyword strategy is to compete vigorously for top placement for the most popular keyword suggestions returned by
Mequoda reveals the best SEO software publishers can use to extend the life of all their articles — more effortlessly.
The larger projects online publishers face when becoming multiplatform publishers are often broken into multiple phases to keep the work manageable and the project moving along. Phasing brings focus to
Another new Mequoda multiplatform publishing system is born
Everyone loves to brag about their children, and at Mequoda we feel the same way about our clients. One of our most successful
Almost a decade ago, a close colleague told me that it was impossible to figure out how much search traffic a website could or should be receiving from Google and
Using website analytics to determine your top keywords and then what to do with them
When developing a new subscription website, it's crucial to know which keywords to develop your site
Have you started the venture on your next great website design? Maybe your original design was pretty great when you launched, but it's been a few years now and it's
Last week at the Mequoda Intensive, we had some pretty lively discussions about audience development both in-session and during breaks. Some of the most pressing questions involved Facebook, who we
Search is the most fundamental element of content marketing. If you thought social media was the silver bullet, you were wrong. It's at least a bronze bullet, but social media
Don thought it would be fun to write a post that "explains our methodology for quantifying an uber market."
Do you know what that means? To quantify an uber market?
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
Catch up on the Mequoda Daily’s blog posts for this past week
Your primary keyword phrases, also known as keyword clusters, are typically based on your most broad keyword phrases. These keywords are usually topics or main categories on your website.
A step-by-step guide to on-page SEO that will boost rankings and site traffic
Publishers are no strangers to search engine optimization, although it's important to know that there are several dimensions
Proven methods and a new idea for blockbuster SEO campaigns
A lot of people offer advice about the importance of SEO campaigns and SEO copywriting. And a lot of that
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
You have a keyword universe…now what?
Successful online businesses rely on talented copywriters who understand search engine optimization. In a time when job requirements are changing, especially in the publishing industry,
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
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
Three WordPress plugins that will help your online editors perform their jobs better
Keyword universes and tools for finding keyword phrases were new tools for online editors. They weren’t familiar with
SEOs track results so their success can be substantiated. However, before overall results can be formulated, there is the need to create an accurate and extensive keyword universe.
The Google Keyword
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
A 7-step guide to the keyword universe
The keyword universe is the core to any successful online business. If content publishers or content marketers lack a keyword universe, they are basically
Target and track the keywords that are core to your online business
The Google Visibility Report (GVR) is the core document behind our keyword strategy. It is used to structure all
By now, the savviest online publishers understand the need for a thorough keyword universe. Although it is time consuming to create such a document, the rewards are great, as it
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