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My parents often told me that patience was a virtue. I suspect this was tied to the fact that as a child, I was not very patient. As an adult,
Your email capture rate (ECR) is calculated by dividing the number of new email subscribers your website captures each month, by the number of unique new visitors passing through
For the first many years as a publisher, you had one goal and only one goal: increase magazine subscriptions.
PR is so different now than it was even five years ago, nevermind ten or twenty years ago. Because major news outlets still require press releases, we still publish them,
Follow these landing page guidelines for your vanity URLs so that people can both remember you and find you organically
You know the importance of landing pages, but it's completely possible
Digital magazine publishing software is important; which option are you using?
Publishers have been trying digital magazine publishing software during the last few years in hopes of creating the best digital
Audience development personnel have a very specific, and incredibly important job, within an organization. Writing an audience development job description and then finding the right audience development staff can mean
On content-driven, information-rich websites we use press releases for more than the basic announcement. We also use them to release free white papers because we know they offer more opportunities
The latest publishing trend isn’t just about magazine publishing in general. It’s a digital publishing trend: Launching digital-only magazines without legacy print publications behind them.
Mequoda has a client who is
Do you know what your freemium conversion rate is? Email is by far, the most profitable marketing channel most publishers use. So it’s no surprise that building an email list
An easy fix for the top five SEO mistakes
These innocent mistakes may be costing you the highest price of all - better search engine ranking. If you want to
Make sure your landing pages answer this question for your users: "what's in it for me?"
If you want to improve email capture rates, you have to know three things: What it is, and the many ways you can test to improve it. But it's always
As it’s always been, Google’s main focus publicly is the ads you buy via Adwords. And, as always, Mequoda knows that the exact same concepts apply to free organic search
If you want to know why your website is, or is not performing, start conducting usability studies. A/B tests are great for content, but when it comes to seeing how
Consistent channel conversion zone architecture (3c), when applied to a publishing website, is a fancy way of saying that every channel (or portal topic) consistently aligns with a product that
A Rapid Conversion Landing Page (a.k.a. “name squeeze” page) is essential to building a database of free email newsletter subscribers. It, along with other landing pages on a website, act
How to make highly converting Floaters, pop-ups and mobile interstitial ads SEO-friendly
As you probably know, earlier this month, Google told publishers everywhere that they would begin penalizing them for pop-ups
The most important SEO tip of the month is suppressing floaters and OFIEs for mobile phone users
By now most of you know that Google has decreed popups and interstitial ads, which
Search engine optimization is kind of a game, right? It's an important game – a necessary one for any publisher – but mostly it's just us trying to play by
By now most of you know that Google has decreed popups and interstitial ads, which include Mequoda Best Practice floaters, to be outlawed on mobile phones as of January 10,
What to look for in lead management software, from Haven Nexus to Eloqua, Marketo, Hubspot and others
Make money by giving content away.
That statement sounds odd to many people in publishing
Call it what you want, but here at Mequoda we've assigned the title Rapid Conversion Landing Page to a landing page that collects an email address and offers a free
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 very successful publishers that we always turn to when evaluating our best practices have used some or all of the following strategies to convert website visitors into email subscribers.
Audience development is one of those terms that many people instinctively understand, but usually underestimate
Although media professionals have worked in audience development for years, most have not bothered to define all the things
The freebie content business model is one website we build for all of our Mequoda Gold Members
Choosing your content focus is a business-critical decision, as the focus you choose pretty
Website architecture refers to the funnel that leads your customers from a page, to a point of interest, like a "buy now" button, or an email subscription form. It refers
Like the best email subject lines, report titles should be short and sweet
In today’s multiplatform publishing world, there’s no such thing as standing still. So when data starts whispering “change”
Write an online magazine editor job description like a product description for a Swiss Army knife
Can you remember life before the internet, when a personal computer was another name for
Have you ever received one of those birthday cards in the mail from one of your "funny" friends, where you open the envelope and glitter basically falls everywhere?
That's close to
The first thing you need to have to create great landing pages is a basic understanding of the seven types of landing pages used by Internet marketing professionals. With that
Ernest Hemingway once said, "We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master."
Perfection in editorial management is a fallacy. There will always be deadlines that
How to jump start and run a successful SEO campaign
An SEO campaign starts with a keyword and evolves into a multi-media marketing program. When a marketer finds a keyword that
Hide in plain sight and make your advertising messaging look like regular content to block ad blockers
Ad-blocking software has been around almost as long as people have had personal computers
Portals are seen most often because not only are they a profitable model on their own, they’re also intended to build and feed an audience for affiliated premium subscription websites.
If at least 2% of your website visitors aren't converting into email subscribers, then you're reading exactly what you should be. And most publishers are averaging much less than a
People concern themselves with the external factors (link-building, social media, etc.) of SEO, but those are nothing without website architecture that's built to pass link juice through the website's pipeline.
Utilizing proven SEO press release guidelines can translate into more website traffic and member conversions
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
At Mequoda, we maintain the publishing industry’s most comprehensive database of website design best practices. These best practices are continually evolving and guide publishers to design and manage high-performance websites
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
The funny thing about keywords is that you never know which ones are going to hit, but when they do, it's an ongoing effort to keep them on top. You
If there's one thing that Mequoda folks have in common, it's a powerful promotional email template that we call the circulation-builder, or circ-builder.
As a publisher, you might assume that this
As you may have noticed, Mequoda is a firm believer in the power of email newsletters as a marketing channel – so much so that a Mequoda subscription website is
Catch up on the Mequoda Daily’s blog posts for this past week
At Mequoda, we do a lot of work with clients who are starting from scratch with online publishing and subscription website marketing. They get the full benefit of the Mequoda
To put this post together, we banged together the heads of everyone on the Mequoda team to consolidate some of the mishaps that have occurred with our clients. There have
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
These 10 organic marketing programs are perhaps the best organic marketing definitions
Organic marketing focuses on the shift from spending money on marketing to spending time on a disciplined strategy, proven
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