SEO vs. PPC: Which Should You Focus on First?

Here’s the scenario. You’re just launching your marketing campaign and want results. Not only that, you want the most bang for your buck. You want to make sure the time and money you’re putting in will bring a large volume of high-quality traffic primed to convert. In other words, you want a rock solid ROI.…

Your Customers Don’t Want You To Act Like a Robot

There’s a dark side and a beautiful future built around every new tool and technology that comes along. For all the brilliance of marketing automation, artificial intelligence, and chatbots, there are all kinds of ways to use these tools to alienate and upset your customers, as well. As with all pursuits, we have to look…

Weekend Favs July 8

Weekend Favs July 8 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you to check them out if they sound interesting. The…

A Webpage is a Conversation

The moment prospects decide to engage with your webpage, they begin to communicate with you — your webpage is a conversation. It is our job as marketers to get into the conversation and speak to those prospects the right way. When designing a page, choose words and images wisely. The quality of the conversation your…

A Marketer’s Guide to CrossFit Digital Channels

Like a competitive athlete trains to win by perfecting a balance of the optimum diet, exercise regime and mental focus, a CMO’s task is to develop a winning marketing machine. By coordinating every element to work together, the marketing machine will deliver short-term wins and outperform and outpace tough competitors. The question is: what workout…

How to Conduct Not-to-Miss Podcast Interviews

When I started Hack the Entrepreneur, I had never conducted a single interview before. But during the past two years, I’ve hosted more than 350 podcast interviews. I’ve also made a lot of mistakes, embarrassed myself a few times, and learned countless lessons. So now I have a number of insights to share with you…

15 Essentials to Creating a Trust-Boosting YouTube Profile Page

Did you know that more than 500 million hours of videos are watched on YouTube each day? That’s mind-boggling! But here’s what’s really crazy. In 2017, “more video content is uploaded in 30 days than the major U.S. television networks have created in 30 years.” These two stats demonstrate just how huge YouTube and video marketing in…

Watching and Listening are the New Reading

I asked 353,000-ish people which blogs they’re reading lately. The answer: almost none. Most replies came like this: I watch YouTube or I listen to podcasts. As much as I preach about audio and video, I was surprised by the answer. And no, I’m not saying blogging is dead. Sheesh. Watching and Listening are the…

Weekend Favs June 10

Weekend Favs June 10 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you to check them out if they sound interesting. The…

We Want to Put You on a Plane to Call to Action Conference [CONTEST]

Image via Shutterstock. If you’re an active social networker, you already know that travel photos and social media go together like… aerial shots of brunch and social media. So when we decided to throw a social media contest together for our upcoming Call to Action Conference, it seemed only fitting to make it travel themed.…