Beyond the Inverted Pyramid for Blogging – Extending for Social, SEO, Email and Engagement

When blogging for a hurried, distracted audience, you must keep in mind that the competition for attention is ruthless. More distraction, mobile device habits and shorter attention spans force us to adapt our inbound techniques accordingly. New bloggers frequently write from the old-fashioned research paper or book report format, saving conclusions and critical points to well after the reader has departed. Graphics, images, captions and other proven eye-fixation techniques are poorly employed as well.

Interview: Advice You’ve Probably Never Heard – Social Media Marketing Breakout

I am proud and humbled by coverage in Lexington Herald Leader’s Business Section where we discuss ideas for breaking into social media marketing.  A huge thanks to Tom Martin for the outstanding questions and giving me the opportunity to offer a bit of advice in my home city! Here are some of the questions answered:…

Advising on Social Signals and SEO – The Minefield of Causation, Correlation and Gradual Change.

It feels right to once again remind my site visitors and valued clients of what’s happening with the Google search results (at an ever increasing pace.)   I’m seeing social media engagement being used more often to vet sites for their appropriateness at the top of search engines.  Brands that are not bothering with social signals…

I have 5 minutes… tell me the most important things I must know about SEO today.

Sometimes I’m forced to do a brain dump about the most important, cannot-skip, essential information about SEO in an incredibly short amount of time.    I need to use that limited time to simultaneously myth-bust and set the stage for future-proof programs..  It happens fairly often… an rarely sighted executive will “pop in” to a meeting,  someone will…

Franchise SEO and Franchise Websites – A Future-Proof Solution for Service Oriented Franchises [Updated]

Many franchises are operating their online marketing programs in a manner that gets them into trouble as they grow, or when they have turnover in franchisees.  The Franchise SEO programs designed for the Internet as it was in 2005 are no longer effective. Not only have users changed, but search engines and social networks have dramatically…