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:…

The End of Ghost Content – Authorship Focus Defining a New Focus on Individuals – Many not Ready

The true cost of remaining anonymous, then, might be irrelevance – Eric Schmidt – Former Google CEO The search industry is all abuzz about the concepts around authorship markup (see postscript) and its effect on search results and content marketing.  Authorship markup, introduced in 2011 and has been getting regular improvements since.   Mostly applied to blog and news…

15 Actionable Thoughts About Content Marketing, Social Media Distribution and SEO

Content marketing is the new SEO.  It is centered on irresistible content and amplified by social media.  It includes blog posts, articles, white papers, videos, podcasts, and infographics.  87% of marketers use social media to distribute the content. Search engines use hundreds of signals to decide who ranks for a given query.  The most important…