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Nicolette Beard

5 Content Marketing Tools for Better Planning, Management and Tracking

Nicolette Beard on Aug 20th, 2013     Content Marketing, Online Marketing

Content Marketing ToolsIn this era of content marketing, creating and maintaining an editorial calendar and managing all of your content assets are essential for implementing a successful content marketing program.

Content planning tools give you a holistic view of how your brand content editorial calendar fits into your entire content marketing strategy and answers important questions: How does content fulfill the expectations of specific customer segments? Are appropriate content types, topics and promotions in place? Does planned content fit within business growth initiatives and what are the connections to calls to action?

TopRank® Online Marketing takes an integrated approach to content planning and we write extensively on the subject, today I’ll focus on five different tools that you can use to track, control and manage online content. Using content planning tools like these, you can spend more time creating the content objects that will attract, engage and convert more traffic to grow your business.

Lee Odden

3 Tools To Instantly Boost Your Online Marketing

Lee Odden on Nov 2nd, 2011     Online Marketing, SEO Tools

online marketing tools[Note from Lee: This week’s guest post is from someone I’ve known  from the Search Marketing world for a long time.  Bryan Eisenberg is a Wall Street Journal & New York Times Best Selling Author, popular keynote speaker and well respected guru in all things related to marketing and conversion optimization. We serve on the SES Conference Board of Advisors together and as he’s elevated his status in the business world, has always been helpful and full of practical advice. You’ll see that in this post about several tools for which he is an advisor.]

bryan eisenberg

True or false? You never seem to have enough time in the day to get your job done.

Lee Odden

5 Keyword Research Alternatives for Mobile, News, Social, Image & Video Optimization

Lee Odden on Sep 26th, 2011     Keyword Research, Online Marketing, SEO

keyword research tools

Keyword and topic research is a significant part of Search, Social Media and Content Marketing.  An understanding of what customers care about related to a brand’s offering and how that manifests as keywords, helps drive how marketer’s approach content, optimization and promotion.

Over the past 5+ years, the search landscape has evolved significantly and optimization has extended beyond the web page to digital assets like images, PDF’s and video, news, social media and mobile. The increased diversity of content requires internet marketers become more creative in their keyword research in order to fine tune the matching of optimized content with what and where consumers are searching.

Lee Odden

22 Social Media Marketing Management Tools

Lee Odden on Sep 24th, 2010     Online Marketing, Social Media

social media management toolsWith every online marketing channel and discipline, there must be tools to make the task of marketing more efficient and effective. Social Media Marketing is no different. Over the past 6-9 months, I’ve been researching and reviewing a variety of social media management tools that help with everything from source network connections to campaign & social content management to monitoring & measurement. While there numerous tools that manage single platforms (like Twitter) this list includes services that manage multiple social network accounts, content and measurement.

At some point we’ll do more with individual reviews, but in the meantime, here is a list of 22 different social media marketing management tools, platforms and services to help manage and scale your online marketing efforts on the social web:

Lee Odden

6 Facebook Search Engine & Data Visualization Tools

Lee Odden on Aug 6th, 2010     Online Marketing, Social Media

Facebook SearchFacebook Marketing is a topic we’ve covered for several years and with the significant increase in Facebook users there’s even more interest in how to make sense of what people do there. I’ve seen a significant increase in referring traffic from Facebook to web pages over the past 6 months and while a lot of that lift comes from marketing activities, I don’t anticipate the trend in Facebook users leaving to visit websites slowing down any time soon.

Participation on Facebook has traditionally been behind the login or confined to your network. With increasing amounts of content available “to the entire internet”, it’s worth exploring. Here are a few tools that you can use to search and visualize what’s happening on Facebook.

Lee Odden

Free Tools for Social Media Optimization

Lee Odden on Mar 10th, 2010     Online Marketing, SEO, Social Media

Plenty of bloggers are talking about the inevitable intersection of social media marketing and search engine optimization. Heck, we’ve been blogging about SMO since 2006! Keyword optimized social content and channels of promotion provide abundant signals to search engines for improved visibility on standard, social and real-time search.

The changing nature of social media marketing and optimization create the need for tools whether for research, marketing and promotion or analytics. Here are  social media and SEO tools you might find useful:

Lee Odden

5 Tools for Your Digital PR Toolbox

Lee Odden on Aug 24th, 2009     Online Marketing, Online PR, SEO, Social Media

News SEO ToolsThe transition from old to new technology creates both challenges and opportunities for communications professions.  The field of public relations is directly tied to the publishing industry which of course, is directly connected to business and consumer information discovery and consumption.  The migration from offline to online has left these industries in a state of flux and traditional PR becoming increasingly digital is no exception.

There are tactical challenges as well as strategic. For example, the shift towards digital communications means a new set of tools must be learned in order to accomplish today’s PR goals.  Now more than ever, public relations professionals need to familiarize themselves with a new arsenal of tools to adjust and thrive in a digital world.

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