Content marketing is the foundation of inbound lead generation. When part of a strategic marketing plan leveraged with search engine optimization (SEO), content marketing can dramatically increase thought leadership, inbound lead generation, revenue and profits.
Effective content marketing can generate ROI of at least 300% within 9-18 months, sometimes sooner. Unfortunately, ineffective content marketing is more common, can cost several thousand per month and may only result in a handful of leads. How can you tell the good from the bad so you don’t waste a lot of time and money?
Here are five common mistakes made by content marketing agencies, and how to avoid them.Mistake #1: Content in a Vacuum
Any content marketing agency who guarantees they can boost your online ranking with content alone is telling you a tired story. With over 409 million people viewing more than 20 billion pages each month on WordPress sites alone,… Continue Reading >>
At this time two years ago, we encouraged B2B companies to use Adobe Business Catalyst – our website content management system (WCMS) of choice.
Sadly and unexpectedly, Business Catalyst announced that they will end-of-life the platform by March 26, 2020. Adobe originally wanted to pull the plug in 2018, but pushed the date back as torches were lit and pitchforks were being sharpened. This leaves more than 700,000 websites currently hosted on Adobe with the daunting task of migrating to another platform.
Choosing a WCMS for your B2B website can be a struggle. There are so many – trendy platforms entice you with promises of do-it-yourself website designs and minimal prices. Others wow you with functionality until you realize that the monthly subscription is more than your entire marketing budget.
So, how do you choose the right WCMS without sacrificing something key?… Continue Reading >>
The first objective of any marketing effort is to get your message where it needs to go. In digital marketing, your first audience is often a search engine: the powerful, frequently misunderstood gatekeepers of the internet.
Search engines are designed to deliver the best possible results based on what you’re searching for. To do so, automatically, they have to decipher and reconcile thousands of formats, languages and vocabularies associated with website coding.
The addition of “structured data” – highly organized blocks of code added to web pages to provide search engines with additional page details – can streamline this process by “speaking” to search engines directly, in a vocabulary they can easily interpret.
Until recently, these multiple languages and vocabularies used on the web for structured data made this process difficult for search engines and web developers alike.
But in 2011,… Continue Reading >>
The B2B sales and marketing landscape can be a murky place.
Visitors may flock to your website but create few qualified leads. A flurry of sales activity doesn’t necessarily lead to sustainable gains. You can flaunt your services at all the right trade shows and still go home with little to show for it. And every five minutes some new “must do” marketing platform or technology pops up on the scene.
It’s never been easier to sink time and money into marketing your business. What’s harder is creating a focused and disciplined strategy that’s tied to genuine and measurable ROI.
At Innovaxis, we specialize in helping B2B businesses develop and implement effective sales and marketing strategies specifically tailored for B2B success. Our strategies don’t just drive leads – they drive sustainable B2B success. But we don’t do it alone.
Marketing Strategies that Leverage Your Team &… Continue Reading >>
In order to turn blogging into a lead generating machine for our business-to-business (B2B) clients, a lot goes into every single blog post and web page that we create.
For the vast majority of our clients, weekly blogging can turn into gains of over $100,000 in new business per year.
Recipe for Success
Here’s the recipe for a successful B2B marketing and lead generation effort:
- We thoroughly research all relevant keywords (usually at least 700) and prioritize the top 1, 3, 10 keywords to focus all content generation, organic search and paid search initiatives
- We evaluate our client’s website to see how all existing content can be optimized so they get a lot more lead generation from what they already have, then implement a new website content strategy and implement the optimization
- We brainstorm and prioritize an editorial content calendar that maps out what we will write and when,
Are You Satisfied with How Your Website Performs?
B2B buyers today spend a great deal of time educating themselves about a business issue and possible solutions. When a visitor lands on your site (if they can find it), you’ve only a few seconds to convey that your product or service is relevant and your company is an authority. If you do, you will generate quality sales leads. If you don’t, you’ll never make it to the shortlist.
It All Starts with Strategy
A website that delivers quality leads, a healthy conversion rate and increased sales, begins with strategic planning.
To perform, your website needs to go beyond looking good and being easy to navigate to making it possible to accomplish your business goals, including revenues, profitability, and new client acquisition. Before you even think about a new site, step back and see if you can answer these six questions:
- Who are you?
Monday, January 19, 2015
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sean Parnell, President of Innovaxis Marketing will be leading the discussion on Search Engine Optimization. Sean has been featured on the Business Catalyst Blog and you can read one of his posts here: http://www.businesscatalyst.com/bc-blog
- 6:00 to 6:30 — Networking
- 6:30 to 7:30 — Presentation
- 7:30 to 8:00 — Discussion
It is most wise to beware of companies promising you the world in the form of a 1st page or #1 Google rankings. These inflated claims often come along with a range of dubious Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tricks that the major search engines have long factored in to their algorithms. The results might not be just disappointing they can cause irreparable harm to legitimate businesses. This is called “black hat SEO.” Just ask JC Penney.
We believe that good SEO or “white hat SEO” is a product of high quality, original site content combined with a collection of proven best practices for site management and link building. Our methods produce sustainably high organic search results for our clients and also lay the groundwork for successful Search Engine Marketing (SEM) campaigns.
Below is a sampling what you want to get out of working with a legitimate SEO company:Continue Reading >>
Web designers are a dime-a-dozen. A commodity. It seems everyone and their brother can create a new website these days. So what differentiates one from another? It’s the difference between website development and web design. One generates leads. One will leave you thinking that marketing doesn’t work.
Far too many web designers place style over substance, masking a lack of quality content with a few lines of code. Or they make you to write everything yourself—and you’ve got a business to run. They also claim to offer SEO services but often lack an understanding of current best practices, or utilize black hat SEO practices that can get you blacklisted by Google and Bing. To truly generate high Google rankings and to turn visitors into customers, your website needs to engage users visually, deliver compelling content and deliver effective SEO.
Writing that Works in Addition to Pixel-Perfect Design
As a truly full-service marketing company,