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  • In the fast few months, I’ve come across a strategy competitors in our industry are using to push their value on clients. In my opinion, this communication is wrong and misleading. In today’s video, I break down that strategy and show you why you should push back against people reporting links in this way.The post How Link Vendors Sell You Snake Oil appeared first on Siege Media.

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  • In the last month, we officially hit 50 team members, distributed between San Diego, Austin, Orange County, England and yes, Grenada. This milestone was notable enough that I thought it was worth reflecting on. Last year, I talked about five strategies we used to make the Inc.The post 5 Strategies for Building a 50-Person Agency appeared first on Siege Media.

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  • Run an agency? I’m guessing you probably don’t run one like Johnathan Dane. KlientBoost has grown exponentially in the past few years, and that has a lot to do with content marketing. In today’s episode of “Content and Conversation”, Johnathan Dane joins me to talk about his PPC agency’s highly impressive content marketing strategy.The post Content Marketing for Agencies: Johnathan Dane appeared f...

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  • According to The Radicati Group, there are almost 6 billion unique email addresses in the world. So when you really need to find someone’s email, can you really rely on guessing? Of course not. In the business and marketing world, we can’t boost sales, increase web traffic, or run successful campaigns unless our contact receives our email.The post How to Find Someone’s Email Address appeared first...

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  • Posts like this tend to say the same things. Submit to Reddit. Do a little Facebook advertising. Submit to StumbleUpon. Reach out to social communities. Blah, blah blah, blah blah. While these concepts aren’t bad on the surface, these strategies aren’t what drive real growth.The post How to Promote Your Blog to 1,000,000+ Yearly Visits appeared first on Siege Media.

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  • A high cost-per-link (CPL) isn’t a bad thing… if you have secondary KPIs attached to it. Most times, siloed SEOs come in only talking about the value of the links that they’re generating. This thought process can lead you to significantly less results… even if the links end up costing you less money on a per outcome basis.The post Why You Should (Often) Pay More for Links appeared first on Siege M...

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  • What we mean when we talk about links when we talk about links. Wil Reynolds knows a thing or two about this line of thinking, which is why I wanted to ask him about the branding transition of SEER to holistic marketing from link-focused SEO agency in the last few years.The post The Link Conversation in Agency Life with Wil Reynolds appeared first on Siege Media.

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  • There aren’t enough deep, valuable conversations in search. There are one or two great podcasts, but many don’t publish consistently or deep dive with the people making the biggest day to day impacts. To counteract that, and to celebrate our new office in San Diego, we bring you the debut episode of “Content and Conversation” with Rand Fishkin and Wil Reynolds.The post Content and SEO in 2018: Wil...

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  • Content ideas are easy. You can find tools online that auto-generate them for you… sometimes decently. The same can’t be said for linkable asset ideas, though. Linkable assets are difficult to ideate because the intersection of linkable and on-brand isn’t easy to do.The post How to Generate Linkable Asset Ideas appeared first on Siege Media.

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  • Anybody can publish on a blog. But to do content marketing well, there’s a barrier to entry most aren’t willing to jump over. These costs aren’t overly high, or excessive. But they are costs. In today’s video, we talk about how to think about these and what to expect for many different common content types.The post How Much Does Content Marketing Cost? appeared first on Siege Media.

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  • There are few businesses on the internet not trying to rank for some kind of “best” type keyword. Consumers often use that adjective to refine results, and find an authoritative, 3rd party voice. This reality means that often, there are complexities that come with ranking for these kind of terms as a 1st party.The post How to Rank for “Best” Keywords appeared first on Siege Media.

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  • The idea of 10x content has become a common industry trope. We even lead with it on our services page. However, the thought process of creating it is often misguided. In today’s video, I detail why it’s better to think about creating 2x content, time and time again..The post Why You Need 2x Content Not 10x Content appeared first on Siege Media.

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  • Thinking about signing on a content marketing agency to assist your campaign in 2018? That’s a big commitment, but if you think about it correctly, you can end up with results that far exceed what you could have done yourself.The post How to Evaluate a Content Marketing Agency appeared first on Siege Media.

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  • 2017 has been quite the year. From a content marketing perspective, several things have changed. Twitter introduced 280 characters and a relevancy algorithim, LinkedIn grew in popularity, and Google has continued to eat into our traffic with ads and quick answers. The post 5 Content Marketing Predictions for 2018 appeared first on Siege Media.

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  • Quotes continue to have popularity and probably always will. Motivation and inspiration will always have a place, and for that reason, they’ll always have strong demand from a search perspective. Not always do these keywords have considerable commercial intent, but at least from a branding perspective, they have value and are worth going after. The post How to Rank for “Quotes” Keywords appeared f...

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  • Link building is the process of acquiring hyperlinks from other websites on the web, primarily for the purpose of improving search traffic on Google. In this video, I discuss the smaller details of this activity, define it in more depth, and introduce you to some great resources to get on the path of doing it yourself. The post What is Link Building? appeared first on Siege Media.

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  • Why isn’t our content performing? Why can’t we get links? Often, people think the problem is promotion. However, more often than not, the problem is the quality of their content. It’s hard to read. The post On-Page Content Marketing Best Practices appeared first on Siege Media.

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  • How do you know if you’re sending enough outreach? Not enough? Many factors play into finding the right email outreach placement rate for your campaign. In this video we discuss what a good email outreach placement rate is. The post What’s a Good Email Outreach Placement Rate? appeared first on Siege Media.

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  • Generating a link or two? Easy. Building a team of 30 that do that at scale effectively, and continue to do that and improve with time? Not so much. In this video, we share the hard lessons that come from building a 40-person content marketing team with an SEO focus. The post How to Build an SEO-Driven Content Marketing Team appeared first on Siege Media.

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  • How-to queries as a whole are a mix of science and art. However, there are definitely best practices to follow to make sure you can rank consistently in the eyes of Google. In our video, we break down the lessons and patterns we see Google rewarding in today’s search results. The post How to Rank for “How-to” Keywords appeared first on Siege Media.

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  • Ever meet someone who doesn’t believe in links? On the same wavelength, have you ever met someone who believes the Earth is flat? Believe it or not, both of these people exist. I can’t explain the Earth is flat thought process, but I do think I can explain why someone people might think links don’t work for them. The post When and Why Links Don’t Work appeared first on Siege Media.

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  • Everyone would love a link from the New York Times. However, that’s not always feasible. Sometimes, you have to work with what makes sense for your content… and that’s often low authority blogs. However, the authority of these blogs frequently don’t stay that way. The post Should You Pitch Sites Under Domain Authority 30? appeared first on Siege Media.

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  • There’s a reason Google created a promotions tab in Gmail. People are getting hammered with spam email day in and day out. That means as content marketers, it’s our job to immediately communicate that we aren’t… and the only way to do that is through the subject line. The post Email Subject Line Best Practices for Outreach appeared first on Siege Media.

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  • How much should a link cost to generate? How much will *your* link cost to generate? That’s a question we get a lot as an agency and at the end of the day, the right answer is “it depends”. However, there are general frameworks for thinking about how much it should cost to generate a quality link. The post Link Building Cost: What’s a Good Cost-Per-Link (CPL)? appeared first on Siege Media.

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  • Reddit isn’t easy. Like cold outreach, nailing the content+subreddit intersection takes some planning to do well. Should you hit that intersection, though, the result can mean thousands upon thousands of visits to your content. The post 4 Advanced Reddit Content Marketing Tactics appeared first on Siege Media.

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