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Chelsea Adams is a long-distance cyclist, aspiring cob house builder, schema/analytics/algorithm obsessor and senior content writer at Bruce Clay, Inc. Chelsea would love to be stuck on an island with Avinash Kaushik, Ben Folds, Geoff Lawton and the world's largest Apples to Apples deck.

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December 18, 2013

How to Find Niche Influencers in Google+, Twitter and the World at Large

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In a recent Google+ article I mentioned that it is a good idea to work on engaging your niche influencers in hopes of them, someday, engaging you back or sharing your content with their audience.

In response to this last part, I received an excellent question in the comments section:

“We would love to reach out and engage with our niches Google+ ‘thought leaders’ but we don’t know how to go about finding them. The best we can do is other companies engaged in our business but since they are competitors, they don’t quite fit the bill. Do you have any thoughts or advice on how one can accomplish this?”

Talk about putting the cart before the horse, Adams! How can you engage influencers if you don’t know who your influencers are?

I love this question. I loved it then, and I love it now.

Here’s a spruced up recap of what I told Ken from North Carolina.

Read How to Find Niche Influencers in Google+, Twitter and the World at Large.




December 16, 2013

Christmas Content Marketing Book Giveaway

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The countdown to Christmas has begun and co-authors Bruce Clay and Murray Newlands are getting in the spirit by giving away a copy of their new content marketing book Content Marketing Strategies for Professionals every day from December 16 through December 25, 2013.

The giveaway launched Friday 12/13 on the Bruce Clay, Inc. Facebook page and will reward a new Facebook fan with a book every day for 10 consecutive days. There is no purchase necessary to enter.

To enter the book giveaway visit the Holiday Book Giveaway app at Facebook.com/BruceClayInc.




December 10, 2013

3 Client Communication Tactics That Keep Everyone on the Same Page

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A couple weeks ago I found myself in a Twitter chat (#SEOChat) discussing amongst my peers SEO mistakes and the lessons we’ve taken away from our wrong turns.

As it turns out, the SEOs in the chat didn’t need a bunch of different solutions to solve a bunch of different problems; they just needed one common solution — improved communication

Here are three communication tactics we implement at Bruce Clay, Inc. that you might find easy to apply and useful in your own work.

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November 14, 2013

How Ray Ban is Using Music, Architecture and the Human Experience to Sell Sunglasses

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I love when I come across a utilitarian brand like Ray Ban who, despite selling a product that doesn’t naturally lend itself to content creation (who wants to read dozens of articles about sunglasses?), has a content marketing strategy that is engaging, memorable, and, more or less, killing it.

Ray Ban LogoThe trick? Excellent storytelling that aligns the brand with the target market’s deeper interests. Or — in Ray Ban’s case — using music, architecture and the human experience to sell sunglasses.

Read on for two takeaways from Ray Ban’s content marketing strategy that we can all learn from.




November 8, 2013

2013 SEMPO Salary Survey Results Now Available

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After nine months of data collection, the SEMPO and ClickZ 2013 Salary Survey results are in. An annual endeavor, the 20-question survey asked 2,180 in-house and agency digital marketers to discuss their careers including questions on background experience, salary, responsibilities, internal policies, budgets, and compensation perks.

SEMPO Salary Survey Results CoverThe data collected — which is presented in a series of bar graphs, pie charts, and word clusters accompanied by summary text — gives employers and employees a tangible way to answer these two questions: “What’s the health and landscape of my industry?” and “how to do I fare against the competition?”

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November 7, 2013

6 Reasons You Should Take the SEMPO State of Search Survey

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“Would you like to take this survey?”

If you’re asking me from outside of Whole Foods: No.

If you’re @SEMPOGlobal and it’s the annual State of Search survey: Yes!

The State of Search survey is open to anyone who considers themselves a digital marketer (no SEMPO membership required) from now through November 15, 2013. I took it and you should too. To take the survey, head to SEMPO.org to participate in the re-envisioned 2013 State of Search survey.

If you need convincing, here are five reasons why I always participate in the State of Search survey, and why you might consider participating this year.




October 28, 2013

35 Takeaways From the Linkdex eBook “Rethink Your Content Marketing”

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Holy content marketing! If every tangible takeaway from the 214-page Linkdex “Rethink Your Content Marketing” eBook were a dollar I’d be doing the backstroke in hundos like Scrooge McDuck right now. That said, since time is money, I thought I’d save you some by offering my top 35 takeaways from the first 100 pages of […]




October 24, 2013

How a Google+ Strategy Can Help Get You to Page One in the SERPs

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I have found myself reading a lot of content in or through Google+ posts lately. And not because I am going to Google+ seeking content. I don’t go to the Google+ content – the Google+ content is coming to me via page one of my Google Search Plus Your World results.

Forget link building; I say we shift gears and start focusing on circle building!




October 17, 2013

Code Typo In Google Analytics Demographics and Interests Reports Snippet

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Warning! If you have it on your to-do list to get your Google Analytics account up and running with the new Google Analytics Demographics and Interests reports be aware that there is a sneaky apostrophe in the DC.js code snippet supplied on the Enable Demographics and Interests Google Analytics Help page that should be a single quote.

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October 9, 2013

What Is SEM, and Does SEM Include SEO?

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At a recent gathering of marketing professionals and people interested in learning about Internet marketing, I was surprised by the number of people asking me to confirm that their understanding of “SEM” was accurate.

While the term itself seems basic, this question isn’t a bad one as the definition has in fact changed in the dozen or so years since its coining.

SEM is often used to describe paid search marketing initiatives and yet you’ll often see uses that suggest it’s an overarching term for all search marketing efforts, begging the question I’ve heard more than once, “Isn’t SEO a part of ‘search engine marketing,’ too?”

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