Rand Fishkin: Content Marketing: Separating Success From Failure – Episode 5

Rand Fishkin: Content Marketing: Separating Success From Failure (Podcast Interview)

Few people in the online marketing world have become as well-known and respected as Rand Fishkin, founder of Moz. In today's show host Eric Enge and guest co-host Mark Traphagen get Rand to share from his vast experience in content marketing. Rand talks about what works, what doesn't, and why content marketing may not be for everyone. This episode of the #DMEShow, Content Marketing: Separating Success … [Read more...]

AJ Kohn: Social Media and SEO – The Real Honest to Goodness Scoop – Episode 4

AJ Kohn: Social Media and SEO - The Real Honest to Goodness Scoop (Podcast Interview)

As the popularity of the social web has grown, many people assume that search engines like Google are making use of a so-called "social signal" to influence their search rankings. But is that actually the case? Our guest AJ Kohn is one of the most trusted and respected observers of the interaction of search and social. In this episode, host Eric Enge engages AJ in a deep dive into the realities of social … [Read more...]

How Does Google Index Tweets?

How Many Tweets Does Google Have Indexed?

In this study we explored the way that Google indexes tweets. The reason we embarked on this was to determine the likelihood that Google might use signals from Twitter for ranking purposes, but we found lots of other interesting information in the process. Spoiler alert: Google does not index a particularly significant percentage of tweets at all [Tweet This!] The tweets it indexes are highly biased to … [Read more...]

How Many Social Network Users Follow Each Network’s Own Account?

Social media users who follow the network's own account by network

Carter Elkin-Paris, our Content Marketing Manager, got to pondering one night recently. He wondered if it was typical for social media network users to follow the official account of the network they had joined. It certainly seemed like it might be a common behavior. If you had enough interest to join a network, wouldn't it follow that you'd at least want to follow that network's account? So Carter … [Read more...]

Lee Odden: Integrate or Disintegrate: The Future of Marketing – Digital Marketing Excellence Podcast Episode 3

Lee Odden on the Future of Marketing: Integrate or Disintegrate (Podcast Interview)

People don't buy in silos and they don't market in them either. That's just one of the dozens of bits of marketing wisdom Lee Odden will share in this episode. Lee is a consultant to many of the best-known brands, a sought after worldwide conference speaker, and author of top selling books such as "Optimize." He sat down with Eric to talk about the radical ways marketing is changing, and what your brand … [Read more...]

Jay Baer: Playing with Gasoline – Digital Marketing Excellence Podcast Episode 2

Jay Baer: Playing with Marketing Gasoline (A Podcast Interview)

The Digital Marketing Excellence Show is now a podcast! Click Here to listen to the second episode! The original DMEShow, now over 30 episodes in, is a weekly live Google+ Hangout On Air show where Stone Temple Consulting CEO Eric Enge interviews the top thought leaders and ground breakers in digital marketing. And now it's a podcast, so you can listen to each episode at your convenience, in your car, … [Read more...]

AJ Kohn: When Is SEO Not SEO? The #DMEShow Podcast – Episode 1

When Is SEO Not SEO? Podcast interview with AJ Kohn

The Digital Marketing Excellence Show is now a podcast! Click Here to listen to the first episode! The original DMEShow, now over 30 episodes in, is a weekly live Google+ Hangout On Air show where Stone Temple Consulting CEO Eric Enge interviews the top thought leaders and ground breakers in digital marketing. And now it's a podcast, so you can listen to each episode at your convenience, in your car, … [Read more...]

How to Create a Winning Social Media Strategy with Carrie Kerpen of Likeable Media

How to Build a Winning Social Media Strategy with Carrie Kerpen

How do you build a winning social media strategy? Eric Enge interviewed Carrie Kerpen, CEO of Likeable Media, for the Digital Marketing Excellence Show on that topic. Watch the complete video of the interview at the bottom of this post, or watch it on YouTube. The following is our summary of that interview. A Perfect Marriage of Branding and Social Expertise Likeable Media may be the only social media … [Read more...]

Will Google Plus +Post ads be Effective for Average Brands?

Google Plus +Post ads Tested & Evaluated

Testing Google+ +Post ads in the Wild Two weeks ago Google+ finally moved its +Post ads product out of beta and made it available to any Google+ brand page with at least 1000 followers. Stone Temple Consulting immediately launched a series of test ads to see how +Post ads would perform for us. This article will present our initial findings. What are +Post ads? Google+ +Post ads are a new type of … [Read more...]

Winning at Local Search with Dave Rodecker

How to win in local search (Click to Learn!)

Local Search: What used to be fairly simple has become complicated. On a recent Digital Marketing Excellence Show, Eric Enge interviewed Dave Rodecker, owner of Local Splash. Local Splash is "a business information management and publishing service that provides PR like technology in syndicating rich, structured content to social networks, online local destinations and powering the building blocks for … [Read more...]