Category Archives: Content Seeding

Content marketing is about the bottom line of driving profitable customer action

What does it take to be visible and persuasive at the crucial moment a consumer needs to find your brand? This is big question and there are so many views on this and what content marketing really is. With an SEO background I always understood the value of content “Content is King” – But I have also understood that there are many layers to it and the usage. Read more »

Last week Linkdex published an e-book, SEO Now 2015

SEO Now 2015SEO Now 2015 is a follow up on the e-book from 2014 and this year our own Kristján Már Hauksson is one of the authors. SEO Now 2015 features commentary from 25 prominent figures, including Eric Enge, Julie Joyce, Mike Grehan, Bill Hunt and Bill Slawski, plus brands including AOL, Expedia, The Home Depot, and TD Bank Group. The eVersion (175 page eBook) of SEO Now 2015 can be downloaded for free at the Linkdex site.

So what is SEO now, in 2015? Why is organic search still so important? What does it take to be visible and be there when people need to find your brand?

Free travel industry report for 2014

Travel industry report for 2014

Linkdex and State of Digital have collaborated together to produce a travel industry report for 2014. It is clear that 2014 is likely to be an important year for the travel industry so this is a must read for anybody that wants to take the industry seriously. Not only is this a good report/study but it is free to download also.

The report is a great overview of what companies in the industry are / should be doing when it comes to online.

 The full list of chapter titles and contributors can be found below:

  • Executive Summary – Bas van den Beld
  • Foreword – Kevin May
  • Introduction: Surviving ‘Google Travel’ – Jono Alderson
  • From Teletext to multi-screen: Evolution in the travel industry from 1993-present – Lee Stuart
  • ZMOT Review: Where the customer journey begins – Google Think Insights
  • The Online Travel Ecosystem Diagram
  • Educating the Expedia Affiliate Network – Martin MacDonald
  • Creating a digital experience at Thomas Cook – John Straw
  • Housetrip: Finding a place to stay in the ecosystem – Simon Dance
  • The TripAdvisor business ecosystem: Completing the virtuous circle – Alison Copus
  • Adriano Comegna Q&A
  • Kevin Gibbons Q&A
  • Honest stories: Breathing new life into online travel content – Rob Cowen
  • Searching For Inspiration in Online Travel Content – Gian Caprini, Jade Conroy
  • Gus Ferguson Q&A
  • Digital opportunities in PR: Extraordinary travel campaigns – James Brooke
  • Building relationships for brands – Andrew Whiteside
  • British Airways’ multichannel travel content – Case study
  • Daniel Bianchini Q&A
  • A persona based approach to search and integration – Stefan Hull
  • A multi-signal search strategy: Integrating offline brand values with the digital offering – Claire Mason
  • Blueclaw Q&A
  • Stephen Pavlovich Q&A
  • Inspired by Iceland: An international marketing campaign case study – Kristjan Hauksson
  • Obermutten: Global interactions on a local scale – Inspired by a post from State of Digital
  • Conclusion – Bas van den Beld
  • Final Thoughts – Linkdex

 

Measuring online Public Relations’ ROI and impact

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‘Online public relations’ is a very powerful marketing tool that is being used widely by the majority of online marketers and business owners to influence multiple stakeholders.

But what exactly makes online public relations an effective online marketing tool? How does online press release distribution result in improving a website’s ranking in major search engines?

Online press releases offer amazing visibility to a business, both in B2B and B2C. When a piece of news is published over the web, it is circulated to web portals, news sources and search engines. A business is able to enjoy instant visibility by virtue of submitting its press release at press release submission sites. Read more »

Infographics: Multilingual Development Process

I am often asked what is the right process for creating and distributing Infographs in an Multilingual Environment, the following process has in most cases worked liked wonders for us at Nordic eMarketing (NeM).

Infographie Processus de développement multilingue Infographics Multilingual Development Process Infografiken Multilingualer Entwicklung prozess

 

 

 

 

 

Brainstorming
After being briefed by the client, the NeM project team sits down and reviews the assignment. We might start with a set of ideas given to us by the client as the main guideline; however, we evaluate numerous possibilities in order to give the project that unique spark. Read more »

Key factors to Influence sharing – The Psychology of Sharing

The Psychology of Sharing, how can you influence through sharing?

1. Appeal to consumers’motivation to connect with each other —not just with your brand
2. Trust is the cost of entry for getting shared
3. Keep it simple… and it will get shared… and it won’t get muddled
4. Appeal to their sense of humor
5. Embrace a sense of urgency

Getting your content shared is just the beginning, E-mail is still number one.

You can find the the New York Times Insights Research below
http://nytmarketing.whsites.net/mediakit/pos/

From the Archive – Inspired by Iceland Case Study

Found this as I was going through my slides, this is from a session I did at SES New York called “Search, PR and the Social Butterfly ”.

Problem: Iceland is hit by a Volcano that halts most flight traffic and threatens tourism at a critical moment.
Solution: A multilingual multichannel strategy was created focusing on Google Universal. YouTube/Vimeo Videos were created, Facebook Fan and Like Pages and ad campaigns based on selected demographics, on top of that Twitter bursts and blog posts. The strategy among other was to attach Iceland to high profile brands and names such as John Lennon, Lonely Planet, CNN and general search phrases like music festival, travel destination and so on. Targeted phrases had close to ten million monthly searches. Read more »

Global Search Engine Marketing Slides

Slides focusing on Europe in regards of Global Search Engine Marketing. I used these at my session in Bratislava, Slovakia when speaking at the DailyWeb Conference earlier this week.

Global Search Engine Marketing – Kristjan Mar Hauksson from Nordic eMarketing

Optimize Your Web as a Word Cloud

Optimize Your Weba as a word-cloudThis is how Optimize Your Web looks as a word cloud – I am happy that the word Happy gets such a prominence as I am generally a happy person :-)

There are also words like “Enjoy” and “Think” there, both words that I like. Kind of worthless post but made me wonder about what I write and the words I use to write it.

Next Conference Stop SMX East New York

Stacked with conference coming up this winter. In September alone I will be speaking at three conference and have been advising on the fourth one. The conference I will be speaking at next is the SMX in New York. The session I am participating in is on the “Analytics & Conversion Track” and is called “Video Search Success Stories”.

Session description:
YouTube is the leading online video destination, which makes it in turn the leading video search engine (and by some measures, the second or third search engine overall). So it’s a given you’ll want to have search optimized videos on YouTube – but don’t stop there. Read more »