How to Find Long-Tail Keywords that Drive Massive Search Traffic


As a digital marketer or a business owner interested in making it big through online marketing, you surely should understand the dynamics of using your website to get more business. You also should know how SEO is essential to your digital marketing strategy as it attracts more traffic to your website.

The key to having a solid SEO strategy is optimizing your keywords to get the most traffic as you can. So, how can you find long-tail keywords for your SEO strategy?

If you aren't using long-tail keywords, you are missing out big time because long-tail keywords make up 70% of online searches. A long-tail keyword is a keyword that is long-phrase with 4-5 words, which is different from general short-tail keywords that usually use 1-2 keywords.

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by Steve Hall    Sep-27-19    
Topic: Online

4 Reasons Online Ads Can Be Risky For Brand Marketers


When marketers talk about the problems plaguing online ads, they tend to focus on performance-impacting issues, such as viewability, click fraud, and the expensive ad tech tax. You may also hear about brand safety, but usually in reaction to high-profile mishaps like with Youtube and Breitbart.

This is because digital advertising falls under the realm of the performance marketer, who is paid to ensure CPCs stay below this and CTRs stay about that. They are incentivized to view success in the short term. And the folks who are paid to build brand equity (say, the CMO) generally let this team have full reign over spend, as long as it's within a specific ROI.

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by Steve Hall    Sep-17-19    
Topic: Online

4 Biggest Marketing Blunders


It's incredible how some businesses today can fail so spectacularly in their marketing strategy. With bad example after bad example, you think that companies would learn from each other and know exactly what not to do by now.

But, when companies get sloppy, it shows in the quality of their marketing campaigns. They don't understand their audience. They misread the seriousness of a situation. They don't take the time to think about how their ad could potentially be interpreted wrong. Or, they aren't able to correctly anticipate the reaction from their audience.

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by Steve Hall    Sep-17-19    
Topic: Opinion

Why You Need to Consistently Update Your Resume


Writing a fantastic resume is a talent that many of us don't have. At least not under pressure when you are looking to secure your next career move or job position. This is why it is critical to update your resume consistently. This way, when the time arises for you to seek new positions or even promotions, you are prepared and ready to put your best foot forward.

Many career-minded individuals set time aside every month to review the information on their resume and make any updates and adjustments necessary. There are tons of reasons why you should do this; let 's explore a few below.

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by Steve Hall    Sep-17-19    
Topic: Tools

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How To Reach Wealthy, Older Audiences With Email Advertising


You might be spending more than ever on digital advertising, but are you investing in the right channels?

Print and broadcast advertising continue to lose ground to digital on all fronts. This year, television spend will dip 2.2%, while old-school channels like print newspapers will drop almost 18%. The shift makes sense, given digital's ease of measurement, simple attribution, and overall effectiveness.

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by Steve Hall    Sep-17-19    
Topic: Online

Protecting User Data: How Close is the US to its Own GDPR?


The use (and misuse) of user data has only been thrust further into the spotlight, not only with new laws taking effect in many countries but also thanks to a slew of high-profile scandals, such as Cambridge Analytica. With the ongoing consequences of data breaches, people are demanding more transparency around how their data is used.

That's as true of the US as it is of any other country. And, on the back of public pressure, several states have implemented (or are in the process of implementing) regulations which share broadly the same goals as the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

As these laws, and the wider data transparency movement, gather momentum, there's increased speculation around how far out the US is from adopting its own GDPR-style legislation at a federal level.

Companies need to start asking themselves how ready they are for the laws in place and how ready they'll be for any federal laws that may be instituted around data privacy.

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by Steve Hall    Sep- 3-19    
Topic: Social