Optimize: How to Attract and Engage More Customers by Integrating SEO, Social Media, and Content Marketing

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Attract, engage, and inspire your customers with an "Optimize and Socialize" content marketing strategy

Optimize is designed to give readers a practical approach to integrating search and social media optimization with content marketing to boost relevance, visibility, and customer engagement. Companies, large and small, will benefit from the practical planning and creative content marketing tactics in this book that have been proven to increase online performance across ...

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Optimize: How to Attract and Engage More Customers by Integrating SEO, Social Media, and Content Marketing

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Overview

Attract, engage, and inspire your customers with an "Optimize and Socialize" content marketing strategy

Optimize is designed to give readers a practical approach to integrating search and social media optimization with content marketing to boost relevance, visibility, and customer engagement. Companies, large and small, will benefit from the practical planning and creative content marketing tactics in this book that have been proven to increase online performance across marketing, public relations, and customer service. Learn to incorporate essential content optimization and social media engagement principles thereby increasing their ability to acquire and engage relevant customers online.

Optimize provides insights from Lee Odden, one of the leading authorities on Content and Online Marketing. This book explains how to:

  • Create a blueprint for integrated search, social media and content marketing strategy
  • Determine which creative tactics will provide the best results for your company
  • Implement search and social optimization holistically in the organization
  • Measure the business value of optimized and socialized content marketing
  • Develop guidelines, processes and training to scale online marketing success

Optimize offers a tested approach for a customer-centric and adaptive online marketing strategy that incorporates the best of content, social media marketing, and search engine optimization tactics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118167779
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/17/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 295,631
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Lee Odden is a recognized authority on search, social media, and content marketing. For over fourteen years, he has consulted with companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies on how to attract and engage customers with a holistic approach to marketing online. He writes for ClickZ and is editor of TopRankBlog.com, recognized as a leading marketing blog by Advertising Age, Junta42, and Social Media Examiner. Lee has been cited for his expertise by The Economist, Fortune magazine, and Forrester Research. He speaks on integrated SEO, social media, and content marketing topics at conferences around the world including SES, PRSA, BlogWorld, Online Marketing Summit, and Content Marketing World.
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Table of Contents

Foreword v

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

PHASE 1: PLANNING

Chapter 1 Setting the Stage for an Optimized State of Mind 3

Chapter 2 Journey: Where Does Optimize and Socialize Fit in Your Company? 15

Chapter 3 Smart Marketing Requires Intelligence: Research, Audit, and Listen 25

Chapter 4 In It to Win It: Setting Objectives 39

Chapter 5 Roadmap to Success: Content Marketing Strategy 51

PHASE 2: IMPLEMENTATION

Chapter 6 Know Thy Customer: Personas 65

Chapter 7 Words Are Key to Customers: Keyword Research 75

Chapter 8 Attract, Engage, and Inspire: Building Your Content Plan 99

Chapter 9 Content Isn’t King, It’s the Kingdom: Creation and Curation 115

Chapter 10 If It Can Be Searched, It Can Be Optimized: Content Optimization 127

Chapter 11 Community Rules: Social Network Development—Don't Be Late to the Social Networking Party 157

Chapter 12 Electrify Your Content: Promotion and Link Building 175

Chapter 13 Progress, Refi nement, and Success: Measurement 195

PHASE 3: SCALE

Chapter 14 Optimize and Socialize: Processes and Training 211

Chapter 15 Are You Optimized? 225

About the Author 231

Notes 233

Index 239

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  • Posted May 4, 2012

    For those who view optimization as a marketing tactic, this book

    For those who view optimization as a marketing tactic, this book is for you. Odden challenges the traditional view of 'optimization' and paints the picture of how businesses can more effectively target, reach and influence key audiences through a wholistic, customer centric approach to creating and sharing content. You will walk away from this book with a stronger sense of customer empathy and fresh outlook on your marketing plan.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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