I made it to Palm Desert with little fanfare in anticipation of DEMO Spring 2010. During the flight from SFO to LAX I was half in and out of sleep with moderate neck-lash because I don’t own a neck inner tube (amazing invention that someone no-doubt ably got rich with – and good on ‘em too).
During my head-bobbing experience which wouldn’t allow me to sleep much I was thinkingInnovation and Why Your Thinking is Key. Read more ... » about my last blog post regarding Social MediaHistorical Changes Happening Right Now - CellPhones, Twitter, Facebook & Realformation. Read more ... » Experts/Gurus and how they seem to be popping up everywhere. The thought that kept me ruminating on the post was that there aren’t many professed SEO experts or guru’s that have only been around a few months. Why?, Check it out;
- SEOSEO Infographic for Beginners and a Checklist for the Experts. Read more ... » isn’t something you learn overnight. SEO is continually changing and it’s not something you “jump into” and call yourself an expert. There is On-Page SEO3 Part Series to become Well-versed in On-Page SEO - Part 1. Read more ... » (an art in itself) with no-follow rules, internal page linking strategies3 Part Series to become Well-versed in On-Page SEO - PART 2 . Read more ... » and all of the associated tags. There is Off-Page SEO (which includes SocialIf Social Media were a High School – from Flowtown. Read more ... » Media) requiring back link strategies, bookmarking, authority acquisition and content development strategies to support your On-page SEO. Most importantly, you actually have to prove that you can get results.
- SEO is more science than marketingForget the Benefits and Features - Know your "Why". Read more ... ». You can’t wave your arms extolling the benefits of transparency with fancy terms such as “media assets can be created on various platforms to increase your reach and interaction”. SEO is working with raw data, interpreting the effects, testing and implementing additional strategies to get results – lather, rinse, repeat. Social Media will be a contributor, however, I haven’t seen Social Media lower an average site Alexa rank 25,000 spots within a couple of months.
- SEO isn’t for the weak or timid. You charge a client money and you better get results – more traffic, more visitors, more conversions and have the numbers and knowledge to back it up and adjust to get predictable outcomes. Social Media is engagement and testing messages but rarely do you see intensive backend tracking for social media campaigns – unless they were truly a social media expertAnother 9 month "Social Media Guru". Read more ... »/guru.
Tracking and numbers are everything and social media, to me, is very much a part of the overall plan for a company or a client; however, it must be measured for it’s overall effectiveness based on the client’s needs, products and audience.
I think a better term for anyone in the industry would be to stay away from being a Social Media Expert/Guru and become an OnlineConversations, Interactions and Authenticity in Social Media. Read more ... » Marketing student working to become an expert. Learn all of the various ways to get a client tangible results that bring traffic, conversions and revenues that can be tracked back to all of your online campaigns. Learn how to adjust a complete campaign not just one aspect of the campaign (i.e. Social Media). Those who take this approach and get extremely good at it will be the ones who will be revered as the complete package in the online world and will never have to look for work even in a recession.
A good article by Shoemoney – SEO vs Social Media
Oh yeah, and I will blog about DEMO too which was an incredible experience!None found.