Clicks per Share – G+ or Facebook – Are We Doing Facebook All Wrong?

Recently Jonathan and I talked about Google+ and our impression, that we get very little traffic from there to our blog. We discussed if this is either due to the fact that people don’t share our content on G+ or if people don’t click on content shared on G+. Incidentally, I was also pointed to an article on Business Insider,…

9 Ways to Keep Prospects Interested and Eventually Convert

A few days ago I came across a post/podcast by J. Baer on Convince & Convert (Jay’s posts recently inspire so many of our articles, you could call us fans 🙂 ) telling „You Should Give Your Customers a Slow Lane“. Reading this post, I thought “I am exactly this kind of person, who does not convert fast”. Actually – most…

Influencers Are Lying and Statistics Are Only Telling Half The Truth

Last week Kim Garst posted an article about various ideas for posts for your Facebook page. Kim writes in the article that you should post several times a day – but I guess some of you have heard about the statistic research stating that the optimal frequency would be ten times a week. In the comments to Kim’s post the…

4 Ideas for Content Optimization (Other Than Keywords)

If you are active in content marketing, I guess you have heard (or read) the advice that you have to keyword optimize your content. While I agree that you should consider which are the words people expect you to use for certain topics and which terms are commonly used, I also think putting too much focus on keyword optimization can…

Social Media Research: Does Social Change the Way People Interact with Brands?

Hubspot recently published a study on how Social Media changes the way people interact with brands. I am not the first one to respond to this study. Jay Baer wrote about how “New Social Media Research Uncovers the Big Problem for Businesses“. I have to admit, I am rather surprised about how insignificant the „changes“ through Social Media seem compared to my…

Personal Branding – 9 Reasons Why YOU As a Person Are Important

I was recently asked to give a quote as a marketing influencer (wow, I still feel very honored to be included on some of these influencer lists!). The task was to complete the sentence “You know you are a marketer when… “ As there are multiple things that make you a marketer, Jonathan and I had a little discussion about…

Marketing Automation – It’s Not All Evil!

Recently in a Facebook Group about Social Media, a new member presented himself as a student interested in social media. He wrote he specialized in automation. I did not have to wait long for the reaction I expected: The first comments started to come in “I don’t like the word automation in connection with social media” and “social media is…

Motivating Employees, Brand Advocates and Social Business

In a recent discussion with young entrepreneurs I mentioned that social media adoption in companies in Germany still is far behind other countries like the US. Someone replied: „That is because in Germany the people actually work in their working hours.“ This remark took me slightly off guard, and I had to ask Jonathan if I got that comment right?…

Content Curation Has Little Value Without Your Own Voice

When we here at The Social Marketers are discussing topics for articles we are going to write for our blog; sometimes I suggest a topic and Jonathan says: “Everybody writes about that, what is your special take on this? What will make your content really something people want to read and cannot find a million times on the web?” That…