My Biggest Traffic Generation Mistakes – The Traffic Generation Podcast

It’s still not sunday… why is that important? Listen to the podcast! Other than that, today I discuss some of my biggest traffic generation mistakes. Because traffic generation doesn’t come easy and very few people actually teach how to do it. Even fewer people talk about their failures, so I thought I would. I promised I would add some of…

Why You Still Need a Blog in 2015 – The Traffic Generation Podcast (The Social Ms)

Today this is the second episode of our podcast – yes I know I am early on this one. I actually changed the plan and decided I will do this 2 – 3 times a week. You can still look forward to a set episode on sundays – with other episodes appearing during the week. I hope that is ok…

The Traffic Generation Podcast (by The Social Ms)

Ok, now we have a podcast… Yesterday I decided that The Social Ms need a podcast, so today I started. The Traffic Generation podcast will be a weekly podcast about traffic generation as part of online marketing – it will be released every Sunday and I will highlight my experiences around this topic for this. For this first release of…

Targeted Traffic: Traffic Doesn’t Always Equal Traffic

A few days ago Mark Schaefer published a post on his blog about the „vanity“ of traffic, and why marketers should rather look at other metrics. He told the story of the first time an influencer picked up one of his posts and tweeted about it. It was Guy Kawasaki who has a huge Social Media following and Mark Schaefer…

The Importance of Timing in Marketing

Recently I sent a guest post suggestion to a (German) blog. They accepted (after two weeks) and told me the publication date would be in 6 (six!) weeks. Maybe I have the wrong expectations, but from my experience, that is an awfully long reaction time. I usually get an answer to a guest post suggestion within 48 hours and often the…

The Power of Provocation – Hit THEM with YOUR Thoughts

You know what really sucks? Bad writing. But bad writing doesn’t necessarily mean that your style is bad. You can write a bad post in wonderful style, and it is still bad. Why is it bad? Because it is boring. There is almost nothing less helpful to your content marketing success than boring content. And „boring“ can have many faces:…

Facebook Fanpages: Why We’re All Wrong About Organic Reach

Recently Jon Loomer published a great post about organic reach on Facebook. In this post he carefully explains why organic reach of Facebook Pages is NOT dead. Never was. Facebook is concentrating on giving your content to the people most likely to enjoy it and interact with it. Jon explains the relation between organic reach and content in a lot…

Why False Assumptions and Wrong Metrics Can Kill Your Marketing Success

In marketing we make many assumptions: How will people perceive a message? Who is our typical buyer? Where is our target audience? How can we attract the most buyers? What is the key trigger that makes people buy our product. … Our marketing success largely depends on us making the right assumptions, measuring the right numbers and noticing as early…