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How to Put Your Website At the Center of All Your Marketing
Your website is the heart of your online marketing presence. It’s the one place on the internet over which you have full control of visuals, messaging, and content. Everything else that you do online should drive visitors to this website. But that’s just it, there are a lot of other online channels to consider, from […]
How to Create Segmented User Experiences
Your business doesn’t serve a homogenous customer base. Unless you’re an incredibly niche service, it’s likely that you have at least a handful of types of people who benefit from your products or services. Because these types of customers are different from each other, they won’t all be won by the same kind of messaging. […]
5 Types of Video That Improves Marketing Content
Video content is a hot topic in marketing circles. We’ve been seeing studies for years now that video is the way people want to consume content. Search engines continue to reward businesses with video on their homepage with additional traffic. So if you haven’t yet embraced video, now is the time to start. Oftentimes when […]
The 7 Steps to Keyword Research
Both SEO and content creation strategies cannot be implemented successfully without keyword research. Creating content that is ranking and speaks to the intent and needs of your ideal audience requires an understanding of which keywords matter to the relevant searches. Keyword research is a critical first step to establishing a successful marketing maturity model. While it’s […]
How to Get High-Quality Backlinks
Getting backlinks can seem like a daunting task. How do you get other businesses to link to your site online? If you don’t have any backlinks yet you can get up and running pretty quickly by tapping your existing partners and resources within your community. Things like the local chamber of commerce online listings, alumni […]
The Top 10 Duct Tape Marketing Podcast Episodes for 2019
2019 was another great year on the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast. I chatted with some incredible guests, I did some solo shows where I could share a bit about the Duct Tape Marketing philosophy, and I got to share excerpts from my latest book, The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur, which was released in October. In honor of an […]

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Producing Useful Content Is the New SEO
A great SEO strategy has a lot of moving parts. For small business owners, it can be difficult to keep pace with the ever-changing elements that go into optimizing your content for search engines. After all, Google alone uses hundreds of metrics to rank pages for search results, and they keep those metrics (and how […]
How Repurposing Your Old Content Brings New Life and New Traffic
If you’ve been in business for a while, you’ve probably generated a lot of content over the years. From blog posts to social media updates to podcasts and webinars, many businesses have shared tons of valuable information with their audience. But sometimes that older content starts to collect dust. It’s out of date, it’s buried […]
5 Great Ways to Add Video to Your Website Experience
Video has become a major marketing channel. More and more people are saying that it’s the way they want to consume content. Why scroll through a long blog post or text-heavy web page when you can instead watch a quick, visually-engaging video and get all the information you need? As consumers’ attitudes towards video shifts, […]
How to Craft the Perfect Email
Some small business owners are intimidated by email marketing. Having to write an individual email is scary enough if you don’t consider yourself a writer. The thought of sending an email out to an entire mailing list can be downright terrifying! Fortunately, the perfect email is about more than just writing. And even for the […]