As an SEO expert at your company – maybe the SEO expert – you may find yourself needing to persuade executives to invest more in your company’s SEO practices. Championing SEO means successfully selling the right company leaders on the benefits, demonstrating the effectiveness and wisdom of your specific SEO strategy, and, more often than not, including a few convincing facts about why it will make them look good.
This is Part 2 of my blog series on crafting and executing killer demand gen strategies. In Part 1 , I discussed building out various personas to target, as well as how to craft the right creative. Now let’s chat through how to actually target these personas! Both Google Display Network and Facebook have great audience targeting capabilities that allow you to get in front of your target audiences and the personas you have built out
People have a natural tendency to care about what others are doing around them as a means of validating themselves. This is true in our personal lives when the Joneses come home with a new sports car, but also in paid search when brands want to outrank their competitors
In SEO , Google’s ranking factors are the stuff of legend. There are rumored to be more than 200 signals which inform Google’s rankings (although this statistic originated in 2006, so it’s probably safe to say things have changed a bit since then), and the exact factors which make up this list, as well as their order of importance , is the subject of perennial debate. While we at Search Engine Watch can by no means lay claim to a complete list of Google ranking factors (and anyone who says they can is lying to you – yes, even if they’re from Google, probably), we’ve delved into the subject a fair bit.
When embarking on demand generation channels such as Facebook and Google Display Network , it is important to first ensure that you understand your core audiences and how to best speak to them. The first two initiatives that you should prioritize during the set-up phase is determining the types of audiences and personas you want to target – as well as crafting the right creative and messaging strategy.