SEO is vital for any business, but how exactly can businesses use it to drive growth?

Search traffic is historically the best web traffic you can hope for.

Google has been the single most powerful traffic driver for ages, and while its power has been slowly declining of the years, no other traffic channel has come close to organic traffic:

Here’s how SEO can help your business in 2022:

Understand Your Customers Better

One of the immediate benefits of starting an SEO strategy is an ability to better understand (and relate to) people’s journeys around the web.

What is your target audience struggling with? What kind of questions are they asking? What drives their purchasing decisions?

A well-defined keyword research strategy can answer all those questions and enlighten your whole team.

Ahrefs is one of my favorite tools to perform keyword research because it offers so much useful data including, … Read more

With a new year on the horizon, it’s time to hop on board the self-improvement train. For all my “new year, new me,” proclaiming people who are either giving something up or starting something new, allow me to share my intention: I’m going to become a better marketer.

(Because that’s more realistic than saying I’ll go to the gym more often.)

To get started, I’ve subscribed to MasterClass, an educational streaming platform with lectures from some of the most notable faces shaping modern culture. Now, marketing is more than just Facebook ads, taglines, and spreadsheets—it’s problem-solving. It’s psychology. It’s part of our worldview. To become a better marketer, I’m going outside the box.

With that, here’s my list of MasterClass courses to become a savvier marketer.

Scientific Problem-Solving with Bill Nye

You may remember Emmy-award winning Bill Nye the Science Guy from his educational kids show by the same … Read more

Creating an email strategy feels like you’ll need a whiteboard, 5 different colored pens, your entire team, and 4 cups of coffee each.

It feels like a *big* task—something that your team needs to work on at *just* the right moment. 

We have some news for you…it’s actually the opposite. An email marketing strategy is less about an over-the-top, “started from the bottom now we’re here,” type of strategy and more about taking one step forward. Then, another. And, another.

There are 5 steps to creating an email strategy that encompasses your organic, newsletter content (that isn’t overly promotional), and your promotional content (that sells products).

And each one can be situated within a week (maximum!).

Your email marketing strategy doesn’t have to wait until things slow down, you “know more,” or you’re finally ready. It just requires taking the first step…choosing your type of newsletter.

Step 1: Choose Your

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As 2021 draws to a close, we’ll soon see compilations of the best (and worst) marketing campaigns of the year, which will likely include Geico’s Scoop There It Is ice cream, Nerf’s chief TikTok officer and, of course, Burger King’s “Women belong in the kitchen” tweet.

These roundups are entertaining and have their takeaways, but from a small business standpoint, they’re not very useful.

So we sought out to come up with a more practical best-and-worst round-up for small businesses. No, you won’t see any new ice cream flavors in here, but you will find plenty of simple tactics that yielded very gratifying results—plus how you can apply them yourself.

The best of small business PPC

We asked 20 marketers from a variety of industries for their campaign highs and lows this year. Their answers, which follow, include a range of new and old tactics, as well as the lessons … Read more

Are you curious to see if we mention the metaverse in this article?

The question marketers are asking themselves, as Gucci and Nike create digital products, is if the metaverse needs to be part of their 2022 marketing strategy.

The answer is no. That’s not a permanent no (who knows what Zuckerberg has up his sleeve), but for now—you don’t need to figure out how to create funnels in the metaverse.

There are a few marketing strategies you can focus on before that…

And come back to the metaverse later.

These strategies are designed for the 2022 marketer, the one who wants:

  1. Organic reach (like it’s 2015 again)
  2. Ownership over their data (ahem, iOS 14…)
  3. Spend less, and make more

Here are the 5 tactics these marketers are using in 2022.

#1: Use Twitter for Organic Reach

Organic reach is dead on social media, right? That’s not what Twitter has … Read more