Content is Cash

Content is Cash : Leveraging Great Content and the Web for Increased Traffic, Sales, Leads and Buzz

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"Wendy's book is an impressively thorough account of the marketing options open to Internet businesses today. I have it within reach of my desk and I intend to make good use of it."-Michael Masterson, Publisher, Agora, Inc., Early to Rise You've already got great content - now, monetize it! Dozens of top publishers, marketers, business owners, and entrepreneurs are already using Wendy Montes de Oca's SONAR Content Distribution ModelTM to earn amazing ROI from content they already have. You can, too-even if you've never done Internet marketing before! Content Is Cash shows you how to systematically integrate and synchronize today's best web marketing techniques to drive more traffic, buzz, leads, and sales for your business. It's not theory. It's a proven, cost-effective and real-world strategy allowing anyone with content to turn traffic into profits...and the results are quantifiable! Inside you'll find powerful, easy, and virtually no cost ways to maximize content syndication, online PR, social networking and bookmarking, article directories, and guerrilla marketing inforums and message boards...to achieve breakthrough results on even the smallest budget! You'll Learn How To:* Discover and leverage useful, valuable, actionable content you didn't know you had* Drive more value from content by repurposing, repackaging, refreshing, re-bundling, and republishing* Create more visibility, traffic, and awareness for your website and brand* Link content more tightly with prospecting and sales initiatives* Syndicate and aggregate content to extend its reach* Make your content easier to find on the Web-simply and inexpensively* Adapt your strongest content into high-performing online press releases* Encourage viral marketing, pass-along readership and word-of-mouth buzz* Measure your performance against the 3 O's: outputs, outcomes, and objectives* Apply SONAR techniques and increase search engine presence, organic visits, lead generation, and sales efforts* Use SONAR with other tactics such as affiliate marketing, joint ventures, online advertising, ad swaps, guest editorials and more
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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 150 x 228 x 14mm | 299.37g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • English
  • w. figs.
  • 0789741083
  • 9780789741080
  • 1,878,266

Table of contents

Foreword by Bob Bly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .XI Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Content Rules! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Hidden Places to Find Your Content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Old Newsletters, Articles, and Blog Posts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Old or Outdated Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Bonus Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Events: Teleseminars, Conferences, Webinars, and More . . . . .12 Interviews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 General Website Content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 Online Content Syndication: What You Need to Know. . . . . . . 15 Content Syndication Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Content Aggregators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 The Art of Article (Content) Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Content Syndication and Search Engines: Debunking the Duplicate Content Myth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 The Article Directory: The Nucleolus of Your Web Content Marketing Efforts . . . .21 Secrets to Successful Article Marketing and Keyword Selection . . . .24 Choosing the Right Article Directory: The Importance of Rank and Relevance? . . . . . . .30 To Outsource or Not to Outsource...That Is the Question! . .. .323 The Power of Search: Understanding Search Engine Optimization forMore Effective Content-Based Marketing Efforts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Keyword Density . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Redundancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Tagging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Other SEO Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 SEO for PDFs: Make Your PDFs Search Engine Friendly . . . . .384 What Came First: The Guerrilla or the Web? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Guerrilla Marketing and Social Media: The Rules of Engagement . . . .44 10 Rules of Social Marketing (Guerrilla) Etiquette . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Social Marketing Success Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Relationship Building and Bonding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Engage in a One-on-One Dialogue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Branding and Free Advertising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Conversion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Twitter Caveat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .525 What Is Content? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Making the Most of Your Video Content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Content for Product Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Content for Syndication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Seven Emotional Drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Know Your List! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .646 Learning and Leveraging the SONAR Content Distribution Model (TM) . . . . . 67 What Is SONAR Marketing? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 S: Syndicate Partners, Content Syndication Networks, and User-Generated Content Sites .70 O: Online Press Releases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 N: Network (Social) Communities and Social Bookmarking Sites . . . . . . .75 A: Article Directories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 R: Relevant Posts to Blogs, Forums, and Message Boards . . . . .79 SONAR in Action: Putting It All Together . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 S: Syndicate Partners, Content Syndication Networks, and User-Generated Content Sites . . . . . . . . . .84 SONAR Observations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 Does Your Content Have "Legs"? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 SONAR Takeaways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1007 SEO for SONAR: How to Get Found by Search Engines . . . . 103 Business Services/Marketing Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 Alternative Health/Health Publishing Example . . . . . . . . . .109 Business Services/Marketing/InfoPublishing Example . . . . . .111 Business Services/Self-Help/Professional and Personal Development Example . . . . . .113 SEM for SONAR: How to Get Found by Search Engines . . . .115 Helpful Hints for Writers When Working with Search Engines . . ..1168 SONAR in Action: Results and Analytics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Case Study #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 Case Study #2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 Case Study #3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121 Case Study #4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121 Case Study #5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122 Case Study #6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122 Case Study #7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123 Case Study #8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123 SONAR: Keeping It Real and Replicating Results . . . . . . . . . . . .124 How Is SONAR Measured? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125 The Three Os-Outputs, Outcomes, and Objectives . . . .1269 Monetize the Traffic: A Blueprint to Building a Site That Leverages SONAR. . . .. . . . 129 Dissecting the Ideal SONAR Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131 Lead Generation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133 Sales and Cross-Selling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140 Boosting Your E-Commerce Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147 Bonding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149 Search Engine Optimization (SEO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151 Branding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156 Credibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159 More "Best of " SONAR Websites... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16010 Dovetailing SONAR with Other High-Performing Internet Marketing Tactics . . . .. . . . 169 Joint Ventures, Affiliate Marketing, and Ad Swaps . . . . . . . . . .170 Online Advertising: Tips and Tricks of the Trade . . . . . . . . . . . .174 Tip #1: Watch What's Happening in the Industry . . . . . . . .174 Tip #2: Research Which Ad Is a Higher Performer . . . . . .174 Tip #3: Business Negotiations 101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176 Tip #4: Due Diligence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177 Tip #5: Real-Time Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177 Tip #6: Test Ad Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178 Tip #7: Don't Just Talk the Talk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179 Tip #8: Try to Get Goodwill Freebies for SEO . . . . . . . . . . . .179 Tip #9: Buy More, Get More . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180 Media Cheat Sheet: "Must Know" Questions and Answers . . . . . . . . . .180 Online Public Opinion Polls for Editorial and Lead-Generation Success . . . . .181 Finding Customers in a Web 2.0 World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18211 How to Write Great, Free Content (That Gets Read and Passed Around!) . . . . . . .. . . 189 Industry Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191 Michael Masterson, Publisher, Agora, Inc., Early to Rise . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 Jason Holland, Managing Editor, Agora, Inc., Early to Rise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192 Brian Kurtz, Executive Vice President, Boardroom, Inc., Bottom Line Secrets . . . . .93 Christopher Ruddy, President and CEO, Newsmax Media, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193 Steve Kroening, Editor, Soundview Publications, Inc., Second Opinion Newsletter, Women's Health Letter, and Real Cures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194 Alice Wessendorf, Managing Editor, Healthier Talk . . . . .194 Sean Brodrick, Natural Resource Analyst, Uncommon Wisdom Daily, Weiss Research, Inc. . .194 Dr. Jonny Bowden, Publisher, In Step with Jonny: Straight Talk Nutrition for the 21st Century . . . . . . . . . .195 Bob Bly, Publisher, The Direct Response Letter, CTC Publishing . . . . . . . . 19612 Best SONAR Platforms and Measuring Success. . . . . . . . . . . . . 197 Gauging Your SONAR Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201A Glossary: Key Terms to Know When Deploying SONAR or Any Online Marketing Strategy . .207TOC, 9780789741080, MF
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About Wendy Montes De Oca

Wendy Montes de Oca, M.B.A, has a diversified background that includes nearly 20 years of experience in marketing, media, financial services, and law. She has a proven track record with both acquisition and retention efforts, as well as has both editorial and copywriting success. Her specialties include multichannel marketing (print, Web, email, direct mail, radio, and TV), with expertise in Internet marketing. During her career, Wendy has generated more than $150 million in total revenues for various corporations, consulting clients, and her own consulting firm, Precision Marketing and Media, LLC. Wendy has led the marketing efforts for many prominent organizations. For one online publisher, in only three short months, her search engine optimization (SEO) and lead-generation tactics increased website traffic ranking and visits by morethan 3,160% and 62%, respectively, as well as traffic monetization that resulted in a return on investment of 221%. She previously was the editor of a quarterly investment newsletter and has had several investment articles published in Hometown News. Her marketing articles have appeared in popular newsletters, websites, and blogs, such as Target Marketing, Early to Rise, Makepeace Total Package, and many more. Wendy is an advisory board member for Bob Bly's TheLandingPageGuru.com, as well as a distinguished speaker/moderator at prominent marketing conferences such as Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA). Her blog, MuscleMarketing.Blogspot.com, was named top Internet marketing blog by industry staple Best of Web. Wendy has worked as a strategic marketing consultant and was the force behind the marketing efforts for several top publishers, entrepreneurs, and Fortune 500 companies, including Weiss Research & Publishing, Weiss Money Management, Newsmax Media, Chase Manhattan Bank, General Electric (GE), Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Retirement Services, and Salomon Smith Barney/CitiGroup. Before starting her successful consulting firm, Precision Marketing and Media, LLC, Wendy was vice president of marketing and business development for the Internet's most popular wealth and success e-zine, Early to Rise (Agora Publishing), where her online marketing tactics and product development efforts helped bring in thousands of new subscribers and earned millions of dollars in revenues. Wendy's groundbreaking online marketing strategies have been cultivated and taught to clients, colleagues, friends, freelancers, and former employers spanning the copywriting, publishing, financial, and health industries. She has often trained internal staff or led offsite group sessions to share her online marketing knowledge of increasing website traffic, visibility, leads, and sales. And because her web marketing tactics have been so cost-effective, creative, and successful, Wendy became known as "the marketing maven" by many of her industry peers. Wendy earned a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John's University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Nova South Eastern University. Throughout her career, she has been recognized with various awards for quality, innovation, teamwork, and new product/new business development. Wendy lives in South Florida with her husband of more than 10 years and their son. Precision Marketing and Media, LLC, is headquartered in the Palm Beach area of Florida, with satellite offices in the New York City/New Jersey tri-state area. * For more information, visit www.PrecisionMarketingMedia.com.* To read Wendy's blog posts, visit www.MuscleMarketing.blogspot.com.* To sign up for Wendy's free newsletter, Precision Marketing, visit www.PrecisionMarketingMedia.com/newslettersignup.html.* Follow Wendy on Twitter at http://twitter.com/PrecisionMktg.* "Like" Wendy's Precision Marketing Media, LLC, Facebook fan page at www.Facebook.com/#!/pages/Florida/Precision-Marketing-Media-LLC/139310392787888.
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