John Lincoln (MBA) is CEO of Ignite Visibility, a digital marketing instructor at UCSD and author of the book “Digital Influencer, A Guide to Achieving Influencer Status Online,” Lincoln has worked on over 400 marketing campaigns including clients such as FOX, USA Today and BTO Sports. He has won...
As CEO of Ignite Visibility and a marketing professor at the University California San Diego, I have worked on more than 400 marketing campaigns and increased client revenue by millions of dollars. Through the years, I have seen many businesses succeed and fail at their attempts in marketing. The ones that fail often skip critical marketing strategies that should be the staple point of an online business. Here are a few strategies that always work in marketing.
The reality is that your “About” page is one of the best ways to promote your brand online. It offers a great opportunity to reel in new customers. To do that, though, you need to put some high-quality marketing into it. Here’s how to do that. Before we get into the specifics of what it takes to make a great “About” page, let’s first look at why it’s so important to create one. You’ve probably noticed “About” pages on other websites around cyberspace.
When you offer services as a digital strategist, you're entering a very crowded market. You'll have to stand head and shoulders above the competition. Fortunately, that's possible. Here are few tips that will give your new Internet marketing startup just the boost that it needs. This one should be obvious. If you can't market your own brand, how are you going to market somebody else's? Is your site easy to find from a Google search?
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".