Marketing Speak is a podcast in which thought leaders and professional speakers weigh in on important marketing-related issues. A Podcast about Online Marketing, Ecommerce, SEO, Analytics, Facebook Advertising, PPC, and more. Marketing Speak will take you marketing to the next level - tune in for the latest tips, tricks, and practical advice from though leaders in the SEO and digital marketing..
Podcasting is huge right now. Yet, many podcasters struggle to make money or generate leads from their podcasts. Some even have trouble building an audience or producing consistent, engaging content. If you've confronted any of these problems or thinking about dipping your toe into the world of podcasting, then you'll want to know what my guest for this episode has to say. Like me, Nicole Holland was an early adopter of podcasting. She has now moved on to using her expertise to help others leverage podcasts to build their brands, generate leads and develop relationships with highly influential people in their niche. If you're wondering about the tricky techniques people use to make money from podcasting, how to refine your content or how to get more readers, this episode is going to provide you with some incredible tips and strategies as Nicole and I have tried them firsthand.
Have you ever had a numerology reading? Are you superstitious about numbers? My guest is Blair Gorman, the Founder of Numerologist.com, one of the most popular and successful numerology sites on the web. You may be wondering what numerology has to do with marketing? Whether you swear by your destiny number or not, you can definitely learn some amazing lessons about digital marketing from this show. That's because Numerologist.com is a powerful innovator in online marketing and has been for years. They are so innovative that at one time Google used them as a case study. Blair is often miles ahead of his competitors when it comes to embracing cutting-edge techniques. He'll be talking about interactive Video Sales Letters or VSLs, augmented reality, virtual reality, social media, how to write killer copy and most importantly, how to incorporate it all into a marketing strategy that generates impressive growth. Number 185, which is this episode’s number, in numerology is all about professional success, material abundance, and new beginnings. Keep tuned in because this episode might be your lucky number.
No one wants to wait around for a website to load. If you want customers to buy from you online, you need to give them what they want quickly. Google understands this better than anyone. That's why they created AMP or Accelerated Mobile Pages. AMP is a technology that allows Google to serve up from its cache a trimmed down version of your mobile pages, thus massively reducing load times. Not surprisingly, using AMP can increase conversions and reduce bounce rates. In this episode, you're going to get the low down on AMP from Google's very own Developer Advocate, Ben Morrs. Ben and I will be deep diving into the technical aspects of AMP with plenty of insider tips on how to get the most out of it for your website. Ben will also be making his case for why nearly every website should implement AMP. He'll be revealing the best way to get it up and running on WordPress. If you get any traffic at all via mobile, this episode is going to provide immense value. This is a rare opportunity to hear some best practices from someone with inside knowledge of how Google operates.
Google isn't just one search engine. Google also operates a number of specialty search engines, one for news: Google News, one for images: Google Images, two for video: Google Video and YouTube, and many more. In this episode, we're going to focus on optimizing two of these specialty engines, Google News and YouTube. One of your secret weapons for Google News optimization is press releases. If you think press releases aren't news, I agree with you, yet for our guest, Greg Jarboe, he's made plenty of money for his clients through the use of optimized press releases distributed via wire services such as Business Wire. Greg is President and Cofounder of SEO-PR, an award-winning content marketing agency and he's the author of YouTube and Video Marketing. He's also contributed to four other books including the YouTube Optimization section of my book, The Art of SEO. If you're interested in boosting your visibility in Google News or on YouTube, there are plenty of practical advice to sink your teeth into.
When we plopped down in front of Netflix, we often forget how massive the video streaming revolution really was. It wasn't long ago that TV watching was limited to whatever was being broadcast live over the air or on cable. If technology has taught us anything, it's that change is the only constant. What will the next revolution in streaming video be and how can you capitalize on it? My guest for this episode is Damian Pelliccione. He is the Cofounder and CEO of Revry, which has been called the Netflix for LGBTQ shows. Revry focuses on content that has been overlooked by mainstream streaming services. Considering they have 21 million minutes streamed and reached over 50 million homes, it sounds like they're crushing it. Damian is here to illuminate for us what marketers need to know about OTT and streaming, how to connect with Millennial and Gen Z audiences and the future of broadcast advertising and interactive content.
If you want to achieve long-term sustainable growth, then you need a system. Having been an SEO consultant for several decades, I can tell you that the same is true if you want to drive high-quality traffic to your website consistently. Creating a consistent income stream is one thing, but leveraging that income to attain access to your dream life is another thing entirely. Joe Fier and Matt Wolfe are the Founders of Evergreen Profits. They are the authors of The Evergreen Traffic Playbook, which draws on interviews with hundreds of online marketing experts and dissects their strategies and tactics to provide a roadmap to evergreen traffic. Joe and Matt not only advise their clients on growing their businesses, they also teach them how to create a balance in their lives and achieve more while working less. On this episode, we’ll not only be talking about systems and strategies for growth, we'll also be considering how you can optimize your life to ensure you achieve all your goals no matter how ambitious they may be.
Conversion is something we all want more of yet increasing your conversions can be tricky. There's no magic bullet. No one size fits all solution to the conversion problem. One man who knows conversion optimization inside and out is Khalid Saleh. He's the author of Conversion Optimization published by O'Reilly. Khalid is also Cofounder and CEO of Invesp, a company that has conversion optimized such brands as eBay and the Discovery Channel. If Khalid’s name seems familiar, it may be because he's been on the show before, specifically episode number 44. On this episode, Khalid and I will be getting into the nitty-gritty of conversion rate optimization or CRO from A/B testing to conversion audits, copywriting and more. Even if you think you're doing everything right and your conversion rate is amazing, I guarantee you're going to learn some valuable stuff. This conversation is packed with practical advice that will help even the most advanced marketers win more conversions.
It's a strange world we live in where it's considered inappropriate to call without texting first. Isn't placing unannounced calls exactly what phones are for? I remember the days where I could call my friends or even prospects out of the blue and it was totally fine. Regardless, the phone is often still your first touch point with prospects and their first impression of you. No one knows better how to capitalize on the opportunity of the inbound phone call than Jill Nelson. Jill is the Founder and CEO of Ruby Receptionists and my guest for this episode. She is an award-winning businesswoman who started Ruby in 2003 and had scaled it to a thriving company with over 500 staff achieving double-digit growth every year since its inception. She offers virtual receptionist services to business owners and so far, her army of 400 receptionists have answered 50 million phone calls. If you care about customer experience, then you'll absolutely want to hear what Jill has to say in this wide-ranging conversation. She reveals her secrets to mastering the prospect’s first impression, how to wow customers and her secrets to the perfect phone script.
Owning a portfolio of over 100 revenue-generating websites may sound impressive, but it can be more pain than it's worth, especially if you put your trust in the wrong partners. There are so many details, financing options, manageability, scalability, performance metrics, valuation, negotiation and due diligence. Googling for the answers is not going to cut it. Doing adequate or even deep due diligence is the linchpin. My guest for this episode knows that better than anyone. At one point, Tom Shieh owned a portfolio of over 100 websites. He was making bank so much in fact that he was able to travel the world in Tony Robbins Elite Platinum Partnership, which is a six-figure investment per year. That's where I first met Tom, by the way. Since then, Tom has lost nearly all of those 100 websites in an elaborate swindle.
These days, Tom owns and operates Crimcheck, a company that does criminal background checks of potential hires and potential business partners. If you ever plan on building a portfolio of multiple websites, buying a business or website, going into business with anyone or selling your business for that matter, this episode is a must read. If all you get out of this episode is Tom's due diligence checklist, you will save yourself a fortune. Also, make sure you check out my interview with Ken Courtright, cofounder of Income Store for more amazing tips on building up a portfolio of revenue generating websites to the tune of eight figures.
Have you ever dreamed of becoming a household name? What about a bestselling author or the number one expert in your field? Or are you simply looking to take your business to the next level? Whatever your ultimate goals in business and life are, it all starts with building relationships, not just any relationships, authentic relationships that will attract people to you and bring clients, profits and notability. My guest for this episode used this exact strategy to go from a $42,000 a year salary to now running a multi-seven-figure business. Her name is Selena Soo. She's helped many dozens of clients crack the publicity code, connecting with powerful influencers, building fan bases and forging lasting relationships with people that matter in their industry. What Selena does is much more than your average PR agency. In a world where having a social media strategy is no longer enough, her insights will help you understand what sets truly remarkable people apart from everyone else and how to attract and build influence in the real world.