THE RELEVANCY SPECIALIST

A Modern, Sophisticated Approach
to Improving Conversion

header image for Digital Public Relations Author Carrie Morgan
Mobile header image for Digital Public Relations Author Carrie Morgan

How to Amplify PR with 5 Minutes of Keyword Research

Transform Your Blog into a SEO MachineIf you are a public relations professional, don’t underestimate the power of learning SEO. Not only can you optimize every press release you put out the door and amplify the SEO impact of you (or your client’s) social media efforts, but you’ll be surprised at the value of keyword research.

Consider this: you secured a byline opportunity for your client in one of their leading industry publications. HOW MUCH MORE POWERFUL would that placement be if you were able to write it about a trending topic that was highly searched for online last month, then optimize that byline to show up in search results?

Read moreHow to Amplify PR with 5 Minutes of Keyword Research

Social Media Optimization Tips – SEO for Facebook

Want to optimize your Facebook page? Here’s how, in a nice little primer from gShift Labs called the “Facebook SEO Guide.”

There are a few points that I strongly disagree with though, so here goes…

1. “There’s no reason why you can’t have more than one business Facebook Page. If you have other branded or unbranded keyword phrases that you want to claim, then you should, as long as you can efficiently and consistently manage the content for those pages.”

I am totally against creating social media pages that simply cater to specific keywords. While optimizing your social media is great, your content and reason for participating should focus on meaningful conversation, not rankings.

Read moreSocial Media Optimization Tips – SEO for Facebook

Zero Moment of Truth – Why Do Customers Buy?

Thanks to an April 1st post on Jay Baer’s Convince & Convert blog, I landed upon Google’s latest free eBook – “Zero Moment of Truth” on the “new” mental model of marketing.

A fantastic read, the free book focuses on how marketing has made a fundamental shift since social media entered the scene. Until social media hit mainstream, consumers were hit by stimulus (advertising, direct mail, etc.), followed by their first buying decision when they see the product on the shelf (the first moment of truth), then  hit with a second moment of truth during the experience of using the product.

Now? Consumer buying cycles have changed – people leverage online reviews and research before making a buying decision, they rely on smartphones while they shop, and multiple pieces of information (10.4 sources) converge into a single moment of decision.

Read moreZero Moment of Truth – Why Do Customers Buy?