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HuffPost SEO Lessons for Solution Marketing

– By Steve Robins

More Learnings from The Huffington Post

Continued from The Solution Marketing Blog: Is Your SEO Worth $315 Million?

Let’s take a look at the Huffington Post’s SEO strategy as described by the NY Times, and see how it applies to solution marketing:

  1. Provide value. First and foremost, write content that provides value to your readers.
  2. Use keywords – within reason. Make sure that you do include relevant keywords in the top few paragraphs of a page or article.  Don’t pack in too many keywords or your content will be hard to understand – which won’t help anyone. Continue reading
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Is Your SEO Worth $315 Million?

– By Steve Robins

What you can learn from the Huffington Post’s SEO strategy

The Huffington Post’s SEO strategy offers great lessons for any solution marketer.  Last week, AOL agreed to purchase the Huffington Post for a cool $315 million.  According to the NY Times,

The Huffington Post’s skill at using [SEO] tactics to increase readership and revenue was one of the ways it made itself worth $315 million to AOL.

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BMW Makes Joy. And You?

– By Steve Robins

Does Your Company Make and Sell a Solution?  Or a Product?

Rather than focusing on feeds and speeds, competitive comparisons, or sexy features, BMW’s Joy campaign focuses on the benefit that the entire automotive solution provides to BMW drivers: Joy.

“We realized a long time ago that what you make people feel is as important as what you make, and at BMW we don’t just makes cars, we make joy.”

BMWUSA.com

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Content Marketing: 5 Things You Should Know

– By Steve Robins

Jon Kranz Speaks at BPMA

Content marketing is a core part of the educate and engage phase of the SIVA or SEVA model.

5 Things You Should Know - The Solution Marketing Blog

Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to hear Jon Kranz present at BPMA (Boston Product Management Association) Content Marketing.  I’ve heard Jonathan present before and once again, he didn’t disappoint, adding new insight to content marketing (i.e., marketing using content).  I recommend two of his eBooks, the eBook eBook (seriously) and The Content Marketing Playbook (coauthored).  If you’re a solution marketer, sooner or later you’re going to need to use content marketing.  Here are 5 things that you need to know about content marketing:   Continue reading

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Build a Winning Solution Marketing Strategy – ProductCamp Boston

– By Steve Robins

ProductCamp Boston

Practical Advice on Building a Solution Marketing Strategy

Session abstract: What is solution marketing strategy and how does it differ from product marketing strategy? Solutions go beyond product to solve business problems. During this session, you’ll learn how to assemble a compelling solution marketing strategy. We’ll look at segmentation, personas, competition, solution portfolios, the solution maturity model, and marketing strategies.

Thanks to everyone that attended the ProductCamp Boston session, Building a Winning Solution Marketing Strategy.  Following is additional information. Continue reading

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Social Media & YOU – ProductCamp Boston

– By Steve Robins

ProductCamp Boston

The Impact of Social Media on Product Management and Product Marketing

Session abstract: Continue the social media dialog from the fall ProductCamp. How are you using social media to support product management/ product marketing? Share best practices, lessons learned, challenges, and solutions.

Thanks to everyone that attended the ProductCamp Boston session, Social Media and YOU.  Following is additional information. Continue reading

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Happy Birthday YouTube

– By Steve Robins

YouTube and Solution Marketing

YouTube presents a great opportunity for solution marketers.  But what exactly is the solution marketing opportunity?  Viral videos?  Product pitches? Video marketing?  Read on for more.   Continue reading

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