Content Marketing

CMS comparison: A review of the five best platforms

Range of functions, ease of use, and technical aspects: If you’re searching for the right content management system (CMS) for your website, many factors must be taken into consideration. Worlds lie between a small blog and a huge company website, but sometimes the same system is behind both. The market for open source solutions of the CMS variety is huge. Among the best known are WordPress, TYPO3, Joomla!, Drupal, and Contao – five systems with different strengths and weaknesses. [...]  

Competition analysis on the internet

If you only base your web project on your own marketing ideas, you run the risk of prioritising the wrong issues or losing sight of important tasks. To adapt your own campaign in terms of search engine optimisation and advertising, you need to carry out a selective competitor analysis. But which tools provide the best options? [...]  

Registering an emoji domain – does it make sense?

Emoji domains immediately catch your eye. Why continue to register normal domains when you can get the message across with a few smileys? Registering a smiley URL doesn’t come without its problems though. In this article, we explain what is needed to set up an emoji URL, and explain the advantages and disadvantages of using emoticons in domain names. [...]  

What are advertorials?

Native advertising is the new buzzword in marketing. But not everyone correctly understands how advertorials and other native advertising work. Advertorials should not be confused with full-on adverts: As an advertiser, you have to stick to certain rules. An advertorial should not only fit in with its editorial environment, but also needs to lay all its cards on the table – i.e. : labelling requirements. We answer all and any other questions in our guide. [...]  

Customer journey: the basics of touch point analyses

Marketing experts know that individually placed advertisements rarely get customers to carry out desired actions. In order to become a paying customer, consumers need to encounter the product, brand, or company they’re being advertised to at different locations and at different times. Such touch points are compiled and evaluated from customer journey data. We’ll explain how. [...]  

PR nightmares | Stirring up a digital frenzy

With the prominence of social media and viral videos and posts, PR nightmares can occur far faster and on a far larger scale than ever before. These are caused by a flood of negative comments on social networks or websites, resulting in a large crowd of people turning against individuals, corporations or organizations. Dissatisfied consumers target social media channels to put pressure on companies and in a worst-case scenario, this can have an avalanche effect with even the potential to bring the organization to its knees. Dealing with PR nightmares is, therefore, a central theme in crisis communication. [...]  

Blogger outreach: how to do it right

Collaborating with successful bloggers or YouTubers is a big part of building a solid marketing repertoire. The size of the company doesn’t matter; anyone can benefit from having bloggers as brand ambassadors. A successful blogger collaboration enables you to profit from the reach and authenticity of the writer. But of course there has to be some give and take; if you want to work together with successful bloggers, you first need to gain their trust. [...]  

Free tools for a successful online keyword research

Putting together a useful keyword set isn’t as simple as thinking up a couple of search terms and jotting them down in a brainstorming session. Keyword research experts know to check the relevance of their terms and to try out different keyword variants and combinations to improve their positioning in Google’s search engine results pages. The following keyword research tools are great ways to optimise your keywords. [...]  

Successful blogging part 2: what should I blog about?

Starting a new project is always difficult, especially when you’re wanting to join the world of blogging. In part 1 of our blogging series, we discussed the technical aspects of starting a blog. But how do you go about searching for topics? Read part 2 here to discover how to collect blog ideas, pick a suitable blog topic, and analyse the potential of your new venture. [...]  

ExpressionEngine – the flexible CMS

ExpressionEngine from EllisLab markets itself as ‘the most powerful and flexible content management system’. Are they right? Brands like Nike, Apple, and the BBC seem to think so. In this CMS review, we’ll take a look at ExpressionEngine’s features, extensions, SEO, pricing, and more, to help you decide if this fee-based content management system is right for you. [...]