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hi and welcome to the seo podcast i know
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secrets of internet marketing my name is
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chris burris one of the owners here at
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ewebresults
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my name is matt bertram your seo expert
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the seo expert you even wrote an article
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we’ll probably cover that in the next
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podcast
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of your article it says an seo expert
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walks into a bar
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bars beer garden hangout lounge
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nightclub mini bar
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bar stool tavern pub beer wine whiskey
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that’s how an seo or thinks that’s for
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sure well this was probably like five
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years ago seo but
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welcome back to another fun-filled
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edition of our podcast
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this is podcast number 473
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and it’s part two of this article and
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the article
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is top 10 must-have content marketing
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skills it’s by
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we actually didn’t know the author on
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the last podcast it’s been
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our apologies to miss julia mccoy i
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think we’ve done articles from her
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before it was posted in search engine
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journal
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uh before that remember we are filmed
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live here in houston texas and matt and
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i we
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are your results rebels so so chris
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yes so as we’ve been designed i feel
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like you’ve prepared this
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and then now you’re just springing it up
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actually
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maybe think of it okay right and so
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really we’ve
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designed we’re designing the new website
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we’ll launch it in march
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and uh we’re rebranding the company
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we’re kind of co-branded right now
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ewr digital we’re kind of maturing the
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brand a little bit and
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um really uh based on the logo that we
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designed so it’s an ewr in all capitals
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because we have a smaller case we’re all
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captains now we’re adults here
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[Laughter]
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and uh and uh and basically you know
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something that’s pretty popular is
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everything in like a box right
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right yeah so i i moved us a little
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outside the box okay i like that and
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yeah
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focused on results right so focused on
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the r
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yeah so there’s a little story behind i
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like that right i’d like that
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it’s always interesting when you get and
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and usually it’s a sign of a good logo
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when there’s a good quality story being
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yeah oh yeah
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yeah very cool doesn’t that look that’s
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just focused
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we’re looking at black at the digital
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screen over on the left and
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it looks pretty good so that will be
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revealed
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march into march and tomorrow morning
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and the first quarter that’s their goal
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very cool um we are your results of
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uh rebels i do need to read a couple
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reviews okay
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um and the first one is not five stars
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uh this is i found a bunch of reviews
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actually over on podbay
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and we had never looked at them and they
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go way way way way back
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uh this one is from t sum 47
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it’s only two stars it says i felt like
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i had to listen
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to a lot of bs that i could easily read
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off the internet in less time
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no real meat this is for people deep
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into seo not
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newbies now i don’t know if he’s making
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the comment
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that his idea is it’s supposed to be for
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people deep into
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seo and not newbies or is he saying
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that’s what it’s
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that’s right like that’s the
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interpretation but it’s not that clear
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uh tsum uh potiph to you and i’m sure
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you
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hate that no no okay i know
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i don’t know for taking the time to
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actually write to us like
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we need feedback we always need feedback
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we need feedback
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and and and i’m going to tell you one of
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the things that we recognize when we
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read reviews that aren’t positive is
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that you’re 10 times more likely to get
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a negative review than a positive review
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and if you look at our collection of
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reviews
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they’re more than 10 times likely to be
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positive so i think that says something
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and i actually have another
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uh review that we’ll get into here in a
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second
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okay this one is uh from jay barshop the
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title is awesome show highly recommend
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matt chris and their guests we don’t
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have guests that often provide some
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incredible
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uh incredibly actionable and compelling
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content spotlighting the coming
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seo and content marketing trends and
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absolute best tactics to help you
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effectively grow your business without
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breaking the
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bank highly recommend listening and
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subscribing to the seo by the way yes
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subscribe and follow that’s very
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important uh to the seo podcast unknown
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secrets of internet marketing
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if you want the knowledge and mindsets
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to get ahead of the curve
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and then in parentheses and reach your
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overall business goals as a result
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to you jay barshup um that’s what that’s
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what we’re hoping that we’re delivering
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with a little bit of personality right
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talk about
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mindset enough yeah i think that’s true
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i think it’s really really important to
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have the right mindset when you’re
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approaching a you know a digital
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marketing campaign
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like 100 percent right and and and like
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we’re we’re in the job of just creating
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like amazing results
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yes and so you know if you’re going into
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it as a pessimistic that you’re going to
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be hitting all these brick walls
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you know it’s probably not the right
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time most people that come to us
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have already uh spent a bunch of money
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and it didn’t work i hit a bunch of
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brick walls already yeah bunch of brick
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wall so they come to us very very
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pessimistic jaded
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for sure and you know based on
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over the years the results that we’ve
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produced we’ve learned consistently
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yeah we’ve learned what works and
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doesn’t work and
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you know i actually did do a a workshop
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where people flew in and i
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i i i uncomfortably had to tell them i
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don’t think that their business
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is a good business i think they left us
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a better review or something oh really
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but i i mean basically i suggested that
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they
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pivot their business in a different
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direction uh where there was more search
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for them because they were trying to do
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it
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really on a shoestring budget and there
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was no volume so you’re gonna have to
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spend a bunch of ads to generate a lot
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of business
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here’s how i would go to kind of stair
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step into what your true passion is
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but i i told them you know i said look
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this is how i would do it if i was you
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based on what i know
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the way you’re going right now is you
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know i i think it it’s
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not gonna you’re not gonna get an roi
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and so so i would i would look at that
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going
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if someone helped me to not make a bad
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decision
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financially like financially and learn
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from somebody else you know
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yeah you know you spend 1500 grand and
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you have nothing to show for it
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i think it’s that becomes the case of
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they shot the messenger
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for the message fair enough right like
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the message wasn’t what they wanted to
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hear
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and and if they did i don’t know if they
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did leave us about i don’t
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i don’t maybe they just it was it was
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alyssa had
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had brought them in and i you know she
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said i i remember that they had their
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friends
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i said really uncomfortable i need you
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in this meeting to kind of
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walk through this because i basically
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got to tell them that this is a bad
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business strategy it’s a bad idea and
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they push for the strategy session
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anyway
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yeah um we actually do turn people away
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um and and like we just i think sold a
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website
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they called us four times and we were
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like no we don’t
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think yeah we just make sense yeah yeah
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and they’re four times
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like no we want you to do it and but
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anyways go on we don’t want to be
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infomercial here we’ll get to those
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reviews
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later um i did check uh i’m wearing a
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shirt right now
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says seo internet marketing results
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has kind of a star wars theme yvonne has
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one as well you can’t see him
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working behind the camera on the back it
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says may the rank be with you
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we’ve got a bunch of other shirts if
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you’re interested you can get them still
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at ewebresults.com
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swag i did double check that before um
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and that’s really i’m changing the
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attire
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yeah because you have to have like some
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kind of internet marketing t-shirt
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yeah i think it’s got to be collared or
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buttoned down shirt yeah right because
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we’re having a lot more clients come in
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yeah um and so um
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yeah if you’re not uh advertising your
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internet
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passions then be dressed up yeah yeah
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i think that’s fair uh that makes sense
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all right so we’re gonna jump into this
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article
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before we do that uh we would ask you to
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do something shikou us
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share like follow uh and as you’re
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sharing
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like in following and if you’re on
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youtube go ahead and subscribe
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and follow um you should hear in your
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head the sound that sounds like
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chicao that’s that’s what shaikh we
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gotta get a button
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all right i’ll do the recording all
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right so now we’re going to get into
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uh the buttons of you saying saying
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different stuff
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um the top 10 must have content
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marketing skills again
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patif to julia mccoy uh we really
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appreciate this article uh we broke it
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into two sections
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uh go back and listen to podcast number
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472
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in order to get the first one here we’re
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starting at skill
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number six look ahead planning content
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planning content way ahead of time is a
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skill that you need to have
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to do this right and and she talks about
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how uncomfortable it can be
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like you wake up on a friday and you
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know well today’s the day i got to make
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content and you haven’t actually thought
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about the content you’re gonna make i
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think we’ve all been there i think that
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that’s with life you just gotta plan out
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a little bit better yeah like i mean
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that’s
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what i’m teaching a lot of people
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they’re coming in going what do i need
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to do today and i’m like
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you need to have that planned out like
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the previous yes last night yeah yeah or
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we’re not stop downloading tasks to them
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of like what they need to complete
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because there’s a lot of people that
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just want to
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knock out tasks yeah and you need to
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plan those tasks out you’re going to
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move into kind of the strategy level
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that’s
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really what you have to do is plan
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things out do some gap analysis
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figure out where the trends are you know
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when you’re creating content there’s a
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lot that goes into it
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yeah and one of the things and and we
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keep track so every
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every time we do a podcast i’ve got a
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sheet that tracks like what the article
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was
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what the date was what the reviews were
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so we don’t end up um
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other than the last podcast repeating a
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particular review that was just because
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it was fun
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and i have chris that does this they
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called you mike
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so that way i mean that’s part of
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planning it right that’s part of
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planning ahead is to make sure that
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you’re not redoing something that you’ve
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already done because you’ve got it all
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digitally
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stored we’ve done a 473 podcast though
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i don’t think so uh um i would give it a
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50 50. have we done 470 through four
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really we’re higher than that yeah what
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podcast is that when you get a chance
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let me know what podcast this is and
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then we’ll correct it
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so uh our system isn’t a hundred percent
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uh accurate
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if we wanted to be accurate we might use
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uh the one that julia recommends which
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is buffer
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uh she says buffer allows to sketch well
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but is this is this buffer right here
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yeah this is buffer yellow
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but this is yeah it’s going to have the
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same kind of looking card
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yeah yep no it’s going to have the same
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look and feel in fact you could just use
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trello
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hootsuite is more about scheduling
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content that’s already created
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whereas this is like hey here let me
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schedule what content i need to create
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let me put this let me put that
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sme subject manner matter expert
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interview on the schedule so i know when
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that happens that kind of thing so
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you’ve got that under control
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um you do want to leave room for
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spontaneity for for example if a
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relevant question from one of your
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followers pops up
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why not address it in a lengthy podcast
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i mean a blog
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or podcast so i’m gonna say if you’re
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listening to the podcast and you’ve got
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some question
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some burning internet marketing related
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question that you have
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uh would like answered then uh send it
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in
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podcast ewebresults.com that’s one of
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the things that you
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we used to do at the old location we
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don’t do anymore yeah we used to
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have it live right and then uh people
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would be uh
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asking questions and we would kind of do
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it ad lib live yeah
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that would be fun we could get back to
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doing facebook live yeah
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you know a screen yeah i was like
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yeah i mean although now we could put
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the phone here um
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all right so that was number six number
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seven skill number seven the ability to
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repackage content so
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when you’re talking about planning out
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all your content what you can throw in
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is you know you don’t always have to
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make something
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you might be thinking to yourself how on
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earth can i come up with enough new
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topics
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the good news is you don’t have to you
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can take older content uh
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that you produced and simply repackage
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it well that’s what neil patel and brian
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uh backlinko do brian dean basically the
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skyscraper technique
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is taking a bunch of old blog posts and
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then smooshing them together yeah
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building a big
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kind of tall tall content block um
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i mean we’re doing this for a lot of
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clients we’re taking old content
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yeah it’s not ranking well right um and
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then
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kind of researching massaging it
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massaging it or putting with another
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uh piece of content and then
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republishing it to get
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some better traction to get it ranking
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so when we have these sites that have a
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lot of content
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we’re able to quickly repurpose content
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then generate
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new content yeah or re what did he say
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and he actually talks she excuse me she
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julia actually talks about the reverse
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which is
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maybe you’ve got a 3 000 word skyscraper
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article you can actually break that into
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three different articles
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right a little blog post and then you
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could actually turn those individual
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posts into little videos
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well yeah i mean i think you can
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repurpose that content for different
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directions
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and really um we could do a better job
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of that with this podcast
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yes you mean re we’re creating content
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off of the podcast yeah
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yeah i think we could chop it up and do
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this and do that yep
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yeah turn it into commercials that’s why
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we need a full-time person
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yep yeah skill number eight is i try and
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distract
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matt from hiring another person this
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week
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optimizing for voice search and ai
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dun dun dun we have this this in fact
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right before this podcast we used voice
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search and what did we ask
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what did we ask google about a sundial
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we asked what is
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what is a sun solar clock
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called something else solar clock called
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and and you know
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and she knew then google knows the
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answer and says it’s as smart as she’s
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growing
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sundial and this goes exactly to my
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point about voice search is that
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99 of voice searches are things that
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you’re not gonna sell anything off of
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again assuming you’re not talking about
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restaurants near me right that’s
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that’s that’s where you’ve got who what
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when
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yes so there are best practices so still
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you might want to optimize for voice
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search right so maybe you do sell
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like antique sundials and you want to be
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the first one to show up for antique
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sundials
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and you could say well here’s some
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tricks to make sure that you can place
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well
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use the whole question like in my case i
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was like what
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is a sun clock right yeah
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called so you could actually create
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content that says
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and i’m pretty sure well that’s the
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don’t cheat
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that’s the thing that’s the next one i
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said the whole question
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so ask that whole question as the title
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of your art of your particular blog post
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or whatever
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and then next i don’t know you could
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structure your content to be featured in
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a snippet
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just make how-to’s that’s what i’m
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seeing working right now
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is google wants how-tos and one of the
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techniques we’ve been using is when you
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do a search that’s relevant for
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our client then google offers all of
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these other questions that people are
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searching related to that topic
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people also ask and answer answer those
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things
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um and and blog posts and videos or
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whatever to get
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some good traffic i like that that
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almost feels like a pro tip
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um skill number what did she also divide
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your content this will help you again
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get uh optimized for voice search and ai
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divide your content into relevant
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relative relevant
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h2s and h3s and then use numbered and
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bulleted lists so i have to say this in
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this section because
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i am thinking about hiring okay another
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person
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and point number nine no
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i’m serious so um i’m thinking about
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creating an ewr lab okay okay
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okay and so um there’s uh some senior
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seos that that meet here in houston
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yeah um you know there’s a meet up in
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austin like yesterday right and
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um anyways uh i got a couple of them
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that
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we we stay in contact you see them come
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in and out of here um
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some of them are ready to come over okay
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okay someone already come over
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and um like we we continuously find the
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best strategies
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and we need to like really dedicate to
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that yeah and so
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where where where we’re learning through
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like doing and we’re seeing the updates
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and we’re making assumptions
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but like testing testing testing um is
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really really important
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and um i’ve been doing a lot of work on
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gmb’s right now yeah um
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because you know google my business in
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my business a lot of clients just want
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to rank at gnb they don’t have a website
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they don’t need a website they don’t
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want to rank and search
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and so i’ve been doing a lot of research
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on that and
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i have a guy that’s really really good
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and we’ve been going back and forth in
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anything that i’ve read online any
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courses i’ve taken from people i bought
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he had uh he he threw testings been able
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to teach me some things oh cool
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and um and so uh that’s kind of like
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what we were talking in the last podcast
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about how many books you’ve read and how
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you went into a particular conversation
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with
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with at that time somebody had a lot
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more seo experience than you
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and and how all right there’s one thing
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to have we all know there’s book
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learning and then there’s experiential
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learning and there are there are
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different things right
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well also what i will say too is is the
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time invested right to that 10 000
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expert hours yeah um
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you know over the course of 10 years or
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20
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years or whatever if you’ve been doing
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seo since google’s been around
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um somebody can compress that time
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because if you’re just doing oh yeah
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on a job and you’re not taking you know
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time outside of work to to learn some of
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these things
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you’re not moving at such a fast pace
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right and so reading all those books
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um accelerated that it accelerates a lot
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but that
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experiential knowledge but bottom line
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is i was having a conversation yesterday
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about an seo lab seo lab so not even
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hiring somebody but also creating a lab
18:19
skill number nine using links for higher
18:22
authority and relevance
18:24
links are essential you you got a phrase
18:27
um
18:28
uh content is king distribution is clean
18:31
right and distribution is about the
18:33
links that you get like how do you get
18:34
the message
18:35
out there and links on other locations
18:38
that point
18:39
into your content is is these links
18:41
they’re essential they can help google
18:43
understand
18:43
what your site’s about um if you’ve got
18:45
high authority on a particular topic
18:48
that’s linking into you that that’s
18:50
actually um
18:52
something that i’ve been get getting
18:53
asked a lot yeah like a lot of the
18:56
companies we’re working with now
18:57
have internal seo people right and
19:00
they’re wanting like corporate training
19:02
and so um everybody’s really afraid of
19:05
links
19:06
yeah um you should be but
19:11
you know so there’s some landmines out
19:12
there but people are very uncomfortable
19:14
with it and it is still about forty
19:16
percent of the seo pi
19:17
absolutely and so you know if if you’re
19:20
doing it and by seo pi
19:21
what he means is forty percent of the
19:23
criteria google uses in order to figure
19:25
out where to place you
19:27
uh relative to other people i i was
19:29
related to eating
19:32
seo pie that google meets
19:33
[Laughter]
19:36
yeah so anyways links are important what
19:39
they also do is show google which of
19:41
your pages are most important so that’s
19:43
not only links that are outbound but you
19:45
need to make sure that you take care of
19:46
your internal link structure and speak a
19:48
message with your link structure
19:50
hey here’s what’s most important on my
19:52
site you can with big sites you can
19:54
you can rank just with your own site
19:56
yeah pretty easily right the
19:58
the one linking structure that you have
19:59
the most control over
20:01
is the structure on your own website so
20:03
make sure you spend a lot of time on it
20:05
make sure that
20:06
it’s done done properly um the key is
20:08
choosing the best links
20:10
her her suggestion is alexa has a free
20:13
tool
20:13
not alexa like amazon alexa but alexa
20:16
the data alexa that’s online
20:18
uh the site ranks below a hundred
20:20
thousand so a low number is actually a
20:22
good number
20:23
um then it’s good to use that for
20:25
content for linking
20:26
from your content if it’s higher than a
20:28
hundred thousand then you might just be
20:30
wasting your time
20:31
oh are we talking about outbound links
20:33
that’s that’s trying to get inbound
20:35
links
20:35
yeah is that saying a site that ranks
20:38
below oh a hundred thousand
20:39
hundred thousand right okay so i mean
20:41
when i’m looking at sites too
20:43
to to try to get links back right if
20:45
you’re doing outreach
20:46
um sites that link out to way too many
20:49
people
20:50
um it’s it’s sharing all its seo juice
20:52
right and it’s just non-discriminate so
20:54
that link’s not that hard to get so
20:56
google looks at that
20:57
yeah that’s what i thought you were
20:58
talking about all right skill number 10
21:00
measure your content success all right
21:03
um and we’re going to talk about three
21:04
great ways to measure content success i
21:06
just want to share
21:08
you know we’ve all got this concept of
21:09
test and measure right
21:11
and i think that measuring and really
21:13
here at eweb we think that measuring is
21:16
so important the concept is really
21:18
measure and test so take that phrase and
21:21
turn it around
21:22
you shouldn’t even be throwing anything
21:23
out there that you’re not
21:25
understanding how you’re going to
21:26
measure it like don’t do it like
21:29
it’s not like oh let’s throw it out
21:30
there and then figure out how we’re
21:31
going to measure it it’s like how are we
21:32
going to measure it and then throw it
21:34
out there
21:34
so that you’re measuring it and you can
21:36
have some way to kind of
21:38
a b test it and get better results yeah
21:40
i i think that
21:41
there so we recently hired a quant guy
21:45
right like frank’s been doing a great
21:46
job yeah like financials projections
21:49
that sort of thing as
21:51
as we’re kind of building out case
21:52
studies of you know like we have one
21:54
campaign that’s a
21:57
twenty 28 hundred percent return on
21:59
investment twenty eight hundred
22:01
twenty eight hundred percent return on
22:03
investment and this is a site that’s
22:05
worth about fifty thousand dollars a
22:06
month
22:07
right and we’ve got their cost per
22:09
acquisition cost per acquisition
22:11
right down to four dollars per
22:13
acquisition
22:14
per acquisition okay this is a finance
22:17
company
22:17
yeah we’ve been with them for like five
22:18
years so we’ve really been able to
22:20
to implement everything that we want to
22:22
yeah i mean
22:24
but we we did lose a client yeah okay
22:26
because
22:27
it was a communication thing at the end
22:29
of the year and i looked at the data
22:32
and if we would have run a model to show
22:34
them what we actually did for them
22:36
they would have never left yeah okay and
22:38
and i i feel like that was a
22:40
uh you know a failing uh
22:44
explaining that and i basically have
22:46
frank running
22:48
running that model that we can use them
22:49
as a case study right
22:51
okay but i actually even though they
22:52
left yeah that’s how
22:54
good a job we did yeah amazing right it
22:56
was an automotive industry and
22:57
and really um i still have a good
22:59
relationship with the guy we’ve been
23:00
kind of facebooking back and forth and
23:02
you know we’re gonna we’re gonna have a
23:03
conversation but i wanna i wanna show
23:05
him
23:06
that data value of that i don’t want to
23:09
explain it
23:10
to them i want them to see it yeah does
23:12
that make sense yeah and i think that
23:14
really that’s we are data driven
23:17
and we gotta take that next step
23:21
to translate to the business owner
23:22
because when you go talk to a publicly
23:24
traded company it’s like hey
23:25
give us a million bucks you know what am
23:27
i going to get for the million bucks
23:28
what’s the projection
23:30
you’ve got four million yeah or whatever
23:32
it is like i mean like we’re big
23:34
e-commerce
23:34
right so um i think that it’s becoming
23:37
more and more important and people
23:39
are not looking at internet marketing as
23:41
much as marketing
23:43
right they’re like if i spin this i want
23:45
x return right
23:46
and and we’re you know we’re working on
23:48
this beta tool right now that
23:50
um helps give you kind of projection of
23:52
leads you can plug into
23:54
a calculator um what that formula is
23:57
it’ll tell you the competitors how much
23:59
content they’re creating
24:00
sorry never mind we’re good no that’s
24:02
good no no no no you look at your
24:06
keep on schedule here all right so a lot
24:08
of exciting things happening
24:10
measure your content success here’s
24:11
things to measure your email
24:13
click-through rates
24:14
man that cup probably hurt people’s ears
24:17
yeah be careful with that
24:18
email click through rates if people are
24:20
clicking on the links in your email
24:22
series take note of what’s actually
24:23
getting their attention
24:25
right um number two bounce rates do
24:28
people leave your site without clicking
24:30
that’s a problem he says if people click
24:32
away more than 70
24:33
of the time you need to improve your
24:35
content is
24:37
but the average click-through rate is
24:39
higher than that
24:40
isn’t it like if you like on all sites
24:42
yeah i mean i would say
24:44
it’s about 80 i mean our targets to get
24:45
it down to like 60 65
24:47
right 70 is a great a great target too
24:49
right yes
24:50
because you want to know that people are
24:53
actually engaging yeah and i think
24:54
there’s things that you can do on the
24:56
website because google is looking at
24:57
that quite a bit
24:58
of like getting them to take engagement
25:00
you google hates it when they hit the
25:01
back button
25:02
oh yeah quickly yeah quickly i think
25:04
they’re okay if you if they hit it
25:06
after some period of time um but they
25:08
don’t like you hitting the back button
25:10
especially they don’t like you hitting
25:12
the back button quickly and then
25:13
selecting
25:14
another item on the result the serp page
25:16
search engine result page
25:18
and then staying there so when you’re
25:19
structuring the site you want like kind
25:21
of three clicks to anywhere on the site
25:23
yeah and so a lot of sites that are
25:24
coming to us when we’re looking at the
25:26
information architecture
25:28
um are like five clicks deep yeah and
25:30
that’s really kind of hurting you with
25:31
google
25:32
yeah and there’s ways to kind of move it
25:33
around and kind of change the slugs and
25:36
you know the urls to to give it like you
25:39
want to be able to get anywhere on the
25:40
site in three clicks
25:41
the next is scroll depth right so
25:44
talk a little bit about tools for
25:46
monitoring person
25:50
and cut it off and scroll up that’s what
25:52
we used to do like right above the fold
25:54
you would have like a picture of
25:56
somebody that
25:56
someone would try to differ scroll down
26:00
yeah you know but that um that doesn’t
26:02
work
26:03
i haven’t done that in a long time that
26:05
was just affiliate stuff
26:08
so there’s some tools for tracking like
26:10
how far they scroll where they’re
26:12
clicking
26:12
all of that yeah i mean like if you have
26:14
them go down like two-thirds of the page
26:16
you can do a exit pop-up what are the
26:18
tools that
26:18
that we we typically use is is it like
26:21
hot
26:22
oh you’re talking about uh hot jar yeah
26:25
hot jar
26:26
crazy egg and crazy and we’re using both
26:28
of them
26:29
slows it down a little bit there’s also
26:30
one called lucky orange that i’ve used a
26:32
few times
26:32
okay yeah so those are tools that allow
26:34
you to understand how far they’ve
26:36
scrolled right so
26:37
um for um
26:40
for my other company i’m actually
26:42
working on a 72-page sales letter
26:44
and one of the things that we’re going
26:45
to do is track that
26:49
it’s a good sales letter i actually
26:50
learned stuff about my own business
26:54
that’s how good it is um but we’ll keep
26:56
track because if you look and
26:57
and people stop at a certain headline
26:59
then you know you got to adjust the
27:00
content at that particular headline so
27:02
it’s really good to understand that
27:05
activity
27:06
uh and when you’re thinking about
27:07
conversions so
27:09
rather uh dig digging up what your
27:12
specific
27:13
audience wants to know is is one of the
27:15
things that’s key for
27:16
making great content it’s talking to
27:18
them as a friend
27:19
in your own unique way in your own
27:21
unique voice keeping up with the current
27:23
trends and technology
27:24
only so you can serve your audience
27:26
better doesn’t that kind of sound like
27:27
this
27:28
podcast right like we know our audience
27:31
we have a unique voice some people like
27:33
it some people
27:34
mo we feel most people like it sounds
27:36
like we need to put that on people
27:39
hate it uh keep up with current trends
27:41
that’s what we
27:42
well interesting when you master these
27:44
skills your content strategy will lift
27:46
you to success
27:47
in no time i wrote two question marks
27:49
next to that
27:51
because i don’t know what the definition
27:52
of no time is for them i just know when
27:54
we started this podcast
27:56
way back in 2009 we didn’t get a single
27:59
phone call
28:00
for more than 12 months so it may not
28:03
happen that fast
28:04
but it’s responsible for 30 of our
28:06
business
28:07
and uh and so it does pay off there’s a
28:10
book um
28:11
and i’m trying it’s it’s by collins and
28:14
it talks about the the
28:16
i think it’s the 20 mile march right
28:17
which is if you’re
28:19
as they were trying to get into like the
28:22
north pole or the south pole i can’t
28:23
remember
28:24
um if they just did 20 miles every day
28:27
and some days 20 miles would be a
28:29
struggle and then
28:30
other days 20 miles would be really easy
28:32
and the point was
28:33
even when it’s easy you need to stop at
28:35
20 because you need that rest
28:36
and when it’s hard you got to push
28:38
through and get to the 20. and so this
28:40
podcast for
28:41
eweb now soon to be ewr
28:44
all of these transitions best seo
28:47
podcast
28:48
all of those uh it’s a like it’s the
28:50
20-mile march like it’s hard to
28:52
get together and make this happen but we
28:54
do get together and make it happen it’s
28:56
kind of
28:56
an interesting case study for yeah like
28:59
it was seven o’clock on a friday and
29:00
you’re like matt you can’t go we’ve got
29:02
to do a podcast
29:03
like we did one until like 11 one time
29:05
yeah well we
29:06
did lots of things and then we didn’t
29:08
record it and then we had to do it oh
29:10
yeah
29:10
that was that hasn’t thank you yvonne
29:12
that hasn’t happened in a while
29:15
that that is probably the number one
29:17
thing that like
29:18
from other podcasters that i talked to
29:20
is like
29:21
they they were they were recording the
29:23
interview and they’re like oh
29:24
i didn’t record and i was on a guest
29:26
podcast and that actually happened
29:28
oh wow like we got like you know 10
29:30
minutes down they’re like oh let’s start
29:32
over
29:32
oh man i gave you all my best stuff at
29:35
that point
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all right so uh we do ask if you like
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31:01
yeah every time yeah okay do you want
31:04
people to just randomly show up
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um what is that is that what i i’m just
31:08
wondering i don’t know i
31:10
so it’s for from shows that i would
31:13
watch it would always say
31:15
like the whole address like so so the
31:17
interesting thing is people
31:18
don’t look up the address like i would i
31:20
would almost give like landmarks so i’d
31:22
be like
31:22
we’re on 290 in the largest and the
31:25
largest building out 290.
31:26
or something like that but it’s funny
31:28
because one of our clients was living in
31:29
houston and he now lives in austin
31:31
yeah and like he didn’t realize where we
31:33
were located and then he found and he
31:35
goes i live
31:36
like right there for like five years and
31:37
then like i built a little rapport
31:39
yeah and i was like i live there now
31:41
yeah i was like yeah yeah we’re
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we would have been neighbors had you
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know yeah yeah that happens
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please leave us a review and until the
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bye bye for now
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and this is kind of like a midday
32:14
podcast
32:15
yeah you know like we haven’t done it
32:17
too many days it
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is actually you know five minutes away
32:20
from the midday podcast
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there’s some sort of symbol symbol-like
32:27
word i don’t know
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okay google what’s the name for a solar
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clock
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it’s so hard she’s getting smarter
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yes and what’s the value of the voice
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search it’s mostly
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