The Critical Interplay Between Social and Search

Rand Fishkin

Rand Fishkin, Founder and CEO of SEOmoz, joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss content calendar and community management at SEOmoz, the rumors of Google’s Author Rank, and the future of Facebook’s new Graph Search feature. Read on for some of the highlights and tweetable moments, or listen to the full podcast. Please Support Our Sponsors Huge […]

Content Marketing, Blogging and Content Creation

Moneyball Principles for Content Marketing

oakland athletics

By now you have likely seen, read or heard about the story of the Oakland A’s baseball teams of the early 2000s. Led by General Manager, Billy Beane, the club had limited resources with which to build a winning team, especially when compared to big budget competitors like the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, etc. As opposed to relying on old school player evaluation tactics, they hired analysts who used statistical models to identify batters who could score more runs and find pitchers who could get more outs. While the Moneyball story is framed within the game of baseball, it’s really about math. It showed that we can depend on numbers to help predict success. And while it was not perfect, this particular “numbers first” approach proved better than an expert’s best guess.

Digital Marketing, Social Media Case Studies, Social Media Strategy, Search Marketing Advice, Social Media Marketing, Twitter Top 20 Interviews

Lee Odden – The Twitter 20 Interview on SEO and Social Media


Lee Odden is the CEO of TopRank Marketing a first-class search, social, email and online PR consultancy based in sunny Minneapolis. A conference legend, Lee speaks somewhere in America about digital marketing on a seemingly daily basis. He is widely recognized as a leader in the convergence of historically separate tactics like search, PR, and […]

Digital Marketing

7 Critical Questions When Outsourcing SEO


Many agencies without full service digital marketing departments choose to outsource any SEO work to a specialist. While I believe that the present focus on good content makes SEO easier, not harder for traditional agencies (especially PR) to handle in-house, many will continue outsourcing this critical service (or at least until I launch a “How […]