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Beyond PageRank, Blog Power, Content Marketing Today, Speedlink 48:2014

by DiTesco

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Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week! Remember those days when the toolbar PageRank was updated some every three months? Well, if you are still trying to figure our when was the last time and if it will still be updated, you should know that the toolbar PageRank has not been updated for some 11 months and Google has no intention of updating it either. As a matter of fact, in a recent thread from Google Webmaster Central, John Muller went as far as saying the following:

I wouldn’t use PageRank or links as a metric. We’ve last updated PageRank more than a year ago (as far as I recall) and have no plans to do further updates. Think about what you want users to do on your site, and consider an appropriate metric for that.

He then refers to a link that was publish a long time ago, but as it so seems is still valid today and what users should be focusing on. The post was Beyond PageRank: Graduating to actionable metrics.

The Growing Influence of Blogs On Buying Behavior

blog power buying behaviuor

Blogs have always been an important part of the savvy marketer’s online arsenal. Recent research suggest that they not only continue to play an important role in the path to purchase, but is growing and growing. In a recent study conducted by ResearchNow.co.uk, it show that over two-thirds (84 per cent) of users make purchases after reading about products on a blog. However, some are discouraged by paid content in blogs too, according to research. All-in-all, it seems that blogs are still popular when it comes to helping a user in its buying decisions.

blog power buying behavior

Content Marketing Today: An Interview With Jordan Kasteler

SearchEngineJournal.com has published recently an article about “The One Big Mistake Businesses Make With Content Marketing: An Interview With Jordan Kasteler“. What’s really important right now in the world of content marketing, and what should people be focused on going forward? These are some of the questions that Brent Csutoras got a unique insight from Jordan in the video below.

Finally, in case you have missed the SendInBlue.com giveaway, you should know that it is still running and if you have not participated yet, you may want to take your shot on winning a full six month access to SendInBlue´s eMarketing solutions.

And as usual, in no particular order:

Content Creation & Marketing/SEO and Search

Social/Small Business Bites

More from around the web …

That’s it! Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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+DiTesco is a Business and Inbound Marketing Consultant, and founder of iBlogzone.com. iBlogzone's main objective is to help startups and small business owners achieve success in their online ventures. | More About Me and my Consulting Services.

Francisco has written 882 articles at iBlogzone.com

1 Ana Hoffman December 1, 2014 at 6:48 pm

Interesting infographic, Francisco – food for thought for affiliate marketers of all kinds.

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