While there are some traditional brands that have leapt into social media with success – Ford comes to mind – there are many others that don’t see the benefit. Or perhaps it’s more than likely that they view social media as beneath them or not a viable medium for their brand message.
I was recently reading a blog on ReadWriteWeb that highlights Matt Cutts’ video that discusses the importance of good content over SEO. He goes on to say that they try to make it so that “sites don’t have to do SEO” and that there’s “no bonus for having good SEO.”
I recently read Wendy Montes de Oca’s blog over at Target Marketing entitled, Is Blogging the Online Dinosaur? Before I could even imagine what she was thinking my eyes read down to the short third paragraph that said, “I beg to differ.” Phew!
So recently, as we all know, Google announced that Google+ content will now be displayed in search results. Is anyone really surprised by this? Twitter is up in arms, claiming that Twitter breaks more news than Google+ and yet it’s being squeezed out of search results entirely. Anyone really surprised by this?
I’ve worked the better part of the last 15 years with B2B technology companies that sell products with lengthy sales cycles and high price tags; million dollar plus software or hardware solutions that take on average 6-9 months to close. Throughout the course of my career I’ve seen organizations that think it’s enough to simply employ a lead generation effort and sit back and wait for the hot leads to come pouring in.
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