Category Archives: Content Marketing

Animate Your Business with Animatron.com

Wondering through the masses of websites that are offering free or paid services can be maddening even for a seasoned web marketing veteran. After all, who has the time to tinker with every new tool that might be of use to your business in marketing and selling online? Nobody does. I’ve taken the time to […]

Get striking images for graphics on FOAP.com

Social media is becoming the lifeblood for many marketing campaigns today, with small and medium sized businesses utilizing these channels to engage more and more with their customer base. There’s nothing quite as effective as making a personal connection with a customer in order to generate leads, create brand evangelists, and build brand credibility. One […]

SEO Tip: Titles Matter in Search

When it comes to SEO (Search Engine Optimization) strategies, your title is extremely important. If you don’t have a compelling title, no one will click the post and read your great content. [Tweet “A well-written title will lure in readers, and it will act as a search engine keyword finder tool.”] With all this in mind, […]

How Construction Businesses Can Use Houzz for Marketing

Houzz is a newer online platform that offers design and construction professionals a unique and targeted marketing opportunity. The site can appeal to any business that wants to showcase their projects, share information, gain leads, and find new ideas. In this article I’ll dive into this design and construction online site and the ways a […]

Optimizing Images for SEO

  Images are an essential part of social media! A reader will scan the image, subheadings, and bullet points to see if reading the post is a good use of the reader’s limited and valuable time. An image will draw the reader in, by giving the reader a “feel” for the post. Here’s a Checklist […]

Content Curation and Web Traffic with Sniply

Advancements in technology happen all the time. When a “point of pain” is addressed with a new technology solution, it’s always time for celebration.  I’m celebrating this new service, Sniply, for the pain point it solves for businesses using social media! Snip.ly is a service which allows you to have the power of social media […]

Online and Social Media Marketing for Small Business

How can you “up your game” online? What’s a way to take your social media “to the next level”? In this episode I fly solo and dive into just that! Online and Social Media Marketing for Small Business The caveat here is that this is a unedited email I sent to an acquaintance. She’s had […]

Change your Facebook Marketing to What Works Today

Is your Facebook marketing primarily centered around gaining new fans?  Are you looking at Facebook Reach as one of your primary measurements of Facebook success? If so, it’s time to move on! The reality is that Facebook has changed and your marketing needs to change to be effective. It’s time to change your Facebook marketing […]

seo 101

SEO 101 for your Web Page

“Why doesn’t my website come up in Google when you type the term <fill in blank with your product>??” If I had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked that, I’d be a wealthy man!  Every business wants to come up first, or at least on the first page when a search for their […]

Going Viral: What Types Of Content Are The Most Shareable?

Generally speaking, every marketer wants their campaigns to reach the largest possible audience. Moreover, getting content to “go viral” is one of the most common goals of most social media campaigns. That said, there are a few common denominators towards the types of posts that receive a significant amount of shares and strong sentiment (whether […]

Finding Great Content to Share with Feedly

Social Media Marketing is a demanding task. Have you ever felt burnt out on creating posts and content to share? The return on web traffic and engagement can be great for your business but it’s a reality that we can indeed reach capacity of “doing” and the need to create more content all the time […]

Social Media Sharing Strategy for More Blog Post Traffic

How do you grow traffic to your website? One of the keys is having an active blog or resource center where you are weekly adding new content that is helpful to your ideal audience. A second key is then using a social media strategy to help increase the visibility of your post. This article will look […]

Business Blogging Success Tips with Ian Cleary

Is your business considering a blog or resource center? Do you have a blog that is not performing and wondering how to ramp it up for better results? Listen in on this Halftime Mike Podcast episode where Mike interviews Ian Cleary and uncovers keys to business blogging success! In This Episode: Business Blogging Success with Ian […]

How Search Optimization has Changed

You’re familiar with searching for things online.  Whether a question you have, or a product you want, or for doing cost comparisons.   In fact, the word “Google” has become a verb for doing an online search!  You’ve likely heard this before, “just google it!” The Basics: Any time a search engine like Google, Yahoo, or Bing is used, these […]

Quick Tips for Your Digital Marketing Success

Gaining traction online and improving your digital sales funnel are key goals of nearly all businesses online. As many of you regular readers know, my goal is to help you do this and to make it practical and doable by taming the social and digital overwhelm you can encounter and give you straight and simple […]

7 Tips for Your Online Marketing Strategy

Here are 7 tips you can use and share socially that will help your business get back to the basics and realize what is important in digital marketing today. 1. In this day, your traffic can be 25-65% mobile user!  Even if it is only 25%, you want to give those users a good experience. […]

3 Key Elements of a Digital Marketing Strategy

Need more leads?  Trying to attract a wider audience?  The key is a cohesive digital marketing strategy. Most times when I’m invited to do consulting or a digital marketing audit, one of the first findings is that the marketing is splintered.  What is done on Facebook is not connected to the strategies used on the […]

How to use Social Media Amplification on your Website

4 Important Website Ingredients to Increase Social Media Amplification. A key value of social media for any business is the ability to reach more people.  Social Media can be an “amplifier” that helps extend exposure of your business to more people. This “amplification” happens when your website content is shared on multiple social networks such […]

Pinterest Power Tip – Doable Digital Marketing

Are you using Pinterest for your business?  Maybe you should be.  Maybe you are and need to use it better! Welcome to another episode of the Halftime Mike! My podcasts focus on practical, doable tips that I share to inform, inspire, and educate business listeners. My goal is always to help marketers and owners grow […]

Great Social Media Content Providers 2014

Just wanted to share a quick post to my community to recommend these three blogs to you!  Social Media Examiner recently published the winners of their “Top 10 2014 Social Media Blogs” contest and I’m thrilled to have three friends on the list.  If you need resources, these are three blogs to sign-up to get […]