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How important are backlinks for SEO in 2024?

Search Engine Land

SEO today is more complex and challenging than at any other point. Once upon a time, not too long ago, links were the most important thing in SEO. But is that still true? This article will examine the significance of link SEO today. It will include various perspectives within the industry, analyze empirical evidence and consider Google’s recent statements and updates on the role of links in their ranking algorithms.

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Stop! Or go directly to email jail

Martech

I live in Texas, where the highway speed limits are more like minimums than maximums. Our interstates could pass for the Indianapolis 500 (AKA the “Idiot 500” here in Dallas). I contribute to this fast-moving culture because if you obey the law, you’ll get run over. The other day, I was cruising down the highway at traffic speed (at least 20 MPH over the posted limit), and I got pulled over.

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Google AI Overviews under fire for giving dangerous and wrong answers

Search Engine Land

Google looks stupid right now. And AI Overviews are to blame. Google’s AI Overviews have given incorrect, misleading and even dangerous answers. The fact that Google includes a disclaimer at the bottom of every answer (“Generative AI is experimental”) should be no excuse. What’s happening. Google’s AI-generated answers have gained a lot negative mainstream media coverage as people have been sharing numerous examples of AI Overview fails on social media.

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B2C marketing automation: The tools, tactics and prerequisites for success

Martech

B2C marketing deals with consumer purchases, which means B2C marketers are targeting individuals or small groups of people who make purchase decisions. High-end consumer purchases, like automobiles and home improvement projects, will bear some resemblance to a B2B engagement because of their cost. But generally speaking, a couple considering a B2C purchase will have an easier time coming to a decision than a business buying group with varied wants and needs in a B2B setting.

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Do's and Don'ts: How to Pitch Your Press Release to Journalists

Speaker: Michelle Garrett, PR Consultant, Author, Speaker

Yes - press releases are still relevant in the world of public relations! 🎯 Ever wondered how to write a compelling press release, or what are current best practices for pitching your news to earn media coverage? In this exclusive webinar with Michelle Garrett, PR Consultant, we’ll cover tips and advice to help you get the most out of each piece of news you pitch!

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Google testing blue visit button for search result snippets

Search Engine Land

Google is testing a large blue visit button under some of the search results in the mobile search interface. The button says “visit” and takes you to the website listed in the search results. What it looks like. Here is a screenshot of this button, which Shameem Adhikarath shared with me on X : Why we care. If Google does roll this new visit button out, and that is a big if, this might drive a higher click-through rate to search result snippet in the search results.

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Salesforce Einstein: A deeper dive into data, personalization and Copilots

Martech

Salesforce launched a collection of new, generative AI-related products at Connections in Chicago this week. They included new Einstein Copilots for marketers and merchants and Einstein Personalization. To better understand, not only the potential impact of the new products, but the evolving Salesforce architecture, we sat down with Bobby Jania, CMO Marketing Cloud.

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Coca-Cola Focuses Lens on Innovative, Lower-Budget B2B Content Play

Content Marketing Institute

Coca-Cola didn’t design its new content platform for beverage consumers. It launched Coca-Cola Lens for the restaurants and retailers who sell the products. Find out why this new initiative deserves attention from all B2B marketers.

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Make Every Subscriber a Winner: How to Use Email Scratch-Offs

Litmus

On average, subscribers only spend 8.97 seconds with an email. In the fast-paced realm of digital marketing, standing out amidst the clutter of promotional emails is no small feat. That’s why we’re thrilled to welcome the newest quick-start template on the Litmus Personalize block: Scratch-Offs ! With just a few clicks, you can bring a sense of excitement and exclusivity into subscribers’ inboxes.

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Strategic Leadership: Balancing Risk and Opportunity

yorCMO

How to understand risk versus opportunity, what makes for strategic leadership, and how to mitigate risk while maximizing opportunity.

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Grow Your Instagram Followers Organically: Position, Create, and Engage

Rock Content

Instagram is a fun, visually exciting social media network where you can uniquely express yourself and build a community. The platform also continues to be a valuable way to connect with your audience and boost your business. With over 1 billion active users found there each month, it is a gold mine of opportunities for you to grow your following.

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Cracking the Code: Turning Intent Data into Go-to-Market Success

Speaker: Steven Bryerton, SVP of Sales at ZoomInfo & Robin Izsak-Tseng, VP of Revenue Marketing at G2

Join Steven Bryerton, SVP of Sales at ZoomInfo, and Robin Izsak-Tseng, VP of Revenue Marketing at G2 in this webinar where you're guaranteed to walk away with a fresh understanding of and a new perspective on intent data! Turn your go-to-market motions around with intent data! Instead of searching for ways to showcase your products, reach out to the customers that are searching for your solutions — then build your messaging around their needs to set you apart from the competition. 🚀 With

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Improving content quality at scale with AI

Search Engine Land

I’ve learned through experience to be cautious when using the words “content” and “scale” close to each other in SEO because it’s usually coded-speak for creating content in large volumes, primarily for search engines. We’ve seen time and time again this approach ending in disaster when the search engines work out what is going on.

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Grow your email list quickly: 43 strategies to add high-quality subscribers

AWeber

Have you hit a speed bump when it comes to growing your email list? If you want to quickly grow your list without compromising its quality, this guide is for you. There are countless ways to add new people to your email list. However, effective email marketing means building a list of subscribers who will open, read, and engage with your emails. When you’re looking to grow fast, it’s easy to lose sight of aiming for quality subscribers.

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How Generative AI Is Transforming the World of Artificial Intelligence

Rock Content

AI is prevalent and gaining popularity. Generative tools already appear in most marketing routines , filling a number of roles. With the power to create content from scratch, these tools speed up creative efforts, expand contexts, and empower creatives. In short, it has taken over, and marketing is just the first example that comes to mind. This stuff is everywhere, and as you learn more about it, you will see that no one can afford to ignore it.

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How to Add Text to A GIF [Tutorial]

Hubspot Marketing

As a marketer, I’ve created a lot of digital graphics throughout my career. However, it wasn’t until recently that I started looking into creating GIFs. For some reason, I’d always assumed creating custom animated graphics would be a time-consuming process that required a skill set I simply didn't have. Turns out, I was wrong. In fact, it's a pretty simple process.

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Scan to Success: How to Leverage QR Codes for Offline and Online Marketing Power

Speaker: Corey Daugherty, Head of Business Development at Flowcode & Georgette Malitsis, Senior Customer Success Manager, Enterprise at Flowcode

Let's explore the transformative power of QR codes in bridging offline and online marketing worlds. 📲 This new webinar featuring Corey Daugherty and Georgette Malitsis of Flowcode will dive into how innovative QR technology not only enhances traditional marketing strategies, but also drives meaningful customer engagement and analytics. Register today to gain practical knowledge on using QR codes to increase conversion rates, optimize customer journeys, and ultimately unlock a new realm o

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Email Marketing Tricks Everyone Should Know

Vertical Response

Need email inspiration that drives results? Our no-nonsense guide of ‘100 email marketing prompts everyone should know’ delivers just that. From compelling subject lines to irresistible calls to action—every prompt is a click away from upping your email game. Start implementing these straightforward prompts today and turn every send into a potential win for your campaign.