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  • 1.  MBAA Social Media Forum – "Succeeding In Business With Social Media"
    April 6th
    David Wells
    Founder of
    Inbound Marketing Consultant @HubSpot
    Twitter: @DavidWells
  • 2. What did I get myself in to?
    What is Inbound Marketing?
    Overview & why you should care
    The three key components
    SEO, Content Creation, and Social Media
    SEO, Content Creation & Social Media
    How these concepts can apply to you in your soon to be job search
    A.k.a Personal Branding!
  • 3. 3
  • 4. Outbound Marketing
  • 5. Outbound Marketing is Broken
  • 6. Inbound Marketing
  • 7. The Holistic Approach
  • 8. 8
  • 9. 9
    Oh and guess what? It’s all measurable.
  • 10. Why Inbound Marketing?
  • 11.
  • 12.
  • 13.
  • 14.
  • 15.
  • 16.
  • 17. Search Engine Optimization
    How does Google do it?
  • 18. Search Engine Optimization
    3,000 searches per second
    • Publish more content
    • 19. Optimize your content
    • 20. Promote your content
  • Pick Your Keyword Battles
    Flickr: Simonstarr
    Flickr: Extra Medium
  • 21. Long Tail Keywords vs. Short
    • Chinese
    • 22. Learn Chinese
    • 23. Learn Mandarin Chinese
    • 24. Learn Mandarin Chinese in Tallahassee
    • 25. Learn Mandarin Chinese in Tallahassee in the summer
  • The Two Pieces of SEO
  • 26. On-Page SEO
  • On-Page SEO
    Improve home page titles
  • 30. Off-Page SEO
    • Recommendations from friends
    “I know HubSpot”
    “HubSpot is a marketing expert”
    You trust the person saying this
    • Links are online recommendations
    A link:
    Anchor text: Internet Marketing
    Link is from a trusted website
  • 31. Inbound Links
  • 32. Summary: SEO Ground Rules
    Page 1 is all that matters
    Never-ending long term process
    Every page should be different
    Don’t obsess over individual ranks
    Leverage the long tail
    Measure traffic and leads/sales
  • 33. Blogging and Content Creation
    Why do I need to Blahg?
  • 34. 28
  • 35. What to Publish?
    News Releases
  • 36. Where to Publish?
  • 37. Flickr: Annie Mole
  • 38. Target Content to Your Personas
  • 39. A Word of Caution
    Writing for your personas DOES NOT mean writing about the products and services you sell them
    Write about the things they want to learn about
  • 40. Biggest Blogging Mistake
    A “free” URL from Blogspot or Typepad – NO! – NO! – Yes – Yes – Yes
  • 41. Blog Frequency
    Steady readership?
    At least weekly, more is better.
    SEO focused?
    Frequency is less important.
  • 42. Content Creation Resources
    Book: Content Rules
  • 43. Social Media
    What the hell is Tweezer?!
  • 44. 38
  • 45. Ducks in a row
    1. On page SEO
    2. Creating valuable Content
    3. Building your community and social presence
  • 46. Social Media = Cocktail Party
    Social media is similar to a cocktail reception
    Without constraints of time or space
    More public – easier for other people to listen in
    Flickr: TECHcocktail
  • 47. Cocktail Party Advice
    • Meet people and start conversations
    • 48. Add value – be helpful, answer questions
    • 49. Ask questions, trust others’ advice
    Just like a networking event if you stand in the corner not talking with anyone, it doesn’t work
    You must be continually active!
    Flickr: TECHcocktail
  • 50. Twitter for Business
    Customer service
    Brand building
    Lead generation
  • 51. How to Succeed With Twitter
  • 52. See Who Thought-Leaders Follow
  • 53. Who’s Talking About Your Keywords?
  • 54. 46
  • 55. Resources
    Social Media Explorer
    Podcast: Six Pixels of Separation
    Podcast: Marketing Over Coffee
  • 56. Personal Branding
    How to make yourself stand out in a crowded job market
  • 57. Critical Pieces
    Figure out what you want to do
    Perform post college brand maintenance
    Brand yourself
  • 58. 50
  • 59. 51
    Resumes Suck
  • 60. 52
    Buy your name .com .org .net
  • 61. 53
    Do a self content audit
  • 62. 54
    Slap it online
    House it
  • 63. 55
    Become one with your industry
  • 64. 56
    Choose Your Own Adventure
  • 65. 57
    Tips and Tricks
    • Utilize Social Channels
    • 66. Use to look for openings
    • 67. Connect with recruiters/employees online via Linkedin and Twitter
    • 68. Go to Industry events
    • 69. Run Social Ads
  • 58
    Have these leading to a landing page all about you
  • 70. Personal Branding 101
    Personal Branding Blog
    Book: Me 2.0
  • 71. Thanks for coming!
    David Wells
    Twitter: @DavidWells