Laura Lippay

Fascinated w/ intersection of future tech + marketing

Content Strategy vs. SEO – What Do You *Really* Do?

Creating pages or creating experiences? We know that being popular relative to your competition is how to rank in search engines going forward. Coincidentally, it’s good for business. Content is a means for communicating with your audience. Content done right supports a competitive advantage. Content builds and supports your relationship with your customers pre-sales and […]

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Think Bigger: 28 Ways to Be a Better SEO

Are your deliverables A huge list of problems, or A pathway to insightful solutions? Are you calling your clients out on what they’re doing wrong in your deliverables or are you supporting their intents to reach their business goals through your very specific expertise? The differences can be so slight but so powerful. At SEOgadget […]

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Trade in Your PR & Creative Agencies. SEOs Do it Better.

To understand why, you need to understand SEO today. Think you already do? Read on. What is it that SEOs really do these days? Is it marketing? Is it creative? Is it PR? Is it search engine optimization anymore? What about “real company shit”? Not only what is it to us, the people who’ve been in […]

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Why Your Expensive, Time-Consuming Content Doesn’t Work.

Which question would you kick-off a content strategy with? What do we put on our landing pages and in our white papers and on our blog? What gets our audiences excited or helps them do their job better? You might say #2 because it sounds right, and you’ve probably thought about this before. But check […]

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The Future of Local Discovery is About the Story, Not the Place

Did I say the future? I mean the now. “Local” discovery in our books has historically been highly focused on optimizing for the right category, address, keywords, location, etc. What are people searching for in San Francisco? Make a page for it! But which one of these descriptions of the same place below is more […]

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Persuasive Presentations: Want Something? Get It.

My last year at Yahoo! was mostly boss-less, and I needed several thousand dollars to implant some expensive social media tools for the Yahoo! Media properties. So I called upon Alan H. Monroe’s Motivated Sequence, a persuasion tactic passed on to me by my career coach at the time, Schweta Khare. I pieced together a […]

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Think Bigger: There’s a Glaring Marketing Industry Opportunity Up for Grabs

SEO, we’ve got a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal) to address. It’s clear the SEO industry is changing in new and different ways. It’s not as much about the latest new tactic as it is about the latest shift in paradigm. We’re not just asking questions like “how do I address this code issue?” but […]

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The Most Amazing (Content) Marketing Campaign. Ever.

As SEOs turned content marketers, our industry has been looking for ways to create great content that attracts links. If we’re *really* content marketers we need to be thinking more about how to create great campaigns that help businesses get visibility, share their message, launch new assets and build and shape a brand.  It’s the […]

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3 Examples of Great Content Marketing in Competitive Verticals

Let’s get right to it. Great content marketing is more than just plopping an infographic on your site. Great content marketing is knowing what an audience wants, what stirs up emotion, what gets those people excited, and dangling whatever that is in front of their noses, sometimes for weeks or months before they can attain […]

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John Maeda and his Electric Dots

“During the day, on a completely black surface, a white dot appears like a bright star of hope. As night falls, attempts to resuscitate the star with liberal amounts of white paint inevitably lose to the will of nature. The light of fire enables us to see after the sun has hidden, but its roar […]

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