Reston, VA (PressExposure) July 26, 2012 -- The Ventana Group, a leading provider of integrated public relations, content marketing and social media services, today unveiled a new white paper on SEO-optimized content marketing to help companies rapidly boost brand awareness on the web and increase online lead generation. Combined with the Ventana New Media Engine, a multi-channel content distribution platform, SEO-Optimized Content Marketing offers a five-point checklist strategy for gaining competitive advantage through the creation and sharing of content to engage prospective customers.
According to a recent study by Accenture, product research and comparison shopping customarily occurs online. However, according to Forrester Research, 67 percent of purchasing ($9+ billion) occurs offline, and domain analytics reveal most successful product sales are web-driven. Forecasts also reveal that interactive marketing spend is expected to rise from 15 percent in 2011, to 21 percent by 2014.
"The idea of sharing content as a means of persuading decision-making has driven marketers to make their once-proprietary information assets available to targeted audiences," said Joe Austin, vice president of The Ventana Group and developer of The Ventana New Media Engine. "New and social media sites are an excellent platform on which to publish content because they allow better control of what is published, permit SEO optimization, and are becoming increasingly searchable via the top three search engines."
The Ventana Group's SEO-Optimized Content Marketing strategy, implemented in conjunction with the Ventana New Media Engine, will notably step-up company and product visibility for improved search results and URL authority. The five-point checklist suggests that organizations:
1) Prioritize top 10 key words
2) Build content delivery infrastructure
3) Determine and develop appropriate content
Incorporating these five steps into a strategic marketing plan will rapidly produce improved organic search rankings, and drive web site traffic for heightened sales leads and increased sales pipeline.
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