Foreword v Preface vii Acknowledgments xi PHASE 1: PLANNING Chapter 1 Setting the Stage for an Optimized State of Mind 3 Chapter 2 Journey: Where Does Optimize and Socialize Fit in Your Company? 15 Chapter 3 Smart Marketing Requires Intelligence: Research, Audit, and Listen 25 Chapter 4 In It to Win It: Setting Objectives 39 Chapter 5 Roadmap to Success: Content Marketing Strategy 51 PHASE 2: IMPLEMENTATION Chapter 6 Know Thy Customer: Personas 65 Chapter 7 Words Are Key to Customers: Keyword Research 75 Chapter 8 Attract, Engage, and Inspire: Building Your Content Plan 99 Chapter 9 Content Isn t King, It s the Kingdom: Creation and Curation 115 Chapter 10 If It Can Be Searched, It Can Be Optimized: Content Optimization 127 Chapter 11 Community Rules: Social Network Development Don't Be Late to the Social Networking Party 157 Chapter 12 Electrify Your Content: Promotion and Link Building 175 Chapter 13 Progress, Refi nement, and Success: Measurement 195 PHASE 3: SCALE Chapter 14 Optimize and Socialize: Processes and Training 211 Chapter 15 Are You Optimized? 225 About the Author 231 Notes 233 Index 239
LEE ODDEN is a recognized authority on search, social media, and content marketing. For over fourteen years, he has consulted with companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies on how to attract and engage customers with a holistic approach to marketing online. He writes for ClickZ and is editor of TopRankBlog.com, recognized as a leading marketing blog by Advertising Age, Junta42, and Social Media Examiner. Lee has been cited for his expertise by The Economist, Fortune magazine, and Forrester Research. He speaks on integrated SEO, social media, and content marketing topics at conferences around the world including SES, PRSA, BlogWorld, Online Marketing Summit, and Content Marketing World.