Using Microsites To Create SEO Gold
SEO 101 in 2020 is this: links, links, links. That was actually SEO in 2010 and even in 2000. Some things change very slowly. Yes, lots of other details matter a lot. In 2000, meta tags mattered. (Hint: they no longer do for SEO.) Today, social media matters. Content length […]Read all
Microsites can say publicly what you don’t want to say directly
One of my favorite advantages of microsite marketing is this: microsites give you a way to say things that you want to say and you want to get out there–but you don’t want your brand associated with having been the one to say that. What could you possibly want to say–and […]Read all
Rapid Marketing Experimentation with Microsites
Some of the uses of microsites for marketing are more prosaic, like for SEO purposes. But some are more fun. And one of the most fun uses of microsites is for marketing experimentation. Let me explain. First, let’s define a “marketing experiment.” By that I mean something a change in […]Read all
Using Microsites for Grey Hat Marketing
One of my favorite uses of microsites is for grey hat marketing. How so? Let’s dive in. First, what is “grey hat” marketing (also spelled “gray hat” marketing; I never quite understood why “grey” has two alternative spellings in English, and all the theories I’ve come up with leave me in […]Read all
Do Microsites need to be well-designed?
Here’s a common problem when planning or implementing a microsite marketing strategy: it’s fairly quick and easy to slap a template onto a website. But getting it from a template to a good-looking site requires a lot of time and focus. Is it worth it? Is it mandatory? As usual, […]Read all
How “Micro” should “Microsites” be?
When I talk about marketing-oriented microsites being micro, that suggestions a basic definitional question: what is micro, really, in the context of microsites? How small does small go? Why microsites and not nanosites? Well, while I had never heard the phrase “nanosites” before–until I just invented it now (and I’m not […]Read all
What topics should your microsites be about?
Let’s say you want to pursue a microsite marketing strategy, and you work through general questions like “should we be public or not about the relationship between the sites” and then all the other subtle questions–then, you’re left with an interesting question: what topics should you create microsites about? The […]Read all
How many Microsites do you need for a comprehensive microsite marketing strategy?
So, you want to run with a microsite marketing strategy. Great! The first question everyone seems to ask is: “How many microsites do I need?” The answer is my favorite answer: “it depends.” But it depends on what? Let’s think through some of the variables to take into account. First, it […]Read all
How ‘Perfect’ should a microsite (built for marketing purposes) be?
One of the classic questions, when building a Microsite for marketing purposes, is this: how much effort should you put into building the microsite? Or said differently, how close-to-perfect should the microsites be (since the closer to perfect it is, the more effort is required)? The answer is, like so […]Read all
Why build a Microsite?
I’m biased: I’m a huge fans of building microsites as part of your marketing strategy. We’re such big fans that, over these last years, we’ve built over 470 of them for ourselves and our clients. I don’t think I’ve read we’ve read anywhere an argument for building microsites as a […]Read all
What platform is best for a microsite?
Question: If you’re going to build a microsite, what’s the best platform to use? Webflow? Unbounce? WordPress? Or…? There are so many platforms? Help! Answer: The team you choose is 100x more important than the platform used. Don’t even think about this question, but instead, think long and hard about […]Read all