Help! My developer won’t implement / wants to remove / objects to my redirects.

A client recently asked me to chip in on a debate they were having with an internal tech team about retiring old 301 redirects. Concerns had been raised about ageing and legacy CMS functionality which needed to be replaced, and as part of this process the IT folks pushed to remove (and not replace) the thousands of redirects which the system was[…]

See, Think, Don’t: A response to Avinash’s marketing framework

Avinash Kaushik, whom I have an enormous amount of respect for as a marketer, a speaker and an educator, has posted a summary of a new framework for digital marketing strategy and measurement. It’s great. Superb. Perfect, and unequivocally right. A conjunction of all of the content marketing, RCS and inbound philosophies into an elegant[…]

Advanced PDF tracking

Many websites, especially in B2B or long purchase cycle scenarios, rely heavily on PDFs as part of their conversion process, reassurance/validation content, and SEO strategy (generally containing white papers, case studies, etc). Typically, the effectiveness of these resources is measured in two ways – from an SEO/rankings perspective, and from measuring how frequently links to the[…]