Kelvin Newman is SiteVisibility's Creative Director and is the editor of the UK's most listened to Marketing Podcast which is second biggest in the iTunes US.
He also spends his time at conferences, tweeting too much and working on top secret research and development projects.
You can contact Kelvin by email at email@example.com
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I’ve been watching the hype build around Pinterest over the last couple of months with interest (excuse the pun). I imagine you’ve already come across it. You may have already have signed up for the service.
I never like to assume, but if I had to, I’d imagine it was because you read something claiming it was the ‘next big thing’ rather than someone using the service and singing its praises. That’s the way I came across the service, there’s been a tidal wave of marketing blogs explaining to you how you can integrate it into your marketing strategy. Even we’re guilty at SiteVisibility, including it as P in our ongoing A-Z of SEO.
In this article I’m not going to predict the success or failure of the site. I’ve not got a good track record in that area. For example I once predicted Pownce was going to be bigger than Twitter. I bet you’d forgotten about Pownce hadn’t you? Instead I’m going to talk a bit about why the ‘social media marketing industry’ (which I’m a consenting member of) wants there to be a constant stream of ‘next big things’ even if nothing ultimately comes of them.
In this episode of the Internet Marketing Podcast, Kelvin is interviewing Dara Fitzgerald, Head of Insight at Fresh Egg. They’re talking about the new Updated Google Analytics including the best new features like funnels and paths which make it easy to determine dropping off points, and visitor segmentation. They’re also discussing how you can see your traffic’s user journey and experience, how to improve your conversion optimisation, and the challenges with tracking codes alongside any implementation issues.
We’ve just hit what I think is a huge milestone in our podcast’s history! We’ve ticked over a million downloads. However you look at that it’s a huge number and it’s taken about 160 episodes and five and a half years to get there and it’s hugely gratifying. But before I put my feet up and open a nice cold beer I thought this might be a great opportunity to share what I think are the five best episodes.
If you’ve never listened to our the podcast before these five episodes are a great place to start.
Tim & Seth Double Whammy
I still can’t believe we got two New York Times Best-Selling authors in one show but we did! Tim Ferriss, for those of you who have not come across him before, is a productivity and lifestyle guru. It’s probably fair to say that he has had a life changing impact on many marketers. I don’t think many of you won’t have heard of Seth Godin, the prolific marketing author has written dozens of amazing marketing books; ones like Tribes are so good they’ve informed one of SiteVisibility’s fundamental business processes.
Put simply, Avinash is the most respected thinker in the world of Analytics, and in this podcast he challenges a few sacred cows, shares some serious knowledge and infects you with some of his huge passion. If you’ve not yet been biten by the Analytics bug this episode will be the one to do it.
Beginners Guide to Facebook
This is a recent episode but one that covers the fundamentals of the most popular social networking site on the planet. It’s amazed me how popular it’s become. Sometimes the podcasts can get a little detailed and involved. It’s nice to take a step back and do an introduction to a service, especially when it’s proved so useful.
My First Ever Episode
Though it feels like I’ve been on the podcast with Andy forever, that’s not actually the case. This is my first ever episode back in January of 2009. I gabbled a bit and I’m still not sure whether I added much to the discussion but what can I say, it was the first ever time!
The First Ever Episode
This was a long time before I got involved in the podcast, but I still love listening back to these first furtive steps into podcasting. It’s a little dated now but it’s a nostalgic listen for me.
In this episode of the Internet Marketing Podcast, Kelvin’s interviewing James Carson of Bauer Media. They’re talking about the books that are important for digital marketers to read, including titles relevant for those people transitioning from offline to online media, their favourite contemporary books and some classic marketing texts for anyone in the industry. They’re also discussing what makes online writing and content unique and whether blogs will ever replace books. Read on
In this episode of the Internet Marketing Podcast, Brian Whalley from Hubspot joins Kelvin for a talk about what Inbound Marketing is and why it’s important for your business. They’re discussing how to incorporate a variety of aspects of inbound marketing into your current digital strategy, including what kinds of content you should give away, and how to generate leads.
They’re also discussing Hubspot‘s new tool Marketing Grader, what to think about when designing your website and the metrics you should consider. Read on
In this episode of the Internet Marketing Podcast, Kelvin is interviewing Guy Hanson from Return Path. They’re discussing the a recent Return Path study about the growth and change of email marketing. They’re also discussing best practice for emails appearing on mobiles and tablets, the difference in functionality in mobiles and desktops and how that should influence your design, and the overall experience of receiving the email on a mobile, clicking through, and reaching the final destination all while maintaining brand standards.
In this very special episode of the Internet Marketing Podcast, Kelvin’s making an important announcement about a fantastic competition for listeners of the podcast. If you’re interested in learning more about any of the workshops happening before April’s BrightonSEO, you can see below or head over to the BrightonSEO website.
In this Episode of the Internet Marketing Podcast, Kelvin and Andy are discussing which tools, sites and apps are the best to use when you are organising an event and want to incorporate social media. They’re talking about the benefits of foursquare, and how to create a badge specifically for your event; Eventbrite which is a great site for organsing your ticketing, including different price brakets as well as waiting-lists; along with a few others like Grupio, Pathable, Lanyrd, and TweetWallPro.
Kelvin and Andy are taking you through how to start marketing your business on LinkedIn, in this Beginner’s Guide episode of the Internet Marketing Podcast. If you’re looking to grow your B2B company through social media, LinkedIn might very well be the platform you’re missing. To grow your presence, Kelvin’s explaining what you should be doing, like starting by making company pages (company profiles) and creating groups targeting your ideal audience, and whether you should consider purchasing the premium package.
In this episode of the Internet Marketing Podcast, Kelvin and Andy are discussing the best ways for a business to use Facebook. This includes tips, strategies and techniques based around the different ways to approach Facebook in terms of marketing and advertising. Kelvin also addresses the differences between Facebook pages and Facebook groups and how these are best suited to the particular needs of a business.