The intersection of brand, style, and SEO
Ian Lurie Nov 7 2011
I spent this afternoon in a fascinating branding exercise for a client. We talked a lot about what comprises a brand. A lot of it was stuff I’ve talked about here before: Your brand is the totality of the experience customers have when they encounter you.
But it suddenly dawned on me that a lot of folks confuse brand with style.
Branding is what you say.
Style is how you say it.
SEO is increasingly about both: Search engines are constantly searching for ways to tell good content from bad. Google and Bing are constantly refining their algorithms to better judge brand and style:
- Content quality (brand)
- Site performance (style)
- Authority, which is really just endorsements from third parties (brand)
- Content relevance (brand)
No grand insights here. Just a little Monday afternoon musing. Have a good week everyone.
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Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent and the EVP of Marketing Services at Clearlink. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (25 years, if you're counting). He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch.Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing.Follow him on Twitter at portentint, and on LinkedIn at LinkedIn.com/in/ianlurie. Read More