Check out these Internet Marketing articles, they are some of my favorites from this week on Links.HubSpot.com.
Consumers Suspicious of Sponsored Links (Firepow.com) My favorite quote: ""Prior research had noted a bias against sponsored links, but the question remaining was whether sponsored links were as good as organic links. What our study shows is that even when the returned results are exactly the same, people still view what they thought of as the organic results as better."
Direct Marketing vs. Social Media Marketing (Top Rank Blog) My favorite quote "Social marketing invests in social communities with useful content/solutions as well as participation and recognition. That investment delivers long term dividends far beyond a one time promotional program using direct marketing tactics."
And... here are three articles from a year ago on the HubSpot Internet Marketing Blog that you might have missed and probably will also enjoy (we have 4 times more subscribers today than a year ago).
- 7 Sure-Fire Ways To Lose Friends And Get Your Story Buried On Digg
- Expert Tips on Converting Website Visitors - Strong Call to Action Required
- 10 Secrets to Marketing with Social News Sites - Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon and more
Have you joined the Marketing Mavens Group on LinkedIn?
Happy Friday. Have a great weekend!