29+ Actionable Content Writing Tips [+Examples]

Writtent Blog

With so much content already out there, content writing that stands out and convinces readers to read your blog over someone else’s is difficult. Here are 29+ actionable content writing tips to help you, along with examples, statistics, and quotes. Read your content aloud.

10 Things That Expose Good Sites to Google Panda

Adam Sherk

Google Panda was designed to go after sites with a high volume of thin or low-quality content (among other things) in an effort to improve the overall strength of the search results. Here’s an example of site that was hit by Panda 4.0

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Facebook Ad Examples That Convert

Sprout Social

Marketing on Facebook requires a well-executed content strategy, but you don’t have to rely on organic reach alone. Next to publishing quality and engaging content, the next best way to reach your audience on the social network is through Facebook Ads. More than 1.65

Example: Facebook Ad Targeting and Results

Jon Loomer

There is no better example of this than a couple of campaigns I started running on Monday. Time on Site Top 25% (180 Days). If I didn’t put so much effort into content, building my list and promoting my content, I would not have a large audience to target in the first place.

The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Although content marking is now a nearly universal practice—with 93% of B2B marketers using content marketing— half of all marketers still rank “producing enough content” as one of their top five challenges. Expert summary compilations (example: Soulati Media ).

How to Write a Press Release in 4 Easy Steps [+Examples]

Writtent Blog

Perceived as credible, official and trusted content by journalists and the public. Distributing your press releases online can direct traffic to your site. Include content-rich quotes from people working in your company. Bonus: Examples of quotes that work can be found here.

Reducing Cognitive Load: The Best UX Design for Your Community Site

SocialFish

And you definitely don’t want this to happen to your community members when they use your site. Good UX makes a site easier and more intuitive to use. Now ask yourself which aspects of those sites you can adopt. For example, can a person with color blindness read the font?

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Survey: Pinterest a Great Source of Links for Publishers. What Types of Sites Get the Most Links?

Adam Sherk

What types of sites get the most links from Pinterest? I spend a lot of time auditing websites which means I am regularly in the Google Webmaster Tools profiles for a variety of sites. To make the survey more meaningful I divided the 60 sites into eight categories.

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Your 16-Point Content Publishing Checklist

Convince & Convert

The same goes for publishing content. Here are my top 16 items to check before you push your content live for all the world to see. Content Is my title effective? Does my content have a main takeaway? Is my content useful? Is my content error-free?

What Happens After People Get To Your Site

Katie Lance

And as an experienced, SEO content-marketing strategist, publicist and author of three published books, she helps business owners boost sales, awareness and credibility. What Happens When People Click to Your Site? Get your content marketing strategy plan in place.

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You Can Join The Social Media Site That Pays, It Is Called TSU

Social Media Network Marketing

A New Social Media Site has come into existence. You Can Join The Social Media Site That Pays It Is Called TSU. Well we know that practically every month various Social Media Sites come up and an equal number seem to close down. However unlike Facebook this site pays.

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33 Phenomenal Content Marketing and Copywriting Guides and Tips

Webbiquity SMM

Content marketing represents the most fundamental and widespread rethinking of marketing practices in decades. Content marketing turns the dominant paradigm of the last half-century—interruption-based mass marketing—on its head. Content Marketing Guides, Tips and Tactics.

Master List ?(A Wiki of Social Media Marketing Examples)?

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17 Content Creation Secrets to Wow Your Readers

Convince & Convert

Creating high-quality content is critical to content marketing success. With more than 2 millions blog posts published every day, you need a way to make your content stand out. I am going to show you 17 techniques you can use to improve the quality of your content in no time.

7 Ways to Spot Epic Copywriters for Your Site

Writtent Blog

Need some web content for a landing page? Is the copy on the site effective ? If your potential copywriter is working with well-known businesses, particularly those known for their high-quality web content, she may be worth hiring. Are their own sites visible?

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How to Use Predictive Content Analytics

Convince & Convert

If you’re serious about content marketing, you probably need two things for 2015: First, you need a content marketing strategy (I created a free framework about that right here ). Second, you probably need more content. You need content to address each persona.

88 Expert Content Marketing Posts Worth Another Read

Webbiquity SMM

As noted here previously, content marketing is now ubiquitous, with 93% of all marketers saying they do content marketing. All of those marketers are creating an enormous amount of content, which is making it difficult to stand out and rise above the noise. Examples included.

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EGC is the Key Content Marketing Trend

Convince & Convert

We’ve talked for years about UGC – user generated content – but now we find that perhaps the best source of great content is instead EGC – employee generated content. Companies are continuing to struggle with making enough relevant content.

Does Your Content Have Superpowers?

PWB Marketing Blog

A few years ago, while serving on a social media panel during a presentation to a local entrepreneurial group, I casually remarked that, “Content is everything; social media is just plumbing.” In order to succeed, your content marketing needs superpowers.

Why You Should Be Investing In Visual Content for Social Channels

Waxing UnLyrical

Our brains are wired to find visual content especially compelling. Here are three reasons why you should build a visual content strategy today: 1. Visual content boosts social engagement. For example, tweets with images receive 150% more retweets than tweets without images.

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How to Create Winning Content & Measure Results

Writtent Blog

When it comes to online marketing, many of us continue to hear that content is still King and with over 60 trillion web pages on the internet, it appears as though the deck is stacked against us. Crafting the Best Content.

5 Visual Content Curation Ideas to Ramp Up Your Blog and Social Strategy

Waxing UnLyrical

Fortunately for us, there are reliable visual resources to curate content from. This is a guide on where to find visual content resources and how best to use them. Most people appreciate the credit and may even help you promote the content featuring their visuals.

SEO Guidelines for Sponsored Content and Partner Links

Adam Sherk

Sponsored content in various forms is growing in popularity as publishers seek additional sources of revenue. This topic has been in the news recently with Google first issuing a reminder that any links within sponsored content should not pass PageRank. Sponsored Content Compliance.

LinkedIn is the Login of Choice for B2B sites [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Since its last round-up of social logins in July 2010, the login of choice for B2B sites has grown rapidly. During the last year, it has been the great platform Facebook that has held the dominant position as the third-party login of choice in all realms – but one, namely news sites.

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Search Engine Optimization Tip: Adding Content to your Web Site

Bill Hartzer

For this search engine optimization tip, let’s talk more about content and adding content to your web site. They are, in fact, updated on a regular basis and contain a lot of good content on their subject. Web Sites that Rank Well Are Experts.

3 Marketing Metrics for Savvy Content Marketers

Convince & Convert

Traffic is nice and all, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to measuring your content marketing success. So, with that in mind, here’s a list of some important content marketing metrics to keep an eye on.

8 Tips for Effectively Outsourcing Your Content

Convince & Convert

One aspect of a business that is particularly well-suited for outsourcing to remote workers is content marketing. By outsourcing your content marketing to remote workers, you can reduce costs and free your time to work on the aspects of your business which play to your strengths.

105 Types of Content to Fill Up Your Editorial Calendar

Convince & Convert

From our research at CoSchedule , we found that planning awesome content is a major challenge for most content marketers. I also like to mix up our content types to keep our editorial calendar fresh for our audience. What Types Of Content Will Help You Tell Your Story?

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How To Create More Content, Faster, Without Sacrificing on Quality

SocialFish

I have improved over the years, but I am nowhere near the level of those prolific content producers who seem to have a novel’s worth of content in them at all times. But if your aim is to write more productively and create varied content, then read on.

Get your local content on – best practices!

Mindjumpers

The importance of localized content. Social media connects the world and many companies have a global approach to social content without taking the potential of local content into consideration. Babycenter.com adapts its content to the specific country.

How to make 8 pieces of content from 1 piece of content

Convince & Convert

Of all the content we create here at Convince & Convert, the Jay Today videos are among the strongest performers, especially on Facebook. But in addition to creating and posting the videos as videos, Jay Today has become a lynchpin in our initiative to further atomize our content.

The Ultimate User-Generated Content Guide

Sprout Social

With audiences becoming more hyper-focused, brands are seeing success on social by providing user-generated content. For marketers who aren’t seeing much interaction or social media engagement , it might be time to consider user-generated content. What Is User-Generated Content?

How to Strategize Your Annual Content Calendar Without Going Crazy

Convince & Convert

Remember that time when you wrote content to promote a new product the day before it launched? What if you could seriously get ahead with your content strategy to actually plan your work, then work your plan? Step 1: Start With Your Content Calendar Template.

User Generated Content 101

Pixlee

Social media marketers are often encouraged to develop and curate user generated content, but what is user generated content and why is it important? Why to Use User Generated Content. Why should your brand utilize user generated content marketing ?

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The Most Effective Way To Focus Your Content

Small Business Mavericks

There really isn’t a way to separate content from optimizing your site for search. That’s because content is what searchers are looking for — although when we are struggling to come up with keywords, coding, and other SEO stuff, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact. We need to always keep the user in mind when we design or add to a website, and that means content has to be focused on what the user is looking for.

You Can Join The Social Media Site That Pays, It Is Called TSU

Social Media Network Marketing

A New Social Media Site has come into existence. You Can Join The Social Media Site That Pays It Is Called TSU. Well we know that practically every month various Social Media Sites come up and an equal number seem to close down. However unlike Facebook this site pays.

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Moving Site from Static Home Page to Latest Posts

Bill Hartzer

Well, as you probably know, or at least if you read my blog (this site), or follow it, you’ll know by now that I’m always testing various things on the site. I thought it was time for another test, so take a look at my site’s home page now.

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Why Data Driven Content Fails Alone

Geoff Livingston

Have you read any recent content marketing articles? Today’s articles feature shiny objects to distribute content through (hi, Snapchat and Periscope) and platitudes about impact. To do that, content needs to tell a good story.

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50 Shortcuts to Create Visual Content for Social Media

Socially Sorted

So h ow can you fast-track your visual content creation so you can free time up for yourself? In this post I share 50 shortcuts to Visual Content Creation for Social Media including tools, strategies and apps that work to save you HOURS of time every month. . Content Capture Shortcuts.

Customer Experience Trumps Content Marketing

Geoff Livingston

More and more voices state that content marketing overhype has jumped the shark. As a primary strategy content marketing is overhyped. Before we go too far, let me say I love content, all forms of it, too, not just online, but events, print, and music, just to name a few.