29+ Actionable Content Writing Tips [+Examples]
JUNE 29, 2016
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. Make Your Content Actionable. This is a great way to stop readers from simply saving your content to read later.
How SEO and Content Work Hand-in-Hand
MARCH 23, 2016
You've produced your content. The post How SEO and Content Work Hand-in-Hand appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related Stories How to Create High-Quality Content Content Marketing with Your Reputation in Mind Rut-Busting Content Marketing Examples. You published it. You're really proud of it. But no one visits it. Roger Gallager says you are missing.
10 Things That Expose Good Sites to Google Panda
NOVEMBER 20, 2014
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. But the unfortunate reality is that with just about every Panda update well-established brands with good content get caught in the filter. Here’s an example of site that was hit by Panda 4.0
Facebook Ad Examples That Convert
JUNE 13, 2016
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. That said, the content of each ad is entirely unique to your business. Look at this example from Southwest Airlines.
The 21 Best Content Curation Tools
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
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. Fortunately, content marketers don’t have to do it all themselves. Expert summary compilations (example: Soulati Media ). 1) Storify. Wrike.
Don’t Ignore SEO Strategy in Favor of Content
MARCH 2, 2015
Content marketing has taken the business world by storm. From the mom-and-pop coffee shop to the global pharmaceutical giant, everyone’s using content and social media to reach and convert their core audiences. I mean, it’s time consuming to pump out all of that content on a regular basis, right? Your content will be more useful to visitors. Meta description.
Good Content vs. Bad Content
APRIL 2, 2012
I spoke at a content marketing conference a while back, and sat horrified in the audience while another speaker advised an audience full of newbies that 50 short, keyword optimized posts are better than a few longer pieces. I understand his intentions, and that he probably wasn’t condoning crap content. This is the mentality that is creating our global content pollution problem.
Repurpose Content with These Six Tools
APRIL 16, 2015
So, I’ve moved on to one of the most valuable marketing superpowers of all—how to repurpose content. Repurpose Content: The Content Marketing Superpower. For (busy) content marketers, I’d argue yes, because it’s the closest we can come to being Emma Watts—er, I mean, freezing time. I’ll say it again: Repurpose content. Repurpose Content the eBook Way.
A Holiday Guide for the Content Marketer
NOVEMBER 9, 2015
As a content marketer on top of your game, you’ve probably already come up with a killer strategy full of interesting seasonal content for the holidays. However as this talented marketer, you also know, in order to really do a great job in your content marketing this season, you’ll need to produce timely content along with this traditional holiday content. Quora.
7 Effective Call-to-Action Examples and Why They Work
JULY 4, 2013
Here are a few call-to-action examples that demonstrate perfect alignment: 15 Phenomenal TED Talks You Need to Watch Today ~ If a visitor is willing to discover and watch 15 videos from thought leaders in various segments of the marketing industry, it’s very likely they’ll want even more quotes on marketing from the big names in the field. 14 ebooks about various content marketing topics.
How to Write a Press Release in 4 Easy Steps [+Examples]
MARCH 3, 2016
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. Encourage readers to visit your site or contact a real person for more information. Where?
The Future of Content Marketing is Now
MARCH 3, 2015
By Gini Dietrich Content marketing exhaustion. Content marketing overload. Content marketing is king. In the information age, we all have so much content coming at us at every second of the day that we are becoming immune to it. Because there is so much out there, a backlash around content marketing is building. What is the vision of your content? Vision.
A Content Strategy Fit for an Oscar
FEBRUARY 17, 2015
Whether you agree with the Academy’s nomination list or not, planning your content the way movie studios plan their film releases can help to inform your content strategy. Each type of movie content has its place in the overall scheme. Just as production companies need to produce different types of movies, your content strategy needs to include different types of content.
Four Content Discovery Tools to Engage
MARCH 9, 2015
Content discovery is a crucial, and often overlooked, component to successful digital campaigns. Whether for social sharing or to fuel ideas for your content marketing plan, searching quality, targeted content is key. Here’s a look at four content discovery tools that can add meaningful value to your audience engagement efforts. Swayy for Personalized Content.
Successful Team Involvement in Content Creation
NOVEMBER 16, 2015
If you are in charge of content marketing for your organization, continued quality content creation can often seem like a daunting task. You might face a few scenarios: You solely are responsible for content creation—whether that be blog content, longer form content, promotional content, gated content, newsletter content….the Content flow.
Reducing Cognitive Load: The Best UX Design for Your Community Site
JULY 20, 2016
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. Before diving into UX and cognitive load, here’s a quick example for poor UX: Even though it’s easy to understand what information Spirit Airlines is getting across (tips for flying with them), the yellow background is very jarring.
Content Strategist vs. Content Analyst
NOVEMBER 29, 2011
It’s no secret we’re overwhelmed with content. But where is all the good content? And most importantly, how do you ensure you’re not consuming content that turns out to be a total waste of your time? We need to take the same approach in digesting content. Digesting content shouldn’t be about the next best thing or being first in the conversation limelight on Twitter.
Five Best Practices for Start-Up Content Marketing
DECEMBER 8, 2014
By Cristian Rennella It’s been nearly eight years since elMejorTrato launched, and from the first moment we focused on content marketing as a main strategy for our growth. But we also made lots of mistakes, which provided lessons in what not to do with start-up content marketing. Following are the five most important lessons for you to use in your own content marketing.
Survey: Pinterest a Great Source of Links for Publishers. What Types of Sites Get the Most Links?
AUGUST 14, 2012
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. Lately I’ve been noticing some impressive Pinterest link counts in the linking domains report under “Links to Your Sites.” Average Links Average Linked Pages. ALL 201,648 4,418.
What Happens After People Get To Your Site
AUGUST 3, 2016
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. You worked hard to get new site visitors. 3 Things You Need to Do to Prepare Your Site for New Visitors.
Add User-Generated Sites to Your PR Toolkit
JUNE 25, 2012
And during the past several years, with the increase in online/digital media, we now have access to another type of media opportunity – user-generated sites (or UGS as we like to call them). In many cases, an editor still approves your content prior to publication to ensure it is indeed “news” and not simply an advertorial disguised as news. Some examples include Yahoo!Voices
You Can Join The Social Media Site That Pays, It Is Called TSU
Social Media Network Marketing
JANUARY 16, 2015
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 this site is still going well due to its claim that it pays people who Post Content. However unlike Facebook this site pays.
Your 16-Point Content Publishing Checklist
Convince & Convert
FEBRUARY 23, 2015
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? ” Go back to English 101, and make sure you have a thesis for your content. Do I prove my main point through my supplementary arguments and examples?
How to Create a Call-to-Action for All of Your Content
FEBRUARY 16, 2015
When I speak to these groups, it doesn’t matter what they sell, how savvy their marketing team is, or if they’re consumer or not, 99 percent of them are distributing content without a specific call-to-action. Let’s look at three different examples of how to build a call-to-action through building community, generating leads, and driving sales. Our time equals money.
Five Things Bacon Can Teach Us About Content Marketing
AUGUST 27, 2012
For example, Google just released a Chrome extension that can un-baby your Facebook newsfeed by replacing all of those “annoying” baby photos with pictures of bacon. This cultural phenomenon didn’t take shape overnight and there are hidden secrets to bacon’s success that can be applied to a content marketing strategy. Five Things Bacon Can Teach Us About Content Marketing.
33 Phenomenal Content Marketing and Copywriting Guides and Tips
APRIL 23, 2013
Content marketing represents the most fundamental and widespread rethinking of marketing practices in decades. Unlike other modifiers attached to the discipline (consumer marketing, b2b marketing, trade show marketing, digital marketing), the term “content marketing” doesn’t describe an audience, tactic, or channel, but rather a completely different approach to marketing.
Master List ?(A Wiki of Social Media Marketing Examples)?
JUNE 29, 2009
For an additional 500, be sure to visit Master List 2. And the third 500 has started on Master List 3. To learn how to contribute/edit, visit the Administration page. Wikis Automotive United States David Bausola Ford Hurra Torpedo campaign Presentation sharing Automotive United States Philippe Deltenre Ford Where are the Joneses? adenin Facebook Page Social networks High Tech United States Meryl K. Evans adenin TECHNOLOGIES Inc. Adenin Twitter Microblogging / Microsharing High Tech United States Meryl K. Whittemore ePi Tech Inc.
7 Ways to Spot Epic Copywriters for Your Site
NOVEMBER 16, 2014
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. They are well acquainted with SEO best practices and know how to effectively optimize the content they create. Image source. Start small.
17 Content Creation Secrets to Wow Your Readers
Convince & Convert
MARCH 24, 2016
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. But you’re probably wondering, “How do I create high-quality content that drives traffic and engagement?” In this example, I will be using Optimizely. David Ogilvy.
How to Use Predictive Content Analytics
Convince & Convert
DECEMBER 1, 2014
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. 70% of B2B content marketers created more content in 2014 than 2013, and that trend will not be abating. That was a real eye-opener for me.
88 Expert Content Marketing Posts Worth Another Read
JANUARY 5, 2016
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. So what are the secrets to developing content that gets read, shared, and compels action? Is your Content Boring?
SEO Mega-Checklist: 75 steps to increased visibility for your site (infographic)
JUNE 20, 2016
To help address this issue, we’ve put together a checklist of 75+ actionable On-page & Off-page SEO strategies that, if incorporated correctly, can improve your site’s ranking in the search engine results. in, co.uk), is useful if you want to rank higher in a specific country, as it helps you to boost your local search ranking, but it limits the global ranking of your site.
Four Tips to Help You Create Content in a tl;dr World
MARCH 5, 2015
By Kevin Dugan Four tips to help you create content in a tl;dr world. After serving up hundreds of thousands of stories, the content discovery platform knows we’re more likely to click through headlines with 12 to 18 words in them. Consider these four tips to help you create content in a world of brevity. This is especially true if you’re using data to optimize your content.
Does Your Content Have Superpowers?
PWB Marketing Blog
MAY 27, 2016
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. This post examines some of the content marketing your brand needs to succeed. Remember the old days of “sticky” web content?
EGC is the Key Content Marketing Trend
Convince & Convert
JANUARY 19, 2015
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. Further, content from employees is often more trusted than content from the organization itself. Companies are continuing to struggle with making enough relevant content.
5 Visual Content Curation Ideas to Ramp Up Your Blog and Social Strategy
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
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. Pexels and Pixabay are two such sites. Leaders in your industry are creating inspiring content every day.
LinkedIn is the Login of Choice for B2B sites [infographic]
FEBRUARY 15, 2011
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. Here, most users chose to log-in with Twitter. A great increase for LinkedIn. About.me
Why You Should Be Investing In Visual Content for Social Channels
AUGUST 10, 2016
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. In an age where consumers want shorter load times and faster checkout experiences, visual content allows you to say more with less and keep your audience engaged.
Eighteen Tricks to Save Time and Money On Content Marketing
JULY 8, 2015
When we talk about content marketing, the conversation often moves to return-on-investment. If we want to talk about “saving” as it relates to content marketing, we must talk of both elements. Luckily there are some great tools and strategies that will put you in a much better “place” as you focus on engaging, unique, entertaining, and educational content marketing. .
Transmedia Storytelling for Content Creators
AUGUST 29, 2012
A single story may present some elements through a television series or a motion picture with additional narrative threads explored in other media: Comic books, video games, or a collection of micro-sites, Twitter feeds, and online content. Heroes on NBC is often cited as a great pop-culture example of transmedia in practice. What This Means for Content Creators.