How SEO and Content Work Hand-in-Hand
MARCH 23, 2016
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StumbleUpon Traffic to Magazine and Content Sites Down 27%
JANUARY 23, 2013
The news of layoffs at StumbleUpon reminded me that in compiling some year-end social media referral data I’d noticed that a number of sites had experienced declines in StumbleUpon traffic. The examined sites can be roughly divided into five main categories: food, home, fashion & beauty, health, entertainment and news & tech. What Types of Sites Get the Most Links?
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
29% of the Top 500 Google+ Pages are News and Content Sites
DECEMBER 3, 2013
Whenever I do a presentation on Google+ for publishers I mention that quite a few news and content brands are among the most followed pages. The point being that Google+ does indeed offer good opportunities for audience development, engagement and content promotion. Today I thought I’d check to see just how many news and content sites are among the top 500 pages on Google+.
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. Create and source user-generated content fast with simultaneous collaboration.
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.
6 cool curation sites you may not have heard of
OCTOBER 21, 2013
So my new thing is curated news sites. During my time off of blog reading, I discovered (or rediscovered) a bunch of new curation sites, some of which have now become my “morning newspaper time” I though you might be interested in checking them out for yourself. Instead, though, this site always manages to attract me to browse stories. Anyway. ” Read more.
The Fastest and Slowest News Sites in 2012
APRIL 24, 2012
It has been a couple years now since page speed has been an official Google ranking factor and one year since the launch of PageSpeed Online , the Web-based version of Google’s tool for analyzing site performance. So I thought I’d check in on the PageSpeed scores for a selection of major news sites. But site speed is one area in which the competition has a leg up.
Customer-Focused Content Marketing Strategy
APRIL 7, 2015
By now it should be clear to most that content marketing strategy is embroiled in a saturation problem. This has been evolving over time, and was really brought to the forefront for many marketers in Mark Schaefer’s post on Content Shock. Content Marketing Strategy: The Devil is in the Details. The quality of content at many sites is faltering. By Sue Duris.
Plan Your Content Using a Marketing Funnel
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
By Gini Dietrich Do you plan your content? This doesn’t mean that the content will become robotic. Rather, I’ll follow a series all the way through—or write long form content to really dig into a topic. I’ll also pursue content hubs , which we require of our clients, but don’t practice ourselves. It’s an easy way to plan your content.
Facebook Begins Prefetching to Improve Mobile Site Speed
AUGUST 31, 2016
Facebook announced Wednesday that it will begin prefetching, or preloading advertiser sites, in order to boost its mobile performance and ease users’ frustration with slow load times. Today, we’re introducing prefetching—preloading mobile content in the Facebook in-app browser before a link is tapped. This can shorten mobile site load time by 29 percent, or 8.5 seconds, improving the experience and decreasing the risk of site abandonment. In this way, we can better match ads to the moments when people can best engage with content.
Become a Content Marketing Fox
JUNE 17, 2015
By Michael Gerard According to a survey by Curata , more than three quarters of content marketers plan to boost their content marketing investment in the coming year. We have a name for content marketers that are the most savvy with their content marketing budgets: FOXES. However, a third of content marketers have never completed a content audit.
Content Calendar for Content Marketing
PWB Marketing Blog
OCTOBER 29, 2014
Metrics for content marketing, are key to understanding campaign performance! General analytic data including time on the site and the number of new visitors. With content marketing, I like to be able to see what motivates a action, whether that is an email, phone call or a spike in traffic on the site. Analytics Marketing content calendar content management
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.
WordPress vs Drupal: Which CMS is Right for Your Site?
DECEMBER 7, 2015
Most websites these days have massive amounts of content that must be managed for the smooth functioning of the site. The role of this falls to content management systems, or CMSes. Even more interesting, Drupal is preferred by sites that have high traffic numbers. However, 60 million sites run WordPress making it by far the most popular free CMS package. Sort of.
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.
Does Your Site Speak These 3 Languages?
Small Business Mavericks
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
How does your content measure up? This is the language that exists behind the words, that the computers use to navigate your site. This coding is essential because it determines how your site looks and how it is accessed by the search engines. Being unable to speak that language can keep the other two languages from being an issue because few will even get to your site to read it. Every business has insider lingo, and using that lingo will match up the insiders to your site. How easily can they find what they need on your site? Insider Lingo.
How to Make Your WordPress Site Google AMP Compatible
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
That means that if your website can serve up Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) versions of your content then you will probably see more traffic from mobile. Google will be encouraged to show your site more often in the mobile search results. So, how do you make your WordPress site compatible? Here’s how to make your WordPress Site Google AMP compatible.
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.
How to Create High-Quality Content
FEBRUARY 12, 2015
If you want to always be safe from changes Google makes to their algorithms , the only way to do it is through really good content. What Constitutes High-Quality Content? If you’re having trouble creating high-quality content, there are questions you can ask yourself to help. Does your site have content that is similar? Has the content been edited?
Four Ways to Fight Content Thieves
FEBRUARY 23, 2015
The blog that had linked to my post was for an ad agency’s blog…and it was a complete scrape of my content. When I visited more pages on the blog, I discovered their “content strategy” was to scrape content from PR Daily. There were posts by me, Shonali Burke , Brian Solis , some exclusive Ragan content, and other PR leaders. Every day. Sorry.”
Google+ Engagement for News Sites: Top Performers and One-Year Growth Rates
JANUARY 9, 2013
Which news sites get the most engagement on their Google+ pages? As with my previous comparison, I used All my + to pull data on +1′s, shares and comments for every post on the official Google+ pages of a selection of news sites. Some news organizations have larger audiences and produce more content than others, which gives them a leg up. Google+ Page +1's. Per Post.
3 Ways to Improve Your Site’s User Retention
Convince & Convert
FEBRUARY 12, 2016
User Generated Content. User generated content is one of the most exciting things to hit content marketing since its inception. Because content marketers always have to be on top of the latest and greatest ways to deliver fresh content, stories, and insights, the job can be tiring to say the least. Interactive Content. Sites such as EW use Spot.IM’s
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.
7 Steps to Successful Content Marketing [Infographic]
NOVEMBER 30, 2013
Content marketing is a way of communicating with your customers and prospects without pitching your products or services. . Also known as inbound marketing , content marketing is non-interruptive. The more your content is shared and recommended, the more you build trust and thought leadership. Marketers use content marketing for: Brand awareness (79%). The result?
How to Find the Right Content Distribution
NOVEMBER 6, 2014
By Gini Dietrich One of the things my team and I are working diligently on is finding new ways to distribute content and engage new audiences. For instance, it’s quite lovely that PR Daily syndicates our content, but every time I see someone tweet something we’ve written from there, instead of here, I go a little bit more mental. Not so much. I get it.
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.
How to Use Infographics to Bring Traffic to Your Site
JULY 30, 2013
When your site is too complicated, visitors don’t stick around for long. Other than it being a way to simplify concepts and ideas for your readers, there are several other reasons to use infographics on your site. Readers are drawn to your site. It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to explain—when people see fun graphics, they are instantly more prone to look at your site.
Pinterest Traffic to Magazine Sites Up 141% But Figures Still Modest
APRIL 3, 2012
It is well established that Pinterest offers great opportunities for lifestyle publishers but how well is it paying off in actual site traffic? To get a clearer picture I pulled referral data from the past six months for a group of 25 magazines sites that we work with at Define Media Group. To anonymize the data I combined all 25 sites’ figures into a monthly total.
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.
Measuring Your Content Marketing Success [Infographic]
JANUARY 18, 2014
Content marketing one of the most reliable and effective tactics available to digital marketers. Brands are increasingly employing content marketing strategies to generate product awareness and drive demand. Here’s how they suggest that you track your content marketing success. How do you measure content marketing? Amount and age of pertinent original content.
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. Now ask yourself which aspects of those sites you can adopt. With that in mind, make visitors’ lives easier by eliminating redundant options and spreading choices throughout the site in places that make sense. De-clutter.
10 Ways to Get More People to Read Your Content
DECEMBER 20, 2014
You work hard to create great content — people should see it. Content marketing creates brand loyalty by engaging current customers and attracting new ones. Producing great content increases sales and customer referrals and offers a strong ROI (return on investment). Make your posts shareable Merely posting content doesn’t make it shareable.
Offsite Content Marketing: Six Tactics to Reach New Audiences
JANUARY 28, 2015
Yesterday we had a nice conversation about content distribution and how to gain new readers. The comments were alive with things such as “the Internet is over-valued,” which means comments and social shares are too, and without those things, you’re losing out on important data to help guide your content. Offsite Content Marketing. Content Amplification.
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.
12 (of the) Best Content Marketing Infographics of 2013
DECEMBER 16, 2013
Content marketing is more than just text of course, and infographics have become one of the most popular non-text formats. How do infographics fit with other content marketing tactics? Infographics About Content Marketing. Line Up Your B2B Content with your Customer’s Goals by Business2Community. ** 5 STARS. Pam is a content marketing rockstar.
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. Since the late 1980′s.
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.
25 Excellent Content Marketing Tools for Your Brand
MARCH 23, 2014
Successful content marketing initiatives have many moving parts. Creating powerful content that grows your business can be a discouraging process. The good news is that there are many content marketing tools available to help you streamline the process. You’re sure to find something that will help you jumpstart your content marketing programs. Contently (paid).