Content audits help you understand how each piece of content on your website fits into the marketing funnel. You can also gauge the effectiveness of your content as part of your marketing strategy when you conduct a thorough, site-wide content audit, but doing so can be an intimidating, complex undertaking. Here’s what you need to know.Read More
Realistically, calls-to-action are a large component of your content strategy. It's more than just throwing out a catchy one-liner. A solid CTAs fits seamlessly into the broader messaging of a campaign narrative. Before you get to work developing your Pulitzer Prize-winning ad copy, it’s worth reviewing the basics of what makes a good CTA.Read More
Content creation is one of the most time-consuming pieces of an inbound marketing campaign. Even before the content begins to take shape, topics are generated and floated for approvals. Research must be done. And, in the case of whitepapers, eBooks and infographics, a design team is involved.
So, if all of this time goes into creating just one piece of content, why do so many marketers use that content only once? Fear of redundancy. We worry our content will come off as stale, or someone will think, “Don’t they have anything else to post?”
But there are strategies to make your content grow roots and to repurpose it successfully.Read More
Back in 2013, marketing guru Neil Patel claimed a linear relationship between post quantity and traffic. It’s no secret that publishing often and on time is huge in content marketing, but what about quality? Moreover, how do you break it down to a system in order to put out reliable content calendars?Read More
Bottom-of-the-funnel or decision-stage content is the content that brands can use to finally talk about themselves and how they are best positioned to solve the challenges of their buyer. During the decision stage, potential buyers are looking to evaluate and compare specific products or solutions and the companies who provide them. Up until this point in their buyers journey, the prospect wasn’t ready to review this kind of information. And sending decision-stage to prospects before they’re interested will likely get you ignored, or even worse, annoy them!Read More
Not all leads are sales-ready after the first conversion. According to Marketo, approximately 96% of visitors that come to your website are not ready to buy. Instead, they’re more likely to be in the early stages of their buying journey - simply gathering information to define their problem and identifying possible solutions. You don’t want to lose a valuable lead simply because they’re not ready to buy, so what can you do? Using effective lead nurturing techniques, you can build a relationship with your prospects, positioning your brand as their trusted adviser. When they’re finally ready to make a purchase, you’ll be top of mind.Read More
Content marketing generates three times the leads of outbound marketing at 62% of the cost. With that kind of incentive, it’s no wonder that content creation has become such a central facet of modern marketing. Before you jump into the fray, however, you’re going to want a solid content strategy.Read More
Remember the rapturous joy you felt last time you were contacted by a telemarketer? Sure, you were stretched thin at work, and your home life landed somewhere between Hurricane Katrina and Bosnia circa 1995, but – get this – you might be overpaying for your family minutes!
Ok, take a deep breath.Read More
The SEO community presents few authoritative voices amidst the endless crowd of upstarts, self-proclaimed gurus, and DIY enthusiasts. Taken in combination with the regular updates to Google algorithms that fuel constant shifts in SEO, the inevitable result is a community plagued by rumors and misconceptions. To help clear the muddied waters, here are a few SEO myths that belong up there with Bigfoot and fan death.Read More
Eighty percent of people will only read the headline or first few lines of an article and move on. So, with that in mind, keep your content to the point and have a nice day.
Ok, headlines matter. That doesn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone, but the reality is that people have different expectations of the content that they engage with. Target market, industry, and the nature of the content all factor into the expectations users have about length. Context is key. So with that in mind, here are several key considerations about content length.Read More