How Monitoring Online Activity Helps Produce Better Content

When I say “monitoring online activity,” I am not talking about using spyware and keyloggers to see what people are doing online. I’m talking about relying on analytics from your website, social media channels, social listening tools, and search listening tools to help you learn more about the audiences you’re creating content for. Daily, there … Continued

How to Use the Right Directional Cues in User Interfaces

User interface directional cues may be either implicit or explicit – obvious like arrows or subtle things like white space that the brain picks up on subconsciously. Knowing when to use them and which ones to use is crucial to building a positive user experience. Implicit Directional Cues Implicit cues are the ones that users … Continued

Content Marketing TED Style

Chances are unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know what a TED Talk is. TED has 15.8 million people subscribe to their content. TED is a global conference in media organizations with strong engagement. Nearly every video that TED releases gets hundreds of thousands of views and they all go viral on social … Continued

What 912 Million Blog Posts Tell Us About Content Marketing

Backlinko and BuzzSumo partnered together to analyze 912 million blog posts to glean insights about content marketing today. They looked at factors such as content format, headlines, and word count and how it correlates with backlinks and social media shares. The findings they discovered were quite interesting. Long-Form Content Gets More Backlinks When it comes … Continued

6 Ways to Monitor Your Competition’s Content Strategy

Knowing how to compete with other businesses in your niche is crucial, especially if you’re in a highly saturated niche. Content is one of the ways you can differentiate yourself because the more value you can provide to your readers and potential customers, the better off you are. Take a look at these six ways … Continued

15 Content Marketing Predictions for 2020

**This post was selected as one of the top digital marketing articles of the week by UpCity, a B2B ratings and review company for digital marketing agencies and other marketing service providers.** As we welcome the new year and new decade, it’s the perfect time to make predictions about what we can expect in the coming … Continued

Types of Content Marketing You Need

When it comes to content marketing, it can be difficult to know which types will make the biggest impact with your audience. That’s why familiarizing yourself with the options that are available to you before you start building your strategy is key. In this post, I’ll be covering 10 types of content marketing. While it … Continued

Why Your Videos Aren’t as Successful as Your Blog Posts

The increasing popularity of video content is sending many marketers to join in on the party. After all, we see many shiny new things come into play – remember Vine? And it’s easy to want to jump to the next big thing. The difference is, we have plenty of data to support the fact that … Continued

Checklist for Creating Valuable Content

**This post was selected as one of the top digital marketing articles of the week by UpCity, a B2B ratings and review company for digital marketing agencies and other marketing service providers.** Content is what makes the Internet such a useful tool, whether you’re trying to learn a new skill, or kill some time in the … Continued

Sentiment Analysis 101: Why It Matters

Are people talking about your business online? Do you know what they are saying? What about how to analyze the sentiment of the conversations so you can make better marketing decisions? In this post, I’ll show you more about what sentiment analysis is and the various ways you can use it to better serve your … Continued

Strategies for CTAs That Convert

Looking at your website analytics, you see there’s plenty of traffic coming in, but that nice chunk of traffic isn’t showing in your conversions. What is the problem? Chances are, it’s the most important element of your site – your call to actions (CTAs) are the offender. The good news is, you don’t need some … Continued

Developing a Visual Content Strategy

Developing a strategy is complex, and for many of us, anxiety inducing. It’s not easy to figure out where to start and how to proceed. Too often, content marketers are out there working without a strategy, or working within one that is far too restrictive. When things don’t work out as planned, it’s necessary to … Continued

10 Reasons You Need an Editorial Calendar

It doesn’t matter if you’re planning social media posts or planning to roll out new website content; no marketing strategy can be successful without a plan. You always need an organized set of goals dictating what your brand’s online message will be, how those messages will evolve throughout the year, and how they will be … Continued

Website 101: How to Review Old Blog Posts for Relevancy

You work really hard to come up with quality blog content for your website. That’s really awesome! Way too many businesses overlook their content and miss out on the incredible opportunity it brings. Unfortunately, even those of us who do focus on content forget to review older posts for relevancy now and again. And even … Continued

Which Content Types are Best for Local SEO?

“Content is King.” Okay, it’s kind of getting to the point it goes without saying, right? It’s definitely something we’ve said over and over again right here on the blog. But here’s what you may still be missing: content types are really what defines how useful your content really is. Pick the wrong type of … Continued

Interactive Content Marketing: What It Is and Why You Need It

Content is king, right? Yes, it is…but no two pieces of content are every quite the same, and few are created equally. The web is evolving and the best type of content for today’s modern marketing world is interactive. We know. We know. We’ve been telling you about creating great content for ages and now … Continued

7 Quick Fixes for Long-Form Content That Fails to Engage

  We have plenty of proof that Google loves long-form content. When content creators get it right, it can significantly influence both engagement and SEO. It’s also much more appropriate when addressing in-depth, complicated topics, and surprisingly, one of the fastest-growing forms of media consumption on mobile devices. But content creators don’t always get long-form … Continued

What is an On-Demand Content Strategy?

In today’s fast-paced world, we consume content much differently than we did just 10 years ago. Thanks to the advent of DVR, it became easier to watch our favorite shows on our own terms, rather than at their scheduled air time. And as more people cut the cord in favor of streaming services like Netflix … Continued

How (and Why) Interactive Content Beats Text and Images Alone

Content marketing is an ever-changing game. Just when you think you have it all figured out, audiences change their minds, Google changes its algorithms, and you have to re-format everything to suit new needs. Sure, it can be frustrating, but when you get it right, the results are downright exhilarating. We know that classic online … Continued

9 Reasons You Should Be Going LIVE

Video content has become a critical component in any marketing campaign, but while pre-recorded video is helpful, there’s definitely something to be said for utilizing Facebook Live video to spread the word about your business and brand. Live videos aren’t for you? Wrong. Live video is for everyone. It’s easy to use, doesn’t require a … Continued

Interactive Video: The Next Biggest Content Marketing “Buzzword”

  Credit: EduBirdie Content marketing is an ever-changing sector of the marketing industry. As the type of content and the way we consume content changes, marketers have to change the type of content they provide to keep up. Newer social media platforms like SnapChat and Instagram are an excellent example; both evolved from the desire … Continued

4 Industry-Proven Methods for Better Content Creation

Neil Patel. Ann Handley. Joe Pulizzi. Lilach Bullock. What do all of these people have in common? If you guessed marketing or entrepreneurial spirit, you’d be right, but that’s just the beginning of their stories. These four influential people are also four of the world’s best content creationists spanning across nearly every delivery format, including … Continued