You put a lot of time and money into content marketing for your business, but how can you know if the investment is paying off? If you’re not tracking these important metrics, you could be missing critical information necessary for making decisions about which campaigns are the most profitable and which should be shelved.Read More
The unstoppable advancing tech-life has dramatically molded our lives in various ways. From buying recipe books to searching your favorite recipe online within minutes, indeed it’s a drastic change in lifestyle. Similarly, 85 percent of brands use content marketing instead of any other form of marketing.
However, according to Zazzle Media, the ratio of success with content marketing is quite low, as the percentages highlight. Companies find it difficult to come up with high quality, engaging content which results in a loss of traffic flow.Read More
Want to grow your brand, increase fans, and start selling more?
Then you need to follow the marketing trends that guide the way people do business online.
And today’s biggest market trend? Social media.
There’s only one problem: social media management takes time. What was once relegated to a lowly intern is now a multi-million dollar business, with huge agencies doing nothing more than managing social media accounts.
That’s great for them. But what about for the everyday business owner? How can he or she grow a brand—for yourself or your business—on social media without spending countless hours or dollars?
Glad you asked.
Because today’s technology has a simple answer: content curation. Today, you’ll learn how to use content curation to speed up your social media strategy while reaping all the same results.
Let’s jump in!Read More
Source: Behance.net In a world governed by mobile technology, there is a seemingly endless offering of education and organizational apps, each claiming to be the best in its particular niche (study, time management, etc.). Superlatives,…Read More
The demand for companies to create quality content is at an all-time high—and it’s no surprise.
The alternatives simply don’t work. If you’re creating mediocre or inconsistent content, you can’t stand out, and if you’re not creating content at all, there’s no way for your target audience to find you.
In fact, content is so highly prioritized that content writing and editing skills are among those with the highest demand in the jobs market.
Blogging has been the backbone of growth for companies across industries, and it’s thanks to the fact that:
Websites with a blog tend to have 434% more indexed pages
Companies who blog receive 97% more links to their website
Blogs have been rated as the 5th most trusted source for accurate online information
On top of that, blogging sparks word-of-mouth promotion because 94% of people who share posts do so because they think it might be helpful to other. In other words, bringing value to your audience means they will want to pass that value onto someone else.
According to Google’s Eric Schmidt, every two days we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003.
What this means, according to Derek Halpern of Social Triggers, is “You can no longer pump out half-assed content and win. Now you’ve got to research GREAT content, and publish only the best.”
The good news: you don’t need to create that much content.
In fact, Halpern recommends you only spend 20% of your time creating content and 80% of your time promoting it.
And why this works is found in the “Marketing Rule of 7.”Read More
For years, Scoop.it has provided content solutions for individuals and the enterprise. When I talk with Scoop.it customers, they often ask about the differences between solutions and which is best suited for their needs. I…Read More
It has been 7 years since we started the Scoop.it adventure. From the very beginning when Scoop.it was a simple innovative content curation tool to the powerful comprehensive content monitoring suite we offer today, from…Read More
As the business world evolves, so does the need for brands to adapt their customer-facing strategies. If you’ve paid attention to what other companies have been doing over the last few years, then you’ve probably noticed the increase in brand activism.
If your brand isn’t already participating in some form of activism, now’s the time to jump on board. And the only way to ensure success is through proper alignment with your content strategy.Read More
Still haven’t started your business blogging efforts? No idea how or where to start? You’re in the right place. Especially when you’re completely new to content marketing, it’s good to aim for frequent publishing as…Read More
“We’re doing content marketing to rank in search and attract more leads.” How many times have you heard someone say this, or even thought that to yourself? While no one can deny the advantages content…Read More
Personalization has almost become like a buzzword in the world of email marketing. However, if it is not executed in your strategy correctly, your email marketing efforts would go down the drain. Email marketing has…Read More
There are many different angles from which you can approach content marketing, but it’s unwise to proceed very far without first developing a budget. A content marketing budget keeps you grounded, provides direction, and ensures a positive return on investment.Read More
How many times have you encountered a problem or challenge in your own life and conducted a quick Google search to find a solution? If you’re like most, this is a daily occurrence.
From a business perspective, the rise of the self-service, DIY culture presents a unique opportunity to develop a carefully crafted content strategy that reaches your audience and moves them to action. Do you have a plan that allows you to capitalize on this trend?Read More
To succeed in Content Marketing it’s essential to create quality content that provides answers to the questions your target audience have. The more accurate answer you’ll be able to contribute, the bigger impact you’ll have. It’s a no-brainer.
Once your content is published, it’s very important to promote it. Why invest so much time and effort creating your content if no one sees it? Several techniques exist to share your content:
– Share your posts (and reshare multiple times) on your social media channels over the next few weeks
– Distribute content via email
– Put in place an influencer marketing strategy
– Share your content in online communities and niche social bookmarking sites
– Get your co-workers to share your content on social media.
Let’s focus on the last point: get your co-workers to share your content can make a huge difference.
Won’t a webmaster like his/her website to rank on top SERPs? This question has “yes” as a universal answer because we are ambitious about what follows -more organic traffic, reach, conversions, and ultimately more revenue….Read More
To grow your website, you basically need to focus on two things:
– You need to produce content that engages and excites your visitors.
– You need to drive enough traffic to your website.
Ideally, once those two things are in place, your ideal customers will discover your website, possibly bookmark it, link to it and further refer their friends and fans to your web pages.
That said, here’s the difficult (but achievable) part: For you to generate a lot of traffic, you need more than average content.
If your competitors are dominating the search engine results for your target keywords, then you have to create a more compelling content in order to outsmart them. There’s no shortcut!
There’s no arguing the fact that search engine is, and will always remain the best source of traffic any website can get.Read More
When you think about content, in terms of business, what sort of mediums and strategies come to mind? If you’re like most, your focus immediately shifts towards content marketing – things like blog posts, press releases, social media, and landing page optimization. But content isn’t always outwardly facing.
There’s a time and place for having an internal content strategy and your company shouldn’t ignore the role it could play in pushing your business forwardRead More
When it comes to getting the word out about your business, nothing beats word of mouth. Customers want to buy products and services from people they trust, and having a friend recommend your business is the next best thing to knowing you personally. One way to capture the spirit of word-of-mouth advertising is to present customer testimonials on your website, social media, and print materials, showcasing reviews from people who enthusiastically recommend you.Read More
As content marketers, we place an astonishing amount of focus on content production. We look for ways to streamline these processes and create more with less without taking the time to reflect on the impact our content is making.
Production also seems to be the leading marketer’s challenge. However, it’s the content promotion that has the final word in deciding whether a piece of content was successful.
With the decline of organic reach, paid content distribution comes as a powerful tool of every savvy marketer. Let’s look into why organic promotion is a challenge, and the five steps to overcoming it.Read More
Writing for a single target audience is a challenge for most writers. You have to get in tune with your audience’s perspectives, histories, values, wants, and needs, then choose a topic that suits them and adopt a tone they can relate to. Even if you’re used to writing for a particular niche, it’s still exhausting work.
So what happens when you want to target two different audience segments?Read More
Email marketing has never been optional for any internet marketer. Sure, some have successfully avoided it and undergone shortcuts like buying email lists and what not’s, but in the wake of the EU’S GDPR law, that will have terrible consequences.
For marketers trying to get it right, sometimes designing emails might seem daunting, especially when you’re not a designer. Thankfully, many email clients have templates to minimize your design woes. Still, because some can boast of over 500 templates, it gets complicated all over again.
Don’t worry. In this post you’ll find four tips to stop you from worrying about your email newsletter design ever again.Read More
If you’re limiting your content curation to sharing third-party content on social media, you’re missing out. Content curation is also a great way to enrich your blog or website: don’t just list great resources on your home page, turn them into curated posts..Read More
Content Readability refers to the ability of your content to attract the target audience with its simplicity, clarity, relatability, and natural flow, from start to finish.
The B2B marketers confront numerous challenges to drive their content marketing campaign. However, nothing tests them quite like creating engaging content.
In fact, 60% of the content marketers surveyed during the 2016 B2B Content Marketing Trends put “Producing engaging content” as their #1 challenge.Read More
Bad news, content marketers: traditional storytelling has gone mainstream. Once a coveted tool among content marketers, storytelling has prompted professionals of all backgrounds to inform and inspire their audiences with strategically relatable content.
In a market where 92% of consumers prefer stories in messaging, marketing teams will need more than facts and figures to tell a good story. They’ll need empathetic storytelling. Good empathetic storytelling simply makes us feel better—usually by generating a chemical response in our brains that heightens our focus and helps us build connections with others.Read More
Account-based marketing has been one of the biggest new trends in B2B marketing for the last few years. It’s not surprising, actually. ABM works.
Of course, content marketing works, too. So it makes sense the two strategies can overlap.
They overlap considerably, actually. You can’t do ABM without content.Read More
Hey [Your Name Here], When was the last time you received an email starting like this? Probably, you get a couple of emails that use your first name and contain offers that are not very…Read More
When we mention content marketing, we talk about the technique that consists in creating and distributing high-quality content to acquire and engage with a targeted audience, so they can finally purchase goods or services from…Read More
Website traffic is a major metric many marketers use to measure the success of their marketing campaigns. I won’t go into a debate about whether it is the right or wrong metric to watch but…Read More
There’s a lot that goes into developing an effective content strategy in today’s world, but if you want to be on the forefront of what’s happening in the marketplace, you have to account for the…Read More