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You’re doing a terrible job with search and social

Biznology

My consulting includes doing very deep, thorough, site audits. I’m looking for issues that have been recently killing their recent performance on search. All of my clients are convinced that there’s something outside themselves that have resulted in their site crashing in organic search. He has been building is content empire for maybe over a decade. And why?

8 Key Changes In Google Search B2B Marketers Should Know

KoMarketing Associates

As detailed in an article on Search Engine Land this past month, a new Google eye tracking study  outlines the evolution of Google search results from 2005 to today. Searchers are now looking outside of the “ golden triangle” of top organic results when performing Google keyword searches. Searchers are looking for the FASTEST path to desired content.

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5 Ways to Use Paid Search & SEO Together

Vertical Response

Paid search and SEO work in different ways to get visitors to your website. Paid search can yield almost immediate results, but can be expensive. Back in 2011, Google shifted the industry in this direction when they started limiting organic search query information in an effort to increase privacy. With that change, it became even more important to combine and leverage paid search and organic efforts into one. Since paid search and SEO are dependent on keywords, it makes sense that both disciplines should be looked at through a similar lens. Get Content Ideas.

13 Suggestions for Content Marketing Inspiration

KoMarketing Associates

One of the most rewarding parts of planning and writing content is landing on a new idea kernel. The newfound bounty can power content marketing efforts for a few weeks or even longer. So how can a content marketer keep a spark file of fresh ideas and stave off the boring, overdone, or stalled ones? Here are some suggestions for finding your content marketing inspiration.

Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report

Content. Practices Report Copyright © 2016 Contently. Why a Content Methodology Is Needed III. Culture of Content: The Foundation. for Content Methodology IV. Components of a Content Methodology V. Create a Content Plan VI. Contents “ If you want to learn. content possible based. the content creation and. Competitive Content.

How Can You Use Content to Rank Higher in Search?

Marketing Action

“Build it and they will come.” It’s the mantra of many, but not one that content marketers use often. Smart marketers realize simply developing content isn’t enough; you have to get that content in front of your end users, your prospects, your existing customers in order to affect the bottom line. But how exactly can you use content marketing to rank higher in search engines?

How to Breathe New Life Into Old Content

Act-On

How many pieces of content has your company published? I’m talking about every format – blog posts, social media posts, white papers, case studies, eBooks, interviews, podcasts, videos, infographics – the works. Is it 1,000 pieces of content? What if you could refresh some of that old content and get more results from it? Content audits versus historical optimization.

The future of content marketing strategy

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

In terms of leading content innovation, there is no better leader to observe than Jay Baer of Convince and Convert. In the past 24 months Baer has introduced rapid short-form videos, a new curated content property, five new podcasts and flurry of new publishing innovations on channels like LinkedIn and Facebook. How to maintain a cost-effective content creation strategy.

8 Common Ways Most Content Marketers Fail

It's All About Revenue

Many of us create amazing campaigns and pieces of content, sometimes even with limited resources. For years, we’ve all been focused on creation, distribution, and insights into what we’re doing, but without giving the content experience its fair share of the attention, our campaigns and tactics end up missing that extra oomph to bring us from good to outstanding marketers.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly. B2B marketers are expected to use that data, in combination with new tools for content. relevant and carefully targeted) content. Collaborate with industry influencers: marketers must creatively build advocacy and content amplification outside the company as well. content.

This Week in Content Marketing: A Content Marketing Approach Is Strategic, Actually

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In this episode, Robert and I debate a TechCrunch article’s claims that content marketing isn’t actually strategic. We We also go inside Accenture’s efforts to become a worldwide leader in content marketing, and explore Facebook’s latest attempt to enhance the ad experience from both sides of the equation. Content marketing in the news. Image source. 2.

How to Use Content Curation to Overcome the Top 5 Content Marketing Challenges

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Pawan Deshpande Content marketers have a big challenge: continuously filling their content pipeline with fresh, insightful, and relevant information. Your target audience expects it and turns to trusted sources when they need to search for answers and seek insights. Whether or not that’s your brand depends on the quality of your content.

10 Metrics to Track Your Newsletter Content Success

Writtent

Email newsletter marketing definitely isn’t dead. Perhaps most impressively, 8% of companies are directly able to attribute more than half of their total revenue to newsletters. While it’s clear that outstanding email newsletter content is key to success, there are myriads of other factors which can affect your results. Bounce Rate. Delivery Rate. Spam Complaint Rate.

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15 of Our Favorite B2B Content Marketing Tips

KoMarketing Associates

Content is king.” We’ve all heard it and statistics back up the fact it’s likely here to stay. In fact, 82% of marketers plan to increase their content creation efforts in 2014. However, effectively planning and executing a B2B content marketing strategy is not something that can be achieved overnight. Create content for each stage in the buying process ( Tweet this ).

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8 Strategies to stand out when you’re late to the content marketing game

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Content budgets are soaring, content output is exploding. If you’re the first one to dominate a niche with  your content, you’re one of the lucky ones. You’re probably keeping a stranglehold on your leading position by publishing relevant, helpful, and interesting content on a consistent basis. Vary the content type. Content quality.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly. B2B marketers are expected to use that data, in combination with new tools for content. relevant and carefully targeted) content. Collaborate with industry influencers: marketers must creatively build advocacy and content amplification outside the company as well. content.

The Big Content Marketing Fail: How Much Content Do You Need?

Conversionation

In case you don’t feel like fully reading it, prefer the rules of short copy and want to read the conclusions first then this is for you: we are massively killing content marketing and are making the same old mistakes we always have. It was acquired by my then employer and basically had a local portal, a good e-newsletter and some content in its portfolio. Hurray. Do the test.

5 SEO Best Practices for Content Development

Salesfusion

If you create great content but no one sees it, does it provide any value for your business? We’ve all heard it time and again, but it’s worth reiterating: Developing content as part of your marketing efforts, be it blog posts, webinars, videos or even new pages on your website, is only half the battle. How SEO Can Keep Promoting Your Content Long After You Do. Most likely not.

Ask a Content Guy: Where Should I Distribute My Content Marketing?

Contently

Welcome to your monthly edition of “Ask a Content Guy,” in which I answer all of your most pressing content questions and try to incorporate as many GIFs as possible. Last month, I covered what content metrics really matter , and the month before that I decoded some game-changing marketing buzzwords. But is it a better strategy than creating content? YouTube.

How to Generate More Opt-ins With Your Email Marketing Campaign

It's All About Revenue

She works primarily with financial technology firms to refine their integrated marketing strategy and content marketing programs, helping them facilitate the customer buying process. ”  Even though these contacts are automatically enrolled in your database once they download your content, this added action on their part can help you gauge their true level of interest. Clean Up.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly. B2B marketers are expected to use that data, in combination with new tools for content. relevant and carefully targeted) content. Collaborate with industry influencers: marketers must creatively build advocacy and content amplification outside the company as well. content.

A Simple Content Marketing Model Most Companies Ignore

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Our 2015 B2B content marketing research showed that the average B2B company uses 13 content marketing tactics (i.e., More than not, enterprises are sporadically distributing content over a number of platforms with a number of content types. If we look at some of the greatest media and branded content marketing examples, a simpler, better model may actually exist.

11 Content Curation Tools Every Marketer Needs

Hubspot

For the uninitiated, content curation is finding information relevant to your audience from a variety of sources and sharing it strategically through your communication channels. The need for great content curators has never been more urgent. successful content curator is no different than a successful wedding DJ. Using Social Media for Content Curation. Scoop.it

Brand Characters, Invigorating Email Newsletters, and Other Content News

Writtent

It may be a rare occasion when content marketers, social media marketers, sales professionals, and CEOs all see eye-to-eye on a topic, but it happened in businesses worldwide this week. It’s been an incredible week in the content marketing realm, and we’ve had a blast curating a list of our favorite stories from around the web. 11 Ways to Breathe Life into Your Email Newsletter.

This Week in Content Marketing: How to Pen a ‘Content Marketing Is Dead’ Article

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In this week’s episode of This Old Marketing, Robert and I explore the wisdom behind Contently’s recent acquisition of Docalytics, and we discuss the pros and cons of Facebook’s decision to open up Instant Articles to everyone. Is it the salvation of mobile users as Facebook claims or yet another step toward world content domination? Content marketing in the news.

Book Review: Content Rules

Webbiquity

The phrase “content marketing” may well disappear at some point in the not-too-distant future. Not because the concept will fade away, but because it will be seen as redundant; there won’t be any marketing without content. According to recent research , nearly 80% of CMOs see custom content as the future of marketing. “By creating compelling content.

The Most Effective B2B Content Types for Each Funnel Stage

Social Media B2B

I just came across a survey from Regalix from earlier this year, and published by eMarketer , that asked B2B marketers to indicate which content types are most effective at each stage of the funnel. have long maintained that marketers need to envision a content funnel that sits next to the buyer’s funnel and matches each stage with appropriate content. Newsletters (50%).

Content Curation, No Longer a Buzzword

CMO Essentials

Content curation has gone from buzzword to mainstream tactic that content marketers have implemented regularly in their marketing strategies. 92% of content is created in-house by marketing teams these days, and while original content is preferred, it can prove tedious as well.  You’re making it simple for your audience to find good, relevant content.

The B2B Content Marketing ROI You Should Care About.

Sales Engine

Measuring content marketing’s return on investment in B2B companies can be a complex calculation, especially if your solution is expensive, requires committee-based decisions, and has long and unpredictable sales cycles. For example, your latest deal could have started three months ago when you sent out a newsletter with several informative, third-party articles.

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How to Create Great Content and Become a Thought Leader

ScribbleLive

Day in, day out, this means writing great content like blog posts, how-to articles, and  social media content that brings your creative thinking and unique perspective to a larger audience. But according to (ahem, thought leader) Neil Patel, in a world of micro-content and fleeting attention spans, 2000+ word, high-quality blog posts are still valuable. Sounds great, right?

Agency: Bottom-Line Boosters for Marketing Agencies to Adopt in the New Year

Act-On

Web Design – Rather than just passively receiving information from old-fashioned, static websites, today’s prospects and customers want to participate in the learning process, so companies have responded by creating dynamic, interactive content on their sites to help visitors educate themselves, share feedback, make choices, and opt in for further communication. Others are using all of them.

One Thing Is Killing Content Marketing and Everyone Is Ignoring It

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A few weeks before the start of the New Year I led a workshop on content marketing for about 50 small-business CEOs and operations managers. Most had e-newsletters. Every one of these senior leaders was concerned about search engine rankings. And that’s what I heard about their content efforts as well. Their email newsletters weren’t getting opened. Really!

How to Design a Site Structure Visitors AND Search Engines Love

Hubspot

If you have a website, then you have certain steps that you want your visitors to take; fill out a form, make a purchase, learn about a product or service , sign up for a newsletter, that sort of thing. To get to this point with your site, you need a clear site structure that is easy to navigate, follows a hierarchy of content, and feels natural and intuitive to visitors. Right.

What Does A Content Marketing Plan Look Like?

B2B Marketing Insider

Whether you are new to content marketing or not, developing a successful content marketing strategy can be very challenging and time-consuming. How do you know if the content you’re producing will reach your target audience and generate more leads or sales for your business? This simple guide can help you overcome the most common problems in content marketing plans and get to a successful and continuous process to deliver  successful and rewarding content marketing plans. What Does An Effective Content Marketing Plan Look Like? Content Marketing

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25 Key B2B Content Marketing Stats

LEADership

This is good advice in general but can have specific relevance for business practices, which need to be updated and assessed as time goes by. With 91% of B2B marketers now relying on online content marketing, it’s important to take the time to step back and really look at the strategies your business uses to capture its customers. Timing and content also matter.

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The 9 Emails Your Business Should Be Sending [Guide]

Vertical Response

Newsletter Email. It takes a bit of time to create a solid newsletter, but it’s a valuable marketing tool. Three tips to create a Newsletter Email: A newsletter doesn’t mean long format Break the copy in your newsletter into short, digestible and actionable sections of content, copy, images and calls to action. Tips for newsletter content. 1.

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How To Generate Great Content For Content Marketing

Biznology

Scared off by that blank white page you’re supposed to fill with content again and again and again? Generating content ideas is easier than you think if you follow a few basic ideas and work your way up from easier to more demanding – but rewarding! If the idea of creating content for your content marketing efforts bring to mind pictures of a tortured artist, alone in a depressing, cold-water garret, begging the muse for inspiration, it’s time to relax a bit. Generating content isn’t like that at all. Photo credit: Wikipedia. Curation.

Work Together, Not Apart: A Bird’s Eye View of Content Marketing Collaboration

KoMarketing Associates

One such morning as I hummed along to “Make New Friends (But Keep the Old)” I got to thinking about all of the ways content marketing involves relying on friends new and old. Effective content marketing requires collaboration across all functions (search, social, content, PR, etc.). Third-Party Content Development. B2B Online Marketing Blog Content Marketing

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Is Your Content Boring? Here’s 6 Steps To Great Content

B2B Marketing Insider

Does your content bore your audience to death? You may be surprised  if you asked them, or tracked the amount of engagement your content receives or looked at how often your audience shares your content with their friends and followers. Good content educates, entertains or even amazes your audience because it starts with a focus on them, not you. Newsletters.

Q&A with Sales and Marketing Thought Leaders Headed to Content Marketing World

NetLine B2B Marketing

We presented  Content Marketing World  speakers with a list of questions — both entertaining and serious — and put together this round-up to help all attendees get to know them. 25+ Conversation Starters with the Speakers: Joe Pulizzi  –  Content Marketing Institute : “I devour audiobooks”. Question: The great debate: portrait or landscape oriented content/PDFs? Industry: All.