Quality content creation and website development are both time consuming and creatively involved endeavors. You can spend hours tweaking verbiage and layouts just to get that perfectly eye-catching page built out.
Topic clusters are not a new concept in search engine optimization. For the past few years, Google and other search engines have developed algorithms to crawl and rank websites based on the network of related and interconnected pieces of content. Take your business into 2018 with a smart content strategy using topic clusters!
Getting started with topic clusters for your business' blog can seem a bit daunting at first, particularly if your content creation process isn't quite streamlined yet. Check out this outline of topic cluster implementation and embrace the cohesiveness of your content!
The average open rate for business' mailing lists is around 17%. That means that, on average, 83% of email marketing goes unopened! Why are open and click-through rates so low?
Let's face it, writing compelling emails can be tough. You're usually sending something out just for the sake of keeping up appearances or to announce your new product or service that came out last week (too little, too late!). Meanwhile, your audience probably receives 10 other nearly identical emails each day. Do you think they're going to take the time to open any of those, let alone yours?
Don't worry, though, we've got you covered. Listed here are some of the biggest issues that we see with email marketing campaigns. We've got some fool-proof suggestions for building out your next email!
There's one unavoidable truth in the world of inbound marketing: content is king.
Any decent digital marketing campaign will include an emphasis on content creation. Creating fresh and exciting content can boost your SEO, make your website more appealing to visitors, and guide potential customers through the buyer's journey.
Still, content creation isn't all fun and games. Cranking out consistently killer content requires a huge amount of effort, and sometimes you still miss the mark. If the quality of your content is getting in the way of your goals, it's time to purge.
It's time for an evaluation of what aspects of your blog are working for you, what needs tweaking, and what needs to get thrown away.
Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) and Facebook’s Instant Articles have allowed viewers to instantly access content for a few years now.
While both of these systems do an incredible job of delivering lightning fast content, they also had two serious (and possibly format killing) flaws - neither one of these formats made ad placement or lead generation very easy.
It doesn’t matter what business you’re in, if you’re not using video content to help market and sell your products or services, then your sales aren’t what they should be.
Advertising, product demos, how-to videos, reviews, Q&A sessions, vlogs (video blogs)... these are just some of the ways you could be using video to help boost your sales, engage with your customers, and increase your brand recognition.
Video can boost the CTR on your emails and landing pages, help your site rank higher in a search engine, and help convert customers. If you’re not using video as a part of your marketing strategy, you’re missing out on a lot of potential business.
You’ve already created some great content, so why not try recycling that older content into a different format and get the most out of it? Reusing and repurposing content can save time, boost views, engagement, and SEO, and increases your ROI.
The hard work has been done, all you need to do is find the right material, find a format that fits that material, and then re-purpose that content!
What can you learn about content writing from Ghost Rider, Ben Gates (of National Treasure), and Cameron Poe (the hero from Con Air)? If you’re a content writer, beginning a new blog post can feel daunting at times. You’ve got to decide what to write about, where to start, and, above all, what to say, and that’s all before you even write a word!
Feeling lost? Writer’s block? Why not seek guidance from the acting career of renowned star Nicolas Cage? Let’s take a look at Mr. Cage’s career for some fresh perspective on creating content.
Voice search is becoming a more popular way for mobile users to find the things that they need. As more mobile users reach out to services like Siri or Alexa, businesses and marketers need to adapt to serve the needs of their audience.
Voice search represents a fundamental change in the way that people find the people, places, and things that they want. Accordingly, the marketing and advertising content that you create needs to adopt a more conversational tone, particularly making effective use of long-tail keywords.
Is your business taking steps to prepare for the voice search takeover?