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For our 11th Koozchat we returned to one of our most discussed topics – Content Marketing – with a specific look at its past, present and future. Lots of you got involved, sharing 77 pieces of advice on how to create content, making SEO & Content work together, measuring results, and more. Take a look at what was discussed.
There are no shortage of places to create content. From different platforms for your own website like WordPress and Tumblr, to guest blogging and more. Whilst some may have assumed that Medium is just another imitator, in this post I’m going to explain what makes Medium different and how it represents a fantastic early opportunity to get your content seen.
Content is not enough! The look and presentation of what you write counts too. You can have very good content but your readers don’t stick around or share it. Why? Because your content is not engaging or in other words hasn’t been packaged in the correct way. Let’s look at how this can be done.
Last month I looked at why we deleted 900 blog posts and how that helped us. The key message we discovered was that old content can work against you and that a spring clean is never a bad thing. In that post I identified the ways in which old content could be affecting user experience and today I’m going to look at how your archives could cost you a lot of money.
The Internet has completely changed the way that customers look for and get what they want. It has also changed where they search for and where they buy goods and services. Consequently, those businesses that wish to remain profitable are changing their marketing methods to respond to this transformation in their customer’s buying habits. Read more
A new year in digital, and there are many more talking points for Content Marketing. With January almost a distant memory what better way to plan the rest of the year than by reading what the experts will be doing as part of their Content Strategies this year. Well, that’s exactly what we’ve done.
Whether you are new to “content marketing” or have been engaging in activities of this nature for some time now, there is plenty to be gained in the digital environment from this form of marketing. Most critically wherever the convergence of SEO and content are becoming more apparent, a content plan is essential in helping to deliver the best results.
When you hear the term ‘content marketing’, you might just think it’s a web-based strategy, needed for SEO and not a lot else. You’d be wrong. Content marketing, for me at least, can and most certainly does exist beyond the keyboard. I’d tie it in with print, and to some degree offline advertising too. Your leaflets, posters, as well as print, radio and TV ads are all forms of content.
The world of Content Marketing has come a long way since the days of old-hat techniques; we’re very much in the age of creating exceptional, unique content that stands out and adds real value to your audience. One of the best ways to achieve this is with data-driven content. Here’s a guide to how it can be done.
Does ‘Like us for your chance to win a Holiday’, sound familiar? How about, ‘The best comment on this blog post wins a brand new iPad’? Well, it should go without saying that if you’re running some sort of competition, you should consider how this is going to be marketed.