Creating spectacular content may seem daunting if you've never done it before – and it may seem risky because results can't be guaranteed. But spectacular content is becoming the only content worth creating. Here are 10 tips to get started.
Articles by Ken McGaffin
If we’ve done a reasonable job of writing, we may well attract a lot of readers, tweets and shares, and maybe even a bunch of decent quality links. However, we’re unlikely to reach our objective of helping readers really learn.
How do you turn an idea, an explainer video, and small budget into 17 million YouTube views, thousands of quality links, 900,000 registered supporters, and coverage in leading media just eight weeks later? Here's how Phonebloks did just that.
The higher the quality of the replacement content you suggest, the higher the likelihood that your pitch will succeed. By limiting your replacement strategy to just your own content, you reduce the chances of your pitch being successful. Here's why.
Chasing links from media sites is frustrating. It's hard to get a handle on the linking policy of individual media sites. The detailed linking policies published by the BBC give insight into how quality media sites might think about external links.
Boring is in the eye of the beholder. Any industry, no matter how boring on the surface, has interesting stories just waiting to be exploited by a creative link builder. Here's how to find opportunities for tremendous coverage and editorial links.
Broken link building can play a valuable part in most people's link building strategies, but is an underused white hat strategy. Here's why broken link building is so attractive, outreach tips, and some tips for doing it at scale.
Summary: If you know little or nothing about video production, where do you start and how difficult is it likely to be? Let's take a quick look at seven useful video sites that can really help – and even have you making animated videos in hours.
With a little planning, everything that happens in your industry can create link building opportunities. This template for planning is simple yet extremely effective in helping your public relations and link building activities work together.
Being a reporter on HelpAReporter.com can be a source of great well-crafted stories, quotes from company CEOs, and opinions from recognized experts that are right on topic. Here are some best practices to get the most from a fabulous content source.
Link builders must embrace many skills as the pressure to get quality links grows. Here’s how link builders and SEO professionals can draw inspiration from many other disciplines and add their own unique twist to create something truly memorable.
Breaking news stories leave a trail behind them that can provide a rich stream of quality link prospects. We examine three breaking news stories and explore how to discover prospects by analyzing who wrote about and linked to the stories.
No one links to boring pages. Yet some of the most important pages that tell the story of a business are as dull as dishwater. Here’s what you can learn from six great examples of passion pieces, plus how to charm some passion out of your clients.
Until recently SEO and PR often made uneasy bedfellows, although this has been changing as more people realize how much they have to offer each other. These are the best reasons SEO professionals should get to grips with public relations in 2013.
Editorial links, just like editorial coverage can't be guaranteed. However, follow these suggestions and you'll maximize your chances of success.
Market surveys can be a rich source of unique, original content. Discover some real examples of the content that has already been created, then we’ll run down a checklist of 18 different types of content that you can generate from survey results.
An in-depth market survey on behalf of your client can be a rich source of original material that brings you many content ideas and multiple business benefits to boot. Here are six benefits that should tempt you to try surveys with your clients.
Getting editorial links from major media websites is one of the big bonuses of doing effective online public relations -- a tactic every serious link builder should consider.