They said that content was king and that editorial calendars would be our pathway to the kingdom. Maybe all of that is true. But if your editorial calendar isn't producing the results you had hoped for, here's why and what you can do about it.
As SEO continues to move away from explicit link building and toward content marketing, using native ads as a content discovery mechanism is a smart move for small businesses trying to reinvent their SEO strategies and ride the latest trend.
Content isn't always practical or cost effective to produce on a regular basis. That's where curating content can come in handy. Here's a list of 26 tools you can use to find, aggregate, and share your curated content with the world.
Organic blog promotion is a tactic that trips up many content creators since there is rarely one sure-fire to get increased traffic. Here are a few best practices to follow when using syndication as a blog promotion tactic.
Don't rely on the whims of a search engine to keep your business afloat. Diversify. Seek out the communities, influencers, and platforms your audience spends time with. Capture and keep that interest by solving problems for your target audience.
What blog post titles get the most engagement? When is your audience actually reading your blog posts? Answers to these questions and more in TrackMaven's recent study published in the "Colossal Content Marketing Report."
Google's Matt Cutts always stresses the importance of having great content on a website, and the latest Google Webmaster Help video talks about why content is important – complete with a floating Cutts head that is missing the rest of his body.
Performing a content audit on your website is time-consuming, but also incredibly valuable. It will help you see what content is on your site, how well it's optimized, and necessary next steps for better usability, loyalty, and search visibility.
If you're looking for a content promotion and white hat link building technique that can be done at scale, you need to consider public relations. Geoff Hill, an award-winning journalist, explains the essentials of an outstanding press release.
You have to experiment to find out what works, and it starts with tracking. You can't just generate reports and call it a day. Go the extra step mile, and convert the data into learnings that can be applied to your next content campaign.
Content marketing has established itself as the backbone to building and maintaining relationships with customers and potential customers, but there are still some misconceptions about that require dispelling. Avoid these common pitfalls.
Which form of content should you focus on creating? Should it be long, short, or a mix? If a mix, what's the right ratio? It all depends. Here are the pros and cons of each, plus six critical questions to help you figure out what's right for you.
Focus less on manual link building and more on delivering awesome content and community help. You'll have a lot more to earn if you invest a lot more of your time to earning links and dishing out information that people actually want to link to.
Your blog should be your medium through which you build brand awareness, authority, credibility, and trust. It should drive traffic, leads, and sales. Here's how to get competitive, outshine your competitors, and spice things up for your readers.
"How do we measure our content?" "Where do we get our data?" "How do we further our marketing careers?" The 2014 Search Marketer Survey by BrightEdge, released this week, aimed to uncover the sentiment around some of the burning questions of 2014.
Tips on how to make your content stand out; the right strategic framework for identifying content opportunities that can enable you to accomplish the right goals; and how to integrate your content directly with your social marketing efforts.
Giving your website an active role in current events is a lot more efficient than creating media attention from scratch. Here's how to prepare your website for future events so you can attract links with your prompt response.
One of the biggest challenges marketers face is understanding what to do with large amounts of data at hand. Here are some key trends that show how content, search, and social (and subsequent measurement) are morphing together.
The last couple of weeks have given rise to a lot of cussing and discussing, regarding penalties levied against sites on both ends of the guest blog spectrum. Here are a few things that should help keep you safe from a guest blogging-related penalty.
Google released data about search trends for the 2014 tax season today, which showed "how-to" tax-related searches were up a significant amount since 2012, and YouTube as a favorite for tax payers to retrieve that information.