Content Creation

How to Write Great Content: The Forgotten Truth About Content Marketing


Living in this day and age, we’re all oversaturated with one word.

Content.

Content this, content that, it’s so widely used that it's beginning to lose all meaning. And this is completely understandable since the term is used in a myriad of different contexts - creative content, sales content, functional content, etc.

Yet, real content writers, people who know exactly what this type of writing demands - both content-wise and formally - need to keep their focus very sharp. They need to know what the priorities of content marketing really are, and to stick to them.

In this post, I'll go through both the content side of things - the actual substance of what you should be writing, and the "marketing” side of things - the way it needs to be organized, formatted, and marketed, in order to be accessible.

Hopefully, by the time you’ve finished this article, you’ll know exactly what you need to do in order to become a quality content marketing writer yourself.

How to Identify and then Repurpose Old Blog Posts


If you’re in the writing world, you probably understand how challenging it is at times to come up with new and relevant topics.

Some blogs are so good that they can stand the test of time. But, behind those blogs is an idea, and ideas are bulletproof! So, next time you’re struggling to present your audience with something meaningful, consider scraping through your archives.

Careful, though - reusing old content is tricky and oftentimes, it can be like playing with a loaded business gun.

Stay tuned to learn how to identify and then repurpose old blog posts the right way!

How Content Marketing and SEO Work Together


Content marketing is a powerful way to sell.

Content marketers are able to interact with potential customers before they are ready to buy. Instant connection.

However, content marketing is completely ineffective without an effective distribution strategy.

In this post, I’ll show you why implementing a well-thought-out SEO content marketing strategy could power your business for years to come (and how to get started).

13 Step SEO Checklist for New Websites


Having worked in a small marketing agency, I’ve had the opportunity to work on many sites in many different industries. Seeing a site gaining traffic and eventually, organic conversions is a really rewarding experience.

However, there was one thing I never got to work on.

A brand new site.

When I finally got my hands on one I discovered…

It took ages to get any traction.

I discovered there are some concrete steps you can take that will set your site up for success.

Getting this right in the beginning, will substantially speed up your site’s progress and get you out of the sandbox as quickly as possible.

Google Analytics Metrics for Content Marketing



Important question. How many businesses have blogs and produce content?

Now, this follow-up question might be a little disturbing...

How many businesses actually track their content marketing success?

There is no question that effective tracking is crucial. I mean, would you run paid ads without knowing how effective your ads are? The same is true of your content marketing.

The problem is content marketing usually requires many steps before resulting in a sale. This makes it difficult to track. 

In this post, I'll show you some key Google Analytics reports that show you how well your content is doing. 


How Do You Write a Blog Post That Your Audience Loves?


How do you do keyword research when creating new blog content?

Do we look at the same old metrics, or has something changed? From my personal perspective, with every passing day, Google gets better at understanding the user. What this means is…

As content creators, we are no longer Search Engine Optimizers.

In this post, I share some strategies designed to truly understand the reader so that you can draw them toward your brand by offering helpful blog content.

Should You Be Afraid of Bounce Rates?


Bounce Rate is one of those new-age SEO terms that seemingly came out of nowhere to confuse everyone in the content marketing industry.

As much as you may not like the idea, you're eventually going to have to add Bounce Rate to your search optimization dictionary, whether for yourself or for your clients.

Google's definition of a bounce is that it is a "single-page session."

What does that mean and how does it affect your site performance. In this post, I'll be giving you everything you need to know about Bounce Rates and why you need to know it.


A Hard & Genuine Look at How to Create Authoritative Content


It's shocking but in a way not surprising. We have "SEOed" creating authoritative content. What do I mean? We have turned the very task of understanding what it means to create authoritative content into another cliched and superficial analysis filled with endless amounts of buzzwords. It's not only incredibly ironic, but it is quite the accomplishment.

You can already guess what I'm going to do with this post.... I'm going to explain what I think the foundation of actually creating authoritative content is while I rant and rave about some of the outlooks and ideas being floated around out there.

Let's get this fun started.

SEO Content Quality (Good Content vs Bad Content)


How does Google differentiate between good and bad content?

Google is not merely adding up all the backlinks a site has and deeming it quality content once a certain quantity of links has been accumulated. Rather, all things considered, Google is doing a very good job profiling content. That is, Google is quite adept and knowing what good content looks and sounds like and what bad content looks and sounds like within a specific vertical.

Here's how they do it!

SEO Content Strategy - How to Balance Your Content Creativity and SEO

What's needed to develop catchy content is not always in-sync with the more technical considerations of SEO. As a content creator I often find myself straddling the fence and seeking resolution to this epic cosmic content conundrum. As such, I'm happy to share my pain in finding the right balance between SEO and content with you (light tips will be served). To do so, I'll explore a few common situations of content development tension that I personally find myself struggling with as I create content.   



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