9 Ways to Boost Your Email Open Rates

By on May 20th, 2022

We’ve all got crowded inboxes — the average professional receives 120+ emails every day. Still, email far and away remains the most preferred method of brand communication for consumers across generations and industries. For this reason, your email open rate is a critical piece of your overall marketing ROI. Image Source: Bluecore When you’re executing an email marketing campaign (or managing email every day for your company) it can be…

How to Turn Your Blog into a Lead Generating Machine

By on May 18th, 2022
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So, you’ve got your blog up and running and you’re pumping out content like it’s your job! Now it’s time to optimize your blog for lead generation, because what else is it there for, really? Creating great content is just the first half of the equation. If you’re publishing a perfect blog post onto a crappy webpage, you’re defeating the point of said great content. Another daunting task is starting…

Content Marketing Is A Strategic Solution To A Strategic Problem

By on May 16th, 2022
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One of the biggest challenges I see today with content marketing is that it is largely a tactical solution to a tactical problem. Need some content. Create some content. Call it content marketing. Many so-called approaches to content marketing are merely just content. Or worse, they are campaigns. An e-book is not content marketing. A landing page with content on it is not content marketing. A YouTube video of your…

How to Write the Perfect Page Title for SEO

By on May 16th, 2022

What’s in a page title? As it turns out, quite a lot. Your page titles not only tell the world what your page is about, they’re a key factor in whether anyone ever actually visits it. There’s more to page titles, too, than simply writing a perfunctory description about the content on your page. They need to be crafted with your audience in mind, and they need to be optimized…

5 Ways to Adhere to Web Accessibility Guidelines

By on May 16th, 2022
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Maintaining a strong SEO marketing strategy requires you to be flexible and open to adapting to new best practices that help you provide more value to your audience. And while some best practices come and go as passing trends, others become content marketing essentials, like adhering to website accessibility guidelines. Optimizing for website accessibility is the practice of making sure web content is usable and navigable for everyone, regardless of…

How to Perform an In-Depth Content Gap Analysis

By on May 12th, 2022
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When it comes to content marketing, how do you know what to write about? What topics should you cover in your niche to effectively pull in new traffic, leads, and customers? How do you stand out from your competitors and rise above the noise? The answer is simple: conduct a content gap analysis. If done right, it should tell you what opportunities you’re missing, where you can cut back or…

Top 20 Content Marketing Blogs You Should Read Every Day

By on May 11th, 2022
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What are the top content marketing blogs you read every day? This is a question I get asked all the time. It's not easy to stay on top of the latest news and updates in content marketing. Smart marketers and business leaders follow the latest content marketing trends, tips, tricks, and hacks by reading the top content marketing blogs every day. Why? Because companies that blog see 6 times the…

The 30 Most Influential Bloggers of 2022

By on May 10th, 2022

Blogging is tough. For starters, you have to hire the best writers, figure out how often to post, and create a consistent tone for your company. It’s a lot of moving parts in the name of improving your SEO ranking, but a necessity to compete in today’s world. So consider this - what are you doing to make it even better? Whose work should you read? What works for the…

What Is A Content Strategy Agency and How We Help You Grow

By on May 9th, 2022
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Unless your company lives under a rock, your marketing team is likely utilizing content in some way. The real question, then, is this: does your content deliver the results you want? If not, you might want to consider hiring a content strategy agency. According to the Content Marketing Institute, more than 70% of businesses today outsource content — but only a small fraction of them are outsourcing strategy. Most are…

How to Determine What Formats to Use in Your Content Marketing

By on May 5th, 2022
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When most people hear the term "content marketing" they immediately think of blog posts and articles. In actuality, there's a lot more to content marketing than just writing articles. Written content is often less expensive to produce and can be very effective, but if you overlook other content formats such as videos, podcasts, and infographics, you'll not be getting the most out of your content strategy. Certain types of content…