Do you need a content calendar? In short, yes. We think so. If you want to blog, even semi-regularly, you should have some sort of plan to ensure that your content keeps on track, you keep your sanity and that your writing fits with what the rest of the business is doing. So how do you build a content calendar?
As someone who’s worked in online marketing for a number of years, when I carry out a search I typically scroll down below the ads, and start reading the search engine results page from where the ads stop. Because of that I’ve often thought “who is clicking on the ads?” Well, judging on the amount of money Google makes from AdWords year on year, the answer is “lot’s of people.” So it was interesting to read some research from Clutch.co on why people click on ads.
Getting more out of your blog can be a difficult ask. Often blogging regularly is enough of a strain on resources that you don’t have time to take a step back and look at how your blog is doing, and if it is really engaging your readers. Well, here are some simple tips on how to get more from your blog without discussing the content itself.
In the world of content marketing ‘best practices’ are king. We’re as guilty of it as anyone. 7 Top Tips, 13 Best Kept Secrets. And on and on. There are lots of ways to write a best practices article because there’s an almost limitless list of best practices for anything, nothing more than website design. But are they really best practices?
Predicting the future is great fun. Especially when you’re doing it online and it’s easy for anyone to go back and look at the stupid predictions you made. Also, when you have a lot of content to churn out, some outlandish predictions might just get a few clicks. So is search dying? Not with millennials it isn’t….
A lot of content created for content marketing purposes is glorified sales copy. Subtlety is not always valued in businesses, and if you’re writing for a sales brochure you don’t want to hide your light under a bushel. Loud and proud is the way to go. But if you’re writing four or five blog posts a week, countless social media posts, white papers and infographics, you can afford to be a little bit more obtuse.
Moving house is always stressful and moving website is no different. There are lots of things you have to consider if you’re changing your web hosting. But, if you do things the right way, one thing you shouldn’t have to worry about is your SEO.
Social media can be an enigma sometimes. You see other companies doing it and seemingly doing it well, pulling in likes and shares all over the place. But when you look at your own feed all you see are a couple of tumbleweeds rolling by. How do you turn yourself from social pariah to social influencer?
A sale shouldn’t end when the customer walks out of the door/ hits the checkout button. If you want customers to come back, you should be offering some kind of aftercare, whatever the product or service you provide. This is why in recent years we’ve seen a change of approach to customers service, with it being rebranded to customer success. How can you ensure customer success by caring for your clients after you’ve made a sale?
As we discussed yesterday, LinkedIn can be a really powerful tool for your business. Yesterday we walked through how you can make the most out of your personal profile, today we’re looking at how you can supercharge your company profile by following our optimization checklist.