The Fifth Column Building consistent content is tough. Sometimes it’s good to get a refresh on what you’re doing and why you’re doing it, so when we saw that Google has outlined the 5 pillars of success needed to make a good app we were interested. But how can these pillars be applied to making […]
A Friend Request We’ve spoken a lot about fake news over the last year or so and it continues to be a hot topic. Because of this Facebook has recently been in the news again, with the president discussing their fact-checking process. So, how does Facebook sift through all the mud to find the gold? […]
98% of Marketers Create Content According to a recent study 93% of Marketers now carry out some kind of content marketing. But only 42% of those marketers actually think that they do it well. As we create our own content, and help clients create their content, we see numerous places where marketers can improve the […]
Considerations for Contributors If you’re running a small business and need content marketing as part of your digital marketing strategy, it can be challenging to find either the time or resources. Content is a major ingredient to SEO; consistent publishing of high-quality web pages or blog posts will attract potential customers. If you have the time […]
Making Old Content New Again for SEO 5/1/19 Update: We were recently quoted on databox talking about repurposing content, so we thought it would be a good time to…repurpose this piece of content on…repurposing…No keyword stuffing here! Creating and posting regular content is one way of building an SEO presence for your company. But creating […]
We’ve all heard not to judge a book by its cover and, while that’s great for people and pets, it doesn’t necessarily apply to choosing a wedding dress or even a dozen eggs. I’m pretty sure that the outside of a greenish-black egg will give you impressions of what is inside. The same goes for driving views to your website. A flat, text-heavy page is about as inviting as a toaster instruction manual. Despite how much you know, people will resist reading it without a visual break, so why not try to make things a bit more visually pleasing with an infographic.
Content marketing is now a commodity. I’ve seen prices as low as $1.90 an article. Yup, you read that right. Less than 2 bucks for a blog post. Now that Google rewards websites with in-depth content, the race is on to create as many blog posts and web pages as possible in order to get search attention. Recently a prospect told us they use a service to write their web articles; it turns out to be a service that delivers software-generated content.
Following on from our recent blog post on gated content, today we’re going to look at the types of downloadable content you might want to put behind a gate.
Cornerstone content is core information your prospects need in order to buy from you. It’s often described as in-depth content, and it supports the main areas of your business’ services or products. Using ourselves as an example, a piece of cornerstone content is a recent AdWords ebook we created. Fixing, creating and managing AdWords account is a service we offer. Our ebook contains advice related to running SEM as well as how to solve the many problems we solve for our clients.
So you’ve spent hours, maybe even days working on a new page for your website. Perfecting the copy, finding the right images, and making sure the CTAs are attractive.