All posts in the "Content Marketing" category

How to Grow a Successful Blog on Medium.com Drew Hendricks • Content Marketing • Published June 20, 2017

Medium is an interesting site. It’s a blogging platform, much like WordPress.com or Tumblr, but rather than allowing disparate sites on the same network, it lumps everything together under the Medium bannerhead. You don’t get your own personal logo or branding or theme. At the top of every blo…

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5 Ways to Use Zapier to Automate Your Blog Post Promotion James Parsons • Content Marketing • Published June 08, 2017

Zapier is a great automation engine, for any app that has an API it can access. They have dozens of modules you can use to put together automation recipes, actions that trigger when you post a new blog article or when you perform some other action. Done appropriately, it can save you a lot of time and ener…

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How Much Should You Be Spending on Blog Content? Drew Hendricks • Content Marketing • Published May 24, 2017

If you hopped into a time machine and traveled back to the early 2000s, and interviewed a thousand marketers about their impressions of content marketing, most of them would wonder where you got a time machine and would quickly derail any attempt to get a good survey result. If you didn’t tell t…

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How to Do Content Marketing Without Wasting Time and Money Drew Hendricks • Content Marketing • Published May 13, 2017

Content marketing is one of the modern keys to success with an online business, and even with offline businesses that want to expand beyond the confines of their zip code. The internet is a great equalizer, at least as long as Net Neutrality exists, and it allows anyone to reach a global audience, with…

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30+ Tips to Make Your Blog Posts More Effective James Parsons • Content Marketing • Published May 05, 2017

I’m going to cut right to the chase here. You want your blog to be effective at bringing in traffic and converting that traffic into customers. There are all sorts of different avenues to pursue to accomplish this goal. I’m going to provide a broad spectrum of possible options for you to i…

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What is The Best Affordable Content Writing Service? Kenny Novak • Content Marketing • Published April 25, 2017

There are practically as many content production services out there as there are writers looking to get paid for their work. Depending on where you look, you can find pretty much anything on the scale, from absolute garbage for nearly free all the way up to incredibly excellent content that charges p…

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What is The Best Commenting Plugin for WordPress Sites? Drew Hendricks • Content Marketing • Published April 18, 2017

WordPress default comments are a pretty common sight on the web, since so many people use them. They’re also pretty easy to spam, even when you have anti-spam plugins installed. This is why some big blogs simply disable comments, and others have full-time moderation teams. There are, howeve…

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How to Locate Your Feed URL on Your WordPress Blog James Parsons • Content Marketing • Published March 31, 2017

Having an RSS feed set up for your site is a great benefit both for tech-savvy readers and for potential automation options. Thankfully, if you have a WordPress site, you probably have a feed set up already, even if you don’t know what it is. Most WordPress configurations come with a feed alread…

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How to Promote Your Blog Post in Groups and Aggregators Kenny Novak • Content Marketing • Published February 24, 2017

I’m going to divide this post up into two main sections; one about group outreach and one about blog aggregators. Both are excellent for blog post promotion, if you use them properly. Both have the potential to backfire. And both require their own strategies to use effectively. Let’s g…

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How to Syndicate Your Blog Posts to LinkedIn for Traffic James Parsons • Content Marketing • Published February 17, 2017

LinkedIn is an interesting social network, because it didn’t start out as a social network the same way most of the rest of the usual suspects did. They started out as a way for people to network with each other in a corporate and professional setting. There’s no typical news feed and no so…

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