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5 Quick Fixes to Make Content Marketing Work for You

Posted by Hummad H

Dec 28, 2016 4:05:52 PM

Are you putting a lot of effort into content marketing and not getting good results?

Undoubtedly, content marketing is an effective way to attract more visitors and transform them into customers. Almost every business wants to maximize its ROI, and so they invest a solid amount of time and money into this endeavor.

However, that doesn’t mean success is guaranteed since there are a lot of variables involved. Content marketing can be tricky, but there are a few ways to quickly address poor results.

We've identified five common issues faced by content marketers, as well as quick ways to resolve them. Follow some of the simple solutions below to improve your results and ROI. 

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Topics: writing, blogging, Content Marketing, increase traffic

7 Examples of Great Listicle Headlines

Posted by Mona Mangat

Dec 21, 2016 1:14:57 PM

One of the most important parts of a content marketing strategy is offering fun-to-read, informative and interesting content that make your readers excited to click and find out more. However, the title of your content can have a huge impact on how successful it is at generating interest and motivating your readers to take action.

One of the most effective formats for an article or blog post is the listicle or list article. A listicle is enticing, because it promises upfront to condense any subject matter into a manageable number of bullet points or steps that a reader can use and implement.

The listicle is a favorite for good reason: it works. The main reason for this is that it has the power to grab the reader's attention simply from the power of its headline.

This kind of content often lends itself well to evergreen topics and tips that are very popular. Readers love easy headlines that are also quickly consumable. Lists that offer a number of reasons, secrets, types or ways to do something will capture an audience's attention, because they make a very clear promise about what’s in store for the reader. They also entice the reader to click, but you'll have to deliver quality content if you want to keep the reader engaged. Listicles can do that effectively, time and time again. 

These types of posts are perfect for building your authority in a certain field or demonstrating mastery in a specific area of expertise. When it comes to business blogging, it's key to show what you know and put it in a format that's easy to consume.

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Topics: writing, blogging, Content Marketing, increase traffic

10 Easy Tactics to Create Killer Blog Post Titles

Posted by Hummad H

Dec 4, 2016 4:55:49 PM

So you’ve written a killer blog post, you’ve done the research, it’s insightful and even funny but…no one is reading it. Why?

You probably haven’t paid a lot of attention to the title of your blog, but it's arguably the most important component of your blog post. A catchy and attention-grabbing title draws your readers in and tells them what to expect.

According to Copyblogger, “Eight of ten people will read a title, but just two of ten readers will continue reading the article.”

So how to reach those other eight? You’ve got to write irresistible titles to grab more potential readers.

We’ll show you how to do just that with 10 incredibly easy tactics that can help you improve your blogging skills, so you can write juicy and captivating titles that draw an audience. Before we get to the good stuff, you need to learn why it’s crucial to craft a title.

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Topics: writing, content analysis, blog, blogging, tips, increase traffic

Hubspot's Beth Dunn Reminds Us That Crappy Writing is Okay

Posted by Lisa Kirschner

Oct 26, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Have you been to Hubspot's annual INBOUND conference yet? If not, you're missing out on a lot of insightful and informative sessions and advice from industry pros about all things inbound, so ask me about registering for INBOUND 2016.

One of my favorite gems from INBOUND is Beth Dunn's BOLD "Fix Your Writing" talk. It's actually a few years old, but I refer to it over and over again to remind myself about the most important advice we can follow as online marketers: write every day, even if it's crap. Even the best and most influential writers turn out mediocre writing on some days and that's okay. The most important thing is that they write EVERY DAY. You can always refine it after you get the words down on paper or on your screen.

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Topics: writing, content, Content Marketing

Have writer's block? Read "How to Write Your A@$ Off"

Posted by Lisa Kirschner

May 20, 2010 1:21:00 PM

This may offend some people, but I'm taking Johnny's advice and posting this to the Content 911 blog anyway.

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Topics: copyblogger, writer, writing, Content Management, content development, flair, Miscellaneous, lisa kirschner, writer's block

Don't Miss Copywriting 101

Posted by Lisa Kirschner

Aug 12, 2009 7:46:00 AM

Copyblogger has just released a post entitled "Copywriting 101: An Introduction to Copywriting". It's a hands-on, practical list of things that you should do when writing copy (content) for online media.

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Topics: lyris, lyris hq, web, copyblogger, writing, Content Management, content development, flair interactive, clicktracks, CMS, flair, content, copywriting, lisa kirschner, WCM

Welcome to Content 911

Posted by Lisa Kirschner

Jul 20, 2009 2:11:00 AM

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Topics: writing, Content Management, CMS, content strategy, joomla, Miscellaneous, web content, editing, hot banana

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