Are Editors Essential to Your Content Marketing Success?

Content marketing is driven by a quest for the best possible ROI. What you get in return for your investment determines which strategies stick. After all, no one wants to throw good money after bad, and funneling your financial commitment toward the channels that work best is the smartest play you can make. What does […]

Introducing the Dogs of SMX

When it comes to conference swag, it’s easy to predict what exhibitors will give out: Pens T-shirts Notebooks USB sticks Lanyards Keychains Stress balls I should probably mention pens twice. These are all great items to pick up and are often good to bring back to the office and share among your colleagues. That said, […]

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Make the Most of Shrewd Back-to-School Content Marketing This Year

It’s no secret that the holiday season drives retail year-over-year, and that’s true online or off. Amazon might boost its summer numbers with Prime Day, but even the Goliath of eCommerce is most hopping come October or November. Just check out this Statista graph that shows Amazon net revenue by quarter: those stair-step peaks all […]

Who Are My Facebook Followers, and How Do I Engage Them?

With an average of 1.28 billion active daily users, Facebook is a content marketer’s dream. Having an active social media presence on Facebook is an efficient, economical way to draw attention to your blog, but sometimes posting there can feel like shouting into the void —even when you have thousands of Facebook followers. Step up […]

How Facebook is Changing the Marketing Game with Influencers

In late 2016, Facebook announced a key change to its branded content platform. Companies have been able to promote branded content through the Facebook pages of bands, media outlets and celebrities for some time, but not through private profiles. This changed with the October update; Facebook announced that verified private profiles could promote branded content […]

5 Best Practices for Building Your Writing Website

Writers who want to cultivate their own private clients must have a website. It serves as a resume, sales pitch, writer’s bio and more. If you’re a freelance writer and don’t yet have a website, or if your site is outdated, here are the essential pages that make a great writer website for landing your […]

What You Need To Know: Content Marketing and Content Marketing Strategy

Often at the center of much confusion is the interchanging use of the terms ‘content marketing’ and ‘content marketing strategy.’ In fact, for most people, the difference actually has little relevance. However, for those who are in charge of deciding the direction of their online marketing efforts and those who work in the industry of […]

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Facebook Reactions

If you regularly visit Facebook, odds are you have noticed some new icons on Facebook posts. Where there used to just be a simple thumbs up icon, you may now see a variety of smiley faces, or even a heart. These new icons are part of the Facebook Reactions that Facebook recently rolled out. New […]

9 Blogging Techniques That Will Encourage Engagement

The biggest reason people fail at creating a blog that gets engagement is because the content is written with overtones of advertising. Writing a blog that people will interact with means writing copy that speaks to the reader, as if the reader and writer are sitting down together on a summer afternoon to have a […]

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