By Emily Gaudette
May 18th, 2018
If you’re publishing anything online, figuring out what Google wants will only help your craft. Despite how daunting it can feel, here are four reasons to teach yourself some basic SEO.
To improve your pitches
The sooner you prove yourself as a guaranteed source of traffic, the more likely your editor is to let you off the leash once in a while.
One way to get there is to focus on long-tail keywords, which refers to niche and less competitive search terms. These do much more for a writer than generate clicks. With a long-tail mindset, you’ll develop a level of expertise that generalists can’t match when they answer random questions for a wide audience.
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By Young-Sae Song
March 5, 2018
It may not always seem like it, but content marketing is more relevant today than ever before, especially for B2B marketers. In fact, it is taking off across industries.
That doesn’t necessarily mean the quality of content is improving along with it. Too many companies take the wrong approach and consider their content simply a means to get more leads that they hope will one day turn into sales. In reality, content needs to engage and inform, educate and entertain. If it does that, you will have plenty of loyal content consumers who will think of your company’s products and services when they need them. And they’ll think of you as a friend.
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By Brian Lang
February 7, 2018
Search engine optimization (SEO) and content marketing are a powerful combination that can build your website’s authority and drive valuable search engine traffic. Blogging, in particular, is a popular way to drive website traffic and build authority in your niche.
However, many people struggle to get great SEO results from blogging. Here are five common SEO mistakes that content marketers make when creating and promoting blog articles.
1. Optimizing Everything for Keywords
Trying to optimize any and all content for search engine rankings is one big mistakes that marketers make with blogging. Some SEO enthusiasts might be surprised to learn that not all successful blogs are so highly focused on SEO.
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July 17, 2017
By Jayson DeMers
SEO and content marketing are full of hard-to-answer questions. The depth of Google’s search ranking algorithm is vast, making it impossible to predict exactly how one change might affect a page’s ranking, and environmental factors, like the presence of competition or how your traffic behaves, could bear a substantial impact on your performance.
Still, I’d like to examine a question that will likely divide the SEO community, since both potential answers seem feasible. Which is more important for an SEO/content marketing campaign: on-site content or off-site content?
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