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The B2B Content Marketing Road Map Has Changed. Are You Lost?

What’s a business-to-business (B2B) content marketing road map look like these days? Overall, it’s not much different than it was 10 or even five years ago. But if you look closer, you’ll see subtle changes. The focus is on quality more than ever before. Churn and burn doesn’t win customers.

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Content Marketing Versus SEO. Which Drives More Traffic?

If you were betting on content marketing versus search engine optimization (SEO) winning the race for website traffic, which would one would you pick? You might ask yourself which one drives more traffic.  Or you could think I’m asking you a trick question. Content marketing and SEO work hand in

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B2B Marketing: 5 Questions That Drive Strategy

For a long time, B2B (business-to-business) marketing was all about inbound. The goal was to attract customers with valuable, tailored content. Companies put marketing dollars into developing engaging material. The content showed the companies’ offerings without pushing sales. The goal was to create brand awareness and attract new business. They

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6 Foolproof Tips That Will Help You Rock Your Next Project

Feeling frantic about a colossal project? Join the club. It’s called Project Management Meltdown – that heart-pounding moment of panic over a looming, larger-than-life deadline. Rather than face it head on, you freeze up faster than the Polar Express during the blizzard of the century. I know what you’re thinking.

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Style Guides Set the Standard in Content Marketing

To set the standard in content marketing at your business, it’s important to make sure writers are aligned. Their copy should follow agreed-upon rules. For example: Is it “don’t” or “do not”; “can’t” or “cannot”? Can a subhead be a question? Is the hyphen necessary in “non-essential”? What’s the plural

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A Great Content-First Marketing Tool: Email Newsletters

Email newsletters are an effective content-first marketing tool. But if you’re doing them like everyone did in 2013, it’s time for a reboot. In the past, marketers created email newsletters with long stories. Content was self-serving and provided no value. In addition, there was no way to track the most

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Don’t Let a Slow Website Crush Your Business

Maddening, isn’t it? You’re waiting for a slow website to load, and an eternity later … Nothing. It’s as awful as being in line at your local big-box store on the Saturday before Christmas. When the site finally appears bit by painstaking bit, you’re ready to give up and leave.

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Is Your Brand Safe From ‘Typo Squatting’?

There’s a new lesson for your digital marketing strategy every day. As if COVID-19 and inflation weren’t enough, your brand must worry about “typo squatting.” That’s when scammers, hackers and other exploiters hijack website domain names. They buy variants of domains with misspelled names. Two examples are “Gooogle” and “Verizan.”

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How to Interview Experts for Top Content Marketing

Interviewing subject experts for top content marketing isn’t scary – if you’re prepared. If you don’t set yourself up for success, well … No one wants to see that happen. That’s why you need to lay the groundwork before you contact anyone. Interviewing: Why would I do that for content

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