Tag Archives: Content

How to Write Content for Answers Using the Inverted Pyramid – Best of Whiteboard Friday

If you’ve been searching for a quick hack to write content for featured snippets, this isn’t the article for you. But if you’re looking for lasting results and a smart tactic to increase your chances of winning a snippet, you’re definitely in the right place. Borrowed from journalism, the inverted pyramid method of writing can

How to Screen and Recruit the Best SEO Content Writers

It’s easy to find writers; they’re everywhere — from a one-second Google search to asking on LinkedIn. But hiring the best ones? That’s the daunting task marketers and business owners face. And you do not just need writers, you need exceptional SEO content writers. Mainly because that’s what Google (aka the largest traffic driver of

9 Tips to Integrate Organic, Paid, and Content – Whiteboard Friday

Search can’t live in a silo. If you want to see success, cross-collaboration across your organic, content, and paid teams is absolutely key. But that takes a huge amount of effort, from untangling communication to cross-training to getting buy-in from everyone involved. What’s a search marketer to do? If you missed her talk this year

The ABCs of Video Content: How to Build a Video Marketing Strategy

Take a moment to think about how you’ve used the internet today. Which posts made you stop scrolling through your Instagram feed? What webpages did you spend the most time on? What content did you enjoy? If you’re like most of us, there’s a good chance that videos played a factor in your answers to

How to Boost Content Linkability Without Wasting Your Marketing Budget

I’m always fascinated with the marketing budgets of enterprise-level companies that are ready to pay astronomical sums to contractors. A recent shmooze in the community was thanks to Hertz that paid 32M to Accentura agency, which (so far) hasn’t resulted in any substantial changes to their site. Though I personally don’t work with client’s who throw around millions

4 Key Lessons Content Marketers Can Take From Data Journalists

There’s an oft-cited statistic in the world of technology professionals, from marketers to startup founders to data scientists: 90% of the world’s data has been created in the last two years. This instantly-Tweetable snippet was referenced in Forbes in 2018, mentioned by MediaPost in 2016, and covered on Science Daily in 2013. A casual observer

10 Basic SEO Tips to Index + Rank New Content Faster – Whiteboard Friday

In SEO, speed is a competitive advantage. When you publish new content, you want users to find it ranking in search results as fast as possible. Fortunately, there are a number of tips and tricks in the SEO toolbox to help you accomplish this goal. Sit back, turn up your volume, and let Cyrus Shepard show

Creating Quality Content in 2019 (For Search Engines and People)

Think back to the last question you typed into Google. Did you find a blog post on the search engine result page that attracted your attention? Did you find the content on the page helpful? Did the page offer a relevant next step to continue learning and engaging with your brand? If you answered “yes”

8 Content Distribution Ideas to Meet Your Brand’s Goals

There’s a lot to consider when creating a content strategy in 2019. Not only is there more competition than ever online, but there are so many types of content and ways to reach your target audience. Do you start a blog? Do you podcast? Should you focus on research studies or whitepapers? How do you

How Google Dishes Out Content by Search Intent

This post was originally published on the STAT blog. In the STAT whitepaper, Using search intent to connect with consumers, we looked at how SERP features change with a searcher’s intent — informational, commercial, transactional, or local. It was so chock-full of research that it sparked oodles of other content inspiration — from the basics