Content Marketing

The 12 Steps to Writing Killer Small Business Blog Posts That Boost Your SEO Rankings

Marama Carmichael

Writing is hard.

I’m sure you’re well acquainted with the woes of creating and publishing blog posts. You’ll think of a great idea, get to your computer, and open a word document ready to type— but no words come out.

Your idea was great; but no matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to organise your thoughts on paper. And every 10 minutes, you think,

“Where was I going with this again?”

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Automation systems and content marketing

Dominique Macartney

Yes, automation is a great timesaver. And, yes, that goes for automating aspects of your marketing and sales.

Automating what is repetitive, routine, even can enable you to spend more time out of the office while “the work” goes on.

Automated marketing usually refers to email and the capacity of email systems to respond appropriately to a host of triggers. It can be from greeting a potential customer to reminding one that it’s time to renew a subscription.

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5 Tips For Increasing Your Social Media Impact

Dominique Macartney

So, you finally got your business onto social media, did you? You’ve got a Twitter account, a Facebook page, a LinkedIn profile, and you’re ready to go.

Maybe you’ve been at it for a little while, though, and you’re noticing something… the numbers just aren’t adding up the way you’d hoped they would.

If you’re planning on popping the hood, and see if you can locate what’s sapping all your social media energy, here are some things you need to keep in mind for improving your effectiveness. (more…)

The 6 Keys to Content Marketing Success

Dominique Macartney

Content marketing is one of the most powerful marketing tools available today.

I’m sure you’ve already come to that conclusion. When you look around, you’ll see no shortage of businesses killing it with content. But despite your knowledge of its potential, one still question remains in your head:

“How the heck do I unlock it?”

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8 Ways to Present Yourself to New Prospects

Dominique Macartney

In today’s marketing world attracting the attention of new customers can be challenging.

This is especially true if your traditional marketing channels are television and radio or print marketing. While these channels aren’t going away, with more people turning to streaming for their entertainment, your marketing needs to be even more strategic than before.

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Content Marketing: Benefits of Hiring a Blogger

Marama Carmichael

If you have a business, you need to have a blog. Not only will it help to drive more traffic to your website (leading to more sales), but your customers will get to know you better and therefore will learn to trust you, compelling them want to do business with you.

However, as is the case with most business owners, you may not feel like you have the time to devote to a blog. For this reason, you may want to hire a blogger or writer to do it for you.

Here are some benefits of hiring a blogger for your blog.

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Content Marketing is Like The Trojan Horse

Marama Carmichael

Modern-day consumers are desensitised to advertising. From the sad soundtrack that tugs at your heartstrings to get you to donate money to a good cause… To the pulse-pounding cinematography that turns a car commercial into a miniature action movie… The audience has built up walls to resist these kinds of advertisements.

They know that whoever runs the ads is trying to sell them something, so they tune-out. They switch channels during a TV commercial break, they ignore pop-up ads online, and they let radio spots go in one ear and out the other.

Your customer base has built up walls against traditional marketing that can make getting them to listen, much less make a purchase seem almost impossible.

Until you bypass those walls, anyway. And that’s where content marketing comes in.

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How to Rank in Google’s Featured Snippets

Marama Carmichael

First off, what is a featured snippet? A featured snippet is what Google decides is the best complete answer to a question.  It’s that little bit of information from a relevant website that appears first after a Google search below the ads and often above other related questions. It is also called an “answer box” because it usually answers a precise question that you searched for right away. Clicking on a featured snippet will take you to the main website so that you get more information.

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How to Edit Your Blog Posts to Perfection

Marama Carmichael

When we write blog posts, we want them to turn out perfect the first time around. We wish we could produce great articles right out of our stream of consciousness. We wish it could be effortless.

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Developing Your Inbound Marketing Plan

Marama Carmichael

Having an inbound marketing plan for your business is a sure way to build a strong customer base and keep the stream of new prospects flowing. Let’s break down the inbound marketing strategy into three main components: Creating buyer personas, developing your content plan, and publishing your content. (more…)