There was a time when if you’d build it, they would come. But that was all before the internet becoming overly saturated with content and lots of noise. If you’ve been feeling frustrated that your content just doesn’t go as far as it used to, it’s not your fault. Things just changed. Today, if you care enough about your audience and your business, you absolutely must develop a strategy to push your content forward to the people who need it the most – through a content amplification strategy. Why so much talk about content? Everybody
You already know that you do not have the marketing budget to compete with the “big boys.” But the good news is this: the digital world of marketing has equalized the field like never before. Small businesses have a host of venues and tactics that are both effective and low-cost. One of these, of course, is content marketing. In fact, it can be the most cost-effective of all marketing strategies. Here are content marketing tactics that every small business should be utilizing: Networking and Collaboration Local businesses understand the value of networking – establishing relationships
If you’re going to get serious about podcasting, I’d really encourage you to save up for a Zoom H6 Recorder. It’s just a simple device that requires almost no training to record with. Add some Shure SM58 microphones, portable microphone stands, and you’ve got a studio that you can take anywhere and get great sound with. However, while this is great for a podcast where all your guests are with you, having a remote guest via the web really makes things difficult. The problem is audio latency via the web. If you just wired in
Blogs? Am I really writing about blogging? Well, yes. While the official umbrella term we now apply in the industry is content marketing, blogging continues to be the most common format that companies are utilizing to reach their perspective and current clients. I never actually realized that the term blogging would grow to obselecense, but it’s used a lot less than ever. In fact, I often refer to my writing here as articles rather than blog posts. As I’m developing my clients sites, I sometimes don’t even include the term blog in the description of
Images are a key differentiator we leverage in every single piece of content strategy I craft for our clients. We spend as much, even more, on graphic design and photographers than we do on research and copywriting. And the return on investment always pays off. Specific to photos, it doesn’t make sense to me that a company would spend $5k to $100k on a new web presence but skip spending a few hundred dollars on a photographer. Actual photos of the building, the space, and the people in your organization is an incredible differentiator. In
Sometimes marketers can’t see the forest for the trees. As search engine optimization has gained so much attention the past few years, I’ve noticed that many marketers focus so much on rank and subsequent traffic, they forget the step that actually occurs in between. The first event that happens when a user searches for a keyword is that they are met with a search engine results page (SERP). That search engine results page lists the search results, utilizing a page title and a description. Most descriptions are taken directly from a page’s meta description tag.