Content Marketing, Blogging and Content Creation

Nice Blogs Finish Last

Nice Blogs Finish Last

Content marketing works and brands everywhere are getting on board, writing, editing and posting fresh content. That’s nice. But for most bloggers, ideas for post come along almost randomly. Inspiration strikes and something gets written. But was it what the audience needed? Does it relate to other content? …or is it just another post within […]

Content Marketing, Convince and Convert, Blogging and Content Creation

Redesigning Your Blog to Drive Reader Behavior

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Soon, you’ll be seeing an all-new version of Convince & Convert. It’s undergoing a full makeover, led by the amazing Rafal Tomal from Copyblogger Media. We’re of course staying with the Genesis Framework that provides enormous customization capabilities with unmatched ease-of-use. Here’s an almost-ready preview: The design is based on the new Streamline child theme […]

Content Marketing, Blogging and Content Creation

Moneyball Principles for Content Marketing

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By now you have likely seen, read or heard about the story of the Oakland A’s baseball teams of the early 2000s. Led by General Manager, Billy Beane, the club had limited resources with which to build a winning team, especially when compared to big budget competitors like the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, etc. As opposed to relying on old school player evaluation tactics, they hired analysts who used statistical models to identify batters who could score more runs and find pitchers who could get more outs. While the Moneyball story is framed within the game of baseball, it’s really about math. It showed that we can depend on numbers to help predict success. And while it was not perfect, this particular “numbers first” approach proved better than an expert’s best guess.

Content Marketing, Guest Posts, Social Media Measurement, Blogging and Content Creation, Social Media Optimization

(Video) 4 Mistakes You Make When Posting Video on Your Blog

Guest post written by Rocky Walls, who has more than 10 years’ experience in digital content creation. As CEO of 12 Stars Media Productions, Rocky works with businesses to create video that’s so real and simple it changes audiences into relationships. It’s no secret that embedding videos on your blog post is a great way […]

Content Marketing, Social Media Tools, Blogging and Content Creation, Pinterest

Will The Rise of the Photo Apps Kill the Written Word?

Will The Rise of the Photo Apps Kill the Written Word

Ekaterina Walter is a social media strategist at Intel. She is a part of Intel’s Social Media Center of Excellence and is responsible for company-wide social media enablement and corporate social networking strategy. She was recently elected to serve on the board of directors of WOMMA. Overall, the statistics point in just one direction: blogging […]