How To Use Trending Topics To Increase Your Conversion Rate

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Every day, trending topics capture millions upon millions of eyeballs. As I’m writing this, the “Philadelphia Eagles” and “Stephen Colbert” have each garnered 200,000+ searches, while “Kate Upton” and “Legend of Korra” are both clocking in at over 100,000 searches. These topics are generating lots of eyeballs right now. They weren’t trending last week and […]

It’s Time to Approach Content Marketing Like a CRO (Here’s How)

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The biggest problem with content marketing today is that we downplay its importance. We take things for granted and presume readers will automatically like our articles. But, more often than not, we don’t write content with the reader in mind. For the professional writer you hire, it could just be a means to an end, […]

How to Design a Social Content Strategy Like a CRO

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Most of us have learned by now that content is the currency of the modern Web. It’s used to earn trust, attention, engagement, and actions from users all around the world by brands and businesses of all sizes. And it often primes your visitors to respond positively to your the conversion optimization tactics you’ve employed on […]

7 Tips on Boosting Conversions through Content with BuzzSumo

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Why do all the biggest brands create mountains of content? Since Google changed it’s algorithm, content has become the new SEO, generating lots of qualified traffic. But there’s another reason. The better you are at creating value with your content, the more conversions you can drive as well. The challenge is to know what your […]

How to Turn Your Ebook Into a Conversion Booster

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There’s a lot of hype around ebooks. Depending on your perspective, they are either going to save or ruin the publishing industry.  What isn’t hype, though, is that ebook sales have overtaken print sales because people are downloading them in record numbers. That’s good news for writers, but what about marketers? Can an ebook actually […]

5 Reasons Nobody Is Reading Your Website Content

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Before a website can convert traffic into prospects or customers, visitors have to read the content. Most of the time, they don’t. According to UX expert Jakob Nielsen, the average Web page visit lasts less than a minute, and the average visitor reads only a quarter of the text on a page. In my experience […]

If You Aren’t Scoring Content, You Can’t Know What’s Working

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Sending your company’s content out into the world without knowing whom it’s going to reach — or why it should interest them — is as efficient as a paperboy flinging rolled-up newspapers into the street at random. Sure, some will be caught or plucked up from the sidewalk, but the majority of the newspapers will […]

A/B Testing Your Content Marketing Strategy

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If you make (or want to make) your income online, you probably already recognize that your content marketing strategy plays an important role in your success… But, did you realize that content (or information) is becoming more important than ever? It’s true because potential customers are seeking more and more information before making their buying […]

The Science of Storytelling and How to Use It in Marketing

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During the Civil War, on May 12, 1863, a young Martha stood on her front porch as a battle raged nearby. A bullet passed through the scrotum of a soldier, travelled at least 100 feet more, then hit the reproductive tract of Martha, who nine months later gave birth to a baby boy. Incredible isn’t it? Almost […]