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16 Ways to Increase Your Average Video Engagement

There’s more to creating engaging videos than having a great script and ensuring audio and video quality. To boost your video engagement, follow these 16 tips.

Jessica Greene Marketing Jessica GreeneJessica Greene   |  Jul 18

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Use These 15 Featured Snippet Optimization Tips to Earn More Position Zero Results

What are featured snippets? Do they drive more traffic? How do you get them? Here’s everything you need to know about earning position zero search results.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Jul 15

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23 Experts On How to Use Google Search Console for SEO in 2019

We asked 23 marketers to share how they use Google Search Console to support their SEO efforts. Here are their top tips (with step-by-step instructions).

Avatar Marketing   |  Jul 11

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Content Strategy vs. SEO Strategy: How to Decide Which Comes First

Content and SEO are equally as important… But which do you start with? We asked 60+ experts to share the strategy they prioritize—and why.

Elise Dopson Content Marketing   |  Jul 8

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How Do You Craft a Successful Media Pitch that Actually Lands Coverage?

The majority of PR pitches result in coverage just 10% of the time. This guide shares from 48 PR pros to help you write a successful pitch–and land coverage every time.

Elise Dopson Content Marketing   |  Jul 3

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How to Use Internal Links to Boost SEO and the User Experience

An internal linking strategy delivers many benefits for both your site’s rankings and its visitors. Here’s everything you need to know about internal links.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Jul 2

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SEO vs. PPC: Which Channel Generates More Sales?

Should you pay for placement at the top of search results or work long and hard to get there organically? We asked 58 marketers; here’s what they recommend.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Jul 1

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Social Media and SEO: 13 Ways They Work Together To Boost Your Visibility

It may be unclear if social shares have a direct impact on Google search rankings, but the indirect benefits of aligning both channels are indisputable.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Jun 25

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29 SEO Copywriting Tips for Writing High-Quality, High-Ranking Content

Want to drive more search traffic to your site? Use these 29 SEO copywriting tips to create content that both your audience and the search engines will love.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Jun 24

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20 Ways to Fill Your Editorial Calendar with Highly Relevant Topics

Constantly finding new content ideas can feel exhausting. We asked 64 experts how they find entertaining, valuable and SEO-worthy topics to include in theirs.

Elise Dopson Content Marketing   |  Jun 5

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The 28 Blog KPIs that Most Content Marketers Recommend Tracking

We asked 74 marketers to weigh in on the most important blog KPIs. They replied with 28 different KPIs that help you measure progress toward all of your goals.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  May 21

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The 49 SEO KPIs That Marketers Are Tracking Most

We asked 129 marketers to weigh in on the most important SEO metrics. They responded with 49 different metrics that will help you measure absolutely everything.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  May 8

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The 19 Fundamental Content Marketing KPIs for Measuring ROI

Save time in reporting meetings by using these content marketing metrics–all of which our pros focus on when evaluating the success of their strategy.

Elise Dopson Content Marketing   |  May 7

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6 Ways to Improve the Video Play Rate for Every Video You Create

If your business videos are getting way more impressions than plays, consider these tips for optimizing your videos to increase your video play rates.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  May 2

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What’s the Best Blogging Platform? 66 Content Marketers Weigh In.

Powering over 32% of the web, WordPress is often considered the go-to blogging platform. But, these platforms are coming for the title.

Elise Dopson Content Marketing   |  Apr 30

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Blog Optimization: How to Update Old Blog Posts & Boost Search Rankings

Reference this checklist each time you sit down to update an old blog post and you’ll never run out of ideas for new ways to refresh your old content.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Apr 17

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14 Proven Ways to Increase Your Blog and Newsletter Subscribers

48% of respondents to our latest report convert >11% of visitors to blog or newsletter subscribers. In this guide, 28 experts share the proven tips for doing so.

Elise Dopson Content Marketing   |  Apr 16

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SEO for Beginners: How to Improve Your Search Rankings from 103 SEOs

If you’re new to SEO, don’t get overwhelmed by long lists of Google’s ranking factors. Start small and make incremental changes using these experts’ tips.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Apr 3

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22 Content Marketing Metrics You’re Probably Not Tracking (But Should Be)

Traffic, leads, sales: you’ve turned tracking these metrics into a science. Now it’s time to track deeper, more telling content marketing metrics in your reports.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Mar 21

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The Best Tools, Methods, and Metrics for Measuring Content Marketing ROI

These 24 content marketers take a scientific approach to measuring content success. Discover the metrics and tools they use to prove the value of their content.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Mar 12

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The 38 Best Content Marketing Tools

We asked 63 marketers about their favorite content marketing tools. The result: 38 tools that help you create, source, publish, promote, and measure content.

Jessica Greene Content Marketing   |  Feb 28

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19 Advanced Google Sheets Tips for Content Marketing, SEO, Reporting, and More

We asked 27 marketers to share how they use Google Sheets. The result: 19 unique use cases you can adopt, plus several tools that make Google Sheets more extensible.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Feb 20

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Blogging vs. Video: When Does Each Format Work Best?

74% of marketers say videos are better than blog posts for generating leads. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time for your brand to go all-in on video.

Jessica Greene Content Marketing   |  Feb 12

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One Channel Rules Them All in B2B Lead Generation [Original Research]

We asked marketers which channel they rely on most for B2B lead generation. The margin between the top-voted channel and all of the others was remarkable.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Feb 11

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How to Get More People In Your Company Creating Content (According to 52 Marketers)

90% of marketers say crowdsourcing content from across their company has a positive business impact. Here’s how some companies make content creation a community effort.

Jessica Greene Content Marketing   |  Feb 5

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The Most Effective Ways to Promote Your Online Store According to 25 Ecommerce Pros

We polled ecommerce marketers to uncover the most effective channels for promoting a new online store. Here are the channels and tactics they recommend most.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Jan 30

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How Do You Accurately Measure the ROI of Content Marketing? 27 Experts Weigh-In

From varying attribution models to offsetting overall costs, these 27 marketers share how to determine whether a content marketing strategy is paying off.

Elise Dopson Content Marketing   |  Jan 29

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The Shift in Your Content Marketing Mix: 25 Marketers On What’s Changed in 2 Years

Less blogging? More video? These 25 marketers share how their content marketing mix has changed to determine the type of content you should be investing in.

Elise Dopson Content Marketing   |  Jan 23

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What’s the Best Way to Promote New Content? 41 Marketers Share What Works for Them

Content promotion via social media is still highly effective for many marketers, but the best social channels for sharing content might not be those you expect.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Jan 22

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How to Build A Successful Content Marketing Strategy from Scratch in 2019

Blogging, podcasting, video, long-form content and more – 40 marketers share their best advice for starting and scaling up your content marketing efforts in 2019.

Elise Dopson Content Marketing   |  Jan 8

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10 Ways to Write Engaging Email Subject Lines Based on 28 Case Studies

Want to improve your email open rates? Use this swipe file of 28 ideas and strategies for writing high-performing email subject lines.

Laura MacPherson Content Marketing   |  Jul 18 2018

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35 HubSpot Features That Users Can’t Live Without

Power users reveal the features that make inbound marketing with HubSpot unbelievably easy.

Avatar Marketing   |  Apr 9 2018

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The Top Content Marketing Formats for 2018 [Survey Results]

We asked 27 top marketers what content marketing formats they’ll be investing into this year. Here’s what they’re doing and why.

Avatar Marketing   |  Apr 2 2018

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52 Tips to Improve Company Blog Performance

Here is how the experts get stellar blog results.

Avatar Marketing   |  Mar 22 2018

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A Simple Way to Measure Content Marketing ROI

Here’s how measuring your content marketing ROI can be quick and easy.

Kevin Payne Marketing   |  Mar 6 2018

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12 Proof Points that Ebooks Are Not Dead

Marketers keep saying Ebooks aren’t the effective lead generators they once were. Hooey!

Avatar Marketing   |  Jan 24 2018

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53 Digital Marketers Share Their Top-Performing Blog Posts from 2017

These 53 marketers shared their best articles from 2016-2017 and the reasons why they performed so well.

Avatar Content Marketing   |  Jan 4 2018

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The 5 WordPress Plugins I Use To Eliminate The Crappy Parts of Publishing Blog Posts

If I didn’t have these 5 plugins, I would spend all day uploading and optimizing images, waiting for guest publishers and formatting copy.

Avatar Content Marketing   |  Dec 13 2017

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Creating High-Value Content in the Peak Content Age (Inbound 2017 Session)

Scott Meyer from 9 Clouds shared the tactics he has used to take on fewer clients and generate more profit than ever before.

Avatar Content Marketing   |  Sep 27 2017

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The Must-Read Guide To Data Journalism

Use data journalism to create deep, meaningful content that stands out from your competitors.

Justin Brooke Content Marketing   |  Sep 20 2017

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How We Built A Personalized Benchmarking Tool in 48 Hours Using Typeform and Zapier

We wanted our new interactive quiz to be an experience, not just another piece of blog content. So we turned to Typeform and Zapier!

Avatar Content Marketing   |  Sep 18 2017

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The Topic Cluster Content Strategy Explained by Visiting a Casino

If you have visited a casino, then you can understand the pillar + cluster model of content creation.

Avatar Marketing   |  Sep 11 2017

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Assumption is the Mother of All Marketing Fails

When you strictly use past experience to make digital marketing decisions, you will likely focus on the wrong metrics.

Michael Brown Content Marketing   |  Aug 22 2017

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14 Inbound Marketing Podcasts Ranked By Popularity

Inbound marketing podcasts are sprouting up left and right. Here is your guide to the most popular ones.

Avatar Content Marketing   |  Jul 28 2017

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Our Google Analytics Hack for Measuring Blog Post Performance Beyond Pageviews

Use these metrics to reveal the content that attracts, engages, converts and retains your readers.

Avatar Marketing   |  Jun 27 2017

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How We Use Wordable to Eliminate the Irritating Parts of Blogging with WordPress

How we took the mind-numbing copy+paste out of our blogging process

Avatar Content Marketing   |  May 9 2017

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The Unsurprising Result of Focusing on Quantity over Quality in Your Blogging

Here’s what happens when you quantify blogging efforts based on number of posts.

Avatar Content Marketing   |  May 8 2017