Creating content isn’t enough: writing to an audience is key in 2014.

2018-06-14T21:07:27+00:00December 30th, 2014|

2014: the Year of the Audience In multiple places online, 2013 was proclaimed to be the year of the content writer – or something similar. And, you wouldn’t have gotten any argument from me, or probably from any other content producer. Instead, we got to puff out our collective chests, print out these articles and

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Bolster your holiday Internet marketing strategy with effective PPC marketing

2018-06-14T21:07:31+00:00September 20th, 2014|

PPC marketing strategy: Incorporating paid search into your holiday Internet marketing strategy As an online marketer, the holiday shopping season seems to start earlier each year; that’s because, in many respects, it does. Advertisers push the bar by offering sales and other promotions earlier and earlier every year. For all practical purposes, you should consider

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Try these free writing tools to improve your blogging

2018-06-14T21:07:31+00:00August 27th, 2014|

Improve blogging with these free writing tools Free Images Make your blog posts more appealing by including eye-catching images. If you don’t have much of a budget, use Google to find royalty-free ones (but we advise further copyright verification). 1)   Search on Google images for what you need (let’s say, a happy writer): 2)   Choose

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Discover the ideal length for your online content

2018-06-14T21:07:31+00:00July 26th, 2014|

Schizophrenic advice about the length of online content We often get asked, “How long should my blog post or article be? What’s the best length?” There is, however, no magic number. Instead, it should be as long as necessary to provide the quality needed in today’s competitive online world. With online content, here’s the reality:

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12 ways that clarity is the heart of SEO

2018-06-14T21:07:31+00:00July 22nd, 2014|

12 Ways that Clarity is the Heart of SEO 1)   Before you ever begin to “SEO” your site, you will need a crystal clear business plan and set of business goals. While search engine optimization can help your site gain visibility and traffic, it can’t create a business for you. 2)   Ensure that your site

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Transformational case study examples: use the magic of “because

2018-06-14T21:07:31+00:00July 15th, 2014|

Transform case studies with the magic of “because” Let’s say that I’m writing for a health and fitness blog with this audience: women who want to start working out but need motivation. I therefore decide to share the following experience: When I was in high school, our gym teacher told us to jog through nearby

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To create more content, should you start working in your sleep?

2018-06-14T21:07:31+00:00July 1st, 2014|

More content . . . better content . . . MORE CONTENT . . . BETTER CONTENT It’s as if Google was the super-sized cousin of the Cookie Monster, devouring more and more content while demanding better tasting copy with each chomp and gobble. Yes. As mentioned in our post about writer’s burnout last week,

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Tips for creating content that Google rewards, without phone anxiety.

2018-06-14T21:07:32+00:00June 3rd, 2014|

Creating content that Google rewards – without (too much) phone anxiety In 2014, Google is rewarding quality original copy – and the reality is that, like it or not, one of the best ways to accomplish this is through one particular type of primary source: the phone interview, the cause of anxiety for many writers.

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Managing your local listing in Google

2018-06-14T21:07:32+00:00May 21st, 2014|

Introduction to Google Local If you provide a service to your local community, then chances are this post is for you. For example, type moving company into Google. What we see in Cleveland will differ greatly from what someone else sees in Miami. This is because Google understands that some queries carry local intent. Queries

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