As Google places more importance on quality content as a benchmark for effective SEO, the ability to 'think like a journalist' gains new importance for content marketers. And, while the fundamental differences between these two industries remain the same, Google Hummingbird – which launched August 2013 – bridges the gap between them. For that very [...]

How Marketing Personas Help You Find New Content Ideas

by Matthew Kaboomis Loomis August 4th, 2014

By now, we all know that content was crowned king a few years ago. Yet all is not well in the online marketing kingdom; Everyone knows the importance of providing great content, yet many blogs aren't doing it. Why? Perhaps many bloggers and in-house marketers need help generating fresh ideas that lead to the original, [...]

How Effective Is Blogging For Business

by Jonny Ross August 1st, 2014

In short, the answer to this question is – very! Blogging is probably one of the best things you can do to market your business. Blogging is often overlooked by many businesses when deciding on a social media strategy, however in most cases blogging can be just as powerful as a great Facebook or Twitter [...]

The Best Writing Tips for Those Who Don't Write

by Alicia Lawrence July 31st, 2014

Whether you graduated with an English degree or if you are a seasoned marketing professional who hasn't written for a long time, there might come a time in your career where you'll have to write something for the web. It could be website copy, a blog post or a news article. Writing for the web [...]

The mobile revolution has arrived and is here to stay! For businesses, the first step to conquering this new arena is adapting any of the following strategies to cater to mobile users: a responsive web design, a mobile-focused website or a mobile app. The next and most crucial step is deciding how to optimise your [...]

The Internet is drowning in volumes of Web content, but it can be hard to figure out how to use your own to complement your consultative selling process. This strategy is essential to your inbound marketing. Align the roles of content in your sales funnel to phases of your solution selling, and watch your bottom [...]

I'm pretty sure I don't need to tell you why guest blogging is great. But if you need to hear it again, here it is: guest blogging is GREAT! It helps you to gain exposure and reach out to your target market. Done correctly, guest blogging can help you get the results that you want. [...]

You know the feeling you get when you get a new client who needs a content strategy for a niche you know nothing about. Without knowing the details of the industry, including the competitions shortcomings, it can be a challenge to create a successful campaign. It's important to increase your knowledge and develop a strategy [...]

Nofollow and dofollow links have been a hot topic when it comes to link building for a number of years. Roll back all the way to 2005 – when the "Nofollow" tag was first introduced by Google. The initial premise of the Nofollow tag was to prevent comment spam. To quote the Google blog from [...]

3 Key Rules for a Successful Infographic

by Amy Balliett July 9th, 2014

If you're a marketer looking to hire a designer or agency to create your next infographic, it's important to make sure your money will be well spent. Too often, marketers hire designers with very little infographic experience. They may have a great portfolio of non-infographic designs, but if they aren't too experienced in the field, [...]