Inbound Marketing Blog

How to Start Practicing Inbound Marketing Techniques Today

Posted by Mikayla Wilson on Nov 20, 2017 11:33:00 AM

What is inbound marketing?

Inbound marketing is marketing with a magnet instead of a hammer. It’s the practice of pulling users to you with compelling content and a search engine optimization (SEO) strategy through channels like your blog, Google, and social media.

 

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, SEO, Content Creation

Composing the Perfect Title

Posted by Sarah Eggers on Oct 23, 2017 1:13:00 PM

Many businesses work hard to produce great content, but titles are often created in a rush or quickly slapped onto an article before or after the piece is written. It's important to realize how important a title truly is. If it's too dull or generic, how do you expect to attract the kinds of readers you want and deserve?

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Topics: SEO, Content Creation

How to Develop a Content Calendar

Posted by Sarah Eggers on Oct 10, 2017 7:01:00 PM

Content-driven marketing is becoming increasingly popular by the day, but it’s not enough for businesses to simply generate compelling content. You need to develop an overall content strategy and plan of execution to make sure all of your great content doesn’t go to waste.

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Topics: Content Creation

How to Make Your Content Stand Out in the Crowd

Posted by Sarah Eggers on Sep 21, 2017 4:07:00 PM

In today’s world of technology and easy access to more information than you could ever possibly need, standing out is harder than ever. Creating content that will get the read over other resources covering the same topic can be difficult. Today, we will give you a recipe to help you create great content that will help you get the click.

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Topics: Content Creation

Don’t Know What to Write About? How to Get Blog Topic Inspiration

Posted by Mikayla Wilson on Aug 28, 2017 1:27:01 PM

Every once in a while, I find myself staring at a blank Word document. The pulsing cursor and untouched keyboard taunt me as I realize I’ve fallen victim to writer’s block again. I ask myself, "Why I can’t think of something, anything, to write? Am I all out of blog ideas?"

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Content Creation, Blogging

SEO Basics: The Truth About Keywords Today

Posted by Micah Hartmann on Aug 25, 2017 11:56:00 AM

In my last article, SEO Basics: How Long Should My Blog Articles Be?, I discussed how longer articles are often showing up closer to the top in search results and getting more engagement. I also talked about how quality content always comes first, and you need to write for your audience and give them what they’re looking for to resonate with as many of your target readers as possible.

Today’s article goes hand in hand with this philosophy. We’ll discuss the relevance of keywords and how our keyword strategy needs to be different today than it has been in the past. As search engines continue to better understand how a user thinks and searches for answers, writers and content marketers need to alter the way they create new content so it can perform as powerfully as possible and work toward reaching long-term goals.

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Topics: SEO, Content Creation, Blogging

Does Your Business Blog Need a Professional Touch?

Posted by Diane Campbell on Aug 24, 2017 8:06:00 AM

If you want to draw potential customers to your website with inbound marketing, your blog is an important part of building an effective strategy. Your blog is a place where you can continually add relevant, up-to-date content while keeping your website’s navigation clean and easy to use—both of which will help your site gain visibility in search engine results. More important that the existence of your blog, however, is what it contains. If you want to engage your potential customers and inspire them to become actual customers and promoters of your brand, then you’ll have to be sure you’re providing quality content that they want to read.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, SEO, Content Creation, lead generation

5 Tips for Becoming a Better Writer

Posted by Diane Campbell on Aug 14, 2017 4:26:47 PM

Inbound marketing relies heavily on creating engaging online content that your audience will value. This content can take a variety of forms, including video, graphics, and audio; however, to reach the widest audience online, much of it must be written. If writing isn’t your strong suit, don’t worry. Following these five basic tips will help you get your ideas into written form that will draw your readers in and communicate your message effectively.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Content Creation

How Is AI Transforming SEO?

Posted by Diane Campbell on Aug 7, 2017 8:42:00 AM

Artificial intelligence (AI) has come to organic search, and it’s changing the way marketers approach search engine optimization (SEO). Google began rolling out its AI-based search called RankBrain in early 2015. Since then, this new application of machine learning has proven to be an effective way of bringing users the kinds of results they’re looking for. So, how do you optimize your online content for AI? The simplest—and best—answer is essentially the same as it always has been: Give your audience what they’re looking for.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, SEO, Content Creation

How and Why to Repurpose Your Content

Posted by Mikayla Wilson on Aug 5, 2017 4:15:00 PM

If you’re anything like me, you spend a lot of time creating content. Each blog post or ebook is carefully crafted, and you care about the end result for your readers. So why spend so much time writing and developing content to only publish it once? Content should be a gift that keeps on giving. And unlike re-gifting the t-shirt or coffee maker you got for Christmas, it’s not considered a social faux pas to re-gift—or repurpose—your content.   

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Content Creation