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Here’s How Successful Writers Get the Creative Juices Flowing

When people think about art, their minds tend to circle around things like painting, drawing, sculpting, or photography. But writing is just as much a creative art form. And as a content writer, you have to make sure your creative juices are constantly flowing.

Is Creativity Really That Elusive?
As a content writer, your livelihood depends on your ability to capture creativity and turn it into well-crafted sentences that satisfy your clients and motivate your readers to action. And with all of the pressure to constantly produce content, creativity can seem rather elusive at times. But is this just a figment of our imaginations?

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How to Repurpose Content in Content Marketing to Get More Engagement

These days, it seems like you can find anything on the Internet. It’s true and there’s even a statistic that around 30% of all content on the web is duplicate.

Content repurposing is not something new to marketers, but they constantly look for different ways how to introduce existing content from a fresh perspective.

Why Repurpose Content?

Content is the modern currency. The more value it brings, the more you can benefit from it. Repurposing content can help your business grow without having to rack your brains over creating fresh content every day.

If you own your business for several years, you may have tons of content already that you can re-purpose, expand or turn it into a new form of content, thus attracting new audiences.

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7 Proven Benefits of Using Social Media for New Content Creation

Content curation is the engine behind every successful brand. Regardless of your specialization, your projects and ideas can grow in size and complexity thanks to a constant influx of content.

For getting new content, social media is the undisputed best source. Unlimited time and space for conversation create content that is later a viable part in a campaign.

Almost every big brand gets at least a part of their content from social media. Therefore, we can say it’s surely effective in both content curation and content marketing.

In this article, we’ve decided to dive into the details of social media as a platform for new content creation.

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Content Hubs: Your Ultimate Quick-Start Guide

If you’re like most content marketers, you’re dealing with consistent pressures and demands of the industry. If you fail to keep up, you can’t see results. Because…

An estimated 50% of all content is going completely unused. Evergreen, high-quality content has never been more paramount to the content strategy success, and you can’t afford any time to waste on content that won’t bring you ROI.

Ranking in search to get in front of your target audience takes time. Only 22% of pages that rank in the top 10 results were created in the last year.

The need to have an omni-channel strategy is at its peak. Even though it requires more time and planning than single-channel content, businesses who adopt it achieve 91% greater year-over-year customer retention rates.

Remember: people aren’t searching for content. No one wakes up and wants to watch a webinar or read a whitepaper. Instead, they are searching for solutions and answers. If you’re the one providing answers, you can win them over and turn them into loyal, returning readers and visitors.

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Four Reasons Why Content Curation Will Boost Your Content Marketing Efforts

Accordingly to the 2013 Content Marketing Benchmarks, Trends and Budgets, 68% of marketers were using content curation as a content marketing tactic. Some years have passed, but many marketers will agree that content curation is just as important today.

Content curation is like coupons. According to Couponbuffer, over 300 billion coupons are distributed, but only 0.7% are redeemed. Similarly, millions of content in different formats are created daily, but very little ever gets to an end user.

 Just as coupon redemption is important for customers and marketers alike, content curation is vital for both marketers and their audience. But how? Here are some ways content curation compliments your content marketing efforts.

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Content Curation: What it Really Takes to Skyrocket Your Brand’s Credibility

It’s often a challenge to dive into content marketing head first.

It costs you money and time. You can’t see results quickly. And on top of that, if you’re going in the wrong direction, it might take you months until you realize it.

To make content marketing work for the organization—meaning, to make it sell and bring positive return on investment—companies fall into the trap of only talking about themselves.

While this works later on in the funnel when potential customers are ready to buy, there is a key element that needs to happen beforehand: their trust in your capability to solve the challenge they’re facing. In other words, they have to rely on you first.

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The Ultimate Guide to SEO Copywriting How to Write Content Google Will Like

Copywriting is the craft and sometimes art of writing words to achieve a specific purpose, usually to sell something. SEO copywriting is writing content for the specific purpose of better ranking the content, or the page that contains it, in search engine query results. As the search engine in question is usually Google, it’s easy to say that SEO copywriting is mostly writing content that Google likes. But is it, really?

One update after the other, Google has been trying to get its search algorithms closer to understanding how and why people search for what they search. The tech giant keeps surprising us with new interesting things it can do to better understand what people want when they search and what they get from content when they see it as a search result.

SEO copywriting is also about people. They are the ones you aim to please, after all, and it’s not like Google isn’t in the business of doing exactly that. It all comes down to giving people what they need because they are your audience, they are the people for whom you’re writing the content. But because it is the way your content gets to the audience, you have to keep Google happy as well.

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5 Great Examples of Content Marketing Campaign

The unstoppable advancing tech-life has dramatically molded our lives in various ways. From buying recipe books to searching your favorite recipe online within minutes, indeed it’s a drastic change in lifestyle. Similarly,  85 percent of brands use content marketing instead of any other form of marketing.

However, according to Zazzle Media, the ratio of success with content marketing is quite low, as the percentages highlight. Companies find it difficult to come up with high quality, engaging content which results in a loss of traffic flow.

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How to Use Content Curation to Improve Your Social Media Efficiency While Getting Results

Want to grow your brand, increase fans, and start selling more?

Then you need to follow the marketing trends that guide the way people do business online.

And today’s biggest market trend? Social media.

There’s only one problem: social media management takes time. What was once relegated to a lowly intern is now a multi-million dollar business, with huge agencies doing nothing more than managing social media accounts.

That’s great for them. But what about for the everyday business owner? How can he or she grow a brand—for yourself or your business—on social media without spending countless hours or dollars?

Glad you asked.

Because today’s technology has a simple answer: content curation. Today, you’ll learn how to use content curation to speed up your social media strategy while reaping all the same results.

Let’s jump in!

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Apps And Digital Learning Tools For University Students

Source: Behance.net In a world governed by mobile technology, there is a seemingly endless offering of education and organizational apps, each claiming to be the best in its particular niche (study, time management, etc.). Superlatives, aside, you don’t need to know which one is “best.” You need to know which will help you accomplish your […]

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Content Curation and WordPress: The Perfect Fit

The demand for companies to create quality content is at an all-time high—and it’s no surprise.

The alternatives simply don’t work. If you’re creating mediocre or inconsistent content, you can’t stand out, and if you’re not creating content at all, there’s no way for your target audience to find you.

In fact, content is so highly prioritized that content writing and editing skills are among those with the highest demand in the jobs market.

Blogging has been the backbone of growth for companies across industries, and it’s thanks to the fact that:

Websites with a blog tend to have 434% more indexed pages
Companies who blog receive 97% more links to their website
Blogs have been rated as the 5th most trusted source for accurate online information
On top of that, blogging sparks word-of-mouth promotion because 94% of people who share posts do so because they think it might be helpful to other. In other words, bringing value to your audience means they will want to pass that value onto someone else.

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3 Ways Marketing Automation and Content Marketing Drive More Sales

According to Google’s Eric Schmidt, every two days we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003.

What this means, according to Derek Halpern of Social Triggers, is “You can no longer pump out half-assed content and win. Now you’ve got to research GREAT content, and publish only the best.”

The good news: you don’t need to create that much content.

In fact, Halpern recommends you only spend 20% of your time creating content and 80% of your time promoting it.

And why this works is found in the “Marketing Rule of 7.”

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What are the differences between the PLUS plan and the Enterprise version

For years, Scoop.it has provided content solutions for individuals and the enterprise. When I talk with Scoop.it customers, they often ask about the differences between solutions and which is best suited for their needs. I have written this article to summarize these differences: Manage a private content space and collaborate as a team with Scoop.it […]

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Brand Activism and the Role of Content

As the business world evolves, so does the need for brands to adapt their customer-facing strategies. If you’ve paid attention to what other companies have been doing over the last few years, then you’ve probably noticed the increase in brand activism.

If your brand isn’t already participating in some form of activism, now’s the time to jump on board. And the only way to ensure success is through proper alignment with your content strategy.

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How to Start Blogging: The Guide to Successful Content

Still haven’t started your business blogging efforts? No idea how or where to start? You’re in the right place. Especially when you’re completely new to content marketing, it’s good to aim for frequent publishing as you want to fill up your blog with more than just a few pieces. This will increase your likelihood of […]

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Why You Should Stop Talking About Yourself in Your Content Marketing

Why You Should Stop Talking About Yourself in Your Content Marketing

“We’re doing content marketing to rank in search and attract more leads.” How many times have you heard someone say this, or even thought that to yourself? While no one can deny the advantages content marketing brings, the statement above is driven by what content marketing does for the company, not for the consumer. Now […]

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How to Up your Email Personalization Game with Advanced Technologies

Personalization has almost become like a buzzword in the world of email marketing. However, if it is not executed in your strategy correctly, your email marketing efforts would go down the drain. Email marketing has become more challenging because it is not enough to reach the inbox; engaging with the subscribers is equally important. Email […]

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Joining the Bandwagon: How to Craft DIY Content

Joining the bandwagon: how to craft DIY content

How many times have you encountered a problem or challenge in your own life and conducted a quick Google search to find a solution? If you’re like most, this is a daily occurrence.

From a business perspective, the rise of the self-service, DIY culture presents a unique opportunity to develop a carefully crafted content strategy that reaches your audience and moves them to action. Do you have a plan that allows you to capitalize on this trend?

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Social Employee Advocacy: How To Use Content Curation To Get Better Results

To succeed in Content Marketing it’s essential to create quality content that provides answers to the questions your target audience have. The more accurate answer you’ll be able to contribute, the bigger impact you’ll have. It’s a no-brainer.

Once your content is published, it’s very important to promote it. Why invest so much time and effort creating your content if no one sees it? Several techniques exist to share your content:
– Share your posts (and reshare multiple times) on your social media channels over the next few weeks
– Distribute content via email
– Put in place an influencer marketing strategy
– Share your content in online communities and niche social bookmarking sites
– Get your co-workers to share your content on social media.
Let’s focus on the last point: get your co-workers to share your content can make a huge difference.

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Straightforward Ways for Better Link Building

Straightforward ways for better link building

Won’t a webmaster like his/her website to rank on top SERPs? This question has “yes” as a universal answer because we are ambitious about what follows -more organic traffic, reach, conversions, and ultimately more revenue. SEO experts work on decoding Google’s ranking parameters everyday, and still aren’t successful in that process. However, what we know […]

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5 Definitive Steps to Write Content That Ranks Above Competitor’s in Search

To grow your website, you basically need to focus on two things:
– You need to produce content that engages and excites your visitors.
– You need to drive enough traffic to your website.

Ideally, once those two things are in place, your ideal customers will discover your website, possibly bookmark it, link to it and further refer their friends and fans to your web pages.

That said, here’s the difficult (but achievable) part: For you to generate a lot of traffic, you need more than average content.

If your competitors are dominating the search engine results for your target keywords, then you have to create a more compelling content in order to outsmart them. There’s no shortcut!

There’s no arguing the fact that search engine is, and will always remain the best source of traffic any website can get.

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How to Develop an Internal Content Strategy That Engages Employees

how to develop an internal content strategy that engage employees

When you think about content, in terms of business, what sort of mediums and strategies come to mind? If you’re like most, your focus immediately shifts towards content marketing – things like blog posts, press releases, social media, and landing page optimization. But content isn’t always outwardly facing.

There’s a time and place for having an internal content strategy and your company shouldn’t ignore the role it could play in pushing your business forward

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How to Use Customer Testimonials to Grow Your Business

How to use customer testimonials to grow your business

When it comes to getting the word out about your business, nothing beats word of mouth. Customers want to buy products and services from people they trust, and having a friend recommend your business is the next best thing to knowing you personally. One way to capture the spirit of word-of-mouth advertising is to present customer testimonials on your website, social media, and print materials, showcasing reviews from people who enthusiastically recommend you.

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Paid Content Distribution: How to Win With Your Perfect Audience

As content marketers, we place an astonishing amount of focus on content production. We look for ways to streamline these processes and create more with less without taking the time to reflect on the impact our content is making.

Production also seems to be the leading marketer’s challenge. However, it’s the content promotion that has the final word in deciding whether a piece of content was successful.

With the decline of organic reach, paid content distribution comes as a powerful tool of every savvy marketer. Let’s look into why organic promotion is a challenge, and the five steps to overcoming it.

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