It’s a typical Monday. Most people are head down, churning out work, planning out their week. But you, you’re on the hunt for content that you can turn into actionable blog posts for your audience. You know what your audience is looking for and you know where they hang out online — the only thing you’re lacking is the influx of content to really drive SERPs and get people to your site. Here are a few ways to turn your daily business conversations into resourceful content:
Just because you’re an expert in your field doesn’t mean that your readers are. Provide resourceful content and ebooks that will help your audience get a deeper understanding of your industry, and better yet, help them rely on your site as a top resource.
While this may seem like a daunting feat, it really is as easy as writing down what you know. Ask the thought leaders on your team what they specialize in and what they’d love to write about; guaranteed, they each have an area of expertise which they are passionate about. Outline content requirements and even structure their posts for them; make it as easy as possible for them to jot down their wealth of knowledge. Have them turn in a piece of content (about 500 words is good) and have an editor spruce it up a bit (remember, not everyone is a writer). Easy as that, you just created some straight-from-the-source, resourceful content.
Want some inspiration? Check out Moody’s Analytics Insight publications— this is a great example of a company that turned its employees’ expert knowledge into a top resource for users.
You have a plethora of amazing clients you are helping to be the best. Why not turn the work you’re doing for those clients into blog content? For example, if you use influencer marketing for your clients, create a case study based on virality of the content you created versus the existing content the client had created without your help. Case studies are an awesome way to drive traffic to your blog and to grow your email list. Keep case studies gated (requiring an email address) and you can track popularity while you grow your email marketing campaigns.
For details on how to create a compelling case study, read this KISSmetrics post.
Your website is filled with content that’s crafted to make the sale, written specifically for your unique audience. Take the content from your landing page, your About Us, even your FAQ and expand on it for on-point, easy content. Better yet, if you have an existing blog, take your old blog posts that are still relevant and rewrite them with a 2015 twist. You may need to add new data and pictures, but a little rewriting of existing content is a sure-fire way to drive traffic without too much work.
When you’re looking at your content to decide what to repurpose, pull out great stats, data and strong sentences to turn into graphics. Whenever you’re creating blog content, keep in mind that everything can also be easily represented in visual form. While we may only remember 20 percent of what we read, Hubspot reports that we remember 80 percent of what we see. Visual content is great for social media and can also be used for infographics. A simple sentence in bold font can do a lot to drive engagement and can keep your blog post alive long after you post it.
In the world of Internet search, two names emerge as the most famous: Google and Yahoo. All feature web explorations, image quests, e-mail capabilities, and a whole lot more.
As a web browser, have you ever wondered about the similarities and differences of these two internet giants? Have you ever thought about which is the better search engine to use? You don’t have to worry about this anymore, because here’s a face-to-face comparison of the world’s top search engines.
This guide, a collection of sites, was then renamed to the now-famous “Yahoo” moniker we know and love.
First a search engine, it ventured into other businesses, such as e-mail (Rocketmail) and communications (Four11.) Yahoo also purchased Geocities, which allowed users and Marketing Arizona experts to create their own websites. Other Yahoo features include Groups, Flickr, and Yahoo 360.
Founded in 1997 by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Google is the largest search engine with market shares. Originally named “Backrub,” Google was created to search back links to determine the importance of a website. Brin and Page originally wanted to name the site “Googol” but unfortunately the name is patented.
To address the escalating needs of web browsers, Google had acquired media companies such as YouTube and Orkit. It’s also famous for its AdWords, where advertisements are sold by Marketing Arizona companies with the use of several keywords.
Even at conception, Google and Yahoo have a lot of similarities. First and foremost, their founders were Stanford University graduate students. Both Yahoo and Google are California-based public companies dealing with Internet services and Computer Software.
Of course, both sites are capable of web search and e-mails with unlimited storage. Both sites also offer instant messaging. Yahoo and Google also have map features for people who want to know more about their area or other places they would like to visit.
Google has a desktop search and user-generated videos, many thanks to YouTube and Google Video. It also has a book search, which makes it perfect for literary junkies. Google Earth is another feature, for which you can spot your home with the use of the Google site. Another thing that sets Google apart is it trumps Yahoo when it comes to revenue and net income, besting the competition by almost 50%.
Yahoo, on the other hand, has a Personals feature and a job site named “Hot Jobs,” perfect for people looking to venture into Internet Marketing in Arizona. Another great thing about this company is its Yahoo International leg, which features content and articles related to the browser’s country of origin.
Yahoo and Google are similar in many ways, yet they have different programs and strategies that make them unique in each way. So if you’re looking for the best search engine, the answer is simple. It depends on your needs and which site would best cater to them.
Sunny Popali is SEO Director at http://tempocreative.com. Tempo Creative is an Arizona Inbound Marketing firm that has served over 700 clients since 2001. Tempo’s team specializes in digital and internet marketing services including web design, SEO, social media, and strategy.