Content Strategy

My Lack of Blogging in a Pandemic

Blogging has always been a way for me to express myself creatively as I hide away in my home office for "me time". Unfortunately, the COVID-19 Pandemic changed all that with my day job requiring maximum telework which in turn transformed my creative personal space into a remote office that work owned eight hours a day. For my mental and physical health, once those work hours are up I have made the conscious decision to walk away from the computer. I now find it more necessary to find something else to do that doesn't involve screen time. This shift in priorities unfortunately reduced my writing time.

How to Assess Your Content Management Efforts and Improve Tenfold

Your content offers users a glimpse into the heart and soul of your brand. When it’s on-point,  you establish yourself as an authority in your field and become the first one people turn to when they have a related question. As a result, your brand becomes the best known source to solve customer pain points. 

HubSpot's State of Content Marketing report found 82% of marketers used content to promote their brands. Content marketing saw a whopping 70% increase from the previous year. With more consumers shopping online, digital marketing has become more important than ever before for brands wishing to remain competitive. 

Bryan Ruby: My 31-Day Blogging Challenge

Life has a way of distracting us from our goals. Four years ago when I decided to retire CMS Report, I did so in the hope for opportunity to find a new voice in my online presence. It didn't work out so well. Instead of being more creative in my writings, I spent more time maintaining the nuts and bolts to my websites and publishing other people's articles than I did expressing my own thoughts and ideas. I know for many of you, you find yourself in a similar predicament.

Imperative Local SEO Methodology for Everlasting Online Success

The online marketing scenario has become customer-centric as the way people consume information has changed dramatically over the years. People are now more peculiar about specifying their needs to the search engines, as they expect to get the exact information at once, in the format that they like, and in the device through which they are performing the search.

New Study: Beauty Shoppers Won’t Try New Brands Or Products When Shopping Online

NEW YORK (November 24, 2020) - While nearly half (44%)[1] of beauty shoppers in a new survey agree that they have bought more beauty and skincare products online (rather than in store) over the last 6 months, the research reveals that 56%[1] (rising to 62% among female shoppers) tend to stick with brands or products they’ve purchased before, rather than trying anything new when shopping for beauty and skincare online.

The findings come from a survey of 2,000 US and UK consumers across all genders, between the ages of 16 and 35 which was commissioned by Nosto, the world’s first Commerce Experience Platform.

Important Things to Do to Become an Influencer

Who are influencers? Those are ordinary people that gained a massive following because of their knowledge and experience. Above all, they focus on building strong relationships that are built on trust and transparency. They don’t promote brands and products aggressively. They do so by wrapping them into engaging stories and providing followers with valuable information and actionable tips. In other words, they focus on delivering value to their following.

The big question is, however, how to become an influencer?

Reevaluate the way you do SEO. What changes does 2020 has brought to it?

Online competition continues to increase amid the rampant growth of new websites and pages. According to Tourquemag.io, WordPress alone gets more than 2 million posts published every day. Or 24 posts every second!

This means that it is more difficult than ever for you to get your blog to the top of the search engine result page (SERP).

Your website must meet certain criterion set by search engines to be successful. And SEO is easily the most important part of it.

20 Common Content Marketing Mistakes To Avoid in 2020

What's your content marketing strategy for 2020? Will there be white papers and long-form videos, case studies, and podcasts? Before you get busy, take stock of possible mistakes you may have committed in 2019 and learn to avoid them by 2020. 

Content marketing mistakes may range from something as significant as posting a distasteful ad to something minor such as failing to repurpose content. Either way, you should avoid or stop committing the following common content marketing mistakes:

Important Reasons Why Infographics are Crucial in Content Marketing

The online world is one colorful, versatile palette of content formats. Different businesses rely on a range of content kinds to appeal to their target audience and to differentiate themselves from their competitors, so you see brands post social media polls to drive engagement, sponsored posts to gain more visibility, Instagram imagery to inspire their followers, and YouTube tutorials to educate their audience. Of course, the relevance of the written word never wanes, so businesses still religiously stick to their blog-posting schedules. However, what is the relevance of infographics on this wide spectrum of content formats?