Content Marketing

  1. Create Custom Visual Content with Free Online Tools

    Need ideas for visual content? Want to create custom visuals for your blog or website without breaking the bank?

    If you’re looking to increase your visual content after reading our last post, we have good news! There are lots of free tools available online for finding and customizing visual content. We have compiled the list of free resources featured here for your information and convenience.

  2. Visual Web Content: Is Seeing Really Believing?

    Reading recent statistics about the value of visual content on a website brings to mind this centuries-old adage: “Seeing is believing.” Consider these stats reported on wishpond.com, for example:

    • Sites that use infographics get 12 percent more traffic than sites that do not.
    • 67 percent of consumers consider clear, detailed images to carry more weight than product information or customer ratings.
    • 60 percent of consumers are more likely to click on a business with images appearing in search results.
    • 90 percent of the information transmitted to the brain is visual. Visuals are processed by the brain 60,000x faster than text.
    • Posts with visuals receive 94 percent more page visits and engagement than those without images.
  3. 10 Ways to Prepare for a Successful Year in 2014

    A brand new year is just around the corner. Are you prepared to make the most of the 365 days it offers? We’ve collected advice from around the web and compiled it here for your consideration as you finalize plans for 2014.

    • 1. Review your 2013 goals. Which ones did you meet? Which ones did you fail to meet despite your best intentions? What will you carry over to 2014, and what will you leave behind? Set action-based goals for the new year, assigning start-by and finish-by dates to each of them.

  4. 17 Content Marketing Tips for Busy Business Owners

    Content marketing is a useful and effective tool for generating website traffic and sales leads, but the demand of creating content can be heavy for the busy business owner. In a 2012 study by the Content Marketing Institute, more than six out of 10 respondents said their biggest content marketing challenge was “producing enough content.” For everyone who identifies with these survey participants, we have compiled this list of content marketing ideas that can be applied to your websites, blogs and social media.

  5. Create a Strategy to Maximize Return on Your Content

    In today’s marketplace, customers report being nearly 60 percent through the purchase decision process before ever talking with a sales rep. That’s a finding of The Digital Evolution of B2B Marketing, a January 2013 research report by Google and CEB.

    Online information is more influential in buying decisions than ever before, which is why we’re hearing so much about content. It’s an integral part of the marketing strategy for B2B and many B2C businesses. Effective content marketing can build brand loyalty as well as sales leads and conversions, and at a lower cost than traditional marketing methods.

  6. Content Marketing Can Bring More Business Your Way

    High quality content has always been an important element in a company’s website and internet marketing strategy. But with recent updates to search engine algorithms, the importance has increased. Valuable and regularly updated content on your site is a signal to search engines — as well as existing and prospective customers — that your company is active and relevant in your industry.

    Using content to increase web traffic, awareness, leads and sales, known as “content marketing,” has generated a lot of buzz online – and for good reason.