Posts tagged with Content Strategy

Are your own sites harming your SEO strategy?

We all know that duplicate content will hamper your search performance, but what about similar theming across sub-domains, international sites, or family sites that have entirely different URLs?

If two sites are related in some way Google may not decipher between them leading to domain conflict. 

Have you ever seen a sudden drop for your site in the organic search results then a reappearance several days later?

Or do different landing pages and sub-domains regularly swap places for a search term? If so your site could be affected by site-wide cannibalisation, duplicate theming or semantic flux.

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The importance of 'boring' content for SEO

We can all get excited about the prospect of working with a new client that has an exciting product, brand or industry, but what about the more 'boring' ones?

Do you reject the proposal on the basis that your innovative ideas might not be a good fit or win you any awards, or do you accept the challenge and benefit from opportunities others might have overlooked?

If you're from the latter camp, you'll appreciate the major benefits to each stage of the purchase cycle that so-called 'boring' content can provide.

Let's take a look at how and why it is so important.

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The secret of creating reactive content

Being first with a piece of content isn't necessarily a guarantee of victory in the traffic stakes, but in timely situations the sooner you can join the party the better.

When news breaks, and there's a legitimate reason for your brand to share its voice then it's all systems go to collaborate with your PR and marketing teams to produce something that will capture the attention of your audience.

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11 Econsultancy blog posts that marketers can use every day

Many of these ‘greatest hits’ don’t need flagging up as they are shared a lot and have probably been seen by some of you.

However, I wanted to group together a list of posts that are of considerable value, so you can bookmark, pocket, etc. and then use to impress your friends and win business.

Simple as that. Just click the pictures to see the original posts.

I’ve tried to include posts that won’t date, so I’ve left out Chris Lake’s web design trends post (which is proving our most popular this year) because it’s billed as ‘2014’. However I think it will remain useful past the end of the year, so check that out, too.

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What does brands as publishers really mean?

Brands as publishers is a popular mantra, but what does it really mean? Does it also mean that publishers can become brands that sell stuff?

Digital disruption has not been kind to established publishers.

Firstly, circulation of print media has declined due to the rise of social media, the explosion of freely available commoditised content (particularly in the lucrative celebrity market, in which the Mail Online is causing major disruption) and the slowness of the economic recovery.

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Six great Slideshare decks on content marketing and strategy

Whether you like the phrase or not, content marketing is here to stay, and it works well. 

It combines a number of disciplines, including editorial, social, SEO, PR and marketiing, and a well-planned content marketing strategy can help these teams to focus on long-term goals. 

There has been a lot written and spoken about content marketing over the past couple of years, including on this blog. 

Hre, I've rounded uo some of the best presentations on content strategy from SlideShare... 

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Le Tour de France: six lessons for search marketers

Cycling has really picked up momentum in the UK. British success has made the sport more popular than ever and search volumes are rising. 

Inspired by the imminent Grand Depart of Le Tour de France from Leeds in early July, we've looked into the search marketing (SEO and PPC) performance of a range of brands in cycling to see how they're set up to take advantage of this summer's biking boom.

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Four common ecommerce blogging mistakes and how to avoid them

Fashion ecommerce and lifestyle blogging seems like a match made in heaven, but very few are getting it right.

Here are four common mistakes and how you can avoid them. 

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Multimedia content strategy: integrating your content platforms

In this final part of the multimedia content strategy series, it’s time to think about how these concepts fit into our different content publishing platforms. 

In the last two instalments of this series, I’ve talked about customer journey, big ideascontent formats, and size.

Now, in this final part, it’s time to think about how these concepts fit into our different content publishing platforms.

We need to consider where our different content pieces will be published, and how this effects our interaction with the customer journey.

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Multimedia content strategy: considering different formats & sizes

In the first part of this series, you would have run through the methods for mapping the customer journey and big ideas.

Once you’ve worked out these, you need to work out how you can meet the customer needs or wants through different content formats. 

It’s better to think beyond the blog and consider all the different channels that you can reach the customer on, and think to their particular advantages.

In the next part, I’ll talk more about the distribution of these formats on different platforms.

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Multimedia content strategy: the customer journey and the big honking idea

Most digital marketers have probably spent some considerable time scratching their heads about how they can make their content more effective this year and beyond.

If you’re one of these people, then read on, because in this series I will be explaining the notion of ‘Multimedia Content Strategy’.

That’s not just another buzz-phrase – it’s a way to define content strategy beyond just simply having some content on your site, like a blog or series of product pages, and expecting them to deliver.

This series will show you how to better integrate your efforts, using one idea to push content seamlessly across different customer touchpoints and give them real purpose.

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Give your content away for maximum ROI: a Rijksstudio case study

It doesn’t matter what sector you work in, or what stage of the ‘journey’ you are on (it’s not unlike X Factor), digital entails transforming your products and services in a way that can sometimes feel antithetical.

Whether it’s newspapers increasing their prices, travel companies investing in new technology, or art galleries removing copyright.

That’s exactly what the Rijksmuseum did in 2012, when it put a lot of its collection online and created the Rijksstudio, allowing the public to curate, purchase, download and rework bona fide masterpieces.

Building on this work, Rijksstudio has just announced the winners of its ‘Make Your Own Masterpiece’ competition, with entrants using the collection to design something of their own.

Let’s take a look at this very Dutch and very admirable project.

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