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Sheetal Pinto - 1/27/2022 06:00

A Simple Guide from Your Content Agency in Toronto

A blog post is an accessible, versatile format that has the potential to reach and engage a wide audience. You can write the blog posts in-house, or you can outsource content writing for your blog. The important thing is to ensure that your blog presents a professional image, offers memorable and shareable content, and proves effective in helping to achieve your business goals. If you're just starting your blogging journey, read through our ‘Step-by-Step Guide to Start Blogging' - parts one and two.

Sheetal Pinto - 11/18/2021 14:25

Key Content Trends to Consider  

Orbit Media Studios just released its 8th annual survey about blogging and content trends. With responses from over 1,000 bloggers, the insight they gained into the industry can help drive your blogging efforts. Bottom line—blogging is effective, but getting results isn’t easy. You’re competing against over 600+ million blogs to get attention. Here are some of the key findings from the survey that can help drive your content strategy.

Sheetal Pinto - 8/12/2021 06:00

Prioritize Quality, Consistency and Frequency

"Easy reading is damn hard writing." - Nathaniel Hawthorne, American novelist and short story writer
It can take a skilled writer up to 6 hours to craft a well-written 2000-word blog post. Engaging writing takes time. Time many business owners and their teams simply don't have. Outsourcing your blog writing can be one way to generate new content without taking time away from managing core aspects of managing your business.

Sheetal Pinto - 1/16/2020 06:00

Creating Content for Humans Over Bots and Algorithms

They say, change is the only constant in life. Who was "they?" A quick Google search will tell you that it was Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher. 

Sheetal Pinto - 12/19/2019 06:00

Reap the Benefits for Your Users and Your Content Marketing Strategy

While many may think that the famous quote, “content is king” is a recent one that emerged from the SEO landscape, it is really not new. In fact, it is close to a quarter of a century old. It’s first known use was by Microsoft founder Bill Gates in an essay in which he talked about how the Internet would be defined in future as a content marketplace. It’s a concept that has never been more relevant.

Sheetal Pinto - 11/28/2019 06:00

Understanding How to Write for the Digital Reader

Human beings will consume millions of hours of content on a screen in their lifetime. It doesn’t matter if you don’t spend hours working at your desk with a computer. You really don’t have to look further than your smart phone to see your daily average screen time. It’s very likely to be more than an hour of your day (conservatively speaking!). We’re hooked to our screens, and it informs the way we digest new information, especially how we read online.

Sheetal Pinto - 11/14/2019 06:00

Everything You Wanted to Ask about “People Also Ask”

Google can be a very interesting and also a very strange place. Have you ever spent hours searching seemingly meaningless facts, hopping from one topic to another? If you’re wondering how you started reading about tequila and ended up reading about Barack Obama, you’re not alone. However, you probably haven’t noticed the one feature that was responsible for leading you down that rabbit hole: People Also Ask.

Sheetal Pinto - 11/7/2019 06:00

Giving Your Content Strategy Some TLC 

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: a content marketing strategy?

OK, maybe that’s not how the phrase goes, but it’s the thought that counts😊. The holidays aren’t just fluff and fun; they’re also the most profitable time of the year. However, during the holiday season, your marketing strategy might be the last thing on your mind. As the festivities roll in, it’s important to consider how your marketing efforts can reach full potential and cement a loyal audience.

Sheetal Pinto - 10/31/2019 10:57

Top Content Ideation Tools You Can Use  

Let’s face it – not everyone can brainstorm new content ideas like a machine. Brainstorming great ideas? That can feel like an uphill challenge and a sprint combined. For most of us, it’s easy to get your idea juices flowing when you first start posting content. A few months down the line, it can be difficult to identify new and fresh approaches to talk to your audience.

Sheetal Pinto - 10/24/2019 06:00

The Benefits of Working with Content Marketing Specialists  

In the last decade, advertising agencies have experienced a renaissance in the way that the public views them. With the popularity of the show Mad Men, agencies seem to have rekindled that glimmer and sparkle in the general eye. Imagine a Don Draper character, drinking scotch and coming up with the next big idea to skyrocket your business to success! Sounds glamourous – and unfortunately, unrealistic.


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Sheetal Pinto - 5/23/2024 06:00

But Play by the Rules and with a Clear Conscience

My last blog post was the first time I ever wrote about a deeply personal experience. It certainly was heartwarming and overwhelming to receive so many kind and encouraging messages from family, friends, co-workers, clients, and even some past students and interns. Thank you! Some business associates and clients also responded with feedback on my comments about the “AI-generated content elephant in the room”. Healthy discussions ensued and I want to clarify that I am not against AI-generated content. If your small or medium-sized business has time and budgetary limitations, and you cannot hire a content agency, professional copywriters, and SEO content writers, then AI tools may be the way to go. I’ve summarized the key questions clients are asking about this.

Sheetal Pinto - 5/14/2024 17:31

MintCopy’s Content Writers Are Ready to Power Up Your Game!

Hey there, wonderful readers!

It feels surreal to be back at my keyboard, tapping away after what seems like a lifetime. If you're wondering why I've been MIA, let me catch you up to speed. Towards the tail end of 2023, I found myself in a bit of a pickle, or rather, a crumpled mess of metal and broken dreams on the side of the road. Yep, yours truly was in a gnarly car accident that left me with more than just a dent in my bumper. I was in shock from an explosion that sounded like a small bomb going off, and 2000+ pounds of force hitting me like a bolt out of the blue.

Sheetal Pinto - 11/23/2023 06:00

Why Quality Content Still Is, and Will Always Be Important

Ever pondered the intricacies of Google's search process? In the blink of an eye, the algorithm serves you tailored answers to your queries. It's a seamless dance of technology and user intent. Google's mission is crystal clear: deliver precisely what users seek. At the heart of their business model lies the commitment to provide top-notch search results. As your copywriters craft content, steer away from rigid algorithmic formulas that are in a perpetual state of flux. Instead, dive deep into understanding user intent and champion the creation of content that resonates with quality, setting your brand apart in the ever-evolving digital landscape.

Sheetal Pinto - 11/2/2023 00:03

Let Your Local Retail Business Outshine Big Box Stores!

It’s a common misconception—bigger is better. As a local retailer, you know that isn’t true. With your personalized attention, carefully sourced, unique products, and a charmingly different brand experience, you can serve holiday shoppers far better than many big box stores. To do that, however, you have to start with drawing attention away from those mega retailers to your local business. Here's a 10-point checklist that will have you competing with those brand name stores and leaving a trail of tinsel envy.

Sheetal Pinto - 10/19/2023 14:03

Connecting with Your Audience

In today's fast-paced digital age, businesses often rely on automation and AI-generated content to reach their audience. While these tools have their merits, nothing can truly replace the authenticity and impact of content that speaks from the heart. The ability to forge genuine connections and elicit emotions from your audience is where the magic happens. Let me illustrate this with a recent experience.

Sheetal Pinto - 10/5/2023 06:00

10 Insightful Tips to Refine Your Content Strategy

Picture this: you're strolling down the street, leash in hand, with your furry friend by your side. As you navigate the sidewalks, you might be able to rediscover the art of content marketing – one step at a time. Yes, you read that right! There are uncanny similarities between dog walking and effective content marketing. Intrigued? Let's take a leash and dive into some pawsitively awesome tips, tricks, and techniques you can apply to your content strategy. As your friendly pooch does her ‘moonwalk’ and you prepare to ‘stoop and scoop’, you can soon declare, “We have liftoff!” Engage your audiences and achieve greater lead conversion with content marketing that works. Happy to share our top 10 tips—keep reading!

Sheetal Pinto - 9/21/2023 06:00

Include Your POV to Encourage Conversion

Imagine how differently we'd see Star Wars if it was told through the eyes of a stormtrooper trying to get his next promotion or through Chewbacca's point of view. The reader of a story interprets the tale through the perspective of the narrator. Choosing an engaging and valuable point of view (POV) is essential to the narrative. You may not think of your content as a novel or a movie, but you're still telling a story through your blogs, email newsletters, videos, and other forms of digital content. Offering a unique POV with your online content can help make your brand stand out.

Sheetal Pinto - 9/7/2023 06:00

SEO Strategy Tips from Presenters at CMW 2023

According to a LinkedIn report, professionals can expect their jobs to change by 65% by 2030 due to the implementation of Artificial Intelligence. AI tools are making their way into every industry, including SEO and content marketing. Don't fire your copywriters just yet though – you need them now more than ever before! Content Marketing World asked its presenters and experts to provide their best tips for 2023 to incorporate AI into your content strategy. Here's an overview.

Sheetal Pinto - 8/24/2023 06:00

Here's An Idea on How to Handle this Latest Change

Remember the football gag from the Peanuts cartoon? Charlie Brown goes to kick a football and Lucy pulls it out at the last minute, causing him to fall on the ground. There's a number of punchlines, but the bottom line was that he shouldn't have trusted Lucy. SEO is kind of like that. Just when you think you're winning the SEO game, Google changes the algorithm. You're knocked back down in the search rankings, wondering what happened. Recently, Google made an update that changes how some content is viewed in the rankings. Learn more about the latest update to the search engine algorithm that changes the way HowTo content is displayed in search results, to understand why it matters.

Sheetal Pinto - 8/10/2023 06:00

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,…” The opening paragraph of “A Tale of Two Cities” is considered one of literature’s greatest openers. Back in 1859, in times when reading books was possibly one of the few indoor entertainment activities people engaged in, Charles Dickens had the skill to hook the reader right at the start. Of course, he also had the skill to finish with a flourish — “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.” That closing line is among those most praised in literature.

Getting back to the point—you can transform every introduction into an irresistible hook that commands your audience's attention. Here are some ideas for creating an opening that will resonate with your audience and stay with them.