Tagged Under: content plan

Sheetal Pinto - 5/28/2020 06:00

Make Sure Your Email Marketing Content is Ready Too!

If your business is getting ready to reopen as coronavirus restrictions lift, you’ve got a lot of things to consider. Being proactive can save you some steps and protect your brand’s image under the new normal. As you’re buying more sanitizer and cleaning supplies, getting inventory ready and confirming details to reopen your onsite business, make sure to check your digital marketing status. Emails that aren’t sensitive to customers or provide tone-deaf communications can embarrass your business and reduce your response rate. Your audience is being bombarded with emails about COVID-19. Keep your message from being deleted in an over-crowded inbox by getting your digital marketing strategy in order before you reopen.

Sheetal Pinto - 5/14/2020 06:00

If it's Too Long to Read, it's Too Easy to Ignore!

The Neilson Norman Group, a company that studies user-experience, estimates that most users, on an average web page, only read a maximum 28% of the words. According to NNG, “more realistically, users will read about 20% of the text on the average page.” New users tend to read less, while an established audience may read more. Longer content isn’t always consumed by the reader. The TLDR syndrome, otherwise known as “too long; didn’t read,” is real. The solution is finding ways to keep the user engaged, rather than just posting shorter articles.

Sheetal Pinto - 4/23/2020 06:00

Does Your Content Help Them?

During any crisis, where do people turn to get answers? Whether you’re looking for dried beans during the COVID-19 pandemic or wondering how to find your insurer after a devastating thunderstorm, you’re going to ask a search engine. When you change your content to meet the needs of your customer, you maintain your online presence and help customers find answers to their questions. An SEO strategy is a marathon, which means what you do today will have lasting results. Even if you’ve had to close your doors currently, you don’t want to lose the momentum you had with search. It’s time to rethink your content plan.

Sheetal Pinto - 4/9/2020 06:00

Old Blog Posts Might Be Gold!

If you’re like most people who are staying safe at home during the pandemic, you’re going through your cupboards and checking out what you have in your pantry and freezer because you don’t want to go to the grocery store every day. Using up the supplies you might have forgotten saves you money and prevents items from going into the trash. Similarly, old content on your blog might be the ticket to generating new blog posts that fit into your SEO strategy. Instead of starting from scratch and creating new content, take a look at what you already have online. Freshen up the information and repost it.

Sheetal Pinto - 3/26/2020 06:12

Public Statements, Emails, Employee Newsletters, Social Posts, and More…

Even as the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge our lives all around, our team here at MintCopy, like our peers, customers and associates, remains positive. We want to assure you that whether you are an existing customer sourcing content regularly through our content agency, or a new customer seeking our assistance with your content strategy and content marketing plan, we are here to serve you. Our team is busier than ever, working on company statements, customer and staff emails, employee newsletters, social media updates, and more, for a variety of clients. Work from home is not our “new normal”; it is our “normal”. Our SEO writers have been creating high quality content working from their virtual offices for the past 12 years…and counting.

Sheetal Pinto - 3/19/2020 06:00

Public Memory is Short; and Long-form Content Isn't the Magic Bullet!

Long-form content has been promoted by many as a solution to getting SEO rankings. One study showed that longer content, which is often defined as more than 2,000 words, led to higher search engine rankings. Yes, it’s true, (quality) content that is longer tends to be more in-depth, which often demonstrates authority on a subject. However, long-form content is much harder to produce. It doesn’t fit every topic. Longer articles aren’t necessarily always high quality. Neither search engines nor human audiences respond well to fillers or fluff. There’s a misconception that shorter articles can’t be effective, but with over 200 elements that go into ranking content, long-form content isn’t the only answer to your SEO strategy.

Sheetal Pinto - 3/12/2020 06:00

Here's How to Perform a Content Audit

Search engine algorithms have continually adapted since the start of the internet. What worked on your website a few years ago may not have the same intensity today. Conversely, some pieces of content may be popular and revisited by customers. Many website owners get busy creating new content while forgetting about the past. Good SEO isn’t only about keywords and titles. It’s about the customer experience. That includes what is already on your site. An annual content audit gives you insights into what’s working and what’s not, in your content marketing strategy.

Sheetal Pinto - 2/13/2020 06:00

Optimize Team Effectiveness for Content Marketing Success

Conventionally, the 5 Ps of marketing were critical for the success of any business. In the digital era, not all 5 might apply, but the one that always will, is ‘Promotion’. And there’s no better way to fulfill this essential step than with content. As a marketer, your content strategy needs a dedicated approach, much like any other activity that is part of your business. Having a structured team with specific roles and functions will keep everyone on task with their own responsibilities. Even if you have to carry the heavy load, when you’re aware of the different roles involved, it can help you develop your content marketing strategy and plan accordingly.  

Sheetal Pinto - 12/29/2014 19:00

Welcome to Part 5 of “Reflections on Key Content Marketing Principles” - our final part in the series. It’s been great writing these posts for two reasons—Not only do we get to share these essential content marketing principles with you, but we also get to review our own content strategy and put this useful advice into practice.

Sheetal Pinto - 7/16/2014 20:00

So, your content marketing strategy isn’t going so well. Your posts are failing, your KPIs are not improving and your audience is silent - and not because they are in awe of your content marketing genius either!


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Sheetal Pinto - 5/19/2022 06:00

What You Need to Know

If there’s one thing you can count on, it’s that Google is going to update its search algorithm. Some experts estimate that Google makes 500 to 600 updates annually, or once or twice each day. Most of these changes don’t have a significant impact on your SEO strategy, but every now and then, one comes along that can have serious repercussions. Learn more about two new features of Google search that help users verify and evaluate search results.

Sheetal Pinto - 5/5/2022 06:00

Google, one of the largest companies in the world, relies on artificial intelligence for hundreds of it projects. It can seem a little hypocritical for Google to tell businesses that they can’t use AI-generated content on their website. Back in 2010, Google’s John Mueller said that using automated translation tools to create content for your website “could be viewed as being against our Webmaster guidelines.” Here we are, over 10 years later, and Mueller just tweeted that “content generators have been around since the start of the web…Most sites…don’t need help creating low-quality content.” There’s a big discussion in the SEO industry about AI-generated content.

Sheetal Pinto - 4/21/2022 06:00

One of the toughest things about creating content is coming up with ideas. You can research keywords all day long, but if you can’t come up with topics around those keywords, your content may fall flat. If your in-house copywriter is struggling to keep up with a content calendar, you might be thinking about working with a content agency. Use these questions to prepare for a meeting with the project manager or as starting points to create your own content. 

Sheetal Pinto - 4/7/2022 05:54

There just isn't a 'softer' way to say this; it's bad. Duplicate content, as defined by Google, “refers to substantive blocks of content within or across domains that either completely match other content in the same language or are appreciably similar.” Google highly recommends avoiding duplicate content. The key reason is that the ranking of the page on search engine results may suffer. This means, your audiences will not find your content, and when they do, they are unlikely to consider it useful. Understanding how Google handles duplicate content can help you elevate user experience and create a better content marketing plan.

Sheetal Pinto - 3/24/2022 06:00

Modern customer expectations have dramatically changed over the past few years. Although the pandemic certainly influenced customer behaviour in many ways, customers were already trending towards transparency and social responsibility from the companies they patronized. Creating content that shares your values and mission can bring your audience together to support your brand. Here are some ways to create connections to your audience through content marketing.

Sheetal Pinto - 3/10/2022 06:00

If you just keep churning out content without reviewing what you’ve already done, you’re missing out on opportunities to make your content perform better. A content audit exercise involves systematically reviewing what you’ve published on your website and blog. As you adjust your content marketing plan to your business goals, this audit can help you find gaps in your content and see what’s been successful. When reviewing your content, look for these things that can negatively impact your content strategy.

Sheetal Pinto - 2/24/2022 06:00

Search has changed a lot over the years. Search results are displayed to be more efficient for users. Users search for information differently than they used to. There’s still a lot that search can’t do right now. Google aims to change the power of search again with their latest update, Multitask Unified Model, aka MUM. This new update will expand search capability to make search deliver more accurate and relevant information in seconds. Here’s what your content writers need to know about MUM.

Sheetal Pinto - 2/10/2022 06:00

Refine Your Content So it Resonates with Your Audience

Many websites churn out content as part of their online digital strategy without considering how their audience will respond to the content. Contextualizing content is a way of adding value to the reader. But what does it mean to put your content in context? It’s a way of approaching content that considers the why and when of your content, not just the person who is reading it. A person who needs a plumber to fix a leak needs different content than someone who is thinking about how to install a new toilet. The first customer needs access to a list of quick tips to prevent damage until a plumber can help while the second customer may want to read through a detailed outline of updating a bathroom for aging-in-place.

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 - 1/13/2022 06:00

Writing SEO content requires a seamless blend of three skills to get the best results. In order to be a skilled SEO copywriter, you must be able to produce creative and engaging writing, have sufficient knowledge of the topic, and be able to use relevant keywords seamlessly into your writing. Are you at a loss on how to create informative and creative content? Here are ten tips that can be added to your copywriting cheat sheet to help you improve your SEO content.