Content Marketing Blog

Sheetal Pinto - 10/11/2018 10:24

If you’re jumping straight into this post without reading the first two parts; then stop reading now and click here. This series has a lot of value and missing out on any part of it can leave you strategically short-changed. As we finish up our compilation of proven SEO copywriting tips, feel free to bookmark these pages for future reference (yes, they’re that good, even though we are saying so!). Enough small talk

Sheetal Pinto - 10/4/2018 06:00

The professionals at MintCopy are working to make the digital world a better place—one tip at a time. This means sharing what we’ve learned about the newest SEO updates, and how to apply these to your online copywriting. If you haven’t read Part 1 of this series, click here and get caught up.  

Sheetal Pinto - 9/27/2018 06:00

The digital world has diversified marketing, breaking it into more areas of expertise than we could’ve ever imagined. Now, everyone has a webpage—and getting yours to the top of the list matters.

Being a strong copywriter is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to taking your place on the first page of Google’s search results. Knowing how to apply SEO is the key to unlocking your website’s potential.

SEO can seem like a completely different language to the layman. Even experienced content writers are still baffled by the rapid-fire changes taking place in the content optimization industry. It doesn’t have to be this intimidating. We have put together this 3-part series dedicated to decoding the mysteries of SEO and offering simple tactics to improve your technique.

Sheetal Pinto - 9/20/2018 06:00

Like traditional storefronts, business owners make the effort to ensure their e-stores look attractive. The challenge in the online world is that unless prospective buyers actually find your website, it’s like putting up a fancy, expensive billboard in the middle of the forest – where no one will see it! E-commerce website are often overlooked when it comes to detailed search engine optimization (SEO). A lot of business owners assume that sales come from quality products, and neglect to optimize their product descriptions. Of course, sales don’t come about if those products aren’t in front of customers.

Sheetal Pinto - 9/6/2018 05:58

When the internet first started, most of us turned our noses up at the prospect of advertising online. As a business owner, you felt that you needed to go with proven marketing. This meant radio ads, billboards, paper advertising, and even the occasional TV ad when things were going well. Most of us have been around long enough to know how the Internet evolved.

When the other advertising methods weren’t as effective, many of us made the decision to focus on digital marketing. At first it started out with the quick pop-up ads that we could get placed conveniently on related sites. Then, we made the choice to really invest in online advertising. Content marketing was still fairly young, and getting your own website wasn’t exactly cheap.

Sheetal Pinto - 8/30/2018 06:12

Focusing all your time and attention on following Google guidelines could be distracting you from other methods that can help to diversify your content marketing tactics. Sometimes, engaging your audience can literally mean exchanging new ideas online in response to inquiries or comments. Taking a personal interest in driving traffic to your website can help you build your brand while increasing your online presence.

Studies show that only around 40% of your lead referrals are generated by popular search engines. This leaves roughly 60% to be drummed up using other means. These can include:

Sheetal Pinto - 8/23/2018 08:34

The way that people view content online is changing every day. The internet isn’t exactly new and impressive anymore, and it takes a more sophisticated approach to build a rapport with your target audience. This is a nice way of saying that people are bored and disillusioned with the same old copy that they’ve seen for years.

Sheetal Pinto - 8/16/2018 06:00

The Google algorithm is the equivalent to the “Great and Powerful Oz” of search engine optimization (SEO) techniques. It sets the parameters for the way that search engines recognize relevant content, and constantly changes based on new data and organic search results. So, when one of these algorithm updates comes out—we pay attention.

The most recent changes to the SEO algorithm have primarily targeted health, personal finance, and Your Money Your Life (YMYL) sites, earning them the nickname, “the Medic Update.” Experts are still wading through the changes, but Google isn’t confirming any specific area targeted by the update. In fact, as usual, Google isn’t sharing much information at all—leaving SEO experts to formulate and refine their own strategies to focus on one thing—quality.

Sheetal Pinto - 8/9/2018 06:00

It’s harder to come up with a solution if you haven’t taken the time to properly identify a problem. This is what content auditing is all about. When you take the time to perform a complete audit of your website content—or hire experienced Toronto copywriters to do so—you’re looking for weak spots. Finding these allows you to come up with a content marketing strategy for improving the overall balance, readability, and value of your website with trusted services from experienced SEO writers.

The digital era means using words and media to communicate, and if your content doesn’t speak to your target audience—you have a problem.

Sheetal Pinto - 8/2/2018 06:00

Search engine optimization (SEO) is more than just a cryptic phrase that makes digital marketers sound “techy”. In fact, it’s a constantly changing scientific approach to the way that we look at marketing. ‘Sticky’ SEO content works to draw new clientele, engage the old ones, and to keep your online content valuable to the people who might be reading it. It’s all about optimizing a writing style to appeal to both search engines and your target audience.


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Sheetal Pinto - 10/17/2019 06:00

Power Your Content Marketing with Organic Search Optimization

A robust content marketing strategy can take your business to new heights. Content marketing helps you stand out from the competition and highlight your expertise in a field. When done right, your strategy doesn’t just help you retain customers, it brings you new ones. In your marketing toolkit, there are many tools you can leverage to make your strategy work successfully. The sledgehammer in your toolkit is organic search.

Sheetal Pinto - 10/10/2019 06:00

The Move from Traditional to Digital Content Marketing

You’ve worked hard to build your business. You’ve put in the hours and checked all the right boxes. You’ve spread the word and spent money on traditional advertising. Why pivot to content marketing, when the old ways seem to be working fine?

Sheetal Pinto - 10/3/2019 06:00

Hint: It’s Not More Content

As the 4th quarter of 2019 rushes by, our thoughts naturally turn to the coming year. You’ve likely read about 2020 predictions for content marketing that talk about voice assistants, video proliferation, longtail keywords, chatbots, and the changing world of search.  Trend-based insights are useful – and tactical.

Sheetal Pinto - 9/26/2019 06:00

What Content Marketers Need to Know

A recent post on Google’s blog outlines the company's shifting perspective on how consumers search. The future of Search will evolve to reflect how consumers are now:

Sheetal Pinto - 9/19/2019 06:00

Marrying Technology and Creativity Gets Results

Keeping up with how Google’s search and ranking algorithms work is akin to the arcade game “Whack-a-Mole.” Just when you think you’ve conquered the challenge, another change pops up, and you're struggling to get your website and your content to rank on SERPs again.

Sheetal Pinto - 9/12/2019 06:00

No! And Here’s Why

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is ubiquitous. It’s the underpinning of the robotic vacuum whirring around your living room, helping it choose the most efficient cleaning paths. It’s in the offices of wealth management advisors who rely on it to scour big data and find opportunities in the stock market. And the online travel agent who helped you plan your next trip to Europe? Yes, an AI-driven examination of your past preferences likely led that chatbot to make specific recommendations for your upcoming itinerary. Artificial intelligence can improve responsiveness, speed up decision-making, and personalize interactions.

Sheetal Pinto - 8/29/2019 06:00

With Only Seconds to Stand Out!

We have some sobering news for marketers trying to connect using emails: the average attention span for adults is 8 seconds. But wait! All is not lost. Here are a few examples of activities that take 8 seconds or less. You can:

Sheetal Pinto - 8/22/2019 06:00

Craft a Plan and Create Quality Content to Wake Up Your Audience

Do you watch talent shows on television? You’ve heard the panel of judges ask a contestant, “What are you doing this week to take it to the next level?” The camera pans to the singer or dancer whose face often reflects the stress of the challenge. The performance may include strobe lights, backup dancers, or pyrotechnics. It's big and bright, but can you remember the song the next day? Did it stand out from any of the dozen other 'big' performances? Unfortunately, the answer is probably 'no,' since the performances seem blurringly alike in your memory. If you're lucky, one of the performances was memorable, perhaps because it resonated with you in some way.

Sheetal Pinto - 8/15/2019 06:00

In the early days of social media marketing, big numbers were a big deal. Brand marketers were hankering after more likes, more shares, more followers, and just more love in general. Today, that craving hasn’t gone away entirely, but here’s a fun fact: 196% of social media users that engage in online conversations about a brand, are not even following the brand. 2Internet users spend a lifetime average of 5 years and 3 months on social media.

Sheetal Pinto - 7/25/2019 06:00

Better Content = Stronger Connections!

Have you ever been intrigued by the title of a webinar or conference seminar? “9 Breakthrough Strategies to Build Your Business in ’19!” screams one headline. “Everything You Need to Know About Attracting New Customers!" says another.  The promise of insights often leads you to register for the session quickly. But how often is the headline the best part of the presentation? Are you sometimes disappointed with the scarcity of useful content and left wondering why you wasted your time?  Weeks later, you start receiving multiple emails' pitching' you the presenter's services. You realize the event was a fishing expedition designed to get your contact information. Instead of building your trust, the sponsors have disappointed you and may have inadvertently alienated any future relationship.