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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.

Sheetal Pinto - 2/14/2019 06:00

Do (Lots!) More with Content Marketing

There’s no feeling like writing that first blog post. It’s not easy putting down thoughts about something specific – whether it’s your professional expertise or a personal insight. Writing a blog can be a great tool to learn and grow as a marketer and content publisher online.

Sheetal Pinto - 11/11/2015 19:00

Creating viral content takes more than flashy photos and some creative words. When your copywriters create that share-worthy piece of content, your website, blog or social media page could really take off. If you are looking for ways to boost content sharing for your website and other digital content channels, here are a few things you should try.


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Sheetal Pinto - 5/6/2021 06:00

The age-old question of which comes first, the proverbial content chicken or the SEO egg? We don’t have to debate this issue. The answer is easy. It doesn’t matter which came first. What matters is how we balance content quality and readability with SEO best practices. The key is to deliver relevant information for customers in a user-friendly package while making sure the search engine bots evaluate and rank your content for search visibility. Complement your content strategy with your SEO strategy cohesively instead of thinking of them as two separate entities.  

Sheetal Pinto - 4/29/2021 06:00

SEO and content marketing can seem technical and complicated, at least at first glance. With so many variables for determining ranking, you could get lost in an algorithmic forest. Instead of putting your focus on the technical details, focus on your audience and what your reader wants. Your content will have better quality and be more consumable and shareable by the user. Subscribing to content best practices keeps your website on the forefront of SEO for organic ranking. Here are three things you should be including in your current content plan.

Sheetal Pinto - 4/22/2021 06:00

Most people will not think about insurance as the most exciting topic when it comes to content, but Progressive made insurance more personal with their mascot, Flo. Geico brought in a gecko as an unconventional way to discuss insurance with customers. Liberty Mutual introduced LiMu Emu and Doug to spread the word that you can get customized coverage. These insurance businesses found a way to create interest and a narrative around insurance that makes people pay attention. Your insurance agency can take your content strategy up a notch through these tested and proven techniques that serve your customers.

Sheetal Pinto - 4/15/2021 06:00

Think of content marketing like a first date. If all you do is talk about yourself, you’re unlikely to get a second date. People aren’t primarily reading your content to get to know your company. Your audience is trying to solve a problem or get insights into a subject that is of genuine interest to them. The conundrum is that to ensure your content is consumed and appreciated, you must have a well-planned SEO strategy. To get content that meets your SEO needs, you need a content strategy and a way to convey that plan and its objectives to the copywriter. 

Sheetal Pinto - 4/8/2021 06:00

The best lawyers and politicians know that to persuade others, there are three elements of persuasion – ethos, pathos, and logos. Ethos refers to your character and believability. Pathos is the emotional aspect of your argument. Logos refers to the logic or reason of your statements. When you weave the three elements together well, you can persuade your audience to take action. Use the power of ethos, pathos, and logos to increase the effectiveness of your content marketing.

Sheetal Pinto - 4/1/2021 06:00

Having a strong content strategy builds your school’s reputation, attracts new students and brings your community together. It may even encourage alumni to donate and support your school in many ways.  The challenge is bringing together many departments and goals while having an engaging website and keeping up with social media. To be successful, it’s important for modern-day schools to be active online and on social media. Your school can also differentiate itself through an engaging online platform.

Sheetal Pinto - 3/25/2021 06:00

How Content Marketing Can Help Your Charity

Content marketing is often geared toward selling products or services. So, when your organization is a charity, it’s easy to think that content marketing doesn’t have to be part of your marketing plan. If you’re trying to build an online presence, you need a content strategy just as much as any for-profit business. Putting the right information in front of your audience gives you the opportunity to reach your community more effectively.

Sheetal Pinto - 3/18/2021 06:43

Communication is a two-way street. We share our message to get a response. How often do we forget to listen to the response? In our daily scramble to create new content, we often forget about checking to see what our audience thinks. We get so focused on Google rankings that we neglect our real audience – the customer. Creating an atmosphere in which you listen to feedback and reviews from your customers gives you a chance to let your customers know how much you care. Plus, it opens the door to some exciting opportunities in your content marketing strategy.

Sheetal Pinto - 3/11/2021 06:00

Burger King may have had good intentions with it’s 2021 campaign for International Women’s Day, but it’s tweet “women belong in the kitchen” came off as sexist. Although it is true that women make great chefs, the historical context of the phrase brought negative publicity to the popular burger chain. The campaign was a flop and goes to demonstrate the power of thoughtfully crafted content. You can use your content to show you value gender equality, provided you do it right. 

Sheetal Pinto - 3/4/2021 00:00

You’ll Find An Enthusiastic Audience in Exchange!    

Entrepreneurs cultivate discipline. It takes a lot of grit to get up every day and punch the clock without a boss looking over your shoulder. Most small business owners have their must-do list of things that have to get done, regardless of feelings and inspiration. Sadly, content marketing often gets relegated to that have-to-do chore list. It’s typically done out of discipline instead of enthusiasm. Gordon Parks, photographer, film director, musician, writer, and co-founder of Essence magazine, said, “Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit.” If you’ve lost your joie de vivre in your content creation, here are some ways to find it again.