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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 - 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.

Sheetal Pinto - 7/18/2019 06:00

How Negative Reviews Can be Used to Drive Positive Traffic

It’s no surprise that the internet can be a mean place at times. For a small business, negative reviews online can feel particularly aggressive and personal. Unlike the Amazons and eBays of the world with their deep pockets, there’s no PR team to deal with public criticism or cushion the blow.

Sheetal Pinto - 7/11/2019 06:00

Crafting Quality, Conversion Driven Landing Pages

For new content marketers, SEO can feel like rocket science. While it is a science, it doesn’t require a PhD to understand and master. A key metric of success with SEO content is conversion. Understanding the science behind conversion, and how to leverage more of it, can help marketers succeed with their brands online.

Sheetal Pinto - 7/3/2019 09:53

The Importance of Using the Right ‘ism’s’ in Your Content

For Canadians, summer has kicked off to a great start. Between NBA Championships and Canada Day, it seems like us Canucks have our Canadianisms on full HD colour display for the world to see. For our neighbours south of the border, even this post might be too Canadian. After all, is it colour or color?

Sheetal Pinto - 3/14/2019 06:00

Committing to A Long-Term Content Marketing Plan

If you asked the average person about digital content marketing 10 years ago, they might have shrugged and written it off. Content marketing used to be reserved for big companies trying to appeal to a new generation online. Today the online landscape is very different: companies big and small have websites, blogs and social media channels. Having a presence isn’t enough: to be successful online, you need a sound content marketing plan with measurable return on investment.

Sheetal Pinto - 5/17/2018 00:00
p>How to Select Blog Topics that Will Make an Impact
Whether you write your blog posts in-house or you prefer to hire professionals and focus on marketing your content, you have probably come to the realization that you need compelling topics to attract readers. Additionally, the subject matter of your posts must make sense with regard to your field of interest and your audience.
If you want to build or grow a consistent readership, you must deliver posts that keep your visitors interested. As content marketing strategist Jean Spencer pointed out, based on research conducted by the Kapost team, 99 percent of marketers assert that a steady stream of ideas contributes greatly to their marketing success. If you feel frustrated because you cannot seem to generate such a creative stream, you are not alone. Another finding from the same study revealed that half of marketers do not have a sufficient supply of ideas to drive their content marketing. If this sounds like you, read below for insights on how to change that dynamic.

Sheetal Pinto - 4/4/2018 20:00

How to Avoid Them Successfully
Staying productive at work is important in virtually any type of industry. Unfortunately, many distractions may arise during the workday, and such problems can affect your performance. In fact, writers may be particularly susceptible to diminished efficiency due to distractions. According to one study, even the quality of writing submitted by the test subjects was adversely affected by interruptions.

Sheetal Pinto - 3/7/2018 19:00

Content Marketing Goals That Stand the Test of Time 
Digital marketing involves a wide range of tasks, including auditing your content and making changes when necessary. While you should certainly update your copy and other materials on a regular basis, you should also be aware that some objectives are timeless. Goals such as creating quality material and reaching your target audience will never go out of style.

Sheetal Pinto - 12/13/2017 19:00

Top 10 Items to Check off Your List in December
As you begin to wrap up 2017 and ready your website for the year ahead, make some time to perform an SEO audit of your web pages. You do not have to make a great number of changes right now, but you should at least know what to modify during the holidays.


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Sheetal Pinto - 11/21/2019 06:00

When was the last time you heard of BERT? While it seems like a name from Sesame Street or 1965 (Sorry to all the Berts out there!), BERT might be a name you’d like to know in 2019. That’s because it’s Google’s newest algorithm update and it has a big impact on marketers and their SEO strategy.

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 - 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.