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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 - 5/3/2018 00:00

Understanding Content Marketing vs Advertising
Getting the word out about your brand or product involves a careful balance between advertising and content marketing. To do this properly, you need to know the difference between the two.  Both practices are vital for brand awareness, and they each offer various advantages. If you wish to leverage your copywriting and other marketing materials to get the best results possible, your advertising efforts should be only one part of your overall campaign.  

Sheetal Pinto - 4/18/2018 20:00

Choose Your Words Carefully to Attract Your Audience
If you publish creative copy that includes current SEO methods, do you really need to compose riveting headlines, too? How much impact do those initial words have on your material, your brand, and your audience?

Sheetal Pinto - 4/11/2018 20:00

Dos and Don'ts for Content Marketers 
Creating interesting content serves to attract more followers and expand your customer base. However, once you craft copy or other material that may resonate with your users, you must market it so that people can find it. This is why successful marketing is just as vital as good copywriting.

Sheetal Pinto - 3/14/2018 20:00

How to Identify Readers and Why You Must
You might create the most compelling, readable, shareable content in your industry, but it is virtually useless if it does not reach the right individuals. To market your business successfully, you must know how to identify and speak to your target audience. Without a clear idea of the demographics you are selling your products or services to, you cannot form a truly effective digital marketing strategy. Instead, you will waste valuable time and money that could be put to good use elsewhere. 

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 - 2/14/2018 19:00

Words and Phrases to Avoid when Copywriting 
Effective copywriting involves a variety of elements. To achieve a body of text that will impact your audience, you may need to get in the habit of proofreading each piece multiple times. Issues to look for include redundancy, excessive wordiness, and usage of phrases and words that are not necessary.  

Sheetal Pinto - 1/24/2018 19:00

What You Should Know to Stay Ahead of Your Competitors
SEO is an engine that never stops. If you want to move to or remain at the top of the search results, you may need to modify your strategy. A method that was working for you perfectly a few years ago might not yield the same results now. You do not need to be an expert to know which changes to make, but you should remain informed about the latest trends. Implementing just a few modifications, such as creating more useful content, improving page loading speeds, and accommodating voice searches, could help you gain an edge over your competitors.

Sheetal Pinto - 8/7/2013 20:00

You’ve got the web designer working on your website and now you’re starting to look into the content that will tell everybody what your website and brand is all about.  You’ve no doubt decided what pages you want to include. At the very least, you have put a sitemap together. So how do you decide what words to put on those pages that will get your brand noticed and more people to your website. 


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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 - 5/21/2020 06:00

…Empathy

Most organizations in the world today are trying to figure out what is the new normal. Consumer behavior is changing. We saw it after Hurricane Katrina, the Great Recession of 2009, and 9/11. Smart businesses adapt their marketing to these changes. Whether it’s social media, print or email, your communication needs to be sensitive to your consumers. Empathy should be the overarching theme and tone in your emails during a crisis.

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 - 5/7/2020 06:00

How to Maintain Quality and Communicate Positively

Even though many states are beginning to lift shelter-in-place regulations, COVID-19 will continue to be a major influence on consumer priorities and business trends over the next few months. The way you market your business and communicate with customers should reflect your brand and the current state of the economy. Here are content marketing guidelines that you can use to stay relevant to your audience and still maintain a strong online presence.

Sheetal Pinto - 4/30/2020 06:00

Say, it, Show it, Reciprocate it

Doctors, nurses, first responders, food delivery personnel, grocery chain employees, postal staff, and a host of frontline workers are out there, helping to keep the rest of safe, comfortable and well-served through these trying times of the Covidian era. Never have our hearts filled with as much gratitude as we feel now, every day, day after day. You see it all around—blue ribbons tied on trees, lights shining at a certain time every day, window decals and stickers, messages on sidewalks and driveways—all saying, "thank you", "stay safe", "we appreciate you", and so on.  

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 - 4/16/2020 06:00

Here's How to Cope and Adjust

COVID-19 has completely changed how businesses operate. Maybe your business is on hold while you wait for things to get back to normal. Or you’re an essential business trying to continue to operate under stressful circumstances. Your content strategy may not be a priority on your mind. However, your customer is at home, trying to find a useful distraction (because they’ve finished combing through Netflix)! You may have a content calendar all lined up for the next few months, which is good. Yet you don’t want to appear indifferent to what is going on with your audience. How can you continue to engage your audience during difficult times? The answer is to evaluate your content against your brand’s values and your audience’s needs.

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 - 4/2/2020 06:00

Shifting Content Marketing Focus from Word Count to Reader Count

SEO writers have been trying to find the perfect formula for high SEO rankings for decades. One recent trend in SEO is long form content, articles that are 2,000 words and even longer. While there is evidence that long form content does get reader engagement and adds to your SEO ranking, it’s not essential for getting rankings. Shorter articles that are well written and relevant to your reader can rank just as well, even better than low-quality long form content. There’s no magic number for word count. Long form content shouldn’t be your goal. The goal is audience engagement.

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.