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Sheetal Pinto - 1/17/2018 19:00

Is Your Online Content Ready for 2018?
2018 is here, and that means it is time to re-examine your digital content. Your website and other online pages must be adapted and updated regularly to meet the needs of a changing audience and marketing culture. Many of the ideas that will apply in the coming year are not entirely new, but they will continue to evolve. From consistently high-quality material to cross-channel integration, the upcoming trends may yield few surprises, but they are as important as ever. Take a look at what you might expect to add or improve on in 2018.   

Sheetal Pinto - 11/5/2014 19:00

There was a time when you could probably allow your website copy and content strategy to remain fairly static. That was before the dawn of mobile technology and the evolution of consumer thinking and demands. The consumer today doesn’t just want to read your home or landing page. They want content that moves with the latest trends, that they can access on the go, on the fly, and from any device that is connected to the Internet.

Sheetal Pinto - 10/29/2014 20:00

Think about the last book you read. It may have been a gripping crime thriller, a book full of juicy reference material or perhaps just a storybook you read to your child. The one thing most books and stories have in common is that they all contain multiple layers to some extent. A fairy story will have good guys, bad guys and a happy ending. A crime thriller will have intrigue, gritty storylines and a twist in the tale.

Sheetal Pinto - 10/22/2014 20:00

Canadian Thanksgiving, like all good things, came and went by too soon. It’s a time for being thankful for what we have and celebrating with our families. It’s also the time when we go out and buy the biggest turkey in the store without much thought about what we are going to do with the leftovers! 

Sheetal Pinto - 10/15/2014 20:00

If you are constantly digging around for new content ideas and topics with which to wow your target audience, you could try digging a little closer to home. Many businesses fail to realize that they have some excellent, ready-to-use content right under their noses.

Sheetal Pinto - 7/30/2014 20:00

When you invest a lot of time and effort into content marketing, it can be frustrating to find that it isn’t doing anything for you. It’s not bringing in more qualified traffic, not engaging the visitors who come to your site and it’s certainly not converting. So what could be going wrong?

Sheetal Pinto - 11/11/2013 19:00

There you are, optimizing your site for the top keyword terms in your niche. Good work. Now along comes Google to state that over 20% of all searches are terms that have never been searched upon before.

Sheetal Pinto - 11/6/2013 19:00

The importance of interesting, high quality content and effective marketing has become of paramount importance now to get good rankings on the search engines. However, traffic to your website is no good unless the visitor becomes a conversion – enquiring about your products and services, joining your mailing list, or better still, making a purchase.

Sheetal Pinto - 8/21/2013 20:00

It can be very disheartening when your content fails to resonate with your target audience, but it doesn’t always mean you are using poor quality content.  Did you ever consider that you might have read your target audience wrong?  Very often, content fails because it is focused on the wrong group of people.  Mapping out the personas of your potential customers can help you to nail your content first time and ensure it gets out to the audience that matters.

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.