Content Marketing


diamonddog business-deal-shakehands Gain New Customers and Revenue with High-Converting Content

Seven Easy Steps for Producing High-Converting Content You have probably heard the phrase, “content is king.”  However, when I present my content marketing workshop, I tell attendees that quality content is king.  This quality content should not only be original and engaging, but also high-converting.  High-converting content is created with your prospects in mind.  In this blog, discover the steps to producing high-converting content that will help to turn your prospects into revenue generating customers. Seven Steps for High-Converting Content Success Writing high-converting content has changed over the last 10 years; therefore,......

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diamonddog woman-with-dog-smiling-in-front-of-computer Google Alerts - A Free Media Monitoring Tool to Keep Marketers in the Know

Get the Latest News on What Matters Most with Google Alerts Google offers an awesome library of free online tools, such as Google Analytics, Gmail, Google Docs, Google Alerts, and many more.  In this blog I am going to focus on Google Alerts, a tool widely used by marketers.  You will learn how this easy to set up and use solution will become invaluable for a variety of reasons. What are Google Alerts? Google Alerts is a free digital marketing tool that monitors the Internet for you based on keywords or keyword......

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diamonddog Team-analyzing-graph A Few of my Favorite FREE Marketing Tools

Marketing Tools to Make You a Smart Marketer When I started writing this blog, the first thing that came to mind was the song, “My Favorite Things,” that Julie Andrews sang in the movie, The Sound of Music.  I know I am dating myself for a few of my readers.  However, the marketing tools I am going to explore with you are a few of my favorite things that I have used consistently over the last several years.  All these tools have paid versions.  However, they also offer free versions, which are......

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diamonddog hands-typing-on-mcbook-air A Content Calendar Can Help You Make the Most of your Marketing Efforts

Experience Organization and Many Other Benefits with a Content Calendar You have many great content marketing ideas that you would like to execute.  However, it is critical that you carefully plan out your marketing efforts to guarantee that you make the most of your time and budget when creating every piece of content.  A content calendar, which is often called an editorial calendar, will help you do just that.  This written schedule details out not only when or where you plan to publish upcoming content, but also includes other valuable information to......

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A Content Marketing Strategy is Key to Business Success A content marketing strategy is a plan for building an audience by publishing, maintaining, and distributing frequent and consistent content that educates, entertains, and/or inspires.  With a strategy, the content you produce will turn strangers into frequent website visitors.  Ultimately, these visitors will more likely become customers. We have all heard repeatedly that “content is king”, and those companies that have a content marketing strategy are more likely to be successful.  However, not all companies have a documented strategy.  In fact, just 43......

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diamonddog girl-on-laptop An Advertorial is Perfect for Growing Your Business

Gain Visibility While Educating Your Customers Have you ever read an interesting article to only discover that it is an advertorial instead? An advertorial is a cross between an advertisement and editorial content; therefore, the name advertorial. A company sponsors, pays for and often writes it or hires an agency to produce the content. An advertorial can be published in print publications and in digital media. Its goal is to inform prospects about a company’s product while also providing educational content. The words, sponsored content or advertorial, are posted either at the......

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diamonddog Man-with-megaphone-yelling How to Ensure PR Coverage in a Digital World

Bolster Online Publicity for Your Company Receiving PR coverage is a big plus for any business.  Publicity can provide many benefits, such as establish you as an industry expert, increase brand visibility, or spread the word about a new product/service.  However, receiving media coverage in today’s digital world requires careful preparation and content creation. PR Coverage Tips Today’s online world is saturated with information.  Capturing the attention of writers is not easy.  They are busy people, receiving almost 38,000 emails per year while other workers on average only receive 12,000 emails annually.......

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diamonddog man-two-hand-approve How to Guarantee Your Content Audit is a Screaming Success

A Step-by-Step Guide to Take the Fear out of Your Next Content Audit When you hear the word “audit” you probably associate it with adjectives such as scary, time-consuming, and complex. A content audit is no exception. However, instead of classifying it as a dreaded activity, you should view it as an opportunity.  It can yield some eye-opening results as demonstrated by Microsoft. This powerhouse company conducted a content audit and discovered that its website had 10 million pages of content, but three million pages had never been visited. By removing the......

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diamonddog content-marketing-strategy Learn How Content Marketing Impacts Your Bottom Line

Secure Your Industry Leader Spot with Useful Content Content marketing is defined as a strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant and consistent content that attracts and retains target audiences.  It should not be a sales pitch, but it should provide content that truly helps solve issues your prospects and customers are experiencing.  The goal of content marketing is to drive profitable customer action that will impact your business’ bottom line. Where to Start Most likely your company has produced content already.  However, is it the right type of......

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