By Joe Pulizzi published February 4, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Digital Advertising Shrinking, Except for Google and Facebook

We explore the Upworthy/Good merger, suggest new revenue models for Medium, and examine the case of shrinking ad revenue. We try to make Digital Sense of our rants and raves, before serving up a frosty mug of an example of the week. Continue reading

By Gini Dietrich published January 24, 2017

How to Use Earned Media to Boost Your SEO

Google and other search engines have grown the impact of earned media. Once a goal of traditional PR, earned media is even more crucial today to gain authority for your content efforts and improve your SEO. Start with these three steps. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published January 21, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Go Home Facebook, Your Journalism Project Is Drunk

This week, we explore Facebook’s Journalism Project, and find irony in an attack on Star Magazine. Our rants include a soda promotion that fizzled out; then we wrap up with a lesson on finding your growth potential through content. Continue reading

By Neil Patel published January 16, 2017

How to Create Super Shareable Video Content

Videos are more likely to be viewed than other content format. While luck sometimes decides which videos go viral, you can do things to get luck on your side. Here are some tips to help you create super shareable videos. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published January 14, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: This is the Year Agencies Buy Media Companies

The guys talk Medium’s latest pivot and AOL’s “better” way to serve up ads. Plus GaryVee leads the way for agencies buying media companies. Rants and raves include Tom Brady and long-form content, and TOM is the No. 1 U.S. magazine. Continue reading

By Steve Rayson published January 9, 2017

Shares Are Not Enough: How to Amplify Your Content and Build Links

While shares are important, they are not enough to ensure content success. That requires a content amplification strategy to gain shares and links to build authority and drive traffic. Here’s some help to do that. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published January 7, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Native Advertising – Not the Savior Publishers and Brands Thought

The guys talk online fraud and programmatic advertising, rip into a trends post, and vent about a publisher-predicted bloodbath. Rants and raves include the Great Video Game Crash of 1983, the generations, and Purina as TOM example. Continue reading

By Neil Patel published January 3, 2017

4 Ways to Make Your Content Stand Out

Are you in a rut when it comes to making standout content? Do you think a viral piece of content requires a stroke of luck or a simple mathematical formula? The truth is more nuanced. Here are four points to boost the creativity.

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By Jodi Harris published December 27, 2016

Create, Distribute, and Share: 15 Essential Content Marketing Templates

No matter your content marketing goals, you need to master content creation, distribution, and social amplification if you expect to succeed. Here are 15 tools, templates, and checklists to get you started in the right direction. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published December 24, 2016

This Week in Content Marketing: Fake News and Why It Spells Opportunity for Brands

This week, we talk truth about Facebook’s plan for dealing with fake news, and get stirred up by some murky stat soup. We also beg an author to reach his moment of zen, and share rants, raves, and a TOM example from OpenView Partners.   Continue reading