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How To Explain Content Marketing ROI to Win (or Keep) Buy-In

Persuading your bosses to buy into the power of content marketing by explaining the inner workings and ROI of both content marketing and content strategy is difficult. Here’s a helpful formula to throw a winning pitch.
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How To Get Content Marketing Measurement Wrong: Do It Like a PR Person

Public relations and content marketing do overlap, but they’re not the same. Yet too many content marketers use PR-centered metrics to prove the value of their content. Here are four steps to change that.
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How to Get Content Marketing Wrong? Think Like a PR Person

If you want to be taken seriously as a content marketer, stop acting like a member of the PR team. If you want to show that content marketing is a distinct contributor to business results, stop using only PR metrics. Do this instead.
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3 Social Media Models To Help You Understand, Predict, and React

Want to know how to predict your followers’ behavior? Wonder how modeling techniques can describe your social media audience’s activity? Learn the three basic models and a powerful tool for each to execute your analysis.
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Road Map to Success: Monitoring and Measuring Your Content’s Performance

It’s never too late to implement sound content tracking, measurement, and evaluation practices to prove the value of your content marketing program. The road to better content marketing measurement starts here.
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How to Make Your Content More Readable

If reading your content takes too much effort, interaction falls off and you have churn. You know this anecdotally. Yet you likely don’t measure it scientifically. It’s time to change that and improve the user experience.
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Website Content Audit in a Few Hours

Content audits are about as popular as colonoscopies but are just as necessary. What if you could get it over with in a few hours? Consider the condensed content audit.
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How to Audit Your Content: 5 Essential Steps

If the thought of a content audit makes you feel as nervous or overwhelmed as an audit by the IRS, you’re not alone. But with these five straightforward steps, you can make the process less stressful and more effective.
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Why Marketers Need to Think Like Data Scientists (and How to Do It)

If your marketing team is not working with a data scientist or at least thinking like one, you’re missing the ability to say “I know” instead of “I think.” The distinction matters to data-driven organizations – and budget approval.
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The Smart (and Not-So-Smart) Ways to Use Vanity Metrics

Vanity metrics are helpful when they’re seen as optimization metrics. They are bellwethers for what your target audience finds valuable on that channel. Learn how to maximize their use and why they should not measure business goals.
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How to Keep Your Content Marketing Strategy From Getting Hijacked

Early success in content marketing may draw attention from other areas of the organization … but not all attention is positive. Consider these risks before your content triumphs turn into liabilities.
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A Step-by-Step Process for Scoring Your Content

Think of a piece of content your team published recently. On a scale of 0 to 100, how would you rate it? And how would your rating help your company? Consider the method that Red Hat devised for scoring content performance.