By Ann Gynn published June 9, 2021

Do You Really Want a Zero-Click Ranking on Google?

Fewer than half of Google searches now result in a click. But that doesn’t mean you should give up on SEO. It means you need a two-part plan: One for benefitting from zero-click searches and one for getting clicks. Here’s how to build it. Continue reading

By George Drennan published June 8, 2021

7 Tips to Write a Great Blog Post Introduction

If your introduction doesn’t motivate readers to make that all-important scroll down, you lose them. To make sure your content gets the attention it deserves, here are seven tips to write a great lede. Continue reading

By Mike Murray published June 7, 2021

30+ Link-Building Tips, Tools, and Examples for SEO and Website Traffic

Even if you consider link building a tedious, painful, test of patience, you still need to do it. It’s necessary to compete in search engines and extend the content marketing reach of your brand. Continue reading

By Content Marketing Institute Team published June 4, 2021

20 Words Journalists Loathe (and More of This Week’s Content Marketing Stories)

This week in content marketing, we reveal which words earn eye rolls from journalists, explore new event-promotion features on LinkedIn, and get inspired by a brand that has created a whole new (virtual) world. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published June 3, 2021

8 Expert Tips to Help You Personalize Your Content and Segment Your Audiences

Personalization and segmentation are closely related, but they aren’t the same. ContentTECH speakers offer their take on how (and when) to use these techniques to meet a common goal – to deliver content that reflects what the reader, viewer, or listener wants (when they want it). Continue reading

By Robert Rose published June 2, 2021

Content Management and Strategy: The Big Wave Is Here [New Research]

The 2021 Content Management and Strategy Survey finds glimpses of optimism. But we also see some lingering challenges for businesses as changes to the way we live, work, and take products to market have accelerated. Continue reading

By Precious Oboidhe published June 1, 2021

This SEO Refresher Can Make Your Content More Attractive to Google

While no magic bullet exists to rise to the top of Google rankings, you can always work harder to improve your content’s position. Here’s a refresher so you can move forward today. Continue reading

By Content Marketing Institute Team published May 28, 2021

3 Hair-Raising Content Marketing Stories to Read This Week

Gillette Venus tries to destigmatize pubic hair. A new digital series from L’Oréal Professionnel aims to outdo traditional product marketing. Constant Contact reveals eye-opening email response-rate data. Take a closer look at what you can learn from these examples. Continue reading

By Kim Moutsos published May 27, 2021

6 Content Calendar Strategies That Work Better Than Waiting for Inspiration

When you need to fill your editorial calendar, you have two choices: Wait for inspiration or develop a system to seek out stellar ideas. This post is for everyone ready to roll up their sleeves and get building. Continue reading

By Aleh Barysevich published May 26, 2021

Don’t Know Code? You Still Need to Know Google’s Core Web Vitals

If SEO is important to your brand, now is the time to improve the user experience. Starting in June, your Core Web Vitals (aka the user experience) will become a Google ranking factor. Not on the tech side? You still need to know this. Continue reading

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