By Ann Gynn published October 18, 2021

Why You Should Doubt Headline Best Practices Advice (Except This)

Headline advice articles promise a magic formula for crafting titles that compel people to click through and read your content. But what happens when one set of “best” practices conflicts with another – and with what your data tells you? Here’s how to sort it out. Continue reading

By Jonathan Crossfield published July 26, 2021

Curiosity May Have Killed the Cat But It Could Save Your Content

It’s tempting to exploit innate human curiosity with dramatic headlines and provocative social posts. But it won’t pay off in the long run – unless you understand how to keep audiences reading, watching, and clicking for more. Continue reading

By Inbar Yagur published June 15, 2021

AI-Generated Content: Friend or Foe for Content Creators?

People keep talking about how AI-generated content is coming for their content marketing jobs. That’s simply not the case. Learn how AI can be a teammate, not a rival when it comes to content creation. 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 Alexandra Cote published April 29, 2021

15 Engaging Ways to End Your Next Blog Post

Introductions get all the attention. Yet conclusions and endings matter even more. Readers who get to the end of the story are the ones most interested in the topic (and likely what your business offers). Here’s how to reach a satisfying conclusion. Continue reading

By Teni Hallums published April 28, 2021

How to Use Reddit to Find Subject Matter Experts

Reddit gets a bad rap as a breeding ground for snark, rants, and memes. But this social platform has over 100,000 communities where some great expert sources for your content could be. Here’s how to find them. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published April 6, 2021

Guest Blogging: A Step-by-Step Guide

Unsuccessful prospective guest bloggers act like door-to-door salespeople. Successful prospective guest bloggers act like invited guests who show up with a nice host gift. How can you be the door knockers welcomed by publishing sites? Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published March 25, 2021

A Swing and a Hit: 5 Storytelling Ideas to Steal From Sports Writers

They make it look easy, but sports writers face the same challenge content marketers do – including how to tell the same basic story in fresh and exciting ways. These go-to sports storytelling techniques can help you find the agony and the ecstasy in your brand stories. Continue reading

By Darek Black published March 2, 2021

Write Like You Talk: 12 Tips for Conversational Content

The antidote to monotone content? Conversational writing. It feels more personal, less academic. More importantly, it’s effective. That said, let’s talk. Continue reading

By Shane Barker published February 22, 2021

How to Create High-Converting Content

Compel your audience to convert with these five tips to create more engaging content, from headlines to CTAs. Continue reading

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