By Ann Gynn published December 4, 2018

Shouldn’t Every Piece of Content Be Clickbait?

Given its denotative definition, clickbait does what all content marketers want – it entices the audience to click on the headline and consume their content. So why is it on lists of practices to avoid? Can it ever be used for good? Continue reading

By Shane Barker published December 3, 2018

12 Expert Ideas to Improve Your Content Marketing for Better Leads

Done strategically, content marketing is a good way to generate leads in a cost-effective way. If lead generation is a goal of your brand, read on for a dozen ideas on how to do it well from industry experts. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published November 22, 2018

14 Inspiring Quotes Content Marketers Are Thankful They Heard

What advice has been critical to your success as a content marketer? Check out some words of wisdom that have helped influential practitioners in the industry feel grateful for their mentors and influencers. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published November 16, 2018

How to Survive the Ongoing Confusion With SEO

In CMI’s Mastering Content Marketing video series, Courtney Cox Wakefield, Children’s Health digital marketing manager, shares her view of the latest search trends, and what they hold for content marketing. Read on (and watch too). Continue reading

By Bethany Johnson published November 15, 2018

Build a Great Brand: Align What You Think, Do, and Say

Content marketers need to elevate every conversation to something greater than a marketing tactic. Doing that is the only way to win and keep the audience’s attention. Read on to learn about the think, do, say strategy. Continue reading

By Mike Murray published November 14, 2018

Page Load Time: Is It the SEO Rankings Culprit?

You could have page load issues, but that deficiency might not be to blame for your Google keyword rankings. Check out the load-time grades for four Fortune 500 sites and learn what other factors may have more power over their rankings. Continue reading

By Sarah Mitchell published November 9, 2018

Are You Measuring Right in Your Content Marketing?

How you measure the past influences how you shape the future. Yet some commonly used metrics give the illusion of 24-karat success when they’re not much more than fool’s gold. Do you know what content marketing success really looks like? Continue reading

By Mike Murray published November 8, 2018

15 Search Intent Tips, Examples, and Resources for SEO Keywords

If you want to leverage search intent with SEO keywords, it’s best to balance the methods with the false hopes. Here is a closer look at types of user intent keywords and some advice to help your keyword choices. Continue reading

By Kim Moutsos published November 1, 2018

100+ Tools Content Marketers Really Love

Want to be a better content marketer? Don’t overlook the importance of technology. And, as a jumping-off point for your content tech search, check out the favorite tools of your fellow marketers. Continue reading

By Susan Moeller published October 26, 2018

How to Make an Amplification Strategy With Shares AND Backlinks

Competition for attention is fierce. Successful content marketing depends on creating and amplifying exceptional content. But social sharing alone won’t do it. Your content needs an amplification strategy. Continue reading