The User Experience is comprised of numerous elements, one of which is content strategy.
The web today is super saturated with content. In fact, nearly 3 million blog posts are published each day. Consumers easily get overwhelmed and walk away (or should we say, click or tap away) in search of content they believe to be more useful, more relevant, or simply put: better.
The user experience (UX) plays a big role in this journey. How an individual uses and interacts with your website is a huge determiner for if they will stay to enjoy more of your content, or if they will leave in search of something else. In fact, UX design and content strategy are actually far more related than you might imagine.
We’ve already talked a lot about content strategy in previous articles in our series – which you can read here and here. Now it’s time to discuss how UX fits into this mix and how it factors into developing your content strategy.
Content strategy is a critical component to the success of your online marketing strategy. This blog post is the first in a series of articles where we will discuss successful content strategy tips for the modern marketer of the future.
We all know high-quality content is key for success, but what good is this content without a proper strategy in place?
Content is the key element to every online marketing activity. From social media and paid advertising, to blog marketing, email marketing, and SEO – all of these online marketing activities require high quality content in order to produce results. In fact, Demand Metric conducted a study that shows an amazing 78 percent of Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) believe custom content is the future of digital marketing.
However, high quality content marketing is only one piece of this intricate marketing equation. In the ever-evolving world of online marketing, a business needs to conduct significant research and focus on the development and execution of a winning content strategy to reach its goals.
We would like to introduce you to five key aspects you need to consider when creating a killer content strategy for success. Each one of the following aspects will be expanded upon in individual blog posts to follow.
We like to maximize reach with videos on both YouTube and Facebook (and in blog marketing too). Don’t rule out Twitter— why not extend your reach?
With online videos being one of the most embraced forms of online content on social media platforms, marketing professionals should make video marketing an ongoing part of their overall content marketing strategy. According to research from Brightcove, videos generate 1200 percent more shares than both text messages and images combined. Below are some tips for marketing online with videos and how that can have a great impact on your marketing strategy.
How to Get the Maximum Leverage From Online Videos
Online videos can provide maximum leverage by significantly increasing your exposure. Most people would rather watch videos than read content; so if there’s an option between the two, visitors will likely gravitate to the video more so than reading the content. Since more and more people share videos than other forms of content, your video is likely to get passed around and shared by viewers who have an interest in your product or service. We like to at least get triple leverage from every video produced for maximum ROI with an upload and promotion on at least two social networks and an embed of the video in a post for blog marketing.
TIP: Pause a video at a key spot and take a screenshot to add to a post. Here’s a post showing one of our clients, Dr. Erich Dahlen, hard at work in his dental practice.
You’ve worked hard growing followers on Twitter, why not turn them into leads so you can work toward sales using automated marketing? Twitter ads? Yup. Don’t count that platform out yet — especially when we have a new American President that loves to tweet, and the platform has 317 million users in 2016. That bird can still sing.
Our clients are always interested in smart ways to gather more leads, so we are pleased to tell you about a tactic where you pay only for the leads gathered. This strategy pairs up newer Twitter ads with your marketing automation program of choice to discover leads and grow your list. And with a lead campaign on Twitter, you pay only for the leads gathered. (more…)
How can Digital Marketing help gather more leads? We’ve prepared a high-level checklist to help you.
Leads are the gold for digital marketers.
You’ve got a budget, goals, and need to prove your digital marketing campaign’s ROI. How can you show your team is meeting its objectives? There are a lot of fancy acronyms and tactical names in this business, but in the end a company lives or dies on qualified leads your sales team can close (B2B) or buying customers for ecommerce and B2C sales.
At Webdirexion LLC, our team uses a marketing model known as “R.A.C.E.” (Reach, Act, Convert, Engage) to organize strategic thinking, the tactics that flow from it, and measurements to meet and exceed goals.
We’ve found this helps solve a lot of the challenges marketer’s face as shown on the chart at right. Take a look at the top three challenges (Producing engaging content, doing it consistently, and proving ROI), and ask yourself how you now measure content effectiveness? Shouldn’t you see direct results in terms of engagement and leads? We think so. We’ve written an eBook about R.A.C.E. strategies and tactics and will send you a copy along with a Digital Marketing checklist. (more…)
Welcome to the twilight zone. An Artificial Intelligence (AI) is in charge of search returns now, when you use Google. You can’t control what it does. What does this mean for content marketers?
Ready to meet an Artificial Intelligence? You already have — every time you do a Google Search you are working with one.
Google calls it’s AI, “RankBrain”, and while only an infant, it already thinks for itself. That’s called “machine learning. According to a recent SearchEngineLand.com (SEL) article, “Machine learning is where a computer teaches itself how to do something, rather than being taught by humans or following detailed programming.”
According to wikipedia, “RankBrain is a machine learning artificial intelligence system, the use of which by Google was confirmed on 26 October 2015. It helps Google to process search results and provide more relevant search results for users. In a recent interview, Google commented that RankBrain is the third most important factor in the ranking algorithm along with links and content.” (more…)