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How to create compelling content: The answer was there all along

How to create compelling content: The answer was there all along

“People love themselves. It didn’t take the advent of the selfie for that to be evident.” True story. This is the opening line to one of the Ten Commandments to create compelling content as told by Patrick Burke of Content Marketing Institute. The commandment? Thou shalt awaken our inner Narcissus. This, like the rest of his Commandments, is fairly self-explanatory – people like content that taps into their insatiable appetite for ‘me, me, me’.

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Do you speak emoji?

Do you speak emoji?

If you’ve not come across an emoji yet, then you must have spent the last few years in a remote area without a connected device. For argument’s sake, they are essentially emoticons composed of facial expressions and visual representations of common situations. Surely you’ve seen plenty littered across your texts, emails and social accounts. Everyone uses emojis, to the point that it’s almost a form of communication in itself as it automatically transcends barriers to understanding languages by visually emulating feelings or thoughts. The internet is fluent in speaking emoji, and you’re about to see a lot more of them.

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How to create content that sticks

How to create content that sticks

While it’s generally accepted that content marketing should be at the heart of a future-proof digital marketing strategy, many have learned the hard way that it’s difficult to make it stick. Content creation and the pursuit of virality requires a significant investment in terms of time and resources, but these alone are not enough to achieve compelling content which drives links, traffic and social shares. There are a number of key considerations which you should keep in mind as you plan content campaigns.

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Swiping ideas: That’s not what they meant by “copy”

Swiping ideas: That’s not what they meant by “copy”

Recently there has been a lot of shared journalism around the topic of swipe files. If you’re not familiar with the term, a moz.com article describes it as a file of ideas/images/approaches/technologies that inspire you or you'd love to learn from.’ The idea is to keep feeding this file and ‘refer to it whenever you need inspiration.’

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Effecting Blogger Outreach with the Art of Mirroring

Effecting Blogger Outreach with the Art of Mirroring

Blogger outreach has become both a subject of contention and affection amongst the SEO arena. As outreach plays a significant role in SEO, a great deal of time has been spent learning how to do it correctly.

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How to avoid creating ‘wallflower’ content

How to avoid creating ‘wallflower’ content

The digital world increasingly looks like an overcrowded sixth-form disco. There are hundreds of brands jostling for attention, too many ‘wallflowers’ going unnoticed and everyone’s eyes are on a select few AKA the ‘cool crowd’. Or, to put it another way, customers are now bombarded with endless digital ‘noise’.

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Blogwatch: AdWords reports, link-worthy content & Webmaster Tools

Apple has posted a help document confirming the existence of their web crawler, Applebot, which is primarily used for Siri and Spotlight suggestions. The new crawler and acquisition of search analytics firm Topsy in 2013 is just some of the evidence that suggests Apple's intentions to expand its Spotlight web search.

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