Use as Directed: A Content Marketing Plan for Robust Business Performance

Posted by Alex-T

The chances that your company invests in a content marketing strategy are very high. Content Marketing Institute revealed that 89% of B2B and 86% of B2C marketers use content marketing, while the money spent on this activity ranges between 26% to 30% of an entire marketing budget.

I believe that spending up to 50% of your overall budget on content marketing needs isn’t too much, if you know how to take advantage of it. Not only will it benefit your brand’s awareness, but it will also help you generate traffic, leads, and sales. My personal experience working with digital businesses has shown that only a few are successful in finding a strategic approach to their content plan. Sadly, most companies practice throwing spaghetti on the wall to see if a piece of content gets any readers.

In this post, you’ll learn how to ensure that every piece of content you create drives traffic, attracts leads, and generates sales. I’ll give you ready-to-use solutions on how you can plan, execute, and measure your content promotion, so that content starts earning your business money.

Disclaimer: If you decide to follow any of my recommendations, make sure to adjust … Read the rest

December 21, 2017  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: SEO / Traffic / Marketing  No Comments

MozBar Revived! How We Rebuilt MozBar to be More Robust Than Ever—Plus a Brand-New Feature

Posted by Roxana_Nelson

2016 was quite a year for MozBar…

I’m so pleased to announce that we’ve completely rebuilt the foundation for MozBar, making it more robust and reliable, and we’ve launched a new MozBar Premium feature: On-Page Content Suggestions!

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But before we get into the fun, new feature stuff, I want to be completely transparent about some of the challenges we faced early last year:

We’re listening and taking it all to heart. Thank you for having our back with your excellent feedback!

So what the heck exactly happened in the first half of 2016?

We had a roadmap of features that we wanted to release in 2016, but soon realized MozBar hadn’t been built to support the growth we had planned for it going forward. We wanted to continue to innovate but it just wasn’t scalable.

For the longest time, all MozBar projects were shipped by a small, self-contained team consisting of a product manager (yours truly), a designer, and our contract developer. In May, our rockstar contract developer left to pursue his own projects. We had big dreams for MozBar but now found ourselves without a developer, without a process, and with … Read the rest

January 17, 2017  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: SEO / Traffic / Marketing  No Comments

Moz Content Gets More Robust with the Addition of Topic Trends

Posted by ronell-smith

Topic Trends, the latest feature added to Moz Content, allows marketers to quickly access a snapshot of the most popular and the most relevant content in any vertical.

By accessing the content in the Content Search index, Topic Trends highlights the topics that were written about most frequently in the previous five days.

Since the presidential election is the hottest thing going at the moment, it’s little surprise that election news is dominant:

Topic Trends displaying the most current, most popular topics

This feature is based on the Sharing Trends Graph, which highlights the number of articles matching your search in the Moz Content index, in addition to factoring in the median number of shares per article.

By typing “Featured Snippets” into the search field, for example, you get a two-line graph that’s rich in details that can instantly inform your content strategy:

  • The grey line represents the number of articles published about the topic being searched for over the last five days.
  • The green line depicts the median shares of those articles.

“We’re using the graph as a rough indicator of audience interest in the topic,” says Jay Leary, Moz’s senior product manager for Moz … Read the rest

August 2, 2016  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: SEO / Traffic / Marketing  No Comments



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