When we talk about “authority” in SEO terms, most marketers’ thoughts go straight to link building. Links have historically been the No. 1 factor in building domain authority, and while that’s still the case to a degree, there’s a more effective and organic way of building your site’s authority that doesn’t require link building or turning to the dark side with black-hat techniques.
Content marketers need to wear many hats as they strive to meet business goals while producing blogs, articles, and resources that are engaging, informative, and well-written. It’s not always easy, but you can get by with a little help from your sales team.
If you work with a team of content writers, you know that the going isn’t always easy. Project timelines shrink, priorities shift, and writers go rogue – sometimes all in the course of a day. Any way to save time and set your content creation process to set-it-and-forget-it mode is a godsend to a content marketer.
Even for seasoned writers, the task of creating long-form content that ranks and achieves business goals can seem daunting. We created MarketMuse to ease the pain points of content marketers, so we’ve learned a thing or two about how to simplify the process without sacrificing quality.
Topics: Content Marketing
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There are a lot of keywords tools out there, take it from us. We know our platform is unique and how it differentiates from the competition, but how is the average marketer to know which keyword research tools they need in their kit?
You know that having up-to-date content on your site is important, and you’re probably well aware that sites with comprehensive topic coverage tend to rank better in SERPs. But whether you’re starting from scratch or looking to re-vamp an existing blog, planning an editorial calendar presents some challenges.
When Google’s Hummingbird rolled out, some SEOs wondered whether it signaled the end of keywords as we know them, because the algorithm knocked keyword strategy out of the limelight. The new star of the show? Topic relevancy.
Clicks and increased traffic have dominated the minds of marketers as they race to show ROI for their digital efforts. However, what many content strategists fail to see is that these factors don’t necessarily equate to dollars, and that putting up content purely for the sake of drawing in viewers can be detrimental, both to their rankings and to their reputation.