Content Strategy Guides & Case Studies

Wether you’re starting out or you’ve been in the field for a while, content strategists of all types will find these MarketMuse guides to be useful. They cover a wide range of topics to help you create a more effective content strategy.

Content Strategy Guides

Guide to Content Quality

How to create expert-level content that’s the best on the web.

More and more content marketers realize the key to standing out above the noise is through high-quality content. In today’s crowded environment, great content is no longer an option. It’s a necessity!

But how do you measure content quality objectively?

This MarketMuse content strategy guide will teach you the true definition of content quality and how to measure it with content scoring. Plus, you’ll learn about thin content (it’s not just about word count) and how to find and optimize it quickly.


Getting Started With Content Clusters

The “secret” to ranking for competitive terms.

Competition for organic traffic is fierce and often one piece of content isn’t enough to rank for sought-after search terms. The key to success in this situation is creating and linking together multiple pieces of content on a given subject.

This guide explores five ways to incorporate related content and the impact this strategy has on your marketing channels, such as search engine optimization (SEO), social media, email marketing, and website engagement.


Guide to Content Gap Analysis

Here’s a faster and better way to do content gap analysis.

Running a gap analysis can uncover a wealth of information, revealing weaknesses in your content and that of the competition. Every piece of content should be analyzed in this manner.

The problem is that most people don’t conduct content gap analysis properly. Even if they do, they frequently lack the necessary resources to scale this up.

Learn what you may be missing when conducting content gap analysis, why automation will make your life easier, and how to save significant time on your next gap analysis.


Building a Better Content Brief with Tech

A process that’s guaranteed to produce expert-level content every time.

Every content marketer faces this challenge. How do you consistently and efficiently craft high-quality content?

Enter the content brief. It’s like a blue print any writer can use to guide them to quickly creating content of the highest calibre.

This guide explores what content briefs should include and how to amplify your briefs to ensure that each time you give an assignment, the result is predictable, high-quality, and optimized for search engines. Included are tips on how to effectively communicate with both staff and freelance writers.


Guide to Content Optimization

How to optimize for both search engines and your audience.

Can you create content that’s best suited for search engines and humans? Absolutely!

Content optimization is more than just mentioning your keyword in the first paragraph, wrapping subheadings in H2 tags, or any of those other SEO hacks. It’s about making sure your content is as comprehensive as it can be.

This guide explores what content optimization is in the world of semantic search and how you can satisfy both search engines and your audience. Here you’ll discover how to improve your content in predictable ways that make a substantial difference.


Content Strategy Case Studies

ISSA + MarketMuse Case Study

How ISSA turned a quiet blog into a revenue generator.

The International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) was confronted with a content challenge many organizations experience. Although they had subject matter experts creating content, it wasn’t fully researched from a user or search perspective.

As a result, search traffic was marginal at best. But by flipping their process around, they turned a “little blog that could” into a powerhouse revenue generator and ISSA is now recognized as an authority by search engines.

This case study explores the transformation of a lowly blog into the prince of profit and how they built a high-quality and well-converting audience.


How Tomorrow Sleep’s Traffic Rose Nearly 10,000% within One Year

A true David vs Goliath story.

This a tale about a new website went from 4K to 400k per month in organic traffic in less than one year. Using MarketMuse has help them outmanoeuvre long-standing rivals not just to drive traffic, but to drive targeted high-quality traffic.

Outranking established competitors is never easy. But with their engaging content, Tomorrow Sleep outranks their largest competitors for primary topics in the SERP. Plus, they hold multiple positions for many important search terms.


How MarketMuse Helped Cortex 3x Organic Traffic & Improved Lead Quality

Manual content strategies are just too cumbersome.

Within six months of adopting MarketMuse Suite, Cortex tripled their blog cadence and domain traffic, while dramatically improving lead quality.

Prior to this, they relied on a manual process and spent far too much time on monotonous keyword research and manually building content briefs. Inefficiency ruled the day, but not anymore! Moving away from manual drudgery has enabled the company to scale content creation to triple its former rate and enjoy the benefits of increased high-quality leads.

They are no longer at a loss for content ideas and their editorial calendar is always full.


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