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Top 30 QR code uses

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QR codes have really taken off recently as marketers find creative ways to integrate them into campaigns. Below is a roundup of some of the best campaigns
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Improve Your Blog Writing With a Positive Focus

Improve Your Blog Writing With a Positive Focus | The Perfect Storm Team | Scoop.it
Avoid your blog writing going round in circles by having a positive purpose for your posts that actually helps you achieve your goals and objectives.

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 28, 4:00 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Alice Elliott because she explains how to improve your blog by planning ahead.

 

Use some brainstorming to create a positive focus for your content.

 

How to Create a Perfect Post

 

You need to have a game plan for each week of content that you publish. I agree that this will help create a better direction for your blog.

 

Elliott explains how to improve your blog posts by mapping out your content strategy.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • You need to write your articles with the reader in mind. Your audience is in the driver's seat when it comes to blogging success.

 

  • Write blog posts that educate your audience. Share your knowledge and expertise in order to help make improvements in their lives.

 

  • Become a thought leader by writing from a voice of authority. This will be done in your chosen target market or niche.

 

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Give Your Content Marketing a Boost

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We have put together a short list containing four simple yet effective tricks you can use to boost your content marketing efforts

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 27, 9:38 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Joan Selby because it provides insights into how to effectively create quality content your audience will love.

 

Fuel your marketing efforts with fresh, original content.

 

Content Marketing Success Strategies

 

Many marketers publish articles in order to boost their visibility online. I agree that you need to have a plan in place that will take your marketing to the next level.

 

Selby explains the impact of great content on your business growth.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Transform your old content into new blog posts. For example, create a video how-to guide or promote a series of posts in an eBook.

 

  • Avoid stepping over the line of recreating articles and plagiarism. Use tools like Feedly to help find ideas and repurpose what you already have.

 

  • Be selective when it comes to using user-generated content. This is where the comments section on your blog can be helpful in encouraging feedback.

 

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How to create SEO-friendly content

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Quality is always important when producing new content, but it’s the SEO that can boost your efforts of reaching a target audience. 

SEO-friendly content doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming, provided that you understand how on-page SEO can work alongside your content.

Here's how to create content that both your audience and search engines will enjoy.

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Attract Readers To Your Blog with Images [Infographic]

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Blog posts should use images effectively to attract readers to their post, and once there, how to retain them by helping to explain the subject better.

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 21, 7:57 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Alice Elliott because she explains how to capture your readers with stand-out visual images in your blog posts.

 

Capture the reader's attention with eye-catching graphic images.

 

How Your Content Can Stand Out with Images

 

You can keep your audience interested in reading your posts by capturing their attention right away. I agree that great images will help you achieve just that.

 

Elliott explains how to use images effectively in your blog posts in order to attract more readers.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Both colorful and vibrant pictures can really help your blog posts stand out. These are both attractive and inviting for the reader.

 

  • Sometimes you don't need a lot of text in your articles when you use the right images. A picture can convey the right message for your audience.

 

  • Include words over your images to help them be more striking. This is especially true with text that resonates with your readers.

 

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How to Create Social Media Graphics That Spread Like Wildfire

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Want to add visuals to your marketing mix, but don't know where to begin? Here's how! Create social media graphics that spread like wildfire.
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How to Start Crushing Your Instagram Game

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If you use your Instagram account as a main online portfolio for your photography, it's important to make sure you're presenting your work and skills well.
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7 Marketing Lessons You Can Learn From an Unlikely Source

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Thought leaders from this industry share insights into how virtually anyone can build a sizable following and generate real results.
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Turn web links into visually appealing newsletters, web pages and website embeds

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Elink is an content marketing tool to curate and publish email newsletters and web pages in minutes.


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12 Business Branding and Email Tools

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This article contains 4 helpful tools and resources around Business Brand reputation, Business Focus and Email Management

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 15, 5:56 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Susan Gilbert because it shows you great tools to help improve your business branding strategy.

 

Reach your full potential online with these great resources for business.

 

12 Great Business Tools for Branding and Email Marketing

 

With the right tools you can help your brand stand out online. I agree that in order to build a business it's important to take advantage of what's available.

 

Gilbert provides the best tools to help make your company a more successful one.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Find out what your customers are saying about you online. Go Fish Digital provides insights into complaints and conversations about your brand from over 40 different sources.

 

  • Stop putting off your tasks and stay on track with this handy tool. The Productivity Challenge Timer app for iOS will help you gain more focus on your important projects with its effective timer.

 

  • Get more out of your emails with this powerful Gmail tool. FullContact helps you to find important precise company information as well as where the next meeting will be taking place.

 

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Avoid These 6 Costly Social Media Mistakes

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By now, you should know just how important a good social media strategy is for your business. But do you know what pitfalls and mistakes you need to avoid?

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 14, 1:51 AM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Ian Naylor because it explains how to develop a strong social media strategy that works for your business.

 

It's important to build solid objectives in order to be successful in social media marketing.

 

Common Social Media Mistakes

 

While you can create a social media account and begin tweeting or posting this will not guarantee solid growth. I agree that it takes focus and dedication to get real results.

 

Naylor explains what to avoid and how to properly grow your social brand.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Avoid spreading yourself too thin on too many networks. Focus on one and then move up from there. It takes time and dedication to develop your community.

 

  • Include the human touch in your accounts rather than just relying on automation or standard content. When people see the same messages they become bored quickly and move on.

 

  • It's important to include video as a part of your marketing strategy. People are especially drawn to this medium -- especially live stream broadcasts.

 

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donhornsby's curator insight, March 14, 9:46 AM
Do you invite comments on your Facebook page? When your followers leave comments on your Facebook page, do you reply? Do you participate in discussions with your fans on your Twitter account? If not, then you are missing out on a tremendous opportunity to build goodwill.
 
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The Infographic that Will Revolutionize Your Approach to Content Creation

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Rise of Interactive Content
We agree with the premise if not the over-hype of this infographic. We see a trend to making websites more conversational, more interactive. The "one size fits all" days are gone. 

In the next few years, we'll see websites capable of wrapping themselves around users like a glove. Web sites that look and feel different from one visitor to the next based on predictive analytics, behavior and creative. If this sounds like the quants and the creatives are about to take over that is what we think too. 

These unlikely affinity groups - right brain engineers and left brain creatives - will need to think, act and design as one. Don't forget our favorite content creation rule - don't create your content ask for help and get others to create it for you. 

Such a "community approach" to content creation is the best way we know to turn your tribe into zealous advocates. Think about it. What are you more likely to advocate your stuff or ours? Answer to that question is obvious and an indication why community is the key to future commerce online. Now that is a revolutionary infographic we'd like to see :). 


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How to Gather Content Ideas With Reddit

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With 234m unique users in a recent month and over 11k communities around niche topics, Reddit is one of the best-kept secrets in content generation research

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 8, 7:29 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Vaibhav Kakkar because it provides insight into how to find great content with Reddit.

 

Use Reddit to find topics your audience will love.

 

How Reddit Can Help You Find Better Content

 

You can gather useful ideas from your readers through this long-standing network. I agree that Reddit is an invaluable resource for bloggers and marketers.

 

Kakkar shows how to effectively use this platform for your content strategy.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • There are over 11,000 communities based around niche topics on Reddit. This is a treasure trove of content ideas to tap into.

 

  • Keep up with the latest trends and pop culture threads. Posts have the potential for becoming viral on the Internet.

 

  • One of the biggest problems content producers face is not producing articles their audience desires. Reddit helps you discover what matters to them the most.

 

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How Social Customer Service Can Help Your Business

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Getting new customers is important. Taking care of them is crucial for the future of your business. Social Customer Service helps you nurture relationships.

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 6, 11:26 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Paolo Fabrizio because it explains how to use social customer service to better connect with your customers.

 

Integrating digital channels can help you improve your sales and customer relations.

 

Make Better Connections Through Social Customer Service

 

You can nurture your customers each and every day. I agree that you can reach them through specific platforms and technology.

 

Fabrizio shows you several ways to improve your social customer service with mobile and other social channels.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • The use of smart phones has changed the way buyers interact with businesses. Mobile makes it faster and more comfortable to get the answers we need.

 

  • Your brand can't afford to to waste time and money on the wrong digital platforms. It's important to carefully choose the best one for your business before taking on too much.

 

  • Leverage live video events to answer your customers' pressing questions. This increases brand awareness and spreads the word about your business.

 

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How to Create the Perfect H1 Tag for SEO

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Neil Patel: 'If you’re reading this article, you may have a smattering of knowledge about h1s. It’s long been a fixture of SEO ever since the dawn of search engines.


Well, what most people probably don't tell you is that if you craft your H1 tags correctly, it can improve your topical relevancy and help you outrank your competition when you have less backlinks. 


So in the spirit of headings, I wrote an article that will grow your search traffic. 


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How to Humanize Your Brand

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This article presents 4 ways to improve brand likeability. These include such simple suggestions as "be Human" and "talk to your customers"

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 23, 5:37 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Michael Brenner because it provides insight on how to build an authentic brand that your audience will love.

 

Make your brand more attractive by humanizing the persona.

 

Effectively Reach Your Target Market

 

Trusted recommendations can help attract customers to your brand. I agree that you can accomplish this by creating incentives for influencers to share what you have to offer.

 

Brenner goes over how to improve the 'likability' factor for your business marketing.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Many people don't trust anyone trying to sell to them. You need to humanize your content in order to reach them in an trustworthy way.

 

  • Talk to your customers in real-time, one-on-one. Answer their questions with helpful advice when they visit your website.

 

  • We are not influenced by celebrities --- we take notes from each other. Encourage your community to make referrals and leave positive reviews.

 

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The Transition from Blogger To Business Owner

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When I started out blogging back in 2013, I never thought I would call myself a business owner. This is my journey from blogger to business owner

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 22, 5:15 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Ashley Faulkes because it explains the process of running a blog and then turning it into a business.

 

The story of how one blogger became a businessman.

 

Going From Blogger to Business Owner

 

Starting a blog can involve a lot of learning curves along the way. I agree that content marketers need to fully understand digital marketing in order to be successful in business.

 

Faulkes provides his own perspective on what it takes to run a successful blogging business.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Start by learning as much as you can from leading blogging experts. Then brush up on your digital marketing skills in areas like social media, SEO, and email marketing.

 

  • It is not enough to just have a blog. Your business needs to be running your content, not the other way around. If you lack skills you just need to learn more.

 

  • When attending a conference hang out with a few like-minded individuals who will push you to grow. Read as much as you can about the topic of blogging for business.

 

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Chuck Bartok's curator insight, March 23, 10:25 AM
Blogging is and has been a rewarding effort .

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The Importance Quality Metrics for More Sales

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When comparing quantity metrics with quality metrics, Certainly, one is easier. But it's the other that will bring you conversions

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 20, 11:42 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Robert Caruso because it explains the importance of quality metrics when measuring the results of your business's marketing efforts.

 

Understanding the outcome of your marketing strategies can help improve your conversion rates.

 

Measuring for Business Success

 

You can be successful generating more sales with the right metrics in place. I agree that many businesses fail to understand the full scope of their activities online.

 

Caruso explains what quality metrics look like and how this can affect your bottom line.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • When it comes to taking a look at digital marketing your metrics should look at the quality rather than the quantity. This will then determine your investment of time, money, and resources.

 

  • You can have a false sense of success by focusing on vanity metrics, which relies on data from activities rather than certain activities. This provides very little actionable data to measure.

 

  • If you want to increase your sales then you need to dive deeper into actionable activity such as conversion rates, time spent on your website, cost per lead, ect.

 

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Edan Joy Gelt's curator insight, March 22, 11:53 PM

What an intuitive piece about quality versus quantity.  I've actually had clients that have bought "likes" and "followers" thinking that the more followers, the better they appear as a business (power of social psychology). This fake dilution actually depletes their efforts in the social channel for a small, temporary illusion of grandeur.  The importance of a quality audience being offered quality content is what translates to the bottom line.  Likes, clicks and follows are not reflective of NOI.

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10 Marketing Lessons from Hollywood’s Biggest Box Office Successes

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A “box office success” doesn’t earn that accolade by pure luck or merit. The main reason people flock to see a new release in such big numbers is largely due to marketing – a lot of it. A heap of cash goes into driving awareness of a Hollywood release and securing its success – nearly …
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How to Improve Your Social Media Images in 4 Easy Steps

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Want to pack a punch into your social media marketing? Incorporate visuals! Here's how to improve your social media images in 4 easy steps.
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Drive More eCommerce Sales with a Better Web Design

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If you are running an online store and want to get more clients here are 10 best eCommerce web design hacks for you to increase your sales.

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 17, 4:19 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Katherine Crayon
 because it shows you how your website design can impact your business sales.

 

The look of your eCommerce website directly affects your business's revenue.

 

Attract More Customers with a Better Website Design

 

To convert your leads into sales your website needs to immediately attract visitors. I agree that both optimization and design work together to achieve this goal.

 

Crayon explains 10 different ways your eCommerce business can make improvements to your website.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • You can track down your conversion problems by conducting a conversion audit. It is well worth the investment in order to find out where the holes are in your website.

 

  • A slow loading speed will drive prospects away. Make sure all of your pages load quickly and that it is easy for your visitors to find your products.

 

  • People use various devices to access websites. Find out which ones your visitors use including clicks and scrolling activity. 

 

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Your Target Audience on Instagram With the Right Hashtags

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For businesses and bloggers using Instagram, hashtags represent a gateway to your target audience. Here's a great strategy you can use

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 16, 9:41 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Jenn Herman because it provides insights into how to better grow your Instagram community with the right hashtags.

 

It's important to use the right keywords for your niche to grow your reach on Instagram.

 

Improve Your Following on Instagram With Hashtags

 

Mobile audiences use specific topics to find a post or user. I agree that you can improve your marketing strategy by using these hashtags to draw the audience to you.

 

Herman explains how your posts can attract the right followers for your brand.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • You need to know specifically what sets your posts apart rather than using generic terms. This will improve your chances of getting found in the 'top spots' on Instagram.

 

  • The best method is to use 15-20 hashtags per post and then focus on the 4-5 popular ones. These need to be related to your posts, and have a high number of usage.

 

  • The higher the engagement the more views your posts will get. Sometimes these can show up the the hashtag hubs for days or even weeks.

 

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Philippa Gasson's curator insight, March 17, 8:21 AM
Instagram tips on hashtags
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As a non-user of Instagram, I understand the attraction of the application and the use of hashtags to gather as many like as possible. However, I fail to understand the prevalence of such a technology in our world today. An article on how to use hashtags as effectively as possible? When did it become a necessity for us to write about getting as many likes and affirmation as possible? If I were to use Instagram, I would treat hashtags as a way to simply and deconstruct the message that my photo was trying to convey. For example, if I were to post a photo of an art piece, instead of writing a detailed explanation of the piece which most would not want to read about, I would use hashtags to highlight whatever it is I wish to express to my followers. While I understand that Instagram may be attractive because it lets us in on our friends’ lives and serves as a platform for us to receive affirmation from our peers, I do not think we should rely on Instagram so heavily to the extent that we write articles on how to make our posts more popular and well received. We should make use of this application to share our photos and activities with our friends, as well as show appreciation to others through this platform.

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Keep Your Readers with a Great Blog Post Introduction

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Your headline has attracted lots of readers to your blog, but now you need to adapt the post introduction to make them stay to read the rest of the content.

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 14, 9:06 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Alice Elliott because she explains how to capture your readers with a stand-out blog post introduction.

 

The purpose of the beginning part of an article is to capture the reader's attention and draw them into the post.

 

How to Create a Winning Blog Introduction

 

You can keep your audience from leaving your blog by writing intriguing introductions to your content. I agree that it only takes three seconds for a reader to head off to another website.

 

Elliott explains how to write an incredible blog post introduction that will make your audience want to read more.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • After reading the headline the introduction should clarify it. This is especially important if you do not have a sub-heading.

 

  • Your text should prepare the reader for the rest of the post. They need to know how it will be a benefit to them.

 

  • A good introduction builds trust. It should be a satisfying experience for your audience.

 

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All About Content Distribution

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In parts 1 and 2 of "Your Complete Content Plan", we discussed Keyword Research and Content Creation. The final part concentrates on Content Distribution

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 10, 8:04 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Ruchika Sharma
 because it provides insights on how to improve your content distribution plan.

 

You need to take the content to your audience.

 

How to Use Effectively Distribute Content

 

After keyword research and creating great content you need a good distribution plan. I agree that this is an important next step that should not be skipped.

 

Sharma explains the basics of content distribution that attracts more readers.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Find a good guest posting platform to display your published posts. These should be relevant to your niche and have a large audience.

 

  • If you want to republish your original content there are several networks you can do this on including LinkedIn, Medium, and other blogs..

 

  • In order to re-purpose your content choose to an audio version, video, slide or infographic. Drive syndication through your email, RSS feed, forums, groups, ect.

 

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How Poor Website Performance Can Reduce Sales

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This article by Wade Harman looks at the effects that poor website performance may have on your company's bottom line. It's certainly cautionary reading

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 9, 11:39 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Wade Harman
 because it shows you how your website performance can impact your influence and sales.

 

Your landing page directly affects your business's bottom line.

 

Your Website May Be Lagging Behind

 

To convert your subscribers your website needs to run efficiently for your visitors. I agree that a poor execution will drive down precious sales.

 

Harman provides an explanation on how this can directly affect your bottom line.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • A website that crashes due to a lack of scalability will lose customers. This is enough to send them shopping at the competition instead.

 

  • You can go out of business if too many potential buyers are leaving. This will impact your marketing campaign as well if you're not keeping up with the demand.

 

  • A poorly run website could lose loyal customers. Repeat buyers are the bread and better to many online businesses.

 

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Long Form Content Can Improve Your Strategy

Long Form Content Can Improve Your Strategy | The Perfect Storm Team | Scoop.it
This article discusses the benefits of a long form content strategy, along with the warning that not all content fits this form

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 7, 9:08 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Shelly Kramer because it provides insight into how to effectively use long form content to capture more readers.

 

Why long form content is well received by your audience.

 

Long Form Content Success Strategies

 

Most readers prefer digestible, longer content. I agree that you need to write it in a way that adds value to your community.

 

Kramer explains the impact of long form content on your blog.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Search engines tend to rank long form content higher than short form. The more words you have the more opportunity to add relevant keywords.

 

  • Longer content can set you apart from the competition. Especially as you focus more on quality than quantity. This places your business ahead of the game.

 

  • It may take more time to read a lengthy article -- but generally this will be well received by readers. It is well worth the time and investment to write long form content.

 

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