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Master This Writing Practice to Find More Loyal Readers
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If you want to write about anything you’d like, as often as you’d like, there’s a place for that: your own website. It’s a modern privilege that gives writers the freedom to digitally publish their work publicly, with the potential to reach any reader with an internet connection. Can you imagine going back in time […]

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How to Run a Sustainable Writing Business (Where the Backbone of Success Is Simply … You)
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You may love to write. You may get a lot of positive feedback on your writing. And you may have even picked up many great writing gigs over the years, solidifying your status as a professional writer. But something is missing. It’s difficult to balance writing for your existing clients and attracting new clients. Consequently, […]

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The Three Key Elements of Influential Digital Marketing
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Ever see a numbered headline like the one above and try to guess what the three things are? Sometimes it’s easy; sometimes it’s not. In this case, you could be thinking I’m going to talk about content, copy, and email. And while you’re right that those things are important, that’s not what this article is […]

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Practical Strategies for Smart Content Creators
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Before we get started — just a reminder that if you’ve been thinking about moving your site to StudioPress Sites, this is a fantastic week to do it. Not only will you get your first month free, we’ll even migrate your existing WordPress site for you. Also for free. Hooray for free, my favorite amount. […]

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How Strategic Content Converts to Email Subscriptions and Sales
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When we talk about content marketing strategy, all the discussions of heroes, journeys, and maps can seem a bit esoteric. What does it look like in real life? And how exactly does it relate to email marketing? Content marketing is a broader discipline than email marketing, but your email list is the core focus. In […]

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How to Optimize Content for Both Search and Social (Plus, a Headline Hack that Strikes the Balance)
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It’s as if they live in different countries: Searchlandia and Socialstan. Search optimizers and social media marketers don’t get together a whole lot, at least not in the same piece of content. But there’s no reason they can’t peacefully coexist in one article, in one URL. Imagine. One topic, one message, united in quality, but […]

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Live from MarketingSherpa Summit 2017: When is a click more important than a purchase?
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Share How long do you have to know someone before helping them move? I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t invest that kind of time without having an existing relationship with a person. As I listened to my father, Flint McGlaughlin teach in today’s Email Messaging Workshop at MarketingSherpa Summit 2017, I recalled an […]

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Try These Useful Suggestions to Build Your Audience
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On Monday, our good and wise friend Andy Crestodina showed the difference between optimizing for search engines and optimizing for social shares. He also gives us a nice piece of advice about how you can get really crafty and do both. Proofreading might not seem exciting, until the day you publish a post with the […]

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3 Proofreading Pointers, So Your Writing Isn’t Shared for the Wrong Reason
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Whenever someone questions the importance of proofreading, my go-to response is: “Pubic relations is quite different from public relations.” We all sometimes make a typo that omits or changes a letter in a word. A typo like that is difficult to spot when the mistake is still an actual word (or words). Just last week, […]

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7 Easy-to-Forget SEO Steps You Need to Consider Every Time You Publish
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“But I don’t really think about SEO very much anymore.” That was my initial reaction when we all agreed that March would be SEO month here at Copyblogger. At which point, of course, I knew I’d have to write about it. “Look, I just create useful content for people. Do that, get it read, get […]

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Content Marketing Advice, with a Side of Snark
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So today is April 1, which usually means we’ll try to feed you some stupid joke that will just make you roll your eyes when you realize the date. Not this time, internet. Brian kicked things off on Monday with three ways to get links that you haven’t heard 20 million times from people whose […]

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6 SEO Friendly Tips to Improve Site Speed on WordPress Blogs
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In the world of SEO, user experience on websites has always been a factor, as has the time it takes for a site to load. However, with the use of mobile devices surpassing desktop use (in most consumer-facing industries) and the wide adoption of broadband, people expect sites to load instantly. Long gone are the […]

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Search Engine Madness on Copyblogger
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Apparently, “March Madness” on Copyblogger is less about college basketball and more about finding things to say about SEO. One could say we painted ourselves into a corner by saying, “Technical SEO isn’t nearly as important for most sites as actually producing content worth consuming” … and then deciding to write about search optimization all […]

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Schedule 30 Minutes to Uncover the Keys to More Powerful Content
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I understand why content marketers may avoid SEO: it seems complicated and time-consuming. But I’ve got good news. Today, you’ll learn why content marketers like you are well-positioned to use SEO tactics — possibly even more so than *cough* an SEO like me. Keyword research doesn’t have to be a marathon. A brisk, 30-minute walk […]

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What if You Could Simply Eliminate SEO from Your Life?
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Imagine with me. Imagine a world without search engines. It’s easy if you try. No more surprise Google updates. No more worrying about XML sitemaps, robots.txt, and content analysis and optimization. And perhaps most importantly, no more keyword research. That last one means you’re going to have to go old-school to figure out the language […]

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5 Content Optimization Mistakes You’ll Wish You Fixed Sooner
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By now you know that — technical details aside — SEO is not separate from content marketing; it’s an integrated aspect of content marketing. Optimizing your content for search engines is part of your craft and a skill you can strengthen with practice. But even when you rank well for search terms your audience uses, […]

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The Wise Content Marketer’s Guide to Sensible SEO
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Search engine optimization — SEO — is one of those “you love it or you hate it” topics. Some get a charge out of the challenge of keeping up with those wily engineers at Google. Others would rather eat a bug than try to figure out what “headless crawling” means and which redirect is the […]

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Why a Prospect You Want Chooses Your Competitor
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You had trouble sleeping again last night. Up until the time you got into bed, you were looking at their Twitter feed, their Facebook page, and their website. It’s your competitor. You’re completely preoccupied with everything they do … and for a seemingly good reason. Their customer base seems to keep growing and they keep […]

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3 Content Marketing Mysteries Solved
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OK, confession time — when I was a kid, I was a complete Nancy Drew junkie. “Sleuth” sounded like just about the best way ever to spend one’s time. (Of course, that’s before I knew what a Chief Content Officer was …) This week, rather than figuring out Irene Adler’s cell phone password or who […]

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A Guide to Meaningful Content that Resonates
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Oh the drama! No, I’m not talking about the latest political fight you got into on Facebook — I mean this week on Copyblogger has been all about creating dramatic, meaningful content that pulls your audience toward you. On Monday, Brian shared five proven techniques that stir emotions and inspire people to act on your […]

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Transform Your Content from Predictable to Provocative with This Bold Method
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Stop for a moment to think about a super-athlete. A person who won 122 consecutive races and broke the world record four times. That super-athlete is Edwin C. Moses, a man who completely dominated the 400-meter hurdle event and won every race in sight between 1977 and 1987. And then it happened. On June 4, […]

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