4 Tools to Expand Content Marketing Efforts in Off-Site SEO
How’s your link building going? Here are four easy-to-learn tools that SEO managers love and that go the distance for helping content marketers find backlink opportunities.
Getting Scrappy: Producing High-Performing, Rich Video Ads in Under an Hour
In a recent test, martech expert Ben Beck saw video ads result in a 30.3% engagement rate vs. 1/3 of 1% engagement on static image ads. To help you pounce on the power of video, he shows you how to produce rich videos without a lot of time or skill.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of AI-Powered Journalism: What You Need to Know
Writers, relax. Marketers, wise up: There’s a difference between utility and humanity — and it matters for your brand reputation. Here are three examples of the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to robot-powered journalism.
Guide to What the Future of Content Marketing Sounds Like
Listen up. The world of smart speakers, podcasting, and people demanding things from inanimate objects is here. But what does the future hold? And how can you, as a content creator and/or marketer, gain a foothold in a space that is evolving on a daily basis? We rounded up 10 of our favorite pieces on the topic.
Head-to-Head Review: Google Forms vs. SurveyMonkey vs. Typeform
Which survey platform is the best fit for your team? Ben Beck grades the strengths and weaknesses of Google Forms, SurveyMonkey and Typeform.
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A Quick Primer on Why Voice Search (and VSO) Is Here to Stay
“Alexa, you’re changing the whole SEO game, aren’t you?” If you’re a content marketer, you already know the answer. But for those who need a little more convincing, here’s a primer on the basics you need to know for the future impact of voice search.
How to Share Your Brand Message on AR/VR, With a Quick Guide for Adverty
Just within the past year, the tech for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) has ramped up considerably. Martech expert Ben Beck shares three new leaders in the space, along with a quick guide on what to expect using Adverty.
Acronym Bootcamp for Non-Engineers (That’s You, Marketers)
Have you ever felt as if you’re trapped in Engineering on the Starship Enterprise? Martech expert Ben Beck rounds up and defines 20 common terms and acronyms marketers should know to better communicate with their product teams and engineers.
It’s Not Over Yet: Navigating GDPR Regulations in Your Content Marketing Efforts
May 25th has come and gone, but are you sure your entire team understands the effects of GDPR? Martech expert Ben Beck clarifies the most important adaptations for content marketers, including six key changes and three proactive ways to keep on top of them.
Universities That Are Leading the Way in Innovative Martech Training and Courses
Which universities are making large strides with their programs in marketing tech? Ben Beck explores UCLA, Penn State, MIT, and Oxford, to help you find where digital marketing is picking up pace in the classroom.
Head-to-Head Reviews for Content Curation: Feedly, Pocket, Wakelet
Better organize your content feeds to keep your ideas flowing. Ben Beck reviews three popular content curation tools: Feedly, Wakelet and Pocket.
Deep Dive on SEO: How to Improve Your Domain Authority Score
How powerful is your site’s domain authority? Learn tips on helping yours rise over time — and reap the rewards of ranking higher in search engine results.
How to Ride the Voice Search Wave: 9 Ways to Seize More Web Traffic From VSO
Prepared for the voice search boom? More than 40% percent of Americans already use voice search daily. Martech expert Ben Beck shares his insights from the Amazon Alexa team and offers nine easy tips to help you leverage martech and VSO (voice search optimization) to seize more traffic from voice search.
DIY Guide: Build Your Own Alexa Flash Briefing Skill in Under an Hour
Looking for a new voice-search channel? A recently released skill, Amazon’s Alexa Flash Briefing is a micro-podcast that is delivered via an Alexa-enabled device at a regular cadence. Martech expert Ben Beck walks you through the benefits of early adoption and a step-by-step primer on starting your own flash briefings.
Want to Write for Robots? Here’s How According to Microsoft Cortana’s Deborah Harrison
Who are the people putting the words, phrases and witty retorts into the “mouths” of robots? Learn what it takes to be the voice behind virtual assistants in our interview with Deborah Harrison, one of the original architects for the personality of Microsoft’s Cortana. Plus, more insights on this entirely new kind of writing between humans and machines, and how it will impact brands (and all of us).
6 Competitive Ways to Do Content Marketing With Smart Speakers
Is your marketing prepared for the disruptive force of voice-powered technology? How can you optimize your content, not just for regular typed text searches, but for the new world of voice search? Martech expert Ben Beck shares six different ways you could leverage voice platforms for your business’s content marketing.