Hootsuite vs. Buffer: We Rated 10 Key Factors for Each
In today’s #MartechMonday post, Ben Beck compares two popular social media posting tools, Hootsuite and Buffer, in his annual update of his graded reviews. Which one is right for your company? Which improved more? Keep reading.
450+ Events to Jump-Start Your 2018-2019 Editorial Calendar [Template]
Access our Editorial Foresight Calendar template, complete with 450+ events and info links, to jump-start your content calendar and planning through 2019.
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.
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.
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A Quick Primer for Your SEO Link-Building Strategy: Smashing the Basics to Succeed
No, link building isn’t dead, but many of its spammy practices are. For as long as links are the currency of search engines, how you use them will still be in play. Go back to the basics to make sure your link-building strategy is on the current trajectory of SEO.
Blogging a Comeback: How We Rebooted Our B2B Blog From 3K to 50K+ Organic Monthly Pageviews (and Growing)
See the real numbers, strategies and timelines on how we’ve increased our organic B2B blog traffic from 3K to 50K+ sustainable pageviews per month (and still growing).
A Quick Primer on the Power of Personalization Over Your SEO
What criteria play into search results’ personalization? And how does your content strategy affect how you show up in personalized search, and your ROI? Get advice from experts and learn what to watch out for in this growing area of SEO.
A Quick Primer on Where Featured Snippets are Headed (and 5 Tips on Snagging Them)
With SEO constantly changing, you have to keep up on your optimization more than ever, even if your content is stellar. Are featured snippets worth the effort for your brand? Although the debate is still out on click-throughs, we asked a couple search experts on what you should consider most.
Why Mobile-First Design Matters More Than Ever to Your Future SEO and Customer Experience
Having good mobile-first design can dramatically impact your search traffic. But how can it affect your content, or vice versa? We asked three SEO experts for their advice to marketers.
The Four Rhinos of Bad SEO Tactics: What Has to Go for Good in 2018 (and Forever)
Sometimes bad SEO optimization happens to good content, like a rhino trying to play Mozart on a kazoo… or badminton with a bazooka… or hopscotch on a cupcake. Get expert, in-depth advice on the four outdated SEO practices you must stop now.
How Gmail’s Facelift Will Affect Your Email Marketing Efforts
On the #ContentRadar this week: Gmail’s making a few much-requested changes. Also, Instagram is testing its newest “borrowed” tool from Snapchat; MarTech is only a few days away; and people are using Google more — and Facebook less.
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).
10 Zapier Apps All Content Marketers Should Use
Wherever your marketing seems to slip into a neverending time suck, there’s likely a Zap to help. Martech expert Ben Beck shares his picks for the best Zapier apps to help you save countless hours, from optimizing social posts to automating contact lists and notifications.
The 5 Hottest Martech Categories for 2018
Have you refreshed your martech stack? Ben Beck recaps 2017 and shares the top five marketing technology categories for 2018, including: content marketing, big data, machine learning, social media marketing, and analytics.
How to Burst the Social Media Bubble With Lookalike Audience Matching
Has your brand got caught in a social media bubble? Break out. One way that midsize companies are broadening their reach on social media is through the gain and manipulation of lookalike audiences. Martech expert Ben Beck shows you how you can create lookalike audiences and make them work to your advantage.