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Use PPC Data to Create Good Content that Converts

Everyone and anyone will tell you that you have to create ‘good’ content, but what the hooter does that even mean? Some of your content might be really good at explaining your product/service’s value-proposition, but who effing cares?

I mean, can you remember the last time you were like “Yeah, you know what I’m in the mood for right now? I’m in the mood for an internet salesman to knock on my browser window with an unsolicited advertorial in the form of a blog post or facebook ad.”? Read more →

4 Things I (Re)Learned About Content Marketing Writing for a Newspaper

I’ve been writing for a relatively long time. Like, close-to-15-years-a-long-time. First for student papers, then for print magazines, and since then for countless blogs and websites. Now I spend most of my time running my inbound marketing consultancy, so the only writing I really do anymore is the occasional potty-mouth guest post. I basically only ever still write for shits-n’-giggles,… Read more →

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5 SEO Rules for the Travel Industry

When it comes to SEO, there are best practices which are universal, immutable laws, and then there are a slew of strategies and tactics that you can/should employ depending on your industry, how competitive it is, and just exactly what it is that the competition is doing. While the travel industry is particularly competitive and widely varied, there are five (almost) immutable SEO laws that travel marketers should follow, regardless of the product/service they offer. Read more →

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The New Content Narrative: Syncing Social with SEO

Note: This post was originally featured on Sparksheet. ***** In this digital age, “Content is King” is a catch phrase that gets thrown around ad nauseum. After all, content is one of the most meaningful and effective ways to engage people through social media and get a brand in front of consumers. But while it’s great to produce content that… Read more →

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I’m Guest Lecturing at McGill University

The McGill School of Continuing Studies has started offering a new certificate program in Digital Content and Community Management, and friend and colleague Michelle Sullivan is teaching it. As Michelle explains: The class provides an overview of current uses of internet-based media (websites, blogs, social networks) in public relations, direct marketing, internal communications, fundraising, consumer relations and reputation management. Participants will… Read more →

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The 3 Things You Need to Know About Branded Content Strategy

Content is king. Sure, whatever. Water is also wet, but who cares? Every marketer should know that you need content, and good content, but what does your content really amount to if it’s no different from what everyone else is doing?  Some brands publish content sporadically, and some publish every single day. Why does content marketing work for some brands… Read more →

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SEO Traffic: A Reminder

Full Disclosure: I’m a professional SEO who has a heavily vested interest in companies investing in, well, SEO so that I can carve out my own little slice of the American Dream. Okay, now that I got that out of the way, let me get to the point as quickly as possible: SEO represents the most targeted source of traffic online.… Read more →

SEO, Keyword Narrative, and Your Content Strategy

Content is king, blah, blah, blah. Great content drives SEO, blah, blah, blah. We’ve all heard all the cliches before. But just like there’s a huge difference between building websites for search engines and building websites for users (i.e. human beings), there’s a difference between writing for search engines and writing for users. Well, not exactly, anymore… You see, over the last couple… Read more →