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Grayson Kemper is senior content developer for Clutch, a B2B research and reviews firm based in Washington, DC. Clutch and Ignite Visibility published a joint research report titled "How Organic and Paid Search Inform SEO Strategy." The report examines trends and the state of SEO among U.S. businesses in 2018. I interviewed Kemper about the report's findings and what it means for the future of SEO marketing.

Posted Mar 06, 2018

A landing page is the gateway to your brand online. Whether it's your homepage, or a specific page users land on after clicking from a search engine results page (SERP), this is your first opportunity to convert visitors into customers. It behooves you to design this page thoughtfully and to maximize its effectiveness.

Posted Mar 02, 2018

If you ask Elon Musk, artificial intelligence (AI) should be feared. "I don't think most people understand just how quickly machine intelligence is advancing," Musk said on stage at Vanity Fair's New Establishment Summit: The Age of Innovation. He also sponsors open AI, "a non-profit AI research company, discovering and enacting the path to safe artificial general intelligence." Despite Musk's misgivings, AI is infiltrating just about every corner of our lives and the digital content industry.

Posted Feb 28, 2018

Data solutions provider Return Path released its annual email engagement benchmark report, The Hidden Metrics of Email Deliverability. The report provides sector-specific results for email marketing metrics including read rate, reply rate, forward rate, and complaint rate, which collectively provide critical insights about subscriber engagement and play a role in determining whether email reaches the inbox.

Posted Feb 27, 2018

Google's Arts & Culture app came out a few years ago. So why are you suddenly hearing so much about it now? Because Google introduced a selfie feature. Surprise, surprise: everyone suddenly discovered a newfound interest in arts and culture. Marketers can learn a lot from the app's sudden success, from how to create marketing campaigns that stand a chance of going viral to planning ahead for the future. But first, let's back up a minute.

Posted Feb 27, 2018

Another year is gone, and both B2C and B2B marketers still continue to be increasingly focused on content marketing. Despite new technology that may take the content production world by storm, movement has been somewhat slow among the masses of marketers in terms of really leveraging things such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, despite the predictions of experts in last year's Sourcebook that content would become far more interactive and sophisticated as tools such as IBM's Watson came into play.

Posted Feb 26, 2018

If you're like 72% of businesses, you already have a content marketing plan in place—and that number grows bigger every year as more and more businesses discover the benefits and cost-effectiveness of the strategy. As more businesses engage in content marketing, readers are bombarded with more and more content--making it harder and harder to stand out in the oversaturated market. So how can you find new topic ideas without turning your audience away?

Posted Feb 15, 2018

Many organizations have begun planning their editorial calendars and content strategies for the year. This is a perfect opportunity to consider refreshing your approach. If your content marketing is in danger of becoming stale, take time to increase the quality of what you're distributing.

Posted Feb 15, 2018

Telemundo, the exclusive Spanish-language home of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, announced the launch of "El 12" ("The 12th"), a new, bilingual digital initiative to search for the next generation of top soccer influencers in partnership with the global soccer media company COPA90.

Posted Feb 08, 2018

With YouTubers uploading videos at the rate of 60 hrs of video content per minute, being noticed on YouTube is easy task. Social media managers who work hard to get views for brand videos, sometimes fall short because of the sheer competition on the platform. This post describes five marketing tools and how you can use them to get your brand to shine on YouTube.

Posted Feb 02, 2018

Twenty Over Ten, a website-builder for financial advisors, announced the launch of its new content solution — Content Assist — to provide financial advisors with a fast and scalable way to create blog content.

Posted Feb 01, 2018

A survey created by DCL and DITA Strategies polled training and learning professionals and the results show that while the demand for training content is rising, the pace of updating the format for that content in order to best drive business is lagging behind.

Posted Feb 01, 2018

If "Content is King" then your digital infrastructure represents the dozens of advisors and servants that keep a kingdom running—making the King look good. Without a web of digital systems in place that can enable your employees to do their best work, and deliver the cutting-edge experiences your audiences crave, your company simply can't grow to its full potential.

Posted Jan 30, 2018

The challenge we face now is one we didn't predict; digital ads may have been the future, but a finite one rather than the semi-permanent "forever" future we collectively envisioned. Now, digital publishing is facing some major hurdles when it comes to growth, and online news portals are starting to see similar declines as their printed counterparts. So what does this mean for the future of digital advertising?

Posted Jan 25, 2018

Skyword, a content marketing software and services company, released the results of a year-long investigation into the work of nearly 1,000 content marketers worldwide. Through an in-depth survey of marketers who had taken Skyword's Content Marketing Continuum Assessment, the research team uncovered a critical set of characteristics among the highest-performing content marketers. These provide a roadmap for marketers seeking to transform their teams for story-centric marketing.

Posted Jan 23, 2018

According to a benchmarks and trends report from the Content Marketing Institute, 62% of B2B marketers in 2017 reported that their content marketing strategies are more effective now than they were in the previous year. So, what content marketing trends should smart content marketers and business leaders be paying attention to in 2018? To springboard your B2B and B2C content marketing efforts, here are six significant trends to inspire your strategy for the year ahead.

Posted Jan 18, 2018

Sitecore, a provider of experience management software, announced Sitecore Experience Commerce 9 at NRF 2018: Retail's Big Show. The company says the latest version of Sitecore's commerce solution is the only cloud-enabled platform that natively integrates content and commerce so brands can fully personalize and individualize the end-to-end shopping experience before, during, and after the transaction.

Posted Jan 16, 2018

EContent got the chance to talk with some of the digital content industry's best and brightest at the Gilbane Digital Content Conference. In this installment of Voices of EContent, we asked these leaders in their fields to tell us what trends most impacted digital content in 2017? We heard about voice assistants, data-driven approaches, and more.

Posted Jan 12, 2018

The Atlantic's consultancy and creative agency, formerly known as Atlantic Media Strategies, is unveiling a new name and brand— Atlantic 57. According to the announcement, the new name more fully embodies the agency's industry-leading work, and it more closely aligns it with the legacy of The Atlantic.

Posted Jan 11, 2018

EContent got the chance to talk with some of the digital content industry's best and brightest at the Gilbane Digital Content Conference 2017. In this installment of Voices of EContent, we asked these leaders in their fields to tell us what trend they were most excited about in 2018. We heard about content marketing, personalized video, augemented reality and machine learning, automation in translation and localization, and more.

Posted Jan 05, 2018

MarTech decision makers must find solutions that enable them to excite prospects, optimize the online customer journey, differentiate in the market, convert, and easily scale in order to produce the best results and meet desired organizational goals. Here are three key strategies to follow while making MarTech purchase decisions in 2018.

Posted Jan 01, 2018

There are many theories and data sets that should be incorporated into your marketing strategy. But too often, especially in the burgeoning world of big data, it's easy to get bogged down by quantitative information. The type of data marketers should be paying closer attention to is qualitative data, which tend to be based on subjective factors like emotional experience and behavior.

Posted Dec 21, 2017

As "always on" audience-driven engagement further infiltrates marketing consciousness, those brands that want to create high quality content more efficiently-and strategically take into account the diverse interests of their audience-are starting in-house content studios. These operations generate a variety of content forms and types and are led by trailblazing, first-generation content leaders. In 2018 content studios will continue to flourish, but there will be some things to watch out for.

Posted Dec 18, 2017

We all want to believe in happy endings. True love conquers all in the movies, just as every book comes to a logical conclusion. We carry these ideals into our work. This website will be better than the last one. This CMS will centralize our content. We will finally share a united editorial process.

Posted Dec 18, 2017

If I were to ask you to name the movie that contains the lyrics, "Let's start at the very beginning / a very good place to start," I believe that most people would know exactly what movie I was asking about. Naturally, the answer is The Sound of Music. Seriously, I gave it away in the title. You may ask yourself, why am I reading an article about The Sound of Music? Let's focus on content marketing, and it will become clear.

Posted Dec 11, 2017

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