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Welcome to Content Marketing Unlocked: Your Free Blogging Course

Blogging is so effective that there are over a billion blogs on the web. Just think about that… that’s roughly 1 blog for every 7 people. Sure, we don’t really need any more blogs, but people still create them because they can be such effective marketing channels. And best of all, unlike social sites, the […]

How to Create Segmented User Experiences

Your business doesn’t serve a homogenous customer base. Unless you’re an incredibly niche service, it’s likely that you have at least a handful of types of people who benefit from your products or services. Because these types of customers are different from each other, they won’t all be won by the same kind of messaging. […]

5 Types of Video That Improves Marketing Content

Video content is a hot topic in marketing circles. We’ve been seeing studies for years now that video is the way people want to consume content. Search engines continue to reward businesses with video on their homepage with additional traffic. So if you haven’t yet embraced video, now is the time to start. Oftentimes when […]

The 7 Steps to Keyword Research

Both SEO and content creation strategies cannot be implemented successfully without keyword research. Creating content that is ranking and speaks to the intent and needs of your ideal audience requires an understanding of which keywords matter to the relevant searches. Keyword research is a critical first step to establishing a successful marketing maturity model. While it’s […]

How to Get High-Quality Backlinks

Getting backlinks can seem like a daunting task. How do you get other businesses to link to your site online? If you don’t have any backlinks yet you can get up and running pretty quickly by tapping your existing partners and resources within your community. Things like the local chamber of commerce online listings, alumni […]

Content to Fill Your Social Media Calendar

It’s an age-old question: what should I post on social media for my business? When it comes to social media, engagement is the ultimate name of the game. You want to start dialogues online with your followers. Many times that engagement can be a first or second step in getting a customer with a need […]

How to Conduct a Small Business Brand Audit

Marketing is an ongoing process. Once you’ve established your systems and processes, it’s important to continually check in and reevaluate. And that’s because, in the course of running a business, things change. Your brand expands or shifts focus. Your customers’ needs and expectations fluctuate. It’s important that your marketing efforts remain fluid so you can […]

The 5 Funnels Every Consultant Should Build

Starting your own consulting firm can be overwhelming. You feel confident in your knowledge and expertise, but being great at what you do doesn’t automatically translate to having a whole host of clients, clamoring at your door. To guarantee that you have a stead flow of clients, you must establish a client generation system. With […]