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Are You Distributing Content the Right Way or the Boring Way?

Content distribution is not the same as link distribution. To bring the audience to your amazing content, share the value of that content in small slices that leave them wanting more. Imagine hosting a party. The centerpiece of the celebration: a cake. Not just any cake – an amazing cake. You poured your time, effort,

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3 (OK, 4) Ways to Never Struggle for Content Ideas Again

I’ve got 99 problems, but coming up with content ideas ain’t one. Jealous? Don’t be. Read on and I’ll give you 3 ways you can turn on a waterfall of ideas that help you, your in-house creators, or your outsourced content team build on your pillar topics. Pillar what now? OK, let’s start there. If

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Content Distribution: How to Get the Right Eyes on Your Best Content

If a blog posts to the Internet and no one reads it, does it make an impact? This is a lot easier to answer than the whole “tree in the forest” thing. The answer is no, no it does not. Content marketing has two equally important and inextricable requirements: good, high-value content and targeted distribution.

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Is Your Thought Leadership Content Really Thought Leadership?

Everyone wants to be a thought leader these days. Every business owner, CEO, SME – it’s the height of content fashion. The more popular it is to pursue thought leadership, somehow, the harder it is to define it. There’s a lot of educational content with a CEO’s name on it that calls itself thought leadership.

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The Social Media Game That Will Make You a Better Writer

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” That was how Anton Chekhov advised writers to “show, don’t tell.” It’s a beautiful line. Powerful. Does exactly what it says. But then – that’s Chekhov. It’s a pretty high bar. To a lot of nonwriters, “show, don’t tell”

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How to create effective content (you don’t hate to make)

Marketing is hard when you hate making content. It can also be hard when you love making content. Whether it’s a joy or a chore, if your content isn’t attracting the right attention, it’s not doing its job. There’s a formula to figure out if a piece will be worth the effort.

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