4 Content Types That Get Non-Organic Traffic, According to Content Strategists

Traffic is a low-impact word for most people but a high-impact word for marketers. Traffic can ultimately dictate success, whether it’s the number of leads that come to your website, visit your social channels, or watch your videos. There are two different types of traffic you can have, organic and non-organic, that can come from all over: email, social media, organic searches, backlinks — the list goes on. Non-organic traffic can be a bit harder to come by, which is why, when creating non-organic content, you want to ensure that it will drive results. However, it’s easier said than done…

What Marketing Leaders Are Investing in This Year

In an ideal world, marketers would have limitless budgets to invest in experimental initiatives and new programs. After all, the customer acquisition and retention landscape are evolving faster than ever. The challenge, however, is that marketing budgets are often limited around what’s proven to work — which tends to look different from company to company. That’s why it’s so important to have access to industry data. By knowing where we stand against our peers and competitors, we’re better positioned to uncover areas of opportunity. And, given that overall marketing spend is expected to grow by 14% in 2021, you definitely…

6 Content Marketing Skills That’ll Only Get More Important

A few years ago, I got hired as a content marketer at a small web design company. At the time, I thought one skill — and one skill only — would serve me well enough to succeed: the ability to write. I was a proud English graduate who had no idea how to make it successfully as a content marketer. Fortunately, I’ve picked up some critical skills over the years that’ve enabled me to grow as a content marketer. Most of those skills have nothing to do with writing. Whether you’ve been a content marketer for years or you’re looking to…

4 YouTube Trends to Leverage in 2021 [Data + Expert Tips]

In 2020, I looked up more recipes than I ever have. Mostly Italian if you’re wondering. I also spent a lot of time watching videos on YouTube, letting the autoplay feature take me down a rabbit hole of videos covering all kinds of topics. Most consumers were doing the same thing. So, what should marketers expect on YouTube in 2021? Read on and find out. Consumers want videos that reflect their daily life. If 2020 showed marketers anything, it was the necessity for agility and authenticity. Every marketer had to shift their priorities and deliver marketing collateral that reflected the…