Benchmark for Success: What Your Vertical Can Achieve With Content Marketing

Posted by DomenicaYou’ve produced a piece of content you thought was going to be a huge success, but the results were underwhelming. You double and triple checked the content for all the crucial elements: it’s newsworthy, data-driven, emotional, and even a bit controversial, but it failed to “go viral”. Your digital PR team set out to pitch it, but writers didn’t bite. So, what’s next? Two questions you might ask yourself are: Do I have unrealistic link expectations for my link-building content?Is my definition of success backed by data-driven evidence?Fractl has produced thousands of content marketing campaigns across every topic…

For any business to be successful today — no matter the type, size, or industry — it must create and share media content (images, videos, infographics, social media posts, podcasts, etc.) with its target audience members. This is a large part of how you boost brand awareness, engagements, conversions, and revenue (among other things) for your business. Not to mention, media content helps you stand out from competitors and other businesses. Here’s the issue: The sheer amount of media content most businesses produce and share on a regular basis to stay relevant among audience members can become confusing to keep…

Let’s say you’re gearing up to make your pitch at a potential client’s office, a trade show, or even on Shark Tank. Just a moment ago, you were fine. Now, your legs are shaking, you can’t quite get enough air, and your heart is pounding in your ears. Your ability to manage this case of jitters can make or break your performance. What’s happening is your body preparing itself to respond to danger. According to The American Institute of Stress, physical signs of your fight-or-flight mechanism kicking in include increased heart-rate and breathing, pale or flushed skin, and trembling. Most…

At the beginning of 2020, millions of social media users took part in a #TenYearChallenge which encouraged them to post one photo of themselves from ten years ago up against a photo of themselves today. But while the #TenYearChallenge showed us how much our friends have changed, have you ever wondered how much your favorite brands have changed? As a social media user, looking back to see how the platforms you’ve used every day have changed can feel fun and nostalgic. As a marketer, looking at the evolution of these platforms can also give you insight into how the overall…

Heart, Ear, Eye, Mind, Mouth: Local SEO Exercises for Your Least Technical Clients

Posted by MiriamEllis When was the last time you relaxed with a client? As a local business consultant, I know that deeper marketing insights can be discovered when you set aside formality and share experiences: a moment, a laugh, a common bond.  When I’m looking for ways to make life easier for a client, I sometimes reflect on ancient practices like yoga, tai chi, and mindful breathing, which are increasingly understood as beneficial to human health. For a space in time, they reduce the complex world we live in to a simpler one where being, breath, movement, and focus bring the practitioner…

The 7 Best Social Media Analytics Tools for Marketers in 2020

Social media is an undeniably powerful marketing tool in 2020. We’ve seen the stats that back up using social media as a legitimate business practice. And we’ve seen examples of companies that saw phenomenal ROI after a social media campaign. But how are marketers managing multiple social accounts, encouraging proper engagement, and analyzing and proving their social platforms ROI? With social media analytics tools. In a nutshell, social media analytics tools are generally part of a larger social media management software platform. They collect data from connected accounts, such as engagement, reposts, and replies, and compile them into reports that…

If you’re a blogger, you’ve probably asked your editor “how long should this blog post be” more times than you’d care to admit. And most of the time, you’ll hear an answer that sounds something like this: “However long it needs to be.” There’s certainly a nugget of truth in there — you shouldn’t beholden yourself to a character count that’s either too low or too high. However, any experienced blogger will tell you that there is an ideal length or range for how long your blog posts should be, especially when you take certain criteria into account like your…

2020 Google Search Survey: How Much Do Users Trust Their Search Results?

Posted by LilyRayNYCWhile Google’s mission has always been to surface high-quality content, over the past few years the company has worked especially hard to ensure that its search results are also consistently accurate, credible, and trustworthy. Reducing false and misleading information has been a top priority for Google since concerns over misinformation surfaced during the 2016 US presidential election. The search giant is investing huge sums of money and brain power into organizing the ever-increasing amounts of content on the web in a way that prioritizes accuracy and credibility. In a 30-page whitepaper published last year, Google delineates specifically how…