4 Effective Content Marketing Strategies

by Alexis on June 28, 2013

Content Marketing

With all the ruckus that’s been revolving around content marketing, everyone’s using the term to connect their search engine optimization practices all over the web. It seems like everyone’s just jumped into the bandwagon and ordered tons of articles to offer them to “guest blogs”.

Is it all an article war? Or is there something much more than these typical write-ups?

There are many strategies to employ in content marketing; it’s not all informative articles. If you had run out of bullets and you’re seeking some refuge of information, let me share some tactics you can use to recharge your game:

Guest Blogging

Let’s start off with the most famous yet most abused content marketing strategy. Guest blogging truly brings in results; because of the social engagement and the way that the Web is now a friendlier place to be in, guest posting has been the most commonly used content marketing technique.

It’s a mutual agreement between two parties. Think of your prospect as a channel to widen your audience; guest blogging can also build your brand’s authority, making it trustworthy enough for potential consumers to come down the funnel.

Interviews

Promoting other people for your welfare is also a nice way to include in your strategy. Interviews are often most neglected due to the strain it may cost for the author for an interview takes a lot of preparation and guts to interview top people in the industry.

Since exposure to them is a good thing, they’ll promote your interview and you’ll get your share of audience as well. More audience means increased exposure for your brand and you may have your own share of potential customers as well.

Blogging

Being consistent in blogging on your website initiates activity with your followers and may drive more audience through social media avenues. Not only does it build up your website, but it also gives you a an edge in the search engines; you’ll be hitting up people who search for content related to what you’ve written.

Blogging builds up authority and even branding; it gives you more credit to other blogs as a guest blogger.

Images and Videos

If you’re looking for ideas for a viral campaign, the easiest way to promote as such is via images and videos. Images and videos are easily digested and easily shared by the crowd. It’s a breather from the long, dragging content; it’s a break from the black and white.

Nowadays, the most popular medium of sharing thoughts via images is what we call infographics; images that share bits of information in an artistic way. Meanwhile, videos and podcasts are great avenues if you want to provide information and the opportunity to expound on the topic.

It does not only create opportunities for discussion, but it also increases the time your visitors stay on your website.

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Article by Alexis Trinidad

Alexis Trinidad is the Outreach Coordinator for SEOteky.com and Martin Lindstrom – branding workshop company. She believes that a good outreach made by companies will definitely pay off for branding efforts.

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{ 18 comments }

sundaydriver June 29, 2013 at 4:28 am

Very nice tips. I love reading blogs especially if it is using infographics, they catch more attention. And I am interested of your strategies. The competition in Content Marketing is growing much, since it is the most used way of business calling audience, that is why applying all avialable best technique just to be in rank is must.

ZK June 30, 2013 at 3:09 am

Infographics are great but Google might have a different view about them on building links :)

Jake Mrry June 30, 2013 at 4:17 am

Though these are basic things that everyone is supposed to know and follow but its these that we so often miss or neglect and that’s what, i suppose, differentiates a good blogger from a great one!

Alexis June 30, 2013 at 11:29 am

However ZK, that is another flaw that Google should deal with. They’ve been very strict; but people still do not get what natural, organic link building is. I suppose these techniques that I’ve shared will tremendously contribute to the link building community.

ZK July 2, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Thanks Alexis for sharing these tips with the readers :)

Martin July 2, 2013 at 8:19 am

This is definitely worth to read. i was looking for strategies on what to do with my content.I wanted to do content marketing. Reading your post really do help a lot.

Alexis July 3, 2013 at 5:16 am

Thank you Martin! I’m looking forward to check out your content! If you do have any questions, you can always refer back here. ZK and I would be delighted to help.

Saiful July 3, 2013 at 11:43 am

I think video blogging is the best way to interact with fellow persons and bloggers, as it captures the full experience of others.

Alexis July 4, 2013 at 4:00 am

That’s true. A part of your target audience would be visual learners, so that approach is valuable.

benson July 4, 2013 at 10:53 am

Great ideas…ithink video blogging is more effective..
easy to understand…more interesting

Lavindra July 5, 2013 at 1:48 am

This is positively price to scan. i used to be longing for methods on what to try and do with my content

Alexis July 5, 2013 at 8:17 am
Sani July 8, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Great tips! I’ve been having guest bloggers on my blog lately and I do seem to get more traffic. Thanks for sharing!

wsolist July 11, 2013 at 11:24 pm

Care to share some links to popular sites that allow guest blogging?

ZK July 12, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Here is a lists of blogs that accept guest posting

http://bloggerspassion.com/list-of-100-plus-blogs-that-allows-guest-blogging/

Nick Stamoulis of Brick Marketing July 11, 2013 at 10:01 am

I’ve found that including interviews on our blog is a great way to gain exposure. The person interviewed will share the link with their following and are also more likely to link to your other content naturally to return the favor. It’s also a great way to expand your own knowledge.

Alexis July 12, 2013 at 2:14 am

Thanks for your insight, Nick!

APAKHIL August 1, 2013 at 5:53 am

Hi Alexis, content making is one of the primary and most important task in blogging, often bloggers get confused, from where to create quality content. I found your point “Interviews” unique as it is not commonly heard,….Thanx for this great info.

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