Content Strategy Puts the User First.

Content should be designed to serve a purpose, provide an engaging experience, and satisfy the needs of your target audience.

True content strategy is built around solving a problem and fulfilling a need, which often comes from a deep understanding of the audience and their unique problem.

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Colloquial keywords… Purchase Journey… seriously?

If you’re rolling your eyes, just chill for a second. I promise I’m not here to promote annoying new marketing terms. So before we proceed let’s align on my intent for sharing this strategy and process, which is:

To inspire you to take a transformative action that will give you an advantage over your competitors by enhancing your desire to understand, on a deeper emotional level, the … Keep Reading »

Talking Content Strategy with Industry Experts: Kristina Halvorson

This is the first part of what will become a series of interviews with experts in the field of content strategy.

In this segment I speak with Kristina Halvorson, Author of Content Strategy for the Web, CEO at Brain Traffic, and Founder of the Confab Content Strategy Conference.

Listen to Kristina and I discuss her inspiration for the book, some of her favorite content on the … Keep Reading »

Talking Content Strategy with Industry Producers

My end goal with every post is to provide insight and hopefully, sometimes, inspiration. And while I have approached the topic of content strategy, I haven’t yet provided any real concrete examples of it in practice…

So I thought I would reach out to some of my favorite content creators and strategists to get their thoughts on something that is not talked about enough; content strategy as it relates … Keep Reading »

Growing A New Website to 100,000+ Organic Visitors Per Month In Less Than 1 Year

This is a case study on how I built a website that receives over 100,000 visitors per month, in less than 1 year, without spending $1 on advertising.

This was done 100% through SEO and content strategy.

Before we dive in, allow me to clarify a few things:

  1. The website reached over 100,000 visitors in 9 months.
  2. This was a new domain, registered just a couple months before launch.
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An Open Conversation About Content Strategy

I invited my friend Anthony Pensabene to participate in this conversation with me; if you are reading this I would also like to invite you to add to our open conversation via the comments.

Anthony is a talented content strategist who has always expressed strong feelings about the role content should play within overall marketing strategy.

What you are about to embark on is a relatively informal set of … Keep Reading »

Inbound Marketing and Content Strategy from Philadelphia SEO Community

Last month’s post on Fresh Insights from Some of Philly’s Top SEO’s generated a lot of great feedback in the form of comments, tweets, and even some very nice emails. The reoccurring theme of the feedback was for more; more Philly SEO, more Q&A, and especially more coverage of the brilliant minds in or from this great city.

This post features some awesome industry feedback and insights from SEO’s who are natives … Keep Reading »

Thoughtful Blog Commenting Kicks Ass

When was the last time you made a comment on a blog post you appreciated that turned into something worthwhile? Like really worthwhile, more than just a blog comment link?

If your experiences are in any way similar to my own, it’s been a long time, if ever.

And Then it Happens

After a very thought provoking meet-up @SEOGrail this past Wednesday, where @IanHowells and @BillSebald faced-off on white hat … Keep Reading »