How to Create Engaging Content in the “Boring” Industries

engaging content

One of the strategies that you can implement when preparing a marketing strategy is content marketing. Many marketers are stuck on the phase of developing an editorial plan because they cannot come up with any topic that wouldn’t bore the readers to death.

This article gives you a way out of this situation.

What are the Boring Industries?

First things first, let’s define what boring industries are. Accounting, insurance, banking, and law almost certainly fall under this category. Plumbing, roofing, real estate and many others do as well. 

In fact, most industries can be called boring because the content they can produce is not newsworthy. What are the interesting industries then? Eco-friendly shopping bags or hipster shoes? They’re not interesting, they’re trendy. 

If you continue to describe industries as interesting and boring, think of crab fishing. It is an industry, where lots of bearded men sail the sea in gloomy weather and perform a series of boring and repetitive tasks to get some crabs out the water and sell them. Yet it has its own Discovery Channel documentary that millions of people enjoyed. 

It is not about the industry itself. Rather, it is about your ability to show the most interesting things in the industry. If the oil industry could do it, as a case study in Forbes suggests, you can do it too. 

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How to Set an E-Commerce SEO Strategy to Explode Your Sales

E-Commerce SEO Strategy

According to Statista, global e-commerce sales reached $2.3 trillion in 2017 and they’re expected to jump to astounding $4.88 trillion by 2021. Given these facts, we can conclude that the e-commerce sphere is expanding impressively fast. And, with it, the number of your competitors also grows.

As most of your customers never scroll past the first page of Google’s search results, just having a nice e-commerce site is not enough for you to increase sales. To grab your target audience’s attention, you need to optimize it for search engines and boost your rankings.

Here is how to build an SEO strategy that will skyrocket your sales.

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How to Optimize Your Website for Featured Snippets

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Featured snippets can increase organic traffic to a page by up to 516%, as found in a study by Search Engine Land. While many webmasters focus solely on ranking in the regular search results, featured snippets create a new opportunity to surpass the competition. 

Ahead, you are going to learn how to optimize your content and SEO to achieve featured snippets in Google, and ultimately generate more organic traffic.

What are Featured Snippets?

Every marketer aspires to achieve the #1 rank in Google, but how about position #0? This is what many are starting to call featured snippets, as they appear higher than other search results.  

Featured snippets are specially selected answers that are placed in a block below any ads but above the other organic results. You’ve most likely seen them before, and they look like this:

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SEO Trends and Techniques in 2019: What Challenges are Coming?

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The future of SEO is right behind the corner whether you like it or not. That is why you have to accept this fact and move on along with upgrading our SEO and digital marketing strategies to make them even more appealing to the future realities.

In the article below, I would discuss 8 the most outstanding SEO trends and techniques that are waiting for us in 2019. Also, I would touch on the challenges and pitfalls in the way of obtaining a top rank in your search engine in the new upcoming year.

Many of you are pretty familiar with what search engine is and what it was back in the days, however, it is really intriguing to observe how it is evolving right now. Stick and stones might break my bones, but things like domain authority, backlink profile and for instance, authorship is the SEO of the past. Now, it is all about your reputation.

Nevertheless, despite the fact that reputation is undoubtedly essential, you got to continuously amplify it with new technologies keeping pace with your fastidious client; which means you have to improve your user experience all the time – no excuses.

Let’s see how user experience might show itself off in 2019.

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10 Dangerous SEO Techniques to Avoid in 2018

SEO Techniques to Avoid in 2018

When running a business online, SEO is undoubtedly one of the most effective ways of generating quality traffic. While you work towards employing the best SEO tactics, there are those that will affect your ranking in Google search results.  You can begin with basic tactics such as good meta tag descriptions, quality content, and HTTPS.

However, you ought to be more careful with dangerous SEO techniques that can be easily detected by the Penguin, Panda, and other Google algorithm s. This article takes a closer look at some of the SEO techniques to avoid in 2018.

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The Latest Google Rebranding Initiative Discussed

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Change at some point in life is essential. Google, on their verge to embrace change for the better, are aiming to introduce major changes. They are intending to do away with AdWords and DoubleClick, which are among their brands where they will rebrand them to make them easy and simple. Despite them being made simple, they will have some added features to make your experience the best.

AdWords has been a good brand for the last 18 years while DoubleClick is 22 years old. Google flagship in charge of advertising is aiming at reorganizing these brands. The main aim is to make sure that brands reflect what they are meant to be and what their purpose is.

For you to rise to this level using Google, you must first understand about the new brands. The Google AdWords shall now acquire the name Google Ads while DoubleClick and other brands will fall under the Google Marketing Platform. Google Ad Manager will as well be a new brand.

These changes are aiming at catering to consumer expectation, which is growing day by day. They will also increase opportunities for advertisers. Google has developed over the years adopting new ad products and formats, which over time have become more complex for advertisers to use.

Due to these changes, advertisers, as well as publishers, have been on crossroads wondering on the best Google product to choose. The new branding characterized by three buckets aims at making things easier giving publishers and advertisers guidelines on the product they need. This will depend on their goals and aims. Below are new Google brands and their solutions.

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Forget Search Engine Optimization – Here’s Why You Need to Focus on Emotional Engine Optimization

Google AdWords is an interesting platform for digital marketers. There is a lot of emphasis placed upon targeting keywords and ‘playing the game’. We’re all looking for ways to rank that little bit higher in the auction and get the CPC (cost-per-click) down, whilst raising the CTR (click-through-rate).

The thing is, whilst it is important to try and win that coveted top spot in the auction, we get so wrapped up in the battle that we forget this important truth: Search engines don’t click, people do.

You may have noticed that I haven’t mentioned conversions yet – This is because the actual ads themselves aren’t what drives conversions. I’ve seen many Google AdWords campaigns with a ridiculously high CTR, but no conversions. That’s because there are 2 parts to the campaign:

  • The ad stage (this includes targeted keywords, ad copy, extensions and more), which wins the click and leads you onto…
  • The landing page stage, which is where people end up if your advert has sparked enough curiosity. If your landing page isn’t up to scratch, people won’t convert.

The important part to notice here is that in order to get the conversion, you obviously need to get people to click on your ad and get to that second stage. It all starts with a click.

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How to Make Google Trends a Part of Your SEO Strategy

Google Trends

Google has become an important part of our lives. Being one of the world’s top-notch search engines, it really has become ingrained in the daily lives of people. Google has made it possible to search for almost any kind of data that can be used for research or marketing purposes.

With the appropriate information, businesses can better align marketing tactics. Other than this, it is also important to understand the behavior and interests of targeted audiences which is why you have something called Google Trends.

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How One Person Can Outwork Big SEO Agencies

SEO Agencies

This article is going to break down how one person can outwork the big digital agencies when it comes to SEO and internet marketing.  

But who am I to be giving this kind of advice, right?

Fair enough. My name is Craig Tuttle. I used to work for two of the SEO agencies in my city as a Director of SEO, then the Director of Marketing. I decided to go out on my own over 5 years ago when I found out we were having our first child. I didn’t want to miss out on time with her because I was working for someone else. I now outrank my former employers (who outsource their SEO client work to me) as well as the other bigger agencies in my city. This article is how I was able to do that not just once, but I repeated it again in multiple cities.  

There’s an old adage that the best results come from the big companies with an army for a workforce, but that’s simply not true. Especially when it comes to digital marketing and actually generating results. You simply have to have the right knowledge and leverage your time, and you can outwork any big marketing agency that you go up against.

It Starts With Knowledge.

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6 Search Engine Optimization Techniques Pro SEO Experts Use to Rank Websites

Search Engine Optimization Techniques

There is no denying the fact that it has become incredibly difficult to rank websites these days. Competition is fierce with hundreds of businesses competing for the same keywords. Not to mention the specifics of Google’s core search engine algorithm which has always been a closely guarded secret.

Still, there are some best practices in SEO (Search Engine Optimization) that we can all look into that have been proven to help websites obtain first-page rankings. 

The amount of time this could take depends on your starting point, but if you continuously work on improvements, you will get you to that coveted first-page spot. So, here are some of the search engine optimization techniques which pro SEO experts use to boost website rankings. 

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