5 Engaging Types of Video Content that People Love to Watch

Video Content

People love Internet videos – it’s gotten to the point where a full 85% of people in the United States watch videos online at least a few times during the average week. Videos are naturally compelling and engaging and, thanks to the use of relevant visuals, are an opportunity to convey even complicated topics in the most simplistic way possible – all of which are major reasons why people can’t get enough of them.

But using video content is less important than the type of content you use.  Different formats bring their own unique advantages to the table, and by varying up your content you stand the best chance at really resonating with your target audience. If you really want to increase engagement, improve conversion rates and increase social shares, there are a few key types you need to be aware of.

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Developing Content That Works

content marketing

It’s great you’ve decided to engage in content marketing.

The content you create is key to your audience’s hearts and purses. Some realize it. Others suffer. 60% of b2b marketers create at least one piece of content every day. 

According to Aberdeen, YOY growth in traffic for content marketing leaders is almost 800% higher compared to followers. 

That’s the reason why it’s so important to have a rock-solid content strategy. 

However, it can be tedious and overwhelming. There are so many things to figure out ranging from what kind of content to write, its frequency, to decide on setting up a new blog or hosting the content on a channel like Medium. 

What if I gave you the step by step method to get the content wheels turning?

But prior to starting, keep in mind that content is powerful. The kind of content you write holds the ability to draw specific types of people. If your content isn’t aligned with the service or product you offer, conversions would be dismal. 

The right content marketing strategy takes the guesswork out of content. It details out steps to research and creates engaging content that’s valuable to your audience.

Primarily it should aim at solving problems. The first thing that comes to mind when you think about content is a bunch of words. However,  it can be textual, audio or video content. Such content is very effective at generating leads day in and out. 

Shall we get started?

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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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Ephemeral Content Development: How to Utilize FOMO Strategy in Brand Marketing

Ephemeral Content

With its soaring active user count, Instagram has become the hottest social media property. And a lot of the platform’s growth can be attributed to the rising popularity of ephemeral content. As more and more people gravitate to both creating and consuming this type of content, brands have also jumped on the bandwagon.

If you haven’t crafted an ephemeral content strategy yet, this article serves as a guide to how you can use the trending format to grow your brand, and ultimately, your business. 

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4 Smart Ways to Reinvent Existing Content Assets

Reinvent Existing Content Assets

What does content mean for you? Is it just something you create, or someone else creates for you to publish? So you publish it and promote it. Then what? Do you abandon it?

No.

Content is your asset.

Like any other brand, yours also strives to develop an online presence. That’s why you focus on posting on your blog and website, as well as on other blogs where you appear as a guest.

As Seth Godin once said, “content marketing is the only marketing left.” Content is not just something you publish and abandon. It’s your biggest marketing asset, and you have to learn how to take care of it. This means finding ways how to reinvent existing content assets and breathe new life into them.

We’ll give you four tips on how to do that.

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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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4 Reasons Why No One Is Reading Your Content?

Reading your content

A study conducted by DejanSEO found that four in five people skip over content just to read the relevant sections which interested them. That’s a significant percentage of people that barely skim over your written content.  

We now live in an era where most readers like yourself are lazy.  

Pure simple fact. 

We want the answers upfront to our query. If we want an answer to something, our instinctive nature tells us to hop onto Google and ask Google the question. 

We then get presented with a whole string of search results but what really matters is the first top 3 results. Let’s say we click on the first one… and begin by reading the title and then the first paragraph. If the answer is within the title, then great! My search query has been answered and I don’t need to read the rest of your content. But on the other hand, if it’s not there then I’ll be (somewhat) forced to read further just to gauge out the answer. And it could be daunting.  

The truth is, most authors don’t know how to write for their website. They focus mainly on writing for the search engines and what they fail to realize is the fact that they should be writing for humans. Yes. Both you and I are regular consumers of content, on a daily basis.  

The amount of strain content causes for the average human soul is horrendous. That’s if we can’t find the answer within your content. So why should we stay on and read your content if it’s not interesting… at all?  

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3 Ws of SaaS Content Marketing – The Battle-Tested Strategy That Brings Us Leads

Content marketing has already become sort of a buzzword. Everyone is talking about it, but very few know what it really is and how to use it right. Some even think that all you have to do is write an article or two, post them online and wait for the leads to start flowing right to your website. Well, not even close.

Our team at Chanty has come a long way as a self-funded startup with zero customers but grand ambitions to take over the team chat world. Trying to put our product in front of the prospective users on a shoestring budget was quite a challenge. We surely got a few bumps along the way! But finally, our efforts are paying off.

That’s why we would like to share the invaluable experience we got along the way with you.

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5 Proven Ways To Gain Quality Followers On Instagram

With over 800 million monthly users, Instagram has changed from a visual platform to an actionable marketing tool for businesses to reach their potential clients. Using Instagram for business isn’t an option these days. 

No matter what your product or service is, you may want to promote it on one of the fastest-growing social media platforms. When it comes to scaling results, most business owners believe that the more followers on Instagram you have, the better. 

Gain Quality Followers On Instagram

It seems logical on the surface, but proficient marketers know that quantity doesn’t mean quality. As many brands want to increase the following count faster, they often buy fake followers. However, to convert followers into customers, you need to attract a loyal audience. There’s no need to outsource calculations to understand: quality beats quantity. 

To grow your brand on Instagram, you don’t need to spend much budget on running ads. The secret is to keep a focus on attracting quality followers Thus, nurturing great relationships with your followers is a must. 

Here are five proven ways to gain quality followers on Instagram.

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How to Find Influencers Who Can and Will Help Your Business

How to Find Influencers

Online marketing is a constant race to come up with something that would help your business stand out. But as soon as you do and it works, your rivals copy you so you need to start all over again. Luckily, there still are techniques that have stood the test of time and proved to continuously work and bring results. One of such tactics is influencer marketing.

And right now we’re living in its golden age. Brands in different domains cooperate with popular personalities to get access to their followers and it works like a charm. But the truth is that some products and services are much easier to promote this way. Often all you need to do is buy sponsored posts from a popular girl on Instagram and enjoy those leads coming in. But what if your target audience doesn’t make buying decisions based on what a model on Instagram tells them?

Well, then you need an algorithm for finding the right influencers who will bring real value to you and your business. These days there are influencers in pretty much any business niche and they are eager to cooperate with entrepreneurs and marketers. So let me show you how to find and choose the ones that are likely to help you make money. But first…

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