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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3 Important Steps New Agency Owners Can Take to Land Their First SEO Client

SEO Client

You’ve started a brand new digital marketing agency and you’re hungry to land your first SEO client. Congratulations, truly. 

At this point, you’ve likely been doing killer SEO on your own for awhile, either in an agency setting, as a freelancer, or through an in-house position. You have a great skill set that is valuable for many businesses and you’re confident that you can deliver some results for them.

However…

Owning and operating a new agency isn’t as simple as having technical skills. If you focus solely on your technical prowess or what the service offerings of your agency are, you’re dooming yourself to failure.

Let me tell you a quick story.

A little less than a year ago I started my own lead generation agency. As many of you can relate, I had spent the last 3 years working on inbound campaigns and optimizing the sites of many clients in various different industries. I foolishly believed that my skill set would be all I needed to grow my revenue to 1+ million in the first year.

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How to Write a High Quality Blog Post That Performs Well in Search Engines

Write a High Quality Blog Post

Just like every wannabe blogger out there, I struggled during my first few attempts to write posts on my blogs. Well, you know how it goes – an idea comes to mind, you kind of figured it out in your head, you sit down and stare at your computer screen, end of story.

My first blog only had about five or six posts in it for an entire year. But that was around five years ago. I guess I’ve done so much better since then.

But believe me when I tell you that I know how it feels like not knowing how to make your blog posts work well with search engines. I thought back then that diving right into it would be the right thing to do.

I was dead wrong.

The good news is that after a lot of trial and error, I learned the ropes and got on my feet as it were. So, here are my two cents albeit based on actual experiences on how to make a good post that not only performs well in the search engines but also appeals to targeted audiences as well.

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Don’t ignore opportunities just because the links are No-Follow

There are so many opportunities available to gain traffic and leads from various online forums that some people stop themselves short because of no follow links. SEO is just one end-goal to attaining traffic and there are other ways as well.

In this blog post, Sameer talks about some practical examples in what kinds of high-traffic “nofollow” opportunities you should consider pursuing. Watch the video below to learn more.

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