Last updated on December 30th, 2013 at 11:01 pm
Content Marketing is becoming the topic to talk about – some even claim it to replace SEO. That’s a bold statement. What’s with all the fuzz anyway? For the next few weeks we’ll be breaking down content marketing to bits and pieces – from writing solid content, targeting the right audience, and providing awesome experience – to how to get it out to the world with a bang.
How I started
I didn’t start out as an SEO Specialist. No. They don’t teach SEO at school. Heck, they don’t even teach us how to build our first website (and I took up ICTM – Information and Communications, Technology Management). Imagine that!
So where did I start?
“Really Sean? You became an SEO specialist through a long sheet of yellow paper?”
Well…. Not really. But it sooner took me to blogging because no one really read my yellow sheet stories but my mom.
And blogging gave me a chance to step up on the platform and show my writing to the world.
Now here I am.
And you’re reading my stuff.
Where Content Marketing Starts
Content Marketing does not start with an awesome brand. It does not start with a lot of readers. It does not start with social media and SEO. It starts with you – with who you are and what you can bring to the world stage.
It deals with your voice – how you write. It deals with your conviction – how well you make people say “yes” with what you believe in. It deals with your ability to converse – with how you are able to touch base with people at an emotional level.
You don’t have to be a writing diva to be a great content marketer. If I could still find my first sheets of yellow paper, you’d sooner tell me that I suck at writing.
So what happened between that and now?
That’s what I’m about to teach you.
For this Content Marketing Series: “Breaking Down Content Marketing” this is what we’re going to be talking about:
- How to Write Powerful Outlines and Why you should give a Fluff
- How to Integrate Low-Hanging Keywords from the Global Market
- Writing for a World of 36-hours-a-day readers
- Assembling Booby-Trap Content for your Audience
- The World Above the Fold: How it Affects SEO
- Where’s the Beef? How to Cook your Content Right
- How to Retain Readers After they Finish your Content
- Content Marketing Mix: Effective Content, Layouting and Design
- How to Increase the Memory Retention Rate of your Readers by 65%
- Walking the Ramp: Bringing your Content out with a Bang
- Put a little cheese on it: Your Content Marketing’s Final Moments
It’s going to be an exciting series so stay with me as I take you through these topics. The main goal is for you to be an Exceptional Content Marketer at least and a Content Marketing Star at best!