Content creation is currently one of the most expensive processes in digital marketing. It’s an even bigger problem if you don’t have a dedicated content marketing team (in-house or outsourced). Brainstorming new content ideas and thereafter writing the content is a draining process. That’s where content curation comes in handy.
What’s Content Curation?
Content curation is the process of gathering information relevant to a specific topic or area of interest, adding value through selection and organization, and sharing it with your audience.
Social Media Content Curation Benefits
The main benefit of content curation is that it saves you from creating fresh content from scratch. However, that’s just the beginning. QUUU looks at seven other curation benefits for social media that will excite you.
- Keeps your content calendar full. Content curation means you always have something to post/share even on days you haven’t created fresh content. For instance, you can share content from your community forums and reshare podcasts from your groups.
- Become a thought leader by adding unique points of view. Thought leaders are popular in their niches because of their unique points of view. For instance, as an industry expert, you can add data to a curated social media post to make it more factual.
Check out the QUUU post to find out five other ways content curation can benefit your social media marketing campaign.
Many marketers are struggling to connect with Generation Z. According to a recent article on Market Week, “communicating with these teenagers is a minefield, leaving in its wake a cemetery” of misplaced content, ill-judged products, and, overall, rejected marketing. Here’s how brands can create content that resonates with Gen Z.
It all makes sense because the Generation Z cohort is different. For one, they’re already so familiar with tech that nothing “awes” them. So, you need to get to the point right away or risk rejection. Moreover, their early exposure to the internet means they often know more than you do, making marketing even harder.
Fortunately, Tequia Burt, Editor in Chief, LinkedIn Marketing Solutions Blog, has a few ideas on creating content that connects with your Gen Z targets.
The first step is to focus on authentic marketing, as regurgitated content is a big turnoff among this demographic. They’ve likely seen or heard about if someone has already published it. So, you need to give them something different, or you’ve just lost their attention.
Generation Zs favor growth. They have a “can’t miss” attitude that drives them towards big goals. As such, they tend to lean more towards ambitious brands that challenge previously held standards and norms.
Check out Burt’s LinkedIn post to learn other clever ways to create content that resonates with Gen Z.
Professional web design may seem expensive or even unnecessary when you consider the advent of DIY web builders that let anyone create a basic website with zero coding knowledge. But is it? Many small businesses and other DIYers have found out the opposite after painful experiences. Here’s how good website design can benefit your business.
Indeed, most small businesses that start with DIY site builders give up midway to seek the help of professional designers.
Red Web Design enumerates six perks of professional web design that will change your mind if you’re still on the fence.
A professional website sets the first impression
According to CXL, it takes just 50 milliseconds for visitors to form an opinion of your site, meaning you have about 0.05 seconds to impress your visitors. Now, think about it again. Can you impress your visitors so quickly with a DIY website? It’s impossible. You can only do so with a professional website.
Professional web design aids SEO
Many people think that SEO is only about writing beautiful content and publishing fresh posts regularly. Not even close. Although content quality is critical to favorable ranking, you also need to score highly in technical aspects of SEO, many of which have to do with the quality of web design, to consistently rank highly.
Check out the rest of the Red Website Design post to learn other benefits of professional web design so you can make an informed decision.
With the new year finally upon us, many people are looking for new resolution ideas to stick to in 2022. Make 2022 the year that you set yourself up for financial, career, and personal success by starting to invest in yourself. The earlier you begin to invest, the more you will benefit later on. Investing early helps you be prepared for the future and stay adaptable in case of the unexpected. Find some prime examples of how to start investing so that you can change your life this year.
Invest In Retirement Early and Become a Millionaire
Did you know that if you invest $10,500 in a 401(k) account by the age of 25, with consistent contributions it’s possible to become a millionaire by the age of 65? By investing what you can afford early, you can reap the rewards of compound interest. Furthermore, this allows your money to grow over time even if you start with something small. It’s important to try to max out any contributions you make to your 401(k) or IRA accounts every year so that you give yourself the best opportunity to increase your wealth over time.
Find Additional Ways to Invest
If you already max out your retirement contributions, you’ll need to channel your hard-earned money into other avenues that can grow your wealth. For some people, investing in the stock market can seem daunting and also comes with a relative amount of risk.
Explore taking out a whole life insurance policy because it not only provides a safety net for your loved ones but also gives you the opportunity to invest in a cash value account that grows over time. This money will be available to you if you need to borrow funds. Moreover, it will be protected from the volatility of the stock market.
Cultivate Your Network
A surefire way to invest in your career success is to work on creating a vast network of connections. You can do this by updating your social profile on LinkedIn and focusing on your activity. One key way to really invest in your network is to engage with others and the content they put out. Like, share, and comment in a meaningful way to cultivate a personal connection with others.
Your engaged networking will pay off if you ever need to pick someone’s brain or ask for an introduction later on in your career because your contacts will remember your previous interactions. That like or comment may just be the first step toward a more fulfilling career or higher salary.
Investing isn’t just about your career or finances though. For more inspiration on how to invest in other areas of your life like your brain, body, and family, check out this infographic from The Zebra.
Favorable search engine performance remains critical to successful online marketing. A good SEO ranking boosts your business’ findability, improves reach, and increases overall conversion rates. But, more importantly, good SEO increases time spent on the site, boosts customer retention, and enhances ROI. For these reasons, every forward-thinking digital marketer is already thinking about how to improve their SEO performance in 2022. Notably, the Red Website Design team’s recent report enumerates ten essential on-page SEO factors to ensure success in the new year.
On-Page SEO Factors for Google Success
- Expertise, Authority, and Trustworthiness (EAT): These three have been Google’s most important ranking factors for a long time, and nothing is about to change. If you can EAT well, you’ll rank well.
- Title tags: The title tag is the clickable title displayed in blue on search engines, the one searchers click to visit your site. Moreover, It’s the ultimate decider (along with the meta description), that determines whether the user visits your site.
- Meta descriptions: Meta content is the content underneath the title tag in search engine result pages. Additionally, is also very important content. It directly impacts your click-through rate and indirectly impacts conversion.
Check out the Red Website Design report (it’s a beautiful infographic). The complete guide to learning ways to improve your SEO as we head into the new year.