Content Marketing Tools and Tips: This Week’s Best from the Web

January 4, 2016 by Tricia Goss

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The new year has arrived, so this week we shared some outstanding articles that are loaded with some great gifts for content marketers: tools, tools, and more tools. And if you haven’t done so already, sign up for our newsletter here: Subscribe to the Content Marketer’s Corner. It’s a terrific gift to yourself for the coming year.

Now, on our top picks of the week!

10 Essential Tools for Social Media and Content Marketing Management

Below are some of the top tools to make your team better, faster, and more confident when it…Read more

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When Are You Most Creative?

February 18, 2015 by Tricia Goss

Best Time to WriteIs there a certain time of day that you earmark for blogging and other content creation? If not, you might want to consider it.

Neil Patel published an infographic on QuickSprout that displays scientific reasons why you should write and perform other creative tasks at specific times of the day.

The key is knowing whether you are a morning person or a night owl. Most people can easily answer this, but if you are unsure consider what time you would wake up if left to your own devices. If…Read more

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11 Chrome Extensions To Help You Be A Better Curator

July 14, 2014 by Ronda Bowen

Chrome Extensions for CurationIf you curate content for your blog, social media accounts, newsletters, or other channels on a regular basis, then you know how time-consuming it can be to find great material worth sharing. Like other browsers, Google Chrome has a ton of extensions that are supposed to help you be more productive in this area. Some are great and others are… well, let’s just stick with saying that some are great.

We’ve put together a list of Chrome extensions that we’ve found helpful when curating content. If there are others you love,…Read more

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13 Tips for Getting People to Stick to Your Editorial Calendar

April 13, 2014 by Ronda Bowen

13 Tips for Getting People to Stick to Your Editorial Calendar

So you took the time to set up and schedule an editorial calendar for all your content posts, but people turn in their posts late or not at all. Even worse, you’re slacking on getting things done as well, so you go weeks without a new post. It can be difficult to get people to stick to deadlines – especially when those people have multiple responsibilities.

So how do you ensure that the posts you worked so hard to come up with ideas for…Read more

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When Should You Ignore Grammar Rules?

April 3, 2014 by Tricia Goss

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Some grammar rules are worth breaking if you have good reason. With balanced usage, breaking these rules can result in better scannability and comprehension.

When is it acceptable to break the rules? According to a recent Nielsen Norman Group post, grammar rules are made to be broken when you are writing for the web and when it improves your readers’ comprehension.

One tip in this article suggests that one-sentence paragraphs are not only, acceptable, but that they may even help readers catch important info while scanning a page.

Lists are another approach…Read more

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Revamp Your Content Creation With A Periodic Table

March 26, 2014 by Tricia Goss

The periodic table you had to memorize for science class may have seemed pointless and highly stressful, but an embeddable periodic table recently created by Chris Lake and published on Econsultancy could help with your content strategy and creation.

You can use this table to shake up your content a bit. Pick a format and a content type, choose a platform and toss in a dash of a sharing trigger.

You might even make choices randomly. For instance, you could choose numbers out of a hat, use a random number generator to pick items from different categories or hang a…Read more

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Create a Social Marketing Browser

March 17, 2014 by Tricia Goss

CaptureWishing you could be more productive? Who isn’t! There are dozens if not hundreds of tips, tricks and tools that can help you make the best use of your time.

For instance, writer Ian Cleary shares ideas on increasing your social media marketing efficiency in a recent Razor Social post. One approach he suggests is to use a dedicated web browser in which you only work on social media to help avoid distractions.

If you typically open several different tabs while tacking your social marketing tasks, you can set up a…Read more

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One Inbox to Rule Them: Choosing an Inbox Client

March 4, 2014 by Ronda Bowen

mailboxesGmail. LinkedIn. Work email. Twitter. Facebook. Voicemail. There are so many different inboxes to monitor each day.

David Allen, productivity guru for the GTD methodology, says we should have as few inboxes as possible. Wouldn’t it be nice if all of the incoming information could be filtered in one place? I know that for me, it would save a lot of time if I could get all of my electronic inboxes in one place. That way, I would only have three inboxes: online, phone, and physical.

Start by Making a List

Before you can create…Read more

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