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Content Marketing

Content Marketing

What Is Content Marketing? 

Definition of content marketing:  A type of marketing that involves the creation and sharing of online material (such as videos, blogs, and social media posts) that does not explicitly promote a brand but is intended to stimulate interest in its products or services. (i.e. “social media is an integral part of content marketing”)

One the biggest challenges facing many businesses is the ability to regularly produce online content which is engaging. Great content makes your business stand apart from the others. Your Online Content Marketing Strategy ties together your website design, Social Media, SEO, e-mail marketing and all other elements of your online brand.

Lack of time is the biggest challenge for businesses wanting to write consistently strong content. That’s where we can help. Our seasoned team has lots of experience writing online content that will increase your online engagement, create more social media buzz, and at the same time write in the voice that’s consistent with your brand. You know your company better than anyone, let us help you bring it to the web. We excel at helping you achieve your business objectives with high engagement content and finely-tuned SEO.

Every business is unique and we know there’s no one-size-fits-all approach for content marketing. Your content is much more than a bunch of text and filler on a webpage, at Insiteful Solutions we think it’s the glue that brings all elements of your digital brand together. It’s your face and voice to your brand.

We specialize in writing informative and engaging content. This creates excitement for your website visitors and establishes a relationship with them. Your website content is your online sales pitch. Quality content empowers your customers and creates long-term brand relationships which ultimately lead to more sales. We develop content marketing plans that provide your site with relevant content which is frequently updated with insight gained from your online traffic data.

Learn How Content Marketing Can Generate Leads and Sales for Your Markham and Toronto Area Business

Any effective marketing plan in 2019 will contain some form of content marketing. Brands need to focus on interacting with their audience, it’s a crucial part of conducting business today. Sharing the story of your brand and the work you do will help generate more leads and business. Posting high-quality content regularly will set you apart from the competition and will also help you rank higher in Google search results.

Bill Gates famously said, “Content is king.” Online marketing really can’t exist in today’s world without good content, yet it’s amazing how many companies ignore it. Content is one of the most affordable and sustainable marketing strategies that can directly lead to more conversions and profits. A recent study by DemandMetric found that content marketing costs about 62 percent less than traditional marketing and produces three times as many leads.

Trust is a key element in online marketing, and that’s something that will never change. Today’s consumers have multiple options at their fingertips and with content marketing, it’s vital that you build an instant level of trust with your audience when they interact with your brand online. Content marketing gives you the ability to engage with your audience, it’s an excellent tool for building trust and authority. Strong content will instantly provide costumers with an outlet to develop a positive opinion of your brand. Providing value in your marketing is key, educating your customer with solution-oriented content is the best way to stay memorable.

With so much technology, it can be easy to forget the human side of marketing. Throughout history, marketing has been powered by story-telling and word-of-mouth, content marketing brings these powerful and proven strategies to the digital age of 2019.  Content marketing has the ability to inspire people and keep a brand top-of-mind throughout the sales process. Businesses will learn about the preferences of their visitors by dialling into the analytics data generated from their online content.

Content powers the Internet, and Google wouldn’t exist today if people didn’t share their thoughts and stories online. If you don’t have good content, Google has no reason to send people to your website. You could be missing out on a lot of traffic and business due to the fact you’re not saying anything interesting online. Good content will aid in every part of the marketing funnel and will help you gain informed customers.

Content marketing will also grow your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategy. Posting SEO-friendly online content is very important because Google’s algorithm is constantly scanning the Internet for new content and keywords. The best online content is written with the purpose of engaging with customers with Google’s algorithm in mind.

Remember, even the best ranking content is useless if people can’t connect to it. Ideally, you’ll have a good understanding of what your audience wants to read about online and you’ll fill up your website with it. Spend the time and do your keyword research and insert them naturally into your writing. Don’t overuse them, try using similar words or phrases. Remember, content marketing is bigger than just text. Mix things up; try posting video, social media posts, and white pages. People trust brands that post content on multiple digital platforms.

Getting third-party websites to backlink to your site is an essential ingredient for achieving SEO success and content marketing will help. Websites tend to link to other websites that add value to the experience of their readers. Having a good selection of backlinks and well-written content is the gasoline that fuels SEO.

We’re watching voice search become a part of the average Canadian’s life. Sales of smart speakers such as Amazon Echo and Google Home have shot through the roof and they are not showing any signs of slowing down. This trend provides an exciting opportunity for companies investing in content marketing. It’s estimated that 50 percent of searches will be done with someone’s voice by 2020. The average person can type around 40 words a minute, but they can speak nearly at 150 words.

People are not asking Jeeves questions anymore, they are speaking to the smart devices in homes and vehicles and they are doing so in a conversational tone (much longer than the traditional way of typing). Regularly posting strong content helps smart devices find you on Google, voice searches tend to be for long tail keywords (A long-tail keyword is a search phrase that contains at least three words), and content marketing will help you land this traffic. Smart devices are three times more likely to share localized search results. Regularly including localized information and keywords in your content will help you gain this high-converting segment of traffic.

Content marketing will help grow all the other parts of your marketing strategy. Our clients have used their content to power email marketing, social media, Google AdWords campaigns, and video. It’s an excellent way to make your marketing elements convert with a higher level of consistency.

The benefits on content marketing are countless and it’s a no brainer in today’s digital marketing world. Our team of experienced Internet marketing experts have helped businesses in Markham and throughout the Toronto region take their marketing to the next level with our content marketing services. If you want to learn how partnering with a Toronto content marketing agency like Insiteful Solutions can help your firm generate more leads and sales be sure to contact us today. We’d love to learn about your marketing goals and help you achieve them!

Google Analytics Update: Data Retention Solution to Protect Sensitive Customer Information

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Headlines during 2018 have been full of big tech companies such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn having security breaches. It’s been a problem that many people have been concerned with, data is important in today’s online economy and governments around the world are introducing laws to protect citizens. The European Union are in the process of introducing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the goal of the legislation is to provide protection on data is stored and managed. This has caused many companies to question their own processes and review their policies on how long data is stored.

Recently, Google announced that some changes to their Google Analytics tool. Users will now have the ability to set the amount of time before user-level and event-level data is automatically deleted. The update is scheduled to launch to the public on May 25th, the same day the European Union’s new online security is officially active.

After logging into Google Analytics, users will have the ability to tell Google how long they want their web traffic data stored for. There will be options for 14 months, 26 months, 38 months, or 50 months; after this point, all data will be automatically deleted. Any aggregated data will remain when the user data is automatically deleted. Other Google Analytics data affected by this update includes cookies, user identifiers, advertising identifiers, DoubleClick identifiers, Android identifiers and Apple identifiers. These elements could be important to your online marketing tracking and you’ll want to ensure they are properly backed up if you want to keep them.

Many website owners have a lot of Google Analytics data stored on the company’s cloud, especially with the more sophisticated tracking options offered over the last few years. It’s important to ensure you have a plan to keep your historical analytics data over the next couple of weeks. The upcoming update from Google will not only help the company comply with new European data policies, it will help the tech giant save a lot of money by decreasing server strain.

Historical analytics data can provide your company with some excellent insight into the growth of your online brand. Keeping more data than needed can open the door to potential breaches when your Google Analytics account is not properly secured. Evaluate your need and determine the best Google Analytics storage policy for your company and be sure to adjust your settings accordingly before the May 25th launch date.