Extensive articles and resources on content development, promotion and overall content marketing.

The Top CMS Platforms by Usage in 2016 [Data Visualization]

We’ve teamed up with HostingFacts, Trellis and BuiltWith to create this data visualization of the top content management systems based on usage statistics this year.

Note: The data we’ve compiled were only for non-ecommerce CMS.

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How to Optimize for Satisfaction in SEO

The best way to optimize your website for “Satisfaction”:

Provide direct answers to queries frequently used by searchers to find your content, so you can give the right information/experience to visitors fast.

With all the advancements in web and mobile technology, usage has also certainly changed in the past years. Users’ attention span has gone even shorter – from 12 seconds to now 8 (according to a study by Microsoft).

Although, many seasoned digital marketers also recognize and understand how long-form content has changed the game (the average Google first page result contains at least 1,800+ words).

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Link Building through Co-Marketed Visual Content

Link building is tough, especially when you’re after the links that really matter.

And the hard-earned links that genuinely provide value in terms of impact for branding, traffic, conversions and eventually – rankings, don’t come by that easy. Given that these links, in nature, are:

  • Hard to replicate
  • Prominently placed within pages that are constantly generating traffic (mostly pages ranking highly for terms frequently searched).

There could be dozens of ways to achieve links with those certain aforementioned criteria, but there’s one that can make it sort of easier than the usual suspects – through collaboration.

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Outreach Tactics for Effective Link Building in 2016

This article was co-authored with Venchito Tampon, CEO at SharpRocket. 

It is true how “pure on-site work” can enormously affect any site’s ability to grow its traffic without any push from other popular online marketing tactics.

cyrus tweet

This tweet from Cyrus actually inspired me to write this post.

I also remember Glen Dimaandal – one of the brilliant SEO minds here in the Philippines – believe in the same philosophy, on how solid content and technical optimization alone can do a lot of damage in the competition.

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70 Useful Inbound Marketing Checklists, Cheat Sheets and Advanced Guides

When you’re in a consulting or service -based business model – especially in digital marketing –having robust processes in place is the key to have a sustainable business.

A systematic structure for tasks to obtain certain goals (set of marketing initiatives aligned with campaign objectives) is what prolongs businesses built in this ever-evolving field.

I’ve listed some of the most important web documents that somehow have helped us at Xight Interactive develop our own internal processes for Technical SEO, link building, content development and marketing, social media marketing, analytics and pretty much every strategy we’ve come up with within the inbound marketing realm.

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Scalable Link Building Process Using Influencer Marketing

Effectiveness and consistency in link building has always been about the process you put in place at the very beginning of the campaign.

That’s why it’s very critical to align your link building efforts with the site’s overall brand strategy –particularly in knowing the influencers/publishers/brands you want your brand to be associated with (to create better signals and perceived value).

Link building is still very valuable in today’s (and even in tomorrow’s) digital marketing. Links are still a major ranking factor in Google’s search algorithm, and its importance won’t go away as long as people use it to navigate the web.

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Generating better content ideas

Millions of web content get published every day – from blog posts, videos, podcasts, image-based up to interactive content.

Standing out in the content game (in any industry) will obviously become tougher to be consistently accomplished, considering that there could be thousands of newly published content in your space each day (which will possibly grow even further in the coming years).

Although it doesn’t entirely mean that competing against brands that have already made it through this channel is not a viable option to those who are just starting.

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(More) Enterprise Link Building Strategies

Many people already argue that links, as ranking signals, are getting less valuable. Google’s search algorithm is still based on the link graph.

Most of their actions (such as Penguin update, and the successive batches of manual unnatural linking penalties) to win against web spamming may perhaps just prove the real importance of links to the search technology. Seeing that links are still one of the best signals they can use in determining the relevance, authority, popularity and the credibility of a web page or an entity.

Well, that just means that getting the right types of links is still very much important in this age of SEO (and even on the entire digital marketing space). Because links don’t just help a site get better visibility on search results – it also helps information, products or services get discovered through referral.

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