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  • Marketers covet Page One of Google search results for a reason: It's chock-full of possibilities for website traffic, leads, and conversions. Here's a tried-and-true process for creating content that ranks.

  • There may not exactly be a magic formula, but there are steps you can take to write for humans that will also appeal to the Google bots that determine whether your content will ever see the search engine light of day.

  • Here's why having a single writer—or small, connected team (think agency)—can be ideal, and how you can mitigate the risk of your content machine's crashing and burning if that resource leaves.

  • Whether you're a marketing newbie or a seasoned pro, Marketing Writing Bootcamp's 11 sessions (available on-demand through April 2020) will help you hone your writing skills so you can take your marketing from great to ridiculously magnificent!

  • Along with keyword research and website optimization, strengthening your backlink profile through off-site SEO is a critical way to boost your organic search rankings and traffic. The challenge? It's really hard... What's a marketer to do? Execute the following three highly effective stratagems.

  • Laura Belgray, founder of Talking Shrimp and co-creator of The Copy Cure, shares tips for writing copy that converts.

  • There is such a thing as too much content. And if you're creating marketing content for its own sake (i.e., without a clear business need), you've taken a wrong turn onto a dead-end path. Instead, take these four steps on the road to creating the right amount of the right type of content.

  • Online shopping is as accessible and popular as ever, resulting in a glut of online promotional material. These days, crafting a listing or promotion that catches the eye requires skill and a deep understanding of customers. Here's how you can craft listings that truly speak to your audience.

  • Even the most complex material can be generated and fleshed out in simple ways—via straightforward processes—to produce amazing whitepapers. These 10 ideas for collecting information can quickly translate into high-quality whitepapers that engage B2B audiences.

  • You put a lot of effort and time into creating the perfect email content for your subscribers. But no matter what you write, or how well, people may not even see it if the subject line doesn't get them to click. These 10 types of subject lines will get subscribers to open your emails.

  • Learn how to apply the principles of deliberate practice to improve your writing skills and accelerate your learning. Some 30+ hand-drawn images illustrate tips and advice to make you a better writer.

  • Creating content that engages readers isn't easy, especially today. In our haste to create fresh, useful content, we make mistakes. But our audiences don't want to waste time on substandard writing. Avoid these nine common writing and content mistakes.

  • MarketingProfs Chief Content Officer, best-selling author, and global keynote speaker Ann Handley shares her secret to writing addictive email newsletters.

  • Your welcome emails set the tone for the relationship with your subscribers. If recipients come to know, like, and trust you, they're more likely to open, click, and buy from your future emails. Here are five elements of a welcome email series that'll tip the scales in your favor when you're ready to promote your offers.

  • If you're a marketer, you're also a writer. Embrace it! Improve the skills you already have so you can tackle new, more challenging projects with confidence. We've got the perfect toolkit to help you create marketing writing success.

  • Revisit the emails you sent to your B2B audience recently. How many ideas, emotions, and benefits did each message contain or refer to? How many possible responses could it have elicited? Chances are... too many! For high-converting emails, follow this rule instead.

  • When writing for marketing, you need to connect with your audience. But first you have to understand who they are and what they care about. To understand what will motivate your potential customers, use empathy mapping. Here's how.

  • In a world full of "READ THIS!" "BUY NOW!" and "CLICK HERE!" sometimes the only action customers want to take is to click away. And we marketers shouldn't blame them. So, what do we do? How else can we inspire action?

  • Most B2B newsletters seem confused as to why they exist. A study of 100 of them over three months found most of them difficult to read, visually confusing, and lacking utility. But the top 10 were different. Some people behind a few of those top newsletters answer the question, What's your secret?