Effective Content Research

Our 3-Step Content Research Process

A lot of bloggers just open up WordPress and start writing about a topic that interests them. Maybe they do a little research beforehand or create an outline to organize their thoughts, but that’s basically the gist of it. That’s a fine way to approach blogging, but it’s not the best way. Sure, some people […]

Intergrowth employee evaluating their keyword research approach

Your Keyword Research Process is Failing You

In the past few years, I’ve seen an emerging keyword research process that simplifies keyword research. However, this approach kills results. This approach is what I like to call the “Minimum Search Volume Threshold Approach.” The core of this approach is the desire to target search terms with a minimum threshold of 1,000 organic searches/month. […]

pattern interrupts

Slash Bounce Rate With Pattern Interrupts

You’ve experienced TLDR. We all have. And you certainly don’t want anyone to open up your content and bounce out because they anticipate a long, boring article. Pattern interrupts are an excellent bounce preventative. But they’re only a part of this healthy breakfast. The fun news is, they’re the sugary cereal part. What do we mean […]

content strategist

Day-to-Day Responsibilities of a Content Strategist

A content strategist’s responsibilities vary from company to company. If you work for a large corporation, your entire job might be to develop the editorial calendar. If you work for an SMB, you may be responsible for a wide range of tasks, some of which don’t even involve strategy. The job title means different things […]

How to Hire a Content Writer

Your Step-by-Step Guide to Hiring a Top-Tier Content Marketing Writer

Surely you’ve heard the phrase “content is king.” And while it may be a terribly overused expression, the fact remains that it’s true. Everyone knows that creating strong content is the best way to connect with your audience, increase brand awareness, drive sales, and boost ROI and profitability. But who exactly is pumping out all […]

Marketing Buzzwords Glossary

103 Marketing Buzzwords to Know in 2021 [And Beyond]

When I first started working in marketing, I had no idea what the hell anyone was talking about half the time. To me, a funnel was a fried carnival cake, and growth hacking was what Mark McGwire did to hit all of those home runs. But to do my job, I had to learn all […]

Blogging for personal branding

How to 10x Your Personal Brand Through Blogging

From successful entrepreneurs to small business owners to middle school students, just about everyone everywhere is working on building their personal brand. Teens and tweens are doing it on TikTok. Beauty experts are doing it with YouTube tutorials. Influencers are doing so with Instagram posts. We could go on and on … But the individuals […]

The Definitive Guide to Content Marketing

The Definitive Guide to Content Marketing

From small businesses to startups to major corporations, everyone is starting to realize just how powerful content marketing can be. But not everyone understands what it is, how it works, or (most importantly) how to make it successful. Today, we’re delving into what content marketing is all about, how to build a content marketing strategy, […]

Team discussing hiring a chief content officer

What is a Chief Content Officer (+ Why You Need One)

Regardless of the type of business you work in, it’s safe to assume that you already know what a CEO and CFO are. If you’re a little more in-the-know, you’re probably already aware of what a CTO does. But do you know what a CCO is? A CCO is a chief content officer. Now many […]