I don’t know if you have seen this video yet – it’s a 14 year old girl from the Caribbean covering the Adele hit “Hello”. Please watch, I will explain why it’s important later:
The Funnelholic is content marketing themed again this week. We have an amazing webinar, 3 Steps to Creating Content that Converts Like Crazy, with Cosmo Mariano from GetLift and Jason Miller from LinkedIn on September 24, 2014 10AM Pacific Standard Time. Whenever we have an event like this, my mind starts going…in this case, one of my favorite topics — content marketing.
Back to business — one of my favorite pieces on content is the case story aka the case study aka the use case. It is the most powerful opportunity for content marketers that is often wasted aka B-O-R-I-N-G. Marketers, even the best content marketers, produce the boringest case studies ever. So, with that, I thought I would share one of my favorite case studies from one of my favorite content marketers, Neil Patel, entitled: How I Used SEO to Drive to 5 Million Visitors to Gawker Media. It’s awesome so read it – -and in the meantime, I highlight some of my favorite things about it below:
Deliver an Arresting Headline
Oh yeah, not just an arresting headline, but a killer graphical representation too. I loved what I saw the minute I opened this page. [Read more…]
Optimizely helps organizations optimize their websites via A/B testing. (Pretty surprising considering the company name…I am full of big surprises) I only mention this because they clearly know how to create pages that convert. In other words, copy them. I don’t confess to be the world’s greatest web designer (please see the Funnelholic design for example) but I do know marketing, follow marketing trends, and know who we should all copy and follow. The simple call-to-action home page is one of my favorites if not my #1. This is not a new trend, but clearly one that has not been picked up by 99.3% of business websites out there. Oh and this is the shortest blog post I have written in years but I think I make my point. Check it.