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    1. The Anatomy of an Optimal Marketing Email

      Explore QuickSprout Blog (Oct 10 2014)

      The Anatomy of an Optimal Marketing Email

      Did you know 66% of all consumers over the age of 15 made a purchase because of an email? If that doesn’t convince you to use email marketing, just look at Quick Sprout. Over the last 30 days, I received 103,592 visitors through email marketing.

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      Mentions:   Email Marketing   Quick Sprout

    2. 7 Obsolete SEO Tactics You’re Wasting Your Time On

      Explore QuickSprout Blog (Sep 29 2014)

      7 Obsolete SEO Tactics You’re Wasting Your Time On

      SEO has changed over the years, and what worked once doesn’t necessarily work now. Some of the old tactics you are using not only will keep your traffic stagnant, but they may actually cause your traffic to drop. What should you do? You should stop using the tactics I discuss below and start using the new solutions I’ve outlined for you:

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      Mentions:   Google   SEO   American Express

    3. How to Write Blog Posts That Generate Leads

      Explore QuickSprout Blog (Sep 10 2014)

      How to Write Blog Posts That Generate Leads

      Back in 2006, I wasn’t a great blogger; I didn’t have much of a personal brand; and very few people read my blog. Yet, I was able to generate leads from my blog. Here’s the strategy I used. Trust me, it will work for you too.

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      Mentions:   Google   Twitter   Search Engine Journal

    4. Why Your Corporate Blog Is Going to Fail and How You Can Fix It

      Explore QuickSprout Blog (Aug 25 2014)

      Why Your Corporate Blog Is Going to Fail and How You Can Fix It

      Why would you start a corporate blog? Chances are it’s to communicate with your customers, build your brand, or generate sales. If your blog isn’t helping you with one of those 3 things, you’re wasting your time. If you want your corporate blog to thrive, learn from the mistakes I made and avoid them.

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      Mentions:   Blogger   KISSmetrics   Blogging

    5. What Type of Images Should You Use Within Your Blog Posts?

      Explore QuickSprout Blog (Aug 13 2014)

      What Type of Images Should You Use Within Your Blog Posts?

      I decided to analyze 41 blogs within different industries to help determine what types of images generate most social shares. This way you’ll know what kind of graphics you should use in order to generate the most traffic. Here’s what I learned.

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      Mentions:   Microsoft   Facebook   Twitter

    6. 7 Lies About SEO You Probably Believe

      Explore QuickSprout Blog (Jul 30 2014)

      7 Lies About SEO You Probably Believe

      The thing about SEO is that it’s constantly evolving. Not only does that mean a lot of the old information is inaccurate, but it also means there are a lot of misconceptions out there as anyone can create a blog and write about SEO, even if they are not experts. Here are 7 lies about SEO that you probably believe:

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      Mentions:   Google   SEO   Google Analytics

    7. 7 Content Marketing Lessons Learned from Losing 225,418 Visitors a Month

      Explore QuickSprout Blog (Jul 23 2014)

      7 Content Marketing Lessons Learned from Losing 225,418 Visitors a Month

      During its peak, the KISSmetrics blog received 768,766 visitors a month and was growing at a rapid pace. Can you guess what our monthly traffic is now? We get 543,348 visitors, which means our traffic is down by a whopping 225,418 visitors. Some of the traffic drop is intentional, but some of it isn’t. Here is what I learned from a 29% traffic drop.

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      Mentions:   Google   Microsoft   Panda

    8. The Complete Guide to Building Your Personal Brand

      Explore QuickSprout Blog (Jul 16 2014)

      The Complete Guide to Building Your Personal Brand

      You don’t want to build your personal brand to feed your ego. You want to build it so you can get more opportunities. The bigger your brand, the easier it will be to make deals for your company and gain opportunities that you couldn’t have before. So, with the help of Aaron Agius of Louder Online, I’ve created a 30,000-word guide that breaks down the steps you need to take to build your personal brand.

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    9. What Sending 62,619,592 Emails Taught Me About Content Marketing

      Explore QuickSprout Blog (Jul 9 2014)

      What Sending 62,619,592 Emails Taught Me About Content Marketing

      I started Quick Sprout on April 17, 2007. Since then, I’ve collected 184,291 emails – 126,443 of which are still active. Since the blog’s inception, I sent 62,619,592 emails. I use emails to help grow my content marketing efforts. Here’s what sending 62,619,592 emails taught me about content marketing:

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      Mentions:   Content Marketing Institute   Quick Sprout

    10. How I Write 8 Blog Posts a Week While Running 2 Companies

      Explore QuickSprout Blog (Jun 30 2014)

      How I Write 8 Blog Posts a Week While Running 2 Companies

      You’ll never succeed at content marketing if you can’t create content on a regular basis. In essence, you need to learn how to streamline your content creation. The good news is it’s not that hard. I’ve figured out how to streamline my content creation process. It works so well that I write eight blog posts a week. I publish three times a week on Quick Sprout, and I guest-post five times a week. Here’s how I streamline my content creation, and here’s how you can too:

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      Mentions:   Content Marketing Institute   Quick Sprout

    11. 7 Unconventional Marketing Tactics That Work

      Explore QuickSprout Blog (Jun 23 2014)

      7 Unconventional Marketing Tactics That Work

      So, where should you be spending your dollars? It’s on unconventional tactics because the ROI from them is typically higher. Here are 7 unconventional marketing tactics that will help you make more money.

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      Mentions:   SEO   Huffington Post   Google Adwords

    12. Should You Write Controversial Blog Posts? A Data Driven Answer

      Explore QuickSprout Blog (Jun 18 2014)

      Should You Write Controversial Blog Posts? A Data Driven Answer

      Just the other day, I wrote a controversial blog post. I don’t usually write blog posts that are controversial, but I thought it would be a fun experiment to see if these kinds of posts are worth writing from a traffic and revenue perspective. So, how did this post do? And is it worth writing controversial posts?

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      Mentions:   America   Microsoft   National Broadcasting Company

    13. How to Get Your Blog Posts Read

      Explore QuickSprout Blog (Jun 11 2014)

      How to Get Your Blog Posts Read

      Have you ever wondered whether people are actually reading your blog posts? You know, going through the whole post? And not just skimming through parts of it? I got curious myself, so I ran a Crazy Egg test to see how far down the page people scroll. Can you guess what I learned? Only 40% of you actually read each blog post. With a bit of testing, I’ve been able to get the number to 65%. Here’s what I learned through the process, and here is how you can get similar results.

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      Mentions:   Microsoft   National Broadcasting Company   Quick Sprout

    14. 7 Reasons Why Your Blog Is Failing (and How to Fix It)

      Explore QuickSprout Blog (Jun 9 2014)

      7 Reasons Why Your Blog Is Failing (and How to Fix It)

      Do you know why most blogs fail? No, it’s not because of lack of traffic. Even the ones that get a lot of traffic tend to fail. Why? There are 7 strategies every blog needs to follow to be successful.

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      Mentions:   RSS   Huffington Post   Buzzfeed

    15. What Every Marketer Needs to Know about Conversion Optimization

      Explore QuickSprout Blog (Jun 4 2014)

      What Every Marketer Needs to Know about Conversion Optimization

      Traffic acquisition is becoming more and more expensive as time goes on. Whether you are leveraging paid advertising, content marketing, or SEO, you are spending time on growing your traffic. That means you are spending money. To make your traffic acquisition profitable, you have to figure out how to get your visitors to convert into customers.

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      Mentions:   Microsoft   Content Marketing Institute   Marketing Sherpa

    16. 5 Practical Steps To Improving Your Website’s Domain Authority

      Explore QuickSprout Blog (May 19 2014)

      5 Practical Steps To Improving Your Website’s Domain Authority

      Domain Authority (DA) is a website metric developed by Moz. It is one of the most important numbers known to SEOs. The greater your DA, the more likely you are to have strong traffic and high rank. Is domain authority something that you can change, or is it unalterable and immoveable? I am convinced there are practical things you can do to improve this important number.

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      Mentions:   Google   SEO   Facebook

    17. How to Conduct a Content Audit on Your Site

      Explore QuickSprout Blog (Apr 24 2014)

      How to Conduct a Content Audit on Your Site

      "Content audit" sounds a bit intimidating like something that involves ghastly amounts of time, endless spreadsheets, and dozens of unpaid interns. The word “audit” is so tied up with other unpleasant life experiences that I totally understand if it doesn't inspire you. But hang on for a second because a “content audit” might be what your site needs to get to the next level. So, what is a content audit?

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      Mentions:   WordPress   Google   URL

    18. How to Predict Google’s Algorithm Changes

      Explore QuickSprout Blog (Apr 22 2014)

      How to Predict Google’s Algorithm Changes

      One of the ways you can become an SEO expert is to learn all about Google’s secret algorithm. Its algorithm dictates everything that happens in Google’s search result. The algorithm is the key that can unlock insane amounts of wealth, but it can also be the penalty that can ruin your online business. It sounds like a crazy task to try to understand the algorithm, but there are ways .

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      Mentions:   Google   Eric Schmidt

    19. 15 Types of Content That Will Drive You More Traffic

      Explore QuickSprout Blog (Apr 14 2014)

      15 Types of Content That Will Drive You More Traffic

      Content marketing is more than writing blogs. Way more. If you’re just getting involved in content marketing, the first thing you need to do is launch your blog and start writing. Then, when your blog is established and purring along, try throwing in a new type of content. I predict that you’ll immediately see a difference — fresh traffic, targeted visitors, higher conversion rates, and better SEO.

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      Mentions:   Content Marketing Institute   YouTube   Infographics

    20. How to Score Your Website’s SEO in 10 Minutes or Less

      Explore QuickSprout Blog (Apr 9 2014)

      How to Score Your Website’s SEO in 10 Minutes or Less

      One of the most important skills you can develop is getting a quick snapshot of a website’s SEO. All it takes is ten minutes. And you don’t need any expensive tools. You can use this step-by-step process to determine your own website’s health, to find out how your competitors are doing, and to discover what needs to be done to improve your SEO.

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      Mentions:   WordPress   Google   URL

    21. Your Content Marketing Will Fail without These 10 Features

      Explore QuickSprout Blog (Apr 7 2014)

      Your Content Marketing Will Fail without These 10 Features

      I've identified the main missing elements of failed content marketing campaigns and sketched out a solution for each one. Leave out one of these features, and you could doom your content marketing campaign to fail.

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      Mentions:   Google   SEO   Microsoft

    22. Latest Trends in Headline Creation and Their Success

      Explore QuickSprout Blog (Apr 2 2014)

      Latest Trends in Headline Creation and Their Success

      No matter what kind of a website you have, the one thing that is always true is that your headlines are really important. Headlines affect things like user engagement, readability, conversions, SEO, social sharing, and even click-throughs.

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      Mentions:   Google   Microsoft   Facebook

    23. How Long Should Each Blog Post Be? A Data Driven Answer

      Explore QuickSprout Blog (Mar 31 2014)

      How Long Should Each Blog Post Be? A Data Driven Answer

      People often obsess over how long their blog posts should be. There’s a lot of information out there regarding the “perfect” length of a blog post, but a lot of that data is conflicting.

      Content is really important when it comes to search rankings , so if you are going to leverage content marketing, you might as well do it right. But before we get into the ideal length for a blog post, let's first go over a few shocking myths:

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      Mentions:   Google   SEO   Microsoft

    24. How Google Determines Where to Rank Your Website

      Explore QuickSprout Blog (Mar 26 2014)

      Have you ever wondered why certain websites rank higher than others? Or why your website doesn’t rank as high as your competitor’s?  A lot of it has to do with Google’s algorithm. It looks at over 200 ranking factors when determining where to rank a site. As you already know, these ranking factors aren’t easy to understand, which makes it difficult for you to figure out how to adjust your site to maximize your rankings. In order to help you solve this, I’ve created an infographic that visually breaks down many of the components of ...

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      Mentions:   Google

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