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Oct

The Road to Recognition with Personal Branding [Content Matters Episode 30]

Content Matters 30

If you’re a professional, you’re a brand. In this episode of Content Matters, Andy and Barry discuss Barry’s book, The Road to Recognition, and highlight many of its lessons on developing your personal brand in the age of digital media. 

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Oct

Simple Ways to Get Started with Content Marketing Metrics [Content Matters Episode 29]

Content Matters episode 29

Are you avoiding measuring your content marketing efforts for fear of its complexity? In this episode of the Content Matters podcast, Andy and Barry present simple ways to get started with content marketing metrics.

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Jul

How to Lose Friends and Not Influence People [Content Matters Episode 28]

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As a digital marketer, you’ll often aim to contribute content to other blogs in an effort to increase your reach and influence. There are effective—and ineffective—ways to conduct your outreach. In this episode, we’ll explore blogger outreach do’s and dont’s.

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Jun

Examining Effective Processes for Creating Content [Content Matters Episode 27]

Episode 27

Do you have a workflow for creating content? Is it working for you? The process of creating and collaborating on content differs from company to company. In this episode, Andy and Barry explore tools, systems, and processes for getting your content together.

The episode includes:

  • The many tools and systems Andy and Barry use to collect ideas… Evernote, Trello, swipe files, notebooks, Google docs spreadsheets, iPhone Notes, WordPress, Dropbox 
  • Ideas for planning and outlining your content—featuring Orbit’s (Feldman-endorsed) web content template – link below
  • Editing and workflow tools including DivvyHQ, PowerPost, and some enterprise level systems for content management
  • Using screenshots to snag this and that for safekeeping
  • Andy’s almighty spreadsheet system for, well, everything content related—including his clever “Focus” tab for ongoing SEO progress
  • Tools, tools, and more cool tools… List.ly, Upwork, Yoast

In the cheese & mousetrap segment:

  • Barry details his frequently used process for creating great content from expert interviews
  • Andy speaks to the importance of collaborating with the sales team to develop content for the “sales enablement” process

Resources mentioned in this epsidode:

Coming in the show’s next episode:
A rant on how poorly content marketers invade your inbox with lame requests (and advice for doing it effectively)

May

Building Your Content Marketing Team and Talent [Content Matters Episode 26]

Content Matters Episode 26

Research indicates companies struggle to find trained and qualified talent to expand their content marketing efforts. In this episode of the podcast, we’ll share tips for building your team and the types of talent you may need to scale.

Listen to “Building Your Content Marketing Team and Talent [26]” on Spreaker.

 

The episode begins with:

  • Industry research regarding hiring challenges and team size
  • Should you build a large team of specialists or hire a small number of people with varied talents?

Then, we talk through the types of positions and roles you may consider:

  • Content director
  • Managing editor
  • Content strategist
  • Community manager
  • Graphic designer (We also talk about DIY design tools)
  • Video/media producer
  • Analytics expert
  • Technology platforms experts

In the cheese & mousetrap segment:

  • Barry encourages you to master one medium before expanding into others.
  • Andy talks about experimenting with using “in-line CTAs” in blog posts.

Resources mentioned in this epsidode:

 

Coming in the show’s next episode:
Getting your content marketing act together—processes to get the work done

Apr

Get More Bang for Your Buck by Repurposing Content [Content Matters Episode 25]

Episode 25

Everyone dedicated to the practice of content marketing knows how exhausting it is. In this episode of Content Matters, Andy and Barry explain how to repurpose content—a proven, effective way to save time while increasing your output. 

Listen to “Get More Bang for Your Buck By Repurposing Content [25]” on Spreaker.

In this episode we cover:

  • How repurposing addresses so many challenges content marketers face
  • Reduce—Why you should consider creating less content (that’s deep enough to repurpose)
  • Re-use—Strategies for re-using email, slide decks, internal documents and other forms of communications
  • Recycle—Strategies for turning existing content into different forms for greater media reach
  • Redo—Why you should return to old content to optimize its performance

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Jan

Website Navigation Matters [Content Matters Episode 21]

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Could something as basic as your website’s menu bar actually have a meaningful effect on your visitor’s experience? .

Listen to this edition of Content Matters as Andy and Barry discuss how website navigation can effect traffic, conversion and user experience.

Listen to “Website Navigation Matters [21]” on Spreaker.

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Oct

What to Put on Your Homepage [Content Matters Episode 18]

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What content should you put on your homepage? Perhaps it’s not so obvious. If the process of planning your homepage seems a bit overwhelming, this episode of Content Matters is for you. Andy and Barry offer a thorough list of ideas for your homepage and talk you through handling the elements from top to bottom. 

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Aug

Should You Call Yourself an Author [Content Matters Episode 15]

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Your domain is defined as your “sphere of knowledge.” You can own your domain and stand out as an authority by authoring a book.

Yes indeed, there’s a lot of hard work involved. However, the rules have changed and a traditional book is not your only option.

In this episode, Andy and Barry explore a variety of options for adding “author” to your bio and resume and the benefits of doing so.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Has it become “easier” to author a book?
  • The benefits of adding “author” to your bio and additional ways to showcase your author status
  • Various ways to fast-track your authorship journey
  • A process and plan for blogging a book
  • Leveraging authorship for speaking and networking opportunities
  • How to use book and speaker pages for SEO

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Jul

Why Content Marketers Must Understand Domain Authority

Copy of Episode 13

The content marketing planets aligned when your hosts, Andy and Barry, selected theme music for our program written and recorded by our friend (and content astronaut) Robert Rose.

The groove of the tune was the reason it worked for us, but if you listen closely, you hear a vocal loop Robert uses with a female singing, “It’s gonna’ take a little time.”

She might have been rapping about content marketing. Or search. Or building “domain authority” (DA).

We’re riffing on these things in this episode with a focus on the increasingly important measure of domain authority. Andy’s published answers to common questions about DA on the Orbit Media blog and now his extensive knowledge on the topic is ready to be fed directly to your ear drums.


 

Tune in for 22 minutes to learn:

  • What is domain authority (DA)?
  • How’s it compare to Google’s PageRank metric?
  • What’s page authority (PA)?
  • Which one matters more for keyword research, DA or PA?
  • How measure the value of a link from another website to inform your planning process
  • Must-do techniques to increase your domain authority (and the magnetic power of your website)

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