This is the third installment of Content Marketing lists for the month of May. The first installment was The Content Marketers – List of ‘How To’ Blog Posts, and the second installment was The Content Marketers – List of Lists – Part 1.
There is a treasure trove of information in these lists on how to attract customers with good content. I separated the list into three sections:
- The first section was a roundup of insights into how to leverage Content Marketing for your business – The Content Marketers – List of Lists – Part 1
- The second section is a list of blog posts on how to attract customers with good content (Published in this blog post)
- The third section is an assorted list of blog posts related to Content Marketing (Published in this blog post)
How to attract customers with good content
This section is a roundup of insights into how to attract customers with good content. There are many valuable lessons in these blog posts to leverage for creating and marketing white papers and eBooks. Below each blog post, I have outlined one key takeaway from the blog post that is relevant for creating and marketing whitepapers or eBooks.
3 Steps to Initiating a Successful Online Content Marketing Program
How do you provide valuable content that educates readers yet also works to bring in new business? Patsi Krakoff discuss Denise Wakeman’s response to these questions in 3 Ways to Write Content that Brings In Business
When creating white papers, connect with your reader and get them to move to a deeper experience. For example, have them try out a demo or do some number crunching on your online ROI(Return on Investment) Calculator for your product.
Everything You Need to Know About Creating Killer Content in 3 Simple Words
What three words to keep in mind so that anything you publish will get attention and action? Demian Farnworth shares his insights in Everything You Need to Know About Creating Killer Content in 3 Simple Words
There are three tips from Demian Farnworth that are applicable to writing white papers. Be Comprehensible, Concise and Compelling in your writing.
Master the 4 Cs of Quality Content to Create Sparkling Results
What are the 4 C’s of content quality? Sonia Simone discusses this in Master 4 C’s of Quality Content to Create Sparkling Results
Effective content must be absolutely clear if it’s going to persuade. Clear, straightforward writing allows your brilliant ideas to shine more clearly. The more focussed your content is, the easier your material is to find, to read and to act on.
Six Benefits of an Integrated Content Strategy
What can a marketer do during times of reduced budgets and nervous consumers? Heidi Cohen answers this questions in Six Benefits of an Integrated Content Strategy and Nine Content Formats to Consider.
Customers seek out product-related information before purchase to refine their buying options and after buying to aid and improve usage. Provide appropriate white papers for these different phases.
10 Big Content Marketing Lessons in Get Content. Get Customers.
Newt Barrett covers the 10 Big Content Marketing Lessons in Get Content. Get Customers. Book Get Content. Get Customers
Relevant and valuable content is just the first step in turning a prospect or visitor into a customer. You must then make it easy for them to buy. Your white paper should get your prospect interested in your product or service. You should have an appropriate
call-for-action in the white paper to guide your prospect to the next step in the buying process.
42 Content Building Ways to Attract and Retain Customers
How do you create content that will grow your business? Joe Pulizzi discusses this in
42 Content Building Ways to Attract and Retain Customers
Create a white paper series. Do research on your customers’ informational needs. Create an ongoing program of thought leadership content. Case studies also help give your customers an idea of your business offering’s value proposition.
Assorted list of posts related to Content Marketing
This section is a roundup of assorted posts related to Content Marketing.
5 Ways to Distribute Your Content for Free
How can distribute your content so that it won’t cost you anything at all? Joy Duling shares her ideas in 5 Ways to Distribute Your Content for Free.
Find several ways of promoting your business by distributing your white papers on blogs, relevant social networking sites and online publications where your prospects and customers go for their informational needs.
Article Marketing Bootcamp: 5 Tips for Creating Content
Soni Pitts shares a list of inspirations and idea sparkers to help you build a large library of article marketing goodness. Article Marketing Bootcamp: 5 Tips for Creating Content.
In your white papers, create Top Ten lists and check lists of information that your prospects and customers will find useful. How-to or other instructional articles are easy to write and very valuable to your prospects and customers.
Six Ways to Get People to Say “Yes”
One of the key goals of Content Marketing is to Persuade the reader. Dean Rieck describes lessons from Robert B. Cialdini’s Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion in his post Six Ways to Get People to Say “Yes”
Leverage principles of Psychology in your Content Marketing. Read more about Influence and Persuasion: How to Trigger the “Yes” Response .
Six Strategies for Keeping Content Fresh
How do you ensure that your content is up to date and relevant to your customers? Read Joe Pulizzi’s Six Strategies for Keeping Content Fresh.
Develop at least one “non-sales” white paper or research project per quarter specifically targeting your customers/prospects biggest problem. Position yourself as a thought leader and be the trusted business partner that your customers are looking for. Showcase your white papers on your website and at other blogs and online publications where your customers go to for their informational needs.
7 Top Content Marketing Guides
Terry Dean has a round up of articles at 7 Top Content Marketing Guides.
Learn about Content Marketing from Terry Dean’s great compilation of Content Marketing posts.
10 Ways To Put Your Content In Front Of More People
Paul Boag says the website is a tool to showcase our content, but it is not the only tool that does this. Read more of Paul Boag’s thoughts at 10 Ways To Put Your Content In Front Of More People.
Leverage multi media and social media to get your content out to more prospects and customers.
Top 10 Reasons Why Great Content Fails on Social Media
How can you overcome the 10 top reasons why great content fails on social media.Tadeusz Szewczyk shares his ideas on Top 10 Reasons Why Great Content Fails on Social Media.
Social media is a great tool to distribute and promote content. The key is know how to use it appropriately to reach customers and prospects.
I hope you have found this list useful. No list is by any means exhaustive. Please add to this list.