Content

Content Marketing

Authority = Content and Activity Connected to Your Brand

What's The Best Way to Connect Brands To
Useful Information People Actually Care About?

How To Get More People to
Find and Respond to Your Message

You want people to engage, take action, react, follow, and share.
And to come back for more!

Reader Intent

Content is more than just what people read, it's what they experience. Videos, galleries, audio, games, polls, quizzes, contests, discussions, reviews, testimonials, apps, maps, and more... all developed for the device they are using. 

Because your target audience INTENT and INTERESTS are the only things that really matter, you need to research and understand what problems and questions people have, and the kinds of answers they seek.

Successful "Content Marketing" requires much more than simply posting an article on a blog somewhere. You need Strategy, Purpose, Quality, Engagement, Activity, and Data (both relevancy connections and analysis).

Try to keep in mind that the mantra of 'quality' content is less about being visually appealing, readable, valuable, or focused on E-A-T Expertise, Authority and Trust --- quality is measured by DATA. What is your audience actually responding to?

The same person reading your content is going to care about different things depending upon where they are in the sales cycle - Discovery, Research, or Decision. 

Not all content marketing is targeting potential customers. If your purpose is to boost trust factors and earn social shares, then a "top 5 list" instead of a "how to" post might be better.

For people to find your content thru search engines, you need to keep it fresh, current, trending, and not a regurgitated version of the same 'ol stuff. Evergreen complete answers preferred. Critically important: it needs to be connected to verifiable profiles and location data.

Everything matters. And it's worth taking the time to get it right. Just remember; analysis paralysis is an epidemic. 

When it comes to content creation, wrong is better than none (as long as you're not just copying verbatim). Get Started

Got Something to Say?

Post it Here First

  • Create Compelling Useful Content
  • Publish on a Niche Relevant Site (here)
  • Connect it to Brand Persona (you)
  • Encourage Sharing and Curation
  • Schedule Syndication to Social/Web2.0 (yours & ours)
  • Track Goal Conversions (click through & call to action)
  • Be Active & Engaged (Google crawls profiles and activity)

 

There's a lot more you can be doing, but that is a start.

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How Can the Web Publishing Community Network
Help You with Content Marketing

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Membership

Forum

Did you know that one of the first things Google crawls and indexes on Network subsites is the user Activity page? It's just something they do.

And it tells you that is what they are looking for in order to gauge authority and relevancy. Members can connect their network activity and associate it with social media and content.

By the way, membership is free.

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Professional Quality Blogs and Websites 

The network is a good place for your
Primary Website, or a Tier 1 Authority Blog
linking back to your main-site.

  • Do-it-Yourself DIY
  • Done-For-You DFY
  • Do-It-For-Others DFO

Content Marketing Website

Get a full featured website working in just minutes, not weeks. Customize quickly and easily using templates. Unmatched selection of plugins and themes included at no extra cost. Use your domain or simply use ours. https://yourdomain.com or https://tourguidepress.com/yoursubsite/ 

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Member Submitted Content

Member Submitted Content

News, updates, insights, press releases, and articles. 

Members can subscribe to be Authors on the 'News' network subsite and create quality articles related to Tours, Travel, and Hospitality. 

Various tools are available to make generating compelling and interesting content people and search engines are interested in.

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Directory Listings with a Difference

Directory Listings

Passive citations are good. Active engagement is a heck of a lot better. 

Directory listings included schema structured data to tell search engines more about the listings, and other features include maps.

Consistent NAP (name, address, phone) is important, check your citations. The directory has thousands of listings, is your organization listed?

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Social Bookmarks

social bookmarks

Great resource to connect Tour, Travel, and Hospitality related websites, articles, and social accounts.

Add a description snippet explaining how the target URL answers a question, or is a solution to a problem, and an image and link to your related content from the network. This posting activity shows up in your member activity that gets noticed by people and search engines. 

Free to members. (you want to do this)

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Events Calendar

Events Calendar

Members can submit their event information through the community events calendar.

This not only attracts visitor traffic but generates more mentions and data point references. 

Free to members.

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Job Board

Job Board

Employers can post job opportunities; and Candidates can submit resumes and applications. This content generates useful and relevant information found by people and search engines. 

Free to members.

Please note the Job Board is intended for Brick and Mortar employment rather than web freelancer type jobs. Please see the Marketplace for web work.

 

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Solutions

Content marketing doesn't operate in a vacuum - tools, information, and service resources are available to get the best results. 

Drilling down into the details of what is possible and how to do things often involves 3rd-party plugins and themes, combined with Outsourcer Marketplace help.

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Outsource Marketplace

Marketplace

No one person can really do everything that needs doing regarding successful online marketing in a competitive environment, while also running a business.

Find the qualified help you need for content creation, SEO strategies, content distribution, and more.

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Intent

Content MarketingThe importance of audience intent (their reason and purpose for using the internet to find or do something) cannot be overstated. But in reality successful content marketing begins with understanding your own purpose for distributing information, and then figuring out your target audience reasons and behavior, how they find stuff, make choices, and take action.

For example, topics and headlines that you want to attract social shares might be different than convincing potential customers to be interested in your offer. Sometimes poetic storytelling prose is appropriate, other times a dry fact-based "how to" checklist is called for.

Adding to the nuance is the idea that the same person reading your information is going to care about different things depending upon their status in the sales cycle: 1) discovering what's available; 2) researching and considering options; or 3) making a decision and commitment. The "sales cycle" also plays a big role in how Google "search" is organized.

Content Marketing and Google Search

The traditional "sales cycle" of Discovery, Research/Consideration, and Decision/Commitment was the underlying thought for how online search was organized almost 20 years ago into "navigational", "informational", and "transactional" searches.

This became what Google Human Rater guide called "Do-Know-Go". This too is evolving as intelligent apps answer "voice" asked questions. You can read the actual current Google Search Evaluation Guidelines pdf. At 165 pages it isn't exactly light reading but Searchenginewatch.com has a good explanation found here.

Focusing on what prospective customers want to know, how and where they go about finding information, and what influences their decision-making is something small business marketers need to embrace and continuously work on.

This issue matters especially when goals include sharing and referrals - you'll gain authority talking more about a solution to a problem and less of just how great you are.

Content for Mobile Devices

How and Where People Find and Access Information Changes Over Time

Mobile devices need to be considered when developing content. And you need to keep in mind what people care about and use for making their decisions - do they want to read an in-depth authority article with tons of detail that stands the test of time, or are they more influenced by a 1 minute video story that disappears the next day?

Content for Mobile

AMP Stories

Whether targeting a broad and diverse customer-base or laser focused on a narrow client profile, effective authority building requires easy to find and easy to understand information and messaging that gets to the point of what people are trying to figure out.

Resource sharing means you can get a professional-grade managed website for a fraction of what you'd normally expect to pay; plus the flexibility of DIY do-it-yourself or outsource design, development, & marketing tasks.

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Your Community Website is a Content Marketing Powerhouse

Hosted Website / Tier 1 Authority Blog Plans Include Selection of Premium Themes and Plugins
Professionally Developed for Content Marketing and Conversions

Themes and Plugins

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What is Spicypress?

Tour Guide Press is part of the
SpicyPress Web Publishing network.
Sharing ideas, tools, resources, and support.

Web Publishing

What is SpicyPress

"How Ideas Get Published"

The basic idea behind Web Publishing and Community Networking is to provide small business owners the tools and services necessary to make it easy for people to find and share what they're interested in (products, services, events, people), and to interact through comments, forum questions and answers, ratings, reviews, news, social sharing, and more. SpicyPress is about adding a little extra on top.

Small businesses and organizations can attract and keep clients by taking advantage of crowd-marketing and presenting useful content to a common audience.  This also connects niche relevant authority to brand identity. Marketers can communicate directly with an engaged audience, while boosting overall online authority.

Economy-of-scale sharing of high-quality resources (hosting, themes, plugins, tools, info & assistance) reduces costs while making everything easier.

Automated Connections to Social Media

Website/Tier 1 Blog posts can be scheduled for automatic syndication across multiple social profile accounts, and social content can be displayed on your blog.

Socialized content attracts a much wider audience and strengthens search authority. Diversified messaging is part of a larger sales funnel directing your target customers to the point of sale. Leveraging the same content in different (appropriate) places has a multiplier effect.

Want Authority?

Storytelling is a content trend that both people and search engines show interest in. Talk about what you like about other leading Brands. Indicate Location info. Be clear about the relevant Niche. Focus on reader Intent - identify what problem they are trying to answer, and where the solution can be found. Stay Active. 

(hint: you're looking at it)

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