These days, the most effective way to market the content you have for your business is through social media platforms. Thus, content marketing has become deeply connected with social media marketing. As arguably the most effective area of interaction on the internet, brands that participate in social media have seen huge spikes in their user base. But then, just like other marketing methodologies that have become overly popular or overused, there are some platforms that have become saturated with businesses, causing them to raise their rates in adherence to the laws of supply and demand.
So, what’s a small business to do in this highly competitive world of content marketing? Well, the methodologies are plenty and diverse, with a number of platforms still underrated and underused. With a pinch of creativity and armed with a good strategy, why not consider these other content marketing methods?
Review sites are consistent in their rise to the higher levels of search results, especially with local business searches. Content such as case studies and technical papers can be shared in these sites, especially if they are B2B review sites. Visitors to these sites are usually prospects, so you can establish your authority as well as generate some leads. There are also review sites that, aside from reviews, also republish the best customer stories.
Your workforce is a medium that’s right under your use, willing and ready to be of service to the success of your business (for the most part). That is why company intranets are channels that you should use to share and repurpose content such as articles and blog posts that have previously been published in your other social media and online assets. You can turn your employees into effective influencers and evangelists of your brand. They can even be more excited to spread the word if they or someone they know in the organization is mentioned in the content.
Although podcasts have been wildly popular, they have not really achieved a lot of traction when it comes to its use for digital marketing, or even content sharing. Maybe it is because not a lot of podcast channels have credibility or depth, though they have a substantial following. But then, maybe your business can consider podcasts to market your content because those followers can be an engaging lot, not to mention they can be quite loyal, too. Your business can try to produce your own podcasts and increase your authority and credibility.
Another effective but underutilized method of content marketing is content curation. That’s because there’s always a built-in pressure or requirement for articles that get curated to be of high quality. Thus, it is a given that the content featured is always valuable. Moreover, by curating content, you get to establish relationships with influencers and leaders, which in turn adds value and credibility to your brand.
Surveys are criminally underused and underrated. That’s because the information you gather from running surveys become your own property. When you publish information derived from your own survey, so many news stories can be sourced from it, and when these news stories get shared on news sites and social channels, you’ve hit a gold mine with your business being attributed to all these information. Survey marketing is a prime tool for SEO, PR, and branding all rolled into one. Of course, the information you get from surveys also helps you gauge how your customers feel about your product or service.
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