How to Write a Successful Blog Post & Measure Blog ROI

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Knowing how to write a successful blog post is core to running a business — without one, you’re missing out on the chance to look like a thought leader in your industry (not to mention the extra clients that’ll find you through your writing). Most entrepreneurs understand that, and so they dump a ton of […]

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How to Develop a Blog Content Calendar [Free Template Download!]

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At any given time, the writers at TCF are juggling a dozen or more clients with content ranging from healthcare to internet security to personal lubricant (our jobs are the best, really). Our content gets funneled from about nine writers to a single editor that is charged with pumping through that content and pushing it […]

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14 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Content Writer

If you’re running a business today, you don’t need a website. What’s that, you ask? I don’t need a website? No, what you need is a website with great content on it – just having a website isn’t enough these days. And with this need often comes the need to outsource content writing.  While a […]

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Copywriter Position Available: The Content Factory is Hiring!

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The Content Factory is a growing content, PR and social media marketing firm in need of talented writers to help us meet the needs of our expanding list of clients. We’re a virtual agency with no physical offices, and this position requires that you work from home (or the coffee shop, or a beach, or […]

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The 500+ Hour Advantage: Why I Let Employees Work From Home (or Anywhere)

Here’s what my day looked like when I worked in advertising: I’d wake up somewhere around 6 AM, do the whole shower/outfit/hair/makeup thing, be out the door no later than 7:15, fight my way through traffic so that I could pay $220/mo for the privilege of leasing a parking space downtown, walk through rain/crowds/etc. and get […]

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Why You (Probably Don’t) Need Press Release Distribution Services – A PR Pro’s Perspective

This may sound surprising coming from the owner of a digital PR agency, but I’ve got a love/hate relationship with press releases. If I’m being honest, sometimes it’s mostly hate (and primarily directed toward press release distribution services that make big promises and rarely, if ever, deliver). And I’m not alone: many pros in the […]

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Image Optimization 101: How to Optimize Images for Google Image Search

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It’s no secret that if you want to drive organic search traffic to your website, your SEO game needs to be on point. However, many people overlook one very critical resource for raking in all of that sweet, sweet organic traffic: Google image search. And in order to get that traffic, you need to know […]

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How to Create and Use Twitter Lists to Market Your Business [The ULTIMATE Guide]

One of the things that we preach (and practice) at The Content Factory is how important managing Twitter lists is to your social media marketing strategy. Ask any of our social media managers – or SMMs, as the tweeps call them these days – and they’ll tell you that being a savvy Twitter list manager […]

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How to Get $100k in Media Coverage for Your Brand in 30 Days, FREE! [Webinar Replay]

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Do you want to get media coverage for your brand? Would you like to be quoted as an expert in your industry? Have you always wanted to be a “thought leader”? If so, this webinar is for you. The best part: it’s co-hosted by Aly Walansky (lifestyle writer extraordinaire, who writes articles for Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, […]

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What is a Keyword? [An SEO Basics Guide]

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A keyword is a word or (more often) a short phrase describing the topic of a webpage. In practice, a keyword is the search query that you type into the search engine before hitting enter and seeing what it pulls up. When someone searches Google for, say, “men’s basketball shoes” Google tries to discern what the user is […]

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