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A Good Technical Blog Should Be a Destination, Not an Ad

March 20, 2018 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing, Influencer marketing, Practitioner Marketing

In my last rant, I explained that a technical blog’s primary motive should not be leads, visits, or clicks. While these are a natural side effect of a good blog, they shouldn’t be the goal. Many people maintain their blog simply as a new type…

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Technical Blog

Two Things Every Technical Blog Must Do

March 8, 2018 - influencer content marketing, Practitioner Marketing

There are several factors that determine a technical blog’s success. Some are predictable, and some, like the market landscape and the perception of content, are up to the gods. But for a technical blog to even have a chance to produce magic, there are some…

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share of voice

How Do You Measure Share of Voice for Practitioner Content Marketing?

February 20, 2018 - influencer content marketing, Influencer marketing, Practitioner Marketing, Share of voice

All your marketing creativity has to be harnessed for one thing—revenue. In saturated markets, that’s not easy. You have to build a relationship with the market with practices like practitioner marketing. It takes a lot of effort, and it can be hard to connect that…

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Create a Click-Worthy Call-to-Action For Technical Blogs

February 1, 2018 - Content Marketing, Influencer marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Organizations sometimes struggle to justify their blogs, because they can seem far removed from revenue, particularly for highly technical blogs. But it’s also very clear when companies do not have a strong blog, and now it is just a marketing “must-have.”  There are four key…

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overcurating your blog content

Don’t Overcurate Your Blog Posts

January 25, 2018 - influencer content marketing, Practitioner Marketing

If you overcurate your blog posts, you could be losing money and momentum. The cost of not getting blog posts published is much higher than potentially not saying things exactly right. Many companies and marketing teams have a tendency to overthink and scrutinize the content…

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How to Make Your Product Stand Out in the DevOps Market in 2018

January 18, 2018 - influencer content marketing, Practitioner Marketing

I would be naive to suggest that the DevOps market will be any more volatile than last year or the year before. DevOps (or more broadly, the application development tooling market) has always been a rollercoaster. Technologies can come and go in a month, open…

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great blog content

The Anatomy of a Top Sweetcode.io Post

January 11, 2018 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing, influencer management

Architecting and publishing great blog content is 40% art, 50% science, and 10% luck. The art, an author’s ability to speak to the nature and match the tone of the target reader, is a subjective skill that is generally enhanced by being part of the…

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Managing a practitioner community

Managing a practitioner community vs. an influencer community for content marketing

December 26, 2017 - influencer content marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Influencer and practitioner content marketing deliver similar value to companies, so it would seem that managing a practitioner community would be similar to managing an influencer community. Both types of communities increase reach, should increase credibility, and have a substantial impact in long-term lead and…

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funding announcement

Why Your Funding Announcement Does Not Interest Me

December 12, 2017 - Marketing

Is your funding announcement worth the bandwidth it is eating? Not really. In November, we published 553 tech press releases on the industry news portion of Sweetcode.io. One hundred fifty-two of them were funding announcements. And of those 152, I received 17 story pitches prior…

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bounce rate

How Sweetcode.io Achieved a Less Than 15% Bounce Rate

November 28, 2017 - Content Marketing, Marketing

You hope that every person who lands on your site is so thrilled to be there that they navigate through every page you meticulously created. However, this is not the reality. People will find your site by various means, some not even relevant to your…

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