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Building a developer portal

Best Practices for Building a Developer Portal

April 23, 2019 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing, Practitioner Marketing

It used to be that the only types of businesses that had to worry about having a developer portal were those which sold to developers. The second cohort of portals was made up of companies that had tech products and an API. But now, unless…

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Getting Started with Practitioner Content Marketing

April 2, 2019 - Influencer marketing

see the practitioner marketing ROI infographic New marketing approaches like growth hacking, relationship marketing, and practitioner marketing are great. Understanding their value is easy, but getting started, and getting them to fit into existing paradigms, can be challenging. practitioner marketing in particular requires planning for…

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How to Tell When Content is Ready to Publish

March 28, 2019 - Practitioner Marketing

By its nature, content is subjective. It would be nice if there were a quantifiable, black-or-white, metrics-based assessment we could perform to determine objectively whether content is “good” and ready to be published, but there isn’t. That doesn’t mean you should publish content without first…

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Understanding Content Authorship

March 21, 2019 - Content Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Understanding Content Authorship How content gets published matters. It may seem like authorship is a trivial thing, but it isn’t. There are three types of content authorship: authored, non-authored, and ghostwritten, and each has its own unique advantages and disadvantages. Authorship seems so trivial that…

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The Influencer Whisperer: A Good Blog Post is Worth 1,000 Keywords

February 26, 2019 - influencer content marketing, influencer management, The Influencer Whisperer

How do you guarantee share of voice on the Internet today? Since the rise of modern web search engines in the 1990s, marketers have tended to focus on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and crafty keyword placement as the path to success. On today’s Internet, that…

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Don’t Pay Per Word

January 15, 2019 - Content Marketing, Marketing

In the business of content creation, charging by the number of words is the original business model. While there are situations where this is fine, if your purpose is creating content, your goal is to provide value to the market. You should not be paying…

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How much does original blog content cost?

December 20, 2018 - Content Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

In early 2017, Fixate created this awesome infographic that represents an ROI calculation for in-house content creation versus working with an agency such as ourselves. While the calculations are now a little dated, as we enter 2019, the magnitude of difference in cost has not…

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Comparing User Genereated vs Freelance vs Practitioner tech blog content

December 18, 2018 - Content Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Not all content is created equal. If it were, it would be impossible to tell good from bad. But as it turns out (especially in the world of technical content), separating a good blog post from a bad one is very easy. There are three…

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Content Context Is Everything

September 13, 2018 - Practitioner Marketing

Introduction Content context is everything. Content context is everything. Content context is everything. The above phrase is not a tongue twister (though it is fun to try to say it fast). Nor is it a meditation mantra. It’s a truth that is particularly true when…

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Show Me the Code: Creating Content for Developers

August 28, 2018 - Practitioner Marketing

Introduction If you are advertising to developers, marketing to developers, or if you’re in developer relations (DevRel), you have probably noticed you are messaging to a group of highly intelligent skeptics who are low on patience for any intrusion in their world that doesn’t deliver…

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