Medium has long been considered a leader in community-driven content management systems (CMS). Bloggers and publishers first flocked to the platform for its community-focus and minimal-design approach and now businesses have followed suit with the hope that they can leverage the blogger community to grow their brand exposure. Unfortunately, using this platform to fulfill your blogging needs has certain drawbacks in the form of SEO and terms of service that don't make the platform as appealing as businesses would think. One of the biggest drawbacks of using Medium for business purposes is its lack of support for link building SEO
Developing content with the purpose of growing an organic audience is something that is a lot more complex than simply publishing 1,000 words on a specific subject matter. There are no guarantees that you will be awarded a first page or top five ranking with an approach like this and the amount of time that is wasted on writing about something that has a potentially short shelf life is an unfavorable outcome for anyone. In order to avoid this type of scenario, in-depth SEO research should be conducted before any words are written. From my personal experience I have
Data Analysis for Copywriters from Connor Phillips Slide 3 Why Does Data Matter? Importance Content Data to Observe Acquisition Data Pageview Data Dimensions/Metrics of Interest SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Data to Observe Keyword Rankings Backlink Data Dimensions/Metrics of Interest SEM (Search Engine Marketing) Data to Observe Acquisition Data Quality Score Ranking Dimensions/Metrics of Interest Key Takeaways Slide 4 Why Does Data Matter? Importance Improves Decision Making Accuracy The power of data analysis is that it improves the probability of making successful decisions by examining historical evidence. This evidence comes in the form of quantitative and qualitative data.
A big component of successful marketing in 2016 is having a good content strategy in place. Content strategy is the key to acquiring free users through organic search engine rankings, which is a crucial element of keeping acquisition costs down. We would all enjoy a scenario where we avoid using our checkbooks to acquire users by focusing only on driving organic channel traffic, but in reality it is not as easy as it sounds. As search engine technology has evolved into a generation filled with machine learning search algorithms it has become increasingly difficult to rank organically without publishing content
Connor Phillips is a Senior Marketing Analyst located in New York City. He enjoys digging into data and making data-driven marketing decisions. In his spare time he bartends, works on coding and loves to run.