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Content Marketing

via Hubspot Academy

Overview

This certification course will give you an overview of how to become an effective content marketer.
  • Learn a content creation framework for producing effective content on a consistent basis
  • Create and repurpose content that both humans and search engines will love
  • Become a stronger, leaner, and more strategic content marketer

Syllabus

  • Welcome to the Content Marketing Certification Course
    • In this lesson, you'll learn what content marketing is and how to do it.
  • The Power of Storytelling
    • Every successful company has a story. It’s needed to survive. What do you stand for? What message do you support? How do you create content that aligns with your purpose or mission? These are all concepts that we’ll discuss in this lesson.
  • Building a Content Creation Framework
    • A defined process will help keep your content creation efforts running like a well-oiled machine. This lesson covers how to build a framework for creating content within your company. If you really want to create great content, then you need to have a process in place that’s more advanced than just writing and publishing content. You need to be able to identify campaigns, set timelines, and review and edit before it goes live, all of which will be discussed further in this class.
  • Planning a Long-Term Content Strategy
    • A long-term plan identifies and organizes all the initiatives and campaigns over the course of a year where content will need to be created. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to create realistic content goals and perform an audit that will help identify content needs to build a helpful, relevant journey for your audience. You’ll finish the lesson with an overview from CMO of Orbit Media, Andy Crestodina, on how to work with industry influencers to expand the reach of your content efforts.
  • Generating Content Ideas
    • One of the differences between good and great content marketers is that the latter have a process which they rely on to consistently produce high-quality content ideas. In this lesson, you’ll learn techniques on how to research and uncover an idea and expand on it whether you’re doing it yourself or with a team. Sometimes, ideas aren’t easily apparent.
  • Creating Quality Blog Content Your Audience Loves to Read and Share
    • Creating quality blog content your audience loves to read and share is easier said than done. In this lesson, you'll learn why blog post structure matters, how to choose a topic and a title for a blog post, and how to structure a blog post. You'll then finish with some effective blog writing tips.
  • How HubSpot Uses Blogging to Rank #1 on Google
    • In this lesson, you’ll learn all about the three major things HubSpot has done to increase our rank in search and dramatically increase organic traffic using our blog. You’ll learn all about building topical relevance, optimizing your blog content for Google’s featured snippet, and implementing a process called historical optimization to rank for target topics using blog posts you’ve already written and published.
  • Extending the Value of Your Content Through Repurposing
    • A wise marketer looks for efficiencies when it comes to content output. Repurposing content is a strong content creation method of recycling content into different formats, giving yourself the ability to produce more content at a quicker pace. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to proactively identify repurposing opportunities before a piece of content is created, as well as how to repurpose and republish a successful piece of content after it’s been created.
  • Creating Topic Clusters and Pillar Pages
    • Content marketers are constantly battling for the attention of their audience. But with all the content being published online, search engines like Google are being forced to better organize and showcase the content it thinks would be helpful to the searcher. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to create and organize content in a way that solves for search engines as well as your website visitors.
  • How to Create a Successful Video Marketing Strategy
    • Learning how to create a successful video marketing strategy can be complicated if you don't have the right mindset. In this lesson, you'll learn why it's important to create engaging videos and how to use video throughout the inbound methodology. You'll then gain some tips for getting started from video marketing experts at Wipster.
  • Building a Guest Blogging Strategy Powered by SEO
    • Building a guest blogging strategy that's optimized for search engines takes a lot of work and dedication. In this lesson, you'll learn why guest blogging is a critical piece of your blogging strategy, how to create a guest blogging strategy, how to find guest blogging opportunities, and how to secure a guest blogging spot. You'll then finish with how to write a guest blog author bio.
  • How to Effectively Promote Content
    • Content promotion is an essential part of any content strategy. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to build a promotional plan, promote your content on organic and paid channels, and keep up with trends to continually improve your content promotion strategy. Larry Kim, the founder of WordStream and CEO of MobileMonkey, pulls everything together with an example of effective content promotion.
  • Measuring and Analyzing Your Content
    • You can determine your content strategy's return on investment by setting goals and measuring content performance. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to identify and set goals for your content, which metrics to track for your organic and paid efforts, how to attribute conversions, and how to communicate your content’s performance. Plus, see measuring and analyzing content in action with an example from Larry Kim, founder of WordStream and CEO of MobileMonkey.
  • Content Marketing Certification Course Next Steps
    • In this lesson, you'll learn what steps you need to take to become a content marketing expert.

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