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Study: Effective Blog Posts are Longer, More Media-Rich than Ever

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When it comes to creating effective content that gets real results, SEOs and content marketers have had two questions constantly in the back of their minds for years: how long should a blog post be, and how often should a site post a new blog?

Over time, the answers have varied wildly. Long, in-depth blog posts are often touted as a way to get long-term traffic from search, but short, "snackable" articles from 200-500 words have been an industry standard for years. Almost six years ago, we recommended posts between 250 and 1,000 words. So where are we now?

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7 Writing Tips for Struggling Marketers

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Most companies looking to get more business on the internet know they need high-quality, regularly published content. And when it comes to creating a content strategy, writing various types of content, tracking the results and adjusting the plan, a professional content team usually gets the best results.

Despite this fact, though, many marketers end up finding themselves responsible for creating blog posts, email copy, social media posts, product descriptions and much more - regardless of whether or not they're strong writers. Marketers looking to improve their writing and create more effective content should keep these tips in mind:

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13 Tips For Generating New Blog Post Ideas

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A blog is often the heart of any content marketing campaign. You know that consistently posting new, high-quality blog posts and sharing them through relevant channels can help you generate traffic and brand awareness. But what happens when you run out of blog post ideas?

While writer's block has been written about many times, the internet in 2015 provides many new, easy ways to generate blog post ideas. Of course, the old standby methods still work as well. Before you start, though, just remember that content shouldn't be posted just for the sake of posting. Quality is infinitely more important than quantity.

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Blogging Legend Andrew Sullivan Retires, Future Of Blogging Questioned

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Andrew Sullivan, well-known political blogger and pioneer of blogging as a journalism platform, announced his retirement last month. For 15 years, Sullivan had been operating his political blog, The Dish, through publishers such as The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, Time and finally a proprietary paywall site.

To many, Sullivan is a "godfather" of sorts who paved the way for blogging as a career, defined what a blog could be, and demonstrated the influence that a blog could have. Now, however, his retirement is seen by some as part of an ongoing trend: the death of blogging.

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6 Tips For Avoiding Filler and Fluffy Writing in Your Content

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Everybody knows that getting visitors to your website is tough. Unfortunately, keeping visitors on your site is just as difficult. Your content needs to be engaging and concise if it's going to stand any chance of keeping a reader's attention. Realistically, most visitors don't finish written content and many don't even scroll down at all, so it's essential to make sure your writing accomplishes goals quickly.

One of the biggest attention-killers is fluffy writing. Content that's too wordy or full of meaningless filler will no doubt push fickle readers away. Here's what to avoid:

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