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Writing Content for Readers Who Scan

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There are readers who want to delve into every article they read, approaching each new page the same way they'd approach a good book. They read thoroughly and completely, giving the page their full attention. However, it is far more common in today's fast-paced, mobile-oriented world for readers to simply skim (or scan) the content. In some cases, all they do is scan for a few moments and then move on. In others, they scan multiple articles and settle in to read when they find one that piques their interest. Either way, though, don't lose heart. You can still write intentionally for these readers and their fast reading habits.

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Instagram Rolls out New Measures to Fight Back Against Growth Hackers

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In today’s increasingly crowded online marketplace, many startups struggle to find effective tactics to grow a robust online presence. Unfortunately, some, out of sheer frustration, turn to growth hacking, or recruiting large numbers of ghost followers from fake profiles to generate an artificially significant online presence.

Instagram recently announced that they plan to target these fake profiles and crack down on SMBs using ghost followers to inflate their online reputation. Like other “black hat” SEO tactics, businesses using these shortcuts often sacrifice long-term growth potential for short-term gains.

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Facebook Uses AI to Uphold Community Standards

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Facebook is the largest social media network in the world. For a website that started in a dorm room and targeted college students, its growth over the last decade and a half has been tremendous. Today, that means that an incredible amount of content gets uploaded every day. People add new photos, write new status updates, run ad campaigns, create new groups and much more. While Facebook has strict content quality standards, you may wonder how they can possibly uphold them with this much to worry about and keep track of. Could they ever hire enough employees to keep an eye on everything, or are there other solutions?

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Four Key Elements to Help Deliver a Valuable Online User Experience

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Discovering and implementing tactics to secure a competitive edge in today’s ever-shifting online marketplace presents a challenge for many startups. How can your SMB hope to compete with industry giants backed by large advertising budgets or well-established local businesses with a large consumer following?

Often, capturing and holding user attention boils down to presenting a positive and engaging online experience for visitors. Below, we’ll explore key elements of site content optimization, keyword usage, page tagging and more which can help focus your limited resources to yield game-changing results.

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Engaging Content Should Answer Readers' Questions

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When you create content, one key element is writing information that those in your target audience are actively searching for. They may never have heard of your company, your products or your services, but they already have information they're seeking and questions they want to ask. That's where they're going to start their search efforts. If you can rank highly for that information, your site becomes a trusted and authoritative source. You don't have to rely on brand recognition or exposure -- though those things can help, of course -- because you simply give them the answers they want from any source. You can be that source.

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