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How to Use Evergreen Content Strategies to Boost SEO Traffic Year-Round

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Many modern SMBs endlessly pursue content focused on the latest trends, top-ranking news stories and other trending topics in an attempt to attract users and boost site traffic. Unfortunately, this endless cycle of chasing what is “new” not only requires a significant investment in time and energy, it yields content which remains relevant and attractive to users for only a short time.

Instead of chasing trends, many startups opt for the long-term benefits of evergreen content. Evergreen content remains vibrant, topical and attractive to users year-round and should be part of an SMB’s balanced marketing strategy.

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About.com Is Gone, but Its Evergreen Content Will Persevere

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Anybody who's used the internet in the past two decades has likely visited About.com. A giant in the early days of the web, About.com was an amalgam of all types of educational content, from "how-to" home improvement articles to pre-WebMD health advice. Even after Google fundamentally changed how content was accessed on the web, About.com continued to thrive because it followed the number-one rule for ranking well: provide valuable content.

But times have changed. Social media is now the number one way people access media sites, and large, catch-all content hubs like MSN, AOL and Yahoo are struggling to compete with more niche, targeted sites.

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Evergreen vs. Viral Content: Which Is More Effective For Your Brand?

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Every content marketer's first priority is developing high-quality content. But secretly, all content writers want their pieces to go viral too. Wouldn't it be nice to write a blog post or create a video that gets tons of views, likes and shares right away, causing thousands of people to visit and convert on your site?

Of course, you don't want to be a flash-in-the-pan either. Maybe the better strategy would be to create long-lasting, valuable evergreen content that gets a steady stream of traffic over time. Which strategy works better?

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