The State of Pinterest: What Content Marketers Need to Know Now

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The buzz about Pinterest seems to have calmed down a bit in the last few months, but it’s still a very powerful tool for content marketers.

According to a study by the social media analytics firm Simply Measured, 69 of the world’s top 100 brands now have Pinterest accounts, and Pinterest is still driving more traffic to websites and blogs than Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, or YouTube.

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Case Study: How to Build a Vast Audience by Mastering the Art of the Interview

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Srinivas Rao graduated from business school in 2009, straight into one of the worst U.S. job markets we’ve faced since the Great Depression.

But, instead of getting frustrated at the lack of opportunity in corporate America, Srini reinvented himself as a content marketer.

Srini’s interviews on his podcast, BlogcastFM, are legendary.

He’s hosted Chris Guillebeau, Danielle LaPorte, Tim Ferriss, and Seth Godin, and his site has become a sought-after stop for authors during any successful book launch.

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How to Create Consistently Great Content for the Long Haul

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Want to know a powerful secret weapon you can use in your quest for better creative output? Think of it as an industrial-strength antidote to resistance, creative blocks, and stale ideas.

This amazing secret weapon is called a habit.

Developing better creative habits is one of the most valuable things you can do as a content creator.

Legendary Choreographer Twyla Tharp’s practical book The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life, is a ground-breaking guide to becoming a calmer, better balanced, more productive creative professional.

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Case Study: How Aurélien Amacker Escaped the Cubicle to Find Success in Content Marketing

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This case study kicks off a new series at Copyblogger: Real-world stories of people like you who have used the “Copyblogger method” of content marketing to strengthen their businesses, launch strong new projects, and do epic work.

We’re starting with the story of versatile content marketer Aurélien Amacker. Sonia Simone met him at a marketing conference late last year, and they immediately hit it off.

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The Key to Creating Content that Resonates with Your Audience

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A tuning fork vibrates at a particular pitch when you strike it against a hard surface. It emits a pure tone that musicians can use to tune their instruments (like violins and guitars).

One job you have as a content marketer is to think of your reader as a tuning fork. You need to publish great content in order to create resonance with that reader — to get that person to emit a particular tone that gets them to know, like, and trust you.

But creating posts that resonate with your readers is an often-overlooked part of what we do. It’s one of those touchy-feely things no one talks about. But it’s incredibly important — and it can be difficult to do.

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Why Content Marketing is a Long Game (and How to Play It)

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The Copyblogger Media team returned from Austin last week, where (almost) all of us gathered for a company-wide meeting amidst the madness of SXSWi.

We flew in for three days — from all corners of the US and Canada — to talk company values, where we’ve been, and where we’re going.

Our company works entirely remotely, so before this meeting, I hadn’t met most of my co-workers. During the course of those three days, I built relationships with our support team, I played poker (badly) with our developers, and I bonded with my editorial staff over eighties music and movies.

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