The Smart Way to Use Other People’s Audiences to Build Your Own

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In the beginning, there was no audience.

Yet the overlords demanded that one be created.

The wizard came forth and cast great spells and the audience was conjured out of thin air, and the content marketing campaign was begun.

If only that was all there was to it!

Unfortunately, we have no wizard to conjure an audience for you, the kind of audience that can give you an unfair business advantage. So you must build one for yourself.

How do you do that?

That’s also simple in concept …

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How the Grinch Stole Your Authority

Every Who
Down in Who-ville
Craved authority a lot …

But the Grinch,
Who lived just North of Who-ville,
Did NOT!

Now, Authority Intensive is not until May,
But your wallet may suffer if the Grinch has his way.

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The Top 10 Ways to Get the Traffic You Crave

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Sometimes I wonder if the Internet turned us all into a bunch of traffic junkies.

I mean, you’ve felt the cravings right?

Oh, sure, it starts out innocently enough.

You build a website, start a YouTube channel, create a podcast, whatever your passion may be. You create some content. A few people stop by and compliment your work, giving you that thank-God-somebody-finally-noticed-me feeling.

That’s when the cravings start. Not strong, at least not at first, but you find yourself spacing out at odd moments, like when you’re driving or at dinner or watching TV, drifting off into a silent little scheming session about how you can get more visitors.

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5 Ways to Get More Traffic with Content Marketing

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It’s the question I get more often than any other when I’m talking with business owners about content marketing strategy.

It’s the question we see most often from new members in our Third Tribe Q&A sessions.

It’s the hook most online marketing teachers use to attract your attention and get you to buy their products and services.

How do I get more traffic?

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Introducing The Lede: A Copywriting and Content Marketing Sheet

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Welcome to The Lede.

Every week I’ll be digging up and linking to stories, news, and opinion relevant to online marketing and copywriting.

Email, social media, innovation, SEO, productivity, mobile, conversion, publishing, and everything in between.

No commentary, just a fast, single page of headlines that you can grab, scan, and squeeze for all they may (or may not) be worth.

All right then, on with it …

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A Social Media Marketing Case Study: Uncertainty by Jonathan Fields

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I started blogging in 2007 because I’d just signed my first book deal with Random House and I realized that social media was about to become a huge tool in any author’s marketing arsenal.

What I didn’t realize was how huge.

It’s become the core of my marketing outreach not just for books, but for everything I do.

But with the launch of my new book, Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt Into Fuel for Brilliance, I decided to take things to an entirely different level, test a bunch of new strategies, and bring video strongly into the picture.

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