When it comes to online marketing, many of us continue to hear that content is still King and with over 60 trillion web pages on the internet, it appears as though the deck is stacked against us. But there are many ways to help increase the odds in our favor and get more out of our online content. The focus here will be on how to create the best content possible and then measure results using free or low-cost analytical tools.

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Does your content work?

If you’re anything like most copywriters, the answer is “well, sometimes.” Sometimes we watch our posts earn viral social sharing. Other times, we struggle to gain any engagement in the comments or on social media. What makes the world’s best content objectively good?

If you’ve been marketing or copywriting for very long, you know the answer is “it’s complicated.” The formula behind great content involves a lot more than just good grammar or decent images (though both of those factors definitely help!). We can’t offer an absolute checklist for creating blogs, social media posts, and eBooks your audience will love. However, we can offer you a list of 17 fascinating writing tips that are backed by data:

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While 92% of marketers believe custom content is “very effective” for their business, only 62% outsource their content creation. What’s with the 30% who like content but don’t use freelance copywriters?

There’s a good chance they fall into the category of people who believe one or more of the most common myths about freelance copywriters. Individuals who think that copywriters are unprofessional or don’t have the right business background. Others remember the early days of SEO, and shudder. Regardless of why you’ve avoided using freelance copywriters so far, here are 7 of the most common myths, debunked!

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Are you sick and tired of feeling like your content marketing strategy is a whole bunch of guesswork?

Even the most data-driven marketers can find themselves grappling with what to integrate next. The cost of creating video or infographic content can seem overwhelming. It’s hard to make the leap if there’s little proof in your content market metrics that a new tactic will work.

Understand that you’re definitely not alone. While most of us realize we should significantly expand the repertoire of our content marketing strategy, making decisions about precisely what to do next can be challenging.

Well, you’re in luck. We’ve combed studies and surveys to compile 8 data-backed tactics that will drive results in 2015:

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If you are marketing a product or building a brand, the internet is arguably the best tool at your disposal. It has the potential to introduce your ideas to thousands or even millions of viewers a day. In order to get those numbers, however, you need high quality, attention-getting content.

While it can seem like everything under the sun has already been covered, creating great content is still a very achievable goal, especially if you approach a topic from a new perspective or bring a level of expertise to the mix. If creating great content is your goal— and it should be—here are nine ways to get started.

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A professional freelance writer can turn your content from drab to fab, drive readers to your door, and write engaging copy that will help make conversions. Finding the perfect writer for your business, blog or other endeavor can seem daunting, but it really comes down to a few basic steps and guidelines.

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