Social Media Marketing: Dead Facebook Page is a Silent Profit Killer
Does this sound familiar to you? Is this your story as well? Read Ritesh’s story: I launched a new product in November last year. And the first thing that I did was to create our Facebook Fan Page. You know Facebook is the “in thing”. So I wanted to cash in on the trend. But after a couple
Content is NOT Currency Anymore: Truth Revealed!
I’m sure you must have read the phrase – ‘Content is Currency’ numerous times on various blogs all over the Internet. But it’s not true anymore. Gone are the days when content was considered currency. When people would happily click on any email or read any post that you wrote. Information, especially in the form
Free Getty Images FAIL our Initial Blog Test! The Excitement Fizzles..
At Contentorial’s Copywriting Lab, we were all excited with Getty Images’ latest move. Posting good pictures on the blog is always a big challenge and we thought we finally found an answer. But not really! When I heard about it, I actually thought what a move by Getty Images to try and curb piracy.
Warning: SEO Kills! Stuffing Your Content with Keywords? Beware
If you are stuffing keywords in your content, your online business could be just rooted out like it didn’t exist when Google’s next hammer comes down. Read this article carefully if you want to save your online business before it’s too late. Do people still tell you that you should write keyword stuffed content?
Content Strategy to Rock your Blog – Is your Blog the Will Smith of your Niche?
Seriously, is it? Is your blog the first one people refer to when they want information about anything related to your industry/area of expertise? If not, that’s great. What? Why? Because there is potential yet to transform your blog. If your blog is currently driving X leads to your website and resulting in Y conversions,
Case Study: Bad Website Content Resulted in Losses of over $10787! How?
Hey people, this post is coming right from inside Contentorial’s Copywriting Lab (CCL). I would like to thank our client, whose identity will not be revealed, for allowing us to cite his example to educate all our readers. I will not be holding back on any information. Warning: Over 75% of the websites suffer from these
How to Boost Your Sales Almost Instantly with these 5 Content Marketing Strategies
Writing content is one of the best ways to market your product or promote your service. The BIG MISTAKE that most of the newbies and a lot of seasoned entrepreneurs make is not realizing the importance of CONTENT MARKETING. Thanks to this, they end up killing their own sales and driving away their potential leads
Why Only Valuable Content Driven Companies will Survive Google Hummingbird Update?
Once again an animal (alright, a bird this time) has got businesses and their SEO partners in a tizzy. Google, super-secretively launched its Hummingbird algorithm and made a formal announcement about it close to a month later. And what an announcement that was – Hummingbird would impact 90% of the search queries. And then came
FAILED Content Marketing? What is the Missing Link? Find Out
In a world where businesses and customers have increasingly moved online, your content is the crucial factor, that will cause your business to be pulled out (by search engines) from the vast web (pun unintended) of businesses in the online space and be placed in front of relevant interested searchers. But what do you do
5 Content Strategies (Resolutions) to Generate More Traffic in 2014
I hope 2014 has started with a bang for you. And now as we are already way past the first week of January, let me ask you a question – Are you done romancing your resolutions? Ah..don’t pretend you don’t know what I am talking about. For most of us, our New Year resolutions have
Top Five 2014 Content Predictions: Will Your Business Survive, Fail Miserably or Thrive Exponentially?
The number of people getting online is increasing as we speak. I’m sure your inbox is flooded with emails. Mine is. Your inbox is crying for space. Breathing space. So is your customers’ and prospects’ inbox. And this brings me to the pertinent question I ask in the title. In 2014 is your business going
Doon LitFest 2013: Change of Plan, Last Minute; Worth it? Find Out
In the 3rd week of November, Namit, the Producer of Doon LitFest 2013 called to invite us (Karan Dharamsi and me) to be a part of the event. Honestly, I was in a dilemma (to go or not). I literally had piles of work on my e-desk. Articles frowning from my inbox, waiting to be
Set Yourself Free, Go on a Writing Spree
Do you find yourself bothering about one of the following? If I write this article what will people think? Will they like my point of view? Or will they critique it? What if people make fun of my writing? What if my article does not resonate with the majority of people out there? Although I’ve
Make the Right Choice to Write Your Online Writing Career Today
Do you want to live by the beach? Do you want to travel to exotic places? Do you want to sit by the river and enjoy the sunset? If you want these things, you can have them. And you can have them all. Start thinking only about these things. And make the right choices in
We Talk, You Rock! – Part 2
In this audiosode, Karan Dharamsi, Co-founder, Contentorial interviews Rashma Anand as they dissect a sales letter. Rashma tells you how to write a sales letter that: Gets your readers to take action NOW Increases sales and revenue for your clients Increases your own earnings and reputation as a writer. She focuses on two crucial elements: The
We Talk, You Rock! – Dissecting a Sales Letter: Part 1
What happens when the top brains at Contentorial decide to get together and help budding writers? Enter, “We Talk, You Rock!” “We Talk, You Rock!” is a series of audiosodes where some of the top brains speak to Karan Dharamsi, Co-founder, Contentorial and share tips, tricks & techniques that they use to write winning content day
Are You Ready To Be A Better, Happier and Healthier Writer 'Today'?
Be happy today. Do not worry about what you didn’t do yesterday or what didn’t happen yesterday. Do not worry about what tomorrow has in store for you.Today is the most important day in your life. The day that can pave way for a remarkable future.Today, take steps to be the writer of your dreams.
Embrace the Change
Have you ever felt a radiating energy, a powerful light filling every cell of your body when essentially the situation is grim and has nothing radiating about it? What does it convey? It’s telling you to embrace the change! Have you ever felt this shining light giving you a jolt of emotions, creativity, ideas and
Don’t Wait for Someone to Lead You: Lead Yourself and Write
Do you fear taking the first step in an unknown territory because it’s not in your comfort zone? Do thoughts of failure and rejection paralyze you? Are you waiting for that certain someone to come and guide you? Don’t wait for someone to lead you. Lead yourself. Go forth. Take the plunge. Only after you
If You Want To Be A Soul-Stirring Writer, Don’t Miss This Piece About Shah Rukh Khan
Have you seen Shah Rukh Khan’s Noor e Khuda performance at Zee Cine Awards 2011? If you haven’t, you’re missing out on a miraculous, soul-stirring performance. Go and watch this sensational act on YouTube now. Why am I talking about SRK today? No, neither am I promoting his movie Chennai Express nor writing a review
Are You Guilty of Living Small? Stop this Self-Sabotage Now
I have a confession to make. I have been deliberately postponing taking some actions that are excellent for my growth (but are scary and uncomfortable). With respect to those actions, I sit for hours staring at the walls, looking in the sky thinking of taking the plunge. But I’m so scared of taking the first
What is Content Writing: One Question: 6 Dimensional Answers
Some questions in life have no clear answers, for instance, is there life on Mars? And some questions have multiple answers from different perspectives, for instance what is content writing? As a budding content writer with enormous opportunities in your chosen field, you are surely eager to know the several answers to this question. So here we go. 1. Definition:
4 Prominent Changes in Article Marketing Services: July 2013: A Review
As we enter into the second half of 2013, it is time to review current business strategies and identify new ones that will bring success in the second half of this year. For the longest time, article marketing has been an important part of the overall SEO strategy for businesses. And agencies providing article marketing services have been
Perfume, Clothes or Jewelry? Nah! Try This: The Best Mother's Day Gift
She is selfless, loving and the most caring woman in the world. You mean the world to her. If she sees you hurt she can’t control her tears. She celebrates your every little achievement like it’s Christmas, Diwali or Eid. Her world begins with you and ends with you. She is none other than your
If You Can Eat, Breathe and Rest, You Can Write Great Headlines: 3 Headline Templates
In just 5 to 7 seconds your readers make up their mind whether your blog post is worth their time. What’s the most determining factor of that decision? Yes, it’s the headline or the title of your post. As you’re probably already aware, drafting headlines for magazine covers and newspapers is one of the highest
Experienced SEO Writer: Ask Yourself: Really? And Stop the Bull Crap
As the co-founder of Contentorial, I bump into many aspiring writers who want to work with Contentorial. And when I ask them, “do you have experience or background in writing?”, zoooooppp comes the reply: “I have experience in SEO writing “or “I can write SEO articles, that’s really easy.” The moment someone says that it’s
Join the League of Extraordinary Writers with these 5 Qualities of Warren Buffet
Last week I got a chance to listen to one of Robin Sharma’s video seminars on the best lessons he learned from Warren Buffet. His seminar made a profound impact on me. As I was taking notes during this seminar I could easily relate his ideas to my craft of writing. And I said to
How to Blow Away Your Audience with Your Content Using these 5 Strategies
Do you want to blow away your audience? I am sure you have read blogs, product reviews, articles and lots of other web content with tears streaming down your cheeks wondering just how such boring content could have ever passed a self respecting editor’s knife. But often we are critical of others, while failing to
How I Helped Jessica Become a More Productive Writer with My Timetable Strategies
How would you rate your performance in January? I’m asking with specific context to the New Year’s Resolutions that you and I talked about on the New Year’s eve. How is your 2013 Vision Plan coming along? Are you using periodization technique for writing? As I always say don’t be disheartened if you didn’t fare
How Shah Rukh Khan Teaches You to be a Superstar Writer
If you’re looking for inspiration to write, if you’re looking to meet a man with passion, vigor and zeal to excel in life, if you’re looking to understand the definition of commitment and merit, and if you’re looking to know a man who has ventured into as many fields as the number of stars in
How to Become a Writer: Kill it with these 4 Effective Tips
Are you googling up the following: how to become a writer? If yes, you are most likely considering taking up writing as a serious hobby or as a profession. Or it could be that you are curious about writing as career, what it is, what it entails etc. Or you just randomly typed in the first thing
4 Tips to Add Pizzazz to Your New Year Writing & Make it Stand Out
One of the most important things for writers is relevance. As a writer you want to write about topic that is of current interest so that people read it. And there are certain times of the year, when this ‘relevance’ issue peaks. And undoubtedly New Year is one such time. You turn around and you find
5 New Year's Resolutions to Help You Become a Successful Content Writer in 2013
How often do you stick to your New Year’s Resolutions? Be honest. A week? A month? That’s it? Wait a sec! Don’t be disheartened. Research has it that 93% give up on their New Year’s Resolutions after a month max (some give up even before). Only remaining 7% folks actually go on to stick to their
4 Approaches to Web Content Writing Proven to Increase Reader Engagement on Your Website
Web content writing is no doubt exciting. But if you say that you don’t eagerly look forward to comments on your content, I will not believe you. It is disappointing (not to mention demotivating) to find that ‘0 comments’ icon next to your blog post, isn’t that so? Have you heard of ‘magnetic content’? Well that
5 Quick, Sure Fire Recipes for Writers to Write Faster- Part 2
First off, thank you so much for a tremendous response to the first part of this series. Here’s presenting to you more tips to write faster. Let me start by asking you a question: Are you a Writing Machine? Some people are. Really. They get an idea, write it down, and in a flash of
4 Content Writing Tips Guaranteed to Generate Enormous Traffic to your Website
SEO content writing, done the right way, marks the difference between a website that’s at the top of the search engine results page (and thus experiencing huge traffic) and a website languishing at the bottom of page 2 or 3 of the SERP. So ladies and gentlemen, get ready to super charge your website content with
Writers Rejoice! Rising Demand for Content Writing Services: 3 Important Factors
As a writer looking for opportunities to, well write, you are at the right place at the right time because right now content writing services are in high demand. We have all heard hard luck stories of writers – writers reduced to penury because they ran clean out of inspiration or because they just ran
5 Quick, Sure Fire Recipes for Writers to Write Faster
Do you often get bogged down by the deadlines and the amount of writing assignments? Do you feel you tend to unintentionally waste a lot of time and get less work done? Do you feel you can get far more work done than you actually end up doing? Fret no more for I have put together
Diwali and Contentorial – A Hard to Miss Connection
One of the most eagerly awaited Indian festivals is just around the corner. After people have recovered from the nine days (and nights) of revelry during Navratri, a short break perhaps, and then slowly, preparations begin for the festival of lights- Diwali. Gradually, the momentum builds up – cleaning the home from top to bottom,
My Amazing Journey With Contentorial
Contentorial truly lives up to its punchline: “We Give Life to Words; We Change Life through Words”. It really is changing and transforming my life. Yes, that’s what the contribution of Contentorial has been to my personal life. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, I realized I couldn’t give up on my dream
How Writing Became a Life Changing Experience for a Stay-at-home-Mom and Can Be for You Too
Art can make you come alive in countless ways, whether it is rekindling the passion in your life or making you experience the joy of creating something unique. And art, we know, comes in different forms – music, poetry, dance performance and writing. In the course of living our day to day lives, we may