Sometimes I come across resources that are too good not to pass on. (For full disclosure, I may be quoted in a few of them). Check back often to see what’s new on my “Not to be missed!” list!
Things to Expect from Content Marketing in 2020
Are you ready?
Why You Need Google My Business…Especially if You’re a Small Biz
Have you done this yet? I’m adding to my to-do list right now.
What Do You Attribute to Building Brand Awareness? 90 Marketers Weigh In.
Proud to be included in this roundup!
Top Tips for Gig Workers in 2020
I was able to share my favorite piece of advice in this one: Think of yourself as a business owner, not a freelancer. It puts you on even footing with prospective clients, and it forces you to think about the “value added” aspect of your work.
Ten Content Marketing Tactics You Need to Make Your Business Successful
These are all so good it’s hard to pick favorites, but I have to go with #1 and #2; they’re essential.
12 Content Marketing Trends Just Over The Horizon
This is for those who are ready to tackle the next best thing in their content marketing efforts.
The Science and Art of Best Answer B2B Content Marketing
The title doesn’t do this one justice. It gives a concise explanation of Google’s move toward semantic search and quality information. You can improve your ranking by making sure your snippet/meta descriptions concisely answer specific questions prospective customers may have.
Top Ten Tech Policy Trends to Watch in 2020
Laws and regulations affecting digital content are being passed almost as quickly as content is being created. Make sure you stay ahead of it!
15 Top Marketing Trends That May Affect 2020
Content Marketing is always evolving…
7 Ridiculously Useful E-books, Guides, and Courses for Content Marketing
You can always count on nDash to set you up with the very best content marketing resources.
How Instagram Changed the Way We Shop
Talk about life imitating art! This article describes how Instagram has actually changed the way we shop, like when people buy things just so they can take a picture and post it on Instagram. And restaurants and retailers have even changed their lighting to look better on Instagram.
39 Must-Have Content Creation Tools for Content Marketers (2020)
Great roundup list. Quite a few I’ve never heard of and can’t wait to try!
13 New and Awesome Content Marketing Tools to Try in 2020
They’re even broken down into categories to make it easy to find what’s most relevant.
The Best Productivity Apps for 2020
You can never have too much productivity!
The Top 30 Social Media Automation Tools
You actually can have too much automation, but some automation is a good thing!
20 Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Most Used Hack or Resource
Yes, I’m one of the 20, but the other 19 are pretty great!
8 Content Marketing Plugins You Need for our WordPress Blog
I’ve tried some of these and intend to try a few others.
I like to use quotes for my featured image. I try to use my own photos (I’m constantly taking pictures of weird things like wet stepping stones) of things that I think would make a good background, but when I don’t have an appropriate photo of my own, I turn to Unsplash. Absolutely gorgeous royalty-free images!
Once I have the write background photo, I turn to PicMonkey to turn it into something worthy of being a featured image. It’s easy to use and has all of the usual photo editing tools. It also has the “special effects tools like adding text, additional images, etc. (Disclosure: affiliate link)
I’ve never used Canva because I’m such a PicMonkey fan, but it’s consistently listed as one of the to image creation tools, so I thought I’d included.
Because we all need statistics for content at some point!
2020 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends
I’m constantly looking for stats when I’m doing research for a piece of content I’m writing. I’ll continue to post good resources here when I find them.
As more and more countries (and several states in the U.S.) pass legislation regarding privacy and data security, everybody who has a website needs to stay on top of new laws and to make sure your site is compliant.
Because of the complexities involved (which starts with just trying to find out which regulations apply to you!) many organizations decide to work with a digital consultant, and Kristina Podnar (no, we’re not related, although I wish we were!) is the absolute best. She and I have worked together for a few years now, and I have yet to ask her a question about digital policies that she can’t answer off the top of her head. You can reach her at https://www.kpodnar.com/.
But if you choose to do it on your own, here are some good resources:
The W3C website is a great resource for keeping up with the latest in digital standards.
The GDPR is the EU’s sweeping legislation addressing privacy and regulating how business must handle consumers’ personal data.
The CCPA is California’s version of the GDPR. It’s important to note, however, that many other states have either passed or are working on similar legislation.