SMX East 2010<br />Conversion Content Marketing<br />by Scott Brinker<br />@chiefmartec<br />http://www.ioninteractive.com...
Hybrids are cool.<br />
Hybrids are cool.<br />But let’s consider a different hybrid…<br />
Content marketing<br />>  Useful or entertaining<br />>  Highly relevant to topic<br />>  SEO and SMO friendly<br />>  Fre...
Content marketing is shy when it comes to asking someone out.<br />Attractive visitor<br />Content marketing<br />
Conversion optimization<br />>  Call-to-action oriented<br />>  Move visitors forward<br />>  Immediate results<br />>  No...
Landing pages are kind of like pick-up lines.<br />
Sometimes people don’t want to be picked up.<br />
Conversion Optimization + Content Marketing<br />= ConversionContentMarketing<br />
Conversion Content Marketing<br />Used Car Salesman<br />Free Love<br />Landing Page Optimization<br />Content Marketing<b...
4<br />Principles of Conversion Content Marketing<br />
Principle #1<br />Conversion is optional.<br />>  Instant gratification<br />>  No strings attached<br />>  Valuable “as i...
Principle #2<br />Testing is mandatory.<br />>  Test, test, test<br />>  Leverage your traffic<br />>  Learn what works<br...
A/B testing for big, bold ideas first.<br />
MVT for incremental improvements.<br />
Principle #3<br />Format is flexible.<br />>  Landing pages<br />>  Conversion paths<br />>  Microsites<br />
Beyond cookie-cutter blog posts and landing pages.<br />
The new microsite<br />>  More HTML than Flash<br />>  100% SEO compliant<br />>  Meaningful content<br />>  Not overdesig...
Principle #4<br />Produce copiously.<br />>  Niche-by-niche<br />>  Contextually relevant<br />>  Agile production<br />> ...
>16% conversion rate<br />
New Content<br />Test & Iterate<br />40%<br />60%<br />
Thank you.<br />Scott Brinker<br />sbrinker@ioninteractive.com<br />Twitter: @chiefmartec<br />http://www.ioninteractive.c...
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Conversion Content Marketing

  1. 1. SMX East 2010<br />Conversion Content Marketing<br />by Scott Brinker<br />@chiefmartec<br />http://www.ioninteractive.com<br />
  2. 2. Hybrids are cool.<br />
  3. 3. Hybrids are cool.<br />But let’s consider a different hybrid…<br />
  4. 4. Content marketing<br />> Useful or entertaining<br />> Highly relevant to topic<br />> SEO and SMO friendly<br />> Free, easy to consume<br />> Builds brand, reputation<br />> Continuous production<br />
  5. 5.
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  7. 7. Content marketing is shy when it comes to asking someone out.<br />Attractive visitor<br />Content marketing<br />
  8. 8. Conversion optimization<br />> Call-to-action oriented<br />> Move visitors forward<br />> Immediate results<br />> Not free, but tempting<br />> MVT & A/B testing<br />> Performance metrics<br />
  9. 9.
  10. 10. Landing pages are kind of like pick-up lines.<br />
  11. 11. Sometimes people don’t want to be picked up.<br />
  12. 12. Conversion Optimization + Content Marketing<br />= ConversionContentMarketing<br />
  13. 13. Conversion Content Marketing<br />Used Car Salesman<br />Free Love<br />Landing Page Optimization<br />Content Marketing<br />
  14. 14. 4<br />Principles of Conversion Content Marketing<br />
  15. 15. Principle #1<br />Conversion is optional.<br />> Instant gratification<br />> No strings attached<br />> Valuable “as is”<br />> Optional next step<br />> More subtle CTA’s<br />
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  21. 21. Principle #2<br />Testing is mandatory.<br />> Test, test, test<br />> Leverage your traffic<br />> Learn what works<br />> Hypothesis driven<br />> Continuous refinement<br />
  22. 22. A/B testing for big, bold ideas first.<br />
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  26. 26. MVT for incremental improvements.<br />
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  29. 29. Principle #3<br />Format is flexible.<br />> Landing pages<br />> Conversion paths<br />> Microsites<br />
  30. 30. Beyond cookie-cutter blog posts and landing pages.<br />
  31. 31. The new microsite<br />> More HTML than Flash<br />> 100% SEO compliant<br />> Meaningful content<br />> Not overdesigned<br />> Good usability practices<br />> Supports A/B and MVT<br />> Agile production<br />
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  34. 34. Principle #4<br />Produce copiously.<br />> Niche-by-niche<br />> Contextually relevant<br />> Agile production<br />> Portfolio approach<br />
  35. 35. >16% conversion rate<br />
  36. 36. New Content<br />Test & Iterate<br />40%<br />60%<br />
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  38. 38. Thank you.<br />Scott Brinker<br />sbrinker@ioninteractive.com<br />Twitter: @chiefmartec<br />http://www.ioninteractive.com<br />
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