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Thanks! I think the 3rd point was when I truly "got it" myself. I had seen increases in traffic and sales, but once site owners began asking me to publish something on their websites (instead of the other way around), I knew I had really accomplished something!"
You're welcome! I love this site! :) I think the biggest change is the competition. Over the past year, it seems like *everyone* started talking about content marketing. Even though web readers have always *wanted* quality content, site owners didn't always oblige. (In fact, far too many tried to cut corners and "skate" with bad content.) Going into 2014, though, anyone who's been paying attention knows that a good content marketing strategy is vital. So, there's going to be more competition for the Likes, re-Tweets, site visits, etc. More people are going to publishing quality content, so business owners are really going to have to be on their toes to stand out."
I actually wrote an article recently that answers that exact question! The link goes into way more detail than I could fit in this reply :) (http://www.business2community.com/content-marketing/exactly-good-content-0643797#!pjOQe) I would love to come on your podcast show! Just shoot me an email (nicole(at)premiercontentsource.com), and we'll set something up!"
Thanks, Ti! :) You're so right about the sharing! Blog owners either don't know how to promote, or they don't know how to enable their readers to promote. They're lucky you search for them, because most people are way too impatient to do that! :) If you don't make it easy, most people aren't going to bother."
Thanks so much for the kind words, Ti! You made my Monday :) I think the biggest issue is that people equate guest blogging with "writing for free". OK, so the odds of you getting a site owner to pay you for your guest post are slim. However, if your post generates more traffic and sales, you're definitely NOT "writing for free"! "