Christopher Jan Benitez

309 Flips | 8 Magazines | 14 Following | 13 Followers | @christopherjanb | Freelance writer about all things digital marketing. Loving father/husband, a mark for professional wrestling, and a big '80s thrash metal fan.

How to Make Blog Load Faster and Keep Visitors from Leaving

The question “<b>how to make blog load faster</b>” is on every blogger’s minds. After all, bloggers are concerned mostly with the content they publish. They …

Why You Need Content Strategy Before Editorial Planning

<i>Editor’s note: You may have missed this article when CMI first published it. We’re sharing it now because businesses need to put content strategy</i> …

6 Quick Hacks for Increasing Organic Social Media Reach

According to Ogilvy, the organic reach of content published by brands on Facebook is plummeting.<p>In an attempt to make feeds more relevant to their …

Social Media

21 Actionable Tips To Make Your Content More Attractive [Infographic]

<i>"How do I make my content more appealing for my readers?"</i><p>It's not a simple question to answer - you probably know other people that are able to …

The 6 Basic Emails You Need to Start Lifecycle Marketing

Lifecycle Stages organize your database in your sales cycle: subscriber, lead, marketing qualified lead, sales qualified lead, opportunity, or …

Content Marketing Infographic Shows Email Marketing Plays Crucial Role for Distribution

The folks at Skilled have created an impressive infographic on ways to use content marketing—55 ways to use content marketing, to be exact. The topic …

7 Ways You Screw Up Your Email Marketing

No matter what kind of business you’re in, email marketing is one of the most effective marketing channels to increase your sales and revenue. …

SearchCap: Baidu AMP, paid search bids & Google Maps ads

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.From Search Engine Land:• <b>Google Maps ad</b> …

An Open Letter To The SEO Industry

Dear SEO Industry,<p>How are you all doing? I’ve now been a member of the industry for, well, most of my professional life, and I feel it’s time I share …

Baidu becomes Google’s biggest ally in mobile page speed

Chinese search engine Baidu will soon support Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) in its search results, expanding the reach of AMP significantly. …

Increasing SEO Traffic by Updating and “Thickening” Your Old Blog Posts by @tomdemers

A step-by-step process for identifying your most popular older blog posts, and then updating those posts to help grow organic traffic to your …

The art of social media minimalism

Minimalism. As far as I can tell, it’s the art of throwing away things until your apartment looks like an Apple Store. But it’s a useful exercise — …

Websites, Quality Blogs accepting Guest Posts

Quality Blogs accepting Guest Posts, List of Guest Blogging Sites, Top Quality Blogs That Accept Guest Posts, Quality Blogs Accepting Guest Posts in …

Guest Blogging: The Most Complete Guide Ever Written

Guest blogging is without a doubt one of the most effective ways to attract traffic to a website.<p>With guest blogging, you are killing no two, but …

6 SEO Friendly Tips to Improve Site Speed on WordPress Blogs - Copyblogger

In the world of SEO, user experience on websites has always been a factor, as has the time it takes for a site to load.<p>However, with the use of …

Web Design

6 Useful Social Media Tools for Marketers

Need some new social media marketing tools? Looking to save some time? New tools have recently emerged to meet the evolving needs of busy social …

How Visuals Will Impact Marketing in 2017, According to New Data [Infographic]

There's a reason most children's books are filled with pictures.Sure, the pictures help parents keep their children still and quiet for the few …

Why Google’s SEO advice is NOT (always) in your best interest

Google often provides useful information to the SEO community, but columnist Nate Dame argues that ultimately, the company's advice is in their best …

The trend nobody is talking about yet: Email content automation

1 to 1 dynamic content personalisation is the future of email marketingI am a big fan of automation, a very big fan. Whenever you can, automate part …

How Email Can Boost Your Freelancing Reputation

The first step is to convert visitors into subscribers, and there are some excellent tools to help you do that.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you're a freelancer, you want to be widely and favorably known. Of course! A positive reputation gives your …

Marketing

How to Create a Brilliant Newsletter People Want to Read

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but newsletters are hot right now.They receive far less attention than the latest whizzy technology, like live video, …

How In-App Messaging Converts Trial Users Into Paying Customers

Communication.It’s the only way to demonstrate your product’s value to potential customers. Your goal is to convey information about new features, …

The Definitive List Of Free Resources For Your Business

DOWNLOAD THIS ISSUE :<p>INSPIRATIONAL<p>I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.<p><i>Jimmy …

The Most Effective Tactics for Growing Email Lists

Marketers say social media advertising is the most effective tactic for growing email lists, according to recent research from Ascend2.<p>The report was …

Marketing

6 Reasons I Blew Up My Email Newsletter and Started Over

Email has been a big part of Convince & Convert since we started in 2008.Our ONE THING email newsletter was among the first curated emails to focus …

Email Drip Campaigns: How to Make Them Smart and Blunder-Free

Email drip campaigns can be powerful and effective ways to build a loyal audience and share your great content with prospects and customers. But they …

Simple Tips for Writing Emails That Get Read

Consider your audience.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’ve spent an afternoon (or 20) trawling through the muddy depths of a corporate inbox, you may be surprised to learn the original purpose of email was to build relationships, specifically within …

Google Search

3 Ridiculously Easy Hacks to Get People to Sign Up to Your Email List

Just as you have signed up for many, many email lists, lots of people will signup for yours if you market it right.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever changed the oil in your car?<p>It’s a pretty basic skill that surprisingly few people actually know …

Marketing

The #1 Secret of Blogging + Biz Success

How to Write Blog Posts That Drive Traffic From Day One

Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar: You pour yourself into writing a blog post that you just KNOW your audience will love. You’re so excited …