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Do your link building results look something similar to this? Everyone discusses the long-term advantages of using content marketing as part of a web link building strategy. But with no right kind of content, your experience may be that you stop earning links as soon as you stop doing outreach. A good example of this is a salary negotiations survey we published this past year on Harvard Business Review.

The research was picked up by TechCrunch months after we experienced finished positively promoting it. We didn’t reach out to TechCrunch. Rather, this article writer stumbled upon our content while doing research for his article presumably. So what’s the main element to long-term links? Content that functions as a source. The target is to create something that individuals will find and connect to when they’re in need of resources to cite in content they are creating.

Writers constantly seek out resources that will backup their claims, improve a disagreement, or provide further context for readers. If your articles can serve as a citation, you can be in a good position to earn a whole lot of passive links. Read on for information about which content types are likely to fulfill people in need of sources and tips on how to execute these content types yourself.

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Content offering new research can be hugely powerful for building authoritative links via a PR outreach strategy. A complete lot of this content we create for our clients falls under this category, but not each and every link our customer promotions earn are straight a complete consequence of us doing outreach. Oftentimes, a large quantity of links to our client research campaigns earn result from what we call syndication.

Site A publishes article linking to content. Site B sees content presented on Site A. Site B publishes article linking to content. Site C views content featured on Site A. Site C publishes article linking to content. So, exactly what does this want to do with long-term hyperlink earning? After the content is strategically seeded on relevant sites using outreach and syndication, it is well-positioned found by other web publishers.

Site A’s content functions as the perfect citation for these additional web publishers because it’s the initial way to obtain the newsworthy information, establishing it as the authority and thus making it more likely to be linked to. In a recently available Experts on the Wire podcast, guest Andy Crestodina discussed the “missing stat.” According to Andy, most sectors have “commonly asserted, but rarely supported” statements. These “stats” are begging for someone to conduct research that will confirm or debunk them. Side note: this specific podcast episode motivated this post – definitely well worth a listen!

When we did our indigenous advertising versus content marketing research, we went involved with it with a hypothesis that lots of fellow marketers would agree with: Content marketing promotions perform much better than native advertising campaigns. This was a lacking stat; there hadn’t been any studies done proving or debunking this assumption. Furthermore, there wasn’t any publicly available data about the average variety of links acquired for content marketing promotions. This was a concrete data point a great deal of marketers (including us!) wanted to know since it would provide as a performance benchmark.

As area of the research, we surveyed 30 content marketing organizations about how exactly many links the average content advertising campaign earned, in addition to other questions related to prices, client KPIs, and more. Following the research was published on Moz here, some advertising was done by us to get our data presented on Harvard Business Review, Inc, and Marketing Land.