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Top Blogs for Accounting Firms in 2020

     -     Dec 14th, 2019   -     Content Development, Digital Lead Generation   -     0 Comments

In light of Accounting Today’s release of the latest Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting, and strategic planning for 2020, we thought it would be a great time to compile some of our favorite accounting marketing and growth blogs. As any forward-thinking accounting firm knows, the only way we get better is by surrounding ourselves with smart, passionate people who know more than we do.

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Why is Quality Thought Leadership Important?

     -     Nov 15th, 2019   -     Content Development, Search Engine Optimization   -     0 Comments

hought leadership has a significant influence on the purchasing process.

In a recent survey study by Edelman Business Marketing, it was discovered that most decision-makers engage with thought leadership at least one hour per week. In addition, it was found that 60% of decision-makers are willing to pay a premium because the thought leadership demonstrates deep thinking on a topic and demonstrates the virtues important to them. These findings reveal the importance of creating and promoting high quality thought leadership and the effect it has on prospects. The findings contained in the 2020 B2B Thought Leadership Impact Study, provide important insights into why thought leadership is important for SEO and digital marketing programs.

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What Makes Content Valuable?

     -     Oct 2nd, 2018   -     Content Development   -     0 Comments

Marketers for any type of service or product-based business are tasked with the challenge of producing valuable content for their website, blog and social media channels. Finding essential topics to research, explore and discover can be a challenging task. The initial inclination of many is to focus only on topics that directly relate to the product or service(s) offered. Why? Simply because one of the main purposes of content marketing is to engage potential prospects to present your offering as the solution to their needs. While this is an important step, it often creates a misfire to building an audience, securing content amplification and driving search engine marketing (SEM). Valuable content does far more than outline the value of what your company does and also extends beyond that to provide information that is relevant, helpful and important to your target audience(s). To help clients, prospects and others understand the traits of valuable content, FlashPoint Marketing has provided a summary of the most common traits.

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The Importance of Great Content

     -     Sep 6th, 2018   -     Content Development   -     0 Comments

As more and more companies enter the world of search engine marketing the web has become saturated with content, content and more content. Depending on the search term(s) one can observe there are multiple search results featuring articles and videos that provide essentially the same information. In some cases, it’s difficult to tell the difference between the parcels of content because they provide virtually identical information. In essence, there are only so many ways that certain concepts can be explained, regulations dissected, and information conveyed. Sure, there are different ways to present the information but it’s rare that subject matter changes much from industry to industry.

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Why Your Company Needs a Content Marketing Strategy

     -     Jul 25th, 2018   -     Content Development   -     0 Comments

Professional service firms have a unique challenge in Search Engine Marketing (SEM) because the nature of their work is selling intangible services rather than products that someone can touch, smell and experience. While it does change the dynamic, it doesn’t mean that success is out of reach. It simply means that additional time is needed to create the optimal SEM approach which includes a robust content marketing strategy. For many this has proven to be a challenging task due to the number of moving parts and individuals that need to be involved across the firm including staff, managers and partners. While the challenges exist the benefits to developing a strategy are clear. According to the 2017 B2B Content Marketing Study conducted by the Content Marketing Institute, companies that adopt comprehensive content marketing plans experience increased ROI in marketing efforts.

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Developing Your Content Marketing Plan

     -     Jul 23rd, 2018   -     Content Development   -     0 Comments

Most accounting marketers understand the need for quality content in order to drive traffic, develop engagement and establish new leads through the firm’s website. For years it’s a message that has been drilled into the collective heads of all marketers by Google and other sources. The challenge that most face is how to generate the needed content to attract Google’s attention while creating interest and demand for the firm’s expertise and services.

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Getting Started in Content Marketing

     -     Jul 19th, 2018   -     Content Development, Search Engine Optimization   -     0 Comments

Most accountants and accounting marketers understand that Google calls the shots when it comes to Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and when they make a change or develop a new set of criteria it’s essential to pay attention to ensure the firm’s website is falling in line. A key area where many firms struggle is in […]

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What is Quality Content?

     -     Dec 21st, 2017   -     Content Development   -     0 Comments

Learn about what is quality content and how to approach the topic. Understand the importance of making your firm’s approach different and unique. The includes asking the hard question about how your firm can approach an issue, topic or other problem in a way that creates value for clients. Once you have determined how you will add value it’s only a matter of time until your site become a hub activity. Keep asking how are we adding value, who are we serving and how are we doing it differently than other CPA and accounting firms.

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Stop Attracting Unqualified Prospects to Your Website

     -     Nov 6th, 2017   -     Content Development, Search Engine Optimization, Web Design   -     0 Comments

A key challenge that many accounting marketers face is getting their hands on “good” content that will attract the right kind of prospects to their website. Often a compliant we encounter from new clients is they can attract prospects to their website but are low fee opportunities the firm does not want.

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Keeping Content In the “Fresh Zone”

     -     Oct 10th, 2017   -     Content Development   -     0 Comments

Fresh content is the key to a robust SEO program. Without it even the most well designed and visually engaging sites will not be able to produce much in the way of new leads. However, one area where marketers struggle is in generating high value content and preventing existing site content from getting stale.

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