Badger-driven content: Mozcon 2017
Ian Lurie Jul 16 2017
The links, the deck, all that stuff:
I welcome questions. Best way to ask is on Twitter. I’m @portentint.
Or, fire away on Quora and ask me to answer.
Ebooks! That are free!
I wrote an ebook all about this! It’s called Lean Content. It lays out the template for badger-driven content. It’s free. Check it out here: Lean Content: The e-book.
Our newest, by Augustin Kendall: Plug-and-Play Content Strategy. Get the exercises and workbook for creating a content strategy that really, actually works. Check it out.
You all probably know about Grammarly. If not, get it. It’s a great grammar and typo checker.
HemingwayApp is a great way to quickly check and simplify your writing. It’s far, far from perfect. Do NOT mechanically follow recommendations. But it will find sentences that are particularly difficult to read and flag them for you.
Caesium is a great Windows tool for image compression. On the Mac, stick to Preview, or head over to Photoshop.
My guide installing Markdown tools. I use Sublime Text and Marked2, but any text editor works.
Here’s a great Markdown syntax guide.
You can learn Pandoc here. If you’re not a command line person, it can seem pretty intimidating at first. Once you learn it, though, it’s easy, and it kicks ass.
Wistia’s Soapbox is a fantastic screencast/headshot tool. Use it.
Check out Answer The Public for idea mining.
How to do a content strategy describes how to do a basic content strategy and inventory for any size campaign.
Our Guide to Site Speed has a nice section on image compression.
Thanks Moz for inviting me to speak, and to all of you for stopping by!
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Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent Inc. He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Forbes.com and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, SIC and ad:Tech. Follow him on Twitter at portentint. He also just published a book about strategy for services businesses: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle. Read More