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News and insight from Portent and around the world of digital marketing. From search to social, analytics to Amazon.

Copywriting

How To Write A Great Product Description Page

Every web-browsing human being reads a product description, almost every day. Most product descriptions are eye-bleeding horrors of lousy copy and unclear information. That means some of the most-read digital content is some of the worst. We can do better. This is my sort-of-system for better product descriptions. Use as you see fit. Two Kinds...

Analytics

My Google Data Studio Wishlist

Before I get into why I want Google to drop everything they’re doing with Google Data Studio (GDS) – their answer to Power BI or Tableau – and prioritize my personal needs, I’ll say: This post should read as a love letter to Data Studio because it is. It’s (incredibly) still a free tool, and...

Project Management

10 Tips for a Successful Post-Mortem

Update: I wrote this article in 2015, but I thought with the new year right behind me that I should update it with all the learning I’ve received on the subject of post-mortems. I realized, in retrospect, that I left one key tip out that I make sure to include in all my post-mortems. So,...

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Tools

Need a pithy or inspiring title to start your next piece of brilliant content? Perhaps some help developing a brand voice? Or maybe just a complete on-page SEO review from a browser extension. We build free tools for the digital marketing industry because it’s fun and it’s useful.

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The Portent Tone of Voice Generator

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RainGage™ Content Inventory

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The Portent Content Idea Generator

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The SERP Preview Tool

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