Make writer’s block a thing of the past


We all have those horrible days where inspiration seems to be just out of reach and a blank page is all that we can manage. Writer’s block seems to strike at the worst possible moments; when you’re trying to impress a new client or when you have a deadline in twenty minutes. Never fear, dear greatcontent writer, help is at hand. We’ve come up with a few hints and suggestions that will help you get your writing mojo back. One of the quickest and easiest tricks is to simply make a list of the first five things you see. While it may not be pertinent to your article you have written something down and taken that all-important first step to banishing the block. But that’s not all we have up our sleeves, so why not….

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Insight from Buzzsumo and Moz: How to get more shares and links to your content


From the humble content-writer to the CEO of a major corporation, we can all agree that getting content shared and linked to is crucial to any successful marketing strategy. Done well, great content can help propel you into the commercial stratosphere, far beyond the cyber-graveyard where all bad content goes to die. Visibility is the key objective, as content that is linked to or shared definitely sees a boost in rankings.

Sounds simple enough to do, right? Wrong! (more…)

Grammarly – help or hindrance?


We all like to think that the content we submit to clients is grammatically correct, and that our text is well structured and coherent. However, most of us habitually make simple mistakes that we don’t even notice. Whether it’s ‘inappropriate use of comma’ (thanks, Grammarly, that seems to be a favourite of mine) or wrongly spelled words, such as defiantly instead of definitely, it’s easy to fall into the mistake mire.

Grammarly is a free tool for writers that has undergone something of a metamorphosis since it first appeared in 2009. It won the 2015 TopTenReviews Gold Award for best grammar checker, and it’s easy to install and use.

The Phantom Update: What Google’s Coolest Sounding Update So Far Means

Phantom Update

When word of a ‘Phantom update’ to Google’s search engine algorithms started to emerge recently, fanboys everywhere began to hope fervently that it had something to do with the new Star Wars movie. Sadly for them, and inconsequentially for the rest of us, it had nothing to do with the franchise from a galaxy far, far away and everything to do with the sudden hikes and drops that certain websites where seeing without warning.

‘The Phantom Update’ was dubbed thusly because Google remained conspicuously tight-lipped about the whole thing to the point where, initially, no one was aware anything was due to be changed at all. Recently, however, Google have confirmed with website that it had, in fact, made an update that runs primarily along quality assessment lines, prompting many to re-dub it the ‘Quality Update’. (more…)

Finally, a Scientific Approach to the Science of SEO


Back in 2011 debuted its first Periodic Table of SEO factors. This was a compilation of the most important ‘elements’ that go into good SEO practice, and was designed to rescue all of us lost in the sea of thousands of Google’s ranking factors and subfactors. It’s a stretch to say that it’s designed as an SEO basics for Dummies guide (experienced SEO lovers stand to gain a lot from it too) but, suffice to say, anyone willing to admit themselves at the Dummy level when it comes to SEO will learn a lot in a short space of time with this useful visual aid. (more…)

The Ultimate Survival Guide for greatcontent writers


It’s late July or early August and the sun is out. You’re keen to get out there and make the most of it – but in the meantime you’ve got some orders to meet.
Thing is, you’ve hit a problem and you call us.
No reply.
It might be that all of us at Great Content HQ have packed up our buckets and spades and headed off to the beach – or maybe you’re just calling outside of Berlin office hours.

Fear not. Our ultimate survival guide is here to help. With these easy tips you can finish those texts and get out to enjoy the sunshine yourself. (more…)

Find out what tools our team are using


Want us to let you in on some of our working efficiency and quick content creation secrets? If you didn’t get a chance to read them in our newsletter, read on to find out our team’s preferred tools to help them produce content. (more…)

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