Clout : The Art and Science of Influential Web Content, by Jones, Colleen
- ISBN: 9780321733016 | 0321733010
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 12/3/2010
Results. Everyone wants them, whether to sell more products, spread good ideas, or win more funding. In our busy digital world, the way to results is influencing people on the web. But how?
An ad campaign won't cut it. A Twitter account doesn't guarantee it. Manipulative tricks will backfire. Instead, you need quality, compelling web content that attracts people and engages them for the long haul.
Clout explains the key principles of influence and how to apply them to web content. Along the way, those principles come to life with practical examples from HowStuffWorks.com, Newell Rubbermaid, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and many more brands. With this book, you'll:
-Discover why a technology feature, marketing campaign, SEO effort, or redesign aren't enough to influence online.
-Understand the business value of compelling web content.
-Learn 8 principles for influence from the art of rhetoric and the science of psychology.
-Find out what context is and why it's so important to influence.
-Jump start your planning for content with a content brief.
-Learn how to evaluate your web content and determine whether it's making a difference.
"Clout is for any professional who wants to create content that people will actually care about...put this on your short-list." -Kristina Halvorson, author of Content Strategy for the Web
"Clout is worth adding to your book list. But don't limit it to just C-level suite executives or the design team. In order for content to influence, it needs to have complete buy-in from those who will be on the front line." -CMS Wire
"An amazing book for digital content marketing and content strategy practitioners." -Joe Pulizzi, co-author of Get Content, Get Customers