Monthly Archives: December 2021

Great Examples of Gated Content

Gated concern is a proven marketing tool to help generated that much wanted lead. So, what are the different types of gated content?

Read the list below and check for yourself which is applicable to the type of digital marketing that you do.


A great example of gated content is a white paper. A white paper is an authoritative, in-depth report on a specific topic. This is usually long content that is interesting and valuable to your audience.

Content based on the value it offers. Also, it helps your brand to become an industry expert on a topic. When you are a trustworthy expert, people want to know what you have to say. This means you will get more people to download your listing.


An e-book is another popular type of gated content. Unlike a white paper, an e-book is usually a shorter guide to a specific topic. E-books can also strengthen your brand and build trust with your audience. E-books are typically used in the awareness and reflection phase of the buyer journey.


One of my favorite forms of gated content is the template. Providing a template is tactical and actionable content. The perceived value of a template is much higher than that of an e-book and white paper, which means your audience is more likely to type in your contact information to get it.

Templates are a great private content offering for people in the deliberation and decision-making stages of the buyer journey.


With a webinar, you train your audience to learn more about a topic. They build trust, build relationships, and hopefully inspire. For prospects at the decision-making stage of the buyer journey, webinars are a great gated offering.

Again, webinars have high perceived value which increases the likelihood that your audience will fill out this form. With private content, it’s important to consider what type of content you are offering and make sure it will suit your audience.

Ultimately, gated content should be targeted and help you generate leads.

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Gated or Ungated Content?

As William Shakespeare once wrote: “To be or not to be, that is the question.

Marketers have a similar classic debate, and its closed content vs. non-closed content.

While 80% of content marketing assets are closed and generating leads is one of the primary goals for marketers, it’s not an open and closed case.

That’s why we’ve put together everything you need to know about private content in this post. Below we look at what private content is and how it compares to uncontrolled content. We’ll dive into gated content best practices and look at a few examples.

Gated content is any type of content that viewers can only access after sharing their information. In essence, the content is hidden behind a form. Businesses use private content to generate leads and ultimately into sales.

Typically, users visit your website and see a CTA or popup offering them access to content in exchange for their information.

Your CTA or pop-up window could lead to a landing page where the visitor can learn more about the content on offer. It is important to note that gated content for inbound marketing is free and not hidden behind a paywall.

Users only need to submit contact information to access content. Now you might be asking, “Why should I hide my content from my audience? The goal of gated content is lead generation.

Marketers create content that is targeted towards their audience and use it to attract customers. Gated content becomes not used for “brand awareness or visibility campaigns, as hidden content by its nature does not allow high traffic. Next, let’s discuss the pros and cons of closed and unopened content.

As you can probably see, closed and unopened content serve different purposes, but you might be wondering what the pros and cons are.

Let’s dive in now.

Benefits of Gated Content

  • Increase Lead Generation
  • Generate More Sales
  • Offer Analysis and Insight to Your Customers
  • Allows for segmentation of email lists


  • Lack of pageviews and traffic
  • No SEO benefit or boost form prevents people from downloading content
  • No brand visibility

Ultimately, gated content is supposed to generate leads that you can nurture through your marketing efforts, while content ungated is meant to drive traffic and build trust with your audience. They are valuable and should be included in your content marketing strategy.

After reading this list, you may be wondering, “How do I know if I should be monitoring my content? Well, it all depends on your brand visibility / SEO or lead generation goals.

Also take into account the type of content. Longer content, like an e-book, is tailored for private content, while shorter content like blog posts is better suited as unrestricted content.

If you’ve decided to create private content, you are probably curious about how it’s about start sharing your data.

In essence, the content is hidden behind a form. Businesses use gated content to generate leads and ultimately sales.

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2 Top Digital Marketing Trends

Digital marketing cycles through trends like anything else, but while some of these trends come and go without most people noticing, many of them become part and parcel of the repertoire.

Reactions to new technologies or new consumer behavior, which means that they satisfy a need that has already arisen.

For example, the rise in mobile marketing was a direct response to the dramatic increase in smartphone use in recent years, particularly among consumers. who use their devices to buy or to research products?

Although mobile marketing used to be considered fashionable, today it is only a common, albeit necessary, tool in digital marketing. It is therefore important to be aware of the trends in the industry. In this article, we examine 5 popular digital marketing trends emerging in the small business world.

Social Media Marketing

Social media is an extremely important marketing tool for digital marketers, and that’s because prospects, customers, and audiences spend a lot of their time on these networks. Social media, and the amount of time it takes is growing every year. In addition, people no longer use social media just to connect with friends and family, but also to research products and services, connect with the brands they support, and make purchasing decisions.

In other words, if you don’t connect with your audience and prospects on social media, your competitors are going to grab the opportunity. Many small businesses are jumping on the social media marketing train. Over 70% plan to win new customers with this tool in 2018, 75% of them specifically for Facebook.

Voice Strategy

Speech communication is one of the simplest and most common forms of human interaction. So, it’s not surprising that people want to use their voice as well when interacting with technology and their favorite devices.

In fact, half of consumers use voice assistants. 81% of these people share them with their smartphones, and organizations that want to stay relevant will have to adapt to this new version of traditional internet search, so developing a voice search strategy for the little ones is a priority.

A critical element of any comprehensive language strategy is optimizing your content for the types of keywords that are commonly used in voice searches, including long-tail keywords that are relevant to you, words like best and price, keywords in command and question formats, and keywords that are the answer to the kind of questions your customers ask.

Remember, most voice searches are questions, or the content should be geared towards giving concise answers. Another great voice strategy you can use is to create an Alexa Skill or Google Action that you can use to reach customers with Alexa or Google Home voice assistants.

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How to Qualify a Lead

As described in the previous article this month, a prospect is someone who has shown interest in your company’s product or service. Now let’s talk about how someone can really show that interest. In essence, a sales lead is generated by gathering information.

This collection of information can be the result of an applicant showing interest in a job by completing an application, a buyer sharing their contact details in exchange for a coupon, or a person filling out an educational content download form.

A Lead’s Interest

Here are some of the many ways you can qualify someone as a lead. Each of these examples show that the amount of information collected that is used to qualify a prospect, as well as their interest, can vary. Let’s evaluate each scenario:


A person filling out an application form is willing to divulge a lot of personal information because they want to be considered for a position. Run the company’s recruiting team, not the sales or marketing team.


Unlike applying, you probably know very little about someone who came across one of your coupons online. to do so, please provide your name and email address. While it isn’t a lot of information, it is enough for a business to know that someone is interested in their business


While downloading a coupon shows that a person has a direct interest in your product or service, the content will (e.g. as a book educational email or webinar) No. Therefore, to truly understand the nature of the person’s interest in your company, you probably need to do more and gather information to determine if the person is interested in your product or service is interested and whether it suits you well.

These three general examples illustrate how lead generation differs from company to company and from person to person. Information to assess whether someone has a real and legitimate interest in your product or service; How much information is sufficient depends on your company.

Here’s a great example for what to ask for in a lead gen form:

Full Name: The most basic information needed to personalize your communications with each prospect.

Email: This serves as a unique identifier and is the way in which you communicate with your prospect.

Company: This gives you a chance to research your prospect’s industry and company and how the prospect can benefit from your product or service (mainly for B2B)

Role: Understanding a person’s role will help you understand how you communicate the brand to have a different vision and perspective on your offering (mainly for B2B).

Country :Location information can help you segment your contact by region and time zone, and rate the lead based on your service.

Status : The more detailed information you get without sacrificing conversions, the better. It can help you know the status of your leads.

That’s it for now. If you find this content useful, pls don’t forget to leave a comment below.

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