Top Content Marketing Trends for 2024

With the year approaching, marketers are finding new ways to better attract and engage with current and potential consumers. Staying current on what's new and next helps ensure that your strategies are current and influential. As we look ahead, we are already seeing some trends in marketing; let's pick on content as one of the core marketing pillars.

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We took a deep dive into content marketing and how it's about attracting and engaging your potential consumers by educating them with high-quality content. Not only is content marketing a powerful tool to drive sales and business growth, but it also allows you to establish trust and build meaningful connections with your audience by providing valuable solutions to their problems. With the constant evolution of innovative technology and communication channels, content marketing shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

#1 Get your strategy in place.

Content strategy

At first glance, this may seem self-evident; however, the numbers would suggest otherwise. Back in 2017, a survey by the Content Marketing Institute concluded that a staggering 63% of businesses that use content marketing don't have an actual strategy. That means that

over half of the content being put out is neither good content nor has any purpose other than bulking up the company's page count.

That's terrible news for those companies but great news for you. Do your research, look at your competitor's sites, and see if you can find the strategy behind their content. Chances are there isn't one, so take some of the topics they're covering and cover them better.

Data-Driven Strategy

Data has become more valuable than ever in content marketing. The success of your content creation is not left to chance but rather a result of researching what works and what doesn't. With numerous analytical tools, marketers can consistently evaluate their content strategy. Blogging is an essential component of a robust strategy. By analyzing performance metrics like bounce rate, time per page view, and entrances, marketers can gain insight into how to refine future content. The data behind content marketing offers a unique perspective into the potential consumer's mindset and helps drive them toward purchasing.

#2 Leverage Chatbots & Artificial Intelligence.

Artificial intelligence is being used increasingly by nearly all businesses, whether you know it or not. It serves as an opportunity to meet your company's bottom line and allow you to allocate your time more efficiently. For instance, chatbots used to be seen negatively whenever they popped up on a website. Well, not anymore. Should you be looking to implement an AI Chatbot?

Chatbots have come a long way from the newest bot called ELIZA in 1966. Created by Joseph Weizenbaum, the chatbot laid the fundamentals for future innovations using preprogrammed responses, phrases, and keywords (though it didn't pass the Turing Test, i.e., the test of users believing they were interacting with an actual person). Fast-forward a few decades, AI interfaces like Siri, Alexa, and Google are becoming history, and generative AI, ChatGPT, Bard, and company are everywhere.

Chatbots, automated posting tools, and the like are set to revolutionize the content marketing world as they have done in customer service and other areas. These tools won't be replacing you or your team any time soon. They will make your jobs much more accessible by taking the rote, mundane, repetitive tasks off your plate so you can focus on the creating side.

The technologies underpinning AI, specifically "natural language processing," ChatGPT, Bard, and company have advanced so that transactional and FAQ-type interactions can be fully automated. Often without the customer even realizing that they're talking to a bot.

AI-Supported Content Generation was hardly a thing in 2022; you're left behind if you are not involving AI in your creation efforts today.

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#3 Create Authoritativeness With Topic Clusters.

Topic clusters have become an essential part of SEO; content strategies define specific topics with keywords relevant to a particular pillar page.

What's driving this change is how people make inquiries on Google and other search engines. It used to be that people would search just one word or two in a search bar like "Florida Hotel." Nowadays, people are searching for more precise phrases like "What's the best hotel in Florida?" Marketers want to ensure they're not just writing about one topic and squeezing in as many keywords as possible.

It's about breaking down one topic into several subcategories to create effective content that will keep the search engine algorithms happy and answer the question or solve the website visitor's problem.

#4 Be Mobile-friendly.

Closely related to the last item, more and more people are using mobile devices as their primary internet device (at least for non-work related use). So while optimizing your content for easy voice search, put some time into ensuring everything renders correctly on smaller screens—bonus points for this one since Google ranks mobile-friendly sites higher.

#5 Personalize and Engage.

Those visiting your site or engaging with your business want to feel special. As we discussed earlier, they don't want a chatbot giving them a perfunctory answer that leaves a lot of gray areas and much to be desired. How content is becoming interactive and personal is crucial to engage with potential consumers. For example, according to WhiskData, there's a 26% increase in open rates of emails with personalized subject lines (e.g., including the recipient's first name). It shows that personalization can go a long way in garnering someone's attention! We're seeing marketers take interacting with consumers to new heights that benefit both parties. Polls and surveys are a great way to engage because you're not only getting a visitor's attention, but you're also getting their contact information and valuable data. This can help you to further re-target your consumer to continue providing them with the content that they want.

#6: Go omnichannel.

Omnichannel refers to integrating your presence on social media, your site, and anywhere else you exist in the virtual world. Ensure your brand voice is consistent on all channels, that your logo is the same and easily identifiable no matter the screen size, and that you always link to all the right places. Thought about experimenting with a podcast or live-streaming? This is the time to do it!

Take a look at video.

With the increasing availability of high-bandwidth connections, especially from mobile devices, a correlated uptick in video content has come. People like being entertained, and when they're sitting on the bus or at lunch, looking at their phones, this increasingly means they like videos.

Just remember to keep it short and to the point. People watch videos to stave off boredom, so don't turn around and bore them with overly lengthy video content. Even if you aren't interested in making your videos, consider incorporating them into your content. 

Listen to voice search.

With the rising usage of voice assistants, more and more consumers are using voice search for their internet needs. This means businesses need to do more than pay attention to long-tail keywords since they're built around historical text search data and not how people speak in the real world. It means optimizing your SEO for the grammatically incorrect spoken sentences people will use when asking Siri to find information.

#7: Prove your worth.

Metrics are on the rise, and with more and more companies wanting to tie revenue results to their content marketing efforts directly, they've never been more critical to the content marketer. Brand awareness is still a thing to consider; however, it is no longer the be-all-and-end-all it once was. Now, you have the complex data to back up your assertions about the worth of your team's efforts. Engagements and interactions are the metrics of choice for the future.



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#8: Remarketing to improve conversions.

When someone visits your site, the cookie includes information on which specific article they read and what terms they searched to get there. Then, if you're participating in a remarketing program, they will be shown ads for other content related to that initial piece.

It's important to remember that it takes, on average, 6-8 touches before an ordinary site visitor converts to a viable lead. Remarketing is a fantastic way to increase that touch count without much extra work since you already have the user data to set up a remarketing campaign.

Considering these trends, a reference to the old standards that aren't going anywhere is often missing. Things like refreshing and publishing new evergreen content and optimizing for SEO are stalwart habits that will continue to serve you and your content marketing efforts well going into the future.

Balance is critical to everything, and that's just as true for content marketing as every other aspect of life. For all the "tips and tricks" articles, you can find at least two others contradicting whatever they say. The real trick is balancing trying the latest and greatest and sticking with what you know works.


There are countless opportunities for marketers today to build an engaging experience for those who come into contact with their business. From cutting-edge technologies like AI, to data-driven strategies and personalization, content marketing is an excellent foundation for unmatched ROI. 

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Enjoys building relationships through writing and conversation over a good cup of coffee. Driven to uncover the solutions to every day marketing strategies. She believes in keeping an open mind, staying motivated, and not being afraid to laugh a little.

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