Category: Content Strategy


For most marketers, “user testing” is a scary term — it’s something you know you should be doing, but you aren’t. The fact is, every website could benefit from some good, consistent user testing. Whether it’s smoothing out your navigation or gauging public perception of your site and its functions, testing is a great way  … Read more

Originally posted July 25, 2019. Updated July 9, 2021. Think of your favorite park in your hometown or those pancakes you always order at your local brunch spot. Somethings never change—or they change just a tad bit each year. Maybe last year you had a thing for adding sliced bananas to those pancakes, but this  … Read more

  In an industry like ours, where phrases like “search rank” and “snippet-winning” are commonplace, the work we do is inherently competitive.  This means that, oftentimes, our work is reactive. We’re always looking for ways to emulate and improve upon what’s been done before. By doing this, we’re able to stay relevant and maintain a  … Read more

How a Content Hub Can Help You Increase ROI of Your Content Over the past few years, as Google’s quality standards for websites in a post-Rankbrain SEO landscape have placed greater emphasis on topical authority and depth, we’ve seen many of our clients find success by shifting to a Content Hub-style approach with key landing  … Read more

What We Learned from Running a Virtual Workshop during Covid-19 At Wheelhouse, one of the services we often find most helpful to clients is customer journey mapping. Customer journey mapping is a versatile tool, and in our digital marketing context, it is often a crucial first step in developing a strategy because it offers such  … Read more

Discover how a simple change in words can help or hurt your bottom line. Here’s your brief Masterclass for UX Writing, Microcopy, and Content Design! Microcopy (UX Copy) is the words and phrases within a user interface (or flow) that are directly related to the actions a user takes. In other words, it’s any piece  … Read more

Having your business listed online is one thing. Knowing how to make the best use of that listing is another. The era of the Yellow Pages is behind us. These days, having an online listing isn’t just a nice bonus, it’s an expectation. If you’re not on Google Maps, you might as well not exist  … Read more

Topical Depth Optimization: A Proven SEO Tactic for 2019 At Wheelhouse, we’re always evaluating new content creation and optimization tactics to see which ones can truly drive performance and create business value for our clients. One emerging tactic that we’ve seen great results from so far (and we’re very excited to use more in 2019)  … Read more

Until now, we’ve not been able to isolate Discover performance in Search Console. But good news! Google Search Console is currently rolling out a “Discover” performance report that gives us clicks, impressions and CTR for content that’s surfaced in the Discover feed.

Is there an ideal length for posts or articles? How much does readability matter (and which metric is the right one)? Should we focus on listicles and snackable hot takes, or pivot to long-form deep dives? And has the internet killed reading or are web users actually reading more than ever?   Anyone who writes  … Read more