How Monster uses “How Now Wow” content to boost traffic
Anastasia Dyakovskaya of NewsCred interviewed Monster.com managing editor Margaret Magnarelli about hits news content strategy.
Dyakovskaya writes, “In just two years, Margaret Magnarelli, Managing Editor and Head of Content at Monster, has helped catapult the site’s viewership to 43 million unique visitors and 96 million pageviews in 2016 – an 18 percent increase over the previous year.
“Her six-person team – consisting of three content managers, one video producer, an operations manager, and a writer – publish 10 to 15 content assets per week. In addition to boosting traffic, they’re responsible for increasing job searches from entries initiated from a content page by 18 percent, and boosting new accounts created from content pages by 116 percent.
“How do they do it?
“With a little help from a formula Magnarelli developed, called ‘How Now Wow,” which breaks down content into three categories: utility, news, and highly shareable and entertaining.
“‘When I came up with the strategy and it had rhyming words, I was very proud of myself,’ Magnarelli says.”
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