Content Shock: Are We Being Overwhelmed With Too Much Content? – Interview With Arnie Kuenn At #SMX West

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As part of our SEJ interview series, Arnie Kuenn of Vertical Measures joined us at SMX West to discuss the idea of content shock.

Content shock is the concern that we, as marketers, are producing too much content. Are we burning out our audience by overwhelming them with content?

Arnie discusses this in more detail in the video below:

Here are some key takeaways from the video:

  • Arnie believes we shouldn’t be concerned with content shock just yet.
  • Content has been produced, in some way, since the beginning of time. No matter how much content is out there, the good content always rises to the top.
  • Another reason why Arnie doesn’t believe we should be concerned with content shock is because there is always new information becoming available that wasn’t around a few months ago. So content is always staying fresh.
  • If you create content people are seeking out, and you do a good job of answering people’s questions, then you don’t have to worry about content shock.
  • If you’re thinking of writing about something that has been covered in depth by many other sources already, then maybe you should move on to another topic.
  • People only get overwhelmed by content that repeats the same thing over and over again.

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John Rampton
John Rampton is an entrepreneur, full-time computer nerd, and PPC expert. Founder at payments company I enjoy helping people and am always online to chat +/@johnrampton
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  • Damian Way

    Nice video, know personally I am finding so much great content these days that I have nowhere near enough time to read it all already. Although I do try!

  • centermassmedia

    Thanks for sharing the video, John. Great share. Content is still the driving force behind SEO, etc. But based off of our heat map technologies I am not seeing too many read to the bottom reports.

    What are your thoughts?