The Ultimate Collection of Free Content Marketing Templates

The Ultimate Collection of Free Content Marketing Templates

3 Blog Editorial Calendar Templates Having an editorial calendar for your marketing content will save you a whole lot of time -- not to mention sanity -- as you plan your content release timeline. (Read this blog post for a step-by-step guide for using the Google Calendar template.) This easy-to-use social media content calendar for Microsoft Excel lets you organize your social media activities far in advance. While our templates are by no means a fill-in-the-blank type of deal, they'll walk you through the critical steps for creating the following five blog post types: How-To Post List-Based Post Curated Collection Post SlideShare Presentation Post Newsjacking Post We've seen these formats crush it on our blogs, and we would love for you to use them to hit your own goals. Design Content Templates 195+ Visual Marketing Templates Not a designer? Every marketer uses calls-to-action (CTAs) to generate leads from their website content. Social Media Content Templates 100 Social Media Graphics Templates Visual content is 40 times more likely to be shared on social media than any other type of content. You can customize them for your social networks without researching design specifications -- don't worry, we've got it covered. That's where these content templates come in. There you have it, content marketers: nearly 400 templates to help you start creating content easily and quickly and further your inbound success.

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Does any aspect of your job intimidate you?

For content creators, sometimes the most stressful part of the role can be opening a completely blank document to start a new project.

Whether it’s writing a blog post, designing an infographic, or creating an ebook, it’s challenging to start creating a new piece of content from scratch, especially if you’ve never done it before.

Here in the HubSpot content shop, we want to take the work out of it for you. Instead of trying to master how to create every type of content in existence, cut down on the stress and inefficiency and read about our collection of nearly 400 free, customizable content creation templates.

We’ve broken this list down by each type of content marketing template represented. Jump ahead if you specifically want:

Content Planning & Calendar Templates

A Content Planning/Goal-Setting Template

HubSpot teamed up with Smart Insights to create a content planning template that will help you put together an effective content marketing plan for either your business or those of your clients. These templates will help you complete a SWOT analysis on your content marketing efforts (and develop a plan to improve them), define the right objectives and KPIs for that plan, brainstorm content ideas and map these across your funnel, and create a timeline for your content plans.

download free content planning template

A Content Mapping Template

You know you need a content marketing strategy in place to support the success of your inbound marketing and sales organizations. But how do you get started? We’ve created a content mapping template so you can walk through your target audience’s buyer’s journey. The template helps you identify buyer personas, their challenges and needs, and to brainstorm content that provides solutions. You’ll come away from the template with tons of targeted blog post ideas to attract your audience to your site and convert them into leads.

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A Buyer Persona Template

Marketing with buyer personas means marketing smarter. This buyer persona template will help you easily organize your research to create your very own buyer personas. Use it to create beautiful, well-formatted buyer personas that you can share with your entire company, while learning best practices for persona research along the way.

get the free buyer persona template

3 Blog Editorial Calendar Templates

Having an editorial calendar for your marketing content will save you a whole lot of time — not to mention sanity — as you plan your content release timeline. We realize there isn’t a one-size-fits all solution, so we’ve created three editorial calendar templates to use at your leisure: one for Google Calendar, one for Excel, and one for Google Sheets. (Read this blog post for a step-by-step guide for using the Google Calendar template.)

download the free blog editorial calendar template

2 Social Media Content Calendar Templates (for 6 Social Networks)

With so many different social networks to manage, a social media manager’s life becomes a lot easier when they can plan which content to share on each account — and when. This easy-to-use social media content calendar for Microsoft Excel lets you organize your social media activities far in advance. Use it to plan your updates and learn how to properly format your content for the six most popular social networks: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and Pinterest.

get the free social media contet calendar template

10 Social Media Tracking & Reporting Templates

Equipped with a social media calendar, you still need a way to track, report on, and even budget for the social media campaigns you run during the year. These 10 planning templates help you do just that: Track your social media followers, report on each post’s performance, manage your paid budget for promoted posts, and more. Download them using the above link or the below graphic.

10 social media tracking, budgeting, and reporting templates

The more content you publish to your website, the more traffic sources you’ll want to prioritize. One of those sources is organic traffic. To make on-page SEO easier, we’ve rolled out a handy planning template to help you create a website structure that organizes each webpage, what its purpose is, how long it should be, and how to optimize the metadata associated with each new page you publish.

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