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7 Social Media Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid

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Because if you want to engage your business blog readers and grow your reader base, you need to use social media. We’ve been writing about the CAST system for effective blog content: C ontent (compelling). Here are Paul’s 7 Social Media Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid. Avoid posting irrelevant content that can lead to spam feeds. ssets (free).

Trying GroupHigh for Blogger Outreach Campaigns

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I am hereby making the jump from humans to robots for all my blogger research. In And what was I comparing all of these social CRMs, influencer-identification services, and blogger databases to? I was comparing them to the cost of hiring a team of people to do all of the work by hand. For military bloggers, I need lists that are both American and also pro-military and pro-soldier.

Four (of the) Worst Practices for Pitching Bloggers

Webbiquity

Brands that are successful at pitching their news and stories to bloggers increase their online presence, gain credibility, and score those coveted “earned” backlinks that Google values as a factor in search rankings. Best practices in blogger outreach , social PR, guest blogging and related topics have been covered here previously. ” Perfect!

The blogger’s kryptonite

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When I was starting out on my social media journey, I blogged a lot. blogged for {grow} of course. blogged for clients. I did guest posts. wrote for the Rutgers University blog. I did posts to help out friends. Some days, it was not unusual for me to crank out 4-5 blog posts on top of teaching, consulting and speaking. blogged for {grow} of course.

The evolution of a blogger

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You take bigger risks with your content and the response is polarizing. The entrepreneurial evolution takes place when you realize that simply being an artist isn’t going to pay the bills or turn your blog into a business. blogging Blogging best practices personal branding blog community building blog community management blogging best practices

28 (of the) Best Business Blogging Guides and Tips of 2013

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Maintaining a company blog has numerous benefits for businesses of almost all shapes and sizes: blogging is an SEO best practice; it drives more website visitors lead conversions; it draws new visitors, expanding the reach of the company website; and it’s core element of a content marketing and online presence optimization strategy. Optimize your blog for search?

Brands and Bloggers: Keep Your Sponsored Content Legal

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Marketers, bloggers, brands and other content publishers are legally required to mention if they have a relationship that could bias the opinions they share. For example, if I receive free baby clothes from a brand, I’m more likely to give the brand a favorable review on my blog, or on a third-party site like Amazon. By Kerry Gorgone, {grow} Contributing Columnist. Disclosed.

Do you have to be a great writer to be a great blogger?

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If you’re not confident in your writing skills, can you still be a great blogger? But there are a few simple ideas any one can learn to dramatically improve the quality of their blog posts. ” That’s common feedback I receive about my books and blog posts.  If you can’t write, you can still talk, right? suggest that you literally read your blog posts aloud before publishing. That usually does not work in the blogging world because people don’t have the patience to wait for your conclusion. Think about the content you like to share.

5 Ways Blog Analytics Improve Your Business Blog

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How do you use your blog analytics ? There There are many easy-to-use blogging analytics tools out there, but the really successful bloggers know their results and tailor their blogs accordingly. This is the fifth element in the CAST system for effective blog content : C ontent (compelling). Referrals indicate quality content and authority.

5 Proven tips to help with your blogging confidence

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5 tips-to-become-a-more-confident-blogger from Mark Schaefer I f you have been following this blog for a while you know that I have been creating a series of fun and colorful Slideshare presentations from some of my most popular content. I’ve teamed up with my friend Sarah Mason to breathe new life into some vital ideas from my blog archive and I think this one is perhaps our best work yet.

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Why Bloggers Abandon Their Blogs Too Early [Video]

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For me, it was an IBM study that found 80% of corporate blogs contain fewer than five posts. If the study centered on personal blogs, I’d understand. But corporate blogs? Further, given that HubSpot’s own research has determined marketers who blog are 13X more likely to drive a positive ROI than those who don’t, the abandon rate is even more startling. Blogging Daily

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Using Blogger and creating gorgeous websites

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They'll all gorgeous, functional, easy to maintain, and happen to use Google's Blogger (Blogspot) as their Content Management System (CMS). As a thrifty small business solution a website on Blogger can save time, money, and headaches. big cartel web development blogger blog web design cms small business businessThey were all developed by our firm.

Have You Hugged Your Blogger Today?

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Over the past few years I have had the pleasure to get to know many of the great marketing bloggers I admire so much. We seem to thrive on the relentless pace and challenge of producing consistently great content. Most bloggers do the work out of love, passion, and a drive to make a difference … not for money. ” Now THAT is something to keep a blogger going!

How to Get More Blog Traffic – Content Promotion Checklist [Infographic]

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With apologies to George Berkeley , if a blog post is published but no one shares it on social media, does it make an impact? As the amount of online content produced each day has exploded over the past few years, it’s become more challenging to grab attention and stand out. The helpful content promotion checklist infographic below from CleverClicks is an excellent guide.

Why it pays to be a patient blogger

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But that is not necessarily an ideal quality to have as a beginning blogger! Blogging success does not arrive at your doorstep wrapped up in a pretty bow. Last month, I had more page views than in my entire first year of blogging. A lot more. Ari Herzog recently left the 25,000th comment on my blog. Focus on creating the best possible content. Patient. Take risks.

Blog Content: 4 Ways to Make Your Blog Unique

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Want to make your blog stand out? Try finding unusual facts and weird blog content. Give your blog a unique look and feel by publishing unusual blog content. With such an abundance of content available on the Internet, how can you make your blog unique? Where can you find this unusual blog content? 1. Image source: Wikipedia.).

The state of the blogger outreach union ten years on

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I stared my first blogger outreach agency back in 2006. Ten years on, the state of the union of blogger outreach is good for brands and agencies but great for the bloggers and online influencers. Blogging Isn’t Cool. Tell anyone that you’re a blogger or a podcaster and you’ll know what I mean. Blogging is Hard. Blogging’s hard.

What is the future of blogging?

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It seems to be that time of year when the “is blogging dead” debate swirls around the social web. In this post I will cover three very important issues to the world of blogging: Exactly what is a blog right now? Are blogs as important as they used to be? What is the future of blogging? Exactly what is a blog right now? Content Shock is here.

Blogger and Google+, using them together to great effect

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There has been lots of discussion on Google+ , speculation about the future direction of the platform, how to best use it, but also what it means for the future of Blogger. What does Blogger have to do with it? As a fan of Blogger, but also as a content strategist, I disagree. The blogger as himself/herself strategy Back to Mike Elgan's strategy.

How to Turn Anyone Into a Blogger

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As the Content Director at an inbound marketing agency , I cringe when I visit our company’s blog and see that the most recent post was from more than a week ago. That’s because maintaining a regular blogging schedule can be extraordinarily difficult. But none of that changes the fact that maintaining a regular blog is one of the best ways to keep leads coming into your site.

12 Lessons I’ve Learned from Writing 1,000 Blog Posts

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In Taekwondo, students are taught they must perform each kick at least 1,000 times before they can safely say they have learned the kick perfectly. I’m not sure I craft “perfect” blog posts even after writing 1,000 of them—but I’ve certainly learned a few things. Of  course, a steady stream of crappy content won’t attract a large or loyal readership.

Five ways to be a more confident blogger

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I have coached and counseled a lot of people on their blogging efforts and there are some common themes I hear … How do I find the time? But when I start digging, I find that none of these are usually the root cause of blogging problems. For many, blogging can be a terrifying proposition, even though the passionate desire is there. If you can do that, you can blog.

7 Tools for Finding & Connecting With Influential Bloggers

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Bloggers are trusted voices who can bring in customers and help you build your community. Reaching out to potential blogger is a more intricate process nowadays than it was even five years ago. Great bloggers are constantly getting pitched by marketers, making it all the more important for you to stand out from the crowd if you want them to pay attention. Blogging Daily

Better Business Blogs: Correct Those Broken Links

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Are you keeping your business blog fresh? If If you’re like me, and you’ve been blogging for a number of years, chances are some of your links may no longer work. This This guest post, from Susan Boggs, offers tips for successful bloggers and blogs on how to find and correct broken links. So give your readers a blog that they will enjoy! The good news?

The Ultimate List of Websites Every Blogger Should Bookmark

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All bloggers have a number of websites that they visit every single day. Aside from the obvious ones (like email and Twitter), your favorites might be anything from your blog's publishing calendar, to your online to-do list, to all your favorite social media button generators. What are some of the best websites that all bloggers should add to their bookmark bar? Safari.

Why the economics of blogging are diminishing

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By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist When I started blogging about five years ago (back when we felt smart with dumb phones), I devoured every blog post about how to write epic blog posts. And for a while, it was good, because I followed the ‘proven’ formula of the wise ones that made money teaching others how to make money with blogging.

Running Low on Inspiration? Read These Tips on How to Generate Content Ideas For Your Blog

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From time to time, every site owner or blogger appears in a situation when it is nothing to write about. Yes, everyone knows this can be avoided if planning a content strategy. Read These Tips on How to Generate Content Ideas For Your Blog appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content MarketingHowever, everybody still falls in this position.

The future of blogging and online publishing

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A lot of people out there are saying blogging is dead. I don’t think so. When reading is dead … then blogging will be dead. Still … If you haven’t looked around our business lately, you might be missing out on truly cataclysmic changes on the social channels that affect online publishing, content marketing strategy, and personal branding. don't think so.

13 Great Guides to Growing Your Blog Audience

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You’ve put extensive effort into your business blog design, content strategy, research, and execution. The short answer is to write great content and then promote it effectively. Why isn’t your blog attracting a higher level of traffic? Business Blogging: Five Reasons You Have No Readers by Spin Sucks. 10 Tactics to Improve Blog Readership by Xpressly.

Should we have multiple company bloggers?

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It takes a lot of work to have a company blog and your approach is not a decision to be taken lightly.  Your blogging strategy will have a powerful impact on the direction of your entire social media effort. Some of the best blogs in the world have evolved to support a number of corporate strategies.  team of bloggers contributes content, with or without attribution.

Simplify Your Blog Writing: Shortcuts to Publishing a Leadership Blog

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Shortcuts to Publishing a Leadership Blog" width="300" height="199" title="Simplify Your Blog Writing: Shortcuts to Publishing a Leadership Blog" /> How’s your blog writing going? Do you feel dread and overwhelm when it’s time to post on your blog? This is common for business bloggers who don’t have clarity about blog goals.

Which Blogging Tactics Produce the Strongest Results? [New Survey Data]

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When it comes to business blogging, how much time do people put into creating posts? How often do they publish new content? For three years running, Andy Crestodina -- the w eb design and development company's co-founder -- and his team have surveyed 1000+ bloggers about how they create content and compiled their findings into blog posts, infographics, and SlideShares.

6 Engagement Marketing Lessons from Successful Video Bloggers

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Author: Elaine Ip If anyone has mastered the art of engaging an audience, it’s successful video bloggers (otherwise known as vloggers). Fashion and travel blogger Laureen Uy of Break My Style YouTube channel , who also co-hosts a fashion TV show in Manila, has learned how to address an audience of individuals effectively. Share content your audience wants to see. Treatment.

The next generation of bloggers is here. And they are computers

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There is software out there doing this right now and in the coming months we’ll start to see it creep into mainstream content production. The REAL Content Shock I had a university professor who joked that “tsunami” was a Japanese word that meant “where did all that water come from?” Where did all that content come from? The writing bots are here.

16 Enigmatic Business Blogging and Other Marketing Stats

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This final installment covers some fascinating though sometimes contradictory and confusing stats about business blogging and the value of marketing. For example, what percentage of businesses maintain company blogs? ” Blogging is the ideal vehicle for communicating brand purpose, beyond just “selling stuff.” Business Blogging Stats and Facts. 1.

Social Media for Busy Business Bloggers

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With the onslaught of social media in the last 10 years, the ever constant question is, what can it do for my business and my business blog? One of the questions is always, what are your expectations and goals for using social media to advance your business and blog? If you have a business page , this is a great way to get your content out to a larger audience. Over 25% of U.S.

Shut up and blog: How to create endless ideas for content!

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Today I am going to share a subtle but critically important secret to developing an endless supply of fascinating social media content. have a backlog of nearly 200 possible blog post ideas. Here are examples where simply being aware of my environment led me to great blog post ideas. I saw a headline on a magazine cover — “Shut Up and Dance.” People. Images.