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The state of earned media blogger outreach

Biznology

I’ve been doing earned media blogger outreach as a profession since 2006 and a lot has changed. To be frank, there are a lot of bloggers with their hands out looking for pay to play these days that it can feel a little daunting. Blogger outreach isn’t remotely sales or marketing, either, because the entire analog of blogger outreach is the PR pitch not the cold call.

The state of the blogger outreach union ten years on

Biznology

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.

5 Underutilized LinkedIn Features B2B Marketers May Be Missing Out On

KoMarketing Associates

LinkedIn has been found to be the most effective social media lead generator for B2B marketers, with 60-80% of those surveyed (depending on the study) stating that they have gotten real leads from the platform. Of course, most people using LinkedIn know that there is a robust job search and posting section, but I don’t think many marketing departments are using it to its fullest potential.

7 Tips to Supercharge Your Content on LinkedIn Pulse

Act-On

It’s also probably no surprise that a huge majority of marketers (about 94 percent ) are using LinkedIn for content marketing and promotion … but not all of them are doing it effectively. Content marketing superstars such as Jay Baer, Joe Pulizzi, and Lee Odden all leveraged LinkedIn to build their multimillion-dollar companies. Master LinkedIn Pulse: 7 Tips for Success.

Why aren’t you already cross-posting on LinkedIn?

Biznology

Well, if you aren’t already, why aren’t you already cross-posting on LinkedIn? followers and then the sky’s the limit if my post catches fire; on LinkedIn, I have 6,099 followers and potentially  6,099  built-in readers as a baseline, with potentially tens of thousands more by virtue of LinkedIn’s Pulse. The LinkedIn Publishing Platform is Easy to Use.

What is the future of blogging?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

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? love Mitch Joel. Audio.

28 (of the) Best LinkedIn Marketing Guides of 2014

Webbiquity

As noted in several of the posts highlighted below, LinkedIn is no longer just a hangout for job-seeking professionals, who largely abandon it in between job searches. What’s more, as reported here previously , LinkedIn is the top social network for B2B marketing; 83% of marketers say they prefer to use LinkedIn for distributing B2B content. Image credit: Cox Business.

5 Ways Blog Analytics Improve Your Business Blog

Writing on the Web

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). And if you haven’t subscribed to my blog, now would be a perfect time!

Feed Your Blog Automatically to LinkedIn & Twitter

Writing on the Web

How do you get your blog posts to feed into your LinkedIn profile and Twitter automatically? This is the 2nd part of her post Connect Your Blog to Facebook. For LinkedIn you have a couple of options as well. Your first option is to add the WordPress blog option to your Linkedin profile. There is an option to add your blog link with Typepad or WordPress.

Blogger Outreach: Pet Bloggers are the New “it” Girl

WindMill Networking

As many of you already know I am uber passionate about blogger outreach as a marketing tactic because of the roots in authenticity. The latest vertical of influencers that MANY TYPES OF BRANDS are partnering with and seeing fantastic engagement rates is the pet blogger. So, behold, the rise of the pet blogger! I’m Not […]. This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. Kristen is passionate about content marketing and blogging because of the collaborative aspects these trends in marketing have taken. Blogger Outreach

What I Learned About Blogger Outreach from Surveying 4,000 Bloggers

WindMill Networking

I recently published the results of a survey in which I reached out to 4,000 bloggers and gathered their perspective on their role in influencer marketing. This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. Kristen is passionate about content marketing and blogging because of the collaborative aspects these trends in marketing have taken. Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn |. What I Learned About Blogger Outreach from Surveying 4,000 Bloggers by Kristen Matthews - Maximize Social Business. Blogger OutreachAuthor information.

Why LinkedIn Is Now Such a Powerful Content Marketing Tool

ScribbleLive

In September, Andreessen Horowitz partner Benedict Evans published a Google Analytics chart of his blog traffic spanning back to 2010 when he launched it. These days, the blog attracts monthly audiences in the hundreds of thousands, but for the first few years the traffic was miniscule, barely producing a blip in the chart. And then there’s LinkedIn. Of course not.

The Ultimate List of Websites Every Blogger Should Bookmark

Hubspot

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.

7 Ways to Make Bloggers Dislike Your Marketing

WindMill Networking

I can honestly say that blogger outreach as part of a marketing strategy can create phenomenal brand lift on many levels. To do it right, marketers need to consider the POV of the bloggers they want to work with and what it means to one’s time and life to run a blog. […] Author information Kristen Matthews This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. Kristen is passionate about content marketing and blogging because of the collaborative aspects these trends in marketing have taken. Blogger OutreachWhen done right.

16 Enigmatic Business Blogging and Other Marketing Stats

Webbiquity

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.

Lessons learned while deleting 274 blog posts

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

After more than seven years of blogging I had a lot of clutter. So I started at the beginning of the {grow} timeline and began deleting blog posts. When the dust had cleared, I had trashed 274 blog posts. It was fun to go back and figure out who left the first of 65,000 comments on this blog. Michele Linn was the first guest blogger. Irrelevant posts. Silly stuff.

12 Subject Lines for Better Blogger Outreach

WindMill Networking

One of the biggest pain points in blogger outreach is getting the attention of the bloggers you know are the perfect fit for your brand. If you follow this blog or the content I write on blogger outreach you should be all caught up on the best practices in pitching bloggers. This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. Kristen is passionate about content marketing and blogging because of the collaborative aspects these trends in marketing have taken. Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn |. Blogger Outreach

13 Great Guides to Growing Your Blog Audience

Webbiquity

You’ve put extensive effort into your business blog design, content strategy, research, and execution. Why isn’t your blog attracting a higher level of traffic? Find guidance on those topics and more here in a baker’s dozen of the best guides to growing your blog audience from the past year or so. Got a well-written business blog, but a shortage of readers?

5 Ways Brands are Getting Creative With Blogger Outreach

WindMill Networking

As blogger outreach becomes a tactic implemented by more brands than not, the need for creativity lies in the type of partnerships formed […]. This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. Kristen is passionate about content marketing and blogging because of the collaborative aspects these trends in marketing have taken. Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn |. Ways Brands are Getting Creative With Blogger Outreach by Kristen Matthews - Maximize Social Business. Blogger OutreachAuthor information. Kristen Matthews.

Social Media for Busy Business Bloggers

Writing on the Web

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? First, why should you bother with social networking sites ( Facebook , LinkedIn , Twitter ) if you’re in business? If you expect that your business blog is going to skyrocket off the Google charts, then you’re in for a disappointment.

New Blogger Outreach Research Reveals Insights for Marketers

WindMill Networking

I love data, stats and research so I was uber excited to find some new blogger outreach research and of course; I had to share! Econsultancy recently surveyed over 250 of the UK’s top bloggers to provide insights into what bloggers really want when it comes to working with brands and agencies. You can read […] Author information Kristen Matthews This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. Kristen is passionate about content marketing and blogging because of the collaborative aspects these trends in marketing have taken.

The Top 100 Bloggers On Triberr

B2B Marketing Insider

Are you looking for a way to get more people to share your blog posts?  . For a couple of years I have been using   Triberr as a way to connect and share some of my favorite blogger’s content in one easy-to-use dashboard. Triberr is an influencer platform that connects you with other bloggers in “Tribes” usually based on the topics you are interested in and write about.

Fulfill your resolution to blog in 11 steps

Biznology

So “blogging” is on your 2014 New Year’s resolution. Starting blogging is not going to be easy for you. More people give up on blogging — and writing in general — than give up on  going to the gym in order to lose weight and get fit.  Blog wasn’t built in a day. Are you blogging to get the job of your dreams ? Good for you.

Why Brands Should Consider Working With Travel Bloggers

WindMill Networking

One of my favorite things about blogger outreach as a marketing strategy is thinking outside the box and coming up with creative ways to reach new consumers. Among the many verticals that may be relevant to your brand, studies and trends are showing that travel bloggers are surprisingly effective partners for many types of brands. […] Author information Kristen Matthews This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. Blogger Outreach Kristen is the marketing and community manager for GroupHigh in Boulder, Colorado.

Overcoming Pain Points in Blogger Outreach

WindMill Networking

Blogger outreach, a key component in influencer marketing, is a strategy that takes time, dedication, commitment and patience. For this awesome collaborative marketing blog that you currently find yourself on, I am in charge of covering all aspects of blogger outreach. Author information Kristen Matthews This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. Kristen is passionate about content marketing and blogging because of the collaborative aspects these trends in marketing have taken. Blogger Outreach … Continue Reading.

Case study: Re-building a blog from the ground up

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

brave person from our {grow} community has volunteered to let me tear apart his blog … in the most gracious way possible, of course!  G. David Dodd is permitting me to dissect his blog B2B Marketing Directions and provide recommendations that I think will probably help a lot of people and dramatically improve David’s content marketing opportunities. Here we go. Layout.

Connect Your Blog to Facebook Automatically

Writing on the Web

Are your blog posts fed automatically into Facebook? The other day I was horrified to learn that a dear client was manually posting his blog articles to Facebook. No wonder blogging seems tiresome and time-consuming. How to Automatically Link Blog Posts to Facebook. Facebook. 1.       Use the networked blogs application. Blog this on Blogger. Yikes!

8 Elements of the Perfect Blog Post

B2B Marketing Traction

What does a perfect blog post look like? In this post I paint a picture and show and explain the eight elements of the perfect post, so it’s easy for bloggers to visualize. recently curated an article on the perfect blog post by Kevan Lee of Buffer. Shortened Lines of Text at the Beginning of the Blog. Use Sub-Headlines to Break Up Blog Text. wanting more.

25 Awesome LinkedIn Tips for B2B

B2Bbloggers

Shanna Mallon of Straight North, a leader among  Chicago Web design agencies , has shared  25 Awesome B2B Blogging Tips  and 25 Awesome Twitter Tips. Now to complete her “Awesome Tips” series, she takes on LinkedIn. How can you make the most of LinkedIn for your B2B company? Let prospects see that you’re active on LinkedIn in order to encourage interaction.

Embrace the “One to One to Many” Approach by Working with Bloggers

WindMill Networking

Working with bloggers not only embraces this strategy through the posts they write, but through their varied social media presences as well. Bloggers can be some of the most effective voices of your brand. Embrace the “One to One to Many” Approach by Working with Bloggers by Kristen Matthews - Maximize Social Business. Start by Blogging Blog + Social Media: Not Your Mom’s Donor Acquisition / Retention Plan. One to one to many: One person from your brand teams up with one influencer who talks about your brand to their many followers.

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

Webbiquity

With apologies to George Berkeley , if a blog post is published but no one shares it on social media, does it make an impact? The first imperative for marketers and bloggers is to create better content , specifically content that is carefully targeted, answers distinct questions, and resonates emotionally with readers or viewers. What does that mean, exactly?

The economics behind Copyblogger’s decision to end blog comments

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

The well-known Copyblogger site sent a shockwave through the blogosphere when it announced it would no longer entertain comments on its blog. Anybody can do anything they want on their blog if it makes good business sense. Her explanation: 1) The blog-related conversations are also taking place on other forums like LinkedIn and Google+. They really didn’t say.

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Expert Blogger Shares Secrets to Success: Wit & Wisdom

Marketri

As a marketing manager, I coach my professional services clients on the ins and outs of blogging, including its countless benefits. For you reluctant bloggers out there, I wanted to share my recent interview with expert blogger, Mark Goodfield, a tax partner and managing partner of Cunningham LLP in Toronto, Canada. Mark started his blog “ The Blunt Bean Counter ” in September 2010, and in just a few years he has gained incredible recognition as an expert in the financial, business, and tax world. JB: What prompted you to start blogging?

3 Blogger Outreach Trends That You Can Implement

WindMill Networking

As the marketing manager at GroupHigh, I have had the luxury of observing HUNDREDS of blogger outreach campaigns. I’ve seen spectacular ones. I’ve seen poorly executed strategies. This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. Kristen is passionate about content marketing and blogging because of the collaborative aspects these trends in marketing have taken. Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn |. Blogger Outreach Trends That You Can Implement by Kristen Matthews - Maximize Social Business. Blogger Outreach Author information.

25 Awesome B2B Blogging Tips

B2Bbloggers

Why are so many B2B businesses, from the providers of a credit card processing service to the makers of GPS for vehicle tracking, blogging today? Because they recognize the potential power blogging represents—when done right, blogging gives B2B companies a way to generate greater interest, leads, orders, brand awareness and brand loyalty. Set goals : Why are you blogging?

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Professional LinkedIn Profile Tips: A Checklist of 17 Must-Have Items

WindMill Networking

LinkedIn continues to evolve at a fast pace – but is your profile still stuck in pre-2013 times? I’ve blogged about LinkedIn profile mistakes as well as LinkedIn profile inbound marketing tips and LinkedIn profile tips for 2013. It’s Comments Thanks Jennifer – I''ve been blogging about LinkedIn since. ABSOLUTELY NEEDED!!

Advice from a Social Pro: Integrating LinkedIn Sponsored Updates [VIDEO]

Vertical Response

Content Marketing Manager at LinkedIn. He’s also a blogger and photographer for Rock ‘N Roll Cocktail. Miller provides excellent tips for small businesses on why using Sponsored Updates in LinkedIn as part of your social media strategy is a good idea. © 2014, VR Marketing Blog. All rights reserved.

Working With Bloggers to Promote Your Brand for the Holidays

WindMill Networking

Two thirds of […] Author information Kristen Matthews This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. Kristen is passionate about content marketing and blogging because of the collaborative aspects these trends in marketing have taken. Kristen on Google+ | Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn | Working With Bloggers to Promote Your Brand for the Holidays by Kristen Matthews - Maximize Social Business. Blogger Outreach For many people this means Fall is here!

How Fashion Brands are Partnering with Bloggers for Big Results

WindMill Networking

From major retail stores like Bloomingdales to online fashion gurus like ModCloth, almost every fashion brand has at least dabbled in blogger outreach by now. One of the wonderful things about a good blogger outreach strategy is that this type of marketing can adapt to any budget. For fashions brands who are just starting out, […] Author information Kristen Matthews This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. Blogger Outreach Kristen is the marketing and community manager for GroupHigh in Boulder, Colorado.

5 Strategies to Identify New Bloggers to Talk About Your Brand

WindMill Networking

While consumers are becoming more resourceful in seeking out purchase information, marketers are becoming more resourceful in seeking out new bloggers to partner with. Bloggers are one of the strongest sources of influence and are the perfect “middle man” when it comes to saying good stuff about products and services. This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. Kristen is passionate about content marketing and blogging because of the collaborative aspects these trends in marketing have taken. Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn |.