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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. It’s not SEO, though that could be a secondary effect. The post The state of earned media blogger outreach appeared first on Biznology.

7 SEO Tactics Most Marketers Ignore

Act-On

How many companies have even done the basics of SEO ? SEO is in some ways one of the most neglected parts of a content marketing program, or any online marketing program. You only have to look at how much budget SEO gets. WASP Barcode’s 2016 survey of small business owners, found only one in four small businesses does any amount of SEO at all. Blog post comments.

48 Phenomenal SEO Guides, Tips & Tactics

Webbiquity

” While he wasn’t referring to SEO (which wouldn’t really exist for another 16 years), the lyrics certainly apply. SEO practices which may be very effective one day are useless the next,  and then actually invite penalties, before being once again ignored. So what’s an SEO professional to do? Guides to SEO for Beginners. ” SEO Tutorial.

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

Webbiquity

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?

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.

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. SEO works against viral.

Better Business Blogs: Correct Those Broken Links

Writing on the Web

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?

SEO: 3 Things Journalists and Bloggers Can Learn

Writing on the Web

From what I see, many bloggers aren’t using hyperlinks when they publish blog posts. and although there were a few workshops on blogging and online creative non-fiction writing, not one word about keywords or linking! could be wrong, of course, because I didn’t sit through the only two courses on social media and blogging basics.

19 Excellent Guides to SEO Link Building

Webbiquity

Contrary to articles and blog posts claiming link building is dead , the reality is that  it’s not—as even Google’s Matt Cutts has confirmed. But like SEO more generally, it has evolved. Image credit: SEO Book. The Low Hanging Fruit of Link Building by imFORZA Blog. 12 Scalable Link-Building Tactics by The Moz Blog. Link Madness by SEOBook. ”).

Maximize Blog Traffic with Top 27 SEO Plugins

Writtent

Want to maximize your blog traffic? In my last post, I touched on how using these 27 must use SEO tools can deliver incredible content marketing results, and they really can – I hope you found the post useful. Today, I list 27 of the best search engine optimization plugins available for those looking to get more traffic to their blogs. Yoast WordPress SEO. SEO Ultimate.

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.

10 soul-grabbing brands that prove you don’t need SEO to succeed

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

the subscribers to this blog are its backbone). Why did I read Seth’s blog post? If Blogger Joe Smith from Paducah Kentucky had written precisely the same post that Seth wrote, I probably never would have seen it … and that has everything to do with this serious problem we all face of overwhelming content density. the subscribers to this blog are its backbone).

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Blogger outreach is earned media PR, isn’t it?

Biznology

My definition of blogger outreach has always been about acquiring earned media coverage from bloggers and online influencers. My My definition–and my assumption–has always been that blogger outreach is public relations and not paid media. I may well be mistaken. That’s all well and good but it is not blogger outreach. ” (Wikipedia). Right?

How NOT to pitch a blogger

Biznology

Last week, I talked about how blogger outreach is scary , and I talked about why this fear exists for most people before they start talking to bloggers.  In great measure, these fears exist because of the horror stories that have resulted from wrong-headed approaches. Now, I have been getting pitches for my blog,  Because the Medium is the Message , since 2004 or so.

A Checklist for a Good Blog

Writing on the Web

After I got home from our Publishing at Sea cruise, I checked out the good blogs of our amazing group of authors , including those of our experts, like Judith Briles ! Of course, as writers, they all had important things to say on their blogs. good blog post title that makes me want to read the full post. search box so I can find blog posts that interest me.

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.

Why the economics of blogging are diminishing

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

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.

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?

10 Reasons to Develop a B2B Blogging Strategy

KoMarketing Associates

One of the most effective content marketing tactics we recommend, for SEO and broader online marketing performance, is a B2B blogging initiative. Create opportunities for new SEO keyword strategies. Content fuels keyword visibility and what better way than through regular blog posts. Support existing SEO keyword strategies. Related Blog Posts & Articles.

Top 4 SEO Tips for Small Business Blogs on a Shoestring Budget

Writing on the Web

One of the side-effects of these changes has been the fact that many low-cost SEO tactics have lost their effectiveness and power. Consequently, a lot of small businesses and professionals today are struggling to achieve their SEO goals on a restricted budget. Here are 4 top SEO tips for small businesses on a shoestring budget: Contribute to High Authority Blogs in Your Niche.

Nine More Expert Guides to Local SEO

Webbiquity

It’s low-hanging fruit, and even if many of your customers aren’t local, prospective partners, journalists and bloggers (who may write about your company),  prospective employees, investors and others are. And expanding your overall online presence through local press or blog coverage, social media, or listings in reputable business directories is never a bad idea.

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The Six Signs of an Authoritative Blog

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

For many reasons, blogging remains one of the most important components in a search and social media marketing strategy. And to be successful, you not only have to strive to establish your own distinctive blogging voice, but also create guest posts for powerful blogs, especially as you’re starting out. The Importance of Authoritative Blogs . delicate balance.

We Increased The Frequency of Blog Posting and Check Out What Happened To Our Inbound Leads!

Haley Marketing

Over the last several years, we have continually posted new blog content--and it's worked extremely well.  We're also big proponents of testing and looking at data to make sure our efforts are having a meaningful impact.  At the beginning of the summer, we set out on a test:  Our team was encouraged to post 90 blogs in 90 days.  The goal was to help identify whether posting a higher frequency of blogs would improve our already impressive traffic numbers, and drive more business.  Even better! Overall sessions on the site increased 7.63%.  Bounce rate actually decreased.

What would I do if I were starting my blog from scratch?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Here is mind game successful bloggers play with each other. “If you had to start over right now, how would you do it?” So here is my answer, an amalgam of stuff that worked and stuff I learned from mistakes I learned along the way. If you are just building a blog from scratch, here are the foundational steps I would take to do it. 1. My blog is different than it was six months ago.

4 Tips to Prepare for Google's Ever-Changing SEO Strategy

Synecore

In 2013, we not only saw updates to two of the most significant Google algorithms — Panda and Penguin — but also the release of Hummingbird, all of which affect SEO efforts to a great extent. The following tips will help you to stay up to date with the latest algorithms and plan your strategy for potential SEO changes in the future. 1. Give Up Guest Blogging. Avoid Shortcuts.

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8 Blog SEO Tips for Top Search Results

Writing on the Web

What are the most important SEO tips for your blog to get good search results? Most of what I’ve learned about search engine optimization techniques I learned from Scribe SEO Content Optimizer. just follow what the Scribe report on each post tells me. I don’t have to understand it, I just follow the blog SEO tips and I get better search engine results. I can tweak the title and the keywords before I publish. Each post requires me to fill out the All-in-One SEO Pack plugin with title, description and keyword tags. Blog this on Blogger.

23 Expert SEO Link Building Guides and Tools

Webbiquity

Six Degrees Of SEO Bacon & B2B Link Building Q&A by Search Engine Land. 10 Extraordinary Examples of Effective Link Bait by The Daily SEO Blog. The 10 Golden Rules to Attracting Authority Links by The Daily SEO Blog. How to Check Which Links Can Harm Your Site’s Rankings by The Daily SEO Blog. So what types of links should you avoid?

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.

How to Hire the Perfect Person to Run Your SEO

Act-On

Having good content goes a long way to being found on the web, but you can sweeten the odds with well-executed search engine optimization (SEO). And to make that happen, you need to find and hire the right SEO talent. The hiring tips and resources in this post are a great start to discovering the right SEO expert for your company. Crafting Your Ad & Attracting SEO Talent.

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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.

Should guest blogging still be part of your SEO strategy?

Biznology

Recently, Google’s head of webspam Matt Cutts said guest blogging is dead , citing its overuse by search marketing companies as part of their link-building activities. Now, it’s easy to assume that guest blogging is dead simply based on Matt’s comments. Guest blogging, when done well, isn’t only about links. Is guest blogging truly dead?

Blog SEO for the Modern Marketer: How to Optimize Your Posts

Hubspot

With Google making 10 algorithm changes in the last four months and keyword data getting harder to come by, it may be ideal for marketers to take a step back and get back to SEO basics. Here’s what you need to know to optimize your blog posts for search. Turn Keyword Research Into Blog Topics. Optimize Blog Post Headlines and URL. Are They Good for SEO?

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How to Promote Blog Posts: 200+ Ideas from Eight Experts

Webbiquity

Company blogs have become virtually essential, and very powerful, component of digital marketing. In addition to their SEO benefits and role in maximizing web presence for brands , blogs produce sales and leads. Which blog post promotion tactics are most effective? Is it still worthwhile to get listed in blog directories, and if so, which ones?

30 Awesome Blogging Guides, Tips and Resources

Webbiquity

Despite the occasional “death of blogging” pronouncements (often made, ironically, in blog posts), blogs remain the core of a robust social media strategy. The proliferation of themes, tools and plugins have transformed blogs from mere online text collections to powerful interactive, rich-media sites that can attract, engage and educate your potential buyers.

Feed the beast: 7 practical tips to improve your blog’s search ranking

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Promote Your Content through Blogger Outreach. Blogger outreach is the process of reaching out to relevant bloggers in your niche to let them know about the amazing content you have written.  It takes time and effort but if you promote your content to the right people they will link to your content and this will help you in search results. But with 12.8 Produce Long Content.

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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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+. SEO will always matter to some extent.

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The Biggest SEO Blunders of All Time

Hubspot

In the world of SEO, we call that using black hat tactics. But here''s the thing: If black hat SEO can give your numbers a big boost and get you the results you need, why not go for it? Check out our new guide, 10 SEO Mistakes to Avoid During Your Next Website Redesign.). The SEO Hall of Shame. In this case, there was no ill SEO-intent on the part of the company.

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5 Trends from New Blogger Survey That Probably Won't Surprise You

It's All About Revenue

Orbit Media Services conducted a survey of over 1,000 bloggers for the second year in a row to see how this core content marketing tactic is changing. The survey included some of the most common questions asked by marketers beginning new blogs, like how often to blog and how long posts need to be. How Frequently are Bloggers Publishing? How Long is a Typical Blog Post?

Audienti merges SEO, Advertising, and Influencer Engagement services

Biznology

When I started my practice, it was SEO first, ORM second, and then blogger outreach: 1995, 2003, and 2006, respectively. From 2006-2012, I was a PR purist because if I even mentioned SEO in the same sentence as blogger outreach, the honest and earnest PR intentions of my earned media blogger outreach campaigns were sullied. That’s then, this is now.  .