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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? Stop It!

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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6 Tips for Encouraging Your Team to Blog

Webbiquity

However, some employees might avoid blogging because they doubt their own writing skills, aren’t sure what to write about, or simply don’t have the time. You can show your team that contributing to the company blog doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Here is a quick look at six tips that will help you encourage your team to become a part of your content marketing program.

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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.

22 Exceptional Business Blogging Guides, Tips & Tactics

Webbiquity

A well-written and consistently updates business blog is a vital core element of a successful content marketing program. As noted below, blogs are among the most effective tools for increasing website traffic, generating leads, and acquiring customers. Yet blogging requires considerably less expense and effort than other top marketing tactics like live events, webinars, and video.

6 Easy Tips to Be a Better Blog Writer

Writing on the Web

How can you get to be a better, faster blog writer ? Did the job of blogging or writing fall into your lap? Or have you been a professional writer for some time, who’s now transitioned into blogging for yourself or a business? Bloggers come from all walks of life, that’s one thing that I know for sure. Don’t plan to write all 17 blogs you need for the month in one day.

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. Let’s take a look at a few tricks of the trade that are explored in detail in a new book I’ve co-authored with Stanford Smith called  Born to Blog : Read it out loud.

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!

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

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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.

7 Tools for Finding & Connecting With Influential Bloggers

Hubspot

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

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.

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.

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. Add “[Sponsored].”

Lessons learned while deleting 274 blog posts

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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. The tipping point.

Tips on Writing a Great Blog Post:Give it a Rest

Writing on the Web

But I’m having trouble with my blog writing.  And now I’m stuck. I’ve got  Blogger’s Block.  (Yes, even  experienced bloggers  can get stuck from time to time.). So I pull out my bag of great blog post tricks, and determine where I’m stuck in the process.  Turns out, that incubation period is pretty important to the creative blog writing process. What about you? 

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?

Tips on Blog Post Optimization

Writing on the Web

What are the steps you need to follow to ensure each blog post is optimized for search engines as well as well-written for your readers’ interests ? Can’t beat that… Let me know if you have questions about blogging steps. If it all seems too much for you, ask me how you can find assistants to help you with your blog marketing. Oh my… there are a lot.

Blogging Tips: Unique Ideas to Boost Your Blog

Writing on the Web

I feel like we hear a lot of the same blogging tips over and over again. While it is definitely useful to know your blogging basics and how to boost readership, how about we change it up a little and offer some ideas on how to boost your blog in ways that you’ve maybe not thought about before? Guest Blogging Goes Both Ways. This will boost your credibility.

24 (of the) Best Business Blogging Guides, Tips and Tools of 2011

Webbiquity

Despite any recent recent rants you may have seen about how blogging is dead or blogs are passé , the fact of the matter is that business blogging is now more important than ever. How can a company launch (or relaunch) a new blog properly? Write great blog post headlines? Optimize blog content for search? Emulate the best corporate blogs? Blog SEO.

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? One of the questions is always, what are your expectations and goals for using social media to advance your business and blog? Don’t worry about duplicate content or the fact that it may find your content on Facebook and not on your blog….just

11 Expert Tips for Growing Your Company's Blog

Hubspot

Most marketers dream about the day their blog has "made it.". Or maybe, it''s when your blog makes a "blogs to watch" roundup. Recently, we launched a new ranking tool called Inboundrank -- using different parameters like traffic, domain authority, and social shares, we ranked the top marketing blogs in the U.K. The key is to remain consistent with your blogging efforts.

The truth behind why my blog sucked for two years

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The other day I was digging deep into my blog to do some research. Looking back into the past is difficult because it forces me to face the fact that my blog sucked. You know, the embarrassing memories of high school might fade, your early attempts at dating are forgotten, but blog posts, for better or worse, last forever like that red wine stain on the carpeting. Sucked.

Blog Writing: 5 Tips to Break a Blogging Rut

Writing on the Web

Business blog writing is tough. No matter how long you’ve been writing on your business blog, sooner or later, you’ll find yourself in a blogging rut. How do you break out of blogger’s block ? There are many reasons that people blog – the most important being to convey their personal message in a clear, concise way. Read other blogs.

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. Content fuels keyword visibility and what better way than through regular blog posts. Support existing keyword targets by providing cross-links through new blog posts generated. Related Blog Posts & Articles.

You can do some amazing things with Blogger

Confluent Forms

Confluent Forms LLC specializes in creating gorgeous, engaging websites with custom content management systems (CMS, software that enables easy management of your website content without a web developer), but we’ve found that Blogger can be a great platform for web development when a custom CMS isn’t needed. Using blog software for a website? Yes, this site is a Blogger website.

I am a blogger. In other words, a piece of meat.

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If you are a blogger, expect to be copied, cheated, and ransacked. For example, An advertising firm in Chicago recently used one of my blog posts in their monthly marketing newsletter to customers, without permission, without attribution … as their own original material. He reads the entire blog post and uses it as content for his own (promotional) video. Probably not.

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Common Mistakes Made by Beginning Bloggers …and 5 Tips to Fix Them

Writing on the Web

and 5 Tips to Fix Them" src="[link] width="300" height="227" title="Common Mistakes Made by Beginning Bloggers.and 5 Tips to Fix Them" /> When you first start a business blog, it’s easy to make a few blogging mistakes. While it seems like nearly every business already has a blog, new blogs are popping up every day. Using recycled content. Photo Source).

Three Blogging Tips for Professional Services Marketers

Hinge Marketing

Blogging as a marketing tool is all about creating value through educating your audience. Blogging is so effective as a branding tool that nearly 74% of Visible Experts℠ use blogs as a part of their marketing strategy and rate blogging as the fifth most impactful marketing tool. Not blogging yet ? Be predictable. Be realistic. Amplify your content.

Overwhelmed by Blogging? Three Tips to Make it Work!

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If you’re just starting out with blogging and feeling overwhelmed, this video is a MUST! Erica Allison is the president of Allison Development Group and she shares her personal experience as a small business owner who has a blog for business purposes. Her blog is a source of referrals and leads for new business. A superb Community Week Guest Video Post from Erica Allison!

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2 Sure-Fire Ways to Inspire Your Blog Writing

Writing on the Web

A few years ago I polled readers and asked what their biggest blogging challenge is. Does your blog writing lack inspiration? When I was just starting out as a blogger (was that really over 15 years ago?!) I could just feel that screen staring right back at me. What can a blogger blog about to other bloggers? Nobody starts out writing well. Try it out.

8 ways blog writing is unique

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There are many great writers who have unsuccessful blogs. They may be great writers, but they are not great bloggers. Here are eight ways that blog writing differs from how you might write in school or at work. 1) Headlines matter. A lot. Nobody is going to sit by the fireplace with a glass of wine and relax with a good blog post. Blog readers are SKIMMERS. Right?

Blogger’s Block: Writing Tips to Get “Unstuck”

Writing on the Web

What do you do when you’re stuck and can’t write on your blog? Here are some blog writing tips. That’s one blog writing tip that usually bails me out. Source of problem? I’ve been blogging so much lately for my clients that I’m dried up and stale for my own blog. Writing Tips for SEO Friendly Content Marketing.

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.