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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. Still ….

4 Reasons to Publish on a LinkedIn Blog

Writing on the Web

Do you know about LinkedIn blogs? And are you blogging yet on LinkedIn ? I’m not yet, but I will be right after I write this blog post! Since early 2014, LinkedIn opened its publishing platform to its 300+ million users. The importance of using a LinkedIn blog is that it will add dimension and help in building a well-documented profile.

If you stopped publishing your social content, would anybody notice?

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By Brooke Ballard, {grow} Contributing Columnist If you’re like me you don’t ever feel comfortable with your social media content publishing schedule. What does this mean for the “little guy” and our social content? Do we curate content or only share our own, original pieces? I’m genuinely very curious to hear what you {grow} readers have to say.

Simplify Your Blog Writing: Shortcuts to Publishing a Leadership Blog

Writing on the Web

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? Snap, crackle and publish? Do you feel dread and overwhelm when it’s time to post on your blog? And sometimes, blog writing just fizzles out, altogether.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly. B2B marketers are expected to use that data, in combination with new tools for content. relevant and carefully targeted) content. Collaborate with industry influencers: marketers must creatively build advocacy and content amplification outside the company as well. content. B2B Marketing.

LinkedIn Just Went Into the Publishing Business

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A number of publishers and blogs covered the launch of LinkedIn’s new follow feature for 150 thought leaders or influencers over the last few weeks. LinkedIn did not launch a new feature to follow thought leaders or the ability for select individuals to publish articles on LinkedIn. As a publisher, the face of LinkedIn has changed significantly. Nowhere.

Why Brands Need To Act Like Publishers

B2B Marketing Insider

I was recently interviewed by News 360 on Why Brands Need To Act Like Publishers? So here are some excerpts of my views on why brands need to think and act like publishers. Why Content Marketing? The reason brands have begun to think and act like is publishers is reflected in the growing cost and increasing opt out rates for many types of marketing. Content Marketing

Best Practices For Social Media Publishing

It's All About Revenue

Even though many brands have seen their organic reach decline over the years, and have used paid posts to get their updates in front of their audience, it is more important to understand the basics of social media publishing. As you can clearly see that's a lot of content that is being published and liked, shared and so on. Best Publishing Practices. Forget them.

15 Elements Most Successful Blogs Have in Common


What’s on your blog? But are there blog elements you’re missing? There are a few basic components almost all successful blogs share. These are the widgets, share buttons, and other mechanics of the blog. The overall strategy is to keep people on your blog once they’re there. In other words, your blog is a soft-sell environment. Maybe a sign-up box.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly. B2B marketers are expected to use that data, in combination with new tools for content. relevant and carefully targeted) content. Collaborate with industry influencers: marketers must creatively build advocacy and content amplification outside the company as well. content. B2B Marketing.

Power to the Publishers: Content Is Going Full Throttle

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But you can break through the clutter by providing valuable content that effectively attracts, reaches, and engages your audience—educating them rather than advertising to them. Technology leaders, including the likes of Google, Facebook, and Apple, are empowering publishers to reach even more of their audience, faster, with new product capabilities for content delivery.

7 Ways to Create More Interesting Content for Your Blog


Creating engaging, interesting content is a top priority for marketers, yet only 30 percent say they are effective at it. And one of the most reader-friendly, popular types of content is blog posts. Marketers who produce blog content are landing 67 percent more leads for their organizations than those who don’t. But why does this make great content?

You Are Publishing Too Much (and Failing)

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think all of us content marketers need to be mindful of this. As many of you know, I’ve been working with the team on my latest book Content Inc. which will be released at Content Marketing World 2015 in September. In almost all cases, these successful content marketing-driven companies put all their energy into one channel. Target too many audiences with your content.

Content Checklist: Don’t Publish Without It

Writing on the Web

Once I published a post without a title. Fortunately, before I publish I run an analysis for how a post will score with the search engines using Scribe , a great tool. But if you don’t use Scribe you could be publishing stuff that search engines don’t grasp. It defines valuable content using five benchmarks: Findable                               . Readable.

A Beginner's Guide to Publishing on LinkedIn


LinkedIn announced in February 2014 that they'd be opening up their publishing platform to the public. Unwilling to leave good marketers behind, we've put together a roundup of everything you need to know before you hit publish on LinkedIn. Before you dive into a post, it's important to note that LinkedIn's publishing platform is a little different than your company blog.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly. B2B marketers are expected to use that data, in combination with new tools for content. relevant and carefully targeted) content. Collaborate with industry influencers: marketers must creatively build advocacy and content amplification outside the company as well. content. B2B Marketing.

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


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.

Content Marketing Tip: Start with Ready-to-Publish Articles

Writing on the Web

Content marketing  is easier when you can outsource some of the writing and researching to qualified writers. great way to short-cut the time needed to research, write and publish  quality online content  is to find a good writer to supply articles. Content marketing doesn’t work as well without unique and personalized copy.  Entertain. Engage. Enrich.

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.

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.

The LinkedIn Publishing Platform Puts Power in the Hands of the B2B Buyer

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This past month LinkedIn announced they will be opening up the ability for every user to publish their own content on LinkedIn, through individual profiles. According to the LinkedIn blog post , influencer posts have been very successful, averaging more than 31,000 views and receiving more than 250 likes and 80 comments per post. The B2B buyer controls the marketing message.

The 23 Best Content Ideation Tools


Great content—the kind that resonates with your audience—starts with great topic ideas. What are the best tools for finding great content ideas? Here are almost two dozen of the best content ideation tools finding and capturing bursts of inspiration. ” — B2B PR Sense Blog. Here you can find all of the top blogs on any given topic. 16) Content Idea Generator.

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Should Publishers Blog?


Once upon a time, blogging was considered amateur. The biggest value proposition that blogging brought to the table was the democratization of great ideas. Anyone could launch their own blog and start writing--there was no formal education or media job required. That’s why blogging caught on. Today, mainstream media companies are harnessing the power of blogging.

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


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.

10 Ways to Generate More Leads from Your Business Blog

The Point

If you’re not generating leads – as in: a lot of leads – from your company’s blog, you’re missing out on what is perhaps not only your best opportunity to convert organic Web traffic into actionable, measurable sales inquiries, but also the best way to actually show real ROI from your social media investment. Here are 10 proven ways to generate more leads from your blog. No problem.

A sustainable process for optimized content marketing and brand publishing


You spend a lot of time researching, planning, and creating all kinds of content online. But if you’re like a lot of brands, you probably don’t spend as much time as you’d like facilitating the spread of that content online – really maximizing its reach. We push brochureware, product copy, and editorial content left and right–and immediately its time to create more.

[Infographic] 10 Ways to Generate More Leads from Your Business Blog

The Point

The social media landscape is littered with business blogs that, on the surface, do everything right. They may feature relevant content, of real value, published with good frequency. Most of those same blogs, however, do little to generate leads, subscribers, or any other kind of measurable engagement or ROI. Click on the infographic to view full size.

Blog your way into a book deal


In 2014, your first step towards becoming a published author with a traditional publishing house is to start a blog focused on what you’ll eventually want to write a book about. Your second step is to grow a community around the writing you’re doing on your blog. It was through his blog that he charmed every single author he satirized.

What is structured content?


Structured content is the most important trend in digital marketing that you’ve probably never heard of. Of all the stories and advice in our book Outside-In Marketing: Using Big Data to Guide Your Content Marketing , the one that has attracted the most questions from my colleagues is the section on structured content. All that did was change the shape of the content.

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. enslaved myself to a bi-weekly publishing schedule and implemented everything that I had learned. But the economics of blogging don’t work the same way any more.

Top 20 Content Marketing Blogs You Should Read Every Day

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What are the top content marketing blogs you read every day? And while there is a long list of blogs and media sites I browse , a bunch of great B2B Marketing blog sites , and many, many more sites I could mention, this is my go-to list of top content marketing blogs I read every day. The Top 20 Content Marketing Blogs I Read Every Day.

How to self-publish your book

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Many people dream of writing their own book and the exciting news is that today, you don’t necessarily need a literary agent or book contract to experience publishing success. One very viable option is self-publishing. There are many good reasons to publish a book: awareness, income, self-gratification, an entry point for speaking opportunities, etc. Getting organized.

Content Marketing Requires the Mindset of a Publisher

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Content marketing uses the same skills and tactics as publishing a magazine—only the distribution methods, audience-building techniques, and analysis tools are different. B2B content marketing today is really about generating leads for sales by replacing the one-to-one conversations that salespeople used to be able to get more predictably. B2B Marketing Blog RSS.

LinkedIn Has Opened the Content Marketing Floodgates

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LinkedIn has gone Tumblr on us and B2B content marketers are drooling. Finally, you can publish directly on LinkedIn, along with people like Bill Gates and Richard Branson. B2B Content Marketing Will Flood LinkedIn. So what will B2B content marketers do once they have the opportunity to publish on LinkedIn? LinkedIn Will Favor On-Site Content. Yikes!

7 Ways Facebook’s Big Algorithm Change Will Affect Marketers and Publishers


The day many marketers and publishers have dreaded has arrived: Facebook is changing its algorithm to send less traffic to content sites. In a blog post this morning, the social giant announced it will increasingly prioritize posts shared by friends and family over those from publishers, brands, and other pages. ” The move doesn’t come as a total shock.

Reasons to Attend the AuthorU Publishing Conference

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Recently a successful leadership coach asked me where to go to learn how he should write and publish his book. There are a lot of book publishing conferences to pick from. Judith Briles has strict criteria for inviting experts to speak: They must be established experts in book publishing or marketing. Blog content to drive interest and sales. Virtual assistance.

5 Tips For Maximizing Your Published Content

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You’ve published your content, now what? If you haven’t heard it, listen closely… Your content is begging to be shared and consumed by eager audiences , so don’t let all your hard work go to waste. Extending the reach of your content has many benefits including building brand awareness, increasing inbound leads and developing thought leadership.

Content Marketers: How to Think and Act Like a Publisher


But one key thing publishers have always focused on that B2B marketers traditionally have not is the profitable creation and distribution of massive amounts of content. So how do you begin to find or create the content you will need to succeed? These posts are for marketers interested in learning how publishers think and act. We are all publishers now. Sign up.

Content Shock is here. Now what?

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About two years ago, I wrote a blog post called Content Shock: Why Content Marketing is not a sustainable strategy. The premise behind Content Shock is simple. My post was a call to arms, pointing out that what worked in content marketing a few years ago — when content was a novelty — will not work in this era or overwhelming information density.

Five Ways to Draw Traffic to a Blog Post


As buyers spend more time with online articles, blog posts and reviews, and rely less on advertising for product information , companies have quickly caught onto the fact that they need great content to attract new customers and retain their current ones. However, simply creating content and posting it is not enough to get seen. Post user-generated content.