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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. Digg this!

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.

The Rapid eLearning Blog

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The Rapid Elearning Blog. As my daughter would say, “That’s stinkin’ thinkin’!&# If you’re a regular reader of this blog, then you know that’s flat out wrong. However, every week I get emails from blog readers that basically read like this: "My company uses a branded PowerPoint template for presentations. Search the Blog. Media.

10 Ways to Kickstart Your Inbound Marketing Program

Digital B2B Marketing

Here are social platforms to consider: Twitter StumbleUpon Digg Slideshare YouTube Facebook LinkedIn Although Facebook and LinkedIn may be core to your long-term inbound marketing program, you cannot emulate organic social media sharing with paid programs on these sites nearly as well. In contrast, Twitter, StumbleUpon and Digg indicate a listing is sponsored, but otherwise include it in the interface like other content. Including your blog feed or twitter stream will give you an immediate content-focused traffic boost. Traditional B2B marketers face a challenge.

B2B Blogging Trends for 2011

Webbiquity

Blogging is often viewed as the core component of a B2B social media marketing strategy, and other than discussion forums, it’s the most mature component of social media. Facebook, Twitter and even newer tools like Quora may be sexier and get more attention, but blogs are the workhorses essential to making social media marketing work. So what’s next for B2B blogging?

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. 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. Your second option is to install the Tweet This plugin on your blog.

Can you digg it?

Anything Goes Marketing

As part of my goal to get "down" with the social networks, I thought I would sign up for the service Digg and even submit a few of my blog posts. If you're not sure what Digg is all about, go check it out. To back up how much this works, check out the webstats on my blog after I submitted a few stories to Digg (see image). Technorati tags: digg , web statistics

Eight Factors to Consider When (Re)Launching a Business Blog

Webbiquity

Over the last decade, business blogs have gone from being a novelty to a leading-edge practice to an essential element for any company seeking to optimize its presence on the web. According to Small Business Trends and HubSpot , the percentage of businesses with blogs has increased from less than half in 2009 to nearly two out of three in 2011. Why are so many companies now embracing blogging? blog helps on all three fronts much more than a standard corporate website. Will the blog be part of your corporate site or have its own unique URL ? Location. Sassy?

3 Tips for Better Blog Writing

Writing on the Web

stumbled upon The Content Factor and found their approach to blog writing and white papers refreshing: The Content Factor provides good advice for content marketing strategies: But to be successful with blogging , you have to recognize some key differences: The best blogs are personified. Readers like to feel like they know the blog writer and feel some of the blog writer’s personality and humanity come through. Blogs should not be looked at in the traditional sense as corporate communications. Blogs have to be kept up. Blog this on Blogger.

When Business Blogging Works Too Well…

Writing on the Web

Blogging for your business works like this: You blog about the problems you solve for your clients. But then your business grows, you get busy, and what happens to the blog? I’ve seen hundreds  of blogs written by smart professionals that haven’t been posted since last November. think I enjoy blogging for other people more than I do for myself! The more work I’m getting ghost blogging for executive coaches , the more interesting my writing becomes, and the more fun I’m having. Blog this on Blogger. Digg this! Yikes!

Why You Should Be Happy Before You Blog

Writing on the Web

Three Keys to Blogging When you Are Happy. Just like when you walk into a restaurant, the waiter immediately communicates without saying one word what your service experience might be like, the opening phrases of your blog or website are going to speak volumes about how you are thinking and what you are feeling. Get a picture of the person reading your blog, in your mind’s eye.

7 Quick Ways to Curate Industry Content for Your Blog

Hubspot

Blogging for your business is an important part of establishing your company as an industry thought leader, bringing in new site traffic, and converting that traffic into leads and customers. With that goal in mind, here are several quick ways to curate content for your industry blog. Some of the two most popular are Feedly and Digg, though there are certainly other options, too.

7 Ways to Format Blogs to Engage Readers’ Brains

Writing on the Web

opportunities to engage readers) of your business blog post? It’s the bait on your fishing hook which draws people over to your blog site to read your stuff. There are 7 ways to format your blog posts that will help prime your readers for action. But if your blog content doesn’t appeal to one of several persuasion triggers ( reciprocity , social proof , etc.)

Business Blog: 4 Reasons to NOT Write Your Own

Writing on the Web

Here’s the message, loud and clear: 99% of busy business professionals and attorneys should not – repeat, not – waste their precious productive hours writing their own blog posts and website content. The more time you blog , the less time you will have available to serve your clients. Currently, you write three blog posts a week. It’s hard to keep up your blog.

Ten reasons to blog – even if nobody reads it

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

 . Building an engaged community through a business blog can be extremely difficult — sometimes impossible. Look at companies like General Electric who do an amazing job with their blog and yet have almost no “community&# or comments at all. Every corporate marketing activity must somehow be tied to creating shareholder value and blogging is no different. Digg this!

Business Blog Writing: Come on, light my fire!

Writing on the Web

When it comes to writing content for a business blog , most professionals start from their point of view. In the sample quote I used about a “128-bit secure site,&# wouldn’t it be more interesting if the business blogged about a client who had a bad experience using an unsecured website? Blog this on Blogger. Digg this! Of course, who wouldn’t?

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? 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. When I first started blogging in 2004, I did it intuitively. Blogs are naturally search engine friendly. I got good results without knowing what I was doing. I don’t leave that to chance and luck anymore. Blog this on Blogger. Digg this! Tweet This!

90 Tips to Make Your Blog Rock

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Jeffbullas's Blog Internet Marketing Home Bio Speaking Grade your Site Marketing Resources Twitter Jeff’s YouTube Contact Congratulations: You have successfully subscribed! Sometimes we need to find that inspiration to write that next post or optimize the blog so that maybe one day you will be able to monetize your expertise and content and retire to the Bahamas. Thanks!

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26 Ways to Promote Your Blog Post

Marketing Action

You’ve just published a new blog post. There it is, on your blog, ready for the whole wide world to read. About your blog post … Before we get started on how to promote that post, let’s examine the post itself a bit. Let’s assume you’re about average in terms of how long it takes you to write a blog post, and you finished your most recent post in 3-4 hours. Yikes!

11 Pro Tips for Better Business Blogging

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Blogging isn’t easy — and certainly not for individuals who don’t have the capacity or desire to commit their minds and time to a long-term cause. In an age where everyone and their mother has access to Blogger , Tumblr , Posterous or other flavor-of-the-year services, getting your blog to be well-trafficked, highly syndicated and massively popular is no easy task.

How Readers Find Your Blog: A Diagram

Writing on the Web

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again:  a business blog is the best way to get found online, the best way to connect with potential clients, and the pathway to turning readers into clients. So, what’s your favorite excuse for not blogging for your business? Top 3 Excuses for Not Blogging: “I don’t have time to blog.&#. Digg this!

Blogging with Personality and Tim Ferriss

Writing on the Web

How much personality should you show on your blog without becoming an ego-blogger ? recommend listening to his short video about sharing your personality on your blog, an interview done by Rohit Bhargava , author of Personality Not Included. I was at this Blog World conference when Rohit interviewed Tim, in 2008. If you’ve got a blog, you need to share more than facts.

Punk Chihuahua Reveals 4 Secrets to Better Blogging

Writing on the Web

How’s your content marketing with blogs ? Are you brilliantly blogging several times a week? The blog must be fed anyway. Treat your blog like a prized chihuahua… feed it well and it will do wonders to attract readers… But if you don’t feed it and take care of it, it will turn nasty, and bark and growl for attention. Here are my favorite tips for coming up with a blog post when you’d rather be out playing tennis: Start with a picture. Blog this on Blogger. Digg this! Ghost Blogging for Executive Coaches.

Focus on your blog, don't promote the social media services

Confluent Forms

The gist of the article is that by focusing too much on growing your Facebook fan presence at the expense of focusing on your own website and blog, that you're inserting an intermediary into your communications with your customers, fans, and supporters while doing so believing that you're in fact extending your outreach. Our advice: grow your blog and website instead with the same content that you'd be posting to Facebook and connect with those same customers, fans and supporters directly through your site. Are you diluting your own brand by featuring the brands of so many others?

11.5 Steps to Video Blogging in 30 Minutes

Writing on the Web

plugged in my Logitech Webcam , pulled up a previous post on my blog, and spoke into the camera. Using video blogging , you can easily get found by clients who have problems you can fix. Copied the embed code from YouTube and posted it into the html side of blog platform. Published blog. Blog this on Blogger. Digg this! Set up webcam, test for lighting.

Blogging Is Good Business – 8 Tips To Get It Right

B2B Marketing Insider

My own social journey (and years of procrastination) pushed me into starting this personal blog nearly a year ago. And with 93 posts, almost 500 comments, nearly 30,000 visitors and just over 47,000 page views later and I am convinced that blogging is one of the simplest and most effective forms of marketing. Company websites with a blog get 55% more visitors. See mine here.

Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid on Your Company Blog

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But if you’re looking to do more — establish your company’s executives as thought leaders in the industry, develop relationships with customers or gather feedback from prospects and clients — then a company blog is a much better choice. Unfortunately, if approached incorrectly, a company blog has just as much potential to embarrass your company or alienate customers.

15 Blog Design Hacks to Maximize Social Sharing

Writtent

While those three are definitely all very important factors of a successful social media marketing strategy, there’s still one important component we often forget to consider: blog design. Yes, believe it or not, your blog design does have an impact on how many social shares your posts will get — and a rather significant one at that. Image source. … But Not Too Many.

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6 Sure-fire, Can’t Miss Ways to Increase Blog Views

It's All About Revenue

by Joe Chernov | Tweet this We recently deconstructed why some of Eloqua’s 280 blog posts generated considerably more views than others.  We looked at the headline, topic, author and whether or not there was any PR driving traffic to the post.   Your blog needs to be the hub of your content wheel.  The most consistently high performing blog posts are without question Joe Payne’s “first responder” articles. Your blog should give readers what they want. This is interesting.  We have aired dirty laundry on our blog three times.  Here goes: Host original content.

How to Start a Blog Serial Writing Project

Writing on the Web

??. If you’ve been reading my blogs for any length of time, you know about my problem with writing:  I love to write , and I can write too much.  will proclaim it to be a rousing success for saving you time and energy whenever you’re faced with  writing for your ezine, blog, web pages, press releases, and even white papers. Edit each blog post into a stand alone article.

After Google Reader’s demise, does RSS matter to your business?

Vertical Response

With Google Reader gone, feed junkies are scrambling to choose one of several dozen alternative platforms, such as Feedly , the new Digg Reader or NewsBlur. appeared first on VR Marketing Blog. On one hand, the medium was an aging one no longer worth supporting for a tech giant such as Google. Should businesses follow Google’s lead and turn to other methods to push out content?

A great title is what gets your blog post read

Biznology

Long blog post short: please be as descriptive as possible when titling your blog posts. In today's decontextualized world of walls, feeds, RSS , e-mail, diggs, reddits, Stumbles, tweets, and retweets, you need to attract your potential reader based only on the appeal of your title and nothing else, especially if you're new to blogging and don't happen to be Seth Godin.

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Five Benefits of Blogging for Business

Webbiquity

Blogging provides business executives and marketers with opportunities beyond and distinct from a typical company website. Blogs are seen as key sources of information rather than just promotion. Blogs are also core to a successful social media marketing strategy. Here are five key benefits of blogging for businesses. Digg this! Become a resource. In Minnesota?

Vote: What Makes You Read a Blog Post?

Writing on the Web

What do you find is the most important thing about a blog post? Mark Schaefer over at {grow} blog asked this question and gives his opinion. Take a few minutes to decide, then leave a comment about the top blogging elements that get you to read a post. Here is an excerpt of Mark’s opinions, using a rating of 1-5 with 5 being most important, from his post A Scorecard of 7 Blogging Essentials. Sometimes the only thing that will save a blog post is a great headline. Insanely great content (5.0) – You want people to return to your blog over and over.

20 Online Marketing Tools That Boost Campaign Results

KoMarketing Associates

As B2B content marketers, this “tool” is really useful for uncovering the types of queries people are searching on and identifying blog topics that we may not have initially thought to write about. How we use it : This is an invaluable tool for our content team when creating blog posts for clients. Digg Reader. B2B Online Marketing BlogSEO Tools. What is it?

100+ Blog Directories and RSS Sites for Promoting Your Blog

Webbiquity

Over time, the top source of traffic for most blogs is search. But two great sources are blog directories and RSS syndication sites. To give credit where it’s due, both the TopRank Online Marketing Blog and Robin Good have provided nice lists in the past, but as changes in the blog directory world can be challenging to keep pace with, both now include dead links and directories that have significantly changed their policies (e.g. Create a plain text file, using Notepad or a similar tool, with the following information compiled: Blog name/title (e.g.,

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Content Curation: How to Become a Thought Leader

Writing on the Web

Here’s an important post from Joe Pulizzi’s Junta42 blog, Content Curation Grows Up, Original Content Still Key. Blog this on Blogger. Digg this! Content Marketing with Blogs: What Do You Believe? Blog Content: Are you personal… or all business? Business Blog Writing and Content Marketing: Come on, light my fire! Share this on del.icio.us.

8 Steps To A More Effective B2B Content Marketing Program

KoMarketing Associates

If you are a regular reader of this blog, SEO performance is likely part of the reason content marketing has become a priority as well. Example of the KoMarketing blog post schedule. To a lesser extent, we use the plugin EditFlow for WordPress-specific blog post scheduling, notifications, and review. B2B Online Marketing Blog Content Marketing There is no escaping it.

Blog Marketing Tactics - 10 Tested, Proven Ideas

delicious b2bmarketing

With that said, today I’m going to get a little meta on you – but with a purpose.  I want to share a list of tactics and approaches I’ve used/experimented with at this blog to attract from 40,000-250,000 organic visitors monthly and more than 8,500 RSS/email readers.  This is in the hopes of inspiring some new ideas to help your blog or your client’s blog. 1. 

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Content Checklist: Don’t Publish Without It

Writing on the Web

The checklist is designed for digital content creators and marketing teams, but it can and should be used by anyone writing a business blog or other content for the Web. This is a great checklist to keep handy for anyone creating content for blogs. This is similar to what I write about in my ebook, Content Marketing with Blogs. Blog this on Blogger. Digg this!