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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.

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.

What Could Kill Google and Facebook

Webbiquity

And Facebook’s size may be no defense against ultimate demise; it wasn’t all that long ago the MySpace was the largest social network, and the experience of social news site Digg—once valued at $100 million but sold recently for just 5% of that —is a cautionary tale. The leading micro-blogging tool isn’t as friendly to other web services as its cute little bluebird icon would make it appear. Imagine that you walk into a restaurant and there’s no one there to take your order. You can’t even find anyone working in the place. Twice. Facebook. Google.

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!

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?

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?

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.)

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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.

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!

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!

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!

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.

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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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?

11 Pro Tips for Better Business Blogging

delicious b2bmarketing

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 to Write a Content Marketing Blog Post

Writing on the Web

Here’s a little review of steps involved in writing and publishing a blog post: Once you have written the body of the post, it’s time to check for effectiveness: Before you publish, here are a few smart things to check for: And now you are ready for important final steps… What is missing here? Blog this on Blogger. Digg this! Share this on del.icio.us.

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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.

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?

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.

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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?

Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid on Your Company Blog

delicious b2bmarketing

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.

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.

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.

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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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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.

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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?

StumbleUpon Marketing: 5 Ways to Get More StumbleUpon Traffic to Your Website

WindMill Networking

And unless you have a certain objective or niche demographic that tends to find a large population of your targeted users using sites like Digg , Reddit , or Delicious , my advice is simply to concentrate efforts on other more popular sites.  I will make one exception, though: StumbleUpon. Social bookmarking websites always confuse my social media strategy customers. And I’m not alone.

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?

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