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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. So I asked Facebook expert Annalaura Brown to write this guest post. How to Automatically Link Blog Posts to Facebook. Yikes!

What Could Kill Google and Facebook

Webbiquity

potential Google killer , Facebook killer or even Twitter killer may not do it with superior technology, but simply with a better user experience. Facebook. One of the biggest complaints about Facebook is of course its constantly changing interface , and its convoluted privacy settings have also repeatedly come under fire (as have changes to its privacy settings ). Granted, even with its never-ending UI changes, Facebook is easy enough to use even for technophobic grandmas. Imagine that you walk into a restaurant and there’s no one there to take your order.

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.

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.

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.

77 Blogging Stats to Improve Your Blogging Strategy

Writtent

Still not sure whether your business should be out there blogging? Check out this list of blogging stats we curated for you. Blogging & Lead Generation. 1. Businesses using blogs are known to generate 67% more leads. 92% of bloggers who posted multiple times on a daily basis were successful in acquiring a customer via their blog. Blogging & Sales.

Ten reasons to blog – even if nobody reads it

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 . 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!

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.

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.

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. Sure, we might do a few things to promote them (write a Facebook  update, tweet a few times, send it to our email list), but often that’s about it. About your blog post … Before we get started on how to promote that post, let’s examine the post itself a bit.

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!

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.)

What Google and Facebook Hide From You

Writing on the Web

Do you ever wonder what Google , Facebook , and other sites record about your online viewing habits? Blog this on Blogger. Digg this! Share this on Facebook. 10 Ways to Use Facebook as a List Building Tool. They know more about you than you realize. And they don’t ask you, they simply assume way too much. That doesn’t interest me. Email this via Gmail.

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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.

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! Share this on Facebook.

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. Sometimes this happens when I write about topics that don’t really have synonyms like Facebook , or “ search engines.&#. When I first started blogging in 2004, I did it intuitively. Blog this on Blogger. Digg this! Share this on Facebook.

Generating a Buyer Persona with Facebook Advertising

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Translation – it provides a rich target for your marketing, you may even put a name or a face to it as one of his blog post detailed called How Well do you Know your Buyer Personas ? How … Facebook! As you may be aware I co-wrote the book Facebook Marketing for Dummies (Wiley) and I am in the middle of working on Facebook Advertising for Dummies (Wiley) right now.

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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11 Pro Tips for Better Business Blogging

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4 Tips for B2B Marketing on Facebook

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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.

What Your Business Needs To Know About Google+

It's All About Revenue

It’s called Google+ , and it’s been labeled the search giant’s Facebook contender. Google+ is aiming at Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter users. At its core Google+ is a social media platform, much like Facebook. We wrote last week about how Google’s +1 button had a lot of catching up to do with to match the popularity of the Facebook “Like” button. Facebook. Reddit.

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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! Share this on Facebook. Start with a video.

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

Confluent Forms

A few weeks ago we posted an article entitled " Forget Facebook; keep your fans to yourself! ". 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. This is becoming more of an issue as Facebook starts charging you to show your content to those same fans. It's pushing them away. Why will they share it?

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.

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Blogger outreach is more PR than social media

Biznology

The current catch-all these days for what I do is social media; unfortunately, when what you do is described as social media, people tend to think Facebook , Twitter , Pinterest , and maybe Google+. Real bloggers and real blogs always trump Robot Armies. Real Americans don’t care much about A-list blogs. My expertise, however, is online community outreach and engagement.

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! Share this on Facebook.

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Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid on Your Company Blog

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Mashable | The Social Media Guide Viral Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video About Mashable Company About Us Advertise Submit News Contact Us Announcements Resources Guidebooks Lists How To Trending Mashable Awards Subscriptions Partners W3 EDGE Rackspace Concentric Sky Dynect DNS Intridea Welcome to Mashable! If you set up a blog, expect to dedicate time and resources.

[Chart] Can Google’s +1 Catch Up With The Facebook “Like”

It's All About Revenue

by Egan Cheung | Tweet this With much fanfare, Google launched it’s equivalent of the Facebook “Like&# to websites, blog posts and more recently. (We wrote about the topic here.). While the move got plenty of press, Google has a lot of catching up to do with the Facebook “Like&# , which shows no signs of slowing down. Facebook. Share email. LinkedIn.

35 (of the) Best Guides to Facebook Marketing, Advertising, Search and More of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

Facebook is an extraordinary phenomenon. Also included are a few posts from Facebook proponents, and skeptics, to help you determine if you even really need to be concerned with any of this — or if your social media marketing efforts might be best directed elsewhere. Facebook Marketing Tips and Tactics. How to set up a Facebook fan page that works by Direct Creative Blog. How to Better Engage Facebook Fan Page ‘Fans’ by Social Media Examiner. Facebook Marketing Tips: Make the Most of Your Fan Page by TopRank Online Marketing Blog.

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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Search isn’t about search anymore, it’s about social

Biznology

Google is severely penalizing sites that are buying links or are invested in private blog networks. In addition to editorial “blog” content, it’s always worth developing content on the maddafella.com domain in addition to producing content only for social media. Using platforms like Pinterest , Google+, Facebook , Instagram, and other sites, are essential. Influencer Outreach.

The One Effective Use of Facebook for B2B Marketing

Webbiquity

You’ve seen the eye-popping statistics: Facebook now has more than 350 million active users. TechCrunch predicts that “by this summer (2010) well over half of all Internet users will likely visit Facebook each month.&# It’s now the second most-visited site on the web , behind only Google. Digg this! Not even close. It isn’t demographics. Tweet This!

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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.  Facebook. Call in the CEO. 

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11 digital marketing resolution ideas for ’13

Biznology

Start a Blog — I know what you’re thinking: blogging’s dead. However, if you’ll notice, most of what folks are sharing online via Twitter , Facebook , Pinterest , Tumblr, and Google + are articles via links. The only real way of creating and providing content that can easily be shared everywhere is via a blog or some other kind of bloggish platform.

My social media marketing posts from 2011

Biznology

I am traveling this week so I have decided to spend my blogging time aggregating some of my favorite Biznology blog posts. Read more… A great title is what gets your blog post read — Please be as descriptive as possible when titling your blog posts. Any more and we maybe get only a tweet or a Facebook Like. call this “fire for effect.” For real effect.

Kiss your line-of-shame smack on its social media lips!

Biznology

Nothing you will do in your blog posts will ever be as humpy or as nast or as raunchy as all the people in your office have already possibly been when they clicked upload and your Harlem Shake video went live and possibly went quasi-viral. His latest episode features Julien Smith and this blog post is going to be completely derivative. What do I mean? Let me know how it goes.