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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. don't think so.

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.

For Sales Blogging and Social Selling – Think Like a Publisher

Avitage

Huffington Post, see Mike Kunkle’s excellent webinar) To fuel this content dependent activity, many are urging sales people to blog, and to become thought leaders. It does not require sales people to “blog” – certainly not in the way most people, and marketing bloggers, think of blogging. Here’s where the blogging premise is flawed: they shouldn’t have to create content. Content Operations Featured Sales Enablement operationalize content marketing sales blogging social selling think like a publisher

Simplify Your Blog Writing: Shortcuts to Publishing a Leadership Blog

Writing on the Web

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

marketing topics on the Webbiquity blog. ranging from single-person businesses to $1 billion+ corporations. A few recent success stories:  Doubled a large office products company's online footprint, launched a successful blog, increased organic search traffic to its main corporate site by 74% over a two- year period, and grew Web-generated leads by 79% in a challenging economic environment.

LinkedIn Just Went Into the Publishing Business

Digital B2B Marketing

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. 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. Publishing is the cost. Storytelling.

A Beginner's Guide to Publishing on LinkedIn

Hubspot

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.

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

Webbiquity

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. But blogging success is impossible without regular posting. Hence, 1,000. Quality matters.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

marketing topics on the Webbiquity blog. ranging from single-person businesses to $1 billion+ corporations. A few recent success stories:  Doubled a large office products company's online footprint, launched a successful blog, increased organic search traffic to its main corporate site by 74% over a two- year period, and grew Web-generated leads by 79% in a challenging economic environment.

Should Publishers Blog?

Hubspot

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.

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. The post If you stopped publishing your social content, would anybody notice? If you're like me you don't ever feel comfortable with your social media content publishing schedule. Debate even. Do we post more?

You Are Publishing Too Much (and Failing)

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It was just a blog, just a series of videos, or just a podcast. Each one of them started out by dominating through one channel (in this case, a printed newspaper, cable television, political blog) before launching additional channels. Of those, they: Published content using an average of 12 tactics. “The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” – Michael Porter.

Blog your way into a book deal

Biznology

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.

[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. Sourcing, developing, and publishing great content is the hard work.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

marketing topics on the Webbiquity blog. ranging from single-person businesses to $1 billion+ corporations. A few recent success stories:  Doubled a large office products company's online footprint, launched a successful blog, increased organic search traffic to its main corporate site by 74% over a two- year period, and grew Web-generated leads by 79% in a challenging economic environment.

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

KoMarketing Associates

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.

Power to the Publishers: Content Is Going Full Throttle

Modern B2B Marketing

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. And who is better positioned to take advantage of these innovations than content marketers—the marketers who publish content in all forms? this year, according to eMarketer.

Top Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

Radius

For marketers, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that blogs are the second most used tactic for content marketing (behind social media content). But if you’re like me, then chances are you’re pretty selective with your blog subscriptions and visits. That’s exactly why we share a list of the top marketing blogs each year. The Best Marketing Blogs of 2015. ABM Blogs.

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.

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

Contently

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. Some are saying this won’t affect publishers that much.

Reasons to Attend the AuthorU Publishing Conference

Writing on the Web

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. So I’m picky now.

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. This is a great checklist to keep handy for anyone creating content for blogs. Blog this on Blogger.

15 Elements Most Successful Blogs Have in Common

Act-On

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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Why WordPress Isn’t Scared of Facebook, Snapchat, or the Future of Publishing

Contently

All five have vested interests in the publishing world. At this point, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat are practically publishing platforms, even if they may not define themselves that way. Does the future of publishing lie in the hands of apps? The lifespans of networks like Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and Medium could hinge on how they anticipate the future of publishing. ” The publisher’s dilemma. They told me that there’s no foreseeable future in which publishers cede control of their content entirely to social networks.

Most Valuable Publishers

Contently

What’s more noteworthy than the quality of Bryant’s free verse is where the poem was published: on The Players’ Tribune, a sports media publication that lets athletes create their own content and share it directly with fans. You want to publish real stuff, so that does require you as a media outlet to vet these things and to verify what they’re saying is accurate.”

Content Marketing Requires the Mindset of a Publisher

Sales Engine

Content marketing uses the same skills and tactics as publishing a magazine—only the distribution methods, audience-building techniques, and analysis tools are different. But with everyone jumping on the content marketing bandwagon, it’s not enough to publish a blog or a white paper. Remember, you’re a publisher now—congratulations! B2B Marketing Blog RSS.

How To Get Publishers to Open Your Link Building Requests

KoMarketing Associates

As I thought more about my answer I realized that the practice of successfully “asking for links” boils down to two core components: First, getting people (IE, site owners, publishers, etc) to be receptive to answering a link building request. Here are some of the ways I’ve had success getting site owners and publishers to open and read my email requests.

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

Writing on the Web

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. For example, as a former executive coach and psychologist, I  write for other  coaches and consultants who are too busy with clients to write their own newsletters and blogs. Tell them how they can learn more about what you’re publishing.

Want to Publish on LinkedIn? Now You Can

Hubspot

Ever wanted to get published on LinkedIn Pulse? Well get ready to roll up your sleeves and start writing: Today, LinkedIn announced that soon, all members will be able to post on the social network''s publishing platform. Though we haven''t gotten access to try it out for ourselves, LinkedIn''s help center says that publishing is pretty simple. Everyone Wants to Be a Publisher.

13 Ways to Get Traffic to Your Blog Post After You Hit Publish

WindMill Networking

When it comes to blogging, writing the post is only half the work. If you don’t promote your blog post, you are missing out on a lot of potential traffic that could turn into engaged readers or even customers. 13 Ways to Get Traffic to Your Blog Post After You Hit Publish by Leah Mazur - Maximize Social Business. The other half is promoting it. Author information.

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.

8 Steps To Become A Brand Publisher

B2B Marketing Insider

Why Businesses Need to Become Brand Publishers? In short, businesses need to become brand publishers because the world has changed and our tired, old promotional tactics are no longer working they way they used to. Brands need to become better storytellers and think and act like publishers. What do publishers do? Content is the new advertising. And measure your results.

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?

Five Ways to Draw Traffic to a Blog Post

Webbiquity

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. Here are five methods you can use to get your blog posts more exposure amongst your audience and beyond.

5 Places B2B Marketers Can Find Blogging Inspiration

KoMarketing Associates

One of the struggles B2B marketers come to me with is the fact that they just don’t know how to come up with content for their blog, website, or other online platform (like social media). Even if B2B marketers feel like they are alone on this, the fact is that all industries occasionally have trouble figuring out blogging ideas or topics. Content Marketing B2B Online Marketing Blog

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A sustainable process for optimized content marketing and brand publishing

Biznology

Among other things, you’ll begin to understand what to expect in general for certain content being published. For instance, your editorial board may realize most forms of newly published content receive very little if any ROI near-term (depending on your metrics). Really, this advice applies to everything your brand publishes online. It’s a common challenge. Everyone is busy.

One million words later, I still fear publishing

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The bad part is I haven’t self-published a single word of the million. Which seems pathetic, especially since I’m preaching Seth Godin’s “Ship-It” gospel in every other blog post. Truth is, writing blog posts and illustrating client designs is one thing, a full-length novel is another. The bad part is I haven’t self-published a single word of the million.

A Checklist for a Good Blog

Writing on the Web

After I got home from our Publishing at Sea cruise, I checked out the good blogs of our amazing group of authors , including those of our experts, like Judith Briles ! Of course, as writers, they all had important things to say on their blogs. good blog post title that makes me want to read the full post. search box so I can find blog posts that interest me.

Everything You Need To Know About Publishing on Linkedin

B2B Ideas @ Work

On July 9th, Linkedin posted on their blog that there are now 1 million users publishing on Linkedin. But to get results from Linkedin, you have to know how to publish the right way. would like to give you what you need to know to publish content to Linkedin in the most effective way possible. That's a lot of people. Facebook is 17% and Twitter 14%.