• WRITING ON THE WEB  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Blogger] 2 Sure-Fire Ways to Inspire Your Blog Writing
    When I was just starting out as a blogger (was that really over 15 years ago?!) What can a blogger blog about to other bloggers? 'A few years ago I polled readers and asked what their biggest blogging challenge is. Turns out, it’s not lack of time, it’s lack of inspiration. Does your blog writing lack inspiration? get that.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Blogger] Can the Onion Theory bring social media lurkers into the light?
    Brooke Ballard  is an in-the-trenches digital marketer & owner at  B Squared Media , blossoming blogger, and co-host of  @ReadySetPodcast. 'By Brooke Ballard, {grow} Contributing Columnist. Can deeper personal disclosure seduce silent social media lurkers into joining our conversation? BINGO. The Onion Theory. Cliché. Normal. Level Two.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015
    [Blogger] 5 ways a content audit can drive new traffic and save you time
    Heather Lloyd-Martin is one of our Biznology bloggers and is the President of SuccessWorks. 'Yesterday’s Biznology webinar with Heather Lloyd-Martin was about how to use a content audit to help re-purpose your website content. If you missed it, check out the recording now. Heather discusses: Two tools that make content audits easy.
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015
    [Blogger] 3 Reasons To Use The Psychology of Fellowship for Social Media
    Wade is a full time blogger and social media psychology expert. 'We are naturally drawn to people. Like the wildlife around us we flock, gather, congregate, and engage in social surroundings because we are pulled like magnets to others. This is a good thing for your social marketing. Social Media Psychology
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015
    [Blogger] Adventures in Analogia: How to Find Customers in the Offline World
    held a blogger meetup in the co-working space on my street last week. If someone says she’s an online blogger and loves comic illustrations, I can show her my more comic-related portfolio. held a blogger meetup in the co-working space on my street last week. 'By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist. Analog-ia.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
    [Blogger] 48 Phenomenal SEO Guides, Tips & Tactics
    Here is Neil Patel (again), this time reacting to Matt’s post above, essentially clarifying what type of behavior he believes Google will actually punish, and how bloggers can still get value from guest-posting (e.g., “Focus on writing high quality content that actually educates the reader”). But change is.” by Forbes.
  • B2B LEAD BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
    [Blogger] Campaign Best Practices – and budgeting by marketing campaign type
    'Some great advice from guest blogger Mike Nierengarten at Obility. Enjoy! Marketing campaigns perform differently, but far too many marketers treat every campaign the same. The main advantage of the digital marketing era is how measurable marketing campaigns have become. B2B Lead Generation B2B Marketing Ideas CMO Corner Marketing Tips
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
    [Blogger] Behind the scenes: How to write a business book
    What I learned will help me become a better teacher, blogger, and business consultant. 'I just completed a year-long process to bring you a new book. It’s called The Content Code and when it arrives in a few weeks, it will teach you how to ignite your content and your business in a world of overwhelming information density. What I.
  • VERTICAL RESPONSE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015
    [Blogger] Understand Your Target Market: 3 Steps to Creating Customer Personas
    Whether your customers are commuters, busy moms, fashion bloggers, or families needing dental care, your business appeals to a target market. 'Your product or service is intended for a particular group of people, right? You may have a grasp on your customers, but how well do actually know them? How do you create customer personas? Location.
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015
    [Blogger] How to Easily Write Better Emails [Infographic]
    For example, as a blogger who manages contributors, sets up interviews, and coordinates across teams, I send a lot of emails to people who''ve never met me. 'Email has become the primary way most of us communicate in the business world -- so much so that it often replaces face-to-face interactions. The same is true for marketing emails.
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015
    [Blogger] How To Use SlideShare For Content Repackaging
    know this, because I have too many fellow bloggers, marketers and website owners who have never even tried it. 'Content repackaging is the number one content strategy that not enough people are using. Instead, they constantly beat their heads against the wall as they try to come up with fresh content constantly. SlideShare
  • HINGE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015
    [Blogger] CPA Superstar: Blake Christian’s Journey to Visible Expert?
    Source: www.blakechristian.com The Knowledge-Sharing Business But that is not all there is to Blake Christian: he is also very active independently as a writer, blogger, and public speaker. We study them because we want to understand how they attained that status and what we can learn from them. “They stay out there forever.”
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015
    [Blogger] When Social Media Influence Marketing Becomes the Brand
    Author of the books «Culture Web à la portée des PME» (2001) and «Comment entreprendre le virage 2.0» (2010), he has also contributed to several magazines and bloggers platforms over the years. 'Last fall, a young graduate of ISCOM in Paris asked me to help for writing her thesis on the phenomenon of influence in social media.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015
    [Blogger] 10 soul-grabbing brands that prove you don’t need SEO to succeed
    If Blogger Joe Smith from Paducah Kentucky had written precisely the same post that Seth wrote, I probably never would have seen it … and that has everything to do with this serious problem we all face of overwhelming content density. He recently wrote a wonderful and provocative post called “ Is Google making the web stupid ?”
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015
    [Blogger] The line between Media and Brands is blurring fast
    Its purpose is to connect brands with popular bloggers for sponsored content opportunities. 'by Chad Pollitt, {grow} Community Member. To compete in the next few years, brands will have to act like media agencies. This is not a moral argument about the “separation of church and state” between the media and advertisers. The media gap.
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015
    [Blogger] Overlooking These 4 Things with Your Social Media and PR?
    Maggie is a PR strategist, freelance writer and blogger. 'As a PR pro, you’ve gone from press releases to a whole new world of inbound marketing where you’re expected to create compelling content for use across multiple channels. by Maggie Patterson - Maximize Social Business. Media Relations
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015
    [Blogger] 5 Strategies to Identify New Bloggers to Talk About Your Brand
    'While consumers are becoming more resourceful in seeking out purchase information, marketers are becoming more resourceful in seeking out new bloggers to partner with. Bloggers are one of the strongest sources of influence and are the perfect “middle man” when it comes to saying good stuff about products and services.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015
    [Blogger] But Everyone Else is Doing It: Why There are So Many Illegal Social Media Contests
    The sea of rules and regulations that marketers, brands and bloggers must navigate is largely uncharted, and sometimes frightening. For the sake of context, I’ll cover them very briefly here, so you have a sense of what online marketers and bloggers are facing. Brands Take Note: Bloggers are Journalists in the Eyes of the Law.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015
    [Blogger] Secrets of Busy Bloggers: 4 Social Media Time Savers
    'Many of my readers are busy professionals who don’t have a lot of time for blogging or social media. But marketing is vital, especially if you’re growing a business, want to get found, get known, and get clients. For those of you who have the bare minimum of time, and still want to get results, here are a few social media tips and tricks I’ve used.
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
    [Blogger] 10 Sites for Free, Non-Cheesy Stock Photos
    When Founders and photographers, Allie and David, noticed a how challenging it was for businesses, bloggers, and creatives to find free high-quality images that fit their "vibe and tribe", they stepped in. 'We''ve all heard the mantra, "don''t settle for anything less than you deserve.". 1) Death to the Stock Photo. We dig it. 2) Picjumbo.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
    [Blogger] Four online marketing metrics to obsess about
    'Like every new blogger, my dream of success meant getting a business superstar to share my content online. Like every new blogger, my dream of success meant getting a business superstar to share my content online. About two years into my blogging career, to my surprise and delight, my dream came true. Look at me—I went viral!
  • B2B IDEAS @ WORK  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015
    [Blogger] Inbound Marketing Insights: Can The B2B Blog Comment Be Resurrected?
    For the reader, the commenter, and the blogger. 'A few months ago I received a copy of Inbound Marketing by Hubspot Cofounders, Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah, and finally got around to reading it a few weeks ago. Over the next couple of weeks, I will be sharing insights from the book for your reading pleasure.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015
    [Blogger] What is the ideal blogging frequency for your business?
    4) Committing to a schedule helps you to be a better blogger through practice. 4) Committing to a schedule helps you to be a better blogger through practice. 'Blogging frequency is among the most common questions I am asked, and it occurred to me that I have never directly addressed this in a blog post. How much is too much?
  • HINGE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015
    [Blogger] Visible Expert? Interview with Online Marketing Pioneer Bryan Eisenberg
    As a Wall Street Journal, Business Week, USA Today and New York Times bestselling author, award winning blogger, and professional speaker, Bryan offers insight into how others can become a thought leader in their respective industries as well. This video interview is with Bryan Eisenberg, a Visible Expert in online marketing.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015
    [Blogger] I don’t know my online audience and neither do you
    Pick any blogger who has been around for awhile and ask them what percent of their audience comments on the blog — they’ll say it is about 2 percent. Pick any blogger who has been around for awhile and ask them what percent of their audience comments on the blog — they''ll say it is about 2 percent. You don’t know me.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015
    [Blogger] 10 Social Media Marketing Mistakes Businesses Must Avoid
    Gary Dek is a professional blogger, writer and SEO expert. He helps new and experienced bloggers grow their online businesses at StartABlog123.com. 'Guest post by Gary Dek. Social media is an integral component of any successful digital marketing strategy. Paying for fans and followers. Using too many social networks. Overselling.
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015
    [Blogger] How to Design a Subreddit for Your Own Business, Service, or Program
    Jesse is a professional blogger with a passion for homebrewing. 'Subreddits are – unknown to many – free to create and customize. Just like we might create our own forum or Facebook group, a subreddit bears many similarities to these platforms. It has rules: we can […]. Author information. Jesse Aaron. Jesse Aaron. Twitter | Google+ |.
  • WRITTENT  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015
    [Blogger] 17 Battle-Tested and Data-Backed Writing Tips
    Many of the most popular bloggers are known for their research and originality. 'Image source. Does your content work? If you’re anything like most copywriters, the answer is “well, sometimes.” ” Sometimes we watch our posts earn viral social sharing. What makes the world’s best content objectively good? Make it.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015
    [Blogger] 3 Lessons Spammers Taught Me About Marketing to Strangers
    Hey Mars, I’ve written a round-up post with the 30 best bloggers. Hey Mars, I’ve written a round-up post with the 30 best bloggers. 'By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist. get lots of spam mail. So much, I could open a spam factory, sell it back online, and make a profit. But what do those spam trolls want? Um, say what?
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015
    [Blogger] 4 Promotion Strategies Used by the Best Business Bloggers
    70% of business bloggers have had their blogs for more than two years. ?44% 44% of business bloggers have more than two blogs. There is an exclusive group of business bloggers, which we’ll call “The 10K Club”, who receive more than 10,000 page views per month. of all business bloggers in the study.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015
    [Blogger] 4 Promotion Strategies Used by the Best Business Bloggers
    70% of business bloggers have had their blogs for more than two years. ?44% 44% of business bloggers have more than two blogs. There is an exclusive group of business bloggers, which we’ll call “The 10K Club”, who receive more than 10,000 page views per month. of all business bloggers in the study.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015
    [Blogger] 7 Corporate blogging blunders to avoid
    Bloggers have to love writing (or at least like it a lot) to produce excellent content. 'Are your business blogging efforts actually working  against  you? Bad strategies and poor planning means that many corporate blogs fizzle out before they sizzle. Yes, blogging has some huge advantages. But that means taking the time to do it right.
  • WRITTENT  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015
    [Blogger] 7 Writing Strategies to Boost Traffic on Your Blog
    Every blogger wants to boost traffic on their blog, but not everyone has the right online writing strategies. Get renowned bloggers to guest post on your blog. Secondly, the guest blogger will probably share the content with his or her audience, which will drive traffic to your blog. 'Image source. New blogs pop up every day.
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015
    [Blogger] The Psychological Impact of Google Hangouts
    Wade is a full time blogger and social media psychology expert. 'For those of you that is on the Google Plus platform, you have heard of the craze that is taking this social area by storm. It’s the Google Hangout feature. Social Media Psychology
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015
    [Blogger] Why you don’t want to be Chris Brogan
    But every blogger owes him a debt of gratitude because many of the rules of the road we take for granted today were pioneered by him. Brogan is a singularly unique talent as a blogger and the biggest mistake (among many) in my early career was trying to be somebody else. think I am setting the bar too high for myself and failing. 
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2015
    [Blogger] What’s Your Content Cadence?
    Brooke Ballard is an in-the-trenches digital marketer & owner at B Squared Media , blossoming blogger, and co-host of @ReadySetPodcast. 'By Brooke Ballard, {grow} Contributing Columnist I’m going to be 100% honest here. I’m excited as hell. What’s Content Cadence? It was a good post. He helped me make it a great post.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015
    [Blogger] 28 (of the) Best LinkedIn Marketing Guides of 2014
    To a first level connection we can simply send a message, 2nd and 3rd level connections might get an invitation or an introduction,” guest blogger Viveka von Rosen (again) succinctly explains how best to utilize this communications framework. Image credit: Cox Business. What type of content works best on LinkedIn? Kevin J.
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2015
    [Blogger] How to Run a Blog Lead Generation Analysis
    'It''s the timeless question for corporate bloggers: How many leads did your blog post generate? Want to Be a Better Blogger? It''s much easier to see top-line metrics like how many visits each blog post gets, but measuring the impact further down the funnel is essential to growing your blog -- and your business. VLOOKUP for Beginners.
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2015
    [Blogger] The Pyramid of Relationships with Social Media Influencers
    Author of the books «Culture Web à la portée des PME» (2001) and «Comment entreprendre le virage 2.0» (2010), he has also contributed to several magazines and bloggers platforms over the years. Social Media Influence
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2015
    [Blogger] 9 Ways to Recycle Your Blog Posts Into Other Content Formats
    In the past, ebooks were an online revenue generator for many businesses and bloggers alike. 'Today, marketers are feeling the pressure to pump out more and more content to get noticed -- plus it''s got to be readable, engaging, and shareable. But maintaining a steady stream of quality blog posts can be time-consuming. Quite the opposite.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2015
    [Blogger] 12 Ideas to Ignite Your Content NOW
    In a book I wrote with the great blogger Stanford Smith called Born to Blog , we covered an idea called evergreen content. 'In this red-hot competitive marketing world, “content” is not enough. The focus needs to  shift from writing to igniting –  content ignition ! The investment in our content is largely wasted. Go long.
  • HUBSPOT  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015
    [Blogger] How I Easily Got 25% More Views on My LinkedIn Profile
    But to optimize for keywords, I replaced the company names with the functions I perform, specifically, “Content Marketing Leader, B2B Blogger, Marketing Speaker, Startup Advisor.". 'Just because HubSpot values humility doesn’t mean we’re not a competitive bunch. At #17, I -- predictably -- brought up the rear. Zippo. Next up, I took action.
  • WRITTENT  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015
    [Blogger] 7 Tips on Finding the Best Freelance Writer for Your Blog
    The best bloggers do more than just pound out 600 topical words. 'You’ve decided to make the leap, and use a  freelance writer for your marketing copywriting. Great, everyone’s doing it. But how do you avoid getting burned badly? Your marketing is too important to spend money on a writer that doesn’t deliver. mage source.
  • VERTICAL RESPONSE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015
    [Blogger] Top 5 Affordable Tools to Make Infographics in a Snap
    Jennifer Gregory , a content marketing writer and blogger, says that infographics have become more prominent because, “Each of us learns differently. 'What makes infographics so popular? lot of people are visual learners. Seeing the visual illustration of a concept is useful for a large percentage of people.” Piktochart. Canva.
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015
    [Blogger] 4 Ways to Add More Personality to Your PR & Social Media
    Maggie is a PR strategist, freelance writer and blogger. 'The days of the stalwart and stoic press release are long gone for PR, and now, more than ever your brand needs to have a clear and distinct personality. Author information. Maggie Patterson. This monthly Social Media and Media Relations column is contributed by Maggie Patterson.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
    [Blogger] 10 Reasons why you should have an active business blog
    The two most popular blogging platforms are WordPress and Blogger. 'Blogs have been around for quite some time now. Although they were not widely used by businesses at their conception, they have been around since the 1980’s and 1990’s. Business blogs just started to go mainstream about 10 years ago. Blogging is free or very low cost.
  • EARNEST ABOUT B2B  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
    [Blogger] This is the week that was: From marketing fail to podcast sensations
    must go to blogger Troy Hitch, who has vowed to wear an Oculus Rift Development Kit throughout 2015. 'It’s New Year and ‘This is the week that was’ is back in business. We''re here to bring you our round-up of all things of minor note to B2Bers in the last 7 days. Without further ado: Jaw dropping research findings of the week…. is Headspace.
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
    [Blogger] Why Brands Should Consider Working With Travel Bloggers
    'One of my favorite things about blogger outreach as a marketing strategy is thinking outside the box and coming up with creative ways to reach new consumers. Kristen on Google+ | Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn | Why Brands Should Consider Working With Travel Bloggers by Kristen Matthews - Maximize Social Business. Blogger Outreach
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
    [Blogger] How to Blog Consistently Without Burning Out
    am sure many bloggers have different tricks. As an active blogger who''s been writing non-stop for almost eight years, feeling helpless, overwhelmed and stuck is actually a big problem for me. Plus, they make great fodder for bloggers. 'I''ve been blogging for as long as I''ve been working. Here are mine. 1) Read a lot.
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
    [Blogger] How Content Curation Can Drive Traffic
    'Content curation is becoming more popular, particularly with the surge of tools coming into the marketplace due to the demand for sourcing relevant and valuable content to make it easier for businesses and bloggers alike. Social Media Traffic Generation
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015
    [Blogger] How Do You Start Over After Building a Successful Blog?
    Fast-forward through expanding to an agency, bringing on a business partner, jumping at a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity, selling to the business partner then landing back on the agency side but not at SME, and I was a blogger without a home. So what’s a poor, once successful blogger to do? You wouldn’t believe it, would you?
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015
    [Blogger] 2015 is the Year of Message Boards and Forums
    They’ve evolved from being engaged communities centered around the blogger and his or her topic. Bloggers were like professors and commenters were like students. Bloggers blog and commenters comment. 'In the beginning, the Internet was populated by an infinite number of ad hoc communities. We live in a post-Snowden world.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015
    [Blogger] 27 (of the) Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2014
    And lest you think online brand newsrooms appeal only to traditional journalists, they are also being accessed by bloggers, tweeters, customers, potential investors, anyone who is interested in your company.” Guides to Journalist Pitching, Media Relations, and Blogger Outreach. Image credit: leaderswest Digital Marketing Journal.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015
    [Blogger] 40 Must-Read Blogs For Entrepreneurs
    contains very topical content, and the guest bloggers are always credible.”. 'By NewsCred Contributor, Dawn Papandrea. If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, chances are you enjoy reading about successful business owners who were once starting out like you. Through their stories, you can find inspiration and score some start-up advice. Lifehack.
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015
    [Blogger] How to Market on reddit Without Making Enemies
    Jesse is a professional blogger with a passion for homebrewing. '“This is a place friendly to thought, relationships, arguments, and to those that wish to challenge those genres.” The experience of reddit radically changes as lurkers/browsers […] Author information Jesse Aaron This monthly Reddit column is contributed by Jesse Aaron.
  • WRITTENT  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015
    [Blogger] 11 Things to Keep in Mind When Hiring Freelance Writers
    Bloggers blog. 'Image source. As a small business owner, hiring freelance writers may be something that you do quite regularly, or at least, something that you plan on doing. What choice do you have, right? In-house writers are expensive, and content is king. But are you doing it right? Are you hiring the right people for the job?
  • NUSPARK  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 2015
    [Blogger] 17 Lead Generation- Demand Generation 2015 New Year’s Resolutions
    I know it’s that time of the year that every blogger tries to put out a holiday-themed blog; well this is mine.   We will be enhancing our outreach with more influential bloggers and editors.  'Happy New Year!   As we head into mid-decade, the state of online advertising and communication continues to be constantly evolving.  
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2015
    [Blogger] The Brain-Changing Power of Social Media
    Wade is a full time blogger and social media psychology expert. 'Social media is a fascinating new human phenomenon. When we look at it deeply from the brain’s point of view, we start to understand that the brain is the social organ of the body. Now it makes more sense that social media and brain functions go hand in hand. Wade Harman.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2014
    [Blogger] Best blog posts of 2014
    Maybe you will agree … To Be a Great Blogger, Put on Your B h Mittens   – I especially loved the illustration that wnet with this post. thought this was a very entertaining way to talk about the patience and tolerance required to be a successful blogger. Here are my best blog posts of 2014. The rest of the Top 10.
  • MARKETING ACTION  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2014
    [Blogger] 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Marketers
    As a blogger, I realize how important it is to get feedback. 'There’s something very optimistic about the people who make New Year’s resolutions every year. Rather than focusing on the failures of the past (hopefully), we look ahead, once again, to ponder the many ways we can improve ourselves and our lives. m one of these people.
  • HUBSPOT  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2014
    [Blogger] 9 Professional New Year's Resolutions You Should Actually Keep
    100 Tips & Tricks Professional Bloggers Use to Make Their Job Easier. 'I never used to make New Year''s resolutions. They seemed like a forced, trite way to make a change in my life. If I really wanted to change, why would I wait around for January First? figured I''d be better off just making sporadic changes throughout the year.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2014
    [Blogger] Build your brand (for free)
    My webinars generally deal with social media marketing, online reputation management, search engine marketing, and blogger and influencer outreach. 'I have a modicum of online reputation with the people who matter to me. also have search locked down. I received an email from someone recently who told me, “I don’t work for free.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2014
    [Blogger] 5 Lessons from 5 Years of Online Business and Blogging
    cringe every time some fellow online entrepreneur/blogger blabbers about 3 year to 5 year plans. Californian Indian connects me with a German in the UK and invites me to her blogger conference in Berlin, triple check. The blogger and illustrator Hugh ‘Gapingvoid’ MacLeod said it best, your network is your retirement fund.
  • SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2014
    [Blogger] Sales Prospecting Perspectives' Top 10 Blog Posts in 2014
    It’s been a busy year, with many bloggers moving on, many new bloggers joining the team, and many guest blogging partnerships formed. Over the summer, one of our most popular bloggers took on a hot topic: how to make a good first impression when teleprospecting in the B2B space. 'Happy December 31, everyone! What are yours?
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2014
    [Blogger] How to Create a Successful Blog Strategy: A Step-by-Step Guide
    Rand Fishkin, SEO Expert from Moz, once quipped : "''I hit ''publish'' for the first time, and everyone just showed up'' – said no blogger ever.". 'Today, age and experience no longer necessarily determine your credibility. any of the thought leaders of our time became well-known because of their blogs. Each step is marked by a question.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2014
    [Blogger] Six Tips to Beat the Wintertime Blogger Blues
    The post Six Tips to Beat the Wintertime Blogger Blues appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. The post Six Tips to Beat the Wintertime Blogger Blues appeared first on Schaefer. 'By Amber Osborne, {grow} Contributing Columnist. Until you want to scream …”Stop sucking the life out of ME!”.
  • SYNECORE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2014
    [Blogger] T'was the Night Before Christmas (MarTech Version)
    was the night before Christmas, when all through the Cloud, Not a blogger was posting, not even Matthew Dowd. 'Here’s my take on the classic poem, "T''was the night before Christmas.” It’s a slight modernization of Clement Clark Moore’s original 1822 version. Happy Holidays to all! Now Zuckerberg! Now Silbermann! Now Bezos and Page! On, Cook!
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2014
    [Blogger] 10 Ways to Say “Thank You” on Twitter
    few weeks ago I was surprised to find that one of the most influential bloggers on the social web replied to me on Twitter to say “thank you” after I had shared one of his posts. Jorge Gonzalez del Arco is a teacher, a blogger and a social media consultant. 'by Jorge Gonzalez del Arco, {grow} Community Member. Now what?
  • I-SCOOP  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2014
    [Blogger] Customer-centric marketing: optimize and integrate
    Bloggers, experts, research companies and marketers are increasingly talking about channel-agnostic and customer-centric marketing again. 'Have you noticed? Finally. What we’ve always called integrated (touchpoint) marketing is back and it’s spreading across all – often siloed – (digital) marketing disciplines.
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2014
    [Blogger] 5 Ways Blogging Can Advance Your Nonprofit Career (and 3 Ways to Get Started)
    Sure, bloggers write posts, but they also work with images, create infographics, record videos and podcasts, and produce plenty of other content. The modern-day nonprofit blogger is a multi-talented creator and publisher. As a professional blogger, Hubspot is a key source of advice and education for me. I don’t have the time.".
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014
    [Blogger] 7 Ways to Get Non-Marketing Employees to Blog
    We gave bloggers several options to delivery, they could either write about a topic they prefer and then we (marketing) would review and edit as appropriate before sending back to them for approval. 'It’s a common pain point among B2B marketers. An effective inbound strategy requires a good volume of high quality, persona relevant content.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014
    [Blogger] Content Marketing Trend: “Micro-Content”
    These video bloggers have massive followings and use them to market GrapeStory’s clients. 'By NewsCred contributor, Kylie Jane Wakefield. Gary Vaynerchuk is a digital marketing legend. In the late 1990s, he launched WineLibrary.com , an e-commerce site that sells wine made around the world to customers. VaynerMedia’s Foray Into Micro-Content.
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014
    [Blogger] 2015 : The Influencer Marketing in the Digital Age
    Author of the books «Culture Web à la portée des PME» (2001) and «Comment entreprendre le virage 2.0» (2010), he has also contributed to several magazines and bloggers platforms over the years. Leaders now understand the importance of using content to stand out. Social Media Influence
  • HINGE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Blogger] The Road to the Top: Personal Branding Examples in Professional Services
    Baer is an active blogger and social media presence; he delivers webinars and co-hosts the podcast Social Pros. 'Our recent book, The Visible Expert SM , explored the many ways that high-visibility experts’ personal brands boosted the profile and ultimately the success of their firms. Ready? Let’s get started. Alan Weiss, Ph.D.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
    [Blogger] 23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides
    For those unfamiliar with Triberr, Jim Dougherty explains its a platform that “allows bloggers to increase their distribution by creating tribes that can (potentially) pool their collective social audiences.” Basic presence and listening tactics will no longer suffice,  and certainly  won’t differentiate brands.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014
    [Blogger] 5 Proven tips to help with your blogging confidence
    '5 tips-to-become-a-more-confident-blogger from Mark Schaefer I f you have been following this blog for a while you know that I have been creating a series of fun and colorful Slideshare presentations from some of my most popular content. tips-to-become-a-more-confident-blogger from Mark Schaefer. Thanks! Shut up or speak your mind?
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2014
    [Blogger] Should I Gate This Content? [Flowchart]
    Bloggers have looked at the topic through various lenses -- from SEO to lead generation to channel-specific implications -- yet nobody appears to have written a simple “gate this, don’t gate that” prescription. 'We marketers seem to like rules. And when none exist, we''ll settle for guidelines.) Take the “Should I gate my content?”
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2014
    [Blogger] On the web, there are no neutral corners
    'Sometimes I feel disheartened by the back-stabbing, toxicity, and rumor-mongering I see among fellow bloggers. Of course this is not a “blogger problem.” Sometimes I feel disheartened by the back-stabbing, toxicity, and rumor-mongering I see among fellow bloggers. Of course this is not a “blogger problem.”
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Blogger] 3 Blogger Outreach Trends That You Can Implement
    'As the marketing manager at GroupHigh, I have had the luxury of observing HUNDREDS of blogger outreach campaigns. This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. Blogger Outreach Trends That You Can Implement by Kristen Matthews - Maximize Social Business. Blogger Outreach Author information.
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
    [Blogger] How to Fight the Infobesity Monster with Quality, Shareable Content
    The decision to do so is based upon several factors but the basic idea is to general social buzz and potential link partnerships by referencing key bloggers/industry pros in each post. 'With 2014 practically in the rear-view mirror, I thought I’d take a look back at some of the more shocking content statistics from this past year.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
    [Blogger] How to Use Reddit to Boost Your Marketing through the Roof
    Reddit is full of writers, bloggers, webmasters and other internet influencers who are instrumental in sharing good content and building links, and the sheer amount of viral content spun out of the site every month is a testament to the influence Reddit users have. 'Guest post by Scott Masson. What is Reddit and How Does it Work? East Coast.
  • SAZBEAN  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014
    [Blogger] How PR Can Get the Most Out of Their Crowdfunding Budget
    Rather than bombarding social media, bloggers and journalists with an onslaught of spam, concentrate more effectively on some key individuals. 'Before the Crowdfunding craze began, there were few ways that you could effectively market online for donations short of begging for contributions through PayPal. Happy Crowdfunding! Marketing
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014
    [Blogger] Setting Goals for PR and Social Media in 2015
    Maggie is a PR strategist, freelance writer and blogger. 'Another year has come and gone, and you’re very likely in the middle of finalizing plans, budgets and all kinds of things for 2015. Is this the year you’re going to keep going your media relations and social media the same way you’ve always done it? Author information. Media Relation
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014
    [Blogger] 12 Essential Elements of Guest Blogging Proposals That Get Accepted
    Hire me as your guest blogger!”. IM AN AMZAING BLOGGER!”. You don’t need to gush all over the place to get accepted as a guest blogger. This is a mistake that many rookie guest bloggers make. 'We all know that guest blogging, as a whole, isn’t dead. We also know that it’s a very effective form of brand building. docx.”.
  • MARKETING ACTION  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014
    [Blogger] 3 Ways to Start Earning Links
    Journalists and online bloggers influence the masses and are great influencers to get to know. The last thing bloggers and journalists want to see is a template type of pitch. Understand their audience – this is what’s really important to that journalist or blogger: their readers. Unlinked Brand Mentions. So show them.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
    [Blogger] 7 SEO Copywriting myths that will not die
    Just target your publications (and court your guest bloggers) carefully. 'Is your company operating on old SEO writing information? Are you sure? Don’t write another word until you read this post. You know what makes my blood run cold? Outdated and incorrect SEO copywriting tactics. That’s scary stuff. People. Please. ” No.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA B2B  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
    [Blogger] Your 2015 B2B Social Media Predictions Are Totally Wrong. Or Maybe They Are Totally Right!
    'It is the time of year when bloggers dust off their crystal balls and try to predict what will happen in B2B social media in the coming year. But the best part of writing these blog posts is that nobody ever goes back and looks at last year’s post to see what bloggers got right and what they got wrong. Or maybe they are right.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014
    [Blogger] Shut up or speak your mind? The struggle in today’s hyper-sensitive world
    see bloggers and authors become ostracized for speaking their minds and freedom of speech is okay as long as you don’t offend anyone, which of course is impossible. see bloggers and authors become ostracized for speaking their minds and freedom of speech is okay as long as you don’t offend anyone, which of course is impossible. storm.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
    [Blogger] What is Social Media Marketing?
    ” Previously limited only to bloggers, influence marketing has widened the angle of its lens to realize that there are all sorts of influentials all over the Internet. These days, Influencer Marketing includes Blogger Outreach and even specialties like Message Board Marketing. monitoring (what are people saying about you?),
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Blogger] The Top 50 Marketing Blogs on the Internet Right Now (+ Advice From #1)
    That''s the way all the great bloggers I know have built their successes. 'If you''re anything like me (and my apologies if you are), you like lists. And, if you also happen to work in marketing, you''ve probably heard of the old AdAge Power150 list -- it was a list of the top marketing blogs in the world. the Power150 has ceased to be.
  • MARKETING ACTION  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Blogger] Advocacy Marketing Part 2: Building Your Plan in 5 Steps
    For example, an advocate might contribute to the product roadmap, be a guest blogger, or become a go-to consultant. 'Welcome to part deux of our 2-part series on advocacy marketing. In part 1 we answered two burning questions about the practice:  What is advocacy marketing? and Why is it awesome? Let’s start with …. brief recap of part 1.
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2014
    [Blogger] Analytics and Sleuthing Tools for reddit
    Jesse is a professional blogger with a passion for homebrewing. 'A lot of my friends in the marketing world are, like me, pretty big data nerds. mean, we have to be! Between Google Analytics, Moz tools, Ahrefs, Facebook, StumbleUpon, reddit, and Twitter advertisement tracking, I get my fill. Reddit
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2014
    [Blogger] An Example of Twitter’s Real-Life ROI
    Gregory Pouy is based in Paris and is one of France’s leading marketing bloggers. 'By Gregory Pouy, {grow} Community Member When I was asked to write the piece about Twitter, I wondered what personal insight I could share about my love for this social media platform. few years ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers were playing the Dallas Cowboys.
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014
    [Blogger] The Authentic Crisis on Social Media
    Wade is a full time blogger and social media psychology expert. 'You have only one job on social media. Be authentic. Be true to who you really are. That’s what they’re saying anyway. We hear this all day every day, and it’s a sound that continually rings in our ears. But why aren’t we being who we really are?
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014
    [Blogger] One person can change the world. Thank you, Internet
    People are transitioning, en masse, from makers to consumers, from bloggers to readers, from YouTubers to commenters. Start with WordPress.com or Blogger and start writing. Top redditors may well hold more power in the world than top YouTubers and bloggers. You potentially have access to upwards of three-billion people.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014
    [Blogger] What would I do if I were starting my blog from scratch?
    'Here is mind game successful bloggers play with each other. And when that happens, if blogging is the first thing that drops off the table, you will never, ever become a successful blogger. Become a blogger, not a writer Even if you consider yourself a good writer, that doesn’t mean you are an effective blog writer.
  • LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014
    [Blogger] Interesting Infographics: The Road to Success through Paid Social Amplification
    getting the attention of bloggers and influencers. 'We have had some great discussions about social media’s role in B2B demand generation but at least I have usually focused on ways to organically grow our social media presence. According to an Infographic from  Gryffin Media , there are many reasons to use paid social ads. Reddit Ads.
  • SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [Blogger] 4 Blogging Best Practices for B2B SaaS Start-Up Companies
    If you want visibility, keep a master list of the top bloggers in your industry and reach out to them. 'I follow a few key topics on Quora , and I try to answer a question over there at least once a week. My inclination is to answer B2B inside sales and sales topics, since AG Salesworks has such an arsenal of resources for everyone.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014
    [Blogger] The Top 200 Content Marketing Brands And Influencers
    also published a list of the Top Bloggers on Triberr which includes an amazing list of people across many topics. 'One of the biggest questions buyers ask in their online journey from awareness, to consideration, to selection is “who is influential?” ” on the topic. Twitter Handle. PageRank (Normalised). jeffbullas. 56.56.
  • MARKETING ACTION  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014
    [Blogger] 26 Ways to Promote Your Blog Post
    However, many smart and successful bloggers do hold themselves to spending as much time promoting their posts as they did writing those posts. These bloggers advise a 50/50 split between content creation and promotion. s bloggers got by posting to other sites, aka “republishing”. 'Congratulations! Fantastic. Now the work starts.
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