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The state of earned media blogger outreach

Biznology

I’ve been doing earned media blogger outreach as a profession since 2006 and a lot has changed. To be frank, there are a lot of bloggers with their hands out looking for pay to play these days that it can feel a little daunting. Blogger outreach isn’t remotely sales or marketing, either, because the entire analog of blogger outreach is the PR pitch not the cold call.

The bloggers are the victims of bad blogger outreach

Biznology

I just wrote an article , Blogger outreach is earned media PR, isn’t it? wherein I suggested that some bloggers are kinda jerks because they lead any blogger outreach with “here’s my advertising packet.” Bloggers, in fact, are the victims and we digital and PR agencies are the perps. If you’re in your mid- to late-30s — or even 40s, gah!

The state of the blogger outreach union ten years on

Biznology

I stared my first blogger outreach agency back in 2006. Ten years on, the state of the union of blogger outreach is good for brands and agencies but great for the bloggers and online influencers. Tell anyone that you’re a blogger or a podcaster and you’ll know what I mean. Blogger Outreach is Hard. Blogging Isn’t Cool. Blogging is Hard. Groan.

Blogger and Google+, using them together to great effect

Confluent Forms

There has been lots of discussion on Google+ , speculation about the future direction of the platform, how to best use it, but also what it means for the future of Blogger. What does Blogger have to do with it? As a fan of Blogger, but also as a content strategist, I disagree. The blogger as himself/herself strategy Back to Mike Elgan's strategy.

Google “mobilegeddon” starts today — are you prepared?

Biznology

You’re in luck if you’re on the East Coast: Google’s on PST. Rarely does Google actually warn up of an upcoming apocalypse — but they did this time : Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. Mobilegeddon Checklist: How To Prepare For This Week’s Google Mobile Friendly Update: Are you ready for Mobilegeddon?

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Take your bloggers and social media influencers to lunch

Biznology

And, it’s so very rare that anyone who pitches bloggers and expects them (us) to do stuff for free ever asks bloggers (us) out to do stuff IRL (in real life). But you also must remember that most bloggers have very rich lives outside of their blogging life. Both bloggers and online influencers have real relationships with their readers and fans. And tweet it.

Google+ on its Third Birthday

Biznology

I have been covering Google Plus since its inception three years ago. It feels to me like a very rich, very opinionated Google has decided what the right way to do social media is and they’re going to implement this utopian vision whether or not anyone else is interested in joining — or attending — their Church of Plus. Is G+ Google’s Ellis Island ? No more.

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Google is a lying liar that lies

Biznology

The following list of Google lying liar lies all have exceptions to the rules. And, Google does make examples of bad actors. That’s all Google has and that’s really all you have when it comes to whether or not someone clicks on your content or not. You still need to write for robots  – Google is smart. And Google acts pretty dumb. Do it! Do it!

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Is Google really Sauron?

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have thought a lot about this, trying to be rational and realizing that as a blogger, the Twitter button means more to me than most people in the world. In fact, Google’s power and popularity grows unabated. Is Google really Sauron? And Google? Google may be the biggest tech bully on the planet for doing stuff like. The post Is Google really Sauron?

24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012

Webbiquity

Will Google+ be a “Facebook killer” or just Google’s next failed social network? Then again, the average Facebook user spends nearly seven hours per month on the site—compared to just three minutes for the average Google+user. Many of this year’s best posts about Google’s newest social platform were written early in the year. You can!

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Blogger Outreach: Pet Bloggers are the New “it” Girl

WindMill Networking

As many of you already know I am uber passionate about blogger outreach as a marketing tactic because of the roots in authenticity. The latest vertical of influencers that MANY TYPES OF BRANDS are partnering with and seeing fantastic engagement rates is the pet blogger. So, behold, the rise of the pet blogger! I’m Not […]. This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. Kristen on Google+. Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn |. Blogger Outreach: Pet Bloggers are the New “it” Girl by Kristen Matthews - Maximize Social Business.

Using Blogger and creating gorgeous websites

Confluent Forms

They'll all gorgeous, functional, easy to maintain, and happen to use Google's Blogger (Blogspot) as their Content Management System (CMS). They all include free website hosting, and using Google Apps, free business email as well. For restaurant websites this means including gift certificate purchasing ability (Paypal, Google Merchant, or other) as well as Open Table.

What I Learned About Blogger Outreach from Surveying 4,000 Bloggers

WindMill Networking

I recently published the results of a survey in which I reached out to 4,000 bloggers and gathered their perspective on their role in influencer marketing. This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. Kristen on Google+. Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn |. What I Learned About Blogger Outreach from Surveying 4,000 Bloggers by Kristen Matthews - Maximize Social Business. Blogger OutreachAuthor information. Kristen Matthews. Kristen is the marketing and community manager for GroupHigh in Boulder, Colorado.

What Your Business Needs To Know About Google+

It's All About Revenue

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Unless you’ve avoided the Internet over the past two weeks, you’ve probably heard about Google’s big play into the social web. 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. Not yet.

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Blogger outreach is earned media PR, isn’t it?

Biznology

My definition of blogger outreach has always been about acquiring earned media coverage from bloggers and online influencers. My My definition–and my assumption–has always been that blogger outreach is public relations and not paid media. I may well be mistaken. That’s all well and good but it is not blogger outreach. ” (Wikipedia). Right?

Google Authorship brings your staff out from behind your brand

Biznology

Encourage your entire staff to link their Google+ profiles to your business site. So, even the least likely to ever volunteer to blog or tweet on your company’s behalf staff member might very well be a Google Clout rockstar and never have written anything bloggish at all. Make sure they have a real profile photo with a recognizable headshot uploaded to Google+.

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How to engage bloggers down the long tail

Biznology

Outreach marketing, formerly known as blogger outreach, is a powerful tool with almost zero barrier to entry — just your time and attention. How to Engage Bloggers Down the Long Tail from Chris Abraham. In a post-Internet world, this is best handled online, for efficiency’s sake. It’s free and online so register ! Now that’s when the magic starts happening.

Have top influencers author your sites to appease Google search

Biznology

It’s a great time to be passionate about social media, the Internet , online community, and the Google suite of products and services: Google’s about to reward you big-time just as Google pulls the rug out from under the feet of traditional SEO link strategies. What is Google Authorship? It’s turning how the top spots on Google are won.

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12 Subject Lines for Better Blogger Outreach

WindMill Networking

One of the biggest pain points in blogger outreach is getting the attention of the bloggers you know are the perfect fit for your brand. If you follow this blog or the content I write on blogger outreach you should be all caught up on the best practices in pitching bloggers. This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. Kristen on Google+. Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn |. 12 Subject Lines for Better Blogger Outreach by Kristen Matthews - Maximize Social Business. Blogger OutreachBut, one of the […].

Google+ changed my life and it can change yours

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How Google+ Saved Me I knew that you could build a business through social media, I just wasn’t sure how it all worked. Eventually, Google Plus led me into one of the best jobs I could ever have. believe that Google+ probably saved my life. Some people claim Google+ is a ghost town but I am living prrof of the vibrant community there. How Google+ Saved Me.

Brands and Bloggers: Keep Your Sponsored Content Legal

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Marketers, bloggers, brands and other content publishers are legally required to mention if they have a relationship that could bias the opinions they share. Brands, bloggers, and influencers, you’re on notice: the FTC expects disclosure. Smart brands tell bloggers and influencers that they expect them to disclose in accordance with the law. Add “[Client]” to your tweet.

The next generation of bloggers is here. And they are computers

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How will Google and other search algorithms handle this? Illustration courtesy Flickr CC and Justin Aerni The post The next generation of bloggers is here. How will Google and other search algorithms handle this? The writing bots are here. Computer scientists in Finland have created an algorithm that can programmatically create better rap lyrics than actual rappers.

7 Tools for Finding & Connecting With Influential Bloggers

Hubspot

Bloggers are trusted voices who can bring in customers and help you build your community. Reaching out to potential blogger is a more intricate process nowadays than it was even five years ago. Great bloggers are constantly getting pitched by marketers, making it all the more important for you to stand out from the crowd if you want them to pay attention. Here''s an example.).

How NOT to pitch a blogger

Biznology

Last week, I talked about how blogger outreach is scary , and I talked about why this fear exists for most people before they start talking to bloggers.  In great measure, these fears exist because of the horror stories that have resulted from wrong-headed approaches. Bloggers will always call you out if they sense you’re just calling it in. Tweet This Post.

Google chooses speed over content from sites

Biznology

So, Google knows that it’s being judged more on the smooth transition from search results to website. Google also knows that the top result receive exponentially more clicks than the second result which receives exponentially more clicks than the third, and so on. Well, Google doesn’t care about anything except your merge.  See, Google’s not always fair.

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All Online Digital Roads Lead to Google Plus

Biznology

Google can’t get any of us to use Google Plus, but they’re still trying. With that caveat, Google’s closing in on its goal of being federated across all of its properties, so be acutely aware. But I am sold on the Google Empire because they stalk me so good. What’s more, Google’s always been savvier than this. Rejoice! Keep fighting.

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The Ultimate List of Websites Every Blogger Should Bookmark

Hubspot

All bloggers have a number of websites that they visit every single day. What are some of the best websites that all bloggers should add to their bookmark bar? 22 Websites Every Blogger Should Bookmark. If you're not a HubSpot customer, you can create a waterfall graph yourself in Google Spreadsheets and bookmark that. 2) Publishing Calendar. Google Trends.

7 Ways to Make Bloggers Dislike Your Marketing

WindMill Networking

I can honestly say that blogger outreach as part of a marketing strategy can create phenomenal brand lift on many levels. To do it right, marketers need to consider the POV of the bloggers they want to work with and what it means to one’s time and life to run a blog. […] Author information Kristen Matthews This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. Kristen on Google+ | Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn | 7 Ways to Make Bloggers Dislike Your Marketing by Kristen Matthews - Maximize Social Business. Blogger Outreach

5 Ways Brands are Getting Creative With Blogger Outreach

WindMill Networking

As blogger outreach becomes a tactic implemented by more brands than not, the need for creativity lies in the type of partnerships formed […]. This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. Kristen on Google+. Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn |. Ways Brands are Getting Creative With Blogger Outreach by Kristen Matthews - Maximize Social Business. Blogger OutreachAuthor information. Kristen Matthews. Kristen is the marketing and community manager for GroupHigh in Boulder, Colorado.

34 (of the) Best Google+ Tips, Tactics and Guides of 2011

Webbiquity

Google+ (or Google Plus) is many different things, depending on who you ask. It’s the tool Google will use to beat Facebook. It’s Google’s latest attempt at social media, and they finally got it right. It’s “the linchpin of Google’s plan to own the entire internet” (see below for the source of that quote). ”).

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Earned media influencer marketing demands your awesome

Biznology

If you have widgets to hand out to bloggers, YouTubers , Instagrammers, and top Vine, SnapChat , and Periscope rockstars , but you’d better be ready for some serious noes. rate card is generally the way a smart blogger or online influencer says no. Long gone are the days when you can be lazy when it comes to blogger outreach and influencer marketing. That’s cool.

Brands Take Note: Bloggers are Journalists in the Eyes of the Law

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The best blogging makes a statement, but if that statement is negative in nature, the blogger might get sued for defamation (making an untrue statement—written or verbal—that tends to damage someone’s reputation). Historically, brands have argued that bloggers should not receive the same First Amendment protections as members of the institutional press, but the 9th U.S.

Why Brands Should Consider Working With Travel Bloggers

WindMill Networking

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. Among the many verticals that may be relevant to your brand, studies and trends are showing that travel bloggers are surprisingly effective partners for many types of brands. […] Author information Kristen Matthews This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. Blogger Outreach Kristen is the marketing and community manager for GroupHigh in Boulder, Colorado.

New Blogger Outreach Research Reveals Insights for Marketers

WindMill Networking

I love data, stats and research so I was uber excited to find some new blogger outreach research and of course; I had to share! Econsultancy recently surveyed over 250 of the UK’s top bloggers to provide insights into what bloggers really want when it comes to working with brands and agencies. You can read […] Author information Kristen Matthews This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. Blogger Outreach Kristen is the marketing and community manager for GroupHigh in Boulder, Colorado.