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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.

7 Tips to Supercharge Your Content on LinkedIn Pulse

Act-On

It’s also probably no surprise that a huge majority of marketers (about 94 percent ) are using LinkedIn for content marketing and promotion … but not all of them are doing it effectively. Content marketing superstars such as Jay Baer, Joe Pulizzi, and Lee Odden all leveraged LinkedIn to build their multimillion-dollar companies. Master LinkedIn Pulse: 7 Tips for Success.

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). Share their posts on your personal social media profiles. Connect with them on LinkedIn. But you also must remember that most bloggers have very rich lives outside of their blogging life. And tweet it.

5 Underutilized LinkedIn Features B2B Marketers May Be Missing Out On

KoMarketing Associates

LinkedIn has been found to be the most effective social media lead generator for B2B marketers, with 60-80% of those surveyed (depending on the study) stating that they have gotten real leads from the platform. Of course, most people using LinkedIn know that there is a robust job search and posting section, but I don’t think many marketing departments are using it to its fullest potential.

Why aren’t you already cross-posting on LinkedIn?

Biznology

Well, if you aren’t already, why aren’t you already cross-posting on LinkedIn? followers and then the sky’s the limit if my post catches fire; on LinkedIn, I have 6,099 followers and potentially  6,099  built-in readers as a baseline, with potentially tens of thousands more by virtue of LinkedIn’s Pulse. The LinkedIn Publishing Platform is Easy to Use.

3 essential steps to build a powerful personal online brand

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Thanks to the Internet, anybody with the time and willpower can build a powerful personal brand. Every person can find their voice, find their niche. Even if you are comfortably working in a company somewhere, I recommend that everyone devote some time to building a personal brand. This is the critical aspect of personal and business brand-building that most people miss.

Why LinkedIn Is Now Such a Powerful Content Marketing Tool

ScribbleLive

And then there’s LinkedIn. Previously, only 150 “influencers” had access to the tool, but now any LinkedIn user, rather than trying to drive traffic from his LinkedIn profile to a standalone blog, could cross-post his articles directly to the platform and capitalize on the site’s network effect. LinkedIn members are primed for reading business-related content.

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. It has links to all the widget builders for share and follow buttons for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+. That's exactly what bookmarks are for.

Why Now Is The Time To Build Your Personal Brand

B2B Marketing Insider

And those who know how to use social channels to deliver helpful messages will ride the wave of this new era in personal branding. While I was honored, my first thought was: what do I know about personal branding? I had never spoken in public about personal branding. But then Bill reminded me that it was my personal brand that allowed me to join Bill’s Circle of Trust.

Personal business lessons from 2015 and what you can learn from them

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Today, I want to share the most important personal business lessons from my online career in 2015. Since my customers are predominantly in the US, I want to use networks that North Americans prefer, like LinkedIn, even though the European-centric rival Xing is much better for the local biz networking here. By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist. Fear the fatigue and fight it.

25 Awesome LinkedIn Tips for B2B

B2Bbloggers

Now to complete her “Awesome Tips” series, she takes on LinkedIn. How can you make the most of LinkedIn for your B2B company? Use keywords in your company description : Incorporate keywords into the description of your company on your LinkedIn page. Create a custom URL: LinkedIn gives you the ability to create a custom URL—optimize yours to include your brand name.

Embrace the “One to One to Many” Approach by Working with Bloggers

WindMill Networking

One to one to many: One person from your brand teams up with one influencer who talks about your brand to their many followers. Working with bloggers not only embraces this strategy through the posts they write, but through their varied social media presences as well. Bloggers can be some of the most effective voices of your brand. Embrace the “One to One to Many” Approach by Working with Bloggers by Kristen Matthews - Maximize Social Business. Instead of running … Continue Reading.

Personal Branding Lessons From Joe Bonamassa

WindMill Networking

Marketers are clearly aware of their influence, and executives and managers are becoming more aware of their personal branding across social networks. 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. Twitter | Facebook | Google+ | LinkedIn |.

Why Social Media Trumps In-Person Networking

Marketri

” This question was asked during our recent social media marketing seminar featuring guest speaker Mark Schaefer , a well-known expert blogger and social media guru. Let’s compare social media networking to in-person networking. hope you find these tips useful and will consider incorporating social media into your personal marketing strategy. Questions or comments?

Why Your Personal Brand Represents Your Career Insurance

Fearless Competitor

Since you don’t know what what tomorrow might bring, you need a rock-solid personal brand. Executive focuses on his personal brand. Because of his strong personal brand, Paul’s always in demand. as well as LinkedIn. It is the consummate personal branding website. LinkedIn. Blogger. My personal results with BrandYourself. Facebook.

The Top 20 LinkedIn Pulse Articles of All Time

Hubspot

As with any open content platform, there''s going to be some hogwash to sort through, but LinkedIn does a nice job at surfacing the good, relevant stuff into your News Feed. How convenient for a blogger writing about the top Pulse articles of all time. " Read the rest here. #18: How I Hire: Focus On Personality, Richard Branson. Pulse isn''t that old. Views: 2,867,000.

How to Get the Latest and Greatest B2B News and Insights – Personalized Just for You

Webbiquity

Since its inception, the B2B Marketing Zone has been the one place to catch up on all the latest posts from the leading B2B bloggers, writers like Brian Carroll , Chris Abraham , Ambal Balakrishnan , Ardath Albee and many more. The latest addition: Aggregage , the platform that powers the B2B Marketing Zone (or BMZ) has added a robust personalization engine.  Readers can now sign-up and have content from the site personalized based on their interests. Sign up and sign in to personalize your content from the B2B Marketing Zone.

Expert Blogger Shares Secrets to Success: Wit & Wisdom

Marketri

For you reluctant bloggers out there, I wanted to share my recent interview with expert blogger, Mark Goodfield, a tax partner and managing partner of Cunningham LLP in Toronto, Canada. But, I jumped right in, and once I started to blog I began paying more attention to other bloggers and interacting with them, leaving them comments and sharing information. MG: Coming up with The Blunt Bean Counter name was easy because I’m a blunt person and that’s just my style. MG: I inject my personality into my blog, so it’s in my own voice.

How I Came in Second to Bill Gates: The Brilliance of the LinkedIn Influencer Program

Hubspot

This article originally appeared on LinkedIn Today. It’s not a fantasy if you’re Bill Gates , you wrote this post , and you’re a LinkedIn Influencer. David Kerpen, and entrepreneur and author, has the most popular article on LinkedIn -- " 11 Simple Concepts to Become a Better Leader " -- which has been viewed 1.8 This ranks me as the 61st most followed influencer on LinkedIn.

The Road to the Top: Personal Branding Examples in Professional Services

Hinge Marketing

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. In this post, we’ll take a look at some personal branding examples from industries including finance, architecture, and marketing. On Twitter or LinkedIn? Ready? Alan Weiss, Ph.D. Conclusion.

How I Easily Got 25% More Views on My LinkedIn Profile

Hubspot

Three months ago, CEO Brian Halligan , Marketing VP Kipp Bodnar , and I bantered about our relative rank on LinkedIn’s “Most-Viewed Members at HubSpot” list. LinkedIn’s handy 90-day “charts” feature (found on the “Who’s viewed your profile” page) made it easy understand the sources (e.g., LinkedIn Search, People Similar to You) and keywords (e.g., Zippo. Time: 1 minute. Nobody.

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Blogging with Personality and Tim Ferriss

Writing on the Web

How much personality should you show on your blog without becoming an ego-blogger ? Apparently you can share a lot of personal stories and anecdotes, even become a little outrageous and contrarian, according to Tim Ferris , author of The 4-Hour Workweek and now The 4-Hour Body. And, what better way to show personality than short video clips like this one here. Digg this!

12 Essential LinkedIn Groups for B2B Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

Based on multiple user surveys and research studies, it has been determined that the “big 3” of social media platforms include Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. In this post, we’ll focus on LinkedIn and identify which professional groups are the most essential for B2B marketers to join via the LinkedIn network. Digital Marketing – 349,268 members. Search Engine Marketing Blog

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LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account

Buzz Marketing for Technology

LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account. If you are on LinkedIn but haven’t had a chance to explore all the features yet, this quick LinkedIn guide should come in handy. It shares tweaks and some lesser known features of LinkedIn that help you do more with your profile. You should be logged into LinkedIn for any of these tips to work. 1. Export LinkedIn Contacts. To export your LinkedIn contacts to Outlook or your Gmail address book, go here and save the details of your LinkedIn connections as a CSV file.

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Content Marketing for In-Person Events: 15 Ways to Extend Your Reach

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Cater to the Blogger Community – SXSW did a fantastic job catering to the bloggers their with the Samsung Blogger Lounge, a place where bloggers could meet and, most importantly, charge their devices.  If you don’t have a blogger lounge, make sure you know who the bloggers are and give them access to pretty much whatever they need. Unbelievable.

Why Jeff Ogden of Find New Customers is now using BrandYourself.com for Personal Branding

Fearless Competitor

” It took some time for Jeff Ogden to come around on this personal branding site, but I now have fully embraced BrandYourself.com. Personal Branding is extremely important today – for everyone. It is the consummate personal branding website. LinkedIn. Blogger. My personal results with BrandYourself. My LinkedIn profile ranks #2 in Google.

Content Marketing Matters: What’s Your Brand Personality?

Writing on the Web

The first is an attractive personality. In other words, a company’s brand works when: They develop a distinct brand personality. They repeatedly use personality to establish associations with positive emotions. Three brand personalities come to mind: The duck. Blog this on Blogger. Share this on LinkedIn. That hasn’t changed.  The gecko. The bunny.

What Your Business Needs To Know About Google+

It's All About Revenue

Google+ is aiming at Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter users. It’s another way Google is taking full advantage of its search and personalization functionality to drive social sharing. Some brands, like Ford and The Next Web, jumped into the fray in the first few days and just created personal profiles for their brands. How To Add +1 Button to Blogger – A guide from Blogger.

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4 Ways to Add More Personality to Your PR & Social Media

WindMill Networking

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. Maggie is a PR strategist, freelance writer and blogger. Twitter | Facebook | Google+ | LinkedIn |. Ways to Add More Personality to Your PR & Social Media by Maggie Patterson - Maximize Social Business. When it comes to PR and social media if you find yourself using the same old tactics and your results keep decreasing, it’s a sign that […]. Author information. Maggie Patterson. Maggie Patterson.

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Build some social media marketing backbone you big wuss

Biznology

And it’s not nearly that scary or dangerous, my friends. A lot of it is more about stress-testing you to see what kind of person you are. All you do is make it as easy as possible but sharing your content not only on your own site and blog but also across Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and even reddit, digg, Newsvine, YouTube and anywhere else.

Professional and Personal Social Media Identities, Should They be Separate?

PWB Marketing Blog

Should professional and personal identities be kept separate on social media sites? If I were speaking directly to that individual, I would likely suggest a separate social identity for their personal life, one that would be less visible to potential clients. OK, “So what” , you say, “that’s pretty common.” Any tips to add?

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Rick Short Explains How to Turn Staff Into Prolific Bloggers

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Website Grader Badge Connect with Us HubSpot on Facebook HubSpot on Twitter InboundMarketers LinkedIn Group ProMarketers Facebook Group Subscribe to Blog RSS Want to share your Inbound Marketing advice with the community? My real challenge was getting my staff to warm to the concept of being a blogger. That was the voice of many of my bloggers at one time or another. Wrong.

Dear HubSpot: My Mom Is the Only Person Reading My Blog

Hubspot

Budding Blogger in Boulder. Email posts directly to personal, relevant connections. Another little "hack" you can try is doing some personal outreach to folks once you''ve put up a new blog post. If the network you''ve chosen is one of the big three (Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter), I''d highly suggest checking out this post for tips on crafting excellent posts on each network.

Fulfill your resolution to blog in 11 steps

Biznology

majority of my revenue is generated from blogger outreach, namely long-tail and deep-dive, outreach that extends all the way into the thousands of bloggers. As part of the client service work on behalf of my clients I have engaged with many thousands of bloggers over the last decade. Quite a few bloggers also maintain newsletters, email lists, and email subscription lists.