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25 Awesome B2B Blogging Tips

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Amy Izzo at Business 2 Community suggests doing this by “plan[ning] out topic ideas for at least a month ahead and hav[ing] a backlog of posts to fill gaps.”. Always be on the lookout for topics : For a lot of bloggers, there’s nothing harder than coming up with topics. Below, here are 25 quick ideas for making your B2B blog succeed! Overall Guidelines. To boost SEO? Tone and Voice.

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Your Business Blog Sweet Spot: How to Find It and Keep It

Writing on the Web

In previous posts I shared how storytelling and personalization are key to creating a blog with personality, and that the biggest mistake business bloggers make is ego-centric blog posts.  So how do you find that sweet spot, just between the two? Neuromarketing  blog and  Neuromarketing social networking site  on Ning. You can’t do that without asking them what their interests are.

Top 47 B2B Marketing Posts - Hot Topics Ning and Facebook - July 2010

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

But where can a conscientious business blogger find free, legal images to use on their blog? Many beginning bloggers turn to the image search in Google. Ning (22). Best of B2B Marketing. July 1, 2010 to July 31, 2010. Featured Sources. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. The 20 craziest things you can do on Twitter - grow - Practical Marketing Solutions , July 7, 2010 OK, we’ve heard all the great business success stories about connecting and learning through Twitter. Like hooking their toilet up to Twitter.  Bloody great idea.

The best online reputation defense is a good offense

Biznology

Next, you should become a blogger — or at least develop a process to produce blog content since Google adores blogs and seriously understands the architecture and framework of most blog platforms. If you’re a serious businessman who’s business isn’t digital, you’re probably too busy making money to fart around on social media. Social media’s stupid, right?

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Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity

Tumblr, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn) and which are declining (MySpace – there’s a shock, Friendster, Ning and Hi5) as well as sharing details about the demographics of several top social networks (e.g. Sure, teenagers spend a lot of time on YouTube, but did you know that three-quarters of business executives watch work-related online videos weekly? Or that 73% of U.S. And 73% of U.S.

Neuromarketing Books for Marketing to Brains

Writing on the Web

They also founded an excellent social networking site, Neuromarkting.com , a Ning group, for people interested in how brain science can be applied to marketing. Blog this on Blogger. If you want to know more about how to write content that makes an impact on the brains of your readers, here are some interesting sites and books about the emerging field of neuromarketing. Digg this!

PR needs to Focus on Conversations

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. It’s no secret that the number of publications has declined over the last few years. The impact of that can be felt in B2C as well as B2B Marketing. There are fewer numbers of print publications remaining and every company’s marketing department wants to garner more traditional press. This is really doing the PR industry a disservice. Digg this!

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Social Media U: Take a Class in Social Media - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Soon-to-be sophomore and official Yale blogger, Sam Jackson , puts this concept to work on his own site, where he blogs about higher education marketing trends. Think of it as Facebook for bloggers (well, before Facebook was for everyone.) ReadWriteWeb. RWW Network. ReadWriteWeb. ReadWriteTalk. Last100. AltSearchEngines. About. Subscribe. Contact. Advertise. RWW Daily by Email. Print.

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10 Top LinkedIn Open Networkers and Connectors to Follow in 2011

WindMill Networking

Early in LinkedIn history, there was a powerful Ning community created for professionals on LinkedIn who wanted to engage in active open networking called My LinkedIn Power Forum.  It has been almost two years since I wrote my blog post recommending a list of 10 LinkedIn LIONs and Connectors to connect with, and I still receive thank yous from my readers for writing it. 

The Power of Educational Technology: Preparing Students to Succeed in the 21st Century

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Online social networks, such as Ning , Twitter , and even Facebook , provide teachers with a way to meet colleagues from around the world and around the country. Liz, As a fellow educator, blogger, social networker, I agree that this topic is near and dear to my heart and trying to articulate what something like a 21st Century Classroom looks like (especially when I am not quite sure myself) is like trying to explain the color green to a visually impaired person who may have once seen blue and yellow. Ning. (1). Thinking Blogger Awards. Doing the Ning Thing.

Best Content Content Marketing Tool on the Planet?

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. Here is a quick video I made this weekend with my Flip camcorder… It’s just a short one… let me know if I can help you with your business blog. What’s your biggest challenge with blogging, and content marketing? Share this on Bebo. Add this link to Box.net. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Digg this! Tweet This!

Business Results from Online Content Marketing?

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. Please vote: What has been your experience using the Web to promote your business? Online Surveys & Market Research. Share this on Bebo. Add this link to Box.net. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Share this on del.icio.us. Digg this! Share this on Facebook. Share this on FriendFeed. Email this via Gmail. Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader. Email this via Hotmail. Share this on LinkedIn. Email this to a friend? Share this on Mixx. Store this link on MyLinkVault. Post this to MySpace.

Checklist: How to Start a Business Blog

Hubspot

Bloggers – Who is writing? Social Media – This seems like it should be common sense by now, but many bloggers still seem to miss out on this one. You also want to build a following on your networks, whether it be your own Ning network or Twitter. Excellent content leaves the reader with something new that they didn’t have before. CONTENT. Title. Sub-heading.

Blog Checklist: 10 Items BEFORE You Publish…

Writing on the Web

Many bloggers concentrate so much on writing quality content that they ignore the final steps, such as checking for common grammar errors (there/their; hear/here; your/you’re). Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. What is a good checklist before you publish on your blog? I’m preparing some learning modules for a content marketing presentation and came up with this checklist of 10 items. Tell me what you think. Here’s what happens, usually. Write 350-600 words ( educate, entertain, engage, enrich readers). Format post (bulleted lists, etc.). Add image.

Sales & Landing Pages Using Wordpress: Learn How

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. If  you want to learn about formatting sales and landing pages using Wordpress , please register for the free Webinar I’m hosting Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 4 p.m. ET. I’m interviewing Suzanne Bird-Harris, developer of the WP Sales Page wizard. We’ll show you how to easily publish pages using your Wordpress platform. The class is on the phone and on the Internet, your choice. Can’t make the call? I’ll send you the audio file, plus any notes, but you’ll need to register: Name. Email. Share this on Bebo.

Content Marketing Ideas: Rethinking Blogging

Writing on the Web

So it doesn’t matter if you’re using a traditional website platform or WordPress, or even Blogger (well, why not?), if that’s working to get you found, get people to know, like and trust you, and you’re converting readers to clients. Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. In 2004, I started blogging. It was like magic. Customers rule. Digg this!

A Few More Thoughts from Christopher Barger

WebMarketCentral

It can help monitor what's being written about your company, product or service, and help you pick up on which bloggers to follow. He likes Ning , Digg , del.icio.us , Reddit , Facebook , and Lee LeFever's In Plain English videos. Two weeks ago I shared some online marketing/PR wisdom from GM's social media guy, Christopher Barger. but recognizes that it has an impact.

Easy Steps to Amplify Your Blogging

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

The good news is that I’ve found a really great way to effectively amplify your blogging, reach a new set of potential customers, build relationships with fellow bloggers, and create a useful and powerful library of relevant content for your industry. But this same opportunity for amplified exposure exists for bloggers on any subject really.  Blogger Relations. Digg this!

Easy Steps to Amplify Your Blogging

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

The good news is that I’ve found a really great way to effectively amplify your blogging, reach a new set of potential customers, build relationships with fellow bloggers, and create a useful and powerful library of relevant content for your industry. But this same opportunity for amplified exposure exists for bloggers on any subject really.  Blogger Relations. Digg this!

Blog Marketing: How Readers Find Your Business

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. What’s your favorite excuse for not blogging for your business? Here are some that I hear: “I don’t have time to blog.&#. “My clients aren’t surfing the Web reading blogs.&#. “Oh, that means I’ve got to write about my business every week?&#. And they do  go to Facebook , Twitter , and LinkedIn. Buzz up!

Top 10 Tips for Creative Blog Writing

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. What creative writing tips would you offer to budding writers? Yesterday I had the pleasure of introducing my husband (aka Attila the Honey ) at the Lake Chapala Society , our local gringo gathering place and library. These tips also apply to blog writing. Sometimes I call an idea stupid just because it’s too far-fetched to be believable.

Content Marketing Results: Landing Pages Rule

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. How do you get readers to take action? Short answer: a landing page. Also known as a sales page, squeeze page). You can’t get results from  all the content you’re creating and publishing on your blog, e-newsletter, social media sites, unless eventually you send people to a landing page and ask them to take action. Share this on Bebo.

Online Reputation? 4 Tips

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. Friday’s guest post is by Robert Stretch , author of VA Mortgage Center blog: For business people, few things are more important than reputation. Thanks to the worldwide web — which sometimes feels as vast as a universe-wide web — monitoring your online reputation demands serious attention. The company, Marchex Inc., Protect yourself.

Rant: The Problem with Formatting Sales Pages.

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. Even when you’re giving something away, for FREE, you’ve got to write good “sales&# copy that spurs people into action. Unless you’re Naomi Dunsford of IttzBiz and know how to skillfully weave obscenities into headlines or emails, what cha gonna do? how to sell socks to centipedes. Entire Web fortunes have been made.

Is the Social Web Changing How We Write?How to Write Like You Talk

Writing on the Web

Hello, Patsi’s readers. I’m Barb Sawyers, a blogger who shares her interest in encouraging people to write like they talk. Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. How to Write Like You Talk" alt=" Is the Social Web Changing How We Write? How to Write Like You Talk" />. Patsi was telling me how some of you don’t find writing for the web to be as natural or fun as talking.

Blog Boredom: Renew and Refresh

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. One important key to effective blog marketing is to keep your brain clean and fresh. By that I mean, it’s easy to fall into ruts and become bored and boring. While routine and structure keep us on track, we need to “get out of our own yard&# and get out of the office for renewal and regeneration. I’m reading Tony Schwartz new book “ The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working.&#. He talks about four areas essential to over all success: physical, emotional,  mental and spiritual. Namaste… Share this on Bebo.

Best of 2007: Web 2.0 Sites

WebMarketCentral

Ning Marketing 2.0 Like KickApps, Ning is a social networking platform. Ning is a social site "For passionate marketers who are out to define, explore, experiment and determine the value of B2B Social Media Marketing and Marketing 2.0," with posts and networking opportunities from forward-thinking marketers across the web, including podcasting guru Albert Maruggi. Web 2.0

How to Make Social Proof Work Online

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. Do some client recommendations work better than others? Social proof is such a strong trigger for online action, it’s good to know what works best for your Web content marketing strategies. We’re even less influenced when we don’t know the person, can’t imagine them, but we we are at least provided with a story. Buzz up!

Attractive Content: Speak to the brains

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. How do you write content that attracts readers to your products and services? read somewhere that most of what goes into our brains never reaches our conscious mind: Our five senses are processing 11 million pieces of info per second. Of these only 40 enter our conscious awareness. We scan while thinking of other things. What do you think?

Top 100 Women Creating Online Income Streams

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. Thank you Milana Leshinsky. You’ve been an inspiration to me for the last few years. And now this comes as a special honor, to be included on your list of Top 100 Multiple Income Streams Women. First, here are the criteria I used to identify them: Content-rich blog. High quality web site. Clear strong personal brand. Information products.

Phony Testimonials and Dumb Social Proof

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. How do you get good client testimonials for your sales copy, for example, content for a landing page, when you don’t have a lot of previous clients? There’s no doubt that social proof is one of the key ways people decide to buy or try your products or services. I get asked about this by some of my consulting clients who are starting a new business or product launch. He’s just about ready to start offering products and services for sale. Readers can smell a phony testimonial a mile away from the computer screen. Liking.

What Are Your Target Audience’s 5 Top Web Sites?

Writing on the Web

Neuromarketing blog and Neuromarketing social networking site on Ning. Blog this on Blogger. If you want to create content that engages readers, you have to know their online habits and interests. Yet how many of us scramble to post on a blog or upload a  video to YouTube without taking time to survey our target audience ? Here’s a quick list of survey questions for your target audience: What are the five top web sites you visit frequently in your work? What are your online reading habits, blogs, websites, articles, videos, podcasts? Do you access web content via RSS feeds?

Online Content Marketing Results: Poll Says 50% Dissatisfied

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. In a recent poll , I asked readers if their marketing tasks were easier, faster, more effective since publishing a website or blog… Half of respondents said yes , significantly better results since doing web marketing. One-third said yes, but still needs improvement. 16.7% say, not much difference. My conclusion: half of you are getting results with your Web content marketing , the other half still struggles to see the kinds of results you want. Competition is fierce. They may be measuring the wrong things. Share this on Bebo. Buzz up!

Blog or Website: Do You Use Wordpress as a Website?

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. Online Surveys & Market Research. Do you use Wordpress for your business website? Many people do.  And I’d like to know if you do, how long you have used it as a website, and what your opinion of it is. Leave a comment if you’d like, since the poll only gives you a yes/no choice. My content business, ContentforCoachesandConsultants.com , is built on a blog platform, although I don’t use it as a blog. I use it as a traditional website for my business, with product pages, etc. I see a trend here. Smooth. Digg this!