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Pitching Bloggers

PR Meets Marketing

Since I wrote my original post on PR and Blogging Outreach: 8 Practical Tips , I've noticed a deluge of postings by bloggers about how to pitch bloggers. I had been updating my original post with any posting that I came upon regarding this topic. Ochman's WhatNextBlog: She posted her MaketingSherpa article on How to Pitch Me - and Other Bloggers - with PR. Lee Odden's Online Marketing Blog discusses How NOT to pitch a blogger. Paul Stamatiou : His Checklist for Public Relations People again highlights how people are misspelling blogger's names.

PR and Blogging Outreach: Practical Tips

PR Meets Marketing

To me, good blogger relationships is one part doing your research, one part old school PR and one part transparency. Ochman included her MaketingSherpa article on How to Pitch Me - and Other Bloggers - with PR  on her blog. Lee Odden's Online Marketing Blog discusses How NOT to pitch a blogger. This one is from Rohit Bhargava of Influential Marketing Blog.

Four online marketing metrics to obsess about

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Like every new blogger, my dream of success meant getting a business superstar to share my content online. I was convinced that validation from a celebrity tweet would  change everything  and propel me into the sunny skies of Internet fame and fortune. One of my blog posts was tweeted by marketing superstar Guy Kawaski , who has a Twitter following roughly the size of France.

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.

10 Online Marketing Shortcuts To Increase Productivity

B2B Marketing Insider

Whether you’re in marketing , advertising or any industry for that matter, the world we live in does not exactly allow for much patience. Without further ado, here are 10 online marketing shortcuts to increase productivity. 1. It takes less than a minute to add a line to promote your latest product, service, offer, or resource, which means you are marketing to everyone who gets an email from you. You have just 20-35 characters for the subject line, depending upon the device, and even less for the content preview (and you thought Twitter marketing was hard).

Social Media for Busy Business Bloggers

Writing on the Web

If you want customers, you need to go where they are online. Let’s be clear: Social networking now accounts for 22% of all time spent online in the US. Albeit a strong one, and it should one of many tools you have in your marketing toolbox. Again, I like to reiterate, this is just another tool in your toolbox for your marketing strategy. It’s the numbers.

7 Tools for Finding & Connecting With Influential Bloggers

Hubspot

The blogosphere has been a major online marketing medium for years now. 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. Want to achieve worthwhile results from your blogger outreach efforts? All bloggers are different.

Visible Expert? Interview with Online Marketing Pioneer Bryan Eisenberg

Hinge Marketing

This video interview is with Bryan Eisenberg, a Visible Expert in online marketing. In this video interview, Hinge Managing Partner Lee Frederiksen speaks with Bryan Eisenberg to learn about his journey to becoming a Visible Expert in online marketing topics like conversion rate optimization and search marketing. On Google+ or LinkedIn?

Six Tips to Beat the Wintertime Blogger Blues

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

We’ve all heard the saying “don’t let the bastards get you down,” but when those people are surrounding you daily … whether it be in the online realm or some of your closest friends, family or workmates … it can be pretty tough to deal with without making you seem like the party pooper. Let’s all make a pledge in 2015 to provide more positivity be it online or offline.

Bloggers: Brush Up on Your Writing Skills

Writing on the Web

Business bloggers: just how good are your writing skills? Most bloggers and those who run small businesses that publish blogs are not natural-born writers, or even trained writers. Most businesspeople studied things such as marketing, communication, or business. There are lots of resources for business bloggers available in many different mediums.

What’s So Funny About Social Media and Online Marketing? April 2012

Webbiquity

Let’s face it; lots of people consider spending one’s days with online games, tinkering in PhotoShop, “working” in Facebook, and using words like “viral” and “targeting” in decidedly non-lethal ways a funny way to make a living. Here are a few of the best technology / marketing related creations. Why not laugh with `em? by CodeWeavers.

10 Reasons to Develop a B2B Blogging Strategy

KoMarketing Associates

With the end of the year rapidly approaching, and 2016 planning underway, business owners are assessing where they are with respect to B2B search engine marketing goals and objectives. One of the most effective content marketing tactics we recommend, for SEO and broader online marketing performance, is a B2B blogging initiative. Support existing SEO keyword strategies.

5 Ways Blog Analytics Improve Your Business Blog

Writing on the Web

There are many easy-to-use blogging analytics tools out there, but the really successful bloggers know their results and tailor their blogs accordingly. About Blogs How to.Tips Online Marketing analytics blog content blog traffic tracking web traffic search trafficHow do you use your blog analytics ? There ssets (free). ocial Media. Post views/clicks. Referral sources.

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.

What Were The Most Effective B2B Marketing Tactics of 2015?

KoMarketing Associates

Even though many B2B marketers are already looking ahead to 2016, it’s may be worth recognizing the accomplishments of the past year. Because a component of your B2B marketing strategy certainly needs to focus on leveraging the experience gained executing tactics and campaigns that worked well. In an effort to shed light on how marketers tackled challenges and made strides in 2015, we spoke to a group of industry leaders across the B2B marketing space. Here is what they had to say about their most effective B2B marketing tactics over the past year.

The 14 Best Content Planning and Research Tools

Webbiquity

With 93% of B2B marketers now using content marketing to build brand awareness and generate leads, success going forward will require producing higher-quality content —not just more of it. Those decisions will start with your company’s content strategy and collaboration between marketing, PR and sales. Showcase reviews: Online Marketing Institute. 3) Bubbl.us.

8 Key Changes In Google Search B2B Marketers Should Know

KoMarketing Associates

” Per research from Eyetools and search marketing firms Enquiro and Did-it, the vast majority of eye tracking activity during a search happens in a triangle at the top of the search results page. This change in searcher behavior is just one change – either related to Google or driven by Google – that B2B marketers need to be aware of. The key takeaway? last month.

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31 Expert Guides to Maximizing Online Brand Visibility – WPO

Webbiquity

Given all of the changes Google has made affecting organic ranking factors (asking webmasters to disavow low-quality links, reducing the value of guest blogging , ignoring links in press releases , etc.),  the practice of SEO—optimizing owned content for search—is no longer sufficient for maximizing a brand’s online visibility. What role does email play in extending online visibility?

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How to Make Money Blogging:Yes – You Can Still Make Money Blogging!

Writing on the Web

In 2012, advertisers calculated 32% of online advertising transactions on a cost-per-impression basis, 66% on customer performance (e.g. Establish yourself as a subject matter expert in a very specific niche market and acquire a loyal group of followers who will click on the advertisements on your blog pages. b.) Sure, that is not likely for most bloggers, but it is possible.

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5 Traffic-Driving B2B Blog Topic Ideas

KoMarketing Associates

This is often a common problem for many bloggers and marketers in almost every industry. KoMarketing regularly writes B2B marketing industry news stories, which has helped drive traffic, educate clients, and make them a top resource for B2B news in Google News. B2B Online Marketing Blog Content Marketing b2b blogging b2b content blogging content marketing news writing

5 Things Machiavelli Would Do With His Competitors’ Twitter Profiles

KoMarketing Associates

While competitors may seem intimidating, marketers fail to realize there are opportunities lying discretely in their online footprint. ” Instead of being consumed by the existence of a threat (IE, the competition), opportunistic marketers will turn such to their advantage. B2B Online Marketing Blog Social Media Strategies Suggested Tools. Suggested Tool.

The Blogger’s Guide to Online Marketing

The Effective Marketer

The Blogger’s Guide to Online Marketing is one of ProBlogger ’s newest ebooks, written by the Web Marketing Ninja. Written specifically for bloggers, this online marketing guide features yet another set of 31 steps intended to help bloggers start making money with their blogs. Many bloggers go years and years without seeing readership increase or any revenue at all. Monetizing a blog with products that are developed and sold by the blogger is becoming more and more popular, and one of the best ways to make money blogging.

What To Do When B2B Content Marketing Efforts Hit a Proverbial Wall

KoMarketing Associates

There are times when a content marketing initiative’s results seem to plateau. This may happen with every online marketing program, be it content development, SEO performance, or building a presence in social media. In fact, some of the most productive B2B content marketing initiatives need the occasional refresh to keep things moving in an upward trajectory.

7 Steps to a Successful Blogger Outreach Campaign

Hinge Marketing

There are many questions and uncertainties around incorporating guest blogging in your online marketing strategy , particularly around building backlinks to a website. This process is known as “blogger outreach.” ” Simply put, blogger outreach is a combination of a PR campaign and a linkbuilding campaign. Where do you begin? Create a strategy. Promote.

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5 Ways to Get Readers to Respond

Writing on the Web

You spend a lot of time writing content on your blog but if the only comments you get are from people looking for free marketing, maybe it’s time to revise your content strategies. Here’s a guest post from Chris Peterson at Straight North integrated marketing services in Chicago. 1. Content Marketing Results: 18 Ways to NOT Get Blog Traffic. Polls. External Links.

5 Practical Content Marketing Tactics to Educate & Inform Your B2B Audience

KoMarketing Associates

Now comes the part where I’ll draw a parallel between Cinco de Mayo and content marketing…. In the spirit of educating ourselves on the significance of this festive holiday, let’s take a look at 5 practical content marketing tactics you can take to educate and inform your B2B audience ( we are still in the office until 5:00 pm, after all ): Attend In-Person Events. Leverage Surveys.

Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

And as any blogger can tell you, PR pros understand this, as witnessed by the incredible increase in blogger outreach “pitches&# from corporate PR departments and firms over the past two years. Of course, there’s more to (successful) blogger outreach than just pitching, and there’s more to the new practice of social PR than just blogger outreach. by MediaPost Marketing Daily Commentary. Pros & Cons of Applying Social Media to Traditional PR Campaigns by Howell Marketing Strategies. How to Reach Out to Bloggers by Chris Brogan.

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Key Takeaways from MarketingProfs’ #ContentBootCamp

KoMarketing Associates

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending MarketingProfs’ Content Creation Boot Camp, a pre-conference workshop kicking off the 2014 B2B Marketing Forum. But he did offer up an afternoon of discourse about some of the biggest challenges content marketers face today – and offered tips and suggestions of how to overcome them. This is an age-old question for content marketers.

How to Fight the Infobesity Monster with Quality, Shareable Content

KoMarketing Associates

Consider the following: 93% of B2B marketers use content marketing ( Content Marketing Institute ). 82% of marketers who blog see a positive ROI for their inbound marketing ( HubSpot ). 70% of B2B marketers are creating more content than they did one year ago ( Content Marketing Institute ). Variety = the Lifeblood of Content Marketing.

Anyone with a New Idea is a Crank Until the Idea Succeeds

Webbiquity

Although the framework has been for the most part enthusiastically embraced (and dozens of people have downloaded the framework white paper ), a few people on Twitter questioned the need for a “new” marketing concept. Nevertheless, the point raised on Twitter is valid: a number of overlapping terms in use address at least parts of the digital marketing and PR mix.

12 Marketing Techniques to Increase Your Firm’s Visibility

Hinge Marketing

We’ve officially crossed this year’s halfway mark, and it’s time to check in on the marketing strategy you created at the beginning of 2015. It may be time to adjust your strategy or incorporate additional marketing techniques to drive your firm forward. Online Search and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Media and Blogger Outreach. Email Marketing.

3 Things Your Social Media Team Should Know About SEO

KoMarketing Associates

One of the biggest challenges we hear about in the world of marketing is around the idea of silos. As businesses (and marketers), we need to make sure we are breaking down these silos to see the bigger picture. Social can be a huge advantage for search marketers. This applies to both life in general and to marketing. Enter search and social.  . Connections. into this).

The TOP 25 Must-Read Internet Marketing Blogs

Writtent

Thanks to the growing number of blogs popping up online, digging through the abundance of content to find resources that consistently provide value is challenging. As you can see in the following graph from Statista , the total volume of posts and blogs is continously growing – and – yes, it can be easy to  miss important stuff from leading internet marketing blogs. Digital Marketer.

Blogging vs. Journalism: Identifying the Fundamental Differences

KoMarketing Associates

As a content marketer, I often times have to switch my brain from news writing (journalism) to blogging, and vice versa. Let’s take a look at some of these differences as we attempt to help bloggers and journalists stay on track and deliver the type of content they intend to their audience. Any successful blogger or journalist responds well to criticism. Tone and Structure.

A B2B SEO Strategy to Attract the Right Prospects

Hinge Marketing

targeted marketing. market segmentation. SEE ALSO: SEO and Professional Services Marketing: What Every CEO Should Know. We all know LinkedIn is great for B2B marketing, but many firms fail to use LinkedIn Groups. Blogger Outreach. Learn about the most effective online marketing strategies to generate leads in our Online Marketing for Professional Services book.

Creative Work, Blogging, Writing and Resistance

Writing on the Web

It doesn’t matter if you’re a scientist, blogger, CEO or rock star. About Blogs Content Marketing On Writing Better Online Marketing Writing for the Web blog writing business blogging content marketing with blogs creative work resistance Ever get stuck? Everyone encounters resistance when it comes to blogging, writing, and creative work. The solution?

Top 4 SEO Tips for Small Business Blogs on a Shoestring Budget

Writing on the Web

These platforms create a meeting point for bloggers and blog owners looking for guest blogs, so you can easily identify quality opportunities. b) Download the Google Chrome PR plugin. But, the major problem that a large number of business owners or bloggers face is the lack of quality blog content. After all, for small companies, hiring an expensive agency is often not feasible.

The New Risks in Pay-for-Placement Guest Blogging

Hinge Marketing

SEE ALSO: 5 Tips to Take Your Guest Blogger Outreach to the Next Level. Marketing experts agree that while there is still some gray area, their advice would be to shy away from paying for guest blog placement. Depending on the quality of the content, Google may view this as a way to build jobs for bloggers and individuals working for content hubs. Remember that pesky Penguin?

Feed Your Blog Automatically to LinkedIn & Twitter

Writing on the Web

If you are using any other platform such as WordPress.com, Typepad or Blogger, then you will need to see if you can find instructions for this since I don’t know how to do it. Follow these steps and automatically share your blog posts on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter and your blog traffic and online lead generation will increase significantly. Blog this on Blogger. Twitter.

What to Include in a Content Marketing Proposal

KoMarketing Associates

From the stats I’ve come across recently, starting a content marketing program or ramping up content efforts seems to be a common business resolution for 2016. If you’re looking for some ideas of things to include in your content marketing proposal, you’ve come to the right place. Ways to Measure B2B Content Marketing Performance. B2B Online Marketing Blog Content Marketing

Business Blog: 4 Reasons to NOT Write Your Own

Writing on the Web

And not because this article will tell you anything you don’t already know – rather, it will remind you of business principles that you already apply in your everyday professional work but which you forgot once you started marketing online. You are not a professional blogger. Does hiring a “ghost blogger” always make sense? How to Write a Content Marketing Blog Post.

New Breed of Web Metrics Can Help Marketing Executives Make Better Decisions

Webbiquity

As online marketing processes have evolved, the number and sophistication of software tools to support specific functions has exploded. Every discipline within marketing and PR has its own tools, among them: Content development: CMS tools (WordPress, Joomla, HubSpot, 100s of others), Adobe CS, tools for creating infographics , etc. Or are there? A “Eureka” Moment.

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What My Paper Route Taught Me about Content Marketing

The Effective Marketer

My career in content marketing started at age 12. Every day I’d load up my red Schwinn Varsity bicycle with The Aurora Beacon News and head out to make deliveries, learning valuable lessons about digital content marketing that just starting to sink in lately. Here are a few of these lessons, which I’m sure you will pick up a lot faster than I did! 1.     Content Marketing Is Hard Work. Putting content marketing processes on autopilot in order to shift attention to shiny new marketing toys. 2.     Reader Convenience Is Everything. See his bio at the end.

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