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The blogger’s kryptonite

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Is guest posting a viable strategy to gain attention or a blogger’s kryptonite? The post The blogger’s kryptonite appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. Is guest posting a viable strategy to gain attention or a blogger''s kryptonite? When I was starting out on my social media journey, I blogged a lot. blogged for {grow} of course.

Building a personal brand? Here’s why you need to ignore SEO

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SEO has its place, especially in the high-stakes world of eCommerce, but to stand out as a personal brand today, you need to earn a sustained emotional connection with your audience by being original and interesting, not by being common. If The post Building a personal brand? personal branding SEO mark schaeferThat may seem like strange advice but let me explain.

Four (of the) Worst Practices for Pitching Bloggers

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Brands that are successful at pitching their news and stories to bloggers increase their online presence, gain credibility, and score those coveted “earned” backlinks that Google values as a factor in search rankings. Best practices in blogger outreach , social PR, guest blogging and related topics have been covered here previously. It’s also challenging to do well.

Trying GroupHigh for Blogger Outreach Campaigns

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I am hereby making the jump from humans to robots for all my blogger research. In And what was I comparing all of these social CRMs, influencer-identification services, and blogger databases to? I was comparing them to the cost of hiring a team of people to do all of the work by hand. For military bloggers, I need lists that are both American and also pro-military and pro-soldier.

Blogger outreach is more PR than social media

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Back in 2006 I developed a strategy of blogger outreach that allowed my to reach out to more than just 25 top-tier bloggers by hand over time but to 2,500-5,000 bloggers. While I agree that the top-25-50 bloggers do deserve deep, long-term, and personal engagement, spending that sort of time, over time, on “everyone else” would take all the time in the universe.

3 essential steps to build a powerful personal online brand

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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.

How your personality aligns with social media content types

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have always had this fantasy about trying to align Myers-Briggs personality types with people successful on the social web, but alas I have not had the time or resources to do so. believe there is some alignment between where you choose to publish and your personality type. A few data points to illustrate my theory: I marvel at the people creating fun and effective content on Snapchat.

The state of the blogger outreach union ten years on

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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.

How to Turn Anyone Into a Blogger

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Whether you know it or not, every person that works for you is a potential blogger. personal invitiation is definitely a compliment and may have better results. Of course, your new blogger can’t write exclusively about mountain biking or pie crusts, but it’s your job to find a way to incorporate their expertise and frame it in a way that applies to your blogging goals.

Blogger and Google+, using them together to great effect

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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.

Blogger outreach is scary

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Unlike a few years ago, today everyone at least pays lip service to reaching out to bloggers the same we PR people have always reached out to mainstream media. But I am still surprised that many companies don’t do blogger outreach, even today. Simply put, blogger outreach is scary. It is a case of the abuser blaming the victim, the blogger. Image via Wikipedia.

6 Engagement Marketing Lessons from Successful Video Bloggers

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Author: Elaine Ip If anyone has mastered the art of engaging an audience, it’s successful video bloggers (otherwise known as vloggers). Furthermore, data shows that a YouTube personality needs almost 800,000 subscribers just to break into VidStatX’s list of  top 100 vloggers. Personal conversation is not only more engaging, it also builds trust. More than you might think.

One person can change the world. Thank you, Internet

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Maybe the revolution will not be televised but it will certainly be tweeted.  If you thought “it only takes one person to change the world” was bull, think again. It’s an awesome power and too many people have forgotten the power that each and every person who has a reliable connection to the Internet has. Start with WordPress.com or Blogger and start writing.

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. Each country has its own laws regarding false advertising, but the gist of things nearly everywhere is that you must disclose “material facts” not obvious to the person seeing a post or claim you’re making.

12 Tips for Writing With Unforgettable Personality

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The best writers are those that possess an unforgettable personality. writing personality is just as real, unique, and nuanced as your personality in everyday life -- expect you only release it when you create content. And if you can create content that brims with personality, I guarantee that people will love reading it. It’s your personality. They will share it.

Authorship and the Invisible Blogger: Are you writing yourself out of success?

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Is the age of the independent blogger over? Can a solo blogger compete with corporate sites? Resources mentioned in this podcast: Gini Dietrich’s post on the end of the independent blogger. The post Authorship and the Invisible Blogger: Are you writing yourself out of success? Statistically, it may not make sense! - Is the age of the independent blogger over?

How to Build a Memorable Personal Brand on Twitter

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We’re talking Twitter, of course: the 300-million strong whirlpool of information that has emerged as a personal branding, relationship-building nirvana. Twitter pros have found ways to use the platform to score business and media deals -- they've even built relationships through developing successful Twitter personal brands. How to Build a Memorable Personal Brand on Twitter.

The blogger’s electronic arsenal

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Blogging best practices Marketing Solutions PersonalI am in the middle of a heavy travel schedule and I seem to be carrying around more and more electonics to support my office on the road. laid everything out on the hotel room bed and … it is getting to be a little ridiculous. This is sometimes optional, but it is required for the classes I teach at Rutgers. This is my rock.

The Ultimate List of Websites Every Blogger Should Bookmark

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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. What are your favorite websites to bookmark that help you be a more efficient blogger? That's exactly what bookmarks are for. But trust me, it's easy. Safari. Firefox.

Why Now Is The Time To Build Your Personal Brand

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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.

To be a great blogger, put on your b h mittens

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Insulating your personal brand is different than not taking a stand on issues. Showing up as truly human and showing up as a person who people want to hire is a delicate dance, isn’t it? But don’t be your own worst enemy by flying these as the flag of your personal brand if you are working professionally in this space to attract customers. Everything I do and everything I don’t do, everything I write and everything I don’t write, reflects on my personal brand … and the same is true for you and your company. You want authenticity? have issues.

Five ways to be a more confident blogger

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How can you overcome this trepidation and become a more confident blogger? Being an effective blogger means having the courage to be imperfect. Re-frame the assignment. A lot of people get spooked about the word “blogger” like it is a special designation you need to earn or something. Take advantage of personal coaching. What do I write about?

Six Tips to Beat the Wintertime Blogger Blues

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You all know at least one Grinch… the person who always talks about how much their LIFE sucks, or how much PEOPLE suck, or how much YOU suck. Not only does your personality stink… but you do too. Smell can really make a mood sour, essential oils such as peppermint and pink grapefruit can really do wonders to brighten up your personality. Turn off the computer and go outside.

Case study: Using social influence to build a personal brand

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One of my favorite courses focuses on building personal brands with blogging and social media. Students, many of whom have never blogged or used social media for professional reasons, are required to: Identify their personal brand. Create a personal branding strategy. He is easily one of the most important people to connect with if you want to be a science blogger.

The art of writing the perfect blogger pitch

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Over the last five years that Abraham Harrison has been pitching bloggers on behalf of clients, we have learned a thing or two about how best to reach bloggers, how to engage them, how to get them to carry our client’s message to their readership. Whether we’re doing an outreach to the bloggers of mainstream media and celebrity blogs or to someone who has just set up a blog for the first time, it all begins with the message model. Bloggers don’t trust PR firms. We We don’t take the blogger’s interest in our pitch for granted. 

How to engage bloggers down the long tail

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Outreach marketing, formerly known as blogger outreach, is a powerful tool with almost zero barrier to entry — just your time and attention. think it’s a brilliant idea because whenever I am participating live in a webinar or QA session, I don’t have the personal bandwidth to answer questions and queries as they come in. It’s free and online so register !

What Life in Modern Marketing Looks Like: 13 Personal Stories

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As a Social Media/ Blogger/ Digital marketer, there is no success without numbers. Even when I am opening junk mail or checking personal emails, I’m constantly checking out what other companies are doing to grow their business and spread their message. The post What Life in Modern Marketing Looks Like: 13 Personal Stories appeared first on CMO Essentials. er, borrowed ?

I am a blogger. In other words, a piece of meat.

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If you are a blogger, expect to be copied, cheated, and ransacked. These examples have involved small-time players brashly using blogger’s content for their own commercial gain. One of the world’s largest companies was boldly taking copyrighted content from an individual blogger and using it on their own promotional site. The post I am a blogger. by Mark W.

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Tumblr Shuts Down Popular Blogger: Who's Next?

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That’s exactly what happened to a popular blogger who goes by the name Bohemea. Worse, Bohemea claims other Tumblr bloggers have been similarly wiped out. But shutdowns like the one that happened to Bohemea could scare business bloggers away, Balboni says. Why do some bloggers get busted while others carry on? but instead, Tumblr deleted her entire account. Just a form.

How to Become the Best Blogger in Your Niche

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So here’s my thesis: If you are the best blogger in your niche, you can be the most successful in your niche. If blogging is the core of content marketing, and content marketing is the path to success, then we must conclude that being a kickass blogger is the path to marketing success. And here’s the really good news: You can become the best blogger in your niche.

You can do some amazing things with Blogger

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Confluent Forms LLC specializes in creating gorgeous, engaging websites with custom content management systems (CMS, software that enables easy management of your website content without a web developer), but we’ve found that Blogger can be a great platform for web development when a custom CMS isn’t needed. As a web development firm, Blogger provides us with a different value proposition.

Are there any ethical bloggers left out there?

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There must be a critical mass of influential bloggers out there accepting money for blog posts, otherwise these people would go away! This is probably the same reaction you will receive from other trustworthy bloggers, or at least I hope so!  If you do a search on “how to pitch to bloggers” I think you will get much of the same advice I’m providing here.

Should we have multiple company bloggers?

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Let’s look at the implications of this decision by comparing three different corporate blogging strategies: The multiple blogger strategy. team of bloggers contributes content, with or without attribution. Multiple bloggers also distributes the workload and provides the best opportunity for frequent, consistent content. The single blogger strategy. Advantages.

Savvy Speaks: Bloggers We LOVE

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Mark Schaefer of {grow} is already one of our favorite bloggers. So when he started a movement for Valentine's Day called " Have you hugged your blogger today? Here are some of our favorite bloggers - who are yours? read a LOT of marketing blogs & I LOVE a lot of the bloggers behind those blogs - their insights, their sense of humor, their work ethic. Wendy.

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

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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?

Why Bloggers Abandon Their Blogs Too Early [Video]

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If the study centered on personal blogs, I’d understand. This phenomenon must be frustrating, if not demoralizing, for corporate bloggers who need to prove they are driving results, and prove it quickly. As you can see in the video, it’s easy to see why bloggers who rely on daily traffic as their sole performance indicator would abandon their blogs quickly. But corporate blogs?

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The Quantum Mechanics of Blogger Outreach

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My long tail blogger outreach strategy is periodically challenged or criticized as being too aggressive. The argument generally goes as follows: if you send thousands of email pitches to topically- and demographically-relevant bloggers and online influencers in one go, you’re spamming. This is not to say this sort of quantum blogger outreach is easy. Image via Wikipedia.