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30 Awesome Blogging Guides, Tips and Resources

Webbiquity

more here in 30 of the best business blogging guides and resources of the past year. And more than half of all social media-driven blog traffic comes from Facebook (28%) and Twitter (26%) combined. Contending that “Everyone always jumps onto Facebook and Twitter as one of their first social media activities. Why Blog. Reporting that “the number of Inc. IT DROPPED!

9 Brands With Brilliant Facebook Marketing

Hubspot

There have been a lot of questions about Facebook lately: Are people still using it? With over 1 billion active users, it’s safe to say that Facebook is alive and well. There are tons of other rising social networks out there, but let’s be honest, Facebook really was the game-changer (sorry Myspace!). Facebook takes engagement to a deeper level than other networks can.

3 Simple Ways To Differentiate Your Business To Attract Today’s B2B Buyers

B2Bbloggers

In the uber-connected and ultra-competitive world we live in today, you have to differentiate your product, your company and your people from others looking to knock you off your game. Building that differentiation is difficult, especially when you offer a commodity-based product. Facebook has proven that almost a billion times over. Check out Rackspace as a good example of putting employees out front. Getting good customer testimonials is easier than you think and an invaluable resource. Here are three tips to help you connect more deeply with buyers.

Why conversation hierarchy is important to your marketing strategy

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Here is the business case for Facebook in just one sentence: “Come waste time with me.” ” Nobody HAS to spend time on Facebook. An easy way to think about this is, if you are a person or brand that people would discuss at the dinner table, it probably makes sense for Facebook and other social media marketing to be a major piece of your arsenal. Make sense?

Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report

be a great resource in powering content creation. resources. resources 3Cs content contributor channels create co n n ect. o pt im iz e EXTERNAL FACTORS market audienceobjectives 13IV. differentiating factor. Channel strategy Faced with both finite resources and an ever-growing ecosystem of digital platforms and channels, organizations. resources External.

10 Tips for Integrating Social Media and LinkedIn in to Your Job Search in 2011

WindMill Networking

Now is the time to get reacquainted with the platform.  I have published plenty of LinkedIn and job search resources already to help you in this blog.  Hint: Unless you’re in the Human Resources division, the decision maker is NOT the recruiter or HR person.  profile for an example of what is possible. Heard that one before, right?  Thanks! 1.) Decide on Your Keywords.

Dun & Bradstreet Uses B2B Social Media to Bring Data to Life

Social Media B2B

We consider platforms such as Twitter , Facebook and LinkedIn to be an extension of how we connect with, and can be a resource to, our customers, prospects and the community at large. For example, our 200 million campaign celebrated D&B’s milestone of reaching 200 million businesses covered in our global database. Social media enables us to do that.

55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Facebook added more than 200 million users last year, and Twitter more than doubled in size, adding 115 million. Dan Neely discusses which social networking sites get the most attention from marketers (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, no surprises there), how marketers can best use social media for branding and business development, and concerns about the use of social media in brand planning.

4 Strategies for Dealing with Negative Comments

Vertical Response

Since dealing with difficult comments can both drain energy and consume, it’s important to differentiate between disgruntled customers and anonymous haters, and to respond to each appropriately. In addition, you can simply point to the comment policy on your blog if you get complaints for deleting a comment (for example). That’s how we’re gonna be — cool. All rights reserved.

From 0 to 21.5 Million Visitors in 8 Years: 4 Lessons on Content Marketing

Act-On

An example of someone who did this with huge success is MOZ, who developed a Q&A Forum which models how to do this well: We learned from them and created our own section of questions and answers , which today accounts for 27% of the traffic on our company’s website. They are trying to position themselves as a trusted resource and gain your awareness of their brand. In conclusion.

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Case study: Social media success in regulated industries

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Let’s look at an example. If your company is still in the social media dark ages, the first step toward success may not be a new Facebook page. BPV changed the historical dynamic in their industry and put the resources in place to succeed. Let's look at an example. BPV changed the historical dynamic in their industry and put the resources in place to succeed.

Why Customer Experience is the Hot New Thing in Marketing

Act-On

Your customers’ experience is part of your product – and a way to differentiate yourself in the market. Customer experience is also a way to differentiate yourself from your competition. The classic example of this is in the hotel business. Human Resources and employee engagement. “The customer experience is the next competitive battleground.”. Really, really good.

The 7 Building Blocks of a Solid Content Marketing Plan

Visually

Once you understand  why you’re spending time and resources on producing content it will be much easier to align your team, define realistic goals, and implement a strategy for success. Buzzfeed is a great example of a news organization that uses thousands of custom segments to determine what post will engage a specific audience segment. Define your vision for success.

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Five ways to calm down and not be overwhelmed by social media change

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So here are the top five networks being populated by marketers: Facebook. It’s possible, but if you’re spending all your time learning the shiny new thing, are you taking energy and resources away from the stuff that is really impacting your business? Look at your compamny culture, competitors and resources: What fits the personality of your business best? It is.

Marketing and Customer Experience: An Interview with Robert Rose

Kapost

Robert Rose (RR): Because it may be the only differentiator they have left. Whether or not you believe the now famous SiriusDecisions statistic of some two-thirds of the buying decision being made before sales gets a call, one thing that is clear is that creating a differentiated experience at some point prior to that sales call is imperative. Social is a great example of this.

A 6-step plan to respond to negative social media comments

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just conducted a study for the hospitality industry (a lot of people complain there) and found that negative Facebook comments represented just 2 hundredths of a percent of the total, People are generally supportive on the web and receiving negative comments can be a valuable of customer insight into legitimate issues. Certainly this is a frightening prospect for many companies! Follow up.

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Agency: Bottom-Line Boosters for Marketing Agencies to Adopt in the New Year

Act-On

You can integrate Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn into a single publishing interface, easily schedule and share your content, and measure the results. Your marketing department doesn’t have enough time to do everything they need to do with your current resources. Some examples of interactive calculators include: Revenue-Generation Calculators. Others are using all of them.

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

Webbiquity

It’s the tool Google will use to beat Facebook. Mark Burgess explains how small business can build trust and creatively use circles on Google+ (“This insight [that people prefer to share specific information with specific groups of friends or followers] led to the creation of Google+ circles, a major differentiator between Google+ and Facebook.  ”).

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17 Questions On How To Build A Content Marketing Strategy [Q&A]

B2B Marketing Insider

Commit to differentiating yourself by how helpful your content is going to be , not what your voice is. It’s the only way to do effective marketing on a small budget with few resources. As an example, if you have an executive within your company that presents anything to anyone, anywhere, you can take that presentation and do a number of things with it. We hope this helps.

5 Reasons to Go All-In on Social Media in 2016

Haley Marketing

And it's certainly more than just setting up a page so that you can tell people your company has a Facebook page. As of the third quarter of 2015, Facebook had 1.55 Want to differentiate yourself? In June, our team started created weekly blogging content and sharing that content through the company's Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google+ pages. One more example?

Top B2B Website Metrics to Monitor Using Google Analytics

Hinge Marketing

For example, an executive search firm’s website draws both job candidates and employers looking for talent. Having a resources section on your site with various forms of content (including blog posts, guides, and videos) will also keep visitors on your site for an extended period as well. Hinge’s library as a good example. What is going to differentiate your firm?

Strategies to help your business overcome information overload

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In a recent  Advertising Age  article , Facebook reports: “Content that is eligible to be shown in our news feed is increasing at a faster rate than people’s ability to consume it.” Passionate content versus content and why “helpful” is not a point of differentiation. Resources mentioned in this podcast. Resources mentioned in this podcast.

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One Thing Is Killing Content Marketing and Everyone Is Ignoring It

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All of them had Facebook pages. Your Facebook post? The majority, like over 99% of marketers, do not have differentiated content. Subject matter – Using tools like Google Trends,  you can uncover breakout terms for which there are few instructional resources. They came from all different industries. Some were consultants. Pest management? Most had e-newsletters. Really!

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Creating Social Media Buttons

Hubspot

But with so many social media platforms providing their own individual content sharing and follow buttons, it's often difficult to differentiate between which social media button to use for what purpose. The "Official Twitter Follow Button," "Facebook Like Box," "LinkedIn Company Profile Plugin," and "Google+ Page Button" we'll cover in this article all serve as social media follow buttons.

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The 6 critical questions guaranteed to drive your social media strategy

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But the short explanation is, budget, content, resources and vision will not determine your success if you don’t have a company culture to nurture and sustain this change. Here is the business case for Facebook in one sentence: “Come waste time with me.” ” Nobody HAS to be on Facebook. Nobody HAS to be on Facebook. Should you step it up? Focused?

How do you use social media to promote a boring product?

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They have also aligned themselves with cutting-edge outside resources. They created yet another point of differentiation by WHERE this content was being viewed because it was a wide open space. Could Chipotle have generated 4 million views in one week on a Facebook post? by Mark W Schaefer Great example Eric. Is your business boring? Printer cartridges. Blenders. tweet?

5 Ways to keep up with the avalanche of online customer feedback

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You are also gleaning insights to make your business better, and differentiating your business from competitors who don‘t respond publicly. It takes resources to address the increasing tide of customer feedback. Other businesses make tactical decisions to stretch their customer service resources further by using canned, robotic, or abrupt responses. You‘d save 41 percent!

The Death of Copy Writing

Tomorrow People

With more and more companies embracing social media , creative content also has a high profile within Twitter , Facebook and blogging. Companies now use copywriting to differentiate what they have to offer, by developing a clear tone of voice or house style. What resources do you need to create the impact you want? Is copywriting really dying? Copy - over and out? The result?

29 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Infographics of 2013

Webbiquity

It was the second-largest Internet IPO ever by an American company, trailing only Facebook. Noting that tweets with images generate 18% more clicks and 150% more click-throughs than those without, Jeff Bullas recommends adding images to tweets (using pic.Twitter.com to take advantage of the image preview feature) and showcases four examples of brands using making good use of this tactic.

27 (of the) Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2014

Webbiquity

Among them: “use social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to pitch directly to media and influencers”; include visual assets (such as infographics) in your content to increase sharing; optimize titles, meta details and image names for SEO; and extend the value of content through repurposing and syndication. For example: “Brevity Is Key to Getting Read.

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E-Quip Blog: Delivering Added Value

E-Quip

Delivering added value to your clients is the best way to differentiate your firm. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Follow my other posts: Facebook Page. Human Resources. (28). PSMJ Resources Blog. Human Resource Executive Online. Tuesday, November 22, 2011. Delivering Added Value. Value for the dollar spent" was the top response. What is value? Posts.

53 Questions to Help You Choose the Right Interactive Content Creation Platform

It's All About Revenue

Are you looking to create a single poll for Facebook, or do you want to develop a range of content on a regular basis and publish that content across multiple channels? Many platforms provide extensive onboarding and training, others provide 24/7 support, others have extensive resource libraries, etc. But how do you choose which solution is right for you? Email only? Phone? Other.

The 3 D’s of Brand Building In A/E/C

Hinge Marketing

Here’s something to think about for all the A/E/C firms who think brand building isn’t important: if your firm had no branding, how would you differentiate yourself from other A/E/C firms? And if you couldn’t differentiate yourself, how would you expect to see long-term growth and profitability? Differentiate Your Brand. On Twitter or Facebook?

Getting Your Small Business Ready for Google+

Blue Focus Marketing

This insight led to the creation of Google+ circles, a major differentiator between Google+ and Facebook.  Recommendations are fueled by Facebook, Twitter, blogs and now, Google+.  According to Paul Adams ,  “Facebook and Twitter have proven that people love to broadcast things they share to all of their friends.  For example using [link]. Yeah.”.

The Symbiosis of Business Development and Marketing

Hinge Marketing

Marketing identifies key differentiators , develops positioning and messaging, and comes up with a strategic plan for communicating that messaging. An example would be a research analysis that shows the number of leads converting to sales based on what offers prospects respond to. Additional Resources. You get the idea. They are different, but they are inextricably linked.

The Importance of Business Research for Your Firm: Top 10 Questions to Drive Growth & Profitability

Hinge Marketing

For example, you might have won the sale based on your good reputation, but after working with you, your client might value your specialized skills and expertise most. SEE ALSO: Why Brand Differentiation is Essential for Professional Services Firms to Succeed. 8. Additional Resources. In researching high growth professional services firms we made an eye-opening discovery.

10 Things to Double-Check Before You Begin Your Next Campaign Analysis

Hubspot

For example, many of us do end of the month reporting on the first day of the next month. For example, imagine that you have 10 employees at your business, and each of them looks at different pages on your website an average of five times a day. For example, let's say that you are running a promotion on Facebook and Twitter to drive traffic to your website.

Our Favorite Online Marketing Posts of 2013

KoMarketing Associates

March Madness is one of the most exciting times on the sports calendar and this post is a great example of how to compare content marketing to real-world events. This post does a great job describing some of the changes being made and providing detailed, real-world, examples for each. Make the Most of Custom Audiences on Facebook – Gary Stein, ClickZ. What is Content?

Not Getting What You Want From Blogging? Ask These 11 Questions

Hubspot

To clarify, here are a few examples of both: Shoes (short tail) vs. Size 6 Black Pumps (long tail). The script sorted the posts from most shared to least shared and used social APIs (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+) to determine the number of shares for each post. Example: “Big data is dead. Are there any opportunities to clarify my points with an example?

26 Google Webmaster Tools Videos Addressing Common B2B Link Building Questions

KoMarketing Associates

Examples include conversational search and more specific brand / name-based queries. This video defines what the framework of what constitutes a paid link, including the obvious (like outright solicitation) and not so obvious examples like paid endorsements, gifts versus loans, and other questionable compensation or exchange scenarios. Common B2B Link Building Questions. Guess what?

Are Your Content Marketing Efforts a Waste of Time?

Fathom

You’re too concerned about content production (quantity) and not enough about differentiating yourself with a unique tone, point of view and story. Next, turn up your marketing team’s resources, creativity and budget. Yeah, I went there. Let’s be honest. You’ve probably asked yourself this question at some point. Or maybe you’ve asked your marketing team. You are not alone. Fathom ).

Forward 2016, Day 1: Why Content Marketing ≠ Brand Storytelling

Content Standard

good start, but speed and clear differentiation still needed improvement. For example, SecurityIntelligence.com and IBM Mobile Insights often cross-link to add credibility to both publications. For example, equip your PR and communications team during events so they can leverage mass audience and increase reach and exposure. The resources for VR, can be complicated to assemble.

5 Ways of Ensuring Real ROI in Social Media

Marketing Action

Respond quickly to concerns and questions, so that your prospects feel heard, and make it a point to educate your followers (via helpful articles and sit-downs with industry experts), so people see you as a real resource (versus a soulless corporation). 2.      Treat social like any other marketing vehicle. In essence, it’s tough to know what ROI looks like when it comes to social.