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How to Harness the Power of Social Media

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When it comes to content marketing , social media has become an essential part of most smart professionals’ marketing plans. They know that without a social presence, your online brand can appear outdated and unapproachable.

7 Social Media Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid

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A Note from Patsi: This week’s guest post is about social media and it’s really important. Because if you want to engage your business blog readers and grow your reader base, you need to use social media.

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5 Ways Blog Analytics Improve Your Business Blog

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How do you use your blog analytics ? There are many easy-to-use blogging analytics tools out there, but the really successful bloggers know their results and tailor their blogs accordingly. This is the fifth element in the CAST system for effective blog content : C ontent (compelling).

How Do You Choose a Blog Platform?

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How do you choose a blog platform ? . In my last post, How to Start a Blog: 7 Steps BEFORE You Blog , I shared important information you want to consider before your first post, including signing up for a trial blog.

The Content Marketing Pyramid

The Ultimate Framework To Develop & Execute Your Content Marketing Strategy

How to Become a Pinterest Warrior

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Are you using Pinterest effectively? Although you may have made excellent written content a part of your marketing strategy , it’s important to remember that there is more to social media than just writing a great post or article.

The ABC’s of Great Blogging: Be Original and Offer Insight

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How to Create a White Paper: Get Found Online and Grow Readership

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If you want to grow your reader base, that is, if you want to get found and get known online, small businesses and entrepreneurs will offer prospects and clients online information for free, such as a white paper , a report or a compelling article.

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5 Key Elements for Your “About” Page: How to Tell Your Story

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When’s the last time you updated your bio on your About page on your blog or website? Smart bloggers know that this is one of the most visited pages: People want to know who’s behind a business. Personalities count.

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

A framework comprising of best practices to consider and red flags to avoid.

Great Newsletters: 5 Must-Haves for Better Design

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Have you noticed what great business newsletters have in common? They’re easily scannable; that is to say, you can easily scan the newsletter to determine the topic, the key message and what action the writer wants you to take. That’s why newsletter design is so important.

How to Blog for Your Business Using Personality

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Do you know how to blog for your business using personality yet remaining professional? No, seriously – there’s an ongoing trend to be personal with blogs. I see it everywhere – blogs, email, newsletters.

5 Ways to Get Readers to Respond

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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.

SEO and Content Marketing: A Love Story

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Once upon a time, SEO met up with Content Marketing , fell in love, and vowed to never separate, to always work together in harmony.

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Get Found Online: 5 Question Quiz

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How easy is it for you to get found online? Are you attracting the kinds of readers who could be your ideal clients? Here’s a quick 5 question quiz to reveal how well you’re doing: 5 Question Quiz. How easy is it for someone to find you doing a search for answers to their problems?

The AdRoll Guide to Account-Based Marketing

Personalize your marketing to convert your highest-value accounts.

Better Business Blogs: Correct Those Broken Links

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Are you keeping your business blog fresh? If you’re like me, and you’ve been blogging for a number of years, chances are some of your links may no longer work. This guest post, from Susan Boggs, offers tips for successful bloggers and blogs on how to find and correct broken links.

Content Marketing: How do you know if it???s working?

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How do you know if your content is working for you? Everybody says they want more traffic, but quite frankly, traffic stats leave me scratching my head and saying “Okay, that’s nice…and so what?”

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Business Blog Writing: How to Avoid Time-Suck

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How do you avoid time-sucking traps when it comes to blog writing ? If you’re anything like me, you may have found yourself (a time or two!) with nothing to show after sitting in front of your screen for 90 minutes. It happens to the best of us.

The Pros of LinkedIn vs. Facebook for Professionals

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You’re probably already on Facebook , sharing photos of your kid’s first birthday party and links to your favorite articles , recipes and videos. After all, Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family.

Effective B2B Marketing Content That Will Lead to Sales Growth

Effective marketing content leads to increased sales productivity, more revenue, greater marketing effectiveness and stronger alignment between marketing and sales.

Is Your Content Writing Appealing to Thinkers AND Feelers?

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Is your blog content writing appealing to both thinkers AND feelers ? If you aren’t appealing to these two types of communication (and decision) styles, you’re missing half of your readership potential.

Content Marketing Graphic: What’s Missing in this Visual?

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How Content Marketing Works on Pinterest

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For a social media site to truly step into the spotlight, it has to have something special. Pinterest is one show-stopping sharing site that has taken the Web world by storm.

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2 Sure-Fire Ways to Inspire Your Blog Writing

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A few years ago I polled readers and asked what their biggest blogging challenge is. Turns out, it’s not lack of time, it’s lack of inspiration. Does your blog writing lack inspiration? Is it hard to get really fired up when starting to write a post? I get that.

Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

Each year B2B organizations spend more than $5.2 billion on content creation.

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

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Can you still make money blogging ? Or is it too late to get in to the game? As I shared in my last post , the blogging has rapidly changed, but it’s not too late to start a blog, or turn your existing blog in to a source of income.

The ABC’s of Business Blogging:How to be Heard above the Noise

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Tips on Writing a Great Blog Post:Give it a Rest

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It’s the rainy season here in Mexico – a great time to do a lot of reading, writing and recovery – at least, that’s what I told myself when I scheduled my shoulder surgery. But I’m having trouble with my blog writing. And now I’m stuck. I’ve got Blogger’s Block. (Yes,

Out-of-Office: 4 Time-Saving Social Media Tips to Keep Connected

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How can you use Social Media tips when you’re away from the office for a week? What can you do to stay in touch with your clients when you’re out of town on a trip or vacation? I’ve been playing hooky: I went to a tennis ranch in Texas where we played tennis six hours a day.

Customer Success and Marketing Alignment: The Key to Unlocking Customer Advocacy

Most B2B companies say the customer experience is a priority, but their teams are not prepared or coordinated enough to make this a reality.

Best Kept Secret of an Email Newsletter Bio

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What’s the best kept secret of a newsletter bio? As I mentioned in my last post, your bio on your blog or website About page should be current and tell a story, rather than be a resume written in the third person. The same is true for an email newsletter bio.

What Hemingway Knew: How to Write Blog Content that Attracts Readers

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Is your blog content compelling? Are you attracting new readers, engaging with them, and growing your reader base? In my last post , I shared an acronym that you should be using when writing blog content: C ontent (compelling). A ssets (free). S ocial Media. T rack.

The 4 Step Creative Process for Writing Blogs: (& Happy Birthday to WOW Blog)

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Do you struggle with the creative process of writing blogs ? Do you cringe when you need to find a topic for your blog? You’re not alone.

Blog Goals: 5 Tips to Keep Your Blog Focused and on Track

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5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

Tips to Get Your Business Newsletter Read

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Does anyone read your business e-newsletter? How do you get your clients and prospects to open that email? In a previous post, I asked if you were sending a holiday newsletter for your business. Here are a few timeless tips to help you get your newsletter read.

Connect Your Blog to Facebook Automatically

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Are your blog posts fed automatically into Facebook? The other day I was horrified to learn that a dear client was manually posting his blog articles to Facebook. Yikes! No wonder blogging seems tiresome and time-consuming.

A Checklist for a Good Blog

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After I got home from our Publishing at Sea cruise, I checked out the good blogs of our amazing group of authors , including those of our experts, like Judith Briles ! Of course, as writers, they all had important things to say on their blogs. But some weren’t really optimized for best results.

Don’t Fall Prey to Auto-Feeds: Your Blog Posts Deserve a Personal Introduction

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Many people who fell prey to the Auto-feed short-cut introduced by Facebook found that it did much more harm than good. And it’s understandable why they did it: how can you have time for social media , when you struggle with creating consistent, relevant blog content ?

Flip My Funnel - Guide To B2B Account Based Marketing

As modern B2B marketers, we have been lucky enough to witness some of the most dramatic shifts in marketing strategies and technologies.