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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.

Say NO to Auto-Feeds: Your Blog & Facebook, Social Sites

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Neuromarketing Research: 3 Keys that Trigger a Buying Decision

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The study of the buying decision process, or neuromarketing, has had a tremendous impact on content marketing. More brands are being studied in laboratories around the world as consumers are being hooked up to brain imaging machines, fMRI , EEG and other devices so that they are monitored while they read marketing messages and make decisions. Neuromarketing is extremely expensive market research to do, but fortunately most brains work the same, with some exceptions for age and gender.

Basic Human Motivation: 4 Ways to Engage Readers

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If you are writing content designed to persuade and influence, you need to know what makes people tick. photo courtesy of digitalart/FreeDigitalPhotos.net ). There are universal drives that are common in all human beings, across cultures, across the globe.

Increase Marketing ROI 10X and Prove It

See how a marketing team demonstrated 10X ROI and increased sales by 35% with marketing automation.

Content Marketing Tip: Start with Ready-to-Publish Articles

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Content marketing is easier when you can outsource some of the writing and researching to qualified writers. A great way to short-cut the time needed to research, write and publish quality online content is to find a good writer to supply articles.

The Homer Simpson Guide to Neuromarketing

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Content marketing experts and the people who write marketing messages ought to understand how consumers’ brains work if they want to engage and create trust and loyalty.

Why You Should Be Happy Before You Blog

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Three Keys to Blogging When you Are Happy. A guest post by Erica Nelson. You know how your smile is written all over your face? Your emotions are imbedded in your words and how you write.

Content Rules: Secrets of Writing Compelling Content

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Marketing nowadays requires writing and publishing great content in multiple ways. That’s why there’s a tsunami of information online about content marketing.

2017 CMO Survey

The 2017 CMO Survey can provide you with the latest insights into marketplace dynamics, spending, and trends.

Why Content Marketing with Video Is Key

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Content marketing using video is a key marketing tactic if you want to get found online, get known, and get clients. Here’s what’s important about publishing video on your sites: Your business can get quick, effective search engine results that used to take months or even years to achieve, all for next to nothing to produce (you don’t need to buy expensive equipment and hire a producer).

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Content Marketing with Stories: Better than Facts

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Good stories are what make a blog interesting and fun to read. More importantly, if you’re trying to influence people to buy into your ideas and ultimately your business, there is evidence that stories work better than facts.

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Writing Compelling Content: What Drives Your Readers?

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Content Checklist: Don’t Publish Without It

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I love checklists because I’m always forgetting things. Once I published a post without a title. Yesterday I almost forgot to hyperlink anything in a post. Fortunately, before I publish I run an analysis for how a post will score with the search engines using Scribe , a great tool.

Content Curation: How to Become a Thought Leader

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Here’s an important post from Joe Pulizzi’s Junta42 blog, Content Curation Grows Up, Original Content Still Key. I share these key points with anyone who struggles with writing online for their business and needs ideas for what to write.

The AdRoll Guide to Account-Based Marketing

Personalize your marketing to convert your highest-value accounts.

7 Ways to Format Blogs to Engage Readers’ Brains

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What are the two most important parts (a.k.a. opportunities to engage readers) of your business blog post? Most experts will tell you this: The headline. The call to action. The headline is what gets read and spread.

Content Marketing: Connect the Dots and Drive Results

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How do you master the art of writing content for the Web so that you provide quality information on your web pages, blog, and newsletters that works to convert readers to clients? Ahhh, that’s what I’ve been trying to figure out for the last 12 years.

Content Marketing Videos: Speak to Problems First

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What’s the best way to write a script for a video ? Content marketing with videos is a key marketing tool, and it’s getting easier to do. Here’s a new video the folks over at iMotionVideo Studios produced for me. I just love this service.

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5 Content Marketing Questions: #1 What’s the Problem?

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In a previous post, Writing Web Content that Gets Results: Questions , I reviewed the basic rules of writing web content. In this post, we’ll explore the 5 content marketing questions that will help you organize and simplify your web page and blog writing by asking 5 important questions: What is the problem (pain, predicament)? Why hasn’t this problem been solved? What is possible? What is different now? What should you do now?

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.

Neuromarketing Books for Marketing to Brains

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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.

The Sociology of Social Media: TED TV Talks

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Having fun while learning has become my idea of a really good time. Forget drugs, booze and rock and roll. Now you can learn all about social media and the sociology of the Internet through video lectures.

4 Content Marketing Goals for a Coach Website

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How should content marketing be used on the home page of your website? What makes good website copy?

Business Blog: 4 Reasons to NOT Write Your Own

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Guest post by Adam Kosloff. You’re swamped. You barely have time to scan the headlines of your favorite news feeds. Probably the only reason you clicked on this article was to check out whether it might provide instant value to you. Can this article save you time and/or money and/or hassle?

Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat

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

Memory + Emotional Attention = Content Marketing

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How do you write good blog posts that connect emotionally with readers and turn them into loyal fans? Oh, heck, that’s easy. All you have to do is: Grab their attention. Get them emotionally engaged. Make a memorable impact. There you go, right? Easy-peasy.

Feed Your Blog Automatically to LinkedIn & Twitter

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How do you get your blog posts to feed into your LinkedIn profile and Twitter automatically? I asked social media expert AnnaLaura Brown to write a guest post. This is the 2nd part of her post Connect Your Blog to Facebook. For LinkedIn you have a couple of options as well.

Tips on Blog Post Optimization

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What are the steps you need to follow to ensure each blog post is optimized for search engines as well as well-written for your readers’ interests ? Oh my… there are a lot. But to keep me out of overwhelm, I wrote them down, and put them into a flow chart.

Marketing with Videos: What’s Wrong with the Script?

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I was shocked to read some sample scripts for video commercials being filmed at the studios of iMotionVideo last week in Orlando. People are still confusing features and benefits in their marketing messages.

5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

6 Writing Tips for SEO Friendly Content Marketing

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Do you know how to write SEO-friendly content your readers will love? This week’s guest post by Christian Arno of Lingo24 shares 6 writing tips for writing online content that works for both readers and search engines. Writing for the web can be like walking on a tightrope. Do you litter your blog writing and web pages with keywords so the search engine spiders can find you? Or do you make the copy interesting so people will be eager to read it and pass it on? Both, of course.

5 Content Marketing Questions: #2 Why Hasn’t This Problem Been Solved?

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Content Marketing for Professionals: Time-Saving Tips Webinar

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Business Blog: 4 Reasons to NOT Write Your Own

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(Guest post by Adam Kosloff ). You’re swamped. You barely have time to scan the headlines of your favorite news feeds. Probably the only reason you clicked on this article was to check out whether it might provide instant value to you. Can this article save you time and/or money and/or hassle?

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.

3 Tips for Better Blog Writing

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I’m glad to see that there are more agencies focusing on content marketing for small businesses. I stumbled upon The Content Factor and found their approach to blog writing and white papers refreshing: The Content Factor provides good advice for content marketing strategies: But to be successful with blogging , you have to recognize some key differences: The best blogs are personified.

Entering the World of Social Media: Better Late than Never

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Content Marketing with Videos: Free Webinar

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You probably already know you should be using video to attract readers to your website, but you might not know how easy and quick it is. Publishing video on your site is like a client magnet. Trust me on this, you don’t need to buy expensive tools and hire a producer.

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Business Blog Writing: Come on, light my fire!

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Why is content marketing and persuasion so difficult, and what can you do to set people on fire? When it comes to writing content for a business blog , most professionals start from their point of view. Of course, who wouldn’t?

Lead Generation Checklist

You spend a lot of time, energy, and money doing lead generation to capture leads but it's how you manage them that makes the difference between success and failure.