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Eight Factors to Consider When (Re)Launching a Business Blog

Webbiquity

Over the last decade, business blogs have gone from being a novelty to a leading-edge practice to an essential element for any company seeking to optimize its presence on the web. According to Small Business Trends and HubSpot , the percentage of businesses with blogs has increased from less than half in 2009 to nearly two out of three in 2011. Why are so many companies now embracing blogging?

102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity

B2B buyers are most likely to share useful vendor content via email (79%), followed by LinkedIn (53%), Twitter (39%) and Facebook (18%). 21% plan to implement such a system in the coming year, but another 17% “don’t know what a social CRM system is and why businesses need it.”

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Rick Short Explains How to Turn Staff Into Prolific Bloggers

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Blog HubSpot TV Contributors Marketing Kit Internet Marketing Blog The HubSpot Inbound Internet Marketing blog covers all of inbound marketing - SEO, Blogging, Social Media, Landing Pages, Lead Generation and Analytics. What made you want to start your first blog?

Why are America’s fastest-growing companies killing their blogs?

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Are America’s fastest-growing companies shifting away from blogging as a primary social media platform? ”Maybe” could be a conclusion based on new research examining the INC 500 from The Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts. Is blogging dying?

Content Curation: How to Become a Thought Leader

Writing on the Web

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. Blog this on Blogger.

B2B Lead Generation Using a Business Blog

Industrial Marketing Today

Business blogs for lead generation Even though business blogging is not widely used in B2B marketing and especially in industrial marketing, it can be very effective as a tool for lead generation. Do you have or need a lead generating business blog?

How to Make Your Business Blog Be All It Can Be

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website How to Make Your Business Blog Be All It Can Be by Achinta Mitra on May 3, 2010 in Industrial Marketing & Web 2.0 , Industrial Marketing Blog Remember the U.S. Do you have a blog for your business?

B2B Business Blogging: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff with Matthew Schwartz

Modern B2B Marketing

For the next post in our series of B2B marketing thought leader interviews , we interviewed Matthew Schwartz, an independent journalist with more than 20 years’ experience working in the media, who is currently a contributing a writer at Crain’s BtoB and BtoB’s Media Business magazines. Schwartz helped to create ZoomInfo’s new blog, Follow the Lead , which provides the latest news and analysis for sales and marketing execs. It’s very tricky being in the prediction business.

Social Media for Busy Business Bloggers

Writing on the Web

With the onslaught of social media in the last 10 years, the ever constant question is, what can it do for my business and my business blog? First, why should you bother with social networking sites ( Facebook , LinkedIn , Twitter ) if you’re in business?

Business Value of Social Networking

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Business Value of Social Networking by Achinta Mitra on July 29, 2009 in Social Media Marketing , Social Networking Saw a very interesting video where Seth Godin talks about how useful social media is to businesses.

101 Tips from 50 Small Business Bloggers

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website 101 Tips from 50 Small Business Bloggers by Achinta Mitra on September 29, 2009 in Industrial Marketing Blog , Industrial Websites , Social Media Marketing I came across an incredible blog post recently that I think every small business owner should read. Click here to read 101 Tips from 50 Small Business Bloggers.

Are You Creating Irresistible Offers with Your Email Marketing?

Industrial Marketing Today

by Achinta Mitra on November 16, 2009 in B2B E-Mail Marketing Do you know the key component of email marketing that generates more high-quality leads and drives sales? Just adding a sign up form in the sidebar of your site or blog stating “Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter for the latest news and handy tips” may be a direct call to action but is it really an irresistible offer or incentive?

Content Creation Made Easy

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Content Creation Made Easy by Achinta Mitra on August 24, 2009 in Content Marketing , Industrial Marketing Blog Are you struggling with creating content? That led me to other popular search terms like blog content creation, content creation help, online content creation etc. an industrial and business-to-business (B2B) marketing communications company in Houston, Texas.

Driving Traffic to Your Homepage All the Time May Be a Big Mistake

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Driving Traffic to Your Homepage All the Time May Be a Big Mistake by Achinta Mitra on October 26, 2009 in Industrial Websites , Website Design & Development You’ve read up on all the traffic generation tactics and optimized your site to rank high on major search engines. an industrial and business-to-business (B2B) marketing communications company in Houston, Texas.

Best of 2008: Blogging for Business, Part 3

WebMarketCentral

How can generate more targeted traffic to your blog? Find the answers to these questions and others here in WebMarketCentral's final list of the best posts on business blogging from the last year. You're representing your business.

12 Social Media Tools for B2B Pre-Event Marketing

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LinkedIn Events Setting up an event in LinkedIn is a fairly simple process. LinkedIn users will be shown events that match their specific business needs based on the information they’ve added to their LinkedIn profile (Job Title, Industry, etc.),

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Blogging & RSS Events

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B2B Lead Generation Blog About Free Resources Get FREE Updates Instantly Get A FREE Chapter from my book. » Blogging & RSS Events Business blogging consultant extraordinaire, Debbie Weil , just informed me that shes launching a half-day seminar on Blogging & RSS.

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A Blogging Style to Call Your Own

Industrial Marketing Today

It takes time and practice to find and develop your own blogging voice. In the slideshow, Rohit shows you 25 different styles of blogging and when to use each one. It is definitely worth watching and it may just inspire you to find your own blogging style.

Looking Back at 100: Top 10 Posts on the Webbiquity Blog (So Far)

Webbiquity

Hard to believe that this blog, officially launched just a few months ago, has already surpassed 100 posts. Thank you for reading, and without further ado, below are the 10 most-viewed posts on this blog to date. At its core, social media is not about doing new things, but about doing things you’ve always done as a business person differently.&#. Almost) 100 (of the) Best Social Media Marketing Blog Posts and Articles of 2009. Share this on LinkedIn.

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9 Top Twitter Tips You Should Start Using Today!

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In the course of those 3 years, I have interacted with some of the smartest business and marketing people on the planet. Then in October of 2009, I sent 55. Twitter is an amazing mechanism for distributing news, tips, blogs and other types of information.

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity

Sure, teenagers spend a lot of time on YouTube, but did you know that three-quarters of business executives watch work-related online videos weekly? ” Or that49% of B2B journalists write blogs, and 84% are on Twiter? Is a Blog Still Important in 2011?

19 New Featured Sources on the B2B Marketing Zone

Webbiquity

the BMZ) was officially launched a year ago as the first content aggregation hub for leading business-to-business bloggers. Should You Use Foursquare for Your Business? CK’s B2B Blog ( SMS Mobile Marketing Mix Audience ). What was Linkedin Thinking?

Translate Features into Benefits if You Want Your Marketing.

Industrial Marketing Today

I found this one from Michael Fortin’s blog. He has spent over 20 years consulting, coaching and delivering practical and relevant advice to construction businesses. If I fail in doing this, I risk losing trust, interest and, worse yet, any future business.”

How to Use a B2B Blog to Win Customers and Influence Prospects

Industrial Marketing Today

A B2B blog is the perfect online tool to accomplish that. If you are still not sure about the benefits of using a business blog, head over to HubSpot and read these articles: 6 Reasons Every Small Business Should Be Blogging… Are You Missing the Boat?

Deconstructing the Four Stages of the Industrial Buy Cycle

Industrial Marketing Today

an industrial and business-to-business (B2B) marketing communications company in Houston, Texas. This guide will walk you through each step involved in creating a roadmap for a successful business Website.

Using Content to Move Prospects Forward in the Sales Cycle

Industrial Marketing Today

an industrial and business-to-business (B2B) marketing communications company in Houston, Texas. This guide will walk you through each step involved in creating a roadmap for a successful business Website.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Going beyond the sales lead

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Content Auditing and Mapping it to the Industrial Buy Cycle

Industrial Marketing Today

Content marketing does not mean churning out white papers, case studies, articles, blog posts, podcasts and webinars for the sake of putting out content. an industrial and business-to-business (B2B) marketing communications company in Houston, Texas.

Variety of Content is the Key in the Early Stages of the.

Industrial Marketing Today

Social media among IT and business buyers of technology rose 50% over last year and finally pushed to majority status; 55% said they use social media as part of the technology buying process in 2009 versus just 37% in 2008.

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7 Strategies for Using Content to Market Industrial Products

Industrial Marketing Today

Expertise blogs – starting your own company blog to showcase your internal experts is a great way to differentiate yourself from the competition. The best example of an expertise blog that I know of is the Emerson Process Experts blog moderated by Jim Cahill.

Social Media with Email Marketing – is it the Super Combo?

Industrial Marketing Today

by Achinta Mitra on June 24, 2010 in B2B E-Mail Marketing , Industrial Marketing & Web 2.0 , Social Media Marketing , Social Networking Lately, social media seems to garner all the attention in the media and blog posts with very little mention about email marketing.

B2B Websites: To Publish Prices, Or Not To Publish…That Is The.

Industrial Marketing Today

You are not alone, most business purchases, especially industrial products don’t lend themselves to a simple Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). I found a series of blog posts on pricing on your website at Dave Jung’s B2B Blog , some of those articles date back to 2006.

Focus on Content in B2B Marketing

Industrial Marketing Today

Paul Dunay in his blog post, “4 C’s of B2B Marketing” has defined this very nicely. Your business will grow.&# (See Content Marketing – The Ultimate Cheat Sheet ). an industrial and business-to-business (B2B) marketing communications company in Houston, Texas.

Do-it-Yourself Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Your WordPress.

Industrial Marketing Today

I have listed some easy, do-it-yourself (DiY) SEO tactics to optimize your WordPress blogs for search engines. Just building a business blog is not going to help you drive traffic or generate leads. On-site SEO refers to changes that you can make within the code of your blog.

Can Industrial and B2B Marketers Learn Creative Problem Solving.

Industrial Marketing Today

What are consequences of this creativity decline to the business world? Value Creation: From here, the company can create targeted messages and value messaging for each “mapped solution” – as it aligns with a specific business requirement within a market segment.

The Twofold Benefit of Optimizing Marketing Content

Industrial Marketing Today

After all, that’s how your prospects and customers will find your blog and/or Web site. Keep in mind your marketing content may exist in various forms and formats; company website, blog, email campaigns, press releases, marketing collateral and social networks.

5 Things Industrial Marketers Must Do to Attract Engineers and.

Industrial Marketing Today

Is Your Industrial Website Still Just a Business Card? an industrial and business-to-business (B2B) marketing communications company in Houston, Texas. This guide will walk you through each step involved in creating a roadmap for a successful business Website.

Top 10 Clichés to Avoid in B2B Marketing Content

Industrial Marketing Today

I know I have been guilty on more than one occasion of using popular clichés in my business marketing communications. I have added two of my own: cutting edge technology holistic approach You can read the complete list at The Encyclopedia of Business Clichés.

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The Distribution Trap – How Innovations Become Commodities

Industrial Marketing Today

Thomas , PhD Assistant Professor of International Business, University of Akron and the Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Transportation Security. That business model works for a while but in the long-term, it fails badly.

Social Media and B2B Marketing Do Pair Well

Industrial Marketing Today

They have compiled over 50 marketing charts and graphs based on analysis of their 2,500 business customers. an industrial and business-to-business (B2B) marketing communications company in Houston, Texas.