Our Favorite Articles & Blog Posts of 2017

KoMarketing Associates

Much like our Secret Santa gift exchange, this list of our favorite articles and blog posts from past year has become an annual end-of-year tradition. In a reflection of our growth as digital marketers and as a team, I’m happy to report that this year’s list features more contributors and articles than any previous year! I found this to be a very useful article as it makes you think outside the box. This article breaks down five ways to do just that.

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Convert articles and blog posts to video

Biznology

Convert articles and blog posts to video. Your blog reflects your content marketing strategy—right down to the keywords. Smart people have put a lot of thought into that blog. The same is true for articles like research reports and white papers.

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Top-10 Biznology articles in 2015

Biznology

So I dug around Google Analytics looking for the top ten articles based on popularity between January 1 through December 31st. So, without further ado, here are the top Biznology articles from 2015 — enjoy! Why aren’t you cross-blogging on Medium?

The 15 Best LinkedIn Pulse Articles On Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

And now I’m seeing almost as much traffic and engagement there than I receive on my blog. So In the spirit of learning from the best, here are the 15 best LinkedIn Pulse articles on Marketing. The 15 Best LinkedIn Pulse Articles On Marketing.

Our Favorite Blog Posts & Articles for 2015

KoMarketing Associates

Here is a look back at some of our favorite blog posts and articles from 2015. The article from SEER showcases how a #1 ranking only generated a 5% CTR and while that was still a large amount of traffic, it wasn’t the CTR they assumed. B2B Online Marketing Blog

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Top 10 LinkedIn Pulse Article of 2015

Marketing Insider Group

Over a million professionals have published a blog on LinkedIn, according to LinkedIn’s executive editor Daniel Roth. The post Top 10 LinkedIn Pulse Article of 2015 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. These individuals publish more than 130,000 posts every week on LinkedIn. Nearly 50% of all readers are in leadership roles, including CEOs, VPs and managers, across 21 industries and 9 countries. And this number is expected to go […].

Business Blog Writing: How to Avoid Time-Suck

Writing on the Web

How do you avoid time-sucking traps when it comes to blog writing ? You sit down with your coffee, open email, and an hour later still haven’t posted on your blog. Ninety minutes later, you still haven’t started a new blog post. Newsletter articles.

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

Writing on the Web

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. Tell them why this article and these ideas are important to them. What do you think about using outsourced articles from writers?

How to Write Engaging B2B Headlines: Analysis of 10 Million Articles Shared on LinkedIn

BuzzSumo

The research is based on an analysis of 10 million articles shared on LinkedIn. For example, the most shared posts of Social Media Examiner and our own BuzzSumo blog are equally dominated by list posts and ‘how to’ posts. However, only 7 million articles had at least one LinkedIn share.

Blog ROI: 4 Tactics to Capture Greater Results

Act-On

The majority of B2B companies are blogging. We know our brands need blogs, but to capture greater results, we need something more than just a wordy post. Brands That Do Blogging Well … and Why. Achieving maximum blog ROI starts with engaging content. Blog registrations.

How to write the article people want to share

Marketing Insider Group

Writing articles for the corporate blog is a pain sometimes. Find a creative idea, write a compelling article, choose an appropriate image — your daily plan. The post How to write the article people want to share appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Especially, when you write posts on the similar topic every day. But even after these three steps, you can’t be sure that people will like it. In this post, […].

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Pinterest Announces Rich Pins for Articles

Hubspot

Now, Pinterest is going to let you start pinning articles. What You Need to Know About Pinterest''s New "Article" Pins. Pinterest''s article pins are just what they sound like -- pins for, you know, articles. those awesome blog articles you''re always writing!

10 Ways to Generate More Leads from Your Business Blog

The Point

Here are 10 proven ways to generate more leads from your blog. It’s highly likely that most of your blog traffic will come, not from visitors wandering over from the main corporate site, but through search. On our blog , we use the Indeed Smart PopUp for WordPress.)

10 content marketing articles you missed

Biznology

The beginning of the year is often a best of time in the blogging world. The post 10 content marketing articles you missed appeared first on Biznology.

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

Writing on the Web

But I’m having trouble with my blog writing. So I pull out my bag of great blog post tricks, and determine where I’m stuck in the process. Turns out, that incubation period is pretty important to the creative blog writing process. It’s why you’re writing the blog post.

How Facebook Instant Articles Could Change the Game for Content Marketing

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Ellen Gomes Last October, Facebook quietly launched Instant Articles for iPhone, “a beautiful new way to read articles in the News Feed that is faster and more interactive than ever before,” according to the company. What do you think about Instant Articles?

How to turn your business blog into a publisher

Biznology

Since this single goal unites nearly all businesses, many companies have turned their business blogs into publishing powerhouses. However, in addition to selling this product, the company also has developed a well-trafficked blog that publishes new information daily.

Ask a Content Strategist: How Do You Use Articles to Influence B2B Leads?

Contently

So, how do you—or others—use article content to influence leads in the B2B process? The top of the funnel might require articles, videos, and research papers. A lot of short-sighted marketers don’t see how top-of-funnel content like articles and videos drive leads.

13 Great Guides to Growing Your Blog Audience

Webbiquity

You’ve put extensive effort into your business blog design, content strategy, research, and execution. Why isn’t your blog attracting a higher level of traffic? Business Blogging: Five Reasons You Have No Readers by Spin Sucks.

Taking Your Storytellers from New Recruit to Article Promotion Champion

Content Standard

You built your editorial calendar, publishing cadence, perfected your article promotion plan, and you fully believe that you figured out Google’s algorithm with your keyword strategy. Turning a Freelancer into an Article Promotion Champ.

Our Favorite Online Marketing Blog Posts and Articles of 2014

KoMarketing Associates

Here is a look back at some of the articles and blog posts that influenced our team members this past year. Why Content Goes Viral: What Analyzing 100 Million Articles Taught Us. BuzzSumo looked at the social share counts of 100 million articles to figure out what makes a piece more share-worthy. You can see more of the posts, articles, and information Casie likes on Twitter , Google+ and LinkedIn and read her blog posts here.

8 Elements of the Perfect Blog Post

B2B Marketing Traction

What does a perfect blog post look like? I recently curated an article on the perfect blog post by Kevan Lee of Buffer. Some of the recommendations in the article I didn’t agree with (such as blog post length), so I’ve commented on these in my post.

Don't Worry About Facebook Instant Articles: Here's Why They're Actually a Good Thing

Hubspot

Last week, Facebook made a big announcement : the release of their new Instant Articles feature. In response, my HubSpot colleague Kipp Bodnar wrote a blog post concluding that Instant Articles is bad for marketers. The quote had nothing to do with Instant Articles.

Thought Leadership: Marketing Engineering Services with Technical Articles

Industrial Marketing Today

Fortunately, there are exceptions and some smart marketers are using technical articles to their advantage in order to establish thought leadership and rise above the competition. There are many ways to build thought leadership such as publishing articles, blog posts — either as a guest or on your own blog, public speaking at prominent industry events and being quoted frequently in trade publications. Some of these technical articles are kinda sorta dated.

Connect Your Blog to Facebook Automatically

Writing on the Web

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. No wonder blogging seems tiresome and time-consuming. How to Automatically Link Blog Posts to Facebook.

Top Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

Radius

For marketers, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that blogs are the second most used tactic for content marketing (behind social media content). But if you’re like me, then chances are you’re pretty selective with your blog subscriptions and visits. B2B Marketing Blogs.

Five Ways to Draw Traffic to a Blog Post

Webbiquity

As buyers spend more time with online articles, blog posts and reviews, and rely less on advertising for product information , companies have quickly caught onto the fact that they need great content to attract new customers and retain their current ones. Guest post by Kylie Ora Lobel.

Why Content Creators Are Using This Simple Article Format to Draw a Bigger Audience

Content Marketing Institute

You know this article format. Why are some of the best content creators publishing the same type of article over and over? And why are these articles so damn popular? Let’s examine this article model from beginning to end. This article model does just that.

7 Blogging Mistakes B2B Marketers Make

Digital B2B Marketing

We have all seen the lackluster corporate blog. Corporate blogs are increasingly standard in B2B organizations. Some companies even have an entire suite of blogs. However, for every great corporate blog, there are a dozen corporate blogs that just shouldn’t be.

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6 Tips for Encouraging Your Team to Blog

Webbiquity

However, some employees might avoid blogging because they doubt their own writing skills, aren’t sure what to write about, or simply don’t have the time. You can show your team that contributing to the company blog doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Guest post by Jill Phillips.

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Content Marketing Tip: Use Ready-to-Publish Articles

Writing on the Web

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. Tell them why this article and these ideas are important to them. What do you think about using outsourced articles from writers?

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

Writing on the Web

Do you struggle with the creative process of writing blogs ? Do you cringe when you need to find a topic for your blog? It’s motivation to keep my blog posts fresh and interesting. Keep this list handy – we’ll discuss it in my next blog post.

How Much Should Sponsored Articles Really Cost? [New Data]

Hubspot

Sponsored articles are one of the new shiny new objects in the content marketing world. Sitting at the intersection of editorial thought leadership and native advertising, sponsored articles have only recently risen to prominence as a tactic worthy of garnering a share of marketing budgets.

Facebook Instant Articles: Bad for Marketers, OK for Publishers, but Great for Facebook

Hubspot

When Facebook recently launched Instant Articles , the internet and publishing community was buzzing. Publishers were excited -- by hosting their own articles within Facebook but still displaying their own ads, they could generate more traffic and attention from the Facebook community.

Beyond the Blog

Contently

Reaching the 99 percent, Busk knows, means doing more than just posting on your blog. As soon as Facebook opens up its Instant Articles technology to brands this spring, Coca-Cola will be on there as well. The post Beyond the Blog appeared first on The Content Strategist.

Top 5 Blog Posts of 2017

Kaon

In that vein, let’s look at the most popular posts on this blog from the past year. #5: As the article states, however, it is not the technology itself that should cause the excitement but what the technology enables us to achieve: telling a compelling story to prospects and customers.

28 (of the) Best Business Blogging Guides and Tips of 2013

Webbiquity

So it’s not surprising that 76% of b2b companies and 72% of b2c enterprises now have corporate blogs. Still—not every company that blogs realizes the medium’s full potential. How can you attract more sales prospects to your blog? Optimize your blog for search?

Here’s Why Infographics Outperform Blog Posts

Contently

Blog post fatigue. Many brands currently invest in content , but most tend to fixate on one format: the blog post. Over the past year, more than 60 percent of Contently clients were exclusively producing blog posts, which is an unhealthy figure. for a blog post.

My 20 top social media marketing, search, and reputation business articles

Biznology

I went into the historical analytics of the Biznology business blog and used the Google Analytics records from all the way back in 2012 through to today and these are the twenty most successful by visitors. Why aren’t you cross-blogging on Medium?

6 types of content your readers hate

Biznology

When creating content for your blog, social media profiles, email subscribers, and other purposes, you don’t want to irritate your readers. Before you publish a blog post or send a tweet, run the content by several people at your company.