12 Lessons I’ve Learned from Writing 1,000 Blog Posts

Webbiquity

I’m not sure I craft “perfect” blog posts even after writing 1,000 of them—but I’ve certainly learned a few things. For the record: I wrote 440 posts on the Blogger-based WebMarketCentral blog between 2005 and 2010, and have now published 560 posts here on Webbiquity.

Back to Basics: How to Write an Effective Business Blog

Act-On

Today we are going to get back to one of the basic elements of digital content marketing: blog writing. While this medium has been around for nearly two decades, I’m often surprised that clients still have questions about what a blog should include and how it should flow. I want to address some of the most common questions here – specifically as they pertain to business blogs. The beauty of a blog is that it can be about most anything. How long should my blog be?

Better Business Blogs: Correct Those Broken Links

Writing on the Web

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. Our blogs would rank high for our keywords, and life would be wonderful.

5 Bloggers Who Started a Blog in 2017 and Survived

Marketing Insider Group

When you start a blog, you understandably look for advice from experts to help get you started. You look at countless blogs in your niche – ones that have probably been going for a while and enjoying various types of success. It can be quite overwhelming, and sets you up for the comparison game and ‘perfection paralysis’ – not wanting to hit publish until your blog looks perfect. Summary of Roshni’s Start a Blog Story. Summary of Jenny’s Start a Blog Story.

GDPR & Demand Generation: What Your Team Needs To Know

Speaker: David Crane, Head of Content & Thought Leadership, Integrate

Much of what we’ve seen in B2B marketing publications, martech vendor blogs and from word-of-mouth borders on fear-mongering.

15 Elements Most Successful Blogs Have in Common

Act-On

What’s on your blog? But are there blog elements you’re missing? There are a few basic components almost all successful blogs share. These are the widgets, share buttons, and other mechanics of the blog. In other words, your blog is a soft-sell environment.

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Blog SEO: How to Search Engine Optimize Your Blog Content

Hubspot

Does Blogging Help With SEO? Blogging helps boost SEO quality by positioning your website as a relevant answer to your customers' questions. What are today's blog ranking tactics, and what's considered "old-school"? 10 Blog SEO Tips to Search Engine Optimize Your Blog Content.

7 Ways to Create More Interesting Content for Your Blog

Act-On

And one of the most reader-friendly, popular types of content is blog posts. Marketers who produce blog content are landing 67 percent more leads for their organizations than those who don’t. If they are capturing lots of replies, there’s likely enough interest to warrant a blog post.

Simplify Your Blog Writing: Shortcuts to Publishing a Leadership Blog

Writing on the Web

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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.

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. In the case of tech solution vendors, blogs are full of middle-of-the-funnel stuff that responds to customer concerns with a minimum of hype and marketing-speak.

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Your Business Blog: Guest Blogging Etiquette

Writing on the Web

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5 Strategies to Monetize a Blog

Hubspot

Whether you're running a personal blog as a hobby, or managing the official blog on your company's website, monetizing your work is entirely possible -- it just takes a good amount of time and effort. In other words, your blog marks the start of a relationship with your customers.

How to Make Money Blogging

Writing on the Web

Do you know how to make money blogging? Let me ask you this: Are you earning money because of your blog? If so, your blog is a means of indirect sales. As I talked about in my last post , there are two different methods you can earn money blogging: Directly.

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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.

Blogging Strategies for End-of-Year Business Blogs

Writing on the Web

How are you doing on your business blogging strategies for 2015 ? 4 th Quarter Blogging Strategies. This is one of the most overlooked functions of professional websites and blogs, yet it is one of the most financially rewarding.

5 Tips To Promote Your Company Blog

Marketing Insider Group

million new blog posts each month on WordPress alone. The post 5 Tips To Promote Your Company Blog appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing Blog blor promotion Content promotion Social MediaThe competition is fierce out there. There are 58.6

B2B Blogging: How a Blog Fits Into Your Web Design Strategy

BOP Design

If you see B2B blogging as a critical component of your firm’s ongoing digital marketing strategy, you should start planning during the website design phase ­– it should not be an afterthought once your website is launched. Plan for Blogging. Get 10 Ideas for Your Next Blog.

How Do You Choose a Blog Platform?

Writing on the Web

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. Congratulations on deciding to start a blog!

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.)

How to Write Blog Posts: Awesome Graphic

Writing on the Web

Do you know how to write blog posts so that they actually get read? Some people think blogging is easy : Write it and it will be read. If you’ve ever written a blog post , you know that’s not true, and it’s hard to craft a post people will read.

Starting a New Blog?6 Things a Business Blog Must Have

Writing on the Web

Are you starting a new blog ? What should you include in your blog if you want to use it to attract clients? I’ve been talking about how to start a blog in my recent series of posts. Your header needs to clarify what the blog is giving to readers. Branding and Your Blog.

The 10 Best Marketing Action Blogs of 2016

Act-On

Here are the 10 best marketing action blogs from 2016, appearing in no particular order except that they’re all #1 in our hearts. From SEO, to customer lifetime value, to account-based marketing, here’s a list of the blogs that we think you should read in order to properly wrap up 2016 and get 2017 off to a rockin’ start. Check out this blog to learn how personalization is worth the investment, and how to go about getting started.

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Why Your Company’s Blog Doesn’t Make the Phone Ring

Marketing Craftmanship

All of the hours devoted to blogging, at some of the nation’s largest and smartest companies, does not appear to be time well spent…if the goal of a blog and other forms of content marketing is to generate new business. People read blog posts to gain insights and opinions.

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.

Blog Content: 4 Ways to Make Your Blog Unique

Writing on the Web

Want to make your blog stand out? Try finding unusual facts and weird blog content. Give your blog a unique look and feel by publishing unusual blog content. With such an abundance of content available on the Internet, how can you make your blog unique?

[Infographic] 10 Ways to Generate More Leads from Your Business Blog

The Point

The social media landscape is littered with business blogs that, on the surface, do everything right. Most of those same blogs, however, do little to generate leads, subscribers, or any other kind of measurable engagement or ROI.

Smart Business Blog Linking: Top 25 Content Marketing Blogs

Writing on the Web

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How To Blog: Finding Your Blog Voice

B2B Marketing Traction

Identifying the voice of your blog can be tricky. What is the “voice” of a blog? Determining the voice of your blog requires understanding your desired audience and knowing what will interest them. For example, do you want to entertain with your blog posts?

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Blogging Or Vlogging – Which One Is Right for Your Brand?

Marketing Insider Group

In case you haven’t heard, vlogging is the new blogging. The post Blogging Or Vlogging – Which One Is Right for Your Brand? Research shows that businesses are, on average, creating 18 vlogs a month. Yep, vlogs.

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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:

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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.

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. I constantly find portions, if not all, of the data used as references (and SEO-friendly links) across a range of publications, blogs, and other platforms. In my experience, it is easy to get bogged down in research and rewrites to achieve the perfect blog post. B2B Online Marketing Blog

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Five Tips to Help You Write Outstanding Content For Your Blog

Webbiquity

Content is king, and blogs often make the best castles. These five tips can help you more dependably write outstanding content for your blog. Blog visitors won’t read a wall of text even if the content is interesting.

Story Telling for Blogs

Writing on the Web

Do you use story telling on your blog or website ? In my last two posts I wrote about two ways to inspire your blog writing , going outside and going inside. As I stated, going outside for ideas to blog about is easy, but it’s risky.

Tips for making your blog the best ever

Biznology

Maintaining a blog is something that so many companies do, but are they doing it as well as they could be? Sometimes paying attention to the details can make your blog so much better. Of course, the reason for making your blog better is to increase engagement and have your blog ensure that you are meeting your goals. Your company blog is a chance to communicate freely with your audience, so take advantage of this opportunity and really communicate with them.

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16 Enigmatic Business Blogging and Other Marketing Stats

Webbiquity

This final installment covers some fascinating though sometimes contradictory and confusing stats about business blogging and the value of marketing. For example, what percentage of businesses maintain company blogs? 9 Business Blogging Stats and Facts.

Content Marketing Without a Blog – Is It Possible?

Marketing Insider Group

There is an entire world of content out there beyond blogs. 4 out of 5 brands use blogs as part of their marketing strategy. The post Content Marketing Without a Blog – Is It Possible? It’s true, they are one of the most widely used forms of content. They’re cited as the most effective type of content for lead generation – the number one concern of B2B marketers […]. appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

Blogging Tips: Unique Ideas to Boost Your Blog

Writing on the Web

I feel like we hear a lot of the same blogging tips over and over again. While it is definitely useful to know your blogging basics and how to boost readership, how about we change it up a little and offer some ideas on how to boost your blog in ways that you’ve maybe not thought about before?

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17+ Guest Blogging Rules All Blog Managers Wish You Knew

Content Marketing Institute

Yet, anyone who manages an organization’s blog likely has run into guest bloggers (or wannabe guest bloggers) who focus too much on the “blog” part and not enough on the “guest” part. Writers focus too much on the “blog” part and not enough on the “guest” part, says @AnnGynn.

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