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Three huge ideas to build your networking momentum

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By Brooke Ballard, {grow} Contributing Columinist When I think about any high point in my professional career, I can attribute the win to networking momentum. However, I feel like nowadays people think networking is a quick fix. Do the greatest networking investments take the most time?

20 Ideas to super-charge your social media network

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Behind every social media strategy you must have a content plan and a network plan. But a network plan? In fact, if you are a new blogger or content creator you should probably spend MORE time on developing an audience than creating your content. By Mark W. Schaefer.

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25 ideas for your social media network strategy

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Behind every social media strategy you have to have a content plan and a network plan. But a network plan? In fact, if you are a new blogger or content creator you should probably spend MORE time on developing an audience than creating your content. But a network plan?

28 (of the) Best LinkedIn Marketing Guides of 2014

Webbiquity

As noted in several of the posts highlighted below, LinkedIn is no longer just a hangout for job-seeking professionals, who largely abandon it in between job searches. What type of content works best on LinkedIn? How can you make the most of LinkedIn groups?

5 Underutilized LinkedIn Features B2B Marketers May Be Missing Out On

KoMarketing Associates

LinkedIn has been found to be the most effective social media lead generator for B2B marketers, with 60-80% of those surveyed (depending on the study) stating that they have gotten real leads from the platform. Make Yourself a Blogger. 10 Examples of Highly Impactful LinkedIn Profiles.

Remember to market to your own influencer network

Biznology

So, first, I quickly made sure I was connected to as many people as I could on LinkedIn. Then, I exported and downloaded all of the contact info of all the people I am connected to on LinkedIn. Instantly access your network and communications anywhere.

10 Ways to Use Social Networks for B2B Marketing

Webbiquity

Social networks are essential for expanding your web presence —not only for creating social signals now a key component in search engine rankings, which makes your website and blog easier to find in search, but also by giving you more places to be found online. Creating your profile on each of the major social networks is a first step, but just that. As with most things in life, you’ll get out of social networks what you put into them.

Why LinkedIn Is Now Such a Powerful Content Marketing Tool

ScribbleLive

In September, Andreessen Horowitz partner Benedict Evans published a Google Analytics chart of his blog traffic spanning back to 2010 when he launched it. And then there’s LinkedIn. LinkedIn members are primed for reading business-related content.

Remember LinkedIn for social media marketing

Biznology

LinkedIn is not just an optional social network to use when you’re either between jobs or looking for a business upgrade. LinkedIn isn’t simply an SEO placeholder for your brand, your company, or your name. Completely Fill Out Your LinkedIn Profile. Blogging?

Advice from a Social Pro: Integrating LinkedIn Sponsored Updates [VIDEO]

Vertical Response

Content Marketing Manager at LinkedIn. He’s also a blogger and photographer for Rock ‘N Roll Cocktail. Miller provides excellent tips for small businesses on why using Sponsored Updates in LinkedIn as part of your social media strategy is a good idea. ©

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.

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?

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.

The Top 100 Bloggers On Triberr

B2B Marketing Insider

Are you looking for a way to get more people to share your blog posts? . For a couple of years I have been using Triberr as a way to connect and share some of my favorite blogger’s content in one easy-to-use dashboard. DashBurst – The Open Content Network.

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.

20 LinkedIn Groups Every Marketer Should Join

Hubspot

This is certainly understandable, given all of the projects on their plates on a daily basis -- from setting up workflows , to analyzing blog metrics , to creating premier content. Type: Networking Group. 3) eMarketing Association Network. Type: Networking Group.

Secrets of Busy Bloggers: 4 Social Media Time Savers

Writing on the Web

Many of my readers are busy professionals who don’t have a lot of time for blogging or social media. I must be doing something right: these tips have resulted in new clients directly from Twitter , Facebook and LinkedIn. Create and/or join groups in LinkedIn.

Five proven ways to get more people to read your blog

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Over the last few weeks I have been asked many times about creating an audience for your blog, especially when you are just starting out. This is a vital topic and one that is covered extensively in the book Born to Blog , but here are a few ideas that helped me in the early stages.

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Earned-media micro-influencer marketing master class

Biznology

Blogger outreach tends to focus on only identifying and engaging top-25 influential bloggers. We collect every blogger who has ever had a thematic interest in our customers. If it exists, there is a blog about it (Rule 34 variant–if it exists, there is porn of it!).

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7 Targeted Social Networks Niche Marketers Should Try

Hubspot

You're probably always hearing about the most popular, mainstream social networks -- Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , Google+ -- and how you can use them for business. But you must know that those "top" social networks aren't the only ones out there, right?

How PR and Social Media Can Work Together

Webbiquity

For SEO and traffic purposes, the press release and social media release link back to the company’s website/blog. The social media release also links back to the company’s LinkedIn and Twitter accounts. The social media release is used for blogger outreach.

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How I Came in Second to Bill Gates: The Brilliance of the LinkedIn Influencer Program

Hubspot

This article originally appeared on LinkedIn Today. It’s not a fantasy if you’re Bill Gates , you wrote this post , and you’re a LinkedIn Influencer. There are over 300 influencers that are writing as part of LinkedIn Influencers. LinkedIn, 604 clicks. LinkedIn

30 Awesome Blogging Guides, Tips and Resources

Webbiquity

Despite the occasional “death of blogging” pronouncements (often made, ironically, in blog posts), blogs remain the core of a robust social media strategy. more here in 30 of the best business blogging guides and resources of the past year. Why Blog.

7 reasons every job-seeker needs to blog

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Have you ever considered the ways a blog can help you get a job? I meet a lot of young people entering the work force and I always recommend blogging as a way to get ahead … in almost any career. In a blog, you can SHOW them. 2) Build a professional network.

How I discovered my blogging voice by becoming somebody else

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I found my voice as a blogger by borrowing someone else’s. About 10 months ago, I launched Cupid’s Laboratory , a blog about the peculiar world of online dating. And what teenager wants to know about Mom’s online dating blog, for goodness sake?

LinkedIn is the New B2B Media Powerhouse

Digital B2B Marketing

The company is profitable, growing, and for the moment, on top of business social media networking. For B2B marketers, LinkedIn cannot be ignored. Does LinkedIn have a defensible advantage as a B2B media player as they go into an IPO? Will the advertisers driving marketing revenue (approximately one-third of LinkedIn’s revenue) see results and continue investing? Across multiple clients, LinkedIn has consistently performed well.

What Your Business Needs To Know About Google+

Modern Marketing

Google+ is aiming at Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter users. So it looks like Google+ might provide a greater level of insight into how brand advocates are interacting with organizations on the infant social network. How To Add +1 Button to Blogger – A guide from Blogger.

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Get Your Blog On: 4 Steps to Blogging Success

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Elaine Ip To blog or not to blog, there is no question. I remember when I started my own blog in 2003, when I was an oversharing, bright-eyed teenager. And when it comes to content, a blog is one of the most cost-effective and authentic ways to engage with them at scale.

14 B2B Blogging Best Practices from Creation to Promotion

KoMarketing Associates

Blogging has emerged and remains a critical component of B2B content marketing strategies across all industries. Blogging is an effective way for B2B brands to interact with peers, colleagues, or prospects on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, driving leads and generating brand awareness. .

12 Essential LinkedIn Groups for B2B Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

With so many social media networks to choose from, it can be difficult to determine what’s really valuable to your business. Based on multiple user surveys and research studies, it has been determined that the “big 3” of social media platforms include Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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83 Exceptional Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014

Webbiquity

So before it gets replaced by the next trendy buzzwordy term, here’s some marketing-related big data for you: 83 valuable facts, stats, and research findings covering strategy, social media, SEO, online advertising, email marketing, content, blogging, social networking, video and more.

Why Product Launch Plans Need to Include Social Networking

B2B Marketing Traction

It takes time to establish a following, a rapport with your connections, and credibility on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and even LinkedIn. You tweet relevant article links, you comment on blogs, you provide your opinion on happenings in the industry. Tweet.

How to Get More Blog Traffic – Real World Data

Webbiquity

Every blogger wants more traffic. So where does blog traffic come from, and how does this change over time? Looking at data from the Webbiquity blog, several trends are apparent. Six conclusions that can be drawn from this graph: It takes time to build a blog audience.

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? A blog helps on all three fronts much more than a standard corporate website.

LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account

Buzz Marketing for Technology

LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account. If you are on LinkedIn but haven’t had a chance to explore all the features yet, this quick LinkedIn guide should come in handy. It shares tweaks and some lesser known features of LinkedIn that help you do more with your profile. You should be logged into LinkedIn for any of these tips to work. Export LinkedIn Contacts. Remove LinkedIn Contacts. Change Your LinkedIn URL.

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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?

The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity

Start conversations with your followers by sharing great content; mentioning specific individuals in your social media posts (using “@” before their name on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook, and “+” on Google+); and asking questions.

How to Create a Successful Blog Strategy: A Step-by-Step Guide

Hubspot

We''ve witnessed a blogging revolution over the past fifteen years, where individuals have become famous on the back of 500-word snippets or rants that resonate with some online audience. M any of the thought leaders of our time became well-known because of their blogs. Blogging Daily

9 Ways to Recycle Your Blog Posts Into Other Content Formats

Hubspot

But maintaining a steady stream of quality blog posts can be time-consuming. The answer to this challenge isn’t to write more frequent, lower quality blog posts. Squeeze every last drip out of the work you have done by repurposing your blog content in different forms.

Why Do Social Media and Content Matter In a Marketing Strategy? [Infographic]

Crimson Marketing

Key statistics per social media network: LinkedIn - . 43% of businesses have acquired a customer through LinkedIn. 82% of daily bloggers have acquired a customer from a blog. 59% of SEO professionals rate blogging as one of top inbound marketing strategies.