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?

48 Phenomenal SEO Guides, Tips & Tactics

Webbiquity

” While he wasn’t referring to SEO (which wouldn’t really exist for another 16 years), the lyrics certainly apply. SEO practices which may be very effective one day are useless the next, and then actually invite penalties, before being once again ignored.

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The state of earned media blogger outreach

Biznology

I’ve been doing earned media blogger outreach as a profession since 2006 and a lot has changed. To be frank, there are a lot of bloggers with their hands out looking for pay to play these days that it can feel a little daunting.

7 SEO Tactics Most Marketers Ignore

Act-On

How many companies have even done the basics of SEO ? SEO is in some ways one of the most neglected parts of a content marketing program, or any online marketing program. You only have to look at how much budget SEO gets. And search engine traffic converts: “ SEO leads have a 14.6%

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.

How Sujan Patel Writes Six Top-Ranking Blogs Every Week

Influitive b2b

Sujan Patel, author, blogger, public speaker and co-founder of multiple startups including Mailshake and Narrow, has an answer. As a content marketer, everything you do revolves around producing the best content as quickly as possible. However, in a world where competition for views is high, how can you strike a balance between quality and quantity?

Link Building and Mobile SEO in 2017

Webbiquity

Link building is one of the best ways to both increase your website’s authority (which helps with SEO) and get your brand more widely recognized within your niche. Gaining quality links requires building strong relationships with bloggers and websites relevant to your niche.

5 Ways Blog Analytics Improve Your Business Blog

Writing on the Web

How do you use your blog analytics ? There are many easy-to-use blogging analytics tools out there, but the really successful bloggers know their results and tailor their blogs accordingly. Are you using SEO tools?

SEO: 3 Things Journalists and Bloggers Can Learn

Writing on the Web

From what I see, many bloggers aren’t using hyperlinks when they publish blog posts. and although there were a few workshops on blogging and online creative non-fiction writing, not one word about keywords or linking! Related posts: 8 Blog SEO Tips for Top Search Results.

Lessons learned while deleting 274 blog posts

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

After more than seven years of blogging I had a lot of clutter. So I started at the beginning of the {grow} timeline and began deleting blog posts. When the dust had cleared, I had trashed 274 blog posts. Michele Linn was the first guest blogger. SEO works against viral.

10 Simple SEO Basics for Better Rankings

Act-On

Good SEO isn’t hard. And while there are some advanced concepts to SEO, and there are times to hire an agency, most of the SEO you need to do is simple. They will help your pages rank better, though I can’t promise an SEO miracle. They are part of SEO best practices now.

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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.

Maximize Blog Traffic with Top 27 SEO Plugins

Writtent

Want to maximize your blog traffic? In my last post, I touched on how using these 27 must use SEO tools can deliver incredible content marketing results, and they really can – I hope you found the post useful. Yoast WordPress SEO. All in One SEO Pack. SEO Ultimate.

The Ultimate List of Websites Every Blogger Should Bookmark

Hubspot

All bloggers have a number of websites that they visit every single day. Aside from the obvious ones (like email and Twitter), your favorites might be anything from your blog's publishing calendar, to your online to-do list, to all your favorite social media button generators.

19 Excellent Guides to SEO Link Building

Webbiquity

Contrary to articles and blog posts claiming link building is dead , the reality is that it’s not—as even Google’s Matt Cutts has confirmed. But like SEO more generally, it has evolved. Image credit: SEO Book. The Low Hanging Fruit of Link Building by imFORZA Blog.

A Checklist for a Good Blog

Writing on the Web

After I got home from our Publishing at Sea cruise, I checked out the good blogs of our amazing group of authors , including those of our experts, like Judith Briles ! Of course, as writers, they all had important things to say on their blogs.

10 soul-grabbing brands that prove you don’t need SEO to succeed

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

the subscribers to this blog are its backbone). Why did I read Seth’s blog post? As I wrote a few weeks ago, SEO and all this Google wrestling may be important for some kinds of content , but not all. His content moves because of who he is, not due to an SEO strategy.

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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.

Why the economics of blogging are diminishing

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist When I started blogging about five years ago (back when we felt smart with dumb phones), I devoured every blog post about how to write epic blog posts. But the economics of blogging don’t work the same way any more.

The Six Signs of an Authoritative Blog

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

For many reasons, blogging remains one of the most important components in a search and social media marketing strategy. Identifying authoritative bloggers may be an essential way to grow your audience and promote your business. The Importance of Authoritative Blogs .

Top 4 SEO Tips for Small Business Blogs on a Shoestring Budget

Writing on the Web

One of the side-effects of these changes has been the fact that many low-cost SEO tactics have lost their effectiveness and power. Consequently, a lot of small businesses and professionals today are struggling to achieve their SEO goals on a restricted budget.

Blogger outreach is earned media PR, isn’t it?

Biznology

My definition of blogger outreach has always been about acquiring earned media coverage from bloggers and online influencers. My definition–and my assumption–has always been that blogger outreach is public relations and not paid media.

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.

What would I do if I were starting my blog from scratch?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Here is mind game successful bloggers play with each other. “If If you are just building a blog from scratch, here are the foundational steps I would take to do it. Maybe you won’t discover your niche until you have blogged for six months, or a year.

8 Blog SEO Tips for Top Search Results

Writing on the Web

What are the most important SEO tips for your blog to get good search results? Most of what I’ve learned about search engine optimization techniques I learned from Scribe SEO Content Optimizer. I don’t have to understand it, I just follow the blog SEO tips and I get better search engine results. Each post requires me to fill out the All-in-One SEO Pack plugin with title, description and keyword tags. Blog this on Blogger.

How often should I blog? Five steps to answering the question

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

One of the questions I am asked most often is “how often should I blog?” Here are a few things I consider when I’m advising a client on posting regularity, whether it is a blog or any other form of content for that matter. Improve site authority and SEO.

Nine More Expert Guides to Local SEO

Webbiquity

It’s low-hanging fruit, and even if many of your customers aren’t local, prospective partners, journalists and bloggers (who may write about your company), prospective employees, investors and others are. Marketing Research Chart: Which local SEO tactics are organizations using?

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How NOT to pitch a blogger

Biznology

Last week, I talked about how blogger outreach is scary , and I talked about why this fear exists for most people before they start talking to bloggers. Now, I have been getting pitches for my blog, Because the Medium is the Message , since 2004 or so. Tweet This Post.

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.

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23 Expert SEO Link Building Guides and Tools

Webbiquity

Six Degrees Of SEO Bacon & B2B Link Building Q&A by Search Engine Land. 10 Extraordinary Examples of Effective Link Bait by The Daily SEO Blog. The 10 Golden Rules to Attracting Authority Links by The Daily SEO Blog.

Lead your customers to your best online content: here’s how

Biznology

Good blog content has links to other content that your audience may find relevant to the topic you’re covering. If you talk about CRM in a blog post and you sell CRM services, by all means, link to the product page for that! A word on local SEO.

Case study: Re-building a blog from the ground up

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

A brave person from our {grow} community has volunteered to let me tear apart his blog … in the most gracious way possible, of course! This is the top of Mr. Dodd’s blog with numbers that correspond to my comments. Overall, the blog layout is a bit out-dated and tired.

How to Promote Blog Posts: 200+ Ideas from Eight Experts

Webbiquity

Company blogs have become virtually essential, and very powerful, component of digital marketing. In addition to their SEO benefits and role in maximizing web presence for brands , blogs produce sales and leads. Which blog post promotion tactics are most effective?

Feed the beast: 7 practical tips to improve your blog’s search ranking

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Promote Your Content through Blogger Outreach. Blogger outreach is the process of reaching out to relevant bloggers in your niche to let them know about the amazing content you have written. During the search it retrieves an impressive amount of detail on each of the blogs (e.g.

The economics behind Copyblogger’s decision to end blog comments

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

The well-known Copyblogger site sent a shockwave through the blogosphere when it announced it would no longer entertain comments on its blog. Anybody can do anything they want on their blog if it makes good business sense. Why is it necessary to have a conversation on a blog, too?

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Blog SEO for the Modern Marketer: How to Optimize Your Posts

Hubspot

With Google making 10 algorithm changes in the last four months and keyword data getting harder to come by, it may be ideal for marketers to take a step back and get back to SEO basics. Here’s what you need to know to optimize your blog posts for search. Are They Good for SEO?

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.

23 Outstanding Social PR Guides

Webbiquity

But it’s not merely about using social media platforms and outreach; as one of five pillars in the web presence optimization framework , PR now impacts SEO, content marketing, website design, and other marketing disciplines. Are they still important for SEO? Guest Blogging Guides.

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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.

10 Reasons to Develop a B2B Blogging Strategy

KoMarketing Associates

One of the most effective content marketing tactics we recommend, for SEO and broader online marketing performance, is a B2B blogging initiative. Create opportunities for new SEO keyword strategies. Support existing SEO keyword strategies.