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?

5 Proven tips to help with your blogging confidence

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5 tips-to-become-a-more-confident-blogger from Mark Schaefer I f you have been following this blog for a while you know that I have been creating a series of fun and colorful Slideshare presentations from some of my most popular content. 10 Free Blog Post Ideas.

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6 Tips for Encouraging Your Team to Blog

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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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30 Awesome Blogging Guides, Tips and Resources

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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.

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.

Do you have to be a great writer to be a great blogger?

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If you’re not confident in your writing skills, can you still be a great blogger? But there are a few simple ideas any one can learn to dramatically improve the quality of their blog posts. ” That’s common feedback I receive about my books and blog posts. I suggest that you literally read your blog posts aloud before publishing. That usually does not work in the blogging world because people don’t have the patience to wait for your conclusion.

Do you have to be a great writer to be a great blogger?

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If you’re not confident in your writing skills, can you still be a great blogger? But there are a few simple ideas any one can learn to dramatically improve the quality of their blog posts. ” That’s common feedback I receive about my books and blog posts.

Brands Take Note: Bloggers are Journalists in the Eyes of the Law

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The best blogging makes a statement, but if that statement is negative in nature, the blogger might get sued for defamation (making an untrue statement—written or verbal—that tends to damage someone’s reputation). 3 Tips for Defamation-Free Blogging.

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

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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.

How to Turn Anyone Into a Blogger

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As the Content Director at an inbound marketing agency , I cringe when I visit our company’s blog and see that the most recent post was from more than a week ago. That’s because maintaining a regular blogging schedule can be extraordinarily difficult. Set Your Bloggers Free.

7 Tools for Finding & Connecting With Influential Bloggers

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Bloggers are trusted voices who can bring in customers and help you build your community. Reaching out to potential blogger is a more intricate process nowadays than it was even five years ago. Want to achieve worthwhile results from your blogger outreach efforts? Blogging Dail

24 (of the) Best Business Blogging Guides, Tips and Tools of 2011

Webbiquity

Despite any recent recent rants you may have seen about how blogging is dead or blogs are passé , the fact of the matter is that business blogging is now more important than ever. How can a company launch (or relaunch) a new blog properly? Write great blog post headlines?

Running Low on Inspiration? Read These Tips on How to Generate Content Ideas For Your Blog

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From time to time, every site owner or blogger appears in a situation when it is nothing to write about. Read These Tips on How to Generate Content Ideas For Your Blog appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

The Ultimate List of Websites Every Blogger Should Bookmark

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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.

Tips on Blog Post Optimization

Writing on the Web

What are the steps you need to follow to ensure each blog post is optimized for search engines as well as well-written for your readers’ interests ? Can’t beat that… Let me know if you have questions about blogging steps. 8 Blog SEO Tips for Top Search Results.

22 Exceptional Business Blogging Guides, Tips & Tactics

Webbiquity

A well-written and consistently updates business blog is a vital core element of a successful content marketing program. As noted below, blogs are among the most effective tools for increasing website traffic, generating leads, and acquiring customers. Six Blogging Strategy Guides.

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.

Blogger’s Block: Writing Tips to Get “Unstuck”

Writing on the Web

What do you do when you’re stuck and can’t write on your blog? Here are some blog writing tips. I’ve got Blogger’s Block. (Yes, Yes, even experienced bloggers can get stuck from time to time.). How to Start a Blog Serial Writing Project.

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

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But I’m having trouble with my blog writing. I’ve got Blogger’s Block. (Yes, Yes, even experienced bloggers can get stuck from time to time.). So I pull out my bag of great blog post tricks, and determine where I’m stuck in the process.

Brands and Bloggers: Keep Your Sponsored Content Legal

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Marketers, bloggers, brands and other content publishers are legally required to mention if they have a relationship that could bias the opinions they share. Brands, bloggers, and influencers, you’re on notice: the FTC expects disclosure. By Kerry Gorgone, {grow} Contributing Columnist.

7 Reasons Why Your Business Blog Is Failing (And How To Fix Them)

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That’s why a regularly maintained blog is a must-have for every business. Anyone can start a blog for their business. Blogs are hard work. Unfortunately, many people become discouraged and abandon their blogs in frustration. Guest post by Eric Brantner.

Overwhelmed by Blogging? Three Tips to Make it Work!

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If you’re just starting out with blogging and feeling overwhelmed, this video is a MUST! Erica Allison is the president of Allison Development Group and she shares her personal experience as a small business owner who has a blog for business purposes.

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Social Media for Busy Business Bloggers

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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? One of the questions is always, what are your expectations and goals for using social media to advance your business and blog?

The truth behind why my blog sucked for two years

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The other day I was digging deep into my blog to do some research. Looking back into the past is difficult because it forces me to face the fact that my blog sucked. I humbly present to you the embarrassing-yet-instructive reasons why my blog sucked.

Blogging Tips: Unique Ideas to Boost Your Blog

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I feel like we hear a lot of the same blogging tips over and over again. Here are a few ways that you can get new (and old) eyes on your blog and keep them engaged. All of us bloggers like to include informative bits of information in our blog posts.

Lessons learned while deleting 274 blog posts

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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. The tipping point.

Better Business Blogs: Correct Those Broken Links

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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.

11 Expert Tips for Growing Your Company's Blog

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Most marketers dream about the day their blog has "made it.". Or maybe, it''s when your blog makes a "blogs to watch" roundup. To learn what made the top blogs on the list so successful, we reached out to some of the marketers who run them. Create blog content from these.

I am a blogger. In other words, a piece of meat.

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If you are a blogger, expect to be copied, cheated, and ransacked. For example, An advertising firm in Chicago recently used one of my blog posts in their monthly marketing newsletter to customers, without permission, without attribution … as their own original material.

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Monetizing blog comments: Why your blog is economic gold

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“CommentGate” continued this week as Blogging Titan Chris Brogan announced he is turning off the comments on his blog. I also want to say that Chris has been a pioneer in almost every aspect of blogging. Dear Chris Brogan blog reader: Come to comment on my blog.

Blog Writing: 5 Tips to Break a Blogging Rut

Writing on the Web

Business blog writing is tough. No matter how long you’ve been writing on your business blog, sooner or later, you’ll find yourself in a blogging rut. How do you break out of blogger’s block ? Read other blogs.

8 ways blog writing is unique

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There are many great writers who have unsuccessful blogs. They may be great writers, but they are not great bloggers. Here are eight ways that blog writing differs from how you might write in school or at work. Blog readers are SKIMMERS. That does not work on blogs.

Earned-media micro-influencer marketing master class

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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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Top Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

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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.

Connect Your Blog to Facebook Automatically

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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.

8 Elements of the Perfect Blog Post

B2B Marketing Traction

What does a perfect blog post look like? In this post I paint a picture and show and explain the eight elements of the perfect post, so it’s easy for bloggers to visualize. I recently curated an article on the perfect blog post by Kevan Lee of Buffer.

30-Day Blog Challenge Tip #1: Getting Started With Blogging

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From January 2-31, we are challenging everyone to blog more to see firsthand the results that blogging can generate. Participating companies should submit their blog URLs on this page to enter the challenge. Did you blog today? Blogging

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2 Sure-Fire Ways to Inspire Your Blog Writing

Writing on the Web

A few years ago I polled readers and asked what their biggest blogging challenge is. Does your blog writing lack inspiration? When I was just starting out as a blogger (was that really over 15 years ago?!) What can a blogger blog about to other bloggers?

Common Mistakes Made by Beginning Bloggers …and 5 Tips to Fix Them

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and 5 Tips to Fix Them" src="[link] width="300" height="227" title="Common Mistakes Made by Beginning Bloggers.and 5 Tips to Fix Them" /> When you first start a business blog, it’s easy to make a few blogging mistakes. Not making sure your blog is visually interesting.

3 Tips for Better Blog Writing

Writing on the Web

I stumbled upon The Content Factor and found their approach to blog writing and white papers refreshing: The Content Factor provides good advice for content marketing strategies: But to be successful with blogging , you have to recognize some key differences: The best blogs are personified. Readers like to feel like they know the blog writer and feel some of the blog writer’s personality and humanity come through. Blogs have to be kept up.