The lost blogging monarchy, the defeat of links, and the war on social media

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Derackshan is credited with starting the blogging revolution in Iran and is called the father of Persian blogging. At the top of my blog it says “Marketing, Social Media, Humanity” and this post from this remarkable man is an exceptional exploration of this intersection.

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The 17 Best Social Media Management Tools

Webbiquity

Monitoring and managing even a moderately active business social media presence can be time-consuming. The number of people using social media continues to grow, usage is increasing, and more networks require attention. ” — StoreYa Blog. Blogging Wizard.

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The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity

Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% of consumers follow brands on social media. Standard web analytics tools provide only a very narrow view of social media activity: clicks through to your brand website. ” — Blogging Wizard.

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Social media engagement is a lousy metric

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Thank you for your social media engagement through your generous tweets, blog comments, and likes. To be clear, nearly everyone who hires me is a fan of some form of my content — this blog, The Marketing Companion podcast, my marketing books. By Mark Schaefer.

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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.)

Stop blogging until you do these five things

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I just found this awesome blog on social media measurement. This dude is probably thinking, “I’ve been blogging for three years and nobody is subscribing. This seems so simple, so logical, and yet I see SO MANY blogs ignoring the basics of good blog management.

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. S ocial Media.

Newsletters, Social Media, Blogs: What’s Best?

Writing on the Web

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10 simple tweaks to generate more sales through blogs

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We’re not supposed to expect sales though blogs, right? In fact, your blogging space is a very important sales opportunity because if people are finding you through search, these are high-potential leads. I am NOT saying to be “sales-y” in the content of your blog.

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What is the future of blogging?

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It seems to be that time of year when the “is blogging dead” debate swirls around the social web. In this post I will cover three very important issues to the world of blogging: Exactly what is a blog right now? Are blogs as important as they used to be?

Why the economics of blogging are diminishing

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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 three biggest social media problems are NOT social media problems

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But more often than not, when people think they have a social media marketing problem, it’s not a marketing problem at all. Here are three problems that people may THINK are social media marketing problems … but they’re not. By Mark Schaefer.

Why You Need A Content Marketing Strategy For Your Blog And Social Media Posts

Modern Marketing

In today’s digital marketing landscape, a growing number of social media platforms and channels are competing for a limited number of marketing resources. That’s why you need a content marketing strategy for your blog and social media posts.

The future of blogging and online publishing

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A lot of people out there are saying blogging is dead. When reading is dead … then blogging will be dead. Starting your social media strategy with a blog used to be a safe bet. A lot of people out there are saying blogging is dead.

Social Media Explained. Really.

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With every client I meet, every class I teach, and every speech I give, there is always a group of people who desperately need to understand social media marketing but don’t have the time to do it. But this is not just another social media book. The post Social Media Explained.

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? Social media? Business Blogging: Five Reasons You Have No Readers by Spin Sucks.

Your online reputation on Google is the direct result of the content you write on your website, your blogs, and on social media, over time

Biznology

You need to become a teacher, a lecturer, and a tutor, and make sure all the benefits of your experience find their way into publicly-accessible videos, articles, blog posts, and even infographics and presentation decks that you can put onto Slideshare.

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.

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.

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.

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.

47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

Social media use isn’t quite universal—but it’s getting close. The number of worldwide social media users is projected to grow from 2.1 90% of young adults—ages 18 to 29—use social media (compared to just 35% of those over age 65). V3B Blog ). V3B Blog ).

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.

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!

Social Media Case Study: How I made $47 million from my B2B blog

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I helped my company get $47 million in new business through a blog-centered social sales strategy. We decided to take an entirely new approach that heavily favored building relationships through social media. By Sander Biehn, {grow} Community Member. It’s true.

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

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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 differentiate your blog based on the time you can put into it

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Today I want to help you consider a way to differentiate your blog by thinking strategically about how you use your productivity and the amount of time you put into writing. Blogging takes a lot of work. Your blogging output. How much time can you devote to blogging?

Five simple ideas to cut your blogging time in half

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I stumbled around and fumbled around for a long time when I started this blog. Then I realized how many great business benefits I was realizing through the blog and decided I better get serious about it! Without question, my biggest obstacle to consistent blogging was time.

Does blogging still matter in 2014?

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Five years ago, I wrote my first blog post. When I feel productive, I blog every other month. Yeah, you heard that right — I think a graveyard probably has more going on than my blog. Interaction — Does blogging matter? Does blogging matter to you?

Five social media courses make one social media strategy meal

Biznology

Most social media marketing strategies are like my mum and me in Genova : we were supremely blissed-out happy with our experience of the authentic, delicious, “to the tooth” spaghetti al pesto.

Survey Says: Your Blogging and Social Media Efforts Are “Not a Factor” in B2B Vendor Selection

KoMarketing Associates

One of those points was in the impact of social media and blogging on the vendor selection process. The role of social media and blogging remains a minimal in vendor selection. 45% of survey respondents indicate social media is not a factor in vendor selection.

The 10 best big company blogs in the world

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There seems to be a lot of noise about the “death of the company blog.” ” In a world with so many shiny balls to chase like Snapchat and Instagram, are blogs still vibrant? What is the state of the art in company blogging? What are the best company blogs today?

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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?

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.

7 Social Media Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid

Writing on the Web

A Note from Patsi: This week’s guest post is about social media and it’s really important. Because if you want to engage your business blog readers and grow your reader base, you need to use social media. S ocial Media. Ignoring social media return on investment.

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. Since those early days I have had more than 65,000 comments on the blog.

Does Your Blog Deliver a Positive User Experience?

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You want your blog to be just that kind of place. Why would you want your blog to be joyful to use? Consider your own experience visiting other blogs and websites. So what entails a bad user experience on a blog? What will your blog readers remember?

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.

What is the ideal blogging frequency for your business?

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Blogging frequency is among the most common questions I am asked, and it occurred to me that I have never directly addressed this in a blog post. So here we go — how often should you post on your blog? What is the ideal blogging frequency?

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.