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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. LinkedIn as a business publishing platform? LinkedIn as a business publishing platform?

4 Reasons to Publish on a LinkedIn Blog

Writing on the Web

Do you know about LinkedIn blogs? And are you blogging yet on LinkedIn ? I’m not yet, but I will be right after I write this blog post! Since early 2014, LinkedIn opened its publishing platform to its 300+ million users.

Simplify Your Blog Writing: Shortcuts to Publishing a Leadership Blog

Writing on the Web

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How We Grew Our Organic Traffic by 43% Without Publishing a Single New Blog Post

Hubspot

The best part is, we did it without publishing any new content, spending any more money on marketing or adding any additional resources to our team. Like many companies new to blogging, we rushed into it full steam, cranking out tons of new posts. Guest Blogging.

B2B Blogging Gets Publishing Discipline

Paul Gillin

This is a great chance to take a snapshot of best practices in the field, and I was struck by this year’s entries in the corporate blog category. It’s clear to me that the best B2B companies are taking their blogging to the next level. Publishers?

6 Social Media Publishing Best Practices

Modern Marketing

" Regardless of where you fall in the social media marketing chain, there are best practices and things to remember when it comes to social media publishing. One of the biggest mistakes brands make is not establishing a consistent cadence of publishing.

Why Brands Need To Act Like Publishers

B2B Marketing Insider

I was recently interviewed by News 360 on Why Brands Need To Act Like Publishers? So here are some excerpts of my views on why brands need to think and act like publishers. American Express’ Open Forum is one great example of a brand acting like a publisher.

If you stopped publishing your social content, would anybody notice?

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By Brooke Ballard, {grow} Contributing Columnist If you’re like me you don’t ever feel comfortable with your social media content publishing schedule. The post If you stopped publishing your social content, would anybody notice?

A Beginner's Guide to Publishing on LinkedIn

Hubspot

LinkedIn announced in February 2014 that they'd be opening up their publishing platform to the public. Unwilling to leave good marketers behind, we've put together a roundup of everything you need to know before you hit publish on LinkedIn. 5) Pay attention to when you publish.

How Publishers Develop and Monetize Audiences with Digital Marketing

Modern B2B Marketing

Anyone with a PC and a modem,” he wrote, “can publish whatever content they can create.”. Here are three steps I’ve seen publishers taking to develop and monetize their audiences: 1. Author: Hally Pinaud “Content is King.”.

Should Publishers Blog?

Hubspot

Once upon a time, blogging was considered amateur. The biggest value proposition that blogging brought to the table was the democratization of great ideas. Anyone could launch their own blog and start writing--there was no formal education or media job required.

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 to self-publish your book

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Many people dream of writing their own book and the exciting news is that today, you don’t necessarily need a literary agent or book contract to experience publishing success. One very viable option is self-publishing. So self-publishing became a viable route.

[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. They may feature relevant content, of real value, published with good frequency. Sourcing, developing, and publishing great content is the hard work.

Ask a Content Strategist: How Many Stories Should I Publish Per Month?

Contently

How much content should I actually publish? A day after Sam hired me to run this blog, we were going over the content strategy one-sheeter he’d asked me to put together. Almost immediately, we got into an argument over how much we should publish.

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.)

One million words later, I still fear publishing

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The bad part is I haven’t self-published a single word of the million. Which seems pathetic, especially since I’m preaching Seth Godin’s “Ship-It” gospel in every other blog post. The bad part is I haven’t self-published a single word of the million.

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.

Content Checklist: Don’t Publish Without It

Writing on the Web

Once I published a post without a title. Fortunately, before I publish I run an analysis for how a post will score with the search engines using Scribe , a great tool. But if you don’t use Scribe you could be publishing stuff that search engines don’t grasp.

Reasons to Attend the AuthorU Publishing Conference

Writing on the Web

Recently a successful leadership coach asked me where to go to learn how he should write and publish his book. There are a lot of book publishing conferences to pick from. There’s a lot to learn if you want to write, publish and market an expert ebook.

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.

Power to the Publishers: Content Is Going Full Throttle

Modern B2B Marketing

Technology leaders, including the likes of Google, Facebook, and Apple, are empowering publishers to reach even more of their audience, faster, with new product capabilities for content delivery.

7 Ways Facebook’s Big Algorithm Change Will Affect Marketers and Publishers

Contently

The day many marketers and publishers have dreaded has arrived: Facebook is changing its algorithm to send less traffic to content sites. Research by SocialFlow earlier this month found that the reach of publisher stories had already dropped by 42 percent.

Content Marketing Requires the Mindset of a Publisher

Sales Engine

Content marketing uses the same skills and tactics as publishing a magazine—only the distribution methods, audience-building techniques, and analysis tools are different. But with everyone jumping on the content marketing bandwagon, it’s not enough to publish a blog or a white paper.

Blog your way into a book deal

Biznology

In 2014, your first step towards becoming a published author with a traditional publishing house is to start a blog focused on what you’ll eventually want to write a book about. Your second step is to grow a community around the writing you’re doing on your blog.

Content Marketing Tip: Start with Ready-to-Publish Articles

Writing on the Web

A great way to short-cut the time needed to research, write and publish quality online content is to find a good writer to supply articles. Tell them how they can learn more about what you’re publishing. Related posts: Content Marketing Tip: Use Ready-to-Publish Articles.

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.

The LinkedIn Publishing Platform Puts Power in the Hands of the B2B Buyer

KoMarketing Associates

This past month LinkedIn announced they will be opening up the ability for every user to publish their own content on LinkedIn, through individual profiles. Platforms and publishers like Linkedin realize (or are realizing) the influence they have in buyer markets.

Serialization and Digital Storytelling: What Victorian-Era Publishing Teaches Us About Generating Leads

Content Standard

The idea was simple: book publishers operated on long writing, editing, and production cycles that made it difficult to generate regular income, so they needed a faster publishing format. Individual blogs are primarily used to improve site quality and search visibility.

Want to Publish on LinkedIn? Now You Can

Hubspot

Ever wanted to get published on LinkedIn Pulse? Well get ready to roll up your sleeves and start writing: Today, LinkedIn announced that soon, all members will be able to post on the social network''s publishing platform. Everyone Wants to Be a Publisher. Blogging Social Media

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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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.

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.

Most Valuable Publishers

Contently

What’s more noteworthy than the quality of Bryant’s free verse is where the poem was published: on The Players’ Tribune, a sports media publication that lets athletes create their own content and share it directly with fans.

10 Maxims of Successful Blogging: Infographic Edition

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My post on the 10 Maxims of Successful Blogging has become one of the most popular on the {grow} blog and really summarizes the advice I give bloggers the most often. Here it is as an infographic, the first of a series I’ll be publishing in the coming months.

8 Steps To Become A Brand Publisher

B2B Marketing Insider

Why Businesses Need to Become Brand Publishers? In short, businesses need to become brand publishers because the world has changed and our tired, old promotional tactics are no longer working they way they used to. What do publishers do?

Getting your first book published: Lessons learned!

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Do you dream of writing and publishing a book some day? Beginning in 2010, publishers actually sought me out to write a book. I think there were three things that boosted me into that position: 1) I had demonstrated my writing ability through my blog.

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?

Why WordPress Isn’t Scared of Facebook, Snapchat, or the Future of Publishing

Contently

All five have vested interests in the publishing world. At this point, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat are practically publishing platforms, even if they may not define themselves that way. Does the future of publishing lie in the hands of apps? The lifespans of networks like Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and Medium could hinge on how they anticipate the future of publishing. ” The publisher’s dilemma. Then, think about the publisher’s dilemma.