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8 Elements of the Perfect Blog Post

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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. What does a perfect blog post look like?

Positioning is Key Factor for Social Media (and All Marketing) Success

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It’s interesting to search and see what other marketing bloggers are saying about the key to success in social media. If you’re in a market that is growing, even starting to consolidate into a mature market, what is the one key factor that will make you successful in social media?

When it Comes to Blog Post Length, Is More More?

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So, bloggers, it’s up to you. My answer to the question, “How long should my blog post be?” ” has always been, “As long as it takes.” ” I took to the web to see if others think differently, and what I found surprised me.

Should You Have Multiple Top Level Domains for a B2B Web Presence?

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There are several reasons for this answer, and many other bloggers agree. Once upon a time it was thought that businesses could get better search engine performance if they owned multiple keyword-rich URLs that open separate, optimized websites and link to their main business website.

How Businesses Can Market Like Beyoncé

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Will you arrange for bloggers in your industry to write about your launch? Photo on Flickr by AlexJohnson, Some rights reserved. This month Beyoncé bypassed usual methods for releasing a new album and instead used social media to surprise her fans.

How I Find Royalty-Free Images for My Blog Posts

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Photos and images that pop are a must for eye-catching blog posts, but bloggers must take care to 1.) Photo from Flickr - Some rights reserved by Horia Varlan. only use images for which the author has provided express use permission and 2.) to provide proper attribution with the use.

B2B Marketing Survey Says Email and Twitter Work

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As usual, I have to provide information about the source of the survey, which few bloggers ever do. A recent survey of traffic to the websites of small to medium-sized business (SMB) provides some interesting insight into what works and what doesn’t for online marketing.

3 Key Ingredients for Business Social Media Success

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There are three critical success factors business owners should think about when considering investing in social media marketing. I presented these at the Los Angeles Vistage All City Conference this week, in two panel sessions called Social Media – What Business Owners Need to Know.

Why Product Launch Plans Need to Include Social Networking

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This makes it much easier to get bloggers to review your product, editors to feature it in their publications, and others to comment about it and share your new product content with their colleagues and friends. Tweet.

How to Blog: What Blog Categories Should I Create?

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I learned from two bloggers at the Marketing Profs conference in Boston in 2009 – Beth Harte and Jay Baer. A successful blog has carefully thought-out categories under which you group your blog posts.

Marketing Case Study: How I Got Results from LinkedIn

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I helped the client with some messaging to bloggers who might cover their product and the show. Tweet. I’m the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for Hire for Geeks, Scientists and Engineers. Since, 2004, I’ve been connecting to colleagues, associates, friends and classmates via LinkedIn.

B2B Blogging – 8 Ways to Promote Your Blog

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Engage with other bloggers by commenting on their blogs and other social media. Invite guest bloggers to write posts on your blog. If you’re going to invest time and effort in writing a blog, you want to get as many customers and prospects as possible to read it.

How to Blog: How Much Time Does It Take?

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That doesn’t help a business’s (or a blogger’s) credibility. What else can help bloggers be more efficient? I’d love to help you be a successful business blogger!

How to Blog: What Do I Write About?

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Follow other bloggers in your space and make note of what they write about. What other types of content can you recommend for B2B bloggers? One of the top questions I get about starting a blog is, “What would I write about?”

9 Must-Have Basic Business Blog Features

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Most blog platforms such as WordPress and Blogger include this. What do other bloggers think about this list? If you’re just getting started in blogging, it’s not easy to know the basic features you need to include in your blog.

How To Blog: Finding Your Blog Voice

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Now the blog features guest bloggers Monday through Thursday. Identifying the voice of your blog can be tricky. What is the “voice” of a blog? It is its tone, its style, and how both of those fit its purpose.

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Why Lack of Strategy Will Kill Your B2B Blog

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If You Have Multiple Bloggers. Blogging drives traffic to websites and generates leads. So, hey, let’s jump in and do this. Right? Wrong. To succeed in blogging (and in the bigger universe of content marketing), you need a strategy.

3 Things to Consider When Hiring a Blog Ghostwriter

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B2b bloggers, what do you think? Effective blogging takes a lot of time and effort. Over 90% of blogs that get started are abandoned. One solution can be to hire a blog ghostwriter. Here are three important things to consider if you hire a blog ghostwriter.

How Live Blogging Makes You a Better Blogger

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How Live Blogging Makes You a Better Blogger

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See Bruno Giussani’s Tips for Conference Bloggers. I also got value from the PDF that Bruno wrote with blogger Ethan Zuckerman. Tweet. I don’t know about you, but one of the challenges for someone new to blogging is researching and writing entries without spending tons of time. I’m pretty conscientious about my blog entries. I don’t want to put out only my opinion nor do I want to generate fluffy or light blog entries. I want to reference other opinions, videos, blog entries, etc.

How Live Blogging Makes You a Better Blogger

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See Bruno Giussani’s Tips for Conference Bloggers. I also got value from the PDF that Bruno wrote with blogger Ethan Zuckerman. Tweet. I don’t know about you, but one of the challenges for someone new to blogging is researching and writing entries without spending tons of time. I’m pretty conscientious about my blog entries. I don’t want to put out only my opinion nor do I want to generate fluffy or light blog entries. I want to reference other opinions, videos, blog entries, etc.

The Big Question June 2009: Where is Your Time Spent?

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4 Marketing Trends to be Thankful For

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For example, marketing author and blogger Seth Godin says that people want “me-mail” that they’ve opted into, not promotional email pushed out by a seller trying to hawk something. Tweet.

Blog with Discipline to Get Marketing Results

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A recent Hubspot survey showed that most business bloggers write no more than one blog entry a week. At one blog entry per day 90% of bloggers have acquired customers, and with multiple blog entries per day 100% have gotten customers. Tweet.

Takeaways from Rock Stars of Strategic Planning

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Daryl Conner, Chairman of Conner Partners and Blogger, Change Thinking. Tweet. I attended the Association for Strategic Planning ‘s annual conference in Pasadena, California on February 22-24, 2010.

7 Social Media Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid

Writing on the Web

Here are Paul’s 7 Social Media Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid. 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.

Four (of the) Worst Practices for Pitching Bloggers

Webbiquity

Brands that are successful at pitching their news and stories to bloggers increase their online presence, gain credibility, and score those coveted “earned” backlinks that Google values as a factor in search rankings.

Trying GroupHigh for Blogger Outreach Campaigns

Biznology

I am hereby making the jump from humans to robots for all my blogger research. And what was I comparing all of these social CRMs, influencer-identification services, and blogger databases to? What My Clients Have Taught Me about Blogger Outreach (business2community.com).

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.

The bloggers are the victims of bad blogger outreach

Biznology

I just wrote an article , Blogger outreach is earned media PR, isn’t it? wherein I suggested that some bloggers are kinda jerks because they lead any blogger outreach with “here’s my advertising packet.” That said, these bloggers are the victims.

The blogger’s kryptonite

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Is guest posting a viable strategy to gain attention or a blogger’s kryptonite? The post The blogger’s kryptonite appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. Is guest posting a viable strategy to gain attention or a blogger''s kryptonite?

Take your bloggers and social media influencers to lunch

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And, it’s so very rare that anyone who pitches bloggers and expects them (us) to do stuff for free ever asks bloggers (us) out to do stuff IRL (in real life). But you also must remember that most bloggers have very rich lives outside of their blogging life.

Blogger outreach is more PR than social media

Biznology

Back in 2006 I developed a strategy of blogger outreach that allowed my to reach out to more than just 25 top-tier bloggers by hand over time but to 2,500-5,000 bloggers. So, what my team and I developed is the equivalent of blogger-brand speed dating.

Have You Hugged Your Blogger Today?

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Over the past few years I have had the pleasure to get to know many of the great marketing bloggers I admire so much. Most bloggers do the work out of love, passion, and a drive to make a difference … not for money. ” Now THAT is something to keep a blogger going!

The evolution of a blogger

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As I’ve observed bloggers from all walks of life, writing about every subject imaginable, and as I’ve taken the journey myself, I’ve found that there is an evolution that takes place. By Srinivas Rao, Contributing {grow} Columnist.

The state of the blogger outreach union ten years on

Biznology

I stared my first blogger outreach agency back in 2006. Ten years on, the state of the union of blogger outreach is good for brands and agencies but great for the bloggers and online influencers. Blogger Outreach is Hard.

How to Turn Anyone Into a Blogger

Hubspot

Whether you know it or not, every person that works for you is a potential blogger. Of course, your new blogger can’t write exclusively about mountain biking or pie crusts, but it’s your job to find a way to incorporate their expertise and frame it in a way that applies to your blogging goals.