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Trying GroupHigh for Blogger Outreach Campaigns

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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

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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.

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The bloggers are the victims of bad blogger outreach

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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.

Blogger outreach is more PR than social media

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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.

The state of the blogger outreach union ten years on

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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 engage bloggers down the long tail

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Outreach marketing, formerly known as blogger outreach, is a powerful tool with almost zero barrier to entry — just your time and attention. How to Engage Bloggers Down the Long Tail from Chris Abraham.

Earned media influencer outreach is alive and well

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As I mentioned last month in Influencer Marketing Tools of the Trade , Dan Krueger and I are in the midst of an earned-media blogger outreach campaign on behalf of Skinny & Co. Everything the blogger does on your behalf — for free — is a gift, a blessing, a mitzvah !

Blogger outreach is scary

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Unlike a few years ago, today everyone at least pays lip service to reaching out to bloggers the same we PR people have always reached out to mainstream media. But I am still surprised that many companies don’t do blogger outreach, even today. Image via Wikipedia.

Blog2Social makes bloggers a marketing one-man band

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The post Blog2Social makes bloggers a marketing one-man band appeared first on Biznology. I have been using my sports blog, rnnr.us , as both a writing meditation towards health, fitness, and weight loss and also an SEO and blogging laboratory (pronounced la-bore-ah-tory ).

All about earned media micro-influencer marketing and more on the Through the Noise podcast

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Chris Abraham is a leading expert in digital: online reputation management (ORM), Internet privacy , social media marketing, and digital PR with a focus on blogger outreach, blogger engagement, and Internet crisis response.

Earned media influencer marketing demands your awesome

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If you have widgets to hand out to bloggers, YouTubers , Instagrammers, and top Vine, SnapChat , and Periscope rockstars , but you’d better be ready for some serious noes. A rate card is generally the way a smart blogger or online influencer says no.

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. Blogs (including online journalists, curators, aggregators, group blogs, and bloggers).

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9 things you can do today to improve your Google search results

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And, don’t start your blog in WordPress.com or on Medium.com or on Blogger/Blogspot, but on your own domain.

The art of writing the perfect blogger pitch

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Over the last five years that Abraham Harrison has been pitching bloggers on behalf of clients, we have learned a thing or two about how best to reach bloggers, how to engage them, how to get them to carry our client’s message to their readership. Whether we’re doing an outreach to the bloggers of mainstream media and celebrity blogs or to someone who has just set up a blog for the first time, it all begins with the message model.

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

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Become a guest blogger to get links to your site: contributing well-written content on other blogs that target your audience is a great way to expand your reach, as well as get links back to your site. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.

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All your best content may now be considered fake news

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Looking at it another way, this could be the beginning of a process of licensing and verification that will separate the proper journalists and reporters from the bloggers, propagandists, anarchists, marketers, and dirty, dirty affiliate marketers.

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The Quantum Mechanics of Blogger Outreach

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My long tail blogger outreach strategy is periodically challenged or criticized as being too aggressive. The argument generally goes as follows: if you send thousands of email pitches to topically- and demographically-relevant bloggers and online influencers in one go, you’re spamming.

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

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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.

Influencer marketing is one percent inspiration, ninety nine percent perspiration

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Last night I had the honor of dusting off my trusty old long tail earned media blogger outreach deck and updating it for the new world of earned media influencer marketing for the lovely Brigitte Winter and her Georgetown School of Continuing Studies students. Waiting for class.

Things I do to optimize for Google search engine discoverability

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A photograph labeled “dsc_0010.jpg” becomes “tall-handsome-40-something-blogger-chris-abraham.jpg”–or something like that. I am sure most of these show me as superstitious, but I always makes sure I do these few things before hitting the Publish button in Biznology ‘s WordPress compose window. I do them anyway because I assume that while it may not help, it can’t hurt.

Slow and steady content-creation wins the Google Search race

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Fully, generously, and even a little verbosely populating your website, your blog, your social media profiles, and your social media content is 100x more important to your success than “optimizing for search.” ” Morning Runs.

How NOT to pitch a blogger

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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. Bloggers will always call you out if they sense you’re just calling it in. Bloggers did not fall of a turnip truck.

The art of narrative storytelling via social media marketing

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In my experience, bloggers and influencers are extremely proud and protective of their own reputation. I’m always asked about analytics and metrics when it comes to my earned media micro-influencer marketing campaigns, the campaigns that Dan Krueger and I produce for our clients at Gerr.is

What is Social Media Marketing?

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” Previously limited only to bloggers, influence marketing has widened the angle of its lens to realize that there are all sorts of influentials all over the Internet. These days, Influencer Marketing includes Blogger Outreach and even specialties like Message Board Marketing.

Why most marketers should ignore A-List bloggers

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The D-List bloggers! And those D-list bloggers influence the C-List, who influences the B-List, and then the A-List. The post Why most marketers should ignore A-List bloggers appeared first on Biznology. Admit it.

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Today’s online influencers are wicked tough

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Back in 2006 when I started doing online public relations, blogger outreach was a minefield. — and it was years before anyone else besides my little agency was willing to engage these bloggers on behalf of products and brands.

Micro-influencer marketing is the new long tail

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I have been doing long-tail blogger outreach since 2006. Chicago Running Bloggers via Instagram. I hope we covered everything — there were so many and not all of our amazing bloggers reported each and every social share with us explicitly.

Chris Abraham joins Frank Eliason and Shel Holtz on FIR

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Every once in a while magic happens. Magic in the form of Shel Holtz , godfather of Digital PR and Social Media Communications, asking me to join him on his globally-popular communications podcast, For Immediate Release (FIR). Yesterday was such a day.

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Win lifestyle influencers over with generosity and attentiveness

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It takes a lot of money to give you license to treat someone like crap. And they’ll still resent you and wish you dead. In the gig economy, the interview process goes both ways.

Influencer outreach is more PR than marketing or advertising

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Almost three years ago I wrote Blogger outreach is more PR than social media. And, if you can’t convince the blogger or social media influencer that what you bring to the table today, via email or DM, is a win-win-win, then you’ll end up with goose eggs.

Add For Immediate Release to your podcast queue

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Chris Abraham , digital strategist and technologist, is a leading expert in digital: search engine optimization (SEO), online relationship management (ORM), Internet privacy, and online public relations with a focus on blogger outreach, blogger engagement, and Internet crisis response.

Are you taking advantage of B2B marketing data?

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So, perhaps you might think that I didn’t have much to learn when I picked up B2B Data-Driven Marketing by fellow Biznology blogger Ruth Stevens and Theresa Kushner.

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Buy domain names for all your pages, products, and services

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Kimberly-Clark had a campaign to promote their Welcome Original Thinkers quiz, so we registered wotquizinfo.com just for the landing page that we put together for bloggers and online influencers. Infomercials and commercials have become smart.

Google is a lying liar that lies

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I’m going to get a lot of blowback for this. The following list of Google lying liar lies all have exceptions to the rules. And, Google does make examples of bad actors.

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Do-it-yourself influencer marketing

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We’ll cover A-list and long-tail outreach, bloggers, journalists, and social media influencers across different platforms, and discuss what does and doesn’t work in earned media and how to pay-to-play if you’re not getting results.

A tech journalist on the 5 best and worst practices of B2B PR

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In this free 30-minute Biznology® webinar, Paul Gillin gives you tips for pitching to bloggers and influencers. Have you tried to get the attention of a journalist lately?

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One person can change the world. Thank you, Internet

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People are transitioning, en masse, from makers to consumers, from bloggers to readers, from YouTubers to commenters. Start with WordPress.com or Blogger and start writing. Top redditors may well hold more power in the world than top YouTubers and bloggers.

Advertising methods are too ephemeral

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This is both the sort of thing that Google loves — it is SEO catnip — and it is just the sort of content that flows, both upstream to A-list bloggers and to mainstream media and down to your readers, aggregators, and to other bloggers and other blogs.

Influencer marketing tools of the trade

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So, since blogger outreach is at the top of mind, I thought I would talk a little bit about the tools of the trade — what we use to stoke excitement about our clients! We’re off to the races!

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It’s normal to be bad before you’re good

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” You’re your own barrier to entry: all your favorite bloggers, writers, editors, designers, vloggers, and podcasters were bad at first.