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28 (of the) Best LinkedIn Marketing Guides of 2014

Webbiquity

As noted in several of the posts highlighted below, LinkedIn is no longer just a hangout for job-seeking professionals, who largely abandon it in between job searches. What type of content works best on LinkedIn? How can you maximize the exposure of your content published there?

The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity

Although content marking is now a nearly universal practice—with 93% of B2B marketers using content marketing— half of all marketers still rank “producing enough content” as one of their top five challenges. Store and repurpose content for later reposting.

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28 Super Easy Tips on How to Promote Your Content

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Content distribution has been a BIG topic here on {grow} and around the social sphere. As Mark’s book, The Content Code explains, “great content isn’t the finish line, it’s the starting line.” Here are 28 tips on how to promote your content online.

LinkedIn is the New B2B Media Powerhouse

Digital B2B Marketing

For B2B marketers, LinkedIn cannot be ignored. Does LinkedIn have a defensible advantage as a B2B media player as they go into an IPO? Will the advertisers driving marketing revenue (approximately one-third of LinkedIn’s revenue) see results and continue investing? Across multiple clients, LinkedIn has consistently performed well. One thing that has stood out is the engagement of LinkedIn traffic. LinkedIn has tremendous B2B data for targeting advertising.

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The Top 20 LinkedIn Pulse Articles of All Time

Hubspot

As with any open content platform, there''s going to be some hogwash to sort through, but LinkedIn does a nice job at surfacing the good, relevant stuff into your News Feed. How convenient for a blogger writing about the top Pulse articles of all time.

12 Ideas to Ignite Your Content NOW

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In this red-hot competitive marketing world, “content” is not enough. The focus needs to shift from writing to igniting – content ignition ! The investment in our content is largely wasted. It is critical to discovering trends, content and ideas.

How to Get More Blog Traffic – Content Promotion Checklist [Infographic]

Webbiquity

As the amount of online content produced each day has exploded over the past few years, it’s become more challenging to grab attention and stand out. The helpful content promotion checklist infographic below from CleverClicks is an excellent guide.

What Your Business Needs To Know About Google+

Modern Marketing

Google+ is aiming at Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter users. By dragging and dropping other users into Circles, you can self-select who can access the content you post. I tried to sort through much of it and deliver the stuff that is most relevant to brands and helpful. LinkedIn.

LinkedIn Lets B2B Marketers Establish Expertise

KEO Marketing

As regular readers of this blog know, we’ve been watching and commenting on the growing focus LinkedIn has placed on B2B marketers. B2B marketers are increasingly relying on LinkedIn as a critical source for leads, brand engagement and content distribution.

12 Essential LinkedIn Groups for B2B Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

Based on multiple user surveys and research studies, it has been determined that the “big 3” of social media platforms include Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. The Digital Marketing group is also a space to share pieces of content (i.e.,

The 15 Best Content Distribution and Amplification Tools

Webbiquity

Creating awesome content won’t do your business any good if no one sees it. So how much time should you spend on content promotion versus content production? Content Publishing Tools. 1 ) LinkedIn Pulse. Content Distribution Tools.

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What is the future of blogging?

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If you’re not following him and his content properties, go do that right now because hes is one of the most unique and valuable thinkers on the web. I’m not sure who a blogger is anymore. It’s long-form written content. Content Shock is here.

Simplicity is the Best Policy: 6 Essentials for the Successful Blogger

Writtent

It may seem counterintuitive, but reaching out to other bloggers with the promise of supporting each other is a guaranteed way of gaining readers. Building relationships with influencers in your niche is essential to getting your content seen.

Why Joe Pulizzi and I disagree on today’s content marketing dynamics

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In a recent This Old Marketing podcast episode , Robert Rose and Joe Pulizzi of the Content Marketing Institute had a lengthy section disagreeing with two of my conclusions from a recent blog post. Marketing is not just about monetizing an audience through content, in fact it rarely is.

1 Awesome Way To Create Great Content

Modern B2B Marketing

Whether you’re fresh on the job— getting the lay of the land, or you’re a veteran at your organization, as a content marketer you probably face the constant challenge of delivering interesting, valuable, and relevant content at the pace that your organization demands.

The Top 200 Content Marketing Brands And Influencers

B2B Marketing Insider

I also published a list of the Top Bloggers on Triberr which includes an amazing list of people across many topics. Earlier this year, Influence Relationship Management firm Onalytica released the top influencers in content marketing. And the top 50 content marketing brands list: Rank.

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All your best content may now be considered fake news

Biznology

While we both know you’re not a purveyor of so-called fake-news, if you’re not a proper J-school-certified and verified reporter, you might end up on the wrong side of the social media content filter.

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PR and Marketing: Are Bloggers the New Journalists?

Hinge Marketing

Among professional services firms, one example is the use of educational content on blogs and video sites – content that is fast becoming more popular than promotional content. The marketing tool kit includes websites, premium content, email, webinars, advertising and more.

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12 Great Examples That Prove the Power of Repurposing Content

Hubspot

Those dips and plateaus in traffic can come from industry changes, how your audience digests content, the amount (and quality) of new content you’re producing, or how relevant your older content is. Why You Should Repurpose Content. LinkedIn Pulse posts.

Content Marketing for Engineers

Industrial Marketing Today

I’ll go out on a limb and state that content marketing for engineers is different. However, to engage with engineers and address their needs (WIIFM), your marketing content needs to have a different flavor of storytelling. It is not just about facts and figures, engineers want content marketing to talk about challenges and issues that they face in their work life on a daily basis. The scope of your content marketing will have to scale proportionally to your budget.

The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity

This may be a problem with measurement, or with setting the wrong objectives for social media marketing (it’s far more effective for customer service and driving traffic to top-of-the-funnel content than to direct purchase, for example).

If I give away my content, don’t I give away my business?

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They earnestly tried to understand what I do for a living but it seems like the idea of giving away content is a completely foreign concept in the “traditional” business world. The content conundrum. But the only way to do that is by unlocking and unleashing our content.

The Art of Creating Curated Content

Act-On

Content creation is on the rise, with 76 percent of marketers reporting that they plan to generate more content this year than last. Producing valuable, authoritative, and compelling content, however, takes time – and many marketers have already spread their resources thin.

The Top 10 Free Content Analytics Tools

Contently

So you’re consistently pumping out engaging content and have a solid distribution strategy in motion. Now you need to know how that content is performing, who’s visiting your website, and how you can hook your audience so they’ll return.

Finding the Hidden Money in Your Content Strategy

Sales Engine

B2B Content Enterprise: How does Conversion Sciences work with clients to optimize landing pages? From a content marketing standpoint, for our business (Conversion Sciences) we currently rely on little to no outbound marketing to drive demand. Content itself does generate leads.

Why you should consider centralizing your search keyword lists

Biznology

Chances are, a relatively small set of words are both relevant to your product offerings and your client’s needs. Media relations and PR professionals need the right keywords to know how to build more relevant press releases and build better anchor text in them.

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What are the best social media platforms for your business?

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But if you have no emotional connection to me as a blogger, are you going to hire me? However, if somebody subscribes to a blog or YouTube channel, they are asking for your content. Role of contentContent is the catalyst that leads to awareness on the web.

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Content Marketing Strategy: A Comprehensive Guide for Modern Marketers

Hubspot

I've written my share of blog posts about content marketing. That is to say you're about to dive into a pretty in-depth post (that's a nice way of saying "long") about content marketing, one which you may want to bookmark to read later. What Is Content Marketing? Blogger.

Customer And Content Are King In The Future of Marketing

B2B Marketing Insider

Whether you’re in the consumer of business marketing world, most of the marketing messages, platforms and ideas do not put the customer first or drive any relevant value for your buyers. You can find Alan on Linkedin and Twitter @ AlanSee. Is the customer and your content King?

The Two Core Elements of B2B Social Media Marketing Success

Webbiquity

There have been numerous models proposed for social media and content marketing (including the Four C’s of Social Media Marketing model previously published here), but when all of the complexity is stripped away, social media marketing success comes down to two core elements: content and amplification. Content is like singing a song. Content can be produced in a wide variety of formats: • White papers. Join the same groups on LinkedIn.

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Creating content? When is it time to pivot (or quit?)

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I recently had a conversation with pioneering blogger Chris Brogan and he mentioned that he had ended his latest podcast series and had begun a new one. Creating content means building equity in an audience and a body of work. Our content is free because of their generosity.

Content Curation: How to Become a Thought Leader

Writing on the Web

Here’s an important post from Joe Pulizzi’s Junta42 blog, Content Curation Grows Up, Original Content Still Key. I first heard the term content curation is this post by Rohit Bhargava back in 2009. To find the best and most relevant content and bring it forward.

How to Crowdsource Your Blog Content: Tips for Finding and Collaborating with Your Crowd

Hubspot

B2B marketing survives and thrives on the steam engine of content. As a B2B marketer, you can leverage your online relationships to have content produced for you, whether it’s user-generated content (UGC) produced by customers, or commentary from industry thought leaders.

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How To Map Content To Your Conversion Funnel

ScribbleLive

It serves as a concise map of the customer journey and informs what kind of content your team should produce across your social channels. At this stage, your content is focused on providing your audience with valuable information or entertaining content, not a sales pitch.

Remember to market to your own influencer network

Biznology

So, first, I quickly made sure I was connected to as many people as I could on LinkedIn. Then, I exported and downloaded all of the contact info of all the people I am connected to on LinkedIn. I do have LinkedIn Sales Navigator working for me. I really love influencer marketing.

7 Epic Marketing Uses of LinkedIn Answers

Hubspot

With more than 120 million business professionals registered, LinkedIn is an online marketing must for B2B marketers. While personal and business profiles get most of the attention on LinkedIn, the social network has several other valuable features that can shine for inbound marketers.

Content Marketing Videos: Speak to Problems First

Writing on the Web

Content marketing with videos is a key marketing tool, and it’s getting easier to do. This is key for content marketing. I don’t really, but for content marketing to work you need as much content as you can, in all forms. Blog this on Blogger.

15 Key Facts about Content Curation

Writtent

For many content marketers, curation is something of a silver bullet. Rand Fishkin of SEOMoz has joked that we’re in the midst of a content arms race; companies across all industries have realized the power of custom content , and are actively competing to produce better-quality materials.

10 Social Media Marketing Mistakes Businesses Must Avoid

Webbiquity

When businesses have low engagement rates, platforms limit the reach of certain accounts because the numbers indicate low relevance and interest among followers. Research shows that marketers generally focus on three social networks: LinkedIn (91%), Twitter (85%), and Facebook (81%).

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How to Promote Your Content Using Paid, Earned & Owned Media

Hubspot

To read more content like this, subscribe to Insiders. Some people think content promotion isn’t complicated. It’s just making sure content is optimized for the search engines, sent to an appropriate email list, and then broadcast it socially, right? Content Coverage.

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