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.

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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).

Blogger outreach is more PR than social media

Biznology

The current catch-all these days for what I do is social media; unfortunately, when what you do is described as social media, people tend to think Facebook , Twitter , Pinterest , and maybe Google+. So, what my team and I developed is the equivalent of blogger-brand speed dating.

24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012

Webbiquity

Will Google+ be a “Facebook killer” or just Google’s next failed social network? Then again, the average Facebook user spends nearly seven hours per month on the site—compared to just three minutes for the average Google+user. So what makes Google+ special?

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Is Google really Sauron?

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I have thought a lot about this, trying to be rational and realizing that as a blogger, the Twitter button means more to me than most people in the world. In fact, Google’s power and popularity grows unabated. Is Google really Sauron? And Google? And Google?

What Your Business Needs To Know About Google+

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Unless you’ve avoided the Internet over the past two weeks, you’ve probably heard about Google’s big play into the social web. It’s called Google+ , and it’s been labeled the search giant’s Facebook contender. That issue is solved with the launch of Google+.

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Google “mobilegeddon” starts today — are you prepared?

Biznology

You’re in luck if you’re on the East Coast: Google’s on PST. Rarely does Google actually warn up of an upcoming apocalypse — but they did this time : Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. Blogger.

Google is a lying liar that lies

Biznology

The following list of Google lying liar lies all have exceptions to the rules. And, Google does make examples of bad actors. That’s all Google has and that’s really all you have when it comes to whether or not someone clicks on your content or not.

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Google+ on its Third Birthday

Biznology

I have been covering Google Plus since its inception three years ago. Before I go into G+ as a social network or social media platform, let me remind you that not even Google calls G+ a social network, it calls it a “social layer” and an “authorship tool.” Is G+ Google’s Ellis Island ?

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The next generation of bloggers is here. And they are computers

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How will Google and other search algorithms handle this? Illustration courtesy Flickr CC and Justin Aerni The post The next generation of bloggers is here. How will Google and other search algorithms handle this? The writing bots are here.

7 Tools for Finding & Connecting With Influential Bloggers

Hubspot

Bloggers are trusted voices who can bring in customers and help you build your community. Reaching out to potential blogger is a more intricate process nowadays than it was even five years ago. Want to achieve worthwhile results from your blogger outreach efforts?

Google+ changed my life and it can change yours

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How Google+ Saved Me I knew that you could build a business through social media, I just wasn’t sure how it all worked. Eventually, Google Plus led me into one of the best jobs I could ever have. I believe that Google+ probably saved my life. Say hi over on Google+ and Twitter.

34 (of the) Best Google+ Tips, Tactics and Guides of 2011

Webbiquity

Google+ (or Google Plus) is many different things, depending on who you ask. It’s the tool Google will use to beat Facebook. It’s Google’s latest attempt at social media, and they finally got it right. Google Plus Tips, Tactics and How-To Guides.

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Brands and Bloggers: Keep Your Sponsored Content Legal

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Marketers, bloggers, brands and other content publishers are legally required to mention if they have a relationship that could bias the opinions they share. Brands, bloggers, and influencers, you’re on notice: the FTC expects disclosure. Find Kerry on Google+ and Twitter.

The Ultimate List of Websites Every Blogger Should Bookmark

Hubspot

All bloggers have a number of websites that they visit every single day. What are some of the best websites that all bloggers should add to their bookmark bar? 22 Websites Every Blogger Should Bookmark. Google AdWords' Keyword Planner. Google Trends.

Earned-media micro-influencer marketing primer

Biznology

These partnerships can include multi-year contracts which are getting tighter and more exclusive the more these same influencers are being dropped by advertisers such as YouTube , Google AdWords , and Instagram. Back then we called it blogger outreach and blogger engagement.

The Top 100 Bloggers On Triberr

B2B Marketing Insider

For a couple of years I have been using Triberr as a way to connect and share some of my favorite blogger’s content in one easy-to-use dashboard. Dashburst compiled the 100 top bloggers on Triberr so you know who to pay attention to on the site and blogging circuits.

Brands Take Note: Bloggers are Journalists in the Eyes of the Law

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The best blogging makes a statement, but if that statement is negative in nature, the blogger might get sued for defamation (making an untrue statement—written or verbal—that tends to damage someone’s reputation). Find Kerry on Google+ and Twitter. .

How to engage bloggers down the long tail

Biznology

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.

Tumblr Shuts Down Popular Blogger: Who's Next?

Hubspot

That’s exactly what happened to a popular blogger who goes by the name Bohemea. Worse, Bohemea claims other Tumblr bloggers have been similarly wiped out. But shutdowns like the one that happened to Bohemea could scare business bloggers away, Balboni says. Both involved Google.

Google Authorship brings your staff out from behind your brand

Biznology

Encourage your entire staff to link their Google+ profiles to your business site. So, even the least likely to ever volunteer to blog or tweet on your company’s behalf staff member might very well be a Google Clout rockstar and never have written anything bloggish at all.

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

Biznology

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.

Have top influencers author your sites to appease Google search

Biznology

It’s a great time to be passionate about social media, the Internet , online community, and the Google suite of products and services: Google’s about to reward you big-time just as Google pulls the rug out from under the feet of traditional SEO link strategies.

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Social Media for Busy Business Bloggers

Writing on the Web

Facebook tops Google for weekly traffic in the U.S. If you expect that your business blog is going to skyrocket off the Google charts, then you’re in for a disappointment. Remember, Google indexes content on pages.

How NOT to pitch a blogger

Biznology

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.

How to Prepare for Google’s New ‘Author Rank’

Vertical Response

Right around the same time that Google+ was introduced in June 2011, Google formally announced the Google authorship program , where authors could link their content to a Google+ profile and identify it to Google in search rankings.

All Online Digital Roads Lead to Google Plus

Biznology

Google can’t get any of us to use Google Plus, but they’re still trying. With that caveat, Google’s closing in on its goal of being federated across all of its properties, so be acutely aware. But I am sold on the Google Empire because they stalk me so good.

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Google chooses speed over content from sites

Biznology

So, Google knows that it’s being judged more on the smooth transition from search results to website. Google also knows that the top result receive exponentially more clicks than the second result which receives exponentially more clicks than the third, and so on.

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Would you erase yourself from Google search results?

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In this show, Tom Webster and I were far too caffeinated to stick to one subject so we decided to go through a grab bag of current topics including: E rasing yourself from Google. The post Would you erase yourself from Google search results?

5 Marketing Problems Google+ Says It Can Solve

Modern Marketing

Enter Christian Oestlien , who is heading up the Google+ project. We’ve written in detail about Google’s launch of brand pages this week. He outlined five specific challenges Google+ will help solve. This is the reason Google created Circles, Oestlien said.

Blog Wars: WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr – Which Platform Rules?

Vertical Response

In a smackdown of sorts, I’ve laid out the pros and cons of 3 major blog contenders: WordPress , Blogger and Tumblr. The tool is compatible with Blogger, Blogroll, TypePad, Posterous, LiveJournal and more. BLOGGER – established 1999. Google Analytics!

8 Key Changes In Google Search B2B Marketers Should Know

KoMarketing Associates

As detailed in an article on Search Engine Land this past month, a new Google eye tracking study outlines the evolution of Google search results from 2005 to today. The Demise of Google Authorship. Mobile Prioritization in Google Search Results.

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Earned-media micro-influencer marketing master class

Biznology

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. Google Search is the best tool to get a feel. Always Start with Google.

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8 Mistakes Most Beginner Bloggers Make (And How to Avoid Them)

Hubspot

It''s okay -- it happens to pretty much every new blogger. So for all of you beginner bloggers out there who are looking to get up-to-speed quickly, keep on reading. but for some reason, lots of beginner bloggers think they can get away with the old copy-and-paste technique.

Earned media influencer marketing demands your awesome

Biznology

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.

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

Biznology

Google likes this, and will punish you if you simply try to game the system with the former strategy. These will, of course, take visitors to sites other than yours, but linking to credible, well-respected content will not only make Google happy, but it will also strengthen your content.

Does Google Hate Small Businesses?

Hubspot

So I don't think Google really "hates" anyone, but I think over the years they've unintentionally made things a little bit more difficult for small business owners. Here's what I mean when I say Google's makin' it tough for SMBs to succeed there for marketing. provocative, right?

DIY Digital PR (Online Engagement & Blogger Outreach)

Biznology

Yesterday’s Biznology® Webinar with Chris Abraham was all about blogger outreach and online engagement. He also tells how to find the right online influencers, bloggers, and the social media savvy. Create a blogger-optimized news release. Photo credit: zoxcleb.