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.

7 Tools for Finding & Connecting With Influential Bloggers

Hubspot

The blogosphere has been a major online marketing medium for years now. 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.

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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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Social Media for Busy Business Bloggers

Writing on the Web

If you want customers, you need to go where they are online. Let’s be clear: Social networking now accounts for 22% of all time spent online in the US. Facebook tops Google for weekly traffic in the U.S. Remember, Google indexes content on pages.

10 Online Marketing Shortcuts To Increase Productivity

Marketing Insider Group

Whether you’re in marketing , advertising or any industry for that matter, the world we live in does not exactly allow for much patience. Without further ado, here are 10 online marketing shortcuts to increase productivity. It takes less than a minute to add a line to promote your latest product, service, offer, or resource, which means you are marketing to everyone who gets an email from you. One way to pump out fresh posts is to use Google Trends.

Confessions of a Google Spammer

Hubspot

Before I became an inbound marketer, I once made $50,000 a month spamming Google. Google made me do it. They rationalize spamming Google's index in so many ways: We're helping Google improve their algorithm! Google's lying to people. Google Made Us Do It.

What’s So Funny About Social Media and Online Marketing? April 2012

Webbiquity

Let’s face it; lots of people consider spending one’s days with online games, tinkering in PhotoShop, “working” in Facebook, and using words like “viral” and “targeting” in decidedly non-lethal ways a funny way to make a living.

High Quality Content Sites Is What Google Wants

Writing on the Web

There’s been an important update to the way Google runs their search algorithms , designed to weed out the number of junk content farms. For professionals who use online content to market their services, you need to keep an eye on your analytics , and continue to follow good advice for content marketing. Well-written, compelling content tends to attract links, garner social mentions and spread through online communities. Blog this on Blogger.

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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. Google Review Count: 350. Google Review Count: 346.

10 Reasons to Develop a B2B Blogging Strategy

KoMarketing Associates

With the end of the year rapidly approaching, and 2016 planning underway, business owners are assessing where they are with respect to B2B search engine marketing goals and objectives. B2B Online Marketing Blog Content Marketing

5 Underutilized LinkedIn Features B2B Marketers May Be Missing Out On

KoMarketing Associates

LinkedIn has been found to be the most effective social media lead generator for B2B marketers, with 60-80% of those surveyed (depending on the study) stating that they have gotten real leads from the platform. To find this job listing, I entered the keywords remote and marketing.

The Secret Ingredient to Effective B2B Content Marketing Performance

KoMarketing Associates

KoMarketing has been writing about the value of content marketing for years. In CMI/MarketingProf’s latest B2B Content Marketing Report , 89 percent of B2B marketers surveyed indicated that they are currently using content marketing tactics.

7 Steps to a Successful Blogger Outreach Campaign

Hinge Marketing

There are many questions and uncertainties around incorporating guest blogging in your online marketing strategy , particularly around building backlinks to a website. We will never be privy to Google’s next algorithm update.

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What Were The Most Effective B2B Marketing Tactics of 2015?

KoMarketing Associates

Even though many B2B marketers are already looking ahead to 2016, it’s may be worth recognizing the accomplishments of the past year. Because a component of your B2B marketing strategy certainly needs to focus on leveraging the experience gained executing tactics and campaigns that worked well. In an effort to shed light on how marketers tackled challenges and made strides in 2015, we spoke to a group of industry leaders across the B2B marketing space.

5 Traffic-Driving B2B Blog Topic Ideas

KoMarketing Associates

This is often a common problem for many bloggers and marketers in almost every industry. Try setting up free Google Alerts for common terms in your field, or use a site like SocialMentio n or Google News to see what is making the rounds on other news sites and social media.

31 Expert Guides to Maximizing Online Brand Visibility – WPO

Webbiquity

Today’s WPO model emphasizes the importance of fusing a solid content strategy with a comprehensive online distribution strategy in order to maximize brand visibility and credibility. How can social, PR, SEO, and online advertising efforts be coordinated to maximize brand visibility?

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Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

And as any blogger can tell you, PR pros understand this, as witnessed by the incredible increase in blogger outreach “pitches&# from corporate PR departments and firms over the past two years. Of course, there’s more to (successful) blogger outreach than just pitching, and there’s more to the new practice of social PR than just blogger outreach. by MediaPost Marketing Daily Commentary. How to Reach Out to Bloggers by Chris Brogan.

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5 Ways to Get Readers to Respond

Writing on the Web

You spend a lot of time writing content on your blog but if the only comments you get are from people looking for free marketing, maybe it’s time to revise your content strategies. Here’s a guest post from Chris Peterson at Straight North integrated marketing services in Chicago.

New Breed of Web Metrics Can Help Marketing Executives Make Better Decisions

Webbiquity

As online marketing processes have evolved, the number and sophistication of software tools to support specific functions has exploded. Web analytics: Omniture, WebTrends, Google Analytics, Clicky, and more.

Blogging vs. Journalism: Identifying the Fundamental Differences

KoMarketing Associates

As a content marketer, I often times have to switch my brain from news writing (journalism) to blogging, and vice versa. Let’s take a look at some of these differences as we attempt to help bloggers and journalists stay on track and deliver the type of content they intend to their audience.

3 Things Your Social Media Team Should Know About SEO

KoMarketing Associates

One of the biggest challenges we hear about in the world of marketing is around the idea of silos. As businesses (and marketers), we need to make sure we are breaking down these silos to see the bigger picture. Social can be a huge advantage for search marketers.

My 20 top social media marketing, search, and reputation business articles

Biznology

I went into the historical analytics of the Biznology business blog and used the Google Analytics records from all the way back in 2012 through to today and these are the twenty most successful by visitors. How to recover from Google Penguin and Google Panda.

Your website is wearing mom jeans and shoulder pads

Biznology

Pearson Education reached out to me to read and make make notes on Mike Moran’s and James Mathewson’s upcoming book, Outside-In Marketing. Just a cursory search of Google’s Adwords Keyword Planner shows me that my own site, Gerr.is , shows how out of touch I am.

12 Marketing Techniques to Increase Your Firm’s Visibility

Hinge Marketing

We’ve officially crossed this year’s halfway mark, and it’s time to check in on the marketing strategy you created at the beginning of 2015. It may be time to adjust your strategy or incorporate additional marketing techniques to drive your firm forward.

24 (of the) Best Business Blogging Guides, Tips and Tools of 2011

Webbiquity

With Google’s most recent Panda algorithm updates, attributes like content freshness and social signals (strengths of blogs, not corporate websites) will gain increased importance in search ranking. Guidance for New Bloggers. 20 Common Mistakes Made By New Bloggers by Ink Rebels.

How NOT to pitch a blog | Online Marketing Blog

delicious b2bmarketing

Online Marketing Blog TopRank’s internet marketing blog on the intersection of digital PR, social and search engine marketing. Pitching bloggers and print journalists are somewhat similar, but in the end, they can be very different things. If you can’t bother to find out the name of the blogger, then your message isn’t really that important. Don’t send blanket solicitations to bloggers in the same general industry.

Google Launches A More Social Search

Hubspot

Two software gaints, Google and Facebook, are competing to be the leader of search in the coming years. Facebook won't give Google access to its social graph data. For a full understanding of these new changes, check out this new video explaining social search improvements from Google.

SEO Basics for Small Business Professionals: 2 Steps Anyone Can Do

Writing on the Web

Without being a geek, you can take care of a few key elements of SEO basics to help prospects and clients find you online. If you’re not using search engine optimization (SEO) to promote your business online, you’ve at least heard of it.

What My Paper Route Taught Me about Content Marketing

The Effective Marketer

My career in content marketing started at age 12. Every day I’d load up my red Schwinn Varsity bicycle with The Aurora Beacon News and head out to make deliveries, learning valuable lessons about digital content marketing that just starting to sink in lately. 1. Content Marketing Is Hard Work. Putting content marketing processes on autopilot in order to shift attention to shiny new marketing toys. Note: This is a guest post by Brad Shorr.

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Blog Like Perez Hilton: 10 Ways to Bring Traffic to Your Blog

Writing on the Web

Of course, being a winning blogger is more than just creating good content. After you do so, every email that you send will be a marketing message that could bring you another reader. But the real successful bloggers pore over their results and tailor their blogs accordingly.

Content Checklist: Don’t Publish Without It

Writing on the Web

Here’s a great checklist, just published over at the Content Marketing Institute , authored by Ahava Leibtag. The checklist is designed for digital content creators and marketing teams, but it can and should be used by anyone writing a business blog or other content for the Web.

What to Include in a Content Marketing Proposal

KoMarketing Associates

From the stats I’ve come across recently, starting a content marketing program or ramping up content efforts seems to be a common business resolution for 2016. If you’re looking for some ideas of things to include in your content marketing proposal, you’ve come to the right place.

Feed Your Blog Automatically to LinkedIn & Twitter

Writing on the Web

If you are using any other platform such as WordPress.com, Typepad or Blogger, then you will need to see if you can find instructions for this since I don’t know how to do it. Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz.

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.

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When Business Blogging Works Too Well…

Writing on the Web

It’s all good, really, except for a few problems… I am quite simply more excited about creating content that markets for other professionals than I am for myself and my own business. But here are some problems… All the while, my ranking on the Top 42 Content Marketing blogs is slipping. In case you haven’t noticed, I used to be an almost daily blogger here, then it went down to 5 days a week, 4 days, and now 2 or 3 blog posts a week.

10 Metrics Every Marketing Team Should Track

Hinge Marketing

It is the mandate often heard by marketing teams for professional services firms. Many marketing teams are already blazing a path toward visibility for their firm using thought leadership marketing techniques, such as blog posts, books, speaking engagements or social media.

Business Blog: 4 Reasons to NOT Write Your Own

Writing on the Web

And not because this article will tell you anything you don’t already know – rather, it will remind you of business principles that you already apply in your everyday professional work but which you forgot once you started marketing online. You are not a professional blogger.

Content Curation: How to Become a Thought Leader

Writing on the Web

I share these key points with anyone who struggles with writing online for their business and needs ideas for what to write. Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader.

Best Website Techniques for Greater Online Lead Generation

Hinge Marketing

Generating new leads is among, if not at the top, of most Marketers priorities, this has not changed. Every year, more and more companies are finding and vetting potential service firms online. Impact of Online Lead Generation on Growth and Profitability.

A B2B SEO Strategy to Attract the Right Prospects

Hinge Marketing

Google is constantly changing the way it indexes and ranks pages in search results.It seems so very covert how Google remains secretive about what works and what doesn’t work to improve those rankings. targeted marketing. market segmentation. SEE ALSO: SEO and Professional Services Marketing: What Every CEO Should Know. Again, a major, if not the most important factor Google uses to decide rankings. Blogger Outreach.