7 Ways to Create More Interesting Content for Your Blog

Act-On

Creating engaging, interesting content is a top priority for marketers, yet only 30 percent say they are effective at it. If they are capturing lots of replies, there’s likely enough interest to warrant a blog post. Content Marketing blog content interesting content

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.

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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. People seem pretty interested and excited.

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.

How To Generate ROI (Return On Interesting) With Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Recently one of my colleagues discussed the concept of “Return On Interesting” with Content Strategy. He is one of SAP’s most prolific bloggers and a self-described “ technology evangelist.” So here it is verbatim: Why Interesting is Important.

The Top 100 Bloggers On Triberr

Marketing Insider Group

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.

The art of writing the perfect blogger pitch

Biznology

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.

How to Become the Best Blogger in Your Niche

Hubspot

So here’s my thesis: If you are the best blogger in your niche, you can be the most successful in your niche. If blogging is the core of content marketing, and content marketing is the path to success, then we must conclude that being a kickass blogger is the path to marketing success.

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.

Earned-media micro-influencer marketing primer

Biznology

was endlessly generous with the hundreds of bloggers who responded to our outreach of thousands. Yes, you heard me right, we pitch thousands of bloggers in search of the perfect match. Back then we called it blogger outreach and blogger engagement.

7 ways to find inspiration and beat blogger’s block

TaylorMadeIn KEW

I have Blogger’s Block. Maria Konnikova wrote an extremely interesting article in The New Yorker last year that explored some of the findings from Bergler’s 2 decades of research as well as other research since then into writer’s block from a psychological perspective.

The Quantum Mechanics of Blogger Outreach

Biznology

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.

5 Ways CEOs Can Be Interesting on Twitter [SlideShare]

Hubspot

Given all of these barriers to create and maintain an account, how is a CEO supposed to go the extra mile and actually be interesting on Twitter? She provided some advice and simple but powerful illustrations to help executives be more interesting on Twitter.

5 Trends from New Blogger Survey That Probably Won't Surprise You

Modern Marketing

Orbit Media Services conducted a survey of over 1,000 bloggers for the second year in a row to see how this core content marketing tactic is changing. How Frequently are Bloggers Publishing? What Media are Bloggers including in their Content?

Expert Blogger Shares Secrets to Success: Wit & Wisdom

Marketri

For you reluctant bloggers out there, I wanted to share my recent interview with expert blogger, Mark Goodfield, a tax partner and managing partner of Cunningham LLP in Toronto, Canada. Hopefully Mark’s insights and advice will convince you that blogging is worth it and can be interesting, even for professional services firms! MG: While I reached out to reporters and other bloggers by email, I also shared my posts on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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.

How to Transform Yourself Into an Agile Business Blogger

Hubspot

Many inbound marketers and business bloggers get so caught up in (or weighed down by?) But another way is the agile way -- the way that lets bloggers go with the flow, respond to new opportunities, and generally get over the fear of the blinking cursor and, as Nike said, Just Do It.

Interesting Infographics: The Story Behind Influencer Marketing

LEADership

Bloggers, Facebook users, people on Twitter or Instagram can all be influencers if people look to them to help guide decision-making. Bloggers in particular are one of the most influential sources of information for decision-making, with 31% of consumers turning to blogs for help.

Micro-Influencer Marketing is the new Influencer Marketing

Biznology

We contact thousands of influencers in your target demographic, and individually interact with everyone who expresses interest. was endlessly generous with the hundreds of bloggers who responded to our outreach of thousands. Even now, it’s still a little blogger marketing.

Why most marketers should ignore A-List bloggers

Biznology

And it feels tantalizingly possible–I mean, don’t you just need to know the right person and get the most interesting angle to them? The D-List bloggers! And those D-list bloggers influence the C-List, who influences the B-List, and then the A-List. Admit it.

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

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Book Review: Tales From a Veteran Blogger

Paul Gillin

I’ve been a reader of Ed Brill’s blog for several years, not because of any particular interest in the IBM/Lotus products that he long championed, but because he’s just so good at blogging.

The Business Blogger's Ultimate Guide to Mastering Lead Generation

Hubspot

In fact, these are some of the more effective ways to leverage your blog for lead generation, because you have the ability to better target readers based on the articles they're reading, which are the types of articles and topics that interest them.

Earned media influencer outreach is alive and well

Biznology

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 !

Confessions of a Full-Time Blogger

Hubspot

A recent conversation a few of us full-time bloggers had via our corporate chat platform: "Before I check the style guide , does anyone remember if we capitalize the word my in headlines?". 25 Confessions From Full-Time Bloggers and Content Creators.

The Biggest Mistake Business Bloggers Make (and how to avoid it!)

Writing on the Web

The biggest mistake business bloggers make is that they are frequently ego-centric. Bloggers are so passionate about their message and their expertise , they preach. ” Bloggers assume that their readers are like them and interested in the same things.

Bloggers Block? How to Get Your Creative Writing Mojo Back

Writing on the Web

Ever get stuck with blogger’s block? Writer’s and blogger’s block is a completely natural event experienced by writers , usually as a side-effect of writing for a deadline. Read about something that interests you. Can’t get a spark of creativity going?

Six Keys to Make It With Influencer Marketing

Webbiquity

” According to Google Trends , search interest in the term really began to take off in early 2016. Why are you interested in a specific influencer? More importantly, why should they be interested in you?

The Long Tail of Blogger Outreach

Biznology

That’s fair enough, and surely a common question, and a question we must address close to the beginning of every sales call we make at Abraham Harrison , when we propose blogger outreach to a prospective client. Image via Wikipedia.

Bloggers: Brush Up on Your Writing Skills

Writing on the Web

Business bloggers: just how good are your writing skills? Most bloggers and those who run small businesses that publish blogs are not natural-born writers, or even trained writers. There are lots of resources for business bloggers available in many different mediums.

Interesting Infographics: The Go-To Guide For The Best B2B Marketing Blogs

LEADership

These are a few of the bloggers highlighted in DNN’s intriguing infographic: Brian Solis - As an analyst, best-selling author and speaker, Brian is a valuable source for understanding the way new technologies are moulding companies and the marketing world.

28 (of the) Best Business Blogging Guides and Tips of 2013

Webbiquity

Jeff Bullas provides 20 tips to help bloggers create a steady stream of fresh content, including creating lists, republishing infographics, curating content (kind of like this post), reporting news, analyzing research results, and reviewing tools or applications.

Blogger’s Block: Writing Tips to Get “Unstuck”

Writing on the Web

I’ve got Blogger’s Block. (Yes, Yes, even experienced bloggers can get stuck from time to time.). It’s interesting, no? Much easier to show than tell, and you can clearly see my four favorite resources for breaking bloggers’ block.

10 Free Tools Every Business Blogger Should Bookmark

Hubspot

As a business blogger , most of the tools you need to do your job live right up there in your noggin. Here are 10 free tools that will make you a better business blogger , and how to use them. 10 Free Tools Business Bloggers Should Bookmark.

How PR and Social Media Can Work Together

Webbiquity

And both rely on the ability to tell an interesting story. The social media release is used for blogger outreach. When a blogger publishes a guest post from the company, that post gets linked in the company’s LinkedIn groups, Facebook page, Twitter and social bookmarking sites.

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Facebook Launches 'Interest Lists' (Why Marketers Should Care)

Hubspot

Taking a page out of the Twitter playbook, today Facebook revealed its launch of "Interest Lists," strikingly similar to Twitter Lists, which have been around since October of 2009. According to TechCrunch , Facebook will be rolling out Interest Lists to users over the next few weeks.

Common Mistakes Made by Beginning Bloggers …and 5 Tips to Fix Them

Writing on the Web

Seasoned bloggers are wise to take note of these tips as well; even the most professional of us can use a reminder every now and then! Writing about something that you are interested in and are familiar with will come across to your readers as more natural.

Rick Short Explains How to Turn Staff Into Prolific Bloggers

delicious b2bmarketing

My real challenge was getting my staff to warm to the concept of being a blogger. That was the voice of many of my bloggers at one time or another. In the beginning (for us), and when I start up a new blogger (this morning), this question comes up very early in the discussion.

17 Foolish Mistakes to Avoid as a Guest Blogger

Hubspot

As a guest blogger, you need to have the skill sets of an SEO expert, a public relations professional, and obviously, a blogger , in order to be successful. Most guest bloggers do this as a result of having no (or a poorly crafted) guest blogging strategy.