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Your Business Blog Sweet Spot: How to Find It and Keep It

Writing on the Web

In previous posts I shared how storytelling and personalization are key to creating a blog with personality, and that the biggest mistake business bloggers make is ego-centric blog posts. Neuromarketing blog and Neuromarketing social networking site on Ning.

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Top 47 B2B Marketing Posts - Hot Topics Ning and Facebook - July 2010

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

But where can a conscientious business blogger find free, legal images to use on their blog? Many beginning bloggers turn to the image search in Google. Ning (22). Best of B2B Marketing. July 1, 2010 to July 31, 2010. Featured Sources. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

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The best online reputation defense is a good offense

Biznology

Next, you should become a blogger — or at least develop a process to produce blog content since Google adores blogs and seriously understands the architecture and framework of most blog platforms.

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity

Tumblr, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn) and which are declining (MySpace – there’s a shock, Friendster, Ning and Hi5) as well as sharing details about the demographics of several top social networks (e.g.

The Bamboo Project Blog

Buzz Marketing for Technology

OK as far as it goes, but so NOT getting to the real opportunities.Blogs are a conversation between the blogger and him/herself (a form of reflection) and between the blogger and his/her readers. Moodle, Second Life, Ning, etc.) Bloggers are more open, diverse, etc.

The Power of Educational Technology: Preparing Students to Succeed in the 21st Century

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Online social networks, such as Ning , Twitter , and even Facebook , provide teachers with a way to meet colleagues from around the world and around the country. As a guest blogger over here at Dangerously Irrelevant , Julie Lindsay explains it very well in her post about what in schools is worth fighting for. Ning. (1). Thinking Blogger Awards. Doing the Ning Thing. skip to main | skip to sidebar. The Power of Educational Technology.

Best Content Content Marketing Tool on the Planet?

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. Here is a quick video I made this weekend with my Flip camcorder… It’s just a short one… let me know if I can help you with your business blog. What’s your biggest challenge with blogging, and content marketing?

Business Results from Online Content Marketing?

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. Please vote: What has been your experience using the Web to promote your business? Online Surveys & Market Research. Share this on Bebo. Add this link to Box.net. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Share this on del.icio.us. Digg this! Share this on Facebook. Share this on FriendFeed. Email this via Gmail. Add this to Google Bookmarks. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Google Reader. Email this via Hotmail. Share this on LinkedIn.

A Few More Thoughts from Christopher Barger

WebMarketCentral

It can help monitor what's being written about your company, product or service, and help you pick up on which bloggers to follow. He likes Ning , Digg , del.icio.us , Reddit , Facebook , and Lee LeFever's In Plain English videos.

Easy Steps to Amplify Your Blogging

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

The good news is that I’ve found a really great way to effectively amplify your blogging, reach a new set of potential customers, build relationships with fellow bloggers, and create a useful and powerful library of relevant content for your industry. Blogger Relations.

Easy Steps to Amplify Your Blogging

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

The good news is that I’ve found a really great way to effectively amplify your blogging, reach a new set of potential customers, build relationships with fellow bloggers, and create a useful and powerful library of relevant content for your industry. Blogger Relations.

Blog Boredom: Renew and Refresh

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. One important key to effective blog marketing is to keep your brain clean and fresh. By that I mean, it’s easy to fall into ruts and become bored and boring. While routine and structure keep us on track, we need to “get out of our own yard&# and get out of the office for renewal and regeneration. I’m reading Tony Schwartz new book “ The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working.&#.

Best of 2007: Web 2.0 Sites

WebMarketCentral

Ning Marketing 2.0 Like KickApps, Ning is a social networking platform. The membership list includes some pretty big names among marketing bloggers, including Rohit Bhargava , Paul Dunay , and Paul Gillin, author of The New Influencers: A Marketer's Guide to the New Social Media.

How to Make Social Proof Work Online

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. Do some client recommendations work better than others? Social proof is such a strong trigger for online action, it’s good to know what works best for your Web content marketing strategies.

Attractive Content: Speak to the brains

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. How do you write content that attracts readers to your products and services? I read somewhere that most of what goes into our brains never reaches our conscious mind: Our five senses are processing 11 million pieces of info per second.

Top 100 Women Creating Online Income Streams

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. Thank you Milana Leshinsky. You’ve been an inspiration to me for the last few years. And now this comes as a special honor, to be included on your list of Top 100 Multiple Income Streams Women.

Blog Checklist: 10 Items BEFORE You Publish…

Writing on the Web

Many bloggers concentrate so much on writing quality content that they ignore the final steps, such as checking for common grammar errors (there/their; hear/here; your/you’re). Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. What is a good checklist before you publish on your blog? I’m preparing some learning modules for a content marketing presentation and came up with this checklist of 10 items. Tell me what you think. Here’s what happens, usually.

What Are Your Target Audience’s 5 Top Web Sites?

Writing on the Web

Neuromarketing blog and Neuromarketing social networking site on Ning. Blog this on Blogger. If you want to create content that engages readers, you have to know their online habits and interests. Yet how many of us scramble to post on a blog or upload a video to YouTube without taking time to survey our target audience ? Here’s a quick list of survey questions for your target audience: What are the five top web sites you visit frequently in your work?

Content Marketing Ideas: Rethinking Blogging

Writing on the Web

So it doesn’t matter if you’re using a traditional website platform or WordPress, or even Blogger (well, why not?), Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning.

Online Content Marketing Results: Poll Says 50% Dissatisfied

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. In a recent poll , I asked readers if their marketing tasks were easier, faster, more effective since publishing a website or blog… Half of respondents said yes , significantly better results since doing web marketing. One-third said yes, but still needs improvement. 16.7% say, not much difference.

Sales & Landing Pages Using Wordpress: Learn How

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. If you want to learn about formatting sales and landing pages using Wordpress , please register for the free Webinar I’m hosting Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 4 p.m. I’m interviewing Suzanne Bird-Harris, developer of the WP Sales Page wizard. We’ll show you how to easily publish pages using your Wordpress platform. The class is on the phone and on the Internet, your choice. Can’t make the call?

Blog or Website: Do You Use Wordpress as a Website?

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. Online Surveys & Market Research. Do you use Wordpress for your business website? Many people do. And I’d like to know if you do, how long you have used it as a website, and what your opinion of it is. Leave a comment if you’d like, since the poll only gives you a yes/no choice. My content business, ContentforCoachesandConsultants.com , is built on a blog platform, although I don’t use it as a blog.

Best of 2007: Blog Posts on Social Media Marketing

WebMarketCentral

Get a Facebook Strategy by Buzz Marketing for Technology Blogger and podcaster Paul Dunay explains why and how you should develop a brand-building strategy for Facebook leveraging other popular social networking tools.

Blog Marketing: How Readers Find Your Business

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. What’s your favorite excuse for not blogging for your business? Here are some that I hear: “I don’t have time to blog.&#. “My clients aren’t surfing the Web reading blogs.&#.

Top 10 Tips for Creative Blog Writing

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. What creative writing tips would you offer to budding writers? Yesterday I had the pleasure of introducing my husband (aka Attila the Honey ) at the Lake Chapala Society , our local gringo gathering place and library.

Content Marketing Results: Landing Pages Rule

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. How do you get readers to take action? Short answer: a landing page. Also known as a sales page, squeeze page).

Online Reputation? 4 Tips

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. Friday’s guest post is by Robert Stretch , author of VA Mortgage Center blog: For business people, few things are more important than reputation.

Blog Content: Are you personal… or all business?

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. Do you stay on track with your blog content and business goals, or do you share personal stories and events that are peripheral? I got an interesting comment on a post I did beginning of June and I can’t stop thinking about it.

8 Ways to Use a Wordpress Sales Page

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. Do you know how many ways a sales page can be used?

Rant: The Problem with Formatting Sales Pages.

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. Even when you’re giving something away, for FREE, you’ve got to write good “sales&# copy that spurs people into action.

PR needs to Focus on Conversations

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. It’s no secret that the number of publications has declined over the last few years. The impact of that can be felt in B2C as well as B2B Marketing.

Content Marketing Results: 18 Ways to NOT Get Blog Traffic

Writing on the Web

Outreach: Often bloggers aren’t using social media connections to feed their blog posts automatically. Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. What do you need to know about about the way people read online to make your content marketing efforts pay off?

Is the Social Web Changing How We Write?How to Write Like You Talk

Writing on the Web

I’m Barb Sawyers, a blogger who shares her interest in encouraging people to write like they talk. Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. How to Write Like You Talk" alt=" Is the Social Web Changing How We Write? How to Write Like You Talk" />.

Associations Social Media Opportunity

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I received a note that I had been accepted into the smchat ning group - a group that meets once a month for chats. I joined last week’s chat and thus signed up to the ning group. Two approaches to consider: Learning Circuits Big Questions this is a monthly question - organized by a member of the association (ASTD) that asks bloggers to contribute their responses. This morning I had one of those wonderful social networking moments.

Online Persuasion: What Do Clients Say?

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. How are you using client recommendations in your online content marketing ? Do you add them as an afterthought? Maybe you just collect them and put them on a separate page for testimonials? Or are they a major part of your content creation strategies? Recommendations, testimonials and client stories are a powerful persuasion tactic. It’s one of the key persuasion triggers that get people to take action. It’s called social proof.

Content Creating Processes: Do you know too much?

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. Have you ever felt like a secret agent who knows too much? Hopefully, you’ve learned what to share and what not. Most educated professionals I know will tell you they struggle when it comes to preparing speeches and writing content. Content creation, whether for speeches, classes, articles, or web pages, should produce a clear message to influence people. One clear message, that leads to an action, a shift in thinking.

3 Biggest Challenges for Online Content Marketing?

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. What are the three biggest challenges to marketing your business? I know, I know, there are so many, but if you could distill them into the most crucial for online content marketing, how would you do it? (I’m I’m always asking you, because some of my readers are very smart and think of things I don’t. So please feel free to add to this by leaving a comment…).

Your Business and the Web: Getting Better?

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. How has your business been affected by the Web? Have you felt the difference like a Tsunami or a soft summer drizzle? I’m curious. I know it’s completely changed my life and the way I work. Both the quantity and quality of my business are vastly improved in terms of marketing ease, deliverability and profits. Yikes, …I feel an urge to create a new poll coming on!

Why Use a WP Sales Page Template?

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. Have you tried to create a landing page using Wordpress? I have. And I know others have too. You can waste a lot of time and still not get a professional looking page that works to get people to buy or sign up. Last Thursday, I interviewed Suzanne Bird-Harris , a programmer who developed the WP Sales Page template. Now Suzanne is pretty tech-savvy and she’s also an expert in Wordpress.

Create Wordpress Sales Pages: Learn how this week

Writing on the Web

Blog this on Blogger. Add this to Ning. Do you need to create professional looking sales or landing pages? Want to save yourself the hassles? You can learn to do this using your Wordpress platform. There are very few drawbacks to using Wordpress as your primary web platform. When you do encounter a problem, it’s easy to find a solution.