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10 Ways to Generate More Leads from Your Business Blog

The Point

Here are 10 proven ways to generate more leads from your blog. Optimize post titles for search. It’s highly likely that most of your blog traffic will come, not from visitors wandering over from the main corporate site, but through search.

4 Tips to Attract More Readers to Your Business Blog

Writing on the Web

How can you attract more readers to your business blog? Blogs have become a social media platform for everyone. You can provide information on your blog that solves people’s key problems in your field, and they’ll keep coming back and become regular readers.

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Eight Factors to Consider When (Re)Launching a Business Blog

Webbiquity

Over the last decade, business blogs have gone from being a novelty to a leading-edge practice to an essential element for any company seeking to optimize its presence on the web. According to Small Business Trends and HubSpot , the percentage of businesses with blogs has increased from less than half in 2009 to nearly two out of three in 2011. Why are so many companies now embracing blogging? Digg, Facebook, LinkedIn), even create an e-commerce store.

Your Business Blog Year 10: Is It Still Worth It?

Writing on the Web

Does blogging still make sense for your business? Is a business blog worth the time you need to research, write, format and publish quality content? Publishing a quality blog requires time and effort. When I started blogging in late 2003, there were about 1.5

104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)

Webbiquity

They prefer searching to being found, and will often be close to their final decision point before talking to a salesperson. What are the top barriers to adopting social business practices? Social Fresh ). Social Fresh ). Social Fresh ). Social Fresh ).

83 Exceptional Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014

Webbiquity

“Big data” is one of the trendiest buzzwordy terms in marketing/technology/business today. What do 40% of B2B buyers say about LinkedIn, that only 19% say about Twitter? Which “social” brands aren’t really social at all? Social Media Today ).

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. Currently, you write three blog posts a week.

11 Clever Ways to Nurture Leads With Your Business Blog

Hubspot

When it comes to the role of business blogging in inbound marketing, there''s no question that it fits quite nicely into the ''Attract'' stage of the methodology. But there''s another part of the inbound marketing methodology where blogging also fits -- and doesn''t get enough credit.

Is Blogging Right for my Business? The Benefits of a Business Blog

NuSpark

The strategy of blogging, especially from a b2b perspective, can be somewhat misunderstood. So I thought I’d raise the question on the benefits of blogging to the NuSpark Marketing content alliance team, and get their reaction to the following question. “I’m I’m not convinced a blog is right for my business, plus I’m concerned over time and resources. Give me some reasons how a blog on my site can contribute to lead generation and business growth”.

A Beginner's Guide to Publishing on LinkedIn

Hubspot

Over the past year, you've probably noticed something a little different about your LinkedIn notifications. LinkedIn announced in February 2014 that they'd be opening up their publishing platform to the public. However, keep your long-form posts appropriate for the LinkedIn audience.

6 Reasons a Blog Should be the Center of Any Social Content Strategy

Webbiquity

Despite the many business benefits of blogging , it remains an underutilized tactic. 500 fastest-growing companies and just 35% of the Fortune 100 enterprises maintain blogs. Search engine optimization (SEO). And presuming that blog is hosted on your company domain (e.g.

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13 Great Guides to Growing Your Blog Audience

Webbiquity

You’ve put extensive effort into your business blog design, content strategy, research, and execution. Why isn’t your blog attracting a higher level of traffic? How can you generate more organic search traffic? Social media?

What LinkedIn’s New Blogging Tool Means for Your Business

Vertical Response

LinkedIn just announced it’s adding blog features to personal profile pages. The company wants to be more than a search engine for resumes and professional contacts; it’s looking to become the go-to place for professional content. This new feature, which combines social media and content marketing, could mean big things for small businesses like you. Wondering how a post looks on LinkedIn? Do you have plans to use this new LinkedIn feature?

34 Compelling Content Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

And trying to use content too blatantly to drive sales often backfires. • Blog. Blogs are one of the most effective tools for increasing organic search traffic, and are highly influential with buyers. – Blogs (62%). Social Media Today ). V3B Blog ).

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What Exactly Do You Do?

Webbiquity

A common enough question, but it got me thinking: in more than five years and nearly 500 posts about web presence optimization, SEO, SEM, content marketing, social media, and inbound marketing on this blog, I’ve never actually answered that question here.

Connect Your Blog to Facebook Automatically

Writing on the Web

Are your blog posts fed automatically into Facebook? The other day I was horrified to learn that a dear client was manually posting his blog articles to Facebook. No wonder blogging seems tiresome and time-consuming. How to Automatically Link Blog Posts to Facebook.

30 Awesome Blogging Guides, Tips and Resources

Webbiquity

Despite the occasional “death of blogging” pronouncements (often made, ironically, in blog posts), blogs remain the core of a robust social media strategy. more here in 30 of the best business blogging guides and resources of the past year.

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

Webbiquity

Sure, teenagers spend a lot of time on YouTube, but did you know that three-quarters of business executives watch work-related online videos weekly? companies now use social media for marketing (though the figure varies widely based on size of company)?

103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity

As the use of social media in marketing has become ubiquitous, marketers have turned their attention to making the use of business social media more sophisticated and strategic. What role does social play in a brand’s overall online visibility? Social Media Today ).

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity

Though social media marketing is now used in about 90% of companies, techniques, platforms and best practices continue to evolve. Is blogging coming back or trailing off? What will likely be the hot trends in social media over the next couple of years? Digital Buzz Blog ).

How Blog Readers Find You – A Diagram

Writing on the Web

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: a business blog is the best way to get found online, the best way to connect with potential clients, and the pathway to turning readers into clients. So, what’s your favorite excuse for not blogging for your business?

11 Safeguards to Prevent Business Blogging Embarrassment

Hubspot

You just wrote an awesome blog post. No matter how remarkable the content of that blog article is, there are still countless things that could be wrong with your post. 11 Things to Do Before Publishing a Blog Post. You're (probably) not business blogging just for fun.

11 Reasons Your LinkedIn Company Page Sucks

Hubspot

Up until recently, the value of a LinkedIn Company Page was minimal. But ever since LinkedIn enabled company updates for pages , they've become monumentally more valuable for marketers. 11 Reasons Your LinkedIn Company Page Sucks. and company (HubSpot, LinkedIn, etc.).

B2B Blogging Trends for 2011

Webbiquity

Blogging is often viewed as the core component of a B2B social media marketing strategy, and other than discussion forums, it’s the most mature component of social media. So what’s next for B2B blogging? Share this on LinkedIn.

How to Get More Blog Traffic – Real World Data

Webbiquity

The key is a balanced strategy of search engine optimization (SEO), social media, syndication and guest posting. So where does blog traffic come from, and how does this change over time? Looking at data from the Webbiquity blog, several trends are apparent.

Optimizing Your WordPress Business Blog

Industrial Marketing Today

However, none of that can happen until you drive lots of interested traffic to your business blog. Optimizing (SEO) your business blog is critical because it allows your target audience to find you in search engines and attract traffic.

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

Writing on the Web

The second-best thing about writing a blog is that you have an opportunity to express your opinions, thoughts, and viewpoints to the rest of the world. But the number one advantage to blogging is that it’s a meritocracy; in other words, anyone can be successful at it!

How Social Media, Content Transform Marketing from Expense to Investment

Webbiquity

Sales leads generated through inbound marketing–the combination of content marketing, blogging, social media, website chat and SEM–cost 61% less than those produced through traditional demand generation techniques (e.g.,

Business Blogging – Do You Have What It Takes?

Webbiquity

Though blogging provides significant business benefits (e.g. increasing a firm’s credibility and visibility in search), developing a blog isn’t the right move for every organization. The web is littered with abandoned blogs; according to Technorati , only 7.4

12 of the Best WordPress Guides, Hacks and Plugins of 2010

Webbiquity

WordPress is no longer just the leading blog platform , but is now the most popular open-source CMS (content management system) as well. 10 Free WordPress Themes for Small Businesses by American Express OPEN Forum. Share this on LinkedIn.

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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.

B2B Lead Generation Using a Business Blog

Industrial Marketing Today

Business blogs for lead generation Even though business blogging is not widely used in B2B marketing and especially in industrial marketing, it can be very effective as a tool for lead generation. Do you have or need a lead generating business blog?

How to Turn Your Blog into a Lead Generating Machine

PureB2B

In today’s digital landscape, businesses have come to rely on automation to perform a large bulk of their marketing tasks. From social listening to data analysis, technology has been a huge enabler. Suffice it to say, blogging is best done the old fashioned way.

Best Business Blogging Tips and Guides of 2010 (So Far), Part 2

Webbiquity

How can you craft more compelling blog headlines? How can you get more links to your blog? Find the answers to those questions and others here in more of the best guides to business blogging of 2010 so far. Blog Optimization, Post Title SEO & Deadeye Targeting by aimClear. Annabel Candy details eight traits to cultivate for blogging success, such as being concise, focused and persistent. Meaningful Metrics for B2B Blogging by Proteus B2B Marketing.

Checklist: How to Start a Business Blog

Hubspot

People like to get something from blogs they read. You don’t have to be Shakespeare to have a good blog. The fact is that web sites with a blog received 55% more visitors , 97% more inbound links and 434% more indexed pages than those that didn’t have a blog.

How to Make Your Business Blog Be All It Can Be

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website How to Make Your Business Blog Be All It Can Be by Achinta Mitra on May 3, 2010 in Industrial Marketing & Web 2.0 , Industrial Marketing Blog Remember the U.S. Do you have a blog for your business?

Best Business Blogging Tips and Guides of 2010 (So Far), Part 1

Webbiquity

Stumped for new blog post topic ideas? Struggling to increase blog traffic? Higher search position? Better results from social media? Learn how to make your blog the center of your social media efforts, build traffic, write great posts and more here in some of the best tips, tactics and guidance for blogging of 2010 so far. 100+ SMB Blogging Ideas to Kick Start 2010 by Small Business Trends. Share this on LinkedIn.

Twitter: the little bird that grew up strong

Writing on the Web

Why Twitter Is Such a Powerful Social Media Platform , this week’s guest post by Phyllis Zimbler Miller , When I first heard Twitter mentioned two years ago – in a teleseminar with the BlogSquad! – Another few days later I got my business partner Yael K. And if you want a FREE step-by-step report on how to set up an effective Twitter profile, get my report “Twitter, Facebook and Your Website: A Beginning Blueprint for Harnessing the Power of 3 for Your Business” here.

12 Social Media Tools for B2B Pre-Event Marketing

delicious b2bmarketing

Whether it’s a webinar or a multi-day conference, leveraging social media can help event organizers extend an event’s visibility, attendance and pre-event conversations. LinkedIn Events Setting up an event in LinkedIn is a fairly simple process.

Five Benefits of Blogging for Business

Webbiquity

Blogging provides business executives and marketers with opportunities beyond and distinct from a typical company website. Blogs are seen as key sources of information rather than just promotion. Blogs are also core to a successful social media marketing strategy.

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