Business Blogging: How to Optimize Older Posts

Writing on the Web

Clearly, one of the most important things that you can do when it comes to a business blog is to share new content. But what about those older blog posts that are hanging out on your blog somewhere? Make it easy for your blog reader s to learn more about your solutions to their problems. Yes, writing with passion is great, but as long as you’ve got readers on your blog, lead them to older posts. Business blogs can be tricky creatures.

Better Business Blogs: Correct Those Broken Links

Writing on the Web

Are you keeping your business blog fresh? If you’re like me, and you’ve been blogging for a number of years, chances are some of your links may no longer work. This guest post, from Susan Boggs, offers tips for successful bloggers and blogs on how to find and correct broken links. In a perfect world, we would always know exactly what the Big Search Engines want from us and our business blogs, always and without a doubt.

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You Business Blog: Should You Make Money with Sponsored Posts?

Writing on the Web

Want to make money with your business blog ? There are a lot of different ways to use your blog to make money. One of the most common is soliciting blog sponsors who pay a set dollar amount monthly or yearly to write sponsored posts. A sponsored blog post can be a paid opportunity for a guest author; sometimes a company will sponsor a post written by the blog author about their product or service.

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? Some busy professionals ask me if it’s worth it to blog or would keeping in touch with people through social media sites work just as well? It’s a good question, particularly for small businesses, coaches and consultants who don’t have staff and a lot of time.

Smart Business Blog Linking: Top 25 Content Marketing Blogs

Writing on the Web

Top 25 Content Marketing Blogs" src="[link] width="300" height="300" title="Smart Business Blog Linking: Top 25 Content Marketing Blogs" /> If your business blog needs to get inbound links , here’s a prime example of how to do it. Pay attention to this tactic, it’s easy, it’s smart blog marketing and a great way to get other blogs linking to you, thereby improving your search rankings.

10 Great Things for 2014: My Business Blog Gratitude List

Writing on the Web

My Business Blog Gratitude List" width="150" height="150" title="10 Great Things for 2014: My Business Blog Gratitude List" /> You may have heard me say it before – my favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. I’m grateful for (in no particular order): Business blogs that make it easy to stay informed and connect with others. SEO tools like Scribe, that make it easier to optimize blog posts for better search engine results.

Epic Business Blog Content: 2 Questions Every Blog Owner Must Ask

Writing on the Web

If you’re in business and have a business blog, you’re frequently challenged by what to write. In my ebook Content Marketing with Blogs , I suggest business blog posts should be written with the 4 E’s as a guide: What you publish on your business blog should: Entertain. As anyone who runs a blog knows, that’s a tall order, and if you score high in one or two of these qualities, you can feel pretty good.

When Business Blogging Works Too Well…

Writing on the Web

Blogging for your business works like this: You blog about the problems you solve for your clients. But then your business grows, you get busy, and what happens to the blog? I’ve seen hundreds of blogs written by smart professionals that haven’t been posted since last November. I think I enjoy blogging for other people more than I do for myself! So they call me and outsource their blogging with my services.

Why Your Sales Funnel May Run Dry Without a Business Blog

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial marketers who don’t use a business blog are missing a key component of feeding the top of their sales funnels. You can find lots of online articles about the advantages of using a business blog for building thought leadership, communities and humanizing your company. A business blog will help you do all that but what about finding new leads and more sales opportunities? A business blog feeds your sales funnel.

5 Ways Blog Analytics Improve Your Business Blog

Writing on the Web

How do you use your blog analytics ? There are many easy-to-use blogging analytics tools out there, but the really successful bloggers know their results and tailor their blogs accordingly. This is the fifth element in the CAST system for effective blog content : C ontent (compelling). Ensure your subscribe buttons are near the top of your blog post, and encourage readers to subscribe. And if you haven’t subscribed to my blog, now would be a perfect time!

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. Here’s the message, loud and clear: 99% of busy business professionals and attorneys should not – repeat, not – waste their precious productive hours writing their own blog posts and website content.

Business Blogging: Blast Past the Blunders

Writing on the Web

Here’s how to bust out of blog oblivion: Blogging 101: 6 weeks to Confident Blogging with the Queen of WordPress, Suzanne Bird-Harris. The latest survey of small biz professionals revealed most people struggle with “ Time :&# 72% say they don’t have enough time to update their blog. Here’s what the survey reveals: 72% struggle with enough time to blog. 52% aren’t sure how to apply SEO strategies to increase the reach of their blog.

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Using a Business Blog: Are You Hard to Find on the Web?

Writing on the Web

alt=" Using a Business Blog: Are You Hard to Find on the Web?" />. No, I don’t mean by searching for your name or the name of your business – that would be too easy. Try searching for a solution to the kind of problems your business solves, using keyword phrases your typical client might use. Search for your business the way new prospects would search for you, without knowing your name. Related posts: Blog Marketing: How Readers Find Your Business.

Top 16 SaaS Bloggers: Best Business Blogs You Can Learn From

Single Grain

Only the most strategic and versatile SaaS companies are able to survive the unpredictable ups and downs of the software as a service market. Book My Free SaaS Marketing Consultation. SaaS Marketing Strategy: 12 Killer Ideas to Grow Your Company. *

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. Here’s the message, loud and clear: 99% of busy business professionals and attorneys should not – repeat, not – waste their precious productive hours writing their own blog posts and website content.

Business Blog Writing: Come on, light my fire!

Writing on the Web

Why is content marketing and persuasion so difficult, and what can you do to set people on fire? When it comes to writing content for a business blog , most professionals start from their point of view. While this business understands that its customers want security and low prices when ordering services online, they fail to ignite passion or spark action in readers. The first is by using conventional marketing rhetoric, which is what most professionals use.

5 Ways to Make Your Business Blog Remarkable

Writing on the Web

How do you make your business blog really remarkable? The main goal of writing a blog, whether for business or otherwise, is to get people to read what you write. But attracting readers to a new blog (or even an established one) is easier said than done. So how do you build a readership base and continuously gain new readers to keep your blog and your business going. Here are a few ways to make your business blog one to watch.

What is Digital Marketing: The Ultimate Online Marketing Guide

RockContent

But the internet is more than a safe haven for adorable puppy videos and tutorials on how to boil water: it is any company’s marketing dream come true. Companies have swarmed the internet in recent years to take advantage of this, a strategy known as Digital Marketing. Email Marketing.

Top 4 SEO Tips for Small Business Blogs on a Shoestring Budget

Writing on the Web

Consequently, a lot of small businesses and professionals today are struggling to achieve their SEO goals on a restricted budget. Having said that, there are still a lot of smart yet pocket-friendly SEO tips that businesses can implement on a shoestring budget. Here are 4 top SEO tips for small businesses on a shoestring budget: Contribute to High Authority Blogs in Your Niche. Aim your energies at quality blogs.

6 Common Reasons Why Business Blogs Fail

Circle Studio

Blogging is a cornerstone of B2B content marketing and can be highly effective at driving website traffic, while nurturing relationships with both prospects and clients. Many B2B companies have a blog but are not seeing the results they had hoped for or expected. And while there are many reasons why business blogs fail, there are a handful that seem to be the most prominent. Remedy this issue by: Tying your blog to a documented content marketing strategy.

Business Blogging: 4 Ways to Have Fun and Profits

Writing on the Web

(Vacation time, so here’s another guest post, this one by Susan Long, freelance marketing consultant.). If you’re writing your blog for more than just fun, you’ve probably thought about how you can make some money from it. 1) Putting ads on your blog. This is the most obvious way to make money blogging. If you’re just starting out blogging one of these is the best way to start. 4) Selling blog merchandise. Blog this on Blogger.

Top 15 Online Marketing Tips and Tricks for Small Businesses

Biznology

The Internet and social media provide small businesses with a great and accessible set of new tools, technologies and opportunities for success. Small business owners can now be more successful with a little knowledge on how online marketing works and very little budget. All successful businesses market to a certain demographic. Tip #2 Align your business and online marketing your goals. Tip #3 Set your online marketing budget.

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? 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. How to Never Run Out of Blog Topics to Write About by Internet Marketing for Business Owners.

How Do New Leads Find Your Business Blog?

Predictive Response

Inbound marketing is one of the most transformative trends in online marketing since pay-per-click ads. Instead of interrupting your target market’s other searches, videos, and games with marketer-centric ads, inbound marketing is about pulling shoppers in when they actually need you. One of the best tools for inbound marketing is a business blog. What does the buyer’s journey have to do with your business blog?

The Blogger’s Guide to Online Marketing

The Effective Marketer

The Blogger’s Guide to Online Marketing is one of ProBlogger ’s newest ebooks, written by the Web Marketing Ninja. ProbBlogger was started by Darren Rowse, who wrote the most popular of the ProBlogger products, 31 Days to Build a Better Blog. Written specifically for bloggers, this online marketing guide features yet another set of 31 steps intended to help bloggers start making money with their blogs. Blogging well is a feat all on its own.

Why the Inverted Pyramid Doesn't Work for Business Blogs

Hubspot

One of the blogs I really admire is the KISSmetrics blog -- it consistently features very well written and researched posts that make me think. In the post, author Adam de Jong presents 10 marketing lessons he learned in journalism school. And I had a realization … I have never written a blog post in the style of the inverted pyramid. Does that make me a bad writer or bad marketer? Here’s why the inverted pyramid doesn''t work for marketers.

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. Businesses in particular can capitalize on this because businesses that blog experience 126% higher lead growth than non-blogging businesses. Blog Checklist.

102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity SMM

With 92% of companies now incorporating social media into their marketing efforts, it’s no longer sufficient to just “be there” on social networks. Today’s most effective marketers are optimizing content across channels, coordinating search and social marketing activities with traditional PR, and measuring their web presence and performance with sophistication. What do buyers really want from social media marketers? Marketing Charts ).

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Content Marketing: How do you know if it???s working?

Writing on the Web

Why can’t we have a report for our blogs? Or for overall Web content marketing? On Monday mornings, for example, you log into your “Content Marketing Impact” account and get a free print out of how well your content has impacted readers: Blog…82%. So what should you pay attention to when it comes to measuring your content marketing efforts? Leave me a comment and tell me how you measure your content marketing efforts.

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How to Become a #1 Expert with a Blog

Writing on the Web

Unless, of course, you can stake out a niche online , and show that you’re a number one expert in your field with a blog. But he is #1 in health care blogs for that specialty, according to ShareCare , a key site that ranks health care providers and links them up with people in need. Dr. Parker’s blog is at CorePsych. I know him personally because I helped him get started blogging. Dr. Parker didn’t stop with a blog. Are you #1?

Tips on Blog Post Optimization

Writing on the Web

What are the steps you need to follow to ensure each blog post is optimized for search engines as well as well-written for your readers’ interests ? Tell me what you think: If you’d like the transcript of the Brain Shark presentation, plus all the steps in a check list, please visit the Content Marketing Institute and download them. CMI offers frequent information on Content Marketing from some of the finest experts both online and off.

How to Create a Successful Business Blog in Minutes

Hubspot

Fact: it is obscenely easy to set up a business blog today and begin driving new, qualified traffic to your site soon. Regular readers of HubSpot's blog are probably already experiencing the benefits of regular blogging, including harvesting the long tail of search traffic to drive incremental, high-quality leads to their site. If you're not already doing this, though, you can and you should be blogging for your business. Start Blogging at 60mph.

Poll: What Blogging Platform Do You Use?

Writing on the Web

I’m curious… what kind of blogging platform do you use? I’m going to offer some free teleclasses soon on blogging tools and best practices, and this information is necessary so I can know what’s needed most. Online Surveys & Market Research. Related posts: Content Marketing Poll: What Bugs You About Your Blog? How to Start Blogging Today: It’s never too late to be a noob.

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Key Content Marketing Strategy: Answer Readers’ Questions

Writing on the Web

This is a key element of a smart content marketing strategy. You must devote a few key content pages to answering readers’ questions about your business products and services. ” Of course, this applies to your business blog as well. How many times do you read a great blog and have questions about what it’s actually offering? Good content marketing includes calls to action and answers questions.

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. Most businesspeople studied things such as marketing, communication, or business. Yet it’s becoming expected that businesses have a well-written blog, as well as expertly-written content on their website. This can translate into sales and interest in your business!

Say NO to Auto-Feeds: Your Blog & Facebook, Social Sites

Writing on the Web

Your Blog & Facebook, Social Sites" alt=" Say NO to Auto Feeds: Your Blog & Facebook, Social Sites" />. Your Blog & Facebook, Social Sites" width="300" height="104" /> Today’s guest post is written by Christine Buffaloe, of Serenity Virtual Assistant Services , a great resource for social media know-how, for Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter. Remember, keywords are essential when posting to your status update to your Facebook business page.

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Smart Time-Saving Tips on Blogging…

Writing on the Web

What are the steps you need to follow to ensure each blog post is optimized for search engines as well as for your readers’ interests? I recently designed and recorded a presentation for the Content Marketing Institute on everything that goes into creating and publishing a quality blog post. CMI offers frequent information on Content Marketing from some of the finest experts both online and off. Blog this on Blogger. Online Reputation?

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