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

Webbiquity

So it’s not surprising that 76% of b2b companies and 72% of b2c enterprises now have corporate blogs. Still—not every company that blogs realizes the medium’s full potential. How can you attract more sales prospects to your blog? Optimize your blog for search?

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

Webbiquity

With 92% of companies now incorporating social media into their marketing efforts, it’s no longer sufficient to just “be there” on social networks. What do buyers really want from social media marketers? 25 Social Media Facts and Statistics.

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

Webbiquity

Despite any recent recent rants you may have seen about how blogging is dead or blogs are passé , the fact of the matter is that business blogging is now more important than ever. How can a company launch (or relaunch) a new blog properly? Blog SEO.

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7 Social Media Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid

Writing on the Web

A Note from Patsi: This week’s guest post is about social media and it’s really important. Because if you want to engage your business blog readers and grow your reader base, you need to use social media. S ocial Media. Arguing with a client online.

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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? Business blogs can be tricky creatures.

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. Why aren’t you cross-blogging on Medium?

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?

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)?

10 Social Media Marketing Mistakes Businesses Must Avoid

Webbiquity

Social media is an integral component of any successful digital marketing strategy. With 74 percent of adults using social networking sites , the opportunity to increase your site’s online exposure to new customers cannot be ignored. Using too many social networks.

What the Future Holds for Business Blogging

Hubspot

And because business blogging is one of the most effective ways for marketers to consistently deliver content to their audiences -- and because it''s right in my wheelhouse as HubSpot''s blog manager -- I thought I''d share with you what I think the future of business blogging holds.

Social Media for Busy Business Bloggers

Writing on the Web

With the onslaught of social media in the last 10 years, the ever constant question is, what can it do for my business and my business blog? First, why should you bother with social networking sites ( Facebook , LinkedIn , Twitter ) if you’re in business?

10 Reasons why you should have an active business blog

Biznology

Blogs have been around for quite some time now. Although they were not widely used by businesses at their conception, they have been around since the 1980’s and 1990’s. Business blogs just started to go mainstream about 10 years ago. Blogging is free or very low cost.

11 Pro Tips for Better Business Blogging

delicious b2bmarketing

Sign in All Social Media Tech & Gadgets Business & Marketing Video Mobile Dev & Design Media Social Good Startups Explore Classifieds Trending Stories OMG, the Oxford English Dictionary Added New Words! Then address those concerns on the blog.

12 Lessons I’ve Learned from Writing 1,000 Blog Posts

Webbiquity

I’m not sure I craft “perfect” blog posts even after writing 1,000 of them—but I’ve certainly learned a few things. For the record: I wrote 440 posts on the Blogger-based WebMarketCentral blog between 2005 and 2010, and have now published 560 posts here on Webbiquity.

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”.

Case study: How 20 high school students ignited a social media success

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

This is a story to inspire even the grumpiest social media naysayer. For that academic year I personally handled the account, ghost blogging and tweeting on a daily basis. The student visited the school and talked to students and staff after we connected online.

7 Effective Ways to Market Your Business Blog

Writtent

billion pages each month – and that’s just on WordPress-hosted blogs! Business blog marketing is a critical part of a modern content marketing strategy, and we’ve detailed 7 of the best ways to see better results here. Use Social Proof.

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. Sharing photos, videos, press releases, media coverage, speaker updates, etc.

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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20 Ways to Generate ROI from a Corporate Blog

Webbiquity

The “ROI of social media&# (or lack thereof) is a hot, and still hotly contested, topic. I summarized arguments from both sides a few months ago in The Social Media ROI Debate. The core of social media marketing efforts should be the corporate blog.

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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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 ? It’s published on a neat tool called Brain Shark : you make a power point presentation, then record the notes over the phone.

The Ultimate Guide to Designing the Perfect Business Blog

Hubspot

Yes, as an inbound marketer, your blog content has to be amazing. As a business becoming a blogging machine, it is easy to focus 100% on content and ignore valuable design elements of your blog that can act as powerful boosters of traffic and leads of your business.

Six Ways to Search-Optimize a Blog

Webbiquity

Many of the same principles apply to optimizing a blog for search as for optimizing a business website : use keywords in the body copy, post titles, subheadings, permalink URL, image alt tags and meta tags. But a blog also presents additional opportunities for search optimization beyond those that apply to standard websites (which is why Google loves blogs ). Blogs are one of the best mechanisms for publishing a steady stream of new content. Social media.

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45 Free or Super Cheap Tools for Creating Amazing Visual Content

Writtent

High-quality visual content can reduce your website’s bounce rate, improve social media engagement, and help you create content that people want to share. Most of the tools available primarily support text-based content. Marketing Tools

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11 Essential Business Blogging Software Features

Hubspot

So you've made the decision to start a business blog. A blog is a powerful tool to help your business get found online, increase organic traffic, and generate leads and customers. 11 Key Blog Software Features for Businesses.

12 (of the) Best WordPress Guides and Plugin Reviews of 2011

Webbiquity

WordPress is not only the most popular blogging platform , but is increasingly becoming a leading website content management system (CMS) as well. How did WordPress emerge as the leading blog platform? WordPress SEO – 10 Essential Actions by WP Blog Talk.

Putting content marketing on time out for a moment

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Are you in the content marketing business, or are you in the content creation business? Last week I saw this provocative and interesting blog post title: “The Top 100 Blog Posts About Content Marketing in 2015.” 10 Ideas to Inspire Your Next Blog Post.

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 One Company’s Investment in Blogging & SEO Increased Traffic By Over 2,500% in One Year

Hubspot

Setting aside time to brainstorm blog topics, structure posts around relevant keywords, optimize calls-to-action and social sharing buttons, and strategically place relevant internal links can sound daunting to many marketers. Setting Up a Blog Strategy.

Are Infographics Becoming Too Complex?

Writing on the Web

There’s no doubt that infographics are an extremely useful internet marketing tool, and as such, they’re becoming ever more commonplace when trying to gain new blog readers. It’s all about making sure that you use the right media for what you’re trying to say.

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.

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Social Media Strategy? Think Like a Reporter

Webbiquity

Recent surveys have shown that while businesses are embracing social media in droves, many are doing so without any real strategy in place. Just as these questions are critical to solid journalism, so they can be invaluable to social media strategy development.

My Business Website: Content for Customers… or SEO?

Writing on the Web

Should my business website focus on keywords and getting search engine results ? Perhaps a more important question is “How do I make the most of each of my web pages so that my business and I get found, get known, and get clients ?” 8 Blog SEO Tips for Top Search Results.

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The Native Advertising Trend: Hot or Hoax?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Traditional ads that display on blogs and publisher’s sites are easy to spot. Definitions vary, but in general, native advertising is content presented in a way that closely fits the tone and style of the online publication where it is shown.

Five Expert Guides to the Best Blogging Tools

Webbiquity

Blogging, like any other task, is faster and easier with the right tools. What the best blogging tools based on your objectives and level of expertise? Which tools are the favorites of top blogging pros? Sharing your content socially?