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4 Ways Facebook Instant Articles Will Change Blogging Forever

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Facebook Instant Articles is Facebook’s latest way for you to engage your audience with material you post on your blog. According to Facebook, the over 1,000 publishers who are using Facebook Instant articles are seeing 20% more clicks and 30% more shares. What exactly are Facebook Instant Articles? Guidelines for ads on your blog and new monetization options.

Facebook Adds New Sizes, Video Ads, Carousel Ads to Instant Articles

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook Wednesday announced several new advertising options for Instant Articles : support for new and custom ad sizes, as well as video ads  and carousel ads. Agarwal also shared an example of publisher Vox Media  extending its custom ad units to Instant Articles, writing: Vox Media has seen success on the mobile web with its proprietary Athena ad unit (pictured above).

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Facebook Adds More Tools for Branded Content in Instant Articles

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook added some new options to branded content  in its Instant Articles , including support for marketer logos atop those articles. The social network also updated its article style editor to support new coloring, text and spacing features, as well as a real-time preview tool. Readers: Have you experienced any branded content in Facebook Instant Articles?

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Facebook Instant Articles Now Support 360-Degree Videos and Photos

SocialTimes Facebook

Publishers using Facebook’s Instant Articles  can now include 360-degree videos  and 360-degree photos  to their content. Product manager Josh Roberts  announced the new options in a Facebook Media blog post , saying that publishers can begin adding 360 videos and 360 photos as of Thursday, and they will be viewable via the latest versions of Facebook’s flagship Android and iOS applications.


Removing Trending Articles From Your Facebook Timeline

SocMed Sean

First, it was adding ads to your timeline , next it was posting articles and updates based on what your friends were doing. Facebook inserts these trending articles to your timeline, presumably because your friends or family are sharing them. Facebook does it again! Personally, I want Facebook to stay the heck out of my timeline. Give them a try and see if they work for you. Cheers!

Six Online Tools for Blog Post Inspiration

Spin Sucks

A great post starts with a great title, which is responsible for every click you receive on your article. The post Six Online Tools for Blog Post Inspiration appeared first on Spin Sucks. Linda Wilson has six online tools that will help.

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Blogging Most Certainly Is Not Dead

Spin Sucks

People still want to say blogging is dead, but au contraire! The post Blogging Most Certainly Is Not Dead appeared first on Spin Sucks. Communication Content brian clark chris brogan comments Copyblogger facebook instant articles linkedin pulse medium michael hyatt Social Media ExaminerIt's the same song, different tune. The truth is far from that. Gini Dietrich explains.

Article Marketing - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Article submission is a great way to do propaganda about your business, your blog, your website, or yourself too. If you are writing about your business or your blog a good authentic article fetches you a great number of traffic.If you are writing about yourself then it gets you the 'expertise' value. Ofcourse this does not mean that you keep stuffing the article with key words and phrases just about unnecessary. If you are bent on getting traffic to your site and you do not have the time to write the articles then you can take the help of ghost writers.

10 Years Ago Today! My 1st Article About Blogging

Debbie Weil

22, 2001 , that I published my first article about business blogging. In the past decade I’ve delighted in traveling to China and Dubai and Paris and London and Montreal and many places in between - most recently to Sydney - to convince marketers and executives that corporate blogging is not a passing fad. It was exactly 10 years ago today, Aug. Big announcement soon.

10 Years Ago Today! My 1st Article About Blogging

Debbie Weil

22, 2001 , that I published my first article about business blogging. In the past decade I’ve delighted in traveling to China and Dubai and Paris and London and Montreal and many places in between - most recently to Sydney - to convince marketers and executives that corporate blogging is not a passing fad. It was exactly 10 years ago today, Aug. Big announcement soon.

5 Tips for Posting Pulse Articles on LinkedIn

Geoff Livingston

Instead, the percentage of likes, reshares and comments per view is what triggers a featured article in Pulse. You need people to like, share and comment to achieve the right ratio. I can already see scenarios where people are gaming initial social engagement to trigger featured Pulse articles. 2) Timing Is Important. It matches content to an industry professional’s interests.

How My Article on Quitting Foursquare Caused a 5500% Spike in Blog Traffic in 1 Day

Ari Herzog

Who could predict the rationale for deleting my Foursquare account would cause the largest spike in this blog’s history of daily readership? You can see the Foursquare article is responsible for the mountain. The average blog post here sees 600 daily visitors. Keep in mind that these are overall blog visitors, not specific to the Foursquare article. Thanks!

There’s No Perfect Headline: Why We Need to Write Multiple Headlines for Every Article

Buffer Social

But it also places extra importance on the headlines we choose for our content, as headlines have the power to influence readers  even if they don’t read any more of the article. I don’t believe the perfect headline exists, though. Even with the articles we read online. In the second study , Ecker had people read four articles (two factual, two opinion). What’s

Facebook Graph API v2.8: Updates to Instant Articles, Offers and More

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which gives publishers using Instant Articles  more flexibility and includes a redesign of Offers. The social network said in a blog post  that Graph API v2.8 will allow publishers to separate Instant Articles placement from Facebook Audience Network  and enable or disable ad display. Product manager Alyssa Levitz  detailed some of the other updates included in Graph API v2.8 in the blog post: We’re adding two new common Open Graph action types  for games and books: games.plays and books.rates. Facebook announced the release of Graph API  v2.8, April 18 and 19.

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55% of Visitors Read Your Articles For 15 Seconds or Less: Why We Should Focus on Attention Not Clicks

Buffer Social

Millions of blog posts are published every day. And among those readers, 55% will read the blog post  for 15 seconds or less. (If you’re still reading, thanks for sticking with this one!). There are formulas to it — if you find the best keywords and write the correct content, you can build a high-traffic blog (that’s almost a guarantee). SurveyMonkey.

Happy #CMAD – 10 Articles You Should Read


CMAD – Community Manager Appreciation Day – is an international event held every 4th Monday of January and which was first initiated in 2010 by Jeremiah Owyang, Industry Analyst on Customer Strategy and author of the blog Web Strategy. In this post, I’ll list some great articles on the topic and point out a trend that you as a Community Manager can’t overlook.

9 Tips to Spot Amazing Article Writers

Writtent Blog

Article writers – truly amazing ones who create content that will knock your visitors’ socks off – can sometimes be hard to come by, depending on your niche. If you’re currently on the lookout to hire an experienced, top-quality writer but can’t seem to find one by yourself, then you’re reading the right blog posts. Frequent Multi-Author Blogs. Contact Your Favorite Bloggers.

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Six social media tactical articles you need to read


Mobile Strategy for Small Businesses  (Moz Blog). Google+: author attribution & embedded posts  (Google Developer Blog). Just a few links I’ve been saving for you recently.  In no particular order: Social Media Demographics: The Surprising Identity Of Each Major Social Network  (Business Insider). The latest demographic info for each of the major social sites. Please share.

Increase Blog Traffic with These 12 Ideas

Spin Sucks

Increase Blog Traffic. Following is a list of 12 things to increase blog traffic and beat the summer doldrums. If you’re still on the fence about it, read Chris Kramer’s affiliate marketing article he wrote here a week ago. The post Increase Blog Traffic with These 12 Ideas appeared first on Spin Sucks. by lorenjett Great article. By Gini Dietrich.

Mashable Punks Readers With Social Media Article

Shift Digital

Last week, someone sent me an article featured on Mashable and written by a guy named Alex Goldfayn. The title of the article was: 5 Reasons Social Media is Ruining Marketing. But as I read the article, I got a little confused. After reading the whole article, I honestly thought Mashable was punking it’s readers, and that they posted it to be cute. Where to start?

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Is Article Marketing the Way to Build Traffic to Your Blog?

Janet Fouts

In February Google rolled out an update to their algorithms likely directed at sites that duplicate content for article marketing as well as those that “spin&# articles (replacing phrases and words so they aren’t exact duplicates and then posting to article hosting sites). Give it up on the article marketing and spend your time building really great content.

Eight Common Blogging Mistakes

Spin Sucks

We created an editorial calendar and everyone was responsible for blogging, from the interns on up through me. Our goal was to blog about the silly things people do to hurt the perception of the PR industry and perpetuate the “spin doctor” image. So I’ve created a list of eight things to consider while you’re blogging. Was. A. Disaster. Link to people.

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Is Guest Blogging Really Dead?

Small Business Mavericks

The Internet erupted yesterday when Matt Cutts said that guest blogging is “done.” My interpretation is this, Guest blogging as a link building tool only is a dead science; you can expect the search engines (especially Google) to start roughing it up a bit. Guest blogging, like any other kind of content marketing, must first and foremost follow the quality rule. Guest blogging is nothing less than another form of article marketing, which has always existed in some form on the Web. think that’s what Matt Cutts is really getting at.

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Putting the Art in Article, Part II: IntermediART to Advanced SmARTy Pants

Waxing UnLyrical

Great visuals can enhance your articles. They work well as stand-alone web content or even as an additional outline of a full length article. Are you using art to enhance your articles? Putting the Art in Article, Part II: IntermediART to Advanced SmARTy Pants is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. Putting the Art in Article, Part II: IntermediART to Advanced SmARTy Pants.

Putting the Art in Article, Part I: Beginner Thou ART, Teach I Shall

Waxing UnLyrical

Below I’ve collected a list of tools to help you put the “art” in your article. I’ve separated the list into a “pyramid” based on your expertise. With the amount of free content creator tools on the web, there is no reason why you should not be putting images in your blog posts, articles, news releases or any other web content. Guest Post by Alicia Lawrence. Memes and GIFs.

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120 Marketing Tactics for Blogs


Part of a good content marketing strategy, blogging helps you position yourself as an expert in your area. . Successful blogs play a pivotal role in delivering your brand message, and help drive sales without using traditional hard-sell tactics. steps for creating a successful blog. The key to successful blogging is creating content that your target audience wants to read.

The Changing State Of Blogs

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Are blogs dead? and I on to his podcast to discuss this whole, "is blogging dead?" What is a blog? In the early days of blogging (I started Six Pixels of Separation in 2003), I defined blogs as a personal publishing platform that enabled anyone to write something, hit the publish button, and instantly have it distributed to the world for free (and fast). At the time, many new types of blogs started down the same path. Still, these blogs had the core technical features of a personal blog. Why the term "blog" could (and should) die.

Content Marketing Smart – Why Your Blog Article is Just the Beginning


End result: One 2000 word, comprehensive article on Facebook Ad best practices. In this article I’ll dive into content marketing smart, not hard. I’ll discuss re-using your content in five awesome ways that will save you time, energy, and increase your content ROI in the new year. Your blog article is just the beginning. Ebook built from longer-form blog articles. 1.

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Article Distribution Sites with a PR 3 or Higher | Freelance.

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Social Links Freelance Social Media Social Media Tips and Marketing Blog Home About Contact Subscribe Article Distribution Sites with a PR 3 or Higher by cinta5 on April 23, 2009 Distributing articles can help build links to your website.  Owner of LangfordMedia Blog Twitter Technorati Tags: linkbuilding Tagged as: linkbuilding salivafan I really like your blog It has a lot of great information. you can check out my Blog Take care now. have an article I want to submit but worried about the consequences. Great looking blog! Thanks! Media.

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Facebook Instant Articles: How to Get Started for Business

Rebekah Radice

Wondering what Facebook Instant articles are or why they should matter to your business? billion monthly active users on mobile , they decided to develop “Instant Articles,” allowing brands to publish articles to the app that load with unprecedented speed. Ready to learn how to use Facebook Instant Articles in your business? Step 3: Get your blog posts ready.


13 Great Guides to Growing Your Blog Audience

Webbiquity SMM

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? Find guidance on those topics and more here in a baker’s dozen of the best guides to growing your blog audience from the past year or so. Got a well-written business blog, but a shortage of readers?

Four Tips to Help You Write About Yourself

Spin Sucks

Whether it’s completing a social media profile, a blog article bio, or an introduction for a speaking gig, we’re called to talk about ourselves more and more. That makes it critical to find a balance between the conflicting impulses of not bragging too much and putting yourself out there confidently. David J.P. Fisher comes with some tips to help you do that. Comments Fantastic tips.

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Five Ways to Draw Traffic to a Blog Post

Webbiquity SMM

As buyers spend more time with online articles, blog posts and reviews, and rely less on advertising for product information , companies have quickly caught onto the fact that they need great content to attract new customers and retain their current ones. Here are five methods you can use to get your blog posts more exposure amongst your audience and beyond.

Five Reasons People Aren’t Reading Your Blog

Spin Sucks

You’ve talked to enough marketing gurus and experts to know blogging can be a powerful way to expand your online presence and communicate thought leadership. So you upgrade your website, include a WordPress blog, post a few recent news releases and articles, and…Nothing. Five Reasons People Aren’t Reading Your Blog. They help search engines find your article.

The Spin Sucks Blogging Process

Spin Sucks

Last week, Mitch Joel wrote a blog post called, “ Watching Me Blog.” ” It was in response to Chris Brogan’s piece, “ Watching Mitch Joel Blog ,” which he wrote while we were all in Norway and, literally, watching Mitch blog. And, let’s be real, it’s a pretty easy blog post for me to write. Blogging Philosophy.

How to Build Community on a Blog: 24 Must Read Articles from around the Web


This week we’ve published a series of posts on the topic of building community on a blog with these posts: 9 Benefits [and 3 Costs] Of Building Community On Your Blog. The 5 Stages of Building a Culture of Community on a Blog [A Case Study]. Strategies for Growing Community on Your Blog. business blog doesn’t have the same goals as a personal blogger.

Is it an ad or an article? Going native!

Sherrilynne Starkie

On nearly every publication tested, respondents identified native advertising as an article. . As long as the article meets the informational need of the reader, the fact that it’s paid for shouldn’t be an issue. According to Contently’s blog, “Miracle-Gro saw a 30 per cent boost from its native ad, and Raymond James got an 11 per cent bump.

Your Blog Stinks! You Should Quit!

SocMed Sean

What to do…It’s 2012 and you’ve been blogging for almost a year now with no success. You published 30 articles this year, but none of them have gone viral , you still only have 250 followers on Twitter (none of whom retweet you), and your Google page rank still sits at a 2. Maybe it's time to give up and pull the plug on that blog. Can it be shared easily?

The Changing Face Of Article Marketing

Small Business Mavericks

» The Changing Face Of Article Marketing Article marketing is a mainstay of Internet marketing. It’s been around since the earliest days of the Internet and Web-savvy marketers have been very effective in using article marketing to drive traffic to their websites and in closing the sale. Or find websites within your niche that publish articles.

Why Article Marketing Will Never Die

Small Business Mavericks

The True Meaning Of Content » Why Article Marketing Will Never Die A couple of days ago I wrote about Google’s recent algorithm change and how it is beating down the article directories. However, I didn’t definitively answer the question about whether article marketing will die. Article marketing has been around for a long time. Not yet.