• DEVUMI  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
    [Blog] New Pinterest Analytics Dashboard Tools: How to Use Them
    The post New Pinterest Analytics Dashboard Tools: How to Use Them appeared first on Devumi Blog. 'Pinterest has huge potential as a social media marketing platform. The new Pinterest Analytics dashboard will make this even more obvious, and help business accounts on Pinterest thrive. It has taken some time to turn almost all the marketing dollars away from Twitter and Facebook, but your time to market on Pinterest is now. New Pinterest Analytics – Go beyond basic demographics. It’s hard to argue that Pinterest isn’t a female dominated demographic. Pinterest Analytics as a tool.
  • NOWSOURCING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
    [Blog] Think Big Louisville: It’s Time To Act
    Blog cafe press entrepreneurship in louisville events louisville business louisville startups NowSourcing startup culture in louisville stop thinking small think big us chia velocity 'It’s time for Louisville to think big. That was the consensus last week at NowSourcing’s Stop Thinking Small Louisville event. Brian Wallace, Founder of NowSourcing , Jason Falls, VP of Marketing at Cafe Press , Tony Schy, Executive Director at Velocity , and Zack Pennington, Co-founder and CEO of US Chia each took turns addressing the crowd. There are also valuable lessons to be learned from failure.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
    [Blog] How to turn Abundance Thinking into Abundance Living
    Mark Hiatt, of Your Networking Universe has also posted a blog article on Abundance Thinking. 'One of my favorite business books is the Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz, because what he teaches in that book is how to turn abundance thinking into a lifestyle choice. In my experience, its a much more realistic approach to abundance thinking, because the reality of life and business is that we will have bad situations occur, but how we choose to respond to those situations will be what really determines if we are applying abundance thinking to our lives. What can I learn today?
  • ARI HERZOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
    [Blog] Digital Sabbaticals are Healthy
    Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. '“It’s only by having some distance from the world that you can see it whole, and understand what you should be doing with it.” ” - Pico Iyer. Five days after logging off Facebook to spend time with family and enjoy the other side of the country, I returned to the social networking site and observed 6 private messages and 67 notifications. The messages were pithy and not time sensitive. Other than seeing what family members shared during those five days, I did not visit my other lists to see what people wrote.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
    [Blog] Why We Shouldn’t Confuse Real Time Marketing with Data Driven Marketing
    Over at the evergage blog, Rob Carpenter shares his thoughts on where real-time marketing first became more visible , based on search terms and traffic spikes on Google Trends. In both the book and on his blog, Scott shares examples of the best types of real-time marketing that don’t hype themselves by using the phrase. 'When I was a teen, back in the 80′s – yes, I’m old – there was this bakery just off my local high street. It was a family-owned bakery, and had a mix of fancies, pastries, bread and sweets (candy, in North America). Nothing new there.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
    [Blog] Discover The Secret of An Successful Marketing Plan
    Each tweet, each blog post, each article, each traditional marketing campaign…are bricks that will form to create a bridge for the customer to move from what they have to what they want. 'We create our business to provide a solution to the market. We love our solution, we are passionate about what we offer and yet we forget one important step. The business is the bridge; a bridge between the customer and our offer. So how do we build a bridge that people want to walk over? By answering two important questions. What does your customer have? What does your customer want?
  • SOCIALFISH  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
    [Blog] Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community
    Blogs. 'This series of posts is for software and app and tech vendors who have useful tools they’d like you to know about. Startups are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms. ———— Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community. Small World Labs helps nonprofit organizations engage, collaborate with, and mobilize their supporters. It’s a comprehensive, enterprise-level platform that can help your organization: Acquire new constituents. Improve supporter retention rates. What Is an Online Community? 
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
    [Blog] The Future of Work is Out Today, Last Chance for Bonus Content!
    This is most likely the last blog post I will write about the book (unless something amazing happens) and I would love your support. 'I hope all you had a wonderful long weekend! I’m very excited to share that my latest book  The Future of Work is now officially available for order wherever books are sold. It’s been endorsed by some of the world’s top business leaders such as Gary Hamel, Dan Pink, the global Chairman of KPMG, CEO of Whirlpool, CEO of SAP, CEO of Intuit, CEO of Zappos, and others. Seven versions of the original book cover that didn’t make the cut.
  • FEVER BEE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
    [Blog] FeverBee SPRINT's Reward System - Invite Your Friends, Come To London
      If you invite your friends, colleagues, blog/website readers, mailing list subscribers, customers, clients, and others we're going to reward you with the following:   Get 3 people to attend, and we'll give you: A free conference ticket.   If you have a blog/media site/customer list and want your own tracking code to use, let us know and we’ll set one up just for you.  'Half the people that have signed up for  FeverBee SPRINT  came via your referrals.    We've decided to reward people doing this. 
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
    [Blog] Testing
    'This is a test of a new blog-to-email system. Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. If you’re on the list, you should be reading this in your email inbox. If you’re not on the list, click here. Thanks for reading. Related Stories Why I List My Facebook Friends Follow Me, Friend Me, Do Me Wherever Why Foursquare and I Split Up. Media
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
    [Blog] Getting Comfortable With Crap Doesn’t Mean Satisfied
    Start writing a blog. 'A lot of business owners I talk with want to start on that project or this next to-do item, but they often get “ cooked in the squat ” (watch Zig for explanation). They have plenty of excuses and reasons that sound good, but really these excuses are crutches preventing them to get going (and keep growing). wonder sometimes if perfectionism is the core problem, but even that might be an excuse. Give yourself permission to be crap. Now you might be saying, “Hold on there, brother – what wrong with quality and high standards.”
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
    [Blog] 11 Actionable Writing Tips [+Examples]
    Engaging a blog reader is a hard thing to do, especially in this digital age. As more and more content is produced on the Internet, people are less and less likely to read your blog in particular and stay interested in it. To keep ahead in the blogging rat race, you need to be constantly improving your writing. Including them in your blog posts makes you sound smart, informed, and authoritative. Simply source statistics on a certain topic from online case studies, white papers, and other blogs, and put them in your blog post whenever relevant.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2014
    [Blog] Week in Review August 24 – August 30, 2014: Posts and Podcasts
    One way to do this is by combining your blog posts or other content into a week in review on SlideShare. ConverStations blog posts you may have missed this week : Always Going Back to School. SBTD 57:  Why Should I Have a Business Blog? Blog Coach Whistle Stops 'Week in Review August 24 – August 30: Posts and Podcasts from  ConverStations  and  SmallBiz Tracks Daily Podcasts. The repurposing of content to reach new audiences and extend the shelf life of your efforts is something we always coach. SmallBiz Tracks Week in Review: August 30, 2014 from Mike Sansone.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2014
    [Blog] The Imperative Of Hope
    often think about the Six Pixels of Separation blog, then the podcast and then my Facebook and Twitter feed. 1984 anxiety blog content depression digitallegacy documentary facebook georgeorwell happiness hope instagram podcast publishing robinwilliams socialexperiment stories thehappinesstrap twitter 'How are you feeling these days? Facebook is a fascinating social experiment. Post Robin Williams , I feel a steady stream of people dealing with anxiety and depression coming forward to tell their story. Still, sharing their stories - in real time - becomes part of a bigger story.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2014
    [Blog] Laughing All The Way To The Bank With James Altucher
    He was following my blog (which, kind of made me want to tidy the place up a little bit after knowing that), and he could tell that I am both a fan of standup comedy, and a student of the mechanics behind it. Also, if you''re not following his blog, The Altucher Confidential , you don''t know what you''re missing. blogging. 'Episode #425 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. got a strange email from James Altucher a while back. It was all about stand-up comedy. His bio is an impressive one. Enjoy the conversation.
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2014
    [Blog] How I Balance Personal and Professional Online Today
    Blogging. maintain a few different blogs, which I know isn’t feasible for most people. But since my departure in July, I’ve revived the blog here to focus on my professional perspectives on life online, digital communication, and online marketing. This is the blog you’ll see me share most often in my social streams as I believe it’s the one that’s most in line with what the majority of my community wants to read and see. Wherever I am professionally, I always contribute to blogs there. Earlier if you count much more nerdy things.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2014
    [Blog] 10 Ways to Land Your Next Job Through Social Media
    You can use this page for your blog, online portfolio or even as a landing page with links to your other social media pages (After you’ve cleaned up your digital footprints on those pages of course). Tweet relevant industry tips and articles - As you do your research from reading blogs, Tweet/share articles you find beneficial to people in your industry. Read blogs about current industry related topics - Make sure you do as much research as possible not only about the companies you’re applying for (that’s a given) but the entire industry. PREPARING FOR YOUR JOB SEARCH.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
    [Blog] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #219
    On the Folyo blog , Sacha Greif decided to find out, which reminded me of my own adventures in design crowdsourcing (see Crapweeding ). 'Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "This is the sort of thing the Internet is great at. How military gear has changed as a result of technology and how we fight wars, for the last thousand years." " (Alistair for Hugh). The $5 Logo - The Folyo Notebook. "Can you get a well-designed logo for five dollars? The answer? " (Alistair for Mitch). Who is?
  • QUICK ONLINE TIPS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
    [Blog] 100,000 Facebook Likes!
    Blogging Facebook Social Media 'A big thanks goes out to the amazing QOT community as we cross 100,000 Facebook likes today. It has been a long journey to 100K likes, but the QOT Facebook. Read more Read full original article at 100,000 Facebook Likes! ©2014 QuickOnlineTips. All Rights Reserved.
  • BLUE FOCUS MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
    [Blog] [Video] How the Social Employee Fuels the Brand #SocBiz
    Solis’s observations come during a blog post and video interview with Porter Gale, former VP of marketing at Virgin America (@ VirginAmerica ). 'A few days ago, we unveiled our most recent video in support of our Amazon best-selling book, The Social Employee. As our roster of video content continues to expand, we find ourselves circling back on our earlier videos as a way of revisiting the concepts presented in them and exploring some real-world examples. Today, we look at our video, “ What is a Möbius Strip ?” How does this work? Watch the video to find out. Community Comes First.
  • ABSOLUTE PA  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
    [Blog] 3 Words That Get You Unstuck To Take Action
    Otherwise I would be linking to that previous post right here (genius blogging tip for you there, babes!). Yet we post that update, write that blog, record that video, make that call, send that email anyway…. Social Media & Online Marketing blogging and content marketing small business marketing Social Networking 'In January, I didn’t set a one-word theme for the year like I’ve done in the past. And, when I have done, I’ve never declared it. kept it to myself. Hoping that those people who need them will find them anyway. WE ALL FEEL THIS WAY SOMETIMES!
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
    [Blog] Hospitals Operating with a More Social Approach
    Hospitals are even getting into the blogging field. 'When many of us think of social media, we think of teenagers sending pictures and snarky remarks, or middle-aged women planning high school reunions and sharing their kids’ latest achievements. However, there is much more to it. Most businesses these days would be at a loss without social media; it’s a huge marketing facet and one that opens a great informative forum. Even hospitals are deep into social media and seeing important benefits from its use. How and why are they using it? Hospitals use social media to form connections.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
    [Blog] 7 Tips to Hire the Best Freelance Writer
    Finding the perfect writer for your business, blog or other endeavor can seem daunting, but it really comes down to a few basic steps and guidelines. Whether you are looking for a ghostwriter for your blog, a copywriter for your website, or a business writer to create smart marketing content, the following guidelines can help you find the best freelance writer for your needs. Research – Are you looking for short, lighthearted topical blog posts or in-depth academic articles that require boatloads of research? 'Image source. Know What You Want. Look at Published Work.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
    [Blog] Google Authorship and rel=author is no more
    Blog Social Media Marketing google authorship 'One of the main benefits of signing up for a Google+ profile as a writer, blogger and author has been the Google Authorship program, which began back in 2011 with the launch of Google’s own social network. And in a Google+ post, Google’s John Mueller has confirmed that not only will the search results no longer show any Authorship results, but data will no longer be tracked from the rel=author markup. Now that’s gone as well. Should you remove Authorship markup? Schema), and won’t cause any problems. Why was it ended?
  • DEVUMI  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
    [Blog] Pinterest Message Marketing for your Business
    You can also share content from other platforms, your blog, YouTube, a tweet, that is related directly to what they’re interested in. The post Pinterest Message Marketing for your Business appeared first on Devumi Blog. 'Pinterest message marketing takes the popular image sharing platform and gives it a new, more personal, text based twist. Choosing to use Pinterest message marketing with your business can help you open up new relationships, start collaborations, and begin writing exciting new chapters in your brand story. Pinterest message marketing basics. Postcard by quaddles.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
    [Blog] Important Message for Subscribers to DannyBrown.me
    So, this will be the last “newsletter” (read “email updates”) that email subscribers to this blog will receive from Feedblitz. If you subscribe to this blog via email, and you wish to continue, there’s nothing you need to do. Basically, the newsletter will offer a more personal experience than just getting the latest blog update, and I look forward to seeing where we go with it. As always, I’m really grateful for you subscribing to the blog, regardless of format – email of RSS. Insights blog subscribers
  • ENGAGE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
    [Blog] Enough From the Naysayers: Sponsored Content Is Just Scratching the Surface
    The study, Sponsored Content Has a Trust Problem , reveals what its authors claim is a deep-seeded skepticism among readers in the recent wave of native ad content populating the pages of your favorite blogs and websites. 'A recent Contently study has some unkind results for digital content marketers. But is it time to sound the alarm, send out an SOS and abandon ship? Not so fast. Marketers and journalists are no strangers to public skepticism — and it’s easy to see why some readers would take any “branded” content with a grain of salt. But the study’s authors weren’t done done yet.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
    [Blog] Social Media Can Boost Your Subscription Business: Here’s How
    Hubspot’s 2012 State of Inbound Marketing study showed that small businesses plan to dramatically increase their spending on social media and blogs, and 77 percent obtained customers from Facebook. Hubspot’s study found that 62 percent companies believe social media is a more important source of leads than it used to be, and 81 percent of companies report that the company blog is critical to their business success. 'Guest Post from  SocialMonsters. What Type of Businesses Sell Subscriptions? Step Up Subscription Business with Social Media. It also showed that 80 percent of U.S.
  • FIREBELLY  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
    [Blog] Twitter Analytics For All Users Now Available
    Blog Social Media Twitter twitter analytics 'Numbers nerds rejoice! Twitter is finally providing all users with data on their tweets. Previously, this information was only available to advertisers and a limited number of other users. There are three dashboards of information, including: Tweet activity Measure engagement and learn how to make your tweets more successful. Followers Explore the interests, locations, and.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
    [Blog] Return Hither
    'So many thoughts. Along with so much to do. It’s not so much a time of short-attention span thinking. In our own defense, with the amount of messages that tug at our senses, living with quick-attention is our protective filter in the war of signal vs. noise. So many thoughts. Where do your thoughts live? Perhaps… a To-Do List. Journal. Index Cards. Post-its. Whiteboard. voice recorder. Yesterday. Tomorrow. wondering what others think. back to the to-do list. shopping. calendar. Return hither. To this point, this place, this time. Count to ten. It’s okay. Brain Stew
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
    [Blog] Social Media: The New College Road Map
    MSU also offers a simple online form where university stakeholders can add or amend their offerings within the social media portal; Florida Institute of Technology also offers an easily accessible Social Media Portal which specifically offers a series of unique blogs to tell the campus story.  The Institutional Blog captures many elements of the campus experience, while the Alumni Blog keeps engagement for the school’s graduates high.  'As colleges and universities begin the Fall 2014 semester, there is great preparation to welcome new and returning students. 
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
    [Blog] When Entrepreneurship Isn’t The Right Fit
    It seems you can’t swing a cat video without hitting yet another blog focused on entrepreneurship or small business, or another startup conference, or another post on Medium about how working for yourself is  the ultimate freedom. 'Entrepreneurship these days is all the rage. There’s no question that entrepreneurship contributes a great deal to the US (and arguably global) economy, and although numbers have dipped slightly as the job market recovers, entrepreneurship is still a strong trend that I don’t see dying off anytime soon. But what about when it’s not?
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
    [Blog] A Twitch In Time
    On a rare occasion, I will blog or speak about the power of gaming, and it''s shifting landscape from game consoles to mobile devices and cloud-based platforms. 'Admit it, you had no idea what Twitch was until Amazon bought it for one billion dollars, right? And suddenly, I''m watching two guys do something in Minecraft , and I have no idea what they''re doing because they''re speaking Norwegian (and, I wouldn''t have even known what language they were speaking, if it weren''t for Google Translate ). People are into it. That''s it, I am officially out of loop. It is my being. amazon.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
    [Blog] Are You Using The Best Way To Get Traffic To Your Site?
    Putting photos and video on your own blog improves your click-through rate, too — rich media posts get 13% more clicks than plain text. 'Marketing Pilgrim’s Cynthia Boris knows a lot about online marketing and content so she was pretty happy the other day. As she says, “ You can pay and pay but organic search still wins.” ” What is she talking about? Organic Search Wins. Organic Search sends 51% of the traffic to company websites when you combine all the industries, but they do vary when you break them down. What’s The Best Way For YOU?
  • NOWSOURCING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
    [Blog] How Do Optimists Stay Inspired?
    Blog Inspiration 'It’s not always easy to be an optimist. speak from experience: we’ve recently moved to a new office and been trying to expand into new markets which can be a stressful situation. That said, many of you know of me as a pretty big optimist and often try to cheer on people around the Internet. Think of it as the Chicken Soup for the Marketer’s Soul. You might think it’s exhausting to keep up such a pace – guess what? It is! People on the Internet are so cynical; just read the comments on any article. Good question.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
    [Blog] How to Calibrate your Business Offerings
    Blog business classes 'Over the years, one of the lessons I’ve learned about business is how important it is to carefully test your products and services to see if people really want them. In Great by Choice , the authors also share their own wisdom about strategy, calling it the strategy of firing bullets until you know its time to fire a cannonball. The reason you want to calibrate your business offerings is so you can discover if people really need or want what you’re offering. put that class together and marketed it and got a few people to sign up.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
    [Blog] Top 5 SEO Techniques That Will Hurt Your Business
    Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. 'This is a guest contribution by Greg Whelan of RankExperts. Relying on Backlinks Alone. The use of SEO has been on the rise for a long time, especially for people who venture in online business. However, while SEO is considered a core tool in enhancing online businesses, the same trend can trigger adverse effects if not implemented in the right way. There are certain limits that you must observe when employing SEO for your business – in other words, SEO for business should never be used blindly. Purchase of Links. Keyword Stuffing. General
  • VIPER CHILL  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
    [Blog] Building a 7-Figure a Year SEO Company…by Marketing to the Medical Field
    Also from an SEO point of view think of the great PBN you could build that is 100% about your location… interlinking between local client sites, guest blogging, JV’s you could organize and so on. These people can definitely be reached via Facebook, Adwords, Blogging and outreach. Daryl, who I’m going to be interviewing on the blog soon, is pulling in some nice figures with that approach. Blogging and outreach in local business marketing is like yelling from a rooftop. Today I would like to introduce one of those people, Matt Prados, to the world.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
    [Blog] Association Social Media: National Business Officers Association (NBOA)
    To do this, I scour a combination of blogs, websites and e-newsletters using SproutSocial , Feedly , Meltwater and Outlook. Specifically, I’d like to expand our reach in terms of blogging and video content. ———————  In today’s interview, we’re talking to Melissa Zinder, Manager, Social Media & Online Initiatives at the National Business Officers Association! 1)     First things first – in what department in your organization does your role sit? Who do you report to? Are they interlinked in specific ways?
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
    [Blog] Tips on Getting the C-Suite Involved in Blogging
    The key with blogging is giving people valuable info that can help them do their job. Marketing Tips Social Marketing heath brothers how to get your boss to blog made to stick tips on getting your boss to blog 'The folks at the top got there, for the most part, because they know the industry and your customer base. Unfortunately, as they move up the corporate ladder, they spend less and less time with the customer and what’s really on their mind. An interesting book Made to Stick  by the Heath brothers talks about the “ knowledge curse ” of the C-S. 
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
    [Blog] The Secret Sauce for “Great” Blog Posts
    Word Count: The optimal length for a blog post. Tricks and Tips: Tweaking standard blog post elements hoping to find the right sequence of factors. For example, I often ask myself – “What is annoying my reader about blogging right now?”. I suspect they don’t have a clue about blogging”. m sure you’ve read a blog post that said the right things but totally missed the mark with you. That’s why I teach my blog coaching students to write their posts in the second person “you” to force them to imagine a flesh-and-blood person reading their posts.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
    [Blog] 5 Writing Tips to Drive Your Readers to Action
    Think about this for a moment: what, exactly, is the purpose of a blog post? Those are just side benefits a blog post brings and channels through which the real purpose is achieved: more sales. So when you keep that purpose in mind, one thing quickly becomes clear — for a blog post to actually be valuable and accomplish its purpose, the readers of the post must be driven into action; they must end up converting. To help you learn how, though, here are 5 time-tested writing tips that help you convert your blog post traffic. Should they leave your blog?
  • ENGAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
    [Blog] How To Make Print Stand Out in an Increasingly Digital World
    Q: What websites or blogs do you read for design inspiration? 100layercake.com and snippetandink.com keep me up-to-date in the world of weddings, and thehousethatlarsbuilt.com is a great lifestyle blog. '“Why bother with print, when digital is what people prefer?”. Those of us who produce printed content hear that question a lot. And for valid reasons. Magazine subscriptions are down , newspapers are laying off staff , and big brands are shifting their ad budgets and away from print and towards digital. Luckily, I knew just who to call: graphic designer Cheree Berry. The St.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014
    [Blog] How to Create Massive Value Content & Blow Your Readers’ Minds
    The moment they land on your blog, they look for “what’s in it for me?”. At the time of writing this, there are 152,000,000 blogs on the Net. That means every half a second, a new blog is created somewhere in the world. If you’re passionate about your topic, perhaps you won’t mind blogging without traffic. The Reason Blogging is Dead & What to Do Instead. Your blog gets back-linked, a lot. The Ultimate Cheatsheet to Create Massive Value Content on Your Blog. Here’s an example of a calendar for your blog: DATE. Let’s face it. STEP 1.
  • DEVUMI  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014
    [Blog] 6 Steps to Get More YouTube Views Easily
    The post 6 Steps to Get More YouTube Views Easily appeared first on Devumi Blog. 'We all want to get more YouTube views, an active audience that watches your videos is the whole point of the platform. How do you get more YouTube views as everyone else is trying to do exactly the same thing you are? Read one through these six steps to find out how you can get more YouTube views, and maybe have a viral hit or two. Steps to get more YouTube views! Optimize your YouTube video titles. Your YouTube video titles are probably the most important written aspect of your video.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014
    [Blog] 3 Types of Editorial Calendar to Manage Your Business Blog
    'This is a guest post by Sarah Arrow, and is part of her 30 Day Blogging Challenge. If you’re going to grow your blog, and publish content that your audience will love on a regular basis then you’ll need an editorial calendar. When planning future blog posts ask yourself these questions about reaching your audience: Where does your audience currently get their information? Blog post title. Author (more than one person can contribute to your business blog). Editor – who’s going to oversee the content and chase the blog posts?
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014
    [Blog] An Elegant Way To Keep Track of Your Blog Ideas
    Do you struggle with publishing a weekly blog post? How about recording new blog post ideas that pop into your mind throughout the day? know that I must write a post but my weekly blog post often slips to the bottom of my To Do list. Thankfully, I’m never at a loss for blog post ideas. Introducing the Go Blogging Google Extension. Plus… You can use it to quickly record new blog post ideas. The Good News Is… The Go Blogging Chrome Extension is Free. Open a new Google Chrome tab to start using Go Blogging. 'Tell me something….
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014
    [Blog] Is Brand Advocacy Part of Your Marketing Strategy to Reach Tradesman?
    Some brand advocates will surface on their own by commenting on your blog or website several times or talking you up on an online forum.  'Let’s face it, in an ideal world we’d all want our customers to love us! We all know that’s not going to happen, but I’ll bet you might have more advocates for your brand than you think. Why are brand advocates important? Studies show that people rely on peer recommendations and reviews before purchasing goods. They certainly don’t want to be the first to try something. Brand advocates are more than loyal customers.
  • DREW'S MARKETING MINUTE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014
    [Blog] 5 ways to market if you don’t have a lot of money
    Do your clients read certain blogs? 'No matter where I speak, who the audience is or even the topic I am supposed to address, this same question comes up: How do you market your business if you don’t have a lot of money? Well, the short answer to that is you’d better find some resources for marketing or you are in a lot of trouble. But, that doesn’t mean they all have to cost an arm and a leg. In the meantime, while you’re scraping together the money to spend on marketing — try this budget friendly tactics. Hang out where your potential customers hang out and be helpful.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014
    [Blog] How to Write Smart Content on Days You’re Feeling Dumb & Distracted
    Create a Bank of Go-to Blogs . You can create your own database of inspirational blogs (not necessarily the most popular blogs) and watch the magic rub off on you. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. 'This is a guest contribution from  Pratik Dholakiya. It’s Wednesday morning, you barely slept last night, missed your morning coffee because you were running late, and are now sat in front of your computer staring at a blank Word file wondering what on earth you’re going to write about. You’re longing for Saturday already, but it’s only the middle of the week. .
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014
    [Blog] The New Link Building Beginner’s Guide
    'I know that readers of this blog are probably not beginners at link building, but it’s a good idea to quickly skim The Beginner’s Guide to Link Building by Paddy Moogan on Moz. The reason why it’s a good idea is because there just may be something you learn. Beginner’s guides that come out generally have the latest information, and link building tactics need constant refreshing in order to be effective. This is a free PDF download of 89 pages made easy to read with big type and nice ‘Link’ visuals reminiscent of a popular video game. like it.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014
    [Blog] How can Business Owners Enhance Their Success on Social Media?
    One way to do that is by asking your customers to share the links on their blogs or sites, but you can also buy likes and fans that will help you improve your reputation. 'It doesn’t matter whether you own a small business or you have already established a successful brand; the charms of social media can enhance everyone’s success! If you stick to the right strategy, it won’t be difficult to reach a greater audience and start turning your base of followers into profit. The following tips will help you do that! Image Sizing is Important! Social Share Buttons Add to the Effect!
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014
    [Blog] The 5 Step Formula for a Perfect Blog Post
    'Breaking Down a Perfect Blog Post. When your blog just isn’t taking off or seeing the readership you hoped for, It can be easy to blame low numbers on outside factors when the actual problem might be your blog writing methods. An effective blog contains the fresh and useful content that audiences want to devour and delivers it in a way that appeals to both readers and search engines. Following are five steps to writing a perfect blog post. Social Media Examiner talks about how to use social media to find blog topics. Paragraphs are short.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014
    [Blog] Week in Review August 17 – August 23, 2014: Posts and Podcasts
    One way to do this is by combining your blog posts or other content into a week in review on SlideShare. ConverStations blog posts you may have missed this week: Show Off Your Back Room and Backstory. 'Week in Review August 17 – August 23: Posts and Podcasts from  ConverStations  and  SmallBiz Tracks Daily Podcasts. The repurposing of content to reach new audiences and extend the shelf life of your efforts is something we always coach. SmallBiz Tracks Week in Review: August 23, 2014 from Mike Sansone. by subscribing to  Whistle Stops Weekly  email newsletter. SBTD No. SBTD No.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014
    [Blog] How to Optimize Your Content for Authorship Success
    Next, add your website, LinkedIn profile, personal blog, and tag any publications that you frequently contribute to. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. 'This is a guest contribution from Jaclyn Freeman. Who are you? Don’t fret – this isn’t philosophy class and no, we’re not trying to steal your identity. One of the most important things you can do in 2014 as a content creator, is identify who you are as a personal brand by monitoring how you come across online. But how, you ask? Through digital authorship. Introducing Your New Best Friend: Google Authorship. General
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014
    [Blog] My Top 33 Digital Marketing Blogs
    'Digital marketing blogs may be numerous, but I find them to still be critical. » Digital Marketing blogs content marketing blogs digital marketing digital marketing blog email marketing blogs online marketing blogs social media blogs I’ve been in digital marketing for 20 years, and the only way you can stay relevant that long is to read A LOT. In digital marketing, if you don’t learn you die. Period. subscribe via email, and read (or at least. Read the whole entry.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014
    [Blog] The Efficiency Of Brands
    blogging. advertisingpodcast airbnb altimetergroup blog blogging brand businessbook businesspodcast crowdcompanies davidusher digitalmarketing facebook forrester google itunes jeremiahowyang marketingpodcast twitter uber 'Episode #424 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Welcome to episode #424 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast. was in Silicon Valley last month doing some work with Google. arrived a day early and spent an afternoon in Palo Alto with Jeremiah Owyang. Enjoy the conversation.
  • PAMORAMA  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2014
    [Blog] How to Increase YouTube Engagement [Infographic]
    How to Increase YouTube Engagement [Infographic] is a post by Pam Dyer on Pamorama | Social Media Marketing Blog. 'Is YouTube marketing worth it? More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month. t is the second most popular search engine and the third most popular site in the world.  Nielsen says that it reaches more U.S. adults ages 18-34 than any cable network, a sweet spot for advertisers. Mastering the art of YouTube marketing will help your target audience discover you in an entirely new way. Before jumping to conclusions, check out this infographic from QuickSprout.
  • IDACONCPTS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014
    [Blog] Managing Feedback
    If there is a more serious event, like a customer publicly angered over service who wrote a long blog post, wait for the initial social media fervor to die down a bit and then respond with one well-crafted statement. Your company should own and maintain its company blog to highlight projects you are working on and take more ownership over search. You should also start guest blogging and looking for other ways to spread your links around the web. Aside from the company blog, press releases work well to celebrate industry awards your company receives. Owning Search.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014
    [Blog] Fired Up Friday – Fear is a Choice
    kid you not, I’ve built blogs for people who let them die without creating a single blog post. Your fear of readers rejecting your blog posts? Writing an anti-regime blog in Iran is dangerous. 'I’ve heard profound book ideas that died without a word written. I’ve watched incredible business ideas die without a single product or service created. believe many people, maybe you, confuse fear with danger. Like Will Smith’s character said in After Earth, Fear is a product of your thoughts. It is imagined. Not real. It isn’t real.
  • ABSOLUTE PA  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014
    [Blog] How to treat your website visitors so that they fall in love with you
    Not when there are billions of websites and blogs littering the www, and competition is fierce. Enter the other 2 gorgeous babes in your sales team: blogging and email marketing. Social Media & Online Marketing blogging and content marketing blogging for business Email Marketing email marketing best practice modern marketing Social Media and Internet Marketing 'Your website. Your most precious piece of marketing collateral. Your home on the web. You own it and you can do whatever you want with it. You’re not at the mercy of a third party webspace like Facebook.
  • THE REALTIME REPORT  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014
    [Blog] Realtime Marketing: How To Plan For The Moment
    'This is a guest post by Matthew Yeoman of the Devumi.com Social Media Marketing blog. About the Author: Matthew Yeoman is the blogger/writer/creator over on the  Devumi.com Social Media Marketing blog. When realtime marketing works, it’s because you have something much bigger than you doing your marketing for you. It’s simple: if many people are already interested in a particular event, and you create a realtime marketing campaign that is centered around that event, the public awareness associated with the event benefits your marketing efforts. link].
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014
    [Blog] 7 Inventive Ways to Create Shareable Content for Your Industry
    If your social media page or blog is pretty active and you typically get several comments on your posts, check there for new topics. Even if your blog or social networks aren’t filled with comments, you can use the same technique on blogs or social networking sites in your industry. Hit your readers hard and fast with a short but powerful blog post or social media update. Seth Godin is a master at the art of short, witty and thought-provoking blog posts. You may find your outbox to be a goldmine of ideas for content on your blog or social media sites.
  • MY CREATIVE TEAM THINKING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014
    [Blog] The Best Of THINKing – Check Out Our Top Posts
    So, here are the top 10 blog posts – at least as far as our readers are concerned. Top 19 Free Photo Sites For Bloggers – as the title so simply states, these are the best 19 sites we have found for providing free photos to use on your blog. 'At a little over halfway through 2014, I thought I’d take a look at our stats to see what people have been reading most here on THINKing. Creativity Boost #3 – Dictionary Excursion  - this post illustrates a creativity technique to give you a quick creativity boost. – written by our friend Rodger D. Using Paper.li
  • FRESHNETWORKS   |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014
    [Blog] Agile service development in action: Uber’s on-demand delivery service
    As Uber states on its blog, Corner Store is a “limited-time-only experiment that will run a few weeks – but the more you love it, the more likely it will last” i.e. Uber is testing the concept of a delivery service to see if it resonates with consumers and if it does, it may be here to stay. In the blog post introducing Corner Store, Uber seeks customer feedback on the service at multiple points, asking them to list products they’d like to see added to the inventory list and to register their interest. 'This week Uber, the rideshare and taxi app worth a whopping $18.2
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014
    [Blog] 32 Blog Post Ideas for Your Next Article
    Even the world’s most creative bloggers find themselves in need of  blog post ideas every once in a while. If you’re only using a couple blog post ideas, you risk getting left behind. These blog post ideas work for the most popular sites, like Buzzfeed and Huffington Post! Tad Chef recommends asking a question on Twitter, and embedding the most clever answers into your blog. Answering customer FAQs is effective, but what about asking your audience to share their advice as a new blog post idea? It could make for a scintillating blog post idea.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014
    [Blog] Frustrated? Here’s 3 Steps to Understanding Your Customer
    Why do you think blog posts often start with Frustrated… or Simple…or Improve…or Maximise. 'What if someone asked you “ What do you want? ” You can have anything that you want? Would you specifically know? When the question is asked a popular answer is often loads of money…and when people say that to me I ask “Why? To buy what?” ” They don’t need money, they need money for something else… So why is this question so relevant to businesses…… Do you know what your customer specifically wants? Not what you offer.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014
    [Blog] How to Build a Social Media Empire by Running with Scissors
    crafttestdummy Tweet This Just Get Started When Jenny started her blog Craft Test Dummies 6 years ago, she knew she wanted to leave room to expand (that’s why it’s not called just Craft Test Dummy). What started with a simple blog reviewing craft supplies has blossomed into a social crafting empire , complete with an. » Social Pros Podcast blogging brand communities content creation content marketing digital marketing social media Social Media Marketing Social Pros 'Tweetable Moments Brands, please pay attention. Read the whole entry.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014
    [Blog] Top Collaboration Tools for Better Employee Communication
    Marketing staff are often responsible for tracking trends, pipeline developments, and other data to help them create their materials, blogs, and other outreach items. –. 'Guest Post from  SocialMonsters. If you manage a sales team that’s frequently on the road, you know how difficult it can be to stay in touch. Regular meetings can be a challenge, particularly if you have team members overseas where time zone differences may be too difficult to overcome. But salespeople are notorious for hoarding business intelligence. Implement a Sales Tool That Works for All Team Members.
  • DEVUMI  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014
    [Blog] New Instagram Ad Analytics Tools Introduced: Insta-ads
    If you have understood anything about what I write about here on the Devumi.com Blog, it’s that I believe in the choices presented by inbound marketing as an alternative to the endless beating we consumers take over the head with marketing messages we’re not interested in. The post New Instagram Ad Analytics Tools Introduced: Insta-ads appeared first on Devumi Blog. 'There’s no questioning the fact that Instagram has lots of uses for social media marketers. Or, more likely, the button on the front of your phone! What are the new Instagram ad analytics tools? Ad Insights. reach.
  • FIREBELLY  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014
    [Blog] Snapchat: The Stash Pocket Of The Millennial Generation
    Blog Social Media Social Media Marketing Twitter '360b / Shutterstock.com The brilliance of Snapchat is its capability to be in a digital social space where one has no fears of being found out. Most popular amongst ages 13-25, Snapchat is an app only made for mobile phones, with bills paid by parents. But why is this app more valuable to the most.
  • MYRLAND MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014
    [Blog] Competition Watching? Who Cares!?
    'During a MarketingProfs PRO webinar with Mack Collier just now, an attendee expressed concern in the chat room about not blogging because it will show competition what she is up to. She asked: “What about any concerns about blogging about topics/issues that may give competitors info about your services that you may not want them to know? Blogging Content Marketing Social Media Uncategorized Clients Competition Competitive Intelligence I Don''t Want My Competitors Knowing What I Do Marketing The downside to staying under the radar is too great to let it hold you back.”
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014
    [Blog] 10 Vital WordPress Security Tips
    This article overviews a few key security tips for WordPress blogs. It might be seriously tempting to amend a blog post when you’re enjoying a coffee in your local café, but accessing WordPress on an unsecure network could seriously compromise your security. Acunetix WP Security – checks your WordPress website/blog for security vulnerabilities and suggests corrective actions. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. 'This is a guest contribution from John Philips. 10 Vital WordPress Security Tips. Secure Hosting. Work on a Secure Network with a Clean PC.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014
    [Blog] 4 Ways Your Blog Can Encourage Response
    'I sure hope you have a blog for your business, because this is one of your biggest tools for communicating and actually connecting with your customers. Your blog is how your readers get to know you and feel like there’s a relationship — particularly when you can start a conversation that becomes a dialog. Copyblogger’s Henneke Duistermaat has done a great job with explaining some blog basics in “ 4 Simple Steps to Writing a Blog Post That Floods Your Inbox with Inquiries “ She makes some good points about the importance of quality in your blog.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014
    [Blog] When Will Marketers Be More Business Focused?
    Yes, stop reading this blog post and spend an hour or so reading what Avinash has to say. 'It''s laughable that the vast majority of marketing professionals are still seen as those who spend the money on the TV commercials. Here''s what''s really happening: The c-suite is pushing back (and hard). They''re asking marketers to do more than spend money on advertising they want them to: Get in line with the CEO''s objectives. Help drive organizational change. Deliver timely results. Anything shocking there? That''s what the 2014 Korn Ferry Marketing Pulse Survey is saying. marketers.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014
    [Blog] Persistence Pays Off in Networking
    Blog networking 'The other day I went to an after hours event and while there saw a number of acquaintances that I’ve met at other networking meetings. In a few cases, I ended up having longer conversations with a few of the acquaintances, than I’d normally had before. During the course of the conversation they noted that they’d seen me at other events. What these interactions told me is how important to be persistent with your networking efforts. Without that persistence a network will go its own way, without you. You can’t develop a relationship if you show up.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014
    [Blog] The Science Behind a Compelling Social Media Campaign
    You’ll also likely be balancing tasks such as writing blog content and other marketing tactics, so you’ll feel like you’re flying by the seat of your pants without a plan. '“Setting up a social media campaign is a piece of cake,” said no marketing professional ever. When it comes to social media-based campaigns, it involves a lot more than just posting content and waiting for the likes and comments to rack up. It involves meticulous planning, endless analysis, and a true understanding of what makes your audience tick. The answer to all these questions can be, “yes!”
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014
    [Blog] How to Use Content Themes to Make Blogging a Snap
    You’re due to publish a blog post but you have absolutely no idea what to write about. The “writers block” cycle can put a serious cramp in your blogging style, but contrary to popular opinion, it’s not a mysterious ailment with no known cure. This is good news, because it means that with correct planning, you can skip right over the blank screen and save loads of time and sanity when blogging. The editorial calendar is like a blogging secret weapon – except, it’s not so secret. Coming up with an endless stream of fresh blog post ideas can be exhausting.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014
    [Blog] Loyalty Is Not a Given – Like Trust, It Needs to be Earned
    Related Stories The B t Excuses for Attitudes Towards Women Needs to Stop Blog Comments, Digital Universes, and the Future of Social Conversations How to Build the Commodities of Identity and Trust in Social Media. 'Back in July 2012, I spoke at an event in Toronto. During my talk, I made a quip about whether or not anyone still used Canadian smartphone giant BlackBerry (previously known as RIM). While it was a throwaway joke that most people laughed at, it attracted its share of criticism too. For that answer, I was called unpatriotic, and not loyal to seeing Canadian companies succeed.
  • FRESHNETWORKS   |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014
    [Blog] Will Facebook’s ‘buy’ button succeed where its previous ecommerce attempts have failed?
    As we discussed on the blog recently , this app has monetised well through in-app purchases and marketplaces – this year, it sold 150,000 smartphones within 10 minutes. 'Facebook is determined to finally crack e-commerce and if it proves to be a success, its rivals are determined to cash in too. In recent years, Facebook has been frustrated with incorporating micro-payments, removing its virtual currency ‘credits’ , as well as twice culling its ‘gifts’ offering , and several major brands have closed their Facebook stores too, after claiming that return on investment was poor.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014
    [Blog] Show Off Your Team On and Off the Job
    'In a recent post, I share some thoughts on how to Show Off Your Back Room and Backstory on your company’s site, blog, or social network pages. Use your current space, whether it’s on your blog or other social network, to help build relationships and your business presence by putting a spotlight on your staff. Related Stories Show Off Your Back Room and Backstory Driving Car Comfy Shocking: Most Small Businesses Don’t Have a Website If a Tree Falls in the Forest and Nobody is Around … Blog Coach Small Business Social Media
  • DEVUMI  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014
    [Blog] Twitter Popular Tweets Update: Content Forced into Newsfeeds
    The post Twitter Popular Tweets Update: Content Forced into Newsfeeds appeared first on Devumi Blog. 'Twitter has been doing a lot lately to start looking like Facebook Lite , or like an Instagram with a more instant appeal. Their new “Popular Tweets” feature is one of those moves. This Twitter update, released just yesterday and hitting a timeline near you soon, has been met with varied emotion – and by that, I mean various forms of anger and annoyance. The problem with the new Twitter popular tweets update. This means you will sometimes see Tweets from accounts you don’t follow.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014
    [Blog] Announcing the Ultimate Blog Jumpstart Kit Giveaway
    'I just had a great conversation with a Pushing Social reader about their blog. In 30 minutes we zeroed in on some easy changes that would immediately put her blog on the right path. “How can I help more readers with their blog?” couple of hours later – The Blog Jumpstart Kit Giveaway was born. Free Autographed Copy of Born to Blog. Here’s what readers are saying about Born to Blog. highly recommend Born to Blog to anyone launching a personal or business  – Mike Hale blog. . Blog Strategy Giveaways
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014
    [Blog] Remarkable Way to Assess Your Brand Strength
    Can you use video’s, can you use social media marketing, can you use blog posts to show the reasons why your brand should be chosen…not because you believe it is great but because you demonstrate the right reasons the customer needs your brand. 'Marketing is simple and YOU can do it because you create reasons in all walks of your life. When you apply for a job, when you want someone to give you a salary in return for your time, you send a CV to the prospective firm. Does that make sense? Do you think the employer has a right to look at your credentials, skills and experience?
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014
    [Blog] Find Your Audience: How to Grow Sales with Digital Media
    Here''s the Exact Target Audience Growth Survey Ryan mentioned Blogging Community content marketing How-To Marketing Online Marketing Podcast Selling Small Business Social Media Digital Media Digital World email marketing Google Grow Sales insurance Jeff Korhan landscaping business Marketing Podcast sales selling SEO social media 'Listen to the Episode Below (00:37:39). Download Audio. iTunes. Stitcher. SoundCloud. Get Weekly Marketing Updates. Discover What is New for Business. This is Episode 05 of  This Old New Business  weekly  business podcast with Jeff Korhan. You do. It''s true.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014
    [Blog] 27+ Resources to Learn SEO Copywriting
    Blog Posts/Articles. 35 SEO Copywriting Tips for Rocking Content – A recent blog post by yours truly. Check out the blog and/or sign up for their industry-endorsed training program. The post 27+ Resources to Learn SEO Copywriting appeared first on Writtent Blog. 'Image source. Copywriting is how companies sell things online. And offline. Smart businesses know this and are investing in learning how to use the written word to their full advantage. However, don’t expect to reach scores of buying masses until you master SEO copywriting and leverage search traffic.
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014
    [Blog] Joining the Google Analytics Team to Help Make Data Count
    To stay on top of what we''ll be doing in the world of Analytics, subscribe to our blog and follow us on Google+ and Twitter. 'Starting tomorrow, my six year old twins begin the next steps in their education, as they begin the school year in first grade. Similarly, I''ve made a move here at Google that I''m excited about, focused on education, advocacy, and like most good education offerings, lots of numbers and measurement. Moving between teams is encouraged, as we pick up new skills and expand our exposure to new ideas and people. Speaking of Counting. back to work.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014
    [Blog] Why You Have a Better Chance of Landing a Guest Post Than You Think (and How to Do It)
    You probably already know that guest posting is one of the most effective ways to build relationships in the blogging world, get writing credits, and grow your audience … . … yet you might worry that no-one will take your posts, because you’re too new to blogging, your own audience is too small, or you’re not (yet) a great writer. wanted to guest blog on your esteemed site under SEO section. We are interested in writing a “ guest blog ” for your website. Tell me when it will be live on the blog.”). Get to grips with formatting a blog post well.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014
    [Blog] Stop Writing for Free and Launch Your Own Profitable Blog
    Launching a blog, whether it be in sports, fashion, technology, or any field is difficult. In my guide to launching a profitable sports blog , the focus is clearly on sports, but the steps to go from unpaid writer to founder of a site generating a profit can be applied for just about any other topic. Each area, if handled properly will ultimately lead to a blog that generates enough traffic to make a good amount of money. The most common pitfall in blogging is poor quality. If your blog is not attracting a ton of traffic this should be a perfectly acceptable option.
  • JUGNOO  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014
    [Blog] Finding the Human Element
    'Jugnoo Blog: Where social listening meets social engagement - trends that matter in social media marketing management. The post Finding the Human Element appeared first on Jugnoo Blog : Social Listening & Engagement. People like to do business with other people. This is a basic truth, and something that companies both large and small have struggled with through the years. The advent of social media, however, gives companies a great way to bridge that gap. It doesn’t feel like a throwaway, or like ten different people are responding to whatever they feel like on a given day.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014
    [Blog] Are Your Customers Worried About Security?
    like the idea of having a regular security feature in your blog that addresses current topics with tips for privacy settings or password creation. 'It sure seems like there are repeated waves of news stories about hackers managing to compromise security for a lot of people. This latest wave has anyone who has done business with part of the Community Health network worried, but even those not affected yet wonder when they will be. People Want To Feel Safe On Your Site. One of the best ways to help customers feel confident is by making your privacy policies easy to find and easy to read.
  • SHERRILYNNE STARKIE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014
    [Blog] Writing tricks for content marketers
    The sweet spot for blog content is from about 300 to 400 words. Blogging With SEO in Mind. 'Time was you only had to worry about writing for the human eye and sometimes for the ear. Now when it comes to content marketing , writers need to know about search engines and how digital formats are impacting reader habits and preferences. Good headline writing has long been an art form. It takes a skilled and experienced editor to sum up a whole story in a five or six word phrase that will attract readers’ attention and draw them in. Should writers keep copy short? Related articles.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014
    [Blog] Show Off Your Back Room and Backstory
    'As part of the 64 Different Kinds of Blog Posts  I share with business owners, one that seems to kickoff a flurry of creative stories and writing is sharing your company’s back room and backstory. Blog Coach Small Business The backstory of your business should talk about the history of the idea behind the company, as well as the actions and applications to get where the business is at today. Reach is another great part of your business backstory. Where were your first customers coming from, did you start with a neighborhood reach and grow – and how so?
  • JANET FOUTS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014
    [Blog] Are you using old skool strategies with new media tools?
    blog about it. 'Do you really talk to a brand? No, you don’t. Whether through social media or other means, you talk to a person who is representing the brand. It may be you are talking to the founder of a business, a marketing or sales manager, customer service or a social media manager, but you’re talking to a person at the other end of that conversation. recently had an issue with a purchase at Whole Foods market. No big deal really, but I expressed my disappointment online. The social media team responded quickly to direct me to the right person to solve my problem.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014
    [Blog] How to Make Friends and Influence People at the ProBlogger Event
    For many of us this day has been eagerly anticipated for about 6 months, and it represents one of two days in which you’ll meet some of the biggest names in blogging: Presenters, bloggers, media celebrities and a heap of new friends. Because I’ve been there done that, and at my first ProBlogger event in 2011 I cringed with embarrassment and wondered how I’d dared to bring me and my little blog out into the open to such a huge conference. Just as you might comment on other people’s blogs in the online world, you need to carve out a ‘belonging’ in the real life world too.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014
    [Blog] Why I List My Facebook Friends
    Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. 'Facebook defines the news feed as “an ongoing list of updates on your homepage that shows you what’s new with the friends and pages you follow.” ” The news feed shows the typical person a reverse chronological hodgepodge of baby photos, cat photos, opinions, links, videos, and other stuff that your friends share on their walls. The feed also shows updates from brand pages after you click like. By default, you follow your friends. am probably in the minority of Facebook users in that I rarely follow my friends.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014
    [Blog] Association Social Media: National Society of Accountants
    On Facebook, I tend to stick with more lighthearted posts like fun photos, practice management tips, or blogs and article our members can share with their clients. upcoming webinars and related blogs (we have our webinar instructors blog to promote upcoming webinar topics). -  digital magazine releases (then we make a few of the articles into blogs). consumer and practitioner focused blogs. - “benefit of the month” promotions. 1) First things first – in what department in your organization does your role sit? Who do you report to? . LinkedIn: [link].
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014
    [Blog] The Snackable Misnomer
    However, since then the mobile web dominates online media consumption and the sheer volume of blogs and print content has increased. In that vein, Tenacity5 is releasing a blog post, slideshare deck and eBook tomorrow filled with simple tips on how to use visual media on a variety of networks. 'Throughout the social media marketing web, photos and video and infographics are often discussed as “snackable” content. Calling rich media snackable is a big misnomer ( Image by decipherment ). Instead, visual media have become the necessary hook to capture customer interest.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014
    [Blog] 7 Lies About Freelance Writers You Believe
    For example, an 800-word blog post includes research, time spent properly formatting and editing, writing in keywords for SEO, searching for  an effective image , finding reputable sources to link to for more information, and telling an engaging story that makes a connection with you, the reader. The post 7 Lies About Freelance Writers You Believe appeared first on Writtent Blog. 'Image source. Have you considered hiring a freelance writer but have a few preconceived notions that are holding you back? You’re not alone. This is another myth that gets passed around frequently.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014
    [Blog] Single Serve Content for Mobile Consumers
    Content often brings to mind a blog post or an article, but as content consumption with mobile devices becomes the norm, you will need to redesign your content strategy to adapt. There are plenty of people in your communities that will not always tune in to the your primary content marketing channel, which most likely is some form of a digital magazine (a blog). 'We have previously discussed the importance of planning both the construction and deconstruction of your content. Read further to learn why they work so well. Create Bite-Sized Content Snacks. Me neither. You can do it.
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