[Blog] Facebook Instant Articles: How to Get Started for Business
    Step 3: Get your blog posts ready. Wondering what Facebook Instant articles are or why they should matter to your business? Just look at how mobile is changing the way we browse the web. Every day the demand grows for faster sites and a better user experience. According to Kissmetrics , 47% of consumers expect a web page to load in 2 seconds or less. And 40% of people abandon a website that takes more than 3 seconds to load. That’s a lot of potential contacts gone in the blink of an eye. With its 1.51 Ready to learn how to use Facebook Instant Articles in your business?
    [Blog] The Best Money You’ll Ever Spend on SEO, Social, and Content
    Seriously, how long does it take to write a 500 word blog post? Blog Content Marketing Digital Marketing Marketing Strategy Social Media Marketing advice blogging Business content marketing digital marketing marketing marketing strategy search engine optimization seo social social communications social media tipsYou may have all the technology and expertise in the world at your disposal, but do you have this crucial element to SEO, content and social media success? Do you have a fantastic SEO platform? IF you’ve also made another important little investment. All of it.
    [Blog] Advertising. Full Steam Ahead.
    business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. "Advertising is dying. Advertising is dead. Advertising doesn't work.". common theme. common rant. It's fine to think that advertising doesn't work. It's fine to question it, in a world of spam, terrible infomercials, 30 second spots that are horrific, or by the amount of paper that gets popped on to our doorsteps to buy stuff on a daily basis. It is true that not every piece of advertising is a piece of art (in fact, the opposite). Still, the data does not lie. That is data.
    [Blog] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #323
    Blogging gave us everything we love -- and hate -- about the Web - The Washington Post. Blogging, podcasting, publishing, connecting and technology was the consistent topic over sushi or sandwiches. blogging. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another:  . Genetic Engineering Will Change Everything Forever - CRISPR - Kurzgesagt - In A Nutshell. The YouTube channel Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell is remarkable. Alistair for Hugh). Crazy.
    [Blog] Make Your Presence Felt: The PR and Content Marketing Guide to Productive Events
    So, professional conference season is upon us! Once you’ve decided to go to a conference… Read More.
    [Blog] Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?
    There’s a buzz of excitement here as PBEvent 2016 gets ever closer! I am obsessively going over my slides, information is being emailed, awesome competitions to win cool blogging stuff are being run , and there’s tons of chatter and getting-to-know-yous in the Facebook group for attendees – bring on the 9th and 10th of September! How to Start a Food Blog and Change the World | The Blog Tyrant. Jon takes us back through the early days of his blog, the mistakes he’s made, and the tips he used to grow into the Facebook expert hub it is today.
    [Blog] What’s In Your Camera Bag?
    Originally published on the Meyer Optik blog. I visited Cuba, Ocean City, NJ, and Denver, CO over the summer. The three trips presented the opportunity to revisit what equipment I carry in my camera bag. The real challenge for me — just like every other photographer — is to figure out which lenses to pack and which ones to leave behind, as well as what accessories do I really need. There will always be a photographic opportunity that the limitations of a travel bag will prevent you from meeting. It won’t allow you to bring all of your equipment. Think Scale.
    [Blog] On Women’s Equality Day, Be the Change You Want to See
    There’s an excellent blog post on the White House blog about this, which I highly recommend; the GIF that accompanies really drives the point home. Today is Women’s Equality Day in the U.S., which commemorates women in this country being given the right to vote. These are the days. And such days – be they International Women’s Day , or Women’s Equality Day, or Equal Pay Day – inevitably make me think about how far we have come… and wonder whether we’re doing enough to keep moving. Equal Pay Day. Here in the U.S.,
    [Blog] On Women’s Equality Day, Be the Change You Want to See
    There’s an excellent blog post on the White House blog about this, which I highly recommend; the GIF that accompanies really drives the point home. Today is Women’s Equality Day in the U.S., which commemorates women in this country being given the right to vote. These are the days. And such days – be they International Women’s Day , or Women’s Equality Day, or Equal Pay Day – inevitably make me think about how far we have come… and wonder whether we’re doing enough to keep moving. Equal Pay Day. Here in the U.S.,
  • JON LOOMER  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016
    [Blog] How I’m Promoting My Webinar Series with Facebook Ads
    Facebook carousel ads can now include up to 10 images or videos. I’m able to take advantage of that for the purpose of promoting recent blog posts. Promotion of Most Recent Blog Post. In this case, though, promoting my latest blog post also happens to be part of my normal routine. I’m trying to drive traffic to build my engaged WCA traffic as well as Instant Article traffic from mobile. In June, I started a free webinar series for beginner , intermediate and advanced advertisers. This has become a a nifty little funnel for me. have two primary goals with this.
    [Blog] Oculus Debuts VR Experience Featuring President Obama, Yosemite National Park
    Oculus said in a blog post  that highlights of Through the Ages: President Obama Celebrates America’s National Parks include: Obama interacting with students during an event tied to his “Every Kid in the Park” initiative; the president speaking with Yosemite National Park superintendent Don Neubacher ; Obama and his family ( Michelle , Malia  and Sasha ) crossing the footbridge by Vernal Falls; a time-lapse sunset from Glacier Point; and a canoe ride framed by mountains. Available on the Oculus Store for Gear VR with Rift coming soon.
    [Blog] WhatsApp Revises Terms of Service, Privacy Policy; to Test Messages from Businesses
    The messaging application announced in a blog post  that its terms of service and privacy policy  have been updated for the first time in four years in order to reflect its acquisition by Facebook in October 2014, as well as recent updates including end-to-end encryption , WhatsApp Calling  and its tools for the web  and desktop. WhatsApp is becoming more like parent company Facebook, both in terms of privacy  and enabling communications between business and users. You can learn more, including how to control the use of your data, here.
    [Blog] 51 Profitable SEO Niches to Dominate with Low Competition
    In other words, I wouldn’t expect to be waiting years (or even months, in many cases) to see some results. I’ve seen other people put together eBook’s and blog posts on this topic before but they usually just contain a huge bulleted list with no information on how they found the niche, why they think it’s a good niche to enter and how you would actually make money in it. GPS Car Tracking. I’ve been building this blog post over the past few months so any time a new industry or niche idea comes to me, I write it down. Blog posts from 2016 ranking.
    [Blog] Goldfish Have Longer Attention Spans Than We Do: How 4 Brands Engage Their Audience on Social Media
    Brands have a better chance of keeping the attention of a goldfish than their targeted… Read More.
    [Blog] Sidekick 9/11-9/17
    Blog blog social mediaAlthough it has now been 15 years, it will probably never feel normal to schedule… Read More.
    [Blog] Effective & Motivating Ways To Boost Your Creativity
    In a recent blog, Gregory Ciotti shared the famous example of Dr. Seuss- his classic book Green Eggs & Ham was based on an editor’s bet that he couldn’t write a book in less than 50 different words. More readers on your blog? finance blog- a digitally curated content community that includes texts, images, vectors and video; and educates people about financial themes. Don’t just see the blog as a place to post articles- see it as a network. Never Run Out of Blog Post Ideas: 25 Content Marketing Resources. Blogging TipsCounterintuitive? Not really.
    [Blog] 10 Tips to Optimize Your Presence on Pinterest
    Follow the image requirements for pins when it comes to choosing the site and blog. It’s hard to deny the power of Pinterest. What started as little more than an online scrapbook back in March 2010 has become one of the fastest growing social networks , with 100 million active users losing themselves in this picture-perfect platform on a daily basis. Because it’s about so much more than posting pretty pictures, isn’t it? Pinterest is an influential visual search engine… and, as such, this means you can optimize it for your own gain. It’s just common sense, right? Oh, and did we mention?
    [Blog] 11 Simple Design Tips to Enhance Your Social Media Images
    At Buffer, we create all of the images for our blog posts and social media without much outside help — and there are a ton of images! On average, every Buffer blog post has five custom images, and some have way more. On the Help Scout Blog you’ll see consistent, eye-catching colors that come off as fun, yet insightful. Symmetrical balance is great for illustrations, drawings, blog graphics, photographs, and much more. Humans are, by nature, very visual beings. Let’s dive in! . Color. Orange = Aggressive. Yellow = Optimistic and youthful. Balance.
    [Blog] What Does An Ideal LinkedIn Profile Look Like
    Showcase your blog, company website, twitter and other accounts in your contact information to help prospects connect you more easily. Furthermore, if you own a blog, the Publications section is the right place for your posts as it provides valuable insights to your potential buyers about your knowledge and skills. When we talk about social selling , we inevitably think about LinkedIn as a major asset for building prospects. An ideal LinkedIn profile has an impressive headline , updated and comprehensive contact information and customized LinkedIn URL.
    [Blog] 5 Content Marketing Dimensions for the Customer Journey
    Companies are spending an inordinate amount of time crafting and promoting content for prospects and… Read More.
    [Blog] Fad Four: 4 Social Networks You’ve Probably Forgotten About
    New social networks pop up every now and then, leading the marketing and tech blogging world to collectively proclaim it as the next big thing. Founder Marck McGuire blogged about the platform’s end in a postmortem, chalking it up to being stuck in “ The Big Middle “; not paying attention to consumer insights post-release. Some transcend fad and end up in our hearts like Pinterest, while others caused a freak-out for a few weeks only to disappear into obscurity. In this post, I want to pour one out for the fallen warriors of social media innovation. 1. Peach. Nextt.
    [Blog] [Webinar Replay] How to Maximize Open Houses Using Social Media
    Blog facebook ads facebook marketing listing live streaming marketing for real estate open houses real estate snapchat social mediaIn this exclusive webinar hosted with Anthony Mann, CEO of AM Open House agents will learn how to leverage their social media strategy to maximize open houses. Create greater exposure, drive more foot traffic and generate excitement for your listings using these top tips. “How to Maximize Open Houses Using Social Media” with Katie Lance and AM Open House from Katie Lance on Vimeo. Check out a few of my favorite apps for promoting open houses.
    [Blog] Measuring Multimedia: The One Stat Every Brand Should More Closely Examine
    Brands can even use tools already in their toolbox or easily accessible through this blog. Guest Post by Dan Farkas. Why are we doing what we are doing? If you don’t know the answer, stop.“ ~ Dan Farkas. As a new school year begins at Ohio University , I put the over/under on how many times I make that statement to students at 300. That’s 90 classes, 15 Scripps PRSSA meetings, and far too many emails to count. Take the over. Seriously. For students, it’s a cue to understand how tactics align with strategy. It’s new turf. For professionals, the same holds true with video. Think about it.
    [Blog] There’s No Perfect Headline: Why We Need to Write Multiple Headlines for Every Article
    Facebook has traditionally been a place for  personal stories and blogs, opinion articles, and other personal angled stories to flourish. Here’s an example of a recent headline from our Open Blog that focused on personal experience: 3. In the blog post accompanying their latest algorithm update , Facebook explained that there are two specific criteria they use to determine whether a headline is misleading: If the headline withholds information required to understand what the content of the article is. Most people don’t read content online. Not anymore, anyway.
    [Blog] Can Instagram Drive Traffic To Your Website?
    In 2016, my focus has been on blogging and I decided it was time to turn back to Instagram and see if I could make it work as a place to generate traffic to my blog. The link itself led to my blog but in order to measure the traffic that came from it I set up a tracking URL in Google URL builder. My link in bio led to my blog page, a page that would continuously update with new content for the duration of my experiment. 2-3 blog promotions depending on how many posts were published that week. 1 x promo to my weekly Facebook Live. Get followers. New account.
    [Blog] Facebook Slideshow Ads Get Several New Features
    Facebook added in the blog post that Slideshow ads have been viewed in more than 200 countries since the feature’s launch, and more than one-half of advertisers that used Slideshow had never used video on the social network before. Facebook introduced its Slideshow  feature last October, allowing brands to create video ads out of groups of still images, and the social network announced  a host of new Slideshow features Tuesday. Then they can choose from audio tracks that reflect a range of different themes, and they will soon be able to upload their own audio tracks.
    [Blog] Trending Hashtags: How to Reverse Negative Sentiment for Your Brand or Influencer
    On social networks such as Twitter and Instagram, the use of hashtags has increased explosively since… Read More.
    [Blog] How Working Fewer Hours Can Increase Your Productivity
    At the end of 2014 I was so close to quitting blogging. I was caught in the working longer hours trap. Taking adequate breaks away from the blog allowed me to refresh, rest and have time for thinking, all of which helped increase my productivity when I was working. This year I have started a podcast and have almost completed a new product to sell from the blog – neither of which I did when I was working in the evenings. How many hours a week are you working on your blog? By ProBlogger Productivity Expert Nicole Avery. But is it productive? Be Productive
    [Blog] An Introduction to Social Media for Business
    Sharing your blog posts and other content from your website on social media is an easy way to get more visitors. You can reply offering a free trial of your product or share a link to a blog post you made that walks them through the solution. Social media marketing isn’t about just blasting out your new blog post across 20 different sites. It’s To help spread your content across social media, you should also consider having social sharing buttons on your blog posts. However, social media can benefit businesses of any size. Marketers spent more than $8.3
    [Blog] The Five Best Pinterest and Instagram Marketing Tools
    But savvy B2B marketers increasingly see its value for promoting infographics, blog posts, videos, presentations, and case studies. ” —  StoreYa Blog. Showcase reviews:  StoreYa Blog. 2)   ViralWoot. Layout from Instagram is a simple app that lets you create collage-type images so your images can do more work (if one picture is worth a thousand words, what is a layout worth? :))”—  StoreYa Blog. Showcase reviews:  StoreYa Blog. StoreYa Blog. Google Review Count:  269. Sample review: “Are you posting multiple times a day on Instagram?
    [Blog] All in One: Tools and Apps to Be a Blogger who Can Write, Edit, Proofread, and Create Images
    Content is not a king of blogging. While it’s nearly impossible to drive traffic to your blog and keep readers interested in your product without creating an outstanding content, everything depends on you only when it comes to promoting your website. To begin with, let’s dig into online content statistics: 347 new blog posts appear every minute on the web. Here’s the problem: Unless you have a big staff team who works for your blog, it’s you who needs to be ‘all in one’ and do all tasks on a high level. Blogging apps toolkit tool
    [Blog] 4 Creative Ways to Build Buzz for Your Next Blog Post Before It Goes Live
    remember those days when I thought writing a blog post was enough. would invest all my efforts on choosing the right topic , writing a quality blog post, making it smart, funny, and engaging, adding interesting pictures, carefully crafting an eye-catching format, and choosing the right time to post. It wasn’t until I had wasted a considerable amount of effort that I realized that effectively promoting a blog post is as important as, if not more so, than writing quality content. For that, you need to find creative ways to promote a blog post before you even write one.
    [Blog] How To Ban Trolls And Bots From Your Facebook Page
    In this post on Peg Fitzpatrick's blog, he reveals his " social media power tip " of only hiding  comments, never deleting, so that people who leave offensive comments don't know they've been deleted, and their friends can still see the post activity (and the post itself!). Social Media How To Ban Trolls And Bots From Your Facebook Page. Have you had problems with people leaving vulgar comments and images on your Facebook Page? Have you noticed that every time you create a new post to your Facebook Page, it gets immediately bombarded with Likes and inane comments? The idea is simple.
    [Blog] Twitter Search or Instagram Search: Which is Better for Business?
    He’s written four books that cover the topics of business blogging, social media marketing, and social commerce, the most notable of which is entitled  "The Digital Handshake: Seven Proven Strategies to Grow Your Business Using Social Media,"  published by John Wiley and Sons in 2009. blog when I came across a post about Twitter search and then another about Instagram search. blog post illustrates, you can search by various parameters: words, people, places, dates, and even sentiment. Paul wondered if search on Twitter or Instagram could be a good business tool.
    [Blog] How to Turn Your Employees into LinkedIn Content Superstars
    A B2B client approached us last week with a problem we’ve heard over and over… Read More.
    [Blog] How To Prepare for a Social Media Internship
    spent hours scrolling through the Simply Measured blog and social media feeds. The first day of a new internship is like getting ready for the first day of a new year of school: you try on clothes until you find the perfect outfit, you’re excited to meet all your new potential friends, and you just want everything to work out perfectly. It’s exciting, but it is equally nerve-wracking. Social Media Campaign Checklist Download. You can never be too prepared for an internship. It’s important to make a good impression on your first day. Clean Up Your Own Social. Do Your Research.
    [Blog] #SocialPR Spotlight: Corina Manea
    If you don’t know her yet, check out her blog, Nuts PR; you’ll see just how apt this description is. This week’s #SocialPR Spotlight shines a much-deserved light on Corina Manea  – someone who lives and breathes Social PR. Corina was literally Virtuoso #2, and has been steadily building a business as – what else? – a bona fide Social PR Virtuoso. Read on to learn more about what makes this incredible lady tick – bet there’s at least one surprise in store for you! . Why do you care about Social PR? We live in the best time of our history.
    [Blog] Master New Skills: Social Media Power Tips to Be More Successful
    Every day we search for just the right photo for our post on our blog, Facebook or Google+ from a wide variety of sources. Blog Posts Instagram Linked In Social Media Visual Marketing Art of Social Media Power Tips for Power Users social media power tipsLet’s face it, social media is getting more complicated as time goes on. Instead of being successful with your 2014 social media plan, you need to stay up-to-date. Enter these social media power tips! Guy Kawasaki and I were recently invited to give a presentation at an event for Gone Social in San Francisco. ” 2.
    [Blog] PB148: Juggling Family Life and Blogging? Here’s some Tips on Getting the Balance Right
    Finding a Balance Between Family Life and Blogging Life. Today, we are talking about family and blogging. One of the reasons I was attracted to blogging was because it seemed like something that would allow me to have some flexibility in my life and time for family. Today, I’m going to talk about how that turned out, and the struggle and tensions that can arise when blogging with family around. My blogging career didn’t turn out quite as we expected it would, but my full-time blogging does allow me flexibility and to be involved with day to day family life.
    [Blog] PB148: Family Life Blogging Life Balance – Tips on Getting it Right
    Finding a Balance Between Family Life and Blogging Life. Today, we are talking about family and blogging. One of the reasons I was attracted to blogging was because it seemed like something that would allow me to have some flexibility in my life and time for family. Today, I’m going to talk about how that turned out, and the struggle and tensions that can arise when blogging with family around. My blogging career didn’t turn out quite as we expected it would, but my full-time blogging does allow me flexibility and to be involved with day to day family life.
    [Blog] How Does An Ideal LinkedIn Profile Look Like
    Showcase your blog, company website, twitter and other accounts in your contact information to help prospects connect you more easily. Furthermore, if you own a blog, the Publications section is the right place for your posts as it provides valuable insights to your potential buyers about your knowledge and skills. When we talk about social selling , we inevitably think about LinkedIn as a major asset for building prospects. An ideal LinkedIn profile has an impressive headline , updated and comprehensive contact information and customized LinkedIn URL.
    [Blog] The Secret Sauce to Shareable Visual Content Your Audience Will Devour
    It’s no surprise then, that his content shows up everywhere (including his blog) online and draws customers to his tours. Create small graphs, quotes, tips, or an image containing a small section of content from a bigger blog post or article. Snackable images can be embedded on your blog and shared from there or shared directly to social media. Everyone knows visual content is hot right now – videos, images, live video… it’s everywhere. But what makes Shareable Visual Content? . What types of visual content work best? What should you create? .
    [Blog] How To Generate Three Times As Many Leads At One Third The Cost
    Blogging How To Generate Three Times As Many Leads At One Third The Cost. Some people think that Content Marketing is simply having a blog. While a blog is typically an integral component, it's not the end-all be-all of a successful content marketing strategy. The Real Power Of Content Marketing. Far from it. Content marketing includes a variety of different kinds  of content, as well as multiple delivery mediums like social media, search, or email. According to DemandMetric , content marketing costs a whopping 62% less than traditional marketing! Where do you begin?
    [Blog] Keeping Social Media Fresh With Jason Keath - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast
    blogging. business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. advertisingpodcast audio blog blogging brand businessblog businessbook businesspodcast davidusher digitalmarketing digitalmarketingagency digitalmarketingblog facebook google itunes jwalterthompson jasonkeath jwt leadershippodcast managementpodcast marketing marketingblog marketingpodcast mirum mirumagency mirumagencyblog mirumblog sallyhogshead socialfresh socialfreshconference socialmedia socialtoolkitpodcast twitter wppit sucks. audio. brand.
    [Blog] The Greatest Glory. The Internet.
    business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. The philosophical debate of our lifetime: is the Internet the greatest thing we have ever created or a disaster for humanity? Who better to answer his question than Werner Herzog ? Considered one of the greatest figures in New German Cinema , the famed screenwriter, film director, author and more is back with an incredible look at the Internet. He's done everything from feature films like Bad Lieutenant , to short films to - my personal favourite - the world of documentaries.
    [Blog] I Got You vs. I Keep You - The Mobile Brand Crisis
    business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. Brands are going to confront a huge challenge as their consumers become more and more mobile. In the past, I have written about the massive chasm that is developing between consumers and brands, as our consumers become more mobile and smartphone enabled. Please read: Mobile Breaks Search. And Your Brand (from March 2016). Yes, brands will continue to struggle with a mobile web experience vs./plus a native mobile application for iOS and Android. are they sticking with you?
    [Blog] All Ads Are Not Created Equal
    business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. It's not really about whether or not advertising is inherently good or bad. Advertising is a paid channel to distribute information about a business. How that business conducts itself (quality of the products/services, customer service, uniqueness, innovation, etc.) is its own creation. How that business sells those products/services is also its own creation. The general population tends to throw the saying, "advertising sucks and we hate it," around a lot. Limited budget.
    [Blog] Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?
    At times the internet and blogging appears to be morphing at warp speed, setting our heads spinning and making us feel like it’s impossible to keep up – this has been one of those weeks! It’s hard to grow traffic is it is, particularly if your blog is personal or your website is about you. The post Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately? Pro Blogging NewsSo I hope the first pick for you will help. Stop Spending so Much Time in Your Head | Darius Foroux. So you can free it up to actually get some work done/get yourself out there!
    [Blog] Twitter: 360,000 Terrorism-Related Accounts Suspended Since Mid-2015
    Twitter provided a progress update on its efforts in a blog post : Daily suspensions are up more than 80 percent since last year, with spikes in suspensions immediately following terrorist attacks. The war against terrorism is a battle of attrition, and Twitter detailed its small contribution: Some 235,000 accounts have been suspended since February for violating its policies on promotion of violence or terrorism. We have also made progress in disrupting the ability of those suspended to immediately return to the platform. EsOvJpD9vO pic.twitter.com/6EHCTbZZzX.
    [Blog] 5 Reasons Why Listening to Your PR Team Could Save Your Company’s Image
    Your PR team will spend much of its time on social media monitoring your image… Read More.
    [Blog] When Is It Time to Hire a Social Media Agency?
    If you’re reading this blog, you’ve likely realized that even though your 13-year-old nephew is a Snapchat wizard, you may want to consider hiring experienced professionals to help manage your organization’s social media presence. So, when do you know it’s time to start looking for a social media agency? How do you choose between hiring your sister’s kid Evan or a professional social media agency to represent your organization on any and all the social media channels that your customers use? Here are five reasons to go with the pros and hire an agency. Does Evan have it covered?
    [Blog] How To Make More Money Blogging
    Blogging How To Make More Money Blogging. That's what makes it possible for you to continue blogging and following whatever it is you're passionate about. But as important as money is to continuing blogging, it's also one of the most challenging aspects of serious blogging. There are essentially two ways to monetize your blog: Active and Passive. When I was running Google AdSense ads, allowing Google to place ads for related products on my home page, sidebar and in banners below blog posts, I was making a whopping $50 a month. Money. Revenue.
    [Blog] It’s Not a Sales Funnel; It’s an Engagement Funnel
    It’s blogs. It’s no longer just, “Oh, well I put that on our blog, so we’re done.” You have far more potential customers than are on your blog site right now. Should you be doing videos, podcasts, blogs? Is it, say, a one-time blog post that we keep referring to go back to? Welcome back to Talk Digital to Me! Convince & Convert strategist Anthony Helmstetter is in the hot seat today, offering up his tips for revitalizing your sales funnel and customer engagement. So I’m really excited to dive into this topic, Anthony.
  • JON LOOMER  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2016
    [Blog] 5 Years of Business Firsts
    It’s painful… My First Blog Post. My First Video Blog. So on January 4 of that year, I filmed my first video blog. My voice trailed off and my body trembled as I finished the call. It was five years ago today, and I had been laid off. Again. It was the second time in two and a half years. The first time you could call a fluke. Something that could happen to anyone. But a second time? The self doubt creeps in. I can guarantee you that there was no chance in my mind that I would be running my own business five years later. Not a thought that I could pull this off.
    [Blog] Happy Belated 9th Birthday to My Blog
    May 2016 marked the ninth birthday of my blog! You can visit the archive  and read my initial blog posts about apartment life, later posts about digital marketing, and ultimately about minimalism and productivity. While I haven’t written anything on my blog in several months, that will soon change; and  here’s what you can expect through May 2017 : On the digital: You can expect to read perspectives from internet innovators and dreamers who will breathe new life into my  Monday muses  column. Are you receiving my blog posts by email? Blog News birthday
    [Blog] Twitter Launches New Notifications Options, Quality Filter
    ” Twitter explained the quality filter in a blog post : Last year we began testing a quality filter setting and we’re now rolling out a feature for everyone. Twitter introduced new  notifications options  for users. To start, users will now be able to limit their notifications so they only receive notifications related to users they follow. This setting applies to notifications on both mobile and the web. In addition, mobile users can now manage their notifications settings directly from the notifications tab in the app. https://t.co/pEJuMUhCYs
    [Blog] Word of Mouth Marketing Is Important: This Is Why
    Influence, referral, and social media marketing are not synonymous, but they are all key aspects… Read More.
    [Blog] Social Media Content: Quality > Quantity
    For example: If “INSPIRATION” is one of your brands content pillars, content focused on motivating your audience can be broken down into many different forms for blog posts, Instagram visuals, Pinterest pins, Twitter polls, Facebook carousel ads, video and gifs , influencer sharing, and so much more. There are a couple rules of thumb that you can lean on: 1-2 blog posts per week, 5 – 7 tweets per day, 3 – 5 Instagram posts per week; but the best way to find your groove is to do trial and error and review your social analytics to confirm your optimal frequency. So, let’s review.
    [Blog] Sidekick 9/4-9/10
    Put away the white denim and break out the cozy sweaters. Labor Day weekend marks… Read More.
    [Blog] Using Social Media Data for Targeting – How to Locate and Action Real Audience Insights
    The Facebook Insights blog recently talked about this exact issue coming up using real time data. Never Run Out of Blog Post Ideas: 25 Content Marketing Resources. The internet has ushered in a great era for marketing: the analytics era. Pretty much everything you say and do on social media is trackable in real time. With a large enough group, insights can become really valuable in allowing marketers to directly target their most likely customers. There are lots of ways to generate leads from social media , this just takes it to a whole new level. It all starts with newspaper.
    [Blog] PB147: Tips, Tools and Techniques for Managing Incoming Email
    Is email sucking away all of your time, and taking away from your blogging? Phil says, “I’ve been blogging a couple of years now and in the last 6 months have seen quite a bit of growth in traffic to my blog. feel like I’m drowning in it and that it’s taking me away from my blogging. Is email sucking all your time and taking you away from your blogging and other important aspects of your life? The topic I wanna tackle today comes from a question from Phil, one of our readers, who says, “I’ve been blogging for a couple of years now. Unroll.me Zendesk.
    [Blog] Achieve 1,000% more shares on a blog post – Case Study
    You’ve created a blog because everyone says blogging is a great idea but you don’t see the point. You get a little bit of traffic but the blog is a real chore. Imagine if your opinion changed for blogging… Imagine if blogging was a key revenue generator for your business. Blogging is super powerful and it’s the reason why our business exists… … but don’t take my word for it! Recently, we set our members a blogging challenge and there were some very interesting results we want to share. 24,000 shares.
    [Blog] Sponsoring All the Feels: Olympic Sponsors and the Impact They’ve Made
    The Olympic Games represent the pinnacle of human achievement, bringing cultures and nations together to… Read More.
    [Blog] 114+ Copywriting Formulas to Get Traffic & Leads
    Chapters: #1 Formulas for Headlines. #2 Formulas for Web Pages and Blog Posts. #3 Formulas for Call to Actions. #4 Formulas for Email Subject Lines. #5 Formulas for Drip Email Campaigns. #6 Formulas for Ads. #7 Formulas for Social Media. #8 Formulas for Sales. #9 Formulas for Video Sales Letters. #10 Formulas for Value Propositions. #11 Formulas for Testimonials. #12 Formulas for Bullet Lists. #13 Copywriting Checklists. Example: 82 Reasons Why You Should Blog Today. Example: 5 Best Ways to Increase Your Blog Traffic. Example: The Secret of Successful Blogging.
    [Blog] Facebook: No SMS Charges for Account Kit Until August 2018
    Software engineer Calvin Mak said in a blog post  that when August 2018 rolls around, standard SMS rates will apply for apps with more than 100,000 confirmation messages per month, adding that FbStart  apps will be permanently exempt. Mak also said in the blog post that since its introduction in April, Account Kit has been implemented by developers in 26 countries, resulting in conversion rates of up to 90 percent. Facebook announced that developers using its Account Kit , initially introduced at F8  in April, will not be subject to SMS charges until August 2018.
    [Blog] Meeting Google’s Quality Guidelines: Will Google EAT Your Content?
    Many people share tips and life experiences on forums, blogs, etc.” This is a guest contribution from Larry Alton. What does the word “quality” mean to you? If you spend much time thinking about it, you’ll quickly realize that quality is a vague word with a subjective meaning. One person’s idea of quality can vary quite dramatically from another. Think about if from the perspective of two hypothetical individuals. One is a homeless person, while the other lives in a million-dollar mansion. In virtually every area of life, we encounter the subjectivity of quality. The Emphasis on E-A-T  .
    [Blog] How I Grew My Traffic By Almost 50% in Just 30 Days Using Twitter
    The Experiment: Sharing my blog posts more than once. From the time I launched my marketing consulting service 18 months ago, Buffer has been my go-to tool for managing my clients’ social media accounts. I’ve preached its virtues repeatedly on my blog, explaining how to use it to create a streamlined, easy-to-manage social strategy and naming it among my top tools for business owners. planned to use Buffer to pre-schedule a month’s worth of tweets promoting my blog. Take 20 blog posts I’d written. For each blog post, write three unique tweets (60 tweets total).
    [Blog] 6 Winning Social Media Promotion Ideas
    Have a blog? For example, A Beautiful Mess is a popular blog in the DIY and Lifestyle space. Aside from sharing social media buttons on your blog or website, you can also share them through email. For example, Jeff Bullas shares three relevant hashtags to spread his blog post effectively: How to 10x Your Instagram Marketing https://t.co/YrYe3Vlzid Your social media channels are ready. You setup your profile and created some content. But how do you promote your social media profiles to get viewers to follow, like and share? These days, social media waits for no one.
    [Blog] Don’t Fear the Peer: 6 Tips for Nonprofits Exploring Peer-to-Peer Fundraising
    Learn more about using fundraising software on our blog. New to peer-to-peer fundraising? There’s nothing to fear! DonorCommunity has 6 tips for nonprofits who want success. By David Blyer, DonorCommunity President & CEO. ———— You’ve done the asking, but now it’s time to let your supporters do it. Are you both ready? You might be a superstar fundraiser, but you can’t do it all yourself. For some organizations, just the thought of peer-to-peer fundraising sets off alarm bells. Yikes! However, many successful nonprofits engage in peer-to-peer fundraising.
    [Blog] Fatal Mistakes Salespeople Make With Prospects [Infographic]
    Why do you think the leading companies out there maintain blogs or news forum sections on their website? Selling is the ultimate purpose of every business. Companies spend plenty of time planning sales and marketing tactics, yet they can’t help making some common mistakes that close up any path for making conversions. If you are in the social selling world, you need to keep in mind that in the 21st century buyers are more equipped with information than ever before. They have plenty of other options in the competitive market than they did several years ago. Make a habit of cold calling.
    [Blog] Marketing Automation Must Die
    business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. It's been one of those weeks (and, it's only Tuesday), so here's a rant. Marketers. There's a whole lot of you who are using marketing automation in a really bad and evil way. You're making me hate you. You're making me hate marketing automation. You're making potential clients hate you too. Please don't do this. love marketing automation. Can't we have anything nice? It's all so flattering. It's such a compelling offer. But. . It's the cost of doing business, right? Wow. .
    [Blog] Why Marketers Should Use Twitter (Infographic)
    It may seem like Twitter is having a tough time lately, but it still isn’t wise to write the micro-blogging service off. Twitter has 320 million monthly active users , most of whom are international and mobile, and they represent several key demographics for marketers. An infographic from WebpageFX  examines the impact of marketing on Twitter. Twitter users are highly engaged when it comes to online commerce. 52 percent of users report buying a product they first saw on the network, while 81 percent say Twitter impacts purchase decisions more than TV.
    [Blog] Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Begin in Europe, Canada; Sept. 20 Ship Date
    Facebook’s Oculus VR  unit said in a blog post  that the suggested retail price for the Oculus Rift in Europe is £549/€699 ($716), adding that in-store demonstrations of the upcoming Oculus Touch  controller will begin worldwide in October. Canada and Europe “by fall,” adding in its blog post: Every Rift comes with popular VR platformer Lucky’s Tale , along with hundreds of free 3-D 360 videos and VR movies, plus access to the ever-expanding collection of made-for-VR games and experiences on the Oculus Store. Gamers: Are you ready?
    [Blog] Infographic: How Marketers Create and Consume Content
    A lot of time and money is spent on studying and explaining consumer behavior and… Read More.
    [Blog] How to Roll with the Instagram Changes when You Depend on It For Your Small Business
    We have had a decrease in online sales, and drive to the blog and website has dropped substantially. Have you noticed a huge difference to your blog or business with the changes to Instagram? Blog Promotion Business BloggingJayde Leeder is the creative force behind Little Paper Lane, a stationery boutique on the Northern Beaches in Sydney that also has a thriving online arm. She also oversees a full graphic design studio specializing in wedding stationery and hand drawn signs, alongside teaching and managing social media. Its crucial. Massive. Out of the 39.5K followers
    [Blog] 6 Underrated Benefits of Content Marketing
    Never Run Out of Blog Post Ideas: 25 Content Marketing Resources. Blog MarketingIf you’ve been involved in the marketing industry at all in the past decade, I imagine it’s pretty much impossible that you’ve avoided hearing about the benefits of content marketing. You know the basic concept of the strategy, and you’ve probably started your own campaign , at least in some form, but are you truly getting everything you can out of your efforts? look at most of the topics about the benefits of content marketing, and they always hit the high points well. The Usual Suspects.
    [Blog] 5 Highly Effective Ways to Increase Social Media Shares
    Social signals like Retweets and Facebook shares are key drivers behind popularizing blog content. With the Summary Card, every time someone shares a blog post, news article or product page from your website on Twitter, their followers will see a preview of your content. Make sure your website and blog are mobile friendly, and make it easy for readers to share your content from their mobile devices. 2. This is especially important when you’re trying to extend the reach of your blog or website content. Engagement is a huge part of social marketing. Twitter Cards.
    [Blog] Which of these 5 Photo Networks Is Right for You?
    version of this blog was originally published on the Meyer Optik Goerlitz blog , and was authored by Geoff Livingston. Most pro and enthusiast photographers want people to see their photos, and that means promoting your work online. wide range of options are available to photographers from branded networks like Fstoppers and National Geographic all the way to mega-networks Facebook and Twitter. There There are also five social networks that have distinguished themselves with content focusing primarily on photography; 500 Pixels , Flickr , Google Plus , Instagram , and YouPic.
    [Blog] How To Keep Up With A Million Social Media Changes
    BLOGS: Sign up for newsletters.   For particular sites and influencers, it may be worth signing up to their email newsletters. BLOGS: News feeds and RSS feeds.   If signing up to newsletters isn’t your thing, then news feeds and RSS feeds can help to keep you in touch with what is going on. BLOGS: Feedly. Using a news aggregator such as Feedly allows you to view your chosen content, news sites, blogs, YouTube channels etc. BLOGS: Nuzzel. Social media marketing never stands still. Otherwise, the competition will come snapping at your heels. WEB:  Google Alerts.
    [Blog] 7 Brands Winning Social Media During the Olympics
    Details plus rad fan-banners at www.oiselle.com/blog. The Summer Olympics in Rio this year are a first in many ways: The first Olympics broadcast in virtual reality. The first time that South Sudan is competing as a nation. The first Games hosted in a South American city. The first American to compete in a hijab. The first team comprised of refugees. How to Create a Conversion-Based Social Campaign Download. Some of the campaigns are touching, some are thought provoking, and some are fun, but all provide lessons social media marketers can learn from, during the Olympics or otherwise. 1.
    [Blog] Facebook Updates Messenger Platform Policies, Speeds Up Review Policy
    Product manager Seth Rosenberg announced in a blog post  that the main updates are a 24-hour window for businesses and developers using the Send/Receive API (application-programming interface) to respond to users’ messages, as well as a test of subscription messaging for specific use cases. Facebook Monday announced a policy  update for its Messenger Platform , as well as a revamped review policy for submissions by developers. There is also an allowance to send one message after the 24-hour window. The restriction on promotional content has been removed for standard messaging.
    [Blog] How 1:1 Social Media Engagement Impacts Your Brand
    have recognized Jimmy John’s in past blog posts for its attentive customer service on Twitter, but I also want to call out that the sandwich brand also takes time to engage one-on-one with its fans in a variety of original and imaginative ways. Customer Service vs. Reactive Engagement. Customer service is playing an increasingly important role to users on social media, and brands big and small are stepping up to the plate to provide support. According to research from Sprout Social, social media is now the top choice for users when attempting to receive customer care.
    [Blog] Twitter Debuts Promoted Stickers, Starting With Pepsi
    Head of product, brand and video ads Ilya Brown  revealed promoted stickers in a blog post  Monday, saying that brands can take advantage of the stickers feature Twitter debuted in July  and create and promote custom stickers for users of the social network. Brown added in the blog post: Starting today, brands can create and promote custom stickers for anyone on Twitter to use. Pepsi  is the exclusive launch partner for Twitter’s newest advertising option, promoted stickers, which was introduced Monday. https://t.co/wIIDHAC0KK wIIDHAC0KK pic.twitter.com/usc4HRwrPU.
    [Blog] As a Blogger on The Global Internet, What Laws in the World Apply to You?
    Imagine you are sitting in your home office working on your blog. The argument as to why the action could be brought in Australia was that the blog was read in Australia, and so that is where the damage to Evony’s reputation occurred. Blog Content. You can help make it easy by specifically stating that your local law applies to your blog. Nominating the law of a country where you know little about their culture and nothing about their laws isn’t helpful, and unless you can show some form of connection to you or your blog, not likely to be applied by the court.
    [Blog] #SocialPR Spotlight: Angie Jeffrey
    Hubspot has developed an incredible “ Academy ” of training materials, and a really fine technical system for website hosting, blogging, email outreach, social outreach, CRM and more. In this week’s #SocialPR Spotlight, I’m absolutely stoked and HONORED (and you know I don’t use that word lightly!) to feature the VERY FIRST Social PR Virtuoso EVER – who is a dear friend to boot –  Angela Jeffrey. . Angie is no stranger to the PR field. WUL fans, I give you: Angie Jeffrey. Introduce yourself – who are you and what do you do? Who inspires you?
    [Blog] How to a Create a Smart Facebook Strategy on a Budget
    This is why it’s ideal if some or all of the posts on your Facebook Page link back to your site or your blog. Promote your Page on all of your blog and/or videos. At the end of each blog post and/or video – make sure to add a simple CTA (call to action) – something as simple as, “I’d love your thoughts on this too – leave me a comment on my Facebook Page which is _”. 9. Blog facebook hacks facebook marketing facebook tips social media social media budget social media strategyBut, for many agents and brokers – budget is top of mind. Think beyond the now.
    [Blog] PB146: How to Write Effective Sales Copy
    Whether that would be blog post, sales emails, creating a sales pages, or even selling on social media. A lot has been written about the topic particularly focusing upon techniques to use in headlines or titles, keywords, power words, and getting the call to action right. The post is fairly short, but it sums up three different areas where we should listen before we write that blog post. Look at the blog post that they wrote about their product, look at other interviews that they may have done on other people’s sites. If so, how has it benefited your blogging?
    [Blog] Use Statistics for a Smart Marketing Plan
    In today’s digital workplace, the explosion of data and the introduction of better work tools… Read More.
    [Blog] Fiercely You With Jackie Huba - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast
    blogging. business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. Episode #527 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Jackie Huba had it all (and still does). She had three bestselling books on marketing and customer loyalty (please tell me that you own Monster Loyatly - her book on Lady Gaga, Citizen Marketers and Creating Customer Evangelists ), while becoming one of the more popular public speakers on the subjects. She needed to find another level of confidence. audio.
    [Blog] Do Wacky Foods Like Burger King’s Whopperrito Help The Bottom Line—Or Is It A Cry For Help?
    Stop me if you’ve heard this: from Monday, Burger King will be selling, for a… Read More.
    [Blog] How Ideas Bounce From One Person's Head To Another.
    business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. How do ideas get shared? How does that change in a digital economy? Evan Williams has done more than you. He's done more than me. In fact, he's currently doing more than most people will do in a lifetime. Here's the TL;DR on Ev Williams: he created Blogger , Twitter and Medium. You could look at those three startups, and easily lull yourself into that prototypical Silicon Valley startup mindset of someone who's hit unicorn-plus status on three occasions. brand. creativity.
    [Blog] Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?
    What Happens to SEO When You Stop Blogging? The post Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately? Pro Blogging NewsWhat a week! There’s still Snapchat v Instagram chat, Facebook adblocking, a nipple on Reddit (that’s a long story) and non-disclosure among some online influencers – everyone had an opinion, it seems! Here’s How to Use Your Daily Habits for Writing Better Content in Less Time | Moz. They make it sound so eaaaaaaasy. Facebook Rolls Out Code to Nullify Adblock Plus’s Workaround | Techcrunch. Get your ears prepared!
    [Blog] Is Your Brand Story Documentary-Worthy (Like Shopify)?
    business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. Tell your brand story! How often have you heard someone (usually in marketing) say this in a meeting? Brands have been trying forever to tell a unique, powerful and emotive story. The reason for doing this is simple: connection. brand that can connect its story (attributes, values, benefits, etc.) to a consumer (and keep it) will win. It's tough out there. There's no denying that legacy doesn't ensure your future (just ask the folks at Macy's this week ). and it's working.
    [Blog] Olympic Surprises: Who Is in the Know and How We Can Be Too
    Will Simone Biles will be the first woman to win 5 gold medals at the… Read More.
    [Blog] What The Brand Is. And What It Has Become
    business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. The inventor hardly knows what the invention will really be used for. It's a known turn of phrase, but when it comes to mobile, technology, social media and consumers of today, it's a whole other story. It's also a narrative that we, as business leaders, often forget. very senior marketing professional quipped to me the other day that mobile is a very expensive platform, and it's only getting harder and harder to justify the costs. What choice do you have? Don't believe me?
    [Blog] Journalism Is Not Content Marketing
    Blogging (back in 2003) was the perfect extension for me to continue to publish my words. blogging. business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. I'm a rare breed. started off my professional career as a journalist. The truth is, that I still don't have the courage to call myself a journalist. Why? I was interviewing rock stars and writing record views back in the late eighties. didn't consider that "true" journalism. I was a rock writer. or a professional writer (I was being paid to do it). It still is.
    [Blog] Sidekick 8/28-9/3
    Sing it with us: Do you remember the/ content for week one of September/ Kanye… Read More.
    [Blog] It’s time to quit your job and start with a Smart online business.
    Just find them and sell them value services like: white label pay per click (PPC), white label hosting solution, on site content creation, web designing, SEO services, blog building, social media marketing, design and creative services, article marketing, and anything that you are expert in. Today, everybody is aware that making money online is possible and it can well replace your full time 9 to 6 job that may involve sitting long hours in uncomfortable posture, long distance travelling, expenses, home stay expenses and many more. Everyone is struggling to make profits online.
    [Blog] PB145: Is Your Obsession With Creating New Content Hurting Your Blog?
    Is Your Blog Being Hurt by Your Obsession to Create New Content? Blogging Groove Update: Facebook group will remain live. Great speakers like Brian Fanzo (live streaming), Nathan Chan (growing your email list), Natalie Sisson (Sales Funnels), Nicole Avery (starting a blog), Emilie Wapnick (building community on your blog) and many more including me (3 sessions this year). Blogging, Podcasting, YouTube, Social (paid and organic). But here’s the thing – your blog post is on the web for a lot longer than that first week. 23 sessions. Is it dated?
    [Blog] Blog2Social: Reshare those evergreen posts
    Target audience: Businesses, brands, digital marketers, advertising agencies, SEO specialists, entrepreneurs, educators, journalists, Web publishers. Y ou know all the hell I go through every time I publish a blog post ? The process I go into in great depth on  If you post it will they come (to read your blog)? blog (and this is a very low-traffic vanity blog that’s brand new, is not monetized, and I am no fitness star, so when you look at the traffic spikes, keep everything in perspective). Blogging Chris Abraham ToolsFirst impression? Amazing! And if “p.a.”
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