KIKOLANI | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2015
[Blog] 2015 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Specials for Marketers and Bloggers
Create professional email signatures that help you promote your business, social profiles, latest blog posts, and more with WiseStamp. Be sure to stop by and grab a copy of my free 8,000+ word guide to guest blogging and become a fan on Facebook. Blogging BusinessAre you looking to add to your business and online marketing toolkit or learn something new? If so, here are my top recommended Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for online marketing education, web hosting, WordPress themes and plugins, opt-in forms, visual content creation, and more. Adobe Creative Cloud.
KIKOLANI | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2015
[Blog] How to Double your Income and Turn your Website into an Evergreen Automated Business While Working Less
This is Hernan and first off I want to say a big THANK YOU to Kristi for the opportunity of letting me being part of this blog and adding value to this awesome community. That’s why blogs, podcasts and video channels have so much success. This “something” is called Lead Magnet and it’s a piece of content that will elaborate on what you are saying on your blog. So go ahead and start brainstorming about your lead magnet and actually share them on your blog to see which one works best. Blogging Business SEO Social Media Tips conversions Email Marketing funnels
DANNY BROWN | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2015
[Blog] The One Simple Reason Against Switching Off Blog Comments
A recent blog post by Arik Hanson, that looked at seven trends impacting every blogger, caught my attention the other week. I’ve read Arik’s blog for a good few years now, and his content is always informative, and not afraid to poke the bear and challenge standard thinking when it comes to content. This blogging trends post was no different. That may be indeed be true – but as anyone that’s read this blog for a while will know, it’s not something I buy into, and an approach I wouldn’t recommend for one simple reason. blank stare.
SOCIALFISH | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2015
[Blog] 8 Tools to Curate Content for Social Media
Content curation describes the act of searching the web for awesome topics, blogs, quotes, news articles, videos, images, or other forms of content to share with your audience. Tell feedly to curate content from your favorite publications, blogs, Youtube channels, alerts, podcasts etc. When not consulting, she loves to immerse in her favorite activity, i.e., blogging on leadership and entrepreneur topics. The “art” of content curation, as I like to call it, is a lot more challenging than it may seem. If you’re a marketer, you would already know this fact. Check ‘em out!
SPIN SUCKS | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2015
[Blog] The 2015 Grateful Challenge
have just now decided that we will not run blog posts tomorrow. Today’s blog posts will be the end for the week (and I’m sorry there will not be a Gin and Topics because there are two really great Thanksgiving videos out right now that will just have to wait until after the holiday). For those of you who have kept our passion alive for this blog. By Gini Dietrich. We were definitely not going to do it on Thursday and Friday, but I am taking tomorrow off and, if my email is any indication, most of you are already off. The Grateful Challenge. So here goes! Tulips.
SOCIALNOMICS | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2015
[Blog] Social Media and Driving Currency
Read Up on Financial Blogs. In terms of gathering information on the money sending and fund transferring process, blogs are just as helpful as the social media sites mentioned above. Banks and financial professionals of all kinds are blogging about financial topics such as money transfers on a regular basis. If you’re unsure of where to look for a quality financial blog, you can start with your bank’s website. If you’re trying to figure out the best way to transfer and send money, then social media is an excellent resource. Follow Banking Companies.
SOCIALNOMICS | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2015
[Blog] Coolest 10 Free Social Media Tools
Ease.ly is an excellent web tool that helps you create infographics for your blogs and social media accounts. If you’ve got a business that you’re trying to get off the ground, or even if you simply want to establish your own special personal brand online, you probably already know that social media is a valuable resource. However, with social media services exploding over the last decade, the choices seem endless, and daunting. Take a gander at some of the coolest ones below. DrumUp. DrumUp also allows you to create and schedule custom posts, which is an immensely useful feature. Canva.
SPIN SUCKS | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2015
[Blog] How to Use #PRStack to Create a Community of Action
PRStack began life as a blog post railing against the t he lack of mature workflow for public relations. Here I lay out five significant steps #PRStack took that blog post rant into a positive community of action that is helping to change the modern workflow for the public relations industry. It gravitated around blog posts spilling out into the comment section, and onto Twitter, a Facebook group, Google+, and a dalliance as a LinkedIn group. PRStack started off as a blog post. By Scott Guthrie. Define Your Community. So, you’re thinking about forming a community.
SOCIALNOMICS | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2015
[Blog] What To Say After A Bad Breakup…
Facebook announced in a blog post that they are testing out tools on how you can interact (or avoid all interaction) with that ex. What To Say After A Bad Breakup…. Time to change my Facebook settings. Facebook knows that breakups are hard so they want to help. While they can’t bring you ice cream, they can help you stop stalking you-know-who. Once you do the dreaded ‘change the Facebook relationship status’, Facebook will prompt you to see less of that person or limit what they see you post. While Facebook can’t mend a broken heart this is a step in the right direction. Source CNN ).
WAXING UNLYRICAL | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2015
[Blog] Monday Roundup: Thankful Thoughts
So I decided to ask my Social PR Posse to weigh in with resources, blog posts, and more that have them saying “thanks” this year. 1. It encouraged me to start my blog. ” (Ed: in case you’re too impatient to click through the link, Radhika’s talking about a recent blog post by Mark Schaefer, ALSO someone I’m very thankful for.). 5. This blog inspired me tremendously when I was starting to blog and write social content for a recruiting team. Laura Kaslow. Elaine Armstrong. “I’m thankful for Facebook and LinkedIn.
WEBBIQUITY SMM | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2015
[Blog] Four (of the) Worst Practices for Pitching Bloggers
list blogs such as TechCrunch and Mashable can get hundreds of news releases and pitches each day. B- and C-list bloggers receive fewer (though still not an insignificant number) of outreach emails, but also are typically written by part-time bloggers who cover fewer stories. Best practices in blogger outreach , social PR, guest blogging and related topics have been covered here previously. Many of the top experts in PR, blogging and social media have written about influencer marketing strategies and tactics. Don’t Even Pretend You’ve Read the Blog.
TWIST IMAGE | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2015
[Blog] Extraordinary Brand Experiences
blogging. business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. advertisingpodcast app audio blog blogging brand burgerking businessblog businessbook businesspodcast davidusher deniseleeyohn digitalmarketing digitalmarketingagency digitalmarketingblog extraordinaryexperiences google harvardbusinessreview itunes jwalterthompson jwt landrover leadershippodcast managementpodcast marketing marketingblog marketingpodcast minimumviablebrand mirum mirumagency mirumagencyblog mirumblog songelectronics unilever whatgreatbrandsdo
TWIST IMAGE | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2015
[Blog] The Culture Of Malcolm Gladwell
business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. Malcolm Gladwell is an anomaly. know this first hand. Not because I know him personally (although, we have met many times). Not because I know anything behind the scenes (although we do share the same book publisher). alongside rock music biographies. What made this so interesting is that Gladwell's book were, basically, the one business books there. That's when Malcolm Gladwell became an anomaly. Some authors have all the luck. blink. bob marley. book publishing. brand.
SOCIALFISH | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015
[Blog] The skinny on the Small World Labs – Personify merger
also wrote a blog post: [link] where you can see in bold that I state publicly the sentiment above. You will have heard about the Small World Labs/Personify merger that was announced two weeks ago. From Michael Wilson: Hey Ben, thanks for covering the news. We are excited about this at Small World Labs. We’ll do our best to learn from the mistakes you describe above from MemberFuse and Abila/Avectra. Online community is central to my heart as you can see from the Our Story part of our website at [link]. There are several key differences to this merger that will make this great: 1.
TWIST IMAGE | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015
[Blog] What Do You Want Your Content To Do?
At a macro level, all of the content on the blog, podcast and micro-content curated in the social media platforms is a way for me to build awareness. It's sad to see super-smart people forget that making their words and ideas accessible to everybody will build their platform in a more profound way (and lead to paying gigs), instead of trying to charge for their blog, because people buy magazines. business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. What do you want your content to do? Have you asked this question?
DANNY BROWN | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015
[Blog] Why I’m Loving the Pure Blogging Project
Earlier this year, as summer started to get into full swing, I published a couple of posts that talked about getting back to pure blogging. These posts – Why the Real Driver of Traffic is Content That Matters to You , and Pure Blogging and the Experience We Give Our Readers – saw me taking a step back and looking at how the chase for traffic, shares and monetization was making us forget the reason we started blogging in the first place. But for the sheer joy of writing (or video blogging, or podcasting). None of that would be encouraged at Pure Blogging.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015
[Blog] Why Twitter Killed the Twitter Share Button
It’s annoying for anyone that runs a blog, including the team here at Convince & Convert. In a blog post they were forced to write after the social media community grabbed pitchforks after the initial announcement was made without explanation, Twitter said they were killing the Twitter share button counts because of a core change to their development framework, and corresponding API schemas. If you’re reading this blog, you are in the top 1% of experienced social media and digital marketing practitioners in the world. Image via BigStockPhoto.com. Kinda.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015
[Blog] What New Data Tells Us About Blog Advertising
The blogging space has grown to be a major part of online publishing with a huge following and audience. On WordPress blogs alone, over 409 million people view more than 20.4 In terms of content, the blogging space captures every imaginable content category and topic from tech to sports to fashion to food. Our recent market research study identified and analyzed all sponsored content from the top 100 lifestyle bloggers, discovering new data finds and trends about blog advertising. Types of Sponsored Blog Content. billion pages each month. The Takeaways.
SPIN SUCKS | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015
[Blog] The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Jennifer MacDonald
spend my work day reading blogs, industry news, creative briefs, and RFPs so I don’t have much energy in my personal time for non-fiction. My life? I’m looking to revamp my online networking efforts, I was a pro when I lived in Seattle. I’m also looking for more guest blogging opportunities. If you know anyone who would be inserted in having a Mainer guest blog about marketing or online advertising please tweet me. I’ve recently dove into programmatic advertising and would love to chat with someone about that. You can find her on: Her blog. By Gini Dietrich. Oh yes.
ABSOLUTE PA | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2015
[Blog] More profits and fun, less yucky marketing? Here’s how!
Social Media & Online Marketing blogging and content marketing business support business tips small business marketingDo you know who your competitors are? What makes you different from them? Do you understand why someone is more likely to buy from you or spend their money elsewhere? I’ll tell you what it’s NOT; price, qualifications or years in business. It’s how much they like, know and trust you. More than ever, it’s crucial to show your personality in business. Tweet that! Being YOU is the best thing you can do. People who get YOU. KNOW this is a frickin’ scary concept.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2015
[Blog] 6 Scientific Strategies to Improve Your Content With Visuals
blog may not need more than a couple of pictures, while a professional presentation requires clean-looking charts and graphics. Those crisp, mathematical charts may win over investors, but on most general-interest blogs, they’ll just look like more noise for your audience’s crocodile brains to ignore. “Why isn’t anyone reading or sharing my stuff?” If you’ve ever produced content for the web, you’ve probably asked yourself this question at one point or another. Your content’s “findability” is often a big part of this equation, but that’s not what I’m going to focus on today.
KIKOLANI | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2015
[Blog] Unique Keyword Research Technique to Spot Hidden Market Opportunities
Be sure to stop by and grab a copy of my free 8,000+ word guide to guest blogging and become a fan on Facebook. There is only so much time in a day and if you want to use your work time most effectively, you constantly have to make decisions about how to spend it. In the online business, that’s probably truer than in any other business. Information gets so quickly updated that there is no way to keep up with everything that is going on. Thus, to have a chance at success, you need to focus in on a niche and zero in. Find the Trending Keywords in Your Niche. On the rise? Business SEO
PROBLOGGER | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2015
[Blog] Writing Challenge: Write a “Mistakes” Blog Post
Further Reading: Do You Recognize These 21 Blogging Mistakes? 5 Pop-up Creation Mistakes You Have to Avoid for Better User Experience. The post Writing Challenge: Write a “Mistakes” Blog Post appeared first on @ProBlogger. Further Reading: Do You Recognize These 21 Blogging Mistakes? 5 Pop-up Creation Mistakes You Have to Avoid for Better User Experience The Top 10 Mistakes that Cause Blurry Photos My Top 5 Mistakes as a Blogger Are You Making These Mistakes With Your Guest Posts? The Top 10 Mistakes that Cause Blurry Photos. My Top 5 Mistakes as a Blogger.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2015
[Blog] The Blog Code: Finding the Soul of Your Content
Tommy Walker serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Shopify Plus blog. Shopify Plus Blog. The Tommy Walker Manifesto. Shopify has two divisions now: Shopify, which serves smaller businesses and start ups, and Shopify Plus, which solves high-growth and enterprise-level problems for larger businesses. Tommy Having tripled Shopify Plus traffic month over month from August to September , Tommy is poised to shared valuable wisdom about driving traffic through quality content. He stresses resisting the temptation to paint idyllic pictures for your audience or to pander to them. Resources.
SOCIALFISH | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2015
[Blog] 7 Blog Post Ideas for Nonprofits
If you maintain a blog for your nonprofit, chances are you’ve come up short on ideas more than a few times. Well, in fact there are lots of creative ways to keep your blog active and interesting. By engaging all the important elements of your organization – donors, staff/volunteers and the community it serves – you’ll find great material for interesting blog posts. Here are some top ideas for writing awesome blog posts for your nonprofit: Photo Essay. Whatever it may be, why not share it with the rest of the community through your blog?
SPIN SUCKS | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2015
[Blog] How Pabst Blue Ribbon Dominated the Millennial Marketing World
Between sponsoring snowboarding events, holding a contest where users can win a custom pair of custom Pabst Blue Ribbon Vans shoes , and simply providing a blog full of Millennial-targeted posts, PBR has crafted a reason for young individuals to support their brand. The beer of Pabst Blue Ribbon has been described as a lot of things: Delicious, cheap, watered-down hipster trash, the breakfast of champions (okay, maybe that last one is just me), but no matter what it’s called, the PBR brand has earned the right to be called the next Millennial marketing machine. That’s right. trillion.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2015
[Blog] How to Improve Your Social Media Marketing Plan With 13 Growth Hacks
That means the founders are also the marketers, the SaaS developers are also building the startup’s website and blog, and an office manager basically becomes the vice president of miscellaneous things. Yoast is an easy WordPress plugin that helps you optimize your open graph data as you write your blog posts. So that got me thinking: Where can you find more inspiration for your social media marketing plan from within your blog posts themselves rather than just relying on headlines to fill your social messages? And that tends to look pretty scrappy at times. Result?
PROBLOGGER | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2015
[Blog] How Writing Sponsored Posts Changed the Way I Blog (and Why it Might Change You Too)
In my first few months of writing my food blog , I ran across a lot of impassioned opinions about how publishing a sponsored post on your blog constituted “selling out.” I didn’t immediately agree with that idea, but I hadn’t ever written a sponsored post, so how would I know? A few months later, I had the chance to find out when I was tapped to write a sponsored post for a wine company. Since I blog about food, almost all of the sponsored posts were for foods. Katie Moseman writes about food and restaurants at her blog Recipe for Perfection.
WAXING UNLYRICAL | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2015
[Blog] 3 Tips for Getting Your Online Video Act Together for 2016
Video is the most popular content marketing format for 2015, ahead of case studies, blogs and infographics ( 2015 State of Digital Marketing , a report featuring insights from over 600 marketers from Web Marketing 123). When not blogging here, Mayra can be found communicating in status updates, thinking in hashtags and living life in 140-characters. Online video marketing stats abound! Time and again, we see and hear countless online video marketing statistics like these: Consumers spend 5.5 hours watching videos every day on average ( eMarketer ). To autoplay or NOT to autoplay.
SPIN SUCKS | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2015
[Blog] Six Things to Consider Before You Engage in PR
If you have an active blog, it is typically the second best way to reach your business goals, which can also include contributed content, guest blogging, and interviews or stories with other influencers. Related Stories Introducing The Modern Blogging Masterclass Use the 87% Formula to Improve Your Next Presentation Build an Online Course: Lesson #1. Your 15 minutes of fame. Seeing your name in lights. The phone ringing off the hook after your industry publication ran a cover story about your business. And you wait. And you wait. And you wait. It was a waste of money.”
DANNY BROWN | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015
[Blog] The Only Thing That’s Dead Is Your Everything Is Dead Spiel
No. I’m more tired about the constant “The End of PR”, “The End of Marketing”, “The End of Blogging” and “The End of Advertising” missives that seem to be flying about at the minute. I can’t open my email subscriptions without the latest link shouting out “The end of…. It seems that there’s an “End of…” blog post for every *normal* one at the minute. I’m a little tired. Not physically. could always do with a little more sleep, but then so can everyone. Where now for Industry X?”. Why do we have to bang the nails into the coffin of industries that are still very much alive?
KIKOLANI | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015
[Blog] Turning You Social Media Profiles into Sales Machines
Whether it’s a click to comment, to share, to take a quiz or survey, or to link back to a blog post or landing page, your social media content has to compel readers to do it. That first conversion can then lead to many other things – a sign-up, a registration, finding great content on your blog, taking advantage of a discount, sharing your post with others who will also take that first step. Social media should be the place where you drive traffic to your other places – a landing page, your blog, or other pages on your website that hold important resources for your demographic.
SOCIALNOMICS | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015
[Blog] 10 Unconventional Ways to Leverage Your LinkedIn Profile & Boost Business
Blogging on LinkedIn gets your content out to the full LinkedIn community via LinkedIn “Pulse” and provides a way for you to easily monitor engagement via comments, likes and shares. For professionals and businesses alike, LinkedIn is no longer optional. These days, everything from sales and business development to content marketing and online learning is done through LinkedIn. When it comes to your boosting your business, here are 10 tips for getting LinkedIn on your side. Humanize Your Brand. In the current culture, brand voice is everything. Connect Strategically. Publish Content.
PROBLOGGER | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015
[Blog] Using Google Analytics to Unlock the Secrets of your Blog’s Audience
If you’ve already logged into Google Analytics then you’ll know it provides an incredible amount of information which you can use to gain powerful insights into your blog’s audience. Today we’ll be jumping right into your reports, so if you don’t have Google Analytics set up on your blog I’d recommend you keep reading (so you get pumped about what you can do with the tool) and then at the end of the post you will find some resources to help you set up Google Analytics (these are useful if you already have Google Analytics but want to improve things further). Goals For Your Blog.
SPIN SUCKS | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015
[Blog] Build an Online Course: Lesson #1
We launched our online course, The Modern Blogging Masterclass , last week and holy cow! Though we’re only a quarter of the way through the course, I thought it would be interesting to blog about the lessons from each week, if only to have them to compile into an eBook later, but also to serve as a starting point for those of you who want to create an online course. Registration is closed so this isn’t a blog post to solicit more students.). Communication Online Course andy crestodina content maps modern blogging masterclass webinarBy Gini Dietrich.
WEBBIQUITY SMM | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015
[Blog] What Exactly Do You Do?
common enough question, but it got me thinking: in more than five years and nearly 500 posts about web presence optimization, SEO, SEM, content marketing, social media, and inbound marketing on this blog, I’ve never actually answered that question here. guess that’s because I’ve always wanted this blog to be about you, the reader, and your need for digital marketing information and guidance. weekly industry news roundup I introduced on their blog helped double visits to the “news” category on the company blog in less than a year.
MINDJUMPERS | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015
[Blog] The Importance of Local Activation on Social Media: West Africa/Nigeria
Blogs and online news websites published articles of the hashtag trend and it went viral like wild fire. The Mindju mpers Network is still going strong. It’s our own ever-growing global network of Local Social Media Managers around the world who help us ensure contextually relevant content through social listening, content production or response management. The network is filled with talented people who possess great knowledge of social media in their local context and we would like to share some of their great insights with you. million users it had in 2014.
JEFF KORHAN | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2015
[Blog] Build an Audience with Podcasting in 2016
Before you answer, first consider the relevant qualities of the various media channels, such as websites, blogs, newsletters, and social media. #1 – Ownership – You either rent or own it. #2 – Audience – Size and characteristics. #3 – Reach – Ease of reaching your desired audience. #4 – Personality – Amplification of your brand. #5 – SEO – Getting discovered in search rankings. This is possible with blogging, newsletters, and podcasts. If you were starting today, would you choose podcasting as the primary channel for building an audience to support your business? This gets better.
SPIN SUCKS | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2015
[Blog] Authentic Storytelling in an Age of Mass Marketing
Related Stories Introducing The Modern Blogging Masterclass Content Marketing: Use the Five Principles of C.H.A.O.S. By Bryan Adams. Research from Media Dynamics, Inc. has revealed the extent of the average adult’s daily exposure to marketing and advertising, and the results are shocking. On average, we’re exposed to 5,000 ads or brand exposures … per day! For consumers the world around, this endless maze of campaigns, stunts, and tricks has the tendency to overwhelm and desensitize. Brands need to strip back to the basics to succeed with their marketing campaigns. .
PROBLOGGER | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2015
[Blog] How I Lost 80% of My Traffic Overnight (And How I Got it Back, Plus More!)
want to tell you about one morning in 2004 when I realised my blog, which I’d recently established as my full time source of income, had hardly any traffic coming to it. It was one of the biggest wake-up calls I’ve had in my career, and it changed the way I blogged from that day forward. So when Google stopped bringing it, I wasn’t sure what to do. I had worked my way up to a point where the blog was thriving, and so I went into coast mode rather than ensuring that it had longevity. Further Reading: 4 Methods To Get More Blog Traffic From Twitter.
SPIN SUCKS | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2015
[Blog] Successful Team Involvement in Content Creation
You might face a few scenarios: You solely are responsible for content creation—whether that be blog content, longer form content, promotional content, gated content, newsletter content….the Many of the best organizational blogs are able to bring different voices and perspectives into the fold. As professional communicators we hear the word “blog post” and we think: Keywords. When our non-communications colleagues hear “blog post” they think: Write something. Voice and Specialities : It’s best to not just say, “you need to write a blog post.”
PROBLOGGER | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2015
[Blog] 7 Popular Blogging Tips That Don’t Always Apply
Ask anyone on the web for advice on blogging, and you’ll undoubtedly get a response. That’s because there are certain general “best practices” that everyone knows, or everyone’s heard, as they make their way into the blogging world. It can guide you through the ropes as you become more acquainted with the industry and more familiar with your specific blog. Good” content will always become successful. I see this one a lot from practitioners who claim that if you write “good” content for a long enough period of time, eventually any blog can become successful. General
TWIST IMAGE | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2015
[Blog] How To Unleash The Power Of Strategic Thinking
blogging. advertisingpodcast audio blog blogging brand businessbook businesspodcast davidusher digitalmarketing google itunes jwalterthompson jwt marketingpodcast mirum mirumagency peterklein pkassociates thinktowin twitterEpisode #488 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Strategy. More than any other component in what makes a brand successful, strategy is at the core. What does a good strategist do? How is their work delivered, and then injected into a company? It seems like corporate mysticism. It is not. audio.
TWIST IMAGE | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2015
[Blog] Moms, Dads And Kids. The Digital Reality
business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. Are screens good or bad for kids? How safe is the Internet? If you have kids in your life, these questions are of concern. All of this technology is so new. From the hardware to the software. We're all confused. and everyone has an opinion. I've had parents come up to me, corner me and ask these questions. It's a huge challenge. So, here we are. We're trying to keep our children away from screens, while we keep using screens more and more. What's right? What's wrong? content.
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015
[Blog] 5 Signs of a Positive Social Media ROI
Increased blog engagement – If you drive traffic to your blog and website and you see increased engagement, then that’s a sign that your social media marketing is working. Social media is difficult for engaging return on investment (ROI), but it’s not impossible. Sometimes, you can gauge a hard dollars-and-sense value from your efforts, but it’s not always possible and it may not always be necessary. So what are some other ways you can judge whether you are getting a positive ROI from your social media campaigns?
NOWSOURCING | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015
[Blog] Thinking Small: The Power of Making Progress Every Day
Blog Featured #thinkbig baby steps inspiration progress every day thinking smallFor many of you that know me, no doubt you’ve heard me tell others that they need to #ThinkBig. Sometimes you need to think small. What Happened to Thinking Big? Am I being a hypocrite? Thinking Big allows you to visualize the win and see the big picture in the long term. Thinking small on the other hand lets you take the small steps to reach your goal. Progress. Every. Personal finance guru Dave Ramsey is a big fan of a key scene in the movie What About Bob? What did you do today to make things happen?
SOCIALNOMICS | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015
[Blog] New Branding Techniques in Digital Environments
However, this is not true today because the web has evolved into a network that consists of industry-specific platforms, social networking sites, e-commerce sites, publicly accessible databases and blogs. A decade or two ago, businesses could easily identify and quantify where, when, and how to reach web users effectively. Furthermore, consumers can access the Internet using devices such as smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and gaming consoles. This means businesses need to bridge this digital divide in order to run successful branding/marketing campaigns. NJIT Online.
PROBLOGGER | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015
[Blog] Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately
And if you think your social network-referred traffic is down, you’re not the only one! I’ve definitely seen it on my own blog , and I remember when it hit Amy Lynn Andrews , too. Is Tumblr your blog platform of choice? Ways to Boost Productivity and Motivation on Your Blog. Interest was high on l ast week’s post here about local SEO for blogs , so you’ll enjoy this next-level take from the SEO masters. The post Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately appeared first on @ProBlogger. General Pro Blogging News
SPIN SUCKS | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015
[Blog] The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Laura Petrolino
You can find her blogging here every Monday. By Gini Dietrich. Though Laura Petrolino needs no introduction, I asked her to sit on the Spin Sucks Inquisition hot seat today because, well, she hasn’t had a turn yet. Nope, I’m wrong. She HAS had a turn. Oh well. Here she is AGAIN.). She told me she had answered the questions and, when I opened the draft to get it ready for publication this morning, this is what greeted me: Insert funny intro about how ridiculously awesome I am. This is what it is like to work with her, day in and day out! Someone come and save me! ”).
PROBLOGGER | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015
[Blog] How to Build A Culture of Community on Your Blog
If you were listening to the episode 60 of the ProBlogger podcast , you would have heard me talking about why I think it’s so vital that bloggers create a culture of community on their blog to help deepen relationships with their readers and to drive engagement. There are 7 ways I think are useful in creating a culture of community to help your blog come alive. What have you done to create a culture of community on your own blog? Further Reading: You’ve Got Readers To Your Blog – This is How You Keep Them There. Ways to Ramp Up Comments on Your Blog.
QUICK ONLINE TIPS | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015
[Blog] How to Create Floating Social Share Icons with Bootstrap
Blogging Social Media TutorialsFloating social share buttons are the rage and it is common to see them on most websites to enhance sharing of your great content. While you have a choice to. Read full original article at How to Create Floating Social Share Icons with Bootstrap ©2015 QuickOnlineTips. All Rights Reserved.
KIKOLANI | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015
[Blog] 4 Ways to Improve Your Visual Content For Social Media Right Away
Be sure to stop by and grab a copy of my free 8,000+ word guide to guest blogging and become a fan on Facebook. In 1983, Steve Jobs famously lured Pepsi’s youngest CEO, John Sculley, over to the then-nascent Apple with a single question : “Do you want to sell sugared water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?”. There’s no doubt that Apple has changed the world today, but sugared water hasn’t done too badly either. How far in? And it’s been working out peachy great so far, especially on social media. Astronomical, indeed. Use Twitter cards.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015
[Blog] 6 Influencer Marketing Strategies to Boost End-of-Year Sales
Instead of using your social channels and blog to talk about your own brand, use those channels to convey the “third party voice” about your brand. Image via BigStockPhoto.com. I don’t know about you, but as a marketing professional, the transition from t-shirts to flannel is reminding me that there are less than two months left in the yea r. Conversations I’ve had with others in the marketing world seem to revolve around a desire to create some last-minute, cool marketing strategies to power higher sales numbers through the end of the year. And you can.
SPIN SUCKS | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015
[Blog] The 22 Greatest Villains in Literature
Related Stories Fourteen Greatest Villains in Literature A Holiday Guide for the Content Marketer Introducing The Modern Blogging Masterclass. By Gini Dietrich. Today we are going to talk about the greatest villains in literature. It has been said that Randall Flagg (originally from Stephen King’s The Stand and then appearing in eight more of his books) is the greatest villain of all time. He certainly is one of the most scary. read The Stand for the first time while Mr. D and I were traveling in Paris for our 10-year-anniversary. More of the Greatest Villains of All Time. perfect.
SOCIALNOMICS | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2015
[Blog] Healthy Social Media Interaction is Good for Your Baby
Blogs. Mommy blogs are huge. According to a piece in Startribune.com , 14 percent of American women with at least one child blog about parenting or turn to blogs for advice, according to a recent study by Scarborough Research. That’s a lot of blogs. By finding a couple of blogs that fit you and your method of parenting, you can have someone turn to. Because with blogs come communities. Not only can you look at blogs, but also social media sites like Facebook. Social Media babies family mommy blogs momsShould you worry?
SPIN SUCKS | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2015
[Blog] How Social PR Disrupts the Status Quo
Related Stories Introducing The Modern Blogging Masterclass Five Ways to Build a Better Media List Changes to the Barcelona Principles Hurt the PR Industry. By Shonali Burke. I’ve just returned from the PRSA annual conference in Atlanta (it was awesome!). Given that this is one of the industry’s biggest conferences of the year, you’d think people would be more prepared for it, right? Wrong. Here’s what started happening last week, mostly on Thursday and Friday. Bear in mind that the opening General Assembly was on Sunday, so late last week were travel days for most. Dammit!). Puppies??
CONVINCE & CONVERT | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2015
[Blog] How to Choose the Right Content Marketing Software
But while CMS’s like WordPress are great for your website and blogs, all those other forms of content (e.g., videos) can either be shoehorned into blog posts or consumed on non-owned experiences like YouTube. It’s not easy choosing the right software for your content marketing efforts. Luckily for you, I’m here to help. The reason it’s so hard is that there are so many requirements for an effective content marketing strategy. Not every software vendor is a point solution. Otherwise, it uses signals like how many social media followers that vendor has. It has evolved.
PROBLOGGER | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2015
[Blog] How A Simple Blog Led To Writing For Forbes, Mashable, and TechCrunch (and 7 Tips to Help You Do it Too!)
Prior to that, my writing had never appeared in a mainstream publication. I was just a guy nobody had heard of, posting here and there on my blog , with a small handful of readers. started blogging before blogs existed. When I started blogging I didn’t care if anyone read what I was writing. In the first 10 years I wrote over 700 blog posts. might blog 10 times one week, and then not blog for a month. Sometimes I didn’t blog for several months, and then I would return with a flurry of activity. But my blog never brought me any business.
WAXING UNLYRICAL | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2015
[Blog] “Walk the Walk; Talk the Talk” – Thoughts on Teaching
He blogs at A Professor’s Thoughts. I’ve been having some interesting conversations recently about “what people know.” Most of them have centered on social media, but the key points apply anywhere. never fail to be fascinated as I come in contact with people who, on the surface, should be the role models for learning. Because they’re teachers !! have to make it clear right here that this isn’t a mass epidemic, yet. But it is something that I seem to be seeing more frequently…probably because I’m paying more attention to the situation. Why am I on this rant? But I’m not just teaching.
SPIN SUCKS | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2015
[Blog] A Facebook Test: The Wheel and Spoke Model Still Works Best
This year, Facebook has done quite a bit to reward publishers for keeping fans on their pages versus sending them offsite to a news site or blog. We started publishing half of our blog posts there with a “read more” link to come here to finish it. We’ll stop publishing our blog posts on Facebook Notes starting today and we’ll pull a full analysis of 2015 in January. I’m willing to bet the traffic and data we get back will be our best reward. By Gini Dietrich. We experimented with this during the summer. And we were rewarded. Sort of. percent.
FIREBELLY | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2015
[Blog] Short Form Content Development: 3 Must Have Tips
It’s one thing to develop a 300 word blog post or a 1,500 word piece, but short form content has to be very carefully developed – observing a story arc, weaving in boosts, call to actions and a lot more. Blogging Content Marketing ConversionShort form content development is super difficult. In an effort to refresh some of you on the process, here are three little tips that cannot be emphasized enough. Be in the know. You’ve got to know your (or your client’s) brand inside out. What’s happening this week, what’s coming up next week, and a whole lot more. Know the competition.
SOCIALNOMICS | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2015
[Blog] The 5 Benefits of Using Social Media as a Recruitment Tool
Hiring managers and recruiters have access to the largest supply of candidates that can be found, because those candidates are all over social media with their profiles, their resumes, their websites, and their blogs. They can set up their profiles, attach their resumes and portfolios and link other professionals (even recruiters and hiring managers) to their websites and/or blogs. Recruiting candidates for a position used to be straightforward but very limited. The flaws in these old methods are obvious to us now. Your pool of candidates was limited to those who saw your ad.
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2015
[Blog] What It Means For Your Online Health to Fail
That includes through communication channels like your blog and newsletter. Last Friday, we posted 3 ways to know your online health is failing. But what does that mean, exactly? If you’re accustomed to living and breathing in the real world, you may not know you have online health. But I’m speaking strictly to you business owners. Your business, just like your body in the real world, has a health status. part of that status includes online. Our post last Friday focused mostly on website health issues, but is that all there is to it? In a word, no. There are no exceptions.
KIKOLANI | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2015
[Blog] How to turn leads into customers using marketing automation
Be sure to stop by and grab a copy of my free 8,000+ word guide to guest blogging and become a fan on Facebook. I want to talk about marketing automation. It’s a subject that gets a lot of attention but not enough specificity. What I mean is that while we see all sorts of mentions regarding automation, there is still only a 3% adoption rate across all businesses. That’s striking, and means that there’s still a lot of education opportunities for companies who have adopted automation or are thinking about adding it. Email #4: Entice a purchase (14 days after opt-in).
PROBLOGGER | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2015
[Blog] Building a Better Blog: Help Us Help You With the 2015 ProBlogger Census
This will be a staged rollout over a number of months starting by the end of year (all going well) with a new design here on the blog. It’s a short survey that will help us get a sense of where you’re at in your blogging journey and how we can help. The post Building a Better Blog: Help Us Help You With the 2015 ProBlogger Census appeared first on @ProBlogger. Blog News ProBlogger Site NewsRedesign and Rearchitecture of ProBlogger – in the coming months you’ll notice some big changes to ProBlogger. Stay tuned for details.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2015
[Blog] You Will Never Be This Honest In Your Marketing
Read Josh Bernoff’s amazing blog, Without B t , for a huge dose of truth on communication today). Image via BigStockPhoto.com. Trust is the foundation upon which ALL business success is built. Without trust, nothing else matters. Price doesn’t matter. Customer service doesn’t matter. Marketing sure as hell doesn’t matter. Trying to succeed in business without trust is like trying to drink coffee without a cup. One of the very best ways to gain and keep trust is to be disproportionately open and honest. Yet, it’s still a rarity in business. Whatever.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2015
[Blog] A Very Smart Way to Combine Search and Social
With a decade of experience in writing blogs and using social to draw in consumers, Ricky Cadden has a wealth of experience in SEO and social refinement to share with Jay and Adam. From Facebook to Twitter to blogs, he has high-performing social with measurable results. TripCase : Blog , Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , LinkedIn , YouTube. Scrupulously Social and Slangy SEO. By focusing on social returns, playing to the strengths of each medium , and finely tuning SEO, Ricky manages to find success with a variety of content in each arena. In This Episode. Resources.
PROBLOGGER | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015
[Blog] Why You Should Make Building Community a Priority in Your Blogging
When you write a blog post, you hope that your readers will interact, leave a comment, acknowledge that you’ve even written something, and today I’m going to talk about how to do just that – deepen that reader engagement, and some reasons why I think this is so important (particularly for those just starting out). How to Build a Blog that Has Lasting Impact Upon Its Readers. Finding Readers Week: Mrs Woog’s Tips to Create Conversations on Your Blog. Strategies for Growing Community on Your Blog. Blog Promotion General
SOCIALNOMICS | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015
[Blog] Use Social Media and Get Cooking
The pins will take you to the recipe, and here you may find not only a great new recipe to try, but also maybe a new blog to subscribe to. Blogs. You could not even begin to search all the food blogs out there. Food is one of the top things people blog about. But narrow it down a little to your style, or search things like “Top food blogs for busy moms” and you’ll come up with some great stuff. The same old stuff -chicken, spaghetti and tacos. Your family rolls their eyes when you answer the constant question, “What’s for dinner?”
FEVER BEE | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015
[Blog] A few thoughts about you
We need your help to design every blog post, event, training course, workshop, book, and resource we develop for an entire year. We really need to know more about you than we do today. If you’re in, please click here and tell us a few quick thoughts. It will take just 3 minutes of your limited time and will hopefully make a world of difference for our 13,000-strong audience. Thank you! – Rich. p.s. Final day to sign up for FeverBee SPRINT , by current numbers I think it’s going to be the biggest community management event of the year.
SPIN SUCKS | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015
[Blog] A Holiday Guide for the Content Marketer
Introducing The Modern Blogging Masterclass Do Our Bathroom Breaks Dictate What We Read? By Cosette Jarrett. As a content marketer on top of your game, you’ve probably already come up with a killer strategy full of interesting seasonal content for the holidays. However as this talented marketer, you also know, in order to really do a great job in your content marketing this season, you’ll need to produce timely content along with this traditional holiday content. Holiday Guide for the Content Marketer. There are an insane amount of tools available to a content marketer these days. Quora.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015
[Blog] Why Tech Companies Must Be Careful About Change
” According to Twitter’s blog , the company made the switch because: “We want to make Twitter easier and more rewarding to use, and we know that at times the star could be confusing, especially to newcomers. Technology: Twitter’s Lucky Charms. It is the end of an era over on Twitter, as starring your favorite tweets is no longer a thing. Joining the ranks of both Instagram and Facebook, ❤️s have taken the place of ⭐️s, and tapping a heart now indicates a “Like.” Business: RelayRides Steers in a New Direction. Entertainment: Jon Stewart is BACK.
SOCIALNOMICS | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015
[Blog] 5 Tips to Create Amazing Content for Your Website
Create your own blogs, videos, podcasts or ebooks and offer them as gated content to change a visitor into a lead. It would not be wrong to say that content is the lifeblood of Internet Marketing, and when it comes to creating content for company website, expectations are even more. Your website content is what that determines the success and failure of your site and ultimately the future of your business. This is because your website is the first customer contact point and compromising with its quality means compromising with your lead conversion rates. This is where SEO lies.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015
[Blog] 10 Insightful Marketing Charts from 2015
social media, blogs, SEO), but hopefully this chart will steer some of that inbound energy back towards outbound email marketing as well. Image via BigStockPhoto.com. Now more than ever, the data at our fingertips is ripe for the harvest. But without the proper tools for processing and understanding that data, we would still be in the dark. That’s why data visualization is such a powerful tool. Infographics and gifographics aren’t just fun to look at—most of us literally wouldn’t be able to make any sense of data without them. Marketing Spending Plans for 2015. Increasing spend. search.
MYRLAND MARKETING | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015
[Blog] Myrland Marketing Motivation: Who Are You Competing Against?
As an early adopter of social and digital technology, she also helps firms with blogging, podcasts, video marketing and livestreaming. Myrla nd Marketing Motivation, A Little Virtual Encouragement To Start Your Week. More Motivation Than Marketing. It’s A Monday Kind Of Thing! When you find yourself straying from what you should be doing to accomplish your goals because you want to be like someone else, or be better than someone else, STOP. We sometimes get off track because we feel less than, or even competitive toward, someone else. She can be reached via email here.
SOCIALFISH | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015
[Blog] 5 Tips for Building a Content Marketing Strategy for Nonprofits
When some people think of content marketing, they usually think of website design, SEO, and blogging. Content Planning Beyond Just Website Design and SEO. Compared to the corporate sector, it’s safe to say that funding resources are more limited for non-profit organizations. Because of this, there can be more of a struggle to produce engaging content on a regular basis. This should go without saying, but unfortunately, it hasn’t quite become the paradigm yet. Nonprofits and fundraisers need to spend money to make money, just like businesses. Determine Your Target Market.
SOCIALNOMICS | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2015
[Blog] Socialize Your Guest Posting Efforts
Among them: Facebook – Use your Facebook page to promote that you offer guest posting services for businesses looking to improve traffic to their blogs. Keep in mind that many business blogs are done in-house, so try and filter out those. Look for businesses where the blogs may not be oftentimes update etc. If you regularly attend networking trade shows and/or conferences, let it be known through the site and other social media outlets that you can provide guest posting for business blogs. Social Media Tips blogs guest postingPhoto credit: BigStockPhoto.com.
TWIST IMAGE | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2015
[Blog] Lewis Hyde On Creativity And Culture
blogging. advertisingpodcast audio blog blogging brand businessbook businesspodcast commonasair creativity culture davidusher digitalmarketing google harvardbeckmancenter harvarduniversity itunes jwalterthompson jwt kenyoncollege lewishyde marketingpodcast mirum mirumagency scholar sethgodin thegift trickstermakesthisworld twitter writer writing Episode #487 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. I was searching for a book to ignite my creativity (or access new areas of thinking). and here we are. Enjoy the conversation.
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2015
[Blog] New 2016 Sunrise Calendar, Monochrome Gallery, and a Photo Book?
Tony Corbell and Rob Hull released a blog earlier this week that suggested highlighting your work on a calendar. It seemed like a great idea, and within a couple of days someone asked me if I would be selling a 2016 calendar. So I built one featuring 12 sunrises and sunsets, which people can buy for $20. You can see a few sample pictures here. Sunrises and sunsets are by far the most popular pictures I publish. While individual architecture or landscape photos can perform as well, nothing does as well regularly as a colorful sky. That photo book needs to be awesome to justify the cost.
PROBLOGGER | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2015
[Blog] A 3-Step Blueprint for Smart Affiliate Marketing
Building a blog that gets huge traffic isn’t necessarily hard, but converting that traffic into sales can be. If your blog is too broad then you may find a more diluted audience is reading it. If your blog audience thinks that you are forcing them to click on your products, you won’t succeed. Your blog readers should have a compelling reason to visit your blog often and there’s no other better way to do that besides creating valuable content that addresses their problems. Make sure to include their image while using them on your blog.
DIGITAL DIVA | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2015
[Blog] NEST.co.uk Blogger Breakfast
You can read Anna from Angel In The North’s blog post with some pics too. I recently went to the NEST.co.uk Bloggers Breakfast at their showroom in Sheffield. NEST had invited myself and a few other interiors bloggers over for a cuppa, some delicious cake and a nosey around their gaff. I’ve always liked NEST, so I was happy to go talk about interior décor and their lovely products for a morning! If you don’t already know about the brand, they basically sell gorgeous stuff for your home. and they sell to architects, interior designers and residential customers. Handy.
TWIST IMAGE | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2015
[Blog] What's Next? Now, There Is An Answer
business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. "What's next?". Do you hate that question? My knee-jerk reaction used to be, "are you really even doing 'what's now' to be able to ask 'what's next'?" It was a standard response, but it did help recalibrate the conversation for a business. It's true, most brands are not even pushing at full capacity, when it comes to platforms like social, mobile, data and more. Answering "what's next?" used used to be easier. . What's next? Virtual reality. Virtual reality. backchannel.
TWIST IMAGE | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2015
[Blog] Being Against Programmatic
I've been on the show before, but this episode was titled, Mitch Drops The Mic (also featuring Joseph Jaffe from Evolution and Augie Ray from Experience the Blog ), which makes me laugh (and it's kind of embarrassing, because I'm socially awkward that way). business blog. digital marketing blog. experience the blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. For the record: don't be against programmatic. Programmatic is scary business for the marketing industry, but it's here and it deserves to be here. This works. Technology is great.
SPIN SUCKS | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2015
[Blog] Gin and Topics: It’s a Comedian’s Week
And, if you take our online course— The Modern Blogging Masterclass —you can hang out with me for the next four (of five) Thursdays before Christmas. By Gini Dietrich. It occurred to me the other day that many of you do not know why this series is called Gin and Topics. It’s not because I have a thing for gin (in fact, I don’t really like it). It’s because my name is pronounced Gin-eeee. So, if you shorten it like my mom does, it’s Gin. Like the drink. Hence, Gin and Topics. We had a contest many years ago to come up with the name and this was the winning entry.
TWIST IMAGE | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2015
[Blog] The Advertising Agency As Scapegoat
This blog, Six Pixels of Separation , has been putting these ideas into the marketplace for over twelve years. business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. Stuff rolls downhill. That's a fact. In the past few months there's been an anti-agency storm brewing. It's not fair (says the guy who runs an agency). His thoughts: "The agency model that I grew up with largely has not changed today. Yet agency CEOs are sitting there watching retainers disappear. There was more. Lots more. This environment is temperamental.
PROBLOGGER | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2015
[Blog] Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?
Stay tuned… 9 Types of Blog Posts that are Proven to Boost Traffic // CoSchedule. 15 Ways to Maximise Your Productivity with Google Drive // BetterCloud Blog. The post Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately? Blog News Pro Blogging NewsThink Reddit is a Productivity Killer? Here are 9 Subreddits That Will Help Your Career // Hootsuite. You don’t need to tell me twice Reddit is required reading! Bookmarked nearly all of these pages. How to Create a Fan Content Campaign in 7 Easy Steps // Social Media Examiner. SME gives you the lowdown.
SPIN SUCKS | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2015
[Blog] The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Sherrilynne Starkie
Her blog. By Gini Dietrich. The very first time I got to hang out with Sherrilynne Starkie —after stalking her for years on Twitter—was when Thornley Fallis invited me to Ottawa to speak and she and her team took me to dinner. We sat outside, on the bank of the river, and chatted like old friends. And since then, she has truly become an “old” friend (in time, not age!). She is one of the communicators that, though not a digital native, has made the transition brilliantly. In fact, when she moved back to Canada a few years ago, she used Twitter to launch her job search.
PROBLOGGER | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2015
[Blog] 15 Questions to Ask to Help Identify Your Blogging Niche or Focus
In today’s episode of the ProBlogger podcast I wanted to talk about the nitty gritty of defining what your blog is about. Most successful blogs do have a niche or a topic, and in many cases it’s the reader demographic and not so much the topic niche that drives the content. To have a Niche Focus with Your Blog or Not? The post 15 Questions to Ask to Help Identify Your Blogging Niche or Focus appeared first on @ProBlogger. In today’s episode of the ProBlogger podcast I wanted to talk about the nitty gritty of defining what your blog is about.
ACIDLABS | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2015
[Blog] Obtain like facebook official statement
When men or women hit the Just like button in the software, the articles or blog posts plus suggestions from the that experts claim page commence to are available in their particular FB Stories Foods plus they can purchase anyone page’s freshest discussions combined with people get them absorbed by developing more for your brand new text. Ordering likes entirely on Facebook translates to you expect all your url page to look great to others which means you wish to market your entire article and thus inspire other people to enjoy your new sheet also. Capable of give to us a trial?
ACIDLABS | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2015
[Blog] All About Assignment Writing Help
Blogs are very increasingly popular on the online market place. Savvy businesses are utilising blogs to plug with their audience on a deeper, more profitable level. You too can achieve this if you hire blog writing treatment. Before ordering articles or blog content, make sure there is plenty information along at the website to create sure you can make an informed decision. In fact, they’re a popular means of sharing information that they’re putting many newspapers and magazines out of business. If looking to write a thesis paper with the academic spot.
MY CREATIVE TEAM THINKING | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2015
[Blog] Follow THINKing With BlogLovin
Follow my blog with Bloglovin BlogLovin is a blog aggregator which features a directory of blogs in hundreds of categories. You can follow my blog with Bloglovin as well as many others – all in one place. Give it a try. bbkzv77bmmm. The post Follow THINKing With BlogLovin appeared first on THINKing. My Creative Team
KIKOLANI | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2015
[Blog] Now I Ask You, Is 10 Inches Just a Trim?
Well, I didn’t get it while taking writing courses, reading books, blogs, news, papers, e-books, magazines, webinars, seminars, and more, galore. give you this tidbit of Infographic by Brian Clark, founder in some respects, of blogging/writing on the Internet to business success. As a general overview, these apply to me, and maybe you too, maybe to all writers. I see these in various formats all over writing, blogging, copywriting, and author media all the time: Find a comfortable place to write. Blogging Tips blogging tips writing writing tipsjust am.
SOCIALNOMICS | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2015
[Blog] Medium – Just Another Blogging Platform or More?
So here’s a step-by-step critique of Medium – how it equates to other existing blogging platforms, Evan Williams’ vision, and most importantly, its capabilities as a reading and writing tool. With a flurry of blogging and publishing platforms like Tumblr, WordPress and Squarespace, we might have been led to believe that we have seen it all. For starters, it provided a fast and easy way to start blogging or publishing without having the “responsibility” of setting up or maintaining a blog. Platform and Blogging Tool, Medium Charms Writers. The Idea of Medium.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2015
[Blog] Why Investing in Creativity Drives Marketing Success
Erik Deckers owns Pro Blog Service, a company that writes blogs as well as other content for B2B companies. And not blogs—you don’t want to read the kind of work that you’re writing. Erik Deckers’ Pro Blog Service. The Age of Creativity. Erik has been a published writer for more than 27 years through his work as a blogger, newspaper humor columnist, author, and award-winning playwright. He has written four books relating to branding and marketing success and is currently at work on his fifth. highlight to tweet). In This Episode. Read every day.
SPIN SUCKS | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2015
[Blog] Introducing The Modern Blogging Masterclass
Today we launch our very first (hopefully of many) online course… The Modern Blogging Masterclass. What is The Modern Blogging Masterclass? What is The Modern Blogging Masterclass, you ask? The post Introducing The Modern Blogging Masterclass appeared first on Spin Sucks. By Gini Dietrich. Alright, boys and girls…ladies and gents. It’s a big day in the Spin Sucks world. It is a four-week online course that will get your butt in gear for 2016. It will prepare you for the dearth of content you have to produce next year. It’s for everyone.
DIGITAL DIVA | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2015
[Blog] Bolongaro Trevor Leeds Party
must admit, I took full advantage of our discount on the evening and bought quite a few items. I’ll show them off soon on the blog. I popped along to Bolongaro Trevor in Leeds the other evening to check out their party and hang out with some of my fave fashion bloggers. If you don’t already know about Bolongaro Trevor, the label was created by British designers Kait Bolongaro and Stuart Trevor , founders and former designers behind All Saints. Stuart Trevor was Head of Menswear at Reiss for seven years before he founded All Saints in 1994. Kait Bolongaro joined him in 1996. They
SOCIALNOMICS | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015
[Blog] 12 Creative Content Promotion Strategies
The trick is a simple one, you create blog posts that compare you with your competition, you ensure that your company/website is at the top, and you submit the post to a web master or blog master with a fake name and profile so nobody links the article’s writer back to you. The good things about branded memes is that they not only kick around the Internet for years like your branded photos, but they also feature on websites and blogs. Mix up your campaign and be sure to test new ideas on a regular basis. Offer People a Discount Code for Simply Checking Out Your Web Content.
SPIN SUCKS | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015
[Blog] Content Marketing: Use the Five Principles of C.H.A.O.S.
Now that you have created content that attracts more visitors to your website, blog, and social media pages, take advantage of that by sharing and encouraging others to do the same. Link to previous relevant content in new blog posts. By Andy Preisler. C.H.A.O.S is a strategy you can use to overcome almost any business problem. No, not the messy kind. The acronym kind. What does C.H.A.O.S. stand for, you ask? It is: C ommunicate. H elp. ttract. bserve/Outfox. In this post, we will discuss using strategy to create, or to fix a content marketing strategy, using this method. . Share.
PROBLOGGER | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015
[Blog] The Complete Bloggers’ Guide to Web Hosting
Blog hosting can be a confusing thing to navigate , particularly if you’re new to the blogging game or just striking out with your own domain. With that in mind, I want to teach you how to pick the right web host for your blog instead of following others’ recommendations blindly. User Friendly Control Panel: Both cPanel or vDeck are easy to use and there are many online tutorials on various blogs to talk you through their use. There is nothing worse than paying for a year upfront only to realize your blog hosting company is downright horrid. Reasonable Price.
PROBLOGGER | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015
[Blog] 5 Ways to Ramp Up Comments on Your Blog
It’s important to remember that blog comments are not a metric of success, even some of the most popular blogs today are struggling to keep up with consistent comments, and the following concept shows what’s true for any blogger: ( photo credit: C oSchedule ). think it’s unrealistic to have a blog where 50% of readers would also be commenters, this would mean that a post that is read 1000 times would yield 500 comments, which is quite unheard of. Sites like BizSugar and Inbound are great for discovering new blogs, both new and seasoned.