• JEFF KORHAN  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [Blog] Your Business Story is Marketing
    Any business that is actively blogging has a goldmine of stories to work with , but for the most part they are buried in the archives. For example, a series of existing blog posts could become a training program to help customers get more value from your products and services. Copyblogger Media is a company that methodically aggregates its best blog content to create eBooks and tutorials for helping entrepreneurs. 'Your story is who you are, and the same holds true for your business. Tell a True Story. In this regard, our story was training for our team. Own Your Stories.
  • UNSPOKEN  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [Blog] Social Review Sites: How to Navigate Them
    Blog Guest post Influence Internet Social Media 'Social review sites and social media sites where people can leave reviews (two different entities, though they certainly do sound similar) are huge players in the marketing and sales arena as of late. Sites like Urbanspoon, Yelp, and TripAdvisor offer users the opportunity to review everything from restaurants to hotels to doctors and more. Then there’s Facebook and Twitter, where people can review businesses right on their own page. Like it or not, these reviews can make or break a business , new or old. Overly critical reviews.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [Blog] The Value of Silence
    often see my past critical blogging as a petty attempts to justify actions, feel smarter than other people, or drive traffic in the face of a controversy. Today, my blog is much less popular, in part because I did things like cut frequency and removed social media as a primary topic. 'In an era when everyone can say whatever they want and often do, silence delivers more than you would think. In fact, there is great value in silence. Let me give you an example. had a client that was driving me nuts, and it was all I could do from expressing my frustration. When You Are Quiet.
  • DIGITAL DIVA  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [Blog] Man Crush Monday (#MCM)
    You will have seen that I’ve blogged about New Look a few times before, they are one of my favourite high street shops and contribute to a very healthy percentage of the clothes and shoes in my dressing room (yes, I have a dressing room). He loves the look too and thinks he should have a blog of his own now where he can swan around in clothes and pose for endless photos. 'Happy Monday folks…Man Crush Monday (#MCM) in fact! have to say though, my husband is a diva. There, I said it. He’s a proper diva…and a show off. Grey Ponti Blazer  - £39.99.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
    [Blog] It’s been 2 Years Since I’ve Seen A Blog Training Program This Good
    The Elite Blog Academy is one of the most comprehensive blogging courses I’ve ever come across – and it’s available to enrol in with an early bird offer for just over 48 hours with the coupon code EBASAVE50 (which saves you $50). Ruth shared with me the story of starting her blog Living Well Spending Less in 2010. Like us all she made her share of mistakes but persisted with it and struggled on and four years later has built a blog with over a million visitors a month that generates her a full time income. The Elite Blog Academy: Enrolments Close in 48 Hours.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
    [Blog] Week in Review: Posts and Podcasts September 21 – 27, 2014
    One way to do this is by combining your blog posts or other content into a week in review on  SlideShare. 'Week in Review September 21 – September 27: Posts and Podcasts from  ConverStations  and  SmallBiz Tracks Daily Podcasts The repurposing of content to reach new audiences and extend the shelf life of your efforts is something we always coach. SmallBiz Tracks Week in Review: September 27, 2014 from Mike Sansone You can catch a complete review, in addition to top links to give your small business a L.I.F.T by subscribing to  Whistle Stops Weekly  email newsletter.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
    [Blog] The State Of Business, Brands And Marketing With Tom Peters
    My level of respect for his thinking about business, marketing, and branding grows with every tweet, blog post, article and book that he writes. blogging. advertisingpodcast andynulman blog blogging brand businessbook businesspodcast davidusher digitalmarketing facebook fastcompany google insearchofexcellence itunes managementguru marketingpodcast npr reimagine reinventingworkseries50listbook thebrandcalledyou thebrandyou50 theproject50 tompeters twitter 'Episode #429 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
    [Blog] 7 Powerful Tips for a Winning Twitter Sales Strategy
    If you want to convert your Twitter account into a sales lead generator and a major source of referral traffic for your blog or website, you need to establish it as the knowledge hub for everything associated with your niche. You can do that by dividing your Tweets into categories like news updates, blog posts, occasional product updates, quotes, tips etc. Jawad Khan  s a   freelance writer   and professional blogger with a keen interest in content marketing, blogging and wordpress. He blogs at   WritingMyDestiny.com. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
    [Blog] Micro-Business Economy: The Future of Social Media for Employers
    Read blogs, read books, watch what others are doing. Employees Today are Your Business Partners Awareness Blogging Community content marketing Marketing Podcast Selling Small Business Social Business Social Media Technology automobile automobile industry buyers cars community events hybrid hyperlocal Jeff Korhan Laura J Madison Laura Madison Laura Toyota marketing micro-business millenials relationships salesperson selling social media 'Listen to the Episode Below (00:39:07). Download. iTunes. Stitcher. SoundCloud. Get Weekly Marketing Updates. Discover What is New for Business.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
    [Blog] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #223
    It bothers people (I think), when I tell them that I blog because I enjoy the process of writing. 'Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "Every time my daughter asks me a question, I realize I can go to the Internet and show her as much as she could possibly want to know about it. In many cases, it''s no substitute for the real thing -- but it is absolutely staggering how much we have access to today that simply wasn''t available ten years ago. " (Alistair for Hugh). " (Alistair for Mitch).
  • DANNY BROWN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
    [Blog] Video: How Atomic Reach 2.0 Creates the Perfect Content for Bloggers and Marketers
    While I was impressed enough 12 months ago, the solution still lacked certain features – more in-depth analytics and insights, for example, and the ability to optimize content within your blogging dashboard, as opposed to having to be logged into the main Atomic Reach dashboard. 'Back in October of last year, I took a look at new Toronto-based startup Atomic Reach, and their approach to content marketing. What a difference a year makes! In the following video, you’ll see how the Atomic Reach of today is a far different beast than it was 12 months ago. Cheers.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
    [Blog] Market update: hello to Ello, goodbye to Facebook?
    There is also a similar situation occurring in China, where leading micro-blogging service Weibo.com is seeing increased competition from other social media sites, and has increased its popularity with business to the possible detriment of its users. 'Considering the huge variety of social media sites that were sprouting with remarkable regularity a few years ago, it seems like a reasonably long time since there was a new platform generating hype. Why all the excitement? In truth there are probably several factors that contribute to Ello’s early success. in a day. Socialnomics
  • DEVUMI  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
    [Blog] LinkedIn Profile Tips for Those Who Want to be Professionals
    Feel free to also include your blog, Facebook (but be careful if it’s unprofessional), and this can be a great way to get more relevant Twitter followers   after using our service. The post LinkedIn Profile Tips for Those Who Want to be Professionals appeared first on Devumi Blog. 'There are a number of social media mistakes that you can make on the other, more ‘social’ and informal platforms. LinkedIn mistakes are a bit more subtle as anyone can tell you that it requires a bit more of a refined approach. This is business social, not Facebook social. Got the basics of posting?
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
    [Blog] 9 Data-Driven Blog Writing Tips
    Lucky for you, there are no ineffective blog writing tips here. Check out our fluff-free list of proven blog writing tips to increase the impact of your content marketing: 1. Instead of saying “9 out of 10 marketers see improvement from these blog writing tips,” try “9 out of 10 of your competitors are seeing actionable improvements from these tips!” Can your blog writing tips help marketers achieve better results? Then by all means, check out the blog writing tips in  Top Blogging Statistics: 45 Reasons to Blog !
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Blog] Blogs Still Trump Streams for Longform Content With a Long Shelf Life
    See from 2007: Are Leading Bloggers Getting Blog Fatigue? and Robert Scoble''s response ) When the well-read and highly networked Jason Calacanis exited the blogging game in 2008, we all talked about it. When PR lead Steve Rubel deleted his blog in 2011, I was not happy. When a much labored blog post can only score a handful of comments (if any), and a fun tweet gets dozens of retweets and favorites in minutes, or a Google+ or Facebook post has a deep conversation, the return on investment can have you wondering if blogging is even worth the effort.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Blog] Why Web Push is the Next Big Thing for Bloggers
    Here’s how it works: While surfing on her laptop, Lucy lands on your blog…. We know you have lots of options for driving traffic to your blog. When you publish a new blog post, your subscribers receives a headline, rather than the full article — similar to a 140-character tweet. Here’s an example: If you write blog posts on pizza, pasta and hamburgers, but your subscriber is only interested in pizza-related content, they can choose to only be notified when you’ve written an article on pizzas. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Blog Promotion
  • ABSOLUTE PA  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Blog] Be inspired! 12 snappy blog and headline ideas that get readers to CLICK
    'Ever have trouble coming up with blog post ideas and headlines that actually tempt people to click and read? Imagine if you managed to cultivate the same devotion from your blog readers? Here are 12 blog and headline ideas with examples to grab attention quickly and win new hearts. These 4 steps are guaranteed to pro your blogging (especially #3). What’s your favourite type of blog post to write? Or, if you’re struggling to successfully leverage your blog for your business, check out how I can help you over here. And again a month later.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Blog] Blogger Burnout
    'It''s not just blogs. You can optimize your content all that you want, but the fact remains that today''s blog post (no matter how much better it may be from last year''s) could very well not click with the audience. don''t get lured into too many blog comment wars. certainly don''t do it because it''s the cool thing to do (blogging''s not cool anymore, right?). It comes out on this blog. Whether it''s a blog or Instagram , you have to have a real (and sincere) desire to produce. Blogging is hard. Blogging is not about grabbing traffic.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Blog] Don’t Commit these Huge Faux Pas on Social Media
    One tweet here, a Facebook update there, a series of blog posts, and a downloaded report later, you might have a sale. 'In the world of stock investing, there’s something called as “irrational exuberance”—a term coined by Benjamin Graham, author of The Intelligent Investor. He refers to the madness you see on stock markets as people trade mindlessly; it’s not too different from gambling. You don’t trade that way. Well, who’s in the mood to listen, right? Social media is something like that. Although there’s good advice out there, no one is paying attention. You need to dig statistics.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Blog] How To Use Natural Keywords In Your Blog
    Telling someone to use natural keywords in their blog can have the same effect because suddenly you become overly aware of just how stilted your writing is. Writing, particularly blog writing, is talking to your people. Your business blog is one of the best ways to connect with your tribe because it is an ongoing process. Blogging for Small Business blogging business blogging keywords natural keywords 'When someone tells me to “just act naturally”, it makes me feel self-conscious and awkward. The human brain is a funny thing.
  • PROACTIVE REPORT  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Blog] How Social Media is Affecting the News
    If you are a publisher ( news or blog), or you want traffic to your newsroom, Facebook is still your best bet.  'A new report from Pew shows that while the news industry has lost more than a third of its newsroom jobs in traditional media, there are now more than 5000 jobs in digital news.  3,000 of these positions are at 30 big digital-only news outlets.  The report covers five aspects of the relationship between social and news: Social Media as a Pathway to News. Facebook is the clear winner here. Roughly two-thirds (64%) of U.S. YouTube comes in second as a source of news traffic. 
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Blog] Social Media For Manufacturers
    Blogs. 'Rachel Kerstetter, PR Engineer. Awhile back, we presented a webinar on social media for industrial manufacturers. Many in our clients’ industries wonder if social media is worth their time, and we typically say yes. Social media is a broad and sometimes intimidating part of marketing. To simplify it just a little, we focus on the four areas where we see manufacturers receiving the greatest value: YouTube. SlideShare. LinkedIn. To get the scoop, you can watch the webcast on YouTube and follow along on the slides below. Webinar: Social Media In Manufacturing.
  • VIPER CHILL  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Blog] Why I’ll Keep Growing My Private Link Network After Google’s “Crackdown”
    In the last 72 hours the SEO world has gone crazy about the news that PBN’s (Private Blog Networks) are being hit by Google. started writing this blog post before hearing anything from Rand. Is running a Private Blog Network suddenly a sign that you’re a Blackhat SEO now? To be clear, I’ve never actually thought of my network as Private Blog Network. I’ve always simply thought of it as my own link network (especially since I don’t always use blogs). This resulted in manual actions for sites like My Blog Guest, ran by Ann Smarty.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Blog] Association Social Media: National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
    My area of focus within the organization has broadened from just social media to now encompass web and blog management. 'In this series of interviews of Association Social Media Managers, you’ll be able to compare notes on what all of these fab organizations are doing with their social media management – from how they organize the roles and responsibilities, to how they manage content flow through the organization and out to social, to what campaigns they tried, to how they see the future of association social media.  . ——————-. Who do you report to?
  • ENGAGE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Blog] 4 Tips for Brainstorming Solo
    Grab your copy of “The Giving Tree” off the shelf, flip through your latest issue of People Magazine or jump over to your favorite blog (this one, perhaps). 'Most things in life are usually more fun with friends. But sometimes we’re forced to do things alone. You know, like go on job interviews, get out of bed, iron, online date – and brainstorm. Brainstorming is typically thought of as a group activity. mean, whenever I hear the word, I imagine a creative team – huddled around a white board – blurting out ideas. Such an unfortunate situation can cause panic, I know. Draw a mindmap.
  • CHARLENE LI  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Blog] Blogging as a State of Mind: Reflections on 10 Years of Blogging
    'Ten years ago today, I wrote my first blog post, entitled “Blogging as a State of Mind” I still vividly remember the moment — my palms were sweating as I pressed the “Publish” button on my Typepad blog for the first time. The post Blogging as a State of Mind: Reflections on 10 Years of Blogging appeared first on Charlene Li. Culture Enterprise social Social business Strategy Uncategorized blogging blogs charleneli social media was excited, but nervous about what was going to happen. What would […].
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Blog] 7 Ways for Bloggers to Be More Productive
    If your business is blogging, productivity is essential. While this is often easy in the beginning when the blog is new and exciting, as time goes on this can become more difficult. There are some ways that you can improve your productivity to keep your blog current. You may be sitting at a red light or even in the doctor’s office when a great idea for a blog will come to you. For those who are not productive because they feel like the blog has gotten stale, find a way to change things up. Write a new style of blog. Find ways to make the blog fun.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Blog] The Problem With Making Grandiose Statements
    These statements, and the blog posts around them, can range from the usual war cries of being more human in business, to posts on transparency and authenticity on the web, to how an “industry” – for want of a better term – like social media needs its proponents to apologize for all their wrong-doing. 'There’s a popular method of content creation, centred around making grandiose statements. While the messaging of these types of posts may mean well, they only truly mean well if they come with no baggage. The problem is, many don’t. Insights
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Blog] Why Socialising is NOT Social Marketing
    'Blogging is one of the most underused and undervalued social media tools and I am glad! Because it means that if you take blogging seriously then you can still engage a committed audience. The emphasis for me is on the ‘ engaged and committed audience ‘ Yes, you can drive traffic from all social media tools. Yes, you can relatively easily increase likes and followers BUT are they potential customers ? Are they people who share your values and who want to create value together for each other? For me that is the fundamental question. say NO. And here is why?
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Blog] How Weird Al used Social Media to Skyrocket his New Album to Fame
    In fact, this is exactly what travel blogger Adam Costa did when he released 50 guest posts the same day in order to grow the popularity of a new blog. Just think about it: you contact several dozen blogs in your niche and tell them you want to write a guest post for them, but it needs to go up on this specific day (probably one a few months from now). You’ll probably inspire them to go along with it more if you have a good reason; Costa’s reason was to launch a new blog, but maybe yours is to raise awareness about a dangerous issue or promote a new product line.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Blog] 3 Rules for Success from the Top 10 Marketers of 2014
    At GetCourse, we curated from the most influential websites, marketing blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn profiles to find a. 'As the amount of content produced online continues to grow at a rapid speed, content marketers are finding it harder and harder to stand out in an ocean of material that is all deemed to be valuable. The best way to learn how to break through the noise is to find which content marketers are successful at it and learn from their experiences, strategies, and mistakes. Read the whole entry.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Blog] What Are You Optimizing? Keywords vs Topics
    ” This is the opening statement of Marcus Tober’s excellent article on the Moz blog looking at Searchmetrics Ranking Factors 2014: Why Quality Content Focuses on Topics, not Keywords. '“Searchmetrics recently launched their yearly Ranking Factors Study that bases numbers on rank correlation and averages of top 10 SEO rankings, and this year’s analysis shows that content on top-performing sites is much more holistic and less keyword-focused.” But I want to discuss the idea of the holistic-topic approach versus the keyword-focused approach to SEO. .
  • FRESHNETWORKS   |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Blog] Twitter follows in Facebook’s footsteps with new plans for social e-commerce
    As discussed previously on the blog , in order to survive in an increasingly digital financial landscape, banks need to drive innovation in the way that many start-ups do. 'Twitter is preparing to integrate micro-payments on its platform, which will in turn present new e-commerce opportunities for brands. Twitter is testing a ‘buy’ button , which will be located within tweets and will allow users to click on it to purchase the advertised product. Twitter’s move comes hot on the heels of Facebook’s ecommerce strategy, as the social network began testing its own ‘buy’ button in July.
  • DEVUMI  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Blog] How to Run a Twitter Contest that Succeeds & Finds More Twitter Followers
    How to promote a Twitter contest: Embed it on your site and blog. The post How to Run a Twitter Contest that Succeeds & Finds More Twitter Followers appeared first on Devumi Blog. 'Knowing how to run a contest on Twitter can be the difference between you successfully finding more Twitter followers, and you finding a new way to giveaway money for nothing. well run Twitter contest can drive engagement and help you really get noticed by people who haven’t heard of your brand before. Choosing the type of Twitter contest you want to run. How to promote your Twitter contest. link].
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
    [Blog] ?6 SEO Myths BUSTED
    This lead many SEO copywriting blogs to proclaim the “death” of the keyword. SEO Myths BUSTED appeared first on Writtent Blog. 'Ranking in the top results of search engines, especially Google , is critical when trying to run a successful business. That’s why SEO (Search Engine Optimization) has developed as an art form as well as its own niche; people want to know the “secret” of how to get to #1 and will devote time and/or money to do so. But some popular beliefs about SEO are just flat-out wrong. Here are a few we’d like to make you aware of: Myth 1. The keyword is dead. Myth 2.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
    [Blog] Why Your Blog Isn’t Growing and How to Make It A Success
    If your blog is dependent on Google search engine rankings like most websites, you should know that one record month of traffic can easily be followed by a record low. Growing your blog’s traffic and revenue requires leveraging traffic and design strategies to build and retain visitors, eventually converting them into loyal readers and followers. Here are some possible reasons your blog is failing to capitalize on its current readership, and what you can do about it. Like you, I absolutely hate it when blogs add me as a subscriber when I input my email for another purpose.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
    [Blog] How to Failure Proof Your Content Marketing Plan
    Read blog posts about “startups” and you’ll detect the desperate stench of loser-worship. How to Failure Proof Your Blog. 'Losers are the new cool kids. Have you driven a prior business into the ground? Good job. Has your marketing idea failed spectacularly? Awesome you’re leadership material. Have a reputation for screwing up on a regular basis? Start sending your resume to Silicon Valley startups they want you. Sounds absurd but it’s true. I’ve never bought it. Finally I know why. In SmartCuts , author Shane Snow, digs into the art of success. Winners tend to keep winning.
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
    [Blog] I Heartily Endorse This Event Or Product
    Many years ago, I made a decision to use my blog for good and not evil, per se. Blogging Marketing MightyText PR Twitter 'Everyone''s a cynic. Or at least it can often seem that way, when the concept of ''balanced'' reporting means to find the gray cloud for every silver lining, giving equal weight to unequal issues or looking for ulterior motives from well intended people who genuinely find value from products, groups or communities. See: Does Negativity Deliver Credibility? If So, That''s Nuts. When he likes something, he''s a one man crusade." My posts aren''t sponsored.
  • PWB MARKETING BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
    [Blog] List Management: Tips to Best Manage your Campaigns
    The post List Management: Tips to Best Manage your Campaigns appeared first on PWB Blog. 'Knowing your customer, especially when sending e-blasts is important to keep your customer from simply clicking “delete” when receiving your message or perhaps opting out altogether. Avoid becoming SPAM at all costs. While many companies do offer the Opt In feature for list management, they don’t always allow users to choose their desired path. The best lists will allow clients to choose what they want to see in messaging. My son has been in Cub Scouts since 2010. ” it raid.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
    [Blog] Risk and Reward in Business
    Blog business 'There’s an assumption in business that if you don’t take risks, you don’t get rewards. Consequently risk is valued, and while it might be argued that its really just calculated risk, which is valued, I find it to be an interesting axiom that doesn’t necessarily apply to very successful companies. In Great by Choice , the authors point out that many great companies are more adverse to taking risk, than actually acting on it. Nonetheless, they are very successful, which indicates that reward isn’t always tied to risk. What makes it risky?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
    [Blog] ProBlogger Event 2014 – Wrap Up
    This year almost two thirds of attendees were with us for their first time, most of whom were in their first year of blogging. We also surprised those attendees who have been to all five PBEVENTS with free tickets to next year’s event, a couple of attendees with a trip to Melbourne to spend the day with the ProBlogger team to help take their blog to the next level, and another with a date night for her and her husband at a hotel in Perth along with free tickets to next years PBEVENT in Perth and next year’s main event. via Blog Success School. Enjoy! General
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
    [Blog] Grow Your Business Audience Without Google
    Awareness Blogging Community content marketing Marketing Online Marketing Search Optimization Small Business built-in social Business Audience community Copyblogger Google Google Authorship influence Jeff Korhan New Rainmaker relationships website 'Depending on leads from sources other than the friends and customers in your business audience is a dangerous plan. You may know that Google recently killed Google Authorship. In a nutshell, this was a feature that allowed authors of original content to share the authority of search results with the sites publishing it. It’s a condition.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
    [Blog] Association Social Media: American Society of Civil Engineers
    We might have one piece of content – a blog post, a magazine article, or a video – that can be rehashed across a variety of different social spaces. try to consider the audience in each space, and tailor the message used to promote that blog post or video for each platform and audience. Each week, I attend a “leverage meeting” with others who oversee or edit various communications channels (think blogs, email newsletters, and the like). 1) First things first –  in what department in your organization does your role sit? Who do you report to? . photo credit ).
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
    [Blog] How To Get Noticed As An Expert
    Asking insightful questions in your blog posts is an effective way start framing your reader’s problem. Example: A client with great traffic to his blog was concerned that most of that traffic wasn’t converting into paid customers. Example: I’ve used  Lady Gaga   Madonna,  Tim McGraw ,    Oprah ,    Beyonce , and    Lex Luther  to illustrate Pushing Social’s approach to blog post writing, social media strategy, and creating content. Michael understands that his audience needs to see more than blog posts. 'Do you sell advice? If so, you need to be an expert.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
    [Blog] 12 Google+ Headers (Thanks a Million Part II)
    During this time I shifted content production from multiple blog posts a week to produce photos via my 365 Full Frame project, and that has been the primary driver of this grown. 'I recently passed one million views on Google+ , a number that doubled in the past year. This is the second time I have passed a million views on a social network this year, the other being Flickr. To thank folks for continuing to like and support my photography interests, please find below 12 free Google+ header images. These pictures are my most popular 365 Full Frame photos so far, as rated by 500 Pixels.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
    [Blog] 15 New Facebook Advertising Statistics
    'Our friends at Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud (a sponsor of this blog) recently released their boffo Social Advertising Benchmark Report , where they dug deep into the actual results stemming from more than one trillion (TRILLION!) advertising impressions on Facebook, purchased through their platform. It’s a fascinating report, and I suggest you download it (for free) , as there are a lot more statistics (including breakout for EU, Australia, et al) and many more nifty charts and. Read the whole entry.
  • ENGAGE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
    [Blog] What Brands Can Learn from the Fashion Industry
    There’s a humanistic element to the images that one can relate to, even on their blog. What I Love : Anthropologie utilizes their social channels to not only promote their products, but also incorporate quotes, food and drive traffic to their blog. 'Often I find myself browsing fashion-related posts on Instagram, Pinterest or a company’s website. Fifteen minutes pass by where I’ve put off whatever needed to be done and become lost in the images and content delivered by the brand. This is what I call great content marketing in the fashion world. Anthropologie. Refinery 29.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
    [Blog] Making Connections Like the Railroad
    Each issue has a theme, including four quick valuable links to outside resources , along with a review of blog posts and daily podcasts from the previous week. 'As you head west on I-80 coming into Nebraska from Iowa, you see two a monument presenting two iconic locomotive engines. The way the transcontinental railroad was making connections in commerce and communities across the nation was like a precursor to the Internet today. use several train and railroad “themes” here, with specific purposes. ConverStations. Small Biz Tracks. Whistle Stops Weekly. SubClub Memberships.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
    [Blog] 15 Storytelling Techniques
    The post 15 Storytelling Techniques appeared first on Writtent Blog. 'Storytelling is a major part of any content marketing strategy. You see, there’s one big problem with online marketing. It’s online. In other words, since Internet marketing is … well, on the Internet, there’s no way for the visitors who happen to come across your brand to get to know you. In short, they don’t get the opportunity to understand who you are and what your brand stands for. It’s the only way to tell your story’s brand online. Be Authentic. The whole idea behind storytelling is  authenticity.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014
    [Blog] 5 Unique Ways to Increase Your Blog Traffic
    Today, you don’t gain blog traffic by paying for backlinks or by swapping them like the old days. They will also engage with you, which helps you to improve your blog. To that end, here are five new ways of looking at increasing your blog traffic. Your blog is the main avenue for communication with your audience. While your main purpose for the blog may be to promote your business, yourself, or some other product or service, you need to focus on providing quality content to the reader. Share your blogs on social networks. Blog Promotion
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014
    [Blog] Week in Review: Posts and Podcasts September 14 – 20, 2014
    One way to do this is by combining your blog posts or other content into a week in review on SlideShare. Blog Coach Whistle Stops 'Week in Review September 14 – September 20: Posts and Podcasts from  ConverStations  and  SmallBiz Tracks Daily Podcasts The repurposing of content to reach new audiences and extend the shelf life of your efforts is something we always coach. SmallBiz Tracks Week in Review: September 20, 2014 from Mike Sansone You can catch a complete review, in addition to top links to give your small business a L.I.F.T SBTD 69:  Why Use GoDaddy?
  • DIGITAL DIVA  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014
    [Blog] Weddings, Birthday Parties & Keeping Comfy
    do really like Timehop (if you’re a regular reader of my blog, check out my band photo). 'Another week gone. Whooosh. don’t know where times goes at the moment, seems like I have a lot on and endless to do lists. shouldn’t complain though, I get bored easily and like being busy. This week was mostly full of work, weddings and birthday parties… mixed with bumping my beloved car (bad times!) to balance out the fun. Here are a few highlights…starting off with what I wore: Keeping comfy and showing my knees. and my TopShop ripped knee Jamie jeans. Wedding Fever.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014
    [Blog] Mistakes We Make At Work
    blogging. advertisingpodcast blog blogging brand businessbook businesspodcast davidusher digitalmarketing facebook google huffingtonpost itunes jessicabacal marketingpodcast mistakesimadeatwork smithcollege thenewyorktimes twitter wurtelecenterforworkandlifeatsmithcollege 'Episode #428 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. was walking through a bookstore while awaiting a dinner meeting, and I came across a book titled, Mistakes I Made At Work. Regrets. I''ve had a few. What do you think? brand. business book.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
    [Blog] New Blog Post
    'Lorem Ipsum. Format. Social Media
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
    [Blog] This Ain't No Ice Bucket Challenge. Please Read.
    publish this blog, the podcast, my two books ( Six Pixels of Separation and CTRL ALT Delete ), articles in Harvard Business Review , Huffington Post and Inc. do my best to put out six blog posts and one audio podcast every week. 'Here''s a simple truth about me: I don''t like asking you for anything. don''t. don''t like asking you to share my content. don''t like asking you to follow me on Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , Instagram or whatever. don''t like asking for help, in general. It''s a fault. I''m not perfect. Well, I need your help. I''m asking for your help. am very lucky."
  • DEVUMI  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
    [Blog] How to Choose a Social Media Platform for your Business
    'We talk all the time here on the Devumi Blog about how to make certain social channels work for your business, increase your followers, get more views, and better your investment in social media marketing. The post How to Choose a Social Media Platform for your Business appeared first on Devumi Blog. Something that we don’t touch on enough is how to  choose a social media platform for your marketing style. will also be providing examples throughout the article for you to learn from first hand! things to think about as you choose a social media marketing platform.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
    [Blog] Free Yourself from Facebook by Leveraging 3 Other Platforms
    After surfing interesting content on your favorite industry blogs, take time to share links to the content you found most interesting. Never auto-post your blog articles – that qualifies as spam. This can include your blog articles if they truly serve that purpose. If you haven’t already, make sure you sign up for Google authorship on your blog because the SEO payoff is righteous. With a recent, dramatic drop in organic search results, savvy brands are flocking to other social media platforms. Because Facebook is familiar. And they’ll look to the host (you!)
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
    [Blog] 11 Steps to Effective Website Copywriting
    The post 11 Steps to Effective Website Copywriting appeared first on Writtent Blog. 'Effective website copy can be broken down into two simple parts: it conveys information and convinces visitors to act. The ultimate goal of any website is to gain conversions, and website copywriting is the science of telling stories that urge readers to respond. There is no one formula for website copywriting that works for every company. Short but sweet might be just the thing for one business, while another will require more in-depth information to convince visitors to take action. Keep it simple.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
    [Blog] How To Use Long Tail Keywords
    If I had a site about cooking, there wouldn’t be much sense in writing “how to use long tail keywords” in a blog post. This is a good source for blog ideas, too, because it isn’t that difficult to write a post based on what you know people have tried to find. Local businesses have a huge source of long tail keywords just by adding the geographic information, like “where to buy microplane graters and whole nutmegs in Podunk” There’s a lot of information about long tail keywords  on this blog and the SiteProNews has all those tips, too.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
    [Blog] Best Practices – Twitter for Business [Resources]
    Related Stories 5 Ways to Make Your Startup Attractive for Social Media Engagement 21 Best Business Blogging Tips Slide Decks that LIFT Driving Car Comfy. 'There are plenty of business owners who open a Twitter account and give it a shot for a few days, sort of. Then, they let the account sit dry and forget it’s even there. Twitter can be a fantastic tool to build business and relationship. Here are some great resources on how to build your business presence on Twitter. Great resource! This resource will help take you to greater heights. Consider leaving a comment! Social Media
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
    [Blog] 15 Must-Have Tools for Professional Copywriters
    The post 15 Must-Have Tools for Professional Copywriters appeared first on Writtent Blog. 'They say that a craftsman is only as good as his tools. The same goes for professional copywriters, and practically any other industry, as a matter-of-fact. No matter what niche you specialize in, it’s important that you have the right tools so that you’re able to craft the best possible copy for your client. Here’s a suite of 15 must-have tools copywriters should equip themselves with. Copyscape (free). Flickr (free). simply don’t know what I do without  Flickr. Un-Suck It (free). Adeeze (paid).
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
    [Blog] Everybody Writes: How to Tell Your Business Story
    White Key Take-Aways Blogging Community content marketing Marketing Online Marketing Podcast Small Business Social Business Social Media Success Ann Handley communication community customers Jeff Korhan marketing Marketing Profs social media stories story Storytelling writing YouTube 'Listen to the Episode Below (00:32:42). Download. iTunes. Stitcher. SoundCloud. Get Weekly Marketing Updates. Discover What is New for Business. Powered by Simple Podcast Press. This is Episode 09 of  This Old New Business  weekly  business podcast with Jeff Korhan. Our Featured Guest: Ann Handley. Show Up.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
    [Blog] Q&A: Your Social Media Strategy
    'There’s not much Darren hasn’t tried in the way of social media, and using it as a complement to his blog. Darren covers: Where social media fits in your blogging journey. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. In this webinar (available in full to ProBlogger.com members), he outlines his method for success, as well as answering your questions about how to make the best use of this media. What hierarchy of importance social media should go in (because you can’t be across everything!). How to find readers. How to build a presence. One not to be missed!
  • PAUL GILLIN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Blog] What You Probably Didn’t Know About Editors
    sat down to write this essay after reading Alexandra Samuel’s eloquent post on the HBR blog network. Content Marketing journalism marketing Alexandra Samuel Bill Blundell editing HBR blog network wall street journal 'This morning I spent 45 minutes cutting an article by a technology marketer by one-third. When I finished, the piece was better than when I started. And that made me happy. love editing, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Editors get little credit for what they do, but like film directors and record producers, their function is essential to a quality product. Wrong.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Blog] Uncertainty is a reality of life and business
    Blog business 'One of the realities of business (and life for that matter) is that there is no such thing as certainty. As people, we crave certainty. You see it in business, with money back guarantees, warranties, and other such things all designed to provide a sense of certainty, a sense of risk reversal that helps the buyer feel safe enough to take the risk. But certainty is illusive, ultimately, something promised, which can only really be obtained in a given moment and only for that moment. But that desire can lead you to decide quickly, sometimes too quickly.
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Blog] Blinkist Makes Sure You Always Have Time To Read Non-Fiction
    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. 'Does reading a non-fiction and learning a bunch from it sound good to you? What if you could read a non-fiction, wherever you are, in whatever time you have? And even better – what if you had a chance to cover a book’s key insights in 15 minutes? This doesn’t need to be a ‘what if’ situation for you, because a Berlin-based startup wants you to have all this and more. What is Blinkist? How to Use Blinkist. minutes per chapter. Conclusion. annually.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Blog] Case Study: My Experiment with Starting a 2nd Facebook Page for My Blog
    publish five posts every day – two posts link to new tutorials on the dPS blog, while the other three link to posts from the archives (all from at least a year ago). Most bloggers have a Facebook page dedicated to their blog – but what is to stop us from having more than one? Facebook don’t seem to have a problem with a user owning more than one page – so I began to wonder if there might be a benefit from having a second one to experiment with and potentially support my blog in a different way. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. General
  • PROACTIVE REPORT  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Blog] Cision’s New Digital Reach Measurement Tool
    Cision recently released Digital Reach , a service that aims to calculate the extended social reach of a news site or blog. The idea behind Digital Reach is to find and calculate, as correctly as possible, the reach of a  news site or blog. And,  if the site was in a specific section of the site or on a sub-domain, (many blogs are a sub-domain on sites like wordpress.com) it was not possible to get a correct UVPM figure for that publication. But at least it does give you an indication of the  potential reach of a site or blog. Did they stay on the site or leave?
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Blog] Which of These Booming Social Media Sites Are You Ignoring?
    Most of my content is text based and feels most at home within the context of a blog. It does require time to do this, but the efforts are beginning to drive more traffic to the blog and there are plenty of tools that can help you create visual content quickly and without any design skills. It’s not enough to just write blog posts anymore and I will be implementing several additional platforms in the near future, including more podcast episodes soon to come. ” Probably more than once or twice. Should you give up and pursue more worthwhile marketing activities?
  • SOCIALFISH  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Blog] Association Social Media: Philanthropy Ohio
    WordPress is our blog site which I then share our blog posts on Facebook and Twitter. LinkedIn continues to be the best place for us sharing job openings (we have a community job board on our website) and professional development opportunities, articles, blogs, etc. ——————— This interview is with Jessica Howard, Membership Services Associate, Philanthropy Ohio. Welcome! 1) First things first –  in what department in your organization does your role sit? Who do you report to? . Are they interlinked in specific ways?
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Blog] Blogging Tips to Increase Marketing Efforts to the Professional Tradesmen
    'For those who follow me on a regular basis, you know I’m a big supporter of blogs. It seems that most companies now are at least considering doing a blog. Here are a few good reasons you should consider a blog for your company: Websites are mostly static  - Once a contractor has been to your website, why does he need to go back? Thought leadership  - One of the main objectives of a blog is to set you and your company apart. Blogging is a collaborative process. He knows who you are and what you do. It also allows for interactions with both categories.
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Blog] Blogging Tips to Increase Marketing Efforts to the Professional Tradesmen
    'For those who follow me on a regular basis, you know I’m a big supporter of blogs. It seems that most companies now are at least considering doing a blog. Here are a few good reasons you should consider a blog for your company: Websites are mostly static  - Once a contractor has been to your website, why does he need to go back? Thought leadership  - One of the main objectives of a blog is to set you and your company apart. Blogging is a collaborative process. He knows who you are and what you do. It also allows for interactions with both categories.
  • DEVUMI  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Blog] Get More YouTube Subscribers with these 5 Tips!
    Be careful with your annotations, don’t end up looking like this: Connect your YouTube channel to your blog and website. You have people showing up on your blog and website all the time who are interested in you and your content. Including a YouTube widget that connects your YouTube channel to your website or blog is another great way to get more YouTube subscribers, and to continue making those connections that I was talking about above. There are a few ways that you can do this: Installing a subscription widget in the sidebar of your website/blog. DO NOT SPAM.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Blog] 5 Myths about Copywriting You Believe
    The next time you see one of these myths proclaimed on a blog, run as fast as you can in the opposite direction. m curious – what other myths have you experienced copywriters seen on other blogs? The post 5 Myths about Copywriting You Believe appeared first on Writtent Blog. 'Someone, somewhere, once said something that was untrue. Maybe the person said it in jest, or maybe the person said it out of his or her ignorance, but the person said it. Someone else heard what that person said and then repeated it to others. The result of that ever-continuing chain? Think about it.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
    [Blog] The Beautiful Freedom of Not Giving a Crap
    Those That Matter and Those That Meh Back in April of this year, I wrote a post on why readers of this blog might want to unsubscribe. It was a post that shared the direction this blog was moving in, and a heads up that if readers wanted to subscribe to a purely marketing blog, this one wouldn’t be for them (and I recommended five other blogs to subscribe to instead). We’re people, all of us – we’re not tied to talking about just business in life, so why should we be on our blogs (or other social footprints)? Except, not really. Source.
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
    [Blog] What Are You Doing to Drive Opted-in Emails?
    recently read a blog post by Ramsay Taplin in Copyblogger,  5 Subtle Writing Strategies That Drive Email Signups that I thought had value for the B-to-B community. 'Let’s face it, we’re all in this for the same reason. To talk with people who share the same interest and could possibly be or refer us a new client. So in order to get them to give up their email, we better come up with some interesting and helpful stuff that will make them want to be in our book for future gems. It’s not only what you have to say, but how you say it. Add a personal touch or a little humor.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
    [Blog] Why is your content strategy failing?
    Adopting a content strategy and posting blog posts is not enough. Self-promotion on the blog. The aim of a blog is to share insight, and helpful information with the readers, and if you are using your blog as a medium for product placement, you might as well drop the idea. Your blog’s credibility will reduce drastically if you start advertising your products or services on it. simple and subtle call to action line at the end of the blog also has the power to draw in consumers. Add different types of media in your blog. Boring content.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Blog] The Perfect Brand Example for Your Social Media
    What are we going to blog about? 'Business is about being an example; an example of how the world can be. Leadership is about leading by example. Customer service is about serving by example. Marketing is about giving examples. Sales is about delivering against those examples. Social media marketing is about BEING that example. Often people say they are confused about how they should be on social media. What if you saw it as an example of who you are? What if you saw it as giving examples of how wonderful your customer’s life could be? Social Media
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Blog] Four Ways to Crush Your Email Challenge and Build the List
    You should be collecting emails before you even build the blog or write the book. This is a major problem in the blogging world. Luke Guy blogs at Lukeguy.com. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. 'This is a guest contribution from Luke Guy. support building your email list more than any other thing. It’s the building block to any platform-building. Wish I did it this way to begin with. Collecting emails has got to be the fastest, easiest, cheapest way to build a community. You can approach someone and more likely get their email than a “like” on Facebook.
  • KIKOLANI  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Blog] 7 Awesome eCommerce Platforms For Small Businesses
    modern admin interface, build-in blog interface, and apps available for almost any advanced functionality, make Shopify a viable option. WooCommerce is built on the back of WordPress blogging platform. You can also use Selz widgets on your pre-existing blog or website as opposed to having a complete store. 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. 'The ‘click and order’ trend is undergoing a major shift. As consumers increasingly turn to their PCs, smartphones, tablets, etc. PrestaShop.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Blog] 6 Internal Links Your Site Should Have
    But, as Ben Acheson points out on Search Engine People Blog, “ 6 Ways to Use Internal Links (The Next Key SEO Tactic?) ” it’s getting even more important. Link Blog and News Content to Products and Categories  – always a logical and valuable way to add to your optimization. 'Did you know that internal links are powerful SEO tools? “Sure,” you say, “I learned that way back at the beginning.” ” And it’s true, internal links on your site are basic SEO stuff. Always. link building internal links links online health checkup
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Blog] 7 Roles of the Savvy Content Marketer
    The content marketer isn’t a glorified account executive who can talk about Facebook and blogging. A little CSS knowledge give you the ability to add personality and flair to your websites and blog. PHP is the underlying language that runs WordPress blogs and you can use it customize your WordPress blog and customize your content. 'A content marketer is a different species of professional. I’ve been helping businesses market themselves for 18 years and have seen the marketer evolve since the early 90’s. They went from direct mail specialists to media specialists.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Blog] 5 Marketing Myths
    In actuality, a small group of blogging voices laud these best practices and ideas based on their experiences or beliefs, which for all intents and purposes are valid. Write a great blog post and publish it with no visual media assets at all. 3) Blogs Are the First Tactic of Content Marketing Future. Blogs are not the first go tactic in the content marketing future. wonder what its going to be like reading this blog post on an Apple Watch. Of all the distribution channels noted by marketing survey respondents, blogging was considered the least effective.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Blog] Simple and Easy
    Writing a blog post on a consistent, frequent basis is not easy, but it is simple. 'A lot of business owners are looking for easy. Some call easy, simple. Yet, simple can sometimes be hard. Easy is not always lazy. Simple and Easy are not the same, and there can be great value in both. We We use an acronym for EASY – though it’s more for the decision-making than the work or practice. Christopher Penn writes, “ Easy is a minimum amount of effort to produce a result ,” and follows with “ Simple is the removal of everything except what matters.”
  • T2 SOCIAL  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
    [Blog] 5 Blogging Worst Practices to Avoid
    'Blogging is a popular activity, but there are some worst practices out there that all bloggers need to avoid. Have a look and make sure you aren’t committing any of these blogging fouls. If you come across a blog that states that Facebook has  nearly a billion users, that post is somewhat outdated, and the information you’re reading is wrong. slight typo here or there won’t cause people to flee from your blog, but if you display a total lack of writing ability, people will be hard pressed to return. Writing a good blog is hard. Attribution.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
    [Blog] Master 5 Copywriting Formulas to Grow Sales Online
    just could not write a blog post about sales copywriting formulas without adding FAB to the list. The post Master 5 Copywriting Formulas to Grow Sales Online appeared first on Writtent Blog. 'Image source. Want your sales copy to stand out to readers and compel them to make a purchase? Of course you do. But for your sales copy to be effective in a time when consumers are constantly bombarded with content it must meet three vital criteria: Your sales copy must grab attention. Your content must then gain the reader’s interest. Savvy Panda explains. 1 – 2 – 3 – 4. SLAP Rule. Forest.
  • PAMORAMA  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
    [Blog] 8 Tips for Managing a Social Media Crisis
    Create an area to house information Develop an area on your website or blog that contains all of the information about the crisis and what your company is doing about it. Tips for Managing a Social Media Crisis is a post by Pam Dyer on Pamorama | Social Media Marketing Blog. 'How in the world could this have happened?! It’s the middle of the night where you are but it’s early afternoon someplace else, where a group of angry customers is mounting an offensive against your brand. Rage spills over to other social networks and influential bloggers are decimating your reputation. The
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
    [Blog] Week in Review: Posts and Podcasts September 7 – 13, 2014
    One way to do this is by combining your blog posts or other content into a week in review on SlideShare. ConverStations blog posts you may have missed this week: NFL: Collaboration Plus Competition 21 Best Blogging Tips Stay in the Stable? Related Stories Saturday Slides Providing a LIFT to Business Owners The PAIN of Small Business Owners (LIFT Clips) Week in Review August 17 – August 23, 2014: Posts and Podcasts If a Tree Falls in the Forest and Nobody is Around … Blog Coach Whistle Stops by subscribing to  Whistle Stops Weekly  email newsletter.
  • DIGITAL DIVA  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
    [Blog] Buying too much skincare…and getting practical for once
    Errr… I do always do that, it’s just that I used to do quite a few ‘What I Wore Today’ posts, either on this blog or over at WIWT.com… but I get lazy and forget. I’ve been meaning to review Bundobust on the blog for a while, so that post will come next. 'It’s a busy month so far, getting over the log cabin weekend from last week … a full workload and lots of house-related chores (searching for the perfect flooring stopped being fun weeks ago). This week I’ve been mostly… Wearing Clothes. bought a LOT of Ole Henriksen.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
    [Blog] The Future Of Work
    blogging. advertisingpodcast blog blogging brand businessbook businesspodcast chessmediagroup davidusher digitalmarketing facebook google itunes jacobmorgan markzuckerberg marketingpodcast starbucks thecollaborativeorganization thefutureofwork thefutureorganization twitter 'Episode #427 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. It''s not just the marketing of a business that fascinates me. It''s everything about the future of work. How will teams be structured? What will the leaders of the future look like? brand.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2014
    [Blog] Show 503 – Maximising E-learning for Marketing
    And for your chance to win just share this blog post! 'Laura Wall Klieves is the VP Academy & Marketing and Duarte.com. Nancy Duarte is one of my favourite business thinkers. She has a life’s mission of removing boring presentations and helping business leaders tell their stories in an engaging way. Recently she launched an e-learning course on how to make awesome presentations and of course I signed up… and I asked Laura for her to share her learning on how to develop an e-learning package that delivers great content and acts as a lead generator for their business.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2014
    [Blog] Saturday Slides Providing a LIFT to Business Owners
    LEARN: Business Books From A – Z Business Books from A to Z from Emma Snider IMPROVE: 10 Tips for a Better Blog Post by Ann Handley 10 Tips for a Better Blog Post by Ann Handley from Wiley Publishers FIND FLOW: The Pixar Way: Quotes on Maintaining a Creative Company The Pixar Way: 37 Quotes on Developing and Maintaining a Creative Company (from Creativity, Inc. Blogging Books Marketing Whistle Stops 'As we approach our customers and the content we publish, we always look for ways to give our people a boost using  the LIFT acronym. your presence or practice. 
  • KIKOLANI  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
    [Blog] SendinBlue Review – Small Business Pricing with Enterprise Features
    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. 'Just recently, I saw a long conversation on Facebook where someone asked if there were any good email marketing platforms outside of the top two or three that everyone seems to be using. This person was looking for a platform that had not been pummelled by hackers lately, keeping well-known email marketers down for days at a time. Around the same time, I was contacted about a sponsored post from an interesting email marketing platform. SendinBlue. SMS marketing. Spam checking.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
    [Blog] Best Practices for Your Online Business and E-commerce
    Related Stories 5 Ways to Make Your Startup Attractive for Social Media Engagement 4 Simple Steps to Help You Improve Your Marketing Strategy The Customers Love Cheese 13 ½ Business Blogging Tips to Effortlessly Impress Your Readers and Skyrocket Your Sales. 'Guest Post by Larry Alton Since businesses first started building websites on the Internet, marketing and optimization practices have changed in order to accommodate the evolution of technology. The website needs to be able to scale down to smartphone display sizes in order to be the most efficient. Consider leaving a comment!
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
    [Blog] Google+ Communities: Amplify Your Content In Search
    Complete User Guide by Martin Shervington that includes video tutorials, a blog, and more. 'Listen to the Episode Below (0:34:29). Download. iTunes. Stitcher. SoundCloud. Get Weekly Marketing Updates. Discover What is New for Business. This is Episode 8 of  This Old New Business  weekly  business podcast with Jeff Korhan. Earlier this year Social Media Examiner released an extensive social media marketing industry report that revealed learning Google+ was a top priority for businesses. One of the reasons for this is they intuitively understand Google+ impacts Google search results.
  • VIPER CHILL  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
    [Blog] SEO and the Stock Market: How to Profit from Google Penalties
    This wouldn’t be much of a blog post if I only had a few examples so I decided to look further back to 2013 and beyond. needed publicly traded companies which are the kind that TechCrunch would blog about. would recommend similar “site: searches” for Mashable, The Next Web and other startup-related blogs to find even more examples you can follow. Another company I’ve blogged about, Wix.com, are clearly buying paid links around the web. Create a blog post targeting Yelp and how they’re breaking guidelines. When Panda 4.0 Airbnb.
  • FRESHNETWORKS   |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
    [Blog] Agile innovation update September 2014
    To find out more about Uber’s agile approach to service development, read our thoughts on Corner Shop on the blog. In a recent blog post, we explore 4 other corporates collaborating with start-ups to drive innovation.  . 'Each month we bring you the  FreshMinds  Agile Innovation Update. This month we’re looking at Uber’s agile approach to service development, Barclaycard’s plans to use its wearable payments technology as an insight tool and Tesco’s hackathon to drive innovation. Uber leads the way in agile service development.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
    [Blog] 5 Ways to Make Your Startup Attractive for Social Media Engagement
    Related Stories 21 Best Business Blogging Tips Slide Decks that LIFT 4 Simple Steps to Help You Improve Your Marketing Strategy Driving Car Comfy. 'Written by Larry Alton As a startup, you probably have ambition to spare, but when it comes to social media engagement you can’t depend on drive alone. Social media (SM) management is both an art and a skill, but you might not be able to squeeze a professional manager into your budget quite yet. In this case, and for all businesses, you have to start with making your company appealing for SM platforms in the first place.
  • DEVUMI  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
    [Blog] Facebook vs. Twitter: Which is Better for your Brand?
    appeared first on Devumi Blog. 'When you’re looking at a Facebook vs. Twitter comparisons in terms of which is best for your brand, the first the thing that comes to mind is which thing first came into being. Facebook has been around since 2004, while Twitter has been around since 2006. That’s an extra two years of exposure, plus Twitter doesn’t have a movie. This has lead to Facebook having bigger and better brand exposure for its own brand, but what about yours? Facebook vs. Twitter: Which is better for promoting your brand? This is another bad sign for Facebook. Facebook, of course!
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
    [Blog] When TV Becomes An Accessory To YouTube
    After introducing auto-play video earlier this year, Facebook noted in a blog post today that the feature has led people to discover ''significantly more content'' as a result. 'Everyone is talking about video. Have you noticed how on Facebook , some videos in your newsfeed start on their own now? You don''t have to click on them. They just start. For some, this is very upsetting and disruptive to the Facebook experience. If this is you, step aside. If this is causing you pain, please do this ). and just how big of a business this is (and will continue to be) for marketers. autoplay.
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