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    [Blog] Blogs Influence Consumer Spending More Than Social Networks
    Blogging breeds community, where influence is born. A new survey from Technorati has found that many consumers are turning to blogs when they’re looking to buy something. They rank blogs as the third most influential digital resource (31%) when it comes to making purchase decisions, following retail sites (56%) and brand sites (34%). Blogging Marketing Social Media Social Media Marketing Social Networking Consumer Spending Facebook Influencer Marketing TwitterBut it [.].
    [Blog] Blogging and Content Marketing: Results Versus Personality
    A corporate blog has a purpose. So, it’s obvious you want to get results with your blog. However, the rules and best practices of efficient blogging should not undermine vision and personality. Blogging is a balancing act. Blogging Content marketing blogging content marketingIn fact, it can serve several purposes. Content is produced by people for people, with a focus on [.].
    [Blog] Is Guest Blogging Really Dead?
    The Internet erupted yesterday when Matt Cutts said that guest blogging is “done.” My interpretation is this, Guest blogging as a link building tool only is a dead science; you can expect the search engines (especially Google) to start roughing it up a bit. Guest blogging, like any other kind of content marketing, must first and foremost follow the quality rule. Guest blogging is nothing less than another form of article marketing, which has always existed in some form on the Web. Like article marketing, guest blogging was taken over by the spammers.
  • SOCMED SEAN  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2012
    [Blog] Spring Cleaning For Your Blog – How A Little Work Can Drive Search Engine And Social Media Traffic
    Just a heads-up…your blog may need some Spring cleaning, too. So in preparation for my blog Spring cleaning, I thought I’d put together a checklist of things that I want to do that would positively impact my SEO and I figured I’d share it in hopes that might help you out. Tips For Cleaning Up Your Blog And Improving Your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Clean up those plugins – If you have been trying out new plugins or widgets for your blog, be sure to delete them if you’re not using them. Are those widgets slowing down your blog?
    [Blog] An Ode to Blog Comment Spam
    Ever notice how the most flattering blog comments are actually the spam comments? It has already snagged more than 100K on this blog: An achievement worthy of some actual praise. Related posts: Blog Tag Optimization Tips for News Sites. This always makes me smile, so I thought I’d share a handful of them here. It would be a shame for so much unbridled positivity to never make its way into the world. Hey, I Got the Lead Sentence in a Spammy Scraper Article. Is Using Facebook Comments Good for Publishers? Publishing
    [Blog] The Bamboo Project Blog
    The Bamboo Project Blog. The Power of Blogging ISNT Just in Reading Them. RANT ALERT! ) In a few weeks were going to be looking at blogs in the Work Literacy course. As we think about that module and the fact that for most people, their primary interaction with blogs is to read them, Im growing impatient with this idea from a learning perspective. In fact, I have to go on record right now as saying that reading blogs is only a small part of what makes blogs powerful for learning. Gender and Blogging and Top 25 Lists, Oh My! Week 3-- Blogs.
    [Blog] How This Blog Can Double Its Readership
    Perhaps most evident is the direct correlation between blog post frequency, search engine spider indexing, and your keyword searching to discover online content to read, learn, and share. Sign up, if you haven’t already, to receive new blog posts by RSS or email. Please continue reading How This Blog Can Double Its Readership and leave a comment if inspired. When he's not blogging, Ari helps brands improve their digital media marketing. Comments Comments Related Stories 8 Steps to Write a Meaningful Blog Post Why Livefyre is Here Again Guest Bloggers Wanted.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011
    [Blog] The Importance of Guest Blogging
    Why does anyone bother guest blogging? Guest blogging is very important for both the blogger and the blog they are guest blogging on. Many bloggers don’t see the point in guest blogging and it baffles me! There are so many reasons why you should guest post every so often. 1: Guest blogging gives you a new perspective. know some who verify facts 1,000,000 times before their guest posts, but half as much time on their own blog! When writing on another persons blog, many authors change their style – slightly or completely! Guest.
    [Blog] Blog Rescue: 7 Common Problems with Corporate Blogs
    If you’re reading this blog, it means that you’re doing a lot right. You’ve got a robust digital presence with eye-catching videos, maybe even a podcast, and of course the requisite corporate blog. Maybe you’re feeling like that blog isn’t doing as well as it. Read the whole entry. » Blogging and Content Creation blog rescue blogging content marketing corporate blogging digital marketing Image via Your company, brand or client is already on all relevant social media platforms.
    [Blog] Are you thinking about your blog all wrong
    Not all that long ago, blogs were consumed consistently and comprehensively. blog was a comfortable slipper of information that fit into your daily (or near-daily) pattern because you were “fed” updates via RSS and/or email. Your favorite blogs (and you could rattle off that list of favorites on command) were oft-updated collections of content from writers you felt you knew, about topics you embraced. Blog consumption is a Mixtape not an Album. You were loyal to a blog and a blogger, the same way you were loyal to an artist and an album. No more.
    [Blog] How to Learn Social Media Marketing: 15 Blogs for Beginners
    Are you blogging, Facebooking, tweeting, or pinning? 20 social media marketing blogs you should be reading in 2015 This is an unordered list — all of these blogs are packed with helpful information. 1. Buffer Buffer Buffer’s blog is one of the best in the social media space. Rebekah Radice Rebekah Radice’s award-winning blog helps small business owners and entrepreneurs make radical shifts within social media and online marketing. 3. Their blog covers current ideas and tried-and-true approaches you can add to your toolbox. 6.
    [Blog] Why Blog Posts Fail
    As I wrote about in my post “ Are you thinking about your blog all wrong? This is especially true for blogs, where 80-90% of all blog traffic comes from 10-20% of the posts you publish. You have a blog that publishes three posts per week, 50 weeks per year. You have a full-time blog editor/manager that makes $60,000 per year ($90,000 with standard benefits/expenses). Your blog tech, hosting, design, plug-ins cost an average of $1,500 per month. Why Are You Wasting $900 on a Blog Post That Won’t Work? Almost certainly so. You are not.
    [Blog] How Much Content Is Enough For Your Blog? [Study]
    Tweet Many businesses run a blog as a part of their social media strategy. But amidst the hustle bustle of the day, how do we ensure that our blog is up and running with the right amount of content inflow? In the following post, I will share some research findings on optimal frequency of blog posts for customer acquisition and how to ensure that the frequency is maintained. In order to understand this first, we need to find answers to the following questions: What is the right frequency of posting the content on the blog? Do you have some tips for running a blog?
    [Blog] 20 Ways to Generate ROI from a Corporate Blog
    The core of social media marketing efforts should be the corporate blog. Through a blog, marketers become publishers, providing their audience with relevant and valuable content. Corporate blogs can operate in a similar fashion, except that the sole sponsor or advertiser is the company itself. Essentially, marketers need to (carefully and tactfully) advertise on their own blogs. Use “ads&# in your blog sidebar, and in-post text links where appropriate, to drive visitors to your white paper or other gated content download pages. What should they promote?
    [Blog] Guest Blogging: The Ultimate Guide
    You are here: ViperChill » Social Media » Guest Blogging: The Ultimate Guide Guest Blogging: The Ultimate Guide Written by Glen, this post has 107 Comments I try not to sound too egotistical when I say this, but over the past 12 months I have certainly been one of the ‘faces of guest posting,’ simply because I have had a lot of public success with the tactic. I’ve been interviewed about marketing using guest posts over 10 times, I’m mentioned on the homepage of a guest posting community and I’ve written far more of them than I care to remember.
    [Blog] How To Market Your Business With A Blog
    Everywhere you turn, you can hear someone talking about a blog. Whether they are writing a blog or they are reading a blog, one thing is for sure. Blogs are wildly popular. Blogs are like websites, but you have social interaction with your viewers. Many blog sites are free and easy to use, too. Each time you post a blog, it looks as if it is an individual web page. Putting your business ideas into a blog will bring your business more potential customers and an audience who wants to see what you are discussing.
    [Blog] How to REALLY Increase B2B Blog Traffic
    Good content isn’t enough for a blog. You can have the best blog in the world, but if nobody goes to it, then you’re spinning your wheels. Great content and consistent traffic are the backbone for creating a viable blog. Explode Your B2B Blog Traffic. Our blog had been averaging about 150 visitors per week since June. The increase happened immediately when our blog was submitted – and selected – to be included in several blogging communities. Content from a blogging community is contributed by members and curated by editorial staff.
    [Blog] Blogging Leads to Sales
    Originally posted here on USSCO Speaks blog. Included in this bucket of online marketing is the concept of blogging. What is a blog? First off, let’s explore what a blog actually is and how it’s part of the bigger picture. blog, abbreviated for web+log, is typically an informational section of your website that allows for short content for frequent distribution. Blogs are also formatted fairly consistently with ability to filter through them with categories or tags that essential build a library of reference for the website visitors. Good luck!
    [Blog] Blog Sabotage!
    Even more personal, focusing on life and issues outside of marketing, this has become much more of a writer’s blog than a professional marketer’s vehicle. One could say I sabotaged my own blog. Certainly if you are one of the seven angels of blogging doom , the critical pen is flying right now. The renaissance of this blog that began last summer was part of my effort to market the last book. Imagine getting non-stop marketing blogs every week, year after year, and suddenly have a post-apocalyptic science fiction book dropped in your feed.
    [Blog] 11 Content Marketing Tools To Promote Your Blog
    Here’s one by Adam Nowlin, that originally appeared on his blog here , and is reposted with permission for you. Meanwhile, some estimates suggest that there are as many as 2 million blog articles uploaded to the internet every 24 hours. Currently, the site allows for a lot of autonomy in posting your blog articles, but the downside to that freedom is a lot of the site does seem fickle or finicky in terms of functionality. You know how I love posts about content curation tools. Examiner. But wait! There’s more! Click here  to start the application process. Scoop.It.
    [Blog] Seth's Blog: How to read a business book
    Seths Blog. Back to the home page for this blog. The Dip Blog. Seths Main Blog. All Marketers Are Liars Blog. Subscribe to Seths Blog. THE DIP BLOG by Seth Godin. All Marketers Are Liars Blog. Blog powered by TypePad. Member since 08/2003. « Competition | Blog Home. His blog is one of the first things I check every morning, in part for inspiration, in part for entertainment. As Ive discussed on my Freak Factor blog, Im a reading freak. Tracked on June 04, 2008 at 10:11 PM. « Competition | Blog Home.
    [Blog] Blogging or bust!
    We strongly believe that building a blog is the single most important and effective thing you can do to move your association into the social age. As can your fellow association social media practitioners … Here are three great examples of association blogs to inspire you. The Canadian Marketing Association – CMA Blog. And Now You Want Us To Blog Too? I love this slide deck by Deirdre Reid , for a talk given to the AENC. Deirdre’s slide deck has some great pointers, and we can help too. The American Geophysical Union – AGU Blogosphere.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Blog] This Disease Called Blogging
    Why do you blog? Why should you blog? One of my most favorite people is Gini Dietrich from Arment Dietrich and the always fun to read blog, Spin Sucks. Today, she published a blog titled, Responding (Or Not) to Blog Comments , in which she says: " we ended up having a conversation about blog comments and replying to them. The blogger replies to every comment left on his or her blog post ( Chris and me). don't blog to write. They happen to be on a blog platform. The blog comments are not mine. blog comments. media.
    [Blog] The Best Blogs to Read in 2013
    What are your suggested blogs for me to subscribe to, read, comment on, and share? Your own blog does not count. Please continue reading The Best Blogs to Read in 2013 and leave a comment if inspired. When he's not blogging, Ari helps brands improve their digital media marketing. Media bloggingDuring the final days of last year, Danny Brown published his list of 5 bloggers that everyone should follow and read. Three of the five I never heard of before, and therein lies the beauty of Danny’s list. It is his list. Do you have a ‘best of’ list?
    [Blog] Why Blog Comments Are About Branding
    Remember when blog comments were about building links and traffic? That was the early days of blogging. Then Google decided not to count blog comments for links. That pretty much shut down the blog-commenting-as-linkbuilding game. But blog comments still hold value. The value to be found in blog comments today is in branding. When you leave a blog comment on a blog post within your niche, you are essentially signing that comment with your stamp of authority. Blogging for Small Business blog commenting blogging link building
    [Blog] Top 3 Posts On The Firebelly Blog In July
    Facebook was a popular subject on our blog in July! Blog Facebook All three of our most-read posts were about everyone’s favorite (or not-so-favorite) social network. In case you missed them, here they are. #1 5 Reasons Your Facebook Contest Failed Not every Facebook contest is a success. Here are five common reasons why they fail. #2.
    [Blog] B2B Blogging Trends 2011: Towards an Integrated Approach
    In many organizations, blogs are still seen as almost separate entities. Several other organizations have no blog at all. The question, whether you need a blog or not depends on how customer-centric you want your business to be, how you want to be found in a very crowded online space and how you can use a blog to offer value to your “target groups” and your whole business ecosystem (employees, partners, etc. Should a company blog? Should employees blog? However, when not blogging you are missing out on important opportunities. included).
    [Blog] We'll Always Have Blogging
    Corporate blogging has been with us for quite some time, with some major companies having forayed into the space in the early to mid 2000s. Or is it that there's a purpose that isn't served by blogs? "I was misinformed." If you look at the recent statistics shared by eMarketer (" Corporate Blogging Goes Mainstream "), you'll see that only about a third of companies use blogs. But if you look at the growth over the last three years, the use of blogs has actually doubled (!). But blogging is more than that - or at least has the ability to be more than that.
    [Blog] Blogging Is Dead
    Every year, pundits proclaim the death of blogging. In 2008, it was Wired , wondering if the rise of Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and the like would be more en vogue for individuals, who were getting pushed aside as the conglomerate professional blogs were beginning to take prominence. In 2009, Copyblogger declared blogging dead (again) but noted that it would continue to live on. But Malik won't have us count blogging out - there's still plenty of room left for long-form content. Do we need to force-fit blogs to become more snack-sized as we Tumblrize the world?
    [Blog] Why Blogging is Still Not Dying
    It is sad that an article published on this blog 26 months ago on the fallacious death of blogging must be written again. With a sensational headline undoubtedly intended to bait web visitors to click and read about the wane of blogs , NYT reporter Vernon Kopytoff cites a 12-month-old survey and concludes that social networking is to blame for the end of blogs. That’s why blogging just won’t quit no matter how many times it’s declared dead. Related articles you may enjoy: Blogging for Authenticity. BLOGGING IN CAPITAL LETTERS: YES OR NO?
    [Blog] To blog or not to blog in the age of Medium
    —————– More and more, blogging feels like speaking into an unplugged mic. Back in the day, blogging was about words. You Just as quickly as we celebrated blogs and the internet for giving individuals the power to voice their ideas without having to be filtered or curated by mainstream media, it seems we’re right back where we started: individual voices being lost as the new mainstream media tell us what’s worth reading. The powers that be are telling us not to bother with our little blogs or websites anymore because…money.
    [Blog] #FollowFriday: Regional Blogs
    I have quite a few friends whose blogs I read that are regional (or very targeted to a specific industry) so a recommendation wouldn’t make sense for most of you. And then I figured it out! I’ll do them all in one #FollowFriday called Regional Blogs. She is a partner at HMA PR in Phoenix and she and her team write HMA Time , a blog that highlights clients and local media and treats them as friends and not just business partners. Patrick writes Rey(es) of Light , a blog about his musings, his family, and life in Detroit. She, like Patrick, has two blogs.
    [Blog] TOP 15 Augmented Reality Blogs
    Home Content RSS Log in Social Media Citizens Home Case Studies Reports SMC List TOP Lists Video Consulting Portfolio TOP 15 Augmented Reality Blogs February 26th, 2010 by Giedrius Ivanauskas Leave a reply » Share I’ve just created a new tab in my RSS reader solely dedicated to Augmented Reality. RobertRice I'd suggest [link] (Tish Shute) and my own blog [link] as well. You can leave a response , or trackback from your own site. powerful as it is, technology is just an enabler. smcitizens ] — October 8th via Twitter Comments ?????? Valid XHTML 1.0
    [Blog] Guest Blogging is Not Dead
    No, guest blogging is not dead. Recently, Matt Cutts, the head of web spam for Google, declared that guest blogging for SEO was dead. And there has been a lot of publicity lately because of his statements about guest blogging. Mr. Cutts, the “talking head” of Google who talks publicly to webmasters and website owners about complying with Google’s “best practices” and “acceptable webmaster guidelines”, had to come out and let website owners know Google’s stance on guest blogging. What about Guest Blogging Services?
    [Blog] Top 15 Social Media Marketing Blog Posts Of 2015
    The 15 most-read posts on our social media marketing blog in 2015! Starting with this post, I’ll be sharing them in a must-have series on our blog. To celebrate, I thought I’d do something a little different with my blog post this week—a retrospective on eight of my favorite memories from the past eight years. The post Top 15 Social Media Marketing Blog Posts Of 2015 appeared first on Firebelly | Social Media Marketing & Management Company. Blogging Firebelly News Social Media MarketingHere they are. But is it time to remove them? For some brands—yes.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2012
    [Blog] The Blog Of Awesome
    On June 28th, 2008 (nearly four years ago), I penned a blog post titled, Mass Media Or Mass Content - What's Worse? In this blog post, I stated: "I don't comment and share as much as I would like to. In the spirit of its simplicity, here is The Blog of Awesome (or, how to start thinking about your content in a way that may enable it to reach a wider and more interested audience). The Blog of Awesome. Awesome is fun. I was stopped during a break at the conference by a peer who asked me about my blogging regiment. blogging. The book of awesome.
    [Blog] New Study Reveals the Lifetime Value of a Blog Post
    As the most pervasive and arguably most important form of mass communication in the world, blogging is continually at the top of the content marketing conversation. However, despite blogging’s popularity, there hasn’t been an independent study to uncover the power and lifetime value of a blog post—until now. Study: The Lifetime Value of a Blog Post. IZEA commissioned a new study titled “ Lifetime Value of a Blog Post ” to uncover the full value of blog content, giving marketers actionable data to contrast against other mediums they invest in.
    [Blog] 22 Exceptional Business Blogging Guides, Tips & Tactics
    A well-written and consistently updates business blog is a vital core element of a successful content marketing program. As noted below, blogs are among the most effective tools for increasing website traffic, generating leads, and acquiring customers. Yet blogging requires considerably less expense and effort than other top marketing tactics like live events, webinars, and video. What are the key elements of a successful business blog? How can you increase your content marketing footprint through guest blogging? Two Guides to Business Blogging Benefits.
    [Blog] Top 10 Guest Blog Posts of 2011
    Your clicks have told us your favorite guest blog posts for 2011 and we have compiled the Top 10 here for your review, and, for 10 of you, for your bragging rights. should also add, much like the Canadian hockey players born in January, the advantage for this Top 10 List clearly goes to those who blog in the earlier part of the year. No one who guest blogged for us in December made this list. Drumroll, please… The Top 10 Guest Blogs on Spin Sucks for 2011. Blog Social Media guest bloggers lisa gerber Spin Sucks top tenApril 14). May 25). And booze.
    [Blog] The Changing State Of Blogs
    Are blogs dead? and I on to his podcast to discuss this whole, "is blogging dead?" What is a blog? In the early days of blogging (I started Six Pixels of Separation in 2003), I defined blogs as a personal publishing platform that enabled anyone to write something, hit the publish button, and instantly have it distributed to the world for free (and fast). At the time, many new types of blogs started down the same path. Still, these blogs had the core technical features of a personal blog. Why the term "blog" could (and should) die.
    [Blog] Blogging Is Dead. Here We Go Again
    500 are Blogging. Blogging is dying. ReadWriteWeb 's post, Blogging Declines Across the Inc. According to the Blog post, "A new longitudinal study at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth focusing on the online activities of the Inc. 500 has found a huge drop in the number of companies maintaining corporate blogs over the past year. Only 37% of those interviewed had a corporate blog last year, down from half of those interviewed in 2010." " Blogging is hard work. Blogging isn't for everyone. Blogging is not dead.
    [Blog] How To Start A Blog In 2012
    Starting a Blog is easy. Starting a Blog in 2012 is a little bit more complex. There's a Blog about anything and everything out there, right now. It's hard for someone considering a Blog to come up with a new and/or different angle. The topic can be as obscure as your brain can fathom, and odds are that a Blog covering that exact topic already exists. Pushing that further, it's somewhat hard to even define what, exactly, a Blog is in this day and age. Afterall, you can Blog on your Facebook page, you can micro-Blog with Twitter or video Blog on YouTube.
    [Blog] Add Tweetable Quotes in WordPress Blog Posts
    Here’s a great example of a “sound bite” from an article by Gregory Ciotti : Even though he didn’t use an obvious call-to-action like asking people to tweet his sound bite, the tweets kept pouring in: Here’s an example from a recent article on Michael Hyatt’s blog. Here are two ways you can easily add tweetable quotes to your own blog, and increase your content’s reach and visibility. Get out there and try this fun new content sharing strategy on your own blog! Related Stories Content Overload: Get “This.”
    [Blog] 5 Must Haves for Every Good Blog Post
    I run a Social Media Professionals Community on Google+, and I recently asked a few members of the community to provide 5 things they look for in a good blog post. The idea is: professionals will approach this prompt from the perspective of a blog reader and perhaps even more importantly, someone who advises companies on best practices for their blogs. While there is a lot to say for skillfully curated content (entire SITES are built around skillfully curated content) if you’re trying to craft a good blog post, our professional say – make sure you’re sharing something new!
    [Blog] How to Win a Blogging Contest
    Have you ever wanted to make $500+ off of one blog post? But you can make that kind of money if you enter a blogging contest. What Are Blogging Contests. While there are many different types of blogging contests out there, the ones that I am most interested in are the ones where you submit a post, promote it, and then win prizes based on the quality of the content and the amount of social engagement the post receives. Link to sponsors on your own blog when your contest post goes live. Commit to promoting your blog post and following up on comments.
    [Blog] 96 Free Professional Blog Topics
    There is no need for attribution or credit if you decide to use one of these questions; again answering the question makes the blog topic your own unique thesis. For more on blogging — in addition to the many great resources out there — please read Blogging Primer , 5 Tips for Blogging in the Post RSS Era , Blog Last , and Headline Writing Drives Traffic. Blog questions are listed by topic area; general business, marketing, media, talent management, causes and green, and civic engagement. Image by HansKristian. Here we go! Marketing. Media.
    [Blog] How to Write a Great Business Blog Post
    Seems that everyone’s churning out content these days – but that doesn’t mean that everyone knows how to write a really good blog post that grabs interest and keeps it. Here are just a few tips that might just help your blog writing stand out from the crowd. 1. After all, in this age of information overload, your boring title may be the reason your blog post gets ignored – even if the post itself is deep and wonderful. ” Well, not so in blogging. Blogging is ultimately a personal art. So for blogging, that’s the reader.
    [Blog] 44 Blogging Questions and Answers
    would have to say that it was the fastest and hardest I’ve typed within one hour, but it was a great experience where I got to really learn a lot about what blogging questions people have today. Social Media Examiner’s Live Blogging Q&A. You’ll find questions from a variety of topics including business blogging, make money blogging, social media, video, WordPress, and more. Question: I have a wordpress blog and am considering hosting it myself so that the site name looks more professional. Answer: I think video blogging is a great thing.
    [Blog] Pros and Cons of a Blogging Committee
    Christina is blogging on behalf of the company (check it out by clicking here ) and she wants to know whether or not she should create a committee to review blog posts. She asks: Should small (less than 100 staff) companies create blog committees to review weekly blogs, and if so what are positives/negatives, and do you have any examples of how to make blog committees work? Before I answer Christina’s question, I have two questions for her: What are you trying to achieve with the blog and how is traffic? It’s. Freaking.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016
    [Blog] Seven Reasons You Should Read Your Boss’s Blog
    One of the biggest complaints we hear from executives is, "Why doesn't my team read my blog?" Here are seven reasons you should read your boss's blog. The post Seven Reasons You Should Read Your Boss’s Blog appeared first on Spin Sucks. by Paula Kiger Bosses blog? but that AND I scan every other blog post to see. by Danny Brown I've heard we have a blog. entrepreneur Professional Development 15five Blogging Chip Griffin spin sucks bookComments All definite valid points! guess it is a testament to my boss. by Jason Keller Ok, fine….but
    [Blog] 32 Experts Share Their Best Blog Post Promotion Tips
    In celebration of the launch of my first premium training course on how to promote your content , I asked some of the top blogging, content marketing, and online marketing experts to answer one important question. What’s your most successful method of promoting a blog post or other single piece of content? So how then does a blogger successfully promote a brand new blog post? Ramsay Taplin has sold blogs for $20,000 and now helps people learn how to start a blog and work from the couch over at 3. Blog Marketing Blogging Featured
    [Blog] Eight Factors to Consider When (Re)Launching a Business Blog
    Over the last decade, business blogs have gone from being a novelty to a leading-edge practice to an essential element for any company seeking to optimize its presence on the web. According to Small Business Trends and HubSpot , the percentage of businesses with blogs has increased from less than half in 2009 to nearly two out of three in 2011. Why are so many companies now embracing blogging? blog helps on all three fronts much more than a standard corporate website. Will the blog be part of your corporate site or have its own unique URL ? Location. Sassy?
    [Blog] On Influence and Bad Blog Posts
    You see a compelling blog title tweeted, you click on it and it’s end up being something that you might wrap your dead fish in. spam blog , sometimes referred to by the neologism splog , [1] is a blog which the author uses to promote affiliated websites, to increase the search engine rankings of associated sites or to simply sell links/ads. We’re all suckers for a great blog post title. blogging SEO/SEM content marketing social mediaI like differing opinions, thoughts and comments. think it’s good to have a variety of thought. But it works.
    [Blog] The Bamboo Project Blog
    The Bamboo Project Blog. You can: Take a picture (or several) and upload them to Flickr or to your blog. Write about your hometown in your blog. They are: For the most comments on a wide range of blogs (not just the â??topâ?? thought about this while reading Brad Neubergs little gem of a blog post on Creating a Personal Research Agenda. At that time I was focused on creating a very structured, "beautiful" product, so I covered how to use wikis and blogs to construct a portfolio. Next. » Wondering What This Blog is All About? Web 2.0
    [Blog] Reintroducing Blog Comment Moderation
    It is common for companies (who don’t comprehend a blog comment is akin to having a conversation) to hire people to write manual comments on blogs all over the place in the hope an unsuspecting reader will click to learn more about the company product. For now, this blog’s comment policy has been edited to indicate comment moderation is in place. Did You Approve That Blog Comment? How to Identify Spam in Blog Comments. Blog News Media commentsYou may zoom-in by clicking the above screen shot. As such, IP blocking will be observed over time.
    [Blog] 3 Steps to Publish a Blog Post
    It is very easy to write a blog post. Yeah yeah there’s more involved such as blog platforms, useful pictures, automation, and monetization; but the nuts and bolts of publishing a post involve writing a title, writing the body, and publishing it. One of my blogging goals for 2014 is to write a new post every day. If you were inspired, please add a comment and sign up to receive blog posts by email. Related Stories Real and Spam Blog Comments Top Blog Posts of 2013 The Blogs You Read. Strategy blogging Step 1: Create a title.
    [Blog] 90 Tips to Make Your Blog Rock
    Jeffbullas's Blog Internet Marketing Home Bio Speaking Grade your Site Marketing Resources Twitter Jeff’s YouTube Contact Congratulations: You have successfully subscribed! Follow Me On Twitter 90 Tips To Make Your Blog Rock Written by jeffbullas - 30 Comments Categories: Blog , Blogging , Social Media Share Tweet Blogging whether it is for your personal passion or for the corporate blog is quite often a journey that has its highs and lows. 90 Tips To Make Your Blog Rock 1. Develop a series of how to blog posts 13. be authentic.
    [Blog] 7 Deadly Blog Writing Sins
    Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Blogging , Marketing > 7 Deadly Blog Writing Sins 7 Deadly Blog Writing Sins by Tamar Weinberg on July 15, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Frank Lee. These days, many people have started a blog for hobby or business. The trouble is, with so much competition out there, your blog really has to stand out from the crowd. Your blog has to be excellent. Your Blog Is Not Getting Traffic? Maybe you’ve set up a blog to advertise your business.
    [Blog] Blogging Is Dead (Again)
    Blogging is dead. Why go through the hassle of thinking up unique thoughts, trying to formulate them into sentences and paragraphs, and then pull it all together in a text-based Blog post? In a surefire way to draw attention and traffic, The New York Times ' latest piece of linkbait is an article titled, Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter. Blogging isn't really dead. Among 18-to-33-year-olds, the project said in a report last year , blogging dropped two percentage points in 2010 from two years earlier. So, is Blogging truly waning?
    [Blog] Your Blog Post Is Too Damn Long
    In the world of blogging for business, we have entered the arms race era. As I’ve talked about before, it’s not about blogs these days, it’s about blog posts. The day-to-day audience that reads a particular blog every day, fed to them by email and/or RSS, is fading away. Instead, we have enormous competition to create “hit” blog posts that break out and find a larger-than-usual audience, fueled by social media and search engines. the rise of the impossibly detailed blog post? Content Marketing blog post blogging content marketing
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
    [Blog] Bring Back The Corporate Blog
    Blogs don''t have a chance against Twitter , YouTube and Instagram. Don''t blame blogs for this, but let''s be honest: if given the opportunity the vast majority of consumers would rather read a quick 140 character tweet, watch a video or glance at a photo than dig down deep into a text-heavy reading-intensive form of communication. Once technology enabled the creation, sharing and speed of access to images and videos, it was merely a matter of time before everyone who was all excited about blogging hopped over to whatever the newest and shiniest object was. company blog.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2014
    [Blog] No More: Daily Blogging
    But when I look back over the past year and count the number of times I blogged, I cringe at the single digits. But life got in the way and I got distracted. I do intend to blog more regularly. P.S. Dedicated readers may notice my blog is in its own subdirectory at Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. Related Stories My Blog is Changing Direction Finding Order in Chaos: Month 4 Share Your Blog Here. Blog News Productivity blogging I used to be a prolific blogger, writing new posts every day. Apr 2014: 2.
    [Blog] Blogging Between Hot Flashes
    Home About Testimonials Events Services Webinars Twitter Getting Started on Twitter Webinar Twitter Webinar: Tools and Tips (Intermediate Level) LinkedIn LinkedIn 1 – Getting Started LinkedIn 2 – Building and Leveraging Your Network Ask Calendar Contact Blogging Branding Business Career Facebook LinkedIn Networking Social Media Tips Twitter Lijit Search Blogging Between Hot Flashes Posted by Irene Koehler in Blogging , Social Media on November 1, 2008 | 22 responses We’re all different. didn’t grow up reading blogs or surfing the net. You bet.
    [Blog] The Value Of Blog Comments
    In the beginning God created the Blogs and the RSS. Last week, Mathew Ingram over at GigaOm published a Blog post titled, Yes, blog comments are still worth the effort. It seems like there's a movement for more and more Blogs to not bother having the comments enabled. The macro theory here is that Blogging is a part of Social Media which inherently means that the spirit of community needs to be present. Blog comments are becoming increasingly valuable. They can link to the Blog post on LinkedIn and also comment on it there. blog comment.
    [Blog] How to Get More Blog Traffic – Real World Data
    So where does blog traffic come from, and how does this change over time? Looking at data from the Webbiquity blog, several trends are apparent. This B2B blog isn’t necessarily representative of all blogs of course, but the trends likely aren’t much different for many business blogs. What’s important here isn’t the specific results from this blog, but what those results say about how to get more traffic to your blog. Six conclusions that can be drawn from this graph: It takes time to build a blog audience.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011
    [Blog] Why You Should Stop Writing Blog Comments
    DoFollow existed on this blog since 2009. Robots recognized this blog as the originator of each DoFollow comment link and credited your site with leaving a backlink. While this reciprocal relationship improved both of our sites’ search engine result page ranks , it also told internet marketers that this blog was an easy target. You have no idea how many comments this blog receives in the moderation queue and how much time is spent marking them as spam. The cons outweigh the pros on this blog. Introducing a 5-Part Series on Enhancing Blog Comments.
    [Blog] Tips for Using Keywords When Writing Blog Post
    Are there any common keywords you’ve used regularly throughout your blog posts? When you’re focused on developing a top-notch blog post, you can start thinking about the best places for your keywords. Of course you need a keyword in the headline of your blog post. It’s always a good idea to include these words and phrases within or next to the links in your blog post. Search engines consider these sections important when ranking the blog posts in the search results. The more comments you get, the more authoritative your blog post is. Blogging
  • VIPER CHILL  |  MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2011
    [Blog] How to Build a Six-Figure Blog Without Anyone Knowing
    This guide is going to reveal the concept of Email Blogging, a strategy which I personally think is one of the easiest and most profitable ways to make money online. The idea behind Email Blogging actually came to me by mistake. In a few weeks I was achieving what would have taken me months with regular blogging, and I was saving a lot more money, a lot more time, and building my audience easily. Based on this, I came to the conclusion that… Blogging Sucks. even teach people how to become better bloggers, and make more money from blogging. Right?
    [Blog] 10 Steps to Creative Blogging
    There is nothing worse than producing a blog post that is lacklustre and without passion or zest. So to give myself and others a little creative inspiration I’ve put together these useful and practical steps to help you achieve a greater sense of creativity, whether you are blogging for business or in a personal capacity. Let’s take a journey and unlock our creative blogging selves! #1 Keep an Ideas Book. If you are short of a topic, why not use a blog post generation tool like the one created by Daniel Butler of SEOgadget? Blogging Writer’s Block.
    [Blog] Why Good Comments On Irrelevant Blogs Are Still Spam
    I recently deleted a comment that had it been submitted to the right blog would have been a great comment. The comment is a great comment for a hairstyling blog, maybe an African-American culture blog, or something related to one of those two niches. Mine is a small business marketing blog, a completely different topic. When you leave comments on blogs, try to find blogs that are within your niche and comment on them. If you do go outside your niche to leave a comment on a blog, at least comment on the content of the blog post you are addressing.
    [Blog] How to Blog About Anything You Want
    NEWS FLASH: The whole world is not reading your blog. You want to know how to blog about anything you want? Please continue reading How to Blog About Anything You Want and leave a comment if inspired. When he's not blogging, Ari helps brands improve their digital media marketing. Comments Comments Related Stories How This Blog Can Double Its Readership 8 Steps to Write a Meaningful Blog Post When You Want to Be Your Own Boss. Strategy bloggingSome bloggers are uncomfortable writing outside their comfort zone. Don’t write for the world.
    [Blog] How I Set Up My WordPress Blog In 2 Hours
    But really, how many blogs does a gal need? If you and I talk regularly on Twitter, or Facebook… heck, even in the early days of WUL (and I have to stifle a giggle as I say that, because this blog is barely two years old!), you’ll know that I love food. So it’s probably high time that I started a food blog. On Waxing UnLyrical, my regular bloggers and I take blogging about the business of public relations, in all its facets, very seriously. registered the domain and immediately got excited, envisioning the coolest food and cooking blog evah!
    [Blog] Repetition is In and Blogging Is Back
    One of the (feeble) reasons I give for not blogging frequently enough is that I don’t like to repeat myself. As I’ve been blogging for eight years I’ve said a. stuff about business blogging. But it turns out that repeating yourself is a good thing when you have a longterm blog. Your blog should have a focus. Mine is the evolving ways in which companies and organizations use - and think about - blogging and social media for marketing and communications. As for why blogging is back. Blogging never really went anywhere.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
    [Blog] Twitter Is Not Easier Than Blogging
    There was another "Blogging is dead" news item that crept out of USA Today today titled, More companies quit blogging, go with Facebook instead. Here's what the article is saying: "A survey released earlier this year by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth says the percentage of companies that maintain blogs fell to 37% in 2011 from 50% in 2010, based on its survey of 500 fast-growing companies listed by Inc. Only 23% of Fortune 500 companies maintained a blog in 2011, flat from a year ago after rising for several years. blogging. magazine.
    [Blog] 560 Resources for Blogging, Online Marketing, and Starting a Business
    There’s something for everyone, from blogging to social media, landing pages to squeeze pages, increasing conversions vs. conversion killers, design, and more! Find out the best strategies for blogging, business, and social media engagement from these awesome posts! Top 25 Social Media Blogs For Businesses – Want to learn more about social media for marketing your business? You're reading 560 Resources for Blogging, Online Marketing, and Starting a Business by Kristi Hines , originally posted on Kikolani. Make Blogging Work for Business. Related Posts.
    [Blog] Top Blog Posts of 2013
    You are reading the 45th blog post of 2013. Why I Blog. Nearly 80,000 people visited my blog all year. If you were inspired, please add a comment and sign up to receive blog posts by email. Related Stories Blog Visits Increase Despite No Tweeting The Blogs You Read Analyze Your Visits to My Blog. Blog News blogging In case you missed any, here are some of the more popular posts this year. Most Popular Posts of 2013 (as shared/commented by you). 30 Tips to be a Digital Storyteller. 18 Reasons to Embrace Social Media.
    [Blog] How to Future Proof Your Website or Blog
    Your SEO is only one part of your website, and every aspect of your site or blog is potentially vulnerable to changes made by Google but also in technology in general. If you run a blog or a website then you work in the tech industry, and that’s an industry that is notoriously fast moving. Business & Marketing ever green blog ever green site ever green website evergreen blog evergreen site evergreen website future proof blog future proof site future proof websiteThere is a lot written online about the importance of ‘future proofing your SEO’. Devices.
    [Blog] 5 Ways To Spice Up Your WordPress Blog
    Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali 5 Ways To Spice Up Your WordPress Blog January 14th, 2011 Tweet Part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series One of the things that I’ve been doing over the last couple of years, ever since I started this blog, was to play with plugins and ways in which it could look more visually appealing. Why bother, if you already have a search box on your blog, you ask? great way to add some pizazz to your blog. 2. Right? Apture.
    [Blog] The TOP 25 Must-Read Internet Marketing Blogs
    Thanks to the growing number of blogs popping up online, digging through the abundance of content to find resources that consistently provide value is challenging. As you can see in the following graph from Statista , the total volume of posts and blogs is continously growing – and – yes, it can be easy to  miss important stuff from leading internet marketing blogs. With the TOP 25 internet marketing blog list in your Feedly account – you’ll have everything you need at your fingertips. Blogs on Analytics. 1. Boost Blog Traffic. SEO Blogs. 8.
    [Blog] 10 Ways to Position Your Blog Above Copycats
    So, you’re seeing your post on scraper blogs, and want to know how to avoid them outranking your content in Google? Let’s move beyond the blame game you find that Google isn’t removing these blogs and differentiate you from those copycats. 1. Brand your blog. Stand out from your competition and copycats by branding your blog. If you’re a company, create a logo and color scheme to identify your blog from all the rest. If you’re a solopreneur, put your face on the blog, preferably in the header. Start video blogging more.
    [Blog] 20+ Commonly Asked Questions About Blogging & Online Marketing
    As each year passes, blog marketing techniques evolve. If you’re a business, you may have the luxury of hiring an awesome Internet Marketing Company to keep up with the trends, but as individuals managing a blog for as a hobby or for profit, it’s up to you to not only maintain that blog but keep up with ways to increase traffic. receive a lot of questions on a regular basis about blogging, online marketing, and traffic generation, so I thought I would share my answers in this post. Blog Platform. Comments are the life of your blogging community.
    [Blog] The 11 Most Read Blog Posts of 2014 (and a Bonus!)
    On the eleventh day of Christmas, Spin Sucks gave to you… 11 most read blog posts, 10 top communicators , nine great PR blogs , eight up and comers , seven must-listen podcasts , six communicator gifts , five communications trends , four free webinars , three strategy games , two Crazies’ secrets , and the PR win of 2014. I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas! Because after compiling this list of our 11 most read blog posts of 2014, I’m sad to say I barely merited a mention! The 11 Most Read Blog Posts of 2014. How to Capture Blog Post Ideas.
    [Blog] 70+ Resources on How to Start a WordPress Blog
    One question I get asked often is how to start a blog. While there are many platforms to choose from, I always suggest that if your purpose for blogging is anything related to branding, business, or making money online, then you want to go with WordPress on your own domain. Sure, there are other blogging platforms and content management systems you can use on your own domain, but none are quite as popular or powerful as WordPress. Your first step to staring a blog on your own domain is choosing a domain name. Further Reading for Learning WordPress & How to Blog.
    [Blog] Blogging for Business: 58 Unbeatable Reasons to Run a Blog
    Blogging for business is a HUGE opportunity. In this article, I give you 58 reasons why you as a business owner or marketer should have regular and consistent blog updates. The more you blog – the more traffic, leads and sales you get. 1) Companies with 51 to 100 website pages generate 48% more traffic than companies with 1 to 50 pages (Source: HubSpot ) Tweet. 2) Companies with 101 to 200 pages generate 2.5x 10) Companies with over 200 blog articles have 5 times more leads than those with 10 or fewer Tweet (Source: HubSpot ). Blogging is hot and growing.
    [Blog] 10 Free Blogging eBooks That Should Be Paid
    In fact, there are many that give us good tips, advice and knowledge about blogging. Whether it is as a business or a personal project, you can improve your blog using these ten ebooks about blogging that are free, but shouldn’t be. 1. Farnoosh is the creator of blog Prolific Living. Since then, he has not only been able to make a decent living, but his blog has become wildly popular. While his site is full of useful tips he has learned, he focused his ebook on one specific topic: how his blog grew to more than 10,000 subscribers within a single year.
    [Blog] The Ripple Effect of Blogging: Inbound Marketing is Not Enough to Exist
    It consists of what we now call content marketing (including blog marketing), social media marketing (which really is not about being found alone), Search Engine Optimization and so on. Outbound marketing is not just about begging: blog, exist and tell about it. Take content marketing, and more specifically blog marketing, for example. Although I’m fond of all forms of what we call inbound marketing and social, blogging for marketing purposes is utterly stupid if you just write, optimize, sit and wait until someone “finds you”. must admit I haven’t read David’s book.
    [Blog] How to Make Your WordPress Blog Mobile Friendly
    This is part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series. If you talk to Howie Goldfarb anywhere – Twitter, here on his guest posts, or over at his own blog, you’ll know that he’s fixated on one thing. Howie really really really believes in blogs being mobile friendly. After all, it takes enough guts, time and energy to get a blog started, and then to keep it going. WPTouch will automatically populate the name of your blog, the footer message, and so on. really easy way to make your WordPress blog mobile friendly. The font was tiny.
    [Blog] Anatomy of a Perfect Blog Post
    What is the secret behind the perfect blog post? Failing to perform any of these areas well can limit your blog’s success. Here are the factors that go into an exceptional blog: 1. Research indicates that your blog headlines are the most important aspect of your blog. Suggested Resource :  32 Resources to Write Great Blog Headlines. 2. The introduction to your blog article is absolutely crucial. If you’re aiming to write the perfect blog post, never-ever skimp on the quality of your introduction. The answer is yes.
    [Blog] 32 Resources to Write Great Blog Headlines
    million blog posts are written every day. As the web becomes more crowded with content, it’s becoming harder and harder to draw people’s attention to your blog posts. Keep your blog steadily growing by improving your skill set and adopting content marketing best practices. Here are 32 resources to help you write blog headlines that will rock the web: Tips and Tricks for Writing Great Blog Headlines. 1.  The Anatomy of a Perfect Blog Post: The Data on Headlines, Length, Images and More. How to Craft Post Titles that Draw Readers Into Your Blog.
    [Blog] 3 Random WordPress Blogging Tips
    This is part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series. If you’ve been doing this blogging thing for a while, you already know this stuff. But here are a few things I’ve been asked about a few times when it comes to blogging – particularly in WordPress – and I’m going to jot ‘em down for you. 1. Blogging Blogging for Grasshoppers Social Media blogging for newbiesCompletely random – but useful, I hope, particularly if you’re a new blogger. Image: Virginia Postrel via Flickr, CC 2.0. Adding images. Voilà. 3.
    [Blog] Make Your WordPress Blog More Readable in 3 Clicks
    This is part of the Blogging for Grasshopper series. This post isn’t about adding visuals or video into your WordPress blog , or using Cincopa , or judging a blog post by its cover. So I turned to the almighty Google (did I already say that?) to see what I could find about even dummies being able to change the font size on one’s WordPress blog. Basically, this means that whatever you set here as the “style&# will be applied throughout your WP blog. I did this by searching for “body {&# and then for “body{&# (without the quotes).
    [Blog] Meet the Power of Blog Syndication
    And that’s just from my post on my blog. When I published my blog post, their editors observed my submission among a feed of other submissions by other bloggers; and they promoted me from just a person in their incoming syndication feed to a person featured on their website and across their social media channels. With every post of mine that is syndicated and distributed to their own networks of readers and followers, there is a ricochet effect of my own new readers, new sharers, new commentators, new blog subscribers, new social media followers, and new influence markers.
  • DEBBIE WEIL  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2010
    [Blog] Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media
    [Blog] How Social Media Can Be Magic For Your Blog
    Social media can be the magic that helps people find your blog articles. A few years ago, blogging and social media were separate. Blogging was long-form, serious, and crafted. Some people predicted that social media would replace blogging because of declining attention spans. Blogging and social media not only amicably co-exist, they complement each other. The trick is to use a blog to enrich your social media with long-form posts and to use social media to promote your blog. This article explains how to integrate social media and blogging.
    [Blog] A New Blog and Approach for 2016
    You’ll probably notice a new simple blog design on the site. As a result, at some point during the next year I anticipate letting myself off the hook for a weekly post, and will simply blog when I have something to say. The aforementioned personal change will likely push any personal blogging to other venues, a corporate site, my Huffington Post blog, and/or my LinkedIn blog. If I am not marketing, building personal influence, or trying to prove my worth as an individual blogger for some other reason, then weekly blogging is a habit. Purpose.
    [Blog] 12 Ways To Make Your WordPress Blog Cleaner And Cuter
    Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali 12 Ways To Make Your WordPress Blog Cleaner And Cuter January 18th, 2011 Tweet Since you liked last week’s post on 5 ways to spice up your WordPress blog , I thought I’d share a few more plugins I’ve been playing with, and stuff I’ve been doing. What this does is let you select a certain number of blogs from your blogroll, and only that number of blogs will be displayed. Image: tamra hays via Flickr, CC 2.0
    [Blog] Blogging: Just like riding a bike.
    One of the great things about Lindy’s post is her number one action for creating valuable content – writing a blog post, updating your website, or hosting a Twitter chat. Creating these easy conversation points is part of what makes you a human organization. ( I have a little more to say on that topic, too , but I digress.). A lot of people may look at blogging as difficult or time-consuming. Blogging is inherently human. Some of our best ideas come from what we read and write on blogs. It doesn’t have to be difficult, but you have to start somewhere. Keep trying.
    [Blog] How To Write Blog Titles That Catch Social Media Attention
    A business blog doesn’t have to be boring, in fact, it shouldn’t be. To gain readers, you need content that satisfies their need, and the only way to catch their attention is by writing a great blog title. From experience, there are two ways to write blog titles, the hard way and easy way. Blogging for Small Business long tail search Social MediaThe hard way is by trying to be 100% original whilst also trying to have a stand out title. Since humans have been writing for thousands of years, it nigh on impossible to do both, so don’t.
    [Blog] How To Drive More Traffic Using Keywords In Blog Titles
    A little cross posting from the Studio 9 Blog. Here I cover how to use the Google Keyword Planner to better title your blog posts and drive more traffic to your blog. Blogging Video Have a look!
    [Blog] How to Syndicate Your Blog to Digg
    It used to be taboo to promote your own blog articles on Digg but, since June 2010 when the social bookmarking site was improved, this is no longer frowned upon. Presuming you have an RSS feed for your blog, you merely have to log into your Digg account and follow the prompts to verify to Digg you are the owner of your blog. In my case, I needed to include a gobbledygook series of letters and numbers in a blog article — eebfd1c39e0044b082ac752b5a2cce45 — which Digg discovered when this was syndicated through RSS. Every blog has its own verification key.
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