DANNY BROWN | FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012
[Blog] Your 10 Point Checklist to Help You Grow Your Blog
For many bloggers, there are a variety of blogging goals – growing your blog, monetizing your blog , attracting more readers and more. The good news for bloggers is that stamina can be replaced by a blog schedule or maintenance calendar. With that in mind, here are 10 steps you can take to help you grow your blog. 1. Evaluate Your Blog. These could include vacations, work schedules, family events, etc – anything that takes time away from your blogging and therefore your goal. Plan an Exit Strategy for Your Blogging Goals. Gather the Tools.
PUSHING SOCIAL | TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013
[Blog] Blogging Commandment #2: Publish Weekly
There are many prescriptions for writing better blog posts. Examine your posting schedule If your blog is not attracting visitors from the search engine. Before considering a post, I visit the requesters blog. I’m looking for two things – expertise and dedication. Blog StrategyYou should publish more posts. Or as Seth Godin would say – “Ship it.” ” I usually get in trouble for this dogmatic stance but I’m right. Here’s why: Average Writers Become Great Writers By Writing Often. Some say write long posts. Other’s advocate short posts.
JEFF KORHAN | MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014
[Blog] Blog or Website: Why You Need Both
It has been a while since I wrote Blog or Website: The Real Difference. The influence of mobile in particular is dramatically influencing how websites and blogs are used, and therefore, how they can be designed to achieve maximum conversion. When you consider the many ways for driving traffic to your website, including blogs, social media, and all forms of advertising, it’s important to understand that some convert better than others. The Blog is Now a Mobile Show. This keeps your blog focused on helping, as opposed to selling. What Has Changed. Smartphones.
PUSHING SOCIAL | TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012
[Blog] How to Blog with Style
In fact, you probably flirt with it in your blog posts. But quickly hide it because you fear it will make your blog look unprofessional. Far from it, your style will make your blog irresistible. Blog Marketing Blog StrategyPushing Social Remember Flo Jo ? Florence Griffith-Joyner dominated the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games with gold medals in the 100 and 200 meter sprints. Her world record-setting times are still unrivaled. She had the “stuff”. But you know what I remember? remember her nails and those one-legged running uniforms. Flo-Jo had style. That Redhead.
WEBBIQUITY SMM | MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2012
[Blog] 24 (of the) Best Business Blogging Guides, Tips and Tools of 2011
Despite any recent recent rants you may have seen about how blogging is dead or blogs are passé , the fact of the matter is that business blogging is now more important than ever. With Google’s most recent Panda algorithm updates, attributes like content freshness and social signals (strengths of blogs, not corporate websites) will gain increased importance in search ranking. How can a company launch (or relaunch) a new blog properly? Write great blog post headlines? Optimize blog content for search? Emulate the best corporate blogs?
PUSHING SOCIAL | THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
[Blog] What is the Best Content Strategy for Business Blogs?
We’ll use this definition as the basis for our business blog content marketing strategy. You can create demonstration videos, blogs, or podcasts. Blog Strategy Featured Today Uncategorized Are you confused by conflicting advice on how to create and implement a content strategy? You aren’t alone. The challenge is that the phrase content marketing isn’t really defined. This definition may make sense to a career marketer but confuses the heck out of most business owners. Here are a few problems: The term content marketing isn’t defined. What are we giving this audience again?
SOCIALFISH | WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013
[Blog] 6 Ways to Get Your Employees Blogging
Recently, at my company, I was tasked with starting up a company blog. This is where it gets fun… we have helped our clients build successful blogs and come up with a blogging strategy, content calendars, etc. Long story short, I had to convince my coworkers from all departments (we’re a full service agency, we have an accounts team, a creative department, a digital department, the administration team) to write a blog. Write a blog? Who cares about what I do? I don’t know how to write a blog. I don’t want to look stupid. Simple.
SPIN SUCKS | TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2011
[Blog] Three Blogs You Must Read
A couple of weeks ago, solopreneur and PR pro extraordinaire, Kellye Crane , wrote a blog post title, “ Three People You Must Read.. Three Blogs You Must Read. I’m going to take a different path and leave the PR/communication world for my recommendations. Instead, I’m going to look at really thoughtful leaders that have business, entrepreneurial, or leadership blogs. 1. The crush started when I read “ What Would Google Do. ” It’s only increased since reading his blog consistently. His blog, Buzz Machine , is a not-to-be-missed daily read.
PAUL GILLIN | FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013
[Blog] Not Dead Yet: Blogging’s Popularity Surges Among F500
What is surprising is the sudden popularity of corporate blogs. After stagnating at just above 20% for three years, use of corporate blogs has shot up to 34% of the Fortune 500 in the last two years. This comes just as many of the digerati are writing off blogs as yesterday’s news. Blogs are search engine magnets and search is still the killer app for people researching purchases. Key findings of this study include: • In 2013, 171 companies (34%) had corporate blogs showing the largest increase in use of this tool since the 2008 study of the Fortune 500.
PUSHING SOCIAL | THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
[Blog] 5 Important Questions to Ask About Your Small Business Blog
Pushing Social The question today is – should your small business invest the time, energy, and money to blog? This is hard for me to say because I want you to blog. I believe that the benefits far outweigh the cost in time and capital. Blogging has literally changed my outlook on the world and business. But blogging isn’t easy. Blogging requires a good amount of planning and a realistic assessment of your time and ability. Before you start, take the time answer five questions -. #1: Does Your Business Really Need a Blog? Blog Strategy
QUICK ONLINE TIPS | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
[Blog] Challenges of Guest Blogging in 2013
The profile of guest blogging is changing across the blogosphere. It’s not uncommon to find more and more blogs denying guest posts and switching to publish their own content. QOT was one of the earliest guest blogging blogs and it was saddening to see the changing profile of guest blogging – it is no longer an attempt of new bloggers to showcase their writing skills on big blogs for extra site traffic and community building – it got converted into a way to get free links. Guest Blogging in 2013. Blogging
CONVINCE & CONVERT | SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014
[Blog] My Top 33 Digital Marketing Blogs
Digital marketing blogs may be numerous, but I find them to still be critical. I’ve been in digital marketing for 20 years, and the only way you can stay relevant that long is to read A LOT. Read the whole entry. » Digital Marketing blogs content marketing blogs digital marketing digital marketing blog email marketing blogs online marketing blogs social media blogs In digital marketing, if you don’t learn you die. Period. subscribe via email, and read (or at least.
TECHIPEDIA: TAMAR WEINBERG | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
[Blog] How to Use Social Media Strategy to Reach Mommy Blogs
Since I had no marketing budget, I decided to spend all of my efforts partnering with other mom blogs and asking them to post about us. Here is how you can reach out to Mom Blogs: Make a Target List. You want to start with a list of mom blogs that you like — ones that jive with your brand, are in your target demo, and look like they get medium to high traffic. Since we are a quasi-mom blog (a blog for moms written by kids), we get a lot of pitches as well. highly recommend going on and liking the list of mom blogs on your target list.
DANNY BROWN | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2012
[Blog] How to Get More Blog Readers By Having Your Content Syndicated
For most (if not all) bloggers, one of the key metrics on how their blog has grown comes from how many readers it has. It’s a big blogging world out there, and people can be sparing with their time and where to invest it. The good news is, there is a way you can attract more readers to your blog, and that’s through content syndication. Before we look at how you can get your blog in front of the eyes of more readers, let’s just take a quick look at what content syndication means. Now, take that back to your blog. Again, submitting your blog is straightforward.
DANNY BROWN | THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015
[Blog] Does Your Blog Really Need to Provide an RSS Feed Anymore?
Back in 2010, I published a blog post about the choices bloggers gave when it came to how readers consumed their content. The blogs I never, ever want to miss (including yours) are ones I subscribe to via email. Maybe it’s the Boomer in me, but I only read–on a daily basis–the blogs of those to whom I can subscribe via email, or perhaps on a blog roll. The thing is, though, it didn’t seem to matter – Google Reader was king and RSS feeds were the currency of any blog worth its salt. Does Your Blog Really Need to Provide an RSS Feed Anymore?
SPIN SUCKS | MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015
[Blog] Five Reasons People Aren’t Reading Your Blog
You’ve talked to enough marketing gurus and experts to know blogging can be a powerful way to expand your online presence and communicate thought leadership. So you upgrade your website, include a WordPress blog, post a few recent news releases and articles, and…Nothing. Five Reasons People Aren’t Reading Your Blog. Here are five reasons people aren’t reading your blog. Today everyone wants to find out information as quickly as possible, and, if they are reading a blog, they are typically looking for a quick answer to a specific question. Zilch.
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013
[Blog] WordPress Hack Directed At.com Blogs
If you read the news about a recent WordPress hacker who targeted a massive number of WordPress blogs, relax. The former hosts blogs much like Blogger.com. However, that doesn’t mean your WordPress blog can’t be hacked. Matt Mullenweg, founder of both WordPress sites and chief developer of the software, said: “Here’s what I would recommend: If you still use ‘admin’ as a username on your blog, change it, use a strong password,” wrote WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg on his blog. You have no worries.
SOCMED SEAN | THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012
[Blog] The One Tip That Took My Blog To New Levels. Stop Caring.
I’ve been blogging for about 5 years now and as I look back over those years, I’m amazed at how much I have learned. When I first started blogging, I was so worried about driving readership, getting listed in the search engines, becoming popular, being liked. I was so focused on what other people thought about my blog that it is evident that my content wasn’t as good as it could have been. I was more worried about writing what I thought others wanted to hear, that I didn’t write what I wanted to write. My blog became about me. Stop caring.
TWIST IMAGE | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015
[Blog] The End Of Blogging?
The other week, I celebrated 12 years of blogging (not a typo). have posted anywhere from four to seven items a week, over on my Six Pixels of Separation blog , every week. To know me, is to know that I am still deeply passionate about my blog, writing and the digital publishing experience. I was there when it first started (remember Blogger ), embraced the power of RSS feeds (remember those?), For years, we've been seeing the "conversation" shift from the comments section on blogs to places like Facebook, Twitter , Snapchat , YouTube and beyond. my blog)?
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015
[Blog] Is Your Blog On LinkedIn?
By this time, I hope you have been convinced that adding a blog to your site has great potential for enhancing your marketing efforts, adding to your site’s authority, and increasing your audience. But where is your blog being seen? Business2Community & Business.com ask a good question: “ Should You Be Blogging On LinkedIn? But why would your blog be a good idea to post on this site? Here’s the way the post puts it: Think of the time spent developing a blog post that you aren’t getting paid for as an advertising expense.
PUSHING SOCIAL | MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012
[Blog] 7 Ways to Create the Perfect Blog Writing Environment
More Blog Promotion Tips. Tim is a New York Times Bestselling author and has an outrageously successful blog as well. From here, I cut and paste my blog posts directly into WordPress. I never write in WordPress. What is your perfect blog writing environment? Blog Post WritingTim Ferriss, author of the The Four Hour Workweek and The Four Hour Body published a video that documented his day. That’s why I paid special attention to his writing environment. Problem is…I’m not Tim Ferriss. You should too. This is what you should consider: 1. Equipment.
SPIN SUCKS | MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
[Blog] Two Blogging Camps: Which is Better?
They blog about social media, online marketing, and best practices. Members of each group sell plenty of books, know how to attract fans, and have mastered the fine art of blogging. It’s a mindset that started some of the worlds most popular brands, but could also be the golden key in bringing that little blog of yours to the next level. What about your humble little blog? If you’re blogging for business, are you proudly displaying your own special form of genius? Today’s guest post is written by Craig McBreen. Your personality? Your core?
CONVINCE & CONVERT | TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
[Blog] Nice Blogs Finish Last
Nice Blog. This post is about how some blogs are nice, but they lack foresight, direction and intent. They’re blogging nice, but not blogging smart. Once the content is posted in the blog, it begins to educate visitors and create more qualified leads. If it’s really important, move it out of the blog and into the product or service pages. Blog with the End in Mind: A Book. Another way to blog more strategically is to plan ahead for future reuse. This helps the efficient repurposing of blogs into books and ebooks. Blog with Intent.
PUSHING SOCIAL | MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012
[Blog] 7 Ways to Create the Perfect Blog Writing Environment
Tim is a New York Times Bestselling author and has an outrageously successful blog as well. From here, I cut and paste my blog posts directly into WordPress. I never write in WordPress. What is your perfect blog writing environment? Blog Post WritingPushing Social. Tim Ferriss, author of the The Four Hour Workweek and The Four Hour Body published a video that documented his day. That’s why I paid special attention to his writing environment. Problem is…I’m not Tim Ferriss. My modest 3 bedroom home packed with 3 boys isn’t exactly an oasis of relaxation.
SOCIALFISH | TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015
[Blog] How to Bring Your Business Blog to the Next Level
Your business blog is a failure. But you keep updating it because all your competitors have blogs. Many company blogs are like this: Business owners start them because everyone else does but you are not sure what to do with it. You just haven’t brought your blog to the next level. What Constitutes A Successful Blog? Why do you have a business blog? Readers are wondering how they can improve the performance of their blog and bring it to the next level. Blog posts are great, but they don’t attract everyone. Sounds familiar? What gives?
PUSHING SOCIAL | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
[Blog] 5 Terrific Things Your Business Should Be Blogging About
love blogging because it is the purest way for a business to audition for a role in their customer’s story. Taking the metaphor a bit further I figure that the business blog needs to “nail” 5 lines to win the part of “friend.”. Its special and you should blog about it. #3 Being Heroic: Sometimes it’s difficult to dream big. Our institutions have done a great job of training heroism out of us. You know I’m incredibly practical about blogging. I’m sure you were looking for a nice template to follow. More Blog Promotion Tips. Blog StrategyAmazing.
PUSHING SOCIAL | MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012
[Blog] 5 Unorthodox Tips For Finding Blog Inspiration
More Blog Promotion Tips Inspiration is fickle and totally unreliable. Like I said, inspiration is the cure for most blogging ills. About this time last year, I was stuck. I had run out of blogging about blogging ideas. Since then, I’ve looked to Presidential campaign strategy, software programming, anthropology, and quantum physics for blog topics. My problem is that I habitually looked for new ideas in the same blogging watering holes. Ways to Capture Blogging Inspiration. Blog Post WritingLong versus short posts is a moot debate. Steal.
PUSHING SOCIAL | FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
[Blog] How to Successfully Launch Your Small Business Blog
Pushing Social Launching a new blog is an amazing, scary, and exciting time. I’ve helped quite a few businesses launch their blog and the mixture of emotion is always the same. Here we go… Your Small Business Blog Checklist: 1. An empty blog is as unattractive as an empty restaurant on Friday night. Seeding your blog with ten posts will give it a lived in feeling that will reassure new readers. 2. Your business will need to establish a solid blogging habit. Consistency is critical to the success of your new blog. Schedule Time to Blog.
WAXING UNLYRICAL | THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013
[Blog] Finding Keywords: The First Step to Blogging Success
That’s a blog post for another day. Take every question your company gets asked and consider writing a blog post to answer it. 5. Competitor websites, blogs and industry forums. Add to that list and then you’ve got a pre-vetted list of blog post titles you can easily pull from when the muse strikes. If a blog post falls in the forest and there’s no one around to read it, does it even exist? Finding Keywords: The First Step to Blogging Success is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. Finding Keywords: The First Step to Blogging Success. Finding keywords.
JOEY STRAWN | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2011
[Blog] Blogging in the Zombie Apocalypse
On average there are around 900,000 blog posts per day. Related Posts: 10 Ways Your Blog Is Like A Zombie Movie The Story No One Can Steal This Is A Commercial Most Awesomely Awesome of 2010 12 Blogs of Christmas: Day 8 – Voice. Blog Marketing Social Media Blogging tips brainless call for help facebook letter from the zombie apocalypse social media twitter Zombie Apocalypse ZombiesTweet. The house I currently sit in has ten windows and three doors to the outside world. StagNation Infestation. By now I’m sure you’re aware of the issue at hand.
DANNY BROWN | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2015
[Blog] Writing vs Blogging – Is There a Difference?
Many people view blogging and writing as both the same thing. After all, isn’t blogging just an extension to writing, and/or vice versa? So, writing versus blogging – is there a difference? The post Writing vs Blogging – Is There a Difference? Instead of offering my view on this, I thought it’d be fun and interesting to open up and let you be the authors of this post. Over to you. appeared first on Danny Brown - all rights reserved
PUSHING SOCIAL | MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012
[Blog] 5 Unorthodox Tips For Finding Blog Inspiration
Like I said, inspiration is the cure for most blogging ills. About this time last year, I was stuck. I had run out of blogging about blogging ideas. Since then, I’ve looked to Presidential campaign strategy, software programming, anthropology, and quantum physics for blog topics. My problem is that I habitually looked for new ideas in the same blogging watering holes. Ways to Capture Blogging Inspiration. Sitting on your butt for two weeks waiting for the perfect blog topic is silly and counterproductive. Blog Post WritingThe villain?
WEBBIQUITY SMM | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
[Blog] B2B Blogging Trends for 2011
Blogging is often viewed as the core component of a B2B social media marketing strategy, and other than discussion forums, it’s the most mature component of social media. Facebook, Twitter and even newer tools like Quora may be sexier and get more attention, but blogs are the workhorses essential to making social media marketing work. Research from HubSpot shows that small businesses with blogs have twice as many Twitter followers as those who don’t. So what’s next for B2B blogging? What trends are likely to emerge in the coming year? Digg this!
JEFF KORHAN | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011
[Blog] Why Real Time Business Blogging is Cool
Blogging has been around for the better part of a decade from some – and more than half that for many of the rest of us. Only 13% classified themselves as entrepreneurs who blog to support their business. We are still in the beginning stages of the evolution of blogging. . Ironically, the evolution of blogging shares some remarkable patterns with another trend from nearly 50 years ago, one that happens to have a similar ring to it – jogging. The Evolution Blogging and Jogging. Blogging and Real-Time Marketing. believe they call that a blog.
DANNY BROWN | TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015
[Blog] How to Build a Loyal Blog Community With the Power of Give
One of the conversations that often arises when talking about blogs is community, and how to both grow and reward loyalty. Making sure your blog community knows you appreciate them helps in several ways – there’s two way respect between blogger and reader/subscriber/commenter, as well as opportunities for advocacy and blog growth through referral. One way to do this is to offer exclusive content to blog or newsletter subscribers – a free ebook or white paper, for example. Loving Your Blog Community. Blog Tips Insights Blog community
WEBBIQUITY SMM | TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
[Blog] 30 Awesome Blogging Guides, Tips and Resources
Despite the occasional “death of blogging” pronouncements (often made, ironically, in blog posts), blogs remain the core of a robust social media strategy. The proliferation of themes, tools and plugins have transformed blogs from mere online text collections to powerful interactive, rich-media sites that can attract, engage and educate your potential buyers. For those who still aren’t convinced of the value of business blogging (as well as those who need to convince others), the “why blog” posts below provide compelling evidence.
SPIN SUCKS | MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015
[Blog] Six Tips for a Blog Redesign
Look at Seth Godin’s blog. He does nothing more than plop 200 words down with a headline in a running column, and his blog attracts a gazillion readers. Having just bulldozed my own with a storytelling blog redesign, I’d like to share some thoughts that came out of the experience. Related to the above, try to put your preconceived notions to the side and focus on what you want out of your blog redesign. . After studying more than 100 blogs, I discovered people keep doing the same things because that’s the way it’s always been done. Blog Redesign.
PUSHING SOCIAL | THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
[Blog] How Often Should Your Small Business Blog Publish?
More Blog Promotion Tips It’s easy (and safe) to give you a vague answer to this question. Small businesses across the world would cite my recommendation as the foundation for their blogging strategies. Successful Small Business Blogs Post At Least… Once a week. By now, I’ve reviewed , consulted , and built many successful business blogs and without fail they all publish a blog every single week. Think of your blog as a courtesy phone call to your most profitable customers. Google loves blogs that have fresh content. Listen.
IDACONCPTS | MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2013
[Blog] Diversify Your Blog with Video Blogging
There are many reasons why bloggers may decide to incorporate video blogging onto their site. Whatever your reason may be for incorporating video blogging, it is important to plan out your strategy beforehand rather than simply jumping right in. Making a change to your blog is like making an investment. blog post made on a video is inherently different from one that is put down in writing. Before you video blog, be sure you know what you want to convey. The topic of your blog, essentially, may make video blogging more or less appropriate.
ABSOLUTE PA | MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2011
[Blog] Blogging: 5 benefits of commenting on blogs
Do you comment on blogs? Creates opportunity – by regularly engaging on blogs you’re building your contacts and this can lead to more connections, guest post opportunites and new business. Raises your profile – adding interest to someone’s article gets you noticed by other readers and the blog author. Drives traffic to your own blog – it can drive more visits as other readers, commentators and the blog author will want to learn more about you. They may even leave you a reciprocal comment! Add a genuine comment.
WAXING UNLYRICAL | FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
[Blog] 15 Blog Headlines That Don’t Suck
If you came here looking for 15 blog headlines that don’t suck… you were sucked in. By a blog headline that didn’t suck! “Find ways to get people to your blog !” The thing is, recently my blog (and news) consuming habits have been very “un” SSMG [Supposed Social Media Guru]-like. I’ve been working really hard, playing equally hard (swing dancing, anyone?) So when it comes to keeping up with my blog reading, I’ve been doing a woefully poor job. Even if it’s from a blog(ger) I know and respect.
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
[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.
DANNY BROWN | MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012
[Blog] Of Blog Design Changes and Looking to the Future
Redesigned the blog. Here’s the lowdown, for anyone interested in the thought process behind a blog design. I’ve written about the changing paths of this blog before. Whereas it was originally a straightforward social media-led blog, I’d like to think it’s grown into something more as I’ve grown as a blogger. This leads naturally to the redesign, and the switch from a traditional blog format to a more website-type feel. Highlight your most important content, from blog posts to subscription details, books and more.
KYLE LACY | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2011
[Blog] 18 Ways to Promote Your Blog Offline
The traditional idea of a website is turning into a changing, content rich environment where visitors can learn and interact with your business or nonprofit. We know of multiple ways to promote your individual or company blog online but what about offline? The following is a list of 20 ways to promote your blog in a “traditional” sense. The best way to promote your blog is to get speaking engagements or just create one. Use Eventbrite to market your seminar and talk about things relating to the content on your blog. blogging UncategorizedGifts.
PUSHING SOCIAL | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2010
[Blog] Why Some Blogs Almost Always Outshine The Rest
Have you ever wondered why some blogs just take off while others stagnate and disappear without a trace? Although each of these points are critical, they don’t seem to pinpoint why some blogs are simple irresistible. But, if you look closely under the surface of top blogs you see something else working behind the scenes. It’s powerful, and seductive. I’ll call it Blog Culture. Examples of Blog’s with Unmistakable Culture. Zappos’ soaks their blog with culture. Ok, let’s reel this in and apply it to your blog.
PUSHING SOCIAL | MONDAY, JULY 18, 2011
[Blog] Blog Traffic Secret: Woo the Groupies
It’s logical to think that influencers with big audiences hold the key to growing a blog. All it takes is one tweet or link and thousands of visitors will rush to your blog. Once they arrive on your blog, they settle in and do what they are good at: sharing content. Although I love the spike in visitors, I really love the sustained groupie traffic to the blog. Walk them home: Find your groupie’s blog and tweet out their posts and comment. Blog MarketingIn reality, this is not the case. As you see, new visitors arrived in droves. Or did it?
PUSHING SOCIAL | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012
[Blog] 7 Simple Ways to Tweak Your Blog Email Opt-in and Get More Reader Sign-ups
It’s frustrating that one of the most important blog success elements is so often ignored. I’m talking about the email opt-in for getting blog updates or an offer. I think deep down most people feel “icky” about asking for a person’s email address. What I will tackle is how to give that lonely and forlorn email opt-in form a makeover. I get super-specific on this in my blog reviews but here are 7 tips that you can use now: 1. Your email opt-in should a be a self-contained eye-catching gem sitting in your sidebar or your blog header. Blog Marketing Blog Strategy
PUSHING SOCIAL | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
[Blog] How to Turn Your Blog Into Your Top Salesperson
During my last review I noticed something… I talk about blogging – a lot. Anything you care to know about blogging is right here. You really don’t care if it is a blog, a Twitter account, or a yellow pages ad that gets you there. Somewhere along the way, I lost sight of the fact that a blog is a means to an end. Next Wednesday, April 23rd at 4PM EST I will be teaching a brand new free workshop called “How to Get More Sales in 30 Days With Your Blog.” Blogging is a great tool – but let’s talk about how to make it pay.
DANNY BROWN | MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
[Blog] Why You Might Want to Unsubscribe From This Blog
For the last six years or so, this blog has shared content that’s been focused on marketing, social media, influence and data. Instead of blogs taking a critical thinking approach, many simply chase eyeballs with thinking that was new three years ago, but today is simply recycled viewpoints (no matter how they try and dress it up as new). Instead of really driving the direction of thinking around social and where it can go, they rely on Upworthy-style headlines for their business blogs, while failing to deliver with the content that follows. Insights Blog direction
PUSHING SOCIAL | TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2011
[Blog] Rock, Paper, Scissors for Blogging
wish we had something as simple for guiding blogging decisions: a social form of Rock, Paper, Scissors. Our new blogging game follows these principles: Content builds traffic. Let’s test our new blogging Rosetta Stone. You can be a traffic-generating savant, but that traffic will quickly evaporate if your reader arrives at a blog filled with useless crap. Some quick calculations revealed that only about 1% of my Twitter followers take the time to comment. I did a similar calculation with other top blogs in my niche and came up with similar results.
PUSHING SOCIAL | THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
[Blog] 7 Simple Ways to Get Your Readers to Spend More Time On Your Blog
While “great content” is always the best answer to most blogging questions, there are other techniques you can use to entice your readers to take off their shoes and get comfortable. stumbled across the Slide plugin while reading the Harvard Business Review Blog and wanted to test its impact. The plugin creates a pop-up that slides in on the lower right-hand corner of the screen. New visitors to your blog will be looking for something to get them “oriented”. Your page introduces your blog’s Big Idea and gets them to stick around and explore your other content.
PUSHING SOCIAL | THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2013
[Blog] Can Facebook Grow Your Blog?
That’s why my bloggers stare at me in wide-eyed horror when I insist they do more to build their blog audience, especially if it involves time on Facebook. blog is quiet and stately. Facebook is blogging’s evil twin. Have you thought about the experience offered by your blog? You are probably saying – “Writing a blog post!”. You need to create an engaging experience if you want readers to make visiting your blog a weekly (or daily) priority. Writing a blog post is a good start but not enough. Day 8 of the 30 Day / 30 Blog Challenge.
ARI HERZOG | WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
[Blog] Happy 7th Birthday to My Blog
Today is the seventh birthday of my blog! If you’ve never visited the archive , you can trace my first blog posts about apartment life and the environment and see when I started writing about digital media. want you to know about them and I want my blog to be the conduit. hope you stick around. A lot of people read my blog by email and click over when inspired to add a comment. You can sign up here for emailed blog posts. Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. Blog News It’s seen three URLs, multiple names, and many designs.
PUSHING SOCIAL | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015
[Blog] Should You Still Use Google+ to Promote Your Blog Posts?
Blog Marketing blog blogging Content Marketing Social MediaI want Google+ to succeed. As a marketer, I want more options for reaching my audience. Google+ was positioned as a Facebook and Twitter alternative and I eagerly set-up my profile page and began piling up the ‘Plus Ones (+1)” I was in good company. Chris Brogan, Guy Kawasaki, Martin Shervington, and Ryan Hanley, all excellent marketers and thought leaders invested time and energy into demystifying Google+ for the rest of us. Listen to our opinions here: Get the show notes here. Have a Question?
DANNY BROWN | MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015
[Blog] One to One Blog Consulting? I’m Your Huckleberry
For the last 8 years or so, I’ve helped a lot of friends and family dive into the wonderful world of blogging, both for personal and professional use. Many have been put off blogging up until then, thinking it was either something we did in solitary, or something that they had little time (and even less inclination) to do so. Why Trust Your Blog With Me? In that time, I’ve probably shared thousands of hours of advice, tips, ideas, and content to give you some insights into how to start, manage and nurture a blog. Blog Tips blog consulting blogging
SOCMED SEAN | SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2013
[Blog] Three Words That Will Speed Up Your WordPress Blog
And recent trends in social media are showing that sharing photos and images is a great way to make sure that your blog posts are getting traffic. Additionally, Google penalizes slow-loading websites and blogs by not ranking them as high as those that load quickly. Optimizing your images can reduce their file size and speed up your blog Cache The second step to speeding up your blog is to make sure that your pages (and the images in them) are being cached and the plugin I like the most for this is WP-Super Cache. Images…we all love them. seconds to 1.38 Cheers!
CREATIVE RAMBLINGS | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011
[Blog] Why you should blog
Blogging creates reader engagement Blogging helps to establish your name Blogging is cheap Blogging is fun Blogging vs. Facebook/Twitter Related Posts: Click HERE to listen to the podcast. The other day, I was approached by an online contact who wanted to know the benefits of blogging. Blogging Branding For Independent Artists Tips blogging blogging tips Bluehost facebook reader engagement social media twitter why you should blog“I am on Facebook and Twitter and update my.
SPIN SUCKS | THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2011
[Blog] Four New Ways to Spark Blogging Inspiration
Four New Ways to Spark Blogging Inspiration. Read, for a week or only a day if that’s all you can manage, only articles, blog posts, essays, and books recommended by others in your network. Also, a wealth of recipes from food blogs are getting tagged and saved for later!). What ways have you found of getting unstuck from a blogging rut? Four New Ways to Spark Blogging Inspiration originally appeared on Spin Sucks on July 14, 2011. Blog Social Media Bloggers Blogging ideas Marijean JaggersTalk to a kid. Shut up. Rediscover StumbleUpon.
SPIN SUCKS | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011
[Blog] A Blog Post About Nothing
How lame is this blog post (very)?? Blog Post About Nothing originally appeared on Spin Sucks on June 1, 2011. I’m looking at a blank screen this morning, wondering what I’m going to write about today. It’s 6:06 am and inspiration hasn’t hit yet. This is unusual. You see, what I really want to write about, what I really want to get out of my system, is how embarrassed I am at the uproar caused by Danny Brown and me having to change the title of our BlogWorld session. The uproar that continued well after the conference ended. Harder than even I expected.
PUSHING SOCIAL | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014
[Blog] 7 Simple Ways to Track The Health of Your Blog
Instead of “hoping” for a successful blog, website or business, I want you to go out there and make it happen. Today, I’m going to give you a powerful tool for staying accountable and systematically improving your blogs performance. Your Blog’s Arch Nemesis. I’ve met many people who failed at blogging. These people didn’t fail because they didn’t have a great idea for their blog. Here Are The Blog Numbers You Need To Watch. 1. Conversions measures how well your blog converts readers into action-takers. Links to Your Blog (Backlinks).
JASON YORMARK | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
[Blog] How 1 Blog Post Increased My Klout Score
So I went on a blog hiatus for a few weeks, and it certainly made a significant impact on my Klout score. I was hovering around 70 for awhile, and after about 4 weeks of not blogging, I dropped down to 67. I’m not entirely sure what I think about that. For that reason, I definitely pay attention to it, but quite frankly it’s really just a matter of making significant contributions to my blog and my social media streams, which I would do anyway. anticipate if I blog regularly over the next few days, I’ll be back up to 70 in no time. Blogging Social Media
SPIN SUCKS | TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015
[Blog] Three Essential Blog Writing Tips for Just Before You Click Publish
We’ve talked about blog writing tips for when you need ideas. That’s what these blog writing tips are for. You’ve read enough blog writing tips by now that you should have already spent some time on your headline. Take the title of this blog, for example. Now, if I’m targeting someone who already publishes a blog, is crunched for time, and just wants to improve what she does every day? Do any of the tried and-true-tricks-of-the-trade make sense for your blog? Do these subheads add any personality to your blog? Your Blog Writing Tips.
ARI HERZOG | MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
[Blog] No Real Name, No Blog Comment Allowed
Riffing behind a commenting layout convention by Matt Cutts, such as his latest blog post when he wrote about giving up news consumption for a month, I’ve decided to require every blog comment here be associated with a real name. Thanks for reading my latest blog news and I encourage you to share your thoughts below. Please continue reading No Real Name, No Blog Comment Allowed and leave a comment if inspired. Blog NewsSee the current screenshot below. If you don’t comment with a real name, your comment will not be published. Any questions?
PUSHING SOCIAL | THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012
[Blog] Blogging Tips for Coaches and Therapists
More Blog Promotion Tips By far, the most common question I get from coaches and therapists is: “How do you publish a blog that attracts clients without giving away free consulting?”. The good news is that there is way to use your blog to build your client base without “giving away the farm.” Your blog is the stage for demonstrating value, building relationships, and getting the first call. Use your blog posts to thoroughly explain to what you do. Blog Marketing Blog Strategy” “Pre-Sell” Posts for Coaches and Therapists.
PUSHING SOCIAL | TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012
[Blog] How to Quickly Discover and Organize New Blog Post Ideas
How to find post ideas” is a popular blogging topic. That’s when I turned to the Blog Series. What is a Blog Series? Blog Series posts break one subject into multiple and easily digestible pieces. Overall, blog series are easier to create because we naturally think about topics this way. For example, let’s say I wrote a personal finance blog. Pause here for a second and think about your blog. While you are thinking consider this… Why Readers Love Blog Series Posts. How to Get Your Next Blog Post Series Started. Pushing Social.
PUSHING SOCIAL | SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2013
[Blog] Blogging Commandment 1- Thou Shalt Write Every day
Your readers will (and should) punish you by deserting your blog. Blog Post Writing Blogging Commandments blog writingI’m going to revise this commandment slightly to “Thou Shalt Create Every Day.” ” As a writer, I have a natural bias towards using text to communicate. But, you might not be comfortable with writing. That’s fine. Record audio, shoot a video, snap a photo, create a presentation; it’s up to you. The point is to create something of value for you and your readers every day. The goal is to get good quick. Write crap.
ARI HERZOG | THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011
[Blog] 17 Plugins to Improve Your WordPress Blog
The blog platform, as an open source community, is collectively shared by anyone and everyone who contribute code and provide feedback about what works and what needs improvement. With more than 1,300 themes and over 13,000 plugins , the appearance and functionality of any WordPress blog is up to the blog owner’s imagination. When you read an article on this blog and see related links underneath it, those links are generated by a plugin. Don’t merely write your blog name as the keyword, but use contextual words. Blog News plugins Wordpress
ARI HERZOG | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2011
[Blog] Why This Blog is Hosted with Tubu
When you create a blog using a free platform, such as blah.blogspot.com or blah.wordpress.com, you relinquish control. After migrating this blog from Google’s free platform to a self-hosted WordPress platform in the fall of 2008, I followed Chris Brogan’s blogging advice and contacted Tubu Internet Solutions (affiliate link) to host my blog for $10 a year. Andy — who maintains his own blog called TechBurgh — tells me his staff includes five employees and numerous freelancers, contractors, and third-parties scattered around the world.
PUSHING SOCIAL | MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011
[Blog] Blog Like Tebow
Blog Strategy Opinion Social MediaNever has the obligatory end-zone prayer been so hip. Never has an iffy NFL 1st year rookie quarterback come so close to being a pop icon. Never has a sports figure forced us to weigh faith and attitude so heavily in our tabulation of greatness. Tim Tebow is preaching even when he’s trying his darndest not too. I’m gonna have some fun today because Tebow has something to teach monitor-tanned bloggers too. Tim Tebow isn’t a writer. Take a knee, it’s Tebow time: Make Progress Every Day. His games were epic. He seemed to toy with his opponents. Faith.
PUSHING SOCIAL | THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012
[Blog] Blogging Tips for Coaches and Therapists
Pushing Social By far, the most common question I get from coaches and therapists is: “How do you publish a blog that attracts clients without giving away free consulting?”. The good news is that there is way to use your blog to build your client base without “giving away the farm.” Your blog is the stage for demonstrating value, building relationships, and getting the first call. Use your blog posts to thoroughly explain to what you do. Blog Marketing Blog Strategy” “Pre-Sell” Posts for Coaches and Therapists. Absolutely.
PUSHING SOCIAL | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012
[Blog] When is the Right Time to Invest In Your Blog?
More Blog Promotion Tips. Successful blogs require love, passion, tenacity, and…um…well…money. thought “It’s a blog! That “smart” decision resulted in an embarrassing outage when Brian Clark sent over 2,000 people to my blog in 60 minutes. As my blog grew, the traffic would bring it down at the worse moments. Is It Time to Invest in Your Blog? If your blog is published solely for personal reasons then put away your wallet, jump on blogspot and go to town. Your blog isn’t worth getting the lights turned off. Stupid right?
MR. RYAN CONNORS | THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
[Blog] Effective Tips for Corporate Blogging Success
A corporate blog is a good idea for businesses that want to create an online presence. The blog need not be expensive, but if you are looking to gain the interest of your peers, investors, partners and associates, you may wish to spend a bit of money on it. Do not just spend money on the design, but also spend money on the posts themselves, the blog’s integrity, blog updates and blog marketing. It’s all part of the road map to corporate blogging success. Appoint a member of staff to be in charge of the blog. By Korah Morrison.
DANNY BROWN | FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2015
[Blog] Introducing Pure Blogging, Where It’s All About the Content
Any regular reader or subscriber of this blog will know I’ve been talking a lot about “pure blogging” the last 6-12 months. Born from a frustration/tiredness/lethargy (delete where applicable) of seeing multiple blogs talking about the very same thing, all for shares and clicks, I wanted to stoke the conversation around what it meant to blog. Not that there’s anything wrong with business blogs, or blogs about blogging, or content marketing for content goals blogs, per se – some offer value. So… yeah.
TECHIPEDIA: TAMAR WEINBERG | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011
[Blog] Is Your Business Worth An Extra Hour Per Week? 5 Reasons Why Your Business Should Blog
As a business owner, do I really have time to blog? I’m a business owner too, and I realize that we are already pressed to our limits for time. We are responsible for everything, including finding new business, working with our existing customers, interfacing with suppliers, running our books, and infinitely more. For anything that is going to take more time, the rewards must be tangible and immediate. As many of us cannot clearly identify what the rewards are that can be reaped by blogging, it is not placed high on the list of priorities. It should be. Interested?
FIREBELLY | THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012
[Blog] Content Marketing is More Than Just Blogging
Content marketing is about more than just blogging. According to Jeremy Williams, you all should be going crazy over this blog post now. According to Jeremy Williams , social media director for the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (and my boss when I do travel writing for IOTD), blog posts with photos get more traffic than blog posts without. Find photos from Flickr or Picasa — be sure to use Creative Commons photos — or buy royalty-free stock photography, and put them in your blog posts for added impact. Basically anything you can read. And video?
INBLURBS | TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
[Blog] 6 Reasons for a corporate blog to get business leads
Corporate blogs are now of the prominent inbound marketing strategies to gain targeted web traffic. Almost all the major businesses online have a corporate blog where they share their latest product information, latest product news, information about new launches etc. This article provides advantages of corporate blog and how it helps in driving targeted web traffic to your business website. 1. Advantages of having Corporate Blog. Corporate blogs are gold mines for business online. Corporate blog is recommended by top marketing consultants in Internet today.
PUSHING SOCIAL | THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012
[Blog] How to Write Your First 10 Small Business Blog Posts
More Blog Promotion Tips Your first post will be the The hardest one you will ever write. Today, I’ll outline 10 posts that you should write for your small business blog. These posts are important because they set the tone for your blog. Articulate the benefit of spending 10 minutes with your blog. Your first visitors will examine your blog for clues that point to its usefulness. This post makes a clear argument for including your blog on the readers “dance card” of places to visit. Post #2: Who The Blog Is For. No problem.
PUSHING SOCIAL | WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
[Blog] 7 Blog Promotion Tests You Should Try Now
More Blog Promotion Tips Just so you know, I promised a traffic building post every week for everyone working on the 1,000 New Blog Reader Challenge. I missed one last week, so I’m making it up to you today. Add Blog Teasers to Your Facebook Page. Do you have a strong Facebook audience that doesn’t visit your blog? Add a link to your blog post. The categories could become the title for a blog series. Adding an Email Blog Update Opt-In. Take a play from their book and give your Blog Update sign-up form the attention it deserves.
PUSHING SOCIAL | WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
[Blog] 7 Blog Promotion Tests You Should Try Now
Pushing Social Just so you know, I promised a traffic building post every week for everyone working on the 1,000 New Blog Reader Challenge. I missed one last week, so I’m making it up to you today. Add Blog Teasers to Your Facebook Page. Do you have a strong Facebook audience that doesn’t visit your blog? Add a link to your blog post. Marcus Sheridan, The Sales Lion , recommends listing all your customer questions and creating online content that answers them. Of course, blog posts are a great way to answer these questions and encourage engagement.
PAMORAMA | THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013
[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 [.].
SOCIAL MARKETING FORUM | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2011
[Blog] Whitepaper: B2B Blogging Trends in 2011
B2B blogging can be tricky, but rewarding all the same. That’s one of the questions the folks from Aggregage posed to a number of B2B blogging thought leaders in a new whitepaper titled: B2B Blogging Trends in 2011. [.]. B2B marketing Blogging Brand marketing Content marketing PR Research Social media marketing B2B blogging content marketing corporate blogging corporate blogging tips tips & tricksThe hardest question may well be whether you even want to start one in the first place.
JEFF KORHAN | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2011
[Blog] How Blogging Converts Relevancy into New Business
This is precisely why blogs are favorably ranked by the search engines - and why they are considered credible news sources - because the better ones are frequently updated. . Frequent posting on your blog is essential for getting noticed by the search engines. . How do you convert prospects into customers with blogging? Feel free to share this with your friends by clicking on the Facebook Like button, or consider subscribing to this blog by going to the subscribe tab. . Relevancy is most often described in terms of what is current - what is happening now. It works.
DANNY BROWN | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015
[Blog] Why I Don’t Want You to Come Back to My Blog Post After You Comment
Due to a change in how readers consume content and how they discuss it afterward (and, more specifically, where they discuss it), many bloggers have decided to switch off blog comments altogether. For me, this is a lost opportunity for these bloggers, as the often rich exchanges of thoughts and ideas help take a blog post to a much higher level than it was originally. So why isn’t blog commenting as simple? While choice is great, the truth is we don''t need so many different blog comment solutions. Which is great news if you have a self-hosted WordPress blog.
TWIST IMAGE | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
[Blog] Watching Me Blog
Blogs are one of the most valuable marketing tools ever created. started blogging in September 2003, and since then I have written almost three thousand posts. I'm proud of this blog mostly because it serves two personal Gods for me: my love of writing and my love of sharing. I had the pleasure of speaking in Oslo, Norway last week at the re:think conference. The morning of the conference, we had breakfast and our conversation sparked a blog post (this one: Where Do Ideas Come From? ). To my surprise, Chris blogged about me blogging (how meta!) Only me.
TWIST IMAGE | THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013
[Blog] End Of Blogs
I love my blog. love your blog. love blogs. Loving blogs has nothing to do with me not loving the newer stuff. love Twitter , Facebook , Google+ and other places to publish, share and connect too, but I have a soft spot for blogs. It really IS the end of blogging and old school newsreaders. " So, am I supposed to forget about this blog and just post what I'm thinking about on Google+ or Facebook or tumblr or whatever? This isn't the end of blogs. Please don't stop the blogging. Blogs are important. blogging.
AKAMAI MARKETING | TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2011
[Blog] Successful Blogging for Small and Medium Businesses
Blogs for business are an outstanding tool for business, they can build community, be the backbone of your social media program, and drive traffic to your website, just for starters. Its so easy to think that because their are millions of blogs (and if you check out Technorati you’ll see that I am write right.) Welcome to blogging, the place where you try to suck less. But the business of blogging is just that, a business. Here are 5 tips for businesses thinking of blogging. 1. Determine what the benefits to blogging will be. Define your goal.
PUSHING SOCIAL | MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
[Blog] How to Balance Your Blogging Tasks Without Going Crazy
More Blog Promotion Tips Blogs consume their publishers. Blogs are the only marketing tool that requires such a huge intellectual and emotional investment. I’ve heard many people compare their blogs to children. I agree. Like children, authoring posts and growing a blog is deeply gratifying. I still remember the day I saw Pushing Social mentioned in another blog post. I still read my first comment. I’ve kept the drafts of every blog post I’ve ever written, like a photo album of my “baby’s” progress. Blog Promotion. Writing.
MY CREATIVE TEAM THINKING | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2010
[Blog] Top Five Blogging Lessons
Blogging Lesson 1- Blogs Are Here To Stay – When I started blogging in 2005, I thought that it might just be a fad. Blogging Lesson 2 – Strategy First – Just as you would when planning any type of communications program, you need to answer a few questions before you leap head first into blogging. Blogging Lesson 3 – Content Is King – You can blog all day long, but unless your content is consistently great, your blog will become roadkill on the information highway. Boy, was I wrong.
SPIN SUCKS | THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
[Blog] Pros and Cons of Co-Authoring a Blog
have a blog Q for you (and anyone else who feels like chiming in) Q: Are there any truly successful blogger ‘partnerships’ out there? mean, two ppl working together on the one blog with the one vision. But I’m I just realized I’m about to start a blog with a colleague/friend and… well… I can’t think of an example of a similar blog or the potential issues they’d face. We have our own blogs, too, and co-authoring this one spawns creativity for our individual efforts. The central blog cog binds us in a way.
PUSHING SOCIAL | TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012
[Blog] The Key to Writing Blog Posts That Get Noticed
More Blog Promotion Tips You’ve started a blog and have been writing your heart out for months. It’s easy to use the standard blog post writing tool box and prescribe better headlines, different post types, and fancy diagrams depicting the perfect post. However a review of many blogs show a wealth of first-person perspectives posts that are long on passion and short on relevant information. advise my blog review clients to review their editorial calendar and only write encouragement posts 1-2% of the time. Blog Post Writing Blog Strategy
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
[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.
DANNY BROWN | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014
[Blog] What Happens When You Change Your Blog Subscribers Over to a Newsletter Format?
About three months ago, I made the decision to change up the way my blog posts were delivered to email subscribers. The Benefits of Switching to a Newsletter Format Changing the delivery format of the blog was weird, at first. I’ve always been used to writing a post, hitting publish, and then seeing it go out to whoever had subscribed, either by email or RSS. Initially, I thought this might have an impact on traffic to the blog, comments, shares, etc. Comments can take place anywhere – my blog, on G+, etc. This played into reason three. have increased.
CONVERSTATIONS | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
[Blog] Do You Quarter Blog?
Quarter blogging is simple. These “quarter blog posts” can also be used over and over again as parts of a larger post. Do You Quarter Blog? You just finished reading Do You Quarter Blog? ! Blog Coach Blogging Blog Posting Social media WritingShort quick ideas of about 100 words. Be thinking sections of listed posts like 8 best ways to do this or 17 tips to succeed at that. It shouldn’t take long to jot down 100 words. And if you’re dictating into a voice memo – better yet ( Talk Write ).
PUSHING SOCIAL | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
[Blog] How to Write an Interesting Blog
The symptoms can be seen in business blog posts. These dullard blogs are ignored and often forgotten, hidden out of sight until someone has the courage to pull the plug. His readers visit his blog (millions of readers a month) and buy his books (consistently NYT bestsellers) because they know that Tim has already filtered out the ordinary. He’s a living map to the unorthodox and bizarrely effective. If that is truly the case (I doubt it), then why in the heck are you writing a blog? Blog Post WritingDull-itis strikes again. How to Be Interesting. But why?
PUSHING SOCIAL | TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012
[Blog] The Key to Writing Blog Posts That Get Noticed
Pushing Social You’ve started a blog and have been writing your heart out for months. It’s easy to use the standard blog post writing tool box and prescribe better headlines, different post types, and fancy diagrams depicting the perfect post. However a review of many blogs show a wealth of first-person perspectives posts that are long on passion and short on relevant information. advise my blog review clients to review their editorial calendar and only write encouragement posts 1-2% of the time. blog is a powerful tool for dissecting your thinking process.
QUICK ONLINE TIPS | SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2012
[Blog] 6 Useful Blog Proofreading Tips
INBLURBS | THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2011
[Blog] 7 Ways how to empower your social networking with blog commenting
But, leaving a comment on a blog is a very effective way to get traffic and you can say that it is very useful for an inbound marketing because a business leads quickly with the help of blog commenting. Research the blogs that your customers are reading. The first way is to research of which business blog customers are reading. Suppose you are businessman, you should look for business consulting blogs. Another way is to be regular in reading business or corporate blogs as it is very useful. Be regular in reading and commenting. Tweet this on Twitter!
INBLURBS | FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012
[Blog] Nominate inBlurbs Blog for the MarketingSherpa Reader’s Choice Awards
Nominate inBlurbs Blog for the MarketingSherpa Reader’s Choice Awards and get our brand new “Google + For Business Marketing eBook” exclusively before the public launch directly sent into your email box. ——————————————————————————— I Nominate [link] for the MarketingSherpa Reader’s Choice Awards for these categories: • Best B2B Marketing Blog. Best Inbound Marketing Blog. Best SEO Blog. Nominate here !
PUSHING SOCIAL | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011
[Blog] 7 Ways to Use Slideshare to Get More Blog Traffic
Just double-check to make sure that your blog url, twitter handle, and offer to subscribe to your blog newsletter is included in every presentation. Wow, looks like Slideshare is stepping up to the big leagues. Today, I perused a nifty infographic that tallies up some impressive stats for the powerpoint hub. One of the Top 150 sites on the web. 60 million visitors a month. Billion slide views a month. It seems that Slideshare has gone and done the impossible – turned the powerpoint deck into a content marketing darling. Go figure. Look close…. Don’t do it. Social Media
PUSHING SOCIAL | SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2013
[Blog] Just One Thing – Better Blog Ranking with Category Pages
Here’s an example of one from Pushing Social around the term blog ideas. This week, set the goal of making at least two category pages for your blog. Here’s how: Start with selecting 3–5 strategic keywords that accurately describe your blog. For example, let’s assume you are the proud publisher of a largemouth bass fishing blog. recommend using Lead Pages , Copyblogger’s Premise , or check to see if your blog theme come’s with a landing page template. List your new category page on your blog homepage in the sidebar.