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  • 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  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
    [Blog] 7 Local Business Blogging Tips
    More Blog Promotion Tips Most blogging advice is national even international in scope. How do you create a blog that connects with your next door neighbor? First, I believe that locally-focused blogs are powerful marketing tools for smart business owners. These tightly focused blogs are immediately relevant to readers. Let’s walk through seven techniques that will boost the local power of your blog. 1. You can create profitable relationships by offering your blog as a platform for local news. Local Blogging is Easier.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012
    [Blog] These 7 Simple Tweaks Will Get You More Blog Retweets
    Did you publish a blog post this week? . If you did, I bet you are slyly checking on you retweet count.  I’m a religious retweet checker simply because retweets are the one of the best ways to evaluate my blog post’s performance. The official Twitter button does the best job of accurately capturing all of the retweets generated by your blog post (no surprise). Since your retweet count offers social proof for your blog post, it makes sense to get the most accurate count possible. Your blog headline demonstrates how compelling your post will be.  Blog Marketin
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012
    [Blog] These 7 Simple Tweaks Will Get You More Blog Retweets
    Did you publish a blog post this week? . If you did, I bet you are slyly checking on you retweet count.  I’m a religious retweet checker simply because retweets are the one of the best ways to evaluate my blog post’s performance. The official Twitter button does the best job of accurately capturing all of the retweets generated by your blog post (no surprise). Since your retweet count offers social proof for your blog post, it makes sense to get the most accurate count possible. Your blog headline demonstrates how compelling your post will be.  Blog Marketin
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
    [Blog] 7 Local Business Blogging Tips
    Pushing Social Most blogging advice is national even international in scope. How do you create a blog that connects with your next door neighbor? First, I believe that locally-focused blogs are powerful marketing tools for smart business owners. These tightly focused blogs are immediately relevant to readers. Let’s walk through seven techniques that will boost the local power of your blog. 1. You can create profitable relationships by offering your blog as a platform for local news. Once you’ve established relationship, craft guest posts for their blog.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012
    [Blog] 6 Guest Blogging Emails That Suck
    The top navigational bar of this blog makes it very clear that guest blog posts are accepted. But reviewing the email submissions from wannabe writers, it is pathetic how frequently people think I will publish anything and it is disappointing they view my blog as a trophy to place on their article marketing case. Here are 6 real examples of emails that suck: The 6th reason your email sucks: You never researched nor read my blog. The 5th reason your email sucks: You confuse guest blogging with article marketing. want you to write for me. What has a cost here?
  • 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.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2015
    [Blog] Why I’ll Only Use Postmatic for WordPress Blog Comments
    That’s exactly what happened with the Postmatic WordPress plugin that enables blog comments by email. You can imagine some of the stuff that could appear on your blog with that in mind. Why do so many blog comment systems make it such hard work to enjoy a conversation? But, fair play to him, he didn’t give up, and reached back out at a time when I was ready to look at commenting options again, especially given how I want to turn this blog into a very personal destination, where conversations are the driver of the content as much as being the other way round.
  • VERY OFFICIAL BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
    [Blog] How to Respond to Comments on Your Company Blog
    For so many people nothing feels scarier than opening up yourself and your business to reader comments on a company blog; even seasoned bloggers recognize the difference between blogging for yourself and blogging for your business when faced with the challenge. The good news is that with most blogs where the author participates, this is not typical. If building an online community is your goal, blogging can help if you have a plan in place to foster participation. Good blogs encourage healthy conversation — they don’t try to stifle it.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012
    [Blog] Why IFTTT Could Be the Best Blogging Tool Ever
    You can use this automation to save time, find blog topics, and curate content just for starters. Automatically tweet a link for every new post on your blog [Recipe ]. Blogging Grunt Work. Update LinkedIn when you add a new post to your blog  [Recipe]. This is Just the Beginning… Geeked yet?  I’m sure you will find creative new ways to manage your blogging activities with IFFT. Blog Post WritingBloggers are busy folks.  We shoehorn post writing, promotion, and networking in between day jobs, family time, and sleep (sometimes).
  • 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!
  • 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  |  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.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016
    [Blog] Why Mediocre Blogging Can Still Be Great
    Recently, I was chatting with some friends about blogging, and how it’s changed over the years. From social media to richer forms of content creation like videos, podcasts, story-driven blogging, etc, it could be forgiven to think that blogging as we know it (writing a post, publishing, hoping others read it either on the page or vie email/RSS) is about to disappear. One of the reasons that came up was the fact there was so much mediocre blogging on the web. It led to a nice discussion on what was really important when it came to blogging. Next.”.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
    [Blog] Pros and Cons of Changing the Name of Your Blog
    During the Facebook question of the week , Jennifer MacDonald asked: What are your thoughts on changing the title of your Blog? I was not planning on changing the URL, that is my name, just the title. couple of months ago, he changed his blog name from MichaelSchechter.me to A Better Mess. He talked to a couple of people who changed the name of their blogs, but not their URLs. I’m pleased to present you both options with the pros and cons to each. Should she change the name of her blog and  the URL? Plus, I got a day off of writing. No crazies commenting.
  • 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)?
  • 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?
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
    [Blog] How to Get Serious About Promoting Your Blog
    You know by now that simply writing great blog posts won’t guarantee success.  Sadly, thousands of blogs with well-written blog posts are dying anonymous deaths every day. While expertly written posts are essential for retaining visitors and boosting repeat visitors, they aren’t as useful as a blog promotional tool.  Unfortunately, blog promotion and blog building has been used interchangeably by many of the experts. To clear up any confusion, blog promotion is a concerted effort to attract visitors from another website to your own.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2015
    [Blog] Seven Must Read PR Blogs
    On the seventh day of Christmas, Spin Sucks gave to you…seven PR blogs, six must-watch PR webinars ,  five PR books , four PR podcasts ,  three productivity tools ,  two Spin Sucks Crazy secrets , and the one PR tool you need for 2016. Let’s talk about PR blogs, shall we? Seven Must Read PR Blogs. So let’s say these are the seven PR blogs you must add to your reading list  plus Spin Sucks. Not only is he extraordinarily intelligent, he adds a voice to the PR blog community that is sorely needed: One of storytelling versus corporate speak. PR Daily.
  • 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  |  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 blogBlog Post WritingDull-itis strikes again. How to Be Interesting. But why? 
  • 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, JANUARY 29, 2014
    [Blog] Blogging and Email Marketing – The Secret Sauce For Growing Your Blog
    Email marketing and blogging go together like two peas in a pod. While there are few truisms in content marketing, I believe that a high performing blog always has a strong email outreach strategy. Whenever I ask successful bloggers about their blog marketing strategy, they always say they wish they had started their email list building earlier. Segments could include: Blog Update Subscribers. For example, I can connect Mailchimp with my Google Docs account to create a spreadsheet of all of my blog update subscribers. Revise your blog update optin form.
  • 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?
  • ARI HERZOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014
    [Blog] My Blog is Changing Direction
    If you subscribed to my blog to learn insights and strategies about the digital landscape, you may notice a change in focus. I’m straying from writing about social networking, digital marketing, cloud computing, and internet tools; and toward societal issues around online privacy, security, and overall open government. While I won’t use this blog to share press releases or campaign news (as a separate and less-updated blog will be created for that), it is natural for me to change direction here. Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. Blog News
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
    [Blog] Four Incredibly Useful Metrics For Small Business Blogging
    More Blog Promotion Tips. Ironically, metrics are critical for your blog’s success. Getting comfortable with your blog’s “numbers” helps you diagnose problems and improve your performance. As a business owner you should expect your blog to “pay its own way”. wrote this post keeping two assumptions in mind: 1) You have little time to fiddle with your blog. 2) You aren’t a statistical wunderkind that loves finding patterns in numbers. Every moment you spend on your blog is time taken from something else.  I get it. read this blog religiously.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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?
  • 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  |  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.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
    [Blog] Why The Blogging Experts Are Wrong About Headlines
    I’m uncomfortable with the headline advice being offered in the blogging and content marketing space. Questions”: Do You Want More Blog Readers? And they still are creating traffic stampedes to their blog. To be fair, I do see “How to” headlines pop-up from time to time on the top media blogs but you would assume that these publications wouldn’t dare deviate from the headline canon. What the Big Blogs Know. Arguably, Gawker is the most viral blog publication on the planet. You publish a blog to stay relevant and top of mind. Notice anything?
  • GET SOCIAL PR  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013
    [Blog] Edit Relentlessly and Improve Your Blog Writing
    TweetFrom time to time I see people post a tweet or Facebook status update about blog writing. Their assumption is that writing a blog post doesn’t qualify them as a writer. How-To Blog Writing Blogging Editing Tips Grammar Improve Your Blog Improve Your Writing Writing Writing A Blog In a book I’m reading, one of my colleagues titles the second chapter of his book, “You’re Not a Writer, You’re a Blogger.” ” Each of [.].
  • 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.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2011
    [Blog] Falling Behind? 9 Productivity Tips to Supercharge Your Blogging
    I’ve spent 2011 hacking the code to blogging success   Like many bloggers, I’ve watched the Super Bloggers expand their blogs and readership at a steady clip throughout the year. I’ve been obsessed with figuring out how they do it. After hundreds of posts and hours of writing and research, I’ve concluded that growing your blog will get more difficult 2012.  To succeed, you will need to master the tools and the mindset of the professional blogger. The profit motive will compel them to differentiate their blogs and compete for attention in novel ways. Warning!
  • JASON YORMARK  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2011
    [Blog] How Do You Define Blogging Success?
    My blog often stresses me out. It’s gotten me thinking about how I personally define blogging success as it pertains to me.  It’s obviously a question that can be answered quite differently for people depending on their particular situation.  My blog isn’t really a source of income for me directly, but it has opened up quite a few doors for me in my career, so indirectly it does.  For me I’ve measured success through my blog traffic, subscribers and engagement.  What I’ve Learned About Blogging Based On A Year’s Worth Of Data.
  • 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  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
    [Blog] The Secret Sauce for “Great” Blog Posts
    Word Count: The optimal length for a blog post. Tricks and Tips: Tweaking standard blog post elements hoping to find the right sequence of factors. For example, I often ask myself – “What is annoying my reader about blogging right now?”. Why Corporate Speak Doesn’t Work. I’m sure you’ve read a blog post that said the right things but totally missed the mark with you. That’s why I teach my blog coaching students to write their posts in the second person “you” to force them to imagine a flesh-and-blood person reading their posts. Their stuff is addicting.
  • 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.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
    [Blog] The 5 Traits of Extremely Successful Blog Marketers
    will go a step further and say that your blog will fail unless you plant and nurture these traits in yourself. Do the work and you’ll transform your blog and yourself into a rare and extremely valuable resource. Here are the 5 Traits of Successful Bloggers Trait #1: Curiosity Blogging requires a river of interesting and relevant information. Even more, this curious “deep dive” into a subject offers new and unique perspectives that attract and delight blog readers. Unfortunately, this fear kills many blogs before they even start. But blogs are stingy too.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • IDACONCPTS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011
    [Blog] Blogging: The Small Business Way
    Blogging has different meanings for different people. It would only be logical that entrepreneurs who use blogs as a marketing tool should likewise utilize it specifically to market goods and services. It is crucial for local businesses to maintain a blog in order for them to be competitive. However, having a blog does not mean that a business will instantly reap the rewards. However, a business blog’s inability to produce positive results is often due to entrepreneurs not knowing how to blog the correct way. If Content is King, New Content is Emperor.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012
    [Blog] 7 Little Blog Mistakes That Drive Your Readers Nuts
    I’m worried about your blog. Wait, let me back up. I’ve been reviewing my reader’s blogs and overall their content is spectacular and they are run by extremely passionate people. believe that every visitor to your blog makes a decision about your worth within a few seconds. Your permalinks are WordPress’s way of directing traffic to the right link on your blog. This is good for SEO, Retweets, RSS Feeds and other cool stuff that gets your blog noticed. Some retweet buttons grab the title of your blog and the blog url address. My pain is your gain.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
    [Blog] A WordPress Blog Hacking Nightmare – The Gory Details…
    But, Pushing Social had become a zombie host for over 20 WordPress blogs pumping this garbage. I was totally unaware that Pushing Social had become a cog in a vast botnet meticulously constructed by criminals and misfits. Pushing Social went down. I use Chartbeat to watch Pushing Social’s traffic and alert me when the blog is offline. I did all of my normal tricks. Ten minutes later, the blog went down again. They tweak settings to turn your blog into a speed demon. WordPress-dedicated hosts understand how to optimize their servers for WordPress blogs.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2012
    [Blog] 20 Cringe-Worthy Business Blogging Mistakes
    More Blog Promotion Tips Last week, I did a little mental housecleaning with a mega list on Blogging Ideas. This week I’m sorting through some of my business blogging pet peeves. From my experience, this list details all of the blog booby traps that businesses face.  If you run a business blog, read this list to avoid things like: Trying to sound smart instead of being smart  (This one  really  gets under my skin). The boneheaded mistake that will turn your blog into a ghost town. Always write content that is customized for your blog audience.
  • 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
  • INBLURBS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
    [Blog] 4 Powerful Reasons to Start Your Corporate Blog
    The Technorati Study: “ State of the Blogosphere 2010 &# shows Corporate blogs have become a powerful business marketing tool for companies. With the increasing demand of finding new and creative ways to get the attention of future buyers and recent customers, corporate blogs are established as a trust and credibility building way to show expertise and to get in touch with target audience. Companies like IBM use blogging to get seen online. Studies show that 57% of companies who blog get customers through their blogging effort! Tweet this on Twitter!
  • 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.
  • 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  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
    [Blog] Consultants – This is Why Your Blog Isn’t Attracting Clients
    Their blog. Their blog, maybe even your blog, isn’t bringing in those premium, pre-sold, clients. This is where the content for Born to Blog came from. Blog Business Blog Marketing consult Right now, there is a consultant looking at their appointment book wondering how they will earn enough to keep their doors open. They’ve spent time on LinkedIn, shared information on Twitter, and dabbled with Pinterest. Everything seems to be working but there’s one area that hits a sore spot. It was supposed to position them as an expert. What happened?
  • 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.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2012
    [Blog] 20 Cringe-Worthy Business Blogging Mistakes
    More Blog Promotion Tips Last week, I did a little mental housecleaning with a mega list on Blogging Ideas. This week I’m sorting through some of my business blogging pet peeves. From my experience, this list details all of the blog booby traps that businesses face.  If you run a business blog, read this list to avoid things like: Trying to sound smart instead of being smart  (This one  really  gets under my skin). The boneheaded mistake that will turn your blog into a ghost town. Always write content that is customized for your blog audience.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013
    [Blog] Blogging Commandment 5: Thou Shalt Sell Something
    Instead, It’s a better use of time to understand how your blog can create sells rather than burying your head in the sand. By now you are probably wondering – How do I sell something on my blog? Here is a quick primer on (schmuck-free) blog selling. 1. If you are just starting a blog, pull up a calendar, flip to the date 6 months from now, and pencil this in “Make my first product offer.” Take it Inside: Blogs are not suited for direct sales pitches. Selling on a blog is like inviting an Amway salesman to Thanksgiving dinner.
  • 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?
  • JOEY STRAWN  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011
    [Blog] Your Blog Is Boring Because You Suck At It
    One of the most common objections I hear from companies when I talk with them about blogging is, “We don’t do anything really interesting. No one would read our blog, so why waste our time?&#. Here’s the first kicker: your blog content isn’t boring because of what it’s about, your blog content is boring because you are presenting it in a boring way. What you go on to find out is that Indium publishes over 70 blogs to their niche markets all written by employees. So, who will care about your blog on spark plug repair? Tweet.
  • 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.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2011
    [Blog] 17 Examples of Blog Archives
    If you never visited my blog archive , a screen shot is below: Blog archives come in many styles. As such, and complemented by this blog being powered by the WordPress Thesis theme , I employ custom functions written in PHP that perform numerous actions. Please click the bloggers’ names above for I frequent their blogs — some daily, others monthly. Thanks. -- Thanks for reading 17 Examples of Blog Archives by Ari Herzog. Related articles you may enjoy: Comparing 19 Blog Designs to Mine. How I Find Blog Post Ideas – and You Can Too.
  • 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  |  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.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016
    [Blog] Monday Roundup: Get Started With Blogging
    Maybe you’re even planning to get started with blogging? On January 10th, this blog turns seven. Getting started on blogging can be daunting, but IMHO is worth it. I’ve heard from quite a few of you who want to make blogging a priority this year. So if that’s one of the leaps you plan to take in 2016, this week’s roundup will get you started. 1.  7 Strategies To Help Build The Perfect Blog For Your Business. Blog Topics: How to Come up with Blog Post Topic Ideas! Is it Shortsighted Not to Host Your Own Blog?
  • ARI HERZOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
    [Blog] Blog Visits Increase Despite No Tweeting
    Phil Gerbyshak asked me to provide background to my last post on Twitter that occurred October 17, wondering if that action had any impact on blog visitors. Keeping in mind that my last tweet was October 17, this blog has seen more unique visitors collectively from September 19 to November 18. This is undoubtedly correlated to a greater frequency of blogging in August than in subsequent months. …and so forth… As we retreat into the past with months of more blogging we see more unique visitors. Blog News blogging metrics Twitter bounce rate.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • FIREBELLY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012
    [Blog] Repeat Your Blog Topics for Better Performance
    A lot of bloggers worry about the problem with repeating their blog topics. Here are three reasons you should repeat your blog topics: 1. When you first start a blog, Google has no idea what you’re going to write about on a regular basis, so you have to teach it. Check your blog stats. It takes more than a couple blog posts to show people you know an awful lot about a particular topic. So if you want to become an authority on your given topic, narrow your field down to a single niche, and then continue to write about it on your own blog.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2011
    [Blog] Welcoming Livefyre Comments Back to the Blog
    If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you’ll notice that I’ve switched the Livefyre commenting system back on, after using the vanilla WordPress option for the last few months. I was one of the early beta users of the system, and loved the way it took blog commenting and turned it into a real-time chat (as this experiment and the subsequent results show). This is what the CommentLuv plug-in offers – the option for anyone leaving a comment to have their last post visible as a link back to their blog. Insights blog comments livefyre
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
    [Blog] Why Your Startup Should Launch a Blog
    More Blog Promotion Tips. Bootstrappers and VC-funded startups are shying away from splashy (TV) and tricky (PPC) tactics and giving content marketing strategies and blogging a second look. Some of the more nimble startups are finding that blogs are more versatile than previously thought. If you are unsure about how a blog can help your startup, then consider these 3 points: 1. Blogs create demand: The Kissmetrics blog is a terrific example of how a content can create demand out of thin air. Blogs explain while your product is special. How?”.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2013
    [Blog] Extend Your Community with a Quora Blog
    We’ll see in in a few months if my hunch about Quora blogs is well founded. My Quora Blogging Experiment. Marketing legend Seth Godin has been sharing concise nuggets of wisdom at his blog for over a decade. It’s a practice I have long admired – and now I’m giving it a try over at my new small business marketing blog at Quora. My experimental blog at Quora is designed to share concise small business marketing tips and advice that can be readily implemented. This makes Quora ideal for those that have not yet built their blog platform.
  • FIREBELLY  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011
    [Blog] GUEST POST: Vlog vs. Blog
    As I approach the 3 year anniversary of my first blog, Tidbits from The Marketing Nerd , I can definitely say the last 3 years have been a tremendous learning experience. I’ve tested my HTML skills, experimented with a number of new plug-ins, widgets, and tools to help improve or share my posts, and I’ve even changed my format three times. truly believe blogging opens up fantastic opportunities to not only help build a personal brand online, but also to extend and build the online brand of one’s business. Guest post by Mark Juleen , V.P. of Marketing, J.C.
  • 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.
  • SHERRILYNNE STARKIE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013
    [Blog] Blog check list for getting noticed
    12 Things To Do After You’ve Written a New Blog Post infographic. Blog comment policy. What I’ve Learned in One Month of Blogging. Blog Etiquette. Headline Social Media blog Blogging Here’s a great infographic check list from the folks at DivvyHQ to help bloggers build an audience.  Some tried and true tactics are include and some new ideas too.  Enjoy! Related posts: The wine blogger kerfuffle. Top tips for bloggers and brands. Click here to start to receive my newsletter. PLEASE LIKE  MY FACEBOOK PAGE. Related articles.
  • HARP SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Blog] 5 Power Tips for Writing Killer Blog Headlines for SEO and People
    Categories: Blog , blogging , Content Creation , Content Marketing , Social Media & SEO Tags: blogging , content marketing , seo and headlines , tips for good headlines , Write Great Headlines , writing great headlines How to write blog headlines that get found and shared! In this article we''ll show you 5 power tips for blog headline writing that will elevate your blog to share-worthy status. Read more. ).
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013
    [Blog] How to Select Your Blog Topic
    There are two schools of thought on how to select your blog topic. However, this line of reasoning is tripped up when a blog is used as a marketing tool.  In this case your blog’s goal is to attract hungry readers with specific challenges.  The Audience-Focused crowd is in danger of turning their blog into a data-driven monstrosity that lacks soul. Since powerful brands are built on soul, vision, and irrational focus on the customer and the culture, taking the audience knows best approach can rip the heart out of your blogging effort. Blog Strategy
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013
    [Blog] 14 Realistic Ways to Find More Time To Blog
    As expected, the darwinian pressure cooker of blog publishing has settled the debate. Write as many quality blog posts as you can. They all want to blog like Seth Godin hooked to a caffeine IV-drip. Her question to me was no-nonsense and direct - “Tell me how to find more time to blog” Here’w what I told her… 1. Work in Intense Bursts “On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, I want you to brainstorm new blog post titles. Spouses stage a blogging intervention. Blog Marketing consult Unfortunately, the answer isn’t easy or convenient. ” 2.
  • IDACONCPTS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2013
    [Blog] How To Run A Successful Bilingual Blog
    Blogs have become a staple for just about every business, every entrepreneur, and every brand out there. In fact, blogs have become so popular that it can make standing out from the crowd difficult. But with a unique angle, you might be able to give your company’s blog a fighting chance. bilingual blog, for instance, can expand your readership, attract new consumers, and raise your website’s ranking. The following tips offer ideas on how to run a successful bilingual blog. If you’re going to have a bilingual blog, you need to do it right. Takeaway.
  • MR. RYAN CONNORS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2013
    [Blog] Seven Blog Mistakes That Make You Boring
    One of the many benefits of blogging for a living is that you obviously don’t have a boss. Boring blogs don’t attract repeat readers, they don’t attract links and they don’t attract a social media following. And a blog that does not grow can become both stagnant and unprofitable surprisingly fast. These blog mistakes will put your readers to sleep. Should you find yourself wondering where your blog ranks on the boredom spectrum, here are seven signs that the answer isn’t good. Blog Mistake #1: Being Terrified of Controversy. blog post is not a thesis.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
    [Blog] The Best Blog Post Length Test
    Some folks will not read a blog post that is more than 500 words. Blogs where the posts are typically short, because they are racing to be first to report the news, also fall short of expectations. Seth has practiced his craft like no other, having published over 10,000 blog posts in the past decade. great blog post is like a great meal that nobody would consider measuring by its volume. What’s your measure of the perfect blog post length? One of the most common concerns for new and experienced bloggers alike is the length of the post. How about you?
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013
    [Blog] Blogging Commandment #4: Thou Shalt Track Everything
    We’re going to jump right into the middle of my favorite Blogging Commandment. These two numbers will show how effective your blog efforts have been in the last week, month, or year. You might ask, blogging is free, so how do I figure out your fancy numbers? First let’s agree that blogging is not free. Let’s say that you spend 5 hours a week on blogging tasks. Making my blogging cost equal to $100/week (5 hours x $20/hour). Taken one step further, if I added 1,000 blog subscribers, my cost per subscriber would be $5.20. Idiots.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2015
    [Blog] 10 Tweaks To Boost Your Blog’s Audience Pulling Power 30 Days After It’s Published
    Blog posts tend to be one-day wonders. Use the ideas in 21 Things I Learned From Publishing 852 Blog Posts to get more visitors on the first day. That’s why we blog. We’ve listed 10 of our favorite tactics for boosting a blogs long-term success. Easy to Share Imagine that your blog post is an ambassador to different tribes of prospects around the Web. Blog Marketing Blog Post Writing Blog StrategyYou publish them, pour on some 15-minute promotion on Twitter and hope for the best. There’s another way. Imagine having 20 posts like these?
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2013
    [Blog] This Blog Is Dead
    Blogging (as we knew it) is dead. Not even all that ago and think about the early days of blogging. It''s obvious why the popularity of blogs took hold. Newspapers could use blogging as a farm team for their printed publications. They could allow journalists not getting enough ink on paper to explore their ideas on a blog. For a person like me, publishing a regular blog enabled me to build an audience, to have a direct relationship with people who liked the same sorts of things that were turning my crank. Blogs are for 40-somethings with kids.
  • 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
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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
  • GRANDMA MARY SHOW  |  THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2010
    [Blog] How to Import Your Blog into Facebook Using Networked Blogs
    Home Consulting Products and Workshops Boulder Social Media Training How To Use Twitter To Grow Your Business How to Use Facebook to Grow Your Business Sink or Swim Webinar Facebook Tutorial Twitter Tutorial About Grandma Mary Contact me Subscribe How to Import Your Blog into Facebook Using Networked Blogs July 22, 2010 Have you imported your blog to automatically post to your Facebook Profile or Fan Page? In the past, I recommended importing your blog via the Facebook Notes feature. What I recommend now is the Networked Blogs application within Facebook. 
  • MY CREATIVE TEAM THINKING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012
    [Blog] Top 10 Tips For Developing Blog Article Ideas
    I often get stuck for a blog post idea. Pardon My Dust.  I often go into the archives of my blog to find inspiration. have written 2010′s Top 5 Creativity Links, Top 11 Free Resources To Improve Your Blog Content and even Top 19 Free Photo Resources For Bloggers. Look at your blog’s analytics to determine which keywords are generating traffic. Blogs Brainstorming Creative Creativity My Creative Team Writing blogging blogs brainstorming copywriting creative creativity thinking writingDo you? Stir It Up. Trot Out The Experts. Go Weekly. 
  • SOCIAL MARKETING FORUM  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2013
    [Blog] 10 Blogging, Content and Social Media Metrics and How to Improve Them
    A white paper from Vocus identified 10 key blogging, content and social media metrics. Content marketing Social media marketing blogging metrics content metrics social media metrics We summarized them and looked at five metrics in-depth. We also added several tips to improve them. Planning your business and marketing strategy requires a full analysis of metrics and KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) that are relevant to gauge your success [.].
  • QUICK ONLINE TIPS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [Blog] Google Declares End of Guest Blogging for SEO!
    Google has finally declared guest blogging is over and is another bad link building practice. We had warned guest blogging will be penalized and the challenges for guest blogging. Google Google has been warning and trying to get some order in the guest blogging practice with subtle hints and warnings. But guest blogging has come a long way from. Blogging SEO Read more.
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