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  • FIREBELLY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011
    [Blog] Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads
    By Mike Sweeney I’ve seen enough well-managed and poorly-managed social media efforts (and blog posts about them) to be able to narrow this down into the must-haves, nice-to-haves, and bonus points that I find particularly valuable. Increasing blog post deployments from two per week to five per week and growing the advanced content assets available for download from 3 pieces to 20 pieces have resulted in a seven fold increase in actionable leads. Below are 5 social media must-reads from last week that we wouldn’t want you to miss. Facebook Promotions: What You Need to Know.
  • 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.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2014
    [Blog] How to Avoid Starting a “Me-Too” Blog
    One of my clients spent years learning how to grow a business in a very difficult niche but decided to start a blog based on some keyword research and a hunch that he could profit by tackling a new subject. The amazing business strategist struggling to set up a blog about yoga. If you are having trouble, think about it this way: Could I do write better blog posts about your subject than you do? This might mean that you need to close down your blog. Build your blog editorial calendar around topics that demonstrate your unique approach and perspective. Do it.
  • 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.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014
    [Blog] Monday Roundup: Blogging
    'Blogging is a great way to start conversations, share ideas, and build your online community. Whether through guest posts or original content on your own site, blogging can help your brand gain traction (I mean, just look at me!). So this week, the roundup features seven posts from around the web that focus on blogging. Blogging for Profit? Ian Cleary provides five ways tools can help you build a profitable blog. Geoff Livingston takes a look at why blogging may no longer be the best option for every day media discussions. Blogging Upstream.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
    [Blog] Your 1,000 Blog Reader Challenge Toolkit
    Pushing Social Every Wednesday we’re going to talk about getting you an extra 1,000 blog readers in 90 days. Today, we are going to get organized for the 1,000 Blog Reader Challenge in three areas. Last, we’ll discuss how to boost your blogging metabolism (scary but fun!). Build Your Blogging Dashboard. Trying to grow your blog without tracking in place is like driving blindfolded. There are dozens of ways to get Google Analytics installed on your blog. Here’s how to set it up: Go to your blog dashboard and click the plugin option. Blog Strateg
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
    [Blog] Your 1,000 Blog Reader Challenge Toolkit
    Every Wednesday we’re going to talk about getting you an extra 1,000 blog readers in 90 days. Today we are going to get organized for the 1,000 Blog Reader Challenge in three areas. Last, we’ll discuss how to boost your blogging metabolism (scary but fun!). Build Your Blogging Dashboard. Trying to grow your blog without tracking in place is like driving blindfolded. There are dozens of ways to get Google Analytics installed on your blog. Here’s how to set-it up: Go to your blog dashboard and click the Plugin option. Blog StrategyMy secret?
  • FIREBELLY  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2011
    [Blog] “You Have To Love People”: The Shashi Bellamkonda Interview
    Web.com helps customers build their Facebook Pages [link] We have excellent resources on our three blogs: a) Solutions Are Power. My Blog. Twitter, Trains & Tandoori Chicken. met Shashi Bellamkonda a few years ago at the Optimization Summits where we were both speaking (along with Mack Collier , Jason Fall s, John Jantsch , Jay Ehret ,  Mark Juleen and other members of the social media intelligentsia). was immediately struck by the sheer number of people that Shashi knew – and how he intentionally went out of his way to get to know new people. b) Grow Smart Business.
  • 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. After hundreds of posts and hours of writing and research, I’ve concluded that growing your blog will get more difficult 2012.  The profit motive will compel them to differentiate their blogs and compete for attention in novel ways. Blogging will get easier and more enjoyable as WordPress and the alternatives get easier and more exciting to use. Blog Post Writing Blog Strategy
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014
    [Blog] 111 Blog Post Ideas (yep this is the bomb)
    I have a list of 111 blogging topics that I keep handy for these occasions. These blogging ideas are or organized into 10 categories including businesses, nonprofit, and government. For example, my friend Marcus Sheridan wrote a popular blog post explaining different swimming pool types. Create “Live blogs” describing your live events including tradeshows, expos, or meet and greet networking events. Live blog events, conferences, or public meetings provide perspective along with photos, video or audio. Blog Idea 'Stuck? Not sure what to post about next?
  • FIREBELLY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012
    [Blog] The Last 30 Years Of Social Media Infographic
  • FIREBELLY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
    [Blog] Top 3 Firebelly Blog Posts Of August
    'Facebook was a popular subject on our blog in July, but interests varied in August. What would you like to see us write about in September? Let us know in a comment below! YOUR SELFIES TELL A STORY, PREPARE TO GET CREEPED OUT By Stephanie Daily Think about all the photos you take in a.
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
    [Blog] Blogging and Content Marketing: Results Versus Personality
    A corporate blog has a purpose. So, it’s obvious you want to get results with your blog. However, the rules and best practices of efficient blogging should not undermine vision and personality. Blogging is a balancing act. Blogging Content marketing blogging content marketingIn fact, it can serve several purposes. Content is produced by people for people, with a focus on [.].
  • 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.
  • SCOTT GOULD  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011
    [Blog] The Secret To Writing A Practical, How-To Blog Post
    We get told to write “how to&# posts and “practical&# posts, but ever sit and wonder what to do a practical, how to blog post on? All of these things, and many, many more, are great how-to posts in the waiting and add that practical takeaway value that every blog needs because everyone needs it! Let’s make this your blog clinic right now: what things could you start writing about right now? The Secret To Writing A Practical, How-To Blog Post. Blogging Social Media Tips blogging practical tipsAnd guess what? Your Leading Thoughts.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2012
    [Blog] Blog Mastery #15: Why Your Blog Needs to Be Your 2nd Priority
    Last week’s Blog Mastery assignment talked about your business model and how it works with your blog.  You see, blogging  is your second priority.  It’s easy to forget that blogging isn’t your business. Logically this inconvenient truth means that before you can blog you must have a business. Let’s camp out on this topic today and work on a street-smart approach to building a successful business BEFORE you invest time in your blog. Once you do, you’ll discover the most important thing you can do for your blog. Blog Profits
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2012
    [Blog] Blog Mastery Assignment #11: Quick Tips for A Winning Blog Strategy
    What is a blogging strategy anyway? Your Blogging Strategy is an action plan that outlines how your blog will achieve your business or personal goals. So why is a blogging strategy important – even critical? recently came across a haunting statistic that states that 95% of blogs are abandoned within 120 days and 60-80% of them are abandoned within the first month. believe that people abandon their blogs because they start without a plan. You know that a good strategy is a powerful vaccine against a sick blog. Describe why your blog exists.
  • FIREBELLY  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
    [Blog] How To Transform A Facebook Account Into A Pinterest Pinboard
    Love Facebook? Love Pinterest? Want to combine your love for the two and make Facebook look like Pinterest? Now you can! The Pinview Facebook app reformats your Facebook account – making it look like a Pinterest pinboard. It’s a really cool way to experience Facebook. You can select to view the News Feed, your own Facebook profile Wall, only photos or only videos in pinboard format. Check it out: Happy pinning/posting!
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014
    [Blog] How Often Should I Blog? (A Truth)
    'The question, “How Often Should I Blog?” With so many ways and reasons for blogging, let’s set a few parameters for this piece: To begin, let’s put the practice of business blogging into two large buckets. Blogging as a Business and Blogging for a Business. Blogging as a Business is providing content on a site, building traffic, and either selling advertising or doing affiliate marketing. The Blog IS the Business ). The Blog augments a Business ). How Often Should I Blog to Augment My Business? Blogging
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014
    [Blog] Struggling to Come Up With New Blog Post Ideas?
    'We’ve talked about editorial calendars and how to write great blog posts. Now let’s tackle how to stockpile fresh blog post ideas that you can use at any time. this week’s PS Training is on how to brainstorm new blog ideas. Blog Idea Blog Training Join me for on Friday 1/17 at 5PM EST | 2PM PST. I’ll show you my methods, tools, and techniques. After the training, I’ll stay on the line to answer your questions. It’s a great time and you’ll learn a lot. Click here to register for a free spot in the training.
  • KYLE LACY  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011
    [Blog] 15 Stats On How The Top Nonprofits Use Social Media
    This is interesting to me because it tells me that only 22% of nonprofits actively blog. bloggingI was reading an infographic from Craig Newmark’s CraigConnects and realized that the statistics within the image were brilliant. wanted to outline some of the top stats and give you some ideas in regards to how the top nonprofits are using social meida. The deal is, it’s not about money, it’s about getting people to talk with each other to make people’s lives better,” said Newmark. 92 % of Nonprofit Websites Contain At Least One Social Media Button. This is a shame. C.A.R.E
  • 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  |  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. 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. As you would imagine, Tim’s writing environment is optimized for creativity. Problem is…I’m not Tim Ferriss. You should too.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
    [Blog] 3 Reasons Blogs Struggle Financially and What You Can Do About It
    'Is your blog paying for itself? Can you rely on your blog to add a few hundred dollars to the monthly budget? That answer freaked me out because blogs were supposed to be the “easy”, “authentic”, and “non-salesy” way to finally earn an income online. believe that most blogs are struggling to pay the bills because: 1. Right now it seems that the best blogs are publishing 3-4 times a week. They Are Crippled By Careless or Cheap Graphics: Creating a professional, attractive and functional blog is getting easier. Listen.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2013
    [Blog] 10 Obsolete Blog Marketing Tactics That Are Costing You Readers, Time and Money
    'Blog marketing isn’t all apple pie and warm fuzzies. In fact, the marketing calculus for blogging and content marketing is downright Darwinian. After three years blogging and fifteen years creating marketing strategies, I’ve developed a nose for thought leader camel dung. In the end, you’re left with some great tweetables and a failed blog. Today, I’ll share 10 blog marketing tactics that don’t work in 2013. Top blogs routinely turn down guest post requests because they already have writers they trust. bet others blog publishers feel the same way.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [Blog] Guest Blogging is Not Dead
    'No, guest blogging is not dead. Recently, Matt Cutts, the head of web spam for Google, declared that guest blogging for SEO was dead. And there has been a lot of publicity lately because of his statements about guest blogging. Mr. Cutts, the “talking head” of Google who talks publicly to webmasters and website owners about complying with Google’s “best practices” and “acceptable webmaster guidelines”, had to come out and let website owners know Google’s stance on guest blogging. What about Guest Blogging Services?
  • 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. 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. As you would imagine, Tim’s writing environment is optimized for creativity. He uses a stand-up desk to keep him focused on writing and not lounging.
  • COLIN ALSHEIMER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2010
    [Blog] HOW TO: Build an Effective Editorial Calendar for Your Blog
    We’ve implemented an editorial calendar at Buzzshift before, but recently, however, we were repeatedly asked again and again, “what is the best time to publish a blog post?” Our primary objective was to determine the most effective time(s) to publish our blog posts. All the more reason to test for YOUR blog (or your client’s blog) and YOUR audience. “Hits” don’t matter to us, especially with blog posts, because people tend to go back and read them again and again, and bots crawl daily, so unique visitors are a better measure.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2012
    [Blog] Blog Mastery Weekend Assignment #12: Blog FOCUS
    Distractions kill businesses and blogs. I’ve tested several excellent strategies on Pushing Social and client blogs , my favorites are: Create helpful content that entices readers to subscribe to your email list. Your content will entice readers to check out your blog and become regular readers. More Blog Promotion Tips. Blog MasteryF.O.C.U.S. Or, F ollow O ne C ourse U ntil S uccessful. Fiddling with sidebars, widgets, plugins, and other temptations pulls your focus off your #1 priority – attracting readers and motivating them to take action.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2010
    [Blog] Two Quick Ways to Promote Your Blog
    Although it may seem like an obvious question, do your blog readers know who you are? While there may be a host of reasons for you to write your blog in the first place, none of it means anything if you don’t offer a clear-cut picture of who you are, what you do and why you should be read. After all, if your blog readers don’t know who you are why should they read you over the next guy? This is the single most important aspect of your blog when it comes to letting your visitors know who you are,  after the content itself. Tell Your Readers Why Your Blog.
  • FIREBELLY  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013
    [Blog] Millennials: The Digital Natives That Are Always ‘On’ Social Media
    'There seems to be a lot of talk about the oddities of Generation Y, or the Millennials, but what really makes this generation stand out? The millennial generation is full of technology driven, social media fanatics.  Millennials were born between the early 80’s to the mid 90’s, currently being between ages 18-29, making me part of the generation. Mobile devices have created an environment where Millennials are almost always on. Millennials engage in real-time mobile activities all the time. am currently in college thus my friends seem to throw a lot of parties.  Generation ADD?
  • FIREBELLY  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
    [Blog] If Twitter Would Have Been Invented In The 80s
    Last week we imagined if Facebook were invented in the 90s. This week, however… …we’re exploring what Twitter would have looked like if it had been invented in the 80s. Video URL: [link] ].
  • FIREBELLY  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
    [Blog] $100 Cup Of Coffee? Restaurant Cerulean Brings It
    'Restaurant Cerulean Brings Rare Yemen Coffee To Benefit Second Helpings. Millions of people have to have their cup of coffee every single day. And while many will pay upwards of four to five dollars daily for their caffeine fix, would you ever pay one hundred dollars? On December 19th 2013, Cerulean will give thirty Indianapolis residents the opportunity to taste a coffee worth such a high price and also help support a good cause. Cerulean is a client and collaborator of Firebelly – and we’ve worked together to conceptualize, produce and promote this one-of-a-kind event.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012
    [Blog] Lessons (and Stats) from Six Years of Blogging
    A few weeks ago, you may have seen a very sly mention of the very first blog post written for Spin Sucks (which was published at 11:35 p.m. But I do so because, as of September 11 (yes,  the anniversary), we have been blogging for six years and I thought it’d be interesting to take a look back. It’s not even my sister’s blog, Pintology , that has 20,000 monthly views in its second month of existence. But, for a niche blog that speaks to PR and marketing pros (and some entrepreneurs), it does fairly well. In 2007, we all took turns blogging.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012
    [Blog] How to Climb Out Of Your Blogging Slump
    I had been dutifully blogging here on Pushing Social for a year and a half.  In fact, Since November 27th, the day I published my first-slump post, I’ve been blogging every weekday non-stop.  I’ve been invited to speak at my first full-blown conference and with your help, Pushing Social was named at Top 10 Social Media Blog. I will walk you through a few simple epiphanies that you can use when you have to get back on the blogging wagon. Does your spouse support your bloggingBlogging is a social activity that requires real word contact.  I was done.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012
    [Blog] How to Climb Out Of Your Blogging Slump
    I had been dutifully blogging here on Pushing Social for a year and a half.  In fact, Since November 27th, the day I published my first-slump post, I’ve been blogging every weekday non-stop.  I’ve been invited to speak at my first full-blown conference and with your help, Pushing Social was named at Top 10 Social Media Blog. I will walk you through a few simple epiphanies that you can use when you have to get back on the blogging wagon. Does your spouse support your bloggingBlogging is a social activity that requires real word contact.  I was done.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011
    [Blog] 21 Sources For Blog Ideas
    Where do you get your blog ideas ? There are plenty of places to go online to get ideas for your blog posts. No matter what industry or niche you serve, these 21 sources for blog post ideas are golden opportunities. Your RSS aggregator – Do you subscribe to the most popular blogs in your niche? Blog Catalog. simple encounter with the different or extraordinary can often be turned into a blog post. Your own blog’s comments – What questions are people asking? Ideas for blog posts are all around you. Check out their links.
  • 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. 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. Pardon My Dust. Go Weekly. 
  • PAUL GILLIN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2010
    [Blog] B2B Blogging Excellence
    first noticed Jim Cahill’s blog four years ago, so it was a particular pleasure to meet him and hear his story. It took two years for Jim Cahill and  Deb Franke to convince the management at Emerson Process Management that a blog was a good idea. It was 2005, and blogs were widely perceived to be the domain of teenage diarists and scandal-mongers. The blog has brought numerous business opportunities into Emerson, including an invitation to bid on a large, new plant that could total hundreds of millions of dollars. And as we know, Google loves blogs.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2010
    [Blog] 64 Different Kinds of Blog Posts to Keep Your Writing Fresh
    There are probably more (and chime in with your favorites), but here are 64 different types of business blog posts you can use to keep your blog, your writing, and your imagination fresh: Acronyms - Even if you don't like acronyms, know that most readers do like them. Advice - Many blog posts are really advice pieces, but you can tweak a customer conversation into an "Ask Me" type of advisory post. A blog post is a great place to share the news. There are numerous ways to do blog carnivals. Maxwell outline and SCAMPER'd it for blogging. Give it a try.
  • FIREBELLY  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012
    [Blog] 3 Cool Pinterest Tools For Brands & Marketers
    The popularity of Pinterest is growing by the pins! With all of the followers, likes, repins, boards and comments, it can be hard to keep track of everything your brand is doing on Pinterest. Consider using these tools to help with your Pinterest efforts: PinReach. Pinreach is a free platform that is very user-friendly. It breaks down each board in chronological order based on repins, followers, pins, likes and comments. It also displays analytical graphics, most popular pins and your influential followers. Pinerly. Curalate. Curulate offers affordable plans and can be tested with a free trial.
  • QUICK ONLINE TIPS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2012
    [Blog] Google’s Official View on Guest Blogging Links [Video]
    Home > Blogging > Google > SEO Google’s engineer Matt Cutts today revealed an official view about Guest blogging links from the Google search engine perspective which webmasters need to look out for. Guest blogging blogs continue to dole out free links, and we warned you that Google might penalize guest blogging blogs ! Google View on Guest Blogging Links. Watch this video answer by Google spam team engineer Matt Cutts which answers Google’s view on guest blogging links. 200 Guest Blogging Posts!
  • FIREBELLY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2011
    [Blog] 5 Reasons Why Conversations Matter to Your Brand
    A few months ago, Altimeter Group released a study on Facebook marketing success criteria. One of the most interesting points, and one that I agree with completely, is that brands (and Altimeter’s research was based on some really big, sophisticated brands) are not good with being “social&#. More specifically, brands struggle to put the human side first, have a hard time with two-way conversations, can’t get to the point of enabling conversations between others and rarely enable advocacy. When it comes to forming bonds, this identification is the first step in a long process.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2012
    [Blog] Blog Mastery Weekend #8: Seven Ways to Make A Great First Impression
    This weekend, take a step back from writing and square away the little details that impact your blog’s “look and feel”   Let’s start with 7 little changes that can make a huge difference: 1. Professional blog header:  Your blog’s header graphics should be clean and professionally designed. For most blogs this means setting headlines fonts to at least 20pts. Use two colors: Use two font colors on your blog: 1) a base color and 2)  an action color. Eliminate clutter:   Look for useless items that clutter up your blog’s presentation.
  • TAYLOR MAREK  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010
    [Blog] I Need Your Comments – Blog Redesign?
    I’ve been tinkering with the idea of changing my blog design once again. Tags: Blog Blogging General comment redesign vote Typically it comes to me every year around this time and I start to play around with different website designs. This time, I want your feedback though. What would you like to see? What do you want my site to have that [.].
  • QUICK ONLINE TIPS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013
    [Blog] All Posterous Blogs Will Get Deleted on April 30
    Posterous is shutting down and all Posterous blogs will be deleted on April 30 , 2013. Its time to move your blog again to a new url and loose all your Pagerank and search engine traffic. My family maintains small personal blogs on Posterous after a introduced it to them a few years back as one of the easiest blogging tools, especially since it was an excellent way to blog by email. Simply email to a special email and Posterous will add it to your blog. It was possibly the simplest way to blog from anywhere. Perils of Free Blogging Platforms.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2010
    [Blog] Should Every Business Blog?
    A fellow Social Mediaticialist recently asked my opinion: "Should every business have a blog?". Now, I believe every business could blog. But I no longer think every business should blog. It's one reason I offer Google Voice for Blog Posts. What does the company want to accomplish by their blogging efforts (or the expense of outsourcing)? Page depth, and awareness, and findability are all great reasons to blog. To Blog, or Not to Blog (Nine Years Later) (debbieweil). How to Outsource Your Blog. My answer surprised me. Engagement.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013
    [Blog] How I Turned A Part-Time Blog into a Full-Time Business
    'Do you want to turn your blog into a full-time business? Each stage of this blog’s growth was crafted to build a brand, cultivate a community of buyers, and deliver valuable content. Take Action: Decide on a realistic timeframe for achieving your blogging goals. also searched the top blogs in my niche looking for unanswered and frequent reader questions. It was reassuring to know that my blog wouldn’t die because I ran out of things to say. You need a reader community composed of buyers if you want your blog to be a full-time job.
  • FIREBELLY  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2012
    [Blog] Facebook Marketing: 8 Tried & True Tips For Businesses
    Our 8-part Facebook For Business blog posts were among our most popular posts of 2011. Hosting a contest on your Facebook page is also an effective way to build awareness of your page and boost fan numbers… BlogStill relevant today, we’ve consolidated them below for easy reference. Tip #1: Pages not Profiles. This first tip is pretty important. If your business has a Profile instead of a Page, then you won’t be able to utilize most of the other tips we’ll be sharing. If you build it, they will not come. You need to let people know about it. Take advantage of that.
  • FIREBELLY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
    [Blog] 5 Social Media-Related Pinterest Boards To Follow
    Interested in social media, but still not sure where to begin with Pinterest? Start by following these 5 social media-related boards. All are guaranteed to be educational and/or entertaining. Let’s Get Social. The Social Media Manager. Marketing + Social Media. Social Media Place. Social Media Infographics. Looking for something more specific? You can also find Facebook-related boards here. Twitter-related boards here. Linkedin-related boards here. Google Plus-related boards here. And even Pinterest-related boards here. Happy pinning!
  • FIREBELLY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011
    [Blog] How Twitter Employees Send Tweets
    Business Insider analyzed the Twitter habits of the Twitter staff from tweets sent last week and weekend (day and night) – specifically for source – and the results were interesting. How Twitter staff tweet is similar to the general public. The most popular Twitter client is the website (32% staff usage vs. 35% general public usage), but here’s where the Twitter staff usage gets curious: • 22% of the tweets were sent from an iPhone (double the general public). 18% of the staff used Twitter for Mac (.4% of the general public used Twitter for Mac).
  • FIREBELLY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
    [Blog] Sh*t Social Media People Say
    The sh*t people say meme won’t die. And that’s okay. People are saying some funny stuff. Let’s take a look at some of the top videos about what “social media people” say. may be guilty of saying a few of these things myself. Sh*t Social Media Experts Say. Sh*t A Social Media Community Manager Says. Sh*t Social Media Pros Say.
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
    [Blog] How to Develop Yourself as a Blogger
    Whatever it is that brings you to blogging, there are some things to consider as you develop yourself as an expert blogger. Blogging is pretty hot at the moment and there are literally millions of people writing their thoughts down in the form of a blog. Everyone has something to offer but the danger is that your blog will be lost among the competition because of the sheer numbers involved. When you create a personal brand through your blog, you can develop your uniqueness — also known as a USP, or unique selling proposition. BloggingBe Unique.
  • 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?
  • FIREBELLY  |  FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011
    [Blog] Make Your Social Media Sharing Buttons Effective
    Whether you call them chicklets or widgets, more of them seem to be popping up above (and below, and beside) blog posts on every blog. There’s no set formula to determine what will and won’t be successful on a blog, so the best strategy may involve trial and error – swapping out buttons that aren’t being used. Neatly lay out your 3-5 buttons across the top or side of the blog post, as these spots are the most common. An average Blogger website. The abundance of social media sharing buttons is becoming ridiculous. Another question involves placement.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012
    [Blog] What Marathon Training Can Teach You About Blogging
    Much like blogging. In fact, long-distance running and blogging have quite a bit in common. Here are a five ways you can improve your blogging efforts by taking a page from the runner’s training program: 1. Your blog needs the right kind of gear too. That means investing in the right theme and plugins that will help your blog perform better. And, it means designing your blog to improve conversions (i.e. Quit hobbling along with a free blog theme on a domain that you don’t own. Your blog deserves better. Blog StrategyEnjoy!].
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012
    [Blog] What Marathon Training Can Teach You About Blogging
    Much like blogging. In fact, long-distance running and blogging have quite a bit in common. Here are a five ways you can improve your blogging efforts by taking a page from the runner’s training program: 1. Your blog needs the right kind of gear too. That means investing in the right theme and plugins that will help your blog perform better. And, it means designing your blog to improve conversions (i.e. Quit hobbling along with a free blog theme on a domain that you don’t own. Your blog deserves better. Blog StrategyEnjoy!].
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
    [Blog] Every Once in Awhile, Blog Like Instant Oatmeal
    A lot of folks are blogging to position themselves or prove their prowess in their niche or market. Every Once in Awhile, Blog Like Instant Oatmeal - Quick and Easy.  How to Write Effective Blog Posts by Chris Brogan. Are Long Blog Entries Better Than Short Ones? Tags: Blog Coach Blog Comments Writing trap many fall in it is trying to write it all in one post.  Leave some (s)talk for others. If you try to be that everything-I-know-about-this-subject in one post writer, you'll. Lack page depth on the topic (after all, you've already said it all).
  • SOSHABLE  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2009
    [Blog] Twitter and Blogging, Tips and Tools
    “Every blog should have its own Twitter account.&#. If EVERY blog had a Twitter account, the site would be “over capacity&# constantly.  Twitter would be at 99.99% downtime considering there’s more blogs on the Internet than atoms in the known universe. With that out of the way, let’s first say that “every&# to me clears out spam blogs, boring blogs, worthless blogs, and blogs about bacon or politics.  Hopefully, this blog doesn’t fall into any of those categories other than the occasional bacon post. 
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
    [Blog] 6 Experts’ Proven Tips for Creating a Successful Blog
    'It’s easy to start a blog, but it’s incredibly difficult to build an audience. But there’s nothing to worry about as our blogging experts are here to share their tips for creating a blog from scratch and maintaining it building a lively and active audience. “When first starting a blog, the most important thing to do is to just start writing and publishing. Many blog starters get caught up in the fear of publishing a piece with typos, a post that’s not meaty in its advice, or whatever other reason they may come up with. Blog for the job you want.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013
    [Blog] Blogging Commandment 8 – Thou Shalt Ask for Action
    made the Skype call and scanned my reader’s blog as I waited for them to pick-up. ” Quickly, I scanned his navigation, sidebar, blog headline, and two most recent points… “John,” I began,” I know why. ” Well, he began, his voice shifting into a self-assured monotone – I don’t push people on my blog. Do you believe in the blogging tooth fairy too? The belief that a blog replaces “selling in print” allowing you to magically get more sales, leads, readers, and attention by simply showing up? This is damn good blogging.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
    [Blog] 5 Can’t Fail Blog Promotion Strategies That’ll Get You Noticed
    When you write a blog post, what is your workflow or your blog promotion strategy? If you asked me this a year ago, I’d say Facebook, Twitter, email list… and be done with it (then wonder why my blog wasn’t growing…). To start, I do the standard blog promotion on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Google+ updates. ve recently started to take the featured images on my blog posts more seriously so I have a thumbnail that stands out in the busy Facebook and Google+ Feeds. SocialMediaToday (and other community blogs). Blog Marketing
  • FIREBELLY  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2012
    [Blog] 2 Cool (And Free!) Instagram Analytics Tools
    I love Instagram. My favorite filter, and therefore the one I use the most, is X-Pro II. My followers, however, seem to prefer when I use the Earlybird filter. Those photos received the most engagement by way of likes and comments. How do I know this? Well, I could have scrolled through all of my photos and tallied it up, but who has time for that? Not this guy (and I’m sure you don’t either). used Statigram and cross-referenced it with the Simply Measured Free Instagram Analytics report. Learn more about: • Top performing filters and photo tags. Best days and time for engagement.
  • FIREBELLY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
    [Blog] How Google’s Newest Announcements Will Affect SEO
    On Tuesday, Google let loose on to the world a slew of new announcements , all changing the way users can search the web. First and foremost is Search by Image, a new feature that opens desktop searching up to the features of Google Goggles for Android phones. In a style similar to the popular app, users can upload or enter the URL of pictures and instantly be presented with matches and all kinds of information – such as what the image is of, where it’s at (presented in Google Maps,) and can pick up any clear text in the image. But the simple answer is: nothing’s changed.
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
    [Blog] 10 Free Blogging eBooks That Should Be Paid
    In fact, there are many that give us good tips, advice and knowledge about blogging. Whether it is as a business or a personal project, you can improve your blog using these ten ebooks about blogging that are free, but shouldn’t be. Farnoosh is the creator of blog Prolific Living. Since then, he has not only been able to make a decent living, but his blog has become wildly popular. While his site is full of useful tips he has learned, he focused his ebook on one specific topic: how his blog grew to more than 10,000 subscribers within a single year.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
    [Blog] How The 5 Whys Can Answer Your Most Challenging Blog Questions
    More Blog Promotion Tips My 3 year-old has discovered the “Why Game.”. His adaptation inspired me to show you how to apply the 5 Whys to getting you more blog readers. The 5 Whys and Blog Growth. ask new blog review clients to tell me the biggest problem they are trying to solve. She’s unsure about Blogging for SEO and how to make it work with her writing style. She’s busy and having trouble organizing her blog promotion priorities. She can research blogging SEO tactics and apply them to her posts. Blog Marketing Blog Post Writing Blog Strategy
  • KIKOLANI  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011
    [Blog] 11 Incredibly Simple Tips To Spice Up Your Blog
    Blogging has probably revolutionized the Internet in a way that few other trends have been able to accomplish. Anyone who has access to the Internet can setup a blog to write about themselves or voice their opinions. However, not every blog really appeal to the general public. If you are an aspiring blogger and want your blog to succeed, this post will provide you with all the tips you need to keep your blog buzzing and thriving with life! It is time to make your blog ROCK! This is one important ingredient towards the success of your blog.
  • FIREBELLY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2011
    [Blog] 6 Tips for Building A Sustainable Social Strategy
    Sustainability is critical to ongoing success with your social media marketing strategy. Here are 6 tips for building a sustainable program: 1. Avoid burnout. Whether you’re over talking and burning your audience out, over taxing people inside your program or promising levels of service via social media that your company can’t deliver, the prudent approach is to have a balanced approach. Time, energy, money and people are finite resources. Use them wisely. Work toward realistic goals. Additionally, not every brand can really build community. Know your place. Measure conversation.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
    [Blog] How The 5 Whys Can Answer Your Most Challenging Blog Questions
    His adaptation inspired me to show you how to apply the 5 Whys to getting you more blog readers. The 5 Whys and Blog Growth. ask new blog review clients to tell me the biggest problem they are trying to solve. She’s unsure about Blogging for SEO and how to make it work with her writing style. She’s busy and having trouble organizing her blog promotion priorities. She can research blogging SEO tactics and apply them to her posts. She can align her blogging goals with tasks and identify where she needs to cut, outsource, or prioritize. Why?”.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
    [Blog] How to Make Your Blog Posts Work Harder for Your Business
    Do you need to earn an income from your blog without scaring off loyal readers? Many bloggers are realizing that their blog has to work harder and earn an income. Even though you have a services link your readers are used to going directly to your blog and reading the latest post. go into detail about how Presell Posts work and how to combine them with your overall blogging strategy. More Blog Promotion Tips. Blog ProfitsAre you wondering how to market your product without looking like an used car salesman? You aren’t alone. Why Presell Posts Work.
  • FIREBELLY  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011
    [Blog] Halloween Homage to Social Media
    Halloween is less than a week away, and if you still don’t have a costume, here are a few easy ways to take part in the festivties and pay homage to your favorite social media trends this year: Facebook Notification. Make yourself a red talk bubble with a white “1″ in it that attaches to your hand, and stack different notifications (Halloween-themed or otherwise) under the red talk bubble. This can easily be done with Post-it easel sheets. Make a blue globe around your body, and you’re set! When people come up to you and ask, “What’s my notification?,”turn
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
    [Blog] Blog Posting Mantra No. 1 – Write the Blog Post
    Blog Posting Mantra No. 1 – Write the Blog Post is a post from: ConverStations. You just finished reading Blog Posting Mantra No. 1 - Write the Blog Post ! Related Stories Blog Posting Mantra for Small Business Owners. Blog Coach Blogging Finding Forrester Writing 'Many sit and stare at the keys, thinking about what to write. Yet writing is the movement of pen-to-paper, fingers-across-keys. There’s a scene in Finding Forrester , perhaps you’re familiar with it. ” [ Watch the scene from Movie Clips ]. Just Spill.
  • 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. m talking about the email opt-in for getting blog updates or an offer.  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.  The top of your blog and sidebar are the waterfront property locations on your blog.  This works particularly well for simple “blog update via RSS/Email” opt-in forms. Location Matters.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012
    [Blog] How to Grow a Spectacular Blog Even if You Have A Day Job
    More Blog Promotion Tips People are often surprised to hear that I have a “day-job”. They split their time between a career that feeds their family and a blog that feeds their soul. ve tested, discarded, and implemented dozens of tools that make blogging easy and fun. The challenge is that successful blogging is a mix of logic and imagination. So I’ve reverse engineered my hacks to help to creatives organize and implement their blogs. These posts will be a mixture of podcasts, blogs, and videos (when I find a quiet moment…tough to do with three boys).
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013
    [Blog] Easy Tips For Creating A Successful Vlog—Video Blog
    [This year, I will be discussing more ways to extend the power of your blogging via video, repurposing content on other social networks and a few other goodies.  Blogs are cool and Vlogs are cooler! Whether you want to market your business, or create an additional revenue stream, Vlogging or Video Blogging could help you accomplish both. Perks of Video Blogging. There are also many perks for launching videos as blog entries in terms of ecommerce and SEO. Now the next question is how does one go about creating a video blog? Blog Strategy
  • FIREBELLY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012
    [Blog] 3 Ways Brands Can Prepare For Facebook Timeline
    Rumor has it Facebook will be rolling out Timeline for brand pages any day now. The most frequently given date is February 29. Until Facebook makes their official announcement, however, we don’t exactly know how Timeline will work for brand pages. Assuming it’s going to be a lot like Timeline that’s already rolled out for people, here are 3 easy ways brands can prepare for the change: 1. Prepare your cover photo. The cover photo at the top of the page gives you a lot of room to make an impact. Establish your timeline of events. Keep calm and carry on.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012
    [Blog] Blogging Mistakes Equal Lessons Learned
    A couple of weeks ago, I made a blogging mistake. That week, a handful of people sent me the Chick-fil-A Mashable story about fake Facebook accounts and, because I needed a blog topic, I was in a hurry, and it seemed like an open and closed case, I blogged about it. But I missed the part that the company denied any part in the fake Facebook accounts and my blog post, while it had an update on it, created a PR lesson for something that didn’t really exist. But, because they hadn’t done it, it became a moot point for this blog.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012
    [Blog] How to Grow a Spectacular Blog Even if You Have A Day Job
    They split their time between a career that feeds their family and a blog that feeds their soul. ve tested, discarded, and implemented dozens of tools that make blogging easy and fun. The challenge is that successful blogging is a mix of logic and imagination. So I’ve reverse engineered my hacks to help to creatives organize and implement their blogs. These posts will be a mixture of podcasts, blogs, and videos (when I find a quiet moment…tough to do with three boys). How much time you have to blog every day. Blog Post Writing Blog Strategy
  • 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. For example, I’ve devoted Thursdays to Small Business Blogging.
  • 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. For example, I’ve devoted Thursdays to Small Business Blogging.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2011
    [Blog] 5 Blogging Lessons We Can Learn from Yoda
    His advice can be applied to our every day life… even blogging. If you want to be successful with blogging, quit trying. What could you do to improve your blog today? For those of you that have been blogging for a while, look at what you can do to amp up your game. Pick one thing you can do this week to move your blog forward, then make it happen. Or, if you haven’t yet started a blog, quit thinking about it and just do it. Quit worrying about the size of your blog or the number of subscribers you have. Blogging Tips Guests Social Media
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013
    [Blog] You Are A Blogging Superstar. I’ll Prove it
    The book is called Born to Blog and it makes the case for universal content creation genius. Born to Blog’s premise is that you are uniquely suited to blog. You have the stuff and Born to Blog will give you a roadmap to finding your hidden inner-blogger. You can pre-order Born to Blog on Amazon today. learned along the way that blogging is the best way to organize your thoughts in preparation for writing a book. About 80 pages into writing, I realized that I needed to fundamentally approach blogging and content marketing a different way.
  • KIKOLANI  |  TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011
    [Blog] Getting the Most Out of All-in-One SEO Pack WordPress Plugin
    This is how the default settings appear: Post Title Format – The default format will look like this: %post_title% | %blog_title%. You should remove the %blog_title% part and just leave the post title. Most of your users will already know your blog title, and having the blog title reappear at the title of every page is redundant. Page, Category, Archive, Tag, and Search Title Format – The default format will look like this: %page_title% | %blog_title%. Again, remove the %blog_title% part from each section and just have the option title displayed.
  • JASON YORMARK  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
    [Blog] How To Drive More Traffic Using Keywords In Blog Titles
    'A little cross posting from the Studio 9 Blog. Here I cover how to use the Google Keyword Planner to better title your blog posts and drive more traffic to your blog. Blogging Video Have a look!
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013
    [Blog] 10 Steps to Creating Reader-Oriented Blog Content
    Reader-oriented blog content writing is simple once you are familiar with the basic building blocks required to draw the reader in and keep them reading. If your blog is about the latest business trends in fine dining, talk to local restaurant owners. Sprinkle your blog with a variety of posts that include illustrative stories, how-to articles, product reviews, interviews, personal anecdotes and tips. Ask them what they like and what they dislike about your blog, and then act on the answers. How I Organize Google Reader for Blog Commenting. Blogging
  • DANNY BROWN  |  SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2011
    [Blog] If This Was My Last Blog Post
    Over at For Bloggers By Bloggers, I offered up a new list of free blog topics to help you with ideas for your blog. One of the topics suggested is If This Was My Last Blog Post , and its premise is wondering what you would say, if you knew it would be the last post you ever write (if you were to die). And sometimes, just sometimes, movements are created from the springboard that a single blog post can create. Thank you for being with me while I was on this little blogging journey. My last blog post. Insights blog communities blogging memories
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Blog] Should Your Business Accept Blog Comments
    'One of the top blogs on the web recently discontinued comments , and this came as a surprise to their community. The truth is many of us have struggled with comments over the years on our blogs. This is one reason why notable marketer Seth Godin discontinued comments on his blog way back in 2006. Every business needs at least one channel that it owns, with a blog being the most powerful. Managed well, a blog becomes a digital marketing asset that drives traffic to your business 24/7. Most small business blogs, including my own, receive few comments.
  • PWB MARKETING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011
    [Blog] Why Should Your Blog Be Within Your Domain?
    If you’re like most marketers, you probably have a blog. According to Hubspot, 65% of companies have a business blog. One of the most common blogging questions we get asked is whether a blog should be on your website or on a separate domain. Depending upon your blogging objectives, our general advice is to put your blog within your domain. For example, your blog should be [link] instead of a separate site with a separate URL. Having your blog on your website instead of a separate domain means your site gets valuable content and good Google juice.
  • 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. Got it. But what is content! Use it.
  • FIREBELLY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Blog] It’s Not Your Facebook Page, It’s You (That’s The Problem)
    I hear it a lot. “We had/have a Facebook page, but it didn’t/doesn’t do anything.” ” If you’re thinking this right now about your brand’s Facebook page, forgive me for being the bearer of bad news, but your Facebook page is not going to do anything. YOU have to do something… First, YOU have to determine if your audience is on Facebook. Don’t assume that you need a Facebook page because you’ve been told everyone is on Facebook. Your particular audience may not be. Investigate, then be where your customers are. Promote your page.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA CITIZENS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2010
    [Blog] TOP 15 Augmented Reality Blogs
    Home Content RSS Log in Social Media Citizens Home Case Studies Reports SMC List TOP Lists Video Consulting Portfolio TOP 15 Augmented Reality Blogs February 26th, 2010 by Giedrius Ivanauskas Leave a reply » Share I’ve just created a new tab in my RSS reader solely dedicated to Augmented Reality. RobertRice I'd suggest [link] (Tish Shute) and my own blog [link] as well. You can leave a response , or trackback from your own site. powerful as it is, technology is just an enabler. It’s the technology in the hands of almost ALWAYS CONNECTED PEOPLE that make it so powerful.”
  • FIREBELLY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2012
    [Blog] Social Media New Year’s Resolutions: 5 Must-Reads
    Happy New Year from the Firebelly crew! Below are 5 must-reads related to social media New Year’s resolutions that we wouldn’t want you to miss. 10 New Year’s Resolutions from a Social Media Rockstar-Guru-Ninja. By Seamus Condron Phew! This year sure went by fast. ll be honest—the year did not start out too well. unexpectedly lost my social media/cashier gig at Cinnabon when I was accused of too much tweeting and not enough sweeping. Fucking bureaucrats. decided then and there to listen to the voice inside me and finally become a social media expert. Let’s face it.
  • FIREBELLY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011
    [Blog] GUEST POST: 3 Tactical Components to Winning Social Media Influence
    Guest post by Brandon Prebynski , Social Media Lead, Global Emerging Markets at Cisco Systems. The amount of activity within social media varies for each business and its objective(s). Depending on which method(s) you use to build your strategy (or lack thereof) to participate at any level with social media, there are various steps you take to achieve your objective. Three tactical components of social media activity occur that will help increase your influence (the definition of “influence” is for another conversation), no matter which process you use to plan your overall strategy.
  • MY CREATIVE TEAM THINKING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2010
    [Blog] Blogging Lesson #4 – Stay Focused
    Today, we’re looking at the fourth lesson I have learned while blogging since 2005 – Stay Focused. When readers visit your blog, you want them to have an idea of what they are going to find there. Be Consistent - If you are going to blog, you need to approach it with consistency. There are millions of blogs out there, but only a handful are kept current. Only about 12% of the US internet population blogs and keeps those blogs updated at least monthly. When they come to the blog, readers have the expectation that they will find something new.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014
    [Blog] Your 31 Day Action Plan to Getting More Blog Readers
    ” We were talking about blog marketing, the topic that gets bloggers all tied up knots. I’ve created a 31-Day Blog Marketing Action Plan for you. You and I both know that a blog post can’t give you the comprehensive tutorial needed to successfully implement every tactic in the calendar below. have a blog marketing course (That is the best blog marketing course available today) for that job. The 31-Day Blog Marketing Action Plan. Select a Content Hub (Slideshare, iTunes Podcast, YouTube – Video Blogging. Blog Marketing
  • FIREBELLY  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2011
    [Blog] 5 Easy Ways To Optimize Your Website For Mobile
    Apple iOS icons are a professional touch. Recently, HubSpot’s Website Grader began factoring mobile optimization in to its scores. After all, it’s about time for mobile platforms to be considered in the production of every website, as more people are owning smartphones. This doesn’t mean making a completely new version of the website built just for mobile. There are three essential steps, though, that should be followed during website production. The most important thing to do is test, test, test. The most important thing to do is test, test, test. Build CSS for Mobile.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012
    [Blog] 7 Blog Marketing Ideas the Experts Forgot To Tell You [Special Report]
    Know what I don’t know” instead of “Not knowing what I don’t know”  Blog marketing is a race to discover the strategies you don’t know so that you can put them into action. When I first started Pushing Social 2 years ago, I did exhaustive research on the the latest blog marketing techniques and strategies. The problem is that a lot more people blog and the competition for attention is sharper than ever. wrote “7 Blog Marketing Secrets The Experts Forgot to Tell You” for two reasons: Arm you with 7 new blog marketing ideas. More Blog Promotion Tips.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013
    [Blog] Taking Your Blog Post Series on the Road
    So, when it comes to blogging and guest posts, it should be no surprise that these two can be combined to create a   good effect. You can place a series of blog posts on disparate blogs as guest posts. Blog series provide real value by making your content more accessible and to a different audience; Guest posts give you an outreach mechanism and help create back links to raise the authority of your blog; and. You can link back to the different blogs inside each post as well. multi-author blog post series. Taking Your Blog Post Series on the Road.
  • FIREBELLY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011
    [Blog] Twitter: An Explanation Evolution
    As social media platforms evolve, so do the ways you explain them when people ask, “How do I use this?” ” Although it has been around for a while now, Twitter is a social media platform that many have but still don’t know how to use. Here are the ways my answer to the question, “How do I use this?” ” has changed over the years in regards to Twitter: What do I tweet about? Former Answer: Whatever you want! It’s up-to-the-minute without all the pictures and additional details of Facebook. Current Answer: Information! Whom do I follow?
  • KIKOLANI  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011
    [Blog] 5 Tips to Avoid Lawsuits When Blogging
    Bloggers most of the time are more concerned with the amount of visitors than to reflect on the legal implications of blogging. It is important that you have proof of everything that you say on your blog. Always make sure that you check your sources well before posting something on your blog. Some bloggers erroneously believe that they can post anything they want on their blog because they have the rights for free speech. So the next time that you will be making revelations on your blog make sure that you are not publishing any private facts. Blogging
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