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  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010
    [Blog] Using Google Voice Mail for Blog Posts
    I've written and talked often about my dislike for ghostwriting blog posts. Occasionally I would find it necessary, but the process still carried the uncomfortable feeling of breaking integrity (for the blog author as well as myself). To maintain voice and tone of the author, I've begun using Google Voice Mail more often as a "Blog Post Drop" for clients. In 10 minutes or so, we have the transcribed version, find a relevant outbound link, insert an image, and presto - a blog post voiced I'm going to put Google Voice to another use later this week.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012
    [Blog] How to Attract and Seduce New Blog Readers
    The result was Lady Lady Gaga’s 8-Point Guide to Larger than Life Blogging.  It was an instant hit.  In fact, I credit this blog post for putting Pushing Social on the blogging map. Today, we’ll talk about how to use the Fan Transfer Post to attract a new audience to your blog. Fan Transfers posts are a great change of pace for any blog.  Not bad for a blog that was only 2 months old. Thankfully, the music business has many transferable concepts like selling singles (blog post promotion), getting opening acts (guest posting), and so on. 
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
    [Blog] 5 Reasons Why It is Hard to Make Money Blogging
    There are literally tens of millions of blogs online and yet only the tiniest fraction of them really make their owners any significant income. While there’s nothing wrong with simply starting a blog for pleasure or as a networking tool, for those people considering trying to make money blogging there are a few home truths you need to be aware of which you might not have considered before. When it comes to getting free traffic from the search engines arguably the most important page of any website (whether that’s a static website or a blog) is the homepage.
  • 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.
  • SOSHABLE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013
    [Blog] Blogging For Humans
    We talk a lot about the importance of a blog. In the rush to keep up with the content volume being demanded by industry best practices, it’s too easy to forget the fundamental point of having a blog to begin with. mean, of course if should help bolster your  Business SEO , but the true point behind a blog is for people to read it! If you’re writing a blog that you hope is read by humans and not just crawled by robots, then you need to (at least while you’re writing) not think of it as “content generation”, but as sharing. Blogs
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013
    [Blog] The Sport of Blogging
    If you remember the transitive property from algebra, then you could see that blogging and sports have many parallels. In this post, I break down various sport-blogging comparisons as it relates to growing your blog’s following. Doing this will make blogging more fun, increasing your productivity in the process. spent years blogging about random topics before finally settling in on blogging about sports and entertainment marketing. separate blogs. You can’t expect your blogging efforts to result in instant fame when you’re first starting out.
  • KYLE LACY  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011
    [Blog] 8 Things You Need to Know Before Launching a Blog
    Many business owners have launched blogs after attending a conference where an enthusiastic expert tells the dramatic story about how he made thousands of dollars and expanded the reach of his business by blogging. Blogs are: Free. The attendees rush home, set up a blog, and begin posting. A few weeks later they hit a wall. Whether you’ve been blogging for a long time or you’re hoping to launch one soon, here are eight things you need to know about launching and maintaining a blog: Understand Your Audience. Why should readers visit your particular blog?
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
    [Blog] The Dangerous But Popular Mindset That Could Cripple Your Blog
    Pushing Social Some blog owners are brainwashed. They religiously try to protect their blog from the taint of evil commercialism at all costs. Radically Different Blogging Philosophy. People come to your blog to get something. They see your blog as a product. Putting yourself into the product delivery mindset focuses you on delivering real value with your blog. With this perspective every blog post becomes a new opportunity to make your product offering better. Your blog’s creative look and feel becomes its packaging. Blog Strategy
  • QUICK ONLINE TIPS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012
    [Blog] Its Official: Google Will Penalize Spammy Guest Blogging
    Home > Blogging > Google > SEO Matt Cutts has revealed in another video post Google’s official view that it will penalise spammy guest blogging activities. Guest blogging has become the new way to get free links from popular blogs in exchange for free content. We warned you that Google might penalise guest blogging blogs some months ago. If  guest blogging sites link out to low quality websites (engaged in poor guest blogging practices and article spinning), then it could harm your site rankings. 200 Guest Blogging Posts!
  • MINDJUMPERS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2011
    [Blog] Recipe for Successful Blogging
    Tweet Blogging can be complicated and it is quite different from traditional writing styles. Blogging is a quick and an interactive way of expressing your ideas – more like online diaries, but written with an aim of making people read it. But many people face the problem of their blogs not getting enough traffic and the content not being read, inspite of putting a lot of effort in it. We have also written about it in our previous posts, explaining how important blogs have become in the social media strategy of a company. Well, that’s simple!
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012
    [Blog] 5 Unorthodox Tips For Finding Blog Inspiration
    More Blog Promotion Tips Inspiration is fickle and totally unreliable. Like I said, inspiration is the cure for most blogging ills. About this time last year, I was stuck. I had run out of blogging about blogging ideas. Since then, I’ve looked to Presidential campaign strategy, software programming, anthropology, and quantum physics for blog topics. My problem is that I habitually looked for new ideas in the same blogging watering holes. Ways to Capture Blogging Inspiration. Blog Post WritingLong versus short posts is a moot debate. Steal.
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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?
  • 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!
  • PAUL GILLIN  |  FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013
    [Blog] Not Dead Yet: Blogging’s Popularity Surges Among F500
    What is surprising is the sudden popularity of corporate blogs. After stagnating at just above 20% for three years, use of corporate blogs has shot up to 34% of the Fortune 500 in the last two years. This comes just as many of the digerati are writing off blogs as yesterday’s news. Blogs are search engine magnets and search is still the killer app for people researching purchases. Key findings of this study include: • In 2013, 171 companies (34%) had corporate blogs showing the largest increase in use of this tool since the 2008 study of the Fortune 500.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  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. I 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?”.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
    [Blog] Top Blogging Statistics: 45 Reasons to Blog
    Whether you are a small business owner just learning nuts and blots of blogging magic or already a blogging guru, you need to keep abreast of the most important blogging trends if you want to succeed in your blogging efforts. Wondering if you need to set up a blog ? Not sure if your blogging efforts bring the necessary results? If you answer “Yes” to at least on of these questions, our collection of blogging statistics will definitely be of great help to you. online consumers trust information and advice from blogs. times/month.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
    [Blog] 21 Non-Business Blogs You Could Read Today
    While you might come here to read about social media ; or marketing ; or strategy ; or statistics ;  it’s always nice to step back and read blogs from outside the business and social media circle. So, over on my Facebook page last night, I asked for recommendations of blogs that weren’t business, to see what inspired others when they read. So, without further ado, here are 21 non-business blogs you could add to your reader today, with added reasons from the folks that recommended them. Blog-Blond. Musings blogsThe Mad to Live. The Sales Lion.
  • 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
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2012
    [Blog] 12 Ways to End Your Blogging Year With a Bang
    So here are 11 blogging to-do items you should complete before the New Year.  If you do, you’ll be in a better position to achieve your business, content marketing, and blogging goals next year. Did you get serious about building your blog email list? rarely read other social media blogs.  I’ve found that they dull my ability to find innovative ways to connect the dots.  You have shiny tool syndrome if you believe that Pinterest, Facebook, LinkedIn, or eBooks will save your business or blog. Blog ProfitsNew Year’s Resolutions are awesome. Chip V.
  • FIREBELLY  |  MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012
    [Blog] Twitter’s Simpler Search: 5 Must-Reads
    Here are 5 must-reads on new changes Twitter made to its search functionality we don’t want you to miss. Simpler search. By Frost Li Today we’re introducing search autocomplete and ‘People you follow’ search results to twitter.com. In addition to recent improvements like related query suggestions, spelling corrections and more relevant search results, these updates make it even easier to immediately get closer to the things you care about. Twitter patches up its search interface. It’s a big and overdue improvement in usability, but the new features are not revolutionary.
  • 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
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
    [Blog] 7 Simple Ways to Get Your Readers to Spend More Time On Your Blog
    While “great content” is always the best answer to most blogging questions, there are other techniques you can use to entice your readers to take off their shoes and get comfortable.  stumbled across the Slide plugin while reading the Harvard Business Review Blog and wanted to test its impact.   The plugin creates a pop-up that slides in on the lower right-hand corner of the screen. New visitors to your blog will be looking for something to get them “oriented”.  Your page  introduces your blog’s Big Idea and gets them to stick around and explore your other content.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  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.  If you are busy writing posts then you might be heading in the wrong direction. 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. Blog ProfitsNeed help?
  • DANNY BROWN  |  MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012
    [Blog] Of Blog Design Changes and Looking to the Future
    Redesigned the blog. Here’s the lowdown, for anyone interested in the thought process behind a blog design. I’ve written about the changing paths of this blog before. Whereas it was originally a straightforward social media-led blog, I’d like to think it’s grown into something more as I’ve grown as a blogger. This leads naturally to the redesign, and the switch from a traditional blog format to a more website-type feel. Highlight your most important content, from blog posts to subscription details, books and more.
  • JASON YORMARK  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011
    [Blog] My Backlinks Strategy Sucks, And What I Plan To Do About It
    I’ve written on my blog for quite some time, and I’ve had a mild amount of success with it depending on how you define success. I’m fairly happy with the level of engagement I get, and I get a nice size audience somewhat regularly when I actually find the time to post on a regular basis. feel that I write fairly useful and/or entertaining blog posts that most seem to find interesting or helpful. The key here is to not just blindly find folks with strong blogs and ask for an exchange, but really spend some time to read and engage with like minded folks, and then politely ask.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011
    [Blog] Why 98% of Opinion Blog Posts Suck
    rarely write opinion posts because they are the blogging equivalent of smoking weed. If my opinion post could live there, then I post it to the blog. Blog Post WritingI hate 98% of opinion posts. Like weed, they seem harmless, but after a while, they make you lazy, dumb, and boring. The real problem is that it takes a great deal of skill to write a credible and logical opinion post. Genuine opinion posts are constructed with extreme care and attention to detail. Anything less is just an adult temper tantrum. It took them a while to get a handle on their topic. Excellent.
  • JOEY STRAWN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011
    [Blog] I WRITE GOOD BLOG ASK, MAKE YOU MUCH MONEY
    FIRST, I MUST ASK FOR STRICTEST CONFIDENCE FROM YOU ABOUT THIS BLOGGING. HAVE THEREFORE BEEN DELEGATED BY MY COLLEAGUES TO FIND OVERSEAS PARTNERS THROUGH BLOG SUBSCRIPTIONS INTO WHOSE ACCOUNTS WE WOULD TRANSFER THE TOTAL OF $21 GAZILLION AMERICAN DOLLARS. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TRANSACTION IS 100% SAFE AND WE HOPE TO COMMENCE THE TRANSFER AND MAILING OF RICH, RUSSIAN BRIDE AT LATEST SEVEN (7) BANKING DAYS FROM DAY OF YOU READING BLOG POST. ALL YOU NEED DO IS S UBSCRIBE TO CURRENT BLOG AND TWEET POST OUT FOUR (4) TIMES TO GET MONIES TRANSFERRED TO YOU. Tweet.
  • 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  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
    [Blog] These Blog Posts Always Get Noticed
    Copy Junkie, my second attempt at blogging, was failing fast. Even though the blog was packed with information and tips they were getting ignored.  What sucked was that I was doing everything right.  I was commenting on other blogs.  I was pitching and begging for guest posts.  I even bought Google Adwords traffic! In fact, writing with a pole up your butt is a surefire way to flushing your blog down the toilet.  You need to trash your intellectual and logically structured blog posts. Blog Post WritingI couldn’t crack the code. Well, I’m a drama king.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011
    [Blog] Blogging Is Dead
    Every year, pundits proclaim the death of blogging. In 2008, it was Wired , wondering if the rise of Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and the like would be more en vogue for individuals, who were getting pushed aside as the conglomerate professional blogs were beginning to take prominence. In 2009, Copyblogger declared blogging dead (again) but noted that it would continue to live on. But Malik won't have us count blogging out - there's still plenty of room left for long-form content. Do we need to force-fit blogs to become more snack-sized as we Tumblrize the world?
  • FIREBELLY  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2011
    [Blog] Alan K’necht: Über Thinker & SEO Brainiac: An Interview
    Social analytics, the role of social in the future of SEO, and his favorite city – Auckland. Our visualization of the candid, cerebral, caffeinated Alan K'necht. I’m thrilled to bring you this interview with Alan K’necht! Alan Alan and I hung out in San Francisco recently. He’s candid, cerebral and caffeinated – even as we discussed the merits of spending the weekend in San Fran after the conference. His handle on SEO and analytics – and online marketing in general make him a hot commodity at conferences all over the world. What a loaded question.
  • 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?
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014
    [Blog] Unorthodox Blogging : How Rebels Win
    There’s a long list of so-called no-no’s when it comes to blog marketing: Don ’t use pop-ups. Don ’t sell in your blog posts. Don ’t promote your blog posts too often. Don ’t write long blog posts. Don ’t write short blog posts. Accelerate this blog’s initial growth using blog post templates (a huge no no at the time). 4. Blog Marketing Featured Today Don ’t ask for a social share in exchange for expertise. Don ’t post weekly. Don ’t post monthly (confusing I know). And this is the short list! You lose. Failure. Anemic Traffic. Crickets.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Blog] Can You Really Build A Blog Written By Employees? I Say…
    Let’s be honest, asking your employees to blog is probably a non-starter. Blogging is writing and writing for most people has a fear factor right up there with public speaking. You can coach, bribe, threaten all you want but in the end, you’ll be writing most of your blog posts. So forget about getting your employees to blog. Instead, get them to contribute blog  ideas. The hardest part of blogging is the ideas. Take these emails, put them on a list, and turn each into a blog post. More than Blogging: Everyone Can Contribute. Interviews.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
    [Blog] 21 Best Business Blogging Tips
    When it comes to building a better business presence on the web, one of the topics that come up most often is blogging tips: How often to post; Length of posts; Headline writing; Curation and Copyright practices. The team at Verve has put together a playbook of sorts with 21 Blog Writing Tips From the Experts. From an inside perspective (one of my tips is included in the post – one of the Blog Posting Mantra tips), Dave cultivated the tips with a short email filled with clarity and excitement, yet respectful of time. Blogging Social Media
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011
    [Blog] The Surprising Truth About Blogging Every Day
    If you are regular PS reader you may have noticed what I’m talking about. I’m blogging every weekday. This is a radical change for me because I secretly disdained daily blog writers. I was skeptical that they could maintain a high level of quality. feared that they were blessed with a talent that no one else had; like savants whose unique ability was writing blog posts. GigaOm is a super-blog that is a leader in the technology blogging space. I was curious how Om was able to grow the blog in a relatively short time. Blog Post WritingSeriously?
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Blog] Responding (Or Not) to Blog Comments
    During our stay there, we ended up having a conversation about blog comments and replying to them. Valeria, who is one of the smartest people I know, rarely gets any comments, but her blog is one of the go-tos for nearly everyone in marketing. It’s one of a handful of blogs I have come into my email (instead of my RSS feed) so I don’t miss it every day. The blogger replies to every comment left on his or her blog post (Chris and me). Of course, I wrote that blog post from my perspective. Your blog is your home. You see, he writes to write.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013
    [Blog] Blog Seduction: How Readers Fall In Love With Your Blog
    I get a thrill when I find a new blog. This is how blog seduction works: Stay Personal: Brian greets me when I arrive at the blog. blog tagline has two purposes: Capture a specific reader’s attention and make a promise. Get Commitment: Brian doesn’t want everyone to read his blog. In blogging success depends on “Focus, Focus, Focus”. Blog at a Glance: Casjam uses compact first-page layout that relies on a magazine inside-cover layout. The homepage displays 10 blog posts that are almost impossible to ignore. Radically streamline your blog.
  • 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  |  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. I 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.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011
    [Blog] Why We Don’t Charge for Blog Topics
    Over at For Bloggers By Bloggers, we offer free weekly blog topics every Saturday. collection of various ideas, titles and niches, it’s to help bloggers get inspiration when they hit the blog topics wall. So, the blog topics section was set up just for these times. So far, we’ve provided 30 specific ideas and topics for you to run with, although we’ve deliberately set it up so you can take the ideas we provide and use them regardless of the niche your blog covers. The simple response to why our blog topics are free is that ideas are everywhere.
  • 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  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012
    [Blog] 50 Blogging Ideas to Steal and Take Credit For
    More Blog Promotion Tips I needed to rearrange and clean-up the blogging tip file that I keep in my head.  My blog review clients have gotten bits and pieces of these tips but I realized that I haven’t put together a monster list of them in a long time.  It’s nice to get my best stuff out in the open so I can start tweaking and adding to the list.  So  now is a great time to pick through my mental garage sale. Review each of the sections and use what you makes sense for you. I’ve included: My Google trick for finding diamond-studded blog post ideas. Enjoy.
  • FIREBELLY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
    [Blog] New Scheduling Tool For Facebook Brand Pages
    Facebook made posting to a brand page more convenient last week when it revealed a new scheduling tool. It is a great resource if you don’t use a third party application, such as HootSuite and have to stress about logging on to Facebook at a certain time to post a message. Scheduling can now be done with ease – simply enter your message in the box, click on the clock icon in the lower left hand corner and enter the date and time information up to 6 months in the future. What are your thoughts on the new Facebook scheduling tool?
  • MR. RYAN CONNORS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013
    [Blog] 5 Ways To Use Your Company Blog To Attract New Customers
    Along with social, a company blog is a great way to attract new customers. company blog effective way for businesses to deliver valuable content to their customer base. business blog offers an additional avenue for followers to stay in tune with your brand while providing the opportunity to answer questions, share facts, and increase customer confidence. Also, when it comes to your social media marketing strategy, regularly sharing relevant content on your business blog will help to boost SEO and improve your company’s page rank on a search engine site.
  • 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. Describe why your blog exists. Get the How to Sell With Your Blog Brief if you are stuck. Agreed?
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014
    [Blog] My Top 33 Digital Marketing Blogs
    Digital marketing blogs may be numerous, but I find them to still be critical. I’ve been in digital marketing for 20 years, and the only way you can stay relevant that long is to read A LOT. Read the whole entry. » Digital Marketing blogs content marketing blogs digital marketing digital marketing blog email marketing blogs online marketing blogs social media blogs In digital marketing, if you don’t learn you die. Period. subscribe via email, and read (or at least.
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015
    [Blog] Is Your Blog On LinkedIn?
    By this time, I hope you have been convinced that adding a blog to your site has great potential for enhancing your marketing efforts, adding to your site’s authority, and increasing your audience. But where is your blog being seen? Business2Community & Business.com ask a good question: “ Should You Be Blogging On LinkedIn? But why would your blog be a good idea to post on this site? Here’s the way the post puts it: Think of the time spent developing a blog post that you aren’t getting paid for as an advertising expense.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2014
    [Blog] Sick Blog? Here Are 13 Ways To Fix It
    Are you frustrated with your blog''s performance? Then you''ve probably scoured Google looking for simple ways to get your blog back on track.  I''ve been there.  I started two blogs that failed and have had to revive Pushing Social many times.   The good news is that the common blogging problems can be grouped into 4 areas: 1. For each of these areas, I''ll share a prescription that will put your sick blog on the path to recovery. New and repeat readers are the gas for your blog''s engine. Read: An Easy Way to Immediately Boost Your Blog''s Success.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
    [Blog] Having Trouble with Your Blog’s Voice?
    More Blog Promotion Tips On Sunday, I checked out the popular #blogchat Tweetchat. The discussion was about “how to create your blog’s voice”  As usual, the smart folks were digging into the topic with gusto.  I watched a few minutes and realized that we tend to make the whole “blog voice” exercise harder than it should be. In fact, your blog’s Voice can be boiled down to one thought. You blog’s voice is an expression of your core principles.  . People say that your blog’s voice needs to be authentic.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014
    [Blog] How Often Should You Publish a Blog Post?
    How Often Should I Publish A Blog Post? Blog Publishing Options: Monthly:  Average at least one post every 30 days.  . Monthly publishing used to be the norm in the Wild Wild West days of blogging. Monthly publishing makes your blog look sluggish and abandoned. Once a month is plenty if  you blog like Glen Allsopp. New visitors to your blog will see new information and your readers will be able to regularly enjoy your insights. The problem is that every other blog in your niche are publishing weekly too.  I for one don’t like a fair fight.
  • FIREBELLY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013
    [Blog] 2013: The Year For Women Business Owners
    If you are a woman business owner, you’re going to love to hear this news! The  Web.com  and  National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) of national survey of women business owners (WBOs) found a pervasive sense of economic optimism  including a prediction by most WBO’s (85 percent) that more women will become entrepreneurs in 2013 than in past years. The next obvious question would be who should become an entrepreneur? Their biggest motivation for starting their own business? With any business there are going to be challenges.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
    [Blog] Having Trouble with Your Blog’s Voice?
    The discussion was about “how to create your blog’s voice”  As usual, the smart folks were digging into the topic with gusto.  I watched a few minutes and realized that we tend to make the whole “blog voice” exercise harder than it should be. In fact, your blog’s Voice can be boiled down to one thought. You blog’s voice is an expression of your core principles.  . People say that your blog’s voice needs to be authentic. Imagine if I decided to write rants and starting whining about my blog and readers?
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012
    [Blog] How to Get 40,000 Readers Without Guest Blogging
    Not only that, this new blog isn’t about marketing, blogging, or making money online! Only a few months ago, I started my recent project, an electronic music blog by the name of Sophistefunk. And I did it without a single guest post about this blog! But first, let me address why  I didn’t use guest posting for this new blog… Seriously, Why No Guest Posts? What they don’t tell you in the blogging world very often is that sometimes, guest posting is not always a viable option  depending on the niche that you are in. Blogging
  • PAMORAMA  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2012
    [Blog] 20 Social Media Blogs You Should Read in 2012
    Here’s a list (in alphabetical order) of some great social media blogs to read in 2012. He blogs about building strong brands through passion, innovation, creativity, and common sense.   2. She blogs about social media strategies for business, and offers insights into what works and what doesn’t.   3. CopyBlogger (Brian Clark): Ranked as a top marketing blog, Brian and his team help businesses persuade in a 2.0 Diva Marketing Blog (Toby Bloomberg): Toby’s blog provides a wide array of social media advice. Are you reading any of these blogs?
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012
    [Blog] Why Isn’t Your Business Blogging?
    Knowing this, why are so few small businesses actively blogging? Early blogs were predominantly personal journals consisting of periodic communications on random topics. However, the top business blogs today are some of the most valued sources of fresh and relevant news. Think of your business blog as a digital magazine for your customers. Quality blog posts are now often considered articles. Even the word blogging is considered passé. Your business blog should include the following, which you can easily accomplish with a self-hosted WordPress site.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012
    [Blog] Why Isn’t Your Business Blogging?
    Knowing this, why are so few small businesses actively blogging? Early blogs were predominantly personal journals consisting of periodic communications on random topics. However, the top business blogs today are some of the most valued sources of fresh and relevant news. Think of your business blog as a digital magazine for your customers. Quality blog posts are now often considered articles. Even the word blogging is considered passé. Your business blog should include the following, which you can easily accomplish with a self-hosted WordPress site.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014
    [Blog] 7 Blogging Obstacles and Simple Ways to Overcome Them
    Ghost Blogging: Blogging purists may frown on having someone else write your posts but give me a moment.  I suggest hiring a writer who can flesh out your post outlines or initial ideas. Find questions that readers ask and answer them via blog posts. Yes, the 90 words-per-minute blogging crowd may hate these type of posts but readers absolutely love them. Obstacle #3 : Ugly Blog. Is your blog Coyote Ugly? Listen the first step to recovery is admitting that you have an ugly blog my friend. About 1 - 2 million other blogs have the same theme!
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2012
    [Blog] 5 Simple Ways to Optimize Your Blog Posts to Generate More Traffic
    Anybody writing blogs for business purposes will be keen to build a sizeable readership and achieve higher rankings in the major search engines. By sprinkling these keywords moderately throughout your blogs, it is possible to achieve a rapid search engine and web traffic boost. This should be referred to whenever you are generating blog posts in the future. Keep to one or two of the key-phrases per blog post and employ them moderately in the meta tags and body copy. 10 Simple Things You Can Do To Improve Your Blog Posts. BloggingFocus On The Long Tail.
  • 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 [.].
  • 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.
  • 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. I’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
  • PWB MARKETING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2011
    [Blog] How to REALLY Increase B2B Blog Traffic
    Good content isn’t enough for a blog. You can have the best blog in the world, but if nobody goes to it, then you’re spinning your wheels. Great content and consistent traffic are the backbone for creating a viable blog. Explode Your B2B Blog Traffic. Our blog had been averaging about 150 visitors per week since June. The increase happened immediately when our blog was submitted – and selected – to be included in several blogging communities. Content from a blogging community is contributed by members and curated by editorial staff.
  • 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.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013
    [Blog] Blogging Bed Time Story – How I Spent $1,200 for 4 Quarts of Oil.
    Today I just paid $1,200 for 4 quarts of motor oil. I don’t know what’s more twisted, that I paid that much for 4 quarts of oil or that I can turn the situation into a blog post. I’m sure you can’t wait to hear this tale. What Does This Sad Story Have to Do with Your Blog? Ahh…plenty my friend. I’ve looked at a lot of blogs that are working hard but are handicapped by their owners.  But this just overlooks the fact that the blog is heading for a “Ka-chunk!” Your obsession is your blog’s topic. My wife.
  • KIKOLANI  |  THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
    [Blog] 10 Simple Things You Can Do To Improve Your Blog Posts
    Blog development is more than presentation. Without further ado, here are ten simple things you can do to improve your blog posts. 1. You can further optimize by deep linking within your blog, and linking to relevant third-party sites. 2. Most people decide whether or not they will read a blog post based on this factor alone. good blog post appeals to search engines and human visitors as well. Few blog posts will make an impact without compelling copy that grabs the reader and encourages them to take action. Top 10 Things That Can Hurt 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. 1. Mobile devices have created an environment where Millennials are almost always on. Millennials engage in real-time mobile activities all the time. I am currently in college thus my friends seem to throw a lot of parties.  Generation ADD?
  • JASON YORMARK  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2011
    [Blog] The How & Why I Re-Designed My Blog
    For months I wanted to have my blog re-done, but I could never justify spending that much on something that quite frankly, didn’t really make me any money. Great design costs quite a bit, and I just never felt my blog design was a high enough priority.  Of course I could go the free or premium theme route, but these days, they are all really looking quite the same and if I was going to change things up, I really wanted something unique that no one else could have. Related posts: 5 Steps To A Professional Grade Blog On A Budget. Mobilize Your WordPress Blog!
  • 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. Edit later.
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
    [Blog] Don’t Let Hackers Crash Your Blogging Party
    Are you a full-time blogger earning a living from your WordPress blogs or an aspiring Problogger with your first taste of the freedom that comes from blogging? However, there’s shockingly little on protecting your blogging nest egg. If you rely on income from blogging to support your family you need to secure your WordPress installations immediately. Here are five actionable steps you can take today to ensure hackers won’t disrupt the income stream you’ve worked so hard to build from blogging. Best of Blogging on Kikolani in 2009.
  • SCOTT GOULD  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2010
    [Blog] London Blog Club October
    On Tuesday 19th October, I’m speaking at London Blog Club on the subject of “How to consistently receive over a dozen comments with each post.&#. Given that this is our blog that I’ll be talking about, I want to go with your feedback and suggestions on how to consistently receive over a dozen comments with each post. Let people own the blog – mention contributors, invite feedback, post great comments as posts, call it “Scott Gould and Friends&# , love on people. After all, it is their blog! London Blog Club October. Be specific.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2012
    [Blog] How to Pitch This Blog
    If you’re more a “normal reader” of the blog, and don’t fall within these two industries, feel free to skip this post completely and come back on the next regularly scheduled updates. This is cool – after all, this blog looks to help you, the reader, in being more successful in whatever it is you want to succeed in, from your business and where social media fits to understanding blogging and everything in-between. They’re a huge reason this blog exists so understand who they are. Or, simpler still, check the About This Blog page.
  • FIREBELLY  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2011
    [Blog] Is Erik Deckers the funniest man in social media marketing?
    He is Vice President of Creative Services for Professional Blog Service, a social media agency. Professional Blogger and Book Author Erik Deckers on disruption, middle men and his deepest secret. Erik Deckers, is co-author of No Bullshit Social Media: The All-Business, No-Hype Guide to Social Media Marketing (2011), Branding Yourself: Using Social Media to Invent or Reinvent Yourself (2010) and  Twitter Marketing for Dummies (2009). That’s a pretty formidable output in any terms. You find follow his exploits here. Is Erik Deckers a funny social media marketing guy? Not very.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015
    [Blog] Blogs, Pictures, and Business
    In social media marketing, we are told that having a picture with blog entries is essential because otherwise people are less likely to read the content or click the link to visit the blog post. Now it could be argued we should know better, but this aspect of images isn’t talked about much, which is one reason I’m writing this blog entry. And if you are like me, and you write blog entries consistently, you could get such an email, with an expectation that you’ll fork out a bundle. Blog marketing Copyright 2015 Taylor Ellwood. mine).
  • DANNY BROWN  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Blog] Should You Care About Losing Blog Subscribers?
    But each one can be applied to the question of losing blog subscribers and whether you should care or not. This usually refers to an email list, and why building one is important for your blog’s growth. I’m not going to get into the “do I need a list or not?” question – there are plenty of other blog posts dedicated to that topic already. Additionally, I’m going to talk about subscribers to your blog, as opposed to subscribers to your newsletter, as there is a difference and for many bloggers, their blog subscription list is the only one they’ll have.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011
    [Blog] Blog Like Tebow
    Blog Strategy Opinion Social MediaNever has the obligatory end-zone prayer been so hip. Never has an iffy NFL 1st year rookie quarterback come so close to being a pop icon. Never has a sports figure forced us to weigh faith and attitude so heavily in our tabulation of greatness. Tim Tebow is preaching even when he’s trying his darndest not too. I’m gonna have some fun today because Tebow has something to teach monitor-tanned bloggers too. Tim Tebow isn’t a writer. Take a knee, it’s Tebow time: Make Progress Every Day. His games were epic. He seemed to toy with his opponents. Faith.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011
    [Blog] Is Your Blog Theme Confusing Your Readers?
    I recently asked Pushing Social readers to tell me “Why” they blog. learned that “PSers” blog to teach, entertain, persuade, and sell.  I suspect that many bloggers fall into these same categories. So tell me something… Why do most blogs look the same? Sure colors and logos change but most blog themes have the [.]. Blog Marketing blog theme theme blog
  • FIREBELLY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012
    [Blog] Social Media Manager: How People See Me & What They Think I Do
    The How People See Me/What People Think I Do meme is the new Sh*t People Say on Facebook. In the fun spirit of this new meme I’ve crafted one of my own. social media manager does a lot, but when I tell people what I do I always get the same reaction, “Oh, so you play on Facebook all day.” ” Have a look: And if you haven’t checked out Sh*t Social Media People Say , be sure to do so!
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
    [Blog] How to Promote Your Blog with Irresistible RSS Feeds
    also learned that managing your RSS feed is a great way to get traffic for your blog. Check your blog posts and make sure you have a well formatted and visually appealing image. Research and Include Keywords. I’m very interested in blogging, apps, apple, productivity, and lifehacks. Review your blog’s current RSS feed and see if your Twitter, Facebook, and other share icons show up. Want More Information on RSS Feeds? I’ve only touched on a few great ways to pump your RSS feed’s blog promotion power. Blog Marketingignored everyone of them.
  • JANET FOUTS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2010
    [Blog] Whaddya Mean-Blogging is Dead?
    Every few months somebody proclaims that blogging is dead and being replaced by micro blogging and other media and this post on the Forbes blog by Jeff Bercovici seems to say that Facebook and Twitter are replacing blogging. “It’s hard to recall these days, now that most bloggers are corporate drones (*cough*), but blogging was originally the pursuit of hobbyists. &#. Those early blog posts created flurries of discussion and buried the forums on the site with hot debate. Blogging was about community, communication and storytelling.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012
    [Blog] How to Find and Unleash Your Blog’s Voice
    If your blog is a microphone and your posts are the lyrics then what is your voice? I’ve been thinking about this question for three years. Two blogs start at the same time. Both blogs target the same audience. If you were to question readers of the successful blog, they would swear that the blogger is speaking directly to them. The successful blog had a distinct voice that gave it almost magical rapport-building power. Voice, it seems, is the magic, the force, behind extraordinary blogs. Blogs are getting more boring by the minute. Will you?
  • 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. And for a blog this specialized, the traffic is pretty impressive. One reason is the search engine magic that blogs deliver. And as we know, Google loves blogs. Their reticence was understandable.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2011
    [Blog] Why Your Blog Needs More than Great Content
    Blog StrategyLike most, I would rather purchase an iPad 2 at the Apple Store than at Best Buy. Think about it. If the purchase is just about the product, then any old store will do. Hell, I could pick my iPad up at the check out window at McDonalds and still be happy. Right? Nope. [.].
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2013
    [Blog] Attract More Blog Readers With These Simple Social Sharing Icon Tweaks
      (For the rest of the year, we’ll be discussing more technical topics to help you work out the bugs in your blog and get it looking and working great. Most didn’t work, but I uncovered a few “best practices” that has reliably ushered quality readers to my blog. I’ve implemented these techniques with equal success on my client sites. So, for now, no Pinterest even though there might be oodles of potential readers on Pinterest. I’ve seen to many bloggers turn their blogs into a social flea market with every social network getting equal visibility.
  • FIREBELLY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2011
    [Blog] Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads
    Below are 5 social media must-reads from last week that we wouldn’t want you to miss. How To Kill Your Next Social Media Promotion. By Lisa Barone One common way small business owner’s work to build up their social media profiles is through online promotions. Below are some tip for running a social media promotion if you WANT people to completely ignore it. Social Media Marketing By The Numbers. By Robin Grant A nice infographic from HubSpot looking at the numbers around social media marketing. Social Media Analytics: 6 Steps to Measuring What You Care About.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
    [Blog] How to Successfully Launch Your Small Business Blog
    Pushing Social Launching a new blog is an amazing, scary, and exciting time. I’ve helped quite a few businesses launch their blog and the mixture of emotion is always the same. Here we go… Your Small Business Blog Checklist: 1. An empty blog is as unattractive as an empty restaurant on Friday night. Seeding your blog with ten posts will give it a lived in feeling that will reassure new readers. 2. Your business will need to establish a solid blogging habit. Consistency is critical to the success of your new blog. Schedule Time to Blog.
  • KIKOLANI  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
    [Blog] How To Anticipate What Your Blog Readers Want From You Next
    ” That’s what I hear from my blog readers on a consistent basis. Am I really a psychic when it comes to blogging topics or video training tutorials, or do I just know a couple of different ways to tap into what my audience needs? Here are my top 7 tricks for writing content that will have your blog readers kissing your feet and thanking you for. 1. Take Your Customer and Client Questions Into Your Blog Posts (With Permission). Mine The Google Data For Blog Post Ideas. Want a really simple solution to coming up with awesome blog post ideas?
  • TECHIPEDIA: TAMAR WEINBERG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010
    [Blog] 7 Deadly Blog Writing Sins
    Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Blogging , Marketing > 7 Deadly Blog Writing Sins 7 Deadly Blog Writing Sins by Tamar Weinberg on July 15, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Frank Lee. These days, many people have started a blog for hobby or business. The trouble is, with so much competition out there, your blog really has to stand out from the crowd. Your blog has to be excellent. Your Blog Is Not Getting Traffic? Maybe you’ve set up a blog to advertise your business.
  • KIKOLANI  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013
    [Blog] 5 Blogging Tips to Give Your Readers What They Want
    By keeping these five blogging tips in mind, you’ll increase the likelihood of being a highly successful blogger. Building relationships with your readers is a key aspect of successful blogging and in order to do this you not only need to interact with your readers but you need to be genuine and authentic by expressing true emotions while at the same time being informative. Be sure your blog includes a personal touch that enables your readers to connect to you and to what you are saying. It’s not all about you – unless you’re using the blog as your own personal diary.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010
    [Blog] We'll Always Have Blogging
    Corporate blogging has been with us for quite some time, with some major companies having forayed into the space in the early to mid 2000s. Or is it that there's a purpose that isn't served by blogs? "I was misinformed." If you look at the recent statistics shared by eMarketer (" Corporate Blogging Goes Mainstream "), you'll see that only about a third of companies use blogs. But if you look at the growth over the last three years, the use of blogs has actually doubled (!). But blogging is more than that - or at least has the ability to be more than that.
  • FIREBELLY  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2011
    [Blog] 2012 Social Media Predictions: 5 Must-Reads
    Below are 5 must-reads related to 2012 social media predictions that we wouldn’t want you to miss. Social Media Predictions For 2012. By Avi Savar Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other outlets are constantly evolving and experimentation is necessary to find success. Once we accept that “social” does not equal “transactional” we’ll all be a lot more adept at using it in 2012. Three trends and tools to watch in the coming year: 12 B2B Social Media Predictions for 2012. By Jeffrey L. Cohen 2012 is going to be a big year for adoption of social media for B2B companies.
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