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  • KIKOLANI  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013
    [Blog] Writing Tips of Famous Authors you can use now for Blogging
    These days, it seems all the blogging advice comes from professionals who know everything there is to know about SEO, plugins, themes, and killer content. While those topics are useful, there are other blogging experts who are willing to share their tips and tricks too. While they probably couldn’t imagine it at the time, many of the world’s literary masters have offered up useful tips for writing blogs. Strip away all the technical aspects of blog ownership. Check out what these famous authors can teach you about running a blog. Blogging Etiquette.
  • 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.
  • KIKOLANI  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2010
    [Blog] Why Every Blog Should Have a Marketing Plan
    Sometime in December of 2009 as everybody started to take a look back at the last year of blogging , I decided to do the same. As I read numerous posts about how people monetize blogs and the ongoing theme that “blogs don’t make money businesses do,&# I realized businesses have marketing plans, so it seemed to make sense that my blog should have a quarterly marketing plan. In putting together that plan, I came up with several reasons why a blog needs a marketing plan. Let’s look at how a marketing plan can help take your blog up to the next level.
  • 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.
  • KIKOLANI  |  THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012
    [Blog] 10 Ways to Increase Return Rates on Your Blog
    Bounce rates are not a foolproof parameter for measuring exit stats and the effectiveness of your blog promotion. It means half of your visitors have returned at least once in that time to check upon your blog. When you manage to make people come back regularly to your blog, it means you have built your loyal public. If you wish to take action and motivate returns, you may need to adjust your content and the layout of your blog. So how to make people return to your blog? They will surely have reasons to bookmark your blog. BloggingSocial tools.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011
    [Blog] Pros and Cons of a Blogging Committee
    Christina is blogging on behalf of the company (check it out by clicking here ) and she wants to know whether or not she should create a committee to review blog posts. She asks: Should small (less than 100 staff) companies create blog committees to review weekly blogs, and if so what are positives/negatives, and do you have any examples of how to make blog committees work? Before I answer Christina’s question, I have two questions for her: What are you trying to achieve with the blog and how is traffic? It’s. Freaking.
  • FIREBELLY  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2011
    [Blog] The Risks of Personal Blogging, IP & Ferraris: The David Adler Interview
    just caught up with David with some questions about intellectual property, social media promotions, and the risks of personal blogging. Social Promotions, Coffee & Dancing. David Adler is a regular speaker at conference all across the country. We recently both spoke at All Facebook Expo. But, we met years ago at SES Chicago. David, to me, is one of the top notch “intellectual property, media and e-commerce” attorneys. He has a keen understanding of social media law (hence my deep interest in his work. Not to mention, he’s cultured, handsome and stylish. Yes, both.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011
    [Blog] How to Make Your WordPress Blog Mobile Friendly
    This is part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series. If you talk to Howie Goldfarb anywhere – Twitter, here on his guest posts, or over at his own blog, you’ll know that he’s fixated on one thing. Howie really really really believes in blogs being mobile friendly. After all, it takes enough guts, time and energy to get a blog started, and then to keep it going. I’d looked at WUL a few times on my BlackBerry (when I had one) and then on my iPhone, and all the things people say about non-mobile-optimized blogs were true. Easy peasy.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013
    [Blog] Are You Giving Away Too Much For Free On Your Blog?
    He hadn’t been blogging for a while and I had the impression that he was going through some tough personal circumstances. My answer is – your blog posts are enough. Add another two hours for comment replies and blog maintenance and your karmic donation goes to $200 a week. Something like: Two blog posts a week, A free report every quarter. Readers get the blog for free. Claire puts out incredibly “meaty” posts at least twice a week on her blog. Do you feel guilty about conducting business on your blog? Blog Strategy
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
    [Blog] Best New B2B Marketing Blogs – The Blog Tree (Infographic)
    The best B2B marketing blogs are once again creatively presented by marketing automation provider Eloqua and JESS3 in this year’s Blog Tree. As Joe Chernov explains in his blog tree post ,  “All gene pools benefit from healthy DNA, and if the blogosphere is going to continue to evolve, it’s important that new voices are heard. The Blog Tree: New Growth cheers about 60 active, insightful blogs launched (or significantly re-engineered) after January 1, 2009.  It’s gratifying to see that Webbiquity sprouted a leaf this time out.
  • 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. You can further optimize by deep linking within your blog, and linking to relevant third-party sites. 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. What are you doing to improve your blog posts?
  • 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. 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?
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012
    [Blog] 3 Ways Even Busy Single Moms Can Find Time to Blog
    [I met Mona when she requested a blog review.  Since then Mona has worked her tail off building a blog that makes me smile every time I visit.  A week ago I suggested that she write an ebook and a guest post to jumpstart her blog's growth. Then I discovered the fine art of blogging, which has turned me into something I’ve always aspired to be: a “prolific” writer. Blogging inspires me to not only “find” the time to write – but MAKE the time. And then I discovered blogging. Blogging has become my life-line to writing regularly. I was wrong. 
  • VIPER CHILL  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011
    [Blog] Get Hundreds of Links to Your Next Blog Post, Guaranteed
    How can you guarantee that people will read your blog post? They say that around 80% of visitors to your blog will read your post title, but only about 20% will actually read the accompanying post. I’ve analysed dozens of blogs to find out what types of headlines result in posts getting hundreds of links. Guest Blogging: The Ultimate Guide – 297 links. Do you notice anything in common with those blog posts? Other bloggers have successfully used this title, in cases such as: Open Source Blogging: Feel Free to Steal My Content – 1,638 links.
  • FIREBELLY  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
    [Blog] 15 Posts on How Facebook Changes May Affect Brands
    Our designer, Jake Hamilton, shared his opinion in his blog post Facebook Timeline: First Impressions. Facebook rolled out a lot of changes last week. These changes have dominated the headlines – both online and off. Some users love the new Timeline. Some users hate it. As someone who helps clients navigate the constantly changing world of Facebook, I was more interested in how these changes would affect brands. Below are 15 articles that I found helpful. hope you do too. Facebook Changes Again: Everything You Need To Know. What Should Facebook Page Administrators Do After F8?
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013
    [Blog] Blog Sabotage!
    Even more personal, focusing on life and issues outside of marketing, this has become much more of a writer’s blog than a professional marketer’s vehicle. One could say I sabotaged my own blog. Certainly if you are one of the seven angels of blogging doom , the critical pen is flying right now. The renaissance of this blog that began last summer was part of my effort to market the last book. Imagine getting non-stop marketing blogs every week, year after year, and suddenly have a post-apocalyptic science fiction book dropped in your feed.
  • KIKOLANI  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2010
    [Blog] Mobile Blogging – How to Make Your WordPress Blog Smartphone Ready
    WordPress Mobile Pack was the first plugin I discovered while surfing another WordPress blog on my Droid. It basically allows you to setup your blog in a mobile format with four basic theme colors (black, red, blue, and green). As you can see, WordPress Mobile Pack gives you a simple theme for the blog design for visitors as well as the WordPress dashboard for the administrator. would say for those looking to get the most out of their mobile blogging experience, the WPtouch iPhone Theme plugin is the way to go. WordPress Mobile Pack – Simplicity. Related Posts.
  • 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. She blogs about social media strategies for business, and offers insights into what works and what doesn’t. 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?
  • FIREBELLY  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [Blog] Colorado Theater Shooting & Social Media: 5 Must-Reads
    The Firebelly crew wishes the Colorado theater shooting victims’ loved ones our sincere condolences. was unsure if I wanted to compile this round-up. didn’t want to come off as opportunistic or insensitive. When tragedy strikes, however, social media sites are frequently the first places traditional news sources (along with worried family and friends) turn to for more information. Social media is beneficial in disseminating information quickly. When that information is incorrect, it can also be problematic. Social Media Brings Theater Shooting Details To Masses. m safe. survived.
  • FIREBELLY  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
    [Blog] The 13 Components Of Stimulating Conversation
    Conversations opens doors online and in social spaces. While Jim Morrison’s mantra might have been “ People are Strange ”, I love people. They intrigue me. Their dreams, frustrations, pursuits and actions fascinate me. Their stories fuel and inspire me. However, reading and seeing from a distance is a spectator sport and not my cup of tea. prefer a more direct contact sport – conversation. Conversations can come in different shapes, sizes and varietals. Not every conversation is like an award-winning wine. My friend, the amazing Shel Israel, says it best. Image credit: klaudia jurewicz. Ending.
  • KIKOLANI  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013
    [Blog] Grab a Copy of The Guest Blogging Survival Guide for Free
    'One question that I am often asked is how do I get published on so many of the top blogs like Social Media Examiner, Search Engine Watch, Search Engine Journal, ProBlogger, and others. So I decided to put together a little guide to guest blogging. This free 8,000+ word guide will take you through the guest blogging process and show you how to do the following. Find guest blogging opportunities. Contact the blog owner and editor with the perfect pitch. Additional resources to learn even more about guest blogging. Blogging
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012
    [Blog] How to Blog with Style
    In fact, you probably flirt with it in your blog posts. But quickly hide it because you fear it will make your blog look unprofessional. Far from it, your style will make your blog irresistible. Blog Marketing Blog StrategyPushing Social Remember Flo Jo ? Florence Griffith-Joyner dominated the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games with gold medals in the 100 and 200 meter sprints. Her world record-setting times are still unrivaled. She had the “stuff”. But you know what I remember? remember her nails and those one-legged running uniforms. Flo-Jo had style. That Redhead.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012
    [Blog] How to Blog with Style
    In fact, you probably flirt with it in your blog posts. But quickly hide it because you fear it will make your blog look unprofessional. Far from it, your style will make your blog irresistible. Blog Marketing Blog StrategyPushing Social Remember Flo Jo ? Florence Griffith-Joyner dominated the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games with gold medals in the 100 and 200 meter sprints. Her world record-setting times are still unrivaled. She had the “stuff”. But you know what I remember? remember her nails and those one-legged running uniforms. Flo-Jo had style. That Redhead.
  • KIKOLANI  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013
    [Blog] 7 Things I Learned in Almost 3 Years of Blogging
    This is my almost third year into blogging and I’ve learned a lot about how things go on the Internet. lost four of my Adsense accounts and been somehow able to monetize my blog. am writing all this because I want you to know that there are some things which you might not know unless and until you have an own blog of yours. In these two-and-half-years of blogging, I’ve witnessed many a things which amused me. Blogging isn’t just writing and publishing. When I first started my blog with the little knowledge I had, I just wrote and published articles.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2010
    [Blog] Why Some Blogs Almost Always Outshine The Rest
    Have you ever wondered why some blogs just take off while others stagnate and disappear without a trace? Although each of these points are critical, they don’t seem to pinpoint why some blogs are simple irresistible. But, if you look closely under the surface of top blogs you see something else working behind the scenes.  I’ll call it Blog Culture. Examples of Blog’s with Unmistakable Culture. Zappos’ soaks their blog with culture.  You feel Zen Habits attention to “minimalist&# culture within moments of visiting the blog.
  • QUICK ONLINE TIPS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2013
    [Blog] Tumblr Changes Custom Domain Settings: Millions of Blogs Might Go Offline
    'Tumblr changed custom domain settings and after June 21 possibly millions of Tumblr blogs might loose custom domain urls  if they fail to update the custom domain settings as advised by Tumblr. recently acquired Tumblr, a very popular free blog hosting service, which offers one of the easiest ways to start a blog. Note that this affects only bloggers who have chosen to use custom domain urls for their Tumblr blogs and does NOT affect those using Tumblr.com urls. So it is indeed a great idea to use custom domains to add multiple blogs to expand your brand identity.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013
    [Blog] 7 Ways to Demonstrate Your Expertise and Build Your Blog Audience
    'Blogging, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, guerrilla PR, infographics, Twitter, mobile apps, membership sites, forums, webinars, and dozens of other equally compelling tactics compete for your attention. With all these options, it’s easy to forget that “Expertise” is the #1 ingredient for a successful content marketing and blogging. You can distribute your eBook on your blog or upload and distribute it via Amazon for broader reach. The extra effort is rewarded with a loyal audience that complements your blog readership. Blog Marketing email But now what?
  • FIREBELLY  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011
    [Blog] Storify Your Stories…Or Maybe Don’t
    Unlike some sites where the original poster gets lost through re-blog after re-blog (I’m looking at you WeHeartIt and Tumblr) Storify keeps the metadata of whatever you’ve chosen to embed into your story so attribution never gets lost. Between Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and all their various incarnations there’s a growing number of social media outlets to utilize for bloggers as well as professional and amateur journalists alike. Which is where Storify comes in to simplify the process. Lucky for us, they made a video which simplifies the process. uphill. both ways.
  • 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.
  • FIREBELLY  |  THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011
    [Blog] Why Foursquare’s Content Opportunities Are Awesome
    No question that Foursquare’s continued usage growth makes it the most talked about location-based services for brands. It’s Foursquare’s customer focus that makes it truly appealing – customer focus from the standpoint that (a) you can focus on giving customers incentives, and (b) your customers can focus on you through their tips. Customer tips offer an incredible opportunity for real and meaningful content about your brand that you can use beyond Foursquare in your other web assets – not to mention the opportunity for gathering intelligence and insights.
  • 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. ve seen to many bloggers turn their blogs into a social flea market with every social network getting equal visibility. Blog Business Blog Marketing Social Media Facebook is also darn effective even though I actively ignored it for 2 years. But here’s the deal, I’m not a social network groupie.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2011
    [Blog] How Much Time Do You Spend Reading Blogs?
    How do you (Gini, or any of your staff) manage the amount of time you spend reading new blog posts, catching up on Twitter feeds, reading news stories, etc.? Blog Social Media blog reading Blogging elizabeth shelby facebook question time commitmentIt’s the Arment Dietrich Facebook question of the week time and this week’s question comes from Elizabeth Shelby. Elizabeth is a student at NYU, but is from Houston. All that snow is probably killing her right now (and I’m insanely jealous)! Any tips?&#. What are your tips for Elizabeth?
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012
    [Blog] How to Get More Responses for Guest Blogging
    One of the hardest things to do with your new websites or blogs is to get people to find it and trust it. Once you have people finding and trusting your blog, you can then begin to build your brand and grow your following. That’s why guest blogging and posting is a vital tool that you can use to help get your site off the ground, build a fan base and create a trustworthy brand. One of the most annoying things a blog owner or webmaster can get is a general template asking for a guest blog post or article submission. BloggingRelated Posts.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013
    [Blog] Starting a Blog: 20 Attainable Steps to Epic Success
    'Regardless of how well you know your buyer personas or Google analytics, putting effort into growing a business blog is critical in modern marketing. An estimated 60% of companies in the US have a blog, and many view it as an integral part of their outreach. While blogging began in the 1990’s as a tool for individuals to share thoughts and hobbies with others, companies worldwide have realized the myriad SEO, lead generation and branding benefits associated with consistently creating content. It’s super easy to achieve before starting a blog, even if you can’t code.
  • PAUL GILLIN  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
    [Blog] B2B Blogging Gets Publishing Discipline
    This is a great chance to take a snapshot of best practices in the field, and I was struck by this year’s entries in the corporate blog category. Blogs may be declining in importance in the consumer realm as Facebook and Twitter grow in popularity, but they are still the most valued social platforms for B2B marketers as evidenced by recent research (see p. It’s clear to me that the best B2B companies are taking their blogging to the next level. was also struck by the attention they paid to avoiding the temptation to use blogs as a promotional channel.
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012
    [Blog] 13 Things to Try When You’re Thinking About Giving Up on Blogging
    This is a guest post by Blog Tyrant. Since I started blogging I have probably had over 100 blogs. But I know that if I’d given up altogether I wouldn’t be working from home, I wouldn’t own Blog Tyrant and I wouldn’t have the freedom to travel and do things that are important to me. In this post I am going to show you a few things you can do when you are thinking about giving up on blogging. Hopefully they will kick some life into you and your blog. One of the best ways to rejuvenate yourself and your blog is to get personal.
  • FIREBELLY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2012
    [Blog] Community Manager Appreciation Day: 5 Must-Reads
    Today is the 3rd annual Community Manager Appreciation Day ! Below are 5 must-reads. Worldwide Salute to Community Managers. By Jeremiah Owyang It’s the third annual Community Manager Appreciation Day (every fourth Monday of Jan) and I’d like to salute the folks working on the front lines at companies big and small leading the charge. These folks are critical in the change as companies have moved from the static website to the dynamic human focused social business we’re seeing across every agency. Ways To Celebrate Community Manager Appreciation Day. By Elana Zak Just a bit of background.
  • PUZZLE MARKETER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013
    [Blog] Blogging Leads to Sales
    'Originally posted here on USSCO Speaks blog. Included in this bucket of online marketing is the concept of blogging. What is a blog? First off, let’s explore what a blog actually is and how it’s part of the bigger picture. blog, abbreviated for web+log, is typically an informational section of your website that allows for short content for frequent distribution. Blogs are also formatted fairly consistently with ability to filter through them with categories or tags that essential build a library of reference for the website visitors. Good luck!
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
    [Blog] Competing for Blog Readers? Be A Big Fish In a Little Pond
    'Picking the right subject is the most important decision to get right when launching (or relaunching) a blog. Don’t have a fat budget, Pulitzer prize-winning writers, and a hot reality show to drive hordes of new readers to your new blog? Look for opportunities to narrow your blogging niche by: Targeting a gender. They will not read every blog in the niche, they will pick one or two. Whole New Blogging Strategy I’ve watched blogging become the hub of content strategy and even marketing strategy for many companies. Blog Business monetization
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012
    [Blog] Are Blog Subscribers the Only Success Metric?
    If your blog was ranked (how does that even happen?) and suddenly had a ton of subscribers, would that change your outlook on blogging? Let’s back up… when you launched your blog , was it your goal to earn 500 or 1,000 subscribers in 12 months? What’s easy to forget, however, is the blogs that launched at zero and are now incredibly successful with a gazillion subscribers (usually) took a long and, sometimes, very calculated road to get there. Applying for ranking with the Ad Age Power 150 to get that awesome badge in the sidebar of your blog.
  • 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. 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? blogging
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
    [Blog] Pros and Cons of Changing the Name of Your Blog
    During the Facebook question of the week , Jennifer MacDonald asked: What are your thoughts on changing the title of your Blog? couple of months ago, he changed his blog name from MichaelSchechter.me He talked to a couple of people who changed the name of their blogs, but not their URLs. Should she change the name of her blog and  the URL? Blog Social Media blog name change change name of blog facebook question of the week jennifer macdonald michael schechterAnd we’re back! Plus, I got a day off of writing. No crazies commenting. was wrong.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012
    [Blog] Six Sinister Blog Time Wasters
    More Blog Promotion Tips. My favorite blog writing stall is looking for a photo before I write the post. Add your blog writing time. Blog posts are done in one block of time: no excuses, no exceptions, period. One of those should be to write a blog post. Next, write the outline for today’s blog post. A Blog Moonlighting Installment}. Blog Post Writing Blog StrategyTime is slippery. On a Monday, it creeps along taunting you minute after agonizing minute. It seems arrogant to believe time can be managed. Yet, we do. Time is money.
  • STEPHEN P SMITH  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2012
    [Blog] Who Has Time for Blogging?
    Blogging Is Dead… Here We Go Again | By Mitch Joel at Twist Image. Blogging is not dead. Blogging is only dead if you’re a brand trying to use a Blog as an extension of your advertising or as a way to attempt to control your corporate messaging by using it to humanize the tone. For the rest of us, a Blog is freedom of expression. Blogging is not dead. Blogging is just a lot of hard work and you have to know what the vision and strategy is at the outset. Business Development Productivity blog strategy blog tactics blogging
  • ARI HERZOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
    [Blog] Got Community? 5 Ways To Foster It On Your Blog
    This is even true when it comes to your blog. Here are 5 ways to foster community on your blog: 1. Commenting is the #1 way community is built on a blog. There has been a long debate about whether you as the blog owner should respond to every comment posted. still respond to every commenter on blog posts that I write. Guest blogging has a bunch of benefits including stuff having to do with SEO , but in my mind, it is a way to build community through variety. They also grow tired of the same person writing each and every blog post.
  • 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.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
    [Blog] Blog Shorts: Business Blogging The Easy Way
    More Blog Promotion Tips Small business bloggers are caught in an annoying dilemma. On one hand blogs that post quality content frequently attract up to 5x more traffic than less updated blogs. I also scanned through other small business blogs and noticed that the shorter posts gathered more comments and social shares. The Blog Short. Here’s the “Blog Short” template: 1. Why Your Readers will Love the Blog Short. Not so with Blog Shorts, they only have one idea making them easy to understand and remember. Something has to give. Win-Win.
  • FIREBELLY  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2011
    [Blog] How Broadway uses Foursquare
    Foursquare is a relatively new facet of the Broadway promotions world — as stated in this Huffington Post blog  written just over a year ago on the subject — but many shows have jumped on board in this short time and found it is a great way to connect fans at their performances while gifting them a little something by which to remember the night: Disney Theatrical. Living in New York, I take every opportunity I can to go to Broadway shows. It really is one of the best parts of living in the city. He/she would have a special memento for me as a thank you for checking in. Traveling Shows.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012
    [Blog] What Blog Readers Want
    After a quick scan of the headlines, they pick one (maybe your blog) and click the link. They arrive at the blog and quickly scan for something specific. And this is where many blogs blow it. But, at the end of the day, every blog post should offer specific guidance or tools for your readers. When a new visitor arrives at your blog, you have two-seconds to convince them that your content is worth their time.  Here are some Content Signpost ideas you can use for your blog: 1-Page Tutorials. Create a short 2 minute introductory video for your blog
  • SOSHABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013
    [Blog] Are Blogs Still Exchanging Bad Links?
    They have a blog with SEO relevant articles and a clean (if ugly) wordpress theme. Original post about exchanging links can be found on Wikimotive’s blog titled, “ People are Still Exchanging Bad Links ?” BlogsExchanging links was once a viable link building tactic. website would give you a link with the exact anchor text you wanted, you’d do the same for them, and everything was hunky-dory with the world. That was well and good as recently as a couple years ago, but to do that today shows a stunning lack of industry knowledge. So what’s wrong?
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2011
    [Blog] 5 Reasons for Using a Blog Post Template
    While there may be more, here are five reasons why using a blog post template will make your blogging more successful. The inspiration for blog posts will come in a variety of forms. We all have our own natural way of doing everything – and that includes blogging. Blogging well takes time. You have to do the same with your blog. As my photo suggests, planning your blog posts is not intended to be rigid process, though that may work for some. What are the key components of your blogging template? How to Start a Blog. Need more?
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011
    [Blog] 10 Ways to Position Your Blog Above Copycats
    So, you’re seeing your post on scraper blogs, and want to know how to avoid them outranking your content in Google? Let’s move beyond the blame game you find that Google isn’t removing these blogs and differentiate you from those copycats. Brand your blog. Stand out from your competition and copycats by branding your blog. If you’re a company, create a logo and color scheme to identify your blog from all the rest. If you’re a solopreneur, put your face on the blog, preferably in the header. Start video blogging more. Blogging
  • KIKOLANI  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
    [Blog] Shift Your Focus Away From Blog Posts and Proceed With Your Projects For a Change!
    When you started blogging, it used to be fun and exciting: You were writing posts, connecting with other bloggers and finding new and exciting blogs to comment on. Even today if blogging is still fun, there is one doubt that has crossed your mind many times: You don’t have time to do anything else except to just write blog posts. Although you love writing posts, you have also realized that you’ll need to do something else in order to grow your blog. When you started your blogging, you were excited. Focusing on the wrong end of blogging. Bloggin
  • JASON YORMARK  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012
    [Blog] My Blog Monetization Experiment
    Have I succumbed to the temptation of ads on my blog?!?! Let’s be honest, monetizing blogs is no new secret. In fact most blogs do this very thing through display ads, affiliate links, or sponsored posts. received an email from the IZEA network (affiliate link) notifying me that my blog qualified for their display ad program. IZEA also has an interesting referral program as well, so for those of you interested in monetizing your blog or website, check it out using this link. BloggingThat’s an ad over there on the right.
  • 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. ve included: My Google trick for finding diamond-studded blog post ideas. How to protect your blog from being hacked by some pimply North Korean teenager. Easy ways to keep track of your blog ‘s performance. Focus your blog on solving specific types of problems for a specific reader. Enjoy.
  • SOSHABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013
    [Blog] Free Ebook on Business Blogging
    'Blogging is the engine that drives your digital marketing activities. If you don’t pay the proper amount of respect to your blog, you’re going to suffer for it in the long run. truly successful digital marketing strategy involves blogging well, and blogging often. Wikimotive has written a limited-edition eBook called ‘10 Business Blogging Blunders’. This eBook gives you an overview on blogging techniques including common mistakes and how to fix them. It’s a quick read and it’ll get your blogging back on track in no time.
  • KIKOLANI  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012
    [Blog] How To Build an Awesome Video Trailer For Your Blog
    What will it do for you and your blog? As Jon Morrow wrote it after releasing his trailer: “Seven days into the launch for my new blog, I already had 1,740 email subscribers. Boost Blog Traffic. Do what I’m dong right now and land guest posts on popular blogs linking back to your site. In order to maximize the effectiveness of your guest posting, there are a few key things you should focus on: Write for BIG blogs. One guest post on a huge blog is better than 100 posts on small blogs. 31 Days to Build a Better Blog. Blogging
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
    [Blog] Four Incredibly Useful Metrics For Small Business Blogging
    More Blog Promotion Tips. Ironically, metrics are critical for your blog’s success. Getting comfortable with your blog’s “numbers” helps you diagnose problems and improve your performance. As a business owner you should expect your blog to “pay its own way”. wrote this post keeping two assumptions in mind: 1) You have little time to fiddle with your blog. Every moment you spend on your blog is time taken from something else. Unique Visits: How many people visit your blog every day? Takeaway:  Hope and faith are poor blog promotion strategies.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2011
    [Blog] How to Kill Your Blog in 10 Easy Steps
    So you’re bored with blogging. Besides, thinking about it, blogging is for computer nerds and failed writers. Here are 10 ways to kill your blog. That’s too simple – of course your blog will die if you stop writing? So take away that option from your blog, and make your site a talking head instead. Unless you’re Seth Godin or Leo Babauta , you’ll soon see your blog’s popularity shrink, wither and probably die. When blog readers read a great post, very often they want to share it. Blog death on the horizon.
  • MY CREATIVE TEAM THINKING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
    [Blog] Blogging Lesson 5 – Blogging Is Worthwhile
    This is the final post in our series on our 5 blogging lessons. We call this one blogging is worthwhile. Increase Your Online Visibility – Regularly adding content to your blog increases the chances that search engines will find you. Using trackbacks to other blogs also increases the chances that people will find you online. Remember our other blogging lessons on consistently developing great content and remaining focused? Provides Multiple Audience Touchpoints – Those who like to visit your blog to read your content have that option.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011
    [Blog] 17 Plugins to Improve Your WordPress Blog
    The blog platform, as an open source community, is collectively shared by anyone and everyone who contribute code and provide feedback about what works and what needs improvement. With more than 1,300 themes and over 13,000 plugins , the appearance and functionality of any WordPress blog is up to the blog owner’s imagination. When you read an article on this blog and see related links underneath it, those links are generated by a plugin. Don’t merely write your blog name as the keyword, but use contextual words. Blog News plugins Wordpress
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2011
    [Blog] How to Get More Blog Traffic – Real World Data
    So where does blog traffic come from, and how does this change over time? Looking at data from the Webbiquity blog, several trends are apparent. This B2B blog isn’t necessarily representative of all blogs of course, but the trends likely aren’t much different for many business blogs. What’s important here isn’t the specific results from this blog, but what those results say about how to get more traffic to your blog. Six conclusions that can be drawn from this graph: It takes time to build a blog audience.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
    [Blog] 96 Free Professional Blog Topics
    There is no need for attribution or credit if you decide to use one of these questions; again answering the question makes the blog topic your own unique thesis. For more on blogging — in addition to the many great resources out there — please read Blogging Primer , 5 Tips for Blogging in the Post RSS Era , Blog Last , and Headline Writing Drives Traffic. Blog questions are listed by topic area; general business, marketing, media, talent management, causes and green, and civic engagement. Image by HansKristian. Here we go! General Business.
  • NOWSOURCING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2007
    [Blog] Spring Cleaning for Your Blog (Yes, I Know it’s Winter)
    So, I went on a little purge of blog clutter. Skellie had a wonderful visual for the usability impaired representing the real value of simplicity on your blog: That being said, here are some ideas on how to clean up your blog: 1 – Kill the badge clutter. 4 – Shorten the number of blog posts. recommend no more than 5 posts on a blog homepage. When you write significantly long posts, try to put in a more tag to allow equal room for several blog posts on your homepage. Tags: Blogging Do you hate that cluttered feeling? Me too. Simple.
  • SOCMED SEAN  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012
    [Blog] The One Tip That Took My Blog To New Levels. Stop Caring.
    I’ve been blogging for about 5 years now and as I look back over those years, I’m amazed at how much I have learned. When I first started blogging, I was so worried about driving readership, getting listed in the search engines, becoming popular, being liked. was so focused on what other people thought about my blog that it is evident that my content wasn’t as good as it could have been. The biggest change that I observed came when the traffic wasn’t coming and my blog wasn’t growing. My blog became about me. And my blog grew.
  • FIREBELLY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011
    [Blog] Facebook For Business Tip #6: Profile Image “Billboards”
    The profile image on your brand’s Facebook Page is valuable real estate. Take advantage of that. Whether it’s a Facebook contest you’re hosting or an off-Facebook marketing effort you want to make your Facebook fans aware of, turn your profile image into a “billboard&# display. Below are examples of Facebook billboards we’ve constructed for a client to promote various efforts: Think you don’t need to modify your profile image because you already have a custom welcome tab ? Keep in mind that only your non-fans will land on that when first visiting your Page.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012
    [Blog] These 7 Simple Tweaks Will Get You More Blog Retweets
    Did you publish a blog post this week? . I’m a religious retweet checker simply because retweets are the one of the best ways to evaluate my blog post’s performance. The official Twitter button does the best job of accurately capturing all of the retweets generated by your blog post (no surprise). Since your retweet count offers social proof for your blog post, it makes sense to get the most accurate count possible. This works especially well if you are just starting your blog and you haven’t attracted an audience of reliable retweeters. Blog Marketing
  • CREATIVE RAMBLINGS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2012
    [Blog] 5 ways to promote your blog by commenting on others
    Do you have favorite blogs? 5 ways to promote your blog by commenting on others was written by Cendrine Marrouat for her social media blog, Creative Ramblings. If you like this post, you will probably enjoy her latest eBook, The Little Big eBook on Blogging: 40 Traffic Generation Tips , available on Amazon! Blogging Tips blogging blogging tips trafficIf so, you are probably subscribed to them, and read their articles regularly. But what happens after you are done reading? Do you share the articles you like on social networks?
  • KIKOLANI  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010
    [Blog] Top 10 Things That Can Hurt Your Blog
    This guest post was written by Arie Rich , Editor of KMP Blog. Blogging for two plus years I have played around with stuff to see what works and doesn’t for my blog. have tried every item on this list and this has brought me to share with you the top 10 things that can hurt your blog in the long run, from a KMP perspective. One of the pros is that you can direct traffic to your blog if you are listed on someone else’s blogroll which can help increase your rank. If your blog is private then by all means have a music player, it’s your blog. I have.
  • KIKOLANI  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012
    [Blog] The Opportunities of Niche Blogging
    Niche blogging is, as many of us know, blogging within the frames of a certain area of expertise, sticking to the subjects closely related to it. The idea of niche blogging is understandably compelling to some beginners, since it imposes a certain square of allowed movement. However, being even slightly familiarized with the principles of Internet Marketing and branding, you will come to discover that niche blogging is one of the best outlets for some professionals out there, if not even the agent of revenue itself. Bad Reasons to Quit Blogging. Blogging
  • GET SOCIAL PR  |  MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013
    [Blog] Should You Delete Abusive Comments from Your Organization’s Blog
    'TweetI’ve been thinking about abusive comments we see from time to time on blogs, both in the world of business and among other organizations, causes and personal blogs. Commentary Blog Blog Comments Blogging Campaign Blog Check Lists Comment Corporate Blog Corporate Blogs There are a lot of angry people. Some have legitimate reason, say when a company screws up and doesn’t make amends. Or, say, folks get upset at [.].
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
    [Blog] 17 Questions You Must Ask Before You Ditch Your Blog
    Are you just about had it with blogging? Do you enjoy blogging? Don’t think about things like who cares if I blog, nobody reads it anyway. Get rid of anything that makes you question why you should continue to blog. And answer one simple question – do you enjoy blogging? If you truly do, and not getting the results you are working hard for, it is time to take a critical look at your blog. It is time to look at your blog through your readers eyes. Pretend for a second that the blog belongs to someone else. Does the blog look professional?
  • JANET FOUTS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [Blog] Linkedin Launches Blogs for Members
    'In 2012 Linkedin launched the beginning of what has become a powerful stream of thought leadership blogs through their “ LinkedIn Influencer ” program. The best part about the Influencer blogs is the ability to share their insight with your social networks and the conversations generated on LinkedIn and other platforms. Members can follow the blogs of other members even if they are not in their networks and interact on their blog posts. Videos, images and original SlideShare presentations can be embedded right in your blog post.
  • 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. 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. Your business will need to establish a solid blogging habit. Consistency is critical to the success of your new blog. Schedule Time to Blog.
  • FIREBELLY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2011
    [Blog] Facebook For Business Tip #8: Wildfire Contests
    Contests can be a great way to generate buzz, interest and excitement around your brand. Hosting a contest on your Facebook page is also an effective way to build awareness of your page and boost fan numbers. Many pages run contests that violate Facebook Promotions Guidelines , however. An easy way to ensure your contest won’t violate Facebook’s TOS? Use an approved 3rd party application. I’ve used many, but Wildfire is still my favorite. With Wildfire you can run legit sweepstakes, photo contests and videos contests (among other things) via a tab on your Facebook page.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011
    [Blog] A Little Blogging Secret
    This is also one of the secrets of blogging – stay in the game, strive to create valuable, innovative and inspiring content, and everything else will fall into place. The little secret is that blogging is not a linear game. In other words, the secret of blogging is about consistency – creating content that whose value will eventually find its day. For you and me, blogging is not about delivering the news – that’s what the big media outlets do. For small businesses, blogging is more about planting seeds. The Secret. have no idea.
  • FIREBELLY  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011
    [Blog] Extra Geeky Gift Ideas
    Let’s take a break from social media and realize something important – the holidays are approaching. While it may be nearing 70 degrees here in the Indianapolis area, there’s still a vibe in the atmosphere that makes you realize it’s that time of year. Rhyme unintended. Whether you’re celebrating the start of the Christmas season or the 8 days of Hanukkah, it’s not too late to grab some geeky gifts for the technologists in your life… or even be selfish and buy something four yourself! Anything 8-bit. All from ThinkGeek. Facebook Stamps. Useless Pet Stuff.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2013
    [Blog] Top Blog Posts of 2013
    'You are reading the 45th blog post of 2013. Why I Blog. Nearly 80,000 people visited my blog all year. If you were inspired, please add a comment and sign up to receive blog posts by email. Related Stories Blog Visits Increase Despite No Tweeting The Blogs You Read Analyze Your Visits to My Blog. Blog News blogging In case you missed any, here are some of the more popular posts this year. Most Popular Posts of 2013 (as shared/commented by you). 30 Tips to be a Digital Storyteller. 18 Reasons to Embrace Social Media.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011
    [Blog] 12 Common Mistakes New Bloggers Make
    Blogging’s a great way to grow awareness of you and/or your brand and, with bloggers now getting book deals and media contracts, it can also be a lucrative one. Unfortunately, many bloggers shoot themselves in the foot by making some basic errors that holds their blog back from its true potential. Knowing how to avoid these mistakes can mean the difference between just another blog online, and one that stands out as the kind people take notice of. The great news is you can even buy a premium domain and use it on free blog services like  WordPress.com  and  Blogger.com.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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. Your business will need to establish a solid blogging habit. Consistency is critical to the success of your new blog. Schedule Time to Blog.
  • PAMORAMA  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2013
    [Blog] 20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013
    Looking for the best social media marketing blogs? I’m always trying to keep pace with the evolving social media marketing landscape, and reading many of the fantastic blogs out there helps me stay on top of best practices. Analytics B2B Blogging Brand Branding Facebook Google Google Plus LinkedIn Marketing Personal Branding Small Business Social Media Social Media Marketing Social Network Social Networking Trends Twitter WOM Word of Mouth YouTube Blog Social media marketingYou’ve come to the right place! Social media is now mandatory for businesses.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013
    [Blog] 35 Killer Blog Post Ideas for an Awesome Business Blog
    'To build an awesome business blog, regular updates and original quality content are unquestionable. Copyblogger suggests a variety of tricks, from Google Alerts to mind mapping, or you can start by reviewing the following blog post ideas:  Industry News. Devote a blog post to your team and introduce the folks who make an everyday customer experience so wonderful. Use your business blog to provide regular updates on what is going on in the company; demonstrate your constant progress and evolution. Honest Friday Blog Series. Blogging Company History.
  • SOCIALIZED  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2009
    [Blog] Is Blogging Killing Good Writing?
    I read a blog post today that recommended people forget what they learned in school about writing, and instead, write like they speak, and from the heart. Back to the blog post. If you’re blogging for fun, or to communicate with friends, or as a means of self expression, you should feel free to refer to Volkswagen Jettas as potatoes. On the other hand, if you blog to influence people, or because you represent a business or organization, discard the rules at your peril. used to work at an artificial intelligence company that made foreign language translation software.
  • FREELANCE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2010
    [Blog] Blog Redundancy
    Social Links Freelance Social Media Social Media Tips and Marketing Blog Home About Contact Subscribe Social Media Blog Regurgitation by Justin on August 29, 2010 I’ve struggled lately coming up with blog posts. There are so many social media blogs out there, I think it’s hard to differentiate one from the other. How many blogs just seem to regurgitate the same things about social media? However, I think social media blogs can be redundant. A blog needs its own identity. Any thoughts on how to differentiate your blog from all the others?
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011
    [Blog] Calculate Your Blogging ROI in 9 Steps
    Blogging isn’t free. Creating and sustaining a good blog for yourself or your company is a highly labor-intensive proposition. The people (maybe you) working on the blog could be doing something else that helps the company make money, save money, or both. Thus, blogging presents a serious opportunity cost to the company. Smart organizations methodically calculate the impact of blogging on the bottom line, making it easier to justify (or not) the resources allocated to the task. Paul spends 8 hours per month writing blog posts at a salary of $75,000.
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011
    [Blog] How to Make Money Online Through Blogging and Writing
    Writing is my number one source of income that has been a result of my blogging activities. Guest blogging isn’t just about getting exposure – there are plenty of sites that will pay you to contribute an article to their site. record each opportunity I find in this spreadsheet which includes payment rates, site traffic, blog subscribers, whether the site offers an author bio, and additional details including a link directly to each site’s write for us page. The following are my tips for getting a paid contributor spot on a great blog. Related Posts.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014
    [Blog] Share Your Blog Here
    'If you agree that blogging is valuable then you know every blogger wants new readers. There are many blogs out there. Fill in your real name and email address and type your blog into the field for website. This will link your name to your blog. Share your blog with me and other readers. Maybe they can find new blogs, too. Let’s see how many blogs we can all learn about. If you were inspired, please add a comment and sign up to receive blog posts by email. Media blogging How are you unique? What do you write about? Point them here.
  • MR. RYAN CONNORS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013
    [Blog] 5 Keys to Ensure Your Business Blog Content is SEO Friendly
    Having a blog for your business is great, but if you’re not integrating SEO into it, you’re just wasting time and energy. While a blog can provide a great outlet for information, news and other updates, they are, most importantly, an SEO-building tool. Here are five simple tips to ensuring your business blog is being used to its full potential. . On every blog post, include a link or two out to valuable or pertinent information on other sites. Keys to Ensure Your Business Blog Content is SEO Friendly is a post from Mr Ryan Connors Blog. Not SEO savvy?
  • IDACONCPTS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2012
    [Blog] How to Future Proof Your Website or Blog
    Your SEO is only one part of your website, and every aspect of your site or blog is potentially vulnerable to changes made by Google but also in technology in general. If you run a blog or a website then you work in the tech industry, and that’s an industry that is notoriously fast moving. Business & Marketing ever green blog ever green site ever green website evergreen blog evergreen site evergreen website future proof blog future proof site future proof websiteThere is a lot written online about the importance of ‘future proofing your SEO’. Devices.
  • KIKOLANI  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011
    [Blog] How to Win a Blogging Contest
    Have you ever wanted to make $500+ off of one blog post? But you can make that kind of money if you enter a blogging contest. What Are Blogging Contests. While there are many different types of blogging contests out there, the ones that I am most interested in are the ones where you submit a post, promote it, and then win prizes based on the quality of the content and the amount of social engagement the post receives. Link to sponsors on your own blog when your contest post goes live. Commit to promoting your blog post and following up on comments.
  • IDACONCPTS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2013
    [Blog] Diversify Your Blog with Video Blogging
    There are many reasons why bloggers may decide to incorporate video blogging onto their site. Whatever your reason may be for incorporating video blogging, it is important to plan out your strategy beforehand rather than simply jumping right in. Making a change to your blog is like making an investment. blog post made on a video is inherently different from one that is put down in writing. Before you video blog, be sure you know what you want to convey. The topic of your blog, essentially, may make video blogging more or less appropriate.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013
    [Blog] Finding Keywords: The First Step to Blogging Success
    That’s a blog post for another day. Take every question your company gets asked and consider writing a blog post to answer it. Competitor websites, blogs and industry forums. Add to that list and then you’ve got a pre-vetted list of blog post titles you can easily pull from when the muse strikes. If a blog post falls in the forest and there’s no one around to read it, does it even exist? Finding Keywords: The First Step to Blogging Success is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. Finding Keywords: The First Step to Blogging Success. Let’s dig right in.
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
    [Blog] Stepping Back: 5 Ways You Can Put Your Blog On Pause Without Losing Readers
    We become so attached to our blog and our readers that sometimes it can be hard to leave them alone, even for a little while. So I’ve put together a few ways that you can take some time away from your blog and live your life without hurting your readers’ feelings, or leaving them in the dark (although, we all know this is really for your benefit, don’t we?). If your blog has a steady following and you want to take a week or two off, the best thing you can do is let your loyal readers know. Why are you taking time off from your blog? BloggingReady?
  • T2 SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013
    [Blog] 6 Great Blog Content Sources
    'These 6 blog content sources are great when you’re looking for fresh, new content. If you have a blog, then you have, at some point or another, wondered where the inspiration for your next great article was going to come from. Bloggers are always looking for great, new blog content sources. Every section on Mashable’s seemingly endless website has the potential to provide you with the content you need to get started on that next blog post. Pay attention to what your friends and followers find interesting, and you just might get a great idea for a blog.
  • AKAMAI MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2011
    [Blog] 5 things I’ve learned from failed blog posts
    So every once in a while…I think I have a fabulous idea for a blog post. And whether your blog is like mine or a corporate blog, you can learn from the experience of a blog post with no excitement. In my case of course the only sound I heard was crickets, but that didn’t stop me from measuring and repeating and it lead me to THIS blog post to help you look at some of the things you can consider when you have a bomb of a blog post. Or maybe they don’t feel its up to them to write your blog post for you.  mean, it was crickets.
  • KIKOLANI  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Blog] 20+ Commonly Asked Questions About Blogging & Online Marketing
    As each year passes, blog marketing techniques evolve. If you’re a business, you may have the luxury of hiring an awesome Internet Marketing Company to keep up with the trends, but as individuals managing a blog for as a hobby or for profit, it’s up to you to not only maintain that blog but keep up with ways to increase traffic. receive a lot of questions on a regular basis about blogging, online marketing, and traffic generation, so I thought I would share my answers in this post. Blog Platform. Comments are the life of your blogging community.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
    [Blog] How to Get Serious About Promoting Your Blog
    You know by now that simply writing great blog posts won’t guarantee success.  Sadly, thousands of blogs with well-written blog posts are dying anonymous deaths every day. While expertly written posts are essential for retaining visitors and boosting repeat visitors, they aren’t as useful as a blog promotional tool.  Unfortunately, blog promotion and blog building has been used interchangeably by many of the experts. To clear up any confusion, blog promotion is a concerted effort to attract visitors from another website to your own.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012
    [Blog] Why Your Small Business Needs to Start Blogging Now
    This is why blogging is so darn important. Practically, blogs offer a stage to tell a businesses’ customer service story. Blogs offer a canvas for painting a rich picture about a products origins, uses, and quality. Search engines love content rich small business blogs often giving them better rankings than bigger competitors. A well done blog can give a bigger brand fits and make the Mad Men shake their head in wonder. Blogs are that powerful. For example, How do you tailor your blog to attract readers from a local office?
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012
    [Blog] Why Your Small Business Needs to Start Blogging Now
    This is why blogging is so darn important. Practically, blogs offer a stage to tell a businesses’ customer service story. Blogs offer a canvas for painting a rich picture about a products origins, uses, and quality. Search engines love content rich small business blogs often giving them better rankings than bigger competitors. A well done blog can give a bigger brand fits and make the Mad Men shake their head in wonder. Blogs are that powerful. For example, How do you tailor your blog to attract readers from a local office?
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