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  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Blog] Key Activity: Blog Posting Workflow
    Banging out a blog post in a single sitting is a great feeling. My personal policy is to write   at least 45 minutes each day (specifically for my blog) . Since I’m an early riser, there’s not much to interrupt flow first thing in the morning, so … 4:45 am – I’m looking to complete a half-blog post that’s sitting in draft status. Invest an hour (in parts) crafting blog posts in the average day and you’ll be ahead of your goals quickly. Key Activity: Blog Posting Workflow is a post from: ConverStations.
  • QUICK ONLINE TIPS  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2013
    [Blog] Global Brute Force Attack on WordPress Blogs
    'WordPress blogs across the world are being attacked by brute force using a huge botnet. Several web hosting services have warned webmasters that they should secure their WordPress blogs.  It is typically targeting WordPress blogs using the ‘Admin’ user and using a brute force dictionary attack to try thousands of passwords and find passwords to hack the blogs. They say blogs will have slow WordPress backend, and maybe inability to login; and will mostly attack VPS and Dedicated servers. Brute Force Attack on WordPress Blogs.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2012
    [Blog] 50 Tips to Make Your Company’s Blog Rock
    I’m taking a few days of vacation time (before Patti Knight kills me) so we went through the 2010 most popular blog posts and updated a couple to run here again. It’s interesting to go back and look at both what I was reading two years ago and where I was getting blogging ideas. This blog post idea was shamelessly stolen from  Jeff Bullas  and “ 30 Tips To Make Your Company’s Blog Rock.” ” I’m not sure I would change anything…but we could probably create a list of more than 52 ideas after an additional two years of blogging.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2014
    [Blog] Blogging and Email Marketing – The Secret Sauce For Growing Your Blog
    'Email marketing and blogging go together like two peas in a pod. While there are few truisms in content marketing, I believe that a high performing blog always has a strong email outreach strategy. Whenever I ask successful bloggers about their blog marketing strategy, they always say they wish they had started their email list building earlier. Segments could include: Blog Update Subscribers. For example, I can connect Mailchimp with my Google Docs account to create a spreadsheet of all of my blog update subscribers. Revise your blog update optin form.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
    [Blog] A WordPress Blog Hacking Nightmare – The Gory Details…
    More Blog Promotion Tips On April 11th, Pushing Social was hacked. But, Pushing Social had become a zombie host for over 20 WordPress blogs pumping this garbage. use Chartbeat to watch Pushing Social’s traffic and alert me when the blog is offline. Ten minutes later, the blog went down again. They tweak settings to turn your blog into a speed demon. WordPress-dedicated hosts understand how to optimize their servers for WordPress blogs. Save yourself the pain and host your blog with a WordPress-dedicated host like Web Synthesis. Bad move. freaked.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2013
    [Blog] 10 Obsolete Blog Marketing Tactics That Are Costing You Readers, Time and Money
    'Blog marketing isn’t all apple pie and warm fuzzies. In fact, the marketing calculus for blogging and content marketing is downright Darwinian. After three years blogging and fifteen years creating marketing strategies, I’ve developed a nose for thought leader camel dung. In the end, you’re left with some great tweetables and a failed blog. Today, I’ll share 10 blog marketing tactics that don’t work in 2013. Top blogs routinely turn down guest post requests because they already have writers they trust. bet others blog publishers feel the same way.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
    [Blog] A WordPress Blog Hacking Nightmare – The Gory Details…
    But, Pushing Social had become a zombie host for over 20 WordPress blogs pumping this garbage. use Chartbeat to watch Pushing Social’s traffic and alert me when the blog is offline. Ten minutes later, the blog went down again. They tweak settings to turn your blog into a speed demon. WordPress-dedicated hosts understand how to optimize their servers for WordPress blogs. Save yourself the pain and host your blog with a WordPress-dedicated host like Web Synthesis. Blog Strategy Social MediaPushing Social On April 11th, Pushing Social was hacked.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2013
    [Blog] Blogging Commandment 1- Thou Shalt Write Every day
    Your readers will (and should) punish you by deserting your blog. Blog Post Writing Blogging Commandments blog writingI’m going to revise this commandment slightly to “Thou Shalt Create Every Day.” ” As a writer, I have a natural bias towards using text to communicate. But, you might not be comfortable with writing. That’s fine. Record audio, shoot a video, snap a photo, create a presentation; it’s up to you. The point is to create something of value for you and your readers every day. The goal is to get good quick. Write crap.
  • 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.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Blog] Can You Growth Hack A Blog?
    Can You Hack Blog Growth? In the meantime, let me share some broad strokes with you: You CAN growth hack a blog if: 1. Your Blog is A Product:  . What many people miss is that your blog is an interactive information product. They can defect by unsubscribing and/or relying on other blogs. Your blog’s brand can become a thought and market leader. Shifting to a Blog As Product mindset opens opportunities to aggressively build a valuable experience for readers that motivate repeat purchases (i.e. Your Blog Can Be Tracked. Blog Strategy
  • CREATIVE RAMBLINGS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2011
    [Blog] 5 more tips to increase blog traffic
    Blogging Tips Wordpress blog traffic tips blogging search engine optimization
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2011
    [Blog] Four New Ways to Spark Blogging Inspiration
    Four New Ways to Spark Blogging Inspiration. Read, for a week or only a day if that’s all you can manage, only articles, blog posts, essays, and books recommended by others in your network. Also, a wealth of recipes from food blogs are getting tagged and saved for later!). What ways have you found of getting unstuck from a blogging rut? Four New Ways to Spark Blogging Inspiration originally appeared on Spin Sucks on July 14, 2011. Blog Social Media Bloggers Blogging ideas Marijean JaggersToday’s guest post is written by Marijean Jaggers.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
    [Blog] Why You Might Be Your Blog’s Worst Enemy
    Over the last two years, I’ve discovered that the key to successful blogging isn’t great content, an awesome audience, email newsletters, or guest posting. Instead blog success is built on “mental toughness.” ” I’ve seen super smart people stumble and fall because they couldn’t take the daily pressure of growing a blog. Blogging, hell business in general is emotionally challenging. How Toxic Self-Talk Destroys Your Blog. For example, you decide that posting daily would make strategic sense for your blog.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
    [Blog] Why You Might Be Your Blog’s Worst Enemy
    Over the last two years, I’ve discovered that the key to successful blogging isn’t great content, an awesome audience, email newsletters, or guest posting. Instead blog success is built on “mental toughness.” ” I’ve seen super smart people stumble and fall because they couldn’t take the daily pressure of growing a blog. Blogging, hell business in general is emotionally challenging. How Toxic Self-Talk Destroys Your Blog. For example, you decide that posting daily would make strategic sense for your blog.
  • CREATIVE RAMBLINGS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
    [Blog] Increase traffic to your blog with these 10 directories
    Looking for a way to increase traffic to your blog and generate quality backlinking at the same time? If For more blogging tips, don’t forget to check out: Increase traffic to your blog with these 10 directories was written by [.] Increase traffic to your blog with these 10 directories 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! If so, why not try directories?
  • KIKOLANI  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
    [Blog] 29 Ways to Stay Creative
    Ways to Write Great Blogging Meme Responses. Ways to Use Social Networking for Blog Promotion. Blogging Writer’s Block. BloggingOver the weekend, I found this video and thought it was a perfect fit for bloggers who need to keep the inspiration flowing for their writing. 29 WAYS TO STAY CREATIVE from TO-FU. do everything in this list but drink coffee and sing in the shower. sing in the car instead. My suggestion would be to print this out and put it near your computer, carry it around in your notebook, or add it to your computer’s wallpaper. Related Posts.
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2012
    [Blog] 10 Steps to Creative Blogging
    There is nothing worse than producing a blog post that is lacklustre and without passion or zest. So to give myself and others a little creative inspiration I’ve put together these useful and practical steps to help you achieve a greater sense of creativity, whether you are blogging for business or in a personal capacity. Let’s take a journey and unlock our creative blogging selves! use Evernote to store all my blog ideas as well as a whole lot of other interesting stuff related to blogging and writing. 8 Blog to a Routine. BloggingBubbl.us
  • FIREBELLY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 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. 26 Facebook Advertising Tips. By Garin Kilpatrick Below you will find 25 Facebook Advertising Tips that will help you get a better understanding of Facebook Ads, save money by getting a cheaper cost per click, get more clicks from your Facebook advertising. Social Media Is Free: Social Media Marketing Is Not. By Tom Johansmeyer Like other forms of marketing, social media really does come with a cost. So, the issue becomes typical of all forms of marketing: how do you generate a return?
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013
    [Blog] How to Get Your First 100 Blog Readers
    We already have several awesome stories with great blog marketing tips. We have a business bloggers, personal bloggers, and those publishing a hybrid, personal and business, blog. Enjoy: 0 – 100 Readers Tactics That Worked: (1) Joined “how to blog forums” and began answering at least 1 question a day Each of my answers were mini-posts (200–400 words) with my best tips. 2) Added my latest blog post headlines to my forum and email signatures. 2) Used my Pop Culture Mashup blogging template to write current event related posts that attracted a larger audience.
  • SHERRILYNNE STARKIE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013
    [Blog] Blog check list for getting noticed
    12 Things To Do After You’ve Written a New Blog Post infographic. Blog comment policy. What I’ve Learned in One Month of Blogging. Blog Etiquette. Headline Social Media blog Blogging 'Here’s a great infographic check list from the folks at DivvyHQ to help bloggers build an audience.  Some tried and true tactics are include and some new ideas too.  Enjoy! Related posts: The wine blogger kerfuffle. Top tips for bloggers and brands. Click here to start to receive my newsletter. PLEASE LIKE  MY FACEBOOK PAGE. Related articles.
  • FIREBELLY  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011
    [Blog] 12 Questions To Ask Before You Build An Online Community
    “I don’t know if I should build an online community&#. hear this very often when I’m working with clients that are launching a community – or building the foundation of what might become a community – to be more accurate. couple of over arching considerations: What are the marketing goals and how will building a community support them? Can your organization sustain an ongoing investment of time and money to build a community? Here are some more specific questions*: Are people genuinely interested in your organization? How will you keep people engaged ?
  • 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
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
    [Blog] The Dangerous But Popular Mindset That Could Cripple Your Blog
    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 StrategyNothing is free.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012
    [Blog] Blogging Tips for Coaches and Therapists
    More Blog Promotion Tips By far, the most common question I get from coaches and therapists is: “How do you publish a blog that attracts clients without giving away free consulting?”. The good news is that there is way to use your blog to build your client base without “giving away the farm.” Your blog is the stage for demonstrating value, building relationships, and getting the first call. Use your blog posts to thoroughly explain to what you do. Blog Marketing Blog StrategyUnfortunately, this isn’t practical. Absolutely.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012
    [Blog] 3 Ways to Get Blog Content When You’re Strapped for Time
    More Blog Promotion Tips If you are a business owner and are reading this post, you’re probably all too familiar with the benefits of maintaining an active blog. Blogging provides a low-cost platform for demonstrating that you’re an industry thought leader, driving more qualified traffic to your website, and eliciting meaningful engagement from your prospects. If you don’t have the time to write your own blog posts on a consistent basis, hire someone else to do it for you! The idea behind guest blogging is simple. Blog StrategyGUEST BLOGGERS.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012
    [Blog] Blogging Tips for Coaches and Therapists
    Pushing Social By far, the most common question I get from coaches and therapists is: “How do you publish a blog that attracts clients without giving away free consulting?”. The good news is that there is way to use your blog to build your client base without “giving away the farm.” Your blog is the stage for demonstrating value, building relationships, and getting the first call. Use your blog posts to thoroughly explain to what you do. Blog Marketing Blog StrategyUnfortunately, this isn’t practical. Don’t try to rig the list in your favor.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2014
    [Blog] 3 Proven Blog Post Marketing Strategies That Most Bloggers Overlook
    Then, like a criminal fleeing the crime scene you close your blog tab and move on. Your Blog Posts Aren’t Working Hard Enough. ve just finished a new ebook where I show several tactics that drive over 10,000 visitors a month to this blog. Click Here to Get The Updated Guide “How To Get Your Next 10,000 Blog Readers”. While writing ebook I realized that 75% of blog marketing success comes from following a step-by-step process for promoting each of your posts. Think of this process as a warm-up that insures that you get the most from your blog post.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012
    [Blog] 5 Steps to Marketing Your Blog Even if You’re Broke
    Your blog is a big deal. Its easy to pet, tweak, and optimize your blog and totally ignore marketing it. Even though its wrong, it’s tempting to hang on to the hope that if you build a great blog, someone will come. wish this was the only problem because I could show you the power of blog marketing, how it saves money, accelerates your growth, and creates customers for life. All the excellent blog marketing posts in the blogosphere won’t matter if you just have $2.44 Let’s also agree that blog marketing isn’t easy. More Blog Promotion Tips.
  • QUICK ONLINE TIPS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2012
    [Blog] Is Google Feedburner Shutting Down?
    Home > Blogging Google Feedburner and many of its related services are gradually shutting down, and it is a matter of concern for Feedburner users who use the service for delivering a single usable RSS feed for their blog. I’m sure millions of blogs use feed burner to power their primary RSS feed. If you remember, they had earlier shut down the AdSense for feeds blog. Well they acknowledged the bug on the Feedburner status blog, but took several days to fix it, indicating lower level of technical support and public delivery for the service. Bloggin
  • FIREBELLY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011
    [Blog] 5 realities about Facebook Page Likes (and why big Like numbers mean nothing)
    I’ve been in a couple of meetings lately where the people are overly focused on increasing the size of their Facebook Page communities (or what they think are communities). Let’s think about this. They want more people, but what does more people or more specifically more “Likes&# mean? Here are some realities: 1. It’s easy to click a Like button. It only takes a second, so don’t let it get to your head. The people that tell you it matters will also show you seemingly impressive “impression&# numbers. It’s just as easy to click the Unlike button.
  • FIREBELLY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2011
    [Blog] Blogger to WordPress – Why Make The Change?
    Recently a lot of websites and blogs have made the transition from Google’s Blogger service to an independently-hosted WordPress installation. One of the disadvantages with Blogger is that it only does that – blogs. You can even run a blog-hosting service if you desired. It’s easy to learn how to get your blog started, yet there are opportunities to do so much more. It can be a tricky process, because transferring isn’t easy when you have hundreds of posts published already. So, what’s so great about WordPress? Wordpress 3.0
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012
    [Blog] 3 Ways to Get Blog Content When You’re Strapped for Time
    Pushing Social If you are a business owner and are reading this post, you’re probably all too familiar with the benefits of maintaining an active blog. Blogging provides a low-cost platform for demonstrating that you’re an industry thought leader, driving more qualified traffic to your website, and eliciting meaningful engagement from your prospects. If you don’t have the time to write your own blog posts on a consistent basis, hire someone else to do it for you! The idea behind guest blogging is simple. Blog StrategyThere are both paid and free options.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
    [Blog] Get More Blog Email Subscribers With This Quick Step-by-Step Process
    More Blog Promotion Tips I spend a lot of time talking about your email list for one reason: you are not converting 100% of your visitors into buyers, leads, or repeat visitors. This means that you spend 100% of your time trying to find NEW blog readers. On the other hand, successful blogs have a head start because they have an established audience nurtured via email. You might be saying: “Stan, I already offer blog updates”. They can get your blog via RSS or just visit every day. offer the 7 Minute Blog Strategy Guide as a bonus for my email subscribers.
  • 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.
  • FIREBELLY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012
    [Blog] Pinterest: Top 4 most popular pinboard categories
    As part of Pinterest week at Firebelly, here are some of the key findings from RJ Metrics: The all-time most popular pinboard categories are Home (17.2%), Arts and Crafts (12.4%), Style/Fashion (11.7%), and Food (10.5%). Good news for e-commerce players looking to cash in on Pinterest: Products I Love is the third most popular pinboard name, and pins that exist on pinboards about Products are the most likely to be liked by other users. Food is the fastest-growing pinboard category. Many of our clients have already recognized the value of Pinterest. Ciao for now!
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
    [Blog] Get More Blog Email Subscribers With This Quick Step-by-Step Process
    This means that you spend 100% of your time trying to find NEW blog readers. On the other hand, successful blogs have a head start because they have an established audience nurtured via email. You might be saying: “Stan, I already offer blog updates”. They can get your blog via RSS or just visit every day. At the end of the post explain a little about yourself and the big idea behind your blog. offer the 7 Minute Blog Strategy Guide as a bonus for my email subscribers. Blog Marketing Blog StrategyThe lesson is simple. Sorry. Seriously.
  • FIREBELLY  |  THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
    [Blog] Infographic: Pinterest Best Practices
    This is an excellent supplement to an earlier post on our blog, Pinterest: Early Best Practices From Firebelly. Edelman , a global PR firm, recently released an infographic highlighting the best practices of social media marketing on Pinterest. Are there any additional best practices that you would include?
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2008
    [Blog] Blogs and educating the eflective practitioner
    Post: Blogs and educating the eflective practitioner. Blogs and educating the eflective practitioner View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. This presentation is about using blogs in higher education as reflective journals. It applies blogging to developing Donald Schons concept of the reflective practitioner and his idea of the practicum as a. Blogs can act as the â??glueâ?? you can see more on this at my blog at http//eflections.edublogs.org. Blogs and educating the eflective practitioner. blogs. blogging. abc del blog.
  • FIREBELLY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011
    [Blog] Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads
    By Mike Sweeney I’ve seen enough well-managed and poorly-managed social media efforts (and blog posts about them) to be able to narrow this down into the must-haves, nice-to-haves, and bonus points that I find particularly valuable. Increasing blog post deployments from two per week to five per week and growing the advanced content assets available for download from 3 pieces to 20 pieces have resulted in a seven fold increase in actionable leads. Below are 5 social media must-reads from last week that we wouldn’t want you to miss. Facebook Promotions: What You Need to Know.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2011
    [Blog] Blog Traffic Secret: Woo the Groupies
    It’s logical to think that influencers with big audiences hold the key to growing a blog. All it takes is one tweet or link and thousands of visitors will rush to your blog. Once they arrive on your blog, they settle in and do what they are good at: sharing content. Although I love the spike in visitors, I really love the sustained groupie traffic to the blog. Walk them home: Find your groupie’s blog and tweet out their posts and comment. Blog MarketingIn reality, this is not the case. I’ve seen it here on Pushing Social. Or did it?
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014
    [Blog] 7 Simple Ways to Track The Health of Your Blog
    Instead of “hoping” for a successful blog, website or business, I want you to go out there and make it happen. Today, I’m going to give you a powerful tool for staying accountable and systematically improving your blogs performance. Your Blog’s  Arch Nemesis. ve met many people who failed at blogging. These people didn’t fail because they didn’t have a great idea for their blog. Here Are The Blog Numbers You Need To Watch. Conversions measures how well your blog converts readers into action-takers. Links to Your Blog (Backlinks).
  • FIREBELLY  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2011
    [Blog] “You Have To Love People”: The Shashi Bellamkonda Interview
    Web.com helps customers build their Facebook Pages [link] We have excellent resources on our three blogs: a) Solutions Are Power. My Blog. Twitter, Trains & Tandoori Chicken. met Shashi Bellamkonda a few years ago at the Optimization Summits where we were both speaking (along with Mack Collier , Jason Fall s, John Jantsch , Jay Ehret ,  Mark Juleen and other members of the social media intelligentsia). was immediately struck by the sheer number of people that Shashi knew – and how he intentionally went out of his way to get to know new people. b) Grow Smart Business.
  • FIREBELLY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012
    [Blog] The Last 30 Years Of Social Media Infographic
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
    [Blog] 7 Blog Promotion Tests You Should Try Now
    More Blog Promotion Tips Just so you know, I promised a traffic building post every week for everyone working on the 1,000 New Blog Reader Challenge. Add Blog Teasers to Your Facebook Page. Do you have a strong Facebook audience that doesn’t visit your blog? Add a link to your blog post. Of course, blog posts are a great way to answer these questions and encourage engagement. The categories could become the title for a blog series. Adding an Email Blog Update Opt-In. Tell your readers “why” they should sign up for blog updates.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013
    [Blog] Commandment 10: Your Blog is Only a Marketing Tool
    I got a lot of flack for including this “Thou Shall” in my 10 Blogging Commandments for a Successful Year ”. This came from one of the commenters on prdaily.com (who reprinted the post on their blog) -. Some of the most successful blogs in the world exist to COMMUNICATE IDEAS, not sell stuff. Blogs are not only marketing tools. Truly, that is one very fine way to use a blog, but blogs are also simply content publishing. First, let’s deal with an underlying premise of business blogging that is sabotaging blog publishers. Blog Strategy
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
    [Blog] 7 Blog Promotion Tests You Should Try Now
    Pushing Social Just so you know, I promised a traffic building post every week for everyone working on the 1,000 New Blog Reader Challenge. Add Blog Teasers to Your Facebook Page. Do you have a strong Facebook audience that doesn’t visit your blog? Add a link to your blog post. Of course, blog posts are a great way to answer these questions and encourage engagement. The categories could become the title for a blog series. Adding an Email Blog Update Opt-In. Tell your readers “why” they should sign up for blog updates. Blog Marketing
  • 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.
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010
    [Blog] Why Your Blog Needs a Mailing List
    For many bloggers, myself included, the thought of a mailing list is the furthest thing from their mind when starting out blogging. would say that anyone who is looking to get into serious blogging should start creating a mailing list as soon as possible. Here are some great reasons to have a mailing list for your blog, some for even if you are not selling a thing! Let your readers know about your guest blogging or other writing activities. With some of my readers’ blogs in mind, some free services you could offer include: Web design ideas. This is why!
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2014
    [Blog] How to Avoid Starting a “Me-Too” Blog
    One of my clients spent years learning how to grow a business in a very difficult niche but decided to start a blog based on some keyword research and a hunch that he could profit by tackling a new subject. The amazing business strategist struggling to set up a blog about yoga. If you are having trouble, think about it this way: Could I do write better blog posts about your subject than you do? This might mean that you need to close down your blog. Build your blog editorial calendar around topics that demonstrate your unique approach and perspective. Do it.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2011
    [Blog] Falling Behind? 9 Productivity Tips to Supercharge Your Blogging
    I’ve spent 2011 hacking the code to blogging success   Like many bloggers, I’ve watched the Super Bloggers expand their blogs and readership at a steady clip throughout the year. After hundreds of posts and hours of writing and research, I’ve concluded that growing your blog will get more difficult 2012.  The profit motive will compel them to differentiate their blogs and compete for attention in novel ways. Blogging will get easier and more enjoyable as WordPress and the alternatives get easier and more exciting to use. Blog Post Writing Blog Strategy
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
    [Blog] Your 1,000 Blog Reader Challenge Toolkit
    Pushing Social Every Wednesday we’re going to talk about getting you an extra 1,000 blog readers in 90 days. Today, we are going to get organized for the 1,000 Blog Reader Challenge in three areas. Last, we’ll discuss how to boost your blogging metabolism (scary but fun!). Build Your Blogging Dashboard. Trying to grow your blog without tracking in place is like driving blindfolded. There are dozens of ways to get Google Analytics installed on your blog. Here’s how to set it up: Go to your blog dashboard and click the plugin option. Blog Strateg
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
    [Blog] Your 1,000 Blog Reader Challenge Toolkit
    Every Wednesday we’re going to talk about getting you an extra 1,000 blog readers in 90 days. Today we are going to get organized for the 1,000 Blog Reader Challenge in three areas. Last, we’ll discuss how to boost your blogging metabolism (scary but fun!). Build Your Blogging Dashboard. Trying to grow your blog without tracking in place is like driving blindfolded. There are dozens of ways to get Google Analytics installed on your blog. Here’s how to set-it up: Go to your blog dashboard and click the Plugin option. Blog StrategyMy secret?
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014
    [Blog] How Often Should I Blog? (A Truth)
    'The question, “How Often Should I Blog?” With so many ways and reasons for blogging, let’s set a few parameters for this piece: To begin, let’s put the practice of business blogging into two large buckets. Blogging as a Business and Blogging for a Business. Blogging as a Business is providing content on a site, building traffic, and either selling advertising or doing affiliate marketing. The Blog IS the Business ). The Blog augments a Business ). How Often Should I Blog to Augment My Business? Blogging
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Blog] How to Turn Your Blog Into Your Top Salesperson
    During my last review I noticed something… I talk about blogging – a lot. Anything you care to know about blogging is right here. You really don’t care if it is a blog, a Twitter account, or a yellow pages ad that gets you there. Somewhere along the way, I lost sight of the fact that a blog is a means to an end. Next Wednesday, April 23rd at 4PM EST I will be teaching a brand new free workshop called “How to Get More Sales in 30 Days With Your Blog.” Blogging is a great tool – but let’s talk about how to make it pay.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014
    [Blog] Blog or Website: Why You Need Both
    It has been a while since I wrote Blog or Website: The Real Difference. The influence of mobile in particular is dramatically influencing how websites and blogs are used, and therefore, how they can be designed to achieve maximum conversion. When you consider the many ways for driving traffic to your website, including blogs, social media, and all forms of advertising, it’s important to understand that some convert better than others. The Blog is Now a Mobile Show. This keeps your blog focused on helping, as opposed to selling. What Has Changed. Smartphones.
  • COLIN ALSHEIMER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2010
    [Blog] HOW TO: Build an Effective Editorial Calendar for Your Blog
    We’ve implemented an editorial calendar at Buzzshift before, but recently, however, we were repeatedly asked again and again, “what is the best time to publish a blog post?” Our primary objective was to determine the most effective time(s) to publish our blog posts. All the more reason to test for YOUR blog (or your client’s blog) and YOUR audience. “Hits” don’t matter to us, especially with blog posts, because people tend to go back and read them again and again, and bots crawl daily, so unique visitors are a better measure.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010
    [Blog] Why You Don't Need to Blog Daily - Danny Brown
    Home About Me Charities 12for12k Kiva Work With Me About This Blog Disclosure Comment Policy Headway Archives Contact Me Great Blogs Why You Don’t Need to Blog Daily August 18, 2010 87 voices share yours! Share 4 saves There’s a bit of a debate as to how often you should blog if you want to have a successful blog and grow the community around it. Some folks will say you need to blog every day, or every other day. Questions and Answers Blogging’s a funny beast. So these questions kind of dictate how often you might blog.
  • FIREBELLY  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013
    [Blog] Millennials: The Digital Natives That Are Always ‘On’ Social Media
    'There seems to be a lot of talk about the oddities of Generation Y, or the Millennials, but what really makes this generation stand out? The millennial generation is full of technology driven, social media fanatics.  Millennials were born between the early 80’s to the mid 90’s, currently being between ages 18-29, making me part of the generation. Mobile devices have created an environment where Millennials are almost always on. Millennials engage in real-time mobile activities all the time. am currently in college thus my friends seem to throw a lot of parties.  Generation ADD?
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2012
    [Blog] Blog Mastery #15: Why Your Blog Needs to Be Your 2nd Priority
    Last week’s Blog Mastery assignment talked about your business model and how it works with your blog.  You see, blogging  is your second priority.  It’s easy to forget that blogging isn’t your business. Logically this inconvenient truth means that before you can blog you must have a business. Let’s camp out on this topic today and work on a street-smart approach to building a successful business BEFORE you invest time in your blog. Once you do, you’ll discover the most important thing you can do for your blog. Blog Profits
  • 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  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2012
    [Blog] Blog Mastery Assignment #11: Quick Tips for A Winning Blog Strategy
    What is a blogging strategy anyway? Your Blogging Strategy is an action plan that outlines how your blog will achieve your business or personal goals. So why is a blogging strategy important – even critical? recently came across a haunting statistic that states that 95% of blogs are abandoned within 120 days and 60-80% of them are abandoned within the first month. believe that people abandon their blogs because they start without a plan. You know that a good strategy is a powerful vaccine against a sick blog. Describe why your blog exists.
  • FIREBELLY  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
    [Blog] If Twitter Would Have Been Invented In The 80s
    Last week we imagined if Facebook were invented in the 90s. This week, however… …we’re exploring what Twitter would have looked like if it had been invented in the 80s. Video URL: [link] ].
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012
    [Blog] 7 Ways to Create the Perfect Blog Writing Environment
    More Blog Promotion Tips. Tim is a New York Times Bestselling author and has an outrageously successful blog as well. From here, I cut and paste my blog posts directly into WordPress. What is your perfect blog writing environment? Blog Post WritingTim Ferriss, author of the The Four Hour Workweek and The Four Hour Body published a video that documented his day. That’s why I paid special attention to his writing environment. As you would imagine, Tim’s writing environment is optimized for creativity. Problem is…I’m not Tim Ferriss. You should too.
  • FIREBELLY  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
    [Blog] $100 Cup Of Coffee? Restaurant Cerulean Brings It
    'Restaurant Cerulean Brings Rare Yemen Coffee To Benefit Second Helpings. Millions of people have to have their cup of coffee every single day. And while many will pay upwards of four to five dollars daily for their caffeine fix, would you ever pay one hundred dollars? On December 19th 2013, Cerulean will give thirty Indianapolis residents the opportunity to taste a coffee worth such a high price and also help support a good cause. Cerulean is a client and collaborator of Firebelly – and we’ve worked together to conceptualize, produce and promote this one-of-a-kind event.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
    [Blog] 6 Experts’ Proven Tips for Creating a Successful Blog
    'It’s easy to start a blog, but it’s incredibly difficult to build an audience. But there’s nothing to worry about as our blogging experts are here to share their tips for creating a blog from scratch and maintaining it building a lively and active audience. “When first starting a blog, the most important thing to do is to just start writing and publishing. Many blog starters get caught up in the fear of publishing a piece with typos, a post that’s not meaty in its advice, or whatever other reason they may come up with. Blog for the job you want.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014
    [Blog] Struggling to Come Up With New Blog Post Ideas?
    'We’ve talked about editorial calendars and how to write great blog posts. Now let’s tackle how to stockpile fresh blog post ideas that you can use at any time. this week’s PS Training is on how to brainstorm new blog ideas. Blog Idea Blog Training Join me for on Friday 1/17 at 5PM EST | 2PM PST. I’ll show you my methods, tools, and techniques. After the training, I’ll stay on the line to answer your questions. It’s a great time and you’ll learn a lot. Click here to register for a free spot in the training.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012
    [Blog] 7 Ways to Create the Perfect Blog Writing Environment
    Tim is a New York Times Bestselling author and has an outrageously successful blog as well. From here, I cut and paste my blog posts directly into WordPress. What is your perfect blog writing environment? Blog Post WritingPushing Social. Tim Ferriss, author of the The Four Hour Workweek and The Four Hour Body published a video that documented his day. That’s why I paid special attention to his writing environment. As you would imagine, Tim’s writing environment is optimized for creativity. He uses a stand-up desk to keep him focused on writing and not lounging.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2011
    [Blog] Never Dedicate a Blog Post to Disagreeing with Someone
    Editor’s note: I (Gini) asked Martyn Chamberlin to republish a blog post he wrote last week after I wrote about  Chris Brogan’s bigger ear marketing advice. But you don’t want to dedicate a blog post to disagreeing with someone. In fact,  it’s the worst blogging mistake you can EVER make. When you chose to publicly disagree with someone,  you’re destroying your blog. Does that mean I’m going to subscribe to her blog? Here are some aggressive posts I’ve written over the months that attack various people/blogs/services. It’s fun. No kidding.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011
    [Blog] 21 Sources For Blog Ideas
    Where do you get your blog ideas ? There are plenty of places to go online to get ideas for your blog posts. No matter what industry or niche you serve, these 21 sources for blog post ideas are golden opportunities. Your RSS aggregator – Do you subscribe to the most popular blogs in your niche? Blog Catalog. simple encounter with the different or extraordinary can often be turned into a blog post. Your own blog’s comments – What questions are people asking? Ideas for blog posts are all around you. Check out their links.
  • MY CREATIVE TEAM THINKING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012
    [Blog] Top 10 Tips For Developing Blog Article Ideas
    I often get stuck for a blog post idea. I often go into the archives of my blog to find inspiration. have written 2010′s Top 5 Creativity Links, Top 11 Free Resources To Improve Your Blog Content and even Top 19 Free Photo Resources For Bloggers. Look at your blog’s analytics to determine which keywords are generating traffic. Blogs Brainstorming Creative Creativity My Creative Team Writing blogging blogs brainstorming copywriting creative creativity thinking writingDo you? Stir It Up. Trot Out The Experts. Pardon My Dust. Go Weekly. 
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014
    [Blog] 111 Blog Post Ideas (yep this is the bomb)
    I have a list of 111 blogging topics that I keep handy for these occasions. These blogging ideas are or organized into 10 categories including businesses, nonprofit, and government. For example, my friend Marcus Sheridan wrote a popular blog post explaining different swimming pool types. Create “Live blogs” describing your live events including tradeshows, expos, or meet and greet networking events. Live blog events, conferences, or public meetings provide perspective along with photos, video or audio. Blog Idea 'Stuck? Not sure what to post about next?
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2010
    [Blog] 64 Different Kinds of Blog Posts to Keep Your Writing Fresh
    There are probably more (and chime in with your favorites), but here are 64 different types of business blog posts you can use to keep your blog, your writing, and your imagination fresh: Acronyms - Even if you don't like acronyms, know that most readers do like them. Advice - Many blog posts are really advice pieces, but you can tweak a customer conversation into an "Ask Me" type of advisory post. A blog post is a great place to share the news. There are numerous ways to do blog carnivals. Maxwell outline and SCAMPER'd it for blogging. Give it a try.
  • PAUL GILLIN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2010
    [Blog] B2B Blogging Excellence
    first noticed Jim Cahill’s blog four years ago, so it was a particular pleasure to meet him and hear his story. It took two years for Jim Cahill and  Deb Franke to convince the management at Emerson Process Management that a blog was a good idea. It was 2005, and blogs were widely perceived to be the domain of teenage diarists and scandal-mongers. The blog has brought numerous business opportunities into Emerson, including an invitation to bid on a large, new plant that could total hundreds of millions of dollars. And as we know, Google loves blogs.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
    [Blog] 3 Reasons Blogs Struggle Financially and What You Can Do About It
    'Is your blog paying for itself? Can you rely on your blog to add a few hundred dollars to the monthly budget? That answer freaked me out because blogs were supposed to be the “easy”, “authentic”, and “non-salesy” way to finally earn an income online. believe that most blogs are struggling to pay the bills because: 1. Right now it seems that the best blogs are publishing 3-4 times a week. They Are Crippled By Careless or Cheap Graphics: Creating a professional, attractive and functional blog is getting easier. Listen.
  • FIREBELLY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2011
    [Blog] 5 Reasons Why Conversations Matter to Your Brand
    A few months ago, Altimeter Group released a study on Facebook marketing success criteria. One of the most interesting points, and one that I agree with completely, is that brands (and Altimeter’s research was based on some really big, sophisticated brands) are not good with being “social&#. More specifically, brands struggle to put the human side first, have a hard time with two-way conversations, can’t get to the point of enabling conversations between others and rarely enable advocacy. When it comes to forming bonds, this identification is the first step in a long process.
  • QUICK ONLINE TIPS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2012
    [Blog] Google’s Official View on Guest Blogging Links [Video]
    Home > Blogging > Google > SEO Google’s engineer Matt Cutts today revealed an official view about Guest blogging links from the Google search engine perspective which webmasters need to look out for. Guest blogging blogs continue to dole out free links, and we warned you that Google might penalize guest blogging blogs ! Google View on Guest Blogging Links. Watch this video answer by Google spam team engineer Matt Cutts which answers Google’s view on guest blogging links. 200 Guest Blogging Posts!
  • TAYLOR MAREK  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010
    [Blog] I Need Your Comments – Blog Redesign?
    I’ve been tinkering with the idea of changing my blog design once again. Tags: Blog Blogging General comment redesign vote Typically it comes to me every year around this time and I start to play around with different website designs. This time, I want your feedback though. What would you like to see? What do you want my site to have that [.].
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2010
    [Blog] Should Every Business Blog?
    A fellow Social Mediaticialist recently asked my opinion: "Should every business have a blog?". Now, I believe every business could blog. But I no longer think every business should blog. It's one reason I offer Google Voice for Blog Posts. What does the company want to accomplish by their blogging efforts (or the expense of outsourcing)? Page depth, and awareness, and findability are all great reasons to blog. To Blog, or Not to Blog (Nine Years Later) (debbieweil). How to Outsource Your Blog. My answer surprised me. Engagement.
  • QUICK ONLINE TIPS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013
    [Blog] All Posterous Blogs Will Get Deleted on April 30
    Posterous is shutting down and all Posterous blogs will be deleted on April 30 , 2013. Its time to move your blog again to a new url and loose all your Pagerank and search engine traffic. My family maintains small personal blogs on Posterous after a introduced it to them a few years back as one of the easiest blogging tools, especially since it was an excellent way to blog by email. Simply email to a special email and Posterous will add it to your blog. It was possibly the simplest way to blog from anywhere. Perils of Free Blogging Platforms.
  • FIREBELLY  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2012
    [Blog] Facebook Marketing: 8 Tried & True Tips For Businesses
    Our 8-part Facebook For Business blog posts were among our most popular posts of 2011. Hosting a contest on your Facebook page is also an effective way to build awareness of your page and boost fan numbers… BlogStill relevant today, we’ve consolidated them below for easy reference. Tip #1: Pages not Profiles. This first tip is pretty important. If your business has a Profile instead of a Page, then you won’t be able to utilize most of the other tips we’ll be sharing. If you build it, they will not come. You need to let people know about it. Take advantage of that.
  • FIREBELLY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
    [Blog] 5 Social Media-Related Pinterest Boards To Follow
    Interested in social media, but still not sure where to begin with Pinterest? Start by following these 5 social media-related boards. All are guaranteed to be educational and/or entertaining. Let’s Get Social. The Social Media Manager. Marketing + Social Media. Social Media Place. Social Media Infographics. Looking for something more specific? You can also find Facebook-related boards here. Twitter-related boards here. Linkedin-related boards here. Google Plus-related boards here. And even Pinterest-related boards here. Happy pinning!
  • FIREBELLY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011
    [Blog] How Twitter Employees Send Tweets
    Business Insider analyzed the Twitter habits of the Twitter staff from tweets sent last week and weekend (day and night) – specifically for source – and the results were interesting. How Twitter staff tweet is similar to the general public. The most popular Twitter client is the website (32% staff usage vs. 35% general public usage), but here’s where the Twitter staff usage gets curious: • 22% of the tweets were sent from an iPhone (double the general public). 18% of the staff used Twitter for Mac (.4% of the general public used Twitter for Mac).
  • FIREBELLY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
    [Blog] Sh*t Social Media People Say
    The sh*t people say meme won’t die. And that’s okay. People are saying some funny stuff. Let’s take a look at some of the top videos about what “social media people” say. may be guilty of saying a few of these things myself. Sh*t Social Media Experts Say. Sh*t A Social Media Community Manager Says. Sh*t Social Media Pros Say.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2012
    [Blog] Blog Mastery Weekend Assignment #12: Blog FOCUS
    Distractions kill businesses and blogs. I’ve tested several excellent strategies on Pushing Social and client blogs , my favorites are: Create helpful content that entices readers to subscribe to your email list. Your content will entice readers to check out your blog and become regular readers. More Blog Promotion Tips. Blog MasteryF.O.C.U.S. Or, F ollow O ne C ourse U ntil S uccessful. Fiddling with sidebars, widgets, plugins, and other temptations pulls your focus off your #1 priority – attracting readers and motivating them to take action.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012
    [Blog] How to Climb Out Of Your Blogging Slump
    I had been dutifully blogging here on Pushing Social for a year and a half.  In fact, Since November 27th, the day I published my first-slump post, I’ve been blogging every weekday non-stop.  I’ve been invited to speak at my first full-blown conference and with your help, Pushing Social was named at Top 10 Social Media Blog. I will walk you through a few simple epiphanies that you can use when you have to get back on the blogging wagon. Does your spouse support your bloggingBlogging is a social activity that requires real word contact.  I was done.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012
    [Blog] How to Climb Out Of Your Blogging Slump
    I had been dutifully blogging here on Pushing Social for a year and a half.  In fact, Since November 27th, the day I published my first-slump post, I’ve been blogging every weekday non-stop.  I’ve been invited to speak at my first full-blown conference and with your help, Pushing Social was named at Top 10 Social Media Blog. I will walk you through a few simple epiphanies that you can use when you have to get back on the blogging wagon. Does your spouse support your bloggingBlogging is a social activity that requires real word contact.  I was done.
  • 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  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2012
    [Blog] Blog Mastery Weekend #8: Seven Ways to Make A Great First Impression
    This weekend, take a step back from writing and square away the little details that impact your blog’s “look and feel”   Let’s start with 7 little changes that can make a huge difference: 1. Professional blog header:  Your blog’s header graphics should be clean and professionally designed. For most blogs this means setting headlines fonts to at least 20pts. Use two colors: Use two font colors on your blog: 1) a base color and 2)  an action color. Eliminate clutter:   Look for useless items that clutter up your blog’s presentation.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
    [Blog] Every Once in Awhile, Blog Like Instant Oatmeal
    A lot of folks are blogging to position themselves or prove their prowess in their niche or market. Every Once in Awhile, Blog Like Instant Oatmeal - Quick and Easy.  How to Write Effective Blog Posts by Chris Brogan. Are Long Blog Entries Better Than Short Ones? Tags: Blog Coach Blog Comments Writing trap many fall in it is trying to write it all in one post.  Leave some (s)talk for others. If you try to be that everything-I-know-about-this-subject in one post writer, you'll. Lack page depth on the topic (after all, you've already said it all).
  • SOSHABLE  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2009
    [Blog] Twitter and Blogging, Tips and Tools
    “Every blog should have its own Twitter account.&#. If EVERY blog had a Twitter account, the site would be “over capacity&# constantly.  Twitter would be at 99.99% downtime considering there’s more blogs on the Internet than atoms in the known universe. With that out of the way, let’s first say that “every&# to me clears out spam blogs, boring blogs, worthless blogs, and blogs about bacon or politics.  Hopefully, this blog doesn’t fall into any of those categories other than the occasional bacon post. 
  • BILL HARTZER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [Blog] Guest Blogging is Not Dead
    'No, guest blogging is not dead. Recently, Matt Cutts, the head of web spam for Google, declared that guest blogging for SEO was dead. And there has been a lot of publicity lately because of his statements about guest blogging. Mr. Cutts, the “talking head” of Google who talks publicly to webmasters and website owners about complying with Google’s “best practices” and “acceptable webmaster guidelines”, had to come out and let website owners know Google’s stance on guest blogging. What about Guest Blogging Services?
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Blog] Blogging Your Way to Traffic, Subscribers, and Sales with Danny Iny
    He’s returned to Kikolani to talk to us about how he wrote 80+ guest posts on major blogs in less than a year, earned the nickname “The Freddy Krueger of Blogging”, and skyrocketed Firepole Marketing to success with his Write Like Freddy blog writing training program (aff link). The truth is that a lot of people make things much more complicated than they have to be; “traffic” becomes this mysterious thing that you try to “drive” to your blog. How I Got 200 Subscribers in My First Month of Blogging. Writing is EASY!
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2011
    [Blog] 5 Tips for Blogging in the Post RSS Era
    Much has been said about the decline of blogging , and why now is a great time to start creating content. Building a successful blog in 2006 depended on building a loyal readership via RSS. How does one write a great, well-read blog in the post RSS era? Here are some tips to build on past ones about blogging : 1. Strength of community is essential to a blog’s health. If you don’t have a community, consider cutting one post on your site, and guest posting once a week on other blogs and mastheads to develop a following. Honor Your Community.
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011
    [Blog] 15 Wasteful Habits of Unproductive (and Unsuccessful) Part-Time Bloggers
    It’s hard enough to build a successful and profitable blog when you have all day and night to devote to it. While it’s not impossible to transform yourself from a part time blogger to a highly successful full time blogging machine (think Kristi Hines , creator of this blog and others), those blogging part time face unique challenges. You simply cannot afford to be wasting time in the few hours you have to devote to blogging each day. You Don’t Understand WHY You Want to Blog. The result is a mediocre blog lacking direction and results.
  • FIREBELLY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
    [Blog] How Google’s Newest Announcements Will Affect SEO
    On Tuesday, Google let loose on to the world a slew of new announcements , all changing the way users can search the web. First and foremost is Search by Image, a new feature that opens desktop searching up to the features of Google Goggles for Android phones. In a style similar to the popular app, users can upload or enter the URL of pictures and instantly be presented with matches and all kinds of information – such as what the image is of, where it’s at (presented in Google Maps,) and can pick up any clear text in the image. But the simple answer is: nothing’s changed.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
    [Blog] Consultants – This is Why Your Blog Isn’t Attracting Clients
    Their blog. Their blog, maybe even your blog, isn’t bringing in those premium, pre-sold, clients. This is where the content for Born to Blog came from. Blog Business Blog Marketing consult 'Right now, there is a consultant looking at their appointment book wondering how they will earn enough to keep their doors open. They’ve spent time on LinkedIn, shared information on Twitter, and dabbled with Pinterest. Everything seems to be working but there’s one area that hits a sore spot. It was supposed to position them as an expert. What happened?
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
    [Blog] 10 Free Blogging eBooks That Should Be Paid
    In fact, there are many that give us good tips, advice and knowledge about blogging. Whether it is as a business or a personal project, you can improve your blog using these ten ebooks about blogging that are free, but shouldn’t be. Farnoosh is the creator of blog Prolific Living. Since then, he has not only been able to make a decent living, but his blog has become wildly popular. While his site is full of useful tips he has learned, he focused his ebook on one specific topic: how his blog grew to more than 10,000 subscribers within a single year.
  • KIKOLANI  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011
    [Blog] 11 Incredibly Simple Tips To Spice Up Your Blog
    Blogging has probably revolutionized the Internet in a way that few other trends have been able to accomplish. Anyone who has access to the Internet can setup a blog to write about themselves or voice their opinions. However, not every blog really appeal to the general public. If you are an aspiring blogger and want your blog to succeed, this post will provide you with all the tips you need to keep your blog buzzing and thriving with life! It is time to make your blog ROCK! This is one important ingredient towards the success of your blog.
  • FIREBELLY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2011
    [Blog] 6 Tips for Building A Sustainable Social Strategy
    Sustainability is critical to ongoing success with your social media marketing strategy. Here are 6 tips for building a sustainable program: 1. Avoid burnout. Whether you’re over talking and burning your audience out, over taxing people inside your program or promising levels of service via social media that your company can’t deliver, the prudent approach is to have a balanced approach. Time, energy, money and people are finite resources. Use them wisely. Work toward realistic goals. Additionally, not every brand can really build community. Know your place. Measure conversation.
  • FIREBELLY  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011
    [Blog] Halloween Homage to Social Media
    Halloween is less than a week away, and if you still don’t have a costume, here are a few easy ways to take part in the festivties and pay homage to your favorite social media trends this year: Facebook Notification. Make yourself a red talk bubble with a white “1″ in it that attaches to your hand, and stack different notifications (Halloween-themed or otherwise) under the red talk bubble. This can easily be done with Post-it easel sheets. Make a blue globe around your body, and you’re set! When people come up to you and ask, “What’s my notification?,”turn
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