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Blogger Integrates With Google+

Small Business Mavericks

Google has said from the beginning that it plans to integrate all of its services with Google+. Well, that integration is happening right now for Blogger, the Google blogging platform. I’ve kept it no secret that I’m a fan of WordPress on your own domain name, but there are still people who would rather use Blogger as a free blogging platform. It’s not as effective in terms of SEO as WordPress on your own domain name, but it’s still a blog. Blogging is still one of the most powerful online marketing tactics.

Google News Lab, Algorithms, and Content Creation

Spin Sucks

Introducing Google News Lab. And now Google News Lab has launched, which is billed as, “a new effort at Google to empower innovation at the intersection of technology and media.” They’re helped journalists, bloggers, and citizen journalists pull data for part of the story while the humans add the color. Go play in the Google News Lab tutorials.

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Blogger Outreach: Three Steps to a Successful Program

Spin Sucks

Going through the list of questions, there were a lot around finding the right bloggers to pitch for your product or service. Finding the Right Bloggers. There are multiple tools you can use to find the right bloggers to pitch: Vocus (paid). Google Blogsearch (free). They are the first step in developing your list of bloggers to reach. Blogger Outreach.

9 Awesome Tools for Content Authors and Bloggers

Pamorama

If you do any kind of writing — blog posts, articles, ebooks, etc. Use  this tool  to come up with an array of titles for your next blog post or presentation. Hubspot’s Blog Topic Generator. Enter 3 nouns that you’d like to write about and Hubspot’s tool  will come up with a week’s worth of relevant blog post titles: 4. Content Idea Tools. Soovle.

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How Bloggers Can Benefit From Google’s Rich Answers

ProBlogger

We’ve always been told that the aim for our blog posts is to be number one. That achieving first position on page one of Google through organic traffic is the target of any blog or online business. This information box contains a short answer to your search query and is Google’s way of attempting to answer your search without requiring you to click through to a website.

Four (of the) Worst Practices for Pitching Bloggers

Webbiquity SMM

Brands that are successful at pitching their news and stories to bloggers increase their online presence, gain credibility, and score those coveted “earned” backlinks that Google values as a factor in search rankings. Best practices in blogger outreach , social PR, guest blogging and related topics have been covered here previously. ” Perfect!

The End Of Blogging?

Twist Image

It's time for bloggers to take a deep breath, look in the mirror and admit that something (dramatic) is going on here. The other week, I celebrated 12 years of blogging (not a typo). have posted anywhere from four to seven items a week, over on my Six Pixels of Separation blog , every week. To know me, is to know that I am still deeply passionate about my blog, writing and the digital publishing experience. I was there when it first started (remember Blogger ), embraced the power of RSS feeds (remember those?), The half-life of a blog post is tragic.

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How to Own Your Blogger Outreach Process

Convince & Convert

At GroupHigh, I have worked with both brands and agencies on blogger outreach strategy. No matter the goal or the end result, a blogger outreach strategy that works has key components and crucial ingredients. Because I live in the world of blogger outreach, I’m always asking what other marketers are doing in order to see outside my world and stay an expert. Why Bloggers?

Eight Common Blogging Mistakes

Spin Sucks

We created an editorial calendar and everyone was responsible for blogging, from the interns on up through me. Our goal was to blog about the silly things people do to hurt the perception of the PR industry and perpetuate the “spin doctor” image. That said, there are several mistakes we made early on we still see bloggers making. Was. A. Disaster. Komen PR Disaster.”

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24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Will Google+ be a “Facebook killer” or just Google’s next failed social network? Then again, the average Facebook user spends nearly seven hours per month on the site—compared to just three minutes for the average Google+user. Many of this year’s best posts about Google’s newest social platform were written early in the year. You can!

Two Examples of What NOT to Do When Asking Influential Bloggers For a Link

Idaconcpts

Editorial in-content links, the most valuable kind of links today, are impossible to get without contacting people; even if you have a few friends among influential bloggers in your niche that you can ask for a favor to guest post on their blog or just to insert an anchor text link to the existing post, eventually you will run out of them, and new backlinks will be waiting to be made.

Top tips for bloggers and brands

Sherrilynne Starkie

This could be said of the blogging trend, because pronouncements of the death of blogging have been floating around for a few years now.  However, blogging is growing more popular than ever before. Bloggers too, are being taken seriously as true influencers by marketers and are being courted by brands and the PR agencies that represent them. Have a blogger media kit.

4 of the Best Blogger Outreach Strategies

Convince & Convert

Image via BigStockPhoto.com I’ve been writing about, participating in, and talking about blogger outreach for years. My favorite posts and topics of conversation revolve around actual examples or case studies of blogger outreach done well. To complete that guide, I want to provide a wrap up of my favorite blogger outreach examples from the past year.

Guest Bloggers Wanted

Ari Herzog

You used to read guest blog posts every Friday. Why Negative Blog Comments are Needed by Jeannie Chan. 21 Reasons to Use Google Analytics by David Murton. Tips for Successful Business Blogging by Lior Levin. How to Conquer the Peaks of Blogging by Nick Sotos. Please continue reading Guest Bloggers Wanted and leave a comment if inspired. Blog News

What the Best Bloggers Do Right

Convince & Convert

million blog posts were written today. So what are the qualities or distinct characteristics that mark these super bloggers, setting them on a plane higher than us lesser mortals? I am inclined to think that entry to this rarefied region is free, as long as you get these three steps just right. Take Richard Branson’s personal blog for example. Last time I checked , 3.75

Are Blog Subscribers the Only Success Metric?

Spin Sucks

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? Applying for ranking with the Ad Age Power 150 to get that awesome badge in the sidebar of your blog.

Bloggers: Let Your Content and Your Readers Breathe

Myrland Marketing

More people are becoming content publishers by the minute, whether that be: Blog posts like this one. Updates on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook & Tumblr. Comments on blog posts. WHAT ABOUT BLOGGING? Here are a few recommendations for helping your readers when they get to your blog posts. Whenever possible, keep your blog posts shorter than longer.

16 Enigmatic Business Blogging and Other Marketing Stats

Webbiquity SMM

This final installment covers some fascinating though sometimes contradictory and confusing stats about business blogging and the value of marketing. For example, what percentage of businesses maintain company blogs? ” Blogging is the ideal vehicle for communicating brand purpose, beyond just “selling stuff.” Business Blogging Stats and Facts. 1.

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Google Hangouts: Turning Bloggers into Broadcasters

ProBlogger

Blogging no longer has to be a text based conversation. Google+ has allowed bloggers to become broadcasters , adding a visual component to each blog post, and all you need to become a “Blogcaster” is a webcam, an internet connection, and Google+. Understanding the Basics of Google+. This lengthens the life of your blog beyond just the initial post.

Creating A Friendly URL For Your Google Plus Page

SocMed Sean

I finally got around to creating my Google+ page for SocMedSean. While I’m not really confident of the future of Google+, it doesn’t appear to be fading as fast as Google Wave did, so maybe Google is invested in the long-term search/social integration of the platform and is going to continue to shovel money into it. So here’s what I did. Cheers!

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Write Like a Pro: 5 Techniques Top Bloggers Use to Write Successful Blog Posts

Convince & Convert

In all my years of experience working in the content creation space, I’ve received plenty of requests from bloggers, marketers, and even digital marketing agencies to craft amazing articles. To my dismay, the majority of these pieces end up buried under pages and pages on Google. Only a minority of them turned out to be successful blog posts. Image via Daily Blog Tips.

5 Strategies to Build a Network of Bloggers and Journalists

Waxing UnLyrical

Creating a network of bloggers and journalists is a great way to provide mutual support in the world of online media. For Look for online communities of bloggers and contribute to their conversations to begin building contacts in your focus area. Type  “inurl” or “allintext” queries  in Google. 2. How do you connect with other bloggers and gatekeepers?

Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers

Kikolani

took a look at 14 lists that have come out over the last year for the top bloggers, social media marketers, search marketers, and entrepreneurs. This list includes female bloggers that cover a huge variety of topics in the blogosphere. They are not only bloggers, but many are also published authors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, experts in their niche, and overall inspirations. Enjoy!

13 Great Guides to Growing Your Blog Audience

Webbiquity SMM

You’ve put extensive effort into your business blog design, content strategy, research, and execution. Why isn’t your blog attracting a higher level of traffic? Find guidance on those topics and more here in a baker’s dozen of the best guides to growing your blog audience from the past year or so. Got a well-written business blog, but a shortage of readers?

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Google Chrome: The Ideal Browser for Bloggers and Content Authors?

Idaconcpts

For all bloggers and content authors there’s nothing more annoying than a browser’s crash just before you were about to hit the ‘submit’ or ‘publish’ button into a blogging or CMS system. Instead of running as one process, Google learned from the other browsers mistakes and designed Chrome in such a way so each page or tab runs as a separate process. Google Chrome Protection.

PostRank Connect and Analytics for Bloggers

Spin Sucks

It has come to my attention that not every blogger knows about or uses PostRank. So let’s take a look at the analytics for two blog posts that ran on Spin Sucks this week. It takes about 20 minutes and you, too, can have a ton of wisdom about your blog! PostRank Connect and Analytics for Bloggers originally appeared on Spin Sucks on April 9, 2011.

34 (of the) Best Google+ Tips, Tactics and Guides of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Google+ (or Google Plus) is many different things, depending on who you ask. It’s the tool Google will use to beat Facebook. It’s Google’s latest attempt at social media, and they finally got it right. It’s “the linchpin of Google’s plan to own the entire internet” (see below for the source of that quote). ”).

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Is Google Quietly Embracing Paid Inclusion?

Bill Hartzer

Let’s think about Google’s current product offerings, what services they are offer us as business owners, online merchants, and website owners. Over the years, Google says that it’s free to get listed. It seems as though that Google just won’t send you a lot of traffic to your website unless you pay for it. Is Google quietly embracing paid inclusion?

What Every Business Blogger Can Learn from SaaStr

Spin Sucks

But a few months ago one of my investors pointed me to a blog that has changed my life. That’s a huge statement coming from someone who spent a career reading, developing, writing for, and pitching to blogs. follow many great blogs. I’ve helped create some notable ones. But other than this here Spin Sucks, I’ve never considered myself a complete nut job fan of a single blog.

Google+ and World Domination

Janet Fouts

If you’re as into social media networks as I am you’d have to have your head in the sand to miss the launch of Google+ , a shiny new social network from Google. Adding the “ Authorship&# tag &# to syndicated posts will allow users to follow specific authors and list your content on the +1 tab of your Google profile. What if you did get into Google+ already?

End Of Blogs

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I love my blog. love your blog. love blogs. Loving blogs has nothing to do with me not loving the newer stuff. love Twitter , Facebook , Google+ and other places to publish, share and connect too, but I have a soft spot for blogs. It was a punch in the gut yesterday to read this tweet from Gina Trapani : "Wow, Google Reader shutting down. It really IS the end of blogging and old school newsreaders. Watch for 'Subscribe in Google+.'" Confession time. I was a die-hard user and evangelist for Google Reader. blogger.

50 Tips to Make Your Company’s Blog Rock

Spin Sucks

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. 50 Tips to Make Your Company’s Blog Rock. Run  polls and surveys  on your blog.

The Best Free (or Cheap) Tools for Blogger and Influencer Outreach

Adam Sherk

Blogger and influencer outreach is an area with strong crossover between PR, audience development and link building. Finding Bloggers and Influencers. Just search on something like “fashion blogger,” “foodie” or whatever topic you need and you’re on your way. Google+ Tools. CircleCount and FindPeopleonPlus are decent databases of Google+ users.

5 Goals Every Blogger Should Set Up in Google Analytics

ProBlogger

Set up goals for your blog. The simplest way to do this is by using Google Analytics. Google Analytics helps you not only see stats about your visitors, but also lets you create and measure your website goals and objectives. But, you likely already have a Google Analytics account, so let’s just dive in to creating the first goals for your website. Getting started.

Blogging Upstream

Waxing UnLyrical

Tootzypop , the lifestyle blog I founded for savvy women over 40 , is no exception. In women’s online media, the formula is one part fashion and beauty, one part yoga and fitness, one part recipe swap, a ginormous dose of mommy blogging; mix and cover with a thick frosting of e-shopping. The world doesn’t need another fashion blog, yoga site, or recipe roundup. Not the formula.

How to Market with Mom Bloggers

Convince & Convert

Therefore, brands of every genre are teaming up with mom bloggers and reporting awesome brand lift and campaign results. From fashion brands to food to travel, any brand that has moms as even some of their consumers has been at least dabbling with mom blogger partnerships. Work with each blogger’s strengths. They also had a few bloggers approach them to work together.

Top 5 Google Chrome Extensions For Bloggers

ProBlogger

Today, I’m going to share with you some of the Google Chrome extensions that have made my daily blogging tasks easier. All you need to do is type in your URL and tons of information about your site’s SEO will pop out, from your indexed pages in Google and Bing, to your Pagerank and traffic levels. Google Dictionary. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.

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The Blogger’s Guide to Google Authorship

ProBlogger

At the 2011 SMX Advanced event , Matt Cutts announced the Google initiative to support authorship markup, or more simply, to give you ownership of your content in the search results. Authorship , in this context, refers to Google’s parameters for making a verified connection between a person’s original web content and their Google Plus profile. If not, sign up here.

Bloggers Are Not Journalists – But They Are Abducted, Imprisoned Tortured and Assassinated the Same #HowManyMore

Laurel Papworth

Shares Extract: George Brandis today said that “Bloggers are not Journalists” meaning they don’t need the same protection. It’s probably worth investigating the number of bloggers killed in the “Line of Duty”… Today, George Brandis Attorney General for Australia stated that “ bloggers are not journalists ” in regard to the #metadata debate (Government accessing Big Data vs Privacy debate). AG George Brandis ‘I don’t regard bloggers as journalists.’ And we may need those bloggers in the future.

You'll Always Hear it First on Google+

Stay N' Alive

From now on every post I make to StayNAlive.com will originate on Google+. This goes in line with my earlier post where I suggested that the Blogging landscape is significantly changing, and the blogs that want to survive will need to embrace social means of publishing and discovery. But you'll immediately receive updates on Google+ the minute I hit share.

Google AdWords – Easy Tips for Bloggers and Small Business Owners

Kikolani

Google AdWords is one of the most popular ways of online advertising. Track the conversions and use the recorded data in Google Analytics to see what serves you the best. You're reading Google AdWords – Easy Tips for Bloggers and Small Business Owners , originally posted on Kikolani and copyrighted by Kristi Hines, freelance writer and professional blogger. Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. Improve Your Work Habits – Healthy Living Tips For Bloggers. CommentLuv 2.9 – Guide for Blog Owners & Commenters.

How Social Media Can Be Magic For Your Blog

Peg Fitzpatrick

Social media can be the magic that helps people find your blog articles. A few years ago, blogging and social media were separate. Blogging was long-form, serious, and crafted. Some people predicted that social media would replace blogging because of declining attention spans. Blogging and social media not only amicably co-exist, they complement each other.

5 Google Font Combinations That Will Make Your Blog’s Design Sing

ProBlogger

When it comes to the readability of your blog, font choice (along with font size and line spacing) is crucial. Unfortunately, this is an area where may bloggers are getting their blog design horribly wrong. Line spacing of 1.65 and a space of 25px after paragraphs are pretty safe settings for any blog, no matter your font choice. Blog DesignTiny text.

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