Trending Sources

Traditional Book Publishing vs. Self-Publishing

Spin Sucks

One of the questions they asked me yesterday was how six months of book tour travel and speaking had gone and whether or not I’d self-publish my second book. Book Publishing. Book publishing is fascinating. In today’s immediate gratification, fast-paced world, book publishing is on its own time. It was all due to the publisher the first week of January.

Self-Publishing vs. Publisher: Why You Should Do Both

Spin Sucks

He and I were talking to Bob Reed about the book publishing process – Mark having just published Return On Influence  and Geoff Livingston and me having just published Marketing in the Round. Because a competitor is publishing a Twitter book and they want to beat them to the punch. Is Publishing Dead? If I publish this blog post by 7 a.m.

Link Building Tactics for Publishers

Adam Sherk

When it comes to link building publishers have a significant advantage because editorial content, be it hard news or evergreen content, lends itself naturally to linking and sharing. It is one of the many reasons that content marketing has become so popular, as brands in other industries put an emphasis on content development and promotion and essentially become publishers themselves.

Three Essential Blog Writing Tips for Just Before You Click Publish

Spin Sucks

We’ve talked about blog writing tips for when you need ideas. But what about those last moments before you click publish? That’s what these blog writing tips are for. You’ve read enough blog writing tips by now that you should have already spent some time on your headline. But before you hit publish, sit back and really think about your target reader.

The New(ish) Trend Of Publishing Within Publishing

Twist Image

Let's not diminish the power of blogging. What made it most unique, was that they were going to publish it solely on Facebook. Not just a random bunch off "b-side" type of articles that weren't fit for publishing on Business Insider. The thing about this publishing thing. . Writers used to write for publishers. Publishers were the gatekeepers to an audience. Social media enabled writers (and other forms of content creators) to become their own publishing platform. Instead NewCo is being published within Medium. blogging. mirum blog.

8 Tips On Developing A Social Publishing Approach For Brands


A social publishing approach is the cradle-to-grave, beginning to end approach for audience-based content development, distribution, and measurement. tips on developing a social publishing approach for brands. 1. Conversations and conversion need provocation. Audience-based contextually relevant content that can be measured is the linch pin. Remember your core values and strengths.

Stop! Check These Seven Things Before Hitting Publish

Spin Sucks

You wrote an awesome post and you’re about to get it published. Here are seven things you should check before hitting the publish button. Check These Seven Things Before Hitting Publish appeared first on Spin Sucks. have been blogging. The post Stop! Comments I found this post to be extremely helpful.

Content Creation? Curation? Focus on Publishing Instead


But the one thing that we’ve both agreed on is the importance of publishing of our content, regardless of where it came from. Publishing is the overall approach of content and conversation. It’s more than just publishing a post to your blog, or uploading a video to YouTube. Less filling!” ” types of discussions. Someone created these planes.

3 Steps to Publish a Blog Post

Ari Herzog

It is very easy to write a blog post. Step 3: Publish and promote. Yeah yeah there’s more involved such as blog platforms, useful pictures, automation, and monetization; but the nuts and bolts of publishing a post involve writing a title, writing the body, and publishing it. One of my blogging goals for 2014 is to write a new post every day.

6 Rules of Thumb for Successful Brand Publishing

Waxing UnLyrical

The Internet has made brand publishing ubiquitous. In the words of Mark Ragan , CEO of Ragan Communications, “If we tell our stories the right way, we have the ability to become legitimate publishers in our own right.”. And in today’s hyper connected world, everyone’s a publisher. So what could possibly go wrong with brand publishing? But how do they do this effectively?

Pinterest: Great Opportunity for Lifestyle Publishers and Brands

Adam Sherk

Kerry Jones did an excellent one on the BlueGlass blog: Everything You Need to Know About Pinterest. While any photo-rich site can benefit from Pinterest, at least at this stage in its evolution there are particularly strong opportunities for lifestyle publishers and brands. Should Publishers Add “Pin It” Buttons? Can Publishers Harvest Social Media Intent in a Meaningful Way?

12 Social Media Tools for Scheduling and Publishing Updates Compared


In this post, I wanted to share my findings for others who are also in the process of choosing a social media publishing tool for their business. The following are the social media tools for scheduling and publishing updates that I chose to research. They do have features that allow you to automate publishing updates to specified social media networks. AgoraPulse. Buffer.

Publishing Is A Relationship


Publishing is a relationship. Blog Content Marketing Writing content marketing reading writing Let me get a little deep on you. ” We see.

7 Conversion Rate Optimization Tips for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Paras has been doing some interesting work with A/B testing and conversion rate optimization so I thought it would be good to get some tips for publishers from him. As the director of Visual Website Optimizer (A/B testing software) I have had the opportunity to observe hundreds of A/B tests by our (publisher) customers and analyze what works for them. Tags: Publishing Yes / No.&#

My Top Posts of 2011 on SEO, PR and Social Media for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Is Using Facebook Comments Good for Publishers? The post on Facebook analytics tools did well considering I just published it last week. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to devote much time to blogging this year. Define is launching a company blog soon and we’ve also arranged to do some articles for Search Engine Land, so it will continue to be a challenge to keep up here.

SEO Metrics for Publishers: How are You Tracking and Measuring Success?

Adam Sherk

When it comes to SEO publishers need to understand and effectively communicate progress and success. In this post I’d like to highlight some of the key metrics for publishers to focus on. Conversions – this comes into play much more in fields like e-commerce SEO, but publishers have desired conversions too. My Top Posts of 2011 on SEO, PR and Social Media for Publishers.

Is Using Facebook Comments Good for Publishers?

Adam Sherk

As someone who limits his Facebook friends mainly to actual friends but who frequently reads and comments on industry and marketing blogs, for me the main concern with using Facebook Comments is the desire to keep my professional and personal lives separate. like this idea but not everyone has a blog or a professional Facebook Page. So is the system good for publishers?

How Much It Costs to Publish on Top Media Websites like Forbes, Entrepreneur, and

Bill Hartzer

One of the more difficult tasks for some SEOs who aren’t great content marketers is to generate great content and actually get that content published on top media websites. Well, I found out what one particular blogger charges to get your content published on top media websites. BloggingWebsite Price. $1,750. $1,250. $1,000.

Study Shows: Blog Posts Published on Weekends Get More Social Shares


You work hard to create relevant, engaging content for your blog and you want to be sure that it has as many eyeballs on it as possible. There are strategies and tips that can guide you on when to post to your blog, how to best engage social media and how to create a killer title that will have your post making the rounds on every social media channel. Blog Promotion

API 27

2015: The Year of Brand Publishing


Have you ever thought of your small brand as a publisher? More than ever, it is essential that brands become their own advocates by becoming informed resources via brand publishing in order to stand out. Here are four brands that dominate brand publishing: GoPro. GoPro, the undisputed king of brand publishing, uses their unique product to drive traffic to their site.

5 Things to Do after You Hit “Publish” on Your Next Blog Post


Her query was one I think a lot of people struggle with once they feel as though they may have the content production for their blogs under control, but are wondering how to get that content in front of the right people. What you can do after every post that will help you devise more content to publish. Publish Your Blog Post Without SEO, and 1000s of Visits Will Be Forever Lost.

The End Of Blogging?

Twist Image

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?), lamented the death of Google Reader , and still - to this day - love to hit the publish button. Suddenly, you didn't have to have a blog to be a blogger. It is.

How to Use Niche Publishers to Drive Revenue

Convince & Convert

Rather than focus on sites that provide general traffic, go after niche publishers and targeted verticals. While it may be more time-consuming on the front end, you’ll find that working with individual publishers will pay off in the long run. When you sign content-focused publishers as affiliates, you automatically diversify your traffic. So how do you know the difference?

Nine PR Blogs to Read

Spin Sucks

By Gini Dietrich On the ninth day of Christmas, Spin Sucks gave to you… nine PR blogs to read, eight PR up-and-comers , seven must-listen podcasts , six  communicator gifts , five  communications trends , four free webinars , three strategy games , two  Crazies secrets , and the  PR win of 2014. PR Blogs to Read Without further ado, here are the nine PR blogs you should read.

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. So I’ve created a list of eight things to consider while you’re blogging. Was. A. Disaster. Link to people.

Digg 133

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

As a result, publishers and bloggers of all sizes are constantly bleeding site content to social channels in order to encourage crucial engagement and interaction outside of their homepages. As publishers continue to rely on the outside social web to foster their communities, they often witness dire consequences. Publisher Platform (P3). Have an account? Used it? Not yet.

The Changing State Of Blogs

Twist Image

Are blogs dead? and I on to his podcast to discuss this whole, "is blogging dead?" meme that seems to be back in the public zeitgeist (the show will be published in the coming weeks). What is a blog? In the early days of blogging (I started Six Pixels of Separation in 2003), I defined blogs as a personal publishing platform that enabled anyone to write something, hit the publish button, and instantly have it distributed to the world for free (and fast). At the time, many new types of blogs started down the same path. blogging.

Four Types of Blog Posts Proven to Generate Organic Traffic

Spin Sucks

To increase the number of organic visitors to your blog you need to produce content that is so compelling to your visitors that they deem it worth sharing. Your blog posts must be well-written, unique, useful, and frequent. Here are four types of blog posts that are most successful at attracting organic traffic.

120 Marketing Tactics for Blogs


Part of a good content marketing strategy, blogging helps you position yourself as an expert in your area. . Content marketing  consists of producing and publishing information that builds trust and authority among your ideal customers. It Successful blogs play a pivotal role in delivering your brand message, and help drive sales without using traditional hard-sell tactics.

The Future Of Books And Publishing

Twist Image

In a world of Blog, Podcasts, Twitter , magazines and more, I still get the most value out of reading and thinking about a good book over anything else. Along with starting one of the most interesting open source projects, LibriVox (for audio books based on books in the public domain), Hugh also works on book and publishing start-ups. The book publishing industry is going through dramatic change and digitization. blogging. book publishing. Episode #279 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. book oven.

Scheduling Your Business Blog: How Often to Blog and the Best Times to Publish

Writtent Blog

If you’re trying to create an editorial calendar to keep your business blogging on schedule, there are two tricky things you need to master: coming up with new content ideas and figuring out how often to blog. Blogging Frequency Best Practices. Figuring Out How Often to Blog. These two factors are the biggest considerations in figuring out how often to blog.

Is The Publish Button Evil?

Twist Image

The ability to publish content was once one of the most valuable forces in the world. If you don''t study media (or if media is not a part of your profession), it''s hard to understand how profound this ability to publish a thought truly is. This is much more about respecting the ability to publish, communicate and connect. Why you should respect the publish button. Everyone has a publish button now. In fact, everyone has many, many, many publish buttons now. write something, I publish it. Imagine if there was a respect for that publish button.

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?

Survey 136

PB130: What Time of Day is Best to Publish to Your Blog


When Should You Publish Your Blog Posts. Today I am talking about when you should publish your blog post. It matters when you publish social media, but I’m not sure if it matters with blog posts that much anymore. Readers will read blog posts in the morning, but comment later in the day after business hours. At what time should you publish?

Study 14

When’s the Best Time to Publish Blog Posts?


So in preparation for my upcoming webinar, titled Science of Blogging, I decided to combine all of my existing data on timing with my new research into one master post on the subject. The first time I looked at blog post timing was when I was analyzing retweets. Next, I looked at the effect that the time articles were published had on the number of times they were shared on Facebook.

A More Elegant Question About Publishing And Money

Twist Image

How are publishers going to make money? With that, the definition of publishing expanded as well. Social media networks became part of the fold, and other publishing platforms that could have monetized with a revenue model that wasn't advertising-based, flocked to advertising as brands, agencies and media companies do what they do best: attempt to find more people to buy their products/services in the different places that these consumers spend their time. Now, the publishing and advertising businesses are in a huge, heaping pile of mess. business blog. brand.

How to Publish Your Blog on Amazon Kindle


Have you published your blog on Kindle? We’re not talking about publishing ebooks or PDFs, but your dynamic and regularly updated blog. Kindle publishing for blogs has already opened the doors to myriad opportunities for many businesses that have a blog. How on earth can kindle publishing help your SEO? Add and publish. Feedback.

To Understand Content, You Have To Understand Publishing. BuzzFeed Is Pushing The Limits.

Twist Image

Publishing and understanding how content now flows from a media company down to the consumer is fascinating to watch. business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. publishing. Three Billion Content Views Per Month. Mobile, social and ideal production facilities. Jonah Peretti has had a front-row seat. buzzfeed.

Theme Week: Publish Your Blog Post Without SEO, and 1000s of Visits Will Be Forever Lost


While this week we’re exploring all the things you can do with a post after  you hit “publish”, Rand is reminding is to take a second before we do and have a look at the things you can do to optimize your post before it even gets into the hands of your readers. So I thought up three more: Publish Your Blog Post Without SEO, and 1000s of Visits Will Be Forever Lost.

Why Bloggers Should Self-Publish


By James Altucher of I’ve published seven books in the past seven years, five with traditional publishers (Wiley, Penguin, HarperCollins), and the last two I’ve self-published. In this post I give the specific details of all of my sales numbers and advances with the traditional publishers. Image copyright photogl - The rest of this article is really three discussions: Why self-publish, rather than use a traditional publisher? Why bloggers should self-publish. How to go about self-publishing.