Essential Content Marketing Editorial Calendar Template Every Marketer Can Use
NOVEMBER 3, 2013
Today’s portfolio of content channels — websites, blogs, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram, SlideShare, Flickr, etc. — is constantly growing. How will this planning template aid your business? Blog publication calendar template that tracks your post topics/titles, content details, keywords, target personas, and CTAs (calls to action).
Social Media Strategic Plan Template
NOVEMBER 13, 2012
We’ll cover the third step in another blog post and finally, social media ROI (a.k.a. We have planning templates to get you started ! I’ll be the first to admit that social media measurement is evolving and slightly awkward still. Our Social Media Strategic Plan template steps you through the first two: WHY and HOW. Well, its certainly not impossible. Go ahead.
Social Sharing Buttons in Single Post Templates
MARCH 9, 2011
One of the main blog post promotion strategies I cover in my new eBook involves the big three social networks: Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. It will also give your blog social proof when the numbers start climbing, and when you make social sharing easy in combination with great content, they will start moving up. You can insert them into your templates in order to show everywhere, including the home page and archive pages, or you can insert them into just your single post template so they only show when you are viewing a single post. Blog Engage. Blogging
How to Build a Content Calendar (Plus a Free Template for 2014)
Convince & Convert
JANUARY 7, 2014
We have no problems with other people borrowing our methods we wanted to offer a content marketer’s guide to building a content calendar along with a free template for the 2014 calendar year. For example, an infographic can support a blog post which analyzes the integrity of the data it was based on. Using Your Content Calendar Template. The Goal of a Content Calendar.
Six Effective Ways to Repurpose Content and Generate Traffic
JUNE 8, 2016
Instead of spending hours and hours on just one great blog post, repurpose content into numerous traffic generating pieces of content. Taking the time to write long-form, well-research articles is hard. Here are some ideas. The post Six Effective Ways to Repurpose Content and Generate Traffic appeared first on Spin Sucks.
How to Create Your Guest Blogging Strategy [with a 5 step template]
FEBRUARY 17, 2015
This has inspired me to share this recent guest blogging story. We’re not talking about guest blogging that Google frowns upon , but high-value blogging via influencer outreach. Guest blogging is a hot topic we’ve been asked a ton of questions about lately and with good reason. When I blogged for fellow Aussie blogger Jeff Bullas. Of course I agreed! .
3 Conversion Tricks I Use to Get More Leads Than You (+ Free Squeeze Page Template)
AUGUST 26, 2013
Today I’m going to share some of my more private landing page tips that help me get more subscribers and sales than my competition in virtually any niche I enter. I’m also going to give you a high-converting squeeze page template you can customize until your heart’s content. To install the template, you simply need FTP access to your server. Not a bad end result.
Don’t Be a Lazy Marketer: 11 Content Marketing Ideas
JULY 16, 2015
Have you ever fed your audience a blog post in the same way you’ve fed yourself when there’s nothing in the fridge? Fill in some of the blanks on my list of 60 headline templates. If you’ve never done this before, you can find our free templates online to guide you through what to do. By Bryan Adams. Lazy marketers are all around us…i ncluding you, if you’re honest.
Seven Elements of a LinkedIn Audit to Improve Brand Consistency
AUGUST 10, 2015
Although this is an optional item for your employees to include, you’ll want to make sure, at a minimum, that there aren’t links to their former employers’ blog or website lurking there. To capture and share the results of my LinkedIn audit, I created a standardized template for capturing and comparing results across the team being audited. By Erika Heald. Company description.
Introducing The Modern Blogging Masterclass
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
Today we launch our very first (hopefully of many) online course… The Modern Blogging Masterclass. What is The Modern Blogging Masterclass? What is The Modern Blogging Masterclass, you ask? There will be homework, with templates and worksheets (and maybe even a workbook!), The post Introducing The Modern Blogging Masterclass appeared first on Spin Sucks.
The Rapid eLearning Blog
Buzz Marketing for Technology
JUNE 27, 2008
The Rapid Elearning Blog. As my daughter would say, “That’s stinkin’ thinkin’! If you’re a regular reader of this blog, then you know that’s flat out wrong. The Real Purpose of the E-Learning Template. Last week I told you to stop using templates for e-learning that were designed for presentations. " Effective Use of Templates.
33 Ways Your Social Media Plan Will Make You More Successful
Convince & Convert
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
Rock This Social Media Plan Template There is an algorithm we follow at CoSchedule to help us share our content, connect with our audience, and reach our marketing goals. And we’re giving it to you for free right now: Get your free social media plan template now! The rest of this post covers exactly how this social media plan template works. 2. It has a ring to it, right?
8 Simple Tweaks to Boost Website Conversions
Convince & Convert
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
Since I discovered the sheer power of releasing premium content on opt-in landing pages in 2011, we’ve released over 40 marketing templates, e-books, and cheat sheets. Honestly, most people find our tools via Google, so the conversion rates are particularly high since they are in an “active” searching state rather than a “passive” blog reading mode. CTA in guest blog posts.
How to Determine and Prioritize Social Media Marketing Goals and Objectives
FEBRUARY 1, 2016
Achieving measurable social media ROI is very similar to teens and sex. Everyone is talking about it but very few are actually doing it! In addition to running a busy social, branding and digital agency, Marketing Nutz , I also do a ton of international keynote speaking, training and workshops. We work with brands of all sizes from startups to Fortune 10 brands. We believe in risk. iTunes.
How to Create Your Ultimate Blogging Calendar
MAY 11, 2016
You know you should probably blog or create content and you agree that it sounds like a good idea, but this is where you get stuck… You get stuck in making it happen week after week. You get stuck on what to blog about, where to blog, what format it should be in and you wonder, “does anyone really read blogs anymore?” Sample blogging calendar example.
17 Examples of Blog Archives
FEBRUARY 22, 2011
If you never visited my blog archive , a screen shot is below: Blog archives come in many styles. As such, and complemented by this blog being powered by the WordPress Thesis theme , I employ custom functions written in PHP that perform numerous actions. Please click the bloggers’ names above for I frequent their blogs — some daily, others monthly.
The 11 Most Read Blog Posts of 2014 (and a Bonus!)
DECEMBER 22, 2014
On the eleventh day of Christmas, Spin Sucks gave to you… 11 most read blog posts, 10 top communicators , nine great PR blogs , eight 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. I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas! Enjoy!
32 Resources to Write Great Blog Headlines
OCTOBER 17, 2014
million blog posts are written every day. As the web becomes more crowded with content, it’s becoming harder and harder to draw people’s attention to your blog posts. Keep your blog steadily growing by improving your skill set and adopting content marketing best practices. The Anatomy of a Perfect Blog Post: The Data on Headlines, Length, Images and More. Image source.
How to Make Better Visualizations for Your Blog
Convince & Convert
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
Do you ever run out of ways to promote your blog content? Let’s look at the type of visual content you can create for some of the more popular blog post types. Let’s say you sell electronics and have a blog post on the latest updates to iOS 8. For blog posts, your smartphone will capture good enough images. If so, then visual content may be the solution.
Watching Me Blog
APRIL 4, 2012
Blogs are one of the most valuable marketing tools ever created. started blogging in September 2003, and since then I have written almost three thousand posts. I'm proud of this blog mostly because it serves two personal Gods for me: my love of writing and my love of sharing. I had the pleasure of speaking in Oslo, Norway last week at the re:think conference. The morning of the conference, we had breakfast and our conversation sparked a blog post (this one: Where Do Ideas Come From? ). To my surprise, Chris blogged about me blogging (how meta!) Only me.
How to Grow Your Blog (the Right Way)
FEBRUARY 1, 2016
Ever wonder what makes one blog popular and another flop? Or why one blog builds a solid readership, while another struggles to find an audience? Starting a business blog isn’t easy. From content to promotion, creating a blog that gets noticed takes time. There are ways to grow a blog without scouring the web. How to Grow Your Blog (the Right Way). 1.
How Design Impacts Blog Readership
MAY 14, 2015
As a result, many bloggers’ sites are poorly designed or rely on simple templates. Your content may bring people to your blog, but poor design and usability can seriously limit your readership. Use standard color theory to select a palette that matches your blog’s personality. The importance of blog design cannot be overstated. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.
Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?
MAY 13, 2016
Why Blog Comments are Great for Google SEO… and Users | The SEM Post. 21 Marketing Templates that Will Make You a Content Creation Machine | CoSchedule. Really practical stuff, backed up by research, with templates you can populate with your own content! The post Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately? Blog NewsIt’s a nice place to be.
How we redesigned our website and logo
The Way of the Web
MAY 1, 2013
So I thought it would be really useful to share the process we went through… Our new logo: For a long time I’d blogged without investing in a proper logo and identity. Blog TheWayoftheWeb logo template website design We’re lucky to have a number of talented web designers and developers in our network at TheWayoftheWeb.
How We Generated 2302 Blog Subscribers In 10 Months Using Content Upgrades
The Social Media Hat
MAY 23, 2016
Email Marketing How We Generated 2302 Blog Subscribers In 10 Months Using Content Upgrades. This is what happened to us about 10 months ago on the Wishpond blog. By adding content upgrades to both our new articles and some which received the highest traffic, we were able to generate 2,302 blog subscribers in just 10 months. Until we discovered content upgrades. Worksheets.
20+ Commonly Asked Questions About Blogging & Online Marketing
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
As each year passes, blog marketing techniques evolve. If you’re a business, you may have the luxury of hiring an awesome Internet Marketing Company to keep up with the trends, but as individuals managing a blog for as a hobby or for profit, it’s up to you to not only maintain that blog but keep up with ways to increase traffic. Blog Platform. Enjoy! Content.
4 Ways Pinterest Can Help Drive Traffic To Your Blog
AUGUST 9, 2015
After months of pinning diligently and engaging with my subscribers, my analytics exploded, figuratively speaking – Pinterest has become the #1 referral for my blog, bringing a steady flow of high-quality visitors (that stay on my site for more than a microsecond and comment on/share the content) every day. Opt for concise yet engaging wording that reflects the content of your blog post.
The Full Blog Monetization Menu – 60+ Ways to Make Money With Your Blog
APRIL 23, 2015
You think about it all the time – how great it would be to make money from your blog. Making money from your blog is not something that happens by accident. Once you understand all of the possible ways to monetize your blog, it’s much easier to devise the right plan. Succeeding at Monetizing Your Blog. Use it as a guideline for your blog monetization plans.
WordPress Themes 101
AUGUST 15, 2013
Examples of widgets include the little boxes that display the last five blog topics or the most recent blog comments. Blog Social Media CNN Odesk Template tools WordPress WordPress Plugin Directory WordPress.com WordPress.org Entering the world of WordPress for the first time, you may feel like Dorothy walking through the farmhouse door into the colorful world of Oz.
14 Tools to Create Images for Your Blog Posts in Less than 5 Minutes
MARCH 3, 2014
It makes their final product lack credibility at first-glance, which ultimately hurts their blogging metrics. After you’ve spent a few hours crafting the perfect blog article, the last thing you want to do is spend hours playing around with vector images in Photoshop. However, simply dragging and dropping a few photos into one of the pre-set collage templates is super-fast. 6.
The Best Typography Tools To Make Your Blog Super User-Friendly
MAY 5, 2016
Imagine the ways that you could use these skills to increase the emotional impact of your web page design and blog posts, or how typography could be used to motivate your readers to answer your calls to action. Is it that big of a deal if you choose the wrong type for your blog? Typostrate also has templates, guides, and helpful videos. The same thing applies to your blog.
Blog Formatting: How to Make Your Readers Love Your Blog
FEBRUARY 4, 2014
Blogging has become increasingly popular in recent years, especially with businesses now utilizing this little Internet secret to bump up traffic to their websites. Nothing will stamp out that interest faster than a poorly formatted blog, though. 1. Think about your own likes and dislikes when planning out your blog page. Use the tools built in to your blog’s editor.
How to Set Up Blog Comments as Goals in Google Analytics Using WordPress Hacks
JANUARY 24, 2012
As many of you know, I love writing about Google Analytics. I’m a data junkie, and there’s nothing I enjoy more than learning more about the visitors coming to my blog. For those who aren’t interested in selling products or capturing mailing list subscribers, is there anything else you can count as a goal on your blog? Name your goal Blog Comments or similar.
How to Build a Six-Figure Blog Without Anyone Knowing
MARCH 21, 2011
This guide is going to reveal the concept of Email Blogging, a strategy which I personally think is one of the easiest and most profitable ways to make money online. The idea behind Email Blogging actually came to me by mistake. Based on this, I came to the conclusion that… Blogging Sucks. even teach people how to become better bloggers, and make more money from blogging.
44 Blogging Questions and Answers
JANUARY 16, 2011
would have to say that it was the fastest and hardest I’ve typed within one hour, but it was a great experience where I got to really learn a lot about what blogging questions people have today. Social Media Examiner’s Live Blogging Q&A. Question: I have a wordpress blog and am considering hosting it myself so that the site name looks more professional. Enjoy!
Get Hundreds of Links to Your Next Blog Post, Guaranteed
MARCH 14, 2011
How can you guarantee that people will read your blog post? They say that around 80% of visitors to your blog will read your post title, but only about 20% will actually read the accompanying post. Guest Blogging: The Ultimate Guide – 297 links. Do you notice anything in common with those blog posts? The Item-Hype Formula: Secret Template Revealed.
Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately
JUNE 24, 2015
I’ve seen so much good content lately on the subject of blogging – I always love a downloadable schedule that someone else has taken the time to create, and sneaking a peek into how others make money is such an eye-opener! I’ve curated a couple of links you might find helpful as we try to kick ass on the internet this week. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.
How to Hack Your Efficiency with an Agile Blog Planning Process
Convince & Convert
APRIL 14, 2015
” So I assume you’ve heard from nearly every content marketing blog out there how to do the right things. For example, here are some things effective blog editors do: You plan awesome content. Here’s exactly how you—and your team—will be super successful with an agile blog planning process. Invitations to your audience to check out your blog post.
Why all PRs should learn to code
JANUARY 3, 2012
It’s a New Year and, to celebrate, I’ve got a new blog template! In fact it’s a template that I’ve spent a few weeks over Christmas putting together. It is the first time I’ve created a WordPress template from scratch and it was actually pretty straightforward. I’ve played around with website coding since I was pretty young and even built a (albeit primitive) website when still in my early teens. Learn to code in 2012. The idea is that, in time, you’ll be building your own apps and websites. Coding PRs?
2 Incredibly Innovative Ways to Draft a Spectacular Blog Post
AUGUST 11, 2015
Have you ever felt that way before hitting the “schedule” or “publish” button? I bet you have, during at least one point in your blogging career. Creating a stellar blog post is the goal, but drafting a blog post often takes a lot of time and frustration. The quality of your blog posts will improve! Innovation when writing can help you create better blog posts.
Your Blog as Part of an Overarching Business Strategy
OCTOBER 14, 2014
So you have a business blog (you DO have a blog for your business, yes?). In a 2012 HubSpot study , 62% of respondents claimed to run a company blog. Today is also not the first time somebody tells you a blog will bring several advantages to your business. Your blog is not just the place where you write something for someone. blog tells a story. Branding.
Content Creation: How to Steal Your Way to a Successful Blog
MAY 10, 2016
With well over 150 million blogs online, the blogosphere is a crowded place. You’ll get a comment like this: Going deeper into a blogging subtopic . You’ll get comments like these: You will not succeed as a blogger if you do not study the masters and steal their blogging model. used Samar’s headline as a template to create mine. know blogging mistakes exceed 50.
Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?
JUNE 24, 2016
Plenty here to see you through this next week – I particularly enjoyed the Moz Whiteboard Friday about blog post SEO and the post on Facebook reach. From the king of SEO himself, Rand Fishkin, to your blogging ears. These tips make a lot of sense – are you looking at your blog like a reader would? Templates! Taking Notes Vs Taking Belief | Seth’s Blog.