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Five Things Jesus Looks for in a Blog Post

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Now that I have your attention, this isn’t really about Jesus, but he factors in. I was chatting with a friend about the motivations behind the sensationalistic and predictable headlines bloggers use to attract attention. The simplest explanation is that the system is gamed. could have called it “A Guide to Fair and Effective Social Media Campaigns,” but who would attend that talk? Or four?

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Who Are Your Twitter Fab Five?

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Vruz is an example of what makes Twitter amazing: You’ll meet people from different walks of life, half way around the world, that you would never have met IRL. She’s one of the auto industry’s best observers and bloggers. Mediaphyter is Jennifer Leggio, internet security queen (we have lots of queens, princesses and other royalty here), ZDNet blogger , hockey fan and 100% social business professional. In response to the madness of Twitter Follow Friday, I’m going to try something new that I call my “Fab Five to Follow Post.” He’s always supportive, to an extreme.

How Social Is Your Company, Really?

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Do your bloggers, or appropriate company spokespeople, respond to comments and post these on the blog? These are just a few quick examples of the difference between the tools, which can be static and faceless, and true engagement, which only happens when smart, empowered people step in. So you have a blog, maybe two, a couple of Twitter feeds, a YouTube channel and a Facebook page. Your company is truly social, isn’t it? Everything on the checklist is in place. But none of these things equates to being truly social. Twitter. Company Contact Info. Do you respond?

FTC to Penalize Questionable Blogging Practices

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Specifically, the agency now requires bloggers to disclose relationships with sponsors, whether the blogger is paid or merely receives “free” products and services; and for celebrities to disclose their paid relationships with sponsors. Yet, in the online review, the blogger writes that the lotion cures eczema and recommends the product for that condition. ’&#.

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

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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.

11 Actionable Writing Tips [+Examples]

Writtent Blog

When you’re a blogger, statistics are your best friend. Example: It’s a good idea to blog often since 92% of businesses that blog multiple times daily has acquired customers through their blog ( HubSpot ). 2. Example: When writing, shut yourself up in a soundproof room that has good lighting. Example: End with a question and a “Let us know in the comments!”

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Five Examples of Blogging Voices

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The honest-to-goodness answer is … I have no idea! I’ll attempt a few tips and provide examples of bloggers’ styles that contribute to voice. Five Examples of Blogging Voices . These examples of styles, tone, personality, and delivery contribute to blogging voice. ” These bloggers are all very different from each other. What the heck is voice? Snark. Personal

29+ Actionable Content Writing Tips [+Examples]

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Here are 29+ actionable content writing tips to help you, along with examples, statistics, and quotes. 1. If you give them specific examples of what to do after reading your content, they’re less likely to go looking for more specific information on other sites. Example: Don’t just tell your readers about that easy-to-make vegan cake that you made. Make Your Content Actionable.

17 Examples of Blog Archives

Ari Herzog

Some bloggers choose simplicity and others opt for snazz. Please click the bloggers’ names above for I frequent their blogs — some daily, others monthly. Thanks. -- Thanks for reading 17 Examples of Blog Archives by Ari Herzog. If you never visited my blog archive , a screen shot is below: Blog archives come in many styles. You can watch it here.

15 Must-Use Words in Your Headlines [+Examples]

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Example: 15 Must-Use Words in Your Headline. 2. Example: 21 Surprising Statistics You Never Knew about Blue Whales. 3. Example: 7 Facts about Volcanoes that Will Blow Your Mind. 4. Example: 8 Modern Brand Building Tactics for Your Online Marketing Campaign. 5. Example: 21 Ways to Make Cooking Simpler in the Kitchen. 6. Headlines. Surprising. Facts. Number]. Tools.

Bloggers Aren’t Just Bloggers: A Solid Example of Multi-Channel Marketing

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Bloggers are a fantastic springboard for such a strategy because they are easiest to search for contextually and granularly as opposed to searching for influencers on other channels. Bloggers also tend to be active on a plethora of channels since they. Read it here if you missed it, it’s a good one! ). Read the whole entry. » social media case studies

57 Social Media Policy Examples and Resources

Dave Fleet

Blogger Policy. Pledge for Bloggers. Over time I’ve found myself doing more and more foundational work for organizations looking to dip their toes into social media. One of the key elements of this work, in my opinion, is creating a social media policy that fits well with the organization’s goals, culture and risk tolerance. But where to start? As it happens, lots of organizations publish their social media guidelines online, ready for you to review and use yourself. Here are 57 61 great social media policy templates and resources to use when building your own. Source. Resource.

Samsung Threatens Bloggers and Provides a Valuable Lesson

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Then we had a healthy debate about it and she convinced me it’s something we should all know about and consider for any future blogger relations and/or brand ambassador programs. So here’s the story… Samsung Threatens Bloggers. But a brand ambassador is different than a blogger. For all intents and purposes, bloggers should be treated as journalists.

100 Examples of Corporate Social Media Policies

Koka Sexton

Blogger Policy. Compilation of Legal Actions Against Bloggers. The following table contains the names of over 100 companies and organization that have published their Employee Social Media Policies or Guidelines online… The left side column is the name of the organization, and it is linked to their organizational or corporate home page. Organization. Policy Title. About.com.

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. It’s also challenging to do well.

Are Bloggers Community Managers?

Spin Sucks

Are all bloggers also community managers? Are Bloggers Community Managers? Some bloggers are (whether they know it or not) community managers; others are new media journalists, content curators, or simply diarists. When a blog collapses, the most common outward culprits are blogger burnout or failure to thrive.  So What’s a Blogger to Do? Finance , Yahoo!

Blogger Outreach: Three Steps to a Successful Program

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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). They are the first step in developing your list of bloggers to reach. Blogger Outreach. Cision (paid). Burrelles (paid).

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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?

4 of the Best Blogger Outreach Strategies

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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.

Top tips for bloggers and brands

Sherrilynne Starkie

Bloggers too, are being taken seriously as true influencers by marketers and are being courted by brands and the PR agencies that represent them. Here are some tips for new bloggers to help get the best out of brand relationships: Seattle-area Blogger Meetup Group Photo (2) (Photo credit: Chris Pirillo). Should the blogger tweet throughout the event? Related articles.

What the Best Bloggers Do Right

Convince & Convert

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. Being regular and keeping that blog fresh is one thing that nearly every successful blogger did. Last time I checked , 3.75

Master List ?(A Wiki of Social Media Marketing Examples)?

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Methodology   Wikis  High Tech  United States  Peter Kim   Bayer   Berocca Blogger Relief pack   Blog/Blogging  Healthcare  United Kingdom  John Galpin   Bank of America   Medal Me! For an additional 500, be sure to visit Master List 2.  And the third 500 has started on Master List 3. To learn how to contribute/edit, visit the Administration page. Wikis  Automotive  United States  David Bausola   Ford   Hurra Torpedo campaign   Presentation sharing  Automotive  United States  Philippe Deltenre   Ford   Where are the Joneses? Evans   adenin TECHNOLOGIES Inc. Whittemore   ePi Tech Inc.

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How This Fashion Brand Found the Sweet Spot in Blogger Relations

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Either they work only with blogger networks or agencies, or they own their blogger relationships in-house. After a neat discussion with Sam Zivot of Lorna Jane , I now have an awesome example of how these two tactics actually can be complimentary. huge part of this brand’s marketing strategy is blogger outreach. How Lorna Jane Does it with Bloggers. Meet Sam.

2 Simple But Brilliant Content Marketing Examples from the Great White North

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blogger + iPhone + 15-second video = content marketing success. Simple But Brilliant Content Marketing Examples from the Great White North is a post from: Convince and Convert: Social Media Strategy and Content Marketing Strategy. Last week was big for me, as I finally met Taxi Mike in person. What makes Taxi Mike a special content marketer? Taxi Mike is a Youtility. Simple. Useful.

How Bloggers Can Benefit From Google’s Rich Answers

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For example, If we were to type in a particular question: You will see that Google has extracted the information from a third-party website, in this case bbcgoodfood.com. For example, if we were to ask the question: “How old is Malcolm Turnbull?” As an example, if you type into Google: “make money blogging,” you will see problogger.net has the rich answer result and the No.1

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. As an example, the 12 Palms Recovery Center maintains a blog that provides information for families and individuals affected by drug abuse.

How To Be a Better Guest Blogger

Ari Herzog

We are open to introducing our readers to new voices by way of guest posts; but, after years of blogging and receiving email requests from wannabe bloggers, I’ve learned that a lot of people don’t understand the difference between blogging and article marketing. Here are 6 real examples of emails that suck: The 6th reason your email sucks: You never researched nor read my blog. Michael Dolen is among a slate of guest bloggers for me. Every blog publisher wants to increase eyeballs and visits. wanted to make sure my topic fits with your theme. Article Marketing.

Roadmap to a Bloggers’ Roundtable

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Bloggers’ roundtables have been around for a while. Here, then: The what, why, and how of a bloggers’ roundtable. What is a bloggers’ roundtable ? Instead of standing at a podium, the speakers sit by a speakerphone, while the audience—the bloggers—dial into a conference line. When is a bloggers’ roundtable useful ? Technically, it’s a conference call.

Why Char-Broil’s Blogger Outreach Program Gives Me the Warm and Fuzzies

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A few months ago I was struck by the number of posts floating around that discuss digital marketing “fails,” and blogger outreach gone bad—so many posts that just focused on what not to do. While these posts are important, educational, and often very funny I had trouble finding positive examples of PR professionals going above and beyond when it came to blogger outreach. Enjoy!

What Do the Best Bloggers Have in Common?

Kikolani

If you haven’t read about that many blog success stories , you may or may not know that it is in fact, the blogger’s attitude which plays a major role in the success of any given blog. As a blogger, your mindset defines your attitude. In any case, a blogger must always identify the end-goal before beginning a write-up. Someone you might call a “hobby blogger”. Good luck!

8 Questions for a Big-Time Marketer Turned Influential Blogger

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Recently I conducted and published a survey capturing the input of 4,000 of the top bloggers on marketing partnerships. One of the key takeaways was that the majority of bloggers want to work directly with the brands. Bloggers don’t want to be used as a campaign or marketing asset—they do their best work when they are a part of the brand. Waking up at 7:30 a.m.

20 Bloggers to Watch in 2012

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As Michael Stelzner said at Blogworld, “You’re not a blogger, you’re a publisher!”. He had a popular blog, Free Pursuits, but focused on creating a legacy rather then  just  being a blogger. He Some of the best discussions of 2010 came from his blog and I believe that the Million Dollar Blog Project will result in a few more bloggers to watch. Enjoy! Maria Popova.

Does your brand take bloggers seriously?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Brands are flocking to Facebook but are overlooking the significant opportunities and value that bloggers bring to digital marketing initiatives, according to the T echnorati 2013 Digital Influence Report. Formerly known as The State of the Blogosphere the report has been renamed the 2013 Digital Influence Report because it takes a look at the broader social Internet as well as blogs and bloggers. Number of likes, fans, friends and followers are some examplesBloggers offer brands enhanced value through their own social media activity. Bloggers are important in PR.

Pinterest Basics for Bloggers

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For example, if I see a pretty wedding dress, I will pin it to my “wedding ideas” board, which is full of images of my favorite wedding-related ideas gathered from various websites. Bloggers can make use of these “clickthrough images” to attract more people to our blogs. Take my favorite chocolate bars, for example: I saw this yummy Snickers bars under the “Food & Drink” category.

The Complete Bloggers’ Guide to Web Hosting

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While I fully agree that these three are quality hosting companies, I wouldn’t label them as the best WordPress hosting choice for every blogger. For example, DreamHost is a bit pricey for someone looking for an option that fits into a tight budget. For example, do you plan to upload unique videos, infographics, or high resolution photos? What makes a good web host?

9 Habits of Bloggers Who Have Huge Audiences

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If you’re just starting out as a blogger, you’re probably wondering how to grow your audience. The good news is that there’s a lot you can learn from bloggers who have already built an enormous following – no matter what they blog about, great bloggers share a number of habits that make them successful. As a blogger, it’s so easy to waste time. They’re Prolific.

How to Leverage the Potential of Blogger Outreach

Kikolani

Blogger outreach is reaching out to the blogger community to create a relationship that involves you having regular, constructive and mutually beneficial contact with them. What this means is that you keep communicating with bloggers regularly and don’t just get in touch with them, when you want a guest blog to be posted. What is Blogger Outreach? Blog Directories.