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#FollowFriday: For Bloggers, By Bloggers

Spin Sucks

Well, this isn’t a #FollowFriday for a particular person; rather a site that is written for bloggers by bloggers. The brain child of Danny Brown and contributed to by Joey Strawn , Frank Dicksinson , Aaron Lee , and Judy Dunn , For Bloggers, By Bloggers is chock full of tips for everyone interested in blogging to the most sophisticated blogger.

How To Become An Ethical Blogger

Kikolani

Therefore, bloggers should be made aware of the do’s and don’ts of blogging, both, the new and seasoned ones. Fulfilling this need, I bring forth a framework of the norms of ethical blogging to inspire every blogger, especially the newbie, to help become ethical bloggers. Are you an ethical blogger? Bloggers may define or interpret them differently. Thanks.

Bloggers important in PR

Sherrilynne Starkie

Bloggers are increasingly important in public relations, according to a white paper published today by DWPub.  Eighty-two per cent of PR professionals work with bloggers to provide coverage for clients, while 98% find bloggers useful or invaluable. Bloggers are here to stay and the PR industry is beginning to embrace them. How Should PRs Pitch to Bloggers?

How to Use Infographics to Bring Traffic to Your Site

SocialFish

The problem is, many bloggers and those with websites don’t get as much traffic as they like, and it is natural to wonder why. When your site is too complicated, visitors don’t stick around for long. Other than it being a way to simplify concepts and ideas for your readers, there are several other reasons to use infographics on your site. Readers are drawn to your site.

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SEO Mega-Checklist: 75 steps to increased visibility for your site (infographic)

Socialmedia.biz

To help address this issue, we’ve put together a checklist of 75+ actionable On-page & Off-page SEO strategies  that, if incorporated correctly, can improve your site’s ranking in the search engine results. sitemap not only speeds up search engine indexing, but it also informs Google quickly about any changes on your site. Place Your Site’s Content Above The Fold.

7 SEO Principles Bloggers Must Remember

Convince & Convert

These seven SEO tips can play a major role in pushing your blog up the search engine totem pole, allowing you to rank higher and therefore garner more visitors to your site. 1. How information is organized into categories, pages, and subpages on a website, and how they link to each other is called  site architecture  or  information architecture. This site is deep, not flat. 3.

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3 Ways to Identify Influencers for Your Blogger Outreach Campaign

SocialFish

So, you’re about to kick off a Blogger Outreach campaign. If you have a blog and you haven’t planned to do blogger outreach – you need to start planning. The point of this post isn’t to sell you on the idea of blogger outreach. This resource can be a one-off piece of content like some sort of authoritative ‘Best bloggers in X industry’ type of starting point.

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. But the same general approach applies to any industry. Each tool is free unless otherwise noted.

Bloggers: Let Your Content and Your Readers Breathe

Myrland Marketing

This gets pulled in when you share it on other sites, and gives your readers some additional context or emotion. Blogging Content Marketing Uncategorized Bloggers Content Content marketing Facebook Google+ How To Write A Blog Post LinkedIn Marketing Publisher Tumblr Twitter Visual Content EVERYONE IS BECOMING A PUBLISHER. post on LinkedIn’s new Publisher platform. Digestible.

Meet Imogen: A Fake Wannabe Guest Blogger

Ari Herzog

Anything I send over would be written with the site’s readership in mind – as long as you’re happy with the resulting material, you’d be welcome to publish it as you see fit and the content will be owned by you entirely (in that I won’t send it to anyone else, either before or after publication.). Otherwise I’d be happy to chat about alternative arrangements if you’d rather not link to a corporate site. Needless to say, the offer is open to any other sites you might own as well as scifitalk.com. Alas, no. Very best, Imogen.

Introducing Our Niche Site Case Study (With a Twist)

Viper Chill

With the launch of a brand new niche site case study where I build a website from scratch and share the results with you all, in public, via this website. Both from the success of the sites they built and the reactions from their audience. While those are beneficial to both blogger and reader, I don’t just want to follow that mold. Hopefully. This is ViperChill. Mr. V.

Best Buy Mistakenly Exposes Their Exclusive Blogger List

Bill Hartzer

Best Buy , in a recent internal communication to their Wolf Bloggers exclusive blogger list, sent out an email to their list of bloggers about an agreement with another affiliate organization. One of the bloggers subsequently Replied All to the list, which then exposed Best Buy’s entire exclusive blogger list. Site ID (SID): 2. From: contact@XXXXXX.

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Dispelling Misconceptions About Bloggers

Kikolani

I’ve been reading a variety of blog posts and reactions to them recently about how bloggers should be doing this but should not be doing that that. I’ve come to realize that there are a few major myths about bloggers circulating out there that are just wrong. I’m ready to dispel these myths – right here, right now. Bloggers Do Other Things Besides Blogging.

Basic SEO for Bloggers

Kikolani

would only be able to find your site (1) by typing in the exact URL in the address bar or (2) by clicking on a link to your site from another site. If it doesn’t apply to the content… remove it! I’m always impressed by bloggers who can relate their posts to seemingly irrelevant images, like Dan Schure’s post in SEOmoz. 5. Search Engines for President.

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PostRank Connect and Analytics for Bloggers

Spin Sucks

It has come to my attention that not every blogger knows about or uses PostRank. PostRank Connect and Analytics for Bloggers originally appeared on Spin Sucks on April 9, 2011. My mission today is to change that! You see, PostRank is one of the tools that AdAge uses to determine their Power 150. And Matt’s guest post had 19 comments, 42 likes, and 269 tweets.

3 Tips For Effective Blogger Outreach

Mindjumpers

Tweet Bloggers are one of the key influencers in the online sphere. Just like journalists in traditional media, bloggers in social media should not be taken lightly and an appropriate plan must be made if you as a brand wish  to include blogger outreach to your social media efforts. There is no such thing as a standardized press release to be sent out or any standardized pitch.

How to Choose the Best Social Media Site for Your Business

Rebekah Radice

If you’ve wondered which social media site is right for your business , it’s no surprise. How to Choose the Best Social Media Site for Your Business. Twitter  is another social media site that’s appropriate for any business or vertical. Not a blogger? Does it feel like a new social network pops up almost daily? That depends on your answers to a few questions.

A Startup’s Struggles and Successes in Influencer Outreach: How to Set Up Your First Blogger Campaigns

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Every PR or marketing person who is focused on journalists or bloggers should read this. Without further ado, this is a great story: Working with bloggers can be a somewhat daunting task if you’ve never done it before. Each participating blogger would host a giveaway on their blog, and this always did wonders for us! We needed fashion bloggers. My First Epiphany. Short.

How Bloggers Can Benefit From Google’s Rich Answers

ProBlogger

Also displayed at the top of the page, above the organic results, these are answers drawn from official data or public domain sites such as Wikipedia. The site was already ranking No.1 However, (at the time of publishing) when you type, “how do you make money blogging”, you will see ProBlogger has the rich or featured answer but organically the site ranks about No.6 or so.

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 For both public relations and search engine optimization,  publishing content via other people’s sites is a critical part of their everyday duties. Gatekeepers are the ones who control what is published on their site. Guest Post by  Alicia Lawrence.

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. came across your site, Ariherzog.com, and would like to offer you free content. So I was just wondering if I can also do something for your site, maybe writing an article for your site FREE of cost as a guest writer. Michael Dolen is among a slate of guest bloggers for me. Unique content?

7 Ways to Find Epic Blog Writers for Your Site

Writtent Blog

comments section is among the easiest ways to find professional blog writers for your site. Review all content, find bloggers whose comments are the most valuable and thought-provoking, and assure them a chance to contribute to your blog. 3. Advantages you’ll get: Experts will bring new expertise to your site and expand your online audience. Great! How to manage it?

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12 Bloggers to Follow on Snapchat Right Now

ProBlogger

Therefore, I’ve rounded up bloggers and online entrepreneurs like you who are making the most of the fastest-growing platform. He shares new site content, advanced info about upcoming stuff, and snippets of his daily life on the beach at the Gold Coast. The post 12 Bloggers to Follow on Snapchat Right Now appeared first on ProBlogger. Stalk away! Username: elsielarson.

The Secret, Selfish Side Of Social-Curation Sites

www.fastcompany.com

The Secret, Selfish Side Of Social-Curation Sites. BY Expert Blogger Brian Andreas | 03-08-2012 | 3:00 PM. Collaborative curation has the potential for a brand and a shopper, a group of friends, perhaps even quarreling bloggers to create something relevant together. ); Copyright 1997-2007 Omniture, Inc. More info available at [link] -->. Fast Company. Subscribe. Newsletter. Search. Stumbleupon. linkedin. Google+. ); Co.DESIGN. Co.CREATE. Co.EXIST. Co.LEAD. TECHNOLOGY. MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES. MAGAZINE. Expert Blog. And what about the platforms themselves? So whats next?

8 Questions for a Big-Time Marketer Turned Influential Blogger

Convince & Convert

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.

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

Convince & Convert

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!

Why Paying Bloggers For Posts Changes The Game

Dave Fleet

Tweet There’s been a lot of debate back and forth around bloggers (generally mommy bloggers , although they’re certainly not the only ones) receiving direct payment for posts over the last little while. Over that time I’ve built this site up from a static site, that I coded by hand in Notepad, to a blog with 40,000 views each month. Again, is this bad?

5 Ways To Do Blogger Outreach Better

SocialFish

One thing that is certain is the effectiveness of working with targeted influential bloggers to promote any aspect of your brand. From a new product to an infographic to a DIY YouTube video to a product giveaway, bloggers are helping brands score actionable mentions. Here are 5 ways that you can take your relationships with bloggers from decent to awesome. Tweet this ).

20 Bloggers to Watch in 2012

ProBlogger

As Michael Stelzner said at Blogworld, “You’re not a blogger, you’re a publisher!”. She has  become famous for her weekly resource posts,  Fetching Friday , and is a prolific guest poster on many high-profile sites. He had a popular blog, Free Pursuits, but focused on creating a legacy rather then  just  being a blogger. He Deb is an accomplished blogger.

The Complete Bloggers’ Guide to Web Hosting

ProBlogger

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. Just because one host is one man’s meat, it could be another man’s poison. A lot depends on your specific needs as a blogger, your budget and even which features you may want to add to your site in the future. must-know factors. 1.

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.

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. The study shows that blogs are the third among online sites most likely to influence a consumer purchasing decision, coming after retail and brand websites.  Related articles.

Pinterest Basics for Bloggers

ProBlogger

Let’s start mapping out Pinterest strategies for your site! Bloggers can make use of these “clickthrough images” to attract more people to our blogs. Set up your bulletin boards and pin images from your site. Then, when other users click on an image, they’re taken to your site, where that picture is located. Pinterest Basics for Bloggers. The Pinterest home page.

The Triple X Niche Site Case Study is Now Live (With a BIGGER Twist)

Viper Chill

November 1st is now upon us, so that means it’s the launch of the Triple X Niche Site Case Study. For any of you who missed the unveiling post , this is a niche site case study with a twist. We believe this has the potential to be the biggest and best niche site case study ever shared on the internet. Site Setup. This part is everything after the site launch.

Case Study: How One Trick Can Help You Gain 200+ Links from Badass Sites

ProBlogger

71 linking domains on sites with Moz DA of 50+. Chosen from five writer-minded topics, initially outlined by our team, it provided the data interesting for bloggers, IT managers, internet marketers, freelancers, and all office employees in general. Don’t hesitate to say you’ll do that for them if needed. c) …bloggers with columns. Let me explain. and others.

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!

Facebook Becomes Most Popular US Web Site

Pamorama

Web Site by Pam Dyer on March 16, 2010 Share If you work for a business or own one, social media engagement is probably on your radar. The site had a couple of traffic spikes during the holiday season that temporarily made it the largest site in the U.S., Comscore still ranks Google ahead of Facebook — it’s the top site by reach (81% of the U.S. population).