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    [Blog] 44 Blogging Questions and Answers
    I 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. You’ll find questions from a variety of topics including business blogging, make money blogging, social media, video, WordPress, and more. Question: What is the best way to make readers comment your blog posts?
    [Blog] 3 Reasons List Posts Are Guaranteed Blog Traffic Boosters
    And what if the headline had been “Boost your Blog Traffic” instead? What if the original title of this post had been “Boost Your Blog Traffic”? And I’ve seen blog posts and magazine articles that are just about that jumbled. Based on many of the blog posts and articles I’ve seen, it’s going to take a hell of a list to make those comprehensible. A blog post is around 300 – 400 words. Admit it.
    [Blog] 22 Exceptional Business Blogging Guides, Tips & Tactics
    A well-written and consistently updates business blog is a vital core element of a successful content marketing program. As noted below, blogs are among the most effective tools for increasing website traffic, generating leads, and acquiring customers. Yet blogging requires considerably less expense and effort than other top marketing tactics like live events, webinars, and video. What are the key elements of a successful business blog? Six Blogging Strategy Guides.
    [Blog] What's The Point In Commenting On Blogs?
    What is the true value of a comment on a blog? If you go back in time (a little over a decade ago), the mainstreaming of blogging as a publishing platform brought with it a couple of unique features. Simply put, there is a strong legion of new media pundits who believe that a blog isn''t a blog without comments and the back and forth between the key blogger and the readers. A personal story: often when people leave a comment on my blog, I do not respond.
    [Blog] Top Blog Posts of 2013
    You are reading the 45th blog post of 2013. Why I Blog. Nearly 80,000 people visited my blog all year. If you were inspired, please add a comment and sign up to receive blog posts by email. Related Stories Blog Visits Increase Despite No Tweeting The Blogs You Read Analyze Your Visits to My Blog. Blog News blogging In case you missed any, here are some of the more popular posts this year.
    [Blog] [Infographic] The Secrets of a Killer Blog Post
    These days, just about everyone has their own blog. With an estimated 2 million blog posts being posted online every single day (I know, crazy right!?), knowing the secrets of creating a killer blog post is more important than ever if you truly want your blog to be successful. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re blogging within or how niche your blog is, you can almost guarantee that you have competitors.
    [Blog] Repetition is In and Blogging Is Back
    One of the (feeble) reasons I give for not blogging frequently enough is that I don’t like to repeat myself. As I’ve been blogging for eight years I’ve said a. stuff about business blogging. But it turns out that repeating yourself is a good thing when you have a longterm blog. Your blog should have a focus. As for why blogging is back. Blogging never really went anywhere. Each blog post has a permanent URL.
    [Blog] Top Three Spin Sucks PR Blog Posts of 2015
    Dig into analytics to see what the most popular PR blog posts on Spin Sucks were for 2015, and then write a post on it for the end of the year.”. But alas, I’m just going to share the most popular PR blog posts that analytics was able to record. Top Three Spin Sucks PR Blog Posts (that aren’t mine). And Then There Were Hashtags… For those of you wondering what my most popular PR blog post of the year was (since I’m sure you all were, right?
    [Blog] Anatomy of a Perfect Blog Post
    What is the secret behind the perfect blog post? Failing to perform any of these areas well can limit your blog’s success. Here are the factors that go into an exceptional blog: 1. Research indicates that your blog headlines are the most important aspect of your blog. Suggested Resource : 32 Resources to Write Great Blog Headlines. The introduction to your blog article is absolutely crucial. Few people read the blogs you create in-depth.
    [Blog] Blogging Is Dead (Again)
    Blogging is dead. Why go through the hassle of thinking up unique thoughts, trying to formulate them into sentences and paragraphs, and then pull it all together in a text-based Blog post? In a surefire way to draw attention and traffic, The New York Times ' latest piece of linkbait is an article titled, Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter. Blogging isn't really dead. So, is Blogging truly waning? " Blogging isn't dead. blog post.
    [Blog] How to Generate Blog Post Ideas
    More specifically, I’ve feared that I would run out of blog post ideas. You can find blogs that will give you a few link building tips each week and then I go ahead and write 15 in one post. You will find blogs with tips here and there on Wordpress SEO , and I go and write what I think is the only guide you’ll ever need. On any given day you can literally find the same type of blog posts on dozens of different websites. Home What the F ?
  • VIPER CHILL  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011
    [Blog] Get Hundreds of Links to Your Next Blog Post, Guaranteed
    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. I’ve analysed dozens of blogs to find out what types of headlines result in posts getting hundreds of links. Guest Blogging: The Ultimate Guide – 297 links. Do you notice anything in common with those blog posts? Blogging SEO
    [Blog] 3 Ways to Engage Your Team and Improve Your Blog
    It’s something that comes up again and again: Your business has a blog, and a team of people responsible for the strategy, content creation, execution, and overall success of that blog. The team of people is actually one or two people partially allocated to the blog. The blog is one in a series of projects that the team of people are responsible for managing day-in and day-out. They are the creatives behind the blog. Another example is this blog.
    [Blog] Is Blogging Overrated for B2B Organizations? | PWB Marketing Blog
    [Blog] The Bamboo Project Blog
    The Bamboo Project Blog. The Power of Blogging ISNT Just in Reading Them. In a few weeks were going to be looking at blogs in the Work Literacy course. As we think about that module and the fact that for most people, their primary interaction with blogs is to read them, Im growing impatient with this idea from a learning perspective. In fact, I have to go on record right now as saying that reading blogs is only a small part of what makes blogs powerful for learning.
    [Blog] 5 Painless Ways to Get Maximum Blog Comment Love
    Publishing your blog is no easy feat. Any serious blogger will tell you that the secret to a successful blog includes consistency , dedication , and inspiration. My favorite blogs also feature one more magic ingredient: a loyal fellowship of readers that love to comment. There are other added benefits of blog commenting including better search engine optimization, and building your reputation as a thought leader in your industry. We get that.
    [Blog] [Cool Infographic Friday] The Ultimate List of Blog Post Ideas
    Thanks to Susan Cato for the find! photo credit ). Cool Infographic Friday Featured Implementation
    [Blog] Worst Blogs Online & Why Technorati Likes Them
    There are good blogs, and there are bad blogs. In an ideal world, all the bad blogs would just go away and no one would ever read them, and all the good blogs – the ones with great design and even better content – would float to the top and thrive. And any blog, good or bad, has the same chance of making it onto the Technorati Top 100. Anyway, this blog completely sucks.
    [Blog] What Will Become Of Blogs And Blogging?
    Schaefer over at Grow Blog recently published his second book, Return On Influence - The Revolutionary Power of Klout, Social Scoring, and Influence Marketing , which dissects the fascinating world of social scoring an individual consumer's true influence in the online channels. Beyond that, he also wrote a contentious blog post titled, Is there anything new in blogging? It turns out that we're not the only ones who are thinking about the evolution of blogging and publishing.
    [Blog] The 11 Most Read Blog Posts of 2014 (and a Bonus!)
    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. Because after compiling this list of our 11 most read blog posts of 2014, I’m sad to say I barely merited a mention! By Lindsay Bell.
    [Blog] How To Start a Blog in 7 Days
    I just don’t have the commitment to build a better blog in 31 days. In fact, I don’t think anyone needs 31 Days to Build a Better Blog. You have the talent, you have the passion, and, evidently, you have the desire to improve your blog. Let’s build a blog people want to read. Your blog is better already as you read this sentence! 3 questions that as a blogger, you need to be able to answer: Why do you blog? Why do you blog, Tony?
    [Blog] Blogging Between Hot Flashes
    I didn’t grow up reading blogs or surfing the net. While I frequently speak about the virtual world, blogging is completely new to me. I recently took a leap of faith, establishing a self-hosted blog using Setting up the new blog isn’t as different an experience as one may think. New friends have generously shared advice and tips to get the blog up and running. See the original post: Blogging Between Hot Flashes [.]
    [Blog] Should Sales Professionals Be Blogging?
    A very interesting discussion happened recently on Twitter with Lee Odden the CEO of TopRank, Shawn Karol Sandy the Chief Revenue Officer of the Selling Agency, and I around the topic of sales people blogging. Over the years I have adjusted my belief that not all reps should be blogging. A5: Just think if you could train a salesforce of 500 or 5,000 to blog, use 1-2 social networks.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012
    [Blog] Does the Perfect Blog Post Really Exist?
    I have written before about the perfect blog post. Does a perfect blog post really exist? Well, that really depends on how you define the phrase, “the perfect blog post” When it comes to a perfect blog post, I personally define it as being a blog post that meets its objectives. What are the goal(s) for the blog post? Every blog post should have a call to action. you really need to focus on the ultimate goal of your blog post.
    [Blog] 5 Things Blogging Taught Me About Tweeting
    I was blogging for a while before. When you start out Dino Dogan, a blogger I truly appreciate for his honesty in blogging, taught me that no matter what, replying to each and every comment is key. What blogging taught me right from the start was that I had to lose the self-centered attitude. Consistency in blogging is the lifeline to success I believe. How about blogging and Twitter? Blogging and Social Media Goals for 2010.
    [Blog] What Does Eight Years Of Blogging Get You?
    Eight years ago on this day in 2003, I started Blogging. Here's some basic info about what has transpired in eight years here at the Six Pixels of Separation Blog: over 2700 Blog entries, over 20,000 comments and over 270 audio Podcasts. The only question that continually popped into my brain was: was all of this Blogging worth it? Starting this Blog was (and still is) without the question the single most important thing I have done in my professional life.
    [Blog] Give Energy to Your Blog Post Titles
    Here are some good tips to give energy to your blog post titles. This relates back to making your blog post title “status update worthy&#. Blog marketing energy ratesGood bloggers write all of their post titles with high energy rates because they want their readers to engage with their content. If you don’t craft a title with a positive, friendly and authoritative attitude, your article will appear bland (a.k.a boring) to potential readers.
    [Blog] Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers
    I have included many well known female influences as well as some that are just starting out but have a very promising future in the blogging world that I have come across online, found in other lists, connected with in forums like the Third Tribe and the BlogcastFM Green Room , or met at events such as Blog World Expo and Social Media AZ. Her blog, But You’re a Girl , covers a ton of topics including blogging, business, events, technlogy, Google, WordPress, and more.
    [Blog] Feature Friday: How to Choose the Best Comment System for Your Blog
    One of the key goals when I started blogging was to encourage a healthy discussion area in the comments. I’ve always been a firm believer that the real gold to any blog post can (and does) come from the comments left afterward. From challenging the post itself to debating the thoughts left by other commenters, a blog’s comments can extend the life of a post infinitely (unless the blogger switches comments off after a certain period of time). 5 Ways To Foster It On Your Blog.
    [Blog] Monday Roundup: Blogging Tips from Around the Interwebz
    There’s a ton of stuff going on, so here at WUL we’re taking a short break from “live” blogging this week. So, in the spirit of education and the public good, here are are five articles that will provide you with blogging tips from optimizing your excerpts to increasing your readership. Blogging Best Practices: How to Get More Blog Readers. 5 Ways to Ensure Your Blog Posts are Not Ranking on Google. Happy Monday, everyone!
    [Blog] CommentLuv 2.9 – Guide for Blog Owners & Commenters
    This guide will cover what is new for both blog owners and blog commenters alike as well as how to install and configure this plugin on your WordPress blog. If you are new to CommentLuv, here is a breakdown how it benefits everyone involved with your blog. Benefits for Blog Owners. Installing CommentLuv on your blog will allow commenters to leave behind a link to their latest blog post with their comment. Benefits for Blog Commenters.
    [Blog] It's Never Too Late To Start A Blog
    Well, of course someone who loves to blog is going to say that it''s never too late to start a blog. A deep-dive into the merits of blogging. Blogging as a euphemism. I use blogging as a euphemism for putting your thinking out there. For me, blogging has been that media. I do love the weekly podcast, writing business books, as well as being a contributor to Huffington Post , Harvard Business Review and others, but blogging is where my heart lies.
    [Blog] 6 Ways to Attract Return Visitors to Your Blog
    You’ve been creating consistent blog posts for a while, but you aren’t getting as much traffic as you’d like. While you may be producing blog posts regularly, incorporating SEO-friendly keywords, and paying for advertisements, your work won’t pay off until you attract regular readers that actually convert or make purchases. According to Kapost, brands that post 15 blog posts per month average 1,200 new leads per month. Consider running a contest through your blog.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012
    [Blog] This Blog Sucks (And You're Probably Not Reading This)
    I'm not going to lie and say that I was shocked to read the DigiDay article, Agencies Ditch Blogs , that they published on Monday. "With the rise of social media, businesses are blogging less. That goes for agencies, too, which are increasingly turning their backs on their blogs in favor of platforms such as Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , and newer kids on the block like Instagram and Pinterest." Blogging is about writing. " Why you should blog.
    [Blog] Why Blog Taxonomies are Important
    Taxonomy is the branch of science involved with classification, and blog taxonomy is the study of organizing your blog for both search engines and human beings. The words and links in these sentences are indexed by search engines, aided by the context of how words describe links and the relationship between all of the links across the blog. Dissecting the blog taxonomy. For this particular article, the category is media and the tags are blogging and SEO.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2012
    [Blog] 8 Steps to Write a Meaningful Blog Post
    I get a lot of my ideas from other blogs. He shared how to get blogging ideas from emails. When I find my writing segues away from the title, I copy that chunk of text and create a new blog post from it. There are many places online for free photos for your blog. Depending on your blog platform, how and where you insert those keywords and description may differ. People leave your blog if you have too many links. Your blog post will never be perfect.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [Blog] Do You Read Blogs or Bloggers?
    Olivier Blanchard, Gini Dietrich, Todd Defren, and Kyle Lacy are among many bloggers whose blogs I visit and read regularly. Each writes about the intersect between social media and marketing — but there is a distinction that three blogs share with each other. Here is Olivier Blanchard’s blog: Here is Gini Dietrich’s blog: Here is Todd Defren’s blog: Here is Kyle Lacy’s blog: Do you spot the distinction that Olivier, Gini, and Todd share?
    [Blog] Do You HAVE To Blog Every Day? | Small Business Mavericks
    » Do You HAVE To Blog Every Day? One of the things that you’ll hear often among professional Internet marketers and SEOs is that you should blog every day. Obviously, if you blog every day, then that will cost you more in ghostwriting services than if you blog once a week. But is it really necessary that you blog every day? The rule of thumb is this: You should blog as often as you can. You should blog as often as you can.
  • VIPER CHILL  |  TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012
    [Blog] Unmasking the Biggest Tyrant in Blogging
    The real deal is that I’m the guy called the Blog Tyrant and that intro was an attempt at humor. I forgot to add my Blog Tyrant email address back into Gmail and as such I’d ignored (for almost two weeks) an email from Glen asking me to be the first ever non-Glen person to write for ViperChill. Unmasking the Blog Tyrant. For all of you who have been to Blog Tyrant or seen my posts on Copyblogger , Problogger , Smart Passive Income , etc.
    [Blog] 3 Ways to Transform Your Blog Into a SEO Machine
    While this may be perfectly fine for a family event or a toddler that doesn’t know the difference, who wants to put time and effort into a business blog if readers aren’t showing up? Over 80% of blogs stagnate with no traffic and few readers but, like Jillian’s birthday party, the problem often lies with how people are invited to participate. What are the most effective ways to get blog posts read? She blogs at [link]. Image via
    [Blog] How Commentluv Premium Promotes Your Blog
    Metrics indicate many of my blog readers are also bloggers and tweeters. I want to help you attract more eyeballs to your blogs and enable other readers to follow your tweets. Additionally, I want to tell search engines that crawl my blog every day to see your links, and, further, contextually link up to three keywords that describe what your blog or website is about. Please continue reading How Commentluv Premium Promotes Your Blog and leave a comment if inspired.
    [Blog] Time to Rethink Your Blog Strategy? Writing Epic, Incredible Blog Posts
    I recently saw a video and blog post from a leader in the social marketing space offering tips to generate new ideas for content blog writing. They went so far as instructing them how to leverage RSS feeds, do social listening and more to get ideas for new blog content. Your goal is not to build a blog, website or business that is status quo, right? Your blog should be a living, breathing representation of who you are, and what you have to offer.
    [Blog] 5 Ways To Spice Up Your WordPress Blog
    Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali 5 Ways To Spice Up Your WordPress Blog January 14th, 2011 Tweet Part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series One of the things that I’ve been doing over the last couple of years, ever since I started this blog, was to play with plugins and ways in which it could look more visually appealing. A great way to add some pizazz to your blog.
    [Blog] How to Get Your Leadership Team To Blog More Effectively
    They have all this expertise they could be sharing, but they just don’t think blogging works from their experience.” It’s an all too common tale: Executives that denounce the practice of business blogging because it hasn’t worked for them. That’s why the best blog posts are clear, easy to consume, and above all else, helpful. In order to get your executive team in line with this method of blogging, here’s what they have to do.
    [Blog] 10 Years Of Blogging. One Tiny Favor. Please Help Me.
    I just don''t like the whole, "hey everyone, did you know that I have been blogging for ten years?" " I don''t blog, write or publish with a numerical metric or amount of time in mind. I don''t blog, write or publish with the notion that the longer that I publish, the more entitled I am to your attention or interest. If you care about this blog, I want you to think about helping me put on end to leukemia. Today is my tenth anniversary of blogging.
    [Blog] The Blog Turns 20 This Year
    Yesterday, The Guardian posted an article titled, The blog turns 20: a conversation with three internet pioneers. This blog, has been around for eleven years. I can''t thank you enough for being here, and I can''t tell you how grateful I am that blogging was invented. When I look at new media platforms like Huffington Post , Business Insider , Facebook , Instagram , Snapchat or whatever, I just see some kind of variance on the blog. you should be blogging.
    [Blog] Top 15 Social Media Marketing Blog Posts Of 2015
    The 15 most-read posts on our social media marketing blog in 2015! Starting with this post, I’ll be sharing them in a must-have series on our blog. To celebrate, I thought I’d do something a little different with my blog post this week—a retrospective on eight of my favorite memories from the past eight years. The post Top 15 Social Media Marketing Blog Posts Of 2015 appeared first on Firebelly | Social Media Marketing & Management Company. Here they are.
    [Blog] My Official (and Obligatory) "Traditional Blogging is Dead" Post
    Comments and engagement on the blog itself are lower than ever. Looking over other blogs I manage, some with even more frequent content than my own, I'm seeing similar. As sad as I am to see it, I think blogging really is dying. Technology blog social BloggingI fought it - I even ridiculed people like +Paul Allen for moving towards it (for that I apologize). However, I think I'm whooped. My page views are down.
    [Blog] How to Do an SEO-Friendly Blogging
    Your blog might become a really powerful weapon if it is developed with correct search optimization strategy. Blogs are considered to be the 5 th most trusted source of information given online, thus blogging is the best way to increase brand recognition, build authority and get more quality leads. If you are still not sure if blogging is right for you, consider the following: 70% of customers learn about a company through blog articles. Blogging
    [Blog] The 12 PR Blogs You Must Subscribe to (and Read) in 2017
    On the twelfth day of Christmas, Spin Sucks gave to you 12 PR blogs you must subscribe to—and read—in 2017. The post The 12 PR Blogs You Must Subscribe to (and Read) in 2017 appeared first on Spin Sucks. I'm always looking for new blogs to sign up to and if. Gini Dietrich has the recommendations. Comments Merry Christmas to you, Laura! xoxo by Gini Dietrich Yes!!
    [Blog] Here’s Your Opportunity to Start Something Awesome: Join #MBUstorm Blogging Challenge!
    That’s what MyBlogU new blogging challenge is all about: Start a new site. Starting out is tough… We all have lots of great ideas “we wish we could do” but they keep piling up waiting for when we have enough time. You know what: There’s no such a thing as “enough time”… And there’s no point in waiting for the “right time” to act because the right time is NOW.
    [Blog] 7 Warning Signs That Your Blog Needs Better Social Media Management
    When it comes to promoting your blog, growing your audience and building relationships with readers in your niche, there are some things that will definitely put you in the black book. If you’re guilty of any of the offences below, it’s time to step up your social media game and start getting the results your blog deserves. If someone shares your blog post and your response is ‘Thanks’, ‘Thank you’ or any variation of these, you have a problem.
    [Blog] 5 Reasons Why It is Hard to Make Money Blogging
    There are literally tens of millions of blogs online and yet only the tiniest fraction of them really make their owners any significant income. While there’s nothing wrong with simply starting a blog for pleasure or as a networking tool, for those people considering trying to make money blogging there are a few home truths you need to be aware of which you might not have considered before. Not so for a blog though. How Do You Make Money Blogging? Bloggin
    [Blog] How Much Time Do You Spend Reading Blogs?
    How do you (Gini, or any of your staff) manage the amount of time you spend reading new blog posts, catching up on Twitter feeds, reading news stories, etc.? Blog Social Media blog reading Blogging elizabeth shelby facebook question time commitmentIt’s the Arment Dietrich Facebook question of the week time and this week’s question comes from Elizabeth Shelby. Elizabeth is a student at NYU, but is from Houston.
    [Blog] How To Promote A Blog Post
    In this article we will be examining everything you need to learn how to promote blog articles, and indeed, the entire blog itself, to interested readers using a variety of available tools and mediums
    [Blog] Maximize Blog Traffic with Top 27 SEO Plugins
    Want to maximize your blog traffic? Today, I list 27 of the best search engine optimization plugins available for those looking to get more traffic to their blogs. As the name suggests, All in One SEO Pack gives you everything you’ll need to maximize blog traffic. There are literally hundreds of features (some are exclusive) that can help you maximize your blog traffic. WP-Email is an essential plugin for blog traffic. How do you maximize your blog traffic?
    [Blog] 8 Tips for Successful Business Blogging
    What is involved in having a successful business blog? This is a question that many companies both new and old often struggle with when deciding to start a blog. Blogging is not as easy as many think and, with all of the competition out there, it’s even harder to achieve true success. You can spend 12 hours a day working on your blog but, if you’re not doing the right things, you’ll waste your time and lose potential customers. The Importance of Guest Blogging.
    [Blog] 9 Tips to Perfectly Pitch Your Guest Blog Post
    » Content Marketing be respectful catchy subject line creative content editing guest blogging imagery managing editor pitch a guest post relationship building visual storytelling writing Themanaging editor rolehas existedsince traditional media emerged, however today’s digital editor has evolved into much more than a piece of paper and a red pen.
    [Blog] Top 3 Firebelly Blog Posts Of August
    Facebook was a popular subject on our blog in July, but interests varied in August. What would you like to see us write about in September? Let us know in a comment below! YOUR SELFIES TELL A STORY, PREPARE TO GET CREEPED OUT By Stephanie Daily Think about all the photos you take in a.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
    [Blog] How to Promote Your Blog in 8 Seriously Easy Steps
    Are you missing opportunities to promote your blog? When I first started blogging I’d spend hours writing the perfect post, share it out on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and then move on to the next one. Step 1: Write three blog headlines. Writing a good blog title is an art. I wrote about the process I use to create headlines on my blog earlier this year. You’ll use each of these when promoting your blog later.
    [Blog] “Reclaim Blogging”: Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook
    Home Buy Art Here Stormhoek Winer(y) Hughs Book Daily Cartoon Email About Contact/Connect Home Hugh MacLeod Cartoons drawn on the back of business cards August 19, 2011 (3 days ago) “Reclaim Blogging&# : Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook. Keeping up a decent blog that people actually want to take the time to read, that’s much harder. The content on your blog, however, belongs to you, and you alone. But blogging is to important to do otherwise, IMHO.
    [Blog] 45+ Resources to Master Blog Writing
    Mastering blog writing can seem hard and time consuming. To create awesome content you should become good at copywriting; pay attention to grammar and blog post elements (Calls-To-Actions, Headlines and more), and improve your writing skills in general. Here are 45 resources for better blog writing to start you on the right track: Image source. Make creative writing exercises a habit and you’ll be amazed at how fast your blog writing improves. Useful blogs.
    [Blog] Do You Know Why You Blog?
    I suspect that as you are reading a blog like Kikolani, if you’re not a blogger as such, you’re at least interested in blogging. For the purposes of the post I’m going to presume you do blog, but please feel free to substitute whatever it is you do for a living in place of blogging if that’s more appropriate. Why do you blog? Let’s suppose you answered that you blog to provide an income. What is Your Blog About?
    [Blog] 8 Stops on the Path to a Better Blog
    You already know that a blog can be a powerful tool for building authority and thought-leadership, sharing benefits of your company/product, and addressing your audience’s needs and concerns. Right now most of our traffic comes from sharing links to our posts on Facebook and Twitter (which isn’t bad in and of itself), but I wish we could create a standalone readership who finds our content valuable enough that they’d come back to the blog on their own.
    [Blog] 77 Blogging Stats to Improve Your Blogging Strategy
    Still not sure whether your business should be out there blogging? Check out this list of blogging stats we curated for you. Blogging & Lead Generation. Businesses using blogs are known to generate 67% more leads. 92% of bloggers who posted multiple times on a daily basis were successful in acquiring a customer via their blog. of HubSpot users attribute an increase in traffic to blogging activities. Blogging & Customer Acquisition.
    [Blog] The Top 10 Lessons I Have Learned In My First Blogging Year
    Tony Hastings is the man behind the Top 10 Blog. I just noticed I have been running The Top 10 Blog for almost 12 months so what a good time to review, and share, the main lessons I’ve learned. I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, a technical expert so, while I know that there are many excellent blog advice articles out there, I hope that you may benefit from this simple common sense approach. I read great blog posts and wouldn’t comment.
    [Blog] How to Get 40,000 Readers Without Guest Blogging
    Not only that, this new blog isn’t about marketing, blogging, or making money online! Only a few months ago, I started my recent project, an electronic music blog by the name of Sophistefunk. And I did it without a single guest post about this blog! But first, let me address why I didn’t use guest posting for this new blog… Seriously, Why No Guest Posts? I used email as the absolute backbone for grabbing attention for my blog.
    [Blog] The Future Of Blogging
    Blogging has changed. Blogging is changing. As I experiment and think differently about the value of blogging (see: The End of Blogging ), I thought it would be interesting to discuss blog, writing for the digital channels and what people want/think they want when it comes to content with Mark Schaefer. So, the question is: how much longer should we be blogging in a world where it is getting harder and harder to drag readers back to our own space?
    [Blog] How to Make Money Online Through Blogging and Writing
    Writing is my number one source of income that has been a result of my blogging activities. Guest blogging isn’t just about getting exposure – there are plenty of sites that will pay you to contribute an article to their site. I record each opportunity I find in this spreadsheet which includes payment rates, site traffic, blog subscribers, whether the site offers an author bio, and additional details including a link directly to each site’s write for us page.
    [Blog] Top 11 Social Media Marketing Blog Posts of 2011
    Here are the top 11 social media marketing posts on the Firebelly blog in 2011 based on number of views. Facebook For Business Tip #1: Pages not Profiles. Social Search: Tempur-Pedic “Ask Me” Commercial. Facebook For Business Tip #8: Wildfire Contests. Gettin’ Unique With QR Codes. Make Your Social Media Sharing Buttons Effective. Facebook for Business Tip #4: Custom “Tabs”. How To Build Your Own Social Network On WordPress.
    [Blog] 6 Must-Have Social Plugins for Your WordPress Blog
    This popular plugin lets you incorporate all of your social sharing buttons into a customizable bar that sits on the top or side of each blog post for easy sharing. Creating visually appealing content for your blog has become increasingly important, especially now with the advent of Pinterest. Blogging and Content Creation social media tools all in one seo pack digg digg facebook social plugins Hello Bar inboundwriter photo dropper plugins social plugins wordpress
    [Blog] Don’t Let Hackers Crash Your Blogging Party
    Are you a full-time blogger earning a living from your WordPress blogs or an aspiring Problogger with your first taste of the freedom that comes from blogging? However, there’s shockingly little on protecting your blogging nest egg. If you rely on income from blogging to support your family you need to secure your WordPress installations immediately. You’ve put a lot of hard work into enjoying the rewards that come from blogging. Blogging
    [Blog] How to Write a Blog Post in 30 Minutes
    What if you could get an entire blog totally ready for publication in this amount of time? Nor do I think that every blog you write should take 30 minutes or less; it’s much better to provide a variety of article lengths and depths to your readers. When I blog, I usually compose in Google Docs, find my statistics and facts via , capture screen caps with Microsoft’s Snipping Tool , and pull my stock images from Image credit: Flickr.
    [Blog] Why Blogging can be a Ridiculous Waste of Time
    I often get asked, “Do you make money from blogging?” No one pays me for creating blog posts for my own sites. But, if I DIDN’T blog, no one would know who the heck I was. Blogging is a way to get in front of the right people who are eager to read what you share. Is Blogging A Complete Waste of Time? Some people think blogging is a ridiculous waste of time. It’s no secret that there are many pros and cons to blogging.
    [Blog] The Button Wars, Coming To A Blog Near You
    There is a war on the horizon comprised of battles for your clicks and it will be played out thousands of times a day on blogs across the world. If this thing keeps escalating I might have to move to Canada and sit this one out while overzealous bloggers fill their blogs with so many things to click and calls to action that the actual content gets drowned out.
    [Blog] Analysis: Revealing the Highest Earning Blogs that Sell Advertising
    It has been a long time since I published a data-centric blog post, even though they’re often my favourite to write and tend to get the best response. Today I’m going to share with you some of the biggest earning blogs (and a few non-blogs) on the web that don’t rely on affiliate links or selling products. Posts per Week : This is as accurate as I could make it without mining RSS feeds or manually counting the posts each blog has made for months.
    [Blog] 10 PPC Blogs Every Marketer Should Read
    ” That was when I came across these words in a Moz blog: You offer SEO, Web Design, and PPC. I didn’t just survive—I flourished, and I owe my existence to these PPC blogs. To this day, I read every single article by these blogs. Get you entire marketing team to read these blogs today! This PPC blog is the gold standard of case studies, experiments, tips, tricks, and predictions about pay-per-click digital advertising. This blog will guide you there.
    [Blog] How To Measure Blog Conversion
    SocialMouths personal branding | social media | blog design Home Who is This Dude? Hire Me Contact Me 25,000+ Readers Twitter Facebook RSS How To Measure Blog Conversion Blog traffic, content engagement, online community, social proof, all key aspects of blog marketing. But the ultimate goal is one and today my dear friends, we are going to talk about how to measure blog conversion. Entrepreneurs: Blogging Requires Commitment.
    [Blog] How to Claim Your Blog with Technorati
    After 20 minutes of scratching my head and several automated email messages telling me I was unsuccessfully claiming my blog with Technorati (one of the larger blog registries out there), I learned the secret. All I needed to do was create a blog post, just like this one, and insert 4BGUG24BGFTP somewhere inside. Now you know what I know. -- Ari Herzog thanks you for reading How to Claim Your Blog with Technorati on his blog.
    [Blog] 35 Killer Blog Post Ideas for an Awesome Business Blog
    To build an awesome business blog, regular updates and original quality content are unquestionable. Copyblogger suggests a variety of tricks, from Google Alerts to mind mapping, or you can start by reviewing the following blog post ideas: Industry News. Devote a blog post to your team and introduce the folks who make an everyday customer experience so wonderful. This is the blog post idea you should develop and continue with other types of “Top 10” lists. Blogging
    [Blog] How To Create A Successful Blog For A Business or E-Commerce Website
    Many business owners and e-commerce site operators overlook the power of blogging, mostly because the traffic isn’t directed to their product or services pages, so they wonder “why bother?”. Blogging can help you overcome those challenges. Consider these statistics: 57% of companies with a blog have acquired a customer through their blog. 61% of US consumers have made a purchase based on a blog’s recommendation. 81% of US customers trust information from blogs.
    [Blog] The Future of Blogging: I Had to Tell You This
    This is an important blog post, because it makes a prediction. A prediction about the future of blogging; a platform actively used by over 181 million people (Nielsen data for October 2011). Not only will you learn why I think most blogging advice is dated and ineffective, but I’ll also reveal where I believe this entire industry is heading, so you can stay ahead of the competition. What Steve Kamb did to build a six-figure blog in the overly saturated health niche.
    [Blog] The Joy of Six: Ideas for Your Blog Posts
    Websites with blogs get an average of 55% more visitors than those without them. If you didn’t know that you need a blog on your site, you do now! Once you’ve recognised that you need a blog and have committed yourself to writing one, there remains one (fairly big) question, what on earth are you going to write about? Why are you writing a blog? Before you start, work out what you want to achieve from your blog and make it fit with your overall marketing aims.
    [Blog] Reasons to Love CommentLuv Blogs
    CommentLuv blogs are blogs that allow commenters to leave behind not only the main link to their website, but also a link to their latest blog post as well below the main comment. They usually look something like this: Kikolani´s last blog. So why should you love CommentLuv blogs, and how do you get the most out of them as a commenter, blog owner, and blog reader? When you register, use your main blog feed URL vs. your FeedBurner URL.
    [Blog] How the Blog Post Op-Ed is Changing News
    With the rise of brand newsrooms, obsession with content, and desire for social media engagement, op-eds on company blogs and sites have more potential than ever to deliver their particular take on any given topic to a news-hungry audience. But curiously enough, branded blogs and articles almost never face the kind of public outcry that, say, FOX News does.
    [Blog] Why My Blog is a Hog and Tips for YOU
    Bloggity, blog, blog. Is a blog is a hog! And the first lesson is a blog is a must. For me, you, and many companies, a website with a blogging presence gives added value. But you have to fight creatures in order to get into the blogging and content marketing game, in a digital kind of way. The responsive design and blog posting capabilities in this platform are just two. Blogging blog blogging tipsSloggity, slog, slog.
    [Blog] 6 Readers Share Why They Read Blogs by Email
    Why do some people prefer reading blog articles by email? I follow quite a few blogs, and I would miss a lot of great content if I used a reader. I prefer email because I don’t miss any post from blogs I follow. Karen Bice, an executive assistant in Texas: Email is more convenient to me and less time consuming to stay up with blog subscriptions and Google alerts. Each email address follows different blogs, predicated on the email persona.
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    [Blog] How to Blog About Trending Topics
    It is easy to forget that a blog is out there for everyone to read, when you’re writing it from the protection of your desk in your own home (or parents basement if we want to perpetuate stereotypes). Knowing how to accomplish those two things is a big step in growing readership and increasing traffic to your blog. Having content related to Coachella on your blog would surely gain you traffic as everyone searched for information. Foodie Blogs. Travel Blogs.
    [Blog] How to Set Up Blog Comments as Goals in Google Analytics Using WordPress Hacks
    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? What You Can Learn from Setting Up Blog Comments as Goals. On the flip side, if you are getting a lot of spam, you might discover the sites sending spam traffic to your blog. Blogging
    [Blog] Blog World LA 2011 Recap – Session Notes and Experiences from #BWELA
    Because I decided the night before, until 2:30am in the morning, was a great time to update my blog with new pages for my favorite subjects ( blogging , business , SEO , and social media ) and my new services. We chatted for a bit about guest blogging (he’s posted just about everywhere including Mashable and Social Media Examiner ). ” Expand onto different platforms because different people may only follow you on one (Twitter, blog, YouTube, etc.).
    [Blog] Best Business Blogging Guides and Tips of 2010
    How can you improve your blog’s position in search engines? Discover the answers to all of these questions and more here in the final selection of the best guides and tips for business blogging from the past year. Blogging Guides, Tips and Techniques. The Step-by-Step Guide to Guest Blogging by 2 Create a Website. 5 Reasons Why You Should Respond to Every Comment by Daily Blog Tips. Best practices for a killer corporate blog by iMedia Connection.
    [Blog] Can Communities Serve As Perfect Add-On For Your Blog?
    There are several community building tools for blog promotion. Below, I have listed a few good things that a forum can do for your blog: Promote your blog/URL: Start a forum on any leading forum application like Forums or Ning with your blog name. You can also post your blog URL on a particular forum that deals with blogging directly. If you have a forum of your blog, you can update your blog post links to your followers as it happens.
    [Blog] Too busy to blog?
    Interrupting our regularly scheduled program of sorting through work emails and other social marketing tasks to actually right a blog post here on my blog that I have been neglecting. Complete social marketing / engagement plans, new websites, 153 blog posts , the launch of Social Selling University, roadshows, and learning more than I can express. But I’ve realized that I shouldn’t neglect my blog.
    [Blog] Power of One Live Blog – #p1event
    technology battersea power station blog charles arthur jason calacanis speakers technology industryI’m at the Battersea Power Station today at Power of One – a conference focused on how the individual can achieve in the technology industry. There is a whoppingly impressive lineup of speakers from Jason Calacanis to Charles Arthur. I’ll be updating this page throughout the day with the best bits. Hit F5! Jason Calacanis. This should be interesting.
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    [Blog] How I Organize Google Reader for Blog Commenting
    As some of you may know, I recently launched a photography blog, Photostry. So how do I organize all of those blogs? And naturally, after I organized my photo blogs, the next step was to organize the rest of the blogs I wanted to comment on. I now have a total of 538 blogs, appropriately categorized by the potential Fetching Friday topics they would fit under. Google Reader & Blog Commenting. How Blog Commenting Has Made a Difference.
    [Blog] 5 Essential Qualities of Growing Your Blog Quickly in a Crowded Niche
    We all want our blogs to grow. For those of you unfamiliar with Danny, he started his blog Firepole Marketing at the beginning of 2011 and managed to not only build a name for himself, but also produce one of the Year’s best works (IMO) with his excellent book, Engagement From Scratch , a must read for any blogger. Learn to Post Powerful and Effective Blog Titles. 10,862 Comments Later, I Realize Blog Comments Are NOT a Business Model. Blogging
    [Blog] How to Promote Your Blog: 5 Tools to Improve Rankings of Your Old Content
    To keep your blog growing, you add more and more content doing your best to market everything you write. But while doing that, you may be missing a low-hanging fruit, something that may boost your blog traffic considerably over time, that is go back and optimize your old content. Netpeak crawler helps you easily diagnose your site SEO health: Find which error pages your blog is linking to (You don’t want your readers to click broken links!).
    [Blog] 3 Blogs That Remain Missed
    David Mullen once wrote a blog about communications , Andrea Hill wrote a blog about digital interactions , and Warren Sukernek wrote a blog about Twitter. None of their blogs exist today. That is, you can read their blogs but they don’t publish new content anymore. This fact of life is unfortunate because I subscribed to their blogs, loyally visited when new articles were published, and commented a lot. 365 Top Blogs You Should Read Today.
    [Blog] Easing Up on the Blog Throttle
    It’s the tension of new business development versus client work versus blogging. Then there is the creative tension of wanting to finish writing The War to Persevere (3/4 of the way there), shoot more photos, and develop better, more visual blog stories. So I’m going to blog less. But what would you say if I told you that my photo blog on Flickr gets as much traffic in a week as my regular blog does in a whole month?
    [Blog] Pros and Cons of Starting a Blog
    Marketing to the professional tradesman in the Construction, Industrial and MRO markets Home About Me Contact Market Overviews Newsletter Podcasts Services Pros and Cons of Starting a Blog Blogs can be a very important part of your social media strategy. If you’re thinking about doing a blog, here are a few things to consider first. Starting a blog is a great way to show the world your unique identity. Con –Watch what you blog. Blog at
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