Blogger Integrates With Google+

Small Business Mavericks

Google has said from the beginning that it plans to integrate all of its services with Google+. Well, that integration is happening right now for Blogger, the Google blogging platform. I’ve kept it no secret that I’m a fan of WordPress on your own domain name, but there are still people who would rather use Blogger as a free blogging platform. Blogging is still one of the most powerful online marketing tactics.

9 Awesome Tools for Content Authors and Bloggers

Pamorama

If you do any kind of writing — blog posts, articles, ebooks, etc. Use this tool to come up with an array of titles for your next blog post or presentation. Hubspot’s Blog Topic Generator. Google Trends: Hot Searches. Content marketing isn’t easy.

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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. Why Bloggers? Bloggers are highly trusted resources.

The End Of Blogging?

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It's time for bloggers to take a deep breath, look in the mirror and admit that something (dramatic) is going on here. The other week, I celebrated 12 years of blogging (not a typo). I have posted anywhere from four to seven items a week, over on my Six Pixels of Separation blog , every week. To know me, is to know that I am still deeply passionate about my blog, writing and the digital publishing experience. Suddenly, you didn't have to have a blog to be a blogger.

Top tips for bloggers and brands

Sherrilynne Starkie

This could be said of the blogging trend, because pronouncements of the death of blogging have been floating around for a few years now. However, blogging is growing more popular than ever before. Should the blogger tweet throughout the event? Have a blogger media kit.

Creating A Friendly URL For Your Google Plus Page

SocMed Sean

I finally got around to creating my Google+ page for SocMedSean. While Google+ is pretty easy to setup and use, one of the things I don’t like about Google+ pages is the fact that you can’t create a friendly URL.

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What the Best Bloggers Do Right

Convince & Convert

million blog posts were written today. So what are the qualities or distinct characteristics that mark these super bloggers, setting them on a plane higher than us lesser mortals? Being regular and keeping that blog fresh is one thing that nearly every successful blogger did.

Bloggers: Let Your Content and Your Readers Breathe

Myrland Marketing

More people are becoming content publishers by the minute, whether that be: Blog posts like this one. Updates on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook & Tumblr. Comments on blog posts. WHAT ABOUT BLOGGING? Whenever possible, keep your blog posts shorter than longer.

Google+ and World Domination

Janet Fouts

If you’re as into social media networks as I am you’d have to have your head in the sand to miss the launch of Google+ , a shiny new social network from Google. Which of course means you’ve got to have a Google profile. What if you did get into Google+ already?

Google Chrome: The Ideal Browser for Bloggers and Content Authors?

Idaconcpts

For all bloggers and content authors there’s nothing more annoying than a browser’s crash just before you were about to hit the ‘submit’ or ‘publish’ button into a blogging or CMS system. Google Chrome Protection. Post on Google Buzz.

24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Will Google+ be a “Facebook killer” or just Google’s next failed social network? Then again, the average Facebook user spends nearly seven hours per month on the site—compared to just three minutes for the average Google+user. So what makes Google+ special?

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. Don’t Even Pretend You’ve Read the Blog.

Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers

Kikolani

I 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. Her blog, PR 2.0

How Social Media Can Be Magic For Your Blog

Peg Fitzpatrick

Social media can be the magic that helps people find your blog articles. A few years ago, blogging and social media were separate. Blogging was long-form, serious, and crafted. Some people predicted that social media would replace blogging because of declining attention spans.

Write Like a Pro: 5 Techniques Top Bloggers Use to Write Successful Blog Posts

Convince & Convert

In all my years of experience working in the content creation space, I’ve received plenty of requests from bloggers, marketers, and even digital marketing agencies to craft amazing articles. To my dismay, the majority of these pieces end up buried under pages and pages on Google.

End Of Blogs

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I love my blog. I love your blog. I love blogs. Loving blogs has nothing to do with me not loving the newer stuff. I love Twitter , Facebook , Google+ and other places to publish, share and connect too, but I have a soft spot for blogs. It was a punch in the gut yesterday to read this tweet from Gina Trapani : "Wow, Google Reader shutting down. It really IS the end of blogging and old school newsreaders. Watch for 'Subscribe in Google+.'"

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.

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. Look for online communities of bloggers and contribute to their conversations to begin building contacts in your focus area. Guest Post by Alicia Lawrence.

Google AdWords – Easy Tips for Bloggers and Small Business Owners

Kikolani

Google AdWords is one of the most popular ways of online advertising. Track the conversions and use the recorded data in Google Analytics to see what serves you the best. You're reading Google AdWords – Easy Tips for Bloggers and Small Business Owners , originally posted on Kikolani and copyrighted by Kristi Hines, freelance writer and professional blogger. Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. Blogging Business

Blogger to WordPress – Why Make The Change?

Firebelly

Recently a lot of websites and blogs have made the transition from Google’s Blogger service to an independently-hosted WordPress installation. One of the disadvantages with Blogger is that it only does that – blogs.

21 Top Google Chrome Extensions for Social Media Marketers

Socially Sorted

In this post, I share 21 Top Google Chrome Extensions that will help you get more done as a social media marketer. . I’ve been using Google Chrome extensions for a couple of years now. Here they are: 21 Top Google Chrome Extensions for Social Media Marketers.

Google Hangouts: Turning Bloggers into Broadcasters

ProBlogger

Blogging no longer has to be a text based conversation. Google+ has allowed bloggers to become broadcasters , adding a visual component to each blog post, and all you need to become a “Blogcaster” is a webcam, an internet connection, and Google+.

34 (of the) Best Google+ Tips, Tactics and Guides of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Google+ (or Google Plus) is many different things, depending on who you ask. It’s the tool Google will use to beat Facebook. It’s Google’s latest attempt at social media, and they finally got it right. Google Plus Tips, Tactics and How-To Guides.

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How Bloggers Can Benefit From Google’s Rich Answers

ProBlogger

We’ve always been told that the aim for our blog posts is to be number one. That achieving first position on page one of Google through organic traffic is the target of any blog or online business. Google splits the results for rich answers into three distinct categories: 1.

Connecting Bloggers and Businesses Through Guest Blogging with PostJoint

Kikolani

There are lots of great guest blogging and blogger outreach networks available to bloggers who are looking for fresh content for their sites and businesses who want to connect with bloggers in their industry. The Benefits of PostJoint for Bloggers.

Your Blog Stinks! You Should Quit!

SocMed Sean

What to do…It’s 2012 and you’ve been blogging for almost a year now with no success. You published 30 articles this year, but none of them have gone viral , you still only have 250 followers on Twitter (none of whom retweet you), and your Google page rank still sits at a 2.

Blogger Outreach Changes the PR Timeline Forever

Convince & Convert

PR behemoth Ketchum (the PR agency of record for ConAgra) caught it’s foot in a bear trap of its own manufacture recently, when it thunk up and perpetrated a bait and switch blogger outreach program. Bloggers Are Not Reporters. Bloggers are also typically not full-time writers.

Bloggers Are Not Journalists – But They Are Abducted, Imprisoned Tortured and Assassinated the Same #HowManyMore

Laurel Papworth

Shares Extract: George Brandis today said that “Bloggers are not Journalists” meaning they don’t need the same protection. It’s probably worth investigating the number of bloggers killed in the “Line of Duty”… Today, George Brandis Attorney General for Australia stated that “ bloggers are not journalists ” in regard to the #metadata debate (Government accessing Big Data vs Privacy debate). Bloggers are not Journalists. (see

You'll Always Hear it First on Google+

Stay N' Alive

From now on every post I make to StayNAlive.com will originate on Google+. This goes in line with my earlier post where I suggested that the Blogging landscape is significantly changing, and the blogs that want to survive will need to embrace social means of publishing and discovery.

Improve your Google search results today

Socialmedia.biz

Do you blog? Do you pay proper homage to the Google gods? T here are so many things you can do on your own site today — starting now — that will help you in real ways with Google Search and your search results on Google’s SERP. Also, bonus points: Google Analytics.

Top 5 Google Chrome Extensions For Bloggers

ProBlogger

Today, I’m going to share with you some of the Google Chrome extensions that have made my daily blogging tasks easier. Google Dictionary. For safety’s sake, I use the Google Dictionary extension. Do you use Chrome extensions in your daily blogging tasks?

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Is Google Quietly Embracing Paid Inclusion?

Bill Hartzer

Let’s think about Google’s current product offerings, what services they are offer us as business owners, online merchants, and website owners. Over the years, Google says that it’s free to get listed. Is Google quietly embracing paid inclusion?

Everything You Need to Know About Google+

Social Media Marketing

In case you're coming out from the rock you've been living under for the summer, Google+ arrived on our digital doorsteps in early July - but only for limited field testing. Google, on the other hand, has gone about things in a different way. Google+ Google social networks

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

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

It was originally posted on The Shelf’s blog (which by the way, is amazing), but I wanted to amplify its lessons because this post is oh-so-great. Every PR or marketing person who is focused on journalists or bloggers should read this. We needed fashion bloggers.

How to Market with Mom Bloggers

Convince & Convert

Therefore, brands of every genre are teaming up with mom bloggers and reporting awesome brand lift and campaign results. From fashion brands to food to travel, any brand that has moms as even some of their consumers has been at least dabbling with mom blogger partnerships.

It's Never Too Late To Start A Blog

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Well, of course someone who loves to blog is going to say that it''s never too late to start a blog. I was asked to give a presentation this past week in London for the London Bloggers Meet-up (many thanks to Bernie, Andy and David for pulling this together). A blog is your land.

Blogging Upstream

Waxing UnLyrical

Tootzypop , the lifestyle blog I founded for savvy women over 40 , is no exception. In women’s online media, the formula is one part fashion and beauty, one part yoga and fitness, one part recipe swap, a ginormous dose of mommy blogging; mix and cover with a thick frosting of e-shopping.

How My Guinea Pigs Became Famous Guest Bloggers

Waxing UnLyrical

A year and a half ago, I started a blog about my pet guinea pigs called Cavy Savvy. Originally, I wanted a way to test the SEO techniques I was learning about at work, and having a hobby blog just seemed like a fun way to do so. Post on message boards and other blogs when relevant.

5 Goals Every Blogger Should Set Up in Google Analytics

ProBlogger

Set up goals for your blog. The simplest way to do this is by using Google Analytics. Google Analytics helps you not only see stats about your visitors, but also lets you create and measure your website goals and objectives. How to measure your Google Analytics goals.

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How I Organize Google Reader for Blog Commenting

Kikolani

As some of you may know, I recently launched a photography blog, Photostry. I started out on sites by photo bloggers I met at a photowalk in downtown Phoenix and branched out from there with people in their comments and on their blogrolls. So how do I organize all of those blogs?