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ProBlogger FAQ: How Long Should Posts Be?

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Over the years I’ve been asked many questions about blogging, but I find there are a few that pop up more often than others. While blogging is different for everyone, I have found that the conclusions I’ve arrived at after all this time still hold true.

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4 Steps to Drive Sales with a Social FAQ | Blogging and Content.

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I also like to look at search data, both the searches that people are conducting about your company on Google ( use this free keyword tool ), (insert Google keyword tool screen shot) and the searches conducted on your Web site (assuming you have a search function). Not in a “here’s our FAQ&# way, but in a vigorous, social media way. I recommend answering each question with a dedicated blog post, and a video – at a minimum. Your blog, naturally.

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Community Manager: To Be Or Not To Be!

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Tweet Community Managers are the voice of the brand, but their role varies across companies. There are no set list of rules or guidelines which can a make a successful community, but all successful communities have a common ingredient – a good Community Manager.

Change or Die | Fast Company

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Find Blogs. Fast Company. Connect with Fast Company. The companys top executives had invited the most farsighted thinkers they knew from around the world to come together in New York and propose solutions to some really big problems. CEOs are supposedly the prime change agents for their companies, but theyre often as resistant to change as anyone -- and as prone to backsliding. Great companies run SAP, not just great big companies. Start a Blog.

22 Exceptional Business Blogging Guides, Tips & Tactics

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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. Six Blogging Strategy Guides.

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Best Business Blogging Guides and Tips of 2010

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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. What’s Up, Blog?

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When I discuss this concept with companies, however, too often I hear something in the realm of “we don’t know what to provide our customers that would be helpful.&# Because helpfulness hasn’t historically been looked at as a marketing objective (tons of great stuff about this umbrella concept in Scott Stratten’s forthcoming new book UnMarketing – buy it ), identifying areas where help could be provided isn’t in the DNA of most companies – yet.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Are You Taking Social Media Shortcuts? Somebody’s “strange&# social network is someone else’s potentially thriving customer community.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search The Science of Inequality – Finding Your Influential Customers April 28th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Does social media breed inequality?

10 Unexpected Places to Find Business Blogging Inspiration

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Great content creators learn to find inspiration in unexpected and surprising places, regardless of whether they’re in business blogging or composing music. Before business blogging existed, personal bloggers spent years publishing unique content to the web. Your Competitors’ FAQs.

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Can You Trust Your Blog to the Cloud – The Pros and Cons

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As bloggers, writers, authors, artists, photographers (and more) our terms of reference and professional focus is not on the tech-side of the blogging equation. We want to be great writers, be great artists, take amazing photographs and build an engaging community. A FAQ to reference.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search The Social Impact of Friendships and Lies February 9th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Do you trust me?

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Do You “Like&# How I Look In These Jeans? There are something like 150 million blogs. My take on this on my blog @ [link] 2.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Do You Know Your Customers Enough to be a Social Media Hit? According to Jamie Grove, the company’s Director of Evil Schemes and Nefarious Plans (i.e.

Build Your Brand a Social Content Ladder in 5 Steps | Blogging and.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Build Your Brand a Social Content Ladder in 5 Steps April 6th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Sure, social media takes a lot of time, but probably not as much time as you think.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search 11 Whys I’m a Social Media Addict September 2nd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Connectivity Social media brings me closer to people with whom I ordinarily would seldom interact.

Does Your Blog Have a Long Tail | Blogging and Content Creation.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Does Your Blog Have a Long Tail April 20th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Most smart bloggers try to focus on a few, key search terms in their blog content.

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If someone signs up to follow your company on Twitter, when you tweet will that person see it? That’s because Facebook’s EdgeRank formula ensures that only status updates from companies that consumers routinely interact with show up in their news feed (unless the Facebook member changes their News Feed preferences to “Most Recent&# – anecdotally Facebook acknowledges that fewer than 5% do so). link] DJ Waldow Jay: I love when you blog about email marketing.

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I mined my Google Analytics and put together a list of the 25 most popular posts that have ever appeared on this blog , ranked by total number of page views. co-authored with Clinton Bonner ) Is Your Company More Interesting Than My Wife? 1 (Danny Brown) Tagged as: blogging , blogs , content creation , content marketing , Convince and Convert , cotent lessons , headline writing Did you enjoy this blog post?

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search The 6 Dangerous Fallacies of Social Media October 8th, 2008 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet (Amazing Gangsta Chimp image by the talented Matt Cioffi ) You may have heard of social media.

How to Match 10 Key Success Metrics to Your Blogging Strategy.

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Without a statistical measure of your blogging progress, adding content to your blog on a regular basis can be an incredibly lonely proposition. However, even within the business (non cat) blogging arena, there are a wide variety of potential measures to gauge your momentum. It’s imperative that you select the most relevant ones that match with your blog’s purpose and intent. The first step in that process of course is knowing why it is that you’re blogging.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search The 3 Amigos: Email, Blogging, Social Sharing August 19th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet For a while now, there’s been too much talk about social media vs. email vs. search.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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In his post, Social CRM is Just the Beginning , Brian Solis writes: I believe that among the chief attributes of social media, the ability to identify active communities of relevance, trace channels and voices of influence, and also discern and dissect the various stages of decision making, all in real-time, is nothing short of profound and transformational. That seems short-sighted and workable only for very small companies with a minimum of online chatter about them.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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Blog Comments (The blog is on WordPress) Disqus This is what I use to manage comments here at Convince & Convert. ChatCatcher This is a nice little tool that finds Tweets about your blog posts, and automatically adds them as comments. Flickr Creative Commons Search This is my go-to source for photos for the blog and presentations. Note that nearly 40% of all subscribers to this blog are via email, not RSS. Great little app for on-the-fly blog management.

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Then this is the blog post for you. Can you describe what your company does in 120 characters or less? If you’re a small company, congratulations, this should be pretty easy. If you’re a big company, how can you act small again? Social Media Strategy Worksheet from Jay Baer at Convince and Convert As a social media consultant, I specialize in helping companies create and implement social media strategy. I’ve forwarded your blog to him.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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Ultimately, this will make for stronger companies. But meanwhile, you need to recognize that the ire you direct at the customer that DARED to slam you in a blog comment is wholly misplaced. Let me hear about it: View Comments | Subscribe To This Blog | Sign Up For Our Newsletter Share This Post: Similar Posts That You Might Enjoy: Why Influence Mining is the Next Gold Rush Is Twitter for Business Even Worth the Trouble?

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prepare TV review content about HDTVs for twitter and blog comment distribution). Let me hear about it: View Comments | Subscribe To This Blog | Sign Up For Our Newsletter Share This Post: Similar Posts That You Might Enjoy: Why D.I.S. Lots of great resources out there – books, blogs and more. I'd also add my local pals [link] who talk about content and search frequently, and the Junta42 content marketing blog ( [link] ).

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search 7 Surprising Statistics About Twitter in America April 29th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Ah Twitter, we thought we knew you.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Online Community With Purpose and a Plan May 5th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Lisa Beatty was at a cross-roads.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Kurrently Revolutionizes Real-Time Search With Twitter + Facebook Results May 17th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet The future of real-time data didn’t come from Google.

10 Ways to Use Your Blog to Manage a Crisis

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Your blog is a very important part of your personal image or company brand. While you’ve invested time in its development, have you ever thought about how you could use your blog to manage a crisis? Ten ways to blog in a crisis. Encourage employees to view your blog.

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I know that different companies provide different amounts of historical data at the start of the campaign (another item I should have included – may need to do a follow up on this on my own blog later on as I get all this great feedback on items to include!) If a company wants to really reach at a local level a large “branded&# presence needs to be broken down to local pages or profiles. Again, a company needs to listen and find where the customer base is active.

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Social media allows big companies to act small again. Social media creates kinship between companies and customers, and kinship equals purchase intent. Not sure who came up with it originally) Social media changes the relationship between companies and customers from master and servant, to peer to peer. Every company is its own TV station, magazine, and newspaper. blog comments powered by Disqus Subscribe to Convince & Convert Jay Baer Greetings.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Tying Together Social Media and Corporate Social Responsibility July 6th, 2010 |Written By: Laura Hall | View Comments Tweet Guest post by Laura Hall , Managing Partner at PainePR.

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She is deeply curious, loves all things marketing and blogs less frequently than she would like at Stickystimuli.com. According to a recent Social Media and Online PR Report from Econsultancy , 86% of companies surveyed planned to spend more on social media marketing in 2010, but only 25% say they have gained “real, tangible value&# from the medium. Lion Brand’s Lion Brand Notebook: Lion Brand is a yarn company that has been in business for over a century.

Get Your Social Media Operations Act Together | Blogging and.

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Something along the line of “we tried a blog but it wasn’t a success” or “we have a Facebook page, but it isn’t doing anything for our business.” The blog was a failure because posts were not written on a regular basis. It can get complex depending on the size of your social media program, but here are some tips to help make sure you’re managing social operations appropriately: If you are blogging, create an editorial calendar.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search 5 Ways to Make Friends with Strangers on Your Blog March 23rd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Remember in high school, when someone would throw a party when their parents were out of town?

107+ Blog Post Ideas for a Rocket Start

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Blog Post Ideas by Post Type. FAQ Post. Blogging on a regular basis is a proven way to drive traffic to your website. Even More Blog Post Ideas. Just as there are many types of blogs, there are a great number of themes, topics and ideas to write about. Blogging

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She develops and supervises strategic communications programs for major companies in professional and financial services, with a particular emphasis on the legal, consulting and insurance industries. Instead of dismissing new, potentially valuable tools because of limited bandwidth, set up company-wide “assessment competitions” that allow everyone to get involved: Give prizes to the folks who use emerging tools to identify client opportunities and customer pain points.

4 Simple Growth Strategies Any Breakthrough Blog Can Learn From Pinterest

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Like most great entrepreneurs, he created the company out of his own interests, passions, and purpose. Throughout history, truly great companies answer these question: Who are we? In fact, purpose is the catalyst for all great companies and organizations.

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More from Convince and Convert 7 Deadly Sins of Social Media Blastoff for My New Social Media Newsletter The Social Media Reality Show Convince and Convert Recommends Using Social Media Right – For You (Danny Brown) Social Media for Good (Danny Brown) Social Mastermind / Social Media for Social Change (Danny Brown) Tagged as: content marketing , humanization , infographics , social media , social media strategy , social media success , storytelling Did you enjoy this blog post?

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search A Social Media Scoreboard That Works March 25th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Clearly, there’s no shortage of data and possible social media success metrics.