How Google Instant Might Impact Your Small Non-Profit

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Greig Christie via Flickr, Creative Commons Since Google Instant’s launch just over a month ago, digital marketers have been scrambling to figure out how search engine marketing strategies might need to change. Oh, one other thing: my blog = my sandbox.

WOM: What's Really Behind The Buzz

Waxing UnLyrical

There’s one area within today’s creative industry that is not only comparatively new (when compared to more traditional disciplines), but is taking a growing foothold via a clear aptitude for maximizing effective use of the ever-expanding world of social technology.

How Reading Fairy Tales Can Improve Public Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

Also… Image: Thom Watson via Flickr, Creative Commons OK, I’ll stop now, I can see you rolling your eyes, going, “Come on, act your age.&# Even when I am reading blogs or catching up on Reader. Oh, one other thing: my blog = my sandbox.

Talking The Social Media Walk

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Lars Plougmann via Flickr, Creative Commons Really, if you just read through the comments, there’s your follow-up blog post… but since I promised you one, you’re getting one. I’ll hopefully be expounding on those in a future blog post.&#

Public Relations Lessons From Jesus, The Apostles And The Bible

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Martin LaBar via Flickr, Creative Commons And even many non-Christians will be relaxing, perhaps joining in the revelry (as many of my friends did when I was growing up in India). What do they have in common? Oh, one other thing: my blog = my sandbox.

Kpop Lessons: Handling Defamation Through Public Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: twchoi11 via Flickr , Creative Commons Though I wouldn’t consider myself as devoted as some fan clubs. Image: Gitgat via Flickr , Creative Commons Instead, speak up and join the conversation. Oh, one other thing: my blog = my sandbox.

Simply The Best

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: sahmeepee via Flickr , Creative Commons The Best means that you are indubitably, unequivocally, indisputably the best in who you are, what you do, and what you stand for, no matter who – or what – else you are compared with, or what others might be exposed to.

So What Will You Have For Lunch?

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Ranjit Bhatnagar via Flickr , Creative Commons And thanks to myfirsttweet.com , I can share it with you. Shannon Pauls Very Official Blog Spin Sucks TopRank Online Marketing Blog Writing Boots - David Murray Love WUL?

Conch and Drum

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Arindam Bhattacharjee via Flickr, Creative Commons If I were back in Kolkata, I’d be hearing conchs and drums from dusk till dawn. Shannon Pauls Very Official Blog Spin Sucks TopRank Online Marketing Blog Writing Boots - David Murray Love WUL?

Weekly Roundup: The Holly And The Ivy

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Cornelia Kopp via Flickr, Creative Commons My husband is… well, I’m not quite sure what he’s doing, but he’s probably puttering around happily (that’s what married couples do, we putter companionably). Oh, one other thing: my blog = my sandbox.

Weekly Roundup: Paloozas And Palominos

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Derrick Coetzee via Flickr , Creative Commons Seems to me both are somewhat extraordinary, perhaps exaggerated and possibly exciting. Why: Danny Brown , Gini Dietrich and I talk about PR, blogging, social media and cow manure. Oh, one other thing: my blog = my sandbox.

Content Marketing is More Than Just Blogging

Firebelly

Content marketing is about more than just blogging. According to Jeremy Williams, you all should be going crazy over this blog post now. Videos: Another thing Jeremy said is that blog posts with videos outperform blog posts with photos.

30 Awesome Blogging Guides, Tips and Resources

Webbiquity SMM

Despite the occasional “death of blogging” pronouncements (often made, ironically, in blog posts), blogs remain the core of a robust social media strategy. more here in 30 of the best business blogging guides and resources of the past year. Why Blog.

Is Amazon reading this blog?

The Way of the Web

Hello, I must be going… → Is Amazon reading this blog? Tags: Digital Publishing blog comments powered by Disqus Blog Partners

25 Free Digital Marketing Tools for Nonprofits

Waxing UnLyrical

The life of a communications pro for a nonprofit organization is one that seems to require a daily mix of magic tricks, extreme sport level time management and creativity. This list is of free digital marketing tools for non-profits is a great place to start.

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4 ways to repurpose blog content in your email marketing strategy

Socialmedia.biz

Courtesy of Ben Seidelman / Creative Commons BY. Rework your blog’s greatest hits to get extra mileage. Target audience: Businesses, brands, digital marketers, advertising agencies, SEO specialists, entrepreneurs, Web publishers, email specialists.

20+ Commonly Asked Questions About Blogging & Online Marketing

Kikolani

As each year passes, blog marketing techniques evolve. I receive a lot of questions on a regular basis about blogging, online marketing, and traffic generation, so I thought I would share my answers in this post. Blog Platform. How long should my blog posts be?

4 ways to repurpose blog content in your email marketing strategy

Socialmedia.biz

Courtesy of Ben Seidelman / Creative Commons BY. Rework your blog’s greatest hits to get extra mileage. Target audience: Businesses, brands, digital marketers, advertising agencies, SEO specialists, entrepreneurs, Web publishers, email specialists.

10 Content Marketing Tricks That Will Help Your Brand Stand Out

Waxing UnLyrical

The best way to stand out from the noisy crowd is by employing a few tricks of the content marketing trade. As you work on your content marketing strategy, keep these in mind: Talk to your audience, not at them. The next time you write marketing copy: Use “you” instead of “we”.

44 Blogging Questions and Answers

Kikolani

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. Blogging During the Holidays.

24+ Sites to Find Free Images You Would Actually Use for Your Marketing

Buffer Social

But there’s one question we get asked quite often: Where can you find free images that are high quality and cleared to use for your blog posts or social media content? What is Creative Commons? 24+ websites to find free images for your marketing.

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Judging A Blog Post By Its Cover

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: mj*laflaca via Flickr , Creative Commons It’s about how that writing looks. They might be helpful to you as you continue on your path as a blogging Grasshopper. Platforms with mobile interfaces like Posterous can be quick easy ways to mobile blog.

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5 Ways To Spice Up Your WordPress Blog

Waxing UnLyrical

If you’re just getting started blogging (or maybe even if you’ve been doing it a while), here are some WordPress plugins I really really like. Why bother, if you already have a search box on your blog, you ask? A great way to add some pizazz to your blog.

5 best growth marketing strategies for B2B

Socialmedia.biz

Image by TopRank Marketing / Creative Commons BY. Target audience: Businesses, brands, B2B marketers, agencies, SEO specialists, entrepreneurs. B2B includes not just blogs but videos, whitepapers, infographics, research reports and gamification. Email marketing.

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How to Start a University Blog

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Katie Harris via Flickr , Creative Commons Connect with the people you serve The goal wasn’t to create a blog. So when the idea of a blog first entered my head, I shared it with all of them. You can’t start a blog like ours unless the community wants it.

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3 Reasons List Posts Are Guaranteed Blog Traffic Boosters

Firebelly

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. Admit it.

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SalesForce Marketing Cloud – The Next Step In Social Media Engagement?

SocMed Sean

Sometimes, there just aren’t enough hours in the day and my blog takes a bit of a backseat to my clients and my family. Is the Marketing Cloud the next step in business social engagement? No…I haven’t gone off the radar.

The Best Content Marketer? An Orange Cone

Firebelly

What Does Soccer Have to do With Content Marketing? If you want to succeed at content marketing, sometimes you only have to be an orange cone. You only have to write a blog post once a week, and tweet a few times a day, and dabble on LinkedIn or Facebook.

The ABCs of Startup Marketing

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking The ABCs of Startup Marketing Written on July 10, 2010 by Justin Levy in hubspot , inbound marketing , marketing strategy , social media , video 6 Comments - Leave a comment!

Are Blog Comments Dead? | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Are Blog Comments Dead? Written on July 30, 2010 by Justin Levy in blog , community , facebook , interactions , social media , twitter 23 Comments - Leave a comment!

How to Write a Great Business Blog Post

SocialFish

Seems that everyone’s churning out content these days – but that doesn’t mean that everyone knows how to write a really good blog post that grabs interest and keeps it. Here are just a few tips that might just help your blog writing stand out from the crowd.

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Ten Reasons PR Pros Should Blog

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Chris Lott via Flickr , Creative Commons One of the questions that Joe asked us was what our blogging experience has been like. Once you’ve been blogging for a bit, you’ll start being pitched. Blogging is a strange beast.

Three Most Important Content Marketing Lessons of 2012

Firebelly

This year has been one of major upheaval after another for content marketers. Here are three things that every content marketer should have learned from the past 12 months. Photo credit: JanneM (Flickr, Creative Commons).

Facebook Marketing: Now Available! | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Facebook Marketing: Now Available! What is Facebook Marketing About? Facebook Marketing is a deep dive into how Facebook can be leveraged by your company starting TODAY.

5 things I’ve learned from failed blog posts

Akamai Marketing

So every once in a while…I think I have a fabulous idea for a blog post. And whether your blog is like mine or a corporate blog, you can learn from the experience of a blog post with no excitement. Sometimes you post a blog on the exact wrong day.

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10 Ways to Position Your Blog Above Copycats

Kikolani

So, you’re seeing your post on scraper blogs, and want to know how to avoid them outranking your content in Google? Let’s move beyond the blame game you find that Google isn’t removing these blogs and differentiate you from those copycats. Brand your blog. Blogging

15 Places to Find Free Images for Your Blog

Writtent Blog

The ancient saying that a picture is worth 1000 words comes as no surprise to content marketers. Are you wondering where and how to find free images for your blog? Even some of the sharpest content marketers have no idea that Google Advanced Search exists! Wikimedia Commons.

13 Time-Saving Blogging Tips from the World’s Busiest Marketers

Writtent Blog

How do you manage to create content without any time to blog? Unless your company is in a position to hire a dedicated, full-time content creator, it can be challenging to work blogging into an already busy work schedule. What are your favorite blogging tips for saving time?

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Reviews for Facebook Marketing

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Reviews of Facebook Marketing Written on July 11, 2010 by Justin Levy in books , facebook , reviews , social media , video 3 Comments - Leave a comment!

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12 of the Best Guides and Sources for Free Stock Images

Webbiquity SMM

At the core of any successful blog is valuable content—helping readers solve a problem, increase their knowledge, work more effectively. But text alone isn’t enough; to really make a blog stand out, it needs to include compelling images as well.