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ProBlogger FAQ: How Long Should Posts Be?

ProBlogger

There has been talk recently about longer-form content and the way Google ranks it as opposed to the bite-size content usually recommended for time-poor readers. Longer-form content. The point was still to create great content, as Google values value over all.

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

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The key is to create meaningful content that answers those questions, and propagate that content throughout the social Web, making a visit to your site unnecessary. I recommend starting with six, because it’s a meaningful amount of content and will address the tip of your question iceberg. Not in a “here’s our FAQ&# way, but in a vigorous, social media way. Now you’re combining content with marketing, social media with customer service.

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Why Facebook’s Community Pages Could Give Brands Headaches

Dave Fleet

A couple of weeks ago I received a worried call from a friend working in PR for a large company. Her opening question went something like: “What the heck are Community Pages on Facebook, and why is there one for my company?&#. Community Pages 101.

Community Manager: To Be Or Not To Be!

Mindjumpers

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.

How Transparency Creates Engaged Communities

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Topcoder is a community of designers, developers, and data scientists who specialize in design and technology. This community develops enterprise-level work for some of the biggest companies in the world. Streamlining the content creation process. The Sharing Economy.

Change or Die | Fast Company

Buzz Marketing for Technology

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. Energy Efficient Servers See how HP Energy Efficient Servers can help your company save energy.

105 Types of Content to Fill Up Your Editorial Calendar

Convince & Convert

From our research at CoSchedule , we found that planning awesome content is a major challenge for most content marketers. I also like to mix up our content types to keep our editorial calendar fresh for our audience. What Types Of Content Will Help You Tell Your Story?

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103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity SMM

How does social media use differ in B2B vs. B2C companies? Which content marketing tactics and formats are gaining or losing favor? As many companies have learned the hard way, unanswered complaints on social networks can go viral, causing real damage to a company’s brand.

The 6 Hottest Forms of Content for Ecommerce Brands Right Now

Pixlee

Your content marketing strategy is what drives your ecommerce brand. With so many unique content types available today, it’s hard to determine which has the potential to convert your traffic. We’ve identified the six top forms of content that your customers will love. Read on for some inspirational ideas that you can start using for your content strategy today. Embrace the many benefits of user-generated content.

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Why Content Marketing Matters To Me And Should To You

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But I am incredibly delighted to top the list of content marketing blogs, because for me content marketing is becoming fundamental to business success at every level. We have entered an era where every business needs to consider themselves a TV station and a magazine , and the quicker you figure out your strategic content marketing plan, the faster you can use content to drive meaningful business results. Is Your Company in the Content Marketing Industry?

105 Ideas to Add to Your Editorial Calendar

Convince & Convert

From our research at CoSchedule , we found that planning awesome content is a major challenge for most content marketers. I also like to mix up our content types to keep our editorial calendar fresh for our audience. Content That Tells a Story. Company News.

22 Exceptional Business Blogging Guides, Tips & Tactics

Webbiquity SMM

A well-written and consistently updates business blog is a vital core element of a successful content marketing program. How can you increase your content marketing footprint through guest blogging? Why the Company Blog is More Important Than You Think by Business2Community.

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Book Review: Optimize

Webbiquity SMM

In Optimize: How to Attract and Engage More Customers by Integrating SEO, Social Media, and Content Marketing , Lee Odden provides the definitive guide to SEO and its extension into social and content marketing for the new, more sophisticated world of search and web presence optimization.

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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.

Get Your Social Media Story Straight | Blogging and Content.

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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 Get Your Social Media Story Straight April 1st, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet This is the best ad I’ve seen in months.

The Truth About the iPad | Blogging and Content Creation | Social.

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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 Truth About the iPad April 8th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Are you old enough to remember when the TV remote control was invented?

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Is Your Social Strategy Proactive or Reactive | 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 Is Your Social Strategy Proactive or Reactive? there’s a schism coming in social media between companies using it for marketing, and companies using it for customer service and CRM.

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

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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.

4 Detective Tricks to Find Your Customers in Social Media | Social.

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Companies should follow, not lead, their customers across the social Web. Rapleaf is better for larger companies. Have you added the ability for email recipients to share content on Twitter, Facebook, Digg and elsewhere? Most quality email service providers give you the option of easily adding sharing tools, and you can then run a report showing which of your subscribers clicked your Twitter link, and/or shared content on Facebook.

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

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In fact, social media can be MORE transformative for a B2B company than a B2C company. Creating and calibrating a social media strategy for any company should follow the same process. You need to determine why your company should be social, for whom your efforts are intended and where your audience is in the buying cycle, and how you’ll measure success. Private brand communities vs. Facebook.

Why You're the Key to Social Media Success

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New research from White Horse of 104 companies found that in 86% of companies, executives are not using social media. Would a company launch a major television campaign if the CEO had never watched TV? Never Heard Of It This is of course a situation that is most acute in B2B, where White Horse found that 60% of companies either have low executive interest in social media, or have modest interest but a lack of education. A B2B software company, or Skittles?

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 Are You Taking Social Media Shortcuts? Somebody’s “strange&# social network is someone else’s potentially thriving customer community.

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 Science of Inequality – Finding Your Influential Customers April 28th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Does social media breed inequality?

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 Social Impact of Friendships and Lies February 9th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Do you trust me? Ive founded 5 companies, and spent 15 years running digital marketing agencies.

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 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.

6 Required Competencies for Social Organizations | Conferences 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 6 Required Competencies for Social Organizations February 24th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Now, marketing is the center of American business.

3 Reasons Email is the Coolest Vampire Today

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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 3 Reasons Email is the Coolest Vampire Today July 8th, 2010 |Written By: Jeff Rohrs | View Comments Tweet Guest post by Jeff Rohrs , who heads up the Marketing Research & Education Team at ExactTarget.

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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 Do You “Like&# How I Look In These Jeans? link] Ellen Cagnassola Deisel is also partnering with a furniture company creating furniture for young urban types.

It's Time for Real-Time

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Amber is Director of Community for Radian6 , co-proprietor of the influential Brass Tack Thinking blog (formerly Altitude Branding), a cool mom, a motivating force, and a hell of a flautist). We reconfigured our companies to accommodate phone. Not just the big companies, but the every companies. DJ Waldow Director of Community, Blue Sky Factory @djwaldow [link] DJ Waldow As I wrote on Brass Tack Thinking, I have the chills.

9 Antidotes to the Facebook Algorithm Squeeze

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Remember this: Facebook is a public company. Further, it is also true that many company posts do not succeed on Facebook today. That’s great content from a business. Post Content That Solicits Thoughtful Responses. Get Serious About User-Generated Content (UGC).

5 Ways to Humanize Your Brand on Twitter

Convince & Convert

We share what’s happening in our lives, photos from great vacations, things that annoy us, and other content that compels us. True, scrutiny is magnified when community and content managers become a voice for large brands.

Is Starbucks the Most Dangerous Competitor to Facebook? | E.

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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 Is Starbucks the Most Dangerous Competitor to Facebook? Carefully crafting and leading the consumer experience in-store and virtually, has earned the company trust and admirable loyalty.

5 Facebook Marketing Tips for Agencies

agora pulse

As Facebook has evolved from a “nice-to-have” to a “must-have” business tool, many companies employ agencies to dedicate the time required to manage their Facebook presence and market their products.

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Is Your Twitter Addiction Paying Off

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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 Is Your Twitter Addiction Paying Off June 17th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Twitter can suck you in to a vortex of counter-productivity like one bite of that KFC Double Down sandwich.

Nine B2B Marketing Lessons from College Visits

Webbiquity SMM

Content should focus on compelling high-level messages, but always provide the opportunity to “learn more” by drilling into detailed functional specifications for those who really want that level of detail.

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Some Tasty News on Bookmarking

Social Media Marketing

There's an FAQ on Delicious that answers questions about the transition. AVOS plans to continue the service that users have come to know and love and by working with the community, make the site even easier and more fun to save, share and discover the web's "tastiest" content.

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Need a Chatbot Marketing Strategy? Start Here: Beginner’s Guide to Messenger Bots

Buffer Social

One of the first things to consider with your bot is the content that it’ll contain. If the aim of the bot is to help customers and deliver speedy responses, then we suggest looking at the most frequently asked questions of your brand to see what content makes sense to start with.

Don’t Be Scared Be Prepared – How to Manage a Social Media Crisis

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Somebody sending a mean tweet about your company doesn’t constitute a crisis. When the company does not know any more than the public about what’s going on. A social media crisis has a potentially material impact on the company overall. Create a Crisis FAQ.

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

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In doing so, we’ve learned that findings resulting from search and social data mining are incredibly handy for informing creative and content, improving relevance and impact. In today’s post, it’s my pleasure to share some content relevance tips I’ve learned along the way. It’s Time to Put Content Strategy First, Shiny Objects Second Until recently, interactive marketing tactics and techniques, bells and whistles, and new online tools often outshone smart, targeted messaging.

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 Why D.I.S. It was much easier when the company steered the conversation. As consumers of products/services and also marketing content we are also interested in something else — D.I.S.

How Do I Keep My Facebook Group Alive?

agora pulse

Creating awesome content that drives engagement. It’s important to let people know it’s your company that runs and manages it. Will you allow promotional content from members? Craft engaging content. Here are some ideas for content you could create.

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Best Business Blogging Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Effectively generate content contributions from subject matter experts in your organization? Produce more stylish and readable content? Tim Gunn’s Top 5 Tips for More Stylish Content by Copyblogger. 8 Incredibly Simple Ways to Get More People to Read Your Content by Copyblogger.

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How to Create a Killer Instagram Bio in 2019

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But The Wing isn’t trying to attract anyone who’s female — only those who identify with their “advancement of women through community” credo. There you’ll see exactly how many clicks each of your Instagram posts is getting and understand which content is driving the most traffic.