Blogging Best Practices

    • Gardening Bloggers Helped Save Historic Landreth Heirloom Non-GMO Seed Company

      Update 4/16/17: Landreth Heirloom Seeds did survive, thanks in part to the gardening bloggers who raised awareness of their plight. In 2016, they were acquired by American Meadows where Landreth Heritage Seed Collections can be purchased. Here is the announcement message on Facebook from the former Landreth Seed owners about the acquisition: Hello, Seed Lovers! We’re here ...

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    • How to select a common topic for a blog (or video or podcast)

      When I coach executives about content marketing or personal blogging, a very common problem I encounter is the challenge of focusing on a single topic for a blog (or podcast or video series). “I like so many things,” my clients will say. “How do I pick just one?” But it is something that must happen.

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    • Want to Write Faster? 12 Hacks to Help Speed You Up

      Too much work and no time to write? Content creation is crucial for the growth of any blog. But as you grow, so do your responsibilities. Sooner than you think, you’ll start to realize that you have less time to write than you initially thought. So how can you write faster, you ask? I’ve got you covered. 1.

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  • Five Ways to Convert Your Blog Traffic Into Leads and Sales

    … your readers should now exactly what they are signing up for the moment they click on your call to action button. A couple of cool examples that I found would be this interactive call to action guide by iContact and Wordstream’s rundown of 17 Best Practices for Call to Action Buttons. Many call to action buttons are often designed to highlight…

    Loren Baker/ Growmap- 13 readers -
  • How to ruin your content by overthinking things

    … of acting on your ideas and thoughts can become a breakthrough for you. Other people may think it … be the one who writes it. 2. Be unsure of yourself I would over-think things because I wanted to NAIL IT! I wanted to be right and I wanted to be epic. Let’s be honest. How often can you be epic? Sounds exhausting to me. Some of my best blog posts have been…

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  • A Much Wanted Impact: Best Social Media Practices for Blog Growth

    … towards becoming a blogging star. However, keep in mind that this is a step-by-step job, and you can’t expect success overnight. With time and dedication, your efforts will pay off. Good luck! The post A Much Wanted Impact: Best Social Media Practices for Blog Growth appeared first on Growmap. …

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  • Three ideas to end the social media poison

    … By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist Divisive politics span across the globe, robotization threatens to replace millions of workers, geo-conflicts throw people at each other. The future seems so uncertain. The present seems so … harsh. Flipping through your favorite news channels is starting to look like the billboard chart…

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  • How to Properly Identify Your Target Audience

    … As an entrepreneur, you understand that market research is a must. What many business owners fail to realize is that they probably shouldn’t conduct market research themselves. You shouldn’t even hand the task off to an in-house marketing person or team. Photo by Davide Ragusa If you have the budget for a marketing department, it’s best…

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  • Inbound Marketing vs Outbound Marketing – Which Gives the Best ROI?

    … to the content of bloggers who are active on social media. This practice will allow you to perform blogger outreach effectively. The ROI can be enormous. Expect to gain some social shares from bloggers, and in some cases, you may even acquire a backlink. Pay Per Click I rank this inbound marketing strategy last because it requires capital to do it effectively…

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  • How to Amaze with Resource-Rich Content Marketing

    … How well your strategies work at connecting your content with the people you’re targeting depends on your ability to amaze your audience with resource-rich content marketing. Look, there’s an urgent need to connect and engage with customers and prospects alike. So your content marketing has a huge responsibility to help build your company. Your…

    Growmapin Social Content How To's- 23 readers -
  • Setting up Your For Hire Page: Do’s and Don’ts

    … (5-7) and interlink them. Pretty soon these will become the most trafficked pages on your site. Then link from here to your For Hire page. Credentials – how do I trust you? Ask your colleagues, friends and others for recommendations. If you’re new to blogging, look for ways to generate goodwill (e.g. ghost write a set of posts, design graphics…

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  • If you’re preparing a roundup post, stop this right now

    … By Mark Schaefer This week I received a request for a contribution for a roundup post. The author said the post was going to be called “Best social media tips.” I’m normally happy to help people with posts like this, but my return question to the blogger was this: How many other roundup posts have already been written about social media tips…

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  • Blogging in 2017 and Beyond: What Will Change?

    … with titans. Where blogging is concerned, it’s time to start thinking about which influencers you can reach out to for additional traffic generation. In 2017, partnerships and networking will be more advantageous than ever. The Best UGC Instagram Campaigns, Picked by Yotpo’s Head of Design from Yotpo User-generated contests are another great way…

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  • 10 Blogging Business LIES I Learned from Mentors to STOP Believing

    … influence others because of the value you provide. Click To Tweet 3. Blog More and Grow Your Blogging Business It takes far more than blogging practice for blogging success. Clarification All skilled bloggers actively listen to their audiences. They listen to their audiences’ words, meanings, and points of view. Listening helps bloggers to shift…

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  • Learn to create effective content by putting it through the RITE test

    … By Mark Schaefer Here’s a proven method to consistently create effective content: Put it to the RITE test. RITE is an acronym that stands for Relevant, Interesting, Timely, and Entertaining. If you create content that hits at least three out of these four angles, you’ll be spinning gold my friend. Let’s take a deeper look. Relevant What if you…

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  • Medium’s dark power

    … to build traffic to your own site. The growth rate is slow and while some of your content might go viral, it is too unpredictable to count on breakout content. Many of the best marketing blogs around have built their audience over a period of years. Their consistently solid content has been the draw. There is no good substitute for loyal blog…

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