Blogging Best Practices

    • 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? Here is the answer: Approximatel ...

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    • Setting up Your For Hire Page: Do’s and Don’ts

      This is a guest post from @IvanWalsh, a blogger and online marketer with over twenty years of IT experience who has been online since 1992 which is as early as you could BE online. He has skills in all the Internet Marketing Strategies you need to take your business or blog to the next level. Image Credit: Geralt at Pixabay modified with Canva.

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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

    … head is spinning. Instead of focusing exclusively on 10 lies I once believed, I’d like to clarify what OUTSTANDING mentors taught me to believe instead. Think about your own negative beliefs as you consider the following insights. This advice will guide you toward your own business success. 1. Monetizing Your Blogging Business Depends on Your List…

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

    …, but they are relevant to my core topic. Interesting The “I” in RITE is Interesting. Publishing your content isn’t a creative writing contest. It’s a war for attention. Every single piece of content you produce must be interesting. If you can’t do that consistently, you’ll lose your audience to competitors who can hold their attention. How do you stay…

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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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  • Do you have to be a great writer to be a great blogger?

    … in the blogging world because people don’t have the patience to wait for your conclusion. Start with the conclusion and then explain it. I see too many posts that do not get to the guts of the issue until you are one-third down the page. The magic of RITE In my classes, I urge students to create content through the filter of RITE. It should…

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  • I love big blogs and I cannot lie.

    … content like crazy. Why are you worried about people’s attention spans? If the content is relevant, interesting, timely, and entertaining (the RITE model), I believe it has the same chance of being consumed today as it did 10 or 20 years ago. The research is in. We like big blogs Study after study shows that long-form content out-performs short-form…

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  • How do I find time to create content? 25 Ideas!

    … having the time, it’s whether you have the tenacity and drive to do it … and keep doing it. There’s probably nothing I can write that can impact your determination, but I can provide you with 25 ideas and best practices to help you squeeze more content-producing productivity out of every hour. Focus. Don’t try to be everywhere and on every…

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  • 10 Exciting Content Marketing Trends for 2017

    …, Budgets, and Trends – North America report shows promising change for content marketing: 86% of B2C marketers are using it. 63% are either much or somewhat more successful with content marketing than they were last year 25% are either extremely or very successful with their content marketing approach 60% are either extremely or very…

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  • How to become an influencer (even if you’re a little guy!)

    …. Start small. Go for broke AFTER you’ve established a brand for yourself. This is exactly what I had done when I started blogging. I wrote primarily on Twitter because I was fully utilizing a very new platform at that time. Twitter was once a niche, believe it or not. Many still remember me because of how my articles have helped them and I’ve become…

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  • Why You Should Republish Your Blog Content On Medium

    … the very words of the Google webmasters themselves. Even Matt Cutts, the head of Google’s webspam team, said you should not worry about it. You see, Google doesn’t care about you posting duplicate content as long as it’s not spammy or keyword stuffing. Google only cares about giving users the best possible results based on the keywords the user types…

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  • Strategies to deal with losing readers through the newsfeed evolution

    … marketing books. He is an acclaimed keynote speaker, college educator, and business consultant. The Marketing Companion podcast is among the top business podcasts in the world. Contact Mark to have him speak to your company event or conference soon. Illustration courtesy Flickr CC and Irina Slutsky Related Posts Tags: blogging best practices…

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  • The Impact of Social Media on Small Business Blogging

    … information on your company blog. Make a separate blog for personal posts. Increase website traffic Once you start business blogging, you will notice an increase in website traffic just because you started a blog that follows your business. It’s simple – the more information that’s available to customers, the more trust they will have in you…

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  • How to Select a Niche for Your Blog

    …, tailor your online networking engagement, and center your internet search endeavors for long-term results. These tips will help you decide which niche you want to choose. Don’t wait until you figure it out somehow; start working on it instead. The answer to your question is just around the corner. Happy blogging! …

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  • How to Write a Powerful Blogger Bio

    … Professional bios are one of the most powerful marketing tools in a blogger’s toolbox. What makes them powerful? You. A bio is your professional story. It speaks to who you are, what you do, whom you serve, and what you’ve accomplished. Details about your blogging life, accomplishments, community service and hobbies are just a few things your…

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