Blogging


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Oct 2013

“Going Viral” Doesn’t Make My Top 3 Content Marketing Tactics

I was recently asked to write a guest blog about content marketing with an emphasis on making content ‘go viral.’  However, I ended up declining simply because “going viral” isn’t a goal I commonly have, especially for my small business clients. Content that “goes viral” may be good for a quick boost, but this content often lacks staying power, and merely equates to empty calories...

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7 Terrific Types of Blog Posts

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Oct 2013

7 Terrific Types of Blog Posts

Pinpointing what to write about on your blog can be a challenge, especially for new bloggers. But there are a few effective “types” of blog posts that can really help you get the wheels turning and produce compelling content. There are certainly more types of blog posts than this list, but here are some of my favorites!  Helpful Posts – As a professional, you have...

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How to Get People to Read Your Blog

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Oct 2013

How to Get People to Read Your Blog

I’m a big believer in strong content – it’s the fundamental piece to making social media work for a business.  In fact, last week Mark Shafer eloquently debunked the 80/20 rule when promoting content (the ‘rule’ states that we should spend 80% of our time promoting content and 20% developing it). He understands that strong content is what breeds loyalty in the form of ‘return...

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Sep 2013

Brainstorming Tips for Beginner Bloggers

Now that we’ve discussed the value of blogging in last week’s post, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and let loose with your all-important first brainstorming session. If you’re starting up a blog, the work you do here will be critical in both developing great ideas that attract an audience and making sure you have enough of these great ideas to sustain your efforts....

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Six Reasons to Blog

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Sep 2013

Six Reasons to Blog

You may have heard about the tremendous benefits of blogging, but you could be wondering if it’s relevant to your business or if it’s worth the time investment.  I can tell you from personal experience that it has really helped my business. I’ve blogged, at least once a week, for the past few years.  My posts have helped to dramatically increase my search engine rankings...

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