Category: Advanced Blogging
I contend that your search engine marketing blog can be the most valuable tool in your marketing toolbox. But how do you know that it’s the best use of your marketing efforts? Well, whenever I get muddled by all the options presented to me I like to look back at older methods. There is something to be gained from looking at what has been done before. And, with so many different options at your disposal for marketing, it can be hard to tell what to put energy toward. Email marketing, social media updates, sales letters, business blogging, even your facebook page… where and when you should direct your efforts can be daunting. So, let’s look at some old school methods in relation to this current marketing tool to get a handle on your search engine marketing blog:
When was the … Read More »
Blogging for business is not a new subject. In fact, you can find thousands of articles discussing the benefits, downfalls, and process to blogging for business. In this post we’re simply going to discuss one issue…
Can you build an audience while writing for SEO?
Yes! You just need to understand how to inject quality SEO into a post that is helpful and relevant to the audience you’re trying to reach!
1. Identify a problem/issue your audience is facing.
2. If you have domain knowledge and can speak to this, then move to step 3. If not, do your research to find a solution or come to a conclusion you believe.
3. Write an article as if speaking to an individual in which you’re invested enough to share your true thoughts and feelings. How would … Read More »
The Content Marketing Institute (CMI) today released a whitepaper / presentation on 8 amazing content workflow technologies which greatly enhance your content production efforts. We are very proud that the Innogage collaborative blogging tool, Innoblogs, was included in that list of eight. In fact, Innoblogs was THE ONLY CONTENT TOOL recommended under the category of Blogging Workflow Tools!!
The other categories covered were Content workflow tools (4 recommendations) and Content workflow tools combined with writer networks (3 recommendations).
This report covers information about Innoblogs, what it is and what kind of customer stands to benefit the most from the powerful blogging workflow tools inside our technology. It also gets in under the hood to tell you exactly what you get in the areas of workflow, search engine optimization, and customer conversion. It even covers cost and who some of our … Read More »
I heard a great debate today at a client site between to executive team members about their blog.
What is better… an RSS subscriber or an email subscriber?
The battle between the team members was one I have heard before. It reminded me of something I read from Michael Hyatt. A subscriber is a subscriber, right? Wrong…
Email subscriptions in the blogging world are the creme de le creme. It is your list, your asset, your gold that you should place into Fort Knox. With an email subscription list you have total control over the messages sent to your readers.
Here is a quick email benefit list:
You can send a message to readers whenever you would like… with RSS you must write a post!
Email in-boxes gain you a higher level of trust with your readers
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Writers block happens even if you know how to blog. All to often though it can be the dagger that slowly cuts you away from your consistency. Google and other search engines love fresh content on any blog, but most importantly your readers will return more often if you can produce good consistent content! I’m going to highlight some great tips I’ve gathered through my time writing. If you’re looking for a book to dig into more I would recommend Michael Hyatt’s book Platform. It’s perfect for a how to blog guide.
I have started a number of blogs. I have only had one that was very successful, but it was also tied to a project that was only set to happen for 3 months. However, in this 3 months I was the most consistent I had … Read More »
Last week I put together what I feel are the first two steps to building trust when it comes to business blogging. “Purpose” gives us direction, and its connotation to me
portrays a reason why others would want to trust you. They believe in your purpose, and they are either striving to go in the direction you are creating too or would like to see you succeed in your purpose. A purpose in a business plan is something people can connect to emotionally and believe in at a deeper level.
Here is the next step…
Appear “polished” when people are looking.
How does “polish” build trust you may ask… Have you ever been to a site where you can tell they shot the images themselves? How about their headshots? Or do they not have a … Read More »
It is a simple formula… truthful thoughts + fans’ best interests = TRUST
All too often, we want the “magic pill” that will give us great blogging results without having to follow the proven path of trust. You know the magic pill… the “8 minute workout”… the “lose fat without changing anything in your lifestyle”… you know that pill…
Here two things that you must do at the start to building trust with your blog readers.
1. Have a purpose and write it down
What is the purpose of your product, organization, or service? What problem does it all solve for the user, or what problem does it help the user avoid? Write these down and use them as your guide. Write your blog to help your reader see your point of view, see your passion for how you can help, and why your … Read More »
The world of business blogging exploits the full global-reach marketability of your company. Savvy blogging draws new and existing customers into a conversation that will increase site-traffic, generate exposure, and potentially increase your customer-base and future sales.
But get it wrong, and your business blog can turn from an asset to a liability.
Mistake #1 – Irregular Blogging
Blogging compliments your business, and like any part of your business, it needs to be current and regularly maintained. Irregular blogging can lower your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) content, dropping your business page rank, and effectively minimizing potential customers. Consistent, interesting and relevant posting will build your reader-base, and show commitment to your business and your customers.
Mistake #2 – Inconsistent Voice
Unless your business blog is specifically designed to individualize your bloggers, … Read More »
If your online marketing strategy includes corporate blogging, then I have one challenge for you concerning your blog. Remember from my last article, we are supposed to remember to internalize the idea that our corporate blogs are to gain leads. On that note, I have a word I want you to concentrate on (a phrase really) that makes marketers drool: inbound marketing.
Seriously? Yes. Seriously. But you have to use it the right way. And that comes down to the content. I have read so many blog articles and books about the importance of content, and I agree with them. Content should be informative, helpful, funny, inspire awe, and yes, content is king. I get it. But there are so many blogs and websites out there that it seems like all … Read More »
One of the things we are very proud of at innogage is our business blogging software, innoblogs. About a year ago, we got a little nuts with our blogging software and our goal to crack the ROI nut. We developed a mantra at innogage called “Search and Convert”. In other words, any enhancements to our blogging software were immediately halted if they did not relate explicitly to Search Engine Optimization or Customer Conversion – the two pieces of the ROI puzzle in social media.
The result was a cool piece of technology called the Search Engine Optimizer inside Innoblogs that coaches non-technical / non-SEO writers during the blog creation process to ensure that blog posts are strategic and driving brand, as well as being optimized for the RIGHT keywords and phrases for SEO.
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