Archive for blogging

I’m in sales, why should I blog?

The short answer? Because your prospects expect you to. Ok, maybe they don’t expect you to blog, per se. They expect to be able to find information about your products and services on-line. They want information detailed enough to help them determine if you can help solve their problem. And they want it when they […]

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Keyword Research Using Übersuggest

Keyword research is becoming a staple of small business marketing these days. Whether you are optimizing a web page or searching for topics to write about on your blog, you will want to have a good keyword search tool in your toolbox. Übersuggest is a free keyword suggestion tool that makes good use of Google […]

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2 Tips That Guarantee Success In Blogging

The blogosphere is chock full of advice on how to blog, what to blog about, and how to make sure you blog is successful. Heck, I’ve created several of those types of posts here, here, here, and here, just to point out a few. Everyone will have different reasons for blogging and therefore will have […]

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Blogging With An Editorial Calendar

One of the reasons I’m such a big fan of WordPress (it’s one of the main tools we use in delivering our Managed Marketing Services) is because there are so many great tools that and plugins that are developed and shared by members of the WordPress community. Today I want to tell you a little […]

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Are your messages efficiently ineffective?

Dear Mr. Blogger, I would like to gain some benefit from the hard work you have put into creating and maintaining your blog but before I can do so, I need you to do a little homework for me. Please send me a list of the topics you like to post on your blog, the […]

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3 Tips That Got Me To 800 Posts

This is my 800th post on this blog (I blogged for a little about software development). My first post on this blog back in July of 2006 was a summary of a book that is still one of my favorites, The Game of Work. I’m sure at the time if you had told me I […]

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5 Tips For Breaking Blogger’s Block

Do you struggle with finding things to write about on your blog?. I’ve been posting here since July 2006 and just like everyone else,  I often struggle to find something to write about. Here are the top 5 things that help me when I’m struggling with writing: Stick to a schedule – I try to […]

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Plugin provides A/B Testing for Post Headlines

Have you ever been torn between two possible headlines for your blog post and wondered which one has more appeal to readers? If you have a WordPress based blog, there is now a new plugin that makes it incredibly easy to set up two alternative headlines and find out which gets more clicks. The plugin […]

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Finding Top B2B Blogs

Last night in our Social Media Pro class, one of the topics we discussed was finding blogs in your specific area of expertise to follow and contributing to the conversation. In addition to using search engines like Google Blog Search, AllTop and Technorati to find blogs, we also discussed the fact that many sites and […]

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Blogging lessons after 1,000 posts

Over on the Planning Startups Stories blog, Tim Berry posted his 1,000th post, a very nice milestone. And Tim writes meaningful, thoughtful posts. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Tim a couple of years ago at one of our Duct Tape Marketing Coaches gatherings (the first one I believe) and he is every bit as […]

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