We almost never post press releases, but as an avid fan and frequent user of Post Planner, it’s an exception. For the record, I love the service. It can be a little buggy sometimes, but it’s a Facebook app rather than a standalone web service so bugs can be expected. What Facebook app is bug free?
If someone asked me for a single piece of advice about blogging, it wouldn’t be a standard answer like “post regularly” or “know your audience”. It wouldn’t be to “find a niche” or “add keywords to your title”. These are all good pieces of advice and are almost always in the mix in “X Top Tips for Blogging” posts that pop up every couple of weeks across the internet.
Blogging is an easy way to express your views and reach out to the world. People usually connect with blogs and their content as they do not preach. The language of blogs is mostly in simple English and easy going which further helps people to connect with the blog content easily. Another form of social media is social networking websites. These websites help you to build social network, connect with new friends, keep in touch with old friends, build social relations among people, etc.
First things first, when I make this claim, I’m assuming that you have your own website, and that you’re operating an “onsite” blog. All this means is that your blog is part of your website. The posts that you write are indexed as part of your website content.
We’ve established that search engines and social media platforms thrive on content. We’ve gotten to this point because it’s what people crave.
Are you looking to go viral today? Do you want the magic formula, the secret spell, that alchemical reaction that will transform your tired old content into a vibrant viral rocket, blasting into the social-sphere of your target audience and sending them over the moon with purchasing-joy? Well…too bad. Buck up buttercup, because contrary to what many of the affordable SEO companies out there are saying, there simply isn’t a viral shortcut.
(Sorry to disappoint you, but anyone who says otherwise is either a liar or an idiot. They can choose which, I’m generous that way.)
In business, there is no such thing as writer’s block. It doesn’t exist. Erase the phrase from your mind. You see, in any business, there are so many potential stories to be told that one should never run out of them even if they’re blogging daily. More importantly, this isn’t like writing a novel. It’s not professional journalism. You’re not writing a column. On a business blog, you have the freedom to pull from the ultimate content resource – the internet.
How do you tell what your blog is about? Sure, you have ideas in your head and dreams in your heart, but it can be difficult to take a step back and look at what you REALLY are saying every day. With Facebook and Twitter Marketing, it’s easy to scroll back through your old posts and get an idea of your voice in a glance. It’s much harder with blogs, because it would take you hours to read through everything you post in a month. There is an interesting way to get a quick snapshot though. Let us share our technique. [Read more...]
This really shouldn’t even be a story. It’s one of those obvious statements that shouldn’t require explanation. If you take the title at face value and make it happen, you’re already a step ahead of most of your competitors.
The nature of search is expanding. (Your business + your town) will always be a good search phrase for customers to figure out who you are and what you’re up to. But it shouldn’t be the only way you’re visible.