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Increase Blog Traffic with These 12 Ideas

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Increase Blog Traffic. Following is a list of 12 things to increase blog traffic and beat the summer doldrums. The post Increase Blog Traffic with These 12 Ideas appeared first on Spin Sucks. by emmahardy This is a smart blog. Related Stories Fear of Feedback Needs a New Perspective Why Spin Sucks is the Best Blog for Guest Posts Gin and Topics: Tom Cruise is Still Hot.

Nine PR Blogs to Read

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By Gini Dietrich On the ninth day of Christmas, Spin Sucks gave to you… nine PR blogs to read, eight PR up-and-comers , seven must-listen podcasts , six  communicator gifts , five  communications trends , four free webinars , three strategy games , two  Crazies secrets , and the  PR win of 2014. PR Blogs to Read Without further ado, here are the nine PR blogs you should read.

Eight Common Blogging Mistakes

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We created an editorial calendar and everyone was responsible for blogging, from the interns on up through me. Our goal was to blog about the silly things people do to hurt the perception of the PR industry and perpetuate the “spin doctor” image. So I’ve created a list of eight things to consider while you’re blogging. Was. A. Disaster. Link to people.

Six Online Tools for Blog Post Inspiration

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The post Six Online Tools for Blog Post Inspiration appeared first on Spin Sucks. Blog Social Media Article Generator Pro automated content generators Blog Title Generator App blogging tips come up with effective post titles Creative Titles Lead to Incredible Results HubSpot Blog Topic Generator iDeas for Writing app Impact Branding and Design online tools SEOPressor.com title generators

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The 2016 Modern Blogging Masterclass

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The Modern Blogging Masterclass, a four-week, fully produced online course from Spin Sucks, is now available. The post The 2016 Modern Blogging Masterclass appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related Stories How to Master Modern PR: A Three-part Video Series Media Relations is a Tactic, Not a Strategy Introducing The Modern Blogging Masterclass.

Introducing The Modern Blogging Masterclass

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Today we launch our very first (hopefully of many) online course… The Modern Blogging Masterclass. What is The Modern Blogging Masterclass? What is The Modern Blogging Masterclass, you ask? The post Introducing The Modern Blogging Masterclass appeared first on Spin Sucks. By Gini Dietrich. Alright, boys and girls…ladies and gents. It’s for everyone.

Blogging Most Certainly Is Not Dead

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People still want to say blogging is dead, but au contraire! The post Blogging Most Certainly Is Not Dead appeared first on Spin Sucks. It's the same song, different tune. The truth is far from that. Gini Dietrich explains. Comments By: madi | Restless Worker by madi | Restless Worker So much food for thought in this post – a whole smorgasbord.

Responding (Or Not) to Blog Comments

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During our stay there, we ended up having a conversation about blog comments and replying to them. Valeria, who is one of the smartest people I know, rarely gets any comments, but her blog is one of the go-tos for nearly everyone in marketing. It’s one of a handful of blogs I have come into my email (instead of my RSS feed) so I don’t miss it every day. love that.

How to Write Blog Posts that Get Read and Shared

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Therefore, next Thursday, I am going to host  How to Write Blog Posts that Get Read and Shared. Andy and I have a friendly competition and, let’s be real, this is  my blog, so I’m hoping to beat him in number of attendees  and in the super positive feedback. How to Write Blog Posts that Get Read and Shared. How to generate blog post ideas. By Gini Dietrich.

Is Blogging Dead or Are Companies Not Trying Hard Enough?

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But the stat I want to talk about today is the number of blogs on the Internet. According to Technorati , there are 158 million blogs floating around, which is partly why I’m so surprised to keep reading that blogging is dead. I get it. My guess is many people or companies say, “Let’s start a blog!” And the blog fails. magazine. So, I see.

Seven Must Read PR Blogs

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On the seventh day of Christmas, Spin Sucks gave to you…seven PR blogs, six must-watch PR webinars ,  five PR books , four PR podcasts ,  three productivity tools ,  two Spin Sucks Crazy secrets , and the one PR tool you need for 2016. Let’s talk about PR blogs, shall we? Seven Must Read PR Blogs. It’s impossible to talk PR blogs without mentioning PR Daily.

Binge Blogging: 30 Blog Posts in 30 Days

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What is binge blogging? Similar to binge watching, binge blogging is the practice of blogging more frequently than usual for a period of time. When I explained I was going to heavy up my blogging to a new acquaintance I met at a networking event, he asked if I was planning to post 3 or 4 times daily. My binge is a blog post a day for the next 30 days. Uh, no.

Five Reasons People Aren’t Reading Your Blog

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You’ve talked to enough marketing gurus and experts to know blogging can be a powerful way to expand your online presence and communicate thought leadership. So you upgrade your website, include a WordPress blog, post a few recent news releases and articles, and…Nothing. Five Reasons People Aren’t Reading Your Blog. Your blog is not the Field of Dreams. .

Six Tips for a Blog Redesign

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Look at Seth Godin’s blog. He does nothing more than plop 200 words down with a headline in a running column, and his blog attracts a gazillion readers. Having just bulldozed my own with a storytelling blog redesign, I’d like to share some thoughts that came out of the experience. Consider the various ways your blog potentially engages with the reader. Blog Redesign.

50 Tips to Make Your Company’s Blog Rock

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I’m taking a few days of vacation time (before Patti Knight kills me) so we went through the 2010 most popular blog posts and updated a couple to run here again. It’s interesting to go back and look at both what I was reading two years ago and where I was getting blogging ideas. 50 Tips to Make Your Company’s Blog Rock. Run  polls and surveys  on your blog.

Blogging Mistakes Equal Lessons Learned

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A couple of weeks ago, I made a blogging mistake. That week, a handful of people sent me the Chick-fil-A Mashable story about fake Facebook accounts and, because I needed a blog topic, I was in a hurry, and it seemed like an open and closed case, I blogged about it. But, because they hadn’t done it, it became a moot point for this blog.

Lessons (and Stats) from Six Years of Blogging

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A few weeks ago, you may have seen a very sly mention of the very first blog post written for Spin Sucks (which was published at 11:35 p.m. But I do so because, as of September 11 (yes,  the anniversary), we have been blogging for six years and I thought it’d be interesting to take a look back. In 2007, we all took turns blogging. It’s a blog. Mistakes Made.

Seven Great Questions on Blogging

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Late last week, I was jazzed to have the opportunity to lead a Spin Sucks Pro webinar on the Art of Blogging (as opposed to the science and data of blogging). The webinar was an outline of one of the style chapters that will be published along with 20-30 other blog post styles that you can use as a framework. Seven Questions on Blogging. Blog every single day.

Three Essential Blog Writing Tips for Just Before You Click Publish

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We’ve talked about blog writing tips for when you need ideas. That’s what these blog writing tips are for. You’ve read enough blog writing tips by now that you should have already spent some time on your headline. Take the title of this blog, for example. Do any of the tried and-true-tricks-of-the-trade make sense for your blog? Your Blog Writing Tips.

Five Examples of Blogging Voices

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Attaining voice is part of that 12-month blogging journey. Five Examples of Blogging Voices . These examples of styles, tone, personality, and delivery contribute to blogging voice. Jack Steiner has been blogging for more than eight years. Erica Allison, who blogs at Spot On!  is a natural blogger in style and voice with ability to create community. Snark. Personal

Best Blogging Tips For PR Professionals

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But good, crisp writing is only part of what makes a blog well-read and shareable. There are some do’s and don’ts that can make the difference between a blog that “talks to itself” and one that is a must-read. Take a look at the tips below and see if you can’t take your blog to the next level. Do blog with a purpose.  Got the basics down?

The Best Blogging Platform and Plugins

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Jeremy Whittaker , my Utah turned Germany friend, asks, “Could you give a rundown of the the best technologies for a corporate blog? I’m looking for the best platforms and plugins that make a blog rock.&#. If you’re curious about my personal Tumblr blog I mention, you can find it here ( Del Williams calls it food porn). Sure, Jeremy! need some questions.

Content Marketing Lessons Learned From Our Best Performing Blog Posts

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Here are some of Polaris’ most popular blog posts from 2014, along with the lessons they taught us. certainly found his answers helpful, publishing them as a Q&A blog post in February titled What Canadian PR Agencies Should Know About New Anti-Spam Legislation. Our most shared blog post in November and December was Guitar Center: Content Marketing and Storytelling at Their Best.

A Ten-Minute Blog Post

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The Complete Guide to Building Your Blog Audience: Content Syndication by QuickSprout I ran some interesting content syndication tests in early 2014 to see how it benefited my blog. We’ll see… Irregardless, content syndication is a GREAT way to help build visibility for a new blog. found these three interesting and hope you find some value from them. 1. Torture!!)

5 Ways to Get More Blog Reads With Social Media

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While each component of your marketing strategy (email, PR, social media, blogs) should bring you results, it’s often better when two or more components work together. Take blogging and social media. You can write knock-’em-dead content, but without a push from other places, your blog may see little to no traffic on its own. love having other people write on my blog.

Are Blog Subscribers the Only Success Metric?

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If your blog was ranked (how does that even happen?) and suddenly had a ton of subscribers, would that change your outlook on blogging? Let’s back up… when you launched your blog , was it your goal to earn 500 or 1,000 subscribers in 12 months? Applying for ranking with the Ad Age Power 150 to get that awesome badge in the sidebar of your blog.

Seven Reasons You Should Read Your Boss’s Blog

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One of the biggest complaints we hear from executives is, "Why doesn't my team read my blog?" Here are seven reasons you should read your boss's blog. The post Seven Reasons You Should Read Your Boss’s Blog appeared first on Spin Sucks. by Paula Kiger Bosses blog? but that AND I scan every other blog post to see. by Danny Brown I've heard we have a blog. entrepreneur Professional Development 15five Blogging Chip Griffin spin sucks bookComments All definite valid points! guess it is a testament to my boss. by Jason Keller Ok, fine….but

The 12 PR Blogs You Must Subscribe to (and Read) in 2017

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On the twelfth day of Christmas, Spin Sucks gave to you 12 PR blogs you must subscribe to—and read—in 2017. The post The 12 PR Blogs You Must Subscribe to (and Read) in 2017 appeared first on Spin Sucks. I'm always looking for new blogs to sign up to and if. Gini Dietrich has the recommendations. Comments Merry Christmas to you, Laura! xoxo by Gini Dietrich Yes!!

How Long Should a Blog Post Be? [A Data-Driven Answer for B2B]

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If you’re looking for a short and easy answer to blogging questions, here you go: How long should a blog post be? How long should it take to write a blog post? How often should I publish blog posts? In corporate blogging and more broadly, in B2B content marketing , it’s not so simple.  Two Comprehensive Studies about Blogging. Answer: 1,000 words.

Pros and Cons of Changing the Name of Your Blog

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During the Facebook question of the week , Jennifer MacDonald asked: What are your thoughts on changing the title of your Blog? I was not planning on changing the URL, that is my name, just the title. couple of months ago, he changed his blog name from MichaelSchechter.me to A Better Mess. Should she change the name of her blog and  the URL? Plus, I got a day off of writing.

Two Blogging Camps: Which is Better?

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They blog about social media, online marketing, and best practices. Members of each group sell plenty of books, know how to attract fans, and have mastered the fine art of blogging. It’s a mindset that started some of the worlds most popular brands, but could also be the golden key in bringing that little blog of yours to the next level. One group is fairly buttoned down.

4 Ways to Establish Yourself as a Thought Leader Through Guest Blogging

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Sometimes writing fabulous blog posts on your business blog isn’t enough to drive the traffic you really want. One of my favorite content marketing strategies is guest blogging. When you write a guest blog post, you get it published on another well-established blog that caters to your target market. Choose Blogs That Get More Traffic than Yours.

Add Tweetable Quotes in WordPress Blog Posts

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Here’s a great example of a “sound bite” from an article by Gregory Ciotti : Even though he didn’t use an obvious call-to-action like asking people to tweet his sound bite, the tweets kept pouring in: Here’s an example from a recent article on Michael Hyatt’s blog. Get out there and try this fun new content sharing strategy on your own blog!

Three Blogs You Must Read

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A couple of weeks ago, solopreneur and PR pro extraordinaire, Kellye Crane , wrote a blog post title, “ Three People You Must Read.&#. Three Blogs You Must Read. I’m going to take a different path and leave the PR/communication world for my recommendations. The crush started when I read “ What Would Google Do. ” It’s only increased since reading his blog consistently.

Top Three Spin Sucks PR Blog Posts of 2015

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Dig into analytics to see what the most popular PR blog posts on Spin Sucks were for 2015, and then write a post on it for the end of the year.”. But alas, I’m just going to share the most popular PR blog posts that analytics was able to record. Top Three Spin Sucks PR Blog Posts (that aren’t mine). By Laura Petrolino. So this is exactly what I did. None of them.

Blogging trends for content marketers

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Blogging for business has gone from perceived trend to a valuable business tool that helps achieve real marketing objectives. survey by Orbit Media Studios says that bloggers spend more time creating blog posts, with the average post taking about two and a half hours to write. WEBINAR: Cisco shares its best brand journalism and social media tips.

Highlights from the State of Blogging in 2017 Survey

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It’s easy to believe there are a million marketing blogs but that’s just not true.  If you blog about marketing – especially with any semblance of frequency – you are in fact among a fair small group. There are more blogs focused on personal development than any other topic, according to the survey.  The Average Length of a Blog Post. State of Blogging Benchmarks.

Four New Ways to Spark Blogging Inspiration

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Four New Ways to Spark Blogging Inspiration. Read, for a week or only a day if that’s all you can manage, only articles, blog posts, essays, and books recommended by others in your network. Also, a wealth of recipes from food blogs are getting tagged and saved for later!). What ways have you found of getting unstuck from a blogging rut? Talk to a kid. Shut up.

A Blog Post About Nothing

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How lame is this blog post (very)?? Blog Post About Nothing originally appeared on Spin Sucks on June 1, 2011. I’m looking at a blank screen this morning, wondering what I’m going to write about today. It’s 6:06 am and inspiration hasn’t hit yet. This is unusual. The uproar that continued well after the conference ended. Harder than even I expected.

7 blogging mistakes to avoid

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No matter what your purpose for blogging—whether it’s corporate, personal or you’re doing it for a living—there’s likely room for improvement. But it all depends on what kind of blogging you’re doing, and it’s critical to avoid mistakes. The following infographic offers several techniques that can help you avoid seven common blogging mistakes. Blogging every day. 2.