Happy Birthday World Wide Web

PR in High Definition

The following year I get a Gmail account – it’s invite-only, but a guy on my PR postgrad has access.That wasn’t my first experience of the internet , which involves murky IRC chatrooms, but it marks a point when I started to realise the potential of the web.

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How to Attract Top-Tier Guest Bloggers to Your Blog

Cision

You know that guest blogging on other authority websites is one way to establish your thought leadership and expertise. But did you also know that accepting guest bloggers on your business blog is a way to get great content that they’ll help you promote? Make Your Blog Appealing.

The Dynamic Web: Pop-ups, Persistence and SERP [UML]

Sword and the Script

There’s a tag I’ve kept on this blog over the years called “ dynamic web.” It’s a personal interest in just how much the web shifts and changes – and the impact that has on marketing and PR. Speaking of pop-ups, you’ll notice a few pop-ups on this blog.

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Infographic: How to use color to draw more web visitors

PR Daily

Whether you’re an interior designer or a web designer, colors play an important role not only in injecting life to the work itself, but also in eliciting a certain reaction from the people who lay eyes on it. A version of this article originally appeared on his Knowledge Enthusiast blog.

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Should I keep blogging?

Communications Conversations

Two Facebook posts in the last week got me thinking: Should I really keep blogging? First, Geoff Livingston talked about how if he had to do it all over again, and start his social presence from the ground up, he would NOT blog. And, it got me thinking: Should I keep blogging in 2015?

Blogging is dead: just 36% of internet users write blogs

Stuart Bruce

Blogging is dead, long live blogging. An interesting statistic from the GWI Brand report reveals that 36% of internet users aged 16-64 said that they wrote on a personal blog within the last month.

How to Drive Web Traffic With Social Media Analytics

Cision

Just imagine: if every one of your 5,000 followers shared a link from your blog, and all the people they shared it with shared it, you’d get a ton of visits to your blog! Let me just say up front: I’m not a numbers person. I withered in my statistics class in my MBA program.

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Connect your hospital blog with your community

PR Daily

Blogs connect your community hospital with the online health care community. You need to establish a plan and a niche to expand your hospital’s presence on the Web. Defining a clear target audience for your hospital’s blog(s) is just as important as in traditional forms of marketing.

How to build a blog

Stephen Waddington

In the second Comms School session we explored third party and owned blogs, how to build a blog and post content, and making blogging a habit. The second session of Comms School got to grips with building a blog and making blogging a habit. We kicked off by reviewing some of the blogs posted by members of the Comms School community. Rachael Gordon Thanks to everyone who has joined us on a blogging journey. blogging

Microsoft Stories: Best brand storytelling site on the web?

Communications Conversations

They’re not slapped together like some make-shift blog. For example, this 88 Acres post that really effectively launched Microsoft Stories is really 8 different posts in one–a chapter-based blog post, if you will.

How to Use Your Blog to Connect with Your Audience

ReimaginePR

You have a blog, you have a potential audience, and now you need to connect the two, but you’re not sure how. But, that’s okay, because by creating a solid blog strategy, you can find your audience. Here’s a checklist for what you should do after writing every blog post.

How Long Should a Blog Post be in 2019? [And Other Key Blogging Statistics You Should Know]

Sword and the Script

Writers that report success with blogging share the following characteristics: They are more likely to write longer or more in-depth content; They tend to spend six or more hours writing a post; They are 2.5 That’s according to the findings of the latest survey by Orbit Media, a web design company that has surveyed about 1,000 bloggers annually for the last several years. 1) How long should a blog post be? Today the average blog post is 1151 words.

8 blog topic treasure troves

PR Daily

You’ve committed to blogging and the deadline is looming, but the screen in front of you is blank. If you’re not sure what to write about, don’t fret; blog topics are everywhere. To show how easy it is to find blog topics for any business, let’s use a random word to find a theme.

Breaking: ACH Communications launches innovative new web site

Communications Conversations

ACH Communications unveils groundbreaking new web site. ACH Communications, a Minneapolis-based social media and digital marketing consultancy, introduced a new, fully-featured web site to the marketing and PR world this week at www.arikhanson.com.

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Monday Roundup: Get Started With Blogging

Waxing UnLyrical

Maybe you’re even planning to get started with blogging? On January 10th, this blog turns seven. Getting started on blogging can be daunting, but IMHO is worth it. I’ve heard from quite a few of you who want to make blogging a priority this year.

Will 'sponsored comments' make the Web uglier?

PR Daily

For news sites and other hugely popular blogs, I would agree. Last spring, Copyblogger announced it was no longer going to allow comments on their blog. I get wanting to make money from your blog. Comment on other blogs.

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Is the corporate blog still content marketing’s “home base”?

Communications Conversations

Drive all social traffic back to our corporate blog and/or web site. Drive all social traffic back to our corporate blog and/or web site. His company has a corporate blog. Dave blogs using LinkedIn’s publisher feature on a regular basis.

Web Ad Blocking – is it Ethical?

PRSay

The Web is not free, it never was. Those that favor ad blocking say that Web ads are abusive, annoying, distracting and time-consuming and therefore ad blocking is a legitimate defensive measure. Tchividjian writes weekly ethics blog. .

How to write blogs humans want to read

PR Daily

Here are 10 steps to take before every blog post: 1. If your blog is too difficult to read, your bounce rate will be high and the time spent on page will be very low. Use Creative Commons images (we love Pixabay ) and Canva to create images that can’t be copied by everyone else on the web. The last thing on your blog checklist when writing for humans is to include examples, case studies, and testimonials.

Monday Roundup: Blogging

Waxing UnLyrical

Blogging is a great way to start conversations, share ideas, and build your online community. Whether through guest posts or original content on your own site, blogging can help your brand gain traction (I mean, just look at me!). Blogging for Profit? Blogging Upstream.

What Responsive Web Design Means for You and Your Content

Beyond PR

This blog post has been formatted to fit your screen. Whether you are viewing this blog post on a laptop, tablet or mobile phone, you expect it to appear properly and specifically formatted for your device. This is where the power of Responsive Web Design (RWD) comes in.

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How the New York Public Library’s Blog Mobilizes Communities

Cision

However, blogging is one of the leading tools in any brand’s content marketing strategy. And for nonprofit organizations on a budget, blogging can often be the most effective way to engage and mobilize communities. Q: How did the NYPL decide to start a blog program?

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5 Free Blog Editorial Calendars to Improve Your Content Marketing

Polaris

Do you want to be better organized in your blogging? If you said yes, the solution is simple: get a blog editorial calendar. A blog editorial calendar is a calendar filled with the schedule of your upcoming posts. The goal of the blog is to be both entertaining and informative.

Content Marketing Lessons Learned From Our Best Performing Blog Posts

Polaris

Here are some of Polaris’ most popular blog posts from 2014, along with the lessons they taught us. I 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. Business Blogging

Top 10 Tech Blogs PR Needs To Follow

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Here are the top 10 tech blogs you need to read to prepare for promoting clients across a range of industries, including IoT, ad-tech, tech products and services and wearable technology. So much more than a tech blog! The Next Web. The TED Blog.

How to Get Quality Leads on Your Blog

Cision

Blogging can (and should) do more than just update readers on the latest news and events of the day. But, you don’t want to put all of your coveted information and expertise on the web for just anyone to find. How to Collect Quality Leads for Your Blog.

Finding Keywords: The First Step to Blogging Success

Waxing UnLyrical

I’ve been a web marketer for a long, long time. Having built my first web site ( DVD Verdict ) in April 1999 and managed one of the larger SEO teams in the country from 2006 to 2009, it’s safe to say I’ve seen many changes in web marketing over time.

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

Sword and the Script

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? Two Comprehensive Studies about Blogging.

What I Learned from My Binge Blogging Challenge: Week 2

Polaris

If you’re dropping in for the first time, I encourage you to read about why I decided to embark on a blogging binge and the lessons I learned in the first week. While binge blogging definitely isn’t a cake walk, it hasn’t been quite as difficult as I imagined it might be.

How to Improve B2B Blogging In the Era of Big Data

B2B PR Sense

How can big data boost your B2B blogging efforts? Let’s look at how this data can improve your PR -- especially when it comes to B2B blogging. How to Use Big Data in B2B Blogging. Another option that enhances your B2B blogging efforts is shared data streams.

How to find a good social media blog to add to your reader

Communications Conversations

And I read blogs. I use Feedly to aggregate all the blogs I read. I organize them by categories: MN blogs, advertising blogs, PR blogs, content blogs. And social media blogs. Then, you have a slew of blogs created by agencies and vendors.

Behind the Blog | John ‘Spartan’ Nguyen, Editor-in-Chief of Nerd Reactor

Cision

Welcome to Cision Blog’s newest content series, Behind the Blog, where we chat with a notable influencer in a particular digital space, such as food, fashion, or finance. . The PR companies know of the importance of blogs and social media, and they are tapping into that.

Convert your Web traffic with these 6 tips

PR Daily

These bits of text reassure visitors about their decision to click on your Web address. Pop-ups often interrupt the natural flow of users’ Web surfing and are usually closed before a single word of the message has been read.

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3 web design flaws that undermine your brand image

PR Daily

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a web designer today who would recommend the use of Comic Sans. Figuring out how to make elements bounce, flash or otherwise move on your website is always nifty—if your web designer is a beginner. the Kolbeco blog.

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Book to blog: Iliyana Stareva's story

Stephen Waddington

I sought her out on a visit to the city after reading her blog, and seeing her work at HubSpot on the Inbound PR model. I’m a long-time fan of Iliyana’s blog. Iliyana has used her blog to help develop her thinking. I first learned about Inbound PR from Iliyana’s blog.

Highlights from the State of Blogging in 2017 Survey

Sword and the Script

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. Bloggers, by an overwhelming majority (76%), choose to run their blogs on WordPress.

Connecting Your Business Blog with Your Readers (How-to)

Waxing UnLyrical

Does your business blog have the livelihood of a funeral? When you look around at your blog and analytics, what do you see? You have absolutely no evidence whatsoever that anyone even cares remotely about your blog. What’s going wrong with your business blog?!

The ultimate list of blog post ideas

PR Daily

The days of staring blankly at a white Microsoft Word screen are over, and it’s all thanks to “The Ultimate List of Blog Post Ideas.”. to get you started with blog posts. The way we consume information on the Web is phenomenally different than in print—that’s certainly no secret.

Blogging vs. Press Releases vs. Coverage; Unscripted Marketing Links

Sword and the Script

Aside from the well-deserved round of congratulations, it occurred to me the acquisition is an indication of a maturing industry for content marketing, which of course includes blogging. The Blogging Gutenberg . Benchmarks: Blogs Press Releases and Coverage.

Simple HTML & CSS Tips for Landing Pages & Blog Posts

PR 20/20

A polished landing page or blog post can mean the difference between conversion and lost opportunity. Content WebFortunately, content management systems (CMS) exist to make creating, updating and testing websites easy for anyone who can use a word processor.