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5 Tips For Developing Compelling Content

Anjali Varma | Posted 07.23.2014 | Small Business
Anjali Varma

A common excuse for not blogging is "I have nothing to blog about." However, if you run a business and cater to a customer base you do have something to talk about! It might take a bit of creativity, but the content is there.

I Don't Have My Shit Together

Micah J. Murray | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion
Micah J. Murray

Do I need to censor this, because I'm a Christian writer? No. A thousand times no. If that's what it means to be a "Christian writer", count me out. I'm done with writing from the heart and then hitting backspace until it feels safe again.

Why Content and Social Media Marketing are the New SEO

Lee Traupel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

SEO is the process of making your web site more accessible to search engines. Google's algorithmic updates the last 3-5 years ("panda" "penguin" "hu...

Content Marketing Best Practices for B2B Brands

Lee Traupel | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

I wish I could tell you it is this easy. It's not; but, here are critical benchmarks you should be aware of to create meaningful content.

The Mad Libs Guide to (Adjective), (Adjective), (Action) Blog Posts

Matt Ragland | Posted 07.17.2014 | Small Business
Matt Ragland

Do you ever catch yourself perusing your Twitter, rss, or email feed, with a sneaky suspicion that all these posts sound eerily similar? The content usually differs (though not always), but the basic layout, flow, and hooks all fit into a neat framework?

Business Executives: Gain Momentum and Keep it Using Digital

Scott MacFarland | Posted 07.12.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Business executives, there are ways to supplement your business process and strategy, and it's up to you to do it. Gaining momentum in today's digital world is so much easier than it used to be years ago. Or is it?

The 101 Skills I Gained From Blogging for Two Years

Danny Rubin | Posted 07.10.2014 | College
Danny Rubin

Two years already!? Back in July 2012, I needed a way to learn more about the web, marketing, social media and everything in between. So I started Ne...

Struggling With Blog Content? Use These 10 Ideas

Jonathan Long | Posted 07.08.2014 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

Creating a blog for your business provides several benefits. It can increase your organic search engine traffic, help build brand awareness, provide insight about your products and or services, and help convert your prospects into customers.

The Only Social Network You'll Ever Need How to Feed & Take Care of It

Lee Traupel | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

LinkedIn has over 300 plus million users, doubling in size the last calendar year, adding 2 new members per second and an estimated 180M unique visit...

Why Many Social Media Experts are Selling Snake Oil

Lee Traupel | Posted 07.03.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

So much content written today by social media "experts" featuring Toms, McDonalds, Pepsi, Cisco, SalesForce, Intel, Zappos is a false line on the ho...

Is Your Business Attention Starved In Today's Always-On World?

Lee Traupel | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

It's a noisy world, your marketing resources and headcount are limited and in some case, you're still defining who your customers are. How Mark...

Content Heroes and Heroines are Made not Born

Lee Traupel | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

The heat, light, buzz and hype about all things social has overshadowed plain old content marketing for much of the last 2-3 years. But social media has failed to deliver for many businesses and for good reason.

What If We Changed the Way Content Is Shared?

Matt Murrie | Posted 06.27.2014 | Impact
Matt Murrie

In her conversation from the What If... ? Conference last March, Content Community Creator, Audrey Bellis starts out sharing her belief that comment s...

What I Learned about Social Media from Andy Warhol

Lee Traupel | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

Women rock social media marketing and for good reason. They intuitively know how to build "community" into any marketing process, are empathic, goal oriented, nurturing and much more. Brands: market accordingly.

Thinking of Blogging With a Partner? Read This First

Audrey van Petegem | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Audrey van Petegem

I found out the hard way that a partnership is like a marriage. And like some marriages it ended in divorce. I realized how important it is to plan for the possibility of divorce before the honeymoon ends.

Why So Many Web Site Designs Are Just Lipstick on a Pig

Lee Traupel | Posted 06.18.2014 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

The world is full of great web sites with no thought about an overarching digital strategy. It's like "putting lipstick on a pig." Great web site...

Exactly How to Get Started Using a Virtual Assistant

Kelley Sanabria | Posted 06.13.2014 | Business
Kelley Sanabria

Do you have tasks in your business that you don't necessarily need to be the one to do? As a mom who raises her kids during the day and works on her business during naps and after bedtime, my time is precious to me.

How to Generate More Revenue & Lower Costs Using the Cloud

Lee Traupel | Posted 06.13.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

Don't be intimidated by the terminology. The cloud is a collection of servers and apps accessed via a browser and an internet connection to utilize, modify, store and retrieve data.

8 Winning Headline Strategies and the Psychology Behind Them

Courtney Seiter | Posted 06.26.2014 | Technology
Courtney Seiter

What is especially interesting is to dig into the psychology behind some well known headline formulas to begin to understand what makes them so irresistibly clickable.

SEO News: 10 Resources to Keep Informed

John Rampton | Posted 06.13.2014 | Business
John Rampton

The past year has taught us that the SEO industry is more than simply "changing." Sure, there are a lot of different announcements that tell us what t...

Christopher Wienberg: How We Use the Web to Understand People

University of Southern California | Posted 06.12.2014 | College
University of Southern California

The social web has become integrated into our everyday lives, and our lives are increasingly reflected on it. Perhaps unsurprisingly, academic researchers have seized on this unique opportunity to study people on a massive scale.

How to Win Your Darwinian Digital Battles

Lee Traupel | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

In today's smartphone, always on and connected world marketing success is now defined by creating and deploying a digital marketing strategy.

I Can't Remember If It's 'Effected' or 'Affected,' Hence Your Blog Post Has Impacted Me Greatly

James Napoli | Posted 06.05.2014 | Comedy
James Napoli

I wanted to tell you something meaningful about that very well-researched and insightful blog you posted yesterday. I got going on a really nice...

21 Bad Blogging Habits

Danny Wong | Posted 06.05.2014 | Business
Danny Wong

This post aims to point out bad blogging habits you might not even be aware of.

How I Increased My Adsense Earnings 80% With One Simple Test

Bob Lotich | Posted 06.04.2014 | Technology
Bob Lotich

For years, I've told bloggers that if they simply start testing different variations with their Adsense units, they can increase their earnings over night. Those who took me up on it have confirmed there's a lot of money left on the table.