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Buffer App Includes Twitter Autocomplete and More

Buffer App Includes Twitter Autocomplete and More | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Buffer on the web and on mobile offers you the ability to begin typing in someone's name or handle, and let Buffer autocomplete their Twitter handle for your selection.
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Influencer Marketing via Buffer

Previously, +Buffer was great for sharing old posts, and spacing out your social media shares, so that you're not spamming your networks. It creates consistent levels of activity, but the real engagement always needed to take place within the comments of the posts.

When considered from the perspective of Influencer Marketing, it wasn't very easy to use the tool for that purpose. In order to engage influencers on Twitter, you would, of course, have to remember and type in their Twitter handle.

Now, however, Buffer has added Autocomplete to compose dialogues. When creating a tweet or editing a social share, you can begin typing someone's name and select their correct Twitter handle from the suggestions. You'll therefore mention them with your share and create opportunities for specific conversations.

Find out more about this update, and a couple of other cool aspects in this afternoon's article below.

If you've never used Buffer or aren't sure how it might fit into your social media strategy, leave your questions in the comments and I'll help you out!

#SocialMedia   #Buffer  #InfluencerMarketing 

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Blog Promotionology, The Art & Science of Blog Promotion

Blog Promotionology, The Art & Science of Blog Promotion | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
In this course we will be examining the various tools and techniques used to promote blog articles, and indeed, the entire blog itself, to interested readers using a variety of available mediums.
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BLOG PROMOTIONOLOGY
The Art & Science Of Blog Promotion

In this free course we will be examining the various tools and techniques used to promote blog articles, and indeed, the entire blog itself, to interested readers using a variety of available mediums. No registration required.

Blog Promotionology 101 Syllabus

☑ Prerequisites
☑ Required Lab Equipment
☑ Promote Blog Posts Like Mike Allton
☑ Other Blog Promotion Techniques
☑ Paid Blog Promotion
☑ Influencer Marketing
☑ Repurposing Blog Posts
☑ Syndicating Blog Posts
☑ Free Blog Promotion Checklist

Dive in: http://thesmh.co/BlogPromotionology ;

Mentioned: +Hootsuite +Buffer +Jeff Sieh +Manly Pinterest Tips +Dustin W. Stout +Rebekah Radice +Canva +Social Warfare +Ted Rubin +Seth Godin +Stephan Hovnanian +SiteSell 

#Blogging   #ContentMarketing   #BlogPromotionology  

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Top 25 Social Media Blogs to Follow Right Now

Top 25 Social Media Blogs to Follow Right Now | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Tired of reading the same old social media blogs? We've got you covered. Here's 25 blogs to follow if you want to instantly spice up your daily reading!
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Starting Your Own Affiliate Program - The SiteSell Blog

Starting Your Own Affiliate Program - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Have you ever considered starting your own affiliate program where other people market your products for you? Starting and running even small affiliate programs is rapidly growing in popularity among solo entrepreneurs.
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What Are The Best Keyword Research Tools For Your Business? - The SiteSell Blog

What Are The Best Keyword Research Tools For Your Business? - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
What is Keyword Research? What tools should you use? Answers to these questions, and more, to help you and your business.
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What's Your Favorite Keyword Research Tool?

There are countless tools to help you research keywords. Which one or ones do you use? What's your favorite?

Vote on the list, and if you're looking for a tool to help you with your keywords, writing and SEO... check out the recommendations!

#KeywordResearch   #SearchEngineOptimization  #SEO 

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My First Foray Into The Lean Startup Methodology

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A few years ago I read The Lean Startup by Eric Reis for the first time. Back then, I was building a new blog and consulting business, and struggled to relate to the principles put forth within the book.Today, it’s a different story.I started re-reading The Lean Startup in January with the idea of using that methodology as a basis for launching this new product - this Athena tool that I’ve been working on. And it’s been an incredible learning process.With my teammates Vinny and Susanna, we have
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I've been on an interesting journey since January, with a crash course in what it means to be a "Lean Startup."

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The Social Media Hat

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Businesses can use the articles provided by The Social Media Hat to learn how Content Marketing really works. Find out how to use blogs and other content to drive traffic to a website via search engines and social media, generate leads, and convert leads into sales.
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What’s The Best Monetization Method For You? - The SiteSell Blog

What’s The Best Monetization Method For You? - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
While there are many different ways you can monetize your website and business, how do you determine which method is really the best one for you?
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There are many, many, blog posts out there listing all kinds of ways that you can make money from your blog or online business. But how do you figure out which one is actually best for you?

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B2B Social Media Marketing On Instagram: How To Create A Community For Your Buyers

B2B Social Media Marketing On Instagram: How To Create A Community For Your Buyers | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
With thousands of social networks available to marketers, the usual suspects: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn get mentioned first for B2B social media marketing.
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Find Topics. Find Customers. Find Your Business with SBI! for WP - The SiteSell Blog

Find Topics. Find Customers. Find Your Business with SBI! for WP - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
SiteSell has launched SBI! for WP which brings incredible keyword research and insights into WordPress, helping business owners to identify their niche and determine their content’s potential.
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Today's The Day!

SBI! for WP has officially launched today. In today's blog, I dig into where we were coming from, and why we chose to release a product like this. I think you'll find the process and philosophy interesting!

#SBIforWP #WordPress #KeywordResearch 

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A Technical SBI! for WP Review

A Technical SBI! for WP Review | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
SBI! for WP is a sophisticated set of tools, including a WordPress plugin, for bloggers, entrepreneurs, and online businesses. Here's a technical review.
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Social Media Active Users by Network [INFOGRAPH]

Social Media Active Users by Network [INFOGRAPH] | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
One of the most common questions from both businesses and social media marketers is "how many?" How many users. How many people. How many opportunities - for each of the social networks. Here are updated Active User Counts.
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Once again, Facebook continues to grow and retain their standing as the most popular social network. With 1.49 Billion monthly active users, the network added about 50 million more active users from March to June. Twitter has also reported moderate growth as of their latest earnings call, adding another 14 million active monthly users. The article lists the Top Eight most active social networks, as well as providing user counts for a number of others for reference. 
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What Is Going On With Google Plus?

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There's been more news from Google about Google+ and once again, there's confusion and doubt about the network's future. But you may not be hearing all of the facts.
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What's Going On With Google+?

Perhaps you've seen the news, perhaps you haven't, but once again, Google has made some decisions and course-corrections with Google+ that have caused a bit of a ruckus. Naysayers are naysaying again, and fanboys are getting as desperate as the Cubs to spin a win out of things.

So what's really going on?

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What's Going On With Google+?

Perhaps you've seen the news, perhaps you haven't, but once again, Google has made some decisions and course-corrections with Google+ that have caused a bit of a ruckus. Naysayers are naysaying again, and fanboys are getting as desperate as the Cubs to spin a win out of things.

So what's really going on?

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SiteSell Presents: SOCIAL MEDIA with Jeff Sieh, Dustin W. Stout and Rebekah Radice - The SiteSell Blog

SiteSell Presents: SOCIAL MEDIA with Jeff Sieh, Dustin W. Stout and Rebekah Radice - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
The third broadcast of the SiteSell Presents series was on the topic of Social Media, and featured three incredible experts: Jeff Sieh, Dustin W. Stout and Rebekah Radice.
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Read the transcript and watch the replay here!

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20 Social Media Marketing Tips From the Pros

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Would you like to improve your social media marketing? This article shares 20 ways to get results with social media marketing.
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What Is Brainstorm It! and Why Do I Need It? - The SiteSell Blog

What Is Brainstorm It! and Why Do I Need It? - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
One of the most powerful, albeit most complicated, parts of SBI! for WP is Brainstorm It! – the advanced Keyword Research Tool. So today, I’m going to dispense with the traditional introductions or personal stories, and just dive into a high level overview of what Brainstorm It! is and how you can use it to …
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One of the most powerful, albeit most complicated, parts of SBI! for WP is Brainstorm It! – the advanced Keyword Research Tool. So today, I’m going to dispense with the traditional introductions or personal stories, and just dive into a high level overview of what Brainstorm It! is and how you can use it to help your business.

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SBI! Labor Day Sale | Build An Online Business With SiteSell

SBI! Labor Day Sale | Build An Online Business With SiteSell | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Celebrate Labor Day Every Day by recognizing what you can achieve with your own business.
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The Best Social Media Management Tool for Smart Business Owners

The Best Social Media Management Tool for Smart Business Owners | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Businesses today can't afford to ignore all of the available social networks, which means you need a tool to help you keep on top of things. But which tool is best?
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What's the BEST Social Media Management Tool?

We all know that businesses today can't afford to completely ignore the many networks and social platforms where their audiences are already gathering. But how do you keep on top of everything? How do you juggle Twitter and Google+ and Facebook and LinkedIn... and more?

With a tool, of course. But there are even more tools to choose from than there are social networks.

For that, you need a set of criteria with which to evaluate a potential tool for your business. What features and benefits do the best social media management tools include?

In today's article I offer what I think are the prerequisites for a business-class social media management tool, and my own recommendation for the tool that meets those requirements.

If there's a requirement you think I'm missing, or if you want to make a case for your own favorite social media management tool, let's hear it!

Thanks in advance for the shares and comments, and have a great weekend!

#SocialMedia   #SocialMediaManagement   #Business  

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Two Essential WordPress Plugins for Search Engine Optimization - The SiteSell Blog

Two Essential WordPress Plugins for Search Engine Optimization - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
We are going to share with you two amazing plugins that will help you make sure that your content is optimized for search engines, plus how you can use these two plugins together!
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Search Engine Optimization for WordPress

I know many of you are using WordPress to power your blog, which is great. It's a fantastic platform on which to blog and easily categorize and organize your content.

But when it comes to optimizing your site and content for search engines, you need more than what comes with WordPress 'out of the box.' 

You need plugins. Two, to be exact.

#Blogging   #ContentMarketing   #SEO  
cc: +Yoast +SiteSell 

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You’ve Written an Ebook - Now What? - The SiteSell Blog

You’ve Written an Ebook - Now What? - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Should you sell your ebook on your website or through an online marketplace? Our article helps you decide what’s best for you.
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How I Earn A Full-Time Living As A Part-Time Freelance Blogger

How I Earn A Full-Time Living As A Part-Time Freelance Blogger | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Want to sack your 9-5 job and earn a full-time living as a freelance blogger? Learn how Elna Cain did this within 6 months. It's easier than you think.
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How to Effectively Publish on LinkedIn, Part 1

How to Effectively Publish on LinkedIn, Part 1 | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Do you want to add LinkedIn publishing to your content marketing mix? Then you will want to listen to this first of three Missing Link episodes on the smart way to publish content on LinkedIn.
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"Official" SBI! for WP Review - The Athena Project

"Official" SBI! for WP Review - The Athena Project | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
SBI! for WP is a set of tools, including a WordPress plugin, for bloggers, entrepreneurs, and online businesses. Try/Review it Free for 30 Days.
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Powerful Keyword Research At Your Fingertips - An SBI! for WP Review

Powerful Keyword Research At Your Fingertips - An SBI! for WP Review | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
SBI! for WP is an incredible tool for entrepreneurs and bloggers, and this review will explain why.
Mike Allton's insight:

Why You Need SBI! for WP

It's no secret that I've been working on a major project for +SiteSell, and tomorrow that project will officially launch as SBI! for WP - a revolutionary tool that can help you build and grow your blog & business.

But today, you get a sneak peek! I've published my own (not in the slightest bit biased, lol) SBI! for WP review and I want to share that with you.

You see, SBI! for WP is a really interesting product. It includes:

✓ Advanced Keyword Research
✓ Educational Business Training Courses
✓ Incredible Knowledge Base of Articles
✓ Helpful, Private Community
✓ Powerful WordPress Integration

My review goes into far more detail, particularly regarding the Keyword Research functionality as that's particularly important for focusing your business, and discovering new blog topics to write about.

Check it out!

#SBIforWP #KeywordResearch #Blogging #SEO #BusinessBuilding#SmallBiz #OnlineLearning #Entrepreneur 

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How Bloggers Can Leverage Instagram

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Instagram isn't exactly the friendliest social network for bloggers, yet there are some clear benefits to incorporating it into your blog promotion strategy. Here's how!
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Instagram For Bloggers

If you're like me, promoting blog posts to Instagram has been relegated to, at best, an after thought. It's hard, it's immeasurable, and it seems like a poor fit for bloggers.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

In today's post we're going to cover:

�� Why Should Bloggers Include Instagram?
�� How To Measure Instagram Traffic
�� How To Share Blog Posts To Instagram
�� Instagram Blog Post Sharing Tips

Plus incredible resources from some amazing bloggers and experts whom I've learned from: +Jenn Herman +Peg Fitzpatrick &+Rebekah Radice.

Start leveraging Instagram to promote your blog posts today!

#Instagram   #Blogging   #ContentMarketing  

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Instagram For Bloggers

If you're like me, promoting blog posts to Instagram has been relegated to, at best, an after thought. It's hard, it's immeasurable, and it seems like a poor fit for bloggers.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

In today's post we're going to cover:

�� Why Should Bloggers Include Instagram?
�� How To Measure Instagram Traffic
�� How To Share Blog Posts To Instagram
�� Instagram Blog Post Sharing Tips

Plus incredible resources from some amazing bloggers and experts whom I've learned from: +Jenn Herman +Peg Fitzpatrick &+Rebekah Radice.

Start leveraging Instagram to promote your blog posts today!

#Instagram   #Blogging   #ContentMarketing  

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Instagram For Bloggers

If you're like me, promoting blog posts to Instagram has been relegated to, at best, an after thought. It's hard, it's immeasurable, and it seems like a poor fit for bloggers.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

In today's post we're going to cover:

�� Why Should Bloggers Include Instagram?
�� How To Measure Instagram Traffic
�� How To Share Blog Posts To Instagram
�� Instagram Blog Post Sharing Tips

Plus incredible resources from some amazing bloggers and experts whom I've learned from: +Jenn Herman +Peg Fitzpatrick &+Rebekah Radice.

Start leveraging Instagram to promote your blog posts today!

#Instagram   #Blogging   #ContentMarketing  

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What Is The Real Meaning Of Personal Freedom To An Entrepreneur? - The SiteSell Blog

What Is The Real Meaning Of Personal Freedom To An Entrepreneur? - The SiteSell Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Throughout this month, we’ve been talking a lot about “Personal Freedom” and what that means to entrepreneurs, both and new and existing. But what’s the real meaning?
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For me, the most important aspect of Personal Freedom is being in control of my schedule, and being able to leverage that control to be available to my family when needed.

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