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The Importance of Teacher Bloggers

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The Importance of Teacher Bloggers
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As I run into my second year of blogging... I still do not feel fully qualified to write about education; filled with envy every time I read another article by a professional.   However, I endeavour to get my message across and my writing continues to improve ... blogging for me has opened up another avenue to me and would recommend it to all educators!

 

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10 Blog Titles That Drive Massive Traffic [INFOGRAPHIC] #blog #traffic

10 Blog Titles That Drive Massive Traffic [INFOGRAPHIC] #blog #traffic | My Blog 2014 | Scoop.it
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What Passwords to Change: The Heartbleed Checklist for Social Media Users

What Passwords to Change: The Heartbleed Checklist for Social Media Users | My Blog 2014 | Scoop.it

Via Frédéric DEBAILLEUL
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Check the infographic below for a look at the sites that could have been affected by Heartbleed. Plus, a tool that check if any website is vulnerable of heartbleed bug.

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15 Types of Content That Will Drive You More Traffic by Neil Patel

15 Types of Content That Will Drive You More Traffic by Neil Patel | My Blog 2014 | Scoop.it

Excerpt from the useful article by Neil Patel and published on his Quick Sprout Blog:
"Content marketing is more than writing blogs. Way more.
If you’re just getting involved in content marketing, the first thing you need to do is launch your blog and start writing.
Then, when your blog is established and purring along, try throwing in a new type of content.

But before I share the 15 types of content that will drive you more traffic, there are a few things you need to know:
- You don’t need to try all of these examples - different content types suit different brands in different ways.

- Don’t be afraid to try new stuff – I’ve found that some people shy away from new types of content because they think it will take too long, be too hard, or fall flat. I understand your apprehension, but I encourage you to try it anyway.

- Pick one and put it in your schedule – if you use a content marketing schedule, slot one or two of these into the editorial calendar for the next month.

- This list is not exhaustive – I encourage you to think of content not in terms of types but ideas. The form that the content takes is secondary. The idea is primary.

Let's look at these 15 content types (here just is the list):
#1: Infographics
#2:  Meme
#3:  Videos
#4:  Guides
#5:  Book reviews
#6:  Opinion post (a.k.a. “Rant”)
#7:  Product reviews
#8:  How-to
#9:  Lists
#10: Link pages
#11: Ebook
#12: Case Study
#13: Podcast
#14: Interview
#15: Research and original data

Conclusion:
The more types of content you use, the more powerful your content marketing efforts become. Content, regardless of its form, speaks to an audience. That audience, in turn, listens, shares, learns, and converts.

There’s a wealth of potential here — the kind of potential that your brand needs in order to advance to the next level. Now, you have a plan to get there..."

Each type is analyzed with more information, how to do it, things to keep in mind and useful external links.
Read full, long and interesting article here:
http://www.quicksprout.com/2014/04/14/how-these-15-types-of-content-will-drive-you-more-traffic/




Via Giuseppe Mauriello
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15 tips to drive traffic to your blog from guru Neil Patel

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Idris Busari's curator insight, April 16, 5:15 AM

15 Types of Content That Will Drive You More Traffic by Neil Patel 

Mohammed ALAMI's curator insight, April 16, 6:51 AM

Content marketing is more than writing blogs. Way more.

Ariane Faure rédac web's curator insight, April 17, 1:02 AM

Top 15 des contenus à succès. 

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These email best practices will get you noticed (Infographic)

These email best practices will get you noticed (Infographic) | My Blog 2014 | Scoop.it
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Do you know that more than 122 billion emails are sent every hour?

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65 Tips To Boost Your Website Traffic, Engagement And Brand Image

65 Tips To Boost Your Website Traffic, Engagement And Brand Image | My Blog 2014 | Scoop.it

Who doesn't want increased website traffic and engagement and then boost in their brand image? Here are 65 simple things you can do to achieve your online goal.


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Lots of information here ... simple jargon for everybody to understand especially me!

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Embrace Change To Improve Yourself - Valuable Entrepreneur

Embrace Change To Improve Yourself - Valuable Entrepreneur | My Blog 2014 | Scoop.it
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Lets be honest from the get-go here: change can be a hellacious process...

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7 Simple Steps to Improve Business Email Writing Skills in English

7 Simple Steps to Improve Business Email Writing Skills in English | My Blog 2014 | Scoop.it

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Improve your business email writing skills. Just follow these steps and start writing amazing emails to your colleagues and clients. 


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A List of 22 Easy (and mostly free) Blogging Tools

A List of 22 Easy (and mostly free) Blogging Tools | My Blog 2014 | Scoop.it
Have you ever wanted to sneak into your favorite blogger's computer and see what tools and programs he/she uses to make her website look so awesome? Well, I have. And I've stalked other bloggers tr...

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A really great list of tools that I have never heard of ... and can't wait to sign up! 

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Carole Borie's curator insight, March 27, 11:37 PM

A must read !

Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, April 2, 5:59 PM

More than half these tools are new to me. The Infographic tools section (#5) is worth the price of admission.

Agora Abierta's curator insight, April 7, 1:41 AM

Take into account to your blog!

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5 More Unexpected Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

5 More Unexpected Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | My Blog 2014 | Scoop.it





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Suggestions to help you make your day more productive without putting in extra hours.

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All your social accounts at the swipe of a finger

All your social accounts at the swipe of a finger | My Blog 2014 | Scoop.it
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If you have all sorts of social media accounts that you access every day, then you might like this app. If , like me, you check your Facebook account, then your Twitter,  Pinterest etc - each one needs to be signed in and checked at regular intervals for updates. Each has a different screen and you can spend as much time getting into them as you do reading the contents. The Loop is an innovative and much needed iOS productivity app that puts all your social media accounts together under one virtual roof.... leaving you to navigate between each of your accounts using nothing more than a swipe of your finger.  I've signed up today!.

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75 Content Starters for Any Industry

75 Content Starters for Any Industry | My Blog 2014 | Scoop.it

Excerpt from the article by Moz Blog:
"Before you go on the hunt for inspiration all over the Internet and elsewhere, turn to the resources around you and realize that you can create exceptional content with what you already have at hand.

Thinking of content topics doesn't have to be such a long and grueling undertaking. Use the following starting points the next time you need an idea.

Here are the main sections of the article:

  • Individual achievement;
  • Tools;
  • Lists;
  • Internal resources;
  • Industry;
  • How-to;
  • Company culture;
  • Educational series;
  • Events;
  • Research;
  • Theories;
  • Higher-level overviews;
  • Promotional;
  • Seasonal;
  • Out of the box.


Whether or not you decide to use these exact ideas, I hope I've given you some directions to explore. Think hard, collaborate with smart team members, and make these your own.

No matter which post topics you choose, remember to infuse these ideas with personality, data, and insights that only you and your brand can offer. Publishing content that provides value no one else can is what truly leads to the traffic, social shares, and links you crave..."

Each section is analyzed with detailed starting points, shining examples and external links. Read full article:
http://moz.com/blog/75-content-starters-for-any-industry


Via Giuseppe Mauriello
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This is useful and well worth keeping a copy to refer to when you run out of ideas or topics.

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Sreela Banerjee's curator insight, February 13, 9:53 AM

This is great for anyone starting out - and in the life skills arena, this has to be a contributor, because in today's world of work, content marketing is a major skill.... leading to website traffic and sales.  Should we be setting this as an example to work at, to our young apprentices ? 

Maribel Young's curator insight, February 13, 12:52 PM

Wow... a pretty complete list of ideas to help you get over any writers block!  Thanks for sharing.

malek's curator insight, February 16, 5:54 AM

Rich source of info. Keep handy

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Double Your Pinterest Followers In Just 5 Minutes a Day [Infographic] -

Double Your Pinterest Followers In Just 5 Minutes a Day [Infographic] - | My Blog 2014 | Scoop.it

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Would you like more Pinterest followers? How about doubling them in just 5 minutes a day?   Yes I would ... perhaps this inforgraphic will help us on our way

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007 Hungry for Apps

007 Hungry for Apps | My Blog 2014 | Scoop.it
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A list of ten things to research and note for mobile apps

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How Much Time Should you Spend on Social Media for Business?

How Much Time Should you Spend on Social Media for Business? | My Blog 2014 | Scoop.it
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If like me you spend hours on the internet ... read this article and learn how to make the most of your social media marketing by organizing the time you have available.

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Tools You Need For Internet Marketing In 2014 | Visual.ly

Tools You Need For Internet Marketing In 2014 | Visual.ly | My Blog 2014 | Scoop.it
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Apparently to achieve and maintain strong rankings, your site needs to be best in class; it must offer a delightful user experience. There are some  free and paid tools that can help make your Internet marketing easier and more efficient.


A list has been compiled  that covers most tools, if not all categories of Internet marketing. We are told that these tools will save time while letting you do more...mind boggling to a little blogger like me! 


Enjoy! - See more at: http://visual.ly/tools-you-need-internet-marketing-2014#sthash.7wZZSBrB.dpuf

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007 Climbing the Marketing Ladder of Success

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The Art of Creating Perfect Social Media Posts - infographic

The Art of Creating Perfect Social Media Posts - infographic | My Blog 2014 | Scoop.it

Each social media operates a bit differently, and each brand's followers have their own preferences and moods.

The fact is that, there is no One-Size-Fits-All trick or strategy, however, there are some guidelines that can help you create the perfect social content.

Use this infographic to find tips on how to craft perfects posts for GooglePlus, YouTube, Blog, Tumblr, Vine, Twitter and Facebook.


Via Lauren Moss
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Very very long infographic but useful guidelines.

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http://onews.us

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, April 17, 3:51 PM

This infographic helps to divine what works on different platforms visually.

Actions Speak's curator insight, Today, 6:57 AM

 

Effective communications are tough to accomplish.

 

Do you have some type internal training or processes to improve communications inside and outside your organization?

 

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Viral Marketing And How To Improve My Marketing Campaigns For My Website | Business Nuggets

Viral Marketing And How To Improve My  Marketing Campaigns For My Website | Business Nuggets | My Blog 2014 | Scoop.it
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What is viral marketing ...? I see it everywhere....  Maybe you're interested in finding out what viral marketing is all about too and how you can benefit from it.

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A Tool for Self-Assessment & Reflection

A Tool for Self-Assessment  & Reflection | My Blog 2014 | Scoop.it

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"I have been working on a tool for self assessment/reflection and feedback...This particular tool is based around the work of Stephen Dinham  and John Hattie & Helen Timperley."

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 4, 6:21 PM

Andrew Church has created a tool for Self-Assessment and Reflection that asks students to answer 4 questions:

* What can I do? ((How am I going?)

* What can't I do? (How am I going?)

* How does my work compare with others? (How am I going?) 

* What can I do better? (Where do I go next?)

And then students are asked to look ahead with this question:

* What are my next steps? (What actions are you going to take as  a result of your reflections? Who can help me? Where to next?)

You can download two versions of this as a pdf file. One is in portrait mode and one in landscape mode. Church also asks that you provide him with feedback.

Carol Thomson's curator insight, April 6, 12:35 PM

Have been looking for something i can use with students that they understand and dont panic about.

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Anatomy of an Awesome Blog Post #Infographic

Anatomy of an Awesome Blog Post #Infographic | My Blog 2014 | Scoop.it

“Keeping top-of-mind with customers, providing updated content that search engines love and showcasing your company’s particular expertise and knowledge with helpful, relevant information…these results are what a business blog is all about.”


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So much to remember ... must print out a "to do list"!

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What is valuable and relevant content? (Infographic)

What is valuable and relevant content? (Infographic) | My Blog 2014 | Scoop.it
Following my second article in my weekly free advice series, I decided to create a…
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Acronyms and Slang - Simply find the meaning of Acronyms, Urban Slang and Abbreviations online!

Acronyms and Slang - Search through 3 million meanings of Acronyms, Urban Slang and Abbreviations online. Find Every Definition of Acronym easily.
Quickly find Zip code for Location, Airport code or U.S. State Code. Search through military acronyms, Business, common, Medicine, Organisations Abbreviations.
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If, like me, you are not up to date with latest LOLs ... this site will be helpful.  It could also be used for a literacy/English class too.

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Finding Images for Your Marketing Campaign Just Got Easier

Finding Images for Your Marketing Campaign Just Got Easier | My Blog 2014 | Scoop.it
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Finding new images to use on your blogs just became a whole lot easier with the launch of Getty Images’ new Embed Images


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Pinterest

Pinterest | My Blog 2014 | Scoop.it
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Another tricky one to achieve but I will take this infographic on board

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HELP! My PC Is Infected With Adware, Toolbars, And Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)!

HELP! My PC Is Infected With Adware, Toolbars, And Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)! | My Blog 2014 | Scoop.it
. . What Is Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)? And How-To Remove Them. "Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP)" are a piece of software that is also downloaded when a user downloads a specific prog...

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I don't know how many times this has happened to me but before I know it my toolbar has changed ... because I didn't read the small print.  This is a really useful article to prevent and get rid of those nasty programmes... thanks for sharing Gus.

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