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Follow this blueprint to manage your social media presence so when someone Google's your name, your social profiles are compelling and social engaging.
Before you can Manage your social Media Presence, it helps to know what your prospect will see when they Google your personal name or your Brand name.
In this piece, I show you a simple process to follow so you can vet your own social footprint and make sure your social profiles on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest. Google+, LinkedIn and SlideShare present your value prop you in the best light possible.
Next step is to get your top socials to render on page 1 of Google for target keyword phrases.
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Want to find strong blogs in your field?
Grade a blog or blogs with a simple 10-point report card to assess their strengths and weaknesses.
This is a handy 10 point check list for grading a blog post article on your site or any site for that matter.
I would add that embedding a SlideShare Deck or a YouTube video or both into your blog post would enhance your onpage SEO appeal like I did here How to Manage Your Social Media Presence.
Turning your SlideShare Deck into an animated GIF can be an effective marketing maneuver if the Deck is short, sweet and to the point.
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Writing a well structured blog post and an SEO-friendly blog post at the same time can be a challenge, this guide helps you out!
How long does it take for you to publish a killer blog post article?
For me, its usually 2-3 hours, unless I count the time it takes me to create the SlideShare Deck and YouTube video that I like to embed into my blog post articles.
If you're like me and spend a few hours before you publish an article worth reading, it makes total sense to properly optimize your article by following these seo friendly guidelines by Yoast.
Follow this Blueprint to dramatically increase your social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, YouTube, and Pinterest to amplify your online visibility and exposure across the social web.
The good news is, most of the social media tools and apps featured in this Deck are using the Fremium version, so your out of pocket expense is minimal. The tricky part ofs to make sure you create and curate quality content and properly package and promote it.
This social content marketing blueprint doesn't guarantee success but it does empower the average social marketer with the means to amplify their online visibility and social marketing effectiveness.
Is the best practice of gating content best for conversions?
Experts share their stances and some surprising results from their gated content campaigns.
For some niche sites, gated content works well and doesn't irk the user for having to opt in to a email list to gain access to the content.
For other niche markets, not making the info readily available doesn't make much sense since list building isn't a key business driver.
Either way, knowing how gated content processes work is useful in getting into the psychology of your ideal customer.
As Social Media for Business Owners, We have all made mistakes when it comes to social media; but the best way to avoid them in the future is to draw attention to them. Kim covers 21 mistakes to avoid.
Earlier this month, The Atlantic posted a fascinating article on social media referral traffic.
When your USP (unique selling proposition) is not as social friendly as you would like, the people who share your marketing message (aka) social referral traffic doesn't show up using conventional analytic tools.
When that's the case,the tactics used in this article from The Atlantic will come in pretty handy especially when you're trying to better manage your social media presence.
The social media landscape is changing. Or, in other words, it’s like the polar icecaps of Facebook are melting, and in the runoff we’re excavating cavernous content mills, stalagmites of rampant…
What type of content we share, Where we it, Who we share it with and Why we share it is revealed in this excellent article and the awesome Infographic that comes with it.
Venchito Tampon, Jr. shares 5 ways to get more social shares for your website.
Readers want to consume new pieces of information in every blog.
If they find a rehashed article, then they will find another blog to follow. This is why content should be written in a high-quality fashion that provides new or “best” information on the web about the subject matter, and is targeted to the right persona.
Google ended its three-year experiment with Google Authorship yesterday, but the use of Author Rank to improve search results will continue. Wait -- you ca
Google Authorship May Be Dead, But Author Rank Is Not. Google Authorship and Author Rank aren't the same thing. Here's why Google Authorship can die yet Author Rank lives on
This makes it even more important that help Google ID your body of work and expertise. Once way to make that happen is to connect your top socials to your Google+ About Tab like I did hear.
Before you can expect to influence your social media connections, you'll want to make sure your top social profiles showcase your expertise in the best light possible.
Here's a systemized process for doing exactly that so you can better manage your social media presence and influence with your audience.
Once you've completed this first phase, you will be in a much better position to expand and grow your social media presence.
Get in touch if you would like to arrange a 1-on-1 Hangout to discuss this social marketing model in more detail.
As a blogger, finding the right words can make all the difference. Learn the six secrets to creating a powerful blog post every time!
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Personalize search results will become more important now that Google has pulled the plug on Authorship. The more people who have add you to a Google+ Circle, the better your content will rank.
Here's a few examples of how this works.
How to Manage Your Social Media Presence
Content Marketing System
What is a Social Link Wheel
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Last month we reported that Google would be removing Authorship pictures from search results. Now it has been confirmed by Google’s John Mueller that Authorship information will be removed from search results entirely.
Depending on the browser and if you are signed in vs. incognito will determine if the Authorship Snippets renders on the SERPs or not?
Search Engine Optimization, or SEO as we popularly know it, is perhaps the most important thing to do these days if a business wants to have a successful online presence. Sadly though, most business …
Semantic + Holistic + Barnacle = New SEO
Search engines are focusing on becoming “more human” by understanding the natural language of the queries.
Just the way barnacles attach themselves to whales in order to get nutrients, a small business can latch itself to a relevant big brand.
All of these techniques will help drive traffic to your site as will using a Social SEO methodology where your audience learns to trust your content for being current, relevant and useful.
Now that Bundle Post is handling millions of curated, marketing and other social media posts on a monthly basis, trends within our massive database are starting to appear.
Most of these RSS Feeds are in my Feedly Reader. How about you? Bundlepost helps curate quality content for you so you can filter and share with your target audience. This is useful for managing and increasing your social media presence.
Are you struggling to find ideas for posts on Twitter, Facebook and Google+? This article helps you deliver a never-ending supply of social media updates.
If you get stuck coming up with useful and creative ways to enhance your social media updates, give one of these 26 Tactics a shot.
#1: Attention-Grabbing Quotes
#2: Book Recommendations
#3: Celebrate Company Milestones
#4: Dates That Are Fun Celebrations
#5: Evergreen Content
#6: Feature Hashtagged Events
#7: Giveaways and Contests
#8: Help Out by Answering Questions
#9: Interview Staff Members
#10: Jokes and Lighthearted Posts
#11: Kids’ Photos
#12: Link to Useful Content
#13: Mention Others in Your Industry
#14: Negative Posts (Generally Avoid!)
#15: Outtakes and Mistakes
#16: Promotional Posts
#17: Questions for Your Audience
#18: Reply to Messages
#19: Share Other People’s Updates
#20: Thank Someone Who Helped Out
#21: Ultimate Lists of Resources
#22: Visual Content
#23: Weekly Themed Posts
#24: X vs. Y
#25: “You” (Your Audience)
#26: Zen-Like Calm When Responding
Get the best advice on how to enhance your influential ability on LinkedIn! Here are the top 20 tips you can learn from.
LinkedIn is one of the best social channels for growing your business contacts and increase your social media presence.
Anyone who follows Google knows that nothing it creates is immune from elimination. Like so many efforts before it, Authorship is fading into the sunset.
Now that Google has put the final nail in the coffin of Authorship you will want to make sure your social ink wheel can command a page 1 ranking even without rel=author in the mix.
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The Best Google Plus Real Estate articles for August 2014. See some of the well written and helpful content found on Google+ for Real Estate.
We've all seen the Google+ Mashups of the best of articles on how to make the most of using Google+.
These R.E. articles is from the real estate perspective by Bill Gassett The Top REMAX Pro in the greater Boston area.
There’s a simple way to increase your blog’s conversion rate by 529%. Once you know what it is, and how it works, you’ll want to kick yourself for not trying it sooner.
In fact, this technique (The Content Upgrade) has flooded my business with thousands of new subscribers every month.
How to increase your conversions by 529%.Brian Dean shows how he does it on every new blog post article.
Following this content marketing system best practices model is very useful and effective and here's why.
Once you know who your target audience is and what content will resonate with them, you will want to create and curate and share your content on the social channels they are most active on.
Follow this best practices model on how to do exactly that.