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How to Blog Reactively … and Why You Should

How to Blog Reactively … and Why You Should | Social Media Marketing II | Scoop.it
The word “proactive” is tossed around a lot these days, and you could easily be forgiven for thinking that being proactive is pretty much the only way to blog or do anything else.

 

Certainly in your blogging life there are times when being proactive is important; but it’s not always the answer!

 

The problem with being proactive
Being proactive essentially means doing things unprompted—typically, you set a schedule and you work to it. This is a great way to ensure you get things done. The problem is that to be proactive in this way, sometimes you have to write blog posts at times when you don’t feel all that inspired; this can result in posts that are less than perfect, which is never a good thing...


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The 7 Biggest Conversion-Killing Website Mistakes – and How to Fix Them

The 7 Biggest Conversion-Killing Website Mistakes – and How to Fix Them | Social Media Marketing II | Scoop.it

Getting targeted traffic to your website is just half of the journey towards making it profitable. The other half? Turning that traffic into customers that stick around and buy stuff from you!

 

Regardless of what market you’re in, you should develop a solid plan and sales funnel to help you monetize your blog. Don’t worry – it doesn’t mean you have to depart from your blog’s persona and ideas to squeeze money from your visitors. In fact, you should stay within the spirit and tone of your blog when selling! Offer relevant products, t-shirts, books, seminars, or services that appeal to the wants and needs of your readers...


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5 Tips To Improve Your Social Influence Beyond Your Klout

5 Tips To Improve Your Social Influence Beyond Your Klout | Social Media Marketing II | Scoop.it

The last time I used the phrase "social influence" in a face-to-face conversation at a business luncheon for small businesses, one of the owners sighed:

 

"Another buzzword they want to stick down on our throats."

 

"Well," I told her, "you know online marketing? PR? Elevator pitch? ROI? Sustainability? They are all buzzwords. Because like it or not, they are part of our business success."

 

But she's made me think: buzzwords have a negative baggage. Are you really aware what social influence is? Why is it important and how can you use it to your advantage? Let me share some quick tips with you how to turn it to your advantage...


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The Most Essential Killer SEO Tips That You Need to Know for Creating an Efficient SEO Strategy - Blogging Tips

The Most Essential Killer SEO Tips That You Need to Know for Creating an Efficient SEO Strategy - Blogging Tips | Social Media Marketing II | Scoop.it

These days, anyone who is interested in optimizing his or her website can easily find numerous killer SEO tactics which are ready to highlight the most efficient optimization methods. If you are also searching for such tactics, you can locate different tips for:

 

- creating trust with different search engines
- promoting product pages
- building links and driving targeted traffic towards your website
- avoiding duplicate content
- getting suitable URLs
- finding the best free SEO tools


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The 8 Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers

The 8 Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers | Social Media Marketing II | Scoop.it

Do you want to be a successful blogger?

 

I do. I might be getting a bit obsessed with it, actually.

 

Post ideas pop into my head unexpectedly. I keep a long running list of ideas for improving my blog.

 

I also study how the most successful bloggers got where they are, and I pore over every word that they write.

 

If you want to be a great blogger, you should, too.

 

A lot of the top bloggers like Brian Clark, Darren Rowse, and Leo Babauta have shared hundreds of tips about how they made their blogs so successful. But each blogger’s tips are just a little different.

 

There’s too much advice to follow


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5 Ways to Humanize Your Company With Social Media

5 Ways to Humanize Your Company With Social Media | Social Media Marketing II | Scoop.it

We call this crazy thing we’re all addicted to social media for a reason: it’s about people. It’s about developing relationships.

 

So, if you use social media to connect with your customers (or fans, or followers, or tribe…), authenticity is a must.

 

Keep reading to discover five tips to make your company more “human.”

 

#1: Use your name
Putting a name (that’s a real, human name) on your blog posts, tweets or status updates shows your audience that you’re not a robot or an automated stream of sales pitches and company news. Using your name when updating social media humanizes your content and makes you relatable for your audience...


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