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Why Your 2015 Goals Should Be To Blog Daily & Be Social

Why Your 2015 Goals Should Be To Blog Daily & Be Social | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Last year Jason and I proposed to blog daily for 2014. We made it our goal. We didn't quite hit 365 blogs posts, but we did post over 200 which I'm very proud about. But beyond being proud the results we're getting because of it is what really counts. Our business has grown (thank you for being a part of it) and we've seen our traffic soar in the past year. A huge part of this growth is due to the fact that we've been blogging very regularly and been social every day. In 2015 we'll do the same and try to blog even more.
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What social media goals are you setting for 2015?

 

(From the article):  Social media helps your blog get found and helps you drive even more traffic than the blog could do on it's own. Of course for it to truly work you need to have a blog. Without a blog you will be sharing other people's content, which of course is good, but you won't be driving the traffic to your site, you'll be driving it to someone else's.


Social media also helps you build relationships. The stronger those online relationships are, the more likely that person will click on the links you share and even share your blog posts themselves. See how that works. :)

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Ways blog writing is unique

Ways blog writing is unique | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Throw the rules out the door. It's time to blog! And that takes some new writing skills.

 

There are many great writers who have unsuccessful blogs. Here’s why. They may be great writers, but they are not great bloggers. There’s a big difference.  

 

Here are eight ways that blog writing differs from how you might write in school or at work.


Via Lynnette Van Dyke, Roger Francis
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Content Marketing Is Not As Simple As Writing A Ton of Blog Posts Every Day

Content Marketing Is Not As Simple As Writing A Ton of Blog Posts Every Day | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

The classic sales funnel has long been used to describe website development strategy.

 

However, the deployment of content marketing in a sales funnel with a campaign focus is a relatively new concept to many.

 

It’s not as simple as writing lots of blog posts every day and distributing them on social channels.

 

In fact, the goal of strategic content marketing should be to identify, qualify, segment, score and, ultimately, close leads in an accelerated and predictable fashion.

 

In order to strategically deploy content marketing it requires the right software, a defined sales funnel and a campaign structure.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/MjFpfA


Via Martin Gysler, Martin Sturmer, John van den Brink
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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, April 29, 2013 7:27 PM
Segments are usually FINANCIAL measures such as VIPs or "multi-buyers". Segments is one way to quantify groups within your marketing. Personas are another. Personas identify archetypes and group characteristics (instead of financial segments). Personas help develop creative segments make sure you make money.
Ken Morrison's comment, April 29, 2013 8:12 PM
Hi Marty. I temporarily forgot that our comments showed up on your wall as well. Yes, I was endorsing you to a business student because your posts can add fresh insight in many of her buisness courses. Thanks Marty for all of your great scoops and true curation.
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, April 29, 2013 8:13 PM
LOL, no worries Ken and next time I get to go hiking too :). Marty
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7 Blogging Mistakes That Small Businesses Make

7 Blogging Mistakes That Small Businesses Make | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Many small businesses have turned to blogging as a way to engage and further connect with customers. But making mistakes in your blog can kill your business. Here are some of the biggest to avoid.

 

Blogging for your business is important, but doing it wrong can cost you customers and your reputation. As more and more small businesses enter the world of content development, the scrutiny continues to increase. Consumers can be retained or lost simply from your blogging efforts, so its imperative this public-facing activity is done correctly.

 

In this guide, we'll explore why small businesses should have a blog, a company that is doing it right, the biggest mistakes made by small businesses, and how to avoid those potential pitfalls.

 

7 Blogging Mistakes that Small Businesses Make: Why Start a Blog?

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/IX3t9i


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Five Effective Ways To Make Content Curation Work On Your Blog

Five Effective Ways To Make Content Curation Work On Your Blog | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

 

 

Susan Gunelius does a great job of suggesting how to put to good use the content curation potential on your own blog site.

 

Here her first two recommendations:


1) Publish Editorialized Content that You've Curated:
It's important to understand the difference between content aggregation, content syndication, and content curation before you can effectively curate content to publish on your blog.


2) Publish Curated Round-up Blog Posts:
You could publish a weekly round-up post where you share links and descriptions of great content from multiple sources about a specific topic. You can even add your own brief commentary with each link.

 

 

 

Good advice. Useful. Resourceful. 7/10

 

To get the remaining points, please read full original article here: http://weblogs.about.com/od/writingablog/tp/5-Ways-To-Curate-Content-On-Your-Blog.htm

 


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Romila De Munshi's comment, February 6, 2013 9:19 AM
Informative article
Romila De Munshi's comment, February 6, 2013 9:19 AM
Informative article
Asil's comment, February 23, 2013 4:02 PM
oh boy ... looks like the smamographers have found Scoop-It. @ Timothy. Suggest you report 'francisca' to Scoopit and delete their post.
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How To Turn Your Customers Into Marketers

How To Turn Your Customers Into Marketers | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Businesses spend millions of dollars to bring people into their stores. Wouldn’t it be nice if those businesses could incentivize their customers to bring people in for them? That’s what we’ll be exploring here today.

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About to Publish A Post? STOP! Read This

About to Publish A Post? STOP! Read This | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

It used to be that it was just us writer people that were responsible for publishing blog posts. But, my, how times have changed. As business owners, marketers, and social media mavens, we’re all responsible for publishing content on a regular basis. We publish posts to our own blogs to build our authority and search engine happiness, and we publish guest posts on other blogs to increase your readership and gain new eyes. With all the time we now devote to writing great content, we want to make sure we’re getting the most out of it that we can. And that means taking the time to optimize your content before you ever hit the publish button. Because search engine optimization always works better when it’s a priority, not an afterthought.

 

Before you hit publish on that post, make sure you’re hitting seven important points. They may just make all the difference.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/KMIeVT


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7 Creative Social Media Marketing Mini Case Studies

7 Creative Social Media Marketing Mini Case Studies | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

7 great mini case studies on how brands such as Sharpie, Evian & Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza are implementing innovative social media marketing practices with great results.

 

Are you looking for some creative social media marketing ideas from businesses?

 

Look no further.

 

This article highlights seven mini case studies of businesses that have stood out by implementing innovative social media marketing practices.

 

You’ll find inspiration for your social media marketing efforts here.


Via Mirza Mushtaq Baig
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