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Blogging Blunders (And How To Avoid Them) [Interview]

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This is my interview for the Summit on Content Marketing. The subject is "Blogging Blunders (and how to avoid them)" It's audio with slides. Watch or listen

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janlgordon's curator insight, June 16, 6:45 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Andy Capaloff because it provides additional insights into common mistakes made in blogging.

 

It's important to understand what makes a good blogger.

 

More Blogging Blunders

 

Many marketers make mistakes when it comes to writing articles. I agree that you need to take a look at the mistakes of others in order to have a good understanding of what works.

 

Capaloff explains further insights from several interviews with top bloggers at the Summit for Content Marketing, and what to look for when it comes to a great blog post versus a poor one.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Break free from the norms and have your own unique blog style. To be good you have to stand out from the rest. You have to understand what the end goal is.

 

  • Give people a reason to read your articles. Especially since there are thousands of other pieces that are similar to yours.

 

  • Discover your own voice by getting into the way that you talk -- only better. Make it a conversational yet concise format.

 

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Networking: The Essential Antidote To Blogging Alone

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Blogging Alone is Not the Way to Go. Building a great community through networking, is the most important thing you can do, offering mutual help and support

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janlgordon's curator insight, May 15, 11:42 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Lisa Sicard
 because it provides insights on how to connect with other bloggers in order to improve your reach.

 

It takes a village to make your blog successful.

 

How to Forge Great Blogger Relationships

 

Increasing visitors and subscribers can be a lonely process for bloggers. I agree that you can be successful by meeting other blog owners who can help you.

 

Sicard explains the best ways to make new connections in order to improve your blogging strategy.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Meeting other bloggers can help you troubleshoot problems such as a bad plugin. They can assist in things that you don't have time for.

 

  • If you see something is not working on someone else's blog let them know. Don't call it out over social media and respect their schedules.

 

  • Network with other bloggers such as in Facebook groups to get things done. There's a lot to learn from others who have been successful in blogging.

 

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Promote Your Business with a Press Release

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Press releases are still one of the most powerful promotional tools when it comes to building a buzz for your business. Never done one? Here are some hints

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janlgordon's curator insight, May 3, 5:22 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Susan Gilbert because it provides information on how to build your visibility with a well crafted press release.

 

Promoting your business online takes many channels and methods, including press releases.

 

Understand How to Create a Winning Press Release

 

As a business recognition is like gold when it comes to building an audience. I agree that publishing a news announcement can enhance your brand promotion efforts.

 

Gilbert goes over how to successfully write and publish a press release that gets noticed.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Before writing decide what the focus or subject matter will be. This could be a product announcement, event, contest, ect.

 

  • Craft a headline that is eye-catching and newsworthy. Come up with several different ideas to choose from before making a final selection.

 

  • The introduction is the most important part of your press release. It should explain who, what when, where, and why along with a summary of what the article is about.

 

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B2B Mobile Marketing Success Strategies

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We're all consumers. We (almost) all use mobile devices for shopping. So how can we explain the low investment in B2B Mobile Marketing campaigns?

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janlgordon's curator insight, April 26, 2:20 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Brian Zeng because it explains how to successfully engage your B2B customers with mobile marketing.

 

You can reach your business clients through specific mobile strategies.

 

Exploring the Mobile B2B Experience

 

Every business should invest in a mobile marketing strategy. I agree that your B2B customers will respond as you reach them where they are active.

 

Zeng shows you several ways to improve your marketing strategy through social mobile.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Most B2B clients use their smart phones as an extension of their laptops and desktops. Your business should consider them to be consumers also.

 

  • Google now prefers websites that are mobile-friendly. This is why businesses and marketers need to update in order to expand their reach.

 

  • You can reach your audience through automation. This provides a personalized experience for your clients whether you are a B2C or B2B.

 

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Use Interactive Content to Improve Your Reach

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Interactive Content is gaining ever more popularity. It is a way of gauging customer needs and intent, as well as finding out other usefu

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janlgordon's curator insight, April 24, 11:09 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Joan Selby because it provides insights into how to effectively use video and multimedia to capture your audience's attention.

 

Bring more to your content marketing through the power of interaction.

 

Visual Content Marketing Success Strategies

 

A blog post can stand out from the rest by including a strong video that captures the reader's attention. I agree that you need to include visuals in order to take your marketing to the next level.

 

Selby explains the impact of interactive content on your business marketing reach.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Get into the thinking of your customer through infographics, educational webinars, 'how to' videos, ect.. The establishes awareness for your brand.

 

  • Make your titles interesting and compelling. Then the reader will want to take the time to take action such as engaging in a poll or quiz.

 

  • Find the best channels to distribute your interactive content. Don't waste your time by publishing to a dead network.

 

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Build a Your Brand Authority in 7 Steps

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Authority is a key factor to making money blogging. It also has a lot to do with building your blogging community. Here are 7 steps to help you on your way

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janlgordon's curator insight, April 12, 5:13 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Shyam Bhardwaj because it provides information on how to build authority as a blogger.

 

An strong blogging community is more important than making money.

 

Understand How to Become an Authority in Your Niche

 

As a blogger your connections matter the most -- even above your income streams. I agree that having a strong level of trust will help you establish authority online.

 

Bhardwaj goes over how to achieve influencer status for your audience.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Writing great content is the first step to attracting attention to your blog. This is a direct reflection of who you are -- the higher the quality the better chances of your articles going viral.

 

  • Conduct research in order to write the best blog posts. People do not like to be deceived -- your articles need to be fact checked and accurate.

 

  • A guest post can help you score more backlinks and website traffic. A reader you influence will spread the word about your blog.

 

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The 'Content Illusion' Affect on Marketing

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Another thought-provoking piece by Tony Zambito. More people and companies are falling for the ‘Content Illusion’. You already know about it, but this is a particularly interesting perspective. It is another installment in our “Great Articles You may have missed” series. What Is The ‘Content Illusion’? In the past five years, the often-unquestioned hymnal hasMore

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janlgordon's curator insight, April 6, 6:11 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Tony Zambito because it explains the illusion of publishing too much content in order to stand out.

 

The right way to approach your audience is through high-quality content, not high quantity.

 

Correct Misguided Thinking for Your Content Strategy

 

The current thought is to put as much content as possible in front of your readers in order to grow online. I agree that we can lose focus on the quality of the articles by doing this.

 

Zambito explains the different misconceptions related to content planning and marketing.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Organizations have taken their eyes off of what is taking place in the digital world. The customer experience can get missed when we do not pay attention to this.

 

  • The customer journey is not the same as the content journey. Businesses need to focus on the interactions and experiences instead.

 

  • As content producers we need to move away from a broadcasting mentality. This includes how we personalize what we write.

 

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How to Write Suitable Content

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Having attracted your readers to your blog, your posts should offer suitable content that answers their needs and inspires them to want to read more

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janlgordon's curator insight, April 5, 2:05 AM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Alice Elliott because she explains how to write a blog post that is more readable.

 

Attract more readers with content that it suitable to them.

 

How to Create an Attractive Post

 

It's great to have a strong number of subscribers -- but you need strong content to go along with that. I agree that your audience needs to be both educated and entertained in order to capture their attention.

 

Elliott explains how to improve your articles and write the perfect post.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • The quality of your writing needs to be the best that it can be. You need to write what your audience wants to read in order to retain them.

 

  • Make your blog posts conversational style. Show your own personality in an authentic way to attract more readers. Include your own anecdotes and stories to keep their interest.

 

  • A good post contains value and is useful to the reader. Write something that can make a real difference in their lives.

 

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Grow Your Website and Business with Social Media

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In this article, Mike Allton uses the analogy of fishing to show how to attract followers (and business) from social media. A light yet informativ

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 31, 5:49 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Mike Allton because it explains how to build the right followers and increase your business sales through social media.

 

It's important to build a great community on social media in order to attract more leads and sales.

 

Build Your Business Through Social Media

 

You are the fisherman in a sea of a targeted community. I agree that we can learn a lot from this analogy in order to be successful in our marketing.

 

Allton explains how to leverage your social networks for the best results in your business.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • It's important to know which social networks are best suited for your niche. Take the time to consider each in order to prioritize where to be most active.

 

  • Find out how to best reach your community for each channel. This includes groups, chats, video, ect. Then determine the best times and days for these activities.

 

  • Develop content that caters to and helps your audience. Include special offers and incentives that link directly back to your website.

 

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Digitalhub's curator insight, April 4, 1:06 AM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Mike Allton because it explains how to build the right followers and increase your business sales through social media.

 

It's important to build a great community on social media in order to attract more leads and sales.

 

Build Your Business Through Social Media

 

You are the fisherman in a sea of a targeted community. I agree that we can learn a lot from this analogy in order to be successful in our marketing.

 

Allton explains how to leverage your social networks for the best results in your business.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • It's important to know which social networks are best suited for your niche. Take the time to consider each in order to prioritize where to be most active.

 

  • Find out how to best reach your community for each channel. This includes groups, chats, video, ect. Then determine the best times and days for these activities.

 

  • Develop content that caters to and helps your audience. Include special offers and incentives that link directly back to your website.

 

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Find the Right Topics for Your Blog

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No matter how accomplished a blogger you are, it can be a challenge to produce original articles on a regular schedule. Enter Trendin

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 29, 4:50 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Catherrine Garcia
 because it provides insights on how to find the best topics for your blog content.

 

Finding fresh, original content can be a challenge for bloggers.

 

How to Find Trending Content

 

Content should keep your audience interested and engaged. I agree that you can be successful by using the right methods and resources to find what is shared the most.

 

Garcia explains the best steps to content research.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • It's still very important to find the right keywords for your topics. Use Google's tools to discover what's most popular and trending.

 

  • Jump into question and answer websites and social media curation resources into order to discover the most popular headlines and ideas in your niche.

 

  • Use blog comments to not only gain valuable feedback, but to learn more about what your readers want. It's there that you'll see discussions that pertain to questions they need to have answered.

 

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How to Humanize Your Brand

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This article presents 4 ways to improve brand likeability. These include such simple suggestions as "be Human" and "talk to your customers"

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 23, 5:37 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Michael Brenner because it provides insight on how to build an authentic brand that your audience will love.

 

Make your brand more attractive by humanizing the persona.

 

Effectively Reach Your Target Market

 

Trusted recommendations can help attract customers to your brand. I agree that you can accomplish this by creating incentives for influencers to share what you have to offer.

 

Brenner goes over how to improve the 'likability' factor for your business marketing.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Many people don't trust anyone trying to sell to them. You need to humanize your content in order to reach them in an trustworthy way.

 

  • Talk to your customers in real-time, one-on-one. Answer their questions with helpful advice when they visit your website.

 

  • We are not influenced by celebrities --- we take notes from each other. Encourage your community to make referrals and leave positive reviews.

 

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Attract Readers To Your Blog with Images [Infographic]

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Blog posts should use images effectively to attract readers to their post, and once there, how to retain them by helping to explain the subject better.

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 21, 7:57 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Alice Elliott because she explains how to capture your readers with stand-out visual images in your blog posts.

 

Capture the reader's attention with eye-catching graphic images.

 

How Your Content Can Stand Out with Images

 

You can keep your audience interested in reading your posts by capturing their attention right away. I agree that great images will help you achieve just that.

 

Elliott explains how to use images effectively in your blog posts in order to attract more readers.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Both colorful and vibrant pictures can really help your blog posts stand out. These are both attractive and inviting for the reader.

 

  • Sometimes you don't need a lot of text in your articles when you use the right images. A picture can convey the right message for your audience.

 

  • Include words over your images to help them be more striking. This is especially true with text that resonates with your readers.

 

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All About Content Distribution

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In parts 1 and 2 of "Your Complete Content Plan", we discussed Keyword Research and Content Creation. The final part concentrates on Content Distribution

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 10, 8:04 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Ruchika Sharma
 because it provides insights on how to improve your content distribution plan.

 

You need to take the content to your audience.

 

How to Use Effectively Distribute Content

 

After keyword research and creating great content you need a good distribution plan. I agree that this is an important next step that should not be skipped.

 

Sharma explains the basics of content distribution that attracts more readers.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Find a good guest posting platform to display your published posts. These should be relevant to your niche and have a large audience.

 

  • If you want to republish your original content there are several networks you can do this on including LinkedIn, Medium, and other blogs..

 

  • In order to re-purpose your content choose to an audio version, video, slide or infographic. Drive syndication through your email, RSS feed, forums, groups, ect.

 

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How to Ace Content Creation without Being a Writer

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janlgordon's curator insight, June 13, 6:14 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Niraj Ranjan because it provides insights into how to create quality and relevant content.

 

You don't need to be a writing expert in order to create great articles for your blog.

 

Content Writing Success Steps

 

Many bloggers waste time by producing content that does not reach their audience. I agree that it is not too late to change your approach.

 

Ranjan explains how to produce a quality articles that your audience will love.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Content curation is not only about writing articles -- it's also a product of knowing your target audience. This could include branded images, increasing signups, webinars, and improving the topics.

 

  • There are many tools available to help make your content writing easier. You can use these to brainstorm your ideas, editing, better headlines, ect.

 

  • Instead of focusing on writing alone mix up your content with infographics, graphs, and more. Other examples include video tutorials, presentations, or a series of posts.

 

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An 8 Year Old Boy's Lesson in Content Marketing

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Another in our “Great Articles You may have missed” series. In this article, Scott Aughtmon tells a great story for content marketers in his unique and entertaining manner. It’s a fun, light read that packs a message at the end. Not an earth-shattering one – Scott hates overstatement – but he certainly find the lessonMore

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janlgordon's curator insight, May 12, 1:57 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Scott Aughtmon because it provides insights into what can be overlooked in content marketing.

 

How a boy's hunger for a cheeseburger can teach us about a winning content strategy.

 

Content Marketing Success Story

 

Many marketers are not effective when it comes to publishing articles their audience will love. I agree that you need to have an understanding of the process for the reader.

 

Aughtmon explains how to produce a great content marketing plan.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Do everything you can to please your target market and customers. When you do this your results will be much better.

 

  • A good marketer truly understands what marketing is and what it can do. They can reach their readers by appealing to their needs and desires.

 

  • How you approach your audience affects the process of digesting content. This directly impacts a buyer's decision making process.

 

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Don't Give Up on Your Blogging

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What makes a Blogging Champion? Persevering through the the planning process and continuing to write when you'd far rather giv

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janlgordon's curator insight, April 27, 7:14 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Adeel Sami
 because it provides insights on how to keep the momentum in your blogging strategy.

 

It takes consistent dedication to make your blog successful.

 

How to Become a Blogging Champion

 

It's easy to to want to give up on your blog. I agree that you can be successful by realizing that the end results are rewarding.

 

Sami explains the best ways to keep your focus and stay positive.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • A great blogger produces content on a regular basis. Consistency is the key to staying in the game and keeping your blog moving forward.

 

  • Keep the perspective that being a content producer is a long-term job. This will help you become more competitive in your niche.

 

  • After taking the first action do not throw in the towel and give up. Those who continue to take action are the winners in the blogosphere.

 

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 28, 10:22 AM
I think blogging is one good form of writing. I blend it into other forms and reading on a regular basis. They overlap and support each other well. I discovered a niche, which allowed me to be creative and explore being and becoming a teacher. What was essential in blogging for me was the creative element.
Stephen Dale's curator insight, April 29, 7:45 AM
As a regular blogger for the past 15 years, I would fully endorse the concept of 'working out loud', if you want t build an audience.
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Give Your Website a Facelift the Right Way

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For a first website or major redesign, there are basic points to follow if you want to succeed. Read on to be walked through the most importan

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janlgordon's curator insight, April 25, 5:17 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Eleonora Zolotaryova
 because it shows you how to successfully redesign your website for better visibility.

 

Your website may need a major upgrade in order to stay current.

 

Make Your Website More Successful

 

To attract subscribers your website needs to stand out online. I agree that a new design can help improve your chances.

 

Zolotaryova provides the right steps to take to make the necessary changes.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Before getting started it's important to analyze and narrow down your niche. For this to happen you need to take advantage of the right tools to learn more about what the competition is doing.

 

  • Use organic search methods to attract website traffic. Include a set of words and phrases that reflect your brand -- known as semantic core.

 

  • Perform a technical audit such as your URLs, Meta tags and titles, any broken links, ect. Fixing these errors will help more visitors see your website in search.

 

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Editing Tips That Will Improve The Quality Of Your Writing

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Careful editing can make such a difference to your writing, as there is so much more to think about than just spelling, grammar and sentence construction.

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Ante Lauc's curator insight, April 20, 3:03 AM
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Lee Hall's curator insight, April 20, 9:54 AM
This is the last of a series, but there are links to the others so you can read those too. 
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From curator~ " Elliott explains the process of how to edit your articles and improve your writing at the same time. Here's what caught my attention: It's important to first do planning and research before the writing begins. Use an outline of the structure with a beginning, middle, and end. After writing a post give yourself some time to process it. Save the editing process after you have completed your article. Read your completed work out loud to yourself. Notice the flow of the piece, and whether there were any mistakes you may have missed.
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How A Focused Call To Action Leads To Greater Interaction

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An on-point call to action not only brings focus to your blog post's purpose, it can also bring greater interaction and buy-in from your readers

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janlgordon's curator insight, April 11, 4:27 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Alice Elliott because she explains the importance of including a CTA in your blog posts.

 

Attract more readers with a focused call-to-action in your posts.

 

How to Create an Great CTA

 

Many of us include a call-to-action on our websites -- but our articles should have this, too. I agree that this will improve your chances of having your readers take action after reading the message.

 

Elliott explains what a difference a focused call-to-action can make in your blog posts.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Never assume that the reader knows exactly what to do after they read your blog post. Show them what to do and how.

 

  • Ask your readers to share the post on social media with their friends and family members. This is a great way to attract a larger audience.

 

  • Choose a subject that is easy to relate to. Write about how you feel encouraging your readers to join in on the conversation.

 

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How to Create Winning Infographics

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Over the last 5 years, the popularity of infographics in marketing has continued to climb. Thinking of creating one? Read these helpful tips

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janlgordon's curator insight, April 5, 3:46 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Susan Gilbert because it helps you improve your visual marketing with shareable infographics.

 

Visual graphics can be both fun and informative for your niche audience.

 

Create Infographics That Grow Your Following Online

 

People are drawn to appealing content that grabs their attention right away. I agree that infographics can help attract more subscribers and followers.

 

Gilbert shows you how to create graphics that audiences are more willing to share.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Find out what is on the minds of your target market the most before designing your infographic. Make sure the content is both timely and relevant.

 

  • Focus on a specific group inside your niche and appeal to their pressing problems and needs. Make good on what your title promises to them.

 

  • If you have a study or a lot of data put it into a fun infographic. This is a great way to turn boring content into something interesting.

 

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Study SEO with These 4 Content Resources

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You know that increasing your knowledge of SEO would be beneficial, but just need that little nudge? Here are some tip + 4 free SEO study resources

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janlgordon's curator insight, April 4, 12:10 AM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Eleonora Zolotaryova because it shows you how to learn more about SEO for better content.

 

Understand how to attract more traffic to your website and content.

 

4 Resources to Help You Learn About SEO

 

In order to get more visitors and readers you need to have the right knowledge. I agree that by learning more about SEO your business can build a successful online presence.

 

Zolotaryova provides unique resources you can use to improve your marketing strategy.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Content marketers can get a better understanding of SEO in order to learn more about their niche and create new ideas. They can also increase their conversion rates with a lower cost.

 

  • You need to use the right keywords in order to attract the traffic you deserve. A poorly crafted headline can decrease your website traffic.

 

  • Create better content by understanding algorithms. Your readers should be your primary consideration for tackling your SEO strategy.

 

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How to Make Story Your Core Message for More Sales

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The story our customers will buy is not our own - it is theirs. Read on to find out how to craft your buyer personas and their stories

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 30, 10:15 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by John Jantsch because it explains how buyers are drawn to stories about them -- not the brand.

 

Create a story that will grab your ideal customer's attention.

 

New Customer Approaches for Content

 

Stories have the power to cause large groups of people to take action. I agree that in order to reach more leads you need to approach them on their level through targeted content.

 

Jantsch explains how to make the story of your audience core to your brand.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Begin by knowing what your brand represents. What is the one thing that you can offer over the competition? Your message should compel your audience to care.

 

  • Create a picture of your ideal customer or buyer persona. This will help you to better visualize who your target market is and what drives them to action.

 

  • Use story as a narrative to guide the customer through a journey. This will show them exactly how you can solve their problems.

 

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Improve Your Blog Writing With a Positive Focus

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Avoid your blog writing going round in circles by having a positive purpose for your posts that actually helps you achieve your goals and objectives.

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 28, 4:00 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Alice Elliott because she explains how to improve your blog by planning ahead.

 

Use some brainstorming to create a positive focus for your content.

 

How to Create a Perfect Post

 

You need to have a game plan for each week of content that you publish. I agree that this will help create a better direction for your blog.

 

Elliott explains how to improve your blog posts by mapping out your content strategy.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • You need to write your articles with the reader in mind. Your audience is in the driver's seat when it comes to blogging success.

 

  • Write blog posts that educate your audience. Share your knowledge and expertise in order to help make improvements in their lives.

 

  • Become a thought leader by writing from a voice of authority. This will be done in your chosen target market or niche.

 

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 31, 2:59 PM
Writing for the readers was hard to learn.
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The Transition from Blogger To Business Owner

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When I started out blogging back in 2013, I never thought I would call myself a business owner. This is my journey from blogger to business owner

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 22, 5:15 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Ashley Faulkes because it explains the process of running a blog and then turning it into a business.

 

The story of how one blogger became a businessman.

 

Going From Blogger to Business Owner

 

Starting a blog can involve a lot of learning curves along the way. I agree that content marketers need to fully understand digital marketing in order to be successful in business.

 

Faulkes provides his own perspective on what it takes to run a successful blogging business.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Start by learning as much as you can from leading blogging experts. Then brush up on your digital marketing skills in areas like social media, SEO, and email marketing.

 

  • It is not enough to just have a blog. Your business needs to be running your content, not the other way around. If you lack skills you just need to learn more.

 

  • When attending a conference hang out with a few like-minded individuals who will push you to grow. Read as much as you can about the topic of blogging for business.

 

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Chuck Bartok's curator insight, March 23, 10:25 AM
Blogging is and has been a rewarding effort .

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Keep Your Readers with a Great Blog Post Introduction

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Your headline has attracted lots of readers to your blog, but now you need to adapt the post introduction to make them stay to read the rest of the content.

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 14, 9:06 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Alice Elliott because she explains how to capture your readers with a stand-out blog post introduction.

 

The purpose of the beginning part of an article is to capture the reader's attention and draw them into the post.

 

How to Create a Winning Blog Introduction

 

You can keep your audience from leaving your blog by writing intriguing introductions to your content. I agree that it only takes three seconds for a reader to head off to another website.

 

Elliott explains how to write an incredible blog post introduction that will make your audience want to read more.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • After reading the headline the introduction should clarify it. This is especially important if you do not have a sub-heading.

 

  • Your text should prepare the reader for the rest of the post. They need to know how it will be a benefit to them.

 

  • A good introduction builds trust. It should be a satisfying experience for your audience.

 

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