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

Blogging Blunders (And How To Avoid Them) [Interview] | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
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
janlgordon's insight:

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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Why There Are Less Comments On Your Blog

Why There Are Less Comments On Your Blog | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
If you are worried why you are getting fewer comments on your blog than you did some years ago, take this quiz to find out what you can to do about it.
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Alice Elliott because she explains why your blog posts are seeing a decline in comments.

 

Learn why your articles are not getting as much feedback as they did a few years ago.

 

Why Blog Comments are on the Decline

 

It can be difficult for any blogger to see a lack of response after working hard on a blog post. I agree that in order to attract comments you need to evaluate how your blog is being perceived.

 

Elliott explains the reasons why blogs are not experiencing the same amount of comments that they once did.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • First, take a look at your topics and find out whether these are actually what your audience wants to read. Second, is your content a conversational style? If not, it may need to be tweaked.

 

  • Don't avoid a subject that is serious in nature -- you might be losing readers because of it. Write what your subscribers are looking for instead of playing it safe.

 

  • Put both personality and passion into your content. Reveal more about yourself personally, and back up what you say with facts.

 

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Some useful tips for bloggers - both novice and experienced.
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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
janlgordon's insight:

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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Find the Right Topics for Your Blog

Find the Right Topics for Your Blog | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
No matter how accomplished a blogger you are, it can be a challenge to produce original articles on a regular schedule. Enter Trendin
janlgordon's insight:

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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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.
janlgordon's insight:

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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Long Form Content Can Improve Your Strategy

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This article discusses the benefits of a long form content strategy, along with the warning that not all content fits this form
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Shelly Kramer because it provides insight into how to effectively use long form content to capture more readers.

 

Why long form content is well received by your audience.

 

Long Form Content Success Strategies

 

Most readers prefer digestible, longer content. I agree that you need to write it in a way that adds value to your community.

 

Kramer explains the impact of long form content on your blog.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Search engines tend to rank long form content higher than short form. The more words you have the more opportunity to add relevant keywords.

 

  • Longer content can set you apart from the competition. Especially as you focus more on quality than quantity. This places your business ahead of the game.

 

  • It may take more time to read a lengthy article -- but generally this will be well received by readers. It is well worth the time and investment to write long form content.

 

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Why Google Does Not Like 'Dofollow' Links in Sponsored Posts

Why Google Does Not Like 'Dofollow' Links in Sponsored Posts | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Some solicitations for sponsored content come with the demand that you include follow links. Resist the temptation to take the money. Here's why
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Andy Capaloff because it explains why you should avoid "dofollow" links when publishing sponsored posts.

 

Why follow links are a turn-off when it comes to Google search.

 

Avoid Using Follow Links in Sponsored Posts

 

In order to maintain growth on your blog it's important to follow the rules when it comes to search. I agree that your sponsored posts should not include "dofollow" links in order to avoid penalties and losing valuable traffic.

 

Capaloff explains the rules that Google has set forth and how they calculate your PageRank.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Using a follow link can negatively impact your website's ranking in search results. Google refers to these as "link schemes," and you don't want your blog associated with these.

 

  • In some instances a website can be completely removed from Google's index if they include follow links. The company who has paid you can also be penalized along with you.

 

  • A penalty might appear anywhere from a few months to a year later. It rarely happens right away, but will catch up with you eventually.

 

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Your Complete Content Plan, Part 2: Content Creation

Your Complete Content Plan, Part 2: Content Creation | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
In part one of "Your Complete Content Plan", we discussed Keyword Research. Part two of of our 3-part series concentrates on Content Creation
janlgordon's insight:

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

 

Focus on engaging your audience with a solution and strong call to action.

 

How to Use Effectively Publish Content

 

Content should be tailored for your target audience's needs and desires. I agree that you can be successful by appealing to their pressing questions and offering them a compelling solution that they will want to buy into.

 

Sharma explains the basics of content planning that stands out to your community.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Look for previously published content to find at least 5 top keywords for your article. Recommended tools are ahrefs and Buzzsumo.

 

  • Define your topics early on and then brainstorm. Answer the where, what, why and how for your readers.

 

  • It's important to optimize not only your content, but your images as well. This will then help you to optimize your keyword choices.

 

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Content Marketing Tools for Success

Content Marketing Tools for Success | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: Meet Tom Jager, previously published in Huffington Post. For his first Curatti article, he writes about 6 of the best tools for content marketers. It contains a mix of some of the same apps you’ll have seen in other articles, and perhaps 2 or 3 that you may not have seen so often…
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Tom Jager because it shows you great tools to improve your content marketing strategy.

 

Increase awareness for your brand with the use of content tools and apps.

 

6 Winning Content Marketing Tools

 

In order to improve your reach you need to have the right strategy and resources. I agree that if you'd like to attract an interested audience your business should first produce great content.

 

Jager provides the six top tools and apps to help make your content strategy become successful.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Stay up to date on the latest trends in your industry with Trendspottr. Use this tool to find influencers, hot hashtags, and the right content at the right time for your community.

 

  • Once you attract new subscribers the next step is to nurture them through email. MailChimp a powerful email marketing automation tool that has a user-friendly interface for the best functionality.

 

  • You don't need to have design skills to create great graphics for your blog posts. Canva makes it very easy to create professional images in an easy-to-use format.

 

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Don't Be a Victim of Content Theft

Don't Be a Victim of Content Theft | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Your content may have been used without attribution or your permission. Read here to identify if you are a victim of Content Theft and how to prevent it
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Shelly Kramer because it explains how to find out whether your brand's content has been hijacked.

 

Protect your valuable blog posts from piracy.

 

How to Stop Content Theft

 

As a business it's important to know whether your hard work is being used in an unethical manner. I agree that it's important to find out whether your content is being used in order to preserve your brand reputation.

 

Kramer shows how to gather the right information on your blog posts in order to protect them.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • The Internet makes it easy to steal content in an age of curation. It's okay to do if you get permission and leave an attribution.

 

  • In order to find out whether your articles are being used by someone else you can use some handy tools. Google Alerts and Copyscape are two good ones to start with.

 

  • You can prevent content theft if you are using WordPress with various plugins like Copyright Notice and Yoast SEO. Alternatively you can hire a professional to set up safety measures for you.

 

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Having been a victim of content theft and plagiarism, this article provides some useful and practical tips on what to do if you are the victim, and how you can potentially prevent it happening to you.
Patryk Kaźmierski's curator insight, January 25, 2017 5:39 AM

Artykuł o tym jak zapobiegać kradzieży contentu. 

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Improve Your Content Marketing With These 12 Tools

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These 12 essential tools will increase the effectiveness of your social media content, making it more engaging for readers
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Gloria Kopp because it shows you how to create content that people will want to engage in and share.

 

Make your blog articles more appealing to your readers with helpful tools.

 

Great Content Grows Influence and Attracts Sales

 

A catchy headline and original content are essential to attracting an audience online. I agree that in order to be effective in reaching your audience you need to take advantage of the right resources.

 

Kopp provides tools you can use to make your content strategy more effective.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • If writer's block is standing in your way then you can get a little help from Blog Title Idea Generator. This resource will help you start creating original ideas with a list of relevant topics to start from.

 

  • You don't have hire an expensive editor to provide an overview of your copy. With Writefull your business can get suggestions for improvements and increase your credibility.

 

  • It's important to mix up your content and keep your audience engaged. Videos are a good way to do this, and WeVideo can help you create a professional look that is informative and entertaining.

 

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The Anatomy of an Optimized Blog Post [Infographic]

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Back away from the "publish" button! Check out this blog post on how to optimize your blog posts before you ship them.
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article and infographic from Hubspot because it's concise and has everything you need to create something that will provide value for your audience and give you the results you're looking from your content.


Here are some highlights:


Shorter Paragraphs


Also, part of catering to that whole people-love-to-scan-articles-on-the-web thing is writing short paragraphs. It’s much easier for people to scan when there are small chunks of content to look over -- so make sure you’re keeping your paragraphs short and sweet.


 Relevant Internal Links


Blog posts are often the first interaction people will have with your company, but you don’t want it to be the last. So make sure you’re including a reasonable number of relevant internal links to other pieces of your content throughout your post. These links could be helpful to your readers.



Smart CTA


Smart CTAs help you show tailored content to people in different lifecycle stages or lists in your database -- and because the content is more relevant to them, they’re more likely to convert.


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Content Curation - Choosing the Right Topic - What You Need To Know

Content Curation - Choosing the Right Topic - What You Need To Know | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

This post was written by Sue McKittrick for Marketing to Business Executives Blog.


My commentary: In writing this post, Sue clearly demonstrates how to curate content effectively. She refers to Pawan Deshpande's post on Crafting the Perfect Content Curation Strategy and then takes it to another level. This is the kind of "context" that is valuable to your readers. 


Pawan points to three factors to consider in selection of the right topic:


*competitors' content strategies

*the volume of content on a subject

*audience interest


Sue says these three things are definitely important but some refinements are in order and she delivers the goods in this article. We may have read these things before but are we really taking it all in and applying it to our work as curators or for building our business?


Here's what particularly caught my attention:


**Think about what is compelling to your targets. What information do they need to do their jobs? Where are major changes underway that will affect their success?


****Look at your answers to those questions through the prism of your business, products or services.


****What is the storyline that connects your products or services to information needed to do their jobs

 

**or**


** the actions they will need to take to respond to important changes occurring in their business?


I love this one!


****Consider the issues associated with the topics under consideration.


**Will exploration of the issues provoke rich discussion


**A discerning perspective on controversial views will draw more attention and offer more opportunities for engagement.


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How to Ace Content Creation without Being a Writer

How to Ace Content Creation without Being a Writer | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
For a blog to be effective, you need to create quality and relevant content. And that is not an easy thing to do. Especially fo
janlgordon's insight:

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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Liliana's curator insight, July 12, 2017 7:26 PM
Se lo eligió porque abre espacio a tips que pueden aportar y para dar otra mirada al tema.
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Learn From These 6 Blogging Blunders

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In the upcoming Summit for Content Marketing, I was asked to discuss Blogging Blunders. I've always believed there's much to learn from others
janlgordon's insight:

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

 

We learn by seeing what other content curators have done.

 

Content Marketing Blunder Lessons

 

Many marketers make mistakes when it comes to publishing blog 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 what to look for when it comes to a great blog post versus a poor one.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Poor spelling and grammar can be a turnoff for readers. You shouldn't write your posts too quickly -- take the time to edit them before they are published.

 

  • Stay away from writing too much text and go with a conversational style instead. This will encourage people to want to read your articles.

 

  • Don't make the reader work hard to understand your blog posts. You don't need to set out to prove brilliance.

 

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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
janlgordon's insight:

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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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
janlgordon's insight:

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, 2017 10:25 AM
Blogging is and has been a rewarding effort .

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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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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 Bite-Sized Content Can Capture Attention

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In this article, the concept of atomization is used to describe producing bite-sized content from larger articles or reports, and why it works
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Bryan Kramer because it provides insight into how to capture your readers with smaller content.

 

Why bite-sized content is effective in getting your message out.

 

Publish Smaller Articles to Attract More Readers

 

There are many who will not read longer articles for whatever reason. I agree that you can capture these readers by condensing your information.

 

Kramer explains the impact of bite-sized content on your blog.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • The smallest gift can produce the biggest dividend when it comes to writing content. This especially applies to shares on social media.

 

  • Look over your existing articles and find out what can be repurposed into a more condensed version. Smaller content must be to the point and easy to understand.

 

  • As you plan your content decide ahead of time which articles can become more shareable. For example, turn your blog posts into a webinar, infographic or a short YouTube clip.

 

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thank you @massimo facchinetti :)
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Improve Your Post with an Awesome Headline

Improve Your Post with an Awesome Headline | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Readers won't necessarily see a new post on your blog, but by its awesome headline designed to attract passing traffic to lure them in from almost anywhere.
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Alice Elliott because it provides insight into how to improve your blog posts with a great headline.

 

The purpose of your headline is to draw in and hook your readers.

 

How to Create an Attractive Headline

 

You can keep your audience interested and engaged by writing catchy titles. I agree that this will help attract more attention to your blog blog posts.

 

Elliott explains the different types of headlines and how to be most effective in reaching your readers.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Craft your headlines to be relevant, suitable to your audience, and relatable. Use attractive wording that stimulates curiosity.

 

  • You should convince the reader that your content is a must-read and better than other articles out there. Headlines should recognize and relate to your audience's needs.

 

  • Offer a solution, secret, or success strategy that will make a difference in your reader's life. Be honest with your promises in your post.

 

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New Content Marketer & Guest Blogger Advice

New Content Marketer & Guest Blogger Advice | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Here's some friendly advice (what to do and what not to do) for would-be guest bloggers and new content marketers
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Andy Capaloff because it provides insight into how to create effective content as a guest blogger.

 

Why content marketing is really about establishing trust and leadership in your niche.

 

Publishing With Originality and Intent

 

Each article you publish should reflect your brand and help your readers. I agree that your posts should not be just about repurposing old content but instead offering a fresh perspective people will want to read.

 

Capaloff explains how to best approach your content marketing strategy for guest blogging opportunities.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • It's important to know who your audience is before crafting your content. Add something original instead of just a sales message or promotion.

 

  • Go beyond writing in just one style. Longer articles are great, but substance should count more. Avoid using fillers just to add more words.

 

  • Research first whether your topic has already been covered on other blogs. This will help you gauge the level of interest and who is writing about that topic.

 

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Keyword Research for Content (Part 1)

Keyword Research for Content (Part 1) | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
This is the first of a 3-part article, each of which is illustrated with an in-depth infographic. Part 1 is on Keyword Research
janlgordon's insight:

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

 

Create a monthly action plan for your articles with the right keywords.

 

How to Use Keywords Effectively

 

Content should be made for your target audience. I agree that you can reach more people by conducting research to discover the most applicable topics.

 

Sharma explains the basics of content planning through keyword research.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Narrow down your focus to ten keywords that you would like to see ranked high on Google. Take a look at what is already showing up in the #1 spot.

 

  • Go to Google and research titles, descriptions, and H1 tags. This will give you insights into your competitors' rankings and which organic keywords they are using.

 

  • After conducting research you should have at least 50 keywords on your list for your brand. The next step is to formulate long tail words that fit your niche and copy.

 

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Didier C Touboul's curator insight, January 31, 2017 11:55 AM
Basics for SEO, the right keyword selection
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Stop Making These Copywriting Mistakes

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Improve your content in no time with these useful tips on how to avoid common copywriting mistakes, and create copy that will improve your conversions
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Karen Dikson because it provides insights on how to to avoid costly copywriting mistakes.

 

In order for your brand to attract more readers you need to provide high-quality content.

 

Common Copywriting Errors

 

Your message should draw in your audience. I agree that you can reach more people by writing more effectively in a simple, concise manner.

 

Dikson explains the common mistakes content marketers make and how to fix them.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Choose a single-column layout for better reading flow. In addition to sub-headlines make sure your paragraphs naturally move into the next one.

 

  • Before you start writing have a specific goal in place. Go beyond just clever copy and provide something that is creative and fresh.

 

  • If you're going to use a bold claim you need to back it up with facts. This builds trust with potential customers as well as a good brand reputation.

 

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Attract More Blog Readers With These 14 Steps

Attract More Blog Readers With These 14 Steps | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

"You put all your heart and soul into writing posts on your blog, and yet it seems you get hardly any readers."

janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Alice Elliott because it shows how to bring more interest to your content with the right targeted reader focus.

 

Write content that your audience flocks to.

 

Improve Your Blog Posts By Offering What Your Readers Want

 

Meaningful content that appeals the needs of your readers will go a lot farther than just attracting visitors. I agree that creating an ideal reader profile and writing out of that will garner more attention.

 

Elliot shows how your blog can effectively reach your community in an authentic way.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Find out whether your articles are helpful to your readers. Will the information actually make a difference in their lives?

 

  • Bring humanity into your posts by telling a story. This is something readers can relate to and creates a sense of community.

 

  • Interact with other blogs in your niche and leave meaningful comments. This will bring attention to your blog and attract more readers who have a similar interest.

 

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janlgordon's comment, September 21, 2016 10:42 AM
Thank you @Ricard Lloria & @Stan Smith :-)
janlgordon's comment, October 4, 2016 10:45 AM
Thank you @Michael Esplana :-)
janlgordon's comment, October 7, 2016 11:01 PM
Thank you @Skylly_W :-)
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21 Captivating Social Media Stats: How People Interact With Brands [INFOGRAPHIC]

21 Captivating Social Media Stats: How People Interact With Brands [INFOGRAPHIC] | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

Pamela Vaughn posted this on Hubspot - and there are some pretty interesting statistics on how people are interacting with brands on social media with an infographic and 21 amazing statistics.


Intro:


Inbound marketers understand the value of maintaining a presence on social media sites as a way to connect with prospects and customers and generate new business leads.


But how exactly do people interact with brands in social media?


On which social sites do they tend to be more interactive with businesses, and how do they prefer to engage?


ATYM Market Research put together an awesome infographic based on its research into how internet users interact with brands on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, and they came up with some pretty captivating statistics.

 

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