When you look around at successful blogs, there are several undeniable factors that help generate success. Fundamentally, it starts with blog posts that kill it, rather than posts that get killed. KISSmetrics co-founder, Neil Patel, gives us 12 common pitfalls to avoid. Continue reading
Most social media strategists agree that there is no one, established framework to measure social media success. However, there are tactics you can adjust and apply to any social media strategy to help create a framework that works for you.
This article can help you develop an individualized, social media measuring framework. Follow these four steps: Continue reading
We’ve all had it. Writer’s block. You need to write something and there’s nothing there. No idea. Nothing seems like the right approach. Why does it happen? There are six reasons why you’ll have chronic writer’s block when it comes to producing content to feed your social media dragons: blog, Twitter and Facebook. Once you recognize some of these reasons … Continue reading
Look for the cumulative power of the long tail My long tail blogger outreach strategy is periodically challenged or criticized as being too aggressive. The argument generally goes as follows: If you send thousands of email pitches to topically and demographically relevant bloggers and online influencers in one go, you’re spamming. The real way to do it right is … Continue reading
Is your social media marketing campaign relying too much on magical realism and the power of positive thinking vs. metrics and hard data? While having a hypothesis is important, allowing the empirical data to realign your initial predictions is essential. Continue reading
The Long Tail Last week, I wrote about how to succeed with B-list bloggers, but maybe some of you aren’t convinced. So, this week, I want to draw an analogy to successful Google AdWords approaches so that you can see how to apply that same technique to blogger outreach. When it comes to reaching out to bloggers online, there’s a … Continue reading