5 Reasons To Blog – #DigitalMarketing

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5 Reasons Why Blogging is the New Internet Marketing Tool

Blogging is a concept that started in late 1990s.  It used to be a way to comment an existing webpage, an opportunity for visitors and readers to react or voice out one’s opinion on the said page.  What started as a single-sentence commentary has evolved into pages of personal take on just about anything and everything under the sun.  As this digital marketing wave continues to move forward,  many have yet to tap into the blog’s potential and impact for online marketing.  Here are 5 reasons why you should use blogging as an Internet [Digital] marketing* tool.

1.Blogging is simple.  The simplest way to get your message on the net is through blogging.  No skills are necessary… an average adult can read and type, or at least click a mouse.  It’s like having a virtual piece of paper and you just write your ideas, experiences, new products, and hope that the truth behind your articles comes out and entice your reader to also try your product.  If you have a PC / Tablet or a Smart Phone, with blogging app, (who doesn’t?) then you can blog and advertise.

2. Blogging is authentic.  In this day and age where advertising saturate our lives, we question the credibility of promoters’ claims.  However, in blogs, real people share their real-life experiences, unscathed by paid advertising.  Reading blogs about first-hand product use is like talking to people about their first-hand experience.  You definitely want to buy a tried and tested product.

3. Blogging is free.  Because blogging is yet to be proven as a mainstream online advertising media, most sites see it as something to augment current marketing tools and thus offer it for free.   Any opportunity for free webtime is definitely a bonus especially to businesses that are starting up.  Needless to say, paid blog pages can generate more income for your seriously growing business.

4. Blogging builds credibility.  As you get more and more into writing your experiences on a particular product or industry, your readers come to realize that they can depend on your posts for their own information needs.  As such, you become an expert on it; as a consequence, more readers visit your site and more bloggers link to your blogs.  As companies and professional organizations notice the growth of your readership base, they may soon get in touch with you for advertising on your blog page, or make you an affiliate, which pays for every referral generated from your blog site.

5. Blogging builds your market.  Unless you are a Hollywood star, chances are, only your Mom reads your posts.  Mom has a lot of friends, so she lets her friends know how interesting your blog site is.  But you need not depend on Mom to increase your readership base.  Look into the following ways to build your market through blogging:

-By using your e-mail.  Today, blogging is overcoming the e-mail’s popularity in quickly and effectively reaching and expanding a market.  In this age of mobile access, your message is always within reach of your audience.  Let them explore your site by using a short e-mail message as teaser to your blog post.  If your e-mail is on an entirely different subject, use your e-mail signature to give a link to the site.

-By using subscription.  An easy way to get your readers e-mail is to give them an opportunity to subscribe to your blogsite.  Keep some exclusive information for your subscribers to entice readers to subscribe and give their e-mail address.  Just be responsible in using their e-mail address, as the last thing you want is a comment on your blog that you are a spammer.

-By understanding your readers.  Conduct a simple survey for your readers to understand their profile and advertising preferences.  Ask consumers to give you feedback on a post, an ad link, or a trial that you shared.  In this way, it is like interviewing your readers without the commitment and intrusion of a face-to-face interview.

-By joining a blog network –A network of blogs maybe a collection of blog sites that share the same industry, interest, readership base, payment mode, etc.  Consumers find credibility and convenience in clicking one link to several real bloggers about a single subject.  Clearly, more bloggers are better than one.

-By using RSS. RSS is the fastest growing technology on the Internet today.  As such, having RSS feeds to your blog is definitely another means of generating awareness for your readership base.  Having a variety of feeds can add interest to your blog site.

Give your business a boost by using blogging as an effective Digital Marketing Tool.

 

Still on the fence about participating in Blogging or Writing 101? Last call to hop off and join a merry bands of bloggers on Blogging U!

Blogging U’s next offerings start this Monday, September 15. Blogging 101 is a month of bite-size assignments to help you build up your blog, and Writing 101 is a write-every-day challenge to help you build a writing habit and push you as a writer.  Blogging U. challenges are completely free, and a whole lot of fun. They offer some of the best guidance and resources, and you’ll complete the exercises on your own time and in a way that works for you. Each challenge also has its own private community site for feedback and support — a great way to make connections that will keep you inspired and motivated.

If you’re interested in developing your blog or working on your writing but aren’t sure where to start, then try some HubSpot’s Topic Generator

 

Other Resources – Blogging

Is Blogging Still Useful? – Internet Marketing & SEO

The Fundamentals of Blogging – Inbound Methodology

*Internet Marketing and Digital Marketing are used interchangeably online.

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Influencer Marketing: Everything You Should Know

Influencer Marketing: Everything You Should Know – Klout For Business

 Today I would like to help you take your marketing and online influence to the next level. The best way to have an impact online is to create and share great content. Klout helps you do exactly that.

Would you like to learn how to identify, engage and measure the impact of partnering with Influencers? Klout  developed this new guide, co-written with Simply Measured, to help marketers just like yourself do just this.

Discover how to:

  • Use Klout to identify influencers for your brand
  • Use Simply Measured to measure the impact of Influencers
  • Choose strategies and pro tips for working with Influencers
  • Determine if your partnerships are actually successful

Download this white paper to learn how to get the most impact from partnering with Influencers in your marketing campaigns.

 

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Create A Content Marketing Calendar

Monthly Content Marketing Calendar

Monthly Content Marketing Calendar

Creating a content calendar allows you to create a framework that shows what, how much and where,  you’re planning to interact socially.  Content Marketing Calendars also allow you to see how the content posting supports your social marketing objectives.

Let’s be be honest..  It’s hard coming up with fresh content but when you do, you want to make the most of it. Planning your content and social media distribution will show when to write that blog or post and when to promote it through your various social channels.  And, if  your content is share worthy, you can send it out again or hopefully your connections and followers will share it and increase it’s virality.

A  Content Marketing Calendar will quickly show you how best to spread the information and line up various communication channels to support the distribution.  Things like podcasts, videos, charts, and other supporting marketing materials that makes your content more valuable.

The goal of a content calendar

It can be difficult to get started or get editorial teams to implement a content calendar. Don’t worry you can keep it simple, you don’t have to use spreadsheets. However, whatever your method,  if your content production is tied to specific strategic marketing goals then it is useful to create a calendar so that you can plan ahead, delegate tasks and benchmark your success.

More specifically, a content calendar enables a business to:

  • Make a note of key events in the industry calendar.
  • Plan around seasonal events or holidays, such as Back To School, Christmas or Easter and 4th of July.
  • Ensure you are creating a variety of content rather than getting stuck focusing on one channel.
  • If possible, delegate specific tasks to others.
  • Make sure everyone on the content team is aware of their deadlines.
  • Plan ahead so that content creation isn’t always a last minute rush.

 

Weekly Content Marketing - Calendar Post

Weekly Content Marketing – Calendar Post

 

Put your best foot forward and generate new business on with new and engaging content on Facebook, @Twitter, your website and blog.   It’s Incredibly easy, create your content marketing calendar today!*

 

*Pro Tip –  You’re 87% Done Putting Your Biz Online

Way to go, your Facebook, Twitter, Blog & Website are looking great. You’re creating great content;  Take a moment to market your business online, including:

  1. Invite Your Facebook Friends
  2. Invite email Contacts
  3. Share with Connections via Social Media
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Best Practices for #Marketing on @Pinterest – #SocialMediaMarketing #Pinterest

 

Get discovered by millions of people looking for things to plan, buy and do. – Pinterest For Business

Pinterest is a visual discovery tool that you can use to find ideas for all your projects and interests.  Kevin Knight, Partner Marketing Manager at Pinterest, discusses best practices for using Pinterest to grow your business.
If you visit one of your favorite categories on @Pinterest today, you’ll see that now each category has a whole new selection of specialized interests to explore.

Be sure to connect with me @Pinterest – Felix L. Griffin.

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[Video] 8 Ways to Find Great #SocialMedia Content – #ContentMarketing

8 Ways to Find Great Social Media Content

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Happy 4th Of July

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Wishing everyone a Happy 4th Of July Friday!

Suggested hashtags to use on Social Media this 4th of July Weekend: #4thOfJuly #Happy4thOfJuly #TGIF #IndependenceDay

 

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Felix L. Griffin – June 2014 – SOCIOPAL POST

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Stay Connected with My Micro Blog via SOCIOPAL – Felix L. Griffin – June 2014 – SOCIOPAL POST

June 27 at 4:34 pm

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Awesome video. Highly recommended to #SmallBusinesses and #Entrepreneurs trying to establish presence via #SocialMedia.

June 20 at 10:39 am

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Reinforce your professional brand & keep your followers engaged on Google+ (Google Plus). #GooglePlus #SocialMediaMarketing A great article. Totally worth your time.

June 17 at 8:53 pm

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Share trending, relevant content with your subscribers [blog] and followers on #SocialMedia. Keep them engaged. #ContentMarketing

June 17 at 8:25 pm

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Key to realizing success is creating and implementing a #socialmediastrategy that drives results. Here are six simple steps to help you get started:

June 16 at 11:30 am

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Follow @instagram #SMPete #ITPete – http://instagram.com/felixlgriffin

June 16 at 11:22 am

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A Permission based #emailmarketing strategy is a staple in any digital marketing plan. #MobileMarketing

June 15 at 9:26 am

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Fathers are there for us throughout our lives. Remember to show your appreciation this Father’s Day and every day. #HappyFathersDay

June 12 at 2:38 pm

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Use @Instagram for #Business – Take a picture or video, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, then post to #Instagram — it’s that easy. You can even share to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and more. It’s a new way to let the world see your business.

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Great article for more effective #SocialMediaMarketing. Totally worth your time. #SocialMedia

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