4 Ways to Get More Value out of Your Blog

Blogs are great because they provide a place for individuals and businesses to share their thoughts and knowledge to a wide audience in an informal and easy to use format. Unfortunately not all blog owners use their blog to its fullest potential. They brainstorm a topic idea, write about it, post it, and that’s it.

In order to get the most out...

Get a Google Plus widget for your blog

I remember a period of blogging where social widgets were massive and the minute a new service launched so did a widget, which would be hugely accepted. These days social widgets are released when new initiatives take place, but the up-take isn’t as big and this is more than likely because there are just too many.

Including a Facebook, Twitter, FourSquare and Google+ widget on your sidebar could easily use up around 1600px at least, which is a huge amount of real estate considering the fact that you...

By imod.co.za, 28 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Content Marketing, Publishing, Search Marketing, Social Media Marketing.

WordPress Design Factors to Consider

WordPress is a great blogging platform because it makes blogging that much easier. Creating quality blog posts is time consuming enough so it’s important to use a platform that makes the posting and monitoring process quick and painless. That’s why we use it here on this blog and over at Search Engine Optimization Journal. Once you decide that you’re going to use WordPress to build a blog or website, the next step is to figure out whether...

By Nick Stamoulis, 26 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Advertising Technology, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing.

New Social WordPress plugin from MailChimp

MailChimp has launched a new WordPress plugin which aims to assist bloggers with the whole integration of Facebook and Twitter. The aim is to allow you to collect everything and put it all in one place, in other words, your blog.

The plugin comes with a number of awesome features and functions, so if you’re not interested in just the basics, then it would make sense to read up on the features, as it looks like there’s something for everyone who blogs and is a little social.

Here are some...

By imod.co.za, 22 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Content Marketing, Publishing, Social Media Marketing.

Do You Have the Right Video Marketing Priorities?

YouTube has made it very easy for anyone to create a video, upload it, and share it with others. Millions of people visit the site on a daily basis, which has resulted in numerous “YouTube sensations”: people featured in videos that have gone viral and achieved an astounding number of views in a short period of time.

Since it seems to happen fairly frequently businesses want to get in on the action. They think that if they create something crazy, funny, and attention grabbing it will result in a...

This is the week that was: What of the future generation?

Despite the UK version of Big Brother bringing itself from the murky TV grave and the world economy continuing the get the odd bit of press for its catastrophic turmoil, the age old issue of A level results getting easier and the mad rush for University places dominated the headlines this week.

The up and coming generation of business leaders...

By Earnest, 19 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Campaigns, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing.

5 reasons to Get Active on Social Networking Sites

Hopefully by now you know and accept the fact that social media is not going away. Having revolutionized the way we interact online, social media can be an incredibly useful tool for marketers and businesses. However, it’s not enough to just have the Facebook page or Twitter handle. Just existing on a social networking site isn’t worth much anymore, other than a few links to help build a link portfolio. If you really want to make social media work for your business, you have to get active!

Here are...

By Nick Stamoulis, 19 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Content Marketing, Organic Search, Social Media Marketing.

7 Reasons Why a Business Blog is Valuable

I am a huge fan of blogging (obviously so, seeing as how I have been writing for this one for the last four years) for numerous reasons. Content marketing is one of the most critical components of any web marketing campaign because it can be leveraged across all mediums. A blog post isn’t limited to existing solely on that blog. It can be shared on social networking sites, submitted to social bookmarking sites, used to develop your company newsletter and more.

Still not convinced? Here are 7 reasons a...

By Nick Stamoulis, 18 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing.

Is Your Internet Marketing Strategy Annoying?

Internet marketers sometimes think the more content, the better off they will be. They think that they need to pump it out by writing multiple blog posts and articles a day and then promote them in social media by tweeting and posting links to Facebook 50 times a day and sending out an email newsletter every other day.

Even if you’ve hired a great staff of writers and content marketers and the content is of good quality- is it even being viewed, or are people getting sick of seeing your name...

Conducting Blog Research – SEO Video Tip

Blog commenting is an excellent form of link building for numerous reasons. However, the hardest part (and most time consuming) about blog commenting is actually finding good industry blogs to comment on. Here are a few tips to help guide your blog research so you can leave comments on blogs that are going to help your SEO.

Watch this week’s SEO video lesson here!

 

By Nick Stamoulis, 16 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Content Marketing, Organic Search, Social Media Marketing.

Use SEO with Your Trade Show Marketing

SEO is a form of online marketing and displaying at a trade show is considered offline marketing, so how the heck do you get any SEO benefit out of a trade show? Easy. It’s important to always have SEO on the brain when launching any marketing initiative, including offline marketing. The best SEO link building strategy integrates every aspect of your marketing, not just what you’re doing online. Trade shows, and really any event that you participate in or sponsor, can help with your link...

By Nick Stamoulis, 12 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Content Marketing, Organic Search, Social Media Marketing.

3 Common Link Building Mistakes

After optimizing your site for both visitors and the search engines (visitors first!), you have to create a diverse portfolio of one-way, incoming links to your site to help drive targeted traffic through. That’s where link building comes in. It may seem like a relatively simple process, but it is incredibly important that you take a strictly white hat approach to your link building. This means no link exchanges, link farms, cloaked text, spamming blogs and so forth. But did you know you could still be...

By Nick Stamoulis, 12 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Content Marketing, Organic Search, Social Media Marketing.

Klout takes blogging into account now

Klout has recognized that they need to go deeper than just status updates and actually look into platforms such as Blogger, Tumblr, Flickr, Instagram and Last.fm.

Today Klout added these 5 platforms to their measuring influence algorithms. This comes after many requests from fans to have blog integration put in place.

It’s great to see Klout evolving its algorithm further than just the common quick update platforms like Facebook, Twitter,...

By imod.co.za, 10 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Branding, Content Marketing.

Who Is the Voice of Your Internet Marketing?

One of the most important things to consider before launching any kind of online marketing campaign is who the voice of the campaign should be, meaning who the message should be coming from. Some companies just assume that the message should come from the company name. While this may work for a product based company, it might not be the right approach for a service based company. Prospects that are looking to hire a service provider want to know about the people behind the brand name, the people that they...

By Nick Stamoulis, 01 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing.

Nick's SEO Blog Posts to Read for July 28

Below you will find our favorite blog posts that are related to SEO, search engine marketing and social media marketing from this past week. Please feel free to visit each, we hope you find them as helpful as we do! Engage to Increase Sales Relationship selling is all about the ability to engage to increase sales. How you attract attention and build the relationship speaks to your level of engagement and therefore is all about...

By Nick Stamoulis, 28 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Content Marketing, Organic Search, Social Media Marketing.

Signs You Are a Blog Comment Spammer

Blogs are great promotional tools. In addition to having lots of SEO benefits, they provide the blogger with an opportunity to share their opinions and make connections with others in the industry and potential clients or customers. Blogs are really the original social media.

The blog comment section allows readers to share their thoughts on the blog post and it promotes dialogue. Bloggers work hard to build a loyal readership and value their followers. If someone takes the time to comment, many bloggers...

By Nick Stamoulis, 28 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Content Marketing.