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How to Leverage Social Media to Grow Your Blog

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How to Leverage Social Media to Grow Your Blog Social Media began as a means for people to share status updates and connect with friends and family. It didn’t have a business element to it, nor was it a tool used for marketing purposes. Now, things have changed.  Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and all of the other major platforms are now a  blogger’s  bread and butter. If you want to  promote your content and increase your traffic numbers , you need to put your posts out there, and social media is the way.  Of course, just posting constantly on random platforms isn’t the right way either. There’s a finesse to it. Today I’ll show you some creative and proven ways to leverage  social media  as a tool for growing your blog. 5 Tips for Using Social Media to Grow Your Blog Not only will this type of content marketing improve your traffic numbers, but it will also improve your profits when you start bringing in leads that turn into conversions. Check out these five tips and you’ll be

How I Got Over 9,500 Pinterest Followers Without Blogging

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How I Got Over 9,500 Pinterest Followers Without Blogging Social media  can send a lot of traffic to your  website , but growing a social media following can be a challenge. Did you know that  Pinterest is now the second leading referrer of social media traffic , second only to Facebook? In fact, Pinterest sends more than 4x as much traffic as Twitter according to a study by Sharaholic. In 2014, I  ranked one of my Pinterest accounts and its boards for competitive terms  including “baby shower”. In 2015, I grew this account to 9,500 followers and am hoping to break 10,000 soon. In fact, I did it without blogging and by spending just a few minutes a day on Pinterest. Here’s how I did it and how you can do the same. Follow Other Similar Users Start by following other similar users that are likely to enjoy the items that you are pinning. You can find these users by doing a Pinterest search for topics that your target audience is interested in.  For example, in the baby shower nic

Personal Branding Tips for Creating the Perfect LinkedIn Profile

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Personal Branding Tips for Creating the Perfect LinkedIn Profile What’s wrong with your LinkedIn profile? If you’re not receiving the intended response from potential clients or job interviewers, then there could be something wrong with your LinkedIn. There are over 400 million profiles competing on the LinkedIn network with an average of two users added each second. So where do you stand? You need a perfect LinkedIn profile to be classified as “top talent”.  Here’s how to get it: Profesh Photo and Headline Revamp your personal brand  with a professional photo and headline. According to Business Insider, profiles displaying photos are 14 times more likely to be viewed than those without. So basically, LinkedIn users prefer to place a face with your name. One of the most important aspects of accomplishing this step is to take a professional photo that clearly shows your face. You don’t necessarily have to be wearing a suit, but it must be professionally done and fit the formali

State Of The Industry How Serious Bloggers Are Working Today

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State Of The Industry How Serious Bloggers Are Working Today Blogging has become more of a respected profession and less of a hobby, reveals a new study from Orbit Media Studios. Orbit Media Studios  has conducted a survey of more than 1,000 business bloggers and found that bloggers are investing more time creating blog posts, 85 percent publish  content  at regular basis, while the majority of  bloggers  publish weekly or more. Take a look at this infographic, for more insights and stats. source infographic  via:  copyblogger .

Facebook, Google Adwords, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn Ad Dimensions Cheat Sheet

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Facebook, Google Adwords, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn Ad Dimensions Cheat Sheet Social media marketing  could never be utilized to the fullest without relying on advertising. The stats are proof enough of this What makes social ads so powerful is not only do they take advantage of the popularity of social media platforms, but they also have a way of getting businesses to their target audience based on the latter's social media activity alone. This is one of the main reasons why online businesses should grab at the opportunity that social advertising provides. Much like other forms of advertising, though, social media like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and LinkedIn have their own standards when it comes to placing ads on their sites. Factors such as ad types, ad dimensions, character limits on the title and description, etc. would still have to be considered to make sure that no ad guidelines are broken. This applies for both desktop and mobile versions. For a complete list of ty

How to Blog

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How to Blog Bloggers  represent a huge and growing market. Millions of people blog, hundreds of millions read blogs. The rise of the internet and associated proliferation of blogs has completely changed the nature of news and media, and it’s done it mostly within the last decade.  It’s never been easier to share hobbies and interests, or, for that matter, make a living sharing your hobbies and interests. If you’re interested in joining the teeming throng, it’s also never been easier to create your first site and start blogging. It’s not a total cakewalk, of course, and taking the time to learn just a few important facts can make your rise to the top of the blogosphere a much less lengthy and difficult ordeal. The  infographic  below, prepared by First Site Guide, will give you everything you need to know (at first) to create great blog articles that readers and search engines will love. It will also show you how and when to best leverage social media to promote your content and p

How to Build an Effective Influencer Outreach Campaign Step by Step Guide

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How to Build an Effective Influencer Outreach Campaign Step by Step Guide It’s hard to talk about Internet marketing nowadays without focusing on influencer marketing, which seems to be the method of choice for numerous content marketers out there. As opposed to some other marketing concepts, influencer marketing doesn’t involve marketing to your customers directly in order to boost your conversion rates. Instead, it revolves around influencing a group of people, or separate individuals, whose word holds a great deal of weight among your target audience, and which can influence their decisions.  Your goal as a marketer is to establish a fruitful partnership with influencers that will be beneficial for both parties. As we’ve pointed out, an influencer can be anybody: a journalist, an expert in some field, or perhaps even a  blogger  or a vlogger with a large number of followers which tune in regularly to check out what the influencer has to say. Because influencer marketing invol

SocialMedia Marketing Why Pinterest Matters for Your Business

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SocialMedia Marketing Why Pinterest Matters for Your Business Pinterest is the fastest-growing  social network  in the United States. Its user-base includes millions of wealthy, brand-hungry consumers who are ready to buy.  It's a fact that Pinterest users buy more frequently than users on any other social network, whether they're shopping online or in a store. And on top of that, Pinterest users also spend  more money  per purchase than any other social network.  But you have one big problem: How can you turn those people into your customers?  Fortunately, we've got you covered. We'll cover all of that and more in this infographic, produced by Webpagefx , about why Pinterest is so important to marketing. source