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The Secret Triggers Behind 43 Powerfully Simple Fill-in-the-Blank Blog Post Headline Templates. Why No One Links to Your Best Posts (And What to Do About It) “5 Social Media Formulas to Engage Your Clients and Customers” by Christine Hueber. Every day, social media is abuzz with updates from everyone from Lady Gaga to Oprah to Donald Trump.

“5 Social Media Formulas to Engage Your Clients and Customers” by Christine Hueber

It’s an equal playing field where people are free to share and discuss any topic under the sun. And, with billions of users around the world on FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, etc., social media is a great way for entrepreneurs to get known and connect with potential clients and customers. But, many business owners fall into the trap of using social media as a soapbox, rather than a tool for conversation. The Domino Effect Of Links & Relationships. Link building can, and should, be a domino effect.

The Domino Effect Of Links & Relationships

A good solid link should lead to more good, solid links, but do we always pursue links with this in mind? I confess that I don’t always. Sometimes a link is just a link, and that’s where it ends, but moving forward in the wake of the recent algorithm updates, I think we’ll all be better off if we try to build links that build links.

Along with that, since I firmly believe that building relationships builds links, we’ll talk about how to do that, too. It’s simple and easy but sometimes the simple and easy methods are the most overlooked. 30 Ways to Engage Your Social Media Influencers. Yesterday, Genevieve presented some ideas on how to find your social media influencers in real life.

30 Ways to Engage Your Social Media Influencers

Once you’ve found your influencers, the next question becomes, “How do you connect with them?” To give you a starting point, here are 30 ways to engage your social media influencers. 1. Ask your influencers questions 2. 3. 17 More Unconventional Link Building Strategies. There’s nothing I hate more than rehashed, regurgitated content – and unfortunately, the SEO world is full of advice that’s been repeated so often that the only thing it’s good for is wasting your time.

17 More Unconventional Link Building Strategies

In my last article – 13 Unconventional Link Building Strategies – I broke this mold by showing you a few of the more unusual link building strategies I use to help my clients’ websites gain brand recognition and high rankings within the search results pages. Today, I’ve got a few more techniques to share with you. 46 Ways to Kill It With Content. Taking your blog from zero to high traffic in no time at all. Checklist for Success. Facebook_cheat_sheet.pdf. Ideas for small businesses on Twitter. May. 24, 2012 07:21 AM Growing numbers of small and local businesses are discovering that a tweet can be a powerful tool for making your presence known among customers, prospects, your area and your industry.

Ideas for small businesses on Twitter

In particular, Twitter is great for helping amplify your marketing messages and grow your business. How to use Twitter for Small Business. Using Twitter for Small Business to Generate Calls and Loads of FREE Advertising By Thomas R.

How to use Twitter for Small Business

Reich. 8 Link Building Tips - Whiteboard Friday. For today's Whiteboard Friday, I'll be covering eight tips to help you build more links.

8 Link Building Tips - Whiteboard Friday

This follows on from my talk at MozCon which covered 35 ways to get links in around 35 minutes. At MozCon, I explained how link building is hard, it takes time and can be very tough for most of us. Unfortunately for most of us, it isn't as simple as just producing content which automatically gets links. Our content needs a push to make it get links, and over time, it does become easier if you build the right relationships. How to get more links to your posts. Do you have really valuable blog posts that didn’t receive nearly as much sharing/notice/buzz as you’d hoped or thought it would?

how to get more links to your posts

You’re probably not sharing it with the right people or through the right channels. The Issue You have a blog, but it’s not garnering the amount of links that you’d hoped it would yield. Link Building for Local Search. I never really thought of local link building as its own unique specialty until a comment on the 2012 Link Building With The Experts really made that sink in.

Link Building for Local Search

With the recent mass confusion over unnatural link warnings in Google's Webmaster Tools, I noticed that loads of small business owners were frantically asking questions about what they should do. Let's say that the worst case scenario happens and you lose your search visibility in Google. Wouldn't it be great if that didn't completely cripple your business because you had such great local visibility? That's just one reason why local links are becoming more critical than ever. Why Are Local Links Important? Most importantly, local links can bring you relevant and converting traffic. Additionally, local links are a critical part of a diverse profile. Wp-content/uploads/2011/06/The-Ultimate-Backlink-Strategies.pdf. How To Build Content That Will Attract 100's Of Natural Links.

40+ Tips on How to Become a Social Media Rock Star on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ There are a several kinds of people in social media.

40+ Tips on How to Become a Social Media Rock Star on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+

There are the people that enjoy a nice, quiet existence with their family and close friends. There are the bots. There are the people that have a massive following on one network, but you really don’t see them anywhere else. And then there are the people that no matter where you find them, they have (or are currently building) a massive audience. The latter are social media rock stars.

Chances are, if you are promoting a blog, building a business, or simply want to share your thoughts with the masses, you want to be a social media rock star. 10 Small Business Social Media Marketing Tips. Ross Kimbarovsky is the co-founder of crowdSPRING, a community of 43,000+ graphic designers that helps small businesses from around the world with graphic design needs.

You can follow Ross on Twitter @rosskimbarovsky and @crowdSPRING. Capacity - especially to plan and execute effective marketing strategies - is a big challenge for every small business. In this post, I'll offer 10 suggestions for how small businesses can supercharge their marketing efforts by leveraging social media. For each suggestion, I will discuss a basic strategy - for those who simply want to get their toes wet, as well as an advanced strategy - for those who want to spend a bit more time and go a bit deeper in their social media marketing efforts. 22 Simple Tips to Grow Your Email List Organically.

While social media marketing like Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and LinkedIn are getting tons of interest, email is still KING. Email is used far more than Facebook and Twitter combined. How much more? Daily activity for Facebook: 60 million updates. Twitter: 140 million tweets per day. Email? Think about it: Email is central to everything a person does, online and offline, every day. Your email list is the core and infrastructure of your business. 25 Tweaks to Capture Attention In Social Networks – Often Forgotten Tweaks. 7 Foolproof Tactics to Write Better Blog Posts with Social Media. Do your blog posts speak the language that your audience speaks? What about your landing pages or top-tier pages? Are you using words and phrases that they can relate to?

Or are your posts and pages full of jargon and buzzwords like “value added” and “incentivize?” If you’re not using the language that your audience is using, then you are hurting yourself in several ways: Same Old Brand – Using jargon and buzzwords doesn’t differentiate you from the competition. Fortunately, social media has made it really easy to find and study the language that your audience uses so you can write better, compelling blogs posts that lure readers in and keep them there until the very last word. Facebook Newsfeed and EdgeRank Optimization Tool. Your Posting Experience: Simplified. Optimized. PostRocket's Newsfeed Optimization algorithm takes your Insights data and provides you with simple, actionable recommendations.

131 (Legitimate) Link Building Strategies. Links matter. There's no debate links are a big signal of quality to search engines, so you need to know your ABCs. Whether you're starting from scratch or looking to further enhance your link profile, links remain a critical method of marketing.

However, if you've been paying attention, you can see that link building is a constantly evolving practice. Certain tactics are overused then abused then penalized, with link builders running around trying to undo damage from techniques that worked well but maybe weren't 100 percent safe ideas. What follows is a list and discussion of 131 (legitimate) link building tactics, some of which worked just as well 10 years ago as they do today. Start With the Basics Ah, the basics...these are the tactics that can form the foundations of any link building campaign, no matter what your niche or budget. 1. 2. 50 Ways To Optimize Your Blog. Sorry, Marketers, You're Doing Twitter Wrong [REPORT] Most marketers are tweeting too much on the wrong days, not using hashtags enough and almost never do the one thing that will dramatically boost their retweets — ask for them — according to a new study looking at how marketers use Twitter from Buddy Media.

The social media marketing firm, which was recently acquired by Salesforce, looked at 320 Twitter handles from the world's biggest brands from Dec. 11, 2011 to Feb. 23, 2012. Among the findings: Twitter engagement rates for brands are 17% higher on Saturday and Sunday compared to weekdays. However, most brands aren't taking advantage of this phenomenon and, on average, only 19% of the brands' tweets were published on the weekend. If a brand spaced its tweets out evenly throughout the week, then 28.6% should occur on the weekends. A full copy of the report can be found here. Depending on the industry, the difference between weekday and weekend engagement is even more stark. Other findings in the report: 7 Ways to Increase Your Blog Visibility With Social Sharing. 20 Content Marketing Ideas for 2012. How to Strategically Dominate the Facebook News Feed.