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How to create content VIPs will love to share. One of the worst feelings in the world of inbound marketing and enrollment is to write an incredible blog post, publish it, share it, and then … crickets.

How to create content VIPs will love to share

I actually just shuddered a little bit thinking about it. (Because I have been there way, way too many times!) It’s a lot better when the opposite happens: when you experience the thrill of seeing an expert in your space share and promote your content for you. This post will give you a practical, actionable approach to writing and designing the kind of content that VIPs love to share with your audience.

Infographic by Laura Kranz How to find the influencers in your space The first step to getting influencers to share our content is knowing who those influencers are. 1. A quick Google of our keywords is probably the easiest way to figure out who the influencers are in our space. For example, let’s say you’re a university that just launched a new program in Koine Greek. Start by Googling “Koine Greek tips.” 2. What’s Buzzsumo?

A 4-Step Blogger Outreach Tool for Identifying Influencers. How to Get Top Bloggers to Share Your Content and Boost Your Traffic. How I promote my new blog posts. After I have finished writing, editing, deep linking and have published a new blog post, my work has just gotten started.

How I promote my new blog posts

Simply creating content isn't sufficient to gain readership. You need to actively promote that new post so that people can see it and have a chance to read it. It can take a long time to build up email and RSS subscribers, so in the meantime, you will need to be more proactive. Here are all the things I do after I publish a post to get readers to it. (Updated 12/27/13!) 1. 2. UPDATE: I recently switched social sharing buttons to use Shareaholic's, which are really gorgeous, but lack a true "Like" button. 3. +1 the post. UPDATE: My current set of social sharing buttons doesn't reflect +1 counts, so I am considering adding a native Google+ widget as well. 4. UPDATE: As mentioned previously, my current set of social sharing buttons works a little differently. 5 Tips for Finding the Right Social Influencers for Your Brand.

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5 Tips for Finding the Right Social Influencers for Your Brand

Enter Now! Close. How to Write a Killer Lead by @WhatsYourAvocad Spin Sucks. By Stacey Zinn Roberts The cursor blinked at me.

How to Write a Killer Lead by @WhatsYourAvocad Spin Sucks

Blink. Blink. Blink. White page staring back. Blank. How could I do it one more time? How could I write a compelling story about a subject matter so dry it made my lips crack. Has this been you, Dear Fellow Communications Professional? Have you stared at the computer screen devoid of any idea of how to make a client message about the latest product, program or merger anything but a standard Who-What-When-Where-How and maybe-Why press release? Yeah. But, in the 25 or so years that I’ve been writing PR copy and articles for trade publications, I’ve learned a secret. How This Fashion Brand Found the Sweet Spot in Blogger Relations. How to Maximize Your Company's Press Coverage. Callum Laing is the CEO of Entrevo Asia and the founder of Fitness-Buffet, an employee fitness business in 11 countries.

How to Maximize Your Company's Press Coverage

Getting media coverage is great, but as they say in the UK, “Today’s press is tomorrow’s chip paper.” Okay, so maybe digital chip paper lasts longer than its tree-based competitor, but it is still worth making the most of it when you get it. I don’t claim to be an expert in this area by any stretch, but I do have a daily column that features leaders in Asia who are doing cool stuff. Some people get featured and do nothing. Others work it and get great results. Since I am a big believer in making the most of the good things that happen to you, the below are my five tips for making the most out of any media coverage you get (and of course, this also applies to content you create). 1.

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